Friday, October 31, 2008
Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get a chance to post something. Maybe a picture of my new roof (isn't that exciting- I know, it really isn't for you but it is for me!!).
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Here's a picture of the back side and the inside of one set. I tried to spruce up the inside on this set since I left the outside basic. Although the flowers do have some dazzling diamonds in the centers. For the closure I glued a Curly Label to the front then punched a word window on the back so the label could wrap around and slip inside. These will also have pens in the outside loop (where the ribbon is) when I buy them. For each set I used a different type of closure- large oval punch on one, and a cut out tag on the other. HTH! If you want supplies I used let me know... stamp sets are: Be Happy, Heartfelt Thanks, Tart & Tangy, and the inside sentiment is from an old set Happy Harmony which I'd almost forgotten about.
These are great for using up old designer series paper. I used Recollections, Spring Fling I think it was called and the current Summer Picnic (from right to left). I can't wait to do more designs!
My Holiday Stamp-a-Stack on Sunday was a success! I had 7 ladies here and I really enjoyed having them. They completed 16 cards (4 each of 4 designs) and 1 gift bag. I've posted pictures here. Everyone seemed to enjoy the projects, even though they did take some time (4+ hours) as I expected. I try, oh I try, to do simple super-quick projects, but I just can't leave well enough alone. And honestly, I think some of them would be disappointed with 1 layer, 1 minute cards! We also had dinner and snacks, door prizes and lots of laughs.
Anyway, don't forget to contact me about my Award-Winning Roof Garden Gift Set Class if you are interested. Because this class requires product ordered, payment is required with registration no later than Nov. 10th . Space is limited.
Details are as follows: November 23rd at 3pm, my house, $25 includes the Roof Garden Accents & Elements Tin, and 4 full size cards, 4 note cards, with matching envelopes. PLUS, you will have 2 full sets of the Accents & Elements (adhesive cardstock weight embellishments) left to make many many more cards and projects at home!
This class should take much less time (I'd guess 2 hours) since I will have everything completely prepared for you. You will be assembling the cards using your preordered A&E tin, and the only stamping is for the greetings. Don't worry, I will have optional greetings available if you don't really have a use for "To my Wonderful Sister-in-Law". :)
I'll post individual pictures of each of these cards tomorrow, plus hopefully more projects I get done today if I ever end this post! Don't forget, only 3 days left to celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 20th anniversary with their great 20% off deal! (Hint, some of these sets we'll be using in my Annual Birthday Bonanza in January so you just might want to take advantage of this!).
How's that for a post?!? Makes up for missing yesterday, eh?! Glad to have you here!
Friday, October 24, 2008
A touch of dazzling diamonds on the flower and edges of the curly label adds a touch of jazz as well, as well as the taffeta ribbon and paper piercing at the edges that is really neat with the light showing through.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
At least I really like the card- I suppose it would be worse if I felt that way about the card. This is for Tuesday's color challenge on SCS which I haven't done in a while, but it is still my favorite challenge!! Now that I'm done with this card, and reworked the sentiment like 6 times and re-embossed the flower once it was already glued down, I still see some things I'd like to change if I were to do it again (which I just might). I wish I would've stamped a subtle background in versamark- either French Script or maybe Floral. I also sort of wish I'd tried pink pirouette cardstock for the vanilla layer in the hodgepodge frame. I don't know about you, but I have a tough time getting the frames to look like I envision. I do like the sentiment on the small oval and raised on dimensionals though.
Anyway, I'm actually scheduling this on Wednesday to post on Thursday because I absolutely MUST get to work on my SAS on Sunday!! I have quite a bit of cutting to do! At least I have all directions and pictures done and cards actually designed.
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Alpine Felt ribbon, Top Note, Big Shot, Ice Rhinestone brad, Flower Fusion Too, Vanilla HOdgepodge Hardware, Stampin' Dimensionals
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
More Pomegranate here. This is a twist on the wreath card I posted a while back. I replaced the brads with a few 1/8" hole punches and voila! I really like how it turned out. I'll probably make more of these as well- quite easy. Stamps include: Snow Burst and retired Fancy Flexible Phrases (one of my favorites!). Ink is Always Artichoke and Purely Pomegranate.
I'm so glad you stopped by today! Come again soon!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
My good friend Lisa Henke sent me this card last weekend wishing me luck for my craft fair activities. Wasn't that sweet?! She's always so thoughtful to her stampin' sisters (not just to me by the way). Thanks Lisa- you made my day sending me some happy mail! I owe ya!
My DD and I designed this quickly the other day because she has LOTS of Birthday Thank You notes to write. After I cut out all the paper and she stamped many of the flowers to punch out I remembered the new stamp that was to arrive yesterday: the Simple Birthday Thanks giant cupcake with a thank you note included in the stamp. This is on sale right now for SU's birthday celebration so I had to order it. So we scrapped this idea and set the cardstock aside until the UPS guy showed up!
Well, we stamped a bunch of the cupcakes and worked together to color them in today while she's home sick. I'll show those tomorrow once they are mounted on the Gable Green bases I have ready. They won't be works of art since we had to do them so quickly, but I can see all kinds of possibilities with this giant cupcake stamp!
Also coming tomorrow, a few more Christmas card ideas. Thanks for stopping by! (BTW, did you notice my Stampin' Top 50 number going up above 400 recently?!? How fun! That's all thanks to YOU!)
Oops, almost forgot my Stampin' Supply List for my Thank You card above:
Stamps: So Many Scallops, Wow Flowers, Little Pieces
Ink: Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Marigold Morning, Lovely Lilac
Cardstock: Whisper White, Gable Green
Accessories: Scallop punch, pop dot
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thanks for stopping in! These cards feature some retired stuff like: Festive Favorites Stamp set, In Colors True Thyme and Cranberry Crisp (cardstock, ink & ribbon) as well as some old DSP which I can't even recall a name for right now. Other stuff: scallop edge punch, aquapainter, scallop square punch, curly label punch, Cute & Curly and Punches Three stamp sets.
Friday, October 17, 2008
PS- If you're not familiar, PMS night is a free night of Popcorn, Music and Stamping at my house every third Friday where everyone is invited to bring your current craft project and play with my "stuff". Mark your calendars for November- it will be on the 21st from 6-10pm. December's PMS will be cancelled as well (I promised myself last year NO EVENTS in December- even wrote it in big letters on my 2008 calendar!) but we will resume in January!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
This second card will not be duplicated, at least not with the brads since I won't have enough to make very many. I do like the simplicity of it though. The wreath was made by stamping a snowflake from Snow Burst multiple times. The chocolate chip card base was wheeled with the Poinsetta jumbo wheel and versamark, but I'm not sure if it shows much. Had a heck of a time with lighting today due to rain.
Thanks for stopping in today!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Well, today I just wanted to stamp something for me, no strings attached, no deadlines or craft fairs in mind! I stumbled upon Kristina Werner's color challenge today and I just LOVE the colors- Ballet Blue (an all time favorite of mine), Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Ruby Red. Aren't they just happy together?!?
When trying to clear off a spot on my desk my Fresh Cut Notes fell out of my cabinet so I thought, what the heck. Well, here's what I quickly came up with. I think it accomplishes the happy-go-lucky feel I was going for.
Thanks for stoppin' by!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Next up, some beaded pens. Boy are these neat to make! I have learned from trial and error a few things about these. First, bold bright colors work much better than the lighter pastels. And second, if you've perfected random stamping and the "Less is more" theory then this may be a struggle. In the case of these pens "More is More" applies!
I haven't quite finished my domino necklaces. My mom is teaching me how to finish the ends so they look nice. Maybe I'll post what I've got done tomorrow.
So glad you stopped by! ~Kristin~
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The class fee of $30 includes all the precut materials for 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs, complete with coordinating envelopes and a bonus gift bag perfect for that little last-minute gift!
At this Stamp-a-Stack you will enjoy using the new Big Shot, stamps and gorgeous ribbon from the current Holiday Mini Catalog as well as a variety of papers, ribbon and versatile stamp sets that aren’t just for holidays!
Contact me today to reserve your seat in this great class!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
In my book anyway. What I mean is, I've been designing Christmas cards lately for my upcoming Stamp-a-Stack (October 26th) and I finally have a "hit" after many "misses" (think battleship here). I think it's a hit anyway. It is simple, I love the slightly non-traditional color scheme and it features DSP, the Big Shot and embossing. Before you even think it, yes I know my sentiment is crooked. I was in a hurry, OK?!
Anyway, there is a very good chance of seeing this at my next event, even making a stack of them.
Better go, I've got several more to design... Not to mention the domino necklaces I'm trying to finish up for the craft fair so I can show you! I think I'm liking them... just need to have my mom show me how to finish them off so they look professionally done. She makes jewelry so she has all the tools and experience- I have none. Yes, my mom makes pillows (as mentioned before) and jewelry, she also makes scrapbooks and cards. And she asks me all the time "where'd you get your creative talent??" My dad asks me that too (can you tell I've got them completely befuddled?) and he used to draw when he was younger and now he likes to carve (whittling). Both my grandmothers had the problem of not being able to throw anything away if it could possibly be recycled or reconditioned into something else... uh, do you see the resemblance?? I'm a chip off the ol' block, wouldn't you say? Ooh, sorry for the tangent!
Have I mentioned that now when I go to the store I am eyeballing everything for it's potential to "do something " to it either for a class or for these craft fairs?? No kidding, my DH is starting to roll his eyes. Last night it was glass candles and now I'm emailing him saying "could you bring me home some flat suckers?" I remembered to buy some magnets so I'll MAYBE finish my calendar one of these days that I keep talking about.
Thanks for hanging with me!