17 May 2012 – May Stamp Club – No. 1

Here’s a peak at one of this weekend’s stamp club cards.  As the special this month is on Designer Series Paper, I thought I would focus on that.  BTW, the special is Buy 3 packs, get 1 free!!  Don’t you just love free stuff!!!

I’ve cased this one from here on Pinterest.  Once I’ve worked out how to put a link in, you can follow me on Pinterest too!  I’ve embossed the bigger framelit and then sponged it with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  Gotta love sparkle!

Stamp Set: Just Believe

Ink:  Night of Navy

Paper:  Well Worn DSP, Attic Boutique DSP, Baja Breeze,  Very Vanilla

Accessories: Adorning Accents Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Baja Breeze Pleated satin ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Rhinestones.

Check back tomorrow to see another card for Stamp Club!!.

 

14 October 2011 – Pussy Cats and Boxes

I thought it was high time I shared a photo with you of my new babies!!  At the start of September, my husband and I adopted two kittens from Little Paws Kitten Rescue.  Shadow and Jaster are about 8 months old and getting bigger every day.  They love helping in my craft room as well as playing in the paper and boxes that my orders come in.  They have also overtaken my craft chair, so now I sit on the uncomfortable office chair and they have the one with a pillow.  If I’m not watching, I lose the office chair as well!!!

Shadow (left) and Jaster - Brotherly love

At the Stampin’ Up! convention earlier this year, Shelli Gardner, the co-founder, demonstrated a really cute box using the cardboard circle from a box of glue dots.  Well, there are 300 glue dots in a box, and it’s taken me until now to use them up!!

How cute is that!!

Now to find someone with an upcoming special birthday to give it too!!  And put something special in it!!

Stamp Set:  Tiny Tags

Paper:  Mocha Morning DSP, Basic Black, Crumb Cake

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories:  2 1/2″ circle punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Antique Brads, Hemp twine, Champagne Mist Shimmer paint, Jewelry tag punch

 

 

9 October 2011 – Creative Elements

Thanks to all the girls for a fun stamp club yesterday!!!  It’s Lynn’s birthday this week, so I found a great card by my team member, Jess Williams, to make for her.  I’ve been doing a few Christmas cards, so it was nice to make something different.  I got this stamp set, Creative Elements, at convention this year and I was excited to make this card using so many of the stamps.

I cut out the flower twice and shimmered it so that there is a bit of sparkle on it.  You always need a bit of bling!!

Stamp Set:  Creative Elements

Ink:  Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler

Paper:  Naturals Ivory

Accessories:  Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Marina Mist Seam binding ribbon

10 June 2011 – Butterfly Birthday

I have a friend who is having a 21st birthday party this weekend (I’m excited that I still have such young friends!!) and I needed to make a card and a box for the present.  I’ve still got the box to go, but I’m working tonight and need to have a sleep this afternoon, so I’ll be madly making one tomorrow!!  Nothing like leaving it to the last minute!!

I am definately loving the Elements of Style stamp set.  I have cased this card from Tania Gould, and haven’t changed it much.  It’s amazing how you can make a mistake work for you!!  As I was putting the tape on the back of the very vanilla piece, when I turned it over, I had a black spot right in the middle of the top which wasn’t going to be hidden by the butterfly!!!  So out comes the spritzer tool and the black marker and away we go!!  You can get really carried away with spritzing if you’re not careful!!

I also love bling so after colouring the butterfly, I drowned it in Champagne mist shimmer paint which has been mixed with Isocol.  So much glitter, just beautiful!!  Because the paper was a wee bit damp, I dried it with my heat tool and then scrunched it a bit.  And then added such a bit more shimmer paint, this time with a sponge dauber.  You really can’t have too much glitter!!  Honestly!!!

I have also rediscovered shrinky dink plastic.  I couldn’t find a birthday greeting small enough for my punches so I used the large oval punch to punch out the greeting, which I had stamped with Staz-on ink and then heated it with my heat tool.  It’s fun watching it melt and hoping it will end up flat!!  I added a touch of lace as well.  I hope you like it!!

Can you see the glitter!!

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style, On Your Birthday

Ink:  Basic Black, Wild Wasabi marker, Rose Red marker, Pretty in Pink marker, Black Staz-on

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Large Oval punch, Shrinky Dink plastic, heat tool, Victoria Crochet ribbon