Friday, October 30, 2009

Card set

Here's a set of 4 cards I made using Baroque Motifs and the baby wipe ink pad I talked about earlier this week. The colors I used were Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant. Each card is a white card measuring 5 1/4 X 8, scored at 4. The card is backed by a piece of colored cardstock measuring 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 (standard card size). The swirl image is stamped on the white cardfront. The center image is stamped onto white, cut out and matted on a Rich Razzleberry scallop circle. The center image on each card has a brad of some type in the center (either a Regal Rose brad or a rhinestone brad). I added some ribbon to each card. Because none of the cards has a sentiment, they can be used for any occasion or just for a note. They would make a great gift, and I'm going to make a holder for them. Look for that next week.
Happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

One Sheet Wonder

Have you ever made a one sheet wonder? A one sheet wonder is one big piece of cardstock that you stamp with multiple images, like making your own sheet of patterned paper. Then you cut the sheet into pieces and use them on multiple projects.
For this card, I used the baby wipe stamp pad from Monday's post(Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant) and Best Wishes and More to make a one sheet wonder. I filled in with the little stamp from Baroque Motifs in Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Best Wishes and More, Baroque Motifs; Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry; Ink: Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant; Accessories: Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon, baby wipes
Happy stamping!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fun time at Karen's

On Sunday afternoon, I went over to Karen's house to stamp with her and her friend Melinda. We had a great time! I showed them how to use a stack of baby wipes as a stamp pad, and I showed Melinda how to make some past workshop projects that Karen had shown her. Here's a picture of our work area. (Most of this stuff is mine!)
Karen fell in love with the paper bag purses we made a few months back. Here is her version. It's adorable! I LOVE the snowflake backed by a 1 3/8" circle. It really pops!
Come back on Wednesday to see what I was working on. I'm happy to report that I have enough stuff to post for the whole week! Thanks for your understanding of my super busy life these days!
Happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Like Night and Day

This week's workshop wow challenge was to make a card using black and white and one other color only. I chose Bermuda Bay because I thought it was a nice strong color to stand up to the black and white and also because I thought it was gender neutral.
I was inspired by the Night and Day DSP in the Holiday Mini for this card. I used a piece on the main layer, and the center of the scallop circle is punched from the DSP and then sponged with Bermuda Bay. On the card base, I stamped the swirl from Baroque Motifs in Bermuda Bay, black and white. I didn't use the stampamajig because I didn't think that type of precision was needed. I like that they are each a bit off, but they still look like a shadow.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Baroque Motifs; Paper: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Night and Day DSP; Ink: Black StazOn, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White craft; Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, vintage brads, Bermuda Bay grosgrain ribbon
Happy stamping!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Another jiggly card

On Wednesday, I had a workshop at my house. I wanted to make a jiggly card, and I had the idea to use the snowflake punch. The only problem is that I don't own the snowflake punch. But my friend Karen does, and she was coming to the workshop. So we made this card on the spot at the workshop.
How did we do? I was pretty happy with how it turned out. The front of the card needs some glitter, but I couldn't find my 2 way glue pen.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Best Wishes and More, Heard from the Heart; Paper: Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy; Ink: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White craft; Accessories: snowflake punch, acetate
Happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monochromatic Christmas tree

I got the idea for this card from Donna's blog. She is so clever! I decided to use it for this week's demonstratable card challenge. The challenge I gave was to use 1 stamp set, 1 sentiment set, 1 color (plus white), 1 punch and 1 accessory. I think it turned out really well!
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Circle Circus; Paper: Whisper White, Real Red; Ink: Real Red; Accessories: 3/4" circle punch, Mistletoe Ribbon Originals
Happy stamping!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Jiggly card

A couple of weeks ago, I saw an adorable jiggly card (AKA movement card) on Lyssa's blog. You can see her card and directions here. I loved it and decided to use it for last week's Workshop Wow challenge. I'll also be doing a jiggly card at my workshop on Wednesday, but the card will be different.
Here is the fun view of the inside of the card. I love the way the flowers look like they are growing out of the card!

Here is the traditional view of the inside.
If you follow Lyssa's instructions, you should have no problem making this fun card. It is WAY easier than it looks--just a few score lines.
Tip: For the card base, I scored at 4 1/8" and 4 3/8" to form a "spine" to hold the inside instead of just scoring once at 4 1/4".
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Priceless, Warm Words, Heard from the Heart; Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Regal Rose; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery; Accessories: acetate, five petal flower punch, buttons, cutter kit

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Look what I saw yesterday...

and I was NOT happy! Ugh, it is way too early for snow! My friend Sarah said they got about an inch down in St. Paul, so I guess we are lucky if you can call it that.
Sorry there was not post on Friday. I'm already posting for tomorrow, so you'll see something new and fun!
Happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Crazy Horse memorial

Another scrapbooking page. Thanks for your patience as life has been getting in the way of stamping lately!

Monday, October 5, 2009

WICKED Haiku box

This month's WICKED stamper is the fabulous Lyssa Zwolanek. Like me, she is a big Gone with the Wind fan, and I got to meet her in April 2008 in Milwaukee.
One of her WICKED projects is her Haiku box. She named it after one of the designer papers SU used to offer. Her box is 3X3, and you can find her directions on her blog. I've also put her directions into a PDF document that you can download.
I'm not a 3X3 fan, so I modified her box to hold standard-sized cards. My finished box is 5X6. For my box, you need a 10X12 piece of cardstock. Along the 10" side, score at 1", 2", 8" and 9". Along the 12" side, score at 2", 3", 8" and 9". Cut the box and put it together just like Lyssa's. (Her photos are excellent!) The one negative to my box is that the flap doesn't quite meet the bottom edge of the box, so I added a scallop edge to hide that. My piece of ribbon is 21" long. The DSP on the flap is 1 3/4" X 5 3/4", and the scallop piece was 1 1/2" X 6" before I scalloped the edge.
Happy stamping!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Amazing wildlife

We drove through Custer State Park, and the animals were amazing! Look at how close the bison is to that car. I took the photo from the car window!