Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Technique card for march club - SWIPED!

had the ladies learn the Baby Wipe Swipe technique.  I wanted a fun masculine card and chose the colors Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie.The sets I used wereLook Who's Turning and a Sale-a-Bration set that you can earn for FREE - Punch Bunch.  I had to use this little owl - he is just so cute!

I always love showing how you can make your own patterned paper or backgrounds with stamps or other simple things. 

I was super excited when I realized that I could use this card for a bunch of birthdays in my family this year!  It is fun to use this set to spotlight the age of the receiver, and I seriously searched my birthday list to see if I had any 12 year olds, 23 year olds, 34 year olds... etc  I was THRILLED to see that I have a set of nieces and nephew who are turning 34!!!!  Guess what card THEY are getting?!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Easter Box

I had the ladies at our March club make this adorable Easter box.  It used the Fancy Favor box die for the Big Shot.  Have I told you how much I love that tool?????  I have a hard time NOT using it every time I create.  This was another punch art sample for them.  The bunny was easy - I took a few minutes on the the Stampin' Up! demonstrator only group, Stampin' Connection, and came up with some ideas to get my mojo going for this cute bunny.  I can't give credit to any one person - but to MANY- I think I took bits and peices of about 5 samples, and then did my own thing to make it perfect. 

The box was made with Bashful Blue CS and accented with Blushing Bride for the punch tag and Pear Pizzazz for the ribbon.  The trim on the top of the box was made with Springtime Vogue DSP cut out with the same Fancy Favor Box die.  The handle was from the extra piece left over after cutting out the box.  The Easter Wishes stamp comes from a wonderful holiday set - ALL HOLIDAYS. 

The punches used were Full Heart, 2 3/8" scallop circle, 1 3/8" x 5/8" oval, 1 3/4" x 7/8" oval, and the eyes were from the 2 Step Owl punch.  The edges were all chalked with Pretty in Pink chalk and I highlighted the eyes with the fabulous White Signo gel pen!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ecclectic Stamp club

March is a fun month - fast, but fun. Annette was our hostess and she wanted to make a scrapbook page.  I wanted to spotlight an Easter gift and of course we have our technique card and birthday card.  SOOOO what resulted was a wonderful mix of fun!  I want to share the scrapbook layout first since i was sort of of a scrapbook roll in my earlier posts. 

This layout didn't really use much stamping (just the sentiment in fact) however, I have wanted to kick up the punch art with the ladies, so this was a wonderful example.  They punched the Easter chick and voila!  Super cute layout!
The colors were inspired by the wonderful Springtime Vintage DSP.  I love this paper and will be so sad when it retires after April 30.  Rose Red and Always Artichoke are a great combination.  The chick was punched out of Daffodil Delight with the 1 3/4" scallop circle, 2" x 1 3/8" oval punch, snowflake punch, 2 Step Owl punch and the 5 Petal Flower punch.  I chalked the edges with Pumpkin Pie chalk to give it some dimension.  I CASEd a card I received at Stampin' UP! Regional convention in 2010 to make this element.     The sentiment was punched out and added.  Rose Red Seam Binding ribbon adds just a special touch to the Scallop Trim border punched strip

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wheeling Easy - part 2!

The second layout was inspired by my musical children.  They love music and all have chosen some sort of music to learn - James plays saxophone- alto and tenor. He owns 3 of them!  Nathan is our beat keeper - drummer.  He will bang on everything.  I suppose Africa was a GREAT place for him to serve his mission.  Michelle has a great set of her own portable pipes.  She can rock anywhere with her angelic voice.  Nick covers it all - he plays trumpet, picked up French Horn this year and sings tenor as well! 

So in honor of my musical children - voila!  A traditional elegant black and red layout was born.  I made my own patterned paper with the Baroque Motifs stamp set (my HUGE 'go to' set). The wheel on this one was Music Notes. 

I love the simple elgance of this layout.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wheeling Easy!

I had a great scrapbook class for Feburary and particually loved one set of pages.  I think one of the best tools around to make simple fun pages is the Stampin' Up wheels.  They are so easy to use, and make quick accents and patterns.  The two sets of pages from the scrapbook class for February showcased them. 

The first set was a birthday layout.  I used the colors Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and So Saffron.  The most adorable cupcakes were made with the fabulous set Create a Cupcake.  I used builder wheels on this page - Birthdays and Candle Crazy. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

birthday cards in MDS

Ok, so I got busy and didn't get you the last few posts about My Digital Studio.  However, today's MDS tip is one that is a great time saver!  I don't know if you are like me and end up forgetting birthdays until the DAY!  I am so bad at that!  Well, with My Digital Studio you don't have to look like a heel for forgetting - all you need is an email and your digital designed paper project!

Here is an example that I have been emailing or posting to facebook  lately. I used a template that comes with the software and tweaked id a bit to make it my own.  The origional had a different sentiment and I changed one of the flowers.  It took me just a few minutes to change it up to personalize it for my friends!

Just one more reason why YOU need a copy of My Digital Studio.  CONTACT me to get yours today!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stamp a Stack - February

here are some fun cards that we made at February's Stamp-a-stack.  The first is my favorite.  It uses a Sale A Bration set - Punch Bunch.  I had seen several cards with bows made from the small and large oval punches.This is a hinge card and it has a little card hiding inside.  The colors were inspired by the Celebration DSP - Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, and Pacific Point. 

The second card was all about the chocolate!  it was fun to use the new Occaisions mini catalog set Eat Chocolate.  I also used Daffodil Delight 3/8" taffeta ribbon and the sweet stitches buttons.  The colors were Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso.

the fun card was inspired by a fellow demonstrator - Holly at InkPaperStamps.  I had envisioned an ice cream cone, but had a difficult time getting it small enough to make a card.  She saved the day with her idea for making it a card on it's own!  THANK YOU!

 This last card was one that came into my mind after i saw a card posted somewhere (sorry I don't' remember where)  I used Vintage Vogue as my stamps, Pear Pizzaz, Not Quite Navy and Peach Parfait were the colors.  The knot is made with the In Color poly stitched ribbon.
Here are the fun cards we did at February's stamp a stack -