Showing posts from November, 2007

A Card for a swap

I created this card for a swap I did with Friends I teach with. As a demonstrator I love sharing what I do with others as a teacher I love to see what others create. I will post some of the cards that were swapped next week.
Stamps - Stem silhouettes, Party Punch
Paper - Soft sky, Whisper white, Chocolate chip, Wintergreen DS paper
Ink - Soft sky, Always artichoke Stampin write marker, Blue Bayou
Accessories - Corner punch, tab punch, glitter glue, Martha Stewart ribbon

Start by cutting chocolate chip card stock 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 and 3 1/4 X 2 1/4 Cur a piece of Soft sky 4 X 5 1/4 Cut a piece of Whisper White 3 X 2. Using a corner punch cut all corners of all papers except large chocolate chip. Ink flower stamp with soft sky. Using a stampin write marker in always artichoke color over stem and huff on stamp to re-wet the soft sky before stamping.Cut a 2 X 4 section of wintergreen designer series paper. Punch a hole towards the right side . Using Martha Stewart ribbon thread…

Two more Cards using Designer Series Papers

I teach art at a local high school. I work with a wonderful art teacher named Michelle. She made these lovely cards using designer series paper in Winter green and rose red. I love her combination of patterns. It is so great to have another art teacher to bounce ideas off of! Thanks for sharing Michelle.

Winner In October

This is last month's design winner in my monthly Techniques class Janice Lafferty. Her card was a take off of my Cherise card several weeks ago. I love the blue background and her ribbon choice. Congratulation Janice, enjoy your Gift certificate and thanks for sharing.
Thanks for looking Virginia

Tree scrapbook Page

I just got my build a brad set and have been enjoying using it I created this page much the same way I created the tree pages below using two sheets of river rock to create an inset for the scrap booking. Before I adhered the river rock to the always artichoke I used the pine bough stamp from Peaceful wishes set to create texture all over the the back ground using Always artichoke ink. Then using the same color ink I create the tree effect all over the edges of the river rock. I then stamped the ornaments from Hung up on the holidays set using purely pomegranate ink. Last thing was to adhere ribbon and medallion

Close up of Medallion

I created the medallion by stamping medallions from Baroque Motifs set on river rock paper in always artichoke and purely pomegranate ink
I then punched them out and stacked them using stampin dimensional and the build a brad set. I love how you can create a coordinating accessory with the brad! Thanks for looking Virginia

Happy Thanks Giving

Friday last week was my oldest sons Birthday. He has always been my free spirit, so I thought it would be appropriate to create this card. This card took quite a few steps but it was not that hard to do.


Stamps-Wanted, Stem Silhouettes, Art of Life, Sanded

Ink - Chocolate chip, Marigold morning, Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Crisp

Paper - Chocolate chip, River rock

Accessories- twine, Build a brad, Scallop punch, 1 3/8 Punch, 1/4 Punch


I stamped on River Rock card stock the medallion from the wanted set in Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie ink. Punch one with the scallop punch and the other with the 1 3/8 punch. Stamp one of the smaller medallions in Cranberry crisp and punch out with the 1/4 inch punch. Using a Build a brad assemble. Punch a hole in middle size medallion attach brad to it. using a stampin Dimensional adhere medallion to larger medallion.

Card- Cut a six by six piece of chocolate chip card stock and stamp with sanded background stamp and chocolate chip ink. when usi…

A Card Remake!

This is a card is a remake of an earlier post. As always when I show a card to a group of stampers someone in the group finds a better way to make the card. This is what happened last week when I showed the card that was in several posts ago. I just kept reworking the layout and I ended up liking this lay out much better than original thanks to Paula and others. New instructions are below . I started with blue bayou, whisper white and river rock card stock. I used the corner punch to deckle each corner. I then stamped my design using Stamp pad in Blue bayou. Distress the edges with blue bayou ink. Using the the party punch set stamp and tab punch stamp and cut out tab. Adhere to card and adhere the whole thing to card. Make a ribbon and use mini dots to create the rippled effect! Thanks for looking Virginia

Scrapbook page

These are the two choices for this month's scrap booking pages. We spent the afternoon working on them and we had a wonderful time.
Paper-Designer series paper blue bayou/ cerise, Whisper white/ very vanilla. Scraps of Blue Bayou/Real red
Ink - Blue Bayou/ Real red
Stamps - Punch pals/peaceful wishes
Accessories - Punches scallops, 1 3/8, 3/4, glitter glue

Project starts with a sheet of designer series paper in either color. I figured out today if you take a sheet of 11X 8.5 sheet of a white paper and center it towards the top of a 12x12 sheet of paper, you have a wonderful surface to scrapbook on. It is ideally suited and it centers with a half inch on either side. I took a second sheet of white and ripped it in half to create the appearance of snow and in addition it makes a great area for journaling. Before adhering everything I take scraps of coordinating designer series paper and create trees by cutting the paper in assorted triangles. Adhere everything to the back grou…

Some of my Fav's from CNY 6

I have been so busy I haven't had a chance to stamp much lately so I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorites projects from a gathering of stampers here in Central New York that I went to last month. We meet every few months for a day of stamping and fun. We all bring projects to share and and cards to swap. The project I am sharing was from Judy K. just one of my favorite stampers at the gathering. I seem to be able to always pick out her projects beacuse they have such a distict look. I have been lucky enough to make one of her projects every time I have gone to the gathering. She is so wonderful and always shares her project directions with me even though I am not at her table. I am determined to to make this box today! The view above is the open box the view below is the way the box looks closed. I have a set of directions here from other stampers but have never tried them so let me know what you think! Maybe if Judy sees this she will send me her directions dig…

Thank You card

The stem silhouette's set was on my must have list I have been enjoying it since I received it.I started with blue bayou, whisper white and river rock card stock. I used the corner punch to deckle each corner. and then stamped my design using stamp'in write markers in night of navy and always artichoke. Distress the edges with blue bayou ink. Using the the party punch set stamp and tab punch stamp and cut out tab. Adhere to card and adhere the whole thing to card. Make a ribbon and use mini dots to create the rippled effect! Thanks for looking Virginia

October Scrapbook Page

This was our Scrap booking Page in October. I have been so busy I forgot to post it.

SuppliesPaper - River Rock, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Designer series paper Apple CiderInk - Brown StazonStamps - With Gratitude, Autumn harvest, Lovely as a treeAccessories - Aqua painter, C0luzzle, Watercolor CrayonsUsing scrap Very Vanilla stamp assorted leaves and color in with aqua painter and watercolor crayons. Cut out and set asideCut a 2 inch strip of Apple cider designer series paper For the bottomCut a 8 X 10 piece of river rockStamp leaves from lovely as a tree all over Pumpkin pie card stock to create texture and add sentiment at the topUsing C0luzzle Cut a circle with the wild wasabi and then a smaller circle with very vanilla Follow instructions for maskingI used the masking technique to put the pumpkin in front of the others. It is such a simple technique and works so effectively. If you have never done this technique I will explain it.
Masking is relatively very simple. Yo…