Friday, October 31, 2008
Anyway, our son's school is having a Halloween parade (all the kids march around the school) and then a little party this afternoon, and I wanted to make something for him to share with his classmates. I headed to Michael's and the Dollar store, and then made up these little goodie bags with a pencil, stickers, kazoo, balloon, and some candy. I had to incorporate some stamping in there somewhere, so I made little tags (pumpkin stamp from Target $1 bin, enjoy from Hero Arts) that I just stapled on.
$7 in supplies + 1 hour of stamping/assembly time = 24 Bags o' fun!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I decided to go with colors: white, black, slate gray, and soft teal. After playing around with a couple stamp sets, I finally settled on In Fashion. I started by stamping the very stylish lady in black versafine, and added just a touch of colors with my prismacolor pencils (there's actually a bit in her hair and on her cheeks as well). I wanted to use a black card base, but it looked a bit too stark, so I laid a swirly glimmer screen over it and then misted it with silver glimmer mist. Perfect! I then added a band of the soft teal cardstock, accented with a Martha Stewart edge punch and wrapped with ribbon. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white, then matted it onto slate gray and added rhinestone accents at each corner. The final touch was a couple prima flowers on the main panel, just to provide some balance...
Would you like to see what the other designers have created? Well, go visit Susan, Dina, Giovana & Donelda to see how they interpreted the photo.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Well, I'm off and running again. Hope to be back soon!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Head over to Susan's blog to see what the other cookies created and for a chance to win a set of your own!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The very cute little heart tree/bouquet thingee is from Autumn Leaves stampology and I accented it with ivory flower soft. I used matte accents (Ranger) to adhere it, and it seemed to work pretty well. I ordered this stuff, not quite sure what to expect, but I love it! It's sort of plastic-y but very soft - hard to describe, but definitely fun to play with. I guarantee you'll be seeing more of this in the future :) The paper is SEI Winston, edged with a (new) Martha Stewart border punch, and the sentiment is Impression Obsession. Now off to actually get this card in the mail!
I'll be back tomorrow to share my card from the smART Cookie challenge, featuring the set Hoot!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
After all the baby cards I've been making, I wanted to use some different tones... and well, this is definitely different! The card actually isn't quite so bright IRL, but my camera just didn't know what to make of these colors. All the papers are from the BasicGrey Cupcake 6x6 pad, and I used Express Duo #1 and Deut 6:5. I modified the sketch a bit to accommodate the large verse, and I really wanted to use ribbon across the bottom, but I couldn't find anything in my stash to coordinate, so I just used a strip of paper. I stamped the verse onto a piece of white, then accented each "all" with a swipe of twinkling H2Os, then cut them out. Final touch was three dew drops along the edge for a bit of dimension.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Both these cards were made with the same pad of BasicGrey Euphoria paper that I've been using for the past couple weeks. I love the colors - soft yet bright, and lots of blues and greens to break up the pinks & purples.
This one on the left also uses a felt heart frame (Fancy Pants) along with some acrylic pieces (Michael's). The sentiment was computer generated. For the card on the right, I just grabbed some ribbon from my stash, prima flowers (the bottom one was spritzed with pink taffy glimmer mist to pull the colors together), then stamped the word (SU Noteworthy) onto a scrap, then tied it in with the flowers. The bottom was done with a Martha Stewart border punch.
Very little stamping involved, but it still felt great to play with paper and glue!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
I have two more cards to share featuring the Borders & Seals set, both simple but elegant.
For this first one, I started by lightly drawing a grid on the white cardstock so I could make sure that the images were stamped evenly. The sentiment is from Sunflowers, and it's layered with white organdy ribbon and two pearls.
For this card, I stamped the long image from the set onto taupe cardstock with versamagic ink, used sticky EP, heated, and then applied gold leaf foil. I matted the strip with black, and then adhered it to the card, where I had stamped selas along the bottom edge. The sentiment is from Bleeding Heart, and I split it using my stamp-a-ma-jig.
So would you like to purchase any of these sets for yourself? Well, head on over to smARTworks ~ it's birthday month, and all in-stock rubber is 35% off!! Order $50 or more of stamps only, and shipping is free; if your order includes accessories, then shipping is half off. Get all the details here. What better way to kick off the week than ordering new stamps! :)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
For the main image, I chose this adorable bear from Teddy Gals, and used the scraps (BasicGrey Euphoria)from the baby card I made last week on her dress and hairbow. I also unearthed a scrap of silver metallic paper for the watering can. I colored the body with prismacolor pencils, the sleeves of the dress with gel pen, and the flower with twinkling H2Os. The sentiment is from Bloomin.
Would you like to see what the other team members have created? You can see Peggy's card at Susan's blog, and Dina, Giovana & Donelda will be posting their cards, too. We'd love to have you join in - just leave a comment with link to your creation!