August 2010 Paper crafting cruise to Alaska!

Bring your family and friends on a wonderful vacation and get to scrapbook along the way! Click on the cruise ship in the sidebar, email or call Kathleen Tansey to reserve your spot today! Space is limited, so don't delay. I am so excited about this opportunity! It is going to be so much fun. I have hardly slept thinking about the amazing projects and scrapbook pages we will be doing! Sign up today!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Snow Much Fun layout

This layout was for my scrappin club last January.
Stamp set: Contempo Alphabet
Snow roller
Ink: Bashful blue, Night of Navy
CS: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red
DSP: Holiday Treasures
Other: Big Shot, Snowflake #2 die, Felt Flurries, Crop-a-dile, brads, 1-1/4 circle punch, 1-3/8 circle punch, sponges,

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Season of Friendship Framed Art

Here is a couple of pics of the framed art I made with Chris W. She is one of my club members, and she took advantage of my offer of 2 hours of free Creative Consulting I give to my club members.  We had so much fun making this frame.  She even made a few more at home to give away to friends!  I only made one, so I kept mine.  I love how it turned out.
Stamp set: Season of Friendship
CS: So Saffron, Creamy Carmel, Whisper White, Bordering Blue
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Versamark
Other: 3/4" Circle punch, snips, dimensionals, White embossing powder, heat tool, frame - I probably missed something along the way....Let me know if I did!

Autumn Harvest Halloween layout

This is my halloween layout from 2 years ago.  I doubt I can remember everything I used on this but I will give it a shot!  Stamp sets: Autumn Harvest, Contempo Alphabet  CS: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss,     Ink: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant,       DSP: Ghosty Greetings (??? taking a guess here)  Tools: Tag punch, Sm Tag punch, Scallop circle punch, Photo corners punch, 5 Petal flower punch, Big Shot, Top Note die, couzzle, Crop-a-dile, sponges, snips    Other: Basic Black hemp, brads, mini library clips, elegant eggplant grosgrain, basic black grosgrain, black gingham, googlie eyes, staples

Enjoy Every Moment with Bella Rose DSP scrapbook page

This layout is from a long time ago, but I love it so I thought I would share.   This was for one of my scrappin clubs.  Stamp set: Enjoy Every Moment  Inks: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red   CS: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White         DSP: Bella Rose      Ribbon: Riding Hood Red Taffeta, 5/8" Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain      Other: 1" circle punch, Crop-a-dile, brad, dimensional, sponges, chipboard frame, scallop edge punch, stapler, Basic Black Stampin write marker
TFL!  Have a great day!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral

Here is another card that was in the basket with the card below.

Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
DSP: Ghostly Greetings
Tools: Big Shot, Mahattan Flower Textured Impressions Die, Bone folder, Sponges
Again, as with the card below, some of these items have been retired. 
Have a great day!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

August Club Projects

This project is a gift card holder.  I got the idea from my awesome friend and fellow demonstrator Jodey Batay.   

We started with Soft Suede ink and the  Polka Dot background stamp (item # 109276) that is on the dormant list, so if you like it be sure to order it soon!  It may retire with the next catalog.
1. Lay the background stamp down and tap the ink pad all over it.
2. Place your Soft Suede CS down, lining it up on a score line. 
3. Fold your grid paper over the whole thing and rub it so you get even coverage.
This is how it should look.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3, turning your Soft Suede CS inking the top flap.
It should look like this.
5. Again repeat steps 2 & 3 with your strip of Crushed Curry
6. Sponge edges of Soft Suede CS and Crushed Curry CS with Soft Suede Classic ink.
I have trimmed off the edges of a regular ol' plain envelope for you
7. Glue flap down (I don't lick them-icky)
8. Fold in half and glue down bottom half
9. Glue the top 1/2 of the envelope to the inside of the Soft Suede
10. Place 1 dimensional in the middle of the 2 halves.  See how it makes 2 pockets.  One can be for a gift card, and one for a little note from you :)
11. I used the new set That's Funny and stamped in Basic Black ink. I double matted it on Dusty Durango, and Crushed Curry.  Then color them in using the new In Color Markers.  If you don't have these In Color markers yet-they are a MUST HAVE!  They totally ROCK! 
12. Place 2 dimensionals on the Dusty Durango, taking care to make sure you are placing them at the BOTTOM of your me. :)
13. Use a 2-way glue pen to fill in the flames on the candles and the ribbon of frosting across the cake.  Sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds over the glue. 
Now how fun was that?  I loved it! Thanks Jodey!
This next project is so cute!  I took the layout of the card from my upline Christie Hagerhjelm, I changed it up and made it my own. 
1. Start with folding your So Saffron CS (my favorite color)  in half (like a regular card) and then fold on the score line in the middle of that back towards the spine of the card so it looks like this:
2. Glue Flock Together DSP onto outside flap.
3. Glue Whisper White base to back of So Saffron CS. 
4. Glue Certainly Celery CS to the center of So Saffron
5. Using the Razzle Dazzle stamp set, stamp the large flower in Versamark and onto Whisper White square.
6. Break out those Stampin Pastels!!
What I love about the Stampin Pastels is they come with all the colors in the standard color families.  Bold Brights, Earth Elements, Rich Regals, and Soft Subtles, and they are listed on the back of the lid-just like a christmas box of chocolates!  Takes the guess work right out trying to coordinate! Awesome!
7. I use cotton swabs to apply my chalk because my applicators are in need of cleaning or replacement. :(
I started with the So Saffron, then used Rose Red on the flowers.  I used a bit of Certainly Celery on the stems and followed up with Garden Green for a bolder look.  I also cleaned it up a bit with the eraser. 
8. Glue to So Saffron mat. 
9. Turn over - flipping it towards you and only glue on only the left 1/2
(see step 9 before you do this)
9. Line up with Certainly Celery mat and adhere to Flock Together DSP only.
10.  With card folded closed, stamp sentiment.
Beautiful!  Thanks for the inspiration Christie!!

Carousel Notes card

I make a basket of cards every year for the Scleroderma auction.  I love the Carousel Notes for a variety of projects. Almost everything on this card is retired, but take it and make it your own!  I would love to see what you come with!  Leave me a note so I can check it out!  
Stamp set: Eastern Blooms, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
DSP: Bella Rose
Tools: Classy Brass Template - Pick a Petal, Stylus, Circle Scissor Plus, Bone Folder, Scallop Edge punch, Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Scallop Envelope die, snips
Other: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Tombo Liquid adhesive, dimensionals
Ribbon: Riding Hood Red Taffeta
Here is a close up of the mini card so you can see the glitter better.  I used dots of Crystal Effects and sprinkled the glitter on and let it dry overnight.  I tried using the 2-way glue pen first, but liked this effect much better!
Here is a shot of the card out of the mini envelope.
Love it!  Hope you like it too! :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Personalized framed art

I am so excited to start this new blog!  My old blog was so frustrating for me to learn how to use I quit using it.  So here we go again!  I made this project back in May for my friends birthday.  (I'll let you guess her
I love making personalized framed art.  There is a little glare off the glass-sorry about that.  I'm working on my photography skills. 
Supplies used: 
Stamp Set: Headline Alphabet set (retired-but I love it)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Versamark, Pink Pirouette
DSP: Bella Rose
Ribbon: 1-1/4" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon, Red Hemp Twine
Tools: Crafters Tool Kit, Eyelet Border Punch, Embossing gun
Other: Heat and Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Pretties kit, sponges, SNAIL, Liquid Tombow Adhesive, Hodgepodge Hardware Kit, and random other accessories.
Here is the gift bag I made for her present:
So adorable!  I really loved it! It was hard to give it to her!
Cardstock: 12x12 Textured Pink Pirouette
DSP: Bella Rose
Ribbon: Riding Hood Red Ribbon Originals, 1-1/4" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon
Other: Pewter Jumbo Eyelets (for the handle-you can barely see them), Crop-a-dile, SNAIL
I learned how to make this bag at Stampin Up! convention last year.  I took my 12x12 cardstock, wrapped it around a box of cereal to get my score lines, decorated the front, and then assembled it.  I knew I would screw it up if I assembled it you enjoyed it!  Have a wonderful day!