Thursday, August 28, 2008

Festive Friday

Welcome to another day and say hello to the weekend! I am so looking forward to campfires, hikes along the forest path and but not the mosquitos!
snow swirled

I've borrowed the idea of Festive Fridays from a few other blogs I've visited lately. And it seems to fit, especially with Christmas just around the corner. Yes, I said that. August has flown by and just wait we will all be asking ourselves where did summer and fall dissapear off to?
This card could easily fit under tecnique Tuesday, and maybe on Tuesday I will make another crackled glass card. It creates an old style feel to the christmas card but does not show up as nice in the picture as it is in real life.
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories: Whisper White ribbon dyed with Riding Hood Red Ink Refill, clear embossing powder, silver brads
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Variety Thursday!

It's all goodWe're almost there! The long weekend is coming, one more day and it's here! The weather here in Ontario sounds like it should be nice and sunny. We are going camping and it better not rain! (Just watch it will now.)

So today I'm being lazy and that's what variety days are for! This card was one I made months and months ago. I might have to remake this one with the new In Colours. Oh and I think I might have to get a Stam-a-ma-jig to make the positioning of the stamps even.

Stamps: It's All Good
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi Prints Paper, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon, scalloped circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Scrappin' Wednesday

The inspiration for todays colour scheme is from Kristina Werner's colour challenge #20.

And I just had to use my new stamping supplies that arrived through UPS this morning.
Pocket Silhouettes Scrapbooking
I love this old picture of me!

Anyways, I was trying to go for a 12x12 layout, but not having the right supplies took this instantly to 6x6 which turned out to be the best choice. The background is stamped using Pocket Silhouettes and the butterfly from Priceless stamp set. And isn't the scalloped edge on the right gorgeous?

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Priceless
Paper: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose
Accessories: Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, small circle punch, scalloped punch, clips assortment
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New! Colour Combo Tuesday

So continuing on with my new plan, today is colour combination Tuesday! These colours are from Splitcoaststampers Color Combinations forum. Go check out other's take on this interesting combo:



Ahoy Matey boy birthdayWith an upcoming boy birthday in September this was my perfect chance to pre-make the card. Let's just say that most times the cards get there on time, and then I feel really bad if they are late!


Now I know you cannot tell from this photo, but the t-shirt and head, as well as the sword are all on stampin' dimensionals


Stamps: Ahoy Matey!, All Holidays
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals
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Monday, August 25, 2008

New! Technique Monday

Happy Monday to you! Tune in everyday on weekdays to see my new creations. I've been brainstorming how I was going to get more stamping and scrappin' time in around my newly hectic schedule. And this blog can help me! Each day of the week has been assigned a theme, so check back!

Oh and I now have my very own, brand new Demonstrator Website with Stampin' Up! Check it out at: http://amandafarlinger.stampinup.net/ It's still in the figuring-out-how-to-use-it phase, but head over there and let me know what you think.

Okay now on to today's technique! Since Christmas I have fallen in love with embossing. I always thought it was so hard and it required a bit of finesse, but after trying it out at my upline's swap I was instantly hooked. I've posted some examples of embossing already, but this is the latest one from my last class.
always baja breeze All you need is a versamark pad, embossing powder (your choice of colour), embossing buddy and a heat gun. First, and very important: rub the embossing buddy over your card stock, this limits the extra build-up of embossing powder and produces a cleaner image. Using the versamark stamp the image onto card stock. Next cover it completely with embossing powder. Finally using the heat gun, set the powder, heating it until it has a sheen. Finally decorate and finish your card! Easy!

Stamps: Always
Paper: Baja Breeze, Sage Shadow, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze, Sage Shadow, Versamark
Accessories: Silver Embossing powder, embossing buddy, small circle punch, heat gun
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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Getting ready for a busy August!

Good evening, wherever you are tonight. The pace sure has picked up around here, especially with my aunt going for surgery next week to have her gall bladder removed, so that means things are hectic at work trying to make sure we can survive without her. It has not been going smoothly! However we shall plow headlong and see where it takes me.


Tonight is another KWerner color inspiration challenge. These colours where a tough one for me, but I'm pleased that the card turned out well. The colours are: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, and our choice! Summer Sun or Green Galore.






As soon as I had the colours laid out in front of me, my mind drifted to autumn, my favourite time of year and the best season ever! It was hard not having white to use.

I used the Jumbo Leaves Awash Wheel with versamark, inking up 3 pieces of card stock that were lined up one right after the other. Then embossed the image with clear embossing powder. I used a sponge dauber and basic black ink to cover the card stock, then wiped off the ink with a clean paper towel. Emboss Resist is what this technique is called if I am remembering correctly. I finished the card off with some leaves, a clear button and I got to play with my newly arrived linen thread (great thread by the way!).

  • Stamps: Leaves Awash Jumbo Wheel, Sincere Salutations
  • Paper: Basic Black, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
  • Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
  • Accessories: Clear button, linen thread, Stampin Dimensionals
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