Monday, January 31, 2011

Technique Junkie's Blog Hop

Faux Tool Leather Faux Linen Faux Fresco
Faux Delft
Hello Bloggers! Wasn't Lisa's project full of inspiration? If you didn't arrive here from the Technique Junkie blog, you don't want to miss what our whole Design Team has in store for you today. The Emboss or Die CD blog hop starts at the Technique Junkie Blogspot.
Today is a 'sneak peak' into our new Emboss or Die CD!
Ann - Created by Ann Lisa - Lisa Somerville Beth - Sunflowers and Dragon Flies Cathy - Artful Observations Chrissy - Chrissy's Blog Donna - Dee's Studio Hetty - Craft Chaos Jane - Jane's Addition Kimm - Artful Sentiments by Kimm Nancy - Creative Wishes Pat - Pat Stamps
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Quick and Easy

I made this using my 1 3/4 punch and the wide oval punch from Stampin' Up. I cut this out of a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 sheet of Crumb Cake and made the little insert, embossing it with the square lattice embossing folder. For accent I added 3 gold glimmer brads. See Quick and Easy note card.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Secret is OUT...

Do you love your Cuttlebug, Cricut, BIG SHOT, Wizard, etc? Wish you knew how to do more with it? Try the newest CD from the Technique Junkie Newsletter: EMBOSS or DIE! The CD contains a whopping 79 .pdf tutorials in step by step pictorial format and prinable to 8.5 x 11 paper. The 79 Tutorials on the CD includes 40 new techniques and 30 from the TJ Archives and 9 Bonus Basic Tutorials. The CD Tutorials are divided into five catagories: - Embossing Folder Ideas - Die Cut Ideas - Cricut Machine Ideas - Die Cut and Embossing Folder Ideas - Bonus Basic Tutorials Pre-order your copy today using the PayPal Icon on my left sidebar at the top! and ENJOY! Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Double CASE

My 'Worker' card was made using a kit I purhcased from Valita's Fresh Folds. It is great! You can make 10 different styles of 'men'... It's her MEN ONLY set. I used the Stampin' Up Totally Tool stamp set.
The second card was inspired by Becky Jensen. I have been looking for Chocolate things to make and this is a card made to look like a candy box using double embossing and embossing a window sheet to go over top! I used the Stampin' Up gold metallic cardstock.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Plain & Simple

Or should I say - quick & easy! Cajun Craze is the base with Whisper white on top for this card. The heart was stamped with Nature Walk and punched. I did however use the trio flower punch for the flowers. It is retired but you could use the little button die or in fact, little buttons! It could be used for any type card as well as a note card.
Hope you like it.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, January 28, 2011

Stamping 411 Color Challenge

I love this color combination - Peach Parfait; Baja Breeze; Crumb Cake & Early Expresso! The technique I used has been called many things but last I saw it is called Inlaid. It was a quick and easy card. All materials are Stampin' Up! The card on my blog looks alot better than the one uploaded to the Stamping 411 Blog. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Cherie this is for you!

The instructions for the lillies are on Valita's blogspot. These are the lillies on my post (click here to view). They are really pretty. Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Stamp A Holics Challenge 154

Today's color challenge is brought to you by our very talented Cynthia Steveson. Hop on over to Stamp A Holics blog and play along. I have been waiting to try this little seed packet by Judy Marshall and this seemed the perfect opportunity. If you go over to Judy's blog, there is a tutorial for the Sweet Peas and a file for the seed packet! Come PLAY along!
We are ANNOUNCING a CALL FOR DESIGNER TEAM MEMBERS!
All you have to do is play along and mark DS next to your name so we know you are interested in applying to be part of our team!
We are seeking out two (2) new members - Will it be YOU?
We look forward to seeing your submissions!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fushia Flower w/ Card Box

I found Valita's blog and you HAVE to see it.
Valita's Fresh Folds BLOG... ooooodles of tutorials and some gorgeous stuff... check it out! I 'cased' the card box and Fushia Flower card from her blog (her's is much better) and wanted to share with you. My internet has been out all day so hope it stays up now. I used Melon Mambo, Concord Crush and Sahara Sand as the main colors for this card. It fits beautifully in the little box which is made using ONE sheet of 8.5 x 11 cardstock. It was a great day to craft since it snowed a little here last night. I must admit I cleaned a little too (UGH!)
My stamens are a little long but it is a really great flower!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Try that Technique Thursday

Painted Puzzle is the pick of the week for this Thursday! It is featured on the Technique Junkie Bonus CD 2009!... Very interesting and loads of possibilities! My images are Stampin' Up Have a Seat (120447). Don't you just love the little chairs?
Stop on by Technique Junkies Blogspot and play along.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, January 24, 2011

Coffee Holder

I stopped by Mary Brown's Blog and saw this cute little gourmet coffee holder. Great little gift for the office and any occasion! If you visit her blog there is a template to make this cutie! Also great way to use DSP scraps! I would next time use a 12x12 sheet rather than 11"; it would make it a little taller!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Late Night Stampers Challenge 104

Today's Late Night Stampers Challenge 104 is for a sympathy card. Here's my sample for you today. I used the Tulip Embossing folder, Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery Cardstock. The Butterfly Sizzlit is in the corner topped with SU 1/2 pearls!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stamp A Holics Challenge 153

Mitzi brings us a Scrapook Challenge. The theme is LOVE and so appropriate for the season! I used the Valentine Bundle DSP from Stampin' Up (Real Red & Pretty in Pink). The envelope is a Big Shot Die with hearts being sprinkled all down the page!
Jump over to the Stamp-A-Holics blogspot and check out what the other Design Team members came up with for such a great challenge.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Take A Spin

Take A Spin is the theme of this quick and easy card. I used Real Red and Pacific Point cardstock with pieces of Celabrations Designer Paper. The Game Spinner Hands (121893) and Take A Spin Stamp Set (122015) are in the current Occasions Mini! Great kids cards!
Thanks, Brenda, for letting me borrow your set! which now means I have to order one too!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Different Valentine

This card is actually much better in real life! I found the little onesie owls on my table and it transpired from there since I am unable to throw anything away (LOL)! The buttons and ribbon are retired. I used the set Cute By the Inch (Hostess set) and Owl Together Now (111534). Crumb cake and Early Expresso are the main colors with a little accent of Real Red! It's not my usual style but you have to vary on occasion!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, January 14, 2011

Stamp A Holics 152

Today's challenge (152) is brought to you by the very talented Marisol Gutierrez - A Touch of Sol. It is a really serene scene suggesting either wedding or vacation; even retirement. When I saw it the Springtime Vintage Designer paper from Stampin' Up just popped into my head and I went with that. Yes, the mat is askew and is supposed to be. I used the Torn Frame (a Technique Junkie technique) plus several of the new embellishments from Stampin Up featured in the new mini-catalog. It was a great vintage card to create and only took about 15 minutes to make!
Run on over to the Stamp-A-Holics Blogspot, join our challenge and check out all the other entries!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Technique Junkies Try that Technique Thursday

Ahh... Aged Tiles is up this week for our Try that Technique Thursday. And for someone that did not like this buffalo stamp, I sure have used it alot! I made this combining Basic Gray with Old Olive. Hope you like the combo. Now hop over to Technique Junkies website and check out other challenges! Try this Technique - you'll love it!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A total Zindorf CASE

Michelle made this card and I just had to try it. I love that Have a Seat Stampin' Up Set and she really did it justice! You can check it out HERE. She made a square card and I did the standard 4.25 x 5.5 using River Rock cardstock and Basic Black. I did, however color the brads with Copics Putty marker to get them closer to the River Rock color. I hope you like it as much as I do. Great note card.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Torn Frames

Torn Frames was featured in the Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009 Technique Junkies Newsletter (Hop on over and join today)... It is a neat technique and so easy to do but adds alot to the shabby, chic type cards.
The images are Stampin' Up! (Have a Seat 120447) using Crumb Cake Classic Ink, Very Vanilla, Poppy & Crumb Cake cardstock with Very Vanilla Hodge Podge hardware. Oh I used Sunny Garden Designer Paper too.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Two Shares Today

Two very unrelated shares today! The little owl treat box made from the pillow box die (113466) was inspired by Lynn Put. What a cute Valentine's gift... thanks Lynn
BTW it is my understanding the NEW Pillow Box Die is much better than the old design!
The large paper clip bookmark was made using 8 layers of Coffee Filter (yes, coffee filter) punched with the scallop circle punch. Great Bookmark and easy, peasy!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Technique Junkie's Challenge

This week's Technique Junkie Challenge is the Wet Stencil! I used Pacific Point and Old Olive cardstock on this 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card. Since I have no stencils, I used a Stampin' Up die to make the stencil cutting it out of a sheet of acetate!
Hop over to the Technique Junkie website and check it out! To learn these great techniques, please subscribe!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Stamp A Holics Challenge 151

Now that the holidays are over we're all trying to get back up to speed. Our first Stamp A Holic Challenge for the new year was mine. It was a 3D challenge (45 mins.) I made this tissue box cover which I had previously done at my Stamp Clubs.
This one features a snowman from Kim Score. The sides that are now showing have die cut snowflakes! It fits a square tissue box and the pattern can be found at the upper left sidebar. It is quick and easy. I did not really get to time this one since I was watching my grandson and it took a lot longer to do both. LOL! The base was done with Not Quite Navy cardstock.
You use one 12 x 12 sheet and one 8.5 x 11 and you do have scraps left over. I also found that the Walmart tissues fit great but the Puffs are a little taller but can be fixed by adding a border on the bottom. Hope you like it and visit the Stamp A Holics blogspot for all the other designer creations.
My dd made about 12 of these for Christmas gifts for her co-workers!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'
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