Monday, December 31, 2007
I found bags like this on Splitcoast, and totally stole their idea! I thought they were SO cute! I had to make them for someone! So, I made 2 Santa bags and 1 elf bag. The only difference I made to the ones I found online is the fur for Santa. Everything else is a total copy! But aren't they adorable!!!!
Paper: white or colored gift bags at Wal-Mart or Michael's; red, green, white and black cardstock
Accessories: silver and gold embossing powder, fur (JoAnne's), circle punch
Monday, December 24, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
I subscribe to Gina K's blog, a stamp creator, minor competitor to Stampin' Up, and she had a sketch challenge posted. So, of course, I have to do the challenge!!! But, this was really easy! It's so easy when the layout is taken care of! Then you know what size stamp you'll need, and the only thing you need to worry about is what paper to use! Then everything else falls into place!
For this one, I used Figgy Pudding, because she did on her card. But, I didn't want to be a total copycat. So, I picked the snowflake paper that I have seen on many cards on Splitcoast, and since I have The Snowflake Spot, my new favorite stamp set!, I put the two together! I think it turned out really pretty! The hardest part was those brads!!! I dipped them in white craft ink and then dipped them in Dazzling Diamonds. But, as you know if you have craft ink, it takes FOREVER for the craft ink to dry. So, handling them is pretty much impossible! The ink comes right off! So, getting those on the paper was pretty tricky, but I figured it out....
Recipe:Stamps: The Snowflake Spot
Paper: Figgy Pudding, DCWV gray
Ink: Sage Shadow Craft Ink, White Craft Ink
Accessories: brads, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat & Stick Powder, rhinestones
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I just got an order from my cousin to make her different cards and she would pay me! Yay! So, I came up with 8 different cards. I need to make one more, I miscounted. I thought I had 9 last night when I was taking all these pictures. I was SO ticked that I didn't have 9!!! But, I was too tired to worry too much about it! I'll do the last one tomorrow. Too bad I don't need a birthday card! I just got my StampingBella stamps in the mail today! Yahoo! I'm so excited to use them! They are super cheap, because there's nothing to them! I need to buy EZ-Mount from JoAnne's (Shhhh - it's the competitor!) so that there's some sort of cling on the backs so I can use my acrylic stamp blocks.
Anyway, one of the stamps is "Cupacakabella" and this "bella" is sitting on top of a cupcake! It's super cute! I also got a "fella" for my "bella"! I got "grillabella". It's this guy who is holding burgers and standing near a grill. I got "minivanabella" where there's three kids hanging on a mom and there's a minivan in the background! Super cute as well! Then I got a "cardbackabella" for the back of my cards! And one little stamp that is a stack of cupcakes. I can't wait to use them!!!!
So, back to the subject at hand.... Here's 5 out of the 8 of the cards I made for Denise. I hope she likes them! If not, don't be surprised to see one of these cards from me in your mailbox!
I'm not doing any recipes for these cards. You'd be here ALL DAY AND NIGHT reading!!!! Plus, I'm sure there aren't any cards on here that you all would want to make anyway!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Today's new technique challenge on Splitcoast is working w/ Dazzling Diamonds. I LOVE Dazzling Diamonds, so this was an easy challenge!
Stamps: Bubble Queen
Paper: Mellow Moss, Regal Rose (I think), Very Vanilla
Ink: Black, Mellow Moss, pink, blue (for the bubbles), blush blossom
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Simply Circles brass template, rhinestones, aqua painter.
This card literally took me 20 minutes to make. Super easy!!!!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Tonight I felt inspired by all the challenges I've been involved in at Splitcoaststampers. If you ever want to look at my gallery, just look in the member gallery and my "codename" is Stampin'NPA. Some of the cards are repeats as to what's on here, and some aren't.
These two cards are NOT going to be posted on Splitcoast. They aren't THAT good! I just had to use this paper! It's like that money that's burning a hole in your pocket. You know it's there and you HAVE to spend it! I have this awesome paper and I HAVE to use it!!!!
The first card is very simple with a very simple layout. I wanted to showcase the background. I just really like snowmen! So, I didn't want to hide them with silly embellishments.
Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Paper: Figgy Pudding, Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Sage Shadow(sponged around the message oval)
Accessories: punch for ribbon holes, Stampin' Up ribbon that I found in my stash
This next card is similar to one that I made at a stamp camp a while ago. I, of course, wasn't too keen on the card we made then, but I do like this one! It's simple as well.
The second picture, you can really see the irredescent embossing powder at work! It's on the snowflake and the brad!
Stamps: The Snowflake Spot, Sincere Salutations
Paper: white cardstock, Figgy Pudding
Ink: White Craft Ink, Always Artichoke
Accessories: silver brad dipped in white craft ink and embossed, corner punch (Fiskars), irredescent embossing powder
Off to bed. Crazy Christmas shopping tomorrow! And snow is coming! AAAGGGHHH!!!!! At least once I get home from shopping, I can get into my pj's and stamp the day away!!!!!!!! Can't wait for that!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Here are some pictures of cards that I am making for Kevin's grandmother for Christmas. I am streamlining and only using 3 colors, and 4 stamp sets. I'm using the new Garden Silhouettes and Stem Silhouettes for the flowers, Carte Postale for background when it matches the flower I'm focusing on, and Sincere Salutations for the message. As usual with my cards, the insides are blank so she can write her own message and not worry about writing over my message.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
If anyone ever travels through Splitcoaststampers, which you can find at www.splitcoaststampers.com. If you ever see a card by Stampin'NPA, that's me!!!! I was always under the impression that you had to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator to have a gallery. Not so! So about a month ago, I started my own gallery! I have received a lot of compliments on the stuff that I have put on there. Some of what you see here is on there. And I'm really into the color challenges, because they are just that. A challenge! I made a Christmas card using Pretty in Pink and Wild Wasabi, which is green. It turned out pretty good! I would never in a million years have put those two colors together!!!! So, I posted it on there, but didn't post it here. So, you'll have to check out my gallery when you're surfing the 'net!