Saturday, August 30, 2008

With Heartfelt Sympathy...

When I saw this card on Diane Pappas's blog, Stamp With Diane I just knew I had to case it. I love the way the flowers blend themselves into the background. I've used the stamp set 'Close as a Memory' on this card and the 'Spring Showers' designer paper was the inspiration behind the colours. The scalloped edge was created using a corner rounder with the guard removed.

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set - Close as a Memory, Ink - So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Cardstock - So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Designer Paper - Spring Showers, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, 1" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Crop-A-Dile

The second card was a flow on effect of the first.

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set - Solitude Standard Wheel (Hostess Set), Ink - Creamy Caramel, Versamark, Cardstock - So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Designer Paper - Spring Showers, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Gun, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Mat Pack

Tip - To make the oval shape for the sentiment I stamped my image on a piece of card stock and rounded the ends using a circle punch.

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fluttering By...

I'm not to sure about this card, although I do like the way the flowers have turned out. It's the first card I've made using a two step set.

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set -Heartfelt Thanks, Well-Worn Words, Time Well Spent (Hostess Set) Ink -Black Stazon, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Cardstock - Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Accessories - Watercolour Paper, Blender Pen, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Snail Adhesive

Monday, August 25, 2008

For Nan & Pop...

I have been wanting to make a Jacob's Ladder for ages but haven't been able to find any light weight coasters, so I've used the backing card from the packs of designer paper. I cut them into 4x4" squares and then covered them 'Spring Showers' designer paper (this designer paper isn't listed in the current catalogue, however is available from your Stampin' Up Demonstrator), rounded the corners, sponged the edges and hey presto, I had the basis of my Jacob's ladder.

The photo's are of our son Connor and his Nan. They were taken the day we went to see Nan & Pop out at Uncle Todd & Auntie Amy's place. Nan & Pop had been house sitting and asked if Connor would like to come out and help them feed the animals.

What a poser, sitting on the chicken coup.

Connor helping Pop feed the hay to all the animals.

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set -Lovely As a Tree, Always, Circle of Friendship, Ink -Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa , Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Designer Paper -Spring Showers, Accessories - 1" Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Caramel Gingham Ribbon, Cuttlebug Dies, Photos

Sunday, August 24, 2008


After reading a post on Stevie Merryweather's blog, Create with Stevie, I turned to the catalogue for inspiration. This is what I came up with. I'm really happy with the way this card turned out. The flower images have been stamped on coloured card, cut out, then highlighted with the 'Water Wonder Crayons'. The sentiment has been coloured with the co ordinating classic stampin' pads and a blender pen and the ribbon, white 1/4" grosgrain, has been dyed using a sponge dauber and Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Pad.

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set -Scribble This, Time Well Spent (Hostess Set), Ink - Black Stazon, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Cardstock - Sahara Sand, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, White Watercolor Wonder Crayon, Aqua Painter, Blender Pen

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

For You...

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set -Artfully Asian, One of A Kind, Ink - Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Cardstock - Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Whisper White, Designer Paper - Le Jardin, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Friday, August 15, 2008

Fabulous Flowers...

The other night Sam and I sat down and made a slider card each. I had so much fun making this card and now that it's finished I can't stop playing with it. Who would have ever thought that a supermarket bag could be the basis of such a fabulous card. You heard right. The sliding mechanism for this card is a 1" wide x 11" long strip of plastic to which the side pieces are adhered. When you pull the tab the card extends outwards from both sides.

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set -Fabulous Flowers, Ink - Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Cardstock - Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Round Tab Punch, Mellow Moss 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Plastic supermarket bag

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Always on my mind...

forever in my heart. This sentiment couldn't be more perfect. This photo was taken when my son was 3 weeks old (he's now almost 3).

I decided to go with 'Sage Shadow' and 'Close to Cocoa' on this layout, and keep the designer paper to a minimum.

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set -Always, Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, Oh So Lovely (Hostess Set), Ink - Close to Cocoa (Sponging), Cardstock - Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa, Designer Paper - Outlaw, Accessories - Sticky Strip, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Crop-o-dile, Dimensionals, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Trifold Card...

I decided to try out a colour combination I saw a few weeks ago. It really suprised me as to how well sage shadow and elegant eggplant compliment each other. The flowers are from the Pretties Kit. To dye these I used my elegant eggplant classic ink pad. I simply pressed them onto the pad till I had an even coating. I then used my aqua painter to place a small amount of water into the center of each flower for added depth. My heat tool came in handy to speed up the drying process.

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set -Sweet Thing, Ink - Sage Shadow, Elegant Eggplant, Cardstock - Sage Shadow, Elegant Eggplant, Designer Paper - Outlaw, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Antique Brass Vintage Brads, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Crop-o-dile, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Pretties Kit, Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon,
The sentiment on the right was heat embossed using white embossing powder and again the flower is from the pretties kit dyed in sage shadow.

Sunday, August 03, 2008


I absolutely love this sweet little bird. It is from the set called 'Always' in the new mini catalogue. The first time I saw this set I knew I just had to have it.

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set -Baroque Motifs, Always, Ink - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Stampin Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder, Photo Corner Punch

Friday, August 01, 2008

Best Friends Listen...

This is my first week back at work after having had a short break, so there hasn't been a lot of time to stamp. I did however manage to make this card. I picked out colours that I wouldn't normally use.

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set -Baroque Motifs, Garden Whimsey, Ink - Perfect Plun, Pale Plum Cardstock - Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Stampin Dimensiionals, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Scorpal