Monday, June 29, 2009

Paper roses, paper roses, oh how real they always seemed to be

Ok, who remembers Marie Osmond singing *that* golden oldie???

This is the gorgeous Brayered Roses technique! You've probably seen it all over the internet already, and I'm always late to the show. Yellow roses are my favorite! My Grandpa grew roses, and I always associate rose bushes with him. He was a marvelous gardener. We'll be learning this technique next week at Card Buffet!

Stamps: Oval All
Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Ink: Rose Red, Apricot Appeal, So Saffron
Accessories: Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Brayer, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, dimensionals, Aquapainter

Friday, June 26, 2009

Won't you be my neighbor???

I bought this wheel when it first came out. And then I was afraid to use it! LOL I decided it was *time*! I ran it across my Chocolate Chip Craft ink pad and then onto Naturals White cardstock and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I used my Watercolor Crayons (they make me feel like an artist, which I definitely am NOT) to color in! The embossing helped me stay "in the lines," which has been my coloring downfall for just about 40 years.

We'll be making this card in July for Card Buffet!

Stamps: Really Retro
Paper: Naturals White, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft, Bashful Blue Classic, Not Quite Navy Classic
Accessories: Neighborhood Wheel, Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Earth Elements and Neutrals, Aquapainter, White Gel Pen, Word Window Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin Sponge

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Diamonds are a girl's best friend

Glitter Window.
This technique is an oldie but a goody! Cut a window in your cardstock. Cover the back of it with clear packing tape. Apply Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Stamp your image to go behind it, and woohoo! Pretty card with sparkles!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Blooming Birthday

After my card buffet last month, I still had leftover Die Cut Blooms! So I actually sat down and made a few cards. {gasp} I seem to run out of birthday cards faster than anything else, so that's what these ended up being! So easy!

Stamps: A Little Birthday Cheer
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive marker
Accessories: Die Cut Blooms, buttons, linen thread, dimensionals

Friday, June 19, 2009

Oh, they say when you marry in June . . .

We made this card at June's Card Buffet. It's the "full-sized" version of the 3x3 swap card I did here. I always need more wedding cards this time of year! This one is simple and elegant, and uses my favorite tools--punches! The sentiment is from Oval All, available now in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I stamped it in Basic Black Craft ink on Whisper White cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I punched it out using the Large Oval punch. It's layered on a Scalloped Oval punch (also in the Occasions Mini!).

The vellum layer was run through the Big Shot with the Texturz plates. I use one sheet of cardstock as a "shim," because the vellum is thinner than cardstock. That gives you a nice deep look to the embossing. It's difficult to use adhesive behind vellum, as you may have found out! So this is attached to a layer of Basic Black cardstock using only the 4 black brads. The sentiment is popped up with Dimensionals.

Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Oval All
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cardstock Vellum
Ink: Basic Black Craft
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Big Shot, Texturz Plates, Vintage Brads, Whisper White Taffeta, Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Last Chance Party!

Last night we had a Last Chance Party and made these two cards! The red card is from my Bon Voyage Blog Hop post, and the other uses Pretty Amazing. I think my stampers had a good time--everybody got a prize!

If you would like to order before the retiring sets and accessories are gone, please visit my Stampin Up website for the most up-to-date information!

The Bon Voyage Blog Hop is now over--the links between the sites are down. You can still check out the participating blogs by clicking over to Stampin Addicts for a list! Thanks for participating!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bon Voyage: A Little Birdie Told Me

Welcome to Port of Call #14 on the Stampin' Addicts 2009 Bon Voyage Blog Hop!

Nestled snugly between Ports of Call #13 (Lyssa's creations with Great Grads
) and #15 (Renée's creations with Always in My Thoughts), here we explore the fabulous A Little Birdie Told Me!

Tour links are only active through 11:59 pm EST Tuesday June 16; after that, many hostesses will post more details on projects you see today. Bookmark your favorite stops now--on return visits, you'll bypass customs & immigration and go straight to the fun! A complete list of blog participants can be found on the Stampin Addicts website!

My two favorite features of A Little Birdie Told Me are how cute the images are when paper pieced and the wonderful assortment of greetings! So onward to the projects!

3x6 One of a Kind
This card is a made from textured Baja Breeze cardstock. Sometimes that longer canvas is just perfect for a "one of a kind" layout! On the card, I stamped the larger birdie 3 times in Chocolate Chip Craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I stamped it again on Slumber Party Specialty Designer Series Paper and cut it out. It's adhered with dimensionals to give it a little extra pop!

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me, One of a Kind
Paper: Baja Breeze Textured, Sweet Slumber specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Flower Fusion Too, Jumbo Brads 5/16" Neutrals

Umbrella in the Window
Paper piecing (again) highlights the umbrella stamp in this set! I used my Wide Oval Punch to make the "window" in the Sweet Bella Designer Series Paper.

The greeting "a little birdie told me" is actually a 3-line stamp, but I thought it would look better stretched out. I used my Chocolate Chip Stampin Write marker to color just the words I wanted, then used the Stampamajig to line them up! Use the Stampajig to make these sentiments fit *any* shape!

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Soft Subtles Brads, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, dimensionals

A Little Card Candy
As I mentioned, one of my favorite things about A Little Birdie Told Me is *all* the wonderful sentiments! One for every occasion! And if you like greetings for inside your cards, this set is perfect!

I stamped every greeting (and a couple images!) from the set onto Riding Hood Red cardstock. For the Chocolate Chip layer, I used Chocolate Chip Craft ink to stamp the "thank you" from Oval All and embossed it. I think it gives the sentiments a perfect frame! I used dimensionals to mount the "candy" onto the sticker backing from a Stampin Up set. Now they're all ready to pop onto the pre-made cards anytime I need a card!

The card is a 4x4 square made of Riding Hood Red cardstock. I cut 2 1/2" circles out of watercolor paper and stamped the birdie on it. Using the Aquapainter and Riding Hood Red re-inker, I painted my birdies a cheery red! I layered them onto Baja Breeze cardstock die cut with the Scallop Circles #2 die and my Big Shot.

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft and Classic, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus, Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2, Aquapainter, Clear Embossing Powder

If you've read my blog before, you may know that we raise chickens and ducks on our mini-farm. We just got a new batch of chicks, and my daughter thought her favorite chick needed to be immortalized! LOL The birdies seemed like the perfect stamps!

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Button Bouquet, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Dress Up Ribbon Originals, Big Shot, Billboard Alphabet die, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is
#15 Renée's creations with Always in My Thoughts!

Click here for Renées blog

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Are you ready for the party??

I've been working on blog hop projects, which I can't share till Saturday morning! Be sure to check my blog this weekend so you can see all the Wow! projects we have to show you!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Whoooooooo loves Pacific Point

Whooo loves the owls???

These are the 3x3 thank you cards I put in my customer order bags this month! This is such a great size for "just a little note."
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for the latest updates on which accessories are still available, and which stamps will soon be gone forever!

Paper: Pacific Point Textured, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Accessories: Pacific Point Corduroy Buttons, Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain, Glue Dots

Monday, June 8, 2009


June's Card Buffet technique project is the Versamark Resist! We'll use the retiring hostess set A Little Somethin' to make this rock star card!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, A Little Something (Level 2 hostess)
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, Lovely Lilac, Glossy White
Ink: Versamark, Lovely Lilac, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Brayer, Gray Taffeta, Large Star punch, dimensionals

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bon Voyage Blog Hop

We're saying Bon Voyage" to a lot of old favorite stamps! Join me and my friends from Stampin Addicts in a grand tour of projects made with these soon-to-disappear sets! See sets you might have missed, re-visit old favorites, and fill your creativity file with fabulous new ideas!

A blog hop is a "loop" of blogs connected for a special occasion by easy-to-find links. Watch for the link to the hop here to connect to a party full of amazing projects!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Flower pot card

I know, everyone has made one of these! LOL I still love it!

Make sure you check out the Last Chance list! I always hate it when someone misses out on a stamp set they really wanted!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Triple thanks

Raise your hand if you're going to miss Baja Breeze! Sigh What a lovely color! Another card buffet card for next week!

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin Sponge, Baja Breeze striped grosgrain

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

In a pear tree

This card was inspired by my friend Dawn Griffiths. She has such fun ideas! We're making this card next week at Card Buffet.

Don't forget to check out the Last Chance lists linked in the sidebar -------->. Then click over to my Stampin Up website to order!

Stamps: Cheep Talk
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun
Accessories: Eyelet Edge Punch