Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Let it snow...

We finally got some cooler weather here in Texas this week so I pulled out some Christmas stamps and worked on an idea I got from my upline.   I love embossing folders and this one was a blast to play with.  I think I will do it again in red because I'd love to add my red satin ribbon to the top.  

Stamps:  Northern Hearts, Contempo Christmas
Ink:  Versamark, Night of Navy
Tools:  Northern Flurry embossing folder, heat tool
Other:  silver embossing folder, very vanilla ribbon

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Longing for fall...

One of the big things I miss about living further north is fall and all the beautiful colors it brings.   It is still hot and humid here in Texas, but this paper gives me a little taste of what I'm missing.   I used this tutorial and made this adorable bag as a door prize for an upcoming workshop.    I'm not sure if I want to fill it with candy or some craft supplies, but one lucky person will find out soon what I decide.  

Stamps:  Day of Gratitude
Paper:  Autumn Spice DSP, Cajun Craze, Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, More Mustard
Tools:   Scallop Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I'm still alive!

Don't you hate it when your real job interferes with the job you LOVE?   I finally found some time to craft this week and wanted to share a couple of projects with you.  These are two of the lunch box notes I designed for my upcoming class.   It was my first time using two of the new colors, Blushing Bride and Early Espresso.   Love them!  
I saw these cute treat bags on a few other websites and of course I had to make some for myself!   :)   I am so thankful for my wonderful husband and his endless patience!   He made a funnel for me to use to get the candy in the bag and it made them so simple to make.   I can't wait to make up more of them for Halloween and Christmas.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Can you believe it???   I got to meet Shelli at regionals yesterday!   Woo Hoo!    It was such an exciting day and if you ever have a chance to go, either as a demonstrator or guest, do it!    I had a blast to say the least!   I'll post more about it later and include some pictures of my favorite swaps and display boards.  

Friday, September 3, 2010

Owl Love

I saw this awesome card by Crystal and had to take a shot at making one like it.  I updated it with current paper (Woodland Walk), changed the leaves (Little Leaves Sizzlit), and added a sentiment.   Adorable, huh? Now I need to find someone getting married so I can send it out!   

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Real Red, Woodland Walk DSP
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Accessories/Tools:  Owl Punch, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Little Leaves Sizzlit

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wicked Sketch Challenge

Another great website for Stampin' Up! ideas is Stampin' Addicts.   This is the sketch from the weekly sketch challenged hosted there.    Below is the card I came up with; what do you think?   I am in a fall/Halloween kind of mood lately and I LOVE the Wicked Cool stamp set and Wicked Fun DSP.  They pair so well together and make it easier to come up with great cards!

A New Technique: Faux Silk

Can you see the detail here?    I used a new technique this week called Faux Silk.   It gave me a chance to use my aqua painter and color using the ink pads.  Baja Breeze is a new color for me and I have to say, I love it.   I paired my colored image with some designer series paper and the Mojo Monday sketch again and here is what I ended up with:
I'm not sure I love the wideness of the ribbon, but it was the only Baja Breeze ribbon I found in my stash.   I'm going to leave it for now, but I might end up changing to it to some Daffodil Delight ribbon.  

Stamps:  Awash with Flowers
Ink:   Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Brights Designer Series paper stack, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Whisper White, tissue paper
Accessories:   Baja Breeze ribbon (retired)
Tools:  circle punches, scallop circle punch
Technique:  Faux Silk