Sunday, December 28, 2008

Love You Much

Love is in the air! I know we just got through with Christmas, and haven't even hit New Year's yet, but I wanted to share my latest with you. Stampin' Up! is now offering the Love You Much bundle at 20% off. Check out the flyer here for more info.

Check out my Stampin' Up web site Calendar for info on my Valentine's Stamp Camp using this bundle as well.

I created this card for a swap that I joined. I've got a bunch of GREAT ideas for you, using this new set.

Stamps: Love You Much

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla

Ink: Riding Hood Red

Other: Gold brad, 1/16" hole punch, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, Embossing Buddy, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Artistic Outpost - Hero

I'm really digging these Artistic Outpost stamps! Here, I made myself a little calender for my desk. Calendars are 2 1/4" x 3". I love this size to sit next to my computer!

Stamps: Hero (Artistic Outpost)
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark

For the background piece on this card, I ran my Top Note Sizzix die through with cardboard (from a cracker box), and used the direct-to-paper technique with Chocolate Chip ink. It gives a really grainy look to it.

Stamps: Hero (Artistic Outpost)
Cardstock: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bloggers Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

This week's challenge was to make a holiday card using non-traditional colors. I chose some shades of purple, because...who doesn't like purple???

Stamps: Snow Swirled

Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Lavendar Lace, Whisper White

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Lavendar Lace

Other: Sponge, Ticket Corner punch

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Love You Much frame

I had one of these frames left, so I used some of my NEW Candy Lane Designer series papers and the Love You Much stamp set - coming soon! You'll be able to order this stamp set, papers, and 3-heart punch as a bundle soon enough. More details on that will be forthcoming...

Stamps: Love You Much

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane Designer Series papers

Ink: Basic Brown, Riding Hood Red (Yes, I got that little heart and the birds inked up separately with full sized pads)

Other: 1 3/8" circle punch, Scallop circle punch, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon, Blender pen, Pink Pirouette reinker (to color in the birds), 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Monday, December 15, 2008

White-ish Christmas Challenge

This was for a one-on-one challenge. The challenge was to make a White-ish Christmas card...could use White/Vanilla, and some other smidge of color. I chose to stick to just white and vanilla. It's kind of hard to see in the picture, but I embossed white on the vanilla cardstock. It shows up in person, but getting a good picture took more time than I was willing to put in right yet. :)

Stamps: Snow Swirled

Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla

Ink: Versamark

Other: White embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, Pretties Kit (1/2 pearl, flat back), Mini Glue Dots, Ticket corner punch, Vanilla and White grosgrain ribbons, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Book Club project

Tonight was my Book Club Christmas Party, and we made a project for everyone. This year, we decorated this little wood frames that I found at AC Moore for dirt cheap! They're probably 4.5 or 5" square, and have the dowel that sticks in the back to stand them up. These are just the two that I made, but everyone's turned out beautiful and different. Some used Holiday Treasures DSPs, and some used these Brocade papers from last year.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Brocade Designer series papers (retired)

Ink: River Rock, Old Olive

Other: Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Chocolate Chip grosgrain, Old Olive poly twill, Glue stick, Pretties Kit (1/2 pearls, flat back), Mini Glue Dots, Pop-Up Glue dots

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bloggers Challenge - Holiday Ornament or Decoration

This week's challenge was to make a Holiday ornament or decoration of some sort for your home. I made these little bags for my book club, and then added a tag that they can then tie up with the ribbon and hang as an ornament too. I love this little snowman! Inside is a small box of truffles, peppermint sticks, and a holiday flavor chapstick.

Stamps: Mr. Twigster, Holidays & Wishes, Bold Snowflakes jumbo wheel

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Ink: Bashful Blue (ink cartridge), Basic Black

Other: Bashful Blue/Only Orange Stampin' markers, Scallop circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-way glue pen, embossing buddy, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, White embossing powder, heat tool, small white craft sack (from Michael's I think...10 in a pack)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Artistic Outpost - Hero

I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer for Artistic Outpost stamps! I just received the Hero stamp set and love it! I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the distressed stripes background, and chose some muted colors.

Stamps: Hero (Artistic Outpost)

Cardstock: Basic Black, Naturals Ivory, Ruby Red

Ink: Basic Black

Other: jumbo black brads (Hot Off the Press), Stampin' Dimensionals, Distressed Stripes embossing folder

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bloggers Challenge - Color Combo

I've been MIA for a while, but I'm back to getting my challenges done! Thanks for your patience. This week's challenge is to use the color combination - Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, and Tangerine Tango.

This color combination is PERFECT because it's pulled right from the Frosty Designer series paper collection found in the Holiday Mini. I love these papers!

Stamps: Mr. Twigster

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Naturals White

Ink: Basic Brown

Other: Bashful Blue/Only Orange Stampin' markers, Ticket Corner punch, Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon, Rectangle punch (Or you could use 1/8" hole punch), Stampin' Dimensionals