Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hello for Friday Night Stamp Club

Hi!!!  I have a bright, cheery card for you today!!  We stamped this card at my June Stamp Club.  We used markers to ink up the image.  Another great stamp!!  And it's only $7.95!!  It's in the Summer Mini Catalog!!

Stamps: Hello Blossoms
Ink: Markers - Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Hope your day is bright!!


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Sail Away card for my Day-Timers!

Hi!  Here is a card that we created at my Tuesday morning stamp class in June.  I love, love, love this stamp!!!

Stamps: Sail Away, All Holidays
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Cutter Kit (for distressing cardstock)

Hope you are having a great week!!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Shoebox Swap cards

Hi!!  Time flies, doesn't it???   I went on a Scrapbooking/Stampin' weekend retreat this past weekend!!  What a great time!!  It was an all-around crafting weekend.  Some of us were scrapbooking and some of us were stamping!!!  And some of us were doing both!!  It was a great weekend to catch up on projects that were started and were just waiting to be completed.  We are all stampers, so we decided to do a shoebox swap.  And here are the cards that we created...

This one is mine...
 We also stamped this card at my Tuesday morning class in June!!

Stamps: Flower Fest, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride In-Color Patterns Pack DSP
Accessories: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Pearl Jewels, Dimensionals

Here are the rest of the cards...
by Barbara...

by Sally...

by Kelly...

by Margaret...

by Alisha...

Aren't these great?  We had so much fun.  If you are in the St. Louis area, and would like a wonderful crafting get-away weekend, check out Memories on Marshall.  The food and accommodations were way above our expectations!!  We are definitely going back!!!

See you soon!!


Friday, June 10, 2011

another Triple Layer Punch creation!

Hi!!  Hope your week is going well for you!  It's a tad warm here in the Midwest, with temperatures reaching mid 90's!!!  But it makes for fun times at the pool or just running through the sprinkler!

Here is another idea for the Triple Layer Punch!  I adhered all the punched pieces to the Designer Series Paper before running the Embossing Folder through the Big Shot.  Great effect!!  And something different using DSP instead of solid cardstock for this technique.

Stamps: On Your Birthday
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Pawsitively Prints II DSP
Accessories: Top Note Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals

Enjoy your day!!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Come and Sail Away With Me! - Card 5

Hi!  You may have seen this card before in a previous post.  I received a card from a swap that I hosted and I just loved it!!  I knew it was going to be one of my cards for my Sail Away class.  The swap card was created by Marsha Parsons.  I have yet to see anything that she has created that I did not drool over!!!  She is one talented stamper!!  I didn't mess with perfection too much!!  I changed the brads from silver to antique/vintage brads and I moved my sentiment to the left instead of the right.  That's it!!  I didn't want to mess with it!  It was great just the way it was!!

Stamps: Sail Away
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Nautical Expedition DSP
Accessories: Designer Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Metallic Brads, Night of Navy Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Dimensionals

Yeah, I didn't have that Designer Label Punch until I saw this card!!!  LOL!  Thanks Marsha!!  Love that element!

Have a great one!!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

some cheery flowers!!

Hi!!  I have one more card to show you from my Sail Away class, but I thought we would take a little break to show you another card that I created for a Triple Layer Punch display board.  Another inspiration from Mary Brown.  You can see her card HERE!  I absolutely love her card-making style!!!  I was actually just browsing through her gallery and oooohing and aaaaahing over her talent and thinking that I have to case this one and that one and this one and that one!!!  LOL!!  So you might be seeing a few more cards from me that are inspired by Mary!!

Stamps: Bold Blossom
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Rhinestones Jewels, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Have a great day!!  And thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Come Sail Away With Me! Card 4

Hi!  I'm here today to share with you Card #4 from my Sail Away class last week.  This card uses the bleaching technique, which is very simple!!  Just fill one of your Aquapainters with straight bleach and "paint" the areas you would like bleached out!!!  Sometimes you get different colors when bleaching different colors of cardstock.  Give it a try!!  On this card shown below, I stamped the sail boat image in Night of Navy CRAFT ink, and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  Embossing helps "contain" the bleach, so it doesn't bleed outside of your image.  This is another one of those cards that looks better in person!

Stamps: Sail Away, Occasional Quotes (hostess Level 3)
Ink: Night of Navy CRAFT and CLASSIC
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Marina Mist
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scallop Edge Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Night of Navy Narrow Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Dimensionals

So are you ready to give the bleaching technique a try???

Have a great Tuesday!!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Come Sail Away With Me! Card 3

Hi!!  Hope you are off to a great start to your week!!  Here is another card from my Sail Away class that I held last week.  It is very similar to a card created by Debbie Henderson on Stampin' Connection, an on-line community only for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  One thing that I did different is that I stitched the Baker's Twine through the Not Quite Navy piece that I punched using my Ribbon Border Punch.  Who would have thought of this???  I didn't, but I'm happy someone else did!!  LOL!  :)  The girls in my class stitched theirs a little different, and I liked their stitching better than mine.  Mine took a little time and patience, by my stampin' girls flew through it by skipping a stitch.  So there was a space after each "X".  Turned out great!!  For the clouds, I used a scallop circle, a sponge and some ink.  I cut out a set of extra sails and adhered them over the "clouded" sails.  I even popped up the one sail to add a little dimension.  I really like how this card turned out!!
Stamps: Sail Away, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Top Note Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder Big Shot, Ribbon Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Sponge, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Dimensionals

I have 2 more Sail Aways cards to share with you this week!!  Thanks for stopping by!!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sweet card!

Hi!  Let's take a little break from the Sail Away cards, shall we?  I will resume the Sail Away cards on Monday.  Here is a sweet card that I created for a display board that I put together for a Demonstrator Get-Together back in May, showcasing the new Triple Layer Punches.  It's really cute in person!!!

Stamps: Swirls & Curls Verses (Hostess Level 1)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals

Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch
Have a great Sunday!!!


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Come Sail Away With Me! Card 2

Hi!  Happy Saturday to you!!!  Here is another card that we created at my Sail Away class this past week.  Don't you love it??  I pretty much cased this card from a very talented Mary Brown.  You can see her cards HERE!  I changed the sentiment and added some bling!!
Stamps: Sail Away, Word Play
Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist Marker
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist
Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Sponges, Dimensionals (wouldn't be a project with them!!)

Don't you love the "white sails" in front of the beautiful sun??  Stamp your sail boat twice, once on the good cardstock and again on a piece of scrap.  Cut out the sails and adhere to your "good" sail boat.  And there you go...simple and your sun will glow behind your sails!!

Have a great Saturday!!


Friday, June 3, 2011

Come Sail Away With Me!! Card 1

Hi!!  Hope you are all doing well and thanks so much for visiting me today!!  I held my Sail Away Class on Thursday night and I wanted to share one of the cards that we created.  Each stamper received their own Sail Away stamp and created 5 different cards using their stamp.  We had alot of fun!!!  Here is the first card...

 I have had this color combo in my head for a long time...Sahara Sand, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla.  I thought this color combo would be perfect for a Sail Away card.  Such peaceful colors!

Stamps: Sail Away, Curly Cute
Ink: Early Espresso, Markers: Sahara Sand & Peach Parfait
Paper: Sahara Sand, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Peach Parfait Poly-Twill Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for coming to visit!!