Wednesday, March 30, 2011
A TIP FOR YOU!! Do you have problems getting a good solid image on some of your bolder rubber images?? Here is a tip...Use one of Stampin' Up's sanding blocks and lightly sand your rubber image before using it for the first time. The rubber is usually very smooth and there is nothing for the ink to grab onto, and sometimes the ink "pools" on the rubber and you don't get a good solid image on your cardstock. Sand it lightly in all directions to roughen it up a bit, and you should be good to go!!
Take care and have a great day!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Have a great day! Karen
Monday, March 28, 2011
Ok, here are a couple of pictures that I took when my husband and I took RJ to see the CARS 2 Tour! CARS 2 is coming to theaters in June! We are so excited! These were life-size characters! So fun! Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, and Finn McMissle were all there!
RJ loves Mater!! Hope you are having a great start to your week!!
See you tomorrow!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Oh, Rita told me that she was inspired by the cards she saw on Splitcoaststampers under the Build a Blossom gallery. Check it out HERE!! (I hope that link works for you!)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
How about joining Stampin' Up! with me??? Now is a great time to join if you ever thought about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! The Starter Kit is on sale for $148.75! You will get over $310 worth of products and business supplies!! The products alone are well worth the price of the starter kit! I'll let you in on a little secret...if your business doesn't work out, you get to keep everything in your starter kit...no questions asked!! It's a great deal!!! Oh, there is a BONUS too!!! You will receive a product bonus, just for joining during Sale-A-Bration!! And I have a little gift for you too, valued at $25 in products!! So add that to the value of your Starter Kit, all for a low price of $148.75 (Stampin' Up! will pay for your shipping costs!)
Saturday, March 19, 2011
This card uses the Emboss Resist technique. We embossed the main image from the Bliss stamp set in Clear Embossing Powder on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Then we sponged the Baja Breeze color over the image so that the embossed image resists the ink! We then stamped a background image over the entire thing. I used a retired stamp called Script. Remember that one??? I also had the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, which looked incredible! But of course I didn't get a picture of this one!! I'll try to create another one and take a picture of it, because it is so worth it!!
Stamps: Bliss (SAB 2011), Script (retired), Sincere Salutations
Ink: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso (for some sponging)
Assessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Corner Rounder, Mini Glue Dots, Sponges, Dimensionals
FRIDAY NIGHT STAMP CLUB PROJECTS* FOR MARCH
TUESDAY MORNING DAY-TIME STAMPIN' CLASS* - MARCH
Ok, that's all for now. I took a class that my friend Rita was having on the Build a Blossom stamp set and Blossom Petals punch. Wow!!!! That's all I can say. I created 5 different cards using these items. They are soooooooooooo pretty!!! I can't wait to share them with you! Thanks Rita for letting me join you at your class!!! I love all the cards!!
Friday, March 18, 2011
Some tips...I used Stampin' Up's Glue Sticks to adhere the DSP to the frame. Corner round the corners before adhering the DSP to the frame. I only put Glue Stick on half of the wood frame. Once I had both sheets on the frame, I turned over the frame and used a hobby blade to cut out the center. Use a sanding block to smooth out any rough edges.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
We created this card at my March Stamp Club and Day-Time Stampin' Class.
Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Ink: Rose Red
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Whisper White, Subtles Patterns DSP, In-Colors Patterns DSP
Accessories: Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die (carry-over from Holiday Mini Catalog), Big Shot, Build a Cupcake Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals
Enjoy your day!!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Stamps: So Happy For You
Ink: Poppy Parade
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Sunny Garden DSP
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Big Shot, Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Sale-A-Bration is going on until the end of the month! Don't miss out!!!
Hope you are having a great week!!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
This card was probably the favorite!!! I love the look of this technique!! Before running your cardstock through the Big Shot with your embossing folder, adhere the punched circles to the cardstock. So simple!
Stamps: Punch Bunch
Ink: Pacific Blue
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Pacific Blue, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Square Scallop Punch, 3/4", 1", 1-3/8", 2-1/2" Circle Punches, Dimensionals
So that's all for the Stamp-A-Stack cards! I have a few more projects to show you this week, so please come back!!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Here is Stamp-A-Stack Card #4...
Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, Something to Celebrate (Level 2 Hostess set in Occasions Mini Catalog)
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Texture Plates Kit #4 Texturz Plates, Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die, Big Shot, Stampin' Pastels, Dimensionals
...a nice masculine card!!
Have a great weekend!!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Stamps: Build a Cupcake
Ink: Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait
Paper: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die, Big Shot, Create a Cupcake Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestones, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
There you have it...a bright cheery card!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
ETA: I found it!! While I was searching my favorite blogs, I found the card that inspired me to create this card!! Yay!! Go check out Jackie's card HERE!
Stamp: Just Believe
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Pearls, Dimensionals
I stamped the floral image twice, so that I could cut one of the rectangle sentiments out and pop it up on Dimensionals. Adds a little touch!
Hope you are having a great day!!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Stamps: Bliss (SAB), Something to Celebrate (Level 2 Hostess set in Occasions Mini Catalog)
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Dimensionals
I think Pearls added to this card, would make it really pretty too!
I'll be back tomorrow for Card #2.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
It's difficult to see, but the owl's chest and heart have a little texture to it, using the Texture Plates Kit #4.
Stamps: Punch Bunch (SAB), So Happy for You (SAB), Woodgrain
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, More Mustard
Accessories: Texture Plates Kit #4, Big Shot, Two-Step Owl Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, Buttons, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Have a great start to a new week!!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I found a great video tutorial showing how to create this gift card holder. You can see it HERE.
Accessories: Extra Large and Large Oval Punches, Round Tab Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Brads
Here are the 3 projects that we stamped at my Friday Night Stamp Club in February.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
The following was inspired by LeeAnn Greff. You can see her project HERE.
Stamps: Charming, All Holidays
Ink: Marnina Mist, Pear Pizzaz and Marina Mist Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Pear Pizzaz, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Subtles Patterns DSP Stack
Accessories: Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals
I'll be back tomorrow to share with you another stamp club project!!
Friday, March 4, 2011
Ok, I'm going to schedule some posts for the next few days. I'm going to catch up!!!
Take care and have a nice weekend!