Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thinking of You layout challenge with Stampin' Up!'s Secret Garden and Print Poetry DSP stack

Hello there My Stamping Friends!! I was in a bit of a stamping slump the other day and it seemed like nothing I made was 'working' for me. I guess my mind was less on stamping and more on my almost-done stamp space. So, I gave up went to facebook to see what my friends were up to and the first post I saw was from SUDSOL and it was a layout challenge. That was as good a place as any to start so I went back to my desk and used that layout challenge and ended up a card that looked like ......

Its my floral Thinking Of You card. I know you can't see how glittery and shimmery it is in this photo so I tried to take a side view photo so you can get an idea.

What do you think? Its not 100% my style per se, but I do really like it and it got me out of my stamping slump. And with the card done I could get to work on cleaning, moving, reorganizing my stamping space.  If I hadn't mentioned, I'm taking over our 12x25 basement as my stamping area. I'm sooooo excited about it and even though today it still looks like a wreck I know that we'll be having stamp club in there THIS WEEKEND so I've got to get some serious work done. My work desk has been installed. I have a station for my Big Shots (just need to get some shelves for all my dies) and my Stampin' Score tools, and a cutting station for when I'm prepping for my bigger events (speaking of which, the next Crop Weekend at the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Department is February 22 & 23. The registration form and list of optional classes are posted on the website www.dlvfrd.org  and the date for my Open House will be posted soon). In my new space I have room for tables and chairs for my stamping friends, but I have to go pick them out and purchase them. Yikes, so much more to do.

Anyway, enough about that. For this project I used, the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper stack, Secret Garden, circle punch, blender pen, midnight muse ink, basic pearls, a retired eyelet border punch, shimmer paint and stampin' spritzer,

Have you been in a stamping slump before? How did you get out of it?


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Stampin' Up! Beehive using Honeycomb embossing folder and Collage Curios

Greetings My Stamping Friends, I'm just buzzin' by to share with you my version of one of my favorite cards from  the 2013 Stampin' Up! Leadership conference. I saw the card standing on a table by the display boards and I wish I could share with you the name of the original creator but I wasn't able to see the back of the card. If you made the original let me know and I'll give you credit here. 

Isn't this a fantastic idea?!?!  I started with a summer starfruit card base and a very vanilla layer. I cut a piece of chocolate chip with the framelits ovals collection and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder. After I punched a hole for the bee I stamped the bee in the opening and stamped a few more around the vanilla layer. Next I attached the beehive and ran some retired hemp twine (hopefully when done with my stamp room makeover I can find my linen thread) around my vanilla layer. I ran my silver soda pop top through the Big Shot to flatten it a bit and added a layer of summer starfruit and a 'Be Mine' sentiment. 

What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

3x3 Valentine cards and treat bag using fabulous Stampin' Up stamps, ink, card stock and DSP

Are you looking for a little inspiration for Valentine cards and treat holders for your child to give out to classmates or teachers? I LOVE to make 3x3 cards an treat bag tippers at this time of year. Here are the projects we made at my Mom and Me class on Saturday. Enjoy!