Friday, May 30, 2008

Jet-Setter Darling Now Available

Check out the adorable new set available from Clear and Simple Stamps called Jet-Setter Darling. Grab your passport and pack your bags this Simple Darling is ready to get out and go!
Here is my first design with the set. I found a wonderful pack of papers from Marcella K called Summer Travel that I thought was perfect for this set so I had to bring it home with me. For my card I used a white base and a mat of the Marcella K paper. Next I stamped the Darling with Palette hybrid noir ink and colored her with my Copics. I paper pieced her bag and matted the image on matching paper. Then added another mat of white to make it stand out a bit. I mounted the image to the card with pop dots. Finally I stamped the little SUN FUN SAND stamp in SU soft sky and cut it out with my nesties. Next I stamped the glasses and RELAX on the circle also with Palette hybrid noir and colored the sunglasses to match. This was matted to a scalloped circle also cut out with my nesties and mounted to the card with pop dots. Wouldn't this be a fun card to get just before leaving on vacation when you're stressed out from packing and making sure everything is all set before you leave?
I love the cheery summer colors of this card. It's dreary and foggy here today so this is a nice getaway. Thanks for stopping and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Better Late Than Never

I made this card for the RBC10 (Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge) but then I forgot to upload it. So it's too late for the monthly drawing but I still wanted to share the card. It's 4 x 8 1/2. I started with a base of very vanilla and then cut a mat of Making Memories designer Kraft paper. Before added the mat to the card I sponged the edges with Distress Ink (tea dye). For the main image I colored directly on the Brushed Sunflowers Rubbernecker stamp with my SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons and then spritzed the stamp with a mini mister of water. I stamped the image on watercolor paper and cut it out. I used my nesties and marvy punches for the circle layers and ran the craft circle through my cuttlebug with the swiss dots embossing folder. I sponged the edges with more of the tea dye distress ink and also lightly over the embossed dots. The flowers were mounted with dimensionals and the ribbons were tied around the stems.
Here's a close up of the flowers

For the sentiment I stamped it in walnut stain Distress ink on more of the kraft paper, sponged the edges and mounted it on a layer of SU Chocolate chip. Finally I sewed a zigzag stitch with my Janome Sew Mini around the edge and mounted that to the base of the card. This was a really fun sketch to work with.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're all having a fabulous week!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Stamp Expo in St Paul

I had the honor of demostrating Tim Holtz distress inks and various Ranger products for Rubbernecker Stamp Company at the Stamp Expo in St Paul, MN May 17th and 18th. What a weekend. Since I live 2 1/2 hours north of St Paul I had to make a weekend out of it so I took Friday off of work and drove down on Friday morning. When I arrived in St Paul I headed straight for the fairgrounds to see if I could help with setup. I spent a couple of hours helping Dave (owner of Rubbernecker) set up the booth and then I had to run to my hotel and check-in quick before Kay (aka speedystamper) came to pick me up for dinner. She and I have exchanged several cards and messages over the last couple of years but hadn't met in person so it was great to have a chance to spend some time with her! We had a nice dinner at Granite City Brewery and after dinner we spent some time wandering around Dick Blick and Archivers. It was so much fun to shop with a fellow stamper instead of with my husband or daughter who are bored after 5 minutes! Kay also presented me with the most adorable set of mini cards in the cutest little matching box. I have them on display in my craftroom so I'll take some photos to share with you.

Here are some photos of the rubbernecker booth

Here is a closer look at some of the lovely samples that the design team created for the booth. Aren't they amazing!

It was a wonderful weekend. I had the privledge of working with Dave from Rubbernecker and Terri and Lynette. I also had a chance to meet some other gals from Splitcoast who stopped and introduced themselves. Another added bonus was GinaK's booth just across the aisle from us.
Here are a couple of photos of the demo that I worked on all weekend. I was using the Distress Inks and various other Ranger products. I'm hoping to put together a tutorial soon. I'm just waiting for my order with some of the needed supplies.

Congrats if you read this really long post! Thanks for stopping and please come again. I'll try not to be so long winded next time!

Mother's Day Card

Sorry that I've been MIA the last couple of weeks. Between work and traveling on the weekends I haven't had much time for stamping and no time for blogging. Here is the card I made for my Mom for Mother's Day that I haven't shared with you yet.

Since my Mom is a quilter I pulled out my Janome Sew Mini and decided to quilt a piece of K&Co designer paper for her card. I used my Scor-Pal to emboss lines on the paper and then stitched all of the embossed lines. Next I stitched a mat of soft sky cardstock and matted it all on a base of cool caribbean. I used an old stampin' up sellabration set for the ever grateful sentiment and added a prima and button for the finishing touches. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

More Nature's Silhouettes

I pulled out my Kim Hughes Nature's Silhouettes set from Cornish Heritage Farms and put this card together. The base of the card is some brown cardstock from my lss. The patterned background paper is from My Mind's Eye. The two shades of pink paper and the brown strip are from bazzill. I can't remember now what ink I used for the friend and flower but the flowers also have gold pearlized dimensional paint added to the centers for some extra detail. I also added some stitching to the layers for more detail then added the ribbon to the bottom of the flower panel and mounted it with dimensionals. Thanks again for stopping by to see my latest creation.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Rubbernecker Masking Challenge

Here's my card for this weeks Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge RBC08. The challenge is to make a card using any type of Masking Technique. See Jeanne's blog (Inky Paws) for all of the details. I pulled out my Beach Chair with Umbrella stamp from the Rubbernecker Beach Collection and stamped it with Palette hybrid black then masked both the chair and umbrella and created the sand, sea and sky background. I removed the masks and colored the chair and umbrella with copics then used my nestabilities and cuttlebug to cut it out. I finally have figured out the right combination to get my nestabilities to emboss in my cuttlebug. Just a simple bright summery card. The only thing missing is a nice cool drink and a good book.
I hope you are all having a great week! Thanks for stopping.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Stylish Swiss Dots

I love the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder. I stamped the shirt from the Diva Style Closet set from Clear and Simple stamps and then covered each shirt with prisma ultrafine glitter. I find the easiest way to adhere the glitter is to cover the image with stickles (something clear like crystal) and then sprinkle the glitter over the wet stickles. Works great! Once they were dry I cut out the shirts and decided to mount them on the swiss dot background. I didn't want the background to overpower the glittery shirts so I thought the swiss dots would be perfect. It gives it some nice texture but doesn't detract from the shirts. As always thanks for stopping!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

More Pink Petticoat

I hope you're ok with another batch of Pink Petticoat images and cards.
I just love this little football lion.
Isn't this hippo darling! I added some crystal and cotton candy stickles to her bloomers. All colored with copics using a variety of paper scraps and nestabilities. I hope you're all having a great day! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Pink Petticoat

Just a quick post about Pink Petticoat. Pink Petticoat offers adorable images for download. They are designs you can print on your printer at home and use on your cards. Here are some cards I made with images I purchased and downloaded from their site.
Aren't these images cute?!

I colored each of them with copics and used a variety of scraps of papers, nestabilities and ultrafine prisma glitter. Thanks for stopping.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Good Life

Can't you just picture a nice summer afternoon spent gazing at the clouds in the sky?! The horse stamp is from PSX and stamped in timber brown stazon on very vanilla and colored with Copics. The edge of the panel is sponged with peeled paint distress ink. The mats are chocolate, cool caribbean and patterned paper from My Mind's Eye. I can't remember what company the saying is from. Just a simple Saturday card to share. Thanks for stopping!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Polymer is Flexible and Fabulous

I'm having a great time using the Diva Style Closet set from Clear and Simple Stamps punched circles with . For this card I stamped the purses with colorbox dark brown chalk ink and then added a "button" to each one with my red twinklette marker. These were stamped on recycled paper from a writing set I picked up on clearance a few years back. The red mat is unmarked cardstock from my local scrapbook store. The shirt was stamped in colorbox chalk warm red on the same paper and then cut out and layered onto a thin mat of chocolate. I punched out the circle and mounted the shirt to the center then pulled out the trendsetter word stamp and curved it when placing it on my acrylic block. That's one of the great things about clear polymer stamps is that they are flexible! By curving the stamp on my block I was able to use it as a border on the circle. It was also easy to see where to stamp the border since the stamps are clear. 3 cheers for clear polymer stamps!!! To finish off the card I added a couple of rows of piercing and mounted the Marvy circle punches with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Wise Old Owl

I thought the owl stamp from the Inkadinkado set Birds Galore would be cute on a graduation card so I inked him in Colorbox dark brown chalk and stamped him on SU very vanilla. I outlined him with a brush and certainly celery reinker. The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye and the graduation stamp is from a retired SU set. I matted the layers with SU chocolate chip and mounted everything to a very vanilla base. I'm thinking about making him a little graduation hat to wear. What do you think?