Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge 136

It was our last Saturday as a family of three! My daughter got to watch Pooh on the computer while I stamped in my stamping corner. Here's the latest sketch from Stamping 411:

And here's my take:

I figured I'll need a lot of baby-themed thank you notes real soon, but my hands will be too full to make them! This one will come in handy. :)

Stamps: Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink); Wild About You, Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Aqua Mist (PTI); Versamark, Soft Suede (SU)
Paper: Aqua Mist (PTI); Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White (SU)
Accessories: Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery markers (SU); Word Window punch (SU); White organza ribbon (SU); Aqua Mist vintage buttons (PTI); Labels 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinder); white thread (DMC); clear embossing powder; dimensionals

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge 135

I turned to the latest Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge today for my stamping inspiration. Trying to get in some last stamping time before the baby comes!!! Here's the sketch, which I pretty much followed to a T except for the placement of the sentiment.

I am not sure who originally created the ruffle flower technique, but I have seen them all over recently! Dawn McVey and Ilina Crouse both have excellent tutorials for them! Here's how I made mine: I punched out 5 layers of Sweet Pea DSP using the large flower punch. I layered them together and stuck a brad in the middle to hold them together. Then I crinkled up the flowers, layer by layer, until it was one big ball. Then I peeled back the layers and had a gorgeous puffy flower! I tied some linen thread through a button and stuck it in the center. Very easy and a beautiful 3D element for a card! I also love how you can just barely see the backside of the DSP....the visible side are all pumpkin pie patterns, but you can see little hints of teal and brown from the other side of the DSP. (Good thing the other side of the DSP wasn't lime green huh? :))

~Supplies~ (All by Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Taken With Teal, Sweet Pea DSP
Accessories: Large flower punch, Designer Button (Button Latte), Linen thread, brad, dimensionals, polka dot embossing folder

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fox and Friends Valentines

These cute little 3x3" numbers are going to my daughter's preschool classmates for Valentine's Day. Very easy to mass produce, except for the cutting of the animals. I have an issue with the name of the stamp set, though....think Stampin' Up! was trying to tell us something?!?!? :)

Anyway....I was inspired by this adorably simple card and took it from there!

~Supplies~ (All by Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Fox & Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Word Window punch, Scallop Square punch, polka dot embossing folder, white grosgrain ribbon, Crop a dile

Monday, January 4, 2010

Stamps for Sale

I am selling some of my old Stampin' Up! stamps. All are gently used and in good shape. There is some writing on some of the clamshell cases and some ink staining on the rubber and wood. Please contact me if you are interested!

That's Nice (set of 4) from 2007 - $5

Birthday Best (set of 4) from 2004 - $4

Delight in Life (set of 6) from 2007 - $6

Blooming with Happiness (set of 6) from 2006 - $7 *this set is mounted but has never been used*

The Fine Print (set of 6) from 2002 - $6

Friendship Blooms (set of 4) from 2008 - $4 *this set is MISSING one stamp (originally a set of 5)*

Time Well Spent (set of 12) from 2008 - $12

Fancy Flexible Phrases (set of 52, DOUBLE MOUNTED) from 2006 - $15 *this set is MISSING four phrases/two blocks (originally a set of 56)*

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy 2010!

Here's a fun little card to kick off 2010 with some of my new Christmas toys. :)

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin' Up!); untitled hedgehog stamp (Recollections)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU); Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip (SU); Aqua Mist (PTI); Lemonade patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Rose Red stitched ribbon (SU); Flower Fusion felt (SU); clear rhinestone brad; Word Window punch (SU); Circle and Scalloped Circle punches (Marvy); dimensionals (SU); Rose Red marker (SU)