Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I just love the gingerbread stamp sets by Waltzingmouse Stamps and I hate to wait to use them just at Christmas time - so I'm always trying to think of ways to use them for other times during the year.
Today we have the little gingerbread girl at the beach working on her tan! The cute outfit Claire designed for the Gingerbread girl looks like a little bathing suit to me and I made a beach blanket out of her bed blanket stamp! I pounced Chai Tea Die ink by Papertrey over the little girl as well as the sun to soften the bright yellow. The sun is made with one of the gingerbread faces in the set.
Everything is popped up on dimensionals. The wavy beach stamp in the background is from CTMH and you can just barely see the cloudy sky made with my hand made cloud template.
Well - now I'm off to eat supper - thanks so much for coming by today - let me know what you think of my Summer Gingerbread Girl !!!???
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Oven Fresh & Half Baked, CTMH: On the Beach (retired I think)
Paper: SU: Kraft, So Saffron, Night of Navy
Ink: Adirondack: Denim, SU Soft Sky, PTI: Chai Tea Dye
Accessories: foam dimensionals, scalloped circle punch: SU, circle punch: SU, cloud template hand made, heart punch: McGill, Zutter corner rounder
Monday, June 29, 2009
Paper: PTI: White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon: Michaels, Copics: C1, G14, Silver Ice Stickles
Sunday, June 28, 2009
And here he is with his brand new Red Sox baseball cap on - diving into more of his presents. You may be able to see - he hardly has any front teeth right now! They are suddenly all falling out at the same time!Thanks so much for dropping by today!
Stamps: Free Digi Image: Whimsie Doodles, Papertrey Ink: Birthday Basics, Women of Life
Paper: PTI: White, Pure Poppy, DP Cosmo Cricket Early BIrd Sunrise/over easy
Accessories: nestabilities: tag trio, classic inverted scalloped square, Copics: YG03, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG63, Y21, BG96, G82, G17, E13, E37, R09, R20, Glue dots, foam dimensionals, Martha Stewart Punch, PTI Vintage Buttons
Friday, June 26, 2009
I made this little book of Bible Verses to give to an Interim Assistant Pastor who is leaving our church this Sunday. During his year with us he ran a weekly Bible Study group that I particpated in. I wanted to give him something to remind him of our spiritual time together - so I found verses about prayer as well as discerning God's path for us. He is semi retiring and looking for a part time pastor position in VA where his family is from so he really doesn't know what will happen next for him and his wife.
And this is a picture of our church (that my father drew for the church many years ago so it's really special to me) that I put on the last page so Fr. Charles will remember his time with us whenever he takes out this little book.
I cut out the pages from cardboard with the Top Note die from Stampin Up - then cut out pieces of designer paper with the same die and attached it to all of the cardboard pages - front and back. The verses are computer generated and printed onto Vintage Cream. I cut them out and attached them over the designer paper. I punched holes in the top left corner of each page with my Crop a Dile and put a silver chain through the holes. You could add flowers or other accessories to each page as well as the cover - but I wanted the verses to be the focus so I left it all plain. I think the designer paper has enough color and design on it to make it nice to look at. The cover stamp is by The Stamp Pad Co and I used Labels One Nestabilities to frame it.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I wanted to share with you a little bit of how I put these together. First I made a full sheet of 'quilt' using the Guide Lines paper and Guide Lines Two stamp set and many different colors of Papertrey Ink.! I stamped each design 14 times in the same color randomly around the blocks until the page was filled.
Then I cut them up into rectangles so they were like little quilts. I got 4 out of the sheet so I made 4 cards! I wanted them to be a little antique looking so I used the Camomile tea dye ink on the edges and then daubed it all over each "quilt". Here you can hopefully see them plain, edged, and daubed all over. I also cut around the edges with deckled edge scissors.
Here is a close up of each card. I ran each 'quilt' through my crimper and I used a corner rounder punch on the Bitty Dots designer paper behind each quilt. I pierced around the edges of the Rustic Cream card stock. I went over the grid lines with a light gray Copic to give each square a little definition. The sentiments are from Quilter's Sampler and Quilter's Sampler Sentiments.
These are all very Mish Wooderson-esque dont you think??? Thanks for stopping by today!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Paper: SU: Really Rust, More Mustard, Basic Grey, PTI: vintage cream
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack: Butterscotch
Accessories: foam dimensioinals, Making Memories: Brads, Nestabilities: Ovals, Spellbinders: Labels Two, paper piercer
Monday, June 22, 2009
A few reminders about Tuesday 6/23:
It's the last day you can sign up for the Stamping Around Workshop in Farmington CT - so check that out if you are interested.
Claire Brennan at Waltzingmouse will have her wonderful Irish Heritage stamp sets available for purchase so be sure to check it out! She's been having wonderful previews for the last few days.
Remember to check out H&M Stamps - Heather is continuing her blow out sale!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: PTI: Friends Till the end, Every Day Classics (not available for sale), With Sympathy
Paper: PTI: Plum Pudding, Bitty Dot Basics
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Foam dimensionals
Saturday, June 20, 2009
My DH has deserted me and gone up to his sister's cottage in NH for a few days to help her with some renovations in her kitchen and bathroom - so I'm going to be here all alone with my kitties and probably have to stamp the whole time - don't you feel sorry for me!?!!? (That's why it's 2 am and I'm still up and posting a card!!)
Have a great weekend everyone - we just may float away here in rainy New England - but boy - is the grass really GREEN!
ETA: Hot tip! you must hop over and see the Waltzingmouse (Claire Brennan) she has samples of her new Irish Heritage stamp sets being released next Tuesday - and they are just lovely!!
Stamps: Amuse: Nature
Paper: white: PTI, Bazzill off white and brown, Baja Breeze: SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spell binders flower Creations 3, Spellbinders Bird, Brad: Basic Grey, ruffled ribbon: Unknown, corner rounder, micron pen, foam dimensionals, Sizzix Leaf Stem
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The sketch was a Doubledog Dare Challenge from Beverly (beestamper) last week. You can check out the DDC Challenge Forum here we'd love to have you play along - just put DDC in the keyword when you load your card on Split Coast
I wanted to share with you this picture of my stamping assistant - Scout. Here she is adjusting the location of the Diva Circle on today's card - isn't she doing a swell job?!?
And here she is in one of her favorite resting spots - on top of the piles of papers that I print off of blogs with ideas or challenges that I want to do. I have a nice little blanket on top of one of my rolling drawer cabinets where she sits most of the time. This table area is supposed to be empty clean space and periodically I organize and put all the papers in appropriate places - but then somehow it just piles up once again! And you can see about half of my Papertrey Ink stamp sets in the CD racks here as well as some The Greeting Farm and Magnolias that I store in CD cases. The plastic drawers have wooden stamps by topic, one has my embossing supplies, another all my adhesives, and another my clear acrylic blocks.
Scout's sister, Boo, comes in now and then and sits on the windowsill just to be social - but she's not into the stamping the way Scout is! Scout will actually cry when I am downstairs asking me to "come on up to the stamping room now mum!!!" (as if I need to be asked?! LOL!)
and - Just a reminder! if you want to go to the Stamp New England Workshop in Farmingon, CT on July 10th & 11th - you need to sign up by Tues 6/23 so hop on over and check it out today!!
To see the fun we had at the March Workshop in Portsmouth, NH - look here and here
Stamps: Drinks bg stamp: Rubbernecker, Addy Tude Diva: Stampingbella
Paper: white: PTI, basic black, baja breeze: SU, DP Scenic route/North Shore in the tube
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, small circle punch: Marvy, summer sunrise swiss dots satin ribbon: PTI, cocktail napkin: EK Success, Scallop ed tag: Spellbinders, gemstones: Hero Arts & Amuse, Copics: Y38, YR02, colorless blender, E00, BG10, BG13, T2
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
What I time I had getting this card loaded - I took the picture and then when I went to download it onto my computer - the camera couldn't read the disk (this has happened several times over the last few weeks but it always read it again after fiddling with it a bit). But today - no go. Luckily, my DH just bought a new camera for himself - so I hastily loaded the software for it onto my computer - figured out how to take a picture with the camera - and got it loaded! phew - sometimes I just hate technology!! I don't want to have to learn how to use it - I just want it to do what I want it to do automatically - are you with me on this?!?!?
Just a reminder! if you want to go to the Stamp New England Workshop in Farmingon, CT on July 10th & 11th - you need to sign up by Tues 6/23 so hop on over and check it out today!! See my side bar for the link. I hope to see you there!!! Don't miss out on this fun gathering!! to see the fun we had in March look here
Stamps: Something Within: Unity Stamps
Paper: White: PTI, baja breeze, ruby red: SU, DP Bitty dot basics: PTI
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: martha stewart butterflies punch, aquamist satin & twill ribbons: PTI, EK Success diamond lace punch, crocheted flower: Laundry Line, glue dots, foam dimensionals, sugar coated brad: Doodlebug
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Quick note: I'm so excited! just found out I got honorable mention for my Papertrey Star Box seen in the post below - check it out on Nichole's blog!!!
Ok, back to earth now ----- This is a two-fer card today - it covers two challenges - the Split Coast CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge - and the Doubledog Dare Challenge I do with some SCS friends (see my side bar for the team names!)
For the CAS challenge we had a sketch to follow . I made my front panel larger than the sketch but used the same number of layers. I stamped my Cornish Heritage Farms toy soldier right on the Cosmo Cricket designer paper. I stamped the sentiment from The Greeting Farm (it's on sale check it out!) on a piece of silver card stock and punched it with the Stampin Up Key Tag punch - looks just like a dog tag doesn't it!! The chain is from Michaels.
Anne (jdmommy) issued the Doubledog Dare challenge this week to make a kids card. I know my son always loved to play 'Army' when he was little - and when he grew up he signed up to serve! (thanks Josh!) I think this would be a fun birthday card for a young soldier! You are welcome to join in on the DDC challenges - just use the keyword DDC when you upload your card on Splite Coast - Beverly even created a Doubledog Dare challenge thread in the forums for us. You can see all the DDC cards here.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!Stamps: soldier: Cornish Heritage Farms, My Buddy: Pup Star - the Greeting Farm
Paper: Aqua Mist: PTI, Tangerine Tango: SU, DP Cosmo cricket Lil Man: Mischievious Max, Silver card stock: Canford Card
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ripe avocado: PTI
Accessories: key tag punch: SU, edge distresser: Heidi Swapp, Crop a Dile, Silver eyelet, chain: Tandy Leather - Michaels, foam dimensionals.
Monday, June 15, 2009
ETA: I got honorable mention for my Star box seen below - check it out on Nicole's blog !!!! whoo hooo!!!!
I stamped the flower on the text DP and colored it a little with some copics. I added a punched circle and gem to the middle. The sentiment is cut with a petite oval nestability.
My third project (use of stars, summer theme, template) uses Lauren's Captured Card Case template. But I used it for cookies instead of cards! This project uses the PTI stamps "Let Freedom Ring" and "Star Prints"
We have a store called 5 Below in our town - which is like a dollar store only everything is $5 or less - where I found a big bucket of 12 pieces of sidewalk chalk for $2.00 (so I can make 4 of these little holders!) I used the stamp set "Pond Life' for the frog and cute Hippity Hop sentiment (get it? like hop scotch?!) The card stocks are Lemon Tart, Ocean Tides and white - all Papertrey as is the designer paper - TextStyle Polka Dot Parade. The box is wrapped in a piece of acetate as per the template pattern - but you can also make this a closed box using card stock and the base can be an open basket instead of a box with holes on the top. (very versatile huh!?)
I made the hanging tag with oval Nestabilities, a Making Memories square eyelet and a silver chain (Tandy Leather - Michaels). The words are stamped using the PTI Fresh Alphabet set using Ripe Avacodo and Ocean Tides inks. I sponged the edge with avocado.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Paper: white, spring rain: PTI
Ink: Spring Rain: PTI
Accessories: oval nestabilities, spring rain party plaid ribbon: PTI, sugar coated brads: Doodlebug Designs, Ornare corner piercing template, piercing tool & Mat: SU, silver ice stickles, Copics: B21, N2, T2, Y06
Saturday, June 13, 2009
My card today is 5"x5" and since the base is black - I attached a panel of Naturals Ivory punched with the Stampin Up Top Note Die on the inside so someone could write a message there - you can see a peek of it on the photo.
Well - must run off to do another edging/mulching project in the back yard! It's a beautiful day here - going up to the mid 70's. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend - and thank's so much for stopping by!
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss: PTI, Close to Cocoa, Naturals Ivory, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink (for embossing), Dark Chocolate: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, sponge, square punch: CTMH, classic inverted scallop square nestability, vanilla embossing powder: SU, oval punch: SU, heart punch: McGill, hot gun
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Paper: white, ripe avocado, Textstyles Bitty dot basics & Green Tea Leaves: all PTI
Ink: Ripe Avocado: PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: glue dots, foam dimensionals, circle nestabilities, spellbinder tag trio, deckled edge rectangle nestability, word window punch: SU, circle punch, computer generated verse, dew drops, copics: YG11, YR04, Y21, B14
My card today was made for the Ways to Use It challenge on Split Coast - to make crushed card stock flowers - isn't this pretty?! - you can see the tutorial on how to make them here . I used Papertrey designer papers for my flower and leaves as well as the dotted background - and I sponged the edges of everything with Raspberry Fizz ink. I've been wanting to try these flowers for a long time - thanks Cindy for the challenge today!
Off to make a late supper! I just had to get my stamping in tonight! Thanks so much for coming by!
Stamps: Every Day Blessings: PTI
Paper: WHite, TextStyle Bitty Dot basics and Raspberry Fizz Mix: PTI
Ink: Raspberry Fizz: PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sponge, vintage button: PTI, twine: PTI, foam dimensinals
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I used today's sketch on Split Coast for my page taking several liberties with it. I turned it on it's side, made it a 6x6 square, and used the fence to represent the center panel but didn't continue it up to the top of the card. That's really taking some creative license!
Just a reminder to check out my right side bar concerning the Stamp New England weekend in Connecticut July 10th and 11th. They have all 5 teachers chosen now - me being one of them (woo hoo!!) so if you are anywhere near Farmington CT - sign up now - it's going to fill fast. And the Inn we'll be staying at looks absolutely lovely! We had a total blast at the last one in NH! Let me know if you're going to be there!
Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps: retired, Fence: Rubbernecker, Sheep: Rubber Soul/A day at the zoo
Paper: white: PTI, Basic Black: SU, DP Cosmo Cricket Mr Campy/GojuminaLake
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, classic heart nestability, small mega deckled rectangles Nestabilities, copics: E34, YG83, C1
Monday, June 8, 2009
Here's the 2nd one that I thought came out really nice - a few poppies in the field.
I'm going to just leave these alone overnight and see if the black ink dries so the card could actually be mailed to someone!
Paper: watercolor paper from a pad
Accessories: computer clip art photo, brads: Making Memories, copics, Acetate, printer
Paper: Kraft: PTI, Lavender Lace, Cameo Coral: SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: vintage buttons: PTI, foam dimensionals, paper piercer: SU, sewing machine, shapeabilities Nested flowers & Nested Birds, lavender moon satin ribbon: PTI