Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ruff Day?? I sure think so....

Don't you just love this little guy? He is a retired SU set called Ruff Day. I have a friend who has a beagle that looks just like this... i think i will send it to her to brighten her day.
I did this for a Monday sketch challenge .. i know, i know, it's Tuesday what can i say .. better late than never right? Check out the challenge here. How do you think i did?
Any way the info on this card
SU stamp sets: ruff day and itty bitty backgrounds
SU Ink: Close to cocoa, More Mustard
SU Paper: Close to Cocoa, more mustard, very vanilla
I used my SU watercolor pencils, blender pens, dimensionals, my wonderful distress tool and age brads finish it off.
Hope everyone has a great week!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Weekend Challenge #45

This is for Beate's weekend challenge. Lori and i have been kicking each other to get stamping more so we are going to start doing this challenge every week.. maybe one more also.. we will see!

Stamps: Friendly Flowers, Weathered background
Inks: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, close to cocoa
Paper: close to cocoa, purely pomegranate, groovy guava, whisper white
Other: pomegranate double stitched ribbon, crimper, dimensionals, ticket corner
A Bazzill cocoa brad tops it off.

I used the masking technique on this card and stamped off the back two flowers to make them lighter.

Instructions to Masking:
Stamp your image on a sticky note then cut it out. Stamp your project and cover your image with your sticky note and stamp your image again or use another image- the sticky note will make sure you do not get ink on your original image and will make the image appear to be in the background. You may need to make a few "masks" if you are going to make a fuller image.. i made two for this card.

I love the colors .. what do you think?

A big thank you to Lori for walking me through getting the watermark seal on my cards... what a pain to set that up!
Have a great weekend and happy stampin'!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Faux Denim

This is the other card that my stamp class will be doing tomorrow 4/25. It looks difficult but it is really easy. But be warned you will destroy your white ink pad...
Instructions for Faux Denim:
1. I started out with Not quite Navy paper
2. Then i took my Not Quite Navy ink pad and ran it all the way across the paper one way, then rotate the paper 90 degrees and do this again. You just want some faint lines - so don't get to carried away!
3. Then i took my Night of Navy ink pad and did the same thing
4. Then you take the Whisper white ink pad and do that same thing.
*Hints: Don't press down on the ink pad to hard. Don't stop until you have swiped it all the way across the paper - it will leave a dark line. And wait until the ink had dried before moving to the next color.
I ran my white across my paper twice i like that washed out denim look personally.
stamp set: Friendly Flowers - from the spring/summer 2008 mini
Punch: Oval, ticket corner
Ink: whisper white, not quite navy, night of navy, and rose red
paper: not quite navy, night of navy, rose red, and whisper white.
white grosgrain ribbon, crystal effects on the center of the flower with dazzling diamonds, everything is popped up with dimensionals. I ran the Not quite navy across my oval that friend is punch on just to give it a little more color, and last but not least gold brads.
Hope you enjoy the card it was fun to play with.
~ Candace

New Stampin' Up incolors

Psssst... want to know a secret? These are the new Stampin' Up incolors. Aren't they beautiful? I can honestly say that i will cry when the current colors are retired and i plan to stock up for myself. If you love them you may also want to get some extra cardstsock, ink refills, and ribbon .. don't forget that beautiful ribbon before the new catty comes out.

But back to these colors.. they are going to be a nice addition to our current palette.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mother's day card

This is one of the cards that my club will be doing this Friday April 25th for Mother's day. This is a scallop punch dahlia... What do you think? I love it... Lots of love goes in to one of these cards.
The celebrate you part is popped up with dimensionals.
Stamp set: Celebrate from Stampin' up
Ink: Basic grey and Pretty in Pink
Paper: Basic grey
the dp is from Hobby lobby

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Recipe Swap # 2

This is the other recipe card that i did ... i am still not sure about it. The recipe is to die for though. Yummmmmm

Stamp set: Tart and Tangy- loving that set!

Paper: Real red, Wasabi, Whisper white

Ink: Wasabi, Real Red

Ribbon - red grosgrain

Other: Silver Hodgepodge slider- you can't see it in the picture but i filled it with glittered Stickles. HINT**You can also fill that in space with reinkers and cover with crystal effects.

Punches: Scallop , ticket corner, spiral

I colored the apple in with markers and then covered the apple in crystal effects and covered it with red beadies.

Recipe Swap

I made this for a recipe swap today.

All products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted
Stamp set: Tart and Tangy
Paper:Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Pumkin Pie and More Mustard
Ribbon: Wasabi striped
Other: black brads, Distress tool, Diminsionals

The oranges are two toned and are done using the Rock and Roll Technique. First I covered the orange stamp with More Mustard ink then rolled the edges in the Pumpkin pie.

When trying this out ...Always start with your lighter color first then rock the edges with your darker color.


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Embrace Life

Embrace life... those words have so much meaning in them. I don't think that is the reason that i love this set so much but it sure helps.

This is another club card simple but a nice card that can be used for different reasons.

Stamp set: Embrace Life
Paper: Old Olive, Groovy Guava, Very vanilla and Ruby Red
Ink: Old olive, Groovy Guava, Ruby red
Punch: Spiral,
Other: Dimensionals

All though you can not see them well the insides of the flowers have stickles on them to give them some BLING.

* All products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted

SAB card

Another card that my stamp club did during SAB
I loved the bee from Merci ad just knew he needed to fly....so we did a spinner card. Click here for a Tutorial.
stamp sets: Time Well spent, Merci, So many scallops
Paper: Whisper White, Yoyo yellow, tempting turquoise
Ink: Basic black, Tempting turquoise- ink pad and marker, yoyo yellow marker
Punchs: Scallop,Ticket punch and word window
Other: spritzer tool, Dimensionals, and 2 Pennies
* all products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.

Tulsa Regionals

This is one of the cards that i made for Tulsa,OK Regionals this year. It was my first event to attend and I had a great time. I am from the Tulsa area so i was able to see family and friends also while i was there.

Stamp set: A Beautiful Thing

Paper: So Saffron, Purely Pomegrante, Close to cocoa, Certainly celery

Ink: Chocolate chip

Ribbon: Celery grosgrain

Other: Scallop punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, stapler, paper piercing kit, silver brads, Dimensionals

* All products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.

As promised .....

I was cleaning up my stamp room and came across a bunch of cards that were precut and ready to assemble so that is what i did.

This was a card we did during SAB 2008 for club.

Stamp set: Friendship blooms
Paper: Basic grey, Purely pomegranate, Whisper white.
Ink: Purely pomegrante, basic grey
Ribbon: grey taffeta
other: Slot punch

* All products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Closer look

Here is a closer look at the dahlia fold flower. Click here for a tutorial.

I plan to make up some cards this weekend and play a little more with the scrapbook pages so i should have some new pics before Monday. So check back. I am still trying to get the feedbiz up and running hopefully i can do that also.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

More 6x6 pages

We used the Stampin' Up star and spiral punch to create this movie star page

A little Bling (glitter) here to make the "G" stand out

We used the new Stampin" Up arrows punch here

And of course that infamous Dalhia fold on this page. If you need instructions on the dahlia fold check out this site. She has them perfectly laid out for you. Try the same fold but using the Stampin' Up tag punch and you will have a pinwheel. Very cute as well.

Can i just say it again? This paper is just so cute!!!!! I have been having a wonderful time putting together this album and the kit makes it sooooooooo easy with all the emblishments.

Monday, April 7, 2008

6x 6 scrapbook class

I have a scrapbook class that meets once a month. Everyone was able to pick out their own scrapbook pack... Stampin'Up of course. Everyone happened to pick either Crew girls or Crew Boys which worked out wonderful. Here is some of the pages we have done so far.