Monday, July 27, 2009

More Sneak Peeking

I have another sneak peek for you this morning. This is again the Forest Friends set. I had some left over layouts cut out from a make and take from a workshop so decided to use them up by playing with some new stuff. This was also for SC237.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Forest Friends (new), Great Friend (for the sentiment, new)

Paper: Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White, Haiku DSP

Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa

Accessories: So Saffron Brads, Small, Large, Scalloped Oval (new) Punches, Paper Piercer & Template, Dimensionals, Stampin' pastels, Old Olive Ribbon

I used the rock & roll technique on the tree - by inking first in Old Olive and then rolled the edges in Chocolate Chip. It is such an easy technique but so effective. I used my paper piercer and template to pierce holes around the main image and cut out the bunny and popped him up on a dimensional. Don't you just love the new scallop oval punch?

Thanks for dropping by.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sneak Peek Sunday

Here is another card made with the ultra adorable Forest Friends set. I used the sketch from Taylored Expressions cupcake Friday too (TECC75).

Isn't that owl just the cutest? Here is what I used:

Stamps: Forest Friends (new), Great Friend (new), Love Owl-ways (Retired)

Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Holiday Treasures DSP

Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Versamark

Accessories: New 5/8" Jumbo Brads in Whisper White, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, White Signo Pen, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Piercer & Template, Clear Embossing Powder (for sentiment), Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Spring Mini Preview!

Well I have had a card making extravaganza today, I was really on fire. Thanks babe for giving me a time out (xxx). I thought I had better hop to it if I was going to enter this weeks sketch over on 2 Sketches 4 You (Kazan's Sketch 31). This is using the new Sense Of Time set from the Spring Mini Catalogue starting on 1st August. The jumbo brads are also new and make a big statement. I sponged the main image.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Sense Of Time

Paper: Whisper White, More Mustard, Haiku DSP

Ink: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Chip Brads, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Sponge, Dimensionals.

Well I was on such a roll I decided to do the Bonus Sketch (which can be found under the first sketch on the blog) too and made two of them! This is using the new Forest Friends set.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Forest Friends, Short & Sweet

Paper: Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Patterns Pack II DSP

Ink: Brocade Blue, Regal Rose

Accessories: Cricut (for the circle which I then scalloped with my corner rounder - guide removed), White Gel Pen, Punches, Non-SU Ribbon and Embellishments from my stash

This also meets the requirements for the Creative Card Crew Challenge 20 - use Polka Dots!

Thanks for dropping by and keep tuned for more Spring Mini Previews in coming days.


Another Flower Pot Card

This weeks featured tutorial on splitcoasters in the flower pot card. Here is one I made a while ago for a workshop.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Best Yet

Paper: Bella Rose, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette

Ink: Riding Hood Red

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Spring Boquet Punch (Retired), Brads, Oval Punch, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Blingy Ribbon Slide from my stash

Thanks for dropping by.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Finally Friday

You know those weeks you wish didn't happen? That's what I have had - can't put my finger on it but just felt blah and didn't have any creative juice whatsoever. Anywho I have a workshop tonight and these are two cards I did for a make and take. I used SC237 for the layout. This one was extremely easy for those less confident.

And I just stepped this one up a bit by using markers on the stamp for two different colours.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers; Best Yet

Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White, Haiku DSP

Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, SAMJ

Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Getting Some Mojo

Finally got to get in my stamping room and did this one for MOJO95.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Cheers To You

Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Holiday Treasures DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon, Paper Piercer & Template, Crystal Effects, Puff Paint

We did this one for a class but we used More Mustard marker on the beer steins then as is looked more like beer and cut out the handle (I was a bit lazy).

Some more class cards:

This was for SC234 as well over on splitcoasters. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Pun Fun

Paper: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Cuttlebug, Star Punches, Paper Piercer & Template, Dimensionals

Technique: I paper pierced the rocket

Next was Christmas in July Class:This was also for sketch challenge SC234 and here is what I used:

Stamps: Season of Joy

Paper: Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Holiday Treasures DSP

Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Oval Punch, Paper Piercer & Template, Dazzling Diamonds, Packing Tape, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon

Technique: It doesn't show real well in the photo but the image is behind a glitter window of Dazzling Diamonds - this is a super easy technique and you can find a great tutorial over on splitcoasters on the resources page.

Stamps: Best Yet

Paper: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Vellum, Holiday Treasures DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots Folder, Brad, Punches, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Dimensionals

Technique: This is the Tag Punch star using both sizes of the tag punches. Again another great tutorial over on splitcoasters - so go check it out!

Thanks for staying with me - this was a long one!


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Featured Stamper Sunday

I decided to participate in the featured stamper challenge (FS127)over on splitcoasters today as don't do it often and thought today would be fun. Today's featured stamper was schirmcat (Kelly). This is her card I chose to case here. So here is my take on it.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Basic Phrases

Paper: Very Vanilla, Heidi Grace Orchid Scrapbook Pack, Cork Paper

Ink: Certainly Celery

Accessories: Heidi Grace Pin, Ribbon, Flowers, Brad, Button

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!


Always Lovely

I love the set Always from SU. It "always" looks classy in my opinion. Just made this one this morning before a class this afternoon and thought I should post straight away as have been so slack. Do you like my new watermark? I got it from the lovely Karen Giron check out her blog here and order your own today. This was for SC236 over on splitcoasters and CCC18 on the Creative Card Crew blog.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Always

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Black card was from the box my GHD hair straightner came in believe it or not (talk about recycling!)

Ink: Versamark, Real Red

Accessories: Red Embossing Powder, Half Pearl, Ribbon

Technique: Embossing

Thanks for checking in and hope you are having a great day.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

More From the Archives

Sorry have to post another one from the stash as have been busy putting stuff together for classes and haven't photographed anything yet. Slack I know.

This was a case by stinkincute over on splitcoasters and the card I cased can be seen here. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Pun Fun
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Markers, Brad, Paper Piercer & Template, Cuttlebug with Swirls Embossing Folder, Ribbon
I paper pierced the top of the cup for a bit of a different look. Hope you like it thanks for dropping by.

Friday, July 3, 2009

June Madness

Sorry this week has been manic with Laurel's 10th birthday and her party coming up tomorrow. Right now I am in the middle of making 24 treat boxes for her guests and trying to do food, decorations and entertainment. The theme is rockstar and all her guests got a VIP backstage pass lanyard for invitations. I will try and post some of the things I made later this week. Here is a card from the archives.

Mum needed a 60th birthday card for a friend. I used CC221 and SC231 over on splitcoasters to inspire me. Here is what I used:

Stamps: Oh, So Lovely (Retired), Generic numbers

Paper: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss

Ink: Tangerine Tango

Accessories: Punches, Blender Pen, Ribbon

Enjoy and hope you are having a great week.

Happy Stamping, Bec