Sunday, January 31, 2010
Now, for the real reason you're here. I'm so excited about this card. There are 3 firsts for me on this small palette. One, a new image by Flourishes. Michelle gave this gorgeous Clouds image while at CHA. Isn't it fabulous????? I know it will come in handy often. I just inked it up with Aegean Blue VersaMagic Chalk Ink and stamped it onto Kraft cs. EASY and beautiful. I framed it with the Labels 6 Nestabilities Die (Spellbinders) because the shape looked a bit like a cloud to me.
The second new thing for me, is pleating. I've never tried it before. I can be quite intimidated with new techniques because I'm a perfectionist. If I can't get it right in one or two tries, the frustration sends me into a tail spin...LOL It was actually quite fun and easy. I'm really happy with the results. And it was on the first try...WHEW!!
Third, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on the Labels 6 Nestabilities Frame. I tried to pick up the shimmer, but was quite unsuccessful. At least you can see a slight color variation. I got to play with some new spray inks at CHA and loved them. Michelle will be carrying some soon in her Stamper's Dream store too!! Fun Stuff!!
The darling bird is from Maya Road's Bird's with Cages mini chipboard set. What a charming variety of birds. Love 'em!! This little guy is covered with My Mind's Eye dp from both Life Stories Collections. In fact, all the paper is from those two collections, and the base is Kraft.
Finally, I used a Marvy punch in the corner, an EK Success border punch, the ribbon is Making Memories, the buttons are PTI, and I used Ivory Burlap String on the buttons. The sentiment is also Flourishes and comes in the Gerber Daisies set. It was stamped with Brilliance Coffee Bean.
That's it for today ya'll!! I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!!
Happy Stamping Everyone!!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Yikes!! I'm late for the CCEE Stamper's sketch challenge this week. I caught a stupid flu bug, after getting home from CHA, that knocked me for a loop. So, I'm finally getting to posting my card. I followed Cindy's sketch found HERE. We'd love to have you participate too. Just post the link to your card in the Mr. Linky section at the end of the CCEE Stamper's Blog post.
For this card, I used images from the newest Verve releases: Love's Flower, and Heart Flutter Plain Jane. I love these images. They're so romantic and charming. Be sure to check out Verve's blog too. There's a Project parade going on, and the divas have been showcasing some fantastic ideas!! I listed the rest of the supplies below.
Stamps: Love's Flower, and Heart Flutter Plain Jane
Ink: Smokey Gray Versafine
Accessories: Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Border Punches (Martha Stewart and EK Success), Corner Punch (Marvy), Copics, Spica Pen, Multi-colored Mini Rhinestones (Zva Creative), Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Ribbon (May Arts), Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Dimensional Tape (Scotch)
Now, I also promised I would pick a Blog Candy winner by this evening. I picked the winner from the comments in the first blog post. The requirement was that they commented on each post.
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-01-30 03:15:45 UTC
The winner is Betty! Congratulations Betty. I will get the Blog Candy in the mail to you as soon as you email me with the address you would like it mailed to. Thanks for your comments.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Tim Holtz die cuts embossing folders and distress inks:
Whew!! A lot of photos, eh? Hope you like what you see. Do you have a favorite? Let me know which one you like best by leaving a comment. If you missed yesterdays, be sure to comment there too. If you leave a comment in all three posts this week, you'll be entered to win the blog candy found HERE. I'll be choosing a winner with Random integer Friday evening.
Tune in tomorrow evening to see my top 5 for our final day. We've been buying lots of yummy stuff that will be in the Stamper's Dream store as soon as early February!! Can't wait!! Woot!!
I hope you like what I've showed you so far!!!
Can't wait to see what strikes your fancy!!
Happy Stamping my friends!!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Here's a list of the products:
Wood Stamper 1 3/16" with Bonus 60 pt Font Set and 3 Damask Borders
What's Cookin' Set
1 5/8" Wood Stamper
Girl Time Set
2" Wood Stamper
Medium and Large Numbers Set
I'm also throwing in a Spellbinders Dahlia Nestabilities die, a Flourish Martha Stewart Punch, and some other yummy goodies!!
The total value of this candy will be well over $125!! Now isn't that delicious!!!!
Don't forget...you must comment on each CHA post: Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. I will announce the winner on Friday after using Random integer. You will then have until Saturday evening to email me. After that I will continue to pick someone new until a winner has contacted me.
Michelle (Owner of Stamper's Dream), is offering some fabulous Dreamy Treats too. To enter to win her blog candy, click HERE.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I stamped "CHA" with my Times Roman font (JR) and filled the charm in with some Diamond Glaze (JudiKins). Finally, I added some Rhinestones (Zva Creative and Kaisercraft) and Ribbon (PTI). Everything was ink distressed with Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress Ink).
Here's the inside of each binder, with coordinating papers of course. *wink* I used Trompe Script and Times Roman font Fonts for each one, and Spellbinders' Fancy Tags diecuts. I printed out the "MUST SEE" Vendors with their booth numbers alphabetically and numerically, so it would be easier to navigate the show, and included a notes section to help us remember important facts at the end of the day.
That's it for this week. I leave for CHA today!! Woot!! I'll try to have my top 5 each day of the show!
Happy Stamping friends!!
Stamps: My Garden, Times Roman font, Trompe Script
Paper: Graphic 45 dp, Suede Brown Dark, Watercolor
Ink: Vintage Sepia (Versafine), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Circle, Circle Scallops and Fancy Tags (Spellbinders), Charm (Nunn's Designs), Rhinestones (Zva Creative and Kaisercraft), Ribbon (PTI), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Sewing Machine and Dimensional Tape (Scotch)
Friday, January 22, 2010
Here's the second Maya Road Chipboard Binder that I altered for our trip to CHA. All the images used are JustRite this time. I know, shocker!! LOL The gorgeous flowers and their frame are from a newly released set called Plant a Little Love. LOVE these flowers. They're so easy to color, and fun to paper tole! Michelle just got the shipment of these in yesterday, so head on over to Stamper's Dream and check them out!! They're fabulous! Today, I stamped the image with Versamark onto watercolor paper, embossed it with Detailed Black ep, and watercolored it with Tombow markers. The circle frame was stamped with Vintage Sepia Versafine directly onto the dp, and embossed with Detailed Clear ep. I used the Times Roman and Trompe Script fonts for the Labels 8 Nestabilities shaped tag. And the oh, so gorgeous paper, is Origins by Basicgrey.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Tomorrow I have my last binder to share with you, and I'll show you how I divided up the inside also.
Happy Stamping my friends!!
Stamps: Plant a Little Love, Times Roman and Trompe Script
Paper: Origins, Birchtone Dark (Prismatics), Watercolor
Ink: Versamark, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Vintage Sepia (Versafine)
Accessories: Labels 8, Circle and Circle Scallops Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Ribbon and Buttons (PTI), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Hole Punch, Dimensional Tape (Scotch), Sewing Machine
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I leave for CHA this Sat., and am about as excited as I can get. Last year I altered some Maya Road binders for us to take notes in, so I thought I would do it again this year. I will have one to show you tomorrow and Sat. too.
To alter this 6x6 Maya Road Chipboard Binder, I used Urban Tapestry and Slight Alterations (Tim Holtz's Stamper's Anonymous). For my CHA medallion, I turned to my trusty JustRite tools. I used my Vertical Stamper, with Brayton and Trompe Script fonts.
The paper is Basicgrey Periphery and Birchtone Dark Prismatics.
That about sums up today's binder. Check back tomorrow to see another in a totally different style.
We've been getting a lot of storms here in central California. Very rare indeed. I thought I'd share a few photos. 2 of one of the many rainbows we've been seeing, and one of the sunrise over the mountains the next morning. You can click on the photos for a closer look.
Stamps: Urban Tapestry and Slight Alterations (Tim Holtz's Stamper's Anonymous), Brayton and Trompe Script (JustRite)
Paper: Basicgrey Periphery and Birchtone Dark (Prismatics)
Ink: Sky Blue, Beige, Crimson Copper, Olive, Coffee Bean, Graphite Black (Brilliance Dew Drop), Frayed Burlap (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon (Webster's Pages, May Arts, PTI), Button (PTI), Metal Dots (Wal-Mart), Punches (Martha Stewart and EK Success), Pearl (Kaisercraft), Fibers, Sewing Machine
Monday, January 18, 2010
Many of you know I have no great love for monkeys, and because of that I have received many monkey cards and photos from "thoughtful stampers". Boy, there are times when I really feel the love. Julee (Verve) has really enjoyed razzing me about this latest release too. She just had to design a monkey set called Love Monkey....okay....here's where I need ya'll to keep a secret. I really do think this little guy is just the cutest!! I mean, shoot, he's so chubby with a crooked little grin. Who wouldn't love this guy? Even a monkey challenged stamper such as I can't resist him. This was actually the first card I made with the newest released images. Really! And I paired him up with the Be Mine Plain Jane because I thought it would be cute to have him sitting on the arrow. Now the sentiment is actually on top of the arrow, so I colored the arrow only, with a black SU! marker, stamped it, then colored the sentiment and layered it beneath. Since the images are clear, it was easy as pie. Finally, I added a sweet little heart from the Thankful Accents set released last month.
Hope you had a nice weekend. I'm getting ready to head to CHA on Saturday!! Woot! Can't wait!
Happy Stamping ya'll!!
Stamps: Love Monkey, Plain Jane - Be Mine, Thankful Accents
Paper: Neenah, Kraft and Suede Brown Dark Prismatics
Ink: Jumbo Java, Red Brick, Midnight Black (VersaMagic), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, Embossing Folders (Cuttlebug), Glitter, Candy Dots (Pebbles, Inc.), Buttons (Rusty Pickle), Burlap String (May Arts), Border Punch (EK Success and SU!), Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape (Scotch)
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I have another Verve card to share with you today. In case you missed it, Julee revealed January's release last night, and it's super fabulous!! Click HERE to see all the new images!
For this gate fold card, I used Hearts Desire.
Here's a look at it closed.
ETA: Here's a look at my gatefold card before cutting. The dimensions are as follows:
10 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Score: 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 7", and 8 3/4"
Along the top, cut 1/2" down on each side, up to the center panel.
Hope this helps.
Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!!
Stamps: Heart's Desire
Paper: Baby of Mine (Jenni Bowlin), Blush Red Dark (Prism)
Ink: Cranberry (Adirondack Dye), Pixie Dust (Versamagic), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Scor-Pal, Circle Nestabilites (Spellbinders), Corner Punch (Martha Stewart), Glitter, Satin Ribbon (May Arts), Rhinestones (Zva Creative)