Saturday, October 25, 2008

Another Stamp Camp Project

Here is another project my customers made today at my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack.
This uses the new Ski Slope Designer Series paper, which I love! I love the color combo and the stripes! The layout for this card is stolen (or borrowed, depends how you look at it!) from a swap I was in recently. "Jan Tink" submitted this pretty sample, scroll down to the second card in this blog post. The Top Note shape is from the new Big Shot templates Stampin' Up! carries. Isn't it a wonderful shape!? The greeting is from a level one hostess set called Best Yet. Of course you can see the Canvas background stamp on the Chocolate Chip base. I love the very unconventional Christmas colors on this.
I'm off as we have some family things to attend to in just a bit. Have a great day!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Christmas Card Stamp A Stack

I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted. We've had a few crises around here lately and I have hardly had time to stamp at all! I do have a stamp camp this Saturday and I just finished designing the cards tonight (yes, I know, the camp is in 2 days, but we really have had some crazy stuff going on!)
Here is one of the cards my customers will be doing. I wanted simple on this one, one that could easily be duplicated. This one uses Shimmery White cardstock which is really pretty, though I do wish the shimmer were a bit more noticeable, Always Artichoke, Ruby Red and Pink Piroutte... I thought these colors looked really pretty together and I love the snowflakes from Snow Swirled. There isn't anything difficult about this project. I do think the rhinestone brad adds "that extra something" though!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Review of Sadie

Today if you hop around to some of the other All That Scraps design team members blogs, you'll see some more projects made with either Annabelle or Sadie. This is my Thanksgiving sample made with Sadie. I just adore this new character and look forward to seeing some more images of Sadie. What would you like to see Sadie doing?
This is made using some My Minds Eye paper from All That Scraps, Stampin Up! inks, card stock and brads. Nothing fancy done here except several layers and I used dimensionals on the image as well as the 2 rectangles behind it. The red ribbon is the Riding Hood Red taffeta from SU! I haven't found it necessary to purchase the RH ink and paper, it is so close to Ruby Red that is what I have been using.
What are you up to this weekend? I'm hoping to stamp, but there isn't a day that goes by that I don't "hope" to stamp!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Welcome Sadie!

Allow me to introduce Sadie.... this sweet little girl is the creation of Jen Ofiana. Isn't she adorable? If you don't know who Jen is, you have to check out her blog. I love Jen's stuff. Christine at All That Scraps has been so wonderful as to offer several other design team members the opportunity to begin designing stamp sets and I have to say that I was so excited to see this (and several other) Sadie image. I have a couple other cards in the works with an Indian Sadie for Thanksgiving and a Christmas Sadie. You'll have to check back! I paper pieced Sadie's skirt and used one of my all time favorite Stampin' Up! Designer Paper packs - Cutie Pie. Her skirt is perfect for paper piecing! I also used Stampin' Up!'s striped grosgrain ribbon as well as a hodgepodge of brads (Soft Subtles and Rich Regals). The image was colored using my SU! markers. This really was a fast card to put together and with three kids, newly home schooling, a house that always needs to be cleaned, and all the other things that go along with being a grown woman who likes to play with stampin toys, I need fast projects!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Olivia in her Jammies

Isn't Olivia the sweetest??? I adore this image for several reasons. First, from a purely stamping perspective, it is perfect for paper piecing which means a quick project. But from a mommy perspective, it kinda reminds me that my girls are getting older. Megan is 9 and to old for footed jammies. Kira is 6 and honestly I don't think I have any footed jammies for her. 'Tis the season in Michigan where it is getting cold at night so I was digging through boxes of packed away winter clothes and stumbled upon several pairs of footed jammies for Brooke. Luckily I think I have one more year of little ones with footed jammies. At least when Brooke outgrows them, I'll have this image of Olivia to reminiscence with!
This patterned paper is from The Paper Studio and I bought it ages ago. I had the hardest time matching the green. It is brighter than Celery but not as bright as Gable Green. I hate when that happens. Then, I wanted some ribbons in Olivia's pig tails but didn't have any Regal Rose ribbon. I'm so glad that a Stampin Write Marker can change the shade of white ribbon! I just drug the marker down the length of the ribbon and was all set! Olivia is being sold as a single at All That Scraps. The adorable stocking is from the set that I showcased yesterday, Sugarplum Christmas Scenes. I used some Liquid Applique on the top of the stocking to give it something fun. I hope you have enjoyed looking at all the fun samples of this month's release!

Monday, October 06, 2008

WAY Behind on New Releases

Well, this is the LAST day of some sneak peeks of the new CC Designs releases and this is my first peek!! I got a horrible cold and wasn't able to stamp at all! So...I'm really behind. Here is one that I made using the new Sugarplum set called Christmas Scenery. This project uses some Basic Grey paper, it is from their Dasher Collection. This set is so fun! It includes some great images that will work wonderfully for scrap booking! I used my Stampin' Up inks and an aquapainter to color the images. The presents were colored and popped up with dimensionals.
I will post another project tomorrow but please note that the release is set for tomorrow night. To see projects with the other new releases, just visit the All That Scraps Design Team Gallery. (Did you notice I finally used a hyper link?!?!? I'm so excited - a customer of mine told me how to do it and I can't believe how easy it is!)