Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Under Construction

Hi all,

Sorry it has been so long. Things have been busy. And though, I have created some things to share. I have had no time to blog :-(

I am going to take a little bit of time off. We are having some construction done here at the house in my stamping room, so I have to pack everything away. Needless to say, creating right now will be to a minimum. Check back in two weeks and I will get some new ideas up for you! Thanks for understanding. :-)

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Misting with Markers

Here is a quick and easy card for those who don't have a whole lot of extra time these days. I used the Misting with Markers technique. It is super easy! Simply choose your image [flowers from Year After Year here], color with Stampin' Write Markers and mist with water [I purchased a small squirt bottle at a dollar store.] before stamping. It gives you a watercoloring look with the brightness of the markers. Mist more for a very blurry look and less for a slight watercolored look.

Here is a close up of the Misting with Markers image:

Project Supplies:
Amazing To Zany Stamp Set
Year After Year Stamp Set
Whisper White CS
Basic Black CS
Pink Passion CS & Stampin' Write Marker
Green Galore CS & Stampin' Write Marker
YoYo Yellow Stampin' Write Marker
1/4" Pretty In Pink Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Poppin' Pastels

I have taken my Stampin' Pastels out of the closet again. I had forgotten how much I LOVE to work with the Pastels. They give such a beautiful soft look! Check this card out! YO-YO YELLOW!
I stamped the bottom of the Happiness stamp in Whisper White onto Basic Black CS and then colored with the Pastels. They are so versitale! I love how they come with all forty-eight of Stampin' Up!s colors, plus three neutral colors. If you aren't wild about the colors in this card, simply switch it up to something you like better. :-)

Project Supplies:
YoYo Yellow CS & Jumbo Ink Cartridge
Basic Black CS & Classic Ink Pad
Whisper White Craft Ink
Stampin' Pastels [YoYo Yellow & Green Galore]
Jumbo Wheel
1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Happiness with Faux Marble Technique

Happiness is the promise of spring nearing and winter coming to an end [It'll probably snow tomorrow because I said that out loud!]. Although it was 65 degrees yesterday here in Southern New Hampshire and 35 degrees today....brrrr!

Happiness is the first buds poking there way out of the ground to greet the sun.

Happiness is watching Erilynne conquer the ski hill with flying colors! She is skiing so well after this first season for her. Go down hill on the "BIG" mountain with gusto!

Happiness is STAMPING!!!

I have been stamping with the Bold Brights color family lately. Must be the bright sun. Here are two samples to get your creative juices going. Enjoy!

Happiness Card

Product Supplies:
Happiness Background Stamp
Tempting Turquoise CS
Green Galore CS
Basic Black CS & Classic Ink
Whisper White Craft Ink
1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Stampin' Pastels - Bold Brights
Sponge Daubers

This card used the Faux Marble technique [aka. fancy ripping and pasting]. To recreate this card...
*Stamp the "Happiness" background stamp onto 8-1/2 x 5-1/2" Green Galore CS with Basic Black Classic Ink. Clean stamp.
*Stamp again onto 5-1/2 x 4-1/4" Basic Black CS with Whisper White Craft Ink. This ink is sticky so be careful not to smudge.
*Taking your Bold Brights Stampin' Pastels [chalks] and your Sponge Daubers, apply the desired colors to the Whisper White Ink until you no longer see the white. Make sure to use the Tempting Turpquoise and Green Galore colors.
For the next few steps you'll need to keep in mind that I am right handed, so this is the most comfortable way to do this technique for me. I will try to explain in words to the best of my ability. I am a visual learner, so bear with me as I try to make this clear for your. Email me if you have any questions. :-)
  1. Starting from right side of the image, tear down. You will be using the image in your RIGHT hand with the straight edge on the right for the finished project. Apply adhesive and match up with the image on the Green Galore CS.
  2. Turn your colorful Happiness image 180 degrees and tear down. You will be using the image in your RIGHT hand with the straight edge on the right for the finished project [turned rightside up the straight edge is on the left]. Apply adhesive and match up with the image on the Green Galore CS.
  3. Now you have the center of the image to tear. Looking at the image straight on, tear down the LEFT side leaving the biggest portion in your right hand. Rotate 180 degrees [upside down] and tear down the left side again. Leave the biggest portion in your right hand. Apply adhesive and match up with the image on the Green Galore CS.
  4. Trim the image to the desired size [mine is 4 x 5-1/4"].
Tie Ribbon around the image and adhere to Tempting Turquoise CS.
Good luck with your project! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about this card. Thanks and enjoy!
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