December 6, 2007

Altered Tin & Ornament

Altered Tin:
This adorable tin is another one of the class projects that we will be making at my Open House this weekend. I purchased this pre-filled wafer cookie tin from my local drug/department store for just a $1. I stamped the snowman & snowflake from the soon-to-be-retired Frosty stamp set & the Snowflake wheel using the following Stampin' Up! supplies:
Inks: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue & Tempting Turquoise classic pads; VersaMark ink cartridge; Green Galore, Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise & Only Orange Stampin' Write markers
Papers: Green Galore, Brilliant Blue & Whisper White card stock; Tempting Turquoise Designer Prints paper
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, White eyelets, retired apple green 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Non-SU! Accessories:
Blue Anodized rivets & Holly eyelet with washers (these go on the back to keep the eyelet shape and give a finished look) from Eye-Lets Etc. .

Acetate Ornament:
This ornament is yet another class project that we will be making at my Open House this weekend. I found the clear glass ornament at the local $1 store. I used the soon-to-be-retired Frosty stamp set again, and stamped the snowflake with White Stazon ink on clear acetate. Then I took one drop of Ballet Blue classie ink and mixed it into a quarter-sized pool of Crystal Effects. Using a small brush I painted a circle on the non-stamped side of the acetate with the blue crystal laquer and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter over it. After letting the stamped, colored & glittered acetate circle dry for 1-2 hours, I rolled it up so that it would fit in the top of the ornament. The acetate unrolls once it's inside the ornament. Isn't that just so cool! ? (HINT: leave a tab at the top of your circle when you cut it -- the tab fits in the neck of the ornament and keeps the acetate circle straight inside the ornament). To top off the ornament I tied a double bow with retired 1/4" light blue organdy ribbon.
Hope I've inspired you to create some of your own holiday projects!

December 4, 2007

4x4 Mini Album

I whipped this little 4x4 Mini Album up this morning before work. It looks cute & fresh with the pink, purple & turquoise color combination. It is one of the great class projects I'll be doing at my Open House this coming weekend (Friday, 12/7 & Saturday, 12/8). For those of you who are local to the Denver area -- I'll see you there!

I used a pink 4x4 album & eyelets (white snowflakes & white rounds) from Eye-Lets Etc. The ribbon is 1/8" white satin from the craft store.

All other supplies are from Stampin' Up!:
Stamp Sets: The Snowflake Spot, Headline Alphabet (retiring soon: 12-31-07) and Season By Season (retiring soon: 12-31-07)
Card Stock: Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise
Ink Pads: Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise and Lovely Lilac Classic ink pads

I'm not sure how well it shows in the picture, but I sponged the edge of the Whisper White layer with the Lovely Lilac. I also "popped up" the "W" as well as the white layer to give it even more dimension.

If you're interested in any of the Stampin' Up! products used, (especially the retiring stamp sets) please contact me to place your order.

Have a lovely evening!

December 3, 2007

I've Been Tagged

I was tagged by Vivian Swain,

Here’s my answers to the questions:

1. If you could have $100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
Embellishments – I LOVE adding texture through ribbons, brads, eyelets, hardware & etc.!

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rub-ons, which would you choose?
Stamps – I like the artistic look and the fact that you can change it by the technique used. I am looking forward to playing with the new SU! rub-ons coming out with the new Idea Book in January, though!

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do?
I’m still a card maker at heart. Most of my scrapbooks have been given away as gifts.

4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home?

I need a scrapping/stamping room so that I can keep it contained to one room. Currently I have stuff in two closets, a corner desk in my bedroom, and the dining room table is usually in semi-constant “craft mode.”

5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style?
I guess you could call it “Classic Eclectic.” (At least that what Bob, my DH, called it when I asked him).

6x6 Flip Album

I recently took a class with another great Stampin' Up! (SU!) Demonstrator, Lisa Gray. In her class we made 6x6 Flip Albums using Baroque Motifs stamps and the So Swirly wheel along with Designer Prints paper, Hodgepodge Harware and Double Stitched Ribbon (all SU! products):
It's a little hard to see against the black background, but the cardstock & paper colors are chocolate chip for the base with So Saffron, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky layers. The ribbon is also Blue Bayou. And the hardware is Antique brass.

Here's the inside pictures:
Top left flap open & Both top flaps open

Flip Album fully open.

I hope you enjoy seeing this project as much as I enjoyed making it!

December 1, 2007

Hello fellow stamp artists!

This is my first post to my brand new blog. I'm so excited to start sharing my stamping passion with you!

Keep checking back as I'll be adding posts & more pictures soon.