Have a great Halloween evening! Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
The alternate colors done by Candice are Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, and Perfect Plum.
Stamps: Be Happy Paper: Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Perfect Plum, and Very Vanilla Ink: Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Perfect Plum, and Very Vanilla Accessories: 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Crimper, Jumbo Eyelets, Rhinestone Brad, Linen Thread, and Clay Red Brad from Pink Hodgehog Paper Crafts
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
When I realized I had to do a card for my assigned day I wasn't sure what I was going to do. I remembered that one of the blogs I read is by a very talented stamper who has posted stamps on splitcoaststampers.com as well as had several of her designs chosen to be posted on the Stampin' Up demonstrator website. Beate Johns has blog titled Fresh and Fun . I read her blog every day and on the weekends she has a sketch challenge where she gives out goodies to the winner of her challenge. Now you may say I do not have the talent needed to compete against all the other stampers. Never fear, the winner is chosen randomly using an online selector.
I inked up the images and stamped them 3 times without reinking. This created the hint of the image in the background of the main image. I hope you enjoyed this card and now have some strategies you can use when you hit a slump in your stamping.
Have a great Wednesday and thanks for looking!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The first is the layout or sketch. I read several blogs that have sketch challenges on them. These are a great way to start. Beginning with the sketch allows you to focus on your stamping as your layout is already decided.
The second is choosing the colors you want to use. Choosing colors can help you decide if your card will be fun and whimsical, serious, or formal. The theme of the card you are creating will then determine a lot of the layout. A fun whimsical card will have lots of elements to look at and make you smile when you look at it. A serious card will be very simple with few elements. A formal card will usually include elements that remind you of a prom or wedding (white, organdy ribbon, black, etc.).
The third and final method to planning your cards is choosing the stamp set. Often the look of the stamps in the set will determine the colors and layout. I often choose a set and it suddenly speaks to me to create a specific theme.
There is not right or wrong way to plan a card. Sometimes I choose my colors and at other times I will see a sketch I want to use. At other times (especially when I get new sets) I just have to make a card using those stamps. What do you do when you hit a stamping slump? If you usually use the same method each time, try one of the other ways to plan your card. You may find it solves all your problems and has you stamping in no time flat!
Make sure you check in tomorrow to see the card I created and how I went about planning it. Have great evening and thanks for looking!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Watch for the post on Friday I am going to download the organizer that we will be making on Sunday. There is still space if you are interested.Stamp Set: Oh, So Lovely Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, and Recollections Designer Series Paper Ink: Basis Black Accessories: Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon, Old Olive Crayon, Bravo Burgundy Crayon, Aqua Painter, Hodgepodge Hardware, and Bravo Burgundy Eyelets from Pink Hodgehog Paper crafts,
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
- The first Alter This class in going to be on Sunday Oct 21st at 1:00. Fee for this class will be $8. We will be making a Christmas organizer out of a regular 2 pocket folder (it will hold your receipts, shopping lists, planner and Calendar. Please RSVP for this workshop by October 16th.
- We have 2 dates for the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack this year. The first date is Friday November 16th at 5:30pm and the second date is Saturday November 17th at 9:00am. Please RSVP and send in your fee by October 15th.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
The Holiday Glitz Card making kit includes precut textured card stock, Designer Series Paper, Zig Zag stitched grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone brads, and envelopes for 15 cards! (Full-color Instructions are included too!) Only while supplies last.
Purchase this kit one of two ways: The kit by itself for $28.95 -OR- buy one of the four holiday stamp sets listed below and purchase the kit for the special price of $24.95.
Qualifying stamp sets include:
|106786||The Snowflake Spot||$20.95|
|109266||Big on Christmas||$18.95|
|110359||Love & Joy*||$23.95|
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Stamps: Loads of Love Accessories, Little Somethings (retired) Cardstock: So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Whisper WhitePaper: River Rock Scrap Pad from Provo CraftInk: So Saffron, Staz-0n Timber Brown, Pumpkin Pie, Always ArtichokeAccessories: Square punches (1" and 1 1/4"), Crop-a-dile (used to space hole punches evenly), Antique Copper brads (Making Memories), sponge, watercolor brush
Don't forget to check back on Monday for our color challenge!
Friday, October 5, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
One unmounted Paint Prints (retired) stamp set
An assortment of ribbon (about 2 yards)
Monday, October 1, 2007
Here are the cards created by each participant.
Stamps - Shoe and Sentiment by Inkadinkado, dollar sign, alphabet set (used to make numbers)
Cardstock - Old Olive
Paper - Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - spiral clip, silver brad
Stamps - Unfrogrettable
Cardstock - Certainly Celery
Paper - Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper
Ink - Versafine black, Versamark
Accessories - acryllic daisy, dragonfly brad, clear embossing powder, silver dots, bug eyes
Stamps - Bitty Boos, Halloween Night
Cardstock - Only Orange
Paper - Halloween paper (Michael's)
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - Tag punch, Yellow embroidery floss, hole punch
Stamps - Simply Said, Noteworthy
Cardstock - Rose Red, Whisper White
Paper - Rose Red Designer Series Paper
Ink - Rose Red
Accessories - Garden Green and Rose Red markers, small tag punch, linen thread, hole punch
Stamps - Doodle This, Office Accoutrement
Cardstock - Old Olive, Very Vanilla, True Thyme
Ink - Old Olive
Paper - Four Season Designer Series Paper (retired)
Accessories - White Gel Pen, button, linen thread, beads, key tag punch, hodgepodge hardware, olive organdy ribbon sticky tap, zots