Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Display Boards - Best Friends Forever

I'm almost done with the projects from Best Friends Forever all I have left is the 2 3-d items.

I loved this little box. I used the milk carton die for it. I just cut the top part and then round the edges to give it the petal look. On the hearts I did the rock n roll technique then stamped twice to get the different shades. Then added some twine and pearls for accent and i was perfect! Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Display Boards - Best Friends Forever

Here is my last card I made suing this set. It's a pretty simple one! And yes I did use some more of that paper on this card. Once again I used the Raining Flowers set to accent this card. I added some pearls to the centers and underneath the sentiment which really helped bling up the card. Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop - Stocking Die

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Mini Blog hop where we will be featuring new stamps and products in our new Holiday Mini Catalog. I love this mini and I just about want it all!

There are 19 fun filled stops on this hop and if you are following in order you just came from the Miss Mad Stamper ... didn't Shelly make some cute projects with The Sounding Joy!

There wasn't anything I didn't love in the mini catalog but I decided to showcase the Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die. This die can be used for all kinds of fun things beyond a holiday stocking and hopefully the project below will help spark that creativity!

My first project was inspired by the wonderful Jackie Topa. She made a cute stick horse card using the stitched stocking set and I had to make it using this die. So here it is:

Cute huh!! I love it. For my stick I used a couple of #2 pencils, perfect for this time of year!

So I was thinking what other animal can I make with this and of course I thought of a Dinosaur!

Isn't this a fun way to dress up a gift box for a little one?

My next project is a fun gift idea for Christmas!

It's a fun holiday pin!

Lastly I used it to make this card.

Who wouldn't love to get this card in their mailbox? I know I would! I hope my post gave you some more ideas to use the stocking die; I know I had fun coming up with ideas!

The next spot on the hop is the wonderfully creative Sarah! On her site Sarah's Ink Spot she is spotlighting the Simply Scrappin' Kit Christmas Lane. If you would like to chat about the fun new products available in the mini join the chat over at Stampin' Addicts! Happy Stamping!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Christmas Card Buffet!

I've got a fun and exciting event coming up in October! I am getting together with a few of my friends and we are having a Christmas Card Buffet class. All the info can be found here on this flyer!

Let me know if you would like to join us! It's going to be a lot of fun! You can email or print of this form and send it back to me! Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Display Boards - Best Friends Forever

I would say this card is not my normal style and there is a little story about how I made this one all come together. First off I new I wanted to use some of the paisley petals paper well because I need to use this ugly paper up and that's how I came up with the color combo. (yes I regret ever buying this paper.) I also felt that the flowery vine image needed something more to go with it So I made a couple of stacked flowers using the Raining Flowers set, then I added some torn paper to put the sentiment on and then a cute little bow. So basically my story is add things to hide the things you don't like and you end up with a pretty cute card! Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Display Boards - Best Friends Forever

This card is real simple. Part of that is because it's a sympathy card but it is also because lately I have been getting more involved with my cards and thought it would be good to get back to my basics a bit with a clean and simple card. Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Display Boards - Best Friends Forever

The other day someone asked me to describe my style and really I think it's kind of all over the place. This same person looked over a bit of my worked and mentioned I seemed to gravitate towards vintage and distressing. I never noticed that but this card fits into what she said. Isn't it funny how other people notice things about you but you don't notice them about yourself? This is another simple card that would be great to send to a friend to just say Hi or to say you are thinking about them. Happy Stamping!

BTW I am hosting Thirty-one party today if you are in the neighborhood and want to stop by. You can email me for details or if you can't make it and would like to order something you can do it here http://www.mythirtyone.com/shop/preshop.aspx AND have it shipped directly to you! I'm getting one of the All In One Organizers to hold my swaps!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Display Boards - Best Friends Forever

Here is one of the cards I created using the Best Friends Forever stamp set. Like I said I struggle with this set and I think this was one of the last projects I made. Everything else I used more of a darker palette so I thought I needed something bright. It definitely is bright and bold! I embossed each heart with different colored embossing powders. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Display Boards - Best Friends Forever

Here is the first project I am sharing for the stamp set Best Friends Forever that I made for the display boards.

I wasn't all that fond of this set and really had to work out of my comfort zone to make projects using it. As I've told you all before I lived in a household full of males so of course that's who I scrap. I kept trying to figure out how I was going to make a masculine page using this set and boy was it a process! But I think I pulled it off. This page is 8 1/2 x 11 and I picked the color scheme from the colors of the pictures. I stamped the main flourish image using the rock and roll technique then added the friend saying. I decorated the "tag" with circles, twine and some sponging. For the mat of the photos I used my vintage wallpaper embossing folder. Yup that piece is bigger than what you can run through the big shot! It was still really easy to do though I just put one corner of my paper into the folder and used my small hammer to emboss it and moved to each corner to get the entire surface covered. Just be careful you don't want to break your folder if you hit to hard.

In the pictures are my Son and his Best Friend Michael. They have been best friend since kindergarten. Today Michael could use all the prayers he can get as today we are burying his Mom who passed in a tragic manner last Wednesday.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Raining Flowers Display Boards

This is the last post from convention that I have to share and it’s of the display boards for raining flowers. At first this was a set that I thought was ok but not really my style but I have actually begun to really like it. It was the first set of projects I completed as this set was much easier to work with than I anticipated.





So any guesses here? How about a little blog candy the person who has the most correct guesses from the last 3 posts I will send a little gift. Just a little hint out of the 24 projects only 2 were not shown on these boards, they were shared only with the VIPs on a display board made just for them, but I did get to sneak a peak at that boards as well. Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Easy Events Display Boards

Here are the display boards from Easy Events. This was by far my favorite set to work with! It’s super cute and can be used for a variety of seasons or occasions.





I bet you can guess at least one of these that I made! Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Best Friends Forever Display Boards

Last year Stampin’ Up! put out a call for display stampers, I applied and was selected. This year I waited and waited for the announcement and never saw one and i was a little bummed but then I received an email asking if I would like to do it again this year and of course I said yes!! It’s a lot of fun and a bit stressful.


So this is me with the display board listing all the names of the display stampers for Convention 2011.


I knew some of the gals too and this is a pic of Judi and Monica! Love both of these gals and their artwork is always wonderful and very creative! I wish I could meet some of the other ladies as I stalk many of their blogs! Anyway here are the display boards for Best Friends Forever.





This was the set I had the hardest time with partly because I didn't like it as it's not my style but also I live in a house full of men/boys including all the animals (cat, 3 dogs, turtles and guinea pigs)! I can't even tell you how hard it was trying to make a feminine set masculine ... yikes! Can you guess which ones are mine? I will be posting the individuals of the next few weeks all 24 of them. Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Friend to Friend Card

I am doing a friend to friend swap with a yahoo group I am in and this was the card I sent for July. It didn't photograph as well as I would have liked, it's much nicer in person! I used an old set I have called Noteworthy, such a cute little set! I cut the flowers out with the Fun Flowers die. Happy Stamping!
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