Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Today is Caroline's birthday, she the BIG 2! So in honor of her, here's a little mini book I made for her. I used Chocolate Chip cardstock and the One of a Kind stamp set and made my own patterned paper for her book. I also used the Boho Blossoms punch for the little flowers and popped them up with demonsionals. I then bound the book together with my Bind-It-All. The inside is still blank, but I'm taking the time today to finish it. I put as many pages on the inside as she has letters in her name and then I'm using each letter to describe something about her, no pictures, just words. I made a book for Ethan and Riley too, same idea for theirs, just different colors.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thank you for the lead!

I made this card for my first potential hostess. I'll keep her name anonymous until I get permission to post from her. I used Pocket Silhouettes on Kiwi Kiss Cardstock with Bella Rose DSP for the frame. I made the frame with the scallop edge punch. A cool little trick I discovered. I'll post the tutorial after I get it filmed and uploaded. I used Kiwi Kiss, chocolate chip and versamark ink and some chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon. Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I got a Lead!

I finally got a lead on my Demonstrator Business Website (DBWS). This is a huge deal for me. I get an average of 7-10 hits a day, but no leads. I got an email from a woman is interested in having a Christmas Card class. I met with her yesterday and it's scheduled for the end of November. I'm so excited. Not just that I'm teaching a class, but that there are definitely people in the area that have heard of Stampin' Up!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Starting the season

This is a little card I came up with a few weeks ago. I wasn't really feeling very fallish yet, but today has definitely set it in. It's rainy and downright cold. I have errands I need to run, but I don't feel like getting the kids out in the weather, so they'll just have to wait until tomorrow.

Stamp: leaf from Holiday Happenings Bundle, level 3 hostess set
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Ribbon
Punches: Spiral, Scallop Circle, Circles- 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1"

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Frankie Box

Isn't he cute! I got this idea from another demonstrator, Angie Juda. The box is so easy to make, I made 2, one for each of Ethan's teachers. I would have preferred his hair and eyes to be black, but if you read one of my previous posts, you remember I ordered gray instead of black. Oh well! I used my silhouette cutter to cut the hair, it's actually a grass border, pretty neat huh, got that idea from Angie Juda too. I just love him!

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Punches: 1" Circle, 3/4 Circle
Accessories: Black GG ribbon, White gel pen

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Same Concept, Different Results

I had fun trying to come up with a different Christmas Card. I didn't want it to be the traditional red and green. I decided to go with Baja Breeze and White. I really like how they turned out. I kind of used the same sketch for both cards, but you can see they look different.
Card is 4x4
Stamp set: Snow Swirled
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark then embossed with White EP
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Rub-ons for sentiment
Punches: 1 3/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 3/4" Circle

Card is 4x4

Stamp set: Snow Swirled

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze, Versamark (embossed with White EP)

Accessories: White GG Ribbon

Punches: 1 3/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 3/4" Circle

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Halloween Project-Card Holder

This is a Card Holder. I got the idea from the Workshop Wow DVD available for demonstrators. There are so many projects on that DVD that will be popping up on my blog soon. Isn't it just adorable!! As much as a Halloween Project can be adorable.
Here's closer up at the title, and the hat with the little spider on it that I handcut.
Here's the inside. I used too much bulk, I was only able to fit 2 cards. If I tone down my bumpiness I think that I could fit 3-6 cards in one card holder.
Here's the Basic Gray version of the card, excuse the angle, the only clean surface in my kitchen was a box with a piece of white cardstock layed on top. I've been a crafting maniac the last couple of days, but I'm using it to my full advantage, cuz who knows when my mojo will go on vacation again. Funny story about the basic gray cardstock, I honestly didn't realize I ordered it, I thought I ordered Basic Black. Oh well, another excuse to place an order here soon.
And here's the pumpkin pie version.
This card holder was so much fun to make, and so easy. I think I'll be doing one for every season. Once I send the cards I think I'll make it into a little mini album for the event. When I figure that out, I'll post a picture. Have a great day!
Card Products
Stamps: Eat, Drink & Be Scary, Frightful Fence jumbo wheel
Paper: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss and Ghostly Greetings DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Versamark (for embossing fence with black EP), Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive Markers
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Silver Brads, Dimensionals
Punches: Scallop Edge, Scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle, 1 1/4" circle, 1" circle, crop-a-dile for holes to thread ribbon

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Card Spree

I finally got my mojo back. I've been stamping like crazy over the last 3 days. My poor kitchen is taking the brunt of the mess. I've got stuff everywhere. For some reason I can't just keep to one project. While I'm doing a project I get another idea and if I don't put it on paper right then, I might as well just throw it out the window. I like to work in organized chaos, I thrive that way. Let's just say that I have no excuse not to post a card for the next 2 weeks, I think I finished 10 cards in the last 2 days. I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but they're all original designs, that takes time to come up with, and I'm trying to figure out a nice, but easy Christmas card so I can get started on those. Well, anyway, enjoy the cards over the next posts.


Stamps: Eat, Drink & Be Scary

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Ghostly Greeting DSP
Other: Coluzzle, Trio Flower Punch

Monday, October 13, 2008

Coming soon to a computer near you!

I've been given the ok to post videos on my blog and YouTube. WooHoo! You'll think I'm sitting right beside you helping you with your project. I have to figure out how to rig my video camera to the right angle, but I'm hoping to post a video by the end of the week. Here's hoping it works.

Orange you sweet!

I can't remember if this is Only Orange or Pumpkin Pie, but either way, I LOVE ORANGE! I used the orange from Tart & Tangy for the card and Wow Flowers for the gift card. I know that my wheeling on the cards is not straight, but I think it adds to the homemade look.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Obsessed with this color combo

I am so in love with the new In Colors. I've used these main three, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette for a lot of projects already. It's a good thing they're good for a year. I used the Curly Label punch bundle for the sentiment. Other punches are the trio flower 1/4 inch circl and the scallop edge punch. I tied it of with some Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon and TADA, a simple thank you card.