Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chocolate and a card

I love a card that is good year round and chocolate just makes it better! For those wanting to snail mail this card remember that it will cost extra due to it's thickness. I received a card like this with extra dimension and I loved the idea of sending the card inside out to protect the front of the card. IMO it is a wonderful idea and I will be using it myself.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

How Sweet!

This was a part of a display wall that the employees of Stampin'Up! made. I love this little dress and would probably make it if I could follow a pattern. A straight stitch is about all I can handle. This really shows off the fabric that SU is offering in the Occasions mini catalog.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Tinket and Baubles abound

This display made me stop and say WOW! and what a unique way to show off the key and crown trinkets as well as the baubles for the simply adorned chain. Then I thought I'll just take a picture and share it with my friends since their is no way I could afford to make this before the trinkets are no longer available. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Flowers and more flowers

I loved this display at Leadership and the use of no color just amazed me. I think it was the use of texture that caught my eye. Believe it or not I have never thought to use a die cut for framed artwork. Sorry about the camera angle but it was the only way I could get a good picture the lighting was overhead was harsh and hard to work with.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valentine's Day

I love a valentines day card that doesn't have to be overly cute and can be used at anytime of the year. This card would be great for someone going through a hard time, or just to let someone know you care.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

12 x 12 Leadership Displays

These were on display at Stampin'Up! s Leadership in TN and caught my eye with the use of punches and the use of color and the way they let the pictures tell the story.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Valentine's Day Card

I love this valentine's day card especially since I love tea. Don't you just love the metallic red paper accents! Real red, basic black are my favorite colors they make any project pop and grab your attention.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Shoebox swap at Leadership

Pretty in Pink, Real red, and chocolate chip cardstock make this a yummy treat. The perfect polka dot embossig on the pink doesn't show well but it adds alot to the card. The 1" on real red cs is attached to the inside of the card to show off the scallop edge. The stamp set is one I had to buy it's call Eat chocolate that's so me. The chocolate chip cs is embossed with the vintage wallpaper folder. For embellishing I used 1 gold brad and a scrap of red satin ribbon. The girls are going to love this in the shoebox since it will only require assembly. I used glue dots to adhere the 2 1/2" square of chocolate chip cardstock since it was being adhered to a textured background.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Embossed Butterfly WOW

This swap for Leadership was a hard one for me it had to be a demonstratable wow card. I can do wow easily but demonstrate it well not in a workshop and less than 10 min. I came up with this stamp the flowers from Simple friendship then use the big shot embossing folder elegant lines. To add the wow I used the gold smooch on the flowers and added the pearls to the butterfly that was stamped with cherry cobbler on glossy cardstock. The 1/2' cherry cobbler seam binding was used to balance the card. I have always loved reds, black and white together they always look so elegant together.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thank You Kathy

Thank you Kathy for the inspiration for the ruby slippers using the red glimmer paper! This is my shoebox swap at 8 am Wed in Tn. This card calls for alittle thinking before you make it you need 2 dsp wide ovals I used love letter, and 2 wide ovals in the glimmer paper cut in 1/2, and 2 hearts for the toe of the shoe. To assemble attach the dsp to the heart with mono tape then the wide oval glimmer to make the back of the shoe 1 at a time. To attach it to the card you NEED LIQUID tombow glue. The strap was a scrap and trimmed to fit and finished off with a rhinestone closure.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Yes, you can make alot with 1/2 of a Scrappin' Kit

The name for this class is "Let's get organized for the Year". I designed this class with the thought of how useful I would find it and would I use it. The pringle can is a bank with a chalkboard label for you to write down what and why and how much you saved for whatever you want. The photo organizer is great for a crop and has 3 dividers in it. The clear mount case has chalkboard inside and and eraser attached with velcro. This could be used to plan your meals for the week, keep track of what you need to do for the week, or even keep track of what you eat and drink, or even your exersice plans. I especially like the goals folder since it's not unreasonable and has a place for "What I am proud of accomplishing" and even more importantly what cards I have to make and send. Even I will make the card and never send it!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

WOW I got to get that set

The idea of this swap is to make you want to buy a stamp set and duplicate the swap. I used Crumb cake, night of navy, and dusty durango card stock. The oval is from the big shot die and sponges where pounced for the sky and wipped for the sea. The colors used were used light to dark to add dimension bashful blue, marina mist, pacific point and night of navy. The light house in the background was versamarked. The punches used were decorative label, wide oval and the scalloped edge. The finishing touches are the white grossgrain and the silver paint on the moon and along the edge of the oval. To get the shimmery paint only on the edge use a steady hand and a finger dauber. The name of the stamp set is Uncharted Territory. Let me know if this makes you want this set.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Vintage full card swap

I love the Cherry cobbler with early espresso and wanted to show them off. This image is from the Studio sketches and the words are from You're a gem. The dsp is in the main catalog called Newsprint and the ribbon is the early espresso satin ribbon. IMO I love these colors together so much that I have to try to use others. Togive it a true vintage look I sponged the egdes of all the vanilla with cherry cobbler.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

You're a Gem

This is the swap I sent out for the SUDOL occassions mini catalog. I was signed up for the You're a Gem and I had the idea for the words of Queen for the day with a crown. I found the crown in Artistic etchings and used detail gold heat embossing. I then punched it out in the Decorative Label to give dimension I used dimensionals and the new Tulip embossing folder from the occassions mini catalog in Crushed Concord.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Letter press de-embossed and embossed

Rose red, pretty in pink, white cs. The greeting card kids was colored with h2o crayons and layered on the large heart punch and the scalloped heart of heart embosslit die. I love the embosslit dies because they are embossed andcut out for you. The background was done with the Lots of Love letterpress plate with rose red craft ink and dipped in 1 TSP clear embossing powder and 1 TSP dazzling diamonds glitter then heat embossed. My camerea didn't show the pearls on the little girls dress but they give it a gret finishing touch.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

my SUDOL swap for Leadership

I looked to the color coach to find inspiration for the colors on this card. They had Chocolate chip, wild wasabi, and dusty durango listed and I only changed it to poppy parade to brighten it up. The stamp sets used are You're a Gem from the mini and studio sketches from the main catalog. To add diminsion I added the Final Press and punches to add bling I used the smooch accent ink