Archive for June, 2008

I sat down the other day with two ideas in my head – one was stitching and the other was embossing.  Well none of the cards have any stitching, still working on that and the one that was supposed to have stitching ended up being  a Christmas card.  I think it may be a little wishy washy and I might work a little more on it.

I wanted to put red stitching around the outside of the tree but it just didn’t look “right”, not sure if I have the technique down yet or not.  More practise needed.

Card Stock: Real Red, Black, Whisper White

Stamp Set: Stampin’ Up “Loads of Love”, “Fresh Fillers” & “Riveting” (retired)

Ink :Versamark, Basic Black

Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Black Gingham Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL

Looking at it I haven’t placed the card on straight.  I stamped the tree and the background in versamark. I then daubed over the tree and background with the pastels. (Glorious Green, Chocolate Chip & Lavendar Lace)  I think perhaps it is a bit wishy washy with the pastels but I will ponder and think over it.

Card : Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Paper: May Special

Ink: Basic Black, Real Red Ink Cartridge

Stamp Sets: Watercolour Joy (Wheel), Fun and Fast Notes

Accessories: Heat Gun, Powder Pals, Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, stampin dimensionals, sponge daubers, stampin pastels

I trimmed an inch off the card and then tore it.  On the inside I rolled watercolour joy with the real red ink cartridge and sprinkled clear embossing powder over the top and then used my heat gun.

I cased the idea for the flowers from splitcoast stampers, stamping the flowers onto scraps of my paper, cutting out and then using dimensionals to mount.  I coloured the background with my pastels using the sponge daubers (real red, glorious green).

The last card turned into a Christmas Card as well – I suppose that is what real red lends itself too.  I wasn’t as successful with the border due to the fact I don’t think I had run my wheel enough to get the ink coverage right.

Card: Real Red (yup again!), Whisper White

Ink: Real Red, Versamark

Stamp Sets: Loads of Love & Watercolour joy (wheel)

Accessories: Heat Gun, Powder Pals, Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, sponge daubers, stampin pastels

The trailer I didn’t get quite right due to you can still see some of the cab but I tried masking in this one and did alright with that with putting trees in the back of the truck.  Brilliant Blue and Basic Black, Glorious Green and Real Red were used to put colour on the truck.

Off to work out the stitching thing now!


June 27, 2008 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

6×6 scrapbook pages

I have a workshop this Saturday where they want to do a 6×6 scrapbook page so I have been thinking of ideas and going to brainstorm some more with Vanessa on Friday.  Thanks… 😉

Anyway I was looking at the Stampin’ Up workshop DVD and created (adapted) these two from ideas on there.  Even if I don’t use them I like what I have created showcasing my gorgeous husband and gorgeous son.  (no bias here!)

Shower timeAdelaide November 2007

They are the same design just using different colours.

The first one used Green Galore, Real Red and Yoyo yellow card stock from the Bold Brights colection.

Using my watercolour joy stampin’ wheel with real red cartridge I rolled it up the 1″ strip of real red.

Using green galore and basic black I stamped the flowers as a border down the bottom.

I crumbled the yoyo yellow and using snail adehesive stuck everything down and stamped the title “heartfelt” across the top in green galore.

On whisper white card I stamped real read flowers with basic black two step stamping over the top.  One with a basic black middle, the other in green galore.  I cut them out and stuck them down with dimensionals.

The flower stamps are from the heartfelt thanks set.

The second layout was on brilliant blue, with real red and green galore.  I chose green and blue to match the photograph.

I chose a different flower from the heartfelt thanks set to create the border at the bottom, this time just stamping in brilliant blue.  The flowers cut out are also in brilliant blue and basic black.

The next card I made at my first stampin’ up workshop about 18 months ago.  I have only just put the photograph in it.

Hanging Out

Card stock: Not quite Navy

Ink: White

Stamps: Wash Day Jumbo Wheel

: Fresh Fillers

Accessories: 1 1/4″ punch

: Ribbon

June 18, 2008 at 3:20 pm 1 comment

More cards

I might calm down on my postings but just putting a few more of my card designs up.

The first one is the original design which I got from the Stampin’ Up Website.

It is on Pink Passion.
I trimmed 1/2 an inch off the front and then tore some more off and bent up the torn edge. I used Fun and Fast Notes. I stamped the bird of a square of 7cm x 7cm and then used my slip of pink to restamp the “thanks.. I needed that”. Then I inked up the bird’s flower in pixie pink and stamped that down the left hand side. I used Brilliant Blue and Pixie Pink and Green Galore with my blender pen to colour in the bird and flower. I roughed up the edges with my 7-sided distresser tool and then wrapped the slip of card with the words off centre.

The next cards are a variation on that one using wheels as I had a request from an upcoming hostess that she needed ideas for using hers.

I’ve had a friend give birth recently and have some others who are pregnant so these cards are inspired for them.
I used summer sun for the card stock.

I prepared the card as above by trimming off 1/2 an inch and then tearing the rest. I used my jumbo wheel “Wash Day” in versa mark on both the inner part of the card and the outer (but tore off most of the outer)
Using my blender pens I used Brilliant Blue and Real Red on the Happy New Baby from Fun and Fast Notes and I used Pixie Pink and Green Galore on the other baby carriage. On one I inked up the Happy New Baby in Brilliant Blue and stamped on the edge of my strip of card and after roughing up the edges used my everywhere glue on the square and then my snail adhesive on the strip across the card.
For the other I used Spring Pictograms though I think next time the strip will have to be wider and wrapped the strip using SNAIL adhesive around the white square and then glued down.

Last but not least…

Same prep as before – on real red. This time I inked up watercolour joy stampin’ wheel with real red and rolled along bottom inside.

I also used real red and brilliant blue and green galore with my blender pens on the pictures. I chose different statements to go with the pictures from the same set.

June 16, 2008 at 7:02 am 1 comment

First Workshop Part B

I had my first workshop yesterday and it went ok.

A few things went off the plan. Alexander decided to choose his own nap time so he was awake during the workshop.
Vanessa had laryngitis but she did marvelously well supporting me with a fading voice.
And as I know with teaching I definitely had room for improvement in my demo-ing.

Here are some of the cards that were made yesterday – it is interesting to see people’s different takes on it all.

Erika used her spiral punch outs to further decorate the card which I thought was pretty funky.

Then Jenny did her take – I like the two giraffes in the middle – 1 being 3D and I hadn’t thought of doing the lion’s tail 3D.

3D animals

Last was Rebecca who split her giraffe which looks cool and she went wild with the greeting which I think looks great and might have to case.

Wild About You

I think everyone enjoyed themselves.

June 15, 2008 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

First Workshop

My First Workshop CardHere’s the card that I “designed” for my first workshop this Saturday!

This card has been “cased” from a variety of sources. I originally got the idea from one source (a card that was on Vanessa’s table one workshop), went home and played around with it and had my hubby chip in a few suggestions. Then when Vanessa came over she had some design ideas from another website (you’ll have to remind me whose it was ‘Ness) and this is what we have.

On 3 whisper white squares I stamped 3 different animals from the Wild About You stamp set in cameo coral and garden green. I used my stamp-ma-jig to align them so I got the bits of the animal I wanted on the square. Then on another piece of whisper white card I stamped the animals again and cut out the different sections that I wanted to be 3D. The lion’s mane (my hubby’s fault, I originally did the lion’s head and he innocently asked me how it would look with the mane.), the elephant’s ear and a little bird to join the giraffe. I used the portable cutter kit to help cut out the lion’s head and just leave the mane.

I used the spiral punch on a strip of black card and then stuck the 3 animals on the strip.

Next I (actually Vanessa), used the Circle of Friendship Stamp set that is in this month’s escape promotion onto cameo coral. She cut out around the circle (though at the workshop we will be using the 1″ punch) and then cut out a circle of black using the 1″1/4 punch and punched out the middle of the congratulations stamp using the 1/4″ punch. I used dimensionals so the circle would stand out and tied black and white gingham ribbon through the circle.

All this was placed on a cameo coral card.

I also used my stampin’ spots to have a olive green and Ruby Red flower for the elephant.

June 12, 2008 at 2:10 pm 2 comments

First Post

Just a page holder to open my new blog launching me into the world of Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator.  I have my first workshop in just little over a week and Vanessa was over last night helping me put the finishing touches to the design of my card for the make and take.  I will be putting it up soon to show you all how great it looks.  I can’t wait to share it all with you.

June 4, 2008 at 5:50 am Leave a comment

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