Thursday, January 10, 2008

Faux Silk

I used a technique on this card called faux silk. The leaves are stamped on white tissue paper with black stazon and then colored in with markers. You then crumple the tissue paper up. Cover a white background piece with glue stick and then lay the tissue paper over the top and trim. These gives a really great texture. Stamps used are Embrace Life. Papers used are Close to Cocoa, black, white and Blue Bayou. Inks used are black stazon. Accessories used are word window punch, scalloped circle punch, tab punch and circle punch.

Embrace Life candle

If you would like to make this candle at a stamp camp leave a comment here. They are not hard to make and they make great gifts.

Embrace Life Candles

I think that these turned out cute and they are easy to do. I stamped the tissue paper with black stazon and then colored the flowers in with markers.

Candle Set

I made this set of candles for my daughter. This is a technique that we haven't done at camp before. If you would like to learn this technique at a camp leave a comment and let me know.
The stamp set that I used on these is retired - The Art of Life. There are many current sets that would work just as well though. The words are from UpperCase Living but I have made these before with stamped words.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Criss Cross card

I decided to give the criss cross card a try and I really like how this turned out. Stamps used are Embrace Life. Papers used are Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, black and Ginger Blossom dsp. Inks used are Groovy Guava and Ruby Red. Accessories used are tab punch, corner rounder punch, scalloped circle punch, circle punches and Groovy Guava ribbon.
I made the scallops by taking the guard off of the corner rounder punch. I think it looks great with the scalloped circle punch.

Target mailboxes

See the next post on how these came about. I decorated the fronts of these 2 with Happy Heart Day and also made 3 x 3 cards to put inside.


I got these little mailboxes from the Target $ spot last year. Actually, I couldn't find them here in Sioux City so my son-in-law went to the Target in New Orleans and got them for me. Anyway, I decided to decorate them for Valentines this year. I made little 3 x 3 cards with the Happy Heart Day stamps. Unfortunately Stampin' Up doesn't have any valentine paper this year.

Simply Said thank you

This is the first time this set has seen ink. I am not sure why as I do really like this set. Stamp set used is Simply Said. Papers used are Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky DSP. Inks used are Blue Bayou. Accessories used are ticket corner punch, corner punch, large oval punch and designer label punch. The flowers are watercolored with Blue Bayou ink and the aqua painter.

Garden Whimsy

I am not sure if I like all the butterflies on the background or not. I think it would look more elegant if the background was all white. Stamps used are Garden Whimsy. Paper used is white, Purely Pomegranate and Old Olive. Inks used are Old Olive and Purely Pom. Accessories used are corner punch, mat pack and ribbon.

Garden Whimsy

I think this is an elegant card. Stamps used are Garden Whimsy and Short and Sweet. Papers used are white and Purely Pomegranate. Inks used are Purely Pom and Old live. Accessories used are Purely Pom. ribbon and mat pack.

Embrace Life

Here is another card made with the new set. Stamp set used is Embrace Life. Papers used are Ruby Red, Groovy Guava and Ginger Blossoms dsp. Inks used are Ruby Red and Groovy Guava. Accessories used are groovy guava ribbon, mat pack and gem brad.

Embrace Life thank you card

This card uses a brand new stamp set. I also used a new technique. Stamp sets used are Embrace Life and All Holidays. Papers used are soft sky, blue bayou, black and soft sky designer paper. Inks used are blue bayou and versamark. Accessories used are bleach, black embossing powder, black brads, circle punches, small and large ovals and desinger label punches.
I used and aqua painter and bleach for the flowers. Cool technique.

Coaster frames

These are some frames that I made with some coasters. Stamp sets used are ginourmous flowers, polka dots and paisley and priceless. Papers used are Flowers For You dsp, tempting turquoise and lovely lilac. Inks used are regal rose and lovely lilac. Accessories used are 5 petal punch, ticket corner punch, crop-a-dile, ribbon and brads.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Gift certificate holder

This is a holder that I made that holds a Stampin' Up gift certificate for one lucky gal! Stamp set used is Punch Pals. Papers used are real red, white and Dashing designer paper. Inks used are Old Olive and black. Accessories used are lots of punches! Tab punch, scallop circle, circle, word window, large oval and designer label punch. Remember, if you have a birthday or other special day coming up you can asked friends and family for a gift certificate from Stampin' Up!

Happy Heart Day elephant

This new set is so much fun. If you look through the blog (or click on Happy Heart Day on the right) you will see a number of different times I have used this set already. This is a valentine card that I made for my grandaughter Kaitlyn. Shhh....don't tell her.
Stamp set used is Happy Heart Day. Papers used are Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and black. Inks used are black and Pretty in Pink. Accessories used are punches, watercolor pencils and aqua painter. The elephant was stamped on white scrap, cut out and popped up on the front of the card.

January door prize

This is a little door prize that was given to everyone that attended the January stamp camp. The items used are all part of the January Special which is a Valentines Day Bundle for $33.40 - a savings of $7.95. You recieve the following items:
Happy Heart Day Stamp set
Medium cello bags
Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
If you didn't get the opportunity to order this bundle yet and would like to let me know and I can get it for you.

January project

This is the project for the January stamp camp. It is a coaster calender with magnets on the back so that it can hang on the fridge. Stamps sets used are Ginormous Flowers, Priceless and Polka Dots and Paisley. Papers used are whisper white and Flowers For You designer paper. Inks used are Tempting Turqoise and Certainly Celery. Accessories used are corner rounder, 5 petal punch, brads, ribbon and small calendar.

Sweet Shapes valentine

Valentine card with a non-traditional color combo. Paper used are Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Whisper White and Groovy Guava designer paper. Stamp set used is Sweet Shapes. Inks used are Groovy Guava, Ruby Red and black. Accessories used are groovy guava ribbon, ticket cord punch and hole punch.

Loads of Love Valentine

Another valentine card. Stamps used are Loads of Love and Sanded background stamp. Papers used are River Rock, Really Rust and Very Vanilla. Inks used are Stazon brown. Accessories used are punches, distresser, brads, watercolor pencils and aqua painter. The truck was stamped on the very vanilla and also the river rock. The image on river rock was cut out and glued to the background image.

Another Valentine

Another valentine card made at the January camp. The butterfly image is from the new Happy Heart Day stamp set. The heart is from All Through the Year and the saying is from the Holidays and Wishes set. Paper used is Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Close to Cocoa. Inks used are Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa. Accessories used are white gel mat, mat pack, distresser and punches.

Happy Heart Day mouse

This is one of the cards made at the January stamp camp. Stamps used are Happy Heart Day. Paper used is Real Read, Black and Whisper White. Ink used is black. Accessories used are corner punch, ribbon, gem, aqua painters. You can't really tell in the picture but the real red is stamped with the flower stamp from Happy Heart Day in real red ink. The image is colored using watercolor pencils and the aqua painter.

Time Well Spent Valentine

This is another Valentine card. This one uses the stamp set Time Well Spent which is a new level 3 hostess set. Paper used is Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Close to Cocoa. Ink used is Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa. Accessories used are white gel pen, aqua painter, slit punch.

All Through the Year Valentine

This is a card that I made for valentines day. It is a Z fold card. We are going to have to do one of these at one of our camps. Stamps used are All Through the Year and Baroque Motifs. Paper used is Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Whisper Whit and Regal Rose. Inks used are Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose. Accessories used are the corner rounder with guard removed.