Sunday, January 31, 2010

In the clouds

Before I talk about this card, I'd like to thank all those who have expressed get well wishes to me. I tell ya, stampers have the kindest souls!! I'm slowly getting my energy back. I don't know what Michelle put in my coffee at CHA, but it sure knocked me out!! LOL My DH says I just work myself into a frenzy and when it's all said and done, my body says "enough"!! He's probably right. *grin*...anyway...I'm doing much better. Thanks for your kindness.

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

CCEE Sketch and Blog Candy



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.

Supplies:
Stamps: Love's Flower, and Heart Flutter Plain Jane
Paper: Papertrey
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:

25

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.

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Blogger Betty said...

I think my fav of what you've shared so far is Zva Creative Flourishes. I can't imagine what a hit my pocket book is going to take.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

CHA Peeks with Stamper's Dream Day 3

It's day 3 at CHA and I can hardly believe it!! We have seen so much wonderful stuff. From papers, to stamps, to fabulous embellishments. And on top of that, I've seen and talked to so many wonderfully kind stampers. Some I've met at past CHA's and others I've met for the first time. I'll share some of those photos on Friday when I announce the winner of the JustRite Blog Candy found HERE. Have ya'll commented on the last two posts? I sure hope so. Cause if you did, and you comment on this one too, you'll be entered to win over $125 worth of goodies. Now that's just too good to pass up, don't ya think?

Now I bet you'd like to see my top 5 picks for today. Yikes was this ever hard. I know, I say that each day, but it's the honest truth!!!!

Remember, you can click on the photos for a closer look too.


Scor-buddy




Martha Stewart





Spellbinders






Darcie's











Studio 490


That's it for today everyone. I'm plum tuckered!!!! I just couldn't type another letter. Now I bet ya'll feel sorry for me too don't ya. LOL

Thanks so very much for stopping by this week. I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of what I've been seeing this week. Don't forget to leave a comment at the end of this post telling me your favorite, and be sure to stop by Friday evening Pacific time to see who the winner is. Remember, you must comment on all three CHA posts to be eligible to win.

Happy Stamping everyone!!
Tosh

Monday, January 25, 2010

CHA Peeks with Stamper's Dream Day 2

Oooooh!! Havin' a blast here in Southern California. I had a really hard time deciding today, but I've narrowed it down to 5 for ya'll. So, here ya go! :o)

Tim Holtz die cuts embossing folders and distress inks:






Prima







Websters dp







Impression Obsession





Graphic 45





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!!

CHA Peeks with Stamper's Dream

Oh my goodness!! Talk about super fantastic goodies!! I had a hard time deciding on 5 things for ya'll to choose from today. I have to start by apologizing for the poor photos. Taking them fast, with people bumping into ya, and not using my good camera....well....hopefully you can get a good enough idea. I'm going to be short and sweet with the descriptions. It's almost midnight, and it's been a long wonderful day.

Maya Road Kraft envelopes and Canvas pennant





Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Flexible Distressable Frames



Zva Creative Flourishes





Cosmo





Penny Black




I hope you like what I've showed you so far!!!
Can't wait to see what strikes your fancy!!
Happy Stamping my friends!!
Tosh

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Blog Candy!!

I thought it would be a good idea to offer some fabulous blog candy while I'm at CHA. Since I'm there for Stamper's Dream, and I'm a huge fan of JustRite, I've got a wonderful array of JR product for you. I didn't get a photo of it all, but I'll have links for each one for you to see. All you have to do is leave a comment on my CHA blog posts Sunday, Monday and Tuesday about which item from that day is your favorite. You must comment on each post to be entered in the drawing. You'll have until Friday evening to post. Do not comment on this post. My first post will go live probably late Sunday evening Pacific Coast Time.

Here's a list of the products:
Wood Stamper 1 3/16" with Bonus 60 pt Font Set and 3 Damask Borders
Recipe Set
What's Cookin' Set
1 5/8" Wood Stamper
Girl Time Set
2" Wood Stamper
Storage Box
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

CHA Binder #3

Last, but not least, Binder #3. *smile* This one is a bit simpler than the rest. But I love the colors and papers. The dp is all Graphic 45 (LOVE this stuff), with a mat frame of Suede Brown Dark (Prismatics). The Gorgeous flower and frame is another JustRite image from one of their newest released sets called My Garden. It's stamped with Vintage Sepia Versafine, embossed with Clear ep, watercolored with Tombows and paper toled. The leaves were made with a PunchBunch leaf punch, and the charm is a Metal Mini Tag by Nunn Designs. It's soooo easy to make because it has a ridge of the shape on the back. So all you have to do is take your card stock, or paper, lay it over the charm and run your stylus around the ridge. You then have the exact sized oval or square to cut out and fit in the charm.

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

CHA Binder #2

I'm leaving for CHA, with Stamper's Dream, in two days. Woo-Hoo!! We're looking forward to finding some new, fun stuff for the store, and all the new stuff from the companies that Michelle already carries in the store. I'll be taking photos and sharing them with you here as often as possible too, so check back often.

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

CHA Binders

It's Thursday, and time for another CCEE challenge. I stuck with Cindy's sketch as a base, but added a couple of things. Hopefully I won't get the buzzer!! We'd love to have you play along too. Just click HERE to head on over to our CCEE Stamper's Blog.

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.

If you look closely you can see a double on the right. It's very faint.





Happy Stamping!
Tosh

Supplies:
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

Monkey Love


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

Verve Release!!

Happy weekend!! Woot!!
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!!
Happy stamping!




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)
 
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