Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's for Elise and Irelyn

These are for my granddaughters Elise and Irelyn.  I wish I was able to hand deliver them myself.  I miss
 them terribly!!!

Here is a close-up.

The heart pouches were made with the Petal Cone Die.  I LOVE that thing!  The pouches are filled with lip gloss and chocolates.  The bracelets were made with ©Stampin' Up! Buttons.  They are going to LOVE those. 

Stamp sets:  Filled With Love, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Subtles DSP Stack, Red Glimmer Paper, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Glimmer Brads, Red Satin Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Full Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Scalloped Heart of Heart Embosslit
Ink:  Crumb Cake

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Emma's Box Arm and Creative Crew Color Focus

Over on Splitcoast Stampers there is a Creative Crew that has challenges for us to do.  This card is the Color Focus Challenge.  Emma (Emma F - Lady & the Stamp) is on the Creative Crew and also has some very cool tutorials.  I used her Box Arm Tutorial for this card.  How fun!!!  Here is her blog and on the right you can view her tutorials.
This is my second post today so make sure you scroll down and see everything! 

For the background I inked the Teahouse stamp in Daffodil Delight and then sponged Early Espresso randomly over that.  Then I sponged the cardstock after I stamped it.  I distressed the edges and sponged some more.  I wrinkled the ribbons in my hands.  Yep, just wrinkled it up.  The striped Daffodil ribbon I also ran the Early Espresso ink pad over it.  All stamping was done on Crumb Cake.  Love that stuff.
Sets:  Build a Blossom, Something to Celebrate, Teahouse Background
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Blossom Petals Punch, Curly Label Punch, 1/2" circle Punch, Crystal Effects, Daffodil Delight Striped Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, sponge

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Here are all of the challenges for this month.

February 2011 Focus Categories:

CCREW0211CF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Catalog Focus * Beads, Baubles, Trinkets, Chains, and Charms – SU! seems to be pushing this product line, show us ways to use these.

CCREW02111DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - DSP/Color Focus * Using the Color Coach or color combo of: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, and Cherry Cobbler

CCREW0211HF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Holiday/Seasonal Focus * The crew has had enough of being cooped up! That’s right the CC is planning a dinner party, we’ve pulled out all the stops using food/drink stamps, showcasing favorite recipes, we’re sharing unique table setting designs, centerpieces, and hostess gifts!

CCREW0211SF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - SB Inspiration Focus * Pull out your January Stampin’ Success mag – on page 30 is a card layout, turn that into an SB page, feel free to change the shapes it does not have to be circles, just mimic the layout.

February Class

For February's class I focused on a couple of projects from Leadership.  One is a Make n Take card and the other is a pocket card that Richard Garay demonstrated.  Very cool and so much fun.

This is the Make n Take.  We made this card and then for class I added the Windowpane.  I LOVE those.  Isn't it cool? 
Set:  Clearly for You
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink:  Soft Suede, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, More Mustard
Accessories:  Cutter Kit, 2-1/2' Circle Punch, Petal Card Double Punch, 1' Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Windowpane, Crimper, Retired Old Olive ribbon is used around the Windowpane.  Old Olive Taffeta would be perfect.

This is the Pocket Card I came up with using Richard Garay's directions.  He demonstrated how to do this at Leadership.  Very fun to do!

Sets:  Button, Button and You're a Gem
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White and Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo
Accessories, Sweet Stitches Designer Big Buttons, Daffodil Delight Taffeta, Linen Thread, Round Tab Punch
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

River Rock, Basic Gray and Whisper White Color Challenge

While waiting for the Creative Crew Gallery over on SCS to get going today I decided to work on the Color Challenge.  How do you like River Rock, Basic Gray and Whisper White?  I am LOVING it!!!  The birds are painted with Champagne Mist.  One of the Creative Crew Challenges is a Catalog Focus using Beads, Baubles, Trinkets, Chains, and Charms!  LOVE that.  I used a trinket key.
The dessert option is using a Background stamp as well. 
Stamp set:  Clearly for You, Teahouse Background Stamp
Ink:  Basic Gray, River Rock
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, River Rock, Neutrals Paper Stack (River Rock)
Accessories:  Beveled Windowpane, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Trinket Key, Basic Gray Satin and Taffeta Ribbons, Sanding Block, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Decorative Label Punch

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