Monday, November 8, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Christmas Card

Here is an adorable Christmas card I did for our Christmas Stamp Camp:

Stamp Sets Used: CTMH Captured Moments C1423, Jingle Borders D1225
Colors: Pacifica and Chocolate
Accents: Copper Brads, Glitz Stardust Glitter Z1313

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cards - Circle of Love Stamp Set

Here are 3 beautiful cards using the Close to my Heart - Circle of Love stamp set.

All Cards are Standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Card

Card 1:
Flower B & T paper is 3 x 5 1/2
Polka Dot B & T is 2 x 5 1/2
White 1 3/4 x 4 1/4

Stamp image on white c.s. and cut twice 1 7/16
Barn Red Cardstock to layer is 2 x 1 5/8

The word family is on a white piece of cardstock which is 1 3/4 x 1

Card 2:

Cut (2) pieces of B & T paper to 1 1/2 x 12
Score every 1/2 on them
Fold back and forth like a fan
Glue the two edges together
Push together and glue center with either hot glue or liquid glass

Other Pieces uses are:
Cocoa Cardstock 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
Ivory B & T Paper 3 x 3
White 5 1/4 x 4
Lagoon Cardstock 5 1/2 4 1/4

Card 3:

Cut 2 pieces of B & t paper to 4 1/4 x 3
Cocoa Cardstock is 5 1/2 x 2 5/8
White cardstock is 5 1/2 x 2 1/2

Trim white cardstock close to stmaping after it is stamped

Emboss image with white embossing powder.
Color image using sponge daubers. This will resist the white embossing area and
give you a pretty colored image.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Halloween Layout!

Here is a cute Halloween layout we did. We used the White Daisy stamp pad, Fancy Fuzz, and did a technique called Joesph's Coat. This is seen in the top right corner (the skull) Here is how its done.

1) Color a piece of glossy paper with lighter colors. Yellow, greens and purples is what I used.
2) Stamp image with Versa Mark stamp pad
3) Clear emboss the image
4) Then take a darker colors such as black, dark brown etc. and brayer over top of it.
5) Wipe with a paper towel and you will see the beautiful color image you stamped.

Have fun trying this. I saw this on Stamp TV.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Gift Certificates

Here are some cute gift certificates I made for my niece's salon she works at.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August - Cards

3 Fun Cards to try:

This is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. card.
Squares are 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, 2 x 2, and (2) 1 1/2 x 1 1/2. The middle square with a flower on it is a white piece of cardstock that is 2 x 2.
The white 2 x 2 piece of of cardstock is colored with a rubber brayer and inked.
Then I embossed my image with black embossing powder.
Then I took a brush with some bleach and colored in the center of the flower. Gives you a pretty cool look! Enjoy.

Once again this is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. card.
The Green cardstock is 1 3/4 x 5 1/2
Vineyard Berry cardstock is 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, and 2 3/4 x 2
White cardstock is 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 and 2 1/2 x 1 3/4
Stamp leaves in black. Then on the 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 white piece of cardstock stamp leaves in color. Layer up to match over top the black and white images.

This is a fun card once again using a rubber brayer.
ink your brayer with several colors. Then bounce the brayer around the card to give it a cool tie dye look!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

June Scrapbooking Club - Black & White Photos

We took a Black and white photo and a colored photo of the same and layered them over each other to give your page a very cool look!

Monday, August 2, 2010

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

May Club - Clear Card & Purse

Here is a clear card we made along with a cute little purse. It was all about flowers!

To make the purse The base Cardstock is 8.5 x 11, socred at 3.5", 4.5", 5.5", 9" and 9.5". Finished size is 3.5 x 8.5

April Club - Scrapbook Page

Here is a page we did in my April club. We tore the pictures to try something new and then chalked the edges. Here is the layout we created.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March Club Projects

Here are the 3 club projects we did in March!
These great ideas came from splitcoaststampers.
I have the links below for you to view the directions and videos for yourselves.

Easter Basket

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Folded Frame Card

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Easel Card

View this project by splitcoaststampers at:

Sunday, March 7, 2010

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March Stamp of the Month - A Little Everything

You are sure to love the March SOTM: A Little Everything - This is a great stamp set for all year round. Look in the back of your catalog for details on how you can get this great stamp set!

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Blog to Share With You

I received this from a friend and just wanted to share it with all of you. Her blog is AWESOME! She had lots of great cricut videos and giveaways.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February Stamp of the Month

February Stamp of the Month - Piece of Cake

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Card Box

Here is the adorable card box we made to keep all of your cards organized.
Found this awesome project and the directions from
She has a great video of the project if you would like to check it out.

Decorative Greeting Card Holder
Items Needed:

Kleenex Box
Scoring Tools
Ribbon 18”
Background Paper
Adhesive or Score Tape

Pull box apart on one side and pull out tissue. Then open other end of box. Finally pull last seam so box opens flat

Cut Cardstock (4) 5” x 4 ¼” – for inside of box
(2) 4 ¼” x 4 ¼” – for inside and outside bottom of the box
(1) 5” x 11” – for outer perameter of box
Score this piece at 1”, 5 ½” and 10”
(1)5” x 9” – Score at 4 ½”
Inside tabs are 4 ¼ x 4 ½
Circles for tabs were 1 ¾
Two circles on outside of box are 3 ¾ and 3 ½

Cut Background paper (5) 4” x 4”
(4) 4 ¼” x 4” – Score these at 2”

Take tissue box and cut top of box off

Attach cardstock to inside of box (2) 5 x 4 ¼ and (1) 4 ¼ x 4 ¼

Put Kleenex box back together and finish lining with (2) 5 x 4 ¼ pieces of cardstock

Cover the bottom of box with 4 ¼ x 4 ¼ piece of cardstock

Take longer piece of cardstock the 5 x 11 piece and fold score lines and adhear around outside of box.

Take the 5 x 9 piece of cardstock and adhear around remaining box

Add (4) pieces of 4 x 4 background paper over the outside bottom of the box. Add (1) piece of 4 x 4 background paper to the bottom of the box if you would like.

Take the 4 ¼ x 4 background paper and fold the scored line. Adhear to the top of the box with the 2” side folding into the inside of the box.

Wrap ribbon around seam area.

Decorate the front of box to your liking.

Finish your tabs as you like as well.