Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones thanks for visiting my website!

Here are some of the gifts I made this year.
The candles are so easy and seem to always make a hit. If you want to know how to make one here is a great tutorial from Splitcoaststampers.

The boxes were wrapped and I used a crimper to make the middle section. My favorite part was making the leaves you run a folded section of always artichoke paper through a crimper and then cut a leaf out. when you open it the leaf has a natural vein running through the middle. Thanks for looking!

New things are coming your way!

New things are coming your way! The Preview brochure is out and at the beginning of the new year you can order from Stampin'up's new catalog. Meanwhile here is a card from one of the new sets!
Paper Groovy guava, Ruby red, whisper white, Ginger Blossom
Stamps-Embrace Life, short and sweet
Ink- Chocolate chip, Ruby Red
Accessories- Groovy guava ribbon, Pastels, Blender pen, Oval punches small and large, rounder corner punch
Start by cutting paper and rounding the corners of the two top layers. Stamp ginger blossoms with chocolate chip ink. Using the blender pen and pastels color in ginger blossoms. Using the ruby red and the leaf stamp from the ginger blossoms stamp all over the ruby red background and smaller piece. Assemble card. before attaching top layers cut a section of ribbon that will just wrap around section. also cut a section that is smaller. Begin to tie it into a knot but before securing knot slip longer section and then tighten. this gives the affect of a tied knot with out having to secure it it also saves ribbon! I can't remember where i saw this but what a great tip! thanks for looking Virginia

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas got in the way of stamping

Christmas and being sick got in the way of stamping! Sorry I have been so busy! today I finally get a chance to relax and enjoy the family. the computer bug has not just hit me my two sons are also on their laptops! What a site to see we are all geeks in our family!
Today's page may be familiar to you as I have created a card similar to this but I thought it would make a great scrap booking page as well. It was the workshop page for this month's stampten.
Stamps-Wanted, Stem Silhouettes, Art of Life, Sanded
Ink - Chocolate chip, Marigold morning, Groovy Guava, Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Crisp
Paper - Chocolate chip, River rock
Accessories- Twine, Chocolate chip satin ribbon, Brayer 1 3/8" circle punch, Post - it - note.

Page - Using a 12 X 12 piece of chocolate chip card stock and stamp with sanded background stamp and chocolate chip ink. When using a background stamp with this size page. You will need to re-ink and stamp again several times, this is why I like this background set it is easy to integrate it with already stamped areas. Taking full sheet of river rock for image area and cut another section 2 1/2 X 11 sheet of river rock for journaling area. One of the things I love about the 12 X 12 sheet of papers is that the 11X 8 1/2 size fits great horizontally without any cutting and you have an instant 1/2 " border. Start Working on the large piece of River rock by masking moon area with post-it-note circle cut from 1 3/8 circle punch. Adhere mask towards the top and begin brayering in layers with the following colors going from lightest to darkest.
Marigold Morning
Groovy Guava
Pumpkin Pie
Cranberry Crisp
When brayering remember to slowly cover less and less areas to create modulation of sky. Sponge in Chocolate chip in lower areas for ground cover. Stamp horses in chocolate chip. Stamp several times with out re-inking to create effect of horses in the background. Lastly stamp foliage using stamps from Stem Silhouettes and Art of Life. Assemble Page By taping journaling area to image area and wrap a length of the brown satin ribbon. Next wrap a length of jute in a circle to create lasso. Take another length of jute tie off with lasso and and adhere on top of ribbon.
Thanks for looking have a Merry Christmas, I am so thankful so many of you stop by to look at what I do. Sorry for the long time between postings check back tomorrow I have one of the new stamp sets to show you!Virginia

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Matchbook Candy Holder

I saw this project at a downline meeting. My Upline Laura Currie gave me a pattern and I went home and played! these are so easy to make.
Here are the directions. Cut the card stock at 2 1/2 by 9 5/8. Score at 3", 3 3/8", 6 3/8", and 6 3/4". Punch bottom portion with scallop circle punch, fold up glue and decorate the front. Tie a bit of ribbon at the bottom so you can close the card.

Purely Pomegranate
Stamps - Punch pals, Carte postale
Ink - White craft, Purely Pomegranate
Paper - Purley Pomegrante, Always Artichoke, Whisper white
Accessories - White gel pen, Scallop Punch, blender pen, Ribbon

Wild Wasabi
Stamps - Winter time, Punch Pals
Ink - White craft, Blue bayou Paper - Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Wintergreen Designer series paper, Whisper white
Accessories - White gel pen, Scallop Punch, blender pen, Blue Bayou Ribbon, Iridescent twine

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