Showing posts with label Teacher. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Teacher. Show all posts

Friday, September 4, 2015

Blue Note

Today I have a really CAS card that I created for four CAS challenges!  I wanted to make some teacher cards to sell at our church fair this October - so used the opportunity of these challenges to do so!
The fountain pen and sentiment are from a set called Happy Trails from PTI.  The ink splatter is from 
Splat That from Waltzingmouse.
 As you can see - it's a one layer card with nothing but stamped images on it.  CAS, CAS, CAS!!
And these are the challenges I'm linking to that inspired my design:
Addicted to CAS - Code Word: Blue
CAS on Sunday - Splash
Cas-ology - Cue Card - Write

 Inkspirational - One Layer Card

Stamps:  Splat That - Waltzingmouse, Happy Trails - PTI
Ink:  Enchanted Evening, True Black - PTI
Paper:  White - PTI

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fusion Challenge - Sept 3 - Back to School

Well, here it is September already - and we're so glad to be back with the Fusion Challenge - did you miss us over the summer??!!  Here's our challenge for the next two weeks:
I couldn't get my head around the sketch this week -  so I went with the photo inspiration - the school and blackboard theme in particular!
I made my own little canvas using the Mini Canvas Die from Lil Inker Designs.  I die cut it out of woodgrain paper from Amuse.  I embossed the sentiment from Paint Your Canvas with white embossing powder on chalkboard contact paper.  I removed the backing and adhered it to the canvas.  I left the little flecks of powder around the sentiment to make it look like chalk dust.  (i.e. I didn't use my embossing buddy!)
I stamped a sentiment from Desk Top Design from PTI on a piece of lined paper card from Amuse that I punched with my Spiral punch from SU (boy, I haven't used that in years!)  The apple and heart are from the same Desk Top Design set.  I also used the coordinating dies for the apple and the pencil cup.
The pencil cup holds pencils and a pair of scissors - too cute, right??!!
I placed my blackboard canvas on this cute little wooden easel - also available from Lil' Inker Designs.

So welcome back to FUSION!!! We hope you will join us - you will find lots of inspiration from my talented Teamies over at the Fusion Blog!  Can't wait to see how YOU are inspired!!

I'm also linking this to the following challenges:

AAA Cards - Spectacular Embossing

Addicted to Stamps - Use Die Cuts
Sweet Stampin - School Days

Stamps:  Paint Your Canvas - Lil'Inker Designs, Desk Top Design - PTI
Paper:  Woodgrain and Lined Paper - Amuse, Chalk Board Sheet - Contact Brand.
Ink:  Versamark, True Black, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Soft Stone, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Accessories:  Mini Canvas Die - Lil' Inker Designs, Desk Top Design Dies - PTI, ScorTape, Spiral Punch - SU, heat tool, Wooden Easel - Lil' Inker Design, White Embossing Powder.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PTI - Make It Monday - Bringing the Inside Out

I'm up late, once again, happily stamping - but morning comes early (!)  so I'm making a quick post.  I made this card for the PTI Make It Monday challenge "Bringing the Inside Out".  You'll find the challenge and a video by Danielle here.
Here are several views of my card using this technique.  I made a Teacher Thank You card using stamps from Desk Top Design and dies from Desk Top Design Dies and Shaker Shape: Pencil.  
Here's the card closed.
and as we open it - we see the pencil is staying behind!
Here's the front with the pencil die opening
 and here is the inside of the card.  I love the little cup on the desk with the scissors and pencils sticking out of it -  I just stamped half of the desk.
Ok - Sorry to post and run - but I'm off to bed!   

Stamps:  Desk Top Design - PTI
Paper:  Vintage Cream, True Black, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Text Style Library Ledger - PTI, Brushed Gold - SU
Ink:  Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, Tropical Teal, Classic Kraft, Orange Zest - PTI
Accessories:  dies - Desk Top Design Dies, Shaker Shape/Pencil Dies - PTI, foam dots.

Friday, May 17, 2013

May WMS Blog Party! Appreciating Teacher!

I'm so excited to be participating in the WMS Blog Party today!  The theme this month is teacher appreciation.  I must say it's been years since I had to think of a cool gift for a teacher (my baby boy being 36 years old in September!) 

Now I didn't remember that Claire had ANY teacher stamps in her sets -  but in looking through my WMS stamps (I have them ALL!) -  I found these two sentiments -  in the Frame It Set!!!  I just hadn't needed it before!
So - I've heard my friends who have young kids say that teacher's are SO tired of candles, flowers, candy and soap - so I thought how about something for the coming summer time?!!
So off I go to the Five Below store to look for something summer and I found these awesome flip flops and pedicure set!   And are you noticing how the design on the flips just happen to be the exact images from Free Spirit Boy and My Island??!!  I sure did - and pulled them right off the rack knowing they were JUST what I was looking for -  and then I saw the little pedicure pack in the perfect summer colors - and I just had to throw in these delicious looking Ghiradelli  Dark and Sea Salt Caramel Chocolates!! (everyone wants a little bit of chocolate, right??!!)

I made my tag with a Tim Holtz Alterations tag die on white card stock layered to black.  I stamped the flowers in black, white embossed the circles, stamped the sun ray in Worn Lipstick and the palm trees in black.  Then I sponged the top of the tag with More Mustard and the bottom with Stormy Sky -  all to replicate the design on the flip flops.  I tied a piece of black wrinkled seam tape through the hole in the top of the tag -  sort of like the straps on the flips!

Then I popped all the treats in a pretty 5" x 10" round bottom sinamay net bag from Pouch Mart - tied it up and laced the tag through the tie string!  Doesn't this make a nice looking gift for teacher??!!!!   And since I don't have a teacher to give it to -  maybe it will stay right here in my house......... I've been wanting to try that sea salt caramel.........

I can't wait to see all the other teacher creations at the WMS blog party!  and you still have time to join in!  check out all the details and link up your card on the WMS blog here.   And remember -  the challenge is announced on the 1st day of each month right on Claire's WMS blog - so you  have 16 days to make a creation for the party!!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Boy, My Island, Frame It.
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Archival Brilliance Graphite Black, Memento Tuxedo Black,  Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Stormy Sky, Versamark
Accessories:  Net Bag - Pouch Mart, white embossing powder, heat gun, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Tag and book plates die - Tim Holtz Alterations, banner die - Nested Lacey Pennants - Spellbinders.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

and FIVE more.....

I'm continuing to participate in the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over on Split Coast this week.  Here are more of the cards I have made. 
 monochromatic with a punch of color and stitching
 one layer flowers
 pets & focus on text & monochromatic with a punch of color
the beach  and focus on text
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Teacher's Apple
Paper: white - PTI, Certainly Celery - SU, DP CDWV Fall Stack 2 
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Bamboo Leaves  
Accessories: Nested Lacey Penants - Nestability, word window punch - SU, foam tape, rhinestones - Kaiser, Copic E37 
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - sentiment from Quilters Sampler, quilt blocks from Quilters Sampler Additions Paper: Soft Stone - PTI, Basic Grey - SU  
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black  
Accessories: Copic - RV09, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, rhinestone - Kaiser  
With Sympathy
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - flowers from Asian Garden, with Sympathy from Frame It  
Paper: white - PTI 
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Grape Jelly, Sweet Plum, Lilac Roses 
It's a Dogs Life 
Stamps: Rag Dog - American Art Stamp  
Paper: Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate - PTI, DP DCWV The Pet Stack  
Ink: Archival Ink - Coffee  
Accessories: foam tape, sticker - It's a Dogs Life - Man's Best Friend - EK Success, heart gem - Amuse 
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - My Island  
Paper: white - PTI  
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Teal Zeal & Summer Sky  
Accessories: rhinestones - Kaiser

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch - For My Teacher

Can you believe it's Saturday again and time for another inspiring Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!

Today I made a gift card/tag for teacher and I flipped the sketch. When I saw this design I immediately thought of this holly ornament in the Around Christmastime set
After I colored the ornament with my Copics I thought it looked like a lovely Figgy Pudding! I added gold sticky pearls to the DP as well as the ornament. The sentiment is from Frame It and the little holly is from Bountiful Basket Additions. The ornament and sentiment are popped up on foam tape.
So come along and join us in the sketch challenge this week - you don't have to use Waltzingmouse Stamps but if you have some please do!

Check out the WMS Sketch Blog and get inspired by the cards the Mischief Makers and other DT members have created using this week's sketch.

Then make your own card using the sketch and link it on the Sketch Blog by Thursday 12/16/10 at 11:59 pm EST - you could be chosen Top Mouse next week!! Winners are announced each Saturday along with the new sketch challenge.
And don't forget the Waltzingmouse 12 Days of Christmas! Bonnie is up today and Lynn will have an inspiration for us on Sunday!

ETA: Check out the PSA Essentials blog - Libby is giving away a free PSA stamp set to a lucky commenter!!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Around Christmastime, Frame It, Bountiful Basket Additions.
Paper: White - PTI, designer paper - Basic Grey Wassail/Greetings & Falling Snow
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: white gel pen, Copics: R59, R229, RV11, E34, YG63, BG99, Trio labels - Spell binders, foam tape, rhinestone stickers - Michaels

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Some Exciting News!

I'm thrilled to announce that I have been chosen to be a member of the newly created PSA Stamp Camp Design Team! You can read the announcement here on the stamp camp blog, and read more about PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps here.

I find myself on a team with a couple of my blogging buddies - Jennfer and Carly - as well as many new acquaintances. Libby is still announcing all the members over at her blog.

Here are the projects I submitted as my application for the design team and they were posted on the Stamp Camp Blog on October 5th to celebrate World's Teacher Day.

I made these magnets stored in a little tin using the set PSA - Super Star. The circles are mounted to a magnet sheet (I used my Krylon Machine with the magnet/laminate cartridge) so these can be used to hold those 'ever so special' school papers that come home every day on your fridge for all to see!
I even stamped on the twill I adhered around the box. The tin is from Papertrey Ink.
For my second teacher project I decorated a purchased First Aid kit that I got at the Dollar Store.
I used the PSA set Hello Kitty - School Days for the image - the heart circle framing is from the PSA set - UBU Dress Up. I used my Brother Label maker for the sentiments, added some papers to cover the label and tied a bow!

Here's what came in my little kit. Perfect for teacher to have on hand for all those little 'boo boos' that happen during the school day.

My last project was decorating a purchased note pad. I got this on sale at Staples for $1.oo (!) It already had all the M&M's printed on the cover.

Again - I used the PSA Hello Kitty School Days set. (the sentiment is Papertrey Ink)

So there you have it - some easy, fun gifts for teacher!
You can buy PSA stamps on line or at stores near you .

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you are having Columbus Day off tomorrow - I do (Yippee!) - and I know there will be some extra stamping going on in my craft room!!! How about you???

Monday, October 4, 2010

Waltzingmouse Oct Release Sneak Peek Day #1

Hey stamping friends! I'm so happy to welcome you to Sneak Peek day #1 of the Waltzingmouse October Release!

We're also very excited to welcome two new DT members to WMS with this release - Joan Bardee and Sandie Dunn! You'll see their links below.

Today I'm using stamps from Frame It.

For my first card I stamped the frame that has a gap in the outline on one side just so you can stamp any one of the 18 different sentiments included with this fun set! Then I stamped the little tree 3 times in 3 different shades of blue inks. And to finish off this CAS design - I stamped the sympathy sentiment in the gap of the frame.
Here's a pic just to show you how I was able to stamp my trees evenly inside the box. I layed my little wooden ruler just below the frame - you can see that this frame measures 4" - I stamped my trees at 1", 2" and 3" lining up the trunks (you need to allow for the space that your acrylic block takes up when placing your ruler so I recommend lining things up with a clean non-inked stamp first!) This card is 5 1/4" x 3 3/8".

For my second card, I used the square frame outline stamp and the teacher sentiment. My apple comes from last year's set called Peace & Plenty.

I colored my apple with Copics, cut it out and adhered it in the center of the frame with foam dimensionals.
So there you have 2 Clean and Simple cards using this fun new set - Frame It -All the sets in the October release will be available to purchase on Thurs 10/7/10
Now you'll want to check out the rest of the DT's peeks:
Sandie Welcome New DT member!
See you tommorrow for Sneak Peek Day #2!!
With Sympathy card:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Frame It
Paper: Fabrio Card
Ink: Ranger Distress - Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
For my teacher card:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Frame It, Peace & Plenty
Paper: Green Bazzill, Fabrio Card front
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Peeled Paint
Accessories: foam dimensionals, Copics: R20, R29, R35, E19, YG63, YG95