Monday, May 31, 2010

A challenge to be Wicked!

There are many, many challenges out there to help spur our creativity. This challenge was to use one of the soon to be retired colors, Dusty Durango. I also used Rich Razzleberry and some of the cottage wall Designer paper. The stamp set is named Awash with Flowers will be in the new catalog when it is released on July 1st. Thanks for looking and a special thank you to all the service men/women for protecting the freedoms that we enjoy daily!

Monday, May 24, 2010

graduation gift card holders

It's graduation time again! My co-worker needed some gift card holders, so I used the My Digital Studio softare to type in the name of the school and the class year, chose the color ink I needed to match the stamped images, copied and pasted and viola - a gift card holder! I printed a full sheet of paper and then used my Sizzix gift card holder die to cut them out. The stamped graduation caps are from the new set called Go, Graduate (Wood Mount $19.95 or Clear Mount $14.95) from the Summer Mini. Here's the inside of the holder. The gift card goes in the little pocket on the right. Here's the whole stack of them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Digital Studio - Clear Mount DVD case insert

Today I have a fun MDS project to share! I've decided not to wood mount these stamps and instead, I'm storing them in one of Stampin' Up's! new plastic DVD style case. They all fit into one slim case - LOVE IT! The new clear mount stamps you get from Stampin' Up! come in these cases and have a great insert that shows the stamp images on the front and down the spine, so I created my own insert. I can't take all the credit though, I've seen some done on blogs and such, but I did import all my own images, and create my own margins, so I guess it's kinda mine, lol!Here is my first whack at it! I really was pretty easy once you fool with the margins and stuff. Now I have a template I can use for any future sets I decide to unmount. What do you think?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

doodle factory creatures

Today I have some cards that I made for a friend. She has the same goofy sense of humor as I do, so I know she'll love these kinda "off-color" cards. Please stop reading if you are easily offended!

I made a group of 10 cards using the Doodle Factory Critters (I and II). This first card features Zed who is new. I just love these little guys and I wish that I had gotten the whole new set at the recent stamping expo.

The inside of this card reads "may the simple pleasures be yours today and throughout the coming year". Don't cha just love him... he even has a little green fun flock booger :)

This is Snargle, I like him as he can be for a man or a woman!

The inside of this card reads: "I just wanted to give you a reason to celebrate a little longer" Happy Belated Birthday.
And below is the whole set of cards. They are all birthday cards and will be a birthday present for my goofy friend, lol! I hope you can click the picture to see them in detail.
And here's a shot of my workspace after my 10 cards in one day frenzy. Why do I always seem to end up with only 6 inches of space to work in...
Gotta go clean up the Rubber Room now! Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Red, White and Blue Wheel

Do you ever look at the wheels in the catalog and think, they're cute, but I never use the wheels once I have them. ME TOO! I've recently decided that I will not be afraid and I will cut apart my wheels....yes, CUT APART!!! I know it sounds scary, but look what can come of it! This is a card I made for a Summer Mini Catalog swap. It features the Red, White and Blue Jumbo wheel from the new Summer Mini. Below is a picture of the wheel cut apart, and stored in a CD case (although I may change to a SU DVD case now). This is the "inside" of the card. See the back of the star now? That is done using the movers and shapers die and the "half-cut ornament window" technique as shown on Dawn Olchefske's youtube channel. Cool, huh?

The jumbo wheel was carefully cut apart, tombo mono-multi adhesive applied and allowed to dry and then I just use these stamps on my clear blocks. I can even put them all back together (I'm good at puzzles, lol) on a large block if I want the "wheel" affect again. Another cool, huh?

Thanks for stopping by! I'll post my other swap card featuring Tropical Party tomorrow.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

WNY Spring Fest 2010 pictures

If you follow my blog, you probably remember me saying how excited I was to be able to attend the 3rd annual WNY (Western NY) Spring Fest held in Buffalo on May 1, 2010. This is a wonderful event, hosted by Tracy Harp. This year was the biggest year yet with over 100 stampers registering!! We were to make a "shoebox" project for our assigned table. A shoebox project is where you provide and cut all the materials for everyone at your table (usually 8-10) to make your project. Once you are at your assigned table, the projects get passed around and everyone does everyone else's project!... Fun Stuff!!!! This was my shoebox project. It features the Totally Tess set that was available in the Ocassions Mini. The sentiment on the panel reads "My husband told me if I'm gone one more night stamping, he'd leave me.... I'll miss him!" As part of the WNY Spring Fest, you are asked to sign up for at least one swap as well as bring a shoebox project. I signed up for the 6 x 6 recipe swap and the ATC (artist trading card) swap. I had to make 36 recipes....

And 32 ATC's...

I have some other pics from the day itself that I'll post over the next couple of days. Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, May 7, 2010

From invitaiton to card.....

When we have a wedding to attend, I really like to take the couple's wedding invitation and use pieces and parts to make their wedding card out of. Recently, we received this invitation to a wedding.....

I did some creative cutting, punching and stamping and this is what I came up with for the wedding card. It is a gatefold card with a "belly band". The black swirls are embossed and have tiny crystals on some of the dots. I also added two bigger crystals on the blue "A" mat after taking the picture. Their names are punched from the invitation with the word window punch and adhered to the front of the card.Here is the inside of the card. Again, the black is embossed. I realized after I was all done, that I didn't incorporate the ribbon at all.... maybe I can find a spot for it on the envelope. At least I know they will like the colors as they picked them, lol!