Thursday, August 26, 2010

LynniePoo Case

Sometimes you just see a card and you have to CASE copy and share with everyone.  I saw a card on Splitcoaststampers by LynniePoo and I ran down to the cave to make one for myself.  The differences between the two are the wheel I used, the pearls and the sentiment.  Oh yeah and the card stock.  Otherwise it's the same.  Like Lynn, I scored above and below the wheels border which is from the new Holiday Mini, it's called Belle. 

Card stock Whisper White  100730
Belle Wheel                        121430
Friends 24-7                       113218
Vanilla Smooch Spritz         118772
Always Artichoke Ink          105219
Pearls                                  119247

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Water Color Trio Fun

The inspiration for today's card is from Splitcoaststampers color challenge.  Today's colors we a bit hard.   Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point.  Gunnar and Lady both woke me up around 2:30 this morning.  While I was waiting for them to come back in the house I checked the challenge. Thanks Betty, the colors kept me awake just trying to figure out what I could do with them. 
Card Recipe
Stamps Water Color Trio soon to retire from the Summer Mini
Scallop Trim Border Punch, Med Oval and Scallop Oval
Retired Rich Razzleberry Ribbon and old olive button.
Colors for ink and cardstock Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pacific Point.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Skating in the Sweet Snowglobe.

I was thrilled when I saw this single stamp Sweet Snow globe in the Holiday Mini.  My mind went to all the different images that could be put inside.  Today I thought of the skaters from Winter Post.  To do this I took my versamark pen and went over just the globe and the bottom part and omitted the trees and house.  Next I used silver embossing powder and heat embossed it. I took my 1 3/4 circle punch and punched out a mask.  I placed the mask on the snow globe the hole where the image was stamped.  I then inked up the skaters in basic black.  Colored them in and then put a little dazzling diamonds on the bottom with a two way glue pen.  I put a strip of torn always artichoke on the side to cover up a dirty spot from my fingers then used mono adhesive down the edge and pored our new Silver Glass Glitter on it.  The background is the embossing folder petals a plenty on Cherry Cobbler.  I punched out a piece with the new XL Decorative Label punch and then stamped the sentiment from Home for Christmas on a scrap piece of Whisper White.  It was then mounted on the back of the Cherry Cobbler.  The card sits on a Always Artichoke base.

Card Recipe 
 Stamp Sets Sweet Snowglobe  from Holiday Mini 120868
Winter Post  111780
Home for Christmas 111756
XL Decorative Label Punch Holiday Mini 120907
Glass Glitter in Silver Holiday Mini 120995
Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder 116824

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sweet Snowglobe Fun

Over all I wasn't very pleased with the card itself but I just love what can be done with this Snow globe.  The possibilities are endless.  To make this one, I first took a sweet treats cup and set it on my desk and filled it with a little bit of dazzling diamonds and then some water almost filling it to the top. Then I peeled off the backing and adhered a 2 1/2  piece from a window sheet.  After pressing firmly I cut the excess window sheet off.  Next I colored in the inside image, the house and trees and stamped them on a plan piece of white card stock.  This I then adhered it to the back of the sweet treats cup. I stamped the Snow Globe in Basic Grey onto Baja Breeze card stock the ran it through the Big Shot using the new Northern Flurry Embossing folder.  I used my 1 3/8 circle punch to punch out the globe part and then put sticky strip on the edge of the Baja Breeze where the sweet treat cup would be adhered.  The sentiment is from Occasional Quotes level 3 hostess set it was stamped on Whisper white and punched out with the large oval punch.  The Not Quite Navy piece behind is the new XL Decorative Label Punch. 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Give Thanks for Versamark

Give Thanks is a retired set from SU.  I just love the apples in the pail.  Since I have decided to try and use something old with something new this is what I came up with for the ways to use it challenge today.  Versamark was the challenge.  I love the stuff, it can be used in so many ways.  Poppin' Pastels, watermarks, embossing, resist, just to name a few. 

On this card I used versamark three different ways.  First, the apples, I put versamark on them with my versamarker.  Did you even know they existed?  Anyway after that I embossed them in clear.  Snow White would have taken one of these shinny apples for sure.  Next, the Cajun craze panel.  I swiped versamark on the vintage wallpaper embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot.  After that I poured clear EP over it and heat embossed.   The other is leaves from French Foliage watermarked down the pear pizzazz base.  The sentiment is from Smarty Pants.

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets Give Thanks Retired
Smarty Pants
French Foliage
Cardstock Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Watercolor
Ink Versamark, Basic Black, Pear Pizzaz, Going Grey(Retired) Always Artichoke Versamarker
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and paper piercing too.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Today's card

I used the retired set Art of Life.  More details coming soon.
Things have been hectic in the Stamp Cave.  I am going through what stampin' stuff needs to be  sold, re gifted etc. 

Anyway, about this card.  I have been really trying to showcase retired sets like this one.....Art of Life.   It was a hostess set a few years ago and I have always loved it.'

I double stamped the main image so it would be lighter in color.  It's mounted on a mat of Always Artichoke.  Behind that is a layer of retired DSP in Always Artichoke.  The main layer pink passion \ embossed  with the lattice embossing folder.  The ribbon is the new seam bidding Cherry Cobbler.  The panel under the Pink is Cherry Cobbler edged with the Scalloped trim border punch.  The whole card is then mounted on Always Artichoke card stock.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Masculine Birthday Card

Today I broke out the new in color Poppy Parade for the first time!  Okay, truth be told, I didn't think I would like it.  I'm totally over the moon in love with Cherry Cobbler.  Real Red?  What's that.  Anyway.........I really, really liked it.  This picture doesn't even come close to doing it justice.  Poppy Parade leads the parade.  The sentiment at the bottom is a bit light but it reads, "getting a little bit older and better than ever!"  The stamp is from Congrats a sale a bration set from a couple of years ago.  I omitted the first word "on."
Today's ways to use it challenge called for ribbon, not in a bow and not in a knot!  This ribbon is just lopped though the jumbo brad.

Card Recipe
Card stock Basic Black, Watercolor, Poppy Parade
Ink, Poppy Parade, Basic Black, More Mustard, Old Olive
Designer paper, Newsprint
Stamps Countryside, Congrats(retired)
Ribbon Gingham (retired)
Paper Piercing and sponging. 
This was water colored using stamp pad and aqua painter.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

FS184 Sunday's Featured Stamper

Today's featured stamper is the very talented CAKath this is the link to the card I decide to case.

Here is my version.
I changed the DSP, colors and the bird to the ornament. 

Card Recipe.
Card stock Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke.
Ink Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake for sponging
Designer paper is from the yet to be released Holiday Mini and it's called Deck the Halls.  Love the vintage feel it has.
Stamps, Four the Holidays and the ornament is from the new Tags til Christmas set.
The Ribbon is Cherry Cobbler seam binding from the mini.
Punches I used we the Scalloped Trim Border, Corner Rounder, Ornaments, and Large Oval.  I used the Little Leaves Sizzlet  and a small pearl on the ornament.  Can't really see it in the picture but there is a little loop of retired gold cord on the tip of the ornament.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Timeless Decade Challenge.

Today's challenge over at Splitcoaststampers caused me to rush down to the stamp cave and use my new set Timeless Treasures.  The challenge hostess picks usually an online company, and you look through their catalog and find a picture that inspires you.  This is the one I found.The idea isn't to copy it but to be inspired.  The chair is what inspired me because right away it reminded me of the chair in Timeless Treasures.  I pulled out a lot of retired accessories for this one.  The wide organdy ribbon and the pretties kit pin.  Hope you like.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Just Buzzin' By with my second posting today.

Clean and Simple should be easy but for me it's a bit of a challenge.  I love the look but can never seem to quite get it.  Today's challenge was a great excuse to try and get it.  With this one I think I did.  The bee is the garden part of the challenge and the scalloped circle punch I think resembles a flower.  I embossed him in black and colored him in with the new color in our brights collection, Daffodil Delight.  I used a two way glue pen and a little dazzling diamonds on his wings and antennas.  Punched him out with the 1 1/4 circle punch, punched out 1 3/8 circle in black and then daffodil delight scalloped circle punch.  He is popped up twice.  The first and last layer.  White gel pens dots around the scallop.  I scored two lines and then stamped the sentiment.  Colored two dots with daffodil delight and then put the dew drops on.  The look like honey droplets. 
This card measures, 4 1/2 x 4 1/4.

CAS79 Pacific Elements Garden

Between moving Lindsay into her apartment in Ottawa, and cleaning out my stamp room, I have not put ink to card stock in days.  Today's CAS (clean and simple) challenge was garden theme.  I used a monochromatic theme with the flowers from Elements of Style.  Hope you like.

The sentiment is from the level 3 hostess set, occasional quotes which is fast becoming one of my favorite sentiment sets.

Card Recipe
Card stock, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Ink, Basic Black and Pacific Point
Punches, Curly Label, Eyelet Border and corner rounder
Embellishments, Bashful Blue ribbon (retired) pearl.