Friday, December 24, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Well, I actually stamped a card this week for the Sketch Frenzy Friday entry this week. NO MDS for me this week! Here's the sketch by Sharon Field:
Here's my card:
I changed it up a little bit: I used a button instead of the photo corner punch. I LOVE this new buttons. And instead of using brads, I punched the center strip with the eyelet border punch. The stamp set is the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set and the DSP is the Candy Cane Christmas. Too bad it's no longer available. I received an order this week with 2 packages of it--I think I got nearly the last two packages they had in stock!
For more wonderful samples, click HERE to go to Melissa's Blog OR click HERE to go to our group blog. And remember, you can stamp your own masterpiece and upload it to the group blog.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
It's not QUITE Friday yet, but we're posting a little early because some of our artists are participating in the Late Nite Stampers Royal Blog Tour--be sure to check it out!
The sketch this week is by Tess Davis:
Cute, isn't it? Here's my interpretation using--what else?--My Digital Studio:
Since Halloween is over, I can now do Christmas projects! This project uses the Christmas Jingle Designer Series Paper which is alive and well in MDS! Colors are Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White. The stamp images are from the stamp brush set A Holly, Jolly Christmas.
Want to enjoy more? Click HERE to go to Melinda's blog or HERE to go to the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Now, get out your cardstock, inks, and stamps and create your own interpretation of this sketch and upload to our BLOG. You can start at the BLOG to see all the creations OR go to the next stop on the tour, MELINDA'S BLOG
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I must say, this has been a FUN project! IT also kind of stretched my creativity because I challenged myself to make each card a little different. On some I covered the whole front of the card with a piece of DSP, and on some I used smaller pieces and more elements. The Very Vanilla satin ribbon gave elegance to several of the cards.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Here is the next installment in the fund raiser box of cards:
For each of these card, I used one of our embossing folders: the Early Espresso card uses the Finial Press embosssing folder, and the Cajun Craze card uses the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder. And I also used punches on each card. Between embossing folders and punches, Stampin' Up! has the easiest ways to make cards with ZING! And of course, I used more of the Autumn Spice DSP on each card. I also used the Very Vanilla satin ribbon on each of the cards.
Tomorrow, I will share the last two cards.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The card on the left is Old Olive with a layer of ANOTHER wonderful pattern from the Autumn Spice DSP on top. The sentiment is from Word Play, inked with Old Olive, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers. Again, I used Pumpin Pie ribbon, but this time it is the 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Here are the first two cards I put in the box for the fund raiser silent auction that I talked about in my post yesterday:
For the card on the left, I used Old Olive for the card base and overlaid a piece of the small leaf print from the FABULOUS Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper. I scalloped the edge of it with the Eyelet Border Punch. The "Thanks" is from one of the stamps in the Level 1 Hostess Set, Afterthoughts--which can be yours with a workshop or an order totaling a minimum of $150. There is another line of text on the stamp, but I chose not to use it, so I inked just the "Thanks" with an Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker. The ribbon is the 3/8" Pumpkin Pie ribbon. Although Pumpkin Pie is not one of the colors that is supposed to coordinate with Autumn Spice I think it works very well!
The card on the right is one of the other designs from Autumn Spice DSP, and it's the same one I used for the box bottom. The butterfly is punched from the extra-large Butterfly punch using another one of the prints from Autumn Spice. I also punched a strip of the paper with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. The sentiment is from a 2010 SAB set that is, sadly, no longer available. I stamped it on a piece of Naturals White cardstock and punched it out using the Scalloped Oval puncxh and mounted it on a piece of Old Olive cardstock punched out with the Wide Oval punch.
Stay tuned on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for more of the cards.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Our church was having a Trivia Night fund raiser to raise some money for repairs to a primary school in Tanzania. I was asked to donate something for the silent auction. I chose to make a box and fill it with 8 cards and envelopes. Here is the box I made:
I used two different prints from the Autumn Spice DSP to make the top and bottom. This Designer Series Paper is cardstock weight, so it makes a nice sturdy bos. Here's how I did it:
For the bottom, cut your paper to 8-1/2" X 9-3/4". Score 2" in from each of the edges of the paper. Cut on each score line 2" in from each corner on the short sides of the paper. Fold on all score lines into a box shape and use Sticky Strip to attach the small squares to the inside ends of the box. The box will be 2" deep.
For the top, cut your paper to 7-3/4" X 8-3/4". Score 1-1/2" from each edge, cut the same as above, fold and attach with Sticky Strip. Now you have the top for your box.
For this box, I used the Early Espresso sheet for the bottom and the plumey flower sheet for the top. The beauty of this paper is that the inside of the box is as pretty as the outside because the paper is double sided with different designs on each side. I tied a piece of Vanilla Satin ribbon around the box.
Stay tuned for the next couple of days and I will share the cards I put into the box with you!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Here's a cute card I made to celebrate Halloween:
I used Concord Crush as the base of the card, some Pumpkin Pie cardstock embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder for the Big Shot, and some Old Olive cardstock embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I also used the new Extra-Large Decorative label punch underneath the Wide Oval punch out which is stamped with the witch's boots from the Wicked Cool stamp set. I used Naturals White card stock for stamping. I colored the stockings with Concord Crush and Old Olive Stampin' Write markers, however it is a little difficult to see. Let me show you the inside of the card:
I stamped the spider web, bats, and the word Spooky from the Wicked Cool set. Isn't that font cute?
Friday, October 15, 2010
Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper is to die for! So that is what I chose to use for the card I made for SFF today. But first--here is Connie Smith's sketch for this week:
I think this is a FABULOUS sketch!!! Here's my card:
My tag shape is a little fat, but otherwise, I think the card works! I used Cajun Craze for the card base and various pieces of Autumn Spice DSP to make the layers. I used the Thank You from the Day of Gratitude stamp set instead of ribbon on the side. I just love this and I hope you do too! Why don't you play along with us? You can post your card on our Sketch Frenzy Friday blog, HERE and you can see more fabulous designs by clicking HERE to go to Melinda's blog next.