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Monday, February 26, 2007

Polka dot Latte...

I finally had some time today to work on some " non-agenda" stamping. I broke out my beloved "like it a latte" set and went to town. I decided to do a latch card and also wanted to use the winter mini designer paper. (Anybody else dying to get their hands on the new Au Chocolate paper from the new Spring mini??). I started with a choc. chip base and then layered pretty in pink, and then a layer of the loves me paper (brown polka dots). For the main image I stamped the cup in choc chip ink, and then stamped the steam in versamark and embossed it with some sparkly emboss powder (don't know if you can see the sparkly steam in the photo or not. I had a hard time getting a good photo tonight). For the whipped cream I used liquid applique and heated it so it went all puffy, and I used the splatter tool with choc chip marker to give a choc sprinkle appearence. I then matted the main image onto choc chip and pretty in pink cs. I used distress ink along the edges of the main image and also along all the edges of the pretty in pink cs, to dirty it up! LOL. For the latch I used more designer paper and added a little heart up on dimensionals for the buckle. I stamped the sentiment in choc chip ink (Nothing's better than a good friend with chocolate). Added a little May Arts ribbon for the final touch and that's all.

I would have to say that this is probably one of my favorite's just so cute and I was waiting for the "perfect" coffee set to come along and I would say this is it. (funny thing is I don't even like coffee....but hot chocolate works too).

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

It's been awhile...

Sorry it's been so long since my last post but, I had a family emergency occur early this week and that required my attention. Thankfully everyone is okay and doing much better.

A lot has happened the last few days...I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! demo and am very excited and anxiously awaiting my box of goodies. I am taking part in my first demo activity at the beginning of March. (taking part in a make and take with a lot of other demo's and am soooo excited). So, this is the project I have decided to do. The 2-4-6-8 boxes and I went with a Spring theme. I used certainly celery cs and stamped the flower from the seeing spots set in matching ink. For the main image I stamped the criss cross pattern from the Looks like Spring set in creamy caramel ink onto whisper white cs and matted it with barely banana cs, stamped the main flower image in barely banana ink and pretty in pink ink (cut them out). I cut a 1/2" strip of the spring flowers designer paper for the band around the box (I used the yellow with white polka dots design). I used my white gel pen and put dots in the center of the flower and then mounted them with a dimensional. I used the moss gingham ribbon for the handle and used my crop-o-dial to punch holes in the box and just tied the ribbon on.
I hope everyone likes this at the make and take get together...

Thanks for looking!
I wanted to add that Amy has wonderful, easy to follow instructions on how to make these boxes posted on her awesome blog which you can find here

Friday, February 16, 2007

Hula shirts....

I have had this idea swimming in my head for a while now and finally had time to execute the idea. Turned out just how I was hoping.

I stamped the hula shirts from the "Do the Hula" set in old olive, more mustard and ruby red ink onto whisper white cs and cut them out. For the base I used Kraft cs and stamped canvas bg in choc. chip ink. I added a scrap of the "hang 10" line from Basic Grey. The sentiment is "Edgy Eloquence" from the Summer mini and I mounted it onto choc. chip cs and cut the edges for a grass matt look. I added 2 snaps in the corners for a final touch and that's it.

A very simple masculine card!! The dimensions on this card are 5X5 (I love working with that size).

Thanks for stopping in and happy stamping!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Vintage Hula

I borrowed "Do the hula" set from a friend of mine...(I have been contemplating buying this set for a while so figured I would play a little before I commit to I had some scraps of this delicious Basic Grey paper (Hang-10 line) and obviously matches this set so I went with it. I mounted the patterned paper onto always artichoke card base which I stamped in matching ink with the leaf stamp from the set. For the main image I stamped the palm tree and hula girl in basic black and coloured them in with markers (I did have to watercolour a few bits as I don't have many colours in the markers). For the sky and ground I sponged in creamy caramel for the sand and buckaroo blue, cool caribbean, vintage violet and more mustard for the sky. I roughed up the edges using my paper distress from Making Memories. I mounted the main image onto cranberry crisp cs and roughed up those edges as well. I stamped the "happy" sentiment from "happy everything" set in vintage violet ink onto the matching cs. I stamped the hibiscus flower in vintage violet ink and the leaf in always artichoke onto whisper white cs and cut them both out. I raised the flower using a dimesional. I stamped the birthday from "happy everything" in cranberry ink and matted on the same cs. For the last touch I used my mat pack and paper pierced in the top and bottom corner of the card.

I had a lot of fun with this set and already have a few more ideas swimming upstairs.

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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Big Blossom...

I finally got a chance to cut up my new rubbah and play with this glorious big I have been dying to play with this huge flower stamp. I was quite happy with the sell-a-bration sets this year...what did you all think about them? Did ya like them more than last years sets?

For this card, I used the "kissing technique" for the big blossom. Splitcoast has a great, easy tutorial on this technique here. I only used one color for mine though. I inked up the paisley bg stamp in more mustard and then laid my big blossom over top and pressed really hard. Once seperated your blossom should have "picked" up the ink from the bg stamp. I stamped the blossom onto whisper white cs and then cut it out. For the card base I used choc. chip cs and mounted a whisper white panel that I stamped in paisley in cool caribbean ink. I hand stitched the stitched grosgrain ribbon (true thyme) to make it look like a stem. I used the cute converse sentiment stamps for the center of the flower (I used two different stamps and masked the bits I didn't want) stamped in true thyme onto whisper white cs and popped up with dimensionals. I then drew little dashes to look like stitches. I still felt the card needed a little something so I cut a strip of the choc. chip cs and rounded the corner and added a couple of brads. For such a quick and easy card I must say I am quite pleased with the outcome.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Sweet suckers...

I originally seen this idea somewhere on Splitcoast, but cannot remember the original poster. So, if this brilliant idea was yours...thanks so very much for your wonderful creative inspiration.

I made these for my neice and nephew for Valentines Day. These were so easy and so quick to make! I started each card with a regal rose base and taken with teal base. Mounted the "loves me" designer paper on each card front. I punched a giga scallop circle punch out of non Su! brown cs for each card. (I got my punch from they were quick and very reasonably priced I thought. And, they ship to Canada!!). I used my white gel pen to put dots in each scallop. For the suckers, I stamped the "sweet" stamp from the "sweet on you" set (regal rose and taken with teal) cut them out and mounted them on dimensionals. I added a piece of ribbon around each sucker and then cut out a little tag with the "valentine" sentiment stamped onto it. To secure the suckers I pierced a couple of holes in the cs, threaded the twist ties that came on the suckers through and it holds them perfectly, a little strip of double sided tape to secure the sucker part and she is all done!!

I am super excited with how cute these turned out!

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Summer blush...

I needed to make an anniversary card for my Aunt and Uncle who are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this month. I combined the sketch challenge and colour challenge on Splitcoast and came up with this little number.
To tell ya the truth I am not at all happy with it but, I need to get it into the mail and have no time to re-do it.
I started with a choc chip base, matted a blush blossom panel and clipped the corners with the ticket corner punch and added some brads in the corners. I finally gathered the courage to slice up my Basic Grey blush pp (so yummy, it hurt to make the first and used that for a few of the panels in the sketch, added some brown polka dot sheer ribbon from May Arts. I stamped the blossom from "looks like Spring" once in blush blossom and cool caribbean onto natural ivory cs and cut them out. I punched a blossom out of the blush pp and mounted it into the center with a brad. For the main image, I stamped the "lovers" from the "summer by the sea" set in choc. chip ink onto natural ivory cs and watercoloured the image with a paintbrush and squishing the ink into the lids method. I matted the main image onto choc chip cs and that was it.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Floral Flight...

For the ways to use it challenge on Splitcoast we were to distress and age our project. I borrowed this set from my friend so decided to play with it for this challange. I love "bodacious bouquet" and this set is on my list of must haves!! I had this gorgeous patterned paper by We R Memory keepers and wanted to incorperate it so I set to work distressing the edges using my nail file. I decided to go with a more mustard, cranberry crisp and true thyme colour combo and I love the results. I used cranberry for the base (also distressed the edges with the nail file) and stamped the French script bg in matching ink. For the main image I stamped the blossoms using those 3 colours and matted it onto true thyme cs. I made a photo corner using thyme cs and canvas bg in matching ink. Adhered with 2 brads. I had this cute little ribbon holder thing kicking around so I distressed it and wound some stitched gingham ribbon in thyme through it. I cut out this gorgeous bird from my patterned paper and popped it up onto dimensionals. That was all there was too it.

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