Thursday, July 31, 2008
I'm back on the blog - though next week will be the true return to normalcy - whatever that is! LOL I have so many projects to catch up on - and look forward to stamping and posting those next week. Here are the Baby Shower invites I promised last week. Aren't these A-DOR-A-BLE??!! I found this tutorial on Lauren Meader's Blog a few months ago and knew it would be perfect for my niece's shower when it came up. Woohoo - another great-grandchild on the way for my parents!
Stamps: this little ducky is from a SU! incentive stamp set that was only available to demos
CardStock: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: Y00, Y02, Y21, YR00, YR04, YR18, RV10, RV 23, B21, B63, YG11 & C2
Accessories: SU! Scallop Circle & 1 3/8" Punches; Stickles in Cotton Candy & Baby Blue; Ice Stickles in Grape Ice
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I hope you are all enjoying your Summer! See you next week!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I received this beautiful, hand-made journal from a new friend I met yesterday when a small group of us went for Copic Marker Certification Training. Priscilla made one of these for each of us in our group - you can find her blog here.
She used CreativePlayStamps Swirl Garden for the main image. I love the pearlized, textured cardstock she used too - that's the green under the butterfly, the pink under the green, and the beige journal covers. Priscilla used StazOn for the letters stamped on the acetate. She paid such attention to detail on this with the punch, the Cuttlebugging and the pink rhinestone bling! Simply Beautiful Priscilla! THANK YOU!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I'm posting later than usual today because I was at one of my best friend's homes doing a Birthday Party for her sweet daughter Emily. Happy 12th Birthday Emmy! :) Besides the birthday girl, there were six other sweet girls who came to create a mini scrapbook using the SU! 5" x 5" On Board Art Journal. We picked these back in May when they were 25% off, along with the Flowers for You DSP. I made up a book as inspiration for the girls - figuring they were pretty likely to just copy my simple ideas. I couldn't have been "wronger" (Veggie Tales word - lol) I guess it's been along time since my nieces were 12 - these girls went to town with the punches and stamps I brought! They created some awesome covers and pages - hopefully they finish it off at home and add their pics to complete the project. Our colors were taken from the Flowers for You DSP - Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise and Certianly Celery(cardsotck, ink and Stampin' Writes.) Stamps used: Time Well Spent (soon to retire Host set); Seeing Spots, and It's a Girl Thing (retired). Punches used: Large Star, Star, all the SU! Circle punches, 5-Petal flower, Daisy (retired), Ticket Corner, Spiral and Scallop Circle. I brought glue sticks and lots of scraps of solid color cardstock and left over DSP. I had cut up the DSP and made packets for each girl so they *could* copy if they wanted to. It was fun to watch them create, teach them how to use some of the supplies, and listen to their pre-teen chatter. Afte scrapbooking, they went off to swim and have a simple grilled dinner and cake & ice cream. The inspiration pages I did were very simple - have to be for pages so small - here a few of my favorites...
Monday, July 14, 2008
Congratulations to the StampinJewels Blog Candy Winner:
Using random.org sequence generator - #9 was the first number - and CAKVD was the ninth post here.
CAKVD - please email me with your snail mail address, and I will get your blog candy off in the mail!!
Find an awesome tutorial for the Double Pocket card on my friend, Barb's site here.
Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Wedding Elegance (retired)
Cardstock: Soft Sky Prints DSP, Soft Sky & Basic Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Slot & Photo Corners Punch; Soft Sky Double Stitched & Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbons, staples. ENJOY!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Stamps: Three Tulips, Three Tulips Relief, Swirls, Happy Anniversary (sentiment sheet) - CPS
Cardstock: SU! Elegant Eggplant, Lavendar Lace, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: SU! Elegant Eggplant; Essential Glue Pad
Accessories: Taffeta Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter
Saturday, July 12, 2008
So I stamped a lot of these Three Tulips images from CreativePlayStamps at once. Thus all the fun designs as I continue to play with the images I've created. (I'm telling you - that stamp day almost a month ago now really hooked me up to a great new idea! lol) I am enjoying the color of this Taffeta Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter, and it goes so well with SU!'s Elegant Eggplant (this kind of royal purple color has been a personal favorite of mine for most of my life.) I used the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen to outline the tulips with the glitter.
Did you know that CPS carries Marvy Punches? I used the Giga Scallop Oval for this design.
I wanted to play with color today too - so I pulled out my SU! Color Coach - my absolute favorite SU! tool - and found this combination: Elegant Eggplant, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive and More Mustard. Not something I would have found on my own - but I do like it. The More Mustard is Textured Cardstock, which, along with the Grosgrain Ribbon does give this a nice subtle texture. The Whisper White focal piece seemed to stand out too much to me alone - thus the Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon and Eyelets to tie the white in nicely with all the other richly bright colors.
Stamps: Three Tulips and Thinking of You (CPS)
Cardstock: SU! Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Textured More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink: SU! Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Taffeta Ultrfine Pearlescent Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen & Marvy Giga Scalloped Oval Punch; SU! White Eyelets, Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon & Dimensionals.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Stamps: Three Tulips & Three Tulip Relief (CPS); Elegant Inspirations (SU! retired)
Cardstock: SU! Perfect Plum, Basic Black & Barely Banana
Ink: SU! Perfect Plum & Barely Banana; India Ink Black
Accessories: Marvy Giga Scalloped Oval Punch, Taffeta Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter, and SU! Black Brads, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots & Dimensionals. ENJOY!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
It's time for a Blog Candy Give-Away! WOOHOO!
Blog Candy = 1 Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen
18 " each of SU! Taffeta Ribbon in Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray,
Bashful Blue & Pretty in Pink
How do you enter? Leave a comment on this post - sharing your favorite embellishment and a link to a project you made using that embellishment.
I will randomly choose a winner on Mon., July 14th in the morning. THANKS for entering - and PLEASE SHARE THE BLOG CANDY JOY by spreading the word. ENJOY!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
For this SU! Bloomin' Beautiful flower image, I tried another way of creating depth - outlining in different shades, then blending all over with the lightest shade. I am pleased with the effect these three Copic RV shades make - especially after blending all over with the RV10. For the leaves, I colored in one layer of YG67, then highlighted the edges several more layers to darken and give the effect of depth. You can do this with the Colorless Blender too - but I think the Blender gives a more distressed look - and I just wanted some depth and shading but I don't have any other YG colors close to the YG67 - yet! (Another way to achieve the shading and depth perspectives.)
If you haven't broke down and tried the SU! Tafetta Ribbons yet - is there something wrong with you?! LOL, just kidding - but really you must! Okay - you talked me into it - it's time for some Blog Candy - so you can try this Taffeta Ribbon....post coming after this one... :)
Stamps: SU! Bloomin' Beautiful (retired, so far!)
Cardstock: SU! Basic Black, Pretty in Pink & Whisper White; Papertrey SS White
Copics: RV10, RV17, RV 23, YG67
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: SU! Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Soft Subtle Brads and Dimensionals; Sakura Stardust Clear Glitter Pen; Cuttlebug and Script Texture A2 Embossing Folder; White Brad.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Monday, July 7th - All stamps will be 15% off
Tuesday, July 8th - Embossing powders, glitter, stickles, liquid pearls, & pearl ex will be 15% off
Wednesday, July 9th - Rollagraph wheels and accessories
Thursday, July 10th - Spray Inks
Friday, July 11th - Inkpads and Re-inkers
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
One of my StampinJewels, Cathy L., designed this for a Father'sDay card. It is such a versatile design, (it could be used for birthday, thinking of you, etc.) that she made extras and gaveone to everyone who came to our last Stampin' Chat! I really enjoy this Noble Deer set by SU! - if you've been eyeing it - get it now cuz it's on the Retiring List! Cathy used a technique called "film strip" - all you need is the SU! Spiral Punch. Great job Cathy - and thanks for sharing your cards! ENJOY!
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
So what did I pick up on this visit? More Glitter! Some of which I am hoping to do another Fourth of July design with this week. Also Sakura Stardust pens and a Sakura Glue Pen! Yep - you read it correctly, a glue pen! How cool is that? And how easy will it be to add a dot of glue for littel bits of glitter, and other embellishments? It was VERY dangerous being able to look at all their stock in person - all those colors of Glimmer Mist and Glitter.....
Head on over there and see what's ON SALE!
So I'm blog surfing, and looking at this Elvis design sitting on my computer desk as a reminder to upload it next. That's when I realized that it was past midnight - and since I'm still up, I could upload today's design! Silly, I know - but I am thrilled easily (most of the time!) lol
I am loving the color of this Pewter Ultrafine Opaque Glitter and the Essential Glue Pad - both of which I got from CreativePlayStamps. I was asked if I use a fixative on the glitter. I don't. I tap it off by flicking the back of the cardstock a few times. Otheriwse, I think the Essential Glue Pad does okay keeping it on. Of course, it will come off if you rub on it alot - but *everyone* needs a little glitter in their life! ;)
FUN is the best way to describe the Elvis images from Cornish Heritage Farms. Here, I've used Jumpsuit Silhouette & Elvis Is... (backgrounder - though ths one is harder to see in the scan as it is stamped tone on tone Real Red.) I think the Elvis Is.. should have included "All American" and "Star-Spangled" along with all the other great words it says. :)
I'm hoping to get at least one more design together to celebrate the USA's Independence Day on July 4th - but just in case, I think Elvis has the star power to handle it! I was thinking about using this card as a birthday card and writing inside, "Thought you deserved a big star for you birthday!" :)
Stamps: Jumpsuit Silhouette, Elvis Is... (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Cardstock: SU! Real Red, Brilliant Blue & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Real Red & Essential Glue Pad
Accessories: SU! Star Eyelets (retired) & Pewter Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Stamps: Happy Hoppers
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip & Pumpkin Pie
Copics: YR04, YR14, Y15, Y17, B21, B23, RV10, RV23, E25, E31
Accessories: Love & Happiness RubOns (retired), Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Bashful Blue 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon ENJOY!