Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Have you ever had anything this beautiful come out of your Kitchen Sink? LOL This 3-Step Daisy set from Kitchen Sink Stamps continues to amaze me! I just love what can be created with it!
This card is for our wonderful friend, Carol. She's the wife of our family friend who died on Sunday. I hope it brings her some cheer, along with the apple crisp I made for the family!
The stamp set I used is, of course, the 3-Step Daisy and the sentiment comes from that set, too. I inked the first layer of the daisy with Versacolor white, then edged it with a little bit of Smoke Blue Colorbox ink. The second layer I inked with Stampin' Up Going Gray, stamped it off once to remove some ink, then stamped the flower. The third layer is stamped with Going Gray, fully inked. The daisy center was stamped with Versamark, then I sprinkled it with Moon Glow yellow embossing powder. The leaves were stamped with Versamagic Sage and Spanish Olive. The sentiment was stamped with Spanish Olive, also and embossed with clear embossing powder.
Remember, only 1 day until the release of 4 new Holiday Stamp Sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps! Remember to look for the banner ad on Thursday, November 1st at www.splitcoaststampers.com to purchase the new stamps and get a 15% discount!!!
I can't get this banner to animate, and show you the words "4 New Holiday Sets" or to tell you specifically that they'll be released on November 1st, but you get the gist, right? Be sure to go to http://kitchensinkstamps.com for the online store, and click on the link for "Sink News" to go to Maria's blog and get a sneak peek at some of the new sets! Then, right away tomorrow morning, go to http://splitcoaststampers.com and look for the banner ad! Click on it to take you to the store, where you'll receive 15% off your total purchase on November 1st! Can't beat that! Great new stamps, with a great discount! I promise, you'll love the stamps! :)
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
My daughter is at a volleyball game, so she has yet to see this! When she does she's probably not going to want to give the gift! :)
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
This next card uses a Chalk Resist technique that I found on Inkadinkado's website. The wheat image is from Magenta and is stamped on glossy cardstock with Alabaster white Colorbox chalk ink. Then, before that ink is dry, Blush Rose Colorbox chalk ink is applied directly over the image. Then you just buff with a paper towel, and heat slightly to dry! The birthday sentiment is from Verses Rubber Stamp Company, and is stamped in Blush Rose on cream cardstock. The brads are from Lasting Impressions. All cardstock (with the exception of the glossy) is from Bazzill.
This next baby card uses the Baby Wipe technique! (For a tutorial, go to http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/babywipe.php) This is the one I was sure would backfire last evening! The pale blue and pink inks (from Memories) that I got to do the technique ended up being too pale, I think and the image isn't stamped as nicely as I wanted. So I quickly called my supplier on Monday morning (they're in Cleveland, thank God and can ship in one day!) and ordered a little bit darker pink and blue ink. Well, those inks came yesterday afternoon, and they were just totally wrong shades to go with the polka-dotted background paper! But I have to say my customers adapted well, and had fun playing with the technique! They played with the colors, and ended up doing combinations of all the colors for great results! I even put out plain baby pink and baby blue ink pads and told them if they'd rather not do the technique for their card, they could just stamp in the plain colors, and I don't think anyone chose that option! The "onesie" is from Rubber Soul, and the dotted designer paper is from Paper Salon. Cardstock is Bazzill, and the ribbon source is unknown. The light blue ribbon also has baby footprints on it, but I didn't turn it so it was visible before I took the picture! There is a sentiment stamped inside.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
OK, off the soapbox!
My card was created using Bazzill cardstock, and designer paper from One Heart, One Mind. The stamps are from My Favorite Things. I just got a shipment from them yesterday to carry in the store I manage, and I'm so excited! I hope my customers will love them as much as I do! This card will be perfect to display with the stamps today, and hopefully generate some excitement! I have a card class tonight, and so it will get some attention for sure. I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils, and used Gamsol and blending stumps to blend. The rest I hope is pretty self-explanatory but if it's not, just ask!
I'm running late for work at this time! Thanks for looking and have a great day! (GET YOUR MAMMOGRAM!)
Sunday, October 7, 2007
This first card, I think may be a little too busy? I really, really loved this background paper when I found it, but after I stamped the flowers to go with it, I thought maybe it's a little over the top? The flower stamps are, of course from Kitchen Sink Stamps... the Pretty Petals set. My sentiment is from Impression Obsession. Anyway, the background papers are the Magnolia collection from My Mind's Eye. My card base is Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip. I also used SU! Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla, and Bazzill Whirlpool blue. The flowers are inked with VersaMagic Jumbo Java, Pumpkin Spice, Aegean Blue, Spanish Olive and Aspen Mist, and the sentiment is Pumpkin Spice. The flower centers are punched out with a 3/4" circle punch, embossed with clear EP, and raised up on dimensionals. I used my sewing machine and brown thread to zig-zag stitch across the top of the card. The sentiment is on a 1" circle, and layered with a 1 1/4" circle. The main image is mounted on dimensionals, too and I finished off with this gorgeous Offray aqua ribbon I found at Joann's on Friday.This card is just a silly idea I've been playing around with in my head ever since I saw Maria's Pretty Petals set and thought they looked like surfboards! When I mentioned it to Maria, she said her friends thought so too, especially since the swirls that are included with the set look like waves. So I created my little beach scene by tearing a piece of kraft cardstock for the sandy beach, and making a fence with pieces punched from my SU! Word Window punch. I then stamped and cut-out my "surfboards" and leaned them against the fence. Then I had to add another layer of sand, because those surfboards would fall over if they weren't sitting firmly in the sand! :) I added swirls in 3 shades of blue for waves. The set comes with a longer, swirled piece that is mostly used as a flower stem but I stamped it in the sky and sponged some white for nice, high clouds! My sun is obviously punched from my giga scalloped circle punch. The sentiment is from Stampendous, and stamped on SU! Pretty in Pink cardstock and punched out with the Word Window punch. I wanted it to say "Hang 10, dude!" but my smallest alphabet set just wasn't cooperating with me tonight! Hope you like my silly little "pick-me-up" card!
Friday, October 5, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
This is stamp #1, inked with Bisque Colorbox ink.Now I've taken the plastic sheet that comes in your package and laid it over my first stamped image. I've lined up the outer edges of the stamps and also used the corner guides that Maria provides on the plastic sheet. Have you ever used a Stamp-a-ma-jig? This is the very same principal, you just don't need the actual positioning tool because you can see through your clear block for exact placement. Before I remove the plastic sheet from my image, I pick up my block with stamp #2 (inked with a generic orange pigment ink) and get it turned to the right angle, and stamp.In the next picture, I've done the same thing with stamp #3, just having to turn the plastic sheet a quarter-turn to line up the images again. My stamp is inked with Colorbox Chianti ink. Pick up your stamp and get it turned to the right angle, and stamp!Then I've inked the tiny flower center with Colorbox Chestnut Roan ink, and just stamped in the middle. Voila'! A bee-yoo-tiful flower!!!
This is my very first time doing a tutorial, so I'm not sure my instructions are really clear! But I sure hope this helps anyone who is undecided about purchasing the set! Trust me, you'll love it!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Here's another card I made this morning using those great stamps. This is also for the color challenge today on SCS, but I've got to get to work, so I'll upload there later! The stamps used on this card are from the Thanks with Style set. Cardstock is Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou and River Rock. The DP is the Bohemia collection from My Mind's Eye. The sentiment is inked with Versamagic Jumbo Java and embossed with clear EP, and the swirled heart is inked with Versamagic Aegean Blue and also embossed with clear EP. I paired SU! French Blue grosgrain and Chocolate Chip grosgrain with this. The blue matches a lot better in real life, I think! This also made me realize how pitiful my ribbon collection is! I was really wishing for some SU! taffeta ribbon this morning, but alas, I have resisted the urge to buy any! The vintage brads are also from Stampin' Up, as is the ticket corner punch used around the main image.
This second little thing is just a really quick gift I threw together for my daughter to give at school today to her volleyball Secret Sister. We have a wonderful little bulk food store next to the toy store, and I found these cute jack-o-lantern gumballs there last week, so thought they'd make a cute gift. Then I kept forgetting about them, hence the reason why this was done so quickly this morning! (notice the crooked staples... that's gonna' drive me crazy everytime I see it!) Believe it or not, I did freehand those letters, though!Thanks for stopping by! :)
Monday, October 1, 2007
This first card was made using the Thanks with Style set, and my Autumn Leaves Swirls v. 2 by Rhonna Farrer. (The swirls are great here, but also made me realize that I need the Kitchen Sink background set!) I found this yummy crushed velvet ribbon at another store that shall remain nameless on Saturday night, and thought it matched Wild Wasabi very well. So my color combo here is Stampin' Up Really Rust, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, and Groovy Guava. I used Versamagic Spanish Olive chalk in on the sentiments, and embossed with clear embossing powder. The swirls are stamped in Colorbox Rose Coral. I also sponged a little River Rock and Wild Wasabi ink around the edges of the main image, and used my paper piercing tool and template for the corners. I finished this card on Saturday night, but then saw JanTInk's card on SCS (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/682961?cat=500&ppuser=692) I had to "edit" my card and stamped another "T" to raise up on foam tape for dimension. Thanks for the inspriation, Jan!
This card was also made using the Thanks with Style set. I created this also for another bloggers challenge go make a card using Always Artichoke and Bravo Burguny. My additional colors are Soft Sky and Sahara Sand, and I found that combo at this site... http://www.scraptitude.com/colorcombo/ I have a Stampin' Up Scrappin' Kit that includes some of their new textured cardstock. I keep using it for things other than the stuff that comes in the Scrappin' Kit though, and I'm going to use it all up, I fear! I sponged soft sky ink around the edges of the same color cardstock, and punched the corners using my SU! ticket corner punch. The heart with swirls is stamped with Versamagic Spanish Olive ink, and embossed with clear powder. The sentiment is stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock using Versamark, and embossed with SU! burgundy embossing powder. I rounded the corners of this and the layered piece below, and attached a vintage eyelet with my Crop-a-dile. This is mounted on foam squares, and I threaded some SU! burgundy grosgrain ribbon through the eyelet. This turned out a little "simplier" than I intended, but sometimes I think maybe that's OK!This card, I think, also ended up being a little "simple" but that's OK, right? :) I stamped the 3-Step Daisy flower on generic pink cardstock using Versamagic Pixie Dust, Stampin' Up Cranberry Crisp, and Colorbox Maroon. The flower center is stamped with Versamagic Eggplant. I sponged a little SU! Pretty in Pink around the edges of the circle after punching with my Marvy mega circle. The SU! Purely Pomegranate scalloped circle is punched out with the Marvy giga scalloped circle. My card base is SU! Purely Pomegranate, layered wtih a piece of Bazzill Basics cardstock (sorry, I don't know what color though!) and SU! River Rock. The corners of the layers were punched with the ticket corner punch, and River Rock ink is sponged around the top layers edges. The sentiments are stamped in Versamagic Spanish Olive ink (I think that's becoming my favorite color to use!) Looking at it now, I wish I had embossed the sentiments! I used a piece of Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate stitched ribbon, but the white of the stitching was so bright, so I drug the ribbon through my River Rock ink pad a few times to darken it up a little. The scalloped circle is mounted on foam squares.Last is this birthday card, using the Three-Step Daisy set from Kitchen sink, and also my Rhonna Farrer swirls again and the Sentiments 1 set from Impression Obsession. (I highly recommend that clear set from IO... a TON of words for a very good price!) My cardstock is Stampin' Up Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Ruby Red along with a piece from the Blush line from Basic Grey. My white cardstock is from the paper capital of Northeast Ohio, Hollo's. The flowers are stamped using Versamagic Pixie Dust and Stampin' Up Ruby Red ink. The leaves are from an unknown clear set I round in my supply cupboard at work, and they are stamped in Versacolor Sage and Evergreen. I used a small sponge dauber to add some Sage ink around the leaves, too. I used Versamark on the background swirls, and Versamagic Aegean Blue on the sentiment. I sponged some Ruby Red ink around the floral piece edges, and also added some color to it using my Ruby Red marker and color spritzer. I sewed around the edges of the top layer with my sewing machine, and attached this pretty scalloped velvet ribbon using red-line tape. Also again, used my paper piercing tool and template for the corner, and mounted the floral piece using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Well, those are my latest contributions using those great new Kitchen Sink Stamps! I must get busy now and get ready for work! It appears that I will have to purchase a few items before I leave work today to give away some blog candy! I had no idea the number would go up so quickly! Thank you everyone who stops by! I've had a little bit of a downer this weekend pertaining to stamping despite all the fun I've had, so you really should know that you have me on Cloud 9 with your views and comments! Unfortunately for me, sometimes it's all about the validation.... I need that positive reassurance or I probably wouldn't stamp nearly as much as I do! So thank you, from the bottom of my heart!
Hmmm... now how do I give away this blog candy? Please leave me a comment, and tell me what your favorite Fall food is! A really yummy dessert? Hearty stew or soup? Pumpkin pie? I'll figure out some random way to choose the winner, and since my Mom is coming to visit on Thursday for a few days, I'll be very preoccupied, so the winner will be chosen on Wednesday evening!
Thanks again! Have a GREAT Monday!