Friday, November 30, 2007

Just A Quickie.....

I don't have a bunch of time to post, but I will just post the pictures with brief comments.This is the "inside" of the project. Each of the panels has an insert that you can pull out and put pictures on.Here is one of the inserts.This folds out so that you can put multiple pictures on it.Here is what it looks like when you close it and tie the ribbon on it.These next pictures are close ups of the inside of the book.The materials are from Close To My Heart. I'm not a fan but I made this for my friend. Finally here is the last bit of it. It took me forever to make it...almost 3 hours! Sorry for the short post and I hope you all have a great weekend. Happy stamping!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Holiday Thyme...

I made some cards for my ex-mother in law for Christmas.I am actually planning on giving them to her before Christmas so she can give them out. If you can see it, I embossed the "falling snow" on top of the snowflakes. I thought it would add a little extra something to the card.Here's one of those cool side shots. I made her cards in two different colors, but with the same layout. Oh and by the way, thanks for the ribbon Marie! She is in my up line and was kind enough to give me some ribbon to make these cards.My DH helped me mass produce the cards. He's such a good help and I didn't have to pull his leg to do it either!

Ingredients: Paper-True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp, Very Vanilla and Holiday Thyme DS Paper Inks-True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp, Whisper White Craft Ink and Jet Black StazOn Stamps-Perfect Ending, The Snowflake Spot Accessories-Cranberry Crisp and True Thyme Stitched Ribbon, Crystal Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Tool

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Garden Silhouettes In Basic Grey....

I went out on a limb and tried something new. I love the Basic Grey paper! I used it once before, but I haven't really gotten the stamping groove like I do with other colors.I didn't have the oval punches, but I do have the Creative Memories cutting system. I turned out good without the punches. I tried to do a "mosaic" look and it turned out really cute. I didn't want to put too much color so I only colored in the flowers and their stems so that you could see them through the bland "weeds". I did one of those really neat looking side photos that everybody else was taking. It actually looks really nice. It gives more detail as to what I did on your card that I may not have seen before.

Ingredients: Stamps-Garden Silhouettes and Warm Words Paper-Basic Black, Basic Grey, Going Grey, Shimmery White Inks-Basic Grey, Going Grey and Jet Black StazOn Accessories-Creative Memories Oval Cutting System, Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Pirsmacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps and Gamsol

Hope everything is going well with you all this weekend and happy stamping!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Seasonal Whimsy....

I have been AWOL for the past week or so and I am sorry. I had cards for my spin instructor to finish and then I had to cook for a Thanksgiving luncheon at my husbands work. On the bright side though, I did get to stamp the other night when everybody else was sleeping. I bought the Seasonal Whimsy stamp set at the beginning of last month and I haven't used it, but I thought while I had a little bit of time on my hands that I would. The only thing I think I'm going to change is the height of the mellow moss paper. It's too tall for the DS paper. I might also change the celery paper to sky, but we'll see.

Ingredients: Stamp set-Seasonal Whimsy Paper-Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss, Soft Sky and Wintergreen DS Paper Inks-Always Artichoke and Soft Sky Accessories-Always Artichoke Eyelets, Silver Brads

Thanksgiving is coming soon so I don't know how much stamping I am going to get done, but as soon as I get something done I will post. Thanks for your patience and happy stamping!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Altered Cashew Jar.....

My dad loves cashews. He bought this glass jar of cashews and when he was finished with the jar, he gave it to me so I could alter it.
I love the Porcelain Prints DS paper and the Wild Rose stamp set so I decided to make a noodle jar out of it. I figured that I could use the blue and green so it wouldn't be so girly and my dh wouldn't fuss about it being to pink LOL!
This is what I did with the top of the lid. I used my Creative Memories cutting system to make the circles.The inside of the lid was this reflective metal that was unattractive. I covered it with more paper and flowers. I was going to use some Primas but I couldn't find any that matched the colors I was using.

Ingredients: Stamp Sets-Wild Rose and Rough Edges Alphabet Paper-Porcelain Prints DS paper, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou and Whisper White Ink-Blue Bayou and Wild Wasabi Accessories-Blue Bayou and Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Glue Dots, Paper Snips and Creative Memories

Hope you all had a great weekend and happy stamping!