Monday, February 23, 2009

SCS Gathering in Maine, NY - Shoebox Project

This was my contribution for the shoebox swap (see previous post) at the recent SCS CNY gathering in Maine, NY. I was unwrapping (no, not eating, just hershey kisses one day and had a lightbulb moment - The wrapper could be a saw blade! So I stamped the saw onto the wrapper and then stamped the saw again onto the kraft piece of cardstock. I cut out the metallic saw blade and glued it to the kraft piece. Everything else on this card is pretty self-explanatory, but if you have any questions, feel free to post them and I'll answer ya!! THanks for stopping in!

CNY SCS Gatheirng in Maine, NY - Demo Quality Swap

I recently attended a gathering of Central and Southern Tier NY'ers in Maine, NY. We routinely gather to swap cards, atc's (Artist Trading Cards), Recipie Swaps and stamp together making shoebox projects. A shoebox project is where everyone brings enough pre-cut supplies for the other people at their table to make their project. I participated in the Demo Quality Swap. In this swap, your whole cardfront had to be completely current SU supplies. I called my offering Quilted Tarts. I started by cutting a piece of creamy carmel paper to 4 x 5 and then adhering coordinating 1" pieces to it. I chose Raspberry Tart Designer paper as it's my new favorite and because I knew it would all match and I wouldn't have to worry about that part. After the 4 x 5 piece was covered with 1" square of DP, I ran it through my top note die, then through the big shot again using the new SU texture plate called damask. I adhered the top note piece to a mat of pink pirouette which I had pierced with my pokey poke and the mat pack. Then I stamped thank you using a stamp from the cute and curly set and punched it out with the curly label punch and attached a "button" I had previously die cut using the Buttons #5 sizlet and covered with crystal effects and let dry. The whole card was then attached to a kiwi kiss base. I repeated this 12 times and viola a Demo Quality swap!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

what do I do with those watercolor wonder crayons?

That's what this month's DIVA hostess wanted to know.... so I ordered some (yes, I don't have EVERYTHING) and got to work. I'll be honest, I had a bit of a hard time achieving a look that I really liked. This card doesn't show very well, but the flowers are pretty IRL. To get these flowers, I first spritzed my inspired by nature stamp with water, then colored directly onto the stamp with the crayons, spritzed again a couple of times and stamped onto very vanilla cardstock. I'd seen a card much like this on SCS and decided to try it to see if it would work for my DIVA's. I hope they like it, as it's the card we will be doing friday night. We will also color with the crayons directly onto the paper and pick up color from the end of the crayon with an aqua brush. The card is called a tent topper and the base is cut to 4 1/4 x 8 1/2, then folded to make a 4 1/4 inch square. Then you make your focal image any size and shape you want and use a finished card or an envelope to determine placement onto your card base.... KWIM? Thanks for stopping by my rubber room today!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A happy Heart birthday card

Man! Has it really been 10 days since my last post? I'm sorry I'm not a better blogger :( Today I wanted to share a picture of the 2nd card we did at last week's workshop. The girls liked it and it was a nice workshop card as it is not difficult at all. The card base is pink pirouette and also used is chocolate chip (punched with the new eyelet scalloped border), riding hood red and whisper white. The dandelions are stamped with pink pirouette and riding hood red progressively. Progressive stamping is when you ink the stamp and stamp it full strength, then stamp again without reinking. You get varying shades of matching color this way.... very easy! Well, anyway, hope you like today's card. I'm working on a video tour of the rubber room, but first I need to clean it! Happy Valentines Day - hug someone!

Monday, February 2, 2009

happy heart day!

Hi there! I can't believe it's February already - seriously, where does the time go? I love valentines day since being married - no pressure to find a valentine or feeling like a loser without one, but instead just a nice opportunity to tell (and show... if you're not to tired) your valentine how much you love him. I'm very lucky to have such a great valentine - those who know him, know he's great and he is. There, the telling part is done :)

Anyhoo... here's a card I made tonight. This may be a make and take project for an upcoming workshop. It uses lots of new products including the SU exclusive texturz plate (on the pink pirouette piece), the new 3 heart and eyelet border punches and the A Happy Heart set that made it into the big catty from the mini (yeah!). Thanks for stopping in today and Happy Heart Day - hugs!