Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sorry for the bad picture.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
We made this at a stamp party. I can't take credit for the layout. I really love the looks of this that I think I'm going to make some for my own Christmas cards. :)
We used Very Vanilla as the card base. The designer paper from Stampin Up called Cerice. Real Red cardstock for the band. The basic black is punched out with the 1" square punch then that's centered in the 1 1/4" square punch for the belt buckle. The Merry Christmas is from Holidays and Wishes
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cerice DP, Real Red, Basic Black
Stamps: Holidays and Wishes
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I was walking through Kohl's today and they had so many candles out and I could smell them all. It totally made me want to come home and decorate my house for Christmas but it isn't quite time yet.
I just wanted to put a post up and let all my readers know that I'm still alive and kicking. I'll get some crafts done soon. :)
Monday, October 22, 2007
I'm making a collection of monogramed stationary. First off I used this layout from Splitcoast HERE. I used two background stamps. Linen BG in creamy caramel and See you Around wheel in marigold. I used barely banana on the back and certainly celery for the front. Not quite navy is the base of the card and the layered for the "K". I sponged Cool Caribbean around the white and stamped the K in black. I used glue to apply glitter on the K. The ribbon is So Saffron. Silver brads finish off the card.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
So today started off a little rough. I couldn't get myself up out of bed and am not feeling well. BUT I did hear some great news that Stampin Up has changed their Angel policy which I am thrilled with!
We had a challenge in our hostess club to do masking. I chose Moose You to make a fall card for this. I used plaid background in marigold morning on So Saffrin paper. The background is the actual card so I cut the so saffron 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. I used Purely Pomegranate as the framing background. Then used Whisper white for the image. I stamped the porcupine first in Chocolate Chip. Then stamped it again on a piece of post-it note and cut it out. I didn't cut out the stickers on him just his body. I then stamped the Moose in Creamy Caramel and the Deer in Close to Cocoa. I used just a scrap piece of paper to mask out the words below the animals. I used Purely Pom and Marigold Morning for the flowers and Always artichoke for the stems and grass. I then roughed the edges and sponged around the sides and top with Creamy Caramel and around the bottom with Always Artichoke. Friendship is stamped with Purely Pomegranate.
CS: So Saffrin, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Marigold Morning, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Stamps: Moose You, Plaid BG, Wonderful Words
Accessories: Hemp wire
Sunday, October 14, 2007
This was a package I made for my hostess club group for such a successful month last month.
I used wild wasabi and linen background stamp. Then cut out the stamp from True Friend and popped up another cut out stamp from True Friend. The Thank You stamp is from True Friend as well. I tied whisper white grossgrain around it. The pens are R.S.V.P pens that I stamped a piece of whisper white with purely pomegranate and wrapped inside. Taped a cut out stamp and tied whisper white grossgrain around it as well. :)
I know that is a very vague description and I'm sorry for that. I'll put up detailed instructions in the next day or two. :)
Friday, October 5, 2007
For this card I used Autumn Harvest and masked the pumpkin while putting leaves and gourds behind it. I colored in using markers and my white gel pen. There is stickles randomly on the items. The angled piece behind the main image is ticket punched with leaves stamped on the corners and colored in with my blender pen and the lids of the stamp pads. I used a corner decorative punch I got from Michaels and cut out the corner part. Both the background and the image white pieces are stamped with the background stamp Linen in Creamy caramel. IRL it turned out perfectly. This is one of those cards that I will not be able to let go of, especially since I only had one small piece of that designer paper.
Stamps: Linen background, Autumn Harvest
Cardstock: Chocolate chip, Whisper white, purely pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Random DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy caramel, always artichoke, Cranberry Crisp
Accessories: brads, clip, ribbon, stickles
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I used papertrey white as my card base and around the outside I stamped the leaves from autumn harvest in chocolate chip. I then colored in the leaves and used my white gel pen to accent. for the large back layer I used chocolate chip cardstock and stamped the acorns in chocolate chip. I used Marigold morning cardstock for the strip and stamped the leaves again using creamy caramel. The pumpkin pie is directly behind the image with square brads on each side. The image is on whisper white framed by chocolate chip. I used both the large and small pumpkin as well as the leaves using the masking technique. The pumpkins are stamped using pumpkin pie, then colored in with water colored pencils and my white gel pen for detail. The leaves are chocolate chip and purely pomegranate. Hemp twine and a silver clip on the corner finish it off. I LOVE this stamp set!
Cardstock: Papertrey white, whisper white, chocolate chip, marigold morning, pumpkin pie
ink: chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, purely pomegranate, creamy caramel
stamps: Autumn Harvest
accessories: brads, hemp twine, sliver clip
techniques: masking, watercolor
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
3. punch holes on each corner, I used the 1/8th" hole punch on my cropadile.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Because of a challenge on Splitcoast, I wanted to try the criss-cross card. I embossed on a gray cardstock that I bought at the LSS. I then brayered white craft ink on the raised side and heat embossed with a Kaleidoscope embossing powder.
For the outside around the band, I put two layers of white Stampin Up grossgrain ribbon. I punched out a circle and stamped one of the snowflakes on it in wild wasabi then using the smaller snowflakes I stamped around the edges using wild wasabi, purely pomegranate and blue bayou, then used a scallop and punched out a larger circle for a layer in wild wasabi. It's hard to see in the picture but a little clear stickles accenting the snowflakes finishes the outside.
For the insert. I used Purely Pomegranate as the main piece then on the neutral piece I stamped the two same snowflakes in the right corners in purely pomegranate. I stamped 'Merry Christmas' from the set All-Year Cheer III in purely pomegranate. I used the same technique as the outside with the smaller circle and the scalloped circle but on a smaller scale. I stamped the snowflake in wild wasabi and edged the circle with wild wasabi.
Thanks for looking!!!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
I'll admit... I did create one card but it ended up being one of the ugliest cards I've ever made so I am not going to post it here. *LOL*
Hope everyone has had a very peaceful Sunday!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Cardstock: pumpkin pie, very vanilla, creepy crawly DP
Ink: Black, pumpkin pie
accessories: brads, glitter
Thursday, September 13, 2007
SCS card sketch 9-12-07
The first one is for the SCS card sketch challenge from 9-12-07.
This is made with the Stampin' Up designer paper 'Creepy Crawly' and a leftover piece of 'smashed' paper in another challenge. I took Chocolate chip paper, used the leaves in Watercolor Garden and stamped a background using chocolate chip ink. I then put it through my cuddlebug to give it dimension. I layered the Creepy Crawly DP on pumpkin pie cardstock and put an orange organdy ribbon between the two panels that I bought from Ribbons and Bows, Oh My online. The main image is layered on chocolate chip card stock and the 'Happy Thanksgiving' from the set All-Year Cheer III is stamped on with chocolate chip ink. I hope you enjoyed!
CS: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Glossy white, Creepy Crawly DP, papertrey white for cardbase.
Ink: (Smashing: pumpkin pie, chocolate chip, summer sun, garden green), Chocolate chip
Stamps: All-year cheer, Watercolor Garden
Technique: Smashing, cuddlebug
Happy Grandparents Day!
This card I made for my grandmother for Grandparents day. She really liked it even though it was a pretty quick creation.
I used a designer paper that I bought from Michael's, Stampin' Ups Garden Green and Regal Rose, Papertrey white. The stamps are The Angel Company's Oopsie Daisy colored in with watercolor pencils and Stampin' Up Curvy Verses that says "You are a wonderful reason to celebrate!" I then scoured the edges of the green and white for a little texture added craft glue and glitter throughout the main image for a little pizazze. A few brads, silver clip and white Stampin Up organdy ribbon finish off this card. I hope you enjoyed!
CS: Garden Green, Regal Rose, Papertrey white, Michael's DP
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: TAC Oopsie Daisy, SU Curvy Verses
Technique: watercolor pencils
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Fold down the long 3" side
Fold over to make your money holder
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
My name is Krista and I live in Alabama. I discovered stamping about 7 months ago because of my sister but I really got into it about 5 months ago! I work as an engineer in Montgomery and own a home based business. I bake dog cookies and make notecards, mini scrapbooks and just added coaster tiles for unfortunately a small group. I'd love to expand my business but right now I basically appeal to the greyhound world.
Speaking of greyhounds... I have one greyhound, Kip. He's 5 years old, and a complete goofball that I love more than anything!! He has more personality than most people I've known have in their pinky! It's unbelievable how dynamic he is.
Well I suppose I'll leave it for tonight. :)