Thursday, August 27, 2009

I Love Christmas

And I love making Christmas cards! I am especially in love with this year's designer pp that Stampin' Up! is offering. Add the new shimmer paint and it gives you such pretty Christmas cards.

Today's card is a case from one of the talented ladies over at SCS, you'll find her original in the Serene Snowflakes gallery. I first stamped the snowflakes in soft suede and then using the stampamajig and stamped over them again using the new shimmer paint. Adds just the right ammount of sparkle for subtle elegant look. I then added antique gold brads to the centers and adhered the layers.

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, DSP- Christmas Cocoa
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Shimmer Paint, Soft Suede Ribbon, Antique Brads

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I'm back, finally

Well we're all moved into our new place and I hope I don't have to move for at least another 10 years! Luckily this move was just across the street instead of 12 hours like our last two moves were, waaaaaaaaaay easier, lol.

And wouldn't you know it, in the midst of moving I got the Delightful Decorations set that was back ordered. This set was taunting me every time I walked by it. Finally today I went and grabbed what I needed and made today's card. It doesn't feel finished yet so I'm sure I'll brainstorm all day until I figure out something to make this card feel finished.

Today's card is a Christmas card using non traditional colours and some of the new stuff out of the Holiday mini that will be available Sept 1. As soon as I saw the designer paper I knew I wanted to make a card using this combination. Although I want to make this card again and throw in some red, I think maybe that's what this card needs. I first stamped the ornaments in Soft Suede and then lightly dabbed the new shimmer paint on top using a sponge. Wow, I LOVE this stuff. It's going to be so perfect for making Christmas cards, it adds just the right amount of sparkle.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, DSP- Christmas Cocoa
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Gold Cording, Shimmer Paint

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sweet Treats Preview

Wow this set has so many possibilities! You get a Valentine's stamp, Halloween, Christmas, Hot Air Balloon, and flower petals. I'll try to make the various ones and post them to give you an idea of what this set all has.

This set would be perfect to make little favors for kids Birthday parties or school treats. Love them! And you really only need such a small ammount of candy to fill the cups, a tbsp at the most, so making these wouldn't cost a lot either.

Stamps: Sweet Treats, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Old olive, DSP- Orchid Opulence
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Grosgrain Ribbon, Candy

I Should be Packing...

But this is way more fun, lol. I love stamping after you get new supplies, your creative juices just seem to flow better. This is another card using Rich Razzleberry, one of my favourite of the new in colours. Once again I used my white gel pen to create the faux stitching, so easy and it beats hauling out the sewing machine!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Old Olive, DSP- Cottage Wall
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence
Other: Rhinestone Brads, Gel Pen, Bigshot sizzlets (Little Leaves)

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More Beary Friends

I love this set! I was on the fence when I ordered it but it's proving to be a great stamp set. Here's the same card I posted yesterday, just in different colours. The watercolouring looks very blotchy on here but IRL it looks much better.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I probably sound like a broken record lately but sorry for the lack of postings! We are one week away from getting possesion of our house, but that still couldn't stop me from stamping with some of my new stuff from the SU Mini coming into effect on September 1. Wow, there is so much in there that I want, ok probably everything. So I held back and ordered a number of stamp sets and some wonderful accessories.

I'm so excited for my Techniques class coming September 1 because we'll use some of the new mini stuff, should be a really good time again. If you're in the area and want to join us, please give me a shout at We'll be making an Autumn card,a Christmas card, and a card using the new Sweet Treats stamp set with the coordinating treat cups, seriously excited about those things. As soon as I can get to the store to buy some candy I'll post a card, possibly tonight yet.

Well on to the card. This card is made using the Beary Best Friends set that's in the new mini. The most exciting part is that SU's created matching dies for your bigshot that you can do your own Build a Bear with, something that every little girl will love! I chose this set because I've got a lot of nieces and nephews that I make Birthday cards for and I got kind of sick of my other stamp sets for children. You can kind of see it on the card that I added crystal effects to the balloon, it really adds a little extra oomph to the card.

Stamps: Beary Best Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, DSP-Cottage Wall
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Apricot Appeal
Other: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Crystal Effects, White Gel Pen

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