Monday, August 30, 2010

Fun with Mama

Saturday, I took Mama to Clearwater Beach. It was overcast but still very hot! On the way back, we stopped to visit my cousin Michele at her shop in Dunedin. That evening, we went to see Eat, Pray, Love. Boy did that Italian food look yummy! Below is a photo of Michele and Mama at the movie.

On Sunday, we stamped. Here are the 2 cards that Mama made.

Happy stamping!

Jana Signature

Friday, August 27, 2010

CAS medallion card

I'm in Florida with limited supplies, so I'm stamping CAS (clean and simple). Mama is here with me, so we did some stamping last night. I took her picture, but she won't let me post it. She made 5 cards today (3 while I was at work), and I made 2.
Supplies: Stamps: Medallion; Paper: Basic Gray, Concord Crush, Lap of Luxury DSP; Ink: Basic Gray, Concord Crush; Accessories: vintage brads
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Monday, August 23, 2010

Quarter fold card revisited

Back in 2007, I made some quarter fold cards. They are so fun! For a tutorial, check out this post. I also challenged myself to make a non-Christmas card with my holiday DSP.
I'm traveling for work again, this time to FL. Hopefully, my camera will hold up so I can post. My mom is coming to visit me for a week, and we plan to do some stamping together! More to come...
Supplies: Stamps: Filled with Love; Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Jolly Holiday DSP: Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive; Accessories: ticket corner punch, Cherry Cobbler seam binding
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Friday, August 20, 2010

Workshop projects

Here are the 2 projects we made at the workshop on Wednesday. Pauline, Deb and I had such a good time!
This first card is a variation of the Japanese bookbinding card. I did make a couple of changes at the workshop. First, we sprayed the DSP and the flower with Vanilla Smooch Spritz. Loved it! Second, we used the ticket corner punch on the white layer as well as the DSP.
Supplies: Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Heard from the Heart; Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Sunny Garden DSP; Ink: Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade; Accessories: five petal flower punch, pearl

This card is similar to one I already made, but I love the colors so much more! The image was stenciled in More Mustard with a sponge. Then I added Cherry Cobbler with a sponge dauber (for more control). The card base is Very Vanilla, and it's attached to a piece of More Mustard. Cherry Cobbler seam binding (from the upcoming Holiday Mini) adds the finishing touch.
Supplies: Stamps: none; Paper: Very Vanilla, More Mustard; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard; Accessories: Holiday Trio stencil, Cherry Cobbler seam binding
Happy stamping!

Jana Signature

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Japanese bookbinding

Last week's 3D demo challenge was to make a little book using Japanese bookbinding. I decided to use it on a card instead. I was hoping to do this in a small workshop, but that's not gonna happen! I think I needed bigger holes; I used the paper piercing tool. I pushed so hard on that needle that I got a little blister on my finger! I do love the look though. The paper is the new Sunny Garden DSP, and the flower is from Eastern Blooms. I love that set and don't use it often enough!
Supplies: Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Sunny Garden DSP, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade; Ink: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz; Accessories: pearl, paper piercing tool, Daffodil Delight 1/8" taffeta ribbon, modern label punch, five petal flower punch
I'm having a workshop tonight, and I'll post our 2 projects on Friday.
Happy stamping!

Jana Signature

Monday, August 16, 2010

Paint chip card

I don't think that would be the "official" name of this card, but it does look like a paint chip, right? I was inspired by this card by LeeAnn Greff. My strips are 1 1/8 X 2 1/2. I used the block size to help me figure that out. I used dotto to adhere the strips right next to each other on a scrap piece of paper, stamped the image, then sprayed with Vanilla Smooch Spritz. I separated them and adhered them to a Shimmery White card base which is attached to a card-sized piece of Night of Navy. I think the bottom needs a sentiment, but I'm going to wait to stamp that after I decide who it's for.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Lovely as a Tree; Paper: Shimmery White, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue; Ink: Black StazOn; Accessories: Night of Navy taffeta ribbon, Vanilla Smooch Spritz
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Friday, August 13, 2010

Color combo challenge

For this week's workshop wow, Patty gave us a WILD color combo to try: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. Wow! I had been playing around with thoughts of how to use the Medallion BG stamp to make little corner accents, so I decided to really go outside the box and use this color combo on an elegant card.
The card base is Daffodil Delight with Medallion stamped in Pumpkin Pie. The photo below shows what section of the stamp I used for the corners. It's the area on the bottom right of the stamp. I just kept reinking my stamp and using the same section, turning the cardstock as I went. I used the edge of the little center flower as a guide for where to place the corner of my card.
For the focal image, I decided to use the fleur de lis from my new Elegant Trio stencils. I cut a 3 X 3 1/2 piece of Pear Pizzazz DSP from the Level 1 Hostess pack and sponged the fleur de lis with Poppy Parade ink. Then I matted it on Poppy Parade after using the ticket corner punch on all of the corners. The final touch is one of the new antique brads.
I kinda wish I'd sponged the Pear Pizzazz piece with Pear Pizzazz ink. Maybe next time...

Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Medallion; Paper: Pear Pizzazz DSP, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight; Ink: Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: Elegant Trio stencil, ticket corner punch, antique brad

Happy stamping!

Jana Signature

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

15 Minute Card

I was able to make this card in 15 minutes thanks to SU's gorgeous stencils. I got the Elegant Trio stencils. Besides this flourish, there's a fleur de lis and a flower. All 3 are the perfect size for cards; this flourish is the largest. (The stencils are in the Decor Elements catalog linked on the right.)
I got my color combo from the Color Coach: Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso. I sponged Rich Razzleberry and Early Espresso ink over the stencil. TIP: I used Dotto to hold the stencil in place. Then all I needed was a sentiment and that gorgeous Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon.
The card is 4 X 5 1/4 and attached to a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of Early Espresso to make it full card size. I used a border punch on the inside of the card as a little surprise. TIP: I used a few tiny dots of Mono Multi adhesive to adhere the scallop border to the back piece of cardstock.
You could make a bunch of these in a variety of colors and sentiments for a great gift that wouldn't take much time at all.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso; Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso; Accessories: sponge, Elegant Trio stencils, Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon, scallop trim border punch
Happy stamping!

Jana Signature

Monday, August 9, 2010

Inspired by the Summer Mini

I'm embarrassed to admit that I have pretty much ignored the Summer Mini. Maybe it's because my summer has been so busy. Anyway, I decided to take some inspiration from the Summer Mini. I started with the card on P16A. I used it as a sketch. I changed the color combo slightly, taking my colors from the Travel Journal DSP from the Summer Mini. My sentiment is from the In a Word stamp set from the Summer Mini as well. Only 22 days of the Summer Mini left!
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Awash with Flowers, In a Word; Paper: Naturals White, Garden Green, Bashful Blue, Travel Journal DSP; Ink: Early Espresso, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Garden Green; Accessories: scallop oval punch, neutrals buttons
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Los Alamitos racetrack

The track was literally a block from my hotel. I actually walked there! I guess it's not really my thing since the gambling didn't appeal to me. Each race was about 17 seconds followed by 20 minutes of waiting for the next race. The horses were beautiful though!

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm back! Here's Downtown Disney

Sights from Downtown Disney
You know I can't resist a pirate!

The Lego store was small but amazing. This is a snake that appeared to be coming in and out of the wall, and it had swallowed a big Lego block!

This giraffe was huge! I could walk underneath it!

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Camera troubles

I had fun this weekend! On Saturday night, I went to the races at Los Alamitos racetrack. Let me just say that I have no future as a gambler, LOL! I bet on the favorite in the 6th race, and the horse came in last. On Sunday, I went to Downtown Disney. Unfortunately, my camera has gone on the blink. I used my phone to take pictures, but my laptop won't recognize the phone as a storage device. So I won't be able to post anymore photos until after I get home. I'm flying back home on Friday, so I should be able to post next week.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature