Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Catalog COPY job

I, like many other Stampin' Up customers and demonstrators have been WAITING for the new catalog. Well, one of the perks of being a demonstrator is that you get the catalog and a chance at some of the new sets before anyone else!

This card uses one of the new sets that I purchased entitled Autumn Days. I also got something else ... the new catalog FILLED with new ideas to use. The catalog isn't out publicly yet, but when you get yours, you can look at page 55, which has the card I copied. Hint: look for the lavender.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Flip flop inspiration

I know that I love my flip flops and my card is inspired by Candice Aguilar as featured on the Papertrey site. I've had these little foam/paper flip flops from Michael's for at least a year ... and Candice's design inspired me to make my own version with (mostly) Stampin' Up supplies. I added a little ribbon embellishment on the side and I think it's ready to go!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A taste of summer

I've seen several ideas like this one for making watermelon, so I don't have anyone specific to credit with this idea ... I cut out circles with my Circle Scissor Plus from Stampin' Up in sizes 1/4" different in diameter from Raspberry Tart designer paper. I taped the two layers together and cut them in half and then used the edge/end of a small oval punch to "bite out" of the watermelon slice. Added some black brad "seeds" and popped the whole thing up on dimensionals. The words are from the set Absolutely Fabulous and are stamped in black on Apricot cardstock, which is basically a lighter version of the Pumpkin Pie used as a mat above.

To tie in the black brads of the watermelon with the lighter Celery, I drew in spots of black as faux stitching on the orange and dots on the stamped polka dot background. This also ties together the words stamped in black.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ladybug case

Isn't she sweet?! She's made of punched paper (black pieces) and Stampin' Up's Petal Prints stamped images, with drawn dashed lines leading to black brad antennae. To make the black paper shine like the brads do on their own, I covered them in Crystal Effects. The words are from Stampin' Up's Stem Sayings.

I'm so sorry that I don't have the link for who I copied this card from! If you know, please let me know and I'll update it to include it! The "grass" was shaped with a scallop punch and black/white gingham ribbon was added over top. I tied the ribbon once and then tied small pieces of ribbon on either side of the original knot.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Ketto girl bookmark

I don't actually know what I think of this piece, but thought I'd share it with you because I like the overall concept ... I was just playing around with scraps on my desk and worked up a new bookmark. This piece is about 8 1/4 x 2 1/4.

Before assembly, I printed out a quote about reading that I thought was perfect with my little winged Ketto stamp:
"From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover you have wings."
-- Helen Hayes
Her wings are covered with a little glitter from a Spica glitter pen and the entire thing is "loosely" embossed. I didn't try to cover it fully with the embossing as I was just going for a fun look.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy birthday "owl-ways"

This was my brother-in-law's birthday card. I merged two great retired sets to make it (Cause for Celebration - the cake; Love Owl-Ways - the Owl). The designer paper, Autumn Vine, is also retired. The card base is Sahara Sand.
For not TOO much glitter / girly-ness, I used a Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen for the flames and frosting. I thought they were also a nice contrast to the courdoroy button. The eyes have Crystal Effects on them.
Following are pictures of the original stamps so you can get a look at what I did and didn't use from the two stamps.
I eliminated the words and hearts from the cake stamp and drew in the candles later. and I stamped only the owl and eliminated the heart, redrawing in the foot on the left on top of the cake.

AND - have you wondered where I've been? Partly it's the day job, and partly, I've been doing digital design work for customers. You can check out the latest projects on my design blog at http://stampingthroughthetulipsdesign.blogspot.com/. There are two posted right now that are brand-spankin' new, but there are at least three others in the works right now. I've set up some auto posts on THIS blog to tide you over for the next few days with a log jam of projects that have been done, but not posted yet. Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Boatloads of Love

This was a club card from last month. We were focusing on watercoloring. I stamped and embossed the images so that all they had to do was paint in the lines. This is one that I painted - love the sunset look of this one!

Sorry for the phone postings, but I keep being so busy that when I'm home, I'm not focusing on my blog. Thanks for stopping in!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

No time to post lately!!

I thought I should just go ahead and post this from my iPhone,
otherwise it'll never get up on the site!