Monday, March 30

Daisies and More Daisies

Check this out... isn't it the cutest! Gerber daisies are my favorite flower, so imagine my happiness with the Big Shot Daisy die that makes the adorable flowers.
There are three sizes on the die, and each flower has 2 of each size to make them fuller. I curled the edges of the petals and then hot glued a button from the Latte set in the center of each flower. The stems are dowel rods and I sponged on Certainly Celery ink. I added a "leaf" to each by using the Little Leaves Sizzlet die. And really, that's it. I think I need to make a few more to add to the middle vases... but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Here's a close up so you can see the detail...

Monday, March 23

Trendy Trees Wannabe

I've gotta get stamping... I'm running out of samples to post. And, I realized that all of my last few posts have had samples without any stamping! Oh, the horror!

This card is another of those samples. It uses the rub-ons from the Bright Delights set. The trees and wording are rub-ons. They look a lot like the trees from the Trendy Trees set.

The card here is Basic Grey with a layer of Kiwi Kiss cardstock on top. Then a half layer of the dotted paper from Urban Oasis. The trees are rubbed on Whisper White cardstock. A little Grey Taffets is wrapped around the card, and a binder clip is used to hold on the words.

Simple, but cute! I hope you think so too.

Friday, March 20

Canvas Cuts

One last non-stamping card and I'm back to stamping!

This little 3x3 card is as easy as pie and highlights a fun new accessory-- Canvas Cuts. The card is chocolate chip and has a layer of Bella Rose designer paper in Kiwi.

The design on the oval Canvas Cut is from the Fashion District rub ons set. They are so easy to rub on and the canvas is already die cut and just pops out.

Lastly I added two ivory jumbo brads on the bottom for a little more texture.

Simple little gift card!

Thursday, March 19

New Textured Impressions Die for the Big Shot

Check out this fabulous new product. This is a textured impressions die for use with the Big Shot. It's so easy to use and just check out the result.

This is the first of hopefully many of the textured impression die. This one matches the Fifth Avenue Florals stamp set as well as the Manhattan Decor Element.

For this card, I used a piece of the Sweet Always designer series paper and ran it through the big shot with this texture die. The reason I used designer paper is because I rubbed it with the buffer block after and the raised area turned white. Because SU cardstock is dyed all the way through, getting the white edge is not possible.

The tag is made with the Lots of Tags set of dies on the Big Shot. This really is a fabulous set of dies to have. These unique tags will add a lot to your projects. The words on the tag are from the Really Retro set stamped in Basic Black ink.

The card itself is Regal Rose, with at layer of Basic Black behind. The textured roses are layered on a layer of Basic Black also. And, then finally there is a little narrow black and white grosgrain ribbon added.

Sets: Really Retro
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Regal Rose and Basic Black
Accessories: Manhattan Texture Plate, Lots of Tags Dies, Buffer Block, Black and White Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, March 17

No stamping--- AGAIN!

What is going on here? No stamping again? I gotta get back to it.
Here we are with this color combo again. It's the Urban Oasis paper-- I swear it is!

This is another simple little card. It's a 4 1/4" square in Basic Grey, with a layer of Kiwi above. Then some layered Urban Oasis designer paper. The focal point for this card is one of the fun designer hardware pieces from the Soho set. It is too cute! I layered it on a circle of Baha Breeze and then a scallop circle of Basic Grey and stuck it on with dimmensionals. Last but not least is the Grey Taffeta ribbon... You know me... gotta have the ribbon!

Have a happy St. Patty's Day!

Friday, March 13

More Fleurettes

Here's another simple and cute little card using the Fleurettes and the Canvas Cuts. Cute stuff!

This card is a small 4 1/4 square card in Chocolate Chip textured cardstock with a layer of Riding Hood Red behind. The designer paper is from the Bella Rose collection and I used the scallop edge punch along the edge. The Canvas Cut piece has a rub on from the Fashion District set. And the Fleurette has a brown button from the Latte button collection in the middle. I just added a little narrow Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon for a finishing touch. Easy little card!

Set: None
Ink: None
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip texured, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Narrow Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Bella Rose DSP, Canvas Cuts, Fashion District rub ons, Fleurettes, Latte buttons

Thursday, March 12

Pirouette Fleurettes

Aren't these little crocheted flowers just the cutest! First accessory on my list from the new catalog.

Again, this is a simple little card with NO stamping. I guess when you have such fabulous accessories, you don't need much else.

This is a 3x6 card made of Pink Pirouette textured cardstock... with a layer of Chocolate Chip on the back. The Chocolate Chip layer on top has been run through the Big Shot with one of the texture plates... kinda hard to see I know.

For the focal point of this card, the layer under the flower is one of the Canvas Cuts with a rub on in chocolate from the Fashion District set. Then the gorgeous pink Fleurette with a chocolate jumbo brad in the middle. I finished it off with a greeting from the same Fashion District rub on set and some Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain ribbon.

What do you think?

Set: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette textured, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Fashion District rub ons, Pink Pirouette ribbon, Canvas Cuts, Fleurettes, Chocolate Jumbo Brad

Wednesday, March 11

Tree of thanks

This is another sample made form the Bright Delights rub-ons. I think this is probably the simplest card I've ever made... and look--- NO stamping! Which I normally don't like doing since I love to stamp

The focal point for this card is all rub-ons... the tree and the greeting. The Bright Delights rub-ons, unlike our other rub-ons, are colorful and include images with Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango and more colors. Very fun!

The card here is Chocolate Chip and the focal point is layered on Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss cardstock. The only added touch for texture is the narrow Chocolate Chip ribbon in the middle.

Tuesday, March 10

Can you tell my favorite colors these days!

Here is another Fifth Avenue Florals card. This was a stamp club card last month and I just fell in love with it.

The color scheme is completely inspired by the Urban Oasis DSP... I would never come up with these colors together on my own! But love them!

The card is Basic Grey, with a layer of Kiwi Kiss and then a layer of designer paper from Urban Oasis. (Love the polka dots!)

The focal point uses the flowers from the set stamped randomly in the following colors: Kiwi Kiss, Baha Breeze, Basic Grey and Sahara Sand. The white floral focal point is layered on Basic Grey and Kiwi Kiss. The greeting is stamped in Basic Black and is added with dimmensionals.

For the final touch, I cut a small slit on the right side of the card where the two pieces of designer paper come together. Then I slid a piece of the Kiwi Kiss grosgrain ribbon (Basic Grey taffeta looks nice too!) up through the slit and added a Build-a-Brad to hold it in place. The design on the BAB is just the center of the Baha Breeze flower.

I hope you like this card. I really enjoyed making it.

Set: Fifth Avenue Florals
Ink: Baha Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss, Baha Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: Kiwi Kiwi Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Build a Brad, Urban Oasis DSP

Monday, March 9

Sign up for my latest class featuring 6 Big Shot projects. We'll be doing 4 similar to those shown to the left as well as 2 more SURPRISE projects.

This class will be March 31st from 6:30-9:30pm. Cost is $25.

You won't want to miss this class.

Space is limited so RSVP to today to save your spot.

Saturday, March 7

Hoot hoot

Cute little 3x3 note card using some great colors. But, there is absolutely NO stamping on this card. The owl and greeting come from a fabulous rub-on set called Bright Delights. This set is full of bright colorful cheery rub ons that can be used instead of stamping on your card.

The card here is made with Tangerine Tango with a layer of Chocolate Chip, then Kiwi Kiss then the Whisper White on top. The ribbon is the Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain in Tangerine Tango.

Easiest card ever!

Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper
Accessories: Bright Delights Rub Ons, Tangerine Tango Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, March 6

Beautiful Butterflies

Last but not least, here is the final card from the card class. This is really a fabulous card... very similar to one I saw on Splitcoast but of course changed a bit to fit my taste.

This gorgeous set is a level one hostess set called God's Beauty. I used the Sale-a-bration designer paper and ribbon which is where I came up the color scheme.

The card itself is Sahara Sand. I stamped the butterfly in Certainly Celery, bashful Blue and So Saffron ink on Whisper White cardstock and then punch them out with the large square punch. Then I layered them on one of the three colors. I stamped the butterfly again in Bashful Blue on Whisper White cardstock, added Dazzling Diamonds glitter and cut it out and added it to the middle butterfly with dimmensionals.

The ribbon is Celery Twill from the Sale-a-bration ribbon bundle... with a tiny bit of Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon. The greeting comes from the Trendy Trees set and is stamped in Basic Black along the right hand side of the card.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the cards from my card class. I think everyone enjoyed them. Different people had different favorite, which is always very interesting to me.

Sets: God's Beauty, Trendy Trees
Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Basic Black
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Accessories: SAB Designer Series Paper and Ribbon Bundle, Narrow Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Large square punch, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimmensionals

Thursday, March 5

Prayer Tree

So here we are up to the 5th card from the class last week. This is by far my favorite new stamp. I'm kinda a tree person. I'm really excited about a good sympathy set.

This is a very simple card really. The card is Baha Breeze with a layer of Chocolate Chip... I like Chocolate Chip-- if you hadn't noticed. Then there is a strip of the beautiful Parisian Breeze DSP layered on a strip of Baha Breeze on the left of the card.

For the focal point, I ran Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot with the Top Note Die and stamped the tree and greeting in Chocolate Chip on the Top Note. Is sponged a little bit of Chocolate Chip ink around the edges so that the White cardstock wasn't so stark. Then, I used a blender pen and Baha Breeze ink to add some color to the leaves of the tree. I don't find this stamp easy to color with markers-- because of all the branches mixed in with the leaves. So I thought the easiest way to add color to the leaves was with this process.

Last but not least-- we need texture of course. So I made a small slit on the left of the top note and threaded the Baha Breeze grosgrain ribbon through. Tied it off with a small piece of Linen Thread and then wrapped one of the new Chocolate Chip Brads around it.

I'll be back with the final class card tomorrow.

By the way, if you like this tree, you can get it in vinyl for your wall. We sell this tree as a Decor Element vinyl piece in multiple sizes. I just bought a house and I plan on putting it on the wall as you go up the steps.

Thoughts and Prayers

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baha Breeze
Cardstock: Baha Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot and Top Note Die, Baha Breeze grosgrain ribbon, Small Chocolate Chip Brad, Linen Thread, Stampin' Sponge, Blender Pen, Parisian Breeze DSP

Wednesday, March 4

Cheap Talk

And here we are with card 4 from the class. This card uses the set Cheap Talk-- cheap cheap!

The colors for this card came from the Little Sunshine designer paper. They are Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and Pacific Point. Lovin' the in-colors this year.

As you can see, the card here is Kiwi Kiss with a layer of Chocolate Chip. What you can't see is that the Chocolate Chip layer is texturized with the small dot texture plate and the Big Shot. It's very cool in person!

The focal point is the little birdie stamped in Pacific Point. The tree branch is Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss and the greeting is in Basic Black.

There are a lot of little details on this card including the rounded top corners on each layer-- done with the corner rounder punch. There is a second bird with a chocolate polka dot wing-- layered on the first with a dimensional... for a little pop! I did a little paper piercing below the designer paper and added the gorgeous Kiwi grosgrain ribbon. Cute set.

Set: Cheap Talk
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Basic Black
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Paper Piercing Tool and grid, Kiwi Grosgrain Ribbon, A Little Sunshine DSP, Dimmensionals, Chocolate Chip Marker

Tuesday, March 3

Trendy Trees

This is card number 3 from the class last week. This is suppose to be a male birthday card... but it could be for anyone really. For this card I used the sets Trendy Trees and Congrats from the SAB selection.

Trendy trees is a really sweet set, but you probably need a stamp-a-ma-jig to do it justice. I'm pretty good at lining things up just by eye balling it. In face I've never used a stamp-a-ma-jig... but others have a harder time and there are some serious perfectionist stampers.

The card base is Whisper White, with a layer of Chocolate Chip and then a layer of designer paper. The Kraft at the bottom is from the Taste of Textiles DSP set. The Kiwi at the top is from the Urban Oasis DSP set. And then there's a small strip of Kiwi Kiss cardstock in the middle.

For the focal point, I stamped the three trees on Whisper White cardstock in Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and More Mustard with a Chocolate Chip tree trunk. This is layered on Chocolate Chip cardstock and mounted over the wide chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon with dimmensionals. I added the cute little chocolate binder clip for texture. The greeting was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink. I'd love to know what you think?

Stamps: Trendy Trees, Congrats (SAB)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Urban Oasis and Taste of Textiles DSP, wide Chcolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate binder clip, dimmensionals

Monday, March 2

Regal Get Well

This is the second card that we did in my class last week and it features the Botanical Blooms Sale-a-Bration set. I really like watercoloring so I particularly liked this set. This is a changed up version of a card I saw on Splitcoast.

For the focal point of this card, we stamped the flower in Basic Black three times on Whisper White cardstock. We watercolored the flower with a blender pen or aqua painter and used Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Rose Red. After the flowers were cut out we added just a touch of Crystal Effects in the middle of the flower and a tiny little white bead. These flowers were added to the card with dimmensionals right over top where we stamped the leaves in Kiwi Kiss. And then the Get Well greeting from Sincere Salutations was added.

The card itself is Regal Rose and I added thin black layers to make it "pop". The designer paper is from Raspberry Tart and the ribbon is the new white organdy ribbon. It is just yummy. So elegant.

Sets: Botanical Blooms, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Rose Red to watercolor, Basic Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Regal Rose and Basic Black
Accessories: White Organdy ribbon, white beads, Crystal Effects, Raspberry Tart DSP, Dimmensionals, Blender Pen or Aqua Painter