Sunday, June 23, 2013

Mosaic Madness

Hi!  Would you believe that it took me about 4 weeks to finish this card?  It just would not come together for me.  I kept working with it and finally I came up with something I could live with.  Sure hope the next time I use this set that it goes better!
It is hard to see in this photo, but I used the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder on the Whisper White card base.  After stamping the images with the Mosaic Madness Stamp Set I punched them out with new Mosaic Punch.
I wanted to color the Happy Birthday tag with new 2013-2105 In Color markers only I don't own them!!  Yikes!  Guess what worked in a pinch??  My blender pen!!  Those have to be my all time favorite tools.  I dabbed the blender pen in ink and then colored the stamp just like I would have with a marker.  Now, I wouldn't want to do this all the time, but in a pinch it worked.  

I will be taking a week off.  Usually I try to stamp ahead and post, but lately it has been a struggle for me, so unfortunately I have nothing prepared.  I'll have to get busy when I come home because Convention will be a couple of weeks away and I need swaps!!!  lol  Take care and as always, thank you so very much for taking the time to visit.  :)


  

Friday, June 21, 2013

Simply Pressed Clay

Hello!  I finally got some time to play again with the new Simply Pressed Clay and Molds a couple of days ago.  Here's what I made:
I love these!  They are so much fun and easy to make.  The clay is white and all I did was add 2-3 drops of re-inker and worked it into the clay (wear gloves!).  One hint I must give you is...do not set it on paper...the paper will stick to it!  I'm so used to working on a paper mat that I never thought about it sticking.
Here are what the molds look like.  There are many demonstrators out there with great hints on how to get the clay out of the molds without deforming the flowers or buttons.  The way that worked the best for me was to put the mold into my freezer for about 10 minutes and then they popped right out.
  Here's a close up of the medium sized button with a piece of Linen Thread.  
The yellow blossom is a full size of the smallest blossom in the mold.  The other two were just little pieces of clay I had left over, so I pressed them into the center of the mold to see what they would look like, I thought they came out cute too!
Supplies
Simply Pressed Clay (130685) $6.95  (This 2.4 oz pouch will make a ton)
Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds (131272) $7.95
Various Ink Refills $2.95 each

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Another Father's Day Card

Hello!  Today I'm sharing the card I made for my Step Dad for Father's Day.  Awhile ago he saw one of the Swallowtail cards I made,  and said he'd like on too...so this is what he got...
I'm thrilled with this card, I really wanted it to turn out since Rich is so supportive of my stamping.  I stamped the image onto Whisper White card stock with Jet Black Stazon Ink and used my blender pen dabbed onto my ink pads to color it in.
The leaves are cut out with the Secret Garden Framelits and I used the Woodgrain Embossing folder with the Early Espresso Core'dinations which I then sanded.
 The body of the butterfly was adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and I put a Dimensional on each of the wings close to the body.  I love the way the butterfly naturally curved up.  It was a good thing I was able to hand deliver this card...no way was I going to try to put it into an envelope!
Supplies
Stamp Set:  Swallowtail
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Early Espresso Core'dinations
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Elegant Eggplant, Midnight Muse, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Crushed Curry
Extras:  Blender Pen, Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Secret Garden Framelits, Dimensionals,
             Stampin' Sanding System

Have a great day!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Hi!  I absolutely love the card I made for my husband for Father's Day.  I've had the Epic Day This and That DSP for quite awhile now and finally put it to good use.  I love this paper - it can be used for both masculine and feminine projects.
After stamping the round images I cut them out with my 1 3/8" circle punch.
I mounted "The Winner" and "Best" circles and the 2 3/8" scallop circle with Dimensionals.  The ribbon part was cut out by hand.
Supplies
Stamp Set:  Blue Ribbon
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Epic Day This and That DSP
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Gumball Green
Punches:  1 3/8" Circle, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle

Thanks for stopping by! 


Friday, June 14, 2013

Birthday Banner

Hello!  As I promised on Wednesday today I'll show you the complete birthday banner that I made for my Uncle Donald.  We are celebrating his 80th birthday on Sunday (Father's Day)!  He is a wonderful uncle and I wanted to make something special for him...I really, really love this banner, so I am happy.
This was made using the Perfect Pennants Bigz L and the Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies.  
The birthday cake is a very old Sizzix die I bought years ago.  My uncle was a farmer for many decades and I thought the Honeycomb Embossing folder was perfect to use on the larger triangles since it looks like chicken wire.
I know I already showed you this on Wednesday, but it didn't feel right not having the photo in this post too.  I used some leftover Hemp Twine from a couple of years ago to hold the banner together.  This is a product that I really miss...it's nice and sturdy.
The letters were mounted with Dimensionals and the Crumb Cake triangles were stamped with largest stamp from the Clockworks set.  I just had to use Not Quite Navy card stock one last time, I will really miss this color!
Supplies
Stamp Set:  Clockworks
Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Crumbcake
Extras:  Big Shot, Perfect Pennants & Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies, Dimensionals, Retired Hemp 
             Twine

Thank you so very much for taking the time to visit!!!  Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Sneak Peek

Hi!  Today I'm showing you part of a banner I made to celebrate my uncle's 80th Birthday.  Details (and the rest of it) will be posted on Friday.
I just love how this turned out!!!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Yes, Another Mini Note Holder!!

Hello!  I just cannot stop making these note paper holders!!!  I wasn't going to show you anymore, but this one I made for my cousin, Tina, is one of my favorites, so I just had to share!
The flowers was made using one of the flowers from the Secret Garden Framelets.
I cut three of the flowers.  One I left as is, and the other two of them were cut between each petal so I could fluff them up a bit.  The smaller flower was cut using the Boho Blossoms punch and I used a button for the center.  I stacked all of the pieces, pierced them with my Paper-Piercing Tool, then used a needle to feed some White Baker's Twine through and tied a knot.  I really love this flower!
The butterfly was made using both the Bitty & Elegant Butterfly punches.  I love how cheery this turned out!
Supplies
Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri
Paper:  Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Retired DSP
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise
Punches:  Bitty & Elegant Butterfly
Extras:  Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, White Baker's 
             Twine, Yellow Button

Thanks a lot for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Another Not Quite Finished Card

Hello!  I must admit that I have not picked up a stamp in two weeks.  Things have been crazy around here lately, however, I am hoping that after today things slow down a bit and I can get back to my stamping.  This is a card that I cased from Dawn Olchefske (yes, another one, what can I say...she's a fountain of ideas!!!) quite awhile ago.  I hadn't posted it because I wasn't sure who I was going to give it to, but I've been feeling guilty for not posting since Monday, so here it is!!!   I haven't added a sentiment and the DSP and Bottle Cap were in the Spring Mini and so they are no longer available.  It's such a pretty card that I just had to show you anyway.
I ran the 5 1/4" x 4" layer of card stock through the Big Shot with only 1/2 of the piece positioned in the embossing folder and placed the ribbon over the line where the embossing stops.  The bottle caps were quite thick and it would have been a problem to mail as is, but someone came up with the idea to put them through the Big Shot and flatten them a bit...way cool!!  I used the Hearts a Flutter Framelits to cut out the DSP and Primrose pieces.  If I were to add a sentiment I'd put it in the lower left hand corner, although I do like it plain too!

Current Supplies:
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals
Ribbon:  Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
Extras:  Big Shot, Heart a Flutter Framelits, Argyle Embossing Folder

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope to get stamping tomorrow so I'll have more projects to post!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Happy Birthday Kathy!

Hello!  Today's post is a birthday card I made for my best friend from high school.  She's one in a million (and she likes to stamp)!!  I've had this card made for 3 weeks and wouldn't you know it I got so busy this week that I forgot to mail it until Saturday, sure hope you get it time Kathy!  If not, here's a sneak peak.  I cased this card from my upline Dawn Olchefske, thanks for the great idea Dawn!
I added the butterfly on my card - love these two butterflies layered with pearls.
 The outside of the card is made with one sheet of 6" x 12" DSP. The angle part you cut off of the top is flipped over and glued onto the bottom, cool look, huh?!  I punched out the two butterflies on the inside layers.
The butterflies are put together with a Dimensional, I like the way it makes them pop!  Also, I dabbed a little Crystal Effects on the centers of the flowers to add some shine and dimension.  
Supplies
Stamp Sets:  Apothecary Art, Papillon Potpourri
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink (both retired)
Paper:  Whisper White, Certainly Celery DSP (retired)
Punches:  Bitty & Elegant Butterfly
Extras:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Pearls

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked your card Kathy!

DSC#232 Custom Tee

Hello!  When I first saw this week's color challenge I grabbed some flower stamp sets to work with. Then I thought I should take a ...