Thursday, August 30, 2012

Summer Silhouettes

After designing a Christmas card using this layout, I decided to use the same layout.   I'm still trying to use all the new In Colors.  This is my first time to use Raspberry Ripple and  I'm liking it.  

Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS:  Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple and Old Olive
Punches:  Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack
Ribbon:  3/8" Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon [LOVE this ribbon!!!!!]
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Framelets - Labels Collection, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue, SU Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!   Judy  :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

August Tour de Freaks Go Back to School :)

It's time again for our monthly tour de Freaks blog tour!  This month the Freaks are sharing Back to School ideas.  If you've just arrived from the great  Gretchen Barron's blog, you are well on your journey.  If this is your first stop, go to the bottom of each post and click on "Click here for the next stop on the blog tour" and you will see everyone's creations.  There are seven stops this month.  Enjoy!  :)

I thought and thought and thought some more and came up with this card.  It dawned on me, this is my first ever Back to School card.  There is a first time for everything.   

The bundle of books just screamed to me... "Hi Ho Hi Ho, It's off to School We Go".  Finished!

Stamps:  Greeting Card Kids
CS:  Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Whisper White, Shimmer Champagne Glitter Paper
Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, 
         Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits. Woodgrain Embosslit, SU Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Color-copied Apple


Now for a 3D Matching Set.  On the left is a notepad with the pen attached to the front cover.  Pretty nifty! On the right is another notepad holder but with a pen and pocket inside.  On the bottom right is a bookmark with this same theme.   I love that these are black and white.  I used an alcohol based marker to color the Rhinestone Jewels a bright yellow.  They really pop and look classy in person.  These would be great for the college bound young lady to keep her notes handy and her book marked in style.   :) 

This next picture shows the notepad on the right...but opened.  It is a Notepad Holder with a Pen and Pocket inside.  I added a calendar to make it more useful and yellow rhinestones for some bling inside.  This matching set was my door prize for Stamp Camp North today.  I try to make my door prizes something hand stamped to make it more special. 

Stamps:  Mixed Bunch
CS:  Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Punch:  Blossom Punch
Accessories:  Crystal Effects, Dazzling Details, Glue Dots, Bone Folder, 5/8" Black
           Grosgrain Ribbon
Miscellaneous:  Notepads from the office supply store, Yellow alcohol-based Marker


You can head on over to the next stop, Cindy Major's blog, where you'll find great projects.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!   Judy  :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Exploding Gift Card Box- Halloween Theme

This Exploding Gift Card Box was made to sell at a craft fair last year but I wanted to make more before selling it.  I sold a couple of dozen with assorted themes., many, many months later, I am holding classes to make them...and haven't made more until now.  It is a fun and creative way to give gift cards.  Who wouldn't want one?????   :)   

Let me know if you would like to host a class.  I will hold a class with a minimum of 4 not hard to get a group a friends together for a little fun time.  These are great for birthdays, wedding gifts, Christmas, any gift giving occasion.  The class fee is $15 for the class and $7 for  each additional kit.  The class does include written directions.

 CS:  Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP:  Frightful Site [retired]  
Punch:  Two sizes of tag punches
Ribbon:  Black Grosgrain
Miscellaneous dies to match theme

Happy Stamping!   Judy  :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tag Art Fun - Distressed Backgrounds

Oh, oh, oh...I can't wait to share my tags.  At our Rubber Ducky group on Friday, Michele Templeman was in charge of our project and prepared 6 great sample tags.  We used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Shimmer Spray, Water, and stamps for all the backgrounds and main images.  We had a wet mess but had fun playing.  All of our tags started out as white card stock.  What a difference ink makes.  All of the fibers came from a wonderful yarn store we have in the Denver metro area called Showers of Flowers.  I try to stay out of there!!!!  They have tons of wonderful, wonderful yarns.  I spent hundred of dollars on fibers.  I bought so many that I had to make a Yarn Sampler with a sample of each yarn and the information about it and the price.  That way, I could go there and not re-buy the same yarn.  That's how much I have.  I LOVE all of it.  I stay away from that store!!!!  TeeHeeHee  :)

I forgot my adhesive so didn't assemble my tags until I got home.  Since I was now in my own craft room, I used some of the new Stampin' Up! Champagne & Silver Glimmer Papers, Black Card Stock, Hole Punches, Rhinestone Jewels, Dazzling Details Glitter.  The non-SU stuff included  COPIC Markers, Tim Holtz Tiny Stapler, Washi Paper.  Michele's good designs made it easy for the tags come out so nice.

Happy Stamping!    Judy  :)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Jewelry Piece with a Bird/Birdhouse Theme

Here is my latest birthday jewelry piece made for my friend, Kathy Klancic.  Her August  birthday theme was Bird/Birdhouse.  Kathy creates true treasures and works of art so I always try to give her my very best work.  I'm happy how it turned out.  I'm always a little apprehensive before I start my creations...but usually get a feeling of relief and accomplishment when my pieces are finished .  Our Rubber Ducky group keeps us stretching our creativity.  Wait until you see the beautiful jewelry piece Kathy made for my birthday this month!!!  I'll share in another post.

The piece starts with a Tim Holtz Ornate Plate.  I covered a piece of black card stock with a piece of Ecru lace and mounted it behind the oval.  I was thrilled to find these wonderful bird charms.  I added a few silver flower beads to dangle from the bottom center.  I then added some beautiful blue Cats Eye beads [I've been hoarding these wonderful beads for years] to make the piece pop.  I then added silk flowers and leaves on each side for added interest and wah-lah...the piece was done.  Kathy got many wonderful pieces.  It's always a treat to see what everyone comes up with.  This month didn't disappoint.

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)