Monday, August 31, 2009
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. . . . mine was full of family, friends, camping and parties!
The first picture I'd like to share with you is of Makenna when she saw her birthday card. Lucky for me I really think I captured the moment. . . what do you think?
The next picture is of little Blake using the big shot to make his own Build-a-Bear and YES it must help to stick out your tonge when you crank it!
Blake decided to make a boy witch after seeing my girl witch. Blake cut out the pieces and then we both helped glue it together.
Since we are on the Halloween theme you'll LOVE the next bear. . . AND this bear even made it onto a CARD!!! As I was on really limited supplies not many bear made it onto cards. . . yet!
I was also thinking these Halloween Themed bears would look AWESOME on a scrapbook page. . . what do you think?
Next we have Mrs. Clause. . . and she actually made it onto a card!
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my weekend work. If you would like to see these bears in person, please sign up for the make and take class which is this Saturday at The Well in Monmouth starting at 10am. Cost is $20 and you'll be stamping 8 cards and 4 12x12 scrapbook pages. . . . register by Thursday so I have time to cut supplies.
Have a GREAT Monday!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
The next picture is of the card closed! most people have the insert turned the other way, but when I did that with my card it was WAY to busy! So by flipping the insert around it "calmed down" a little!
SO . . . How would you like to make this Criss Cross Card??? We will be making this card at my next Make and Take Class, which is Saturday, September 5th at The Well in Monmouth! Class starts at 10 am.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Card Stock: Creamy Carmel, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White
Thanks for stopping by today and check back tomorrow for another card club members got to make. MONDAY I hope to have Build-a-bear samples!
Have a GREAT weekend!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Today I'd like to share with you a card I made using the stamp set Hello Again. It also used the Retro Remix wheel.
Colors used are: Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White. You could very easily step this card up by adding ribbon and glitter.
Sorry for the short post today, but our family is camping again this weekend. . . we are hoping for nice weather and we have a million things to do before we head out.
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wondering how in the world I did the ghost??? Well let me share with you. :o) For this card I used the Faux Metal technique. You can view a complete tutorial HERE on SCS.
Basically you emboss the Whisper White card stock 3 times. . . each time you put the versamark on the card stock completely covering it and then heat. When you get the 3rd layer on you take your stamp and ink it with Versamark and then press it onto your embossed piece of card stock. After it cooled I took my 1-1/4" circle punch and punched it out.
If you have any questions about this technique and/or if you'd like to register for the Sat. September make and take at the well don't hesitate to get a hold of me!
Thanks for stopping by!
BTW - There are only a few days remaining to get the mini starter kit and join the Stampin' Up! family and my glitterbees family for only $85! With the mini starter kit you get over $80 in merchandise and you also get business supplies.
With this great deal you can't go wrong! Call me at 309/221-9288 if you'd like more information!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I think the framed art, shown above, would look perfect in a little girls room!
This little guy looks like he is ready to be back at school.
At convention they even put magnetic on the back of their clothes so that your children could dress them up!
What a prefect bag for a Birthday Party!
I think I'll have to put one of these on a Trick or Treat bag for Blake this year!
And again with the magnetic on the back of the bears. . . they would look very cute on my fridge. :o)
Thanks for stopping by today!
If you have questions, please ask!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
First I'd like to share with you a picture I snapped of my two guys fishing. . . . . while they didn't catch anything they had lots of fun!
And now a picture of our home away from home. . . our camper. . . . notice any decor elements on the camper???
Let's just say . . . . Life is Good! :o)
OK . . one more picture and then it's time for more bear cards. . . . I wanted to share with you my stamping station. Can you believe this was all of the supplies I got to take with me! I would have LOVED to have my Big Shot, but wasn't able to talk Rocky into it being necessary for camping. :o)
This first card uses some in colors: Melon Mambo and Crush Curry. If you look close you can see the balloon is raised with a stampin dimensional.
The next card could have benefited from a paper piercer, but with limited supplies we got no holes. However, that doesn't mean I can't add them now that I'm home. :o)
Now for these last two cards I broke out another stamp set, Season of Friendship. I was inspired by "thescrapmaster"on SCS when she used the two stamp sets together. You can view her card HERE.
So what do you think of the Build-a-Bear cards??? Are you ready to have a Build-a-bear workshop??? If so, just drop me a line or give me a call and we can pick a date.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Monday, August 24, 2009
OK . . . I know you're saying enough commercials show me the samples already . . . right? :o)
This first sample is from the Stampin' Up! website! I just love how their photographers can capture the images and their samples are awesome too!
I actually had time to stamp 9 cards so I'll share some with you today and the rest tomorrow. :o) Because Rocky wouldn't let me bring my whole stamp room I had limited supplies. . . . I would have LOVED to have some Chocolate Chip card stock and many more embellishments!
This is the first card I made. . . the bear was stamped on watercolor card stock and then I used my ink pads and aqua painter to watercolor.
The next card uses Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise.
I used the masking technique to mask the balloons on this next card.
I have another "fun fold" card for you . . . it's a Z fold card. I used my markers to color the bear on this card. . . I think I like the bear better with a lighter colored nose.
Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to check back tomorrow for more bear cards and also a little Decor Elements . . . I decorated my camper. :o)
Sunday, August 23, 2009
As I mention yesterday my family is gone camping this weekend, but fear not! I do have a card to share with you. This is another card stampers got/get to make at card clubs this month. It uses the stamp set Flight of the Butterfly!
Colors used are Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango and Whisper White. I love how simple this card is, but you could really step it up by adding some embellishments!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Today I'd like to share with you a picture I took at Convention. This was one of the many projects other Stampin' Up! demonstrators sent to Stampin' Up!
If you look at the "place mat" you'll see it's just Designer Series Paper (DSP) rolled. I'm guessing that the DSP is attached to a base. . . maybe cardboard. If you want to make your own place mat you could even use the piece of cardboard that came in your package of DSP.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
So yesterday Rocky took Blake to his first baseball game. They had so much fun, but of course Rocky forgot to take a camera so I could scrapbook the memories. Blake came home with a foam finger and a baseball so I guess I can get his picture with those. :o)
Using my markers I colored right onto the stamp and then stamped onto my Whisper White Card Stock. Of course I thought this card needed a butterfly "flying" so I got out my new Butterfly punch and made one.
You could really ad to this card using dazzling diamonds and crystal effects!
Quick reminder that Wednesday card club meets tonight at 6:30pm. There is still 2 spots open if you'd like to join in the fun please let me know.
Also the next Make and Take will be in Monmouth (Saturday, September 5th) at The Well starting at 10am. Cost is $20 and we'll make 8 cards and 4 12x12 scrapbook pages. As I get the projects done I'll post pictures. You can RSVP anytime up to 9/3 so I have time to cut the card stock.
Have a GREAT Wednesday!!!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Today I'd like to share with you a card I got to make at convention. We had the chance to stamp 8 projects and this was one of them. :o)
The stamp set used is Hello Again. Colors are: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Rose Red and Whisper White.
Monday, August 17, 2009
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and I look forward to seeing some of you this week in the Galesburg Card Clubs!
Thanks for stopping by!