Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Have a look at all of the dimension:
I love to watercolor...can you tell?
There is glitter in the flower centers...but you can't tell that from these pictures...and the flowers on the card are on stampin dimensionals as well as the single flower fron petal in the framed piece.
She is a stamper as well...so I gave her stamps and designer series paper as well....now she has to get stampin'! lol
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Now...for today's online sketch challenge. I was in the mood to "do masculine" today...even though I need to get two baby girl cards done soon!!! What is wrong with me??? Why can't I focus on what needs done rather than what I feel like doing????
So here it my card for the day...it was a short lunch break and I am working on my next camp idea after my tart and tangy camp...oooo wait till you see it! Any way...for the task at hand...see how I get off track??? LOL!
My card base is close to cocoa with faux wood technique. (as well as the tag and center of the build a brad) My center panel is the pine tree from Lovely as a Tree stamped in basic brown classic ink onto very vanilla. I used my aquapainter and watercolor wonder crayons to color it in. I matted that onto night of navy. The two said panels are always artichoke stamped with the small pine branch, also from Lovely as a Tree. I matted that with chocolate chip. Both of those panels were sponged with chocolate chip.
Like the tag? I stamped the sentiment from the retired level one hostess set Riveting. I would have used Circle of Friendship, which is current, but to be honest...I couldn't reach it...my studio space is a disaster! ( I would rather stamp in it than clean it...but the time is nearing very son that I will have to get organized!....LOL!) So there is my confession for the day! I fit the center of the punched circle with a build a brad filled with a circle of faux wood. I used a hanger thingy from the antique brass hodgepodge hardware to hold my ribbon. (I am really technical, huh?) I have no idea where this ribbon came from, it was in my stash and it matched perfectly! I tied it with linen thread. Adhesive and stampin dimensionals later...a card!
Guess what????? Stampin Up! has notified the demonstrators that the finishes in the current catalog would be retiring. Meaning antique brass, aged copper and pewter. booohooo!!!!! So if you have a fondness for any of those sets....stock up!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Some close ups:
Here is a close up of the card...this card wasn't my original design...they are swarming all over the internet right now...but it originated with the very talented Lauren.
I sure hope the new mommies enjoyed these! I had lots of fun putting them together!
Monday, May 19, 2008
The card base is soft sky ( I sure will miss this color...I have to do some major stocking up!). I stamped the butterfly from Live Your Dream in one random diagonal pattern off the top of the card in soft sky. My two patterned paper layers are from the super gorgeous paper pack, Afternoon Tea. (love it!) I matted both of those with chocolate chip. (Do you see a pattern of "my favorite things...?" hehehe!) I inked up the flower from Live Your Dream with wild wasabi stems, soft sky flowers and chocolate chip centers. before I stamped that...I had a thought...maybe that would be to "flat" looking. hmmm..... So I took my blue bayou sponge dauber...inked it up and daubed around the edges of the flowers...gave that flower stamp a huff...and stamped it onto whisper white card stock. oooo...just what I was looking for! I cut out the entire flower stamp with my hobby blade and had another thought.....it needed bling! ooooo..... aaaahhhhh..... So dazzling diamonds it is, applied with my 2 way glue pen. Wanna see a close up of that flower???? If you don't...scroll down real fast! lol!
OK....I needed a sentiment....I want it to fit into the 1 3/8 inch circle punch....hhmmm...... I pull out my trusty Big Bold Birthday. "There are no circle sentiments in there, Regina..." I know, I know..... I stamped the "make a wish" stamp word by word to make it tall rather than wide...do you love it? I then took that butterfly and stamped on the sentiment, punched it out...voila! I matted that onto a scallop circle in chocolate chip. I adorned that with chocolate chip twill ribbon and a ribbon slide from styled silver hodge podge set in the spring mini catalog.
I layed down my flower to find my desired position on the card...and you know what...putting the entire thing up on stampin' dimensionals wasn't going to work for me. The flower wasn't laying on the same plane throughout the entire card. You know I am too obsessive to allow that! So wanna know what I came up with? I put stampin' dimensionals under the flowers only and adhered the stems to the patterned paper with tombo mono multi glue. oooo...just what I was looking for! see?
See that bling???? ooooo.......delish!
Wait to you see what I will show you later in the week.....I have two baby gifts that I gave this weekend....I loved them...hopefully the Moms did too...and hopefully you will too! stay tuned... :)
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Are you Tart or Tangy?
Come and find out at the Tart & Tangy Stamp Camp!
Friday, May 30th
Slippery Rock McDonald's Big Mac Board Room
We will be making 5 projects - you will not want to miss it!!!
*altered mini composition notebook
*a photo/recipe clip
*a regular card
*a candy surprise
You will receive the Tart & Tangy stamp set with your registration to the camp!!!!
All of these projects will also use the coordinating Summer Picnic DS Paper. This paper is sooooo yummy!!!!!
The fee for this camp is only $25. Space is very limited (I only have so many mailboxes) so register today! You can email me directly to register.
Registration deadline is May 16th.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
These are peeks of 4 out of 5 projects we are making!!!!!
Thanks for surfin' in today!
now, go stamp! lol!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
What is NOT TO LOVE about this picture?????? Here is my take on the challenge: