Monday, December 31, 2007
Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps Happy Birthday Cupcake
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi and Groovy Guava; Hollo's white
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Versamagic Tea Leaves and Persimmon; SU! Groovy Guava
Accessories: clear EP; SU! Iridescent Ice EP; May Arts ribbon; coral grosgrain ribbon; SU! Hodgepodge Hardware, ticket corner punch and large oval punch; paper piercing tool
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Friday, December 28, 2007
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Stamps: Gina K Designs Gettin' Buggy With It; TAC Be Authentic
Cardstock: plain white; striped and multi-dot DP from Paper Salon; background green dotted DP from Anna Griffin
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Versamagic Spanish Olive; Tombow markers for the butterfly; Stampin' Up Cool Caribbean to sponge around the main image edges
Accessories: American Crafts ribbon; foam squares
Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps 3-Step Daisy and Never a Loss 4 Words
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Hollo's white; designer paper from Deja Views
Ink: Versamagic chalk inks: Spring Pansy, Purple Hydrangeo and Eggplant (daisies), Tea Leaves and Spanish Olive (leaves), Eggplant (sentiment)
Accessories: Color Spritzer with Tombow markers #098 and 676; sponges; Stampin' Up olive organdy ribbon; Stampin' Up photo corner punch; silver brads (source unknown); clear EP (sentiment), paper piercing tool; foam squares
This card is for my step-Dad, Keith. His birthday was last week and I forgot to send a card (as usual!) So I thought as long as I was sending a card to my Mom, I could get one sent to him, too!
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio (classic car); Impression Obsession (sentiment); Kitchen Sink Stamps (stripes)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Sage Shadow, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy; Hollo's white; designer paper from unknown source
Ink: Versamagic Night Sky; Versafine Onyx Black; Versamark; Tombow markers N89 and 847; Stampin' Up marker Bashful Blue; Sakura Gelly Roll pen
Accessories: sponge; SU! ticket corner punch; Making Memories moulding strip, foam squares, clear EP
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Thursday, December 27, 2007
Well, I'm finally getting around to the SCS Color Challenge from Christmas day! The sample card by Christy S (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/749192?cat=500&ppuser=79977) was so appealing to me because even though the colors are very traditional Christmas colors, her card wasn't Christmas-y at all. So I made it my personal challenge too, to make a card that wasn't for Christmas. Christy said her inspiration for the card was a Fazoli's ad with similar colors. Well, my DD's have had a box of candy canes sitting on the desk by the computer monitor for a week, and coincidentally the box is the same colors as the challenge too! So it was inspiring me.
Then I remembered this card by Michelle Boyer (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/151027?perpage=48&thumbsonly=0&thumbcheck=) It was one of the very first cards I ever put in my faves, because I loved the striped background. I even PM'd her and asked how she did it, and she told me it was just ink taken from the lid of her pad and painted on with an aqua painter! So that's what I ended up doing for my card for this challenge!
I used a Versamarker and Iridescent Ice EP on the cake and stars... if I had more time this morning I would have used Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds instead. I have NO patience to wait for things to dry, though! The stars are from my snowflake Cuttlebug die, because I also have no patience for cutting out tiny things! Cutting out the cake was the extent for me today.
Stamps: Make a Wish by Gina K Designs
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Real Red, Glorious Green, Green Galore; Hollo's white; DCWV yellow (for star candle flames)
Ink: SU! Real Red, Glorious Green, Green Galore; Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Versamarker; SU! Iridescent Ice EP; clear EP (sentiment); Cuttlebug snowflake die (for stars) and Divine Swirls embossing folder; red dotted organdy (source unknown); foam squares
Monday, December 24, 2007
Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps- snowflake stamp (promotional), sentiment from Thanks with Style, background starbursts from Backgrounds & Borders
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Basic Grey Figgy Pudding; Stampin' Up brushed silver; Hollo's white
Ink: Versamagic Night of Navy; Versamark
Accessories: clear EP; silver brads; silver cord; circle punches; Marvy super-jumbo scalloped circle; sheer white ribbon
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Hope you're almost ready for Christmas, 'cause here it comes! Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
This card was created using more wonderful images sent to my by Cammie! The penguin and "Winter Wishes" sentiment are from 2 different Gina K Designs sets, and the Happy Holidays is from a retired Stampin' Up hostess set called Riveting. My designer paper is from a free package I got at Archiver's designed especially for them by ki memories. I colored the penguin with Tombow markers, and used a Sakura glaze pen on his hat brim and pom-pom. The edges of the penguin piece are done with a Daisy D's rub-on tape zig-zag stitch! It's the coolest thing... rub-on tape that comes in a dispenser, just like a mono-adhesive tape runner! Lots of fun! I added a Making Memories snowflake brad to the bottom left corner, and silver brads to the sentiment. Cardstock is Bazzill Basics (the red) and Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Stamps: My Favorite Things - How Sweet It Is
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (brown); Stampin' Up Soft Sky and Very Vanilla
Ink: Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black; Colorbox dark brown; Versamark
Accessories: Tombow markers; Cuttlebug tag die; 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches; May Arts ribbon; Martha Stewart baker's twine; pop-dots; glue dots; sponges
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Monday, December 3, 2007
I was not in attendance at the Stampin' Up convention this past summer, but read several threads and saw a few pictures on SCS about a project that was done there using CD's covered in designer paper. This is my variation of the project, using round chipboard coasters! I finished this today, and immediately wanted to make more for Christmas gifts! But then realized, you can't do this without having to buy a whole set of alphabet letters to spell out "noel" over and over! Bummer! Someone needs to come up with chipboard letters sold in individual letter packages! If you know of a company that does, let me know! :)
I used paper from the Holly Jolly Collection from Flair, and my chipboard letters are from Stampin' Up. The round coasters were given to me by my friend Trina, but I don't know where she got them. (Sorry!) I used modge-podge to adhere the DP to the coasters and letters, attached my different accessories and embellishments, then used red-line tape to adhere the letters to the coasters. I punched holes with my Crop-a-dile, and tied them all together using Stampin' Up red organdy ribbon, with some thinner green organdy ribbon. Other accessories used are: Letter n - snowflakes from Cuttlebug Snowflake #2 die cut; letter o - white snowflake brad from Making Memories, and red button from SU!; letter e - red ribbon from unknown source and Ice circle brad from SU!; letter l - red button from SU!, red star punched from EK Success punch, red velvet rick-rack from May Arts.
And voila'... the finished project!
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