Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Cardstock: River Rock (5 1/5" x 8 1/2", 5" x 3 3/4" 1 3/8" circle punch), Purely Pomegranate (5 1/4" x 4" and scallop punch), Vellum Cardstock (5" x 3 3/4")
Ink: River Rock and Purely Pomegranate
Other: Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon, Black Brads, Glitter, Stampin Dimensionals
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I made these for my mom to bring to work for the ladies!
Yay for Hershey Kisses! They are Hot Cocoa - Yummy! and Peppermint Patties!
Supplies: Bashful Blue CS ( 5 1/2" x 5") score at: 4", 3", and 1 1/2" Stamp the side that has the 2 "Big Rectangles" at the top. You stamp just the 2nd top "Big Rectangle" Then I used the Big and Small Tag Punches with Real Red and Whisper White and used the snowman from the Merry and Bright Stamp Set.
Supplies: Real Red CS punched with scallop punch, Bashful Blue CS punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch, and Whisper White CS stamped with the Merry & Bright Snowman and punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch clored with the bashful blue marker and the real red marker. I put real red scallop punchs on each side and used snail adhesive to stick it all together! It's SO easy! And even cuter!!
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Stampsets: Flaky Friends
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White Craft, Always Artichoke, More Mustard
Cardstock: Kraft CS, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Stampsets: Carte Postale, French Flair BG, Weathered BG, Print Pattern BG
Ink: River Rock, Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: River Rock (5 1/2 x 8 1/4), Elegant Eggplant (1 1/2 x 1 1/2), Whisper White (1 1/2 x 1 1/2) - cut it down after you stamp it
Saturday, November 17, 2007
I've started dieting. I want to lose weight. And, feel better about my body. So far I've lost 7 lbs in 2 weeks. I have so much more energy! It's great! And, I've gived up soda and I think that that has helped a lot. I've come to notice that the hardest thing is not eating when I get home from work. I think that it's because I'm an emotional eater. But I recognize this and I'm going to fix it.
On that note today is day 1 for exercising. I'm doing the Firm. It's synergy training meaning cardio/aerobics with light weights. It's supposed to speed up the process with life long effects. Yesterday I was at a conference for work and one of the classes was dealing with stress. Exercising is supposed to help. So, maybe it will be killing 2 birds with 1 stone. If I'm less stressed I wont want to eat more. Plus working out increases your metabolism and gives you energy. Yay! I'm actually excited to work out! After I work out I'm going to go meet with the coffee shop lady. Eeeek! I'm nervous! I'll write more about how it goes later!
Wish me luck!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Stamps: Autumn Harvest, Small Script, Sanded BD, Linen BG
Cardstock: Vellum (3"x4"), Whistper White (3"x4"), Wild Wasabi 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"), Chocolate Chip (3 1/2" x 4 1/2"), Creamy Caramel (8 1/5" x 5 1/2")
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Stazon Jet Black, Watercolored with: Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Happy Stamping Everyone!!
To create the stained glass look you take a piece of vellum cardstock to the size you need. Take the stamped image you want to use (use a line art stamp - something you can color in) and stamp it on the vellum, use StazOn or Craft inks. Next, flip the vellum over and fill in the image with color using Watercolor Wonder Crayons. Strong, vibrant colors are the best since they are more visible on the reverse side. Use an Aqua Painter or Blender Pen to blend the colors of the image. Then just mount the vellum (colored side down) on to a piece of Whisper White card stock using Mini Glue Dots. Then, adere the image and background to your project using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Sounds Simple! I am looking forward to trying it! I think I'll try it tomorrow! Hopefully, I'll find the time!
Like puzzle pieces coming together, elements of your design can fit perfectly to make your creation uniquely you.
START by asking yourself what message, emotion, or tone you want to evoke with your creation. If it motivates you, challenge yourself to fine exactly the right elements - stamp sets, accents, and colors.
FOCUS by choosing your stamped image and then coordinating it with supporting images, background patterns, your greeting (if you have one), accents, Designer Series pager, etc.
CHOOSE colors to compliment your focal image. Your color choices can complement or detract from your art. Typicaly, fewer colors work best. Three colors plus one neutrol color is optimum.
LAY OUT your design before you glue anything down. This eliminates card stock anxiety.
WORK for balance in your art. Look at your planned layout. Where does your eye rest? Are all the elements balanced? You don't need to fill your entire page or card front.
TAKE TIME to stamp.
"WHEN IN DOUBT, USE OLD OLIVE!" Have a favorite color combination to turn to when you're stumped.
I thought that these were some really neat tips! I just wanted to share them with you!
Stamps: True Friend
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Markers: Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Whisper White (2" x 3"); Certainly Celery (5 1/4" x 4"); Ruby Red (2" x 5 1/4"), (5 1/4" x 1/4); Chocolate Chip (5 1/2" x 3/4"), (5 1/2" x 8 1/2), (2 1/4" x 3 1/4")
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Stamps: Spooky Skyline Jumbo, Web Wishes, Sanded BG
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Versamark
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie (8 1/2" x 5 1/2"), Wild Wasabi (2 1/2" x 5 1/2"), Basic Black (2 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Stampin' Pastels: Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Spooky Skyline Jumbo, Dots Are Hot, Web Wishes, Flannel Plaid BG
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Pumkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie (11" x 4 1/4"), Lovely Lilac (2 1/2" x 5 1/2"), Whisper White (5 1/2" x 2 1/4")
Ribbon: Wild Wasabi Double Stiched Ribbon
Stamps: Autumn Harvest, Holidays & Wishes
Cardstock: River Rock (11" x 4 1/4"; 1/2" x 5 1/2"), Wild Wasabi (5 1/4 x 4), Really Rust (2 x 5), scraps of whisper white for the pumpkins
Ink: Chocolate Chip (for the greeting, leaf/acorn background, stem on pumpkins), Basic Black (Pumpkins), Pumpkin Pie (to watercolor pumpkins), Really Rust marker (to accent on pumpkins)
I hope you like! It's my frst Thanksgiving card!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Mr Brown Truck himself pulled up to my house today (UPS)! I finally got my order. It always feels like it takes forever to get my order... probably because I'm impatient and I want things RIGHT NOW!
I finally got the Priceless Stamp Set. Oh! Have I mentioned that I usually only stamp with Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted?!?! Well, now I have! Anyways, I'm excited about this set and the Autumn Harvest set. Autumn Harvest is so my taste! Because I'm more of the country type of taste, but as I'm sure you'll see I like all kinds of stuff! My goal is to go home and stamp tonight... but, I'm getting awfully tired... it's 10:44pm and I don't get off until 11:30pm. Maybe when I get home I'll get a boost of energy! I hope so! I got some new BG stamps! Yay! Time to create! Now, if I could just get off of work already!
Oh! My goal is to make a halloween card for everyone! So, I need to start on that soon too!