Thursday, July 30, 2009

Watermelon Template In Action

I wanted to share a fantastically sweet creation by Caroline (aka Caz) of She used my Watermelon template from this post (LINK), but made some slight changes. Caroline changed the handle to act as a support for the delicate flower Tilda is holding. Then she filled the basket with stamps from Stampin' Up! Tart N Tangy set and lots of ribbons. What a great gift this would be for a seasoned stamper or a beginner. I love seeing what others have created using my templates. Please continue to share. Have a wonderful day and be happy! ;-)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Winter Post Medallion

Shame on me. I have other commitments and orders I need to work on, but my mind is in overload with ideas, so I created a winter card after I finished posting the Rich Razzleberry Wedding card. Same technique, just different theme. The Medallion stamp can be used as a snowflake or wreath. I created a little ice skating scene with Winter Post set (item # 111780) and Lovely As A Tree (item # 115026). Added Dazzling Diamonds to the tree branches, ground and edge of ice pond. Cut out the ice skating couple and pop-dotted. Inside flap uses snowflakes and sentiment from Snow Swirled set (item # 111690). Organza ribbon tops it off. All supplies are Stampin' Up! and if you would like to place an order with me, visit my website HERE.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Rich Razzleberry Wedding

The Design Team Challenge this week on Late Night Stampers is to design a card that is ANYTHING but the regular size. I have always been a shaped card designer, so this was not a problem. All supplies are Stampin' Up! and if you would like to place an order with me, visit my website HERE.

I am in love with the new In Color Rich Razzleberry (RR), so I let that wonderful color be my guide.

Used the new Stampin' Up! Medallion (item# 115223) stamp inked with Whisper White Craft Ink. Stamped on a folded piece of RR. Cut around the Medallion shape. Cut out the middle circle of the Medallion to use later on another card. ;-) Cut two circles for the inside of the card. Used 2-Way Glue Pen (item # 100425) to add Dazzling Diamonds (item # 102023) to the veil and bodice of the image from the To Have & To Hold set(item #115098.)

The front of the card opens up to reveal the complete Bride & Groom image from the To Have & To Hold stamp set. Placed one circle on the bottom piece of card stock. I then took the circle that has the water colored Bride & Groom and scored the top and adhered just the top scored portion of the circle to the bottom circle, so it flips up to reveal the stamped sentiment in the pretty border that comes with the set. I like using a blender pen with ink to highlight the sentiment border and make it really pop. The flap allows the sender to write their own greeting, yet makes for a unique card. Final touch included adding SU Organza ribbon (item # 441319) to the top of card.

That's all for now. Have a super weekend!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Watermelon Gift Bag

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Another template share!! I designed and created this tote for the June Secret Stamper gift using the little skunk from the Pun Fun set. If you would like my template and instructions, leave me a comment and I'll send it over. The sentiment frame is from the Great Friend set and I cut it in half. I added Jelly Belly Watermelon jelly beans and the lotion is Bath Junkie Watermelon scent along with a bag of sour patch gummy watermelon chews. It is too hot to mail chocolates in Houston, so I opted for candy. I wanted something for the "stinky" in the sentiment...that would be the Watermelon scented lotion and something to represent the "sweet" from the sentiment...that would be the candy.

Another option would be to add some home baked cookies. Aren't these watermelon cookies ADORABLE!!! I converted my template and instructions into PDF form. If you would like a copy, leave me a comment and I'll send it over by email.

Want to make your own cookies? Meaghan shows you how here with her awesome step by step instructions.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sunny Day Hedgehog and template

I was feeling extra happy today after ending a phone call with one of my absolute favorite loved ones, therefore I felt compelled to design a happy card. I had some colored panels with the hedgehogs from my last card still lying out. I messed up the coloring on one panel, so I decided to save what I could and cut out one of the little guys. I used the Spellbinder's flower die to frame the little scene. I used that as a guideline and hand drew a large flower for the card base.

Hand cut a flower stem for him to hold the flower I punched out with Stampin' Up! Trio Flower punch (Item# 109183). Sponged sky with dauber and Bashful Blue ink. All coloring is done with Stampin' Up! markers. Penny Black little butterfly stamp. Carefully cut him out and pop dotted him.

Stamped and embossed with Iridescent Ice the flourish from Stampin' Up! Priceless set (Item #115052) on the yellow card base. Added green bow and pierced holes around the flower scene to make it stand out. Added a little pearl to the middle of the flower and I felt satisfied.

I am happy to share my Sunny Day Flower template if you want to make your own. Just leave a comment or email me and I'll send it to you. The skunk from Pun Fun would be really cute in the scene too. I go. ;-)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ladybug Love

Cuteness Overload with more Penny Black images!! Another stamp I can return to my dear, sweet and kind Penny Black stamp hoarding friend. I colored the scene with SU markers on water color paper. I sponged the top of the scene with SU Bashful Blue for the sky. Added the grass with different colored markers. Pattern paper is from my scraps pile and the sentiment is from SU ALWAYS set (Item 113620). Final touches include butterflies in the corners. Penny Black's images always make me smile. They are utterly adorable and charming. I hope my card makes you smile too.

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Three Stooges

Happy 4th to everyone!! I woke up to a scrumptious waffle made by my wonderful hubby. What a way to start the day!

You probably want to know why the blog title for the day is "Three Stooges". I asked hubby to name this card and he replied with "Three Stooges". After I stopped laughing, I asked "why?". He replied "because they look like they are having a good time". I'm sure my blog readers can come up with a *better name*. I was just brain dead. I'm not good at naming....(throwing modesty out the window) I'm good at designing. :-)

One of my friends owns drawers of Penny Black stamps. (You know who you are) Most of them have never been inked up, sooooo I asked to borrow some. I thought I better prove they aren't collecting dust in my craft room before I begin to resemble a kettle. ~wink~ The tilted panel and layout is sure to make those symmetrical loving people go nuts. Awww, just my style! Scraps from this *CARD* were still lying next to my cutter, so I grabbed that as a starting point. Went through my scraps and pulled out pieces that coordinated, then used my SU markers to color the image stamped with StazOn on watercolor paper. SU Ticket Corner punch (Item 107214 $6.95) to add interest to the tilted panel, stamped sentiment from SU Crazy For Cupcakes (Item # 111618 $23.95) and added the little cupcake from the Short & Sweet set(Item 115060 $18.95). Finished it off by using a Sakura glitter pen to color in the cake. You can't really tell in the photograph, but it's really sparkly in person. Gotta's *Party Time*!

Tea Party with Friends

Just playing around with some scraps left over from other projects. I am so very happy that Tea Party Designer Series Paper made it to the new 2009-2010 catalog. I used scraps from this *CARD* and this *PROJECT* to make these cards. The first card features the sweet Miss Anya and the other has the adorable skunk from Stampin' Up! Pun Fun set. I smudged some black ink on the card right above the sentiment, so I used some Penny Black butterfly stamps to cover it up. Added SU Dazzling Diamonds to their wings and hand cut a little patch of grass for Mr. Skunk to stand in. It just looked weird plopping him right on top of the pattern paper. The little flourishes are from Priceless set in Barely Banana.

That's all from me for today. Have tons of stuff to take care of. Have a wonderful weekend and create something fun!

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