This is the third layout for my class on Jan.7th. We will be making this wonderful Valentine's Day layout using the new Filled With Love bundle paper and stamp set. We will also be using the new red glitter paper which I am in love with. If you want to make this page along with the snowman layout and the yellow lattice layout just let me know you are coming so I can have your paper cut and ready for you. The class is at 6:30 on the 7th at my house. It is $20 to make the three 12x12 layouts. New scrapbookers are always welcome.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
I made these two cards using Valentine Defined. I love the little stretch of hearts. I stamped them in real red then colored over a few of them in pretty in pink. The top one has some punched hearts using the triple heart punch. I put a little crystal effects on the heart on the bottom card to make it pop. I cannot live without my Big Shot. I used the dotted folder and the new framed tulip folder for these cards. I also used Teeny Tiny Wishes, the scallop oval punch, and the two smallest oval punches. Of course I had to add ribbon. I just realized I did not use any rhinestones or pearls. I must be getting sick, lol!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I did not quite use all Stamping Up products for this layout. My scrapbookers don't care. They just want to make pages! I have an old snowflake punch the makes small flakes. I used a snowman stamp that I had- you could use Frosty but we used him last year in a class. The tree is from Season of Friendship stamped in early espresso. The wind is the swirly Big Shot die. The snow is torn paper that I sponged with bashful blue. I love the snowman's hat, scarf, and gloves. They are colored with real red and daffodil delight and popped up with dimensionals. The flakes and the wind are bashful blue. This is another January 7th class layout.
These are the scrapbook pages using the same colors as the card I just posted, whisper white and daffodil delight. We are going to make these pages for part of my Jan. 7th scrapbooking class. It takes seven of the lattice cutouts to do both pages. The flower at the top is made from the leftover pieces from the lattice. There are tiny yellow flowers across the lattice that are hard to see here. I used the same punching technique as the card below to make the white centers. Let me know if you would like to attend the class. We make three double page layouts for $20.
I think this is one we will be making at my January workshop. I am loving the lattice die for the Big Shot. I also used the dotted embossing folder, the scallop punch, the medium oval punch, and the flower from the itty bitty shapes punch set. The ribbon is daffodil 1/8 taffeta. Get Well Wishes comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes. To get the center of the flowers I punched a 1/8 hole in the daffodil paper then I punched the flower shape around it. Pearls look great but I am trying to design for about 15 stampers. Five pearls each is a bit expensive and besides, I am teaching them something different!
When I first saw the bird punch this is what I saw... two birds kissing! This card is whisper white, real red, and a touch of certainly celery. I used the scallop punch for the side lace. The side red pieces are actually the throw away pieces from the scallop punch. I hate to throw good paper away. The heart is the circle scallop Big Shot heart that I also ran through the Big Shot using the dotted folder. The words are from a retired set, sorry.
I think I should have asked Santa for a new camera. The card pictures just don't show the true colors. This one is truly gorgeous in person. The base is whisper white and run through the Big Shot using the dotted folder about half way up . I tied the ribbon around the card, added two celery leaves using the little leaves die, and two flowers from the daisy die. I used a blue circle brad in the center of the flowers. I used Curvy Verses and black stazon for the words.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Inspired by nature is such a wonderful set.
It makes a beautiful card for any occasion. This time I paired chocolate chip with so saffron and old olive. I used the markers on the rubber technique where you color on the stamp with markers, huff, then stamp it on the paper. Next, I stamped the grass over the top of the flowers after I stamped off some of the color. I used narrow grosgrain ribbon in olive and the scallop punch to finish out the card.
I hope Santa brought you a Big Shot. I can't believe that when it first came out in the Stampin' Up! catalog I said I didn't want it. I love everything it does. This time I used the dotted embossing folder, the beautiful wings embosslits die, and the scallop rectangle clearlits die. This was simple card to make using whisper white, pretty in pink, certainly celery, and bashful blue. Thinking of you came from Curly Cute. Don't forget to stamp before you run the paper through your Big Shot.
Are you tired of Christmas cards yet? This will be one of the last, for now. My goal for 2011 is to have all my cards for next year created before October. The tree is going up the day after Halloween, too. This card was done with whisper white and pacific point. I used the Big Shot and the large snowflake, my new snowflake punch which is so much easier to punch than the old model, and a smaller punch I just happened to have. I also used the snowflake embossing folder which I am almost sure will be a carry over from the mini. The glimmer brads are so wonderful. This time I used a glimmer basic in silver to go with the rhinestones that I adore. Quick and easy! This would make a great thank you card, too. I stamped the words in basic grey. I love the softness of it. It is becoming my new favorite color.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I wish you could see how the large rhinestones add sparkle to the snowflakes. They make a nice layout spectacular! I popped up the tree with a dimensional and added three tiny rhinestones to it. The snowflakes are from the new Northern Frost Big Shot die. They are wonderful! I used real red, whisper white, and green galore which I bought a few spare packs of just for Christmas. Why did they have to retire such great color?We are making this layout Friday night at our scrapbooking class. Come and join us. You will make three double page layouts for $20. The other two are already posted (turkey and ornament layout). I will be glad to make up a kit for you if you can't make it. Feel free to contact me for details.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Give a gift of freeze dried snowballs! Okay, so they are really tic tacs. Since it doesn't snow much in Memphis I have to improvise! This is so easy to make. Cut the cover out of Bashful blue to cover the box. Stamp the snowman on Whisper White with black ink. Color in his nose with a Tangerine Tango marker, and the leaves and berries with red and green markers. Add the ribbon between the two layers- make it long enough to tie around the box. Punch out the bottom circle through both layers so you can see the candy. You can add a sign inside that says Freeze Dried Snowballs to cover up the candy label if you want to.
This Christmas ornament is for a Mommy and Me class I am doing. I bought some glass balls, silver shred, and pretty hangers. The kids are going to stuff some shred into the ornament and add a bit of dazzling diamond glitter. Then they will tie on some ribbon (white, old olive, silver, and retired red polka dot). They will stamp the reindeer from Sparky and Bright in Chocolate Chip and punch him out. Then they will add a Fire Circle brad for his nose. This will get taped onto a large punched real red Tag. The Glitter Glass is silver and holds on easily with mono glue. The tag has a small hole and is attached to one of the silver ribbons. The hangers are from Hobby Lobby- they are very pretty with beads and swirls.
After I cut out the Big Shot Treat Box I ran it through the Big Shot three more times using the Northern Flurry embossing folder. The folder cannot be overlapping an already embossed snowflake or it will flatten the flake. Guess how I figured that out! Next, I assembled the box. Then I stamped the ornament from Tags Til Christmas in Marina Mist and punched it out using the ornament punch. I added a rhinestone and a knot of ribbon to the ornament using a glue dot. This is held on with two dimensionals. I put some candy in a medium cello bag and tied it with more ribbon. I punched a small snowflake from the Northern Frost die and Marina Mist cardstock. It is held on with a glue dot.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I wanted to make a Christmas card using Lovely As a Tree ever since I saw people using the pine tree as a branch for the ornaments. Great idea! I used the new Tasteful Trim die and the Big Shot to cut the vanilla trim. Then I punched some 1/2 cherry circles to add a bit of color. The base is cherry cobbler with paper from the Jolly Holiday DSP. The ornaments are from Delightful Decorations and Tags Til Christmas. Each one is punched with the ornament punch and decorated with a rhinestone jewel. I used dimensionals to pop them up. The green is old olive. I used some old silver string to hang the ornaments. The ribbon is 1/4 grosgrain in olive and vanilla. 2010 is cut from an alphabet set and the Big Shot.
My next scrapbooking class is Dec. 3rd at 7:00. We are making this and the turkey page from an earlier post. We make three double page layouts for $20. Come and join us! If you can't make it but want the kit just let me know.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Christmas Tag Class
my house in Collierville
Sunday, Nov. 21
Please RSVP so I can have a kit ready for you. No experience required. All are welcome.
These tags can be used on bags, boxes, treats, cards, and scrapbook pages. Come and let me show you how easy it is to recreate them. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
Oh smart me! This tag is part of my tag class coming up this weekend. I want to show the ladies how they can use the tags on a scrapbook pages or turn them into cards. I used Big On Christmas, stamped the tree again, cut it out, and used a dimensional to pop it up on the other tree. I used celery and red markers to color as well as celery and red card stock. All images were stamped with black stazon first. I added 3 small rhinestones to the top tree. I used white wide grosgrain ribbon and tied it with the narrow red ribbon. For the card base I ran real red cs through the Big Shot using the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. I cut that down and attached it to a piece of certainly celery cs. Then I used a white gel pen and colored over the dots on the embossing. That took a few minutes but is well worth the effect. The tag is held on the card with the old slit punch. That was it can be taken off and used as a tag or on a scrapbook page by the next person! Clever... too bad we don't sell that punch anynore.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I used French Foliage and Sincere Salutations to make this card. The colors are elegant eggplant, more mustard, very vanilla, garden green, and cherry cobbler. The inside has an insert of leaves stamped at the bottom on vanilla because it is so hard to write on dark colors. The saying is attached with dimensionals.
This card turned out beautiful and is pretty easy to make. I ran the white base through the Big Shot using the dotted embossing folder. Then I ran another piece of white through using the scallop oval die. On the center part of the oval I stamped 3 trees in garden green. Then I made a hill mask out of paper, laid it over the trees, then stamped four more trees. That made the snowy look. I used a dauber and bashful blue ink to add the sky. That makes the snow really pop. I add the holes to the scallop ring and used a glimmer brad from the basic pack to add the punched snowflake. I attached the scalloped ring using dimensionals. Then I set the stamped middle part in (exact fit) with tape. Very Merry came from Short and Sweet. It is stamped and sponged in garden green and mounted on a red scalloped oval. One of my stampers told me to add some sparkle to the trees. That would be perfect!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Here is quick card. Isn't that really what must of us are looking for for our hand stamped cards? Sure we would love to spend hours on each card but then reality hits. Run some real red card stock through the Big Shot using the lattice folder. Then tape a piece of red striped ribbon on it and crimp it tight with a circle brad from the fire set. Mount that on vanilla. Mount that on an old olive base. Stamp the tree using an olive and red marker, and the saying (black) from Contempo Christmas on vanilla. Color the star with a daffodil marker after it is stamped. Attach this to olive then to the rest of the card. You can add a few rhinestones to the tree if you want to.
Monday, November 8, 2010
This is one of the layouts we are doing for the Dec. 3 scrapbooking class at 7:00. We will do three double page layouts for $20. This turkey is so fun to make using Stampin' Up punches. Come on over and scrap with us! Let me know ifyou are planning on coming so I can have a kit ready for you.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Thinking out of the box! I love our punches because they can be used for so much more than the original design intent. This poinsettia can be made out of the bird punch. I punched 7 birds in real red and seven in garden green. I also punched a 5 petal flower out of red. Next, I sponged the edges in chocolate chip classic ink. I layered everything together and attached the flower with a glitter brad from the basics collection. I added a bit of dimension to the flower by scoring the centers of the petals and bending them slightly upward before I added it to the bird layers. I layered red and white cardstock which I also sponged with chocolate chip. The words come fromSeasonal Sentiments. This is a beautiful card!
Friday, November 5, 2010
You wouldn't believe how quickly this card goes together! Fold your red base, emboss a piece of white cardstock using your Big Shot and the snowflake embossing folder, then scallop the edge of it. Tie a red satin ribbon around it and punch a 13/4 circle in the corner. Stamp the snowglobe from
Sweet Snowglobe in bashful blue then again in real red and yet again in wasabi. Cut out the house and the trees and attach them to the blue. Tear a tiny white scrap and add at the bottom for snow. Fill a sweet treat cup with a little glitter and place it in the punched hole. Use the tape on the cup to attach the blue piece. Attach this the base. Add a few rhinestones. The Merry Christmas is from Christmas Greetings and is stamped in black. Cut the base out of the red stamped piece and attach it. Done! We sell the envelopes to mail this but it really better to hand deliver this pretty shaker card.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is in Memphis! He was very easy to create. I embossed some white card stock using my Big Shot and the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder. I cut it up for the beard and hat trim using an oval shape for a pattern. Then I used the large oval punch for the mustache trimming the ends to a point. The card base is real red. His face, nose, and mouth are blushing bride sponged with pretty in pink. I used a dauber in pink to add his cheeks. His eyes are the 1/2 circle punch with white gel pen marks. I cut up a green glitter pick I found at Micheal's and added a red glitter brad from the bright pack. I feel another class coming on! This punch art stuff is fun!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I found the directions for this guy on a stamping site called Paper Punch Addiction. The lady does absolutley spectacular punch art work. Many of her directions are free, some you have to buy. I am having a class Saturday, Nov. 6th from 2:00-3:30 where you can make three of these wonderful cards for $10. If you live in the Memphis area please come and join us! Making things using paper punches is really fun. I wish you could see the colors better. His feathers a a dark red called riding hood red. His body is made from soft suede and chocolate chip. Email or call me if you would like to join us so I can have a kit ready for you.
Another quick and easy Christmas card! This time I used Night of navy for the background. I never think to use that color. Pretty! I embossed the snowflakes with white craft ink and white embossing powder on a smaller piece of navy. I used the lace punch to add white around both edges. I embossed Merry Christmas from Christmas Greetings and then tied on a organza ribbon. A few rhinestones really makes this card sparkle. For the inside I stamped a few snowflakes on white with night of navy classic ink. I stamped the verse from Christmas Greetings slightly above the middle. This makes it easy to write on if you don't have a white gel pen handy.
I made this using Dasher, Pricless, and Heard From the Heart. I stamped everything on white using cherry cobbler classic ink. Then I added three cherry brads from regal brads using the mat pack and poker. I covered Dasher with crystal effects and added some rhinestones to his horns. Quick and easy. I may using him for a stamp-a-stack class. Cherry cobbler is a beautiful color!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
This started out as a simple treat holder but I kept adding one more thing. Typical! I used pumpkin pie cardstock with the Big Shot and the Two Tags die. I made an extra score line from the flat edge at 21/8. Then I stamped the words from Seasonal sentiments (mini) and colored them in with a tangerine tango marker. Then I ran that through the Big Shot using the spider web embossing folder. I punched the moon out of daffodil delight and sponged around the edge with pumpkin pie. This is held on with a dimensional. Then I punched a black bat and used the white gel pen for the eyes. He is also held on using a dimensional. I tied a narrow black grosgrain ribbon at the top. The candy bar was tricky- you have to use a flat one. This is a crunch bar.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Look at the clouds in the background. I made a template by cutting a large scalloped shape across a piece if white cardstock. I started at the bottom of the white cardstock for the house and sponged over the template moving it around in different places using eggplant envy. Then I embossed the house from House of Haunts over the clouds with black. It really is a neat effect. The bat is punched out of black, pressed into the versamark pad, then embossed with iridescent ice. The words are from Tenny Tiny Wishes and punched out with the word window punch. I wheeled all over the pumpkin pie cardstock using the bat wheel. I used the top of a scalloped bag on the inside as a pocket to hold a piece of candy (the bags are in the new mini). There is a black brad on the front just under the house which hold down the front flap down.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Isn't he adorable? The top of the handle has Friend. Good. from Smarty Pants embossed in white on it. Very cute!! I cut 2 top notes out of old olive using the Big Shot. I sponged black around the edges. His hair was made from a piece of a black top note and styled to a nice bang length. His lids were punched from a medium oval punch and his nose was punched from the tab punch. Cut them both in half and sponge black around them, too. His eyes were punched from the 3/4 and 1/2 circle punches. I used the top of the ornament punch to make the spikes on his neck. Then I hand drew the scar and his mouth with a black marker. He will have a cello bag of candy sticking out of the top.
This little treat is quick and easy. All you need is a 51/2 x 21/2 piece of cardstock scored at 5/8, 7/8, 3, and 31/2. Stamp it with the spider web from Wicked Cool with black stazon. Sponge around all edges with classic black ink. Stamp two spiders from Batty For You. Punch out one of the spiders out using a 1 inch cirlce punch, sponge the edge with razzleberry, then use a dimensional to attach it on top of the other spider. Add this to a 11/4 razzleberry circle. Add this to a black scallop circle. Use another dimensional to add this to the jacket. Use a 1/8 circle punch to add a hole for the stick (wiggle it in to get it to fit). Tie a razzleberry bow around the stick. Add some wiggle eyes for fun!