Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween! Scrapbook Pages by YOU!

I tried to get pictures of every one's pages, but I didn't remember to get the camera until half of club left!
I believe this one is Whitney's. Don't you love how she made the eyeballs looking in different directions?! So cute :) Whitney is the teenage daughter of Elli (Elli was the one who really pushed me to start a club-and really wants me to set up a Stamp-All-Day event again). Isn't Whitney a talented young lady? And since the black on black thing wouldn't look so good for the bat stamp, we used the Platinum Shimmer paint on the Basic Black pages... I had brought along an old plastic container lid (Country Crock I think) and poured a little Shimmer Paint onto the lid. Then just used a sponge dauber to apply it to the stamp and to the embossed spiderweb. Worked beautifully with no spills!

 These next two I am not sure who made them. I waited to long to unload the camera and edit the photos for blog posting. But I like how the spider web was cut out, it looks really spooky!

I really like how this one put eyes on the little bats by the pumpkin with a white gel pen! I have a club full of imaginative, creative, sweet, and fun ladies! I really enjoy getting together with them every month, and thank them for joining me :)

So show me your pages ladies.. put a link in your comment so we can see your Halloween genius!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Spooky Card

Still in the Halloween mode! I just had to do something with the lace skirt idea I have seen floating around lately. I know I should be moving on to something other than Halloween projects, but I still have some to share! I made this last week and will probably be sending it to my niece and nephew. Right now I am probably at work renewing my ACLS certification. (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and as I am typing this, I am thinking I should really be studying and taking my pretest, lol!

 I had the main embellishment sitting on my desk for a while waiting for a project that fit. I had actually thought about putting it on the scrapbook page for this month, but I didn't want to do too much stuff on one project with a room full of ladies :)
  • Stamps: Wicked Cool, Grateful Greetings
  • Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz DSP
  • Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Basic Black
  • Other: Scallop Oval punch, Designer Label punch, Large Oval punch, Stampin Dimensionals, Signo white gel pen, Raven lace trim, Sticky Strip, sponge

And here is the inside. I think it turned out pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fangtastic Treats

I found this cute and quick (unless you feel compelled to get all fancy ) treat idea! I made 8 of these in about an hour with the coloring of the images. I found them on Cindy's Blog.
You can make 8 of these out of one 8½"x11" piece of card stock. Here are the instructions for cutting these.
  1. Cut sheet into eight 2¾" x 4" pieces
  2. Score the short side at ¼", ¾", and 1¼"
  3. Rotate 90° and cut a slit 1/2" from each side (from the ¼" score line to the 1¼" score line) 
  • Stamps: Fangtastic
  • Paper:Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
  • Ink: Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Blush Blossom, Basic Gray
  • Other: Blender Pen, paper cutter  with scoring blade

Here is our cute little witchie-poo! There are so many cute pieces to this set and with the clear mount, it was really easy to stamp the images where I wanted them :-)

And the Fangster himself! I love how the pumpkin's coloring turned out. It is Peach Parfait and Pumpkin Pie ink applied with a blender pen.

Now, go make some of these little treats yourself and share with us!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coffee and Tea Please

More of Morning Cup... I love this set! I wanted to make a more unisex card this time so I chose some pretty masculine colors this time.

Lots of texture as usual. Maybe I should  try using something other than Vintage Wallpaper once in a while though, huh.

And the inside of the card. I may like this even more than the outside! I love those little tiny cups from the Itty Bitty Bits set!
  • Stamps: Morning Cup, Itty Bitty Bits
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Peach Parfait, Marina Mist, Naturals White
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Peach Parfait, Marina Mist
  • Other: Big Shot with Tasteful Trim die and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, 1-3/8" Square punch, Scallop Square punch, Signo white gel pen, blender pen, Stampin Dimensionals  

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tea Bag Card

I used Holly's Color Round Up challenge for this one again. And Morning Cup :-)  I also used her tutorial for a tea bag card.

Please ignore the blue smudge on the front. I'm pretty sure the card fell onto the Marina Mist ink pad while I was working on another project that day. The Seam Binding ribbon ties quite nicely :-)

Here is the inside. It holds one packet of tea. I guess I better pick a caffeinated tea to put in here to fit in with the phrase on the front.
  • Stamps: Morning Cup
  • Paper: Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
  • Other: Pinking Hearts border punch, 1/2" Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon, Big Shot with Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Stampin Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tower of Cups

When I got my Morning Cup stamps last week, I made a few projects with it the first day. I had a lot of fun with it! I actually can't wait to play with it again! I used the Color Round Up challenge for the color combo. Thanks Holly! I did have to add some pink though...

I stamped the tower of cups 3 times on top of each other then colored them with a blender pen.

The pink ribbon is actually some retired SU ribbon folded over a couple times. The top of the coffee pot has a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to make it look like an old percolator coffee pot. Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder added texture and the pearls on the from really stepped this card up. Loops of Pear Pizzazz ribbon add some balance to the layout.
  • Stamps: Morning Cup
  • Paper: Certainly Celery, Naturals White, Crumb Cake
  • Ink: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
  • Other: Big Shot with Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, blender pen,  Stampin Dimensionals, Pearls Basic Jewels, Pink Pirouette 1-1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Pear Pizzazz Double stitched ribbon, Sticky Strip, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tall Halloween Cutie

I made this to fit in a business sized envelope last week. It was a fun card to make, lots of "white space". I really had to resist the urge to fill it up!

 This image is so easy to color.  I am sure I will be using the images in this set alot! Isn't the crochet trim sweet on the side of the image? It really complements the style of this stamp set. I anchored the crochet trim with Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta. The image was colored with an aqua-painter and ink squeezed onto the lid of the inside of the ink pad. I added little highlights on the trim with a white gel pen and added Pearls to it also. The little flower is from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack. The pumpkins are from the Autumn Harvest set again.
  • Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Autumn Harvest
  • Paper: Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery, Watercolor paper
  • Ink: Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Gray, More Mustard, Daffodil Delight
  • Other: Big Shot with Tasteful Trim die, Pearl Basic Jewels, Signo white gel pen, aqua-painter, Victoria crochet trim, Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta, Stampin Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack

This is the whole card. What do you all think? Too much white space?

ETA: I submitted this card to a challenge!

Check it out  :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tall Pumpkin Notes

I was sending out some fliers last week and I wanted to include a note, so I made a few of these tall notes. They don't open and fit in a business size envelope.

Here is the whole thing. I watercolored the pumpkins with a blender pen and ink squeezed off the ink pads onto the inside of the lids.
  • Stamps: Autumn Harvest
  • Paper: Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery, Naturals Ivory
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery
  • Other: Big Shot with Tasteful Trim die, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, blender pen, Pearl Basic Jewels, sponges
ETA: I submitted this card to a challenge!

Check it out!

    Saturday, October 23, 2010

    Eyeball Tea Lights

    Ever since I saw the idea to use the spider web from Wicked Cool to make creepy eyeballs, I wanted to make these creepy candles. Here they are! Are they creepy enough for you?

    Here is the top of the box. Pretty quick and easy.

    And the whole project. I used a couple different colors for the irises and the pupils are made with a Basic Black marker. If you need the directions for this project, I have a tutorial here.
    • Stamps: Wicked Cool, Grateful Greetings
    • Paper: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz,Whisper White, tissue paper
    • Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Old  Olive, Basic Black marker
    • Other: 1-3/8" Circle punch, Designer Label punch, Wide Oval punch, 1/16" punch, paper cutter with scoring blade, Signo white gel pen, heat gun

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    Wild Wasabi Christmas Cutie

     This is the first version I made of of the card for club, but I decided I wanted to use some of the Candy Cane DSP, since that is where I got the idea for the color combo. I sponged the pink snowflake with Pink Pirouette ink to make it pop more.

    I did finish the inside of this card, I have been doing pretty well on doing that lately. The Early Espresso sentiment is from Occasional Quotes and the Real Red sentiment is from Four the Holidays. I used the Jolly Jingles jumbo wheel in Pink Pirouette ink also.

    And here are the two versions side by side. I think they are both cute, but which one do you think is cuter?

    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    Spooky Page for Club Tonight!

     Are you ready for some little ghosts and bats? I have the perfect page for pictures of the little goblins in your life :-) This page has a bunch of little homemade embellishments. I got the inspiration for the ghosts and pumpkin embellishment from a page Holly Pedersen made for a swap I did not participate in but saw on Cheryl's blog here. I changed a few things, but the basic idea is the same.

     This is the title at the top of the page. I know, do I really have to put stitching on so much stuff? Yes. Yeas I do. It's what I do! ;-)

    And how about some bloodshot eyeballs for your page. They are made with the spider web stamp from Wicked Cool. I used a Basic Black marker to make thepupils and a white gel pen to make highlights on them. I would have used the Black Flourish Designer Jewels but I would not have had enough for everyone at club (I've used too many for myself ;-)  ).

     This is the bottom corner embellishment. I used Basic Gray card stock for the Top Note, then ran it through the Big Shot with the Spider Web embossing folder. Then I used a sponge dauber and the Platinum Shimmer Paint to highlight the spider web. It looks really spooky! And you all know how much I love my tools :-) Use 'em if you've got 'em is what I always say! The pumpkin is Wide Oval punch, the vine is the Swirls sizzlet. Look how the bottom off the largest swirl makes a perfect stem with the vines peeking over the side. The ghosts are the body of the 2-Step Owl punch upside down with the feet cut off, then sponged with Sahara Sand ink. The eyes are the smallest Black Flourish Designer Jewels. I really hope Stampin Up! will carry these over after the Holiday Mini ends. They are perfect for all kinds of eyes and so many other things! And of course, we couldn't have a Halloween page without using the Bitty Bat punch :-)

    Here is the whole page without pictures on it. I didn't have enough of any one paper from the Wicked Fun DSP pack, so there will be a few choices tonight with the same embellishments. Everyone will have an original!
    • Stamps: Wicked Cool
    • Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Naturals White, Whisper White
    • Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
    • Other: Big Shot with Top Note die, Swirls Sizzlet,  and Spider Web embossing folder, Sponge Daubers, Platinum Shimmer Paint, sponges, Wide Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Bitty Bat punch, Designer Label punch, 1-1/4" Circle punch, 1-3/8" Circle punch, 1/2" Circle punch, Signo white gel pen, Black Flourish Designer Jewels, Stampin Dimensionals
     Here are a couple of my ghouls from a few years ago! I hope to have new ones this year :-)

      Wednesday, October 20, 2010

      Autumn Spice Tea Lights and Box

      I'm tweeking this post a little. I created it at about 2:00 am a few nights ago, trying to get 11 posts scheduled and I must have been getting sleepy! I forgot to put this photo first, or at all for that matter :rolleyes:

      We will be making this for club on Thursday. This has a very Thanksgiving/harvest feel to it to me. And we will be using the Early Espresso Waffle paper to make the bow. I really love the look of the Pearl Basic Jewel accenting the center of the bow! We will be using a Double Rock and Roll technique on this project. Lots of cleaning between stamping, but I think the effect is worth it  :-)

      We will be adding a little dazzle to the candles by sponging some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint onto the tissue paper before applying to the candles, because a little dazzle is a good thing  :-)  More stamping inside the boxes too. I hope I remember to bring some of my sentiment stamps so you all can add something inside the box if you want.
      • Stamps: Day of Gratitude
      • Paper: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Naturals Ivory, Autumn Spice Specialty DSP, Waffle paper
      • Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
      • Other: 1-3/8" Circle punch, 1/16" punch, paper cutter with scoring blade, heat gun, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, sponge, Stampin' Dimensonals, Pearl Basic Jewels
      And the tutorial for this project is available here
      In case you haven't seen it yet, lol!

        Tuesday, October 19, 2010

        Christmas Cutie for Club

         The club projects for this month are going  to be spanning several holidays! This is where my ADHD can be  bit of a problem! I want to do so many projects I don't know where to start...
        I just realized that most of the sets the I just got are line images and call for coloring in. I usually avoid coloring, but there are so many cute ones! I am also not usually fond of cutsie stuff, but this set is adorable!

        Here you can see the dimension on this card.I had to pop up the main image because of the Tinsel. This is some gorgeous stuff! Wouldn't it look great on a Christmas wreath? Uh-oh...another idea forming.... must finish working on all the blog posts for this distractions allowed! Would you like the list of supplies now? Ok, here it is!
        • Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Jolly Jingles jumbo wheel
        • Paper: Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Candy Cane DSP, Watercolor paper
        • Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Jet Black Stazon
        • Other: Big Shot with Tasteful Trim and Northern Frost dies, Signo white gel pen, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin Dimensionals, Clear Tinsel, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Aqua-painters
        I applied color to the image with markers then used the aqua-painters to blend the colors out, applying one color at a time and blending it, then using the heat gun to speed up the drying time. Then applied a little Crystal Effects to the scarf, hat, and mittens then sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds. Then I filled in the hair and shoes with a Basic Black marker. I couldn't do this before the coloring or the color would have run. I hope this isn't too detailed a project for 10 people to do on club night!
        See everyone on Thursday!

        Monday, October 18, 2010

        Halloween Cutie

        I just got this adorable set the other day and I am starting to like coloring. Like they say, practice does make perfect.  Do you like this color combo? I have been passing the Concord Crush up in favor of Rich Razzleberry so far, but I need to stop neglecting poor Concord Crush! And on top  of that, it is the perfect purple for the Vikings. Yes, I know, they are NOT doing well this year. But they are our team :)

        I used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder with Peach Parfait card stock and inked up the embossing with Peach Parfait. I also used my very first Glimmer brad on this card. I opened up the prongs and stuck a piece of the Crochet Trim in between them. Then I poked a hole in the card front with a paper piercer and pushed the brad through.

        Inside I used the Autumn Harvest set pumpkins and more of the Tasteful Trims die cuts. Have I mentioned that I love that die? I really love that die! I used the aqua-painter with a combination of the Watercolor Wonder crayons and ink pads to color the image.
        • Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Autumn Harvest
        • Paper: Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Old Olive, Naturals White, Watercolor paper
        • Ink: Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Gray, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight
        • Other: Big Shot with Tasteful Trim die and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Corner Rounder punch, Signo white gel pen, Victoria crochet trim, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer brad, Aqua-painter, Stampin Dimensionals

        So, is she a Halloween cutie? Now I need to decide who I will send her to! Maybe my Mom, she likes cuties :-)

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