Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
It is a nice simple sketch and I really enjoyed working with it. I don't have alot of the new sets from the mini.....yet! So I reached for some old tried and true friends. A personal favorite Snow Swirled. The card above is done in a Pink Pirouette and Basic Black theme with a little Vanilla thrown in. It was a colour combo challenge I saw on some one's blog. But I have forgotten where.(But I just figured it out...Stamping 411) I am going to get a book to write challenges, dates and where I found them. Organization is not really my strong point.
Friday, September 24, 2010
I missed out on all the challenges last week and I missed it so I am all ready to start new this week.
My desk is even clean. That nearly never happens. I think I work best in chaos. LOL
Have a Happy Friday, see you soon.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
It was kind of a quiet rainy Sunday and I decided to play with MDS. (my digital studio) As I was playing around on Facebook. I found these pictures of Charlotte just posted. They were taken by her friend Brendan.
I thought they were beautiful. Am I really that biased?
So here is my simple Sunday page. I can't believe she will be 15 in a week. Where did the time fly?
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I made these cards for the colour challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary. I just adore these colours. Crumb cake, Tangerine Tango, Early Expresso and Very Vanilla. I am feeling somewhat hungry now. lol
I love the Artistic etching's set. Wasn't sure if I wanted it but I now reach for it over and over. Really love it, especially in this colour combo. This is a combo, that I will use again soon. Happy Saturday! Hope your day has something stampy in it.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Hope everybody is having a fabulous Thursday. For some reason I keep thinking it is Friday, but good news I have an extra day this week. (Don't we all wish that?)
To make the star you need, the Bigz die, Big Shot, glue stick, sticky strip (red line tape) , designer series paper and chipboard. I used the backing board from the designer paper.
I cut the paper and backing board 3x5 inches. You need 5 pieces of each. You need to run each piece through the Big Shot one at a time. This die has scoring lines and cutting more than one at a time will cause the score lines to cut through.
When you have all your pieces cut. Fold all the score lines on all the pieces.
Use the sticky strip on the side tabs of the star points. Apply tape to 4 points.
The first point needs sticky strip on both tabs, on the 3 points you only need sticky strip on the far tab. By the time you get to the last point you will have sticky strip on all the tabs that need it.
Or for extra hold you can put it on all tabs. :)
Only one more point to go......it's really easy, isn't it!
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
The card above is a simple Black and white scheme with just a splash of Cherry Cobbler. I love the Glimmer brads. (new in the Holiday mini)
The card below is in a colour scheme of Pear Pizazz and blushing Bride. I wasn't sure about Blushing Bride but I use it now all the time. The set is from the idea book and it is called Just Believe. It is another staple for me. I love it so great for so many techniques and occasions.
I used the pear Pizazz ribbon and Glimmer Brads in the Blushing Bride colour. I really love how it all turned out. The same sketch but 2 different looking cards.
I have to say that although I miss my Husband (he recently started back to work) I get so much more done. LOL
I haven't really stamped in along time. But you can see by my daily updated blog that I am stamping everyday.
I love the focus and creativity I get from stamping everyday. Quite house ........ It's a good thing!
Thanks for visiting and I'll be back tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Below is my first card with this sketch. I looked through the Colour Coach to find the combo....which is Early Espresso, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizazz. I used the new sticky back 1/2 pearl's (Lovin'them) and one of the new level one hostess set's for the flowers. It co ordinates with the Boho Blossom Punch.
I like the fresh colour combo, and did you spot the new glimmer brads. Another must have!
I really love the clean graphic look of Black and white. So I made another card using the same sketch. I changed it up just a little, and used the sticky back rhinestones. (lovin'it again :))
Have a Happy Stampin'Saturday!
Friday, September 03, 2010
I absolutely adore the new set Dark and Dreary. The Raven is perfect for Halloween. This reminds me of my favorite Harry Potter movie Prisoner of Azkaban. It looks like it is a scene just outside of Hagrid's door. I really love the masking technique, very simple but visually appealing as well.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
This set called Autumn Harvest is so fun to colour. I cut out the leaves individually and attached