Friday, July 31, 2009
Stamps: Just Because
Paper: white glossy, county blue (from my stash)
Embellishments: felt flowers and red button from Ava Collection, pink buttons, white scrappers floss, 1/2 " Glue Dots
Ink: L'Amore and Noir PH
This card would be good for any occasion! It will require padding and extra postage to mail so hand delivery would be best. Have you tried sketches for card designs? You know we have some in our new catalog! Great inspiration if you're having a brain burp!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Stamps: Take Pride, Running Stitches
Ink: Starry Night PH, Moonlight White Brilliance
Papers: white, vellum, navy
Other: brads, scissors, 1/4" hole punch (can you figure out where I used it?)
Some of the guys where he works really like this card and most of them are Hispanic! One even wanted my business card for his wife! How cool is that!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Have you figured out how I did this yet?? Awna got it! It's crumpled saran wrap tapped on my ink pad then on my paper! Anyway I used our Be Still set, Noir & L'Amore PH inks, black & white ribbon, Miss Moxie cardstock, black & white cardstock, red & white scrappers floss, Super Jumbo Circle punch, and my Magic Matter (special little wheels to trace around a shape for cutting). I seen this sketch on a blog last week and thought how elegant it was and I really like how this turned out.
We're on our way to California today so if there are stamps from my used sale that you want I will answer your email or chat on Tuesday.
Monday, July 27, 2009
The only stamp set used is Butterfly Bits. I did use black cardstock, Miss Moxie red cardstock, glossy white cardstock, black brads, all metal paper piercer (it's in our catalog but I can't find it in the online catalog), Stardust Clear Gelly Pen, and the Scalloped Oval punch. Now, give it your best shot!!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Believe it or not I used some drywall adhesive mesh and my journaling pen! How cool is that! I colored my image with my Prismacolor pencils then used Odorless Mineral Spirits and a blending stump. All images are stamped with Noir PH ink. I even used my paper piercer and punched tiny holes along the steam at the top of the cup! This card used up some small pieces of paper and I love the effect! How are you using up your small scraps??
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I used Beautiful Day and my ancient Impress Brights Markers along with Noir PH ink for the text! I also used my Scor-Pal to make a small frame around the edges. I like how it turned out! This stamp set is in the Serendipity magalogue if you're looking for it.
I guess I proved to myself that one can make a really cool card without using lots of paper! All I used was a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded white cardstock!! And for my friends who are scratching their heads trying to figure out how I got all these colors I just colored my stamps with the markers, huffed on the stamp then applied the stamp to the paper!! Let's see what you can do with no layering!!!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Anyway, here's the deal! The picture is self-explanatory! Want to have a party? I'll even go as far as Vail, AZ to get you the best deal for your bucks!! Book your FUNshop now!! I will be gone the July 31st - Aug. 3rd but we can get your party put together now! Usually this kind of a deal doesn't happen until November or so! So, let's PARTY!!
This is the 2nd attempt at using the color combo red, cream, and light blue. I used Spring Boxes (retired), Be Still, Scallop Cardstock stack, L'Amore (stamped off once) & Noir PH inks, and my Scor-Pal and Bug. I think this one turned out a bit better. What do you think??
Monday, July 20, 2009
I used a recently retired set called Fore! My dad is a golfer so this was appropriate for the cap! I used Noir ink and colored by picking up ink from various PH ink pads using Q-tips! I then carefully heat set with my heat tool. I also stamped the word Fore! on the back adjusting strap. Dad's been wearing it for quite some time now! You know, I think he likes it!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I just had to play with one of the new sets from our new catalog! This set is called Be Square. Isn't this little fellow cute!! I also used Hemingway SWIC, cardstock, and ribbon.
Here I had to show you the raised owl's eyes. I used my Niji water brush and Pearl Ex to make them shimmer! I also used only Burnt Umber PH ink and Pop Dots to raise up the owl and the circle text which was punched with the 1" circle punch. What do you think?
I have been busy creating this week but you'll have to stay tuned to see them!! Got something every day for your viewing pleasure! If you like something please leave a comment and let me know. Thanks!
And remember, the first person to place an order on my online catalog and shopping cart will receive a gift of 6 cards with matching envelopes! Just click on the new Inspiration Book in the side bar to start shopping! No pressure, enjoy your coffee while you shop, open 24/7!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
This paper from our Brights DCWV cardstock stack is actually very purple! It just doesn't photo well. I used French Lilac PH ink to stamp the images (the one on the white is stamped off once before stamping on the white) and to distress the card. I also used my Sanding Block on the scored parts first (you know the paper has a white core) and I did not cover the raised parts completely with the purple ink. Pretty cool and very non-traditional, don't you think??
Friday, July 17, 2009
Here is the finished card. I did discover that my tape would not stick tothe fancy background pieces. I think the VersaMark coats the paper in such a way that tape just doesn't work. I then used my Zip Dry Paper Glue and it worked but took some time. Had I known that I'd have problems getting my layer to stick I would have used the brads all the way through instead of just holding the stamped layer to the scallop square layer.
Here you can see the eyes. The Gelly Pen just made them glow! I used my Niji water brush to pick up some of the Burnt Umber ink to color the little guy from the Be Square set. This is the same ink I used to stamp him.
Here is a close up of the leaves. I used a texture plate through my diecutting machine to create the texture then swiped with the VersaMark Frost Dazzle. It just glows!! I used Bazzil Mono Browns paper. I love how the 5 colors in the pack coordinate so well and each sheet has texture on one side and is smooth on the other! So, now, what do you think of our new products??
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I used Bazzil Mono Browns cardstock, Burnt UmberPH ink, Prismacolor H2O pencils, Niji Water Brush, Grey Tombow Marker, Crystal Lacquer, Pop Dots, and Pearl Ex. The dots on the side were made with my 1/4" hole punch then the circles were glued on and lacquered. I didn't have enough brads for the number of cards I needed to make. I took a close-up of the owl so you can see the coloring and the eyes. They literally glow! I'm trying to remember where I got the sketch so when I find out where I'll edit this post. Don't you just love this little guy!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Also, I have 90+ stamp sets for sale. I'm working on a slideshow which will be in the left sidebar to show what I have. It's a first come, first get! The prices do NOT include shipping. If you want more than one set then I'll combine them to get you the best shipping price I can and all shipping will be actual cost based on your zip code. If you're one of my Green Valley, AZ ladies, no shipping. Also, many of these sets are on our old red cushion with Alene's Tack It Over & Over, not the clingy grey cushion. So, heads up when looking. Names and prices are listed with the sets. I do have the "Contact Me" at the top of the sidebar so you can email me with what you want or use my new "chat" box. Also, to get a better look at the sets, just click on one of them! It'll bring up a new window with all of them. Then you can click on a particular set to get a close up. I take Paypal for payment or checks from my Green Valley gals. Happy shopping!!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
This album starts with the Mini Deco Album and Angelee SWIC, cardstock, ribbon, and Antique Copper hardware. I used Be Still and Life Thoughts stamp sets, Noir PH ink, Extra Jumbo Flower punch, my trusty Crop-a-Dile, a black journaling pen, Pop Dots, and a sponge. I may just hang this off my purse strap but then, that may ruin the flowers. Hmmm..... What would you suggest?
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
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The only stamping on these pages is the word Silly from our This Girl set. I also used some small pieces of DCWV cardstock that matched More Miss Mimi very good!
Here I again used our Seminar set on the tag but I also used Fancy Curls on the right side.
Now we're at the end of this little album. The final stamp is from our Inspirational Sayings set. I should have used Burnt Umber PH ink but I got in too much of a hurry and used Noir. Darn! Anyway... Have you figured out what sizes these pages are? They're all about 3" x 3". We used the Bind-It-All to assemble this little album and I also used the Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper to round all the corners. That is one cool tool! I just cut pieces of the Mimi ribbon and tied them onto the wire binding. Easy yet elegant! Now, don't you want to create a little masterpiece?
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Nothing real special about these two pages. Just a couple of tags along with our Seminar set.
Here I used stamps from the This Girl set and Just a Note. The inks I've been using are Burnt Umber and Noir PH. Think you can do this?? Absolutely!!!
Friday, July 10, 2009
The right side page I used Fancy Curls and our Seminar set again. I really like that set!
On these 2 pages I again used Inspirational Sayings and the Seminar set. I also used the retired Interact arrow. I stamped it faintly on the back of the pattern paper and cut out the arrow which is pointing to me in the group photo.
Here I have a fun picture of me being a Diva!! I used our Just a Note set and stamped it on a circular tag so I could journal about my photo. I used my stapler to help hold ribbons onto the tags so there is no fancy or special items needed to add ribbons. Most everyone has a stapler! Also, most tags have ink sponged onto the edges to help set them off. Easy - peasy!! Stay tuned for a few more pages!!!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I used our new Robots stamp set, Miss Moxie SWIC & cardstock, Noir PH ink, Pop Dots, and my corrugator. It seems to take forever and in the middle of making 6 of these my favorite Sunlight desk lamp died. Nothing like creating in the dark! At least I still have my Ott lamp! I'll have to get hubby to look at my lamp this weekend.
Just click HERE to get the stocking template to create your own Christmas wall hanging! You know we have to celebrate Christmas in July!! This is a great time to start making your Christmas gifts!
I also used the More Mimi ribbon along with various stamp sets and our old Mimi SWIC paper and DCWV white core cardstock. We also used clear acetate to cover the front and back covers.
For the cover I used a stamp from Inspirational Sayings and Speak From Your Heart seminar set.
These pages used stamps from Speak To Your Heart seminar set.
Here I used our Seminar set again on the label. The label is from the old Mimi paper.
Stay tuned for the next 3 photos! I made this rather simple so that anyone can do this! You don't need anything really special or add lots of layers to make a cute little album!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Discontinued Supplies: All sales of these items are limited to supply on hand and will be honored only while quantities last at 25% off. Certain items have a very limited quantity available. All sales of discontinued accessories are final. Just click on the new Inspiration Book in the sidebar and when my E-Commerce site comes up, click on the Products tab, then click on Discontinued Accessories. This will bring up a list of different items for you to go through. Happy shopping!!
We used white premium cardstock and DCWV green. As you can see I used the Scor-Pal to create the lines then I ran my Chartreuse PH ink over it and the edges to make it pop a bit. We used the Joyful Tags set and stamped the starburst between the scored lines and around the green scallop square punched piece. So, what good have you made of a boo-boo??
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
So, have you remembered that the first to place an order will get 6 cards with matching envys?? I'm still waiting!
Monday, July 6, 2009
We started with a page of the Skirted Tag Album from Serendipity for the base. The paper is Kaleidoscope Girlz WIC and coordinating DCWV cardstock. We added coordinating eyelets at the top and on the ribbon, a binder clip, and black ribbon to tie on the marker. I love it. I think I'll add a large magnet on the back to put this on my fridge. My old board is looking really bad!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
This was Project 8. We used a glass pebble/bauble, Uptown Girl paper, a photo turn, ribbon, and adhesive. I added the flower to the back. The image is a new logo, I think.
I think the necklace will go great with a white T-shirt. And you can stamp anything you want to have in the necklace. I've done some with my initial a few years ago. What do you think??
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I created this card to celebrate our freedoms. Though we are slowly losing them through BIG government and taxation, Miss Liberty still stands in the New York Harbor welcoming visitors and returning Americans. She was a gift from the people of France in 1886 to celebrate our Centennial.
The card uses a retired stamp called Liberty and a current set called Simple Bet. I used navy, dark red, and white cardstocks, Noir PH ink, Pearl-Ex Watercolor Palette, and gold star eyelets. This bottom picture does show a bit of the shimmer. I used my computer to create the word America!
I hope you have a wonderful day today and reflect on the creation of this nation. Tonight we're going into Tucson, AZ to my aunt's to visit then watch the fireworks. We may or may not get rained out but that's the way it goes. So, may God bless you and may you bless God!