Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Abi

I made this card for my sisters birthday, I was only about 3 weeks late. Is that still fashionably late? I hope so. I did call her on her birthday. Anyway one of my wonderful customers had brought a printout of this card that she had found on SCS (here is the original to open stamping night. I wanted my card not so red and green so I went with the Bella Rose DSP.

Birthday Party Baskets

We had a surprise birthday party for my MIL the weekend before last. I made 40 of these little baskets and placed them around the centerpieces. Again, I used my Big Shot with the Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die. I used Bella Rose DSP, matching ribbon and Rhinestone Brads. These were very easy to cut. I just folded a 12" x 12" piece of paper in half and ran it through the BS. Assembling took a little longer, these can be a little tricky. I did find using sticky strip is the best way to hold them together. Everyone loved them (they were filled with kisses).

Halloween Party

My kid's school is having a Halloween party tomorrow night and this is a basket I put together for the raffle. I was so happy with the way it came out. I used my Big Shot with the Serif Essentials Die and Ghostly Greetings DSP to create the letters. For the tag I used a piece of chipboard I had and my circle and scallop punches with the stamp from Batty for You. Hopefully the winner will be as excited about winning it as I was about putting it all together!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween Photo Album Class & Kit

OMG! As most of you know, I have so far been the queen of CASE (copy and share everything), until now. About a month ago I took a class with Karen English to make these great little accordion books. I took her idea and designed this FABULOUS (I must say) little Halloween Photo Album. This picture does not do it justice, you must see it for yourself. I am sooooo proud of this. And I must also say that I love my Big Shot. The kitty in the pictures is my oldest on her first Halloween. Yes, I made the costume. You didn't know I could sew too did you? Okay, I really can't, that costume took me way longer to make than it ever should have. I am so glad I ended up finding my niche.

Don't worry, I am not leaving you out. I am offering a class to make this little book. Classes will be held in my SPOOKY STAMPING DUNGEON on October 18th at 6:00pm. All supplies will be included for $25 and you will also receive A SPOOKY GIFT from me!
Kits may be availabe for purchase after Saturday. Please let me know if you are interested in one.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Last, but Not Least

Created by Mindeola.

Stamps: Winter Post
Ink: Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Baja Breeze Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Little Felt Flurries, Tombow Glue, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Cutter Kit, Mini Glue Dots

Created by Ann Marie Perry.
Stamps: Season of Joy
Ink: Ballet Blue, Silver
Cardstock: Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Silver, Night of Navy
Accessories: Silver Brads, Silver EP, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Velcro
This card opens under the scallop circle and folds down to hold a photo in the middle and space to stamp or write a greeting on the bottom.

Created by Lilyinkpad.
Stamps: Bold Snowflakes Jumbo Wheel, Heard from the Heart
Ink: Whisper White Craft
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Top Notes Bigz Die, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder, Uninked Jumbo Cartridge, Whisper White Ink Refill

More from the Photo Card Swap

Created By TaraAngus.

Stamps: Scandinavian Wheel (I believe the "Christmas" stamp is retired, you could use the one from Everyday Flexible Phrases).
Ink: Baja Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red
Cardstock: Baja Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Ski Slope DSP
Accessories: Rhinestone Brads, Large Star Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Top Note Bigz Die, Little Felt Flurries

Created by Shelley Ryan.
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Night of Navy
Accessories: Small Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Soft Subtles Brads, Paper piercer

Created by Brittany Roach.
Stamps: Deer Friends (hostess set)
Ink: Old Olive Pad, Summer Sun & Chocolate Chip Markers
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Holiday Treasures DSP
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Created by Karen Belanger.

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Paper: Riding Hood Red CS, Kraft CS, Whisper White CS, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Created by Kimberly Wong.
Stamps: Punch Pals, Best Yet (hostess set)
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Silver EP, Black Gingham ribbon, Mini Glue Dots

Created by Jessie Sawyer.
Stamps: Wondrous Gift, Star Burst
Ink: Old Olive, Versamark
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, More Mustard
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, October 13, 2008

Christmas Photo Card Swap

I have decided to post all the cards that I received from this swap. A few of them came with photos on them, but the majority of them were added by me. Here are a few to get started. Watch for more coming this week. They are in no particular order.

This card was created by Buckeye Stamper.

Stamps: Mr. Twigster, Heard From the Heart

Ink: Basic Black, Real Red

Cardstock: Whisper white, Real Red, Green Galore

Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch

This card was created by Janabanana.

Stamps: Doodle This, Curly Label

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive

Ink: Versamark, Mellow Moss Craft

Accessories: Satin Craft Ribbon, Clear EP, Dimensionals, Mini Glue dots, Double Rectangle Punch, Curly Punch

Created by Shannon Bracken.

Stamps: Spotlight on Christmas, Snow Burst, Snow Swirled

Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Naturals White, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand

Ink: Whisper White Craft, Always Artichoke

Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Coluzzle Cutting System, Cutter Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Christmas Photo Card

I am hosting a swap for Chrismas photo cards with demonstrators from across the counrty. This is the one I made for the girls that mailed thier swaps on time. I just made the card, but the picture is a few years old.
Stamps: Heritage Holiday
Many Merry Messages (inside)
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Paper: Ski Slope DSP, Old Olive CS, Real Red CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Whisper White CS
Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch
Fits 2" x 3" Photo