Saturday, March 20, 2010

Box O'Cards for SSC143 and LNS Challenge 62

As most of you have heard, I am trying to get ready for a craft fair. I also wanted to be able to play along in a couple of challenges. I managed to combing two challenges with a project perfect for the craft fair! I made a box of all occasion cards. It was fun. I hope you like them, too. You can click on any image to make it bigger.

There are four cards and an adorable box. I tried to get a good picture of the front and the side of the box so you could see it. I think it still needs some additional embellishments, but I'm not just sure what. What do you think? Should it say "Cards?" Should it have butterflies?
I could really use some input here, and I know you are just the ones to give me good information! Till next time!
I guess I forgot to give some info on the project. I used the bold bright cardstock along with whisper white, Happy Moments stamp set (free with a $50 purchase-ask me how) and our great Stampin' Write Markers to color the images. The flowers were made with tissue paper stamped in Pixie Pink with the Fine Flourish stamp and it is all tied up with white organza ribbon.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Craft Fair Fare

Good morning, Stampers. I hope you have had a great week. I have. I was home yesterday, so I worked on more projects for a craft fair I have coming up next month. Want to see?

First up is one of the cards I made for a 4 pack of note cards. I thought they turned out cute. I like the clean look as well as the springy feel they have. I don't know why I waited so long to get that stamp set!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Razleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Summer Sun, Rich Razzleberry (green and yellow were markers)
Stamps: Hello Again.

Next up is a frame I altered. I love the cuteness of this one. I used last years SAB paper, but it worked so well!

Cardstock, Whisper White, Old Olive, Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: Summer Sun (with a hint of Night of Navy left over on a sponge dauber), Basic Black, assorted Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps: Love Bug
Misc: 5 Petal Flower Punch, plain picture frame, Stampin' Dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed looking. I hope the craft fair goers like them. Do you think they will? What do you think? Let me know and remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fine Butterfly Birthday

Hello, Stampers. I hope you have been having a great week. I have another birthday card to show you. Sorry it's not the best picture. We all know that a photographer I am not.... Anyhow- I have fallen in love with the Fine Flourish stamp and the kissing technique.
It makes an especially pretty butterfly with the Butterfly Accent stamp. Both are available as single stamps in the Occasions Mini catty through April 30. You can order from my website 24/7 at tory (dot) stampinup (dot) net and click on the shop now button in the upper right hand corner.
Well, this is just a short mid-week post. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and a lovely weekend. It looks like another busy one around here! Until next time, remember, if I can stamp, you can, too.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Coworkers birthday card

I have couple more co-workers with birthdays this month, so I have been working on cards for them. I finished one tonight and I'm pleased with how it turned out. It also fits the weekly challenge over at Late Night Stampers, my yahoo group. The challenge was to use "bling." If you can't tell, you can click the picture to make it larger and so you can see that I spritzed the pink cardstock with shimmer mist made from shimmer paint and alcohol. It's really pretty and shimmery IRL.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp Set: Happy Thoughts
Misc: Stampin' Markers (Pretty in Pink, Green Galore, Sahara Sand, Summer Sun), Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot, Very Vanilla satin ribbon, paper piercer and Matt Pack, oh and Stampin' Dimensionals
Until next time, remember, if I can stamp, you can, too

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cards, cards and more cards

Hello, stampers. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. I had a busy but good weekend. I have several cards to show you. Some fun, and some not so fun to make. Let's start with a more fun one.
A couple of the ladies on my Yahoo group, Late Night Stampers (for more information on this group, click the owl on my side bar) asked for some of us to send cards to friends that needed a pick-me-up. this first one is a "thoughts and prayers" kind of card. It is a really simple one. Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Good
Neighbor DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Misc: Crimper, Sweet Pea Felt Flowers
This next one is a birthday card for another lady that needs a pick-me-up. I thought a bright cheery card might do the trick. This one makes me smile every time I look at it.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Pixie Pink
Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Pixie Pink
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Fox and Friends
Misc: Scallop Circle punch, Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
The next 2 cards are sympathy cards for one of my friends at work and her sister. Their grandmother passed away, and my friends sister was raised by the grandmother, so even though I haven't yet met her, I thought I should make her a card. I decided to make them similar but different. They both use the same cardstock, stamp set and ink, but different ribbon and layout.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Dusty Durango, Garden Green
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Basic Brown
Stamp set: Three Little Words
Ribbon: Very Vanilla satin ribbon/Always Artichoke 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon
I also took a card to work for my boss' birthday this past week, but you have already seen it here. That is 7 of the 30 items I am doing this month.
Next is to make a surprise for the charter meeting of my monthly stamping club. I hope they like it! I'm not telling what it is because some of them read this blog... So...if you'd like to find out first hand what this surprise is and you are in the OKC metro area, I still have a couple of spaces available in my club. Email me and let me know you are interested! You get to make (on average) 3 projects and get a written instruction sheet for them for you to keep, AND you get the hostess benefits one month out of 6. You do have to agree to purchase $25 in Stampin' Up! merchandise each month for the duration of the club. But let me tell you, it is SO MUCH FUN and a great way to build up your stamping supplies on a budget. If this sounds fun to you, my email address is .
Until next time, remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New space for creating

Hi, stampers. I have been trying to organize my new stamping area. It's not huge, but it's all mine!

I have a large and a small storage cabinet, punch storage (yes it is a dollar store curtain rod), and some great basket drawers to hold my big shot dies. There's even a nice wooden top on the basket drawers for the Big Shot itself. Oh! And some cardstock storage. I didn't take a full picture of my personal crafting space because my table was a big mess just like it is most of the time. Of course, I always say that a clean work area is a sign of a non-productive stamper. If only the messy space meant I'd been productive!!!

The other thing I haven't finished is putting my butterflies on the walls. I have a few on the tall cabinet, but the rest are waiting for me to get them scattered around the room. I love butterflies and I love red. What could be better than a stamping room with red butterflies? Well, maybe a stamping room with red butterflies and a table! I still have to find one of those, too. Always something! LOL

I'm trying to get it all set up so it will be ready for my first club meeting on the 14th. I'm so excited! I haven't seen some of these ladies in several months. It will be great to get together to stamp again!

I will try to have a project to post for you in the next few days. The list mom on my yahoo group (Late Night Stampers) gave us a challenge to serve 30 people in March. I'm going to try to send out more cards. I've sent 3 birthday cards and two sympathy cards and I have a couple of special cards I need to get ready and mailed.

I still have half of a busy weekend ahead of me. Today was a meeting with my upline, her upline, HER upline and all the connected demos. It was a lot of fun. We visited, learned, ate, laughed, and stamped. Then I was off to get my hair cut. It had been driving me crazy for a couple of weeks and I'd had enough! Then I had just a few errands to run before I got to head home.

I guess I should start on my chores so they aren't all waiting for me tomorrow afternoon! Until next time, remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Birthday cards for two

Hello again, Stampers. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I was WAY too busy. But then, that's how most weekends go. LOL
Here are a couple of birthday cards I made last week. One is for my dad and on is for DS3. Can you guess which one is for who?
This top one is simply Not Quite Nave and White Frost Shimmer Paint with a punch of Whisper White. I thought it turned out really pretty. The sentiment in the center is Not Quite Navy and then I daubed over it with the shimmer paint.
Stamp sets used were Medallion background stamp and Vintage Labels (FREE SAB ITEM)
This cute little monkey card was a lot of fun.
cardstock: Soft Suede and Sahara Sand
Ink: Soft Suede
Stamps: Fox and Friends
I hope you enjoyed these quick projects. If you'd like to find out more about making these cards yourself, please let me know. My email address is and I'm always glad to help you stamp!
images © Stampin' Up!
Oh, yea! The monkey card is for my DAD! He's always up to some kind of monkey shines!