Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

This was my favorite card I made for Halloween. It was for an upscale swap group I belong to. It has a bunch of layers and uses my favorite skeleton from Pick your Poison. The skeleton was embossed using the pewter ep and he really shines! And I think the embossed spider web in the back really adds to the card!

Hope you all have a wonderful day today and stay safe! Happy Stamping!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Skeleton Treat

Like I said I had to have this set for this Skeleton, he is just too cool. This was another card I made for the mini catalog swap. It's a little hard to tell but if you click on the picture you will see that the black piece is embossed using the spider web embossing folder. It really gives that extra touch to the card. I have also embossed speckles of glitter around the card to give a bit of sheen. Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pick your Poison

The first set I HAD to have out of the mini catalog was the set Pieces of Poison mostly because of the awesome skeleton but I really liked the whole set. Here is one of the cards I made with the poison saying as the focal point.

This was a card I created for a Holiday Mini swap over at Stampin' Addicts. (Just now getting time to share it.) Ir's pretty simple, I used the spider in the background and then cut out using my bigshot the lattice and the top note. Yup that's the top note I just cut it once then turned it and re-cut it again to give it a different shape. Pretty cool huh?! I think it makes for a cool poison label. I also used a bit of the quilted ribbon too.

I really liked this version but wondered what it would look like if I turned it on it's side.

I think this one looks pretty cool too! Not sure which one I like best ... Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Annual Christmas Stamp Camp

Join me for my annual Stamp Camp! We'll be making projects that are perfect for your holiday gift giving needs!! (I made the flyer using My Digital Studio!)

Just print off the flyer and mail me the bottom portion to save your spot as space is limited! Email me if you have any questions!! Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

16 Really?!?

Happy 16th Birthday Philip! I can't believe that my oldest is turning 16 today?!?! I swear it was just yesterday I was taking him home from the hospital. Now he's learning to drive and I have to look up to yell at him. When did all this happen?

I thought since it was his 16th Birthday I would make him a super cool card! This one sure is and maybe a bit over the top! Of course since he's 16 nothing's cool or at least admitting it especially to his Mom. I used the skeleton from Pieces of Poison since he likes skulls almost as much as I do. I stamped the birthday saying into several layers of the pewter ep to get the metal tag effect and I made the tags with old pewter hodgepodge hardware I have had stashed. I really like how it came together especially with using the silver glitter paper. Happy Stamping!!

ETA: My son loved his card said it was BA which in teenager speak means it was pretty cool. He was excited to have a skeleton on his card but thought the birthday was awesome!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Creme Pie

I haven't shared any recipe swaps in awhile and these are one of my favorite projects to do!! This is one of the few I made for a convention recipe swap I hosted at Stampin' Addicts Meet and Greet. One of the stipulations was we had to make it using My Digital Studio and let me tell you how fun it was to use this program to make the swaps!! Easy peasy! AND the quality you get back from the printer rocks!

This recipe is for Pumpkin Creme Pie and I got the recipe from Pioneer Woman. I love her recipes!! As well as the rest of her website!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Spooky Fancy Favor

As you all know I just love my big shot!! The projects are always easy to put together and they look great!Here is the fancy favor die used for a super cute and easy Halloween treat. I actually did this box at a workshop I had about a month back and the ladies all loved it! I used Wicked Cool stamp set to decorate the the box. I also used the perfect pennants die and decorative label punch to add a bit of color to the project. The spooky saying was embossed with the wild wasabi ep and a cool side effect was it embossed a bit of the web giving this really cool two tone effect! Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Trick or Treat Letterpress Plate

This was a swap I made for convention as a Halloween swap I did over at the Stampin' Addicts Meet and Greet! I love this letterpress plate. It's a lot of fun to use and always looks cool. I teamed this up with the spider from Dark and Dreary. That spider really made this card pop! Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Confia en Mi (Lean on Me)

This was a set I got for free at convention for attending Hispanic night. It's called Confia en mi, you can also get it in English (Lean on Me.) I really like this set and is perfect for a variety of occasions. I made this card for my secret sister last round, it has a lot of texture and lotsa of color. I also wanted to say Thanks to all my Friends for letting me lean on you these last few months, I appreciate it! Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Big Shot Blog Hop - Candy Wrapper Die

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Big Shot blog hop where we are featuring some of the different big shot dies as well as a few accessories. I know I use my big shot on just about every project I make!! It's my most loved and well used "toy"!

If you are following the hop in order then you just came from Betty's site Kitty Stamp where she featured some great projects using the blossom box die. She sure has inspired me to get my die out and actually use it!!

On my stop I am showcasing the Candy Wrapper die and each of my projects show you ways to use your die in nontraditional ways. I love coming up with ways to use my dies in an alternate fashion.

Below is my first project and it is perfect for this time of the year, I know Fall is in full swing here (and a bit of winter) and is my favorite time of the year!

I made this using the Gently Falling stamp set as well as the perfect pennants die. Doesn't look like candy wrapper die does it. I used two partial candy wrapper pieces to make this darling little box similar to how I altered the Milk Carton die. To give the leaves the dimension of color I first stamp the main image and then used my water color crayons and markers to add additional color and I also watercolor some shimmer paint to them to add a bit of sparkle.

This next project is perfect for Halloween treats! Who doesn't love Halloween AND Treats?!!?

For this one I did the same technique to elongate my die as I did when I extended my matchbox die. I used the set Wicked Cool and made the little lolly which you can pull off and save after all the treats are gone and hang on a little Halloween tree.

Lastly I came up with this fun sparkly Christmas basket.

Besides the Candy Wrapper die I also used the Stocking Accents die to decorate the basket. I used two entire pieces to create the base of the basket, I flipped the bottom ends to make the basket base and flipped top ends over the sides to give my basket some fun depth. I also slide some out that wonderful glitter paper underneath the flaps to really make it sparkle!!

I hope you like my projects and have found a few new ways to use your Candy Wrapper die. Now hop on over to Sara's site Lily's Ink Pad and fun projects using the Milk Carton die!! Happy Stamping!

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Throwback Thursday - Bugs & Kisses

I loved the Bugs & Kisses stamp set and it will always remain in my collection. This was a card I had created for a workshop I had when this retired back in June. It's really simple but I think it stands out and it sure makes me smile! I embossed the dragon fly with the wild wasabi ep and then colored it in with my garden green marker. I added some strips of cardstock to mimic the colors from the focal point and did a tone on tone effect on the base. I'll be sharing some older projects mixed in with some of my newer projects as things hopefully settle a bit so I can make some newer projects! Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fox and Friends Turtle

Here was a card I made during a workshop for a friend of friend of mine. Her daughter at the time was expecting her first child. So I thought it was a good opportunity to make a baby card. I used the turtle from Fox and Friends and embossed him with the wild wasabi ep then I added a bit of color with my so saffron marker. I did a bit of layering to add all the colors all in together. Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Caseing Myself

Very rarely do I case and when I do it never ever looks like the original. I always end up changing it completely but this time I cased myself and I kept it almost the same. You can see my original design here. I used the stamp set Flores Suaves (from the spanish catalog) instead. I needed a card to enter for Hispanic Night for convention so this was the one I submitted. As you can tell I have quite of few things still left to share from the past 4 months or so. Happy Stamping!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Strength & Hope

Wow I've had this card to share for quite awhile, I have this card from a workshop I had back in May. Can you tell it's been busy around here? I love this card, it's just something about this color combo that I just love! Plus the vintage feel really adds to it too! I rocked and rolled the butterfly image with riding hood red and cherry cobbler to give it a bit more texture. Other than that it was a bit of shading and a lot of sponging! Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Simply Soft

This was a quick little card I made for the secret sister swap I do over at spilcoast. I stamped the main image and then watercolored the flowers with my watercolor crayons and then had to add a bit of shimmer paint to them to make them sparkle. I love this color combo but I think that's because I partial to anything purple! Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Display Stamper - Easy Events 12x12 Page

This is the last project I made as a display stamper and this one really was my favorite!! I used a picture from my youngest 10th Birthday Party and it was a great picture of him!! (Everyone says his a mini me ... attitude and all!) I just love everything about this page!! I started with the red base since that's his favorite color and then picked the blue to accent it. I cut out the large circle then matted it with the scallop border punch that I ran through the crimper so I could manipulate it around the circle. Lastly I matted that with smaller punched circles since I did not have a scallop that was anywhere near that size as well as the picture. I cut out the Happy Birthday saying with the big shot and the birthday decorative strip as well as some swirls. I used the cupcake from the easy events stamp set and colored them to match the cardstock colors and you can't really notice from te picture but I added iridescent ice to frosting to make it shine a bit. This was the only project I am recreating to have for myself as it was really hard to let it go!! Hope you like it as much as I do and Happy Stamping!!
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