Monday, March 30, 2009

Regional Gifts

This is a gift for some of the people I am going to regionals with and for our swap hostess. I just took a peice of cardboard and covered it with designer paper and then decorated it with the Birds and Branches die for the Big Shot. The little bird is actually two (one of top of the other) with pop dots to make the wing stand out a bit. The branches were cut out twice, once with Close to Cocoa and once with Kiwi Kiss. I just cut off the leaves and glued them onto the branches.
The Kiwi ribbon hanger is held on with two Jumbo Eyelets.

Then I added a pack of post it notes to the bottom.

stamps: None

CS: Walk in the Park Designer, Baja Blue, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red

Ink: None

Other: Post it notes, Eyelet Punch, Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon, Birds and Branches die, Big Shot Machine, Jumbo Brads, Crop a Dile

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Digi Stamps

I found this great new blog by Dustin Pike where he shares his images to be used as digi stamps. You just download the images, print them out and color them in. Super cute and easy. Of course since I love dragons I would find these totally fun. This little guy is printed on Neenah Solar White and colored in with Copics. The background paper is by Crate Paper. I have had it sitting in my stash for awhile now.

Stamps: A Good Egg (SU!), Dustin Pike Digi Stamp

Ink: Black

CS: So Saffron (SU!), Crate Paper, Neenah Solar White

Other: Ribbon, Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch (SU!)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bloomin' Beautiful

Here is another card that I will swap at the regional convention in April. I stamped the flowers in Black craft ink and embossed with clear powder. Then I just colored it all in with an aqua painter and inks. The word Bloom is stamped with White Craft ink and embossed with white powder. The Vellum background is dry embossed with one of the new SU! templates and the Big Shot Machine.
Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
Ink: Black and White Craft, Eggplant Envy, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Almost Amethyst
CS: Eggplant Envy, Confetti White, Always Artichoke, Vellum
Other: Embossing Template, Big Shot, Ribbon, Brads

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Figured it out

I think I have figured out what was wrong with the last card. I fixed it up a bit by dry embossing the green panel and punching out the corners with the ticket corner punch. I like this version much better.
Please see the previous post for the recipe list.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Can't decide

I think something is off about this card. I just can't put my finger on it. Maybe once I see it posted it will come to me. Maybe it is just fine and I have to resist the urge to put more on. :)
Stamps: Animal Crackers
Ink: Black
CS: Bashful Blue, Gable Green, Apricot Appeal, White
Other: Big Shot, Templates, Markers, Ribbon, Star punches

Friday, March 20, 2009

More swap possiblities

I am still trying to decide what my swaps will be. I need some simple ones that I can make a bunch of but I also need two sets of ten that are wow swaps for one I signed up for at regionals. So here is one of the simpler ones that I am thinking of doing.

Stamps: Big Birthday Candle

Ink: Black

CS: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Yo Yo Yellow, Rainbow Sherbet

Other: Ribbon

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Swap card

I am starting to make swap cards for the upcoming Stampin' Up! regional in April. This is one that I think I will do. My scanner certainly dosn't do well with colors. I think I will have to start learning how to use my camera instead. Anyway, here is the card. What do you think? Good enough to swap?

Stamps: Branch Out

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Rose Red

CS: Always Artichoke, Kraft

Other: Always Artichoke Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Cutter Kit

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Another Guy card

This is a birthday card with the great new stamp set And Many Mower. I am also showing a picture of the inside. I used to leave my cards blank inside so people could write whatever they wanted but I have found that most wanted the inside pretty too so that's what I have been doing with them lately.
This new textured designer paper from Stampin' Up! is awesome. It is much heavier than the normal patterned paper and just slightly textured. All items by Stampin' Up! (except the white cardstock)
Oh and a Happy Saint Patricks Day!!
Stamps: And Many Mower
Ink: black, Chocolate Chip
CS: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, To the Nines Designer, Nena Solar White
Other: CC ribbon, Markers

Monday, March 16, 2009

Baby Cards

There are three women where I work that are pregnant right now. My baby card supply is low so I made up a bunch this weekend. I stopped at JoAnn's to pick up some adhesive and this cute stamp somehow made its way into my basket. :)

Stamps: Inkadinkado, Warm Words - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
CS: Nena Solar White, Pink Passion, Bashful Blue, Gable Green, Designer all by Stampin' Up!
Other: Copics, various ribbons, Nestibilities Dies, Big Shot, CM Oval cutter, SU eyelet border punch

Sunday, March 15, 2009

And Many Mower

Such a cute stamp set. This will be out in the Occations Mini Catalog starting on April 1st. It is a great set for guy cards which everyone seems to have trouble with. Here is the first card I made with it. All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless specified.
Stamps: And Many Mower
Ink: Black, Chocolate Chip
CS: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, To the Nines Designer, Nena Solar White
Other: CC Ribbon, Buttons, Markers

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Whipper Snapper Stamps

This is a set from Whipper Snapper by Shelly Somiskey called Freindship Blooms. Very cute set with lots of little images. I am still on an Easter card kick. Maybe by next week I will decide to design something else. :) I don't know if you can see but the pink background is dry embossed with the Big Shot template. Click on the picture to make it larger.

Stamps: Friendship Blooms

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black

CS: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Neena Solar White

Other: Copics, Ribbon, Big Shot and Texture Plates (SU!)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Our Craft Lounge Challenge

Cambria from Our Craft Lounge posted a sketch challenge on her website Sunday. Here is my take on it.

Stamps: Running Sick (OCL)

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black

CS: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (all Stampin' Up!) Neena Solar White, DCWV Patterened

Other: Copics, Bashful Blue Brad & Chocolate Chip Ribbon (SU!)

More Easter Treats

These are some cute little treats for Easter. The box pattern can be found at Splitcoast . I had mine all made up thinking that the little bird was a chick. Oops, he is a duck. :) Oh well, they are still cute.

All supplies- Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Animal Crackers
Ink: Black
CS: Delicate Dots Designer, White, So Saffron, Bashful Blue
Other: Square Scallop Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Pop Dots

Monday, March 9, 2009

Easter Treat Box

This box is made with the Big Shot and the Box #2 die. So easy to make. I cranked out a bunch in just a few minutes. They are filled with some Easter grass and Herseys chocolate eggs. Click on the picture if you would like to see it larger.
All products Stampin' Up! unless marked otherwise.
Stamps: A Good Egg
Ink: Black
CS: Lovely Lilac, Pretty In Pink, White, Gable Green
Other: Ribbon and pearls (non SU!), pop dots

More Easter cards

I am busy making Easter cards and goodies for my basket at work. I can't belive I already have so many done. Usually I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get things done at the last minute. :)

This is a total case of a card by Carroll Ann. I only changed a couple little things on mine.

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamps: A Good Egg
Ink: Black
CS: Sale a Bration Delicate Dots designer, Kraft, Certainly Celery, White
Other: Sale a Bration Ribbon, Markers

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Paper Bliss Bunnies

These cute little bunnies are stickers from PaperBliss. I almost didn't want to open the pack and use them. I have decided this year that I have to stop hording all of my craft products and use the darn things! :) They don't do much good just sitting here in my craft room.

Stamps: A Good Egg (Stampin' Up!)

CS: Bazzil, retired SU designer paper

Ink: Black (Stampin' Up!)

Other: Ribbon (SU), Paper Bliss stickers.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I love it when a plan comes together....

Gee that title dates me. :) Remember a show back in the 80's called the A Team? The character played by George Peppard named Hannibel used to say that in just about every show. I watched it all the time. Anyway, this card actually turned out exactly how I planned it. That rarely happens for me. :)
Stamps: Daffodil Bunnies (Art Gone Wild), A Good Egg (Stampin' Up!)
CS: Neena Solar White, Bazzil, DoddleBug, Archivers
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Other: Ribbon, Copics

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Girly notebook

I thought I should start making up some little items for craft shows later this year. I always wait until the last minute and then have barely anything for my table. These little notebooks always sell well. The castle stamp is a cute new one from Imaginisce. They are only 99 cents. They have lots of cute ones and paper to match. You can't see it in the picture but I used a glitter pen on all the scroll work on the castle.

Stamps: Imaginisce

CS: Retired Stampin' Up! designer paper, Silver SU!, Neena Solar White

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black

Other: Copics, Flowers, Glitter Pen, Nestiblities

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thoughts & Prayers

First off I cased this idea from Julie's blog. I did make the card smaller and left out some of the things she did but I want to give her credit for the idea. :)

This is a great new stamp set in the current catalog. It can be used for all different occasions.
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
CS: Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel
Other: Sponge, CC marker, CC ribbon, Embossing plate, Big Shot, Circle punches