Sunday, September 23, 2012

World Treasures Peacock

 This little peacock is strutting his stuff in Rich Razzleberry! I made this card for a swap earlier this summer and just never posted it. I also made a stepped up version of this card with the peacock entirely embossed with Iridescent Ice but I forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it away. The background was embossed with the Fancy Fan embossing folder.The paper is from International Bazaar Designer Series Paper Pack and the peacock is from Stampin' Up!™ World Treasures stamp set. 

    Anyone starting on their Christmas cards yet? I just received my supplies so I should be starting soon with at least the cutting. I did make a set of about 40 cards for my 5th & 6th Grade Sunday School class to send out to the Shut-Ins (people in our church who cannot get out because of health or mobility issues). I also need to make my parents' Christmas cards. Guess I'd better put in a movie and get the old Trimmer moving!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Little Fall Triple Time Stamping

 I like new techniques! This one looks complicated but is soooo easy! Basically you take 3 pieces of neutral card stock (2" x 3 1/4") (3" x 4 1/4") (4" x 5 1/4") , layer them using a temporary adhesive and stamp on all 3 layers. Then take them apart making sure to keep the images lined up and layer each one on a darker color mat     (2 1/4" x 3 1/2") (3 1/4" x 4 1/2") (5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card front) For a youtube video by Dawn Olchefske click HERE.  I used the Stampin' Up!™ stamp set called Day of Gratitude. The ink colors are Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake and Elegant Eggplant.

  So I finally managed to make about 170 cards to sell at the Apple Festival. This is an annual event to raise money for the Missouri Baptist Children's Home in Peculiar, Missouri.  The good news is they all sold, the bad news is someone sold my display box. Oh well, guess next year I will have to write "DO NOT SELL BOX!" 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Tangerine Tango

 Love, love, love this new stamp set! I also love the Framelits™ that match! Framelits are thin dies that are used to frame and cut out stamped images when run through a Big Shot™.  Although I like to fussy cut, these dies are quicker, easier and less expensive than punches.  I also did some paper piercing using the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack. The colors used were Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Real Red; I stamped th,e jar with Basic Gray. The ribbon is 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain by Stampin' Up!™; it is very soft and pliable and easily tied into a bow.  

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Trifold Card

  The idea for this card came from Shelli Gardner (co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!™) and can be found HERE. The card base is Crumb Cake and cut 4" x 5 1/4" so it will still fit in an A2 envelope. I used Labels Framelits and Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die to cut the panels using Primrose Petals and Island Indigo. The flower, from the Stampin' Up! stamp set called Fabulous Florets, was water colored using an aquapainter and Stampin' Write™ markers. It is easy to use markers for water coloring and I like the look better. Just  scribble a little with the marker on a plastic lid of some kind, the lid of a plastic stamp case works well, and pick up the color with the aquapainter.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Glittery Butterflies

  I got the idea for this color combo of Sahara Sand and Pretty in Pink after seeing Donna's card here. The butterflies were stamped with Early Expresso ink on Pretty in Pink paper, punched out with the Elegant butterfly punch and glittered with some Dazzling Diamonds™. The layout was from a sketch challenge that I meant to enter but as usual missed the deadline LOL! 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Clearance Rack Deal!!!!

Discontinued Designer Fabrics are available for only $.99!!!!! Each package contains three fat quarters 28"x18" of 100% cotton fabric. Available as supplies last. Regular price was $9.95.  

Item Description Price
121716 Deck the Halls Designer Fabric $0.99
121715 Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric $0.99
121817 Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric $0.99
121818 Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric $0.99

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Shabby Papaya Collage

    Here is another card made with the Stampin' Up!™ set called Papaya Collage. I embossed the leaves with Wild Wasabi embossing powder on a panel of Summer Starfruit. The butterflies were embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and cut out. The paper flower was die cut with the Fun Flowers Bigz die using First Edition Designer Series Paper, sponged with some Cherry Cobbler ink and distressed; an antique brad holds the layers together. The card base is Soft Suede. When it is used on the Summer Starfruit paper, the Wild Wasabi embossing powder almost looks like the retired Stampin' Up! color Sage Shadow.

 Well off to bed, I have worked 39 hours in the past 4 days and my everything hurts! I am off tomorrow and I am sleeping in until... well just until I feel like it! LOL!

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