Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Medallion Easel

Here is another easel card we made at club the other day. When the card is flat you get the idea of a full card, but when you open it and prop it up it gives a different view of the card. I thought this was kind of neat. To add to the neatness I mixed some embossing powders together for an added effect to the Medallion stamp. Melon Mambo and Iridescent Ice. Love the pink but now it has a totally shimmery effect. We also used the same stamp set, Petite Pairs for the sentiment. Love how there is always a matching sentiment or continuing thought for the inside.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Butterfly Easels

We played a little with the idea of easel cards at club today. I wanted to remind the ladies that you can turn any shape of card into an easel card and what better way to do that then with a totally different shape from square, oval, rectangular or circle.

For this first card I wanted to keep it simple and ink up my Paisley Petals stamp set and put my blender pens to use. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs.

For the next little card I used Cheerful Treat dsp and centered my sentiment on a shrinked down version of the Decorative Label Punch. I stuck to the same stamp set for my sentiment, Petite Pairs, for a little added note to the inside.

I loved the last little card so much I just had to try it with some other dsp. Paisley Petals! Guess what? I love it even more now. Gorgeous dsp.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Monster Birthday

Here's a fun card for you. I had to borrow the Make A Monster stamp set that I gave my niece for her birthday last year. I first saw this card by Monica Gale and had to case it.
Love this slightly different version of the Easel Card.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Happy Anniversary Dad & Mom

Today is my parents anniversary. They have been married for 43 years. As a child there is nothing happier than seeing your parents so in love. With 43 years together under their belt there is always plenty of good advice to be shared. I wish them God's blessings for many more happy and healthy years together. So this occasion always warrants a special card. I started off with a great sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #129. SUO challenge #25 was looking for you to share your favourite new stamp set. Pennant Parade is definitely a favourite but not sure if it is my absolute fave yet. However, I can tell you without a doubt in my mind that Cheerful Treat DSP is most definitely my fave paper ever! I mean favourite I have ever laid my eyes on!!! LOVE IT! Love the colours, designs...just love it!
Enough about the paper. I also used an old favourite stamp set. All in The Family. Lots of fun there and the sentiment is from Occasions Alphabet. A great new one.
So glad you stopped by. You'll be hearing from me again soon. I need to make both a girl bday card for my niece and a boy bday card for my nephew by tomorrow, so see you soon!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Up, Up, & Away

It is birthday central around here. I am in need of some serious cards which is the perfect excuse to get in some stamping time. Still haven't inked up all my new stamps yet and Up, Up & Away was my pick of the day! I used sketch #215 from Stampin' 411. Always a good way to get my mojo going and it has been far too long since I played with these talented ladies. I took one look at Colour Q's colour challenge #97 and knew I had to ink up their fun collection of colours. Some of the other new fun items I played with were the Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate and the stamp set Perfect Words.Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow cause this is only the first of a handful of cards I need before the end of the week. Till then...toodles!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Simple Saturday #20

Good morning stampers. Here is another Simple Saturday idea for you. I love this fun Many Mustaches stamp. I love stamps that have repetition and a great way to use these stamps is to alter one image in the set. One great way to do that is simply to raise on of the images on dimensionals as I have done here. It simply adds POP although it is hard to see in this photo.
Another way to achieve the same purpose would have been to colour one a different colour, emboss one, crystal effects one, or if it was a female stamp maybe do one in glitter! I did this technique with a Father's day card here. I made one tie a different colour and then raised it on dimensionals. Here you can see the dimension.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Things are busy round here

No, we are not on holidays and yes we have not been home basically all week long. What have we been up too??? I don't even recall! How bad is that. Since we came home we have been out and about everyday. I finally took some time to make a little gift for a special friend whose birthday was today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELANIE!! Love you girl. I already gave her the gift yesterday when we went out for dinner so I can show now. Yes, another bookmark! But this one is with new products! And everything I used to make it is still available in the current catalogue. Oops, the stamp was a hostess set from the last catalogue but you can easily substitute that for any image you have. I am referring to the fact that hodgepodge hardware is no longer available and that is what I have been making most of these bookmarks from lately. Thanks for stopping by. I should be back here tomorrow for Simple Saturday. Till then...have a great day!

Ingredients used:
Bookmark: Beveled Window Panes, Designer Printed Brads, Bitty Buttons, Linen Thread, 3/8" Wysteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Dot, Dot, Dot stamp set and Cute By The Inch stamp set

Box: Blossom Box Die Cut, Brights CollectionPattern DSP Stack, Pennant Parade stamp set, Petite Pennants Builder Punch

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion

Dates: August 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: During the entire month of August, you will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy 3. This is a limited-time offer, so now is the time to stock up on all your favourites, including brand-new designs from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue.

Click on the photo to shop!