Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Faux Leather Card

This card was made for my Yahoo group. We are getting together for dinner and doing a WOW swap exchange. I am really pleased in how this card came out. I hope they like it!!
Unfortunately I didn't leave enough time to get my posts into the system so there will be no other posts until the 8th. Have a great week!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Convention Bound

Well I am heading out to convention bright and early tomorrow. Over the next week I will be posting more of the Birthday Cards I got until I return in two weeks. Se you all soon.....

I got this great card from Heather aka Jejenc on SplitCoastStampers.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Convention - Altoid Tin Swap

As you know I've been busy trying to get swaps done for convention!! I leave on Tuesday and I',m getting EXCITED!! Here are a few more of my creations I made for the Altoid tin swap I joined. Since I'm a bit swap crazy I signed up for 2 groups. This is the first time I have ever tried to decorate these tins and will definitely be making more!

I figured there will be several made using an everyday theme so I went with my favorite holiday to make these! To make the tin a bit more wow I made it into a memory game holder. So there are two of each design inside the tin.

Recipe: Stamp Set - Batty for You, Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Accessories - Various Ink Colors, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Dimensionals, spot on jumbo roller and black ribbon.

The second tin I went with a kid theme. And who doesn't love Sesame street?!?! I put one of each character in each tin and made Big Bird the main image on the tin. I really like how the tin came out!! Do you think it is wow enough? I know I am my biggest critic.

Recipe: No stamp set used, Cardstock- Various Bold Bright Colors, Accessories - Circle Punches, Scallop Punch and Oval Punches, brads, Real Red Striped ribbon, and dimensionals.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Convention - Roommate Gift

I have been trying to decide on a gift I could make a roommate and over the past few months I've been collecting these Frapp bottles. I really like how it came out and it looks even better when it is filled. I put peanuts in these as I figured it would make a great snack. I was real surprised how quick and easy these go together and they are super cute!!

I found it best to wash the jars in the dishwasher and then to scrub the sticker residue off under warm soapy water after having pulled the sticker off. Do you think my roommate will like it?

Recipe: One of a Kind stamp set, cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise, accessories: mini glue dots, crimper, deminsionals, striped real red ribbon, and black brads.

Friday, July 25, 2008

6x6 Scrappin' Soccer

I am hosting an organized swap at convention through SplitCoastStampers and the theme was quick and simple 6x6 scrapbook page. It needed to be a page that could be made in less than 15 minutes. For those of you that know me you know it's all about quick and simple with me. Though I do like the cards and pages that have a lot of layers and such it's just not me .... with 2 boys I really just don't have time. I tend to do pages that accent the photos.

I designed this scrapbook page first but it just wasn't the look that I wanted so I kept playing around with the set up until I came up with this next one.

This is the page that I will be using to swap with one of my groups. I made 3 different pages and each group will get one of the styles as a Thank You for joining my swap. I hope they will like it.

Recipes: Cardstock -Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Garden Green and Whisper White Ink - Garden Green and Versamark Accessories - Twill Ribbon, Dimensionals and Black Embossing Powder.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Birthday Cards

Just wanted to share some of the birthday cards I have received from a SplitCoastStampers Group I am in. These ladies are extremely creative!!




Thanks for the wonderful cards!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Technique Tuesday - Tissue Box

Today I am going to share with you a Tissue Box I designed. I made this tissue box for one of my 3-d convention swaps. I came up with this template after another 3-d project I was trying ending up being a disaster so this was plan B. Plan B is MUCH better than Plan A. Hope you like it.

Take one half sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (5 1/2 x 8 1/2)

Score along width wise at 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 6, and 7.

Turn length wise and score at 1/2 on both sides.

Using the large oval punch on the end with the shortest score line.

It should look like this.

Trim on the opposite end on the score line up to the second score line.

Cut slits into card where score lines meet on the end where you punched.

It should look like this after you have trimmed both ends and cut the slits.

Put tape on both sides between score mark 6 and 7. Do this on the front side of your project. I would recommend the sticky tape rather than the snail I am using in the picture.

Fold ends over section where you taped.

I cut the extra flap that was on the large center piece to match the front flap side. (hopefully that makes sense) Then use that piece to tape on the inside to hold top ends together.

Add a piece of velcro to top flap and bottom cover. Add your travel size kleenex package.

Here is my finished project. So what do you think ... will you swap for this at convention?

Monday, July 21, 2008

Convention Swaps

9 more days until convention and I've been worrying about getting all my swaps done. This last week I have been busy working on my swaps. I finally got them all done , well actually I have one left to do but it will be really easy to complete. I just have to wait to see what jumbo rollers are being retired, which I will know tomorrow. Convention is going to be a bunch of fun, I can't wait to see all the different ideas and of course the FREE stamps we get.

Sorry if the picture isn't the best but it will have to do.

This is everything I have done:
35 Wow Full Cards
108 Card Fronts in 2 styles
14 Altoid Tins in 2 styles
22 Kleenex Holders
22 Magnetic Post Its Frames
12 Quick & Simple Card Fronts
36 Easy 6x6 Scrapbook Pages in 3 styles
Roommate Gift

I will be showing the individual projects in the coming weeks.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Birthday Cards

Here are a few of the great cards I received for my birthday!! I like how the Loads of Love card is designed. Not sure if you can tell in the picture but the top flap is the striped paper and truck. Thanks for the cards :)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New In Colors

Tangerine Tango card stock
Riding Hood Red card stock
Pink Pirouette card stock
Baja Breeze card stock
Kiwi Kiss card stock
Pacific Point card stock

Here are the new in colors for 2008-2009. They are very vibrant and I am excited to have a new batch of colors. Although I will greatly miss the current in colors especially Wild Wasabi, but I stocked up so I will have plenty in my personal stash. Riding Hood Red is going to be a great color for Christmas cards. Remember that these colors will become available on August 11th, 2008. I will do a color comparison so you can see the difference in shades in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Technique Tuesday - Faux Flannel/Paper Piecing

Here is my Tuesday technique class for Faux Flannel also known as Faux Suede. Due to the nature of the stamp set used there will some paper piercing at the end.

First take a piece of card stock that is cut slightly bigger than your image. I like to use my paper crimper rather than trying to break down the paper fibers by hand or rubbing the paper against a surface.

Run the paper through the crimper several times going forward, sideways, and diagonal. Do this until the paper is rather flexible.

Flatten out the paper .

From one edge of the paper pull apart to split in middle.

On the inside of one half of the paper stamp your image.

Cut out the shapes with stamp images lines.

After all pieces are cut start placing images in corresponding space.

Your finished piece after all pieces are in place.

Did you find this tutorial useful? Let me know what you liked or didn't like.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Monkey Sneak Peak

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing with you all some of new items Stampin' Up! will be carrying in the upcoming Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog. It's due out on August 11, 2008 and that's when the frenzy will begin!!

This set is called Sock Monkey of course and have I told you how much I like this guy? I was instantly drawn to him!! I made this card using some of my new toys. I did the scallops using our new border scallop punch, no more using the slot punch unless I want bigger scallops that is. I'm not sure if you can get the details in the picture but I paper pierced the monkey and did the basic grey paper parts using the faux flannel technique. I will spotlight this technique on Technique Tuesdays. For those of you who will be getting my WOW swap at convention my card spotlights this technique.

So what do YOU think?
Card Supplies: Stamp Sets Sock Mokey, Cardstock Barely Banana, Real Red, Very Vanilla, and Going Grey, Ink Saraha Sand, Barely Banana, and Basic Grey, Accessories Real Red Striped Ribbon, and Silver Cording.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Stamping Closet

Just wanted to give you all a little background on why I went with Stamping Addiction as my blog title. As you can see I a slight problem ....

Sorry the picture is a bit blurry.

Tomorrow I will be posting a card I designed using the new Sock Monkey set. He is quite adorable. Unfortunately unless you are a demo he will not be available for purchase until August 11.

Friday, July 11, 2008

All New Blog

I've been contemplating creating a blog. I thought it would be a great place to showcase my Stampin' Up! Addiction, and talk about upcoming events and such.
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