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February 2009

January 2009

Valentines Cards

My friends and I decided to make some Valentines project to share with each other.  Here are the 5 ideas I came up with, most of which started with a simple sketch.  I used some new supplies and some old supplies, so I was happy to have done both!

Something Old:  I have had this rose heart stamp for a long time, and don't think I had ever used it before.  But, I think it is lovely, and I think this is my favorite card of the 5.
Watercolor Rose Heart Stamps: Cabbage Rose Heart from Printworks Collection
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Confetti Tan, striped from the Sonoma collection by Scenic Route, Shimmer White
Accessories: Fibers, Key Charm from 7 Gypsies, Antique Brass Brads, Detail White Embossing Powder, Twinkling H2Os in Sunset Glow, Pink Azalea, Persimmon and Pear Blossom

Something New:  I recently purchased this tree border die from Quickutz as well as the owl.  I also used some new paper from My Mind's Eye.

Owl Love Valentine
Stamps: $1 Studio G Alphabet Set from Michaels
Ink: Classic Chocolate Chip
Paper: Bohemia collection from My Mind's Eye, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Accessories: Quickutz Branch Border Die, Quickutz Owl Die, Word Window Punch

Something Else Old:  I used some heart sequins from Doodlebug that I have had for a while.

Sequin Glitter Heart Stamps: A Light Heart
Ink: Classic Basic Grey
Paper: Silver from Club Scrap, Pixie Pink, Shimmer White
Accessories: Sticky Cuts Letters Heart, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Heart Sequins from Doodlebug

Something Else New: This card features a new stamp set, punch and paper from Stampin' Up's Love You Much Bundle.  They are all featured in the new Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog.  The bundle is 20% off now through January 31, 2009.

Line of Hearts
Stamps: Love You Much, Best Yet
Ink: Classic Riding Hood Red, Classic Regal Rose, Classic Pink Pirouette
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Heart to Heart Punch, Scallop Border Punch

Something Borrowed: I cased this card from Split Coast Stampers from a member named musicteacher79.  Here was the original:  I did add some of the Candy Lane DSP to the bird bodies.

Tree Bird Love
Stamps: Season of Friendship, Love You Much
Ink: Classic Chocolate Chip, Classic Riding Hood Red, Classic Pink Pirouette
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP
Accessories: sponge, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon

Fun with Just One Stamp Set-Deck the Halls

I purchased this set from the Stampin' Up! 2008 Holiday Mini Catalog called Deck the Halls. When I first saw this set, my first thought was how cute it is. My second thought was wondering how I would use the set, and thinking it might be hard to use. My third thought was a whole bunch of ideas for using it. So, I made a list and then I made the cards! These were my Christmas / New Year's cards that I sent to friends and family. It was fun to make 5 of each design with so many different designs. I think I'll continue that tradition next year. Sometimes making 70 of only 1 or 2 designs gets a little tedious! Anyway, on to the creations. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I did making them.

Watercolor Gift


Stamps: Deck the Halls

Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Watercolor Paper, Ski Slope DSP

Ink: Jet Black Stazon

Accessories: Button Bouquet, white thread, crafter's tool kit, white gel pen, aqua painter

Techniques: Watercolor,Crystal Effects


Stocking Highlights

Stamps: Deck the Halls

Paper: Tangerine Tango, Frosty Day DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White

Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Bashful Blue, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss

Accessories: Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon, blender pen

Techniques: Highlighted words


Christmas Tree Paper Piecing

Stamps: Deck the Halls, Canvas

Paper: Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Frosty Day DSP


Ink: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: green fiber, copper brads

Techniques: paper piecing



Pastels Ornament


Stamps: Deck the Halls

Paper: Sahara Sand, Ski Slope DSP, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White


Ink: Basic Black Classic

Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, red fiber













































Christmas Tree Multicolor Marker






















Stamps: Deck the Halls

Paper: So Saffron, Ski Slope DSP, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor Paper

Ink: Markers: More Mustard, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Blender Pen, More Mustard brads

Techniques: marker multi-color






















































Stocking Emboss Resist



















Stamps: Deck the Halls

Paper: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP

Ink: Versmark

Accessories: White Detail Embossing Powder, green fibers, aged copper brads

Techniques: sponging over embossing




















































Painted Present

















Stamps: Deck the Halls

Paper: Baja Breeze, Ski Slope DSP, Whisper White, transparency

Ink: Jet Black Stazon

Accessories: Red MM paint, Old Olive brads, Old Olive twill ribbon

Techniques: painted transparency




























Markered Christmas Tree





















Stamps: Deck the Halls

Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Ski Slope DSP

Ink: Markers: Old Olive, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: More Mustard brad, mustard satin ribbon






















Hanging Stocking 







Stamps: Deck the Halls

Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss textured, Baja Breeze, Ski Slope DSP, Linen Paper (SEI)

Ink: Old Olive craft

Accessories: Aged Copper binder clip, white thread, Riding Hood Red / Very Vanilla Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, green ribbon, felt (to back the stocking)

Techniques: sewn accent




























Watercolor Resist Christmas Tree 



















Stamps: Deck the Halls

Paper: Close to

Cocoa, Kraft, Kiwi Kiss textured, Ski Slope DSP

Ink: Versamark, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: white detail embossing powder, Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain ribbon, Styled Silver brads, aqua painter, staples

Techniques: watercolor



























Metallic Ornament 


















Stamps: Deck the Halls

Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Ski Slope DSP, Sahara Sand

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Metallic Pencils, black detail embossing powder, 1/8" circle punch, chipboard star, Button Bouquet, gold cord, sewing machine

Techniques: metallic pencils



















Transparent Ornament 


Stamps: Deck the Halls

Paper: Bashful Blue, Tangerine Tango, transparency, Frosty Day DSP

Ink: Timber Brown Stazon

Accessories: Coluzzle circle template, staples, Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon






















































Stamps: Deck the Halls

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Ski Slope DSP

Ink: Riding Hood Red

Accessories: Photo Corner die (QK), Ruby Red Brad, Cosmo Fine Glitter, two-way glue pen, Button Bouquet, Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribobn
















Winter Fun

For the first post on my new blog, I thought I would share about my dog Monty.  He loves the snow, and there's about 6-8 inches coating the local dog park right now.  I have one video and one picture of him with frost, snow and slobber on his face.  There is also a short video of him doing his "shake".  It's the full body sort, and works to expel snow, rain, etc. from his body.  It also works to expel loose hair, thus adding it to our surroundings at home.  ;-)

Video 1-Monty's Snow Play

A happy boy:


Video 2-Monty's Shake