Monday, March 30, 2009
Clean and simple card - clean and simple post! Good night all ! thanks so much for coming by today!
Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages: PTI
Paper: White: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: ribbon: Taylored Expressions, glue dots, felt & Crocheted flowers: unknown
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Paper: White, Ripe Avacado: PTI, DP Basic Grey Pattern Paper Off Beat
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: slot punch: SU, brown stripe ribbon: unknown, Ripe Avocado saddlestitched ribbon: PTI, brads, foam dimensionals, Copics, round nestabilities, cuttlebug
Paper: white: PTI, Basic Black: SU, DP Text Style Black & White basics: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: rectangle nestability, silver cloisonne thread, glue dots, foam dimensionals, fresh snow satin and velvet ribbons: PTI, textile folder Cuttlebug, just blooms white daisy: CTMH, black vintage button: PTI
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I made my card using one of the butterflies in the Unity Stamp Set Butterfly Beauty which I stamped twice, cut out the center part on one and layered it over the other.
My favorite quote: Be Still, and know that I am God Psalm 46:10
The sketch is this weeks Card Positioning Systems CPS108
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Stamps: Butterfly Beauty - Unity Stamps
Paper: vintage cream, summer sunrise: PTI, basic black, going grey: SU, DP basic grey Ambrosia Winsome
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, More Mustard: SU
Accessories: marvy oval punches, Summer Sunrise & Pure Black twill: PTI, black wire, sponge, prismacolor markers, foam dimensionals, textile & Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folders, corner rounder,
Friday, March 27, 2009
I love this sheriff set and the fun Cosmo Cricket Lil Man designer paper. I'm seeing orange everywhere - a color I don't usually use - but it's growing on me the more I see it!
I stamped the images directly on the designer paper - then colored in some of the town building parts so they stood out. I paper pieced the hat and shirt of the sheriff, putting the hat up on foam dimensionals. I added the big star brad to his shirt and colored his guns and belt with my Spica silver pen. IRL they are shimmery!
I used the Swirly Punch by Stampin Up to punch a black and orange piece - then layered them under the circle that I stamped the sentiment on. I added the button because I needed that third thing to draw your eye around the card! I figured a black button is ok on a boys card! The 'bang' star is up on foam dimensionals. I stamped "there's a new sheriff in town' directly onto the twill.
Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see my contribution to the World Record Inspirational Unity Blog hop! It's scheduled to go off at 10 am I think! I'll have mine up early just in case!
Stamps: It's a Western Thing: The Cats Pajamas
Paper: tangerine tango: SU, Spring Moss: PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket Lil Man
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Really Rust: SU
Accessories: glue dots, black vintage button: PTI, gold star brad, foam dimensionals, twill: SU, sponge, Spica silver pen, copics, black stitched ribbon: Amuse, curly label punch: SU, circle punch
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I used this pretty Basic Grey Marrakech designer paper as it had the 3 colors in it (Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Pretty in Pink) or reasonable facsimilies there of! The angels and sentiment are from an H&M Stamp set called Angelic Moments. I used ribbon instead of cardstock for the 2nd panel. I had a lot of trouble putting so many layers on a card - I worked and re-worked it with different layers and colors for quite some time! So this card was a sketch growth experience for me!! And I have to say - I like how it finally came out - not that I'd use this sketch again though! LOL!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Angelic Moments: H&M Stamps
Paper: baja breeze, pretty in pink, kiwi kiss: SU, DP - Marrakech Chai: Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze
Accessories: sponge, Gold Spica Pen, Copics, key tag punch & Designer label punch: SU, Spring Moss Dotted Swiss Satin ribbon: PTI, Gemstones: Hero Arts, foam dimensionals, piercing tool & mat: SU
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I'm teaching two classes at the Papertree Store in Manchester, NH this Saturday if you're in the area drop by and say hello!!! You can see the classes here scroll down to the 3/28 listings. Michelle has a super fun store with tons of beautiful papers and wonderful stamps - not to mention any kind of stampin' supplies you might need!
I'm also participating in the World Record International Unity Blog hop - are you??? - so be sure to check back here at 10 AM on Saturday - over 200 people are participating! (see blinky on side bar) Hopefully everyone will link to each other as directed so we can view all the posts!
Oh - and I just got my Papertrey Ink order for this month (!) and I received TWO of the Limited Edition Everyday Classics Thank you Stamp sets because I'm such a GOOD (ie BAD!) customer - maybe one of them will show up in Blog Candy here some day!! You can't buy this set - it's given to customers for purchasing at least 12 stamp sets over the prior year.
So much stamping to do - so little time!!!
I should have something to post tomorrow - thanks for coming by!!
Monday, March 23, 2009
My scene this week is a little whimsical using the fun Doodle Factory country background stamp - I paper pieced the moutains and fields - the 'snow' capped mountains and clouds are puffed with liquid applique. The sun, butterfly, flower and almighty tag are all up on foam dimensionals. I made the black borders using an EK Success scalloped punch.
Stamps: Starving Artists Doodle Factory Background stamp, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Aqua Mist & Bitty Dots Basics: PTI, Green DP: SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black: Tsukeniko, Aqua Mist: PTI
Accessories: EK success scallop punch, liquid applique, martha stewart butterfly & flower punches, copics, word window punch: SU, avery label, computer generated verse, gem stones: Hero Arts, foam dimensionals
My next card was for the Clean and Simple challenge on Split Coast - to use punches but keep everything to a minimum leaving lots of open space.I used the flower and fern Martha Stewart punches, a vintage button from Papertrey Ink, one stamp from the Friends till the End Papertrey Ink set and a Hero Arts gem!
Ok - I'm off to bed - trying to catch up on some sleep after a busy weekend!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink : Friends till the end
Paper: white, ripe avocado, raspberry fizz: PTI
Ink: Ripe Avocado: PTI
Accessories: vintage button: PTI, Martha Stewart bakers thread, Flower punch and fern punch
Sunday, March 22, 2009
And here is the gift I gave her - This is a really neat basket carved out of a tree trunk that I got at the Brimfield Fair last fall. I like to give unusual gifts that they will remember came from their wedding. whenever they use it. (guess this fits the bill!) Katie's wedding colors are Ripe Avocado and Strawberry Fizz. She and I also made her Wedding Invitations, seating cards and program using these colors from Papertrey Ink. We did some computer printing and some stamping. I forgot to take pics before she took them all home - but hope to take some later to post.
This is the card I made for them as well as a case of personalized notes (you can see my post on them here). The card uses Verve Visual Anniversary Birds set, the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
This is the beautiful Sise Inn in Portsmouth, NH where we all gathered - There are 34 rooms in this Inn- It's very deceiving looking at it from the front - the building extends quite far back and it's so beautiful inside - a lot of carved wood paneling and lovely rooms!
And look what we found in our rooms when we arrived - our schedule of classes, coupons for discounts at sponsoring Companies, a fun clear box with ribbon, glitter, crocheted and felt flowers and a chocolate (got to have chocolate right?!)from Emma's Paperie , a cute little Patriotic thank you stamp in the shape of a heart from Kitchen Sink Stamps and a Memento Black ink by Tsukeniko for us to use with the cards we used Copics with (that ink won't bleed when you use Copics).
And right away I met my blogging friend Jodi Collins who I was just so excited to meet in person (she just became one of Taylors Bakers Dozen!). She is SO friendly and SO crazy (in a good way!) she kept us laughing all night! Jodi is on the left, her friend Anne is next, then Leah who's from MA, Vicky from CT, and me.
Here's a shot of about half of the room - with everyone busily working during Lauren Meader's class this morning.
And this is me with 4 of the teachers - from top left - Lauren Meader, Julie Masse (teacher and organizer), me! - front row left: Karen Motz (who also just became one of Taylor's Bakers Dozen!) and Joanne Basile(teacher and organizer). These ladies are just so talented and SO friendly and happy to share all the tricks they know about card stamping!
Cindy Lawrence below left also taught a class - she was a Design team member on H&M Stamps where I'm a DT member so I 'knew' her on line but it was just so great to meet her in person. Here is Jodi again and me.Oh - yes - and in between taking everyone's pictures - we did make some projects! Karen Motz (pronounced Moats!) taught us on Friday night how to make this wonderful little book using chip board covers and the Bind It All. The cute little fairy stamper is from Stamping Bella and we colored her with Copics. Everyone was asked to bring a copy of their favorite sketch and we passed them around so we could put them all in our new "Sketch Journal" - how fun is that?!?!? Look how cute this is!! The tag says "Stamping Bug" on it - and she is holding a wooden stamp in her right hand and all her stamping supplies in a little rolling bag in her left!
Everything is Papertrey Ink (paper, DP, and stamps) accept the brads and foam dimensionals. You can see a tutorial I did for the back pack here.
I unfortunately had to leave the weekend early (GASP!) My niece was having her wedding shower today (which was lovely!) - so I had only half finished Cindy Lawrence's water coloring project when I had to pack up - and Julie Masse and Joanne Basile (pronounced Bas-il-lay!) gave me kits for their projects to take home - so I'll share those after I've made them! Just let me say they are all terrific and I can't wait to get them done! So be on the look out for those sometime in the next week or so!!
Friday, March 20, 2009
The limited supplies challenge was to use spring colors and a flower - yesterday's Ways to Use it Challenge was to use a sticker (my flower and sentiment are rub-ons) and I used the sketch challenge from Wednesday ! I just love this Urban Prairie Designer paper from Basic Grey - don't you??
Gotta Go! I'm off to the Stamp New England gathering in Portsmouth, NH - whoo hoo!!!!
My next post will have pictures to share with you of who I met there and what fun things we made!! Maybe you are going too???
Thanks for coming by!
Paper: white; PTI, certainly celery, basic black, pretty in pink: SU, DP Basic Grey - Urban Prairie
Ink: So Saffron
Accessories: sponge, pearls: Creative Stickers, sewing machine, SU Rub On's - Hidden Garden, glue dots, vintage button: PTI, bakers string: Martha Stewart
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I also wanted to try the Split Coast New Technique challenge from yesterday using Claire's Ribbon Frame. I think it would work better if I had the slot punch Claire mentions in her directions where you can punch anywhere on the card. I like her samples on the larger panel. I was limited to the size of my square since I used the hand held SU Horizontal slot punch and it wouldn't reach in very far!
DH and I are going to a Celtics Basketball game tomorrow night so I won't be posting until probably Thursday - AND - it's FINALLY time for the Stamp New England gathering in Portsmouth NH and I'll be at that Friday and Saturday! I'll be sure to share pics when I get back!
thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Verve Visual: Flutterby
Paper: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Kraft: PTI, basic black: SU
Ink: Pure Poppy: PTI
Accessories: horizontal slot punch, key tag punch: SU, swiss dots cuttlebug folder, glue dots, saddle stitched pure poppy ribbon : PTI, sponge
Techniques: dry embossing, ribbon frame
Monday, March 16, 2009
Thanks for dropping by today!
Stamps: Truck: Inkadinkado, Sentiment: Cornish Heritage Farms- Little Boy
Paper: Creamy Caramel: SU, white: PTI
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Creamy Caramel: SU
Accessories: orange grosgrain ribbon: Michaels, sponge, copics, Prismacolor markers, key tag punch: SU, corner rounder
Sunday, March 15, 2009
So now the kids will have something to do after church on Easter Morning other than eating all that chocolate (and we can sneak a piece while they are busy coloring!?!?! LOL!!!)
You can see two other bags that I made here and here. They include a link to the instructions for making these fun purse/cases.
Now hop on over to visit Maki and see what fun spring craft she has to show us using the new H&M Stamps today!!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
This card also qualifies for the Doubledog Challenge I do each week with a group of friends on Split Coast - Francie G's challenge to us was to use a rabbit on our card. We'd love to have you join in on our Doubledog Challenges - just post your card in your gallery on SCS and use the keyword DDC.
You can see all the Doubledog Dare cards here - several new people have played along this week - why don't you??!
Hope you are having a nice weekend so far - thanks so much for stopping by!
Remember to come by tomorrow for the H&M Design Team Blog Hop - you'll just love all the fun spring projects we have to inspire you!
Stamps: Rabbits: 100 Proof Press, Fence: Magnolia, Sentiment: Rubber Soul
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery: SU, White PTI
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery: SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, sponge, glue dots, oval punches: SU, Swiss dots cuttlebug folder, cuttlebug, labels one nestabilities, plastic flowers: unknown, rhinestone stickers, Eclipse tape, copics, prismacolor markers
Friday, March 13, 2009
This is DH and SIL with Blue - walking down the road on the way to Kent Pond. Notice how rutted the road is? It was pretty cold there today - but they have had some thaw and the dirt roads get real messy when it gets warm and all the snow starts to melt.
It was great being away for a few days but I was happy to be able to get back to stamping tonight! I'm trying to catch up on a few of the challenges over on Split Coast. This card is my use green on your card for the Ways to Use it Challenge and has a bug on it for the Limited Supplies Challenge!The stamps are from the Honey Bees and Honey Bee Sentiments sets from Papertrey Ink and the punched edge was made using the scalloped punch by EK Success.
Paper: white, ripe avocado: PTI, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Meadow & Lettuce - Adirondack, True Black - PTI
Accessories: true black topnotch twill: PTI, scallope punch: EK Success
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
First up is this 3x6 long card using Lemon Tart and white card stock from Papertrey Ink and Basic Black from Stampin Up. I used the cute Panda Friends set that is actually on clearance sale right now. I colored the image with grey, red and black Prismacolor markers and embossed around it with my rectangle nestability. I punched the little hearts and tied the Papertrey Swiss Dots satin ribbon around the bottom.
Stamps: Panda Friends: The Greeting Farm
Paper: White, Lemon Tart: PTI, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Onyx black Versafine
Accessories: True black dotted swiss ribbon: PTI, rectangle nestability, small heart punch, Prismacolor markers.
My son was in the Army for many years so I'm partial to all military stamps. This Army Ian was just up my alley. I put him on the cover of a coaster photo album and will add pictures of my son when he was in the service (I just need to find them as it was pre-digital camera time and the photos must be tucked somewhere neatly away!!! LOL!!!). I used extra big 1 1/4" wires to bind it with my Bind It All to give it a tough Army guy look!
I covered 4 additional coasters with green, brown and camouflage designer papers for the inside pages and I sponged all the edges. I made the 'dog tag' using the key tag punch and big eyelets - both from Stampin Up. The piece of map is designer paper called Road Map by Paper Pizazz that I got at JoAnn's. I crumpled it up, distressed the edges and sponged it with Chocolate Chip and So Saffron inks.
Stamps: Army Ian: The Greeting Farm
Paper: White: PTI, Medium Weight Coasters, DP: road map: Paper Pizazz, Camouflage unknown.
Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron: SU, Colorbox Silver pigment
Accessories: Bind it All, Prismacolor markers, copics, sponge, Twill - Vintage cream, ripe avocado, dark chocolate - PTI, Key tag punch, large eyelet - SU, Cropadile, scotch quick dry adhesive, rope: SU
And my third project is a 5x5 card using this cute digital Geisha girl Anya (no longer listed on The Greeting farm site). I colored her with Prismacolor markers to match this great designer paper called Sumi that I got at Michaels on sale recently. I used a piece of fiber that came off a floral bouquet that I had saved (you never know when you'll need something like this!! - I hadn't needed if for a whole year but this day it was perfect! LOL!!) I also added the metal coin to the bottom corner. I cut the flower out of a 2nd image, colored it and popped it up on foam dimensionals. The ovals are nestabilities.
Stamps: Digi image - Geisha Anya
Paper: Vintage Cream: PTI, Choc Chip: SU, DP: Sumi Made in Thailand
Accessories: copics, prismacolor markers, oval nestabilities, net fiber recycled, Asian coin, glue dots, foam dimensionals.
As you are reading this - I am hopefully snow shoeing up at DH's brother's home in VT! I have preposted this entry and hopefully it posts on Wed! And you can bet I'm suffering from withdrawal because I'm not stamping!!
Thanks so much for coming by today!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Gotta go and make an 80th b'day gift of note cards for a friend - thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: Angelic Moments: H&M Stamps
Paper: Vintage Cream: PTI, Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Basic Black: SU, DP - the paper co, florintine green and gold
Ink: Onyx black versafine, So saffron: SU
Accessories: sponge, cuttle bug folders: Swiss dots & Textile, Spica gold pen, word window punch: SU, flower punch: martha stewart, gold ribbon: PTI, rhinestone stickers, foam dimensionals, copics
Monday, March 9, 2009
The doodling also qualifies this card for this weeks Our Creative Corner Challenge.
The cute peas in a pod and sentiment are from the Veggie Set by Two Scoops Rice Designs Scroll way down on her site to see this set it's listed on an Oct 2007 posting.
As always - I appreciate your stopping by!
Stamps: Veggie Set: Two Scoops Rice Designs
Paper: ripe avocado, white: PTI
Ink: Ripe Avocado: PTI, Denim: Adirondack
Accessories: nestability squares, Copics YG03, G40, blue fine tip pen: Creative Memories
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I finally decided on this one from Isaiah describing how God made the heavens and the earth and didn't want it to be empty but rather full of his animal and human creations! I thought the Basic Grey Mr. Campy paper, rub-ons and stickers were perfect to illustrate this verse.
You can join the challenge at any time - maybe the idea of them is speaking to you today??? You can also find a link to Patter's blog in the right hand column - click on the blinky that says His Holy Name Challenges. You can see the Split Coast gallery with all the challenge projects here.
You can see all of my pages here.
Thanks so much for coming by!
Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Choc Chip: SU, DP: Basic Grey Mr. Campy, stickers and die cuts
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: sponge, distresser: Heidi Snapp, ribbon tag trio Spellbinders, green dew drops, computer generated verse, avery mailing label, word window punch: SU, oval punch: SU, brown gingham ribbon : Michaels
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Stamps: Seasons of Trees, A time of Caring: H&M Stamps
Paper: White, New Leaf: PTI
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, New Leaf: PTI
Accessories: sponge, foam dimensionals, copics
Paper: White, Ripe Avocado: PTI
Ink: Versamark watermark embossing pad
Accessories: Ripe Avocado saddle stitched ribbon: PTI, labels one nestabilities, clear EP, hot gun
Paper: Bazzill, White: PTI
Ink: True Black, Fresh Snow: PTI
Accessories: black micron pen, labels One nestability, sponge, foam dimensionals, copics, signo white pen,