Sunday, September 30, 2012

Milk Carton box

Here's my take on the Milk Carton Box.  Click here to see how to make this.

Stamp Set: Jolly Bingo Bits
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, White, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Big Shot, mini milk carton die, 1-1/4, 1-3/8" circle punches
Accessories: cherry cobbler bakers twine, sticky strip

Monday, September 24, 2012

Reflection Technique

Stamp Set: Lovely As A Tree
Paper: Soft Suede, White
Ink: Early Espresso, Baja breeze
Tools: Big Shot, Oval Accents Die, lacy brocade embossing folder
Accessories, Antique Brads, dazzling details, sponge

Very Proud of this one.  I have always been a little intimidated to try this technique, but I faced my fears and realized it's quite easy.  We made this at club last month and I'm proud to share Dawn's video on how to do this technique.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Embossed Coasters

Stamp Set: Lovely As A Tree
Tools: Heat Tool
Ink: versamark
Accessories: gold embossing powder

Here is a simple project that is very elegant and a wonderful gift.  I bought some stone tiles from Lowe’s.  I inked up my “Lovely as a tree” set with versamark and stamped it on the tile.  I then sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and set it with my heat tool.  One thing to remember is it takes a lot longer to set the image on a tile than on paper.  It took probably twice as long.  So, be patient.  It will happen.  I’ve also seen this done by putting the tiles in the oven.  Still takes just as long 

TODAY is the last day to sign up for the 
Holiday Blast!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kissing Technique

Stamp Set: Betsy’s blossoms, mixed bunch, Word Play
Paper: White, Pacific Point
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
Tools: Blossom Punch
Accessories: vintage faceted designer button

This is a simple card, but the image on the flower was done using the kissing technique.  You need 2 stamps to kiss J  I inked up the mixed bunch flower with Baja Breeze.  Then I inked up the large flower image from the Betsy’s Blossoms set and kissed them together.  The darker blue image will be left on the mixed bunch flower and then stamp that on white and punch out.  I cut a very thin strip of pacific point and threaded it through a vintage faceted designer button.  No need to have all the colors of ribbon, paper can be used just as easily J

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Halloween pull card

Renetta, I finally found the directions so I could post it for you!!!

I love this card I found on Dawn's Stampin Thoughts.  I made these for a national holiday swap I participated in last month.  I was very proud of them :)
Stamp Set: Googly Ghouls, Wicked Cool
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, black and white
Ink: Pumpkin, Black
Tools: Big Shot, spider web embossing folder, stapler, 1-3/8" circle punch, small and large scallop punches, white gel pen and black striped satin ribbon

LOVE IT!!  Click here to go to Dawn's Site to see her video on how to make this awesome pull card!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Free Ribbon!

Let me just tell you how much I love it when SU! gives stuff away for free!!!  Demonstrators definitely love it when they do this, b/c we are always buying stuff for our classes and we benefit from the free stuff they offer you too.  That's one of the many awesome reasons to be a demo!    Anyway, in September (sorry, I know it's already half over), you will receive a free spool of our newest In Color Ribbons for every $40 you spend.  I've already gotten 4 of them and I can't wait to use it all!

Here's a cute video from our home office.

Monday, September 17, 2012


Hello All!  I am so sorry for being MIA the last 2 weeks.  Andy and I just got back from a 7-day cruise celebrating our 10th anniversary.  We got back last night and I am overwhelmed with what waits for me this upcoming week :)

PLEASE!!!! don't forget that this Friday is the last day to register for our Holiday Blast event taking place in H'ville on October 13th!  I must have the money in hand by Friday :)

On another note, here is a card I wanted to share with you today and stuff I wrote last week :)

Stamp Set: Evergreen
Paper: Certainly Celery and old Olive (dynamic duos found on your color wheel), white, silver glitter paper
Ink: certainly celery, old olive
Tools: Big Shot, Apothecary accent framelits, striped embossing folder, holiday collection framelits, essentials paper piercing pack
Accessories: dimensionals

Right now I am sailing across the Atlantic Ocean on my 10th anniversary trip.  We flew up to NY, stayed in Time Square, saw the musical Wiked and boarded the Carnival Glory headed to 2 ports in Canada and then back through Portland, ME, Boston, MA and then back to NY.  7 nights!!!  Yeah for 10 years!  I’ve already won a trophy for a game show I participated in!
Ok, enough about me because I have been thinking about you.  I thought I would use some of our downtime to update my crazy blog.  I tell ya.  Now that school is back in session, I thought I would have more time…not so much.
I did this card at club last month.  I was teaching them how to stamp a 3D image using the stamp-a-majig.  If you don’t have one…get one J
Use your Stamp-a-majig and stamp your lighter image first.  Then move your stamp-a-majig up and over in any direction and stamp again.  As far as the layering, there is no framelit that will do that.  So, you use the paper piercing pack to punch around the outside of the image and then cut as best you can.