Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tip of the Day

A Tip From Stamp TV - I thought everyone would enjoy! I knew it shocked me!
"Here's a quick tip: When scoring your card, always fold away from your score line. The score line is meant to stretch the fibers in the card stock so you can bend the card stock away from the dent you scored into your piece of card stock. (The mountain or raised line should be inside the card.)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cling Shower Chick with Fun Flock

It's a Stampendous Day! I had so much fun creating this card with a stamp and Fun Flock from Stampendous. This is the card we will be making TONIGHT at our Girl's Night Out! Whoot!
I hope this doesn't sound conceited - but I am really proud of this card. I think it is my favorite. I don't know if it is because Spring has finally sprung here in Kansas, and I really needed some bright colors, or if it is because...well...I just love it the way it turned out! The Fun Flock seemed intimidating to me. But, I went ahead and bought this product after seeing it in Archivers. Let me tell was SO EASY. You just sprinkle it on after you wet the image with a glue pen. That's it.
I hope you enjoy my card.

The sentiment was printed off my printer using a free Creating Keepsakes Font
Stamp: Stampendous Cling Shower Chick
Markers: Stampin Up Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, and Lavender Lace
Fuzzy Stuff: Glue Pen with Stampendous Fun Flock
Brads: Recollections (Michael's)
Paper: Bazzill Rio De Janeiro, White Linen, and Pinecone Press Papers
Ink: Memento Black, and SU Only Orange lightly sponged around the edges
Ribbon: Celebrate It (Michaels)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Easter Pail

Here is a pail we will be making at our next Girl's Night Out.
I have other colors available, and our guests will get to choose from pink, green, blue, or purple (pictured).
The pail was purchased from Target in the $1 bin. Yes, the $1 bin! Why can't my other projects be so cheap? (Okay...the stamps, ribbons, rhinestones, and markers used in this project didn't make it so cheap...shhhh...)
The stamp sets are both Hero Arts and can both be purchased at Archivers, "Three Floral Frames" and "Easter Set".
I colored the image in with Copic Markers, YG25, YR04, Y11, and Y17. I used Memento Black ink for stamping on white linen paper.
I trimmed the image out with scissors.
I put 4 tiny rhinestones (Recollections from Michaels) in the center of the flowers.
The yellow ribbon is from Michaels. I hope they have more when I go back, or I'm in big trouble!
I hope you enjoy this little Easter Pail.

50s Theme Party Favors

Here is a Stampendous Pail I altered for my mother-in-law's 50's Party. I am making 8 of them for her guests. It was REALLY hard to find 50's-type things in the "wold of scrapbooking". I started in the stamp category. Found almost nothing. I did find some cute Elvis stamps, but was worried that might not be what they were after. So.... then I searched for die cuts. I DID find some cute die cuts, but didn't purchase them. I found a jukebox, a poodle with some hoops, and a poodle skirt. But, The Scrapbook Page was out of the poodle die cut. They did have the poodle skirt and jukebox, but I just didn't know how to make it "pop" on an altered project. Sooooo...then what did I spy? This AWESOME paper by graphic45. Oh my goodness, how I love all the graphic45 paper. It is all so gorgeous.
The other supplies I used include the "sweetest friend" stamp by Fiskars, ribbon from Michaels (wired ribbon), other skinny ribbon from The Scrapbook Page, Martha Stewart rhinestones, Stampin Up brass brad, Stampin Up flower punch (I think this particular flower punch might be retired), Multi Tags punch by McGill, SU Circle Punch, and the Spellbinders Nestie Scalloped Circles.
I hope my mother-in-law's friends enjoy their little pails.