Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I whipped up this card after I saw a few on line using this same stamp set Fifth Avenue Floral. I love how simple this card was... It uses just traditional stamping, a little bit of paper piercing, and some bling!
The background was stamped using Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, and Kiwi Kiss. There is one flower that I stamped, cut out, and popped up on dimensionals. I also added some Tiny Twinkles, from Taylored Expressions. You just adhere them on with some Crystal Effects. The Designer Series Paper is also Chocolate chip, and there is a verrrry eensy piece of Kiwi kiss paper, with some paper piercing down along the edge, and tied a piece of Kiwi kiss/Very Vanilla ribbon around it. The sentiment is from Absolutely Fabulous.
Here's a close up of the flower... Doncha just love those twinkles?? :o)
Stamp sets~ Fifth Avenue Floral, Absolutely Fabulous
Inks~ Chocolate chip, Kiwi kiss, Baja breeze
Paper~ Whisper white, Kiwi kiss, Baja breeze, DSP Chocolate chip
Accessories~ Taylored Expressions - Tiny Twinkles, Crystal effects, Mat pack
Friday, March 27, 2009
These were SO SO SIMPLE!! Just punch, sponge, and assemble (2-way glue or snail adhesive).... easy peasy!
There is a little bit of drawing on them, eye twinkle, eye brows, and mouth... other than that it's just punches.
Here's a close up of one...
Ink~ Pretty in Pink
Punches~ Circle scallop, 1/2" circle, 1/4" hand-held circle, Large oval and Small oval, and a retired punch that has 3 different flowers on it
Accessories~ Black Journaler Pen, White gel pen, sponge, glue/adhesive... oh yeah... and peppermint patties!! (YUM!)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tonight I got these little birthday treat bags together for my youngest daughter's birthday celebration on Saturday.
I used the new stamp set from the Mini (which is available on April 1) called Matchbox Messages for the circles on top of each peanutbutter cup, and punched them out with a 1" circle punch, sponged around them using Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Summer Sun. For the bag topper I used some retired DSP that I had leftover from way back, and it is punched out using the Top Note die used on my BigShot. The sentiment is from Upsy Daisy, and the flower leaves and stems on the topper is from God's beauty, (a Level 1 hostess set).
=> These were super simple, quick, and easy to make, and I found this idea on Julia Bettencourt's blog.. Creative with Julia. She's an awesome stamper, and I leark on her blog for hours because she's got such GREAT ideas! Check out her blog...
Stamp sets~ Matchbox messages, Eight Great Greetings, God's Beauty, Upsy Daisy
Paper~ Ridinghood Red, Naturals white, retired DSP
Ink~ Summer Sun, Pixie Pink, Gabel Green, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories~ BigShot, Top Note die, 1" circle punch, small cello bags
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
(haha... everytime I hear that... I think of the big fat catapiller on Bug's Life)
I'll be giving this card to Jaimee for her birthday in two weeks.
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette DSP, Regal Rose Textured CS, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Stazon Black, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Big Shot & cake die, RR brads, Rose Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I just LOVE this layout. I decided to go back to last week's SCS challenge #SC218 and see what I could do with it. I used the flower from SU!'s Level 3 Hostess set called Dream a Little. There are so many nice stamps in this set I had a hard time choosing. I watercolored the flower using my blender pens and aquabrush with ink from the ink pad lids, matted some of the panels with basic black, and popped up the top panel using dimensionals.
SUPPLY LIST~Stamps: Dream A Little.
Paper: Pale Plum, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, DSP Delicate Dots, Whisper White, Basic Black.
Inks: Stazon Black, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue.
Accessories: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Black Brads, Grosgrain Rose Red Ribbon, Dimensionals
Don't forget to .... "Dream a little!!" Goodnight!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
So... if your interested in following along... FANtastic!... Hopefully I won't bore you too much! :o)
The other surprising news is that I've decided to start my classes back up again. I know... I know... it's about time! It's just that school takes up so much of my time, that I find it difficult to plan around it. However, the good news is that I will FINALLY be done with school at the end of December. It sounds like a ways off... but, seriously, I have only 5 more classes... including the one that I'm in right now! So... December 23 can't come soon enough!
All of my classes will be held in my West Chester home between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each class will cost $10 each and will be one Saturday a month. Currently I have to pick and choose which Saturday, because I'm working these in between school.
Seating will be limited, but I feel certain that I could comfortably seat at least six (6) people around my table... and I do have another sturdy folding table that I could set up.
I'll post information on the classes both on this blog and my website http://www.carolscorner.stampinup.net/
So... for now... hang in there as I figure out how to work this blogging thingy.