Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Giftcard Holder

I was asked to do some "generic" giftcard holders (no specific occasion) & this is what I came up with. I have some designer series paper that would be perfect (there's stripes & polka dots, paisley & mini-flowers, also a variety of colors - pretty in pink, real read, bashful blue, apricot appeal, always artichoke).

SUPER CUTE!! I just love these little guys.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Another New Favorite?

I decided 1. that I needed a few more "masculine" cards & 2. that Happiness Always just might be my new favorite stamp set & 3. my camera still sucks for getting good pictures.

In this one, I used Always Artichoke for the background cardstock, Old Olive for the solid leaf print & then Always Artichoke for the top leaf layer. While I did do the two step stamping technique, I did not use my stamp-a-ma-jig & I like the way it turned out.

I also just added "FOR YOU" instead of a "Happy Birthday" greeting in case I need something other than birthday. I feel like this card could be used for sympathy, good luck or congrats.

Lastly, I used my new spritzer tool. If you click on the picture, you'll see little black "sprays".

I like it (even though it's a bit distorted because of the camera).

Monday, October 20, 2008

O Christmas Tree

Last night, while laying in bed, I was thinking about my stamp-a-ma-jig & what can I do with it. Then, I remembered this retired stamp set from (about 2 or 3 years ago) called Trim the Tree.

I remember liking this set but had such a hard time lining up the garland or ornaments on the tree that I didn't use it much. Tonight, I tried it with the stamp-a-ma-jig. No more issues with it not lining up because the stamp-a-ma-jig is pure awesome, allowing me to line it all up with ease.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Open Stamp Day - What a success!

I had my first ever Open Stamp Day yesterday & I have to say it was quite a success. Even though only 3 people came, they all seemed eager to come to something like this again.

If many more had come I would have had to re-organize some things. As it was, the 4 of us sat around the one table without any troubles, but I could totally see it being much more crowded with more people & their things taking up space.

So, this is the Thanksgiving card I had been hoping to make for a couple of weeks now. It uses all punches (except the eyes which are drawn on & the hat which I just cut out of scrap). I thought it would be a cute card to do at one of my upcoming stamp camps, but as it turns out, those punches are far too difficult/time-consuming to fold to do at a camp. It's a cute card, though.

Stay tuned for the next Open Stamp Day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Deer Friends

I was getting several cards ready to go out today & realized that I didn't have much in the way of masculine birthday cards. I still don't, but I was able to do a little (by little, I mean only 2 cards-worth of) stamping tonight.

If you click on the picture, you might be able to tell a little bit better that this card has "FOR YOU" on the right side & also a scalloped edge over there. And I'm pretty sure you won't be able to see if you clicked on the picture, but the scallop circle in the center is raised up with a few demonsionals.

This card was totally inspired & well, pretty much copied from another card I had made over the past weekend at a stamp camp I had gone to. I did use some retired Designer Series Paper on this. I just LOVED last year's holiday DSP & am not in such a rush to buy this year's stuff.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happiness Always

I was looking on my shelf of stamps this afternoon & found one title I didn't recognize by the name called Happiness Always. It was on the bottom of one of my stacks of stamps & so I pulled it out to see. It's a level 3 hostess set that I was able to purchase prior to Convention & I haven't done anything with it.

So, I went to my trusty website to take a look at what other demonstrators have done (no need to re-invent the wheel) & here are two of the samples that I thought were just incredible! Click on the picture to enlarge it.

The butterfly card also uses two of the In Colors for this year - Pink Pirouette & Riding Hood Red. This is also the first time I've used these colors since receiving them a couple months back.

Monday, October 06, 2008

It's A Soup Party

I was asked to make some invitations for a Soup Party. I knew immediately what I wanted to do. I used this bowl of soup & steam from a retired stamp set, Under the Weather.

It's kinda hard to tell, but the green is raised up with some double sided foam tape & there's a window sheet keeping the alphabet pasta from falling out.

So, so cute!!