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(: