Archive for November, 2009

Snowflake Medallion

My poor little blog here is so very neglected. I’ve been so busy with other things, that my good intentions to post more here just never quite come to fruition! The good news though, I’m on vacation at the beach, and it’s raining, so I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to catch ya’ll up! Last week I had some semi-major construction going on at my house (pics will be up as soon as the project is done!), an Open House, a benefit dance to attend, and not to mention, preparing for the vacation I’m on now!

So, enough about me- onto the stamping!

I made these cards for the Open House I participated in last week. They were pretty popular! I plan on making a lot more of these to sell at a Vendor Holiday Bazaar we’re having at my office next week (ugh…more I need to do!!)…

I couldn’t decide which color combo I liked best…so here’s all three!

Colors: Old Olive & Real Red

Colors: Bashful Blue & Brilliant Blue

Colors: Real Red & Bashful Blue

All Supplies Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps – Medallion, Four the Holidays
Paper – Naturals White Cardstock
Accessories – Rhinestone brad from the Pretties Kit, Stamping Sponges, Snowflake Punch, Stamp-a-majig

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November 22, 2009 at 11:54 pm 1 comment

Technique Tuesday – Direct to Rubber Sponging

Welcome back to Technique Tuesday! I don’t know if I’ll try to go back to doing these EVERY Tuesday, but whenever I use a cool technique, I’ll definitely be sure to share!

For this technique, you use sponges (or sponge daubers) to apply the ink directly to your stamp. The key is to use more than one color to get a cool graduated color effect.

The Medallion stamp just screamed at me to use it for this technique. I first sponged on my lighter color, then added the darker color around the edges and in the very center. Super simple, yet so very pretty!

Just another note…I cut the round Stamping Sponges into 4’s, that way you get more for your money, they’re easier to handle, and you can apply color more precisely.

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps – Medallion, Thank You Kindly
Colors -Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Paper – Whisper White Cardstock
Accessories – Rhinestone brad from the Pretties Kit, Stamping Sponges

November 3, 2009 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

MDS Monday – Picture Frame insert

I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. The past week has been tough – there was a death in the family that we had to deal with. Saying goodbye is never easy, but we know that she’s in a better place now and no longer in pain, and for that, we’re grateful.

I made the insert for this Longaberger frame using My Digital Studio. The frame was part of the raffle basket I discussed in my last post HERE.

This was quick and easy to put together. I used the Brocade Designer Series Paper as the background. On top of that, I typed out the word HOPE, then added little flowers from the Happy Birthday Designer Kit. Some scallop border punches completed the layout.

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One point of note – my frame is 4×6, which is not a standard size in My Digital Studio. To work around that, I created the document as a 5×7 1 page card, making sure my word was well within the 4×6 area. When I printed it, I just cut it down to size using my Tabletop Cutter.

To jazz up the frame, I added 2 ribbon loops held with brads to the frame using glue dots. I was going to use a more permanent adhesive, but stuck with the dots in case who ever won it wanted to remove them. As it turns out, the girl that won it loved the frame and planned to keep them on! 🙂

Here’s the completed frame:

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All digital supplies by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted:
Designer Paper – Brocade
Colors – Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Embellishments – Happy Bday Designer Kit, Scallop Border Punch

Traditional Supplies by Stampin’ Up!:
Embellishments: Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Soft Subtles Brads

 

November 2, 2009 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Melon Thanks

This card has so many things I love. First being, the color pink! I can’t get enough of it. I have  a pink phone, a pink iPod, and I would have a pink computer if it were available in that color when I bought it! I’ll have to dress it up with some of Stampin’ Up!’s Decor Elements soon…to be continued on that!

Anyway, back to the card…I needed some Thank You’s to include in the aforementioned Breast Cancer Dinner/Fundraiser that I took part in. This was one of them. Pretty simple layout using that yummy Razzleberry Lemonade paper and the Kind and Caring Thoughts Hostess set. The sentiment framed with the Scalloped Oval punch really makes it! I really like how this card turned out. I’ll have to make more in all different colors to have on hand!

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps – Kind and Caring Thoughts, Thank You Kindly
Colors -Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Paper – Razzleberry Lemonade
Accessories – Scallop Oval Punch, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

November 1, 2009 at 12:23 am Leave a comment


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