Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Scratch and Sniff Technique

Happy Wednesday!

Today I thought that I would share a little something different for you. Instead of a card, I am sharing a technique with you. I especially love using this technique for fun and fruity images . So with spring in the air and summer not far behind, I am hoping that this will add some inspiration to your next project. I would love to see what you make with this!!

Scratch & Sniff


1) Mix 1 part SUGAR-FREE* drink mix to 1-1/2 parts Clear Stampin' Emboss powder.

2) Stamp your bold image on card stock with a color that coordinates with your embossing powder mix.

3) Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp your image a second time in VersaMark ink.

4) Pour embossing powder mix over image and heat emboss.

If you only want to emboss a portion of your image, use a VersaMarker to ink the desired section of your stamp for step 3.

You can use Craft ink for step 2 and skip step 3.

*Your drink mix should be sugar-free because heated sugar crisps and browns.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Fairy Tales do come true...they can happen to you... if you're young at heart!

Preserve the memories of happy times when your dreams did come true with this perfect little book to remind you of the joyful moments in life and put a smile on your face. It is perfect for those little "Princess" hands to hold special memories too. I am creating one for each of the girls to use as an autograph book at Disneyland. I wanted something sweet and totally different. (Of course Maya's will have a Minnie theme to it. So we will have to see how that looks like later on.)

Hope your Happily Ever After comes true!!

Stamp Set: Once Upon A Time, Perfect Princess
Paper: Bashful Blue CardStock, Certainly Celery CardStock,Lavender Lace CardStock, Whisper White CardStock, Rich Regals Textured CardStock
Ink: So Saffron Classic, Versamark Pad
Accessories: White Stampin' Embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Bashful Blue 1/4 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crop-A-Dile, Scallop Edge Punch, On Board Small Book Basics, Sanding Blocks

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sweet Bebe Gift

Bebé Box

Baja Breeze paper, ribbon, and ink can help you create a stunning, modern gift for any new mother. The stamped baby carriage image is truly chic! This is an easy and fabulous way to step up a small token and give it that extra special boutique look.

Paper: Whisper White Card Stock Urban Garden Designer Series Paper
Ink: Baja Breeze classic
Accessories: Whisper White 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon, Valet Ribbon Originals, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1/16" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Something Classy and Different

I Know! This card is definetly not my normal colors let alone a comfort layout. But my wheels started turning during our Open Night Last Night. My dear friend Yasmin asked me about our sanding blocks and what uses we have for them. There are traditional uses like sanding the edges of paper to distress or roughing the top of an embossed image to bring out the white core from the Designer Series Paper. But have you thought of sanding our cardstock to give it a different effect? Well that is what this card does! A very subtle but distinctive effect. Our cardstock is dyed throughout so that every layer is the same color, you just lightly sand the top of the dry embossed design to make the background stand out. TaDah!!

This card is 100% Stampin' Up! Literally...the idea too!!

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Branch Out
Paper: Basic Black CS, Kraft CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Big Shot: Top Note Bigz Die, Backgrounds 1 texturz plate
Access: Baja Breeze 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon, horizontal slot punch, sanding blocks

Monday, April 20, 2009

Online Swap with Stamp Time Somewhere

I joined my friend Jeanna's first online Swap. I couldn't resist as some of the cards are just my favorites. So here were my submissions. I had to make 6 of each one. I sent them in to Jeanna and I will have to show you what I get back. I hope everyone likes their cards.

Stamp set: Just Buzzin' By
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery,
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers

Stamps: Crazy for cupcakes, Bella Toile
Ink: Black Stazon, Pink Pirouette, Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Scallop punch, Dazzling Diamonds

Stamp Set: Wagon Full of Fun
Paper: Old Olive, Hand Drawn Bundle DSP, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Read, Very Vanilla
Ink: Stazon White, Stazon Black, chocolate Chip,
Accessories: Gold pen, exacto knife, 3 Flower Punch, chocolate chip marker

April Stamp Camp Recap

WOW! I can't believe how fast this Stamp Camp went. It was so much fun seeing everyone that came and I missed those that weren't able to make it. We even had some new friends join us. This camp had a few of the new changes. First, we had Meghan stationed at the Big Shot. This proved to be invaluable as she could offer immediate advice as I covered the other three stations. We also had our first card swap (photo above). I so enjoyed holding the artwork of my fellow stampers. I tell you no one appreciates more the work that goes into a card than another stamper. There were more people that watched the process and are now excited to join the next one. Yes, there is another swap coming up. This one is freestyle. Create your card the way you want with no limitations!! I hope that you enjoyed yourself if you came. If you didn't come, you were missed. I hope that those of you who purchased your kits are enjoying them. Let me know if you have any questions.

Good Friend "Off Stamp" Card
Stamp Set: A Good Friend (Occasions Mini 09)
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Walk in the Park DSP (Occasions Mini 09)
Ink: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze
Accessories: White Organza ribbon, scallop oval punch, oval punch

Big Shot Mini Drawer Desk Topper
Big Shot Die: Matchbox Die (Occasions Mini 09)
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Tea Party DSP
Accessiories: So Saffron ribbon, white grosgrain ribbon, brads, goodies for drawer insert and feet for bottom (walmart)

KISS Mask Frame Technique
Stamp Set: Pun Fun
Ink: Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin Write markers (Only Orange, Bashful Blue, YoYo Yellow, Black
sponges, Crystal Effects

Mother's Day Tag Punch Card
Stamp Set: Sweet Stems, All Holidays
Ink: Certainly Celery
Paper: Pretty in Pink CS, Tea Party DSP, Whisper White CS
Accesories: Small Library clip, Pink taffeta ribbon, pink grosgrain ribbon, Stampin Write markers (Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst), doilie (walmart)

Stampin' with my Sistah!

I love my sister! Not that we don't all love our siblings, but when you have 5 brothers between the two of you there is something special that happens. I have had the blessing of seeing her grow up, from little girl to adult that she is today. There are 15 years between us which had given way to me not always being able to be a part of her life. The age span has been a challenge to find common things to do together. The brothers have their own little group that we don't get to be a part of, so we have had to band and form our own. She got me hooked on pocketbook has never forgiven her. I am breaking her into the world of stamping and paper art. We just recently had a little time together to whip up a card that she loved and I actually had all the supplies to create. So, to the little girl that cried at my wedding and coined the phrase "How Rude" before it was popular.....I love you!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Are you ready for some Stamp Camp changes?

It is almost Stamp Camp time again and I have some new changes for you. Are you ready????

First change! We now have a Kit Purchase Option! If you cannot make it to Stamp Camp but you really want to have those cute projects, you now have an opportunity to purchase a kit and have the supplies dropped off at your door! Everything that you would've received at the Camp will be delivered, along with directions and a photo of each project. Images will be stamped for you unless you request otherwise. The kits are available for a purchase price of $10 unassembled/$15 assembled. Now you can stay caught up with what we are doing. All you will need is your adhesive!! Just give me call or drop an email to save your kit!!

Second Change!! We are now adding a swap opportunity! Every Camp at 8pm, we will be swapping cards. This Stamp Camp is a birthday card themed swap! Create a birthday card that you love, make 10 of them total and bring them with you to swap. The only requirement is that you use mostly Stampin' Up! product. As this is the first swap, we may make a few changes as we go. Feel free to give me your input and ideas!! This is not a mandatory swap; just for those that want to participate.

I can't wait to see everyone at Stamp Camp on the 17th!!