Sunday, April 29, 2012

Have been making a few cards, but ....

it seems like I have been spending more time outside, whenever I can dodge the rain!  Lately, we have been lucky to have those sunny days during the weekend (same forcasted for next week).

I wanted  to try to making garden stakes using the big shot and this is what I shared at April last club.

Supplies:   Flashing (from the local hardware store), Big Shot:  Chalk Boardc sheets, Large Sizzix die 3" circle, Big die Top Note, Polka-dot embossing folder, chalk from the local grocery store and  SU
Rhinestone brads.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

I just love this card and how it turned out

I was trying to use some DSP that may be retiring in the upcoming month:

Stamps: Elements of Style, Tiny Tags
Paper: Marina  Mist, Very Vanilla,  DSP Beau Chateau
Inks: Marina Mist
Accessories: Top Note, Chalks, Clear Embossing powder, Versamark, taffata ribbon. 3/4  and 1" circle punch.
Technique: Cracked glass

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Another fun club today

It have would have been even nicer if were outside during beautiful spring day!   But, then again we wouldn't have been able to hear each other talk because all the neighbors were out enjoying the sun moving, cutting and edging  ~~~ a bit noisy :)

I thought that this was an original idea, but recently saw a card similiar to this and the next card I cased the wording and some of the color scheme.  I wish I could backtrack to find out where I saw the card so I could acknowledge the "artist."

The first couple of cards were from Preveiew sets from the upcoming catalog ~

Sets:  Summer Smoochies, Fabulous Florets
Paper: Whispher White, Not Quite Navy
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeaid

Here is the 2nd card:

Sets: Summer Smoochies, Loving Thoughts (Occasions Mini)
Paper: Basic Black, Summer Smoochies DSP, Whispher White
Inks: Real Read, Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black

Accessories: Red Grosgrain Ribbon

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

I started this card a over a week ago....

when I was having the NW weather "blues" and all that went through my head was the children's song "RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY", but before I could finish the card, the weather changed last weekend.

I spent the whole weekend outside and wanted to do so much in the yard, start the garden and pull every single weed I could find.   As you can guess, that did't happen,  but I got some of it done and some great ideas for garden art and new plants.

I did finish the card and here it is!

Most of the supplies are tired so I won't add a list of them, but I have to tell you the hardest part of this card was tying to make the sentiment.

I used the Calendar Alphabet and Numbers set, but not even the Stamp-a-majig could help me get the letters to line up as a circle.  It is not perfect but I had to finally give up!


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A set from the past....

I had been looking for this set (Light Houses) for along time because of one stamp in the set is an Oregon lighthouse.  I used the Oregon Light House stamp but covered the words Oregon with an appropriate sentiment as a sympathy card.

I clearly need to get more control over my watercoloring technique. It was not my best work,  but I was ok with this card to send it.

Sets: Light houses, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White, Veramark
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Framelits, Word Window punch, small metal brad, watercolor pencils and watercolor pen, clear embossing powder

Thanks for listening to my Yappin' bout Stampin'

Hugs, Lisa

Monday, April 9, 2012

After getting this blog up and running..... I have been a bit laxe on posting

Hi, this is an Easter card that I made using the left over basket makings from a previous club (see below for the recipe) but used the Special Smoochy Buttons available only this month and some of the wonderful ribbon from Sale-A-Bration.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Anyone ready for a Chocolate bunny, calorie free?

I was insprired a Target ad with a simple bunny card, but it was pretty bland as white bunny.  I am more partial to chocolate bunnies :)

I hand cut out this bunny out of Chocolate chip cardstock after I used the Woodgrain background stamp with Chocolate chip ink.

Stamp sets: None

Paper: Whishper White, Chocolate Chip, Retired Valentine DSP from the SU clearance rack, Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist

Accessories: small heart punch, owl builder punch, pretty in pink ribbon, double stick tape, 1/4" punch and  brown fiber "fluff"

Chocolate Bunny

What to do on a nasty, cold April Fool's day?

Hunker down in the Stampin' Studio and play "cards".....

I have this older set that I had acquired called "Basket of Happiness" and decided to see what I could come up with.

Stamp Set:  Basket of Happiness, Gifts of Spring, Unknown word set, can't seem to find the set I got this out of :(

Paper: So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeaid, Retired Valentine DSP

Ink: Timber brown stazon

Accessories:  Watercolor Pencils, blender pen, small button brads, versamark and clear Embossing Powder, Labels Collection framelits

Thanks for yappin' bout stampin' with me.

Lisa ~