Friday, January 30, 2009

I Won Candy!

A few weeks ago, I won this blog candy from another Kathy. It was the first time I ever won blog candy after almost a year of "blurfing" (blog surfing :]) I'll give out some blog candy of my own when I know for sure someone is out there taking a look at my blog besides me and my daughter! (Thanks for being my blog master, Emily. You rock!)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thank You Gift

Here is a little something I gave to my stamp club members with their January orders. I used Valentine’s paper that I found at the dollar spot at Target, red Christmas clearance ribbon from Michael’s, and the Wow Flowers stamp set (from Stampin’ Up, of course.) I filled these “sour cream” containers with mini tootsie rolls. Here is the tutorial I followed.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

January Stamp Club Project #3

These 3x3 cards were the third project for January's stamp club.

Everyone was given 3x6 pieces of Real Red and Pretty in Pink card stock, along with scraps of the same colors (plus Whisper White). They used the Love You Much Stamp set, Real Red ink and various punches to design their cards.

These would be nice to enclose with a valentine gift, stick in you kid's lunchbox, or leave on the desk of a coworker.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January Stamp Club Project #2

I CASEd the idea for Project #2 from this post as well as this one. (SCS)

The base of the calender is a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of black card stock, scored at 4 1/4.

I stamped seasonal images from "Best Wishest & More" on each of the colored pieces of cs (4 x 5 1/4) using Versamark ink:

Bashful blue/ snowflake/ Jan-Mar

Pixie Pink/ bird/ Apr-Jun

YoYo Yellow/ flower/ July-Sept

Tangerine Tango/ leaf/ Oct-Dec

(As a relatively new S.U. demonstrator, my supplies are limited. These were the colors I had on hand...I'm sure there are other color combinations that would coordinate better.)

I stamped the appropriate tree from "A Tree For All Seasons" (sadly retired Jan. 18th) on a 1 3/4" square of Whisper White, with a 2'' square black card stock mat. The images were colored using Stampin' Write markers.

I printed the calendar from this website and reduced the size 70% so that the three month block measures approx 1 1/4 x 4 1/4. The black mat measures 4 1/2 x 1 1/2.

I used the Cropodile (Love it!) to punch holes at the bottom. The black gigham ribbon is not only decorative, but it helps to keep the calender card standing up.

Wouldn't this be a great way to remember your club meetings?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January Stampin' Club Project #1

Sorry for the bad picture. I'm not a very good photographer! :)

This card was made using the Love You Much stamp set, Candy Lane designer series paper, and the Heart-to-Heart punch. These items will be available in the new idea book and catalog but you can purchase them now in Stampin' Up's special Love You Much bundle which is available now through January 31st. (click here for more information)

The image was stamped using Stazon on very vanilla cardstock and colored using Riding Hood Red ink and blender pen (with a touch of Certainly Celery for the leaf).

For the bow I used the double circle punch (retiring January 18th!) and threaded Riding Hood Red tarreta ribbon through the holes.

The heart flower was attached with a dimensional.