Friday, February 26, 2010

Eggcoutrement Friday Sisters in Stamping

Today is Friday and that means another Fabulous Friday over at the Sisters In Stamping blog ( is what I've done:

I used one of the Glassine bags from the Occasions Mini Catalog and I made it into a bag-a-lope. Gently score it 1/2" along both sides and bottom to form the bag. There is a little bling on the basket, on the tag, I used the rhinestones from the egg kit. Love the new Satin Ribbon for that little added touch. It is filled with chocolate Easter eggs.

SU! Supplies used--

Stamp Sets: Eggcoutrements (pg. 22, Occasions Mini Catalog). Accessories: Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Glassine bags, Eggcellent Eggs Kit, basic black marker, dimensionals, crop-a-dile, tag punch, 1" circle punch. Paper: whisper white. Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery.

Before you leave and go over to check out what the other Sisters ( are doing for this Fabulous Friday leave a comment on this post ( to be entered in my Blog Candy Drawing!

Thank-you for stopping by, Karla c(:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

My very first BLOG candy!!

I have a BIG might notice the newest addition to my the left there is a brand new "Blinkie." Last month at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in Phoenix I was asked by the Number One Demonstrator Dawn Rapsas to be a Guest Designer for this issue of UStamp. First off let me tell you it was a complete surprise and it is a HUGE honor to be asked---so, you know I said YES! I have been looking at the the projects coming in the last week or so and there are some awesome designers involved in this issue. Here is the deal I have a free pass to give away to UStamp (my first blog candy), leave a comment and I will add your name to the drawing. The winner will be announced March 4.

Good Luck!!

Karla c(:

Friday, February 19, 2010

TGIFaboulous Friday!

We are spotlighting all of the great Sale-A-Bration items this week over at the Sisters blog today

Here is the card that I made:

I used 3 of the free items that are available---can you see which ones?? No fancy stamping or techniques with this card. Quite a bit of fine detail cutting tho, love my SU! paper snips for that. SU! Supplies used--
Stamp sets: Good Neighbors (pg.6, Sale-A-Bration mini catalog), Whimsical Words (pg.8, Sale-A-Bration mini catalog). Accessories: Chocolate Chip wide striped grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals. Paper: Welcome Neighbor DSP pad, Melon Mambo marker, Always Artichoke, Baroque Burgundy, Very Vanilla. Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Baroque Burgundy.

I have a BIG announcement for the next post! Come back to see what's in store!

Until then, Karla c(:

PS. Make sure you check out what the other "Sisters" are doin'

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

December 2009 Stamp-a-Whole-Lotta Cards

These are the cards that we did in December at the SWLC.

Card one:

No tricks to this card, just plain stamping. The snowmen are colored in with markers. This is a CASE of a card I received from my Downline Hollie Blaker. SU! Supplies used--
Stamp sets: The More the Merrier (pg.17, IB&C 2009-2010), Polka Dot background stamp. Accessories: certainly celery wide grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots, dimensionals, rose red marker, certainly celery marker, bashful blue marker, basic black marker, ballet blue marker. Paper: rose red, whisper white, ballet blue. Ink: basic black, whisper white.

Card two:
This card was a trade from my good friend and Downline Jen Sannes. It uses that wonderful flocked paper from the Winter Cocoa Series.
SU! Supplies used--
Stamp sets: Thank-you Kindly (pg.145, IB&C 2009-2010). Accessories: narrow red grosgrain ribbon, glue dots, paper piercer, mat pack, stamping sponges, dimensionals. Paper: Winter cocoa Designer Series Paper, real red, whisper white. Ink: basic black, whisper white.
Card three:
See this post here for all the details on this card--

Card four:

There wasn't a name on this trade...if it belongs to you e-mail me and I'll note your lovely artwork in my post. SU! Supplies used--
Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree (pg. 110, IB&C 2009-2010), Kind & Caring Thoughts (pg. 16, IB&C 1009-2010). Accessories: Photo Corners punch, gold brads. Paper: always artichoke, sahara sand, naturals ivory. Ink: always artichoke, close to cocoa.
Card five:
This is the front. Here it is open--

This card is a CASE of another Downline member, Lori Verdon. I changed the colors of cardstock, and stamped the inside. SU! Supplies used--
Stamp sets: Cold & Cuddly (pg.11, Holiday Mini Catalog 2009), Four the Holidays (pg.19, Holiday Mini Catalog 2009). Accessories: scallop edge punch, dimensionals, basic black marker, red polka-dot ribbon, BigShot, finial press folder. Paper: real red, ballet blue, whisper white. Ink: real red, ballet blue.

I had a SWLC scheduled for January but I came home from Leadership with a bad cold so it was cancelled. Look in the calendar to the left for the next SWLC class in March.

I'll be back on Friday for the Sisters in Stamping post....Thank-you for stopping by,

Karla c(:

Friday, February 12, 2010

With All My Heart Fabulous Friday....

....just in time for Valentine's Day! Here is my post for the Fabulous Friday ( challenge--

This a fun technique using post-it notes and a brayer. To do this technique you need three colors of ink that go well together, 3 different sizes of post-its (I used a heart shaped post-it and 2 sizes of square post-its). Start with brayering the darkest color first, take a layer of post-its off. Then the medium color, etc.... Then I stamped over the design that the brayer/post-its made. E-mail me if you need more details.

Here are the SU! Supplies I used--

Stamp sets: With All My Heart (pg.12, Occasions Mini Catalog). Accessories: Rich Razzleberry marker, Scallop Oval punch, Rich Razzleberry polka-dot ribbon, dimensionals, brayer. Paper: Glossy White, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White. Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink.

I've been wanting to try this technique for a long time I'm glad I tried it out! We will see you next week,

Karla c(:

PS. Look in on the Sisters.....

Friday, February 5, 2010

Punching Perfect Fabulous Friday

It is Friday again...can you believe Valentines Day is next week! This year is just flying by. We are spotlighting the new punches on the Sisters in Stamping ( blog today, here is my card:

My Wedding Anniversary is next week and I need to make a card that I could give to my husband (read, not too "girlie"). I've been wanting to use the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper for along time. I opened the pack as soon as it arrived in August and then couldn't bring myself to cut into any of the sheets because they were so beautiful! This piece of paper looked like a lovely whimsical tree to me, something you might see birds building a nest in in the Spring. I used two of the new punches, the Extra Large 2-Step Bird punch and the Medium Jewelry Tag punch. I blingified it with the new Eggcellent Egg Kit (which I just love, love, love). I hope this kit makes it into the catalog!!!! When I was making this card I placed the adhesive backed rhinestones on the birds for eyes....they looked like they were demon possessed! So I peeled them off and placed them back on the plastic sheet and took the black Stazon pad to them to darken them up, worked great! The Kit also comes with white rub-ons, I used them in the background and on the wings of the birds. Here are the other SU! supplies that I used--

Stamp Sets: Tint Tags (#118592, pg.28 Occasions Mini Catalog). Accessories: Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch (#117191, pg.11 Occasions Mini Catalog), Medium Jewelry Tag punch (#117190, pg.11 Occasions Mini Catalog), Eggcellent Eggs Kit (#117179, pg.23 Occasions Mini Catalog), 1/4" Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon, 1/16" handheld punch, Stampin' Sponges. Paper: Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper (#115680, pg.161 IB&C), Pretty in Pink, Ballet Blue, Shimmer White. Ink: Pixie Pink, Black Stazon.

E-mail me if you'd like a Occasions Mini Catalog. See you next week!

Karla c(:
PS. Look in on the Sisters.....