Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Look pink elephants on parade!!! So I have been really lazy lately and scanning my cards instead of taking photos. It is so much easier to just lay them on the scanner, which is by the computer, than to go to my laundry room (it has the best lighting), take a photo, pull out the memory card and load the image. However I really like photos best. On this card the elephants are embossed with Iridescent Ice but you really can't tell when it is scanned.

Oh well I really wanted to make a card with pink elephants so here it is. I made it while stamping with 2 of my friends last Friday night. I enjoy stamping with friends because I usually make something creative for me rather than something with a purpose. Does that make sense?

I love the images in this set because they are clean, simple, and recognizable. I sponged around the elephants, used a SU marker for the dots and of course the scallop border punch for the edges.

Stamps: Wild About You
Ink: kiwi kiss, cameo coral, chocolate chip
Paper: naturals white, kiwi kiss, cameo coral, chocolate chip

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Look sponging!! I really need to practice my sponging. I think I have a heavy hand because when I see the image posted I always think there is too much chocolate (no such thing you say?) chip ink. I stamped the image with basic brown and colored it with SU markers summer sun & certainly celery. The flowers are embossed with clear EP. I was inspired by a card by Theresa on her blog Crafting the Web.

I have been really good and I have not used my Sock Monkey set in the last few posts. I didn't even put the Accessories stamps set on my order. Although I really want to make a card with the bunny ears on the sock monkey.

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful,
sentiment from Fresh Cuts
Ink: certainly celery, chocolate chip. SU markers summer sun, creamy caramel, more mustard
Paper: summer sun, certainly celery, chocolate chip, very vanilla

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I really like the scallop border punch. I like making these frames. They add a great touch but are so easy to make. The image was stamped with chocolate chip craft ink and embossed with clear EP then punched with the scallop circle punch. I stamped on the twill with regular classic ink. This card was very simple to make and I think it would make a great masculine card even with the scallops.

Well I finally took the plunge and listed some books for sale on I am such a chicken when it comes to doing something new but I just bought books for my DS for college & decided I needed the money. Well 2 of the books sold within 30 minutes and I sold 2 more later that night. Even after the fees & shipping I will probably clear $180. So now I am really being brave and I am listing a few retired stamp sets for sale. We shall see . . .

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Looky what I made!!! As usual I copied this idea from several blogs I have seen online. The scallop frame is made by cutting a square of cardstock 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" and simply punching the center of each side. I thought it would be hard to line up but it is extremely easy. Here is a card made by Renee and another made by Marie.

Stamps: Boho Blossoms
Ink: not quite navy, pink pirouette
Paper: not quite navy, baja breeze, whisper white

Friday, August 15, 2008

I really tried to put him away but he just keeps smiling at me and I can't resist!!! Actually I was inspired by Lisa Trombitas card using the faux felt technique. She has a great tutorial on faux felt and paper piecing on her blog. The hat was colored using blender pens & ink pads.

Stamps: Sock Monkey
Paper: baja breeze, red riding hood red, kiwi kiss, naturals white

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I am not sure why but I really stressed over this card. I love the new kiwi kiss & chocolate chip together but couldn't decide if I really liked the pink. Then I flubbed my scallops on my card!!! Of course I decided to add the scallops after I had attached the stamped image. Then I got part of the rub-on stuck to my finger because I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing so I had to use the pink flowers to cover up the incomplete rub-on. Hey, some days you're inspired and some days you're not.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Paper: kiwi kiss, pink pirouette, chocolate chip

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I can't seem to put Mr. Sock Monkey away! I made this card for the "wicked" challenge on splitcoaststampers on the demo forums. This is a technique called moonlighting. For a wonderful tutorial visit Jan Tink's blog. The background is Seeing Stars wheel. I hand wrote "THANKS" on the pennant. I am so ready to purchase some of the new stamp sets!! Only 2 more days until we can order from the new Stampin' Up! catalog.

Wow! I really put that ribbon on crooked! I didn't notice it until I saw it posted on my blog. It must have been really late when I made this card!!!

Stamps: Sock Monkey
Paper: kraft, ruby red, naturals white
Ink: ruby red, basic gray, close to cocoa, creamy caramel (for sponging)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

WOW !!! So much news from Stampin' Up! Convention. First of all SU will now be carrying the Sizzix Big Shot machine & dies. Some of the dies will be exclusive to SU and coordinate with the stamps.

Although I could not go to convention ( I was camping in the heat!!!!!) I have been enjoying the blogging talents of those who did go. Here are some blogs with convention pics & information.
Roaming Stamper
Patty's Stamping Spot
Renee's Rubber Stampin' Ramblings

Monday, August 4, 2008

I got an award!!!

The rules are:
1. Only five people allowed
2. 4 of them have to be dedicated followers of your blog and 1 has to be new and live in another part of the world.
3. You have to link back to who gave you the award.

Just like Heather said if anyone feels this is cheesy or corny and doesn't want to play no problem and no pressure!!

I've been tagged by Heather Scrappy Dayz are here again! She is a wonder woman! Foster parent, SU demonstrator, mom to 7 children, and works full time! I love her site because she has many fun ideas & 3-D items.

1. My friend Contessa Kris because her stuff is so unique and artistic!! You never know what wonderful piece she is going to create next!

2. My friend Trisha because her site not only shows her latest creations-which are beautiful- but she may tell you about her interesting rooster or that you can eat cattails.

3. Christie's Creations because I really like her challenges & her cards.

4. Carrie Stamps because her blog is full of wonderful ideas & is almost all Stampin' Up! She also is very faithful to reply to me each time I have left a comment. As a side note her baby is due any minute now and she still went to the Stampin' Up! Convention.

Not sure about #5-someone who lives in another part of the world and reads my blog? I'll have to think on that one.

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