Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My One Little Book

This One Little Book from One Piece of Paper was created using a pattern from Janine Tinklenberg's blog. I used some retired Stampin' Up! paper (I didn't want to cut into current paper if I totally goofed up!), lots of punches, ribbon & sponging. I stamped "inspirational" type words
from Everyday Flexible Phrases.
When I was finished, my first
thought was, "That's cute, now
what do I do with it?" So, I gave
it to a friend's 11-year-old
daughter & told her she could
put her friends' pictures in it.
She seemed thrilled, so I guess
the One Little Book
has at least one little use!

Instructions & a template can be found on Jan's blog here: http://stampspaperscissors.typepad.com/stamps_paper_scissors/

I made this card for today's color challenge on SCS, Really Chocolate Breezes. The challenge was to use Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, and Baja Breeze together. I used those colors in cardstock and ink, along with Whisper White cardstock (neutrals are allowed). I used "Big Bold Birthday" and "Full of Life" stamp sets. I made the chocolate chips on the cupcake by punching circles from Chocolate Chip cardstock with my 1/4" circle punch, then adhered them with 2-way glue pen. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop-up the cupcake, and added copper eyelets for bling.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Batik technique

This card is for today's Technique Lover's Challenge on SCS. The challenge was called Batik - the Colorwash Way. We were to create a Batik effect on watercolor paper by stamping with Versamark, then embossing with clear embossing powder. Next, you add water and a few drops of reinker in two different colors to two spray bottles, and spray the watercolor paper. Finally, you use a dry iron, with a sheet of computer paper on each side, to remove the embossing powder. This creates the "Batik" look. I used the "Seeing Spots" stamp set from Stampin' Up!. I don't have any watercolor paper, so I used Whisper White cardstock, and sprayed it with plain water after embossing, to soften it so that the reinker would soak into the paper easier. I used Riding Hood Red and Pacific Point reinkers, but the colors turned out much lighter, so I finished the card using Orchid Opulence, Regal Rose, and Whisper White cardstock and ink, and Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon. I sponged all the edges, and added silver eyelets for some "bling."

Friday, September 26, 2008

I made this card for today's Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was called "Holly Jolly Critters", and we were to use animal stamps to create holiday cards, using ribbon as the only embellishment. I used Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories; Old Olive, Bordering Blue, and Whisper White paper; Old Olive and Basic Black stamp pads, Stampin' Write markers, and Versamarker. Card is embellished with Moss Gingham ribbon, and Dazzling Diamonds (I know, I cheated!). The moon was made by punching a 1 1/4" hole in a Post-it note, then using Stampin' pastels in white to fill in the circle.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I made this card while waiting for my hubby to come home this evening. I used "A Beautiful Thing" stamp set from Stampin' Up!, Barely Banana, Baja Breeze, and Basic Black cardstock and ink, and a mini library clip from the Clips Assortment. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

World Card Making Day FREE Open House!

I'm having a party to celebrate World Card Making Day! At this free event, I will have several make-n-takes for you to make. Plus, Stampin' Up! is offering many discounts beginning October 1, like 20% off any Simply Sent card kit or Simply Sent card elements, and 20% off selected birthday sets with a $20 purchase, for example. AND get your name entered in a drawing for a free stamp set! You'll receive one entry for yourself, plus one entry for each friend you bring who is not already a customer of mine! Come and join the celebration! Check out my Stampin' Up! website for all the details!

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