Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
These cards are 4 1/4" square made with Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango cardstock. The printed paper is from AC Moore. The image has been stamped with black Staz-On ink and then colored with markers. The "fluff" on the sheep is crystal effects and glitter. This image is from the Stampin' Up! set Pun Fun.
Thanks for looking! Be sure to check back tomorrow when we post a new STAMP SOMETHING challenge. Happy stamping!! :)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
We've got a great new challenge for you today on STAMP SOMETHING and a special treat too. We've given our design team the week off so we have a group of guest designers to give you some inspiration! Be sure to check out their fabulous projects! We'd like to also give them a huge thanks for helping us out this week and for all their hard work!
The challenge this week is another easy one, totally open to interpretation too. Just make a project that has the theme of Birthdays! Show us what you can do and you'll be entered into our blog candy drawing for a chance to win a gift certificate from the Coconut Scrap Shop! Get out those stamps and bring on the birthday somethings!
This is the card I made for a swap I'm participating in, which is being hosted by Samantha, the West Coast Stamper. It's a masculine birthday swap. I thought I'd share it with you today seeing as it fits the STAMP SOMETHING challenge too.
My card is pretty simple. I used the colors Baja Breeze and Night of Navy. The squares were run through the Cuttle Bug and embossed with the circles embossing folder. I then used my square punch to get the perfect square shape. The sentiment is from All Holidays, a Stampin' Up! set. The final touches were ribbon and silver brads.
Thanks for looking! Samantha, these are on their way to you! I hope you'll take some time to stamp something with us today, don't forget to check out our guest designers this week too!
Have a great weekend, happy stamping!! :)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The hard part about receiving these fabulous blog awards is having to pass them on, but only being able to pass them on to a few people. There are so many great blogs out there, it's tough to choose just 7!
But if I have to pick, these are just a few of the blogs I love, in no particular order! Lynn, my SBS sister, who's blog is a huge inspiration, she's so creative and I love her style. Catherine of Inksomnia, she always has new stuff to share with super fun images. Beate, of Fresh and Fun, who is now back from her summer break! I can't wait to see all the terrific stuff she has to share! Vicki, another one of my SBS sisters, who's got super projects everyday with lots of variety in images and layouts, plus she's very sweet and always takes the time to visit. Maren, of Zany not Crazy, who's a card making machine, she puts in so much time! Also, my fellow Stamp Something girls, who give me inspiration each week and who I love working with. And lastly to YOU, for visiting and leaving comments all the time. It's so nice to hear what others think about my work! Thanks for inspiring me to create and share!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
For my project I wanted to make something other than a card. I haven't been feeling the stamping mojo lately, but I saw a cute tutorial on Splitcoast for a treat pouch. Once I made the pouch I decided it needed a matching 3X3 note card.
This pouch was made using Summer Picnic DSP and the stamp set Tart & Tangy, both of which are in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.
This pouch is super easy to make and would be great for party favors or a sweet little treat to let someone know you're thinking about them.
While I was making my summery treat pouch, I also made a wedding shower themed pouch to show how diverse these pouches can be. I've had weddings on the brain all summer long, so for me this is the perfect summer project!
I made this pouch using the Tie the Knot Simply Scrappin' Kit. The papers are double sided and the die cuts make perfect accents. For a more elegant look, I added ribbon, a hat pin with pearls, and some pearls to the centers of the flowers.Thanks for looking, hope you have a fantastic weekend! Go on and stamp some summer fun!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
We've got another fun challenge for you over on STAMP SOMETHING. This week our design team member and very talented stamper, Becky, has a great color challenge for us. The rules are to make a card using the colors blue, pink, and green. You can use any shades or multiple shades, but you must stick with those colors. There's some great blog candy up for grabs too. Betsy from Innovative Stamp Creations has donated a set of stamps from her collection. Head on over and take a look, we hope you'll join in the color fun too! :)
This is the card I made for the challenge. At first, I thought this was going to be a tough one, but then I remembered my new In Colors and went with those.
My blue is Baja Breeze, the pink is Pink Pirouette, and the green is Kiwi Kiss. I also used some white for a neutral. The stamps are from Embrace Life and All Holidays, both Stampin' Up! sets. It's been a while since I've made a complete card with only Stampin' Up! stamps. I NEED that new catalog to get some new stuff! :)
Thanks for taking a look! I hope you'll visit STAMP SOMETHING and check out the design team samples and stamp something yourself today.
Stamps: Embrace Life, All Holidays
Paper: SU! In Colors Cardstock
Ink: Baja, Pirouette, Kiwi
Accessories: brads, crystal effects, glitter, sponges
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Ink: Baja, Pacific, Kiwi, StazOn Black
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Hope your week is off to a good start. My husband and I had our first date night in a while last night. We got tickets to see Cold Play, big thanks to my brother and sister in law! It was a great time, late night, but worth it. :) If you get the chance to see them in concert, do it! They put on a good show.
So, I have a quick card to share with you. I actually made this one last week when I was making my card for the STAMP SOMETHING challenge. I have a bunch of Magnolia images that my good friend Jo sent me. They are so much fun to color. I've been using them to practice my water coloring using the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I need to get more of these crayons, I love them.
Well, thanks for taking a look. We're off to blueberry pick this morning with friends. Have a great day! Happy Stamping!! :)
Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Magnolias
Paper: SU! cardstock and prints
Ink: watercolor wonder crayons, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, StazOn White
Accessories: paper piercer, grosgrain ribbon, styled silver HPH, clear button, glitter, crystal effects