Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
So, last week I had my first workshop in ages. My good friend and fellow stamper Quinn, hosted a workshop at her new house. It was a great girls night out full of food, chatting, and stamping! I thought I'd share the cards we made that night.
This first one is a wedding card in monochromatic colors. We used the stamp sets To Have and To Hold and Baroque Motifs. The embellishments are a pearl and ribbon and a scalloped punch that was cut to look like a flower.
This next card was for "Christmas in July." We wanted to make a card using a retiring set and this one is perfect. This is Snowflake Spot. I love this set and will be sorry to see it go.
I made a circle frame which we laid over the white piece, sponged on ink and snowflakes, then covered in Versamark and Iridescent Ice EP. The corners were punch with the ticket corner and we added a rhinestone brad. The sentiment is from Short and Sweet.
This card was made using Priceless. I love this set, but rarely take it out. My hostess requested we use it and this is what I came up with. We used some Berry Bliss DSP and ribbon for embellishments. The dark butterfly was stamped and cut out and glued on with crystal effects to make him pop up.
This last card was the easiest card we made all night. My hostess loves Tart & Tangy, so we made this quick card with that set. I do hope it makes it into next year's Spring/Summer Catalog. Most of the girls at the workshop have this set, so it was a chance to show them yet another way to use it. The only embellishment on this card is crystal effects on the scalloped lime slice. The sentiment is from Short and Sweet.
Thanks for taking a look. Have a great day, happy stamping!! :)
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Hope you've all had a good week. We've been having some crazy weather here, tons of rain and yesterday very bad thunderstorms. And even some areas of NH were hit with possible tornadoes. Thoughts and prayers are with those that lost loved ones and homes. It really was a terrible day here, I don't remember ever having weather like that!
So today, we have another fun challenge for you over on STAMP SOMETHING! This week's host is the super talented Alex and she has a scrap book challenge for us. But, not just any scrap book challenge, it has to be all about YOU! This was a very difficult challenge for me to say the least, but I'm happy that I did it. Head over there now and see the fabulous design team pages and get some inspiration to create your own all about ME page! The blog candy this week is being donated by Jen from the Cococut Scrap Shop!
Ok, so here I am! I truly hate photos of myself so really that was the toughest part of this challenge. I loved making the scrap page though!
I used pieces from the level 3 hostess Simply Scrappin' Kit, Just 4 You. I love the soft colors and all the die cut embellishments. For my 3 buttons, I used clear buttons with ribbon and hemp twine. The 4 brads are yellow and scattered throughout the page. I also used 4 different ribbons, wide Chocolate grosgrain, the decorative ribbon included in the kit, and a some grosgrain Celery and Bashful gingham.
The stamps used here are from Close To My Heart. The letter stamps are Stampin' Up! set Schoolbook Serif Alphabet. All other embellishments are from the kit.
Thanks for looking today! Have a fantastic weekend. Happy stamping!! :)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Here's my project! I chose to make a card and treat bag combo. I used Skittles as my candy inspiration, love these yummy treats!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
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Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! The weather has been beautiful here so we spent a lot of time outside. We had a family cookout on the 4th to celebrate the holiday and then relaxed as a family for the past two days!
I wanted to share this award, which I received from my terrifically talented friend Jo! Thanks so much Jo, it means a lot coming from you. :) Please hop on over to Jo's blog and see all of her fantastic creations. She's also a member of the STAMP SOMETHING design team, we are very lucky to have her!
The rule for this award is to pass it on to seven people with brilliant blogs. Wow, that's a hard one...here goes...these are just a few of the ladies who inspire me to create!
I hope you stop by and check these blogs out! Have a great Sunday night! Happy Stamping!! :)