Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Got Milk?

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  It's a sunny, gorgeous day here and I'm going to quickly post then take my kids outside.  We're finally feeling human again after being invaded by whatever bug decided to infect our household.  Now that our unwelcomed visitor seems to have gotten bored and is on it's way out the door, we can hopefully get back into some sort of routine. YAY!!

So onto the crafty side of things, I made these adorable little milk cartons for the guests that attended my Stamp-A-Stack a few weeks ago.

I cut out the cartons using the Stampin Up Bigz L Mini Milk Carton Die out of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I used Sticky Strip to hold the cartons together to ensure that they stayed together.  The stamped image is from the coordinating stamp set called "Got Treats".  I inked it in Pink Pirouette and used my Real Red Stampin' Write marker to highlight the word "Treat".  Here's a closer look.

I punched out the image with the 1 1/4" square and mounted it on a punched out real red scallop square.  Cute, right?

Here's the finished product up close...I thought the the "Open Here" was just the perfect finishing touch!

Thanks for looking!
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red
Stamps: Got Treats
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Bigz L Die Mini Milk Carton, Sticky Strip, Pink Pirouette Ribbon, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Scallop Square Punch

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

One Sheet Wonder Workshop

Hey Stampers...I know, I know!  It's been more than a week since my last post! And I was doing so well for a while there too!  In my defense, I got pretty sick and even if I did get around to posting before Monday it probably wouldn't have been a very good one.  But I'm better now, so I thought I'd share the project that will be featured in my next workshop.  It's called a "One Sheet Wonder" workshop since my guests will be shown and then have a chance to make 16 cards from a few pieces of cardstock and ONE 12 x 12 sheet of Designer Series Paper..that's right, just ONE!

Here's a quick peek at the cards they'll be making:

In the middle of the picture there is a matching tote which they will also be making to hold all their cards!  Cute, right?

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sale-A-Bration Stamp-A-Stack

Hello Fellow Stampers, I hope everyone had a great weekend...all 47 hours of it....an hour less on a Sunday is not my idea of fun!  Especially not when I'm doing a workshop!  It was not enough to make a signicifant difference but just enough to throw our schedules out of whack!  But I will NOT complain since the workshop was a total SUCCESS!!! I think it's my best one yet....I had the chance to meet a handful of new women and got to see a handful of old friends all in the same day, what more can a girl ask for?

Here's a peek at the cards that we made, all of which were made from supplies that are available in the Occasions Mini and the Sale-A-Bration catalogues (both are ending soon so if you like what you see, contact me to get your supplies before they're gone!)  My guests made 2 of each of these 6 cards!!

Both these cards were made with the dsp from the Sale-A-Bration pack Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents Pack.  The card on the top is one of the stamps in the Punch Bunch set also from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue...did I mention that everything in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue is FREE...yep...you read right, contact me if you'd like more details on that. 

The card on the bottom is a stamp from the set Take A Spin, and is such a cute little card since the little hand actually does spin!  Fun, right?

This card on the top was made with stamps from the Bliss set which is another freebie set from Sale-A-Bration.  I am really happy with the sets that are offered this year! 

The card on the bottom is such a pretty one!  It looks hard but it really is not.  A roll through the Big Shot and a couple of punches with the Blossoms Petal Punch and voila, you've got yourself a card!

This one is such a funny card (and quite true too!). This set is called Eat Chocolate.....you don't have to ask me twice!  The Dotted Scallop Border Punch is becoming one of my favourites since if I don't have the coordinating embellishments on hand, I can punch out my own ribbon in any colour I like! 

And last but not least....this one is the from the Create a Cupcake set and punched out with the Build A Cupcake Punch.  I just LOVE how there are coordinating punches, no more cutting out by hand for this girl!

Thanks for looking!


Card #1
Stamps: Punch Bunch
Inks: Melon Mambo
Cardstock and Paper: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, DSP & Quick Accents Pack (SAB)
Accessories: 1 1/4" Square Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Pacific Point Ribbon

Card #2
Stamps: Take A Spin
Inks: Pacific Point
Cardstock and Paper: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, DSP & Quick Accents Pack (SAB)
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Spinner Hands, Ribbon & Button Pack (SAB)

Card #3
Stamps: Bliss
Inks: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock and Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, dsp
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon

Card #4
Stamps: Build A Blossom
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Blossom Petals Punch, Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad, Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder

Card #5
Stamp: Eat Chocolate
Inks: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch

Card #6
Stamp: Create A Cupcake
Inks: Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Build A Cupcake Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Whisper White Ribbon

Monday, March 7, 2011

February Stamp Camp

Hi Fellow Stampers!!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend!  What a tease it was here in Southern Ontario...it rained for the better part of Friday and Saturday, just enough to make us think that spring was on its way.  But NOPE...we were hit with another blast of winter late Saturday night...now we're blanketed in the white fluffy stuff again.  Oh well...soon enough it'll be spring but in the meantime we'll enjoy the snow while it lasts.

On to the crafty side of things, here are the cards that we made in February for our Stamp Camp.

The first card was made using the Medallion stamp.  I inked it Melon Mambo, then used my sponge daubers to add additional colours to it, I used Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke.  The image was stamped on Whisper White that was matted on Melon Mambo with a Always Artichoke base.  For a little bling, a rhinestone was added to the center of the image.

The second card was made using the Rock and Roll technique.  The background was created using the Sanded background stamp.  Then using the flower from Eastern Blooms, I inked the flower in Pumpkin Pie and 'rolled' it in Bravo Burgandy, the stamped it on the image panel.  That step was repeated a couple of times and to add some colour I added some leaves in Old Olive.

Thanks for looking!

Card #1
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke
Stamps: Medallion, Just Believe
Accessories: basic rhinestone jewels, sponge daubers

Card #2
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Bravo Burgandy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Bravo Burgandy
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Sanded

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