I hope to share creative stamping ideas with you and get your creative juices flowing! As Stampin' Up's advertisements say, "EARTH without ART is just "EH" !!!

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

I have been so bad about updating my blog and promise to get back with it !

Here is a painting I did for my daughter and her boyfriend .  I haven't done acrylics in 35 years and it was really fun and scary
 to do it again!  And I really wanted to keep it!  But had promised her...
So get out those things you haven't done for awhile, and try it!  Who knows?  You could create a masterpiece!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Adorable Scarecrow Wreath!

 Hello Stamping friends!
This cute Scarecrow was cased from Rae Harper-Burnet.  I turned him into a wreath and switched out the paper.  It was made using the Top Note Die (which if you don't have, you need!)  And I just love the textures of the different papers, dry embossing, fabric, etc.  I used rafia for the hair.  My friend Pam came over to stamp and brought this idea with her, and we had a great time making them up!  I also made boxes out of them and filled them with pumpkin candy in a cello.
The wreath part is made with the Stampin' Up Rosette die, and I cut 4 of them and attached them together.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall and Xmas Make and Take cards we made

 Hello Stampers!
It's a dreary day here and I can't wait to go downstairs to my craft area and work on Christmas cards!  But first, I wanted to share with you 3 of the 4 cards we made at my Make & Take class last weekend!
This one above with the leaf, uses the new Co'ordinations paper.  Do you see that when we dry embossed with the wood grain folder, that a lighter color emerged?  There is a coating of something on the cardstock that creates this look.  You can sand it also, but we didn't need to here.  The leaf is colored using daubers and swiping the color across.
This angel card really pops when you run it thru a dry emboss folder after heat embossing it!
 This fall cards uses the "Joseph's Coat" technique on watercolor paper.  Using your aqua painter, randomly paint your colors on the watercolor paper (see below).  Then you clear emboss the leaves on top of it.  (it is kinda hard to see what you are doing with the clear emboss).  Then you roll dark ink with a brayer over the whole piece.  The fun part is wiping the ink off of the leaves and the color pops through!
This is a fun technique to use with glossy paper, also.

I'm going to go stamp, now!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall and Winter wreaths

 Hi Stampers!  Here are some pics from our "UpSideDown" meeting (uplines, sidelines and downlines) where we had a great time meeting a couple of new girls, doing demos, sharing ideas, having a swap and making a wreath.  Pam and DeAnn are adding some finishing touches to their Snowflake wreath.

 Julie, Sherrie, Kelly and Crishelle are adding more snowflakes that were cut with the Big Shot.  The base of the wreath is a green foam piece from the $ store that I cut in 1/2 lengthwise then we wrapped it in white tulle (also from $ store) to cover the green.  Then we added different sizes of snowflakes in white, silver. glitter paper, bashful blue and a nother blue (yikes! Can't remember the name!)  First layer was attached with pins, and then dimensionals after that.  AND of course, pearls and rhinestones to add some bling!
This is a WONDERFUL Fall wreath that Crishelle brought to share with us.  It is made out of rosettes and is on a circular piece of cardboard.  I think it is just stunning!

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon with some more ideas!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Halloween using the "Purse Die"

Hi Stampers!
These ADORABLE little Halloween treat bags were cased from our SU magazine...when I saw them, I KNEW I had to try to make them!  And guess what?  Not hard at all!  The pumpkin was fun through the stripe dry emboss folder after I cut it out with the purse die.  For Frankie's hair, I placed a piece of blk. cs over that part of the die and adhered over the purse, then cut out through both layers with zig-zags to create the hair.  Bat's wings are punched circles that I cut in half and used the small circle punch to create the scallops.  
I think these would be great to sell at a craft fair or give to special trick-or-treaters with candy inside!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cards we are making at the Make & Take

Hello Stampers!  I promised I'd show the cards we are making this weekend--so here they are!   The "Merry" card is made using the triple layer technique.  It's the first one I've made using it, and I have to say I am in LOVE with the technique!  Ooohhh, the possibilities!  To make it, you place all 3 of the neutral cs centered on top of each other and then stamp.  The darker cs is then placed behind them and is really gives a dimensional look!
The Birthday card uses the new Doily die and Chevron embossing folder.
Of course, we are doing a Halloween card-complete with googly eyes!  Then my all time fave is one that I cased from a swap I got at Convention and changed it a bit.  The butterfly is 3 layers deep and looks very NEAT in person!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Birthday gift bag

Hello stampers!
See this adorable gift bag?  We made this and the card to the very left at the last make & take I had.  I got the idea for the 3-d cake from something I saw at CVS and thought I'd try it!  The cake layers are strips of designer paper adhered to white cs in 3 sizes with the ends folded back and attached with a dimensional - while bended to curve outwards.  It looks alot harder than it was!  Then I designed the birthday flower/banner card to match.
The fabric needlework hoop was made by Paula for a roomie gift at convention.  Cute!
Thanks for stopping by!