Thursday, January 31, 2008

Busy Day

I made two of my projects for my next technique class in March today (To see the inside of the criss cross, click on my events blog page.)

This little mini basket will make a quick and cute Easter project and will allow quick and easy paper-piecing work.

This criss-cross card was made using the paper-saving criss cross design, and the little red-breasted nuthatch makes a perfectly small image for watercoloring and cracked glass techniques. It was also for the WT151 to incorporate staples into your design. I didn't want to use brads on this, but a staple was perfect to underline the tiny sentiment.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

One of a Kind

This card uses all the stamps in this set....The So Saffron flower image looks so much better embossed. Glad it was the Ways to Use it challenge to use embossing powder today! I used sticky strip to connect the ends of the One of a Kind sentiment into a rounded shape over the ribbon and dangled the For You sentiment using linen thread...I adhered it to the cardstock so that it would stay in the right spot to be a giant leaf too :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Thoughts of Father

This will be for my dad for his birthday on the 26th....I've been busy this week making quick-ish cards for my upcoming Birthday Bash Stamp A Stack, so I thought I'd post my favorite so far from the new Spring and Summer Catalog.

Friday, January 11, 2008

One of a Kind and SAB Birthday Whimsy card

The One of A Kind Set seems like it will be a versatile set, and I love the Berry Bliss papers! I couldn't even resist using a piece for the large oval on this card even if it may be a bit busy! The BoHo Blossoms punch was used for the little flowers in the center of the main image. Purely Pomegranate on Pretty in Pink layered on a Cocoa on Pink that just peeks out.

This card is an option for my Birthday Bash Stamp A Stack that will be on Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 p.m, and it was designed for LSC150 on Splitcoast. The challenge was to use only two colors that are in the same family, and it was suggested we use our least used family. Mine is Bold Brights most definitely. I was trying for boyish or gender neutral.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Mystery Hostess Night Make and Take

In addition to the little pink Qbee box (created by user ID Qbee on SCS) with the choice of image for the top shown on the events page, my guests will also make this Wiper Card. I used the tutorial on JanTInk's blog shown here:

This little box was popular in Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration brochure as well as the new Catalog Preview brochure, so when I saw a post on how to make one on SCS I had to try. It will round out my display table with a 3-D item.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Another Card with the A Beautiful Thing Stamp Set

I decide for the Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoast (to use no white or vanilla cardstock) to go with my favorite color Soft Sky. I had planned to use Blue Bayou with it, but it wasn't dark enough., so I went with Not Quite Navy for better contrast. I love the way the half-back ivory pearl from the Pretties Kit and the Ivory Taffeta ribbon lighten it up.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Sets/New Catalog/New Year!

I just placed my order for the new spring Stampin' Up! catalog today, so I am excited to show a few of the items we were able to preorder from Stampin' Up!

New to this spring's catalog are Rub-Ons....available in black and white (as well as Old Olive and Chocolate Chip during Sale-A-Bration) This set of Rub-Ons coordinates with the A Beautiful Thing stamp set that my upline and friend Jessika gave me for Christmas. In the samples below, I used the set and rubons with the Cutie Pie designer paper.

In this example, the Rub-Ons are the white center of the So Saffron flower and the white starburst on the Round Tab punch.

In this example, the black Rub-Ons are used for the center of the flower and the "Make a Wish" sentiment.

Finally, in this example I used a Rub-On as an accent strip where I might normally put ribbon across the center of the card. They really allow you to coordinate your projects because you can put them on glass and non-porous surfaces as well! I'll have a bottle or vase on display at my Mystery Hostess night :)

This little mouse makes cute Valentine's and has a companion elephant friend in the's hoping I have time to display an elephant card tomorrow :)