Friday, May 30, 2008
To the right is the sketch Katharina made for the challenge. It was a tough one for me, lots of layers and circles! Yikes! I rarely ever use circles, so this was challenging to say the least. But hey, that's the point of a challenge, right, pushing ourselves to try new things!
Once I had a plan, things came together. I chose to use a Simply Scrappin' Kit from Stampin' Up!. It already had die cut circles which really helped me. Plus I love the printed papers in this kit.
I started with a 5 1/2" X 5 1/2" card in Chocolate Chip. I used some Rose Red and Soft Sky cardstock along with the printed paper from the Rose Cottage SSK. I broke out my Coluzzle to make the circles and added the die cuts on top. I finished with wide Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and some pearls from the Pretties Kit. The sentiment is from Wonderful Words.
Hop on over to STAMP SOMETHING and check out the fabulous work by our design team members and our guest designer Katharina! I hope you'll find the time to sketch something with us this week! Have a great weekend! :)
Thursday, May 29, 2008
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
My fellow design team member Melissa is offering up some fabulous blog candy and when I say fabulous, I mean fabulous! Check it out! :)
Friday, May 23, 2008
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Monday, May 19, 2008
Another award to share with you! I received this from my good friend and fellow STAMP SOMETHING design team member Jo! It's a beautiful award and I'm honored to receive it. It's always an honor to receive blog awards, especially when they are for inspiring others. It's nice to know that my work does inspire. I love stamping and being able to share my creativity with all of you.
I'd like to give this award to Beate. I'm sure she receives awards all the time, but I just have to pass this on to her. Her blog is one of my favorites! I love her creations and her tutorials. I always get lots on inspiration and motivation from her work. Thanks for sharing all your awesome talent with us, Beate!
Friday, May 16, 2008
It's STAMP SOMETHING challenge day! This week we are launching our second challenge, the theme is Thank You. We figured what better way to say thank you for all the support these past couple weeks than to have a thank you challenge.
We were thrilled by the outcome of our first challenge. It was great to see how many people participated in the fun. The creations we saw were terrific! We so appreciate you all sharing your art with us! Thank you!
I made these 3x3 note cards and a matching box to hold them all as my sample project. It was fun making cards and a 3D item. I rarely do that! I love the Afternoon Tea DSP and my Essence of Love stamps, they work great together.
For the box, I used a piece of cardstock 4 1/4" X 8 1/2" and scored it at 1" 4 1/4" and 5 1/4" the long way and then at 1" on the short side. Then just cut the short score lines, fold and tape together. I used a piece of DSP to cover the box and to hide the taped seam. For the final touches, I added a piece of wide chocolate grosgrain ribbon and some styled silver Hodgepodge Hardware and a sentiment. The sentiment is from the set Short and Sweet.
The cards are each 3x3 cardstock decorated with more DSP and some punches and scrap paper. The cardstock colors are Soft Sky and Groovy Guava. I stamped the butterfly from Essence of Love and the thank you sentiment from Short and Sweet on each card to keep them all similar.
If you'd like to join in the fun of our challenge this week and be entered for a chance at some blog candy, just make a Thank You themed project and post a comment on the challenge blog post on STAMP SOMETHING with a link to your work. We will draw a blog candy winner on Thursday evening at 7pm ET.
Thanks for looking! Hop on over to STAMP SOMETHING and check out the fabulous projects made by our design team! Hope you'll give our Thank You challenge a go! Have a great weekend. Happy Stamping!! :)
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Now for some fun...passing it on! This is going to be challenging too. There are so many great blogs and people out there that inspire and motivate me to stamp.
First, would have to be our new fantastic group of girls who make up the Design Team on Stamp Something! (You can find the links to their blogs there). All of you are wonderful individuals with crazy talent! You all give me purpose to stamp! :) It's been fun working with all of you and I look forward to many more challenges together!
Second, my friends Samantha and Tina, of Fun with Paper. Both of these girls are so generous with their comments and they always brighten my day. They just recently started a new business offering scrapping and stamping classes. They one day hope to open their very own store. Good luck girls, you deserve the best! :)
Next would have to be Desiree, of Stamp with Desiree. We recently stumbled onto one each others blogs. Boy, am I glad we did! Desiree is super creative and always has new stuff to share. I love stopping in on her and to see all the fun stuff she's posted.
Lastly, but by no means least, would have to be all of the people who have taken the time to play along in our weekly challenge. Our new challenge blog, Stamp Something, has become a success because of all of you. It's been fascinating to see all the positive response we have received and all the creative project ideas that you've all shared with us. Thank you for making our new blog a blog with purpose! Please take some time to check out all the great ideas that each participant has to share.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
It's simply sweet project time! I made these 3 little note cards in under 15 minutes. I was just saying to Erin last night that I have a bunch of these 3x3 note cards and nothing to do with them. Well, then I thought, how about using them for a simply sweet card idea!
These particular note cards were part of a Stampin' Up! promotion a while back, but you can order a pack of 3x3 Love Notes from the catalog. These cards are perfect for a quick project. They are already cut and pre-scored. Can't get much sweeter than that!
I used the stamp set Tart & Tangy along with the circle punches and scallop punch. I added some scrap pieces of ribbon as an embellishment. These cards are the perfect size for using scrap supplies. I also added some gel pen dots on one card and the other two have clear bubble stickers on the fruit. The sentiments are from Short and Sweet.
Thanks for taking a look, hope you have a few minutes to simply stamp something today! Happy Stamping!! :)
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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This is the one of the projects we made last night during our monthly stamp club meeting. It's a hanging chipboard coaster frame. Sorry about the photos, we don't like to put pictures of our kids on the web. Hope you still get the idea for how this frame looks when completed.
To make the frame you will need 3 chipboard coasters or more if you want to make your frame longer. You'll also need some printed paper, I used Summer Picnic DSP from Stampin' Up!. For the final touches, you'll need a cropadile to punch the ribbon holes, ribbon to tie the coasters together, and other decorative embellishments.
Cover your coasters with the printed paper. I used Mono adhesive, but you could use glue, to adhere the paper. Then punch the holes for hanging and threading the coasters together. Add ribbon to attach them. Finish by adding photos and embellishments. Hang it up!
Too easy...hope you'll give this scrapping idea a try. Happy Stamping!!
Be sure to check out our new challenge blog, launching with the first challenge on Friday!! Check out the site now for a chance at some blog candy!!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Erin and I are starting up a new weekly challenge blog.
The "STAMP SOMETHING" Challenge Blog will be a place to find fun and creative stamping challenges. Each week, our design team will post sample projects, which we hope will motivate and inspire you to stamp something!
Our site is scheduled to officially launch on Friday, May 9th with our very first challenge, however it will be up today with a chance at some blog candy! There is no need for a membership! All our welcome! Go ahead, check it out!
Our design team members include:
If you would like to be considered for a guest design spot on our challenge blog, please email us. Tell us a little about yourself and include a link to your blog/gallery or attach a few photos of your work. We'll be looking for guest designers each month, so contact us! :)
Stayed tuned in the coming days for more information! Hope to see you on "STAMP SOMETHING" very soon!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I can't believe another weekend is almost over. Hope it was good for everyone.
This is a card I made for a swap, hosted by Alex of California Stampin'. Check out her blog, she's a super talented stamper and scrapper, plus she's too sweet!
The card is pretty simple, but I tried to use lots of different colors and embellishments. I always seem to go with the brighter colors when I use this stamp set. I just love that froggie!
The papers are wasabi, bashful blue, pumpkin, white, and summer days prints. I used my corner rounder to make the scalloped edge on the blue paper. Then I added wide grosgrain red ribbon to cover the seam between the printed paper and the blue. The embellishments are a felt flower and silver brad, some crystal effects to make a shiny frog, and a paper pierced edge. The sentiment is from All Holidays.
Thanks for looking, enjoy what's left of the weekend. Come back tomorrow when I'll be announcing some big news!! Happy Stamping!! :)
Friday, May 2, 2008
Here's one last post for this week. It's my card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. This was a fun layout to work with, I've been into making long cards lately.
I used the color combo of Black, Pomegranate, and Soft Sky. This was a combo from a past SCS color challenge. These colors really pop against one another. I used Embrace Life and Celebrate Everything for the stamp images. I haven't used either of these sets in a while. I also broke out my new swiss dots embossing folder, too fun!
Thanks for looking. Hope you have a great weekend. Happy Stamping!! :)
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Just a quick post of a card I made today with my new carousel notes. I also used a Gina K designs stamp for my rubber-dultery Thursdays! This is the hippo from Just So Hippy.
Hope you're all having a good week. Happy Stamping!! :)