Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"Fall Theme" Altered Frame & Birthday Card

With fall now upon us, I thought I would post this fall-themed frame and card I made for my dad for his birthday!

I used the Autumn Accents Bigz die and several embossing folders (Argyle, Lattice, Houndstooth, and Chevron) for the leaves on the frame: 

For the card, I used the coordinating stamp set, Wonderfall:

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pennant Banner

I made this banner a while back and wanted to share it with you!  It adorns my craft room and it was just a joy to make... one of those things that just came together beautifully. :o)

To make the pennant, I created a template out of chipboard and traced it onto my paper and cardstock to get the size I needed.  I inked all the edges of my pieces with Soft Suede to give it the vintage look I wanted.

I added some additional details that really made a difference and kicked it up a notch on my butterflies: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents, and Dazzling Details iridescent glitter glue:

List of primary supplies used:
Everyday Enchantment DSP (in clearance rack for $2.19!!!)
Large Lace Ribbon Punch (clearance rack - $11.99!)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Basketball Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card I made for my niece (who loves Basketball) using the Chevron embossing folder and the Great Sport and Grunge Rock stamp sets! 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

April Club Projects: Mother's Day

One more post away from getting caught up with my past club projects! :o)  But here are the projects we did in my April club which was geared towards Mother's Day:

First was a very cute tea bag holder, completely inspired and cased from fellow demonstrator Heidi Baks.  You can find her full instructions for this here.

I used the Tea Shoppe stamp set from the 2012 Annual Catalog (digital is still available) as well as the Tea for Two DSP.  And if you missed this beautiful pattern from the Occasions catalog, you can get it in a whole new color scheme in the Afternoon Picnic DSP from the new Annual Catalog or get the digital version!

As our second project, we made a very classy Mother's Day card using the Dress Up framelits and the Flowering Flourishes and Friendly Phrases (retired but still available in digital) stamp sets:

The "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set:

Monday, August 5, 2013

"Thanks a Ton!" Lollipop Treats

Here's a set of "lollipop covers" I made from some of my favorite products from the 2013 spring catty: the Oh Whale Stamp set, Happy Whale clear sizzlit die, and Cloudy Day embossing folder:
I used a simple color combo (and an old favorite) of Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Whisper White. Mr. Whale was stamped in Versamark and then embossed in Tempting Turquiose powder:
The layers were made with the Floral Frames Collection Framelit dies and the 2-3/8" scalloped circle punch.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Thanks So Much

Here is a card I made as a thank you for one of my customers!

It features the "Oh, Hello" stamp set and (my favorite) honeycomb embossing folder.  The ovals were cut using the Oval framelit dies.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

February Club Projects

I know this is long overdue, but here are the club projects from February!  I am slowly but surely getting caught up! :o)

Our first project was a broach for St. Patrick's Day using the Designer Rosette XL Die as well as some ribbon and "smooshed" bottle caps from the Occasions Spring Catalog.  The image in the middle was created using My Digital Studio and the Lucky Shamrock digital stamp!  It was sized to fit perfectly in the bottlecap (1"):

Secondly, we did a scrapbook page using the "Sycamore Street" coordinating product line from the 2013 Sale-A-Bration brochure.  The stamp, "Amazing Family" was debuted in the Occasions Catalog and is still available!  It is such a great scrapbook image because it is so versatile in it's choices of family titles! In fact, everyone in the class got to pick the family title they wished to use for their scrapbook page.  I chose "Brother" to highlight this wonderful pic I have of my two boys!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"I Love This Book" MDS Hybrid Bookmarks

Here are some really nifty bookmarks I made for my club gals as a "Thank You" with their orders.
I used My Digital Studio to create the large image adhered in the middle of the bookmark and after printing and trimming it down, I adhered it to some Crumb Cake cardstock and added embossed hearts punched with the Triple Heart Punch which (sadly) retired in May.

I also used MDS to design a nice little label for the back!

Lastly, I used Island Indigo Bakers Twine to make the tassels.

Click Here to discover and download My Digital Studio and see all the amazing hybrid projects you can create! You can download a demo version of the software free for 30 days!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Swallowtail Birthday Card

I made this card for my BFF's birthday using the Swallowtail stamp.
I am in love with this stamp!
I stamped the butterfly in basic black craft ink and then embossed with black powder.
To color the butterfly, I first used my Stampin' write markers and then I filled my aqua painter with alcohol and blended the colors together. Once that dried (which was fast because of the alcohol), I painted a layer of Champagne Mist glimmer paint on top:

Monday, June 10, 2013

January Club Projects: Valentine's Day!

In January, we created two beautiful projects for Valentine's using products from the Spring Seasonal Catalog.

First, a vintage inspired gift box using the Tea for Two designer series paper and the Hearts a Flutter, Collage Curios, and That's the Ticket stamp sets (all of which carried over to the Annual Catalog).  Accessories used were:  Soda Pop Tops (small), Paper Doilies, Vanilla Flower Trim, Pink Pirouette/Rose Red Two-Tone Ribbon, and the Large Rhinestone jewels.

The Card we made was created using the More Amore product Suite and the Honeycomb embossing folder (A favorite!).  We used the chalkboard technique as outlined in this video tutorial I put together for the class. I plan to use this technique A LOT in my upcoming projects... especially with the new Chalk Talk stamp set!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

"Year in Review" mini-album

Here is the project we made in our December Club - a Year in Review mini-album!
The album is a hybrid project made with a combination of traditional materials as well as prints from My Digital Studio. All materials were from the Twitterpated collection. We even managed to get a little fabric in! And while the traditional materials are no longer available, the digital kit is! That is one of the things I love about MDS! Having your favorite collections available forever! :-)
We used a simple accordion fold technique to make up the body of the album, and each page featured a pocket with a monthly journaling card created in MDS. The front of each pocket featured a band for inserting a photograph for each month:

About to do some catch up!

Hello! Well, it has been quite a while since I have posted and I am finally getting 'round to doing a big round of catch up! Get ready for a big rush of overdue blog posts and projects - including all the back projects we did in club!

I am making a new commitment to do a better job of keeping my blog up to date, while I take a year off from my stamping club. Expect lots of new and exciting things to happen soon! :-) I have started out with a brand new blog design using the Sunshine & Sprinkles MDS Collection. I hope you like it!

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