Wednesday, December 30, 2009

SU023 Happy Holidays

Stamps - Burst into Bloom, Warmest Regards
Tree is by Magenta - 32.038.M pg 304.

Cardstock - White, Handsome Hunter, Silver.

Ink - Bravo Burgundy, Stazon white, Handsome Hunter.

Accessories - Stamp a Liner, 1/8 circle punch, Paper Fasteners.

Monday, December 28, 2009

SU183 Dasher

Cardstock - White, Bordering Blue, Sahara Sand.

Ink - Bordering Blue, Sahara Sand.

Stamps - Holiday Best, Dasher, Serene Snowflakes.

Accessories - sponge, 13/8 circle punch, Scallop circle punch, Martha Stewart punch.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

SU124 Merry

To make the poinsetta, I stamped the image once with Red Rose ink then gave the stamp a half turn and stamped again without re-inking. I used the Double Rectangle punch to make the slot for the ribbon. Because I only needed one slot, I glued the punched out piece back over the hole.

Cardstock - White, Always Artichoke, Rose Red.

Inks - Always Artichoke, Rose Red, So Saffron.

Accessories - Whimsy Jumbo wheel, Ribbon, Double Rectangle punch, Sponge Dauber, Swiss Dots CB folder.

Stamp Sets - Paint Prints, Word by Word. Both are reitired.

Monday, December 7, 2009

My computer is GONE!

I have kinda come to a halt here! We left home on Nov 24, 2009 for a bit of a road trip. We had no particular plans to be anywhere except to see Wayne's Aunt and a few other relations in BC, Canada. I also hoped to meet a few stamping friends off the internet along the way too, however, my computer would not Send my messages. So unless they were on Facebook, I had no way of getting hold of them. I did meet a few and I am sure happy about that!

Anyways, we left Shelby MT at 7am on December 2nd for home. We made a few stops here and there and arrived home 15.5 hours later. My laptop was not in our vehicle! A cloth bag with some personal stuff in it, is missing too. I phoned back to the hotel in Shelby but no computer or cloth bag was turned in!

Since we are from the sticks, we are very poor at locking our vehicle. Heck, the keys are left in our vehicles in our yard! So it is quite an effort for us to remember to lock our vehicle! I'm pretty sure we will remember from now on!

So, as soon as I 'get a grip', I will be back. I feel like I am in mourning, it is such a horrible loss! Everything that was just a click away is GONE!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SU185 Padfolio

These instructions were given to us by Marian back in 2001 but I do not have her last name marked anywhere. If you are out there Marian, please let me know and I will add your last name. We are leaving for Salmon Arm, BC on Nov 25th (this post is delayed until December 2, 2009). I'm hoping to meet a few stampers along the way. I have made up a few of these to give as gifties to the friends that I have never met except via the internet. I hope they enjoy them.

Place a sheet of 81/2" x 11" cardstock in front of you with the 81/2" on the right and left for the directions.

From the left side, mark a score line at 5/8", 7/8" and 6". From the top right corner, mark down to 31/2" and up to the 6" score line. Cut this away. You can cut this on a curve or straight, whatever you want. Score at ½" at the bottom, right across the 11". Cut away the ½" up to the 6" score line only.

Fold all the score lines to the inside or wrong side. I splattered the front with navy acrylic ink. When dry, glue the 5/8" lip on to the back of a 5" x 8" writing tablet. Fold the last piece to the inside to form a pocket for important papers. Glue the bottom 1/2" to the pocket.
For some reason, the next photo did not listen to me when I asked it to rotate so you have to look at it sideways! I've added a 'business card' holder using photo corners and you can see I have a card tucked in the pocket.

Now you are ready to stamp and decorate the front. I used:

Stamp Sets - Inspired by Nature, Riveting.

Cardstock - White, Night of Navy, Old Olive.

Inks - Night of Navy, Old Olive, Navy acrylic for splattering.

Accessories - 11/4" circle punch, 13/8" circle punch, ticket punch, silver brad, sponge, mount, toothbrush to splatter.
The last photo is the back of the padfolio. You can see that the 5/8" lip is all that gets glued to the writing tablet.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

SU181 I'm a Little Behind

So here is the matching undies for my bra! Cute eh? Pattern is on the previous post.

By gosh .... I think this looks just about like me from behind ... er ... am I still dreaming!!!??

Thursday, November 26, 2009

SU180 Bra-vo!

I've been galloping along with Christmas cards but I need to interrup to show you this card. First of all, I'm really excited to be using a stamp set that is actually in the current calalogue! I swear that SU! keeps a record of the stamp sets that I buy then discontinues them for the next catalogue!! LOL

I know what card I'm making for my five son-in-laws for their birthdays! They will get such a hoot out of this card!
I found the pattern HERE. Thanks Frances.
I stamped, cut apart and sponged all the edges of the bra. For the lace edging, I cut Perfect Plum cardstock using the Nesties scallop oval - see photo below. I punched a set of flowers using the Spring Bouguet punch before I cut the lace on a curve. Flip the lace piece over to match with the other scallops and cut the second piece of lace. Then I punched another flower as I want two of the same flower. I'm going to save the middle piece for a pattern for other cards.

Once I glued the lace scallop to the bra cups, I layed them on my ladies chest and chalked a little cleverage.

I painted a scrap of white cardstock with Frost White Shimmer paint, let dry then punched the circles to the center of the flower clasps.

Cardstock - Blush Blossom, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, White.
Ink - Perfect Plum, White pigment.
Stamp - Simply Said.
Accessories - SU! Frost white Shimmer Paint, Nesties scallop oval, SU! Spring Bouquet punch, sponge, white pen, circle punches.

The rest is straight forward. I hope you will give this a try. Too much fun! By gully, if I didn't know better, I'd swear this was my body am I dreaming!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.... On my next post, I'll show you my ladies matching undies. Make sure you come back, or better yet, become an e-mail subscriber and have my posts sent directly to you!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

SU123 Holiday Greetings

Brayered Apricot Appeal on the bottom 2/3rds of a 5 x 3.75 piece of White cs.
Punched a 1 3/8″ circle from a post it note and used it as a mask for the sun.

Brayered More Mustard over the bottom 2/3rds of the card stock.

Brayered Really Rust ink at the bottom 1/2 of the card stock.

Brayered Night of Navy ink at the top of the card stock.

Sponged More Mustard ink in a “U” shape around the sun.

Sponged black at the bottom, left top corner then lightly through the center of the cs.

Removed mask and sponged Apricot Appeal ink at the bottom of the sun.

Stamped Magenta branch, 09116.O pg 35 and phrase from the SU! Sincere Salutations set in Garden Green ink.

Punch phrase with wide oval punch and edge in black.

Inspired by Michelle Zindorf.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

SU112 Festive Favorites

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss.
Inks: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss.

Accessories: Burgundy grosgrain.

Stamp set: Festive Favorites.

Friday, November 20, 2009

SU050 Perfect Presentation

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum.

Ink: Perfect Plum.

Accessories: Eggplant ribbon, 11/4" and 13/8" square punches, Mount.

Stamp Set: Perfect Presentation, Flannel Plaid

Inspired by THIS card.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

SU109 Reflection Technique


Ink an image and stamp onto card stock.

Ink the same image and stamp onto wax paper.

Turn the wax paper over and line up to create a mirror image.  Rub with your fingers over the wax paper to transfer the image. Use light pressure for a lighter or watery image, more pressure for a crisper image.

Color the reflection a lighter color and tone than the main image for images reflected on water or ice.

Picture instructions can be found HERE on Splitcoasters. Her demo is done with acetate. I use wax paper instead.

Cardstock - Tempting Turquoise, White, Elegant Eggplant.

Stamp Set - Festive Favorites.

Ink - Elegant Eggplant.

Accessories - Wax paper, Brayer, White pen, Cuttlebug, Snowflake Folder, Pencil crayon, Chalk.

Added some Faux Stitching.

Inspired from a card by Rascal.

Monday, November 16, 2009

SU102 Festive Favorites

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla.

Inks: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy.

Accessories: Burgundy ribbon, Linen thread, 1/16" circle punch.

Stamp Set: Festive Favorites

Saturday, November 14, 2009

SU099 Madonna and Child

Cardstock - Turquoise, Barely Banana, Night of Navy.

Ink - Night of Navy dye and pigment.

Stamp Sets - Madona and Child, Wonderful Words 11, Print Pattern.

Accessories - Corner notch punch, Ticket punch, Coluzzle oval, Coluzzle knife and pad, Heat gun, Clear EP.

Inspired from a card by TinaG604.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

SU098 Festive Favorites

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy.

Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy.

Accessories: Linen thread, 1/16" hole punch, Twinkle wheel.

Stamp set: Festive Favorites.

Inspired from the SU! 04/05 catalogue page 44.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

SU095 Holiday Spirit

Cardstock: True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp, Very Vanilla.

Inks: True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp, Versamark.

Accessories: Iridescent Ice, Heat gun, Embossing Powder.

Stamp set: Holiday Spirit

Sunday, November 8, 2009

SU077 Madonna and Child

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cranberry Crisp, Mellow Moss.

Inks: Close to Cocoa.

Accessories: Stylus, Ruler, 1/8" hole punch, Watercolor crayons - more mustard, cameo coral, close to cocoa and glorious green, Paintbrush, Eyelets, Gold cord, stamp aligner.

Stamp Sets: Madonna and Child.

Inspired from a card by kathyh3.

Friday, November 6, 2009

SU071 Merry

Cardstock: Red Rose, Almost Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Close to Cocoa, White.

Stamp Sets: Tags so Much, Merry.

Accessories - eyelets, hemp, white pen, tag punch, 1/8" circle punch, Mat Pack.

Ink - Red Rose, Almost Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant.
Added some Faux Stitching without pulling out the sewing machine!

Idea from the SU! 04/05 December to February mini.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

SU068 A Child is Born

Cardstock - Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Handsome Hunter.

Accessories - 1/16" hole punch, silver cord, Paintbrush, Earth Element Watercolor crayons.

Ink - Bravo Burgundy, Silver Encore.

Stamp Set - Madonna and Child.

Inspired from a card by bullisaci.

Monday, November 2, 2009

SU017 Santa Suit card

Stamp Set: Merry.
Cardstock: White, Black, Real Red, Silver.

{Real Red, 51/2 x 81/2" top fold card.
White cs - cut 3" wide by 41/4" long.  Lightly draw a pencil line on the right side at 1/2" from both sides of the 3" width.  With the right side facing you, tear towards you on one line.  Repeat for the other side.  Glue to center of the card.
Silver cs - punch with 13/8" square punch. If you don't have a punch, it is easy enough to cut it with your cutter.  Use your xacto knife & cut slits on 2 opposite sides for the black cs to go thro.
Black cs - cut 1" wide.  You need one to measure 5" long and one at 11/2"
wide.  Round the corners of the 5" piece and sponge with white ink or chalk so that it looks like the end of Santa's belt. Add eyelets or you could draw them with a silver pen or just add some glitter glue. Thread the 5" piece thro the silver buckle.  Align short black piece under the 5" piece to complete the belt.  Adhere to the center of the card (bottom of belt is about 11/2" from bottom of card).}

Ink: Black.
Accessories: 1/8" hole punch, Black marker, Silver eyelets, Xacto knife, White chalk, Corner rounder, Eyelet setter, 13/8" square punch.
Seen this idea on Splitcoaststampers.

Friday, October 30, 2009

SU063 Peace

I posted this card back on August 22, 2009. I have included my Christmas version of it this time.

Stamps - Garden College, Sanded

Cardstock - White, Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow

Ink - Handsome Hunter

Accessories - Ticket punch, Slit punch, 1/8" circle punch, gold paper fasteners, cord

My Christmas version looks like this:

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue

Accessories - Ticket punch, 1/8" hole punch, silver paper fasteners, Silver EP, Heat gun, Silver cord

Inks - Night of Navy, Versamark

Stamp Sets: Madonna & Child, Wonderful Words 11

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SU046 The Best SU045 Happy Holidays

Stamps - Riveting, Ageless Adornment

Cardstock - Barely Banana, Bordering Blue, Night of Navy

Ink - Night of Navy, Versamark

Accessories - So Swirly Jumbo wheel (used on the navy background. It doesn't show in the scan), Slit punch, Silver brad, Iridescent Ice EP (for the main image and the star), mount, Circle punches.

Here is a Christmas version:

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke (for the circle b'ground)

Inks: Bravo Burgundy

Accessories:Organdy ribbon, Twinkle wheel, Mounts, 1/16" circle punch, 11/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, 13/8" circle punch, Horizontal slot punch, Heat gun, Iridesent Ice Embossing Powder, Stapler

Stamp Sets: Riveting, Greetings Galore

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