Friday, July 24, 2009

Give Thanks

This card was a lot of work, but the payoff was worth it, I'd say. I was struggling to come up with anything for my final convention swap that I am participating in. I tried a lot of different stamp sets and a lot of different color variations. Then I took a two day break and came back to my scrap room and picked up the Autumn Days stamp set and began playing with the leaf stamp. I am happy with the results...but it could be I will appreciate this card more than others because I know just how long it took me to hand stamp every single leaf in different color variations--for 20 cards! :) And so now I will "give thanks" that this card is finished! ha ha

(On a random side note, can I just say how annoying it is that the Whisper White CS has a glossy finish?! It makes it difficult to keep your images from smearing!...Okay, that's all.)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another monthly club hostess gift

This is for my July club hostess. I'm having fun making these each month. I decided to use the "Circle Circus" set and do a more elegant feel using the Basic Black, Going Gray and Bermuda Bay color scheme.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Christmas in July

I did a workshop last night, and the hostess requested we make a card. So I thought doing a Christmas card in July would be fun. I really love the "Holiday Lineup" stamp set, and decided to use the spotlight technique to make Rudolph be the focal point of the card. You can't tell it from this angle, but the spotlighted circles are popped up with a dimensional piece to give it some depth.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

CAS Upsy Daisy

At the end of the month, my hubby and I are having some friends over for a cookout/house viewing party, and we'd like to have all of the small/large projects finished on the house before then. So my time has been devoted every night to a specific room or project, and I'm afraid my time for making cards has suffered because of it. I know that the "Upsy Daisy" stamp set is an oldie, but it is new to me. I've wanted it for a very long time and just now got around to getting it. I managed to sneak in a few minutes to make this Clean and Simple (CAS) card using the set.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Pheasant Faux Silk

I hosted a card day for the girls in my Stampin' Up club that could make it so I could teach them their monthly technique: faux silk. I used the new "Autumn Days" set and also incorporated their technique from last month, Rock n Roll, to the pheasant. And of course, I used the new In-Colors, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Another baby onsie

We had a baby shower for my co-worker and friend this week, so I made her some onesie baby announcements. I tried them on printed paper this time instead of white CS. For my original post with information and a link to the blog with directions for making these, click here.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Possible swap card

I fiddled around with the new In Colors trying to come up with something for a workshop I'm holding tonight, and came up with this card. It uses the Rock 'n Roll technique on the top circles, and a small portion of the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP on the bottom half. I'm pretty sure this will be a card I use for one of the many swaps I am participating in during the Convention. Hope you like it. Of course, I took this shot when it was rainy out, so it has a dark tint to it. Oh well. :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Loads of Love-Thank You

My Realtor and friend, Sarah, helped with both the selling and buying of our homes, so I made her a thank you card. I love this Loads of Love stamp set because it is so versatile and has so many options you can use and be creative with. Here's the card I made her using the Wonder Watercolor Crayons. (Sorry Sarah if you see this before I give it to you tonight-ha!)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Back at it

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. I spent all of last week getting unpacked and somewhat settled into my new house. The scrapbook room is still not finished--my dear sweet husband has agreed to build me a few pieces to help finish it off. I need a small table for my electric tools and a cabinet/dresser for storage and displays. :) For now my essentials are out on my desk and everything else is still sitting in boxes lined neatly against the four walls. After he finishes those projects, I'll be able to get settled in my new creativity room.

These are a couple days late, but better late than never I suppose. I made these for a small hint of decor for the Independence Day holiday: a bucket of fireworks and a candle to coordinate.

Hope you had a great one! I'm back in business and plan to have frequent blogs again. :)

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