Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gift Idea's Fab Friday 12/18/09

Hello, and thanks for stopping by to visit my blog! Here is my gift idea for this week's Fabulous Friday Challenge. It's Snowman Soup in a soup can...clever, eh??

Actually it's a fruit can, all of the soup cans I found wouldn't work. Wouldn't work you say? Yes, it has to be a "special" can to be Snowman Soup. It has to have a pop top and a rimmed bottom in order to work for this project. I took the bottom off with a clean edge can opener (e-mail me to find one of your own) cleaned it out-- make sure it is really dry!
Stamp the snowflake in a random pattern on the Certainly Celery Designer Prints paper. Use Tombow Adhesive to glue paper around can and wrap with a couple of rubber bands until the glue dries.
Stamp the snowman on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, and use the small tag punch to make tag.
Here are the contents of the can. Remember when you load the can you need to think upside down--who ever you give this lovely gift to will be opening it from the pop-top. I found the Snowman Soup Poem on line. I made copies of it with my printer, here is how it reads:
Snowman Soup
The days are getting shorter now
Winter's almost here.
With freezing weather drawing near,
You'll need a bit of cheer.
So here's a little Snowman Soup
complete with peppermint stick.
Add hot water, stir it slow.
It's sure to do the trick!
I used Crystal Effects to glue the bottom back on--a little goes a long way! I found the small whisks on the Internet (again, e-mail me for the web site and item number).
Here is a picture of the pop top opened.

SU! Supplies--

Stamp sets: Two Cool Dudes (pg.30, IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: Tag punch, Small Tag punch, Basic Black marker, crop-a-dile, Tombow Adhesive, 1" double stitched ribbon, Crystal Effects. Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Certainly Celery Designer Prints Series. Ink: Certainly Celery.

Happy stamping-
Karla c(:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

November 2009 Stamp-a-Whole-Lotta Cards

The cards we did in November were a mix of Birthday, thank-you, Christmas and Thanksgiving. I called it Fall & Winter Medley, here are pictures and supply list for the 5 cards we did. Card one:

I used the same technique for this card: The "how to" description is under that post.

SU! Supplies--

Stamp sets: Falling Leaves (pg.27, IB&C 2009-10), On Your Birthday (pg.139, IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: BigShot, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1" circle punch, stamping sponges, Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1, dimensionals. Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Very Vanilla. Ink: Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive.

Card two:

This card is simple and sweet, it was inspired by a shirt in the Coldwater Creek catalog.

SU! Supplies--

Stamp sets: A Rose is a Rose (pg.99, IB&C 2009-10), All Holidays (pg.43 IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: 1/2" Melon Mambo polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots, stamping sponges. Paper: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White. Ink: Melon Mambo.

Card three:

It's hard to see in the photo--there are 5 pierced holes in the Real Red cardstock off of the Old Olive panel.

SU! Supplies--

Stamp sets: Berry Christmas (pg.20, Holiday Mini Catalog). Accessories: 1/4" red grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots, crop-a-dile, dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercing tool. Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White. Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip.

Card four:

This card was CASED from a good friend of mine Christine was one of the favorites! The scarf and hat on the snowman are pieced with Bashful Blue card stock.

SU! Supplies--
Stamp sets: Simple Seasonal Thanks (pg.28, Holiday Mini Catalog), Heard from the Heart (pg.142, IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: Only Orange and Night of Navy markers. Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue. Ink: Night of Navy.

Card five:

This is my favorite card...I used the BigShot to cut the large oval, the turkey was colored in with ink pads. I used Grateful Greetings again, I really like that set--I hope it makes it into the 2010-11 IB&C!

SU! Supplies--
Stamp sets: Grateful Greetings (pg.8, Holiday Mini Catalog), Voila' to Go (pg.57, IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, 1 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals, Pumpkin Pie marker, Aqua Painters, BigShot, ovals die. Paper: Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Prints, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White. Ink: Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip.

Next month's dates are January 14 & 15 (no Saturday class in January). We will be making cards with the new Sale-A-Bration sets. You can see the rest of my Class and Stamp Camp Schedule by clicking on the calendar in the left hand column.

Make sure you come back and check out the Fab Friday post, we are going to focus on gift giving ideas...Karla c(:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tag you're it! Fabulous Friday

Wow....time is sure flying by fast! Are you ready for Christmas?? I still have tons of things to do, but at least I have my Mother-in-Laws gift made--thanks to this gift tag challenge over at Sisters in Stamping. Here is a picture of the pouch filled with tags, there are 12 tags in the pouch 3 different designs. The pouch is made with a 6x6 page protector, I snipped the tab on the side off.

I took each tag out of the pouch and took pictures:

SU! supplies used--

Stamp sets: Cold & Cuddly (pg.11, Holiday Mini Catalog), Christmas Punch (pg.14, IB&C). Accessories: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black markers, silver cord, red gingham, double stitched red grosgrain, scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 6x6 page protector. Paper: Ballet Blue, Real Red, Whisper White. Ink: Real Red, Basic Black, Ballet Blue.

I'll be posting my Stamp-a-Whole Lotta Cards in the next couple of days, be sure to come back and check them out.

Happy Stamping-- Karla c(:

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Card Fabulous Friday

Hope you had a nice relaxing Thanksgiving! Here is my offering for this week's Fabulous Friday Christmas Card challenge:

Here is a close-up picture of Santa's face:

I used punches to make the face, and the Regal Rose Stampin' pastel to make his cheeks rosy. The brim of the hat is made with fun fur, I cut it into strips and attached it with Tombow adhesive. He turned out really cute!

SU! Supplies used--

Accessories: Stampin Pastels, 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter, white gel pen, tombow adhesive, dimensionals, wide oval, small oval, 3/4" circle punches. Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Regal Rose, Blush Blossom.

See you next week....until then, Karla c(:

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Simply Scrappin' Green Fab Friday

Hello, and welcome to another Fabulous Friday! This is my project for this week, we were to use a Simply Scrappin' Kit for this edition...

My husband and I have been remodeling our basement, this is one of the casement windows that was destined for the garbage dump. I attached the Designer Paper from the Petal Party Kit on the back side of the window with sticky strip, if you get tired of the design it's easily changed out for new paper. The piece of cork is on the front side of the glass and the border design across the bottom and the 2 flowers on the sides of "MEMO"are self-adhesive die cuts come from the Kit too. Lastly the chalk marker tucks perfectly into the latch in the front of the old window. For the Downline Christmas Party we have a potluck, shoebox trade and a hand stamped gift exchange. Shhhh, don't tell my Downline--this is my hand-stamped gift for the exchange! I always enjoy the gift exchange the most, it is so much fun to see all of the clever ideas that everyone comes up with.

SU! Supplies used--

Accessories: Simply Scrappin' Kit Petal Party, 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain, sticky strip, BigShot, Alphabet Simple Letter die set.

The best thing about this project is that it's SO simple and easy!!

Until next time, Karla c(:

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sweet Season Fabulous Friday

Our assignment for the Fabulous Friday this week was to use Sweet Season. I ordered a bunch of gable boxes (if you'd like the name of the company e-mail me), I've had this idea in my head for a while now--I think it turned out very cute. It's filled with home made chocolate chip cookies for my neighbor.

SU! supplies used--
Stamp sets: Sweet Season (pg.29, IB&C 2009-2010), Neighborhood Jumbo wheel (pg.84, IB&C 2009-2010). Accessories: white gel pen, real red, bordering blue, garden green and close to cocoa markers, jumbo wheel handle. Paper: whisper white, bordering blue, chocolate chip. Ink: basic black jumbo ink cartridge.

Thanks for stoppin' by--until next time!

Karla c(:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

October Stamp-A-Whole-Lotta Cards

October was Christmas card month, here are the 5 cards we did at that SWLC Class. Card one:

This card was CASED from a newsletter of another it your card? If so, e-mail me and I will post your name with this lovely card. This was one of the favorites!

SU! Supplies used--
Stamp sets: Sweet Centers (pg.7, Holiday Mini Catalog), Four the Holidays (pg.19, Holiday Mini Catalog). Accessories: white satin ribbon, dimensionals, silver embossing powder, glue dots. Paper: Christmas Cocoa Specialty, Whisper White, Real Red. Ink: Versamark.

Card two:
This card is so simple and sweet. It has a country Christmas feel to it.

SU! Supplies--
Stamp sets: Grateful Greetings (pg.8, Holiday Mini Catalog). Accessories: 1/4" red grosgrain ribbon, tag punch, small tag punch, crop-a-dile, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter. Paper: Christmas Cocoa Specialty, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White. Ink: Chocolate Chip.

Card three:
This was the other favorite--talk about simple! This card would be very easy to make multiples. One quick tip, you ink up the trees with Ballet Blue and take the ink off the bird with a q-tip. Then use a Real Red marker to color the bird back in, huff the stamp to moisten. Also, we used a Stamp-a-ma-Jig to place the trees.

SU! Supplies used--
Stamp sets: Scenic Season. Accessories: wide Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Real Red marker, dimensionals, slot punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig. Paper: Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White. Ink: Real Red, Ballet Blue.

Card four: I received a card at Convention from Betty Travis using this stamp and color combination. I simplified a bit so that it was easier to mass produce.

SU! Supplies used--

Stamp sets: Dasher (pg.208, IB&C), Simple Snowflake (pg.208, 2009-2010 IB&C), Warm Words (pg.141, 2009-2010 IB&C). Accessories: silver brads, dimensionals, Razzleberry polka-dot ribbon, Modern label punch, stamping sponges. Ink: Razzleberry.

Card five: This is a layout copy of a card on pg.82 in the 2009-10 IB&C. I used the one of the hostess sets from Holiday Mini Catalog called Snow Buddies--love the way you can dress the snowmen up.

SU! Supplies used--
Stamp Sets: Snow Buddies (pg.5, Holiday Mini Catalog), On Your Birthday (pg.139, 2009-2010 IB&C). Accessories: clear brads, wide celery grosgrain ribbon, 2way glue pen, dazzling diamond glitter, Jumbo Snowflake punch, Pumpkin Pie, Going Grey, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue markers. Paper: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Bashful Blue. Ink: Basic Grey
Next month's dates are December 10, 11 & 12. We will be making Winter Themed Thank-you Cards which is always a popular class. You can see the rest of my Holiday Class Schedule by clicking on the calendar in the left hand column.
Make sure you come back and check out the Fab Friday post...
Karla c(:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tree Trimming Fab Friday

Happy Friday the 13th! This week over at Sisters we are focusing on the Tree Trimmings stamp set. We all received this stamp set at Convention (in our Make & Take packet). Here is the card that I came up with:

Just a couple of things about this card. I stamped the large ornament in a circle, and then used the paper snips to trim out the top layer of the flower. I took the rhinestones out of the metal brad part and attached them to the card stock with mini glue dots. I wanted to get the "C" in Christmas tucked right in there in between the petals, so I needed to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to place it-- upside down!! You see I'd already attached all of the petals and I couldn't get the jig in over Poinsettia, so I had to do it upside down. Worked great!!

SU! Supplies used-

Stamp sets: Tree Trimmings (pg. 28, IB&C 2009-2010), Grateful Greetings (pg.8, Holiday Mini catalog). Accessories: Fire Circle Rhinestones, paper snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, paper-piercing tool, mat pack, jumbo & mini glue dots. Paper: Ruby Red, Garden Green, Very Vanilla. Ink: Ruby Red classic, Garden Green classic, Chocolate Chip classic.

Until next time! Karla c(:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Serene Fabulous Friday

This Fabulous Friday is focusing on the stamp set Serene Snowflakes, it's one of the new sets in the Holiday Mini catalog. I used the largest snowflake in the set and stamped it on shrink plastic, here is a picture:

Here is a picture of the earrings close up:

SU! Supplies used--

Stamp sets: Serene Snowflakes (pg.26, Holiday Mini Catalog), All Holidays (pg.43, IB&C 2009-2010). Accessories: 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, aqua painter, Ballet Blue marker. Paper: Ballet Blue, Whisper White. Ink: Ballet Blue craft ink, Ballet Blue classic ink, Bashful Blue classic ink.

Until next time,

Karla c(:

Monday, November 2, 2009


My friend (and fellow Sistah) Debbie Naylor ( taught a technique class a couple of months ago using the new shimmer paint. Here is the card I CASED from her:

Cleaning up after the Club Meeting I was looking at the left over stencils that were used, I was about to throw them away and I started thinkin'.... I can use that--maybe the reverse??? What do you think....

I made this card for my Downline Meeting trade, using the same technique. Recipe for the shimmer spray is a little different with the snowflake.

Soft Suede Shimmer spray (recipe from Debbie)

1 oz. rubbing alcohol

1/2 tsp. Champagne Shimmer paint

15 drops of Soft Suede reinker

Shake all ingredients in a small bottle with spray mist nozzle (I used a old Stampin' Mist bottle).

Snowflake Shimmer Spray

1 oz. rubbing alcohol

1/2 tsp. Frost White Shimmer paint

15 drops Not Quite Navy reinker

Shake all ingredients in a small bottle with spray mist nozzle (I used a old Stampin' Mist bottle).

SU! Supplies used--

Stamp sets: Together Forever (pg.49, IB&C 2009-2010), Scenic Season (pg.35, IB&C 2009-2010). Accessories: Frost White and Champagne shimmer paint, Big Shot, Tulipe die, Snowflake #2 die, 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, large oval punch, scallop oval punch. Paper: Whisper white, very vanilla, soft suede, Not Quite Navy. Ink: Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy.

Thanks for checking in!

Karla c(:

Friday, October 30, 2009

My Digital Studio Fab Friday at Sisters!

Here it is Friday again--don'tcha love Fridays?? That's why they are Fabulous! Our challenge this week at the Sisters in Stamping blog was to create a project using the new scrap booking software from Stampin' Up! called My Digital Studio.

I made a calendar to give as a thank-you to my loyal stamp buying customers. The picture above is taken in my office, I placed magnets on the back so you can hang it up. I picked a card template in MDS and added my contact info with the text option. Once it printed out I added the flower brad and the small 2010 calendar (I purchased them on the Internet--if you'd like the web site send me an e-mail). It turned out really cute!

SU! supplies used--

Accessories: My Digital Studio, flower brad. ~~Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black card stock.

I have another card I'd like to show you...maybe Saturday afternoon, after the Craft Fair in Belleville. Until then, Karla c(:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Acetate From the Crypt

We did this card at the last 10 Who Stamp Club Meeting:

This technique is called Acetate & Tissue. Last time I taught this technique (years ago) it was a mess!! One of my Downline, Rachel Durtschi taught it recently and came up with a cleaner much easier way. Stamp the skull with Stazon on the Window Sheet, turn it over and use a sponge dauber to color in the skull with platinum shimmer paint (in the new SU! Holiday Mini Catalog). Place a large bead of Crystal Effects around outside edge of skull and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamond Glitter. Crumple a piece of tissue paper and lay it into the Crystal Effects. Use reinkers to color the tissue paper--careful you only need a few drops!

SU! Supplies used--

Stamp sets: From the Crypt (pg.21, IB&C 2009-10), Holiday Best (pg.13, IB&C 2009-10). ~~Accessories: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Medium Window Sheets, Platinum Shimmer paint, Sponge Dauber. ~~Paper: Lovely Lilac, Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White card stock, Groom Specialty Paper. ~~Ink: Black Stazon, Almost Amethyst reinker, Apricot Appeal reinker, Green Galore reinker.

Happy Halloween!

Until next time, Karla c(:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fabulous Friday Texturz Plates

This is my offering for the Fabuloso Friday today over at .......

I used the Perfect Details Texturz Plate and the technique called Direct to Paper-- a fancy way of sayin'-- lay the ink pad down on the paper and drag it across so that the embossed portion picks up the ink. I used the ink pads to watercolor in the little owl. Growing up my Dad had a small plaque that looked like this card hanging in his bathroom. When SU! released this set I remembered it and I thought it would be fun to try and recreate it with card stock. In the 70's owls were very popular (that's what I heard --haha!)

SU! supplies used--

Stamp sets: Owl Together Now (pg.59, IB&C 2009-10). ~~ Accessories: Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon, dimensionals, BigShot Little Leaves Sizzlit, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Aqua painters. ~~Paper: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Mellow Moss. ~~Ink: Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa.

Happy stampin', Karla c(:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

September Stamp-a-Whole-Lotta-Cards

Here are the cards we did at last months SWLC, card one:

This card uses the technique Poppin Pastels. Stamp the Turkey with versamark ink and use the sponge applicators to draw the pastel to color the image. The versamark ink picks up the pastel--it's like magic!

SU! Supplies used--
Stamp Sets: Gobble, Gobble (pg.31, Holiday Mini Catalog), Grateful Greetings (pg.12 Holiday Mini Catalog). ~~Accessories: Deminsionals, Stampin' Pastels, 1 1/4" Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon, Basic Black marker. ~~Paper: Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla. ~~Ink: Versamark, Classic Basic Black.

Card two:

I know---here is that cute little bear AGAIN! I told you I was just crazy about him...this card is made with the same color scheme as my altered tissue box that I made for the Sisters challenge:

I used the same technique I demonstrated on stage at the SU! Minneapolis Regional (April 2009). Brayer Close to Cocoa ink onto the flat side of the Embosslit, sandwich Creamy Caramel card stock in it and run it through the Big Shot.

SU! Supplies used--
Stamp Sets: Seal of Pawthenticity (pg.36, Holiday Mini Catalog), On Your Birthday (pg.139 IB&C 2009-10), Jumbo Wheel Cornelli Lace (pg.64 IB&C 2009-10). ~~Accessories: Deminsionals, BigShot, Oval die, Lil' Paws embosslit, googly eyes, Tombow glue, wide oval punch, 1/4" Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Jumbo Stampin' Around Handle, Stamping Sponge, mini glue dot. ~~Paper: Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel. ~~Ink: Classic Close to Cocoa, Jumbo Certainly Celery ink cartridge.

Card three:

To make this card I tore a piece of card stock and use a Stampin Sponge and the Classic Brocade Blue ink pad to make the clouds in the sky. The balloon was stamped on scrap card stock and cut, attached with snail adhesive.

SU! Supplies used--
Stamp Sets: Sweet Centers (pg.6, Holiday Mini Catalog). ~~Accessories: 5/8" Brocade Blue grosgrain ribbon, Pink Passion Stampin' Write Marker, Stamping Sponges. ~~Paper: Brocade Blue, Whisper White. ~~Ink: Classic Brocade Blue, Classic Close to Cocoa, Classic Pixie Pink.

Card four:

Love the color combo on this card, a very elegant and easy to make thank-you card.

SU! Supplies used--

Stamp Sets: Charming (pg.32, Holiday Mini Catalog), Thank-you Kindly (pg.145, IB&C 2009-10). ~~Accessories: Scallop punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Deminsionals. ~~Paper: Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Barely Banana. ~~Ink: Classic Bordering Blue.

Card five:

This Halloween card uses a fun technique with vellum-- I wheeled Haunting Hill on the paper vellum with Basic Black ink then turned it over and colored the image in with markers. Quick and fun!

SU! Supplies used--

Stamp Sets: Haunting Hill Jumbo wheel (pg.10, Holiday Mini Catalog), Holiday Blitz (pg.44, IB&C 2009-10), Grateful Greetings (pg.8, Holiday Mini Catalog). ~~Accessories: Yo-yo Yellow marker, Really Rust marker, Creamy Caramel marker, Going Gray marker, Close to Cocoa marker, Pumpkin Pie marker, Bordering Blue marker, Garden Green marker, Lovely Lilac marker, 1/2" Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon, Jumbo Stampin' Around Handle. ~~Paper: Going Gray, paper vellum, Basic Black. ~~Ink: Classic Basic Black, Jumbo Basic Black ink cartridge.

Well there you have all five cards, we do 2 of each design, cost of the class is $12. Next month's dates are November 12, 13 & 14, 2009

Click on the calendar to the left to RSVP.

See you on Friday....this week's Sister Challenge is BigShot Texturz Plates.

Until then, Karla c(:

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fabo Friday at Sisters in Stamping

Welcome to my little baby blog! Here is my Sisters in Stamping submission this week:

I did this card a couple of weeks ago as a M&T at my Downline Meeting. I know-- didn't it turn out cute! I just can't stop using this Embosslit, I want to stick this little bear to everything.

SU! Supplies used:

Stamp sets: All Holidays (pg.43- IB&C 2009-10). ~~ Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, circle scissors, circle punches 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 3/8", googly eyes, Tombow Adhesive. ~~ Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa. ~~Ink: Classic Close to Cocoa, Classic Real Red.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karla c(:

Friday, October 9, 2009

It's time for Fab Friday!!

Welcome to my baby blog! Our assignment this week over at Sisters in Stamping was to use a BigShot Bigz die. Here is my offering for the Fab Friday project...

I used Bold Bright re-inkers to tie-dye a basket coffee filter! To do this technique flatten a 4-cup coffee, and fold in 1/2, and then into a 1/4, and then into an 1/8th. Start in the tip of the filter with the lightest color and work out to the darkest color. Unfold your tie-dye flat and allow it to dry. I used the Bigz Clear Flower die so it's easy to center the tie-dye in your flower.

SU! Supplies--

Stamp sets: Warm Words (pg.141- IB&C 2009-10), Itty bitty backgrounds (pg.132- IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: Big Shot Bigz Clear die, clear buttons, white pearl cotton, Modern Label punch, Bold Bright brads. Paper: Lovely Lilac card stock, Whisper White card stock. Ink: Classic Lovely Lilac, Classic re-inkers Yo-yo Yellow, Only Orange, Real Red, Lovely Lilac and Tempting Turquoise.

Here is another card I did for a Big Shot class a couple of months ago. I used the same die...

For this card I purchased a Fat Quarter at the fabric store, you can find them in the quilting section. I knew I wanted to use the Pumpkin corduroy buttons so I took a piece of Pumpkin Pie and Summer Sun card stock with me to match the fabric. To adhere the fabric to the card stock I watered down some Tombow glue (2 parts glue, 1 part water). Make sure the fabric/card stock is completely dry before you run it through the BigShot.

SU! Supplies--
Stamp sets: Flight of the Butterfly (pg.108- IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: Big Shot Bigz Clear die, Daisy Flower sizzlit die, Pumpkin Pie corduroy buttons. Paper: Summer Sun card stock, Pumpkin Pie card stock. Ink: Classic Real Red, Classic Summer Sun.

Make sure you stop over at Sisters, if you haven't been there already. Thank-you so much for stopping by-- see you next week!

Karla c(:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fab Friday---week 5, Goblin Greetings!

This week we are focusing on the Big Shot Pop-up dies. Here is a picture of the front of my card:

The belly band slips off and the card opens to this:

I switched the 2 of the cake layers (the medium sized layer is on the bottom) so that the Jack-o-Lantern would look more rounded.
SU! supplies that I used:

Stamp sets: Grateful Greetings (pg.8- Holiday Mini), Haunting Hill jumbo wheel (pg.10-Holiday Mini).
Accessories: Big Shot Pop-up Cake die, Sizzlit Little Leaves die, sticky strip, mini glue dots, jumbo wheel.
Paper: Pumpkin Pie patterns designer series paper, Basic Black card stock, Pumpkin Pie card stock, Lovely Lilac card stock, Old Olive card stock, Chocolate Chip card stock, Summer Sun card stock, Dusty Durango card stock, Rose Red card stock.
Ink: Classic Basic Black.

World Card Making Day (October 3, 2009) is tomorrow, if you can't make it to my Open House (see the calendar on the left for place and time)--I hope you will have a chance to make a card or 2 tomorrow to celebrate!

Until next time, happy Stamping!

Karla c(:

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Recipe- Perfect Peach Cake

Last Saturday for the Mother/Daughter Stamping I made this cake, I promised I would share--here it is:

Perfect Peach Cake
1 1/2c. brown sugar
2/3c. butter, softened
2 eggs
2c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1c. buttermilk
4 medium sized peaches, peeled, chunk into 1" pieces
1/4c. raw sugar
Grease and flour a 13x9" baking dish. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy (this takes about 5 minutes), beat in eggs. Mix dry ingredients-flour, salt, baking soda- in a small bowl. Add to butter/sugar mixture alternating with buttermilk, mixing well after each addition. Remove bowl from mixer and fold peaches in by hand. Pour batter into prepared baking dish, sprinkle with raw sugar. Bake 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes clean. Serve warm with whip cream, refrigerate leftovers.

Mmmmmm, yummy! Thank-you Kristine for a great recipe.

Until next time,
Karla c(:

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fab Friday #4-- Somebody's watching me!

Hello- and happy Friday! Our focus this week over at Sisters in Stamping was the new Shimmer Paint in the Holiday Mini Catalog. The original idea came from Cindy Garbe and Jodie Schmidt, I took the idea and tweaked it a bit, here is what I came up with:

ooooooo Spooky! I used the Shimmer Paint 2 ways.... 1st- I used the paint directly on the Happy Halloween stamp using a sponge dauber. 2nd- I used the technique called Polished Stone with reinkers and Shimmer Paint. I have taught this technique a couple of times over the years using pigment metallic reinkers and the ink never dries on glossy cardstock.....well, the most fantastic thing about the Shimmer Paint is that it dried! I still have to walk over to it every once in awhile and touch it to make sure.

SU! Product used:

Stamp sets: House of Haunts (pg.22- IB&C 2009-10), Holiday Blitz (pg.44- IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: Platinum Shimmer Paint (#116808), Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. Paper: Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, Glossy cardstock. Ink: Stazon black, Lovely Lilac reinker, Basic Black reinker.

Next week we are using Big Shot Pop-up dies, until then.

Karla c(:

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sweet Cup Fab Friday!

Hello and welcome!

We did this project a couple of weeks ago at a Club Meeting, it is my submission for this week's Fab Friday post:

Whenever I see this little potted flower I imagine it on someones desk, a little ray of sunshine!
The terracotta pot is 2 1/4 inches, I glued a 2 inch Styrofoam ball into it. The flower is filled with M&M's and mounted on a 6" lollipop stick with a jumbo glue dot.

SU! Product used:

Stamp sets: Sweet Centers (pg.6- Holiday Mini)
Accessories: Old Olive Striped ribbon, Sweet Treat Cup, dimensionals, jumbo glue dots, Tombow Adhesive.
Paper: Very Vanilla cardstock, InColor Crushed Curry cardstock
Ink: Classic InColor Crushed Curry

Make sure you check out what the other Sister's are doing! (Click on the button on the left--Sisters in Stamping).

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's Fab Friday!

This week for Fab Friday Rachel Yurkanin picked the Stamp set Delightful Decorations, here is my contribution:

SU! Product used:

Stamp sets: Delightful Decorations (pg.24- Holiday Mini), Four the Holidays (pg.19- Holiday Mini), Just Perfect Alphabet (pg.151-IB&C)

Accessories: Ornament Punch, 1 1/4" Old Olive Striped ribbon, Square Fire Rhinestone Brads, Silver Elastic cord, Circle Scissors, Big Shot Bigz XL die Table Setting #116819.

Paper: Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Garden Green cardstock, Old Olive cardstock.

Ink: Classic Real Red, Versamark

When I sent it out last night I mentioned to my Sistahs that there was a special surprise inside....tah dah!! I used the "spring" thingy from the Bigz XL die in the Mini catalog-- SU! used it to make pinecones in the Mini.

When you open it up all of the ornaments spring out...hence the name Spring Card. Original idea came from my downline Suzanne Askey( she did it with the heart theme). It turned out very nice--it's good when you have something pictured in your head and it turns out just like you imagined it!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

August Stamp-a-Whole-Lotta Cards

These are the cards from last months Stamp-a-Whole-Lotta-Cards (SWLC). I took trades that I received from Convention in Salt Lake, tweaked them a little-

Card #1: Here is a picture of the first trade card I used, Sherry Harter made it:Here is the card we made....I added the red gingham ribbon and I changed the greeting to Happy Birthday. That's it, thanks Sherry for the great idea!

Card #2: This trade was received from Jennifer Cotton.

I added the Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon and mounted the white/black panel on Regal Rose card stock.

Card #3: While I was in Salt Lake at Convention I participated in a Shoebox Trade that Dawn Rapsas put together, it was a lovely time! Thank-you Dawn for all of your hard work. This was one of the cards that we made at the Shoebox, I didn't get a name--if it belongs to you please e-mail me and I will credit you for this cute design.
I just changed the base of the card to another InColor. I'm seeing this card, one of each InColor, bundled together in a gift pack...maybe as a nice thank-you gift for my son's teacher. What do you think?
Card #4: I love the simple way this card is laid out. This trade did not have a name on it.

I made a few changes to this trade for the class. The panel that the frog sits on is a wee bit bigger, I used Basic Brown ink pad to stamp the image instead of Basic Black ink pad.

Card #5: This last card is a combination of 2 trades I received using the same stamp set.

Like the layout of the card above (no name on trade) and the color combo of the card below is very nice (trade was made by Heather Van Duker).

Here is the card we did at the class.

So there you have the 5 cards we did at the SWLC in August, next months class is October 8, 9 & 10. It will be the Annual Christmas Card Class which is always fills fast. Click on the calendar to the left to RSVP.