Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Faux Thanks?

Hahah.. OK so I would never send a fake thank you out to anyone, but this technique is faux embossing! This was for this challenge on Splitcoast.

The technique wasn't hard at all! It has a great effect on the card and it makes the card look very elegant!

I used Rose red for the card base and a 1 1/2" strip put through my crimper. The 5/8" grossgrain ribbon is also rose red. The next layer is pink pirouette and it is only slightly smaller than a card front. Then the basic gray and baja breeze for the main image. I then covered the corner with prima flowers and silver brads.

Monday, August 25, 2008


This challenge was to use inchies which is a square inch of something, stamped, drawn, whatever you choose. The pumpkins from Year after Year are an inch square. The cardbase is Tangerine Tango, the 'film strip' is chocolate chip and the green is Kiwi Kiss. I colored the pumpkins with Tangerine Tango, punched them out randomly and used clear stickles for a little bit of glitter. The ribbon is 5/8" chocolate chip grossgrain and the 'Thanks' is rub on.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Coffee, books and stamping...

3 of my favorite things!

A friend of mine sent me this stamp set and I love this image! I drew in the wall and floor and colored those in. This is for the VSN challenge Pride & Prejudice. P&P is my favorite book, hands down. I chose this image because she is reading a book drinking a cuppa joe and I can see doing that while reading. I created the background myself. The challenge was to use felt of some sort. The flowers are felt.

Stamps: Sprinkles, Rubber Romance
Paper: Baja Breeze, So saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, So Saffron, More Mustard, Bravo Burgandy, Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Felt Flowers, Buttons

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Card rack and VSN

I got my cards organized and put on the rack! :)

Please excuse the green sheet on the bed. I leave that on there so that my cat doesn't mess up my quilt. :)

Don't miss Virtual Stamp Night this weekend on Splitcoaststampers.

Friday August 22, from 6pm-11pm Central Time

Saturday August 23, from 3pm-11pm Central Time

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

MY ROOM!!!!!

My mom and I spent the past 2 days organizing my stamp room. We hit the MOTHER LOAD of storage items from a store that was closing down the road. :)


AFTER!!! :)

My stamp storage and alterables storage, this is one of the shelves we got from the store. It was a nasty dark green and we painted it white.

This shelf was another find from the store. It's got a little bit of everything.

This magazine rack was also another find. I'm using it for my paper towels and all my On Stage and other SU! publications.

This acrylic rack was another find from the store. As you can see it's just got all my general stuff and I love how its laid out so that I can see everything.

I put my water color pencils in the white cup and my regular colored pencils in the brown cup. I like them at my fingertips like that. :) You can kinda see my embossing gun hanging on the shelves on the left. I screwed in hooks for some things.

Here is all my business materials. The paper sorter was another find at the store. They were in great shape and just needed a little cleaning.

This is the next big thing we found. It's a card display. I haven't put my cards in there yet but plan to do that tomorrow. I'm beat tonight!

We did some research online and what we got for a very small amount of money could have cost 5 times that if bought new!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Scrapbook page!

I went to a scrap yesterday and learned a lot about scrapbooking. I am looking forward to learning more about it. I have very limited experience with scrapbooking.
OK starting out with the whole page. The green cardstock is a piece of Bazzill shimmer cardstock. I don't know much about Bazzill but I loved the texture and sheen on it which is why I chose this. The striped paper is from Stampin' Up's Afternoon Tea Designer series paper. I matted it with Soft Sky and matted the picture with Groovy Guava. All of those Stampin' Up papers are retired now, sadly. On the left side is a rub on from SU! the chipboard "snow flakes" which are actually flowers are from SU! as well, and is also retired. The buttons are from my LSS and are just random buttons. The brown swirl is stitching as well as the swirls on the right hand.
More detail below.

These swirls are all hand stitched using a stencil from Bazzill. I REALLY enjoy the stitching! It also adds serious dimension to the page!

I covered the 'stars' with white craft ink and embossed with a snow white sparkle embossing powder. They turned out beautiful imo.

thanks for looking! :)