Saturday, September 25, 2010

FS190: Hobbydujour

Here is this week's FS card based on Sallie's card {Autumn Leaf}. Sallie, aka, Hobbydujour, is a great stamper and I loved the faux frame she created with her card.

I used textured cream, made the faux frame with my scor-pal. I distressed the chocolate layer. I altered the PTI cream cardstock using red, copper and coffee glimmer mist.
The trees were stamped with dark chocolate ink on PTI cream, then spritzed with coffee glimmer mist. Here is a close up! Trees and chocolate brown layers mounted with dimensionals.

Finally, I used some brads and the sentiment from Trees with trimmings.

stamps: Trees with trimmings (PTI)
paper: textured cream, PTI cream, dark chocolate
ink: dark chocolate
misc: Brown brads, dimensionals, glimmer mist

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fs189: eberlinek

This week's card is by Kristen (SCS's Eberlinek). Her card {celebrate} was something I wanted to case this week:

I changed the colors and the stamp set! It was such a fun layout! Love it! I started with a kraft base, added a layer of chocolate and then put on a layer of avocado. The trees were stamped in avocado ink on cream paper. They were trimmed and mounted on dimensionals. They are so easy to trim! I stamped the sentiment and star with chocolate ink on kraft paper. I wrapped the sentiment tag with cream twill. I added some red, clear and green gems on the various trees. I distressed the edges of the sentiment layer.

Kraft Avocado Holiday Card:
stamps: Tree with Trimmings {Papertrey Ink, available NOW! click on sidebar link}
ink: avocado, dark chocolate
paper: kraft, cream, dark chocolate, avocado
misc: dimensionals, adhesive gems, cream twill

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Trees with Trimmings, now available...

Are you ready for your mid month shopping excursion over at Papertrey ink? The stamp set, Tree with Trimmings, is now available!

you can click on the Tree with Trimmings link box on the sidebar to go directly to the Papertrey Website link, which also has a link to the design team samples. Anytime you want to see the samples I created with my set, just click on the Trees with Trimmings cloud link on my sidebar!

Happy Shopping

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

China Photo Shoot....

Back in June, Victoria and I traveled halfway around the world (literally) to China! One of the really fun things we did was go to (our host) Yuan's friend's store one afternoon. Yuan had another friend (a famous photographer) shoot pictures of Vicky. Yuan's friend (pronounced Shu-a) dressed up Vicky and did her hair/makeup. These are some of the pictures from that day...It was nice that we had something to do that afternoon, because it was pouring rain and it was not a good day for sightseeing.

here she is getting ready. The green outfit was a long piece of satin fabric. She wrapped and tucked it so quick, it was amazing how she could turn it into a dress. Green, by the way, is Vicky's favorite color.

The next outfit was this little white dress, fit for a princess...I think she looks like an angel!

finally, the yellow dress was my favorite, so bold and beautiful!

even I got to get in on the action!

fun memories......

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sneak Peek: Trees with trimmings, day five

I just love this color combo - and it works for the holidays as well! I stamped the tree in the plum ink (I cannot wait for the new PTI inks, my inks are getting SO STINKIN DRY!). I used versamark on the plum paper with the snowflakes. That came out really nice and bold! A smidge of PTI dot basics designer paper in the spring moss, and a plum satin bow.

Do you know the drill? These fabulous ladies have more SHAZAM for the EYEBALLS!

Lisa Johnson, Alli Miles, Heather Nichols, Becky Oehlers, Dawn McVey & of course Nichole Heady

Plum Moss Holiday Card:
stamps: Tree with Trimmings {Papertrey Ink, available 9.15.10}
ink: plum pudding
paper: spring moss polka dot basics, white, plum pudding
misc: scalloped edge punch, dimensionals, satin plum ribbon

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sneak Peek: Trees with trimmings, day four

Here is a bunch of sneak peek with my latest stamp set, Trees with Trimmings.

For this first card, I used just the snowflake from the set for the "o" in Joy! I stamped it in fresh snow ink, and white it was still wet, doused it with fine glitter. The J and Y are from Outline Alphabet and the "to the world" is from Holiday Button Bits. Main image is spring rain cardstock, dry pressure embossed with the swiss dots folder. The J & Y were colored in with a white gel pen. Main image is mounted on white cardstock, scallop edge punched on the bottom, finished with a PTI gingham ribbon and a blue dew drop in the center of the snowflake.

Here is a quick and easy way to create a last minute holiday gift. These are going to be teacher gifts this year. I created some fun patterned paper with the snowflakes from the Trees with Trimmings set, using white copy paper, spring moss, ripe avocado and scarlet jewel inks. The homemade designer paper is attached to the candle with red line tape. I took a piece of scarlet jewel ribbon, attached it to the paper using more red line tape. Finally, I punched some snowflakes with the extra jumbo and super jumbo snowflake punches.

I used spring moss and ripe avocado cardstock scraps, with a small scarlet jewel button in the center of each snowflake.Finally, I created a quick card with some of the fun trees from the set. I made a nice long card (I never think of making this size)....the base is spring moss and the trees are all stamped in spring moss. The stars are pure poppy (boy is that ink pad getting dry)....and the sentiment is pure poppy. I used some poppy buttons and tied some rustic thread in the buttons!

Bet you think this is it? No WAY! Check out these other blogs for more goodies!

Lisa Johnson, Alli Miles, Heather Nichols, Becky Oehlers, Dawn McVey & of course Nichole Heady

Joy Card:
stamps: Tree with Trimmings {Papertrey Ink, available 9.15.10}, Holiday Button Bits, Outline Alphabet (PTI)
ink: fresh snow, black
paper: spring rain, white
misc: corner rounder, dimensionals, glitter, dew drop (blue), gingham ribbon (blue), scalloped edge punch

Holiday Candle:

stamps: Tree with Trimmings {Papertrey Ink, available 9.15.10}
ink: spring moss, ripe avocado, scarlet jewel
paper: spring moss, ripe avocado, white copy paper
misc: snowflake punches, scarlet jewel ribbon, scarlet jewel buttons, red line tape

Merry & Bright Card:
stamps: Tree with Trimmings {Papertrey Ink, available 9.15.10}
ink: pure poppy, spring moss
paper: spring moss, pure poppy, cream
misc: buttons, rustic thread

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sneak Peek: Trees with trimmings, day three & FS 188

This week's featured stamper is Terri, aka, Die Cut Diva! She has some fun cards to check out in her gallery, and I decided to case {Happy Birthday CAS style}. I changed the colors, theme and stamp set. I moved the sentiment to a tag too.

I haven't used enchanted evening in a long time, so I thought it would be nice to use it on tonight's card, keeping it clean and simple. I used a white base, then took a piece of enchanted evening cardstock and ran the bottom portion through a crimper. I stamped random snowflakes on the main image with enchanted evening and fresh snow ink. I alsi stamped some snowflakes on some PTI white ribbon with the enchanted evening ink. I stamped the tree on white cardstock and trimmed it out, then adhered it onto the enchanted evening piece with dimensionals. The punched tag was stamped with the sentiment and three mini snowflakes, then tied to the ribbon with rustic thread. Finally, I used some stickles on the tree to give it a little bling and a little gel pen on the tiny snowflakes on the tag.

See what Heather Nichols has going on using both of her new sets.

Lisa Johnson has even more ideas using Background Basics: Christmas.

Alli Miles is creating eyecandy using Holiday Spirit Sentiments today.

Dawn McVey has inspirational ideas with her new Color Couture download.

Nichole has a plethora of new creations on her blog too!

stamps: Trees with Trimmings {Papertrey Ink, available 9.15.10}
paper: white, enchanted evening
ink: fresh snow, enchanted evening
misc: crimper, stickles, dimensionals, PTI white grosgrain ribbon, tag punch, gel pen

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sneak Peek: Trees with trimmings, day two

Here is another sneak peek of the Trees with Trimmings set. I used some kraft cardstock with some random snowflakes stamped on the background in white ink. There is a layer of pure poppy, dry pressure embossed the snowflake folder.

I used ripe avocado ink with the tree stamp on avocado paper. I dotted the scalloped edge of the trees with white ink, then over the top of the white, I used some stickles. The main images is on dimensionals, corner rounded on one side, finished with some pure poppy buttons.

Be sure to check out other eye candy:

Alli Miles is showing us the new set, Holiday Spirit Sentiments

Lisa Johnson showing us some Background Basics: Christmas.

Heather Nichols showing us the new sets she created this month.

Becky Oehlers is showing us the new set she created called Framed.

Dawn McVey has the new Color Couture download

and finally Nichole has some fun new stuff to showcase on her blog!

stamps: Trees with Trimmings {Papertrey Ink, available 9-15-10}
paper: kraft, pure poppy, ripe avocado
ink: ripe avocado, pure poppy, white
misc: corner rounder, white gel pen, stickles, pure poppy buttons, cuttlebug folder

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sneak Peek: Trees with trimmings, day one

Welcome to the first card which I created with my stamp set. Sometimes when I get the completed set - I look at it and don't know where to begin. When I create the stamps, I usually have ideas in mind, but months later, when the final version arrives, I get flustered! This time, when I opened my set, I knew that it would be so easy to create holidays cards and altered items with it. The lines are so clean, they are easy to trim and layer. The sentiments are so petite, they fit nicely on the card, but are large enough that they don't get lost!

I used a combination of new leaf cardstock and a variety of papertrey ink designer paper (some chocolate remix and the chocolate bitty dot basics). I used a smidge of the new leaf twill and a scalloped circle punch piece of chocolate cardstock, mounted on a few dimensionals. The trees were stamped in new leaf ink on the PTI cream paper, trimmed and then mounted and layered with dimensionals and adhesive.

Stop by tomorrow to see some more sneak peeks from the set. I will take a 360* whirl with color and come up with a lighter, soft combo to showcase the set!

Be sure to stop by Nichole's blog to see what creative ideas she has in store this month!

stamps: {Trees with trimmings} Papertrey ink
paper: new leaf, cream, PTI designer paper
ink: dark chocolate, new leaf
misc: ribbon, punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Papertrey Ink Sneak Peek for Christmas!!!!

I know we haven't even trick or treated yet..... and here we are talking about making holiday cards! This set I designed is going to be a quick and easy way to mass produce a ton of holiday cards and matching gifts! You won't want to miss out on this one.....I will be starting with my sneak peeks this week - keep your eyes open for CHRISTMAS, coming soon!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

FS187: StampingOUT!

I found Emily's gallery and fell in love. I based my card on {this} card. I changed the colors and the stamp set.

I created this card with TWO of my own stamp sets {Been Boo'd} and {Get to the Point sentiments}. {you can see the full sets by clicking on the set name on the sidebar}. I used a kraft base, the corners rounded on the top on the bottom. I used a white layer with a raspberry fizz layer, stamped with the star background with raspberry fizz ink. I stamped the star with raspberry fizz ink on white cardstock, punched it with the star punch and added a black button. I used the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment from Get to the Point sentiments in black ink. I adhered some raspberry polkadot ribbon to the card, attached the star with a dimensional. I distressed the edge of the white and raspberry papers.

stamps: Been Boo'd, Get to the Point sentiments {Papertrey Ink}
ink: raspberry fizz, black
paper: raspberry fizz, white, kraft
misc: black button, PTI raspberry polkadot ribbon, dimensional, corner rounder, star punch


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