Friday, July 31, 2009

Retired Stamp Sets & Accessories For Sale

Be sure to check out my photostream at the upper right-hand side of my blog to see photos and descriptions of the retired stamp sets and accessories that I'm wanting to sell. There are a number of new sets added. So be sure to check it out! If you click on the photo, you'll be taken to my Flikr account to see them more closely.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The More The Merrier Birthday

I'm back from a family reunion, and wanted to post the latest card that I made. It uses the stamp set The More the Merrier (a level 3 hostess set in the current catalog). The image is stamped in Basic Black Classic ink and colored in using the Many Marvelous Markers. The "happy birthday" image is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

The base of the card is Melon Mambo and the scallops are done on Barely Banana using the Scallop Edge punch. The final touch is adding some Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and the base card getting some texture with the Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 texture plates for the Sizzix Big Shot.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Friend Like You

This summer has been busy! I thought that it was time that I posted another stamped creation, so here it is. This is stamped using one of the new level 2 hostess sets, The More the Merrier. This is just one of the many images in this set. Although it's hard to see, the hearts have been given dimension by using Crystal Effects on them after they were colored. All the coloring was done using markers. The punched edge is done using the Eyelet Border punch. A simple card.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lots of Bots Round 2

Back from vacation and finally getting a chance to post a few more project ideas. This first card uses the stamp set Lots of Bots. The card base is Bermuda Bay card stock. The "bot" is stamped in Jet Black Staz-On ink and colored in using markers. The ice bag on his head has Crystal Effects applied to give dimension. This piece is then layered onto a piece of Dusty Durango card stock. The finishing touches are a silver eyelet and a strip of Basic Gray card stock embossed with the Crop-A-Dile.

This second card also uses the Lots of Bots stamp set and Bermuda Bay card stock. The "bot" is stamped in Jet-Black Staz-On ink and colored in using markers and then cut using the Circle Scissor Plus. The smaller circles are punched using the 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" circle punches from Melon Mambo and Green Galore card stock. A Pewter jumbo eyelet, and a Gable Green strip of card stock stapled at the top finish it all off.

Friday, July 3, 2009

New Catalog Samples

I'm so excited about the new Idea Book & Catalog. The new In-Colors are awesome, not to mention the new stamp sets and accessories.

Here is a card that is made using the new set "Lots of Bots". The card base is Bermuda Bay card stock. The other color accents are Melon Mambo and Green Galore. The "Bot" is colored in using Stampin' Write Markers. And, yes, the new In-Colors can be purchased in a set of 6 markers.

This second card has a Rich Razzleberry card stock base and a Crushed Curry strip of card stock along the left edge. The Crushed Curry is stamped with one of the accent images in the same color ink. The "Bot" is colored in with Stampin' Write Markers onto Whisper White card stock and layered onto Basic Gray card stock. To finish it all off, 3 silver eyelets were adhered to the lower right corner.