Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
I had a special request for a wedding card that featured a Rose and incorporated a 'Rose Vow' from the ceremony (which is a lovely idea). So this is what I came up with. Being a 'special' card for a very 'special' occassion needed a very 'special' embellishment!! And seeing I had just received my Pretties Kit!! it was a perfect opportunity to use the Hat Pins that I have been dying to play with!! The card features a 3D Paper Tole Rose, a bit of layering, a background stamp and 'The Hat Pin' I think the hardest thing about making up this card was positioning the wording from the Rose Vow around the border of the shimmer paper. (Took forever to get it just right!) Oh and a tip for printing on shimmer, so it doesn't bleed or smudge - print using the transperancy paper setting!, it prints a lot slower as it layers the ink on top of the paper. You need to leave it to dry for a bit, but it turns out heaps better than using the plain paper option! I haven't tried this setting for vellum yet, but I think it should have a similar effect.
(Please excuse the darkness of the photo! It has been so wet in Perth of late so i had to take it inside, but with shimmer paper I couldn't use a flash, so this is the best out of the (like 10!!) photos that I took.)
Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Handsome Hunter Cardstock & Ink, Pretties Kit, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, French Script BG Stamp (Retired). Reddy Creative Cards - White Rose 3D Image. Other - Stardream Paper - Quartz
One of my friends loved it!! So I have to make another one now!! I have also been working on some other little projects which I can't share quite yet!! but stay tuned....I will post them soon.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I am actually really pleased with the way this card turned out. Again I am using Paper Tole, (I love it!!) I generally start off with the main image and consult my Stampin Up! colour chart first. If I can't match the colours with the cardstock I then go to my Bazzill files, but this one worked perfectly with Stampin Up!. The patterned background is from the Palette o Prints Pack. I matted the main image easily but couldn't get the background to work, I sat there for ages playing with different colours, but kept going back to Olive, but it needed something on it as plain just didn't work, so off I trotted to consult the cupboard where all my stamps sets are and settled on the little butterfly background from Beyond Basics, which I stamped with versamark. I tried a square card, a normal sized card, then settled on a 12x17cm card. More white needed to be brought in (but not too much). Then BAMM! it hit, I used my corner punch for the cute scallops and then added the satin ribbon and the pearls!!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I can actually post Taneika's card now as she has received it. I have been at a bit if a loss for inspiration at the moment, but sat down and got this put together. I got to use my corner punch from Stampin Up! and did some scallops!! So easy! Love it!!
Materials Used - I have used my Cricut to cut out the 16 using the Alphalicious Cartridge (My Favourite for numbers and names), Bazzill Bling cardstock, Cuttlebug with the Happy Birthday embossing folder, Assorted Flowers, Kaiser Rhinestones, a rhinestone brad and some Rub Ons. Oh and of course! my corner punch from Stampin Up!
July is a very busy month for my family!! Taneika's birthday is the day before mine and one of my other nieces, Caitlin, shares the same birthday with me!! So there is absolutely no excuse to miss their birthdays (though sometimes I am a little late). I made a card for Caitlin (12) using some gorgeous MAMBI characters! I bought several sticker sheets a couple of years ago and am still working my way through them!! I stick the image to white card and rub over it with a scorer to clear any air underneath. I then cut it out and raise it over a background. For some reason I cannot find the picture (I am sure I would have scanned it!! I scan EVERYTHING!!) but I will make some more up soon - as another layout has popped into my head that will suit these stickers perfectly!! So stay tuned.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I am searching on a couple of Poem sites looking for some lovely poetry to go inside some cards that I have made. (I can't post them yet as they haven't been received by the recipients, but will post later in the week) I came across this one, had a giggle and just had to share as I am sure many of our Dear Hubby's can relate!! Here goes...
Ode To My Wife, The Stamper
She learned to stamp on Monday
Her embossing was quite fine.
She forgot to set out dinner,
So we went out to dine.
She brayered backgrounds Tuesday
She says they are a must.
They really were quite lovely
But she forgot to dust.
On Wednesday it was birthday cards
She says that chalking's fun.
Shading, blending, and watercoloring.
But the laundry wasn't done.
Her card swap was on Thursday
Using green and blue and red.
I guess she really was engrossed,
She never made the bed!
It was shaker cards on Friday
Using techniques she just adores,
But she never seemed to notice
The crumbs on all the floors.
I found a maid on Saturday!
My week is now complete
My wife can stamp the hours away,
The house will still be neat.
Well, it's already Sunday,
And my forehead's feeling damp.
I cursed, I raved, and I ranted. . .
The MAID has learned to stamp!!!
Hope you enjoyed it!! Now I am off to finish up these cards. I have added links to a couple of Poem Sites in the sidebar.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Bear with me here guys!! I love this new template, but for some reason it doesn't like to put spaces between the paragraphs, so I am having to rewrite some of the HTML to make it look pretty!! (as I am a fussy old soul!!) I dug out our trusty "Teach yourself HTML Visually" book and am learning to fix them myself!! When I have figured it out I will go back and edit some of the older posts, especially my "Tribute to Mum" post as this template has taken out the line spacing between the verses of the Poem - and it just doesn't look right to me!!
So cool!! Don't you think. My hubby and boys got me some Stampin Up! goodies. I now have Boatloads of Love, Think Happy Thoughts, Fast and Fun Notes, Corner Rounder Punch and the Colour Caddy Extender!! YAY I can now do yummy little scallops. Tomorrow I will (hopefully) have a play with those.
So till next time Seeya!!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
- Get Up
- Turn on the computer
- Check Email
- Check RSS Feeds
- Do my Email Cash Clicks
- Check Demonstrator Website
- Have my Coffee!!! (Hubby's routine is - MAKE COFFEE!!!)
- Wake Up!! then light fire under the boys!!
An extremely bad habit I know, I should add one more - Do Wii Fit!!
Anyways, hopefully I will get some creativity flowing over the holidays, maybe start on some Christmas cards. I need to get off the paper tole and start some stamping!! I was hoping a lovely parcel would arrive on my doorstep today, but alas, no!! :-(
Happy School Holidays to everyone!! And Happy Stamping!!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
- A birthday card for her Aunt who is turning 60, is into Pansies and Blue Wrens.
- A card for her cousin who is a Hallmark Rep!! No pressure here!!!! She's in to Frangipani's
- A 'Welcome Back' card for share farmers on her parents dairy farm who have come back to the farm!!
Hmmm. I put my thinking cap on and these are what I came up with!!This 60th Card uses Bazzill Bling, KI Memories RubOns, 3D Image from 3D Special Book, Kaiser Pearls, Stampin' Up Mat Pack and Cricut Alphalicious Cartridge for the '60'
The inside of this card reads...the cows have missed you!!
Welcome Back uses Stampin' Up! Birthday Banter, Whisper White cardstock, Certainly Celery & Bashful Blue Inks, Stamp n Write Markers. Kaiser Rhinestones and Bazzill Bling.
So there they are!! My Challenge Cards!!
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Till next time
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Materials Used - Bazzill Cardstock - Artesian Pool, Fussy, Wheat, Vanilla & Root Beer. Stampin' Up! - Mat Pack, Velvet Ribbon Flirty Ribbon Originals. Kaiser - Rhinestones