Thursday, September 27, 2012

Anything but a Card: Paper Pumpkins

I have been in a Fall sorta crafting mood and I decided to try to make these paper pumpkins once again.   I found myself on looking on pinterest, in old Stampin' Connection magazines, and in Better Homes and Garden when I came across instructions for a 2 in 1 paper pumpkin.   I hate directions without a video tutorial, so it took me several attempts to get my pumpkin (pictured above) to come out just right.    So, here's how I did it: 
Pumpkin 1 (outside) 10- 14 strips of Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!
size 1/2" x 8"
Pumpkin 2: 14 strips of dsp   1/2" x 7"
2 brads and a strip of green paper curled.
The 2 pumpkins are attached at the top and bottom.  I started with the inside pumpkin (black) and alternated the strips (so I wouldn't have to adjust them again) with the brad facing me (easier to put it together) then I repeated the process again with the out side pumpkin (orange).  Then, I curled a scrap piece for the stem and used the same brad holding all the paper.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Halloween Projects

"Frankie" is hanging on my Halloween tree I made using dead branches and black spray paint. Couldn't spend $24.95 on a pre-made tree from the craft store, so I made it myself. I'm still in the process of making a mummy, ghost, and black cat to hang on it.  I'll try to get a better view of the entire tree when everything is all done.
I was asked to make "Frankie" into an invitation for a soon to be 5 year old's  October birthday party.  I was given the picture and he was originally a box. He is two pieces. Old Olive face and basic black back. The card swivels open with a brad hidden under his hair.
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black
Top Note Die and Web embossing Folder
1 1/4" Circle Punch and Tab Punch
Black ribbon and snail
black glitter spray

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Are You Ready for Fall?

I'm not quite ready for cold weather yet and luckily its been in the low 80's during the day.  I am ready to stamp, craft, and decorate for Halloween.  I have been working on several things this week:  Frankenstein invitations, Halloween tree, album on MDS2, and other fun crafts.  My preschoolers are going crazy over the fall leaves I have around the mantle and the little vampire soap bottle in the bathroom.  When I finish my tree decorations and everything is complete , I will upload pictures.

  What are you working on?  Please feel free to share your fall/ Halloween ideas. Happy Stamping! :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

LNS Challenge 190 One Layer Wow

Here's a one layered card I made for LNS Challenge 190.   With all the excitement of layers upon layers and lots of glitz, this card was a bit of a challenge in itself.   How can I make a card that can "POP" with just one layer?   Multicolor ink and Paint!  ( its very hard to see the paint but it is there)

                             Supplies:   Whisper White Cardstock
                             Stamp Set: Postage Due (p. 108)
                             Ink:  Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Pacific Point
                             Embellishments:  Frost White Shimmer Paint
                             Accessories: sponges

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Layered Card using MDS2

Here's a layered card I made using My Digital Studio 2.  My inspiration for this came from a card I received during a swap at Denver Regionals.  Her card was physically stamped, which I haven't figures out exactly how to do quite as nice as hers but I had no problem on the computer  < go figure :)  > .
 I used Lucky Limeade and Whisper White as my layers then colored in the flowers using Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade, and Crushed Curry.  I think this turned out well and pretty amazing if I say so my self.   Tell me what you think. Thanks for Looking and Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Paper Craft Crew Challenge Sketch 007

Here's a card for the PCCCS 007 challenge I made using MDS2.   I used traditional holiday colors.

                                              Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, and Old Olive Cardstock
                                              Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, & Old Olive
                                               Bright Hopes Stamp Brush Set
                                              Very Merry Twenty Five Designer Tags

You can see the challenge layout here:

Happy Stampin and thanks for looking!!!!

MDS2-Lego Birthday Card

Here's the Lego birthday card I made for my nephew using the FREE MDS2 download.  This was my first successful attempt at actually printing out the cards I have made using digital.   Like I said in an earlier post, I have the original MDS but never figured it out until a few days ago after the presentation at Regionals.   The tutorials help too.  I'm still a stampin' gal and like to get my hands dirty and glitter everywhere but this program will be especially useful when I put my daycare/ preschool albums together.  Thanks for Looking and Enjoy... Happy Stampin :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My Digital Studio

I've been "playing" with MDS2.  I was able to download Stampin' Up!'s new digital content for FREE and I have it to use for 30 days. (with NO commitment) After the last few days,  I'm pretty sure I will be purchasing the new content sooner than later.

The reason I am so excited, is that I thought going "digital" was OK ( I do have the original MDS and have used it on the computer but not done anything with what I have created) until the presentation at Regionals. We, ( everyone there) got a short but very educational presentation and view of what the new MDS2 can do.  So,I actually sat down and watched  tutorials on the " how tos"  to help me make sense of what I couldn't figure out by myself then applied it to my projects. Within minutes, I had an awesome Lego card for my nephew along with some subway art I saw on Pinterest.

Be on the look out, I will be posting some things I have created with MDS2 over the next couple of days!  Happy Stamping!!! even if your computer helps :)

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Monday, September 10, 2012

More 3D Art

Here are two card boxes full of cards.  It was so AWESOME to see so many ideas at regionals and then to be part of such a wonderful swap made it more exciting. I did kind of feel bad about just having my animal purses for the swap. ( I forgot to fill them with treats). Lesson learned and I will be more prepared if I get to attend convention or another regionals. I will have more than 50 cards to exchange and participate in more organized swaps.

3D exchange Art I received

Here is another wonderful gift I received during the 3D swap at lunch.  I've always thought about making my own tile decor but never knew how or what to do and was too afraid to just jump in and get it done.  This Christmas tile decor inspires me to TRY this technique soon.  

Here's a cute little embossed kraft boxed filled with stamped shortbread cookies and a little mummy. Simply adorable and another great idea for a teacher gift or for a child's party.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Denver Regionals!!!

Oh my what a wonderful day  I had at Denver Regionals!!!!!   I almost didn't make it today because I wasn't feeling well last night. After going to bed REAL early and getting up @ 6 am to be out the door on time I met so many WONDERFUL people including Shelli Garner (CEO and CO Founder of SU) and of course Sherril from Late Nite Stampers.   This was my FIRST time to ever attend a Stampin' Up! Regional event and it was unbelievable.  We ( the 400 'friends') there had the opportunity to learn new techniques, business info, win PRize Partrol PRIZES, and had lots of fun.  The make-n-takes and card exchanges were the best.   I will be posting my favorite SWAPS and WOWS that I received and pictures frpm Regionals over the next couple days!   Happy Stamping!!!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Fall Ya'll

Here's a cute little card I made after working on some Halloween Birthday Invitations for my Dazzlin' Kraftin' Diva and Downline- Yadi. ( Pictures of the Invite will come after they are complete.) It got me into a Fall Mood so I've been in a crafty mode. I was also planning to use this card in my fall banner for my preschool.

I should be getting ready for Denver Regionals tomorrow, as my reindeer purses are still missing eyes and noses, which I'm hoping to finish tonight.

                                             Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi
                                             Ink: Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi
                                             Techniques: Embossing Folder and Framelits

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Shimmering Candy Canes

Happy Wednesday Everyone, Hope you are Having A Wonderful Day! Here is a cute little card I made for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Class. Thanks for Looking!
Stamp Set:  Word Play
Cardstock:  Real Red, Old Olive, & Whisper White
DSP:  Storytime
Red Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Strip
Decorative Label Punch, Crystel Effects,
Silver Glass Shimmering Glitter
Holiday Collections Framelit Dies 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Back to Spool Time !!!!!

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Happy Labor Day!!

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.  Our plans got cancelled last minute due to a 24 hour bug.   So while everyone was relaxing,  I've been last minute prepping for Denver Regionals, trying to make sure I have all my swaps done.   Check back later this week for more card posts. Thanks for looking and Happy Stamping!!!!