Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Leaves with Cherries and Hearts


Interested in attending some classes or a workshop? Check out this page to browse over the next few months to see if you can attend one of my planned events. If the dates will not work for you, we can pick one for you to host at your home or mine! There are quite a few different things planned, especially to get ready for Christmas! I am also setting aside time to scrapbook, mostly on Saturday or Sunday afternoons while my husband is away working. If you would like to join me just drop me a line!

Supplies
Stamps: Short and Sweet
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Night of Navy, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Kraft, Mellow Moss, Real Red
Accessories: Little Leaves Sizzlet die, hole punch, Heart to Heart punch
~A
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Ice cream on Monday!


These ice cream cones are very simple to make. Punch out 2 "flavors" of ice cream, in this case it's pumkin and curry (interesting if they were real eh?) and you want to cut at least 4 to 5 bumps off each scallop circle to create the bottom of the scoop. Then I used the Square 1-3/8" punch for the cone, but remember to clip each side to create the cone shape! On the right cone I used a white gel pen and the other cone I used the texturz plates with the big shot to create a realistic pattern.


Just had to make a cherry cone! I spiced this one up a bit with some embossing (although you could just use white craft ink instead). What flavours would this one be? Cherry chip and Strawberry maybe? Sounds good.

Supplies
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Short and Sweet, 2nd card also uses Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Sanded Background
Ink: 1st card: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Basic Black. 2nd card: Versamark, Ruby Red, Basic Black
Paper: 1st card: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Basic Black, Close to Cocoa. 2nd card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, scallop circle punch, white gel pen, Texturz Plates + Big Shot, 2nd card: white embossing powder + heat gun


~A
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Scrappin' Friday

I like many others have mountains of printed photos and space taken up on hard drives or flash drives (both in my case) by digital photos. Most of these photos need a permanent home in a scrapbook of some kind or another.


These photos in today's finished page date back to our first apartment, well over 8 years ago. Man was it that long now? In order to accomplish this daunting task (remember all the photos I talked about) I have been trying to keep the layouts simple and clean. Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scrappin' Kits are awesome for that reason. They include designer paper, textured card stock and self adhesive die-cuts. You can whip out a few layouts without much fuss. I'm headed back to do more scrapping!

Supplies
Accessories: Summer Home Simply Scrappin' Kit (retired)

~A

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Dear Stampin' Sister!


The past few months I have had a little sister in Edmonton - a pretend stampin' sister. This is one of the last cards I sent to her. It's been great getting to know her and send her surprises too! I challenged myself to use a technique I've never tried before and I really like how it turned out. It's something along the lines of ink and smash onto glossy white card stock to create a neat smudged image.
Supplies
Stamps: Best Wishes & More, Sanded Background
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Basic Grey
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Basic Grey, Glossy White
Accessories: Hearts and Brackets Bigz Die, black brads, stampin dimensionals, paper piercer, mat pack, Heart to Heart punch

~A
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bermuda Anniversary

Do you like the new In Colors? I have been playing with colour combinations for the last few weeks. The next few days I will be searching for some good combos for Christmas Cards. This year the 6 new colours are missing a green and a red. But that makes it a good challenge!

Today's card is a case. But I cannot remember which card I saw on Splitcoaststampers that inspired me! It could be either this one, or this or another one I haven't found as of yet!

Supplies
Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Really Rust
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Really Rust, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon
p.s. I spent the weekend working on my blog, can you tell? I still have some housekeeping things to go over, but I really like the end result. Next it's on to the real housekeeping here at home! Enjoy!
~A
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Monday, August 03, 2009

Aluminum is so cool!

There is a list of about 50 some odd things you can use in the Big Shot and aluminum foil is one of them (although the list says only for Bigz and Originals Dies but I figured that aluminum might work well with the texturz plates since it is similiar to cardstock in thickness). You still need to do some trial and error, because I tried a different plae - damask and it ripped the aluminum foil at a few places.

Supplies
Stamps: Party Hearty, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, heavy duty aluminum foil
Accessories: Big Shot texturz plates, stampin' dimensionals
~A
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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Simple Heart

I'd class this card in the clean and simple category. If I make this card again I think I will make the scalloped edge even with the back. The uneven front-to-back makes the card look weird when you try to stand it up. Oh well.


Supplies
Stamps: Always
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, scallop border punch
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