Monday, August 23, 2010

Grunge Rock Swap Card

Here is the promised pic of my most recent swap card. I love this set! My son is a future rock star, you know, so I had to have it. It's called Grunge Rock. You can order it here. It is available in clear mount and traditional wood mount. Be sure to choose me as your demo so you can get the preferred pricing.

I used the harlequin pattern Texturz Plate from Backgrounds 1 on the Basic Black cardstock. The other colors are Baja Breeze and my favorite, Cherry Cobbler! There is a grunge-y harlequin stamp on the bottom left and behind the circles, but it's hard to see in the picture.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

VC Blog Hop #4!

Welcome to my blog! After Loni's fine Beginning Blogger class, I finally have my blog on its way to looking the way I would like. At least the width is finally right!

If you have been hopping along, you should have arrived from Marisol's site, A Touch of Sol. If not, you can start at the beginning here.

This time around, I have a Decor Elements project for you. I decorated a mailbox for my sister-in-law. I like it!

Decor Elements Flower Garden (Small)
Chocolate DE Sheets
Alphabet Simple & Numbers Big Shot dies
Bone Folder or DE Applicator (I have one, but can't find it! LOL It is easier to use than a bone folder for this).
Metal mailbox from a home improvement store


1. Clean and dry the mailbox.
2. Cut pieces from DE Flower Garden
3. Rub each piece with DE Applicator per directions

4. Using blue painter's tape, position your pieces as desired.

5. Flip images up one at a time using the painter's tape as a "hinge," and slowly remove backing paper. If while you are removing the backing paper, some images do not stick to the transfer paper (on front of image) replace the backing paper and rub again with DE Applicator or bone folder. Once the image is fully stuck to the transfer paper, slowly flip the image back down into place. Rub with applicator or bone folder to adhere.

6. Mulit-colored images come in separate pieces. This makes for easier positioning and customization.

7. I cut out the numbers and letters using the Big Shot and Bigz dies. Remember to place the DE sheets face down so that your letters are not backwards!

8. Lining up the letters was a bit tricky. I'm sure there is an easier way, but I always find the hard way first. I peeled back the backing paper and laid out the letters using the grid from another transfer sheet. Then I replaced the backing, rubbed with the DE applicator, and positioned the words one at a time on the mailbox.

SU! includes directions with their DE sheets (they come in lots of colors!) so read them carefully before you start your project.

Here we have the finished product! The word "sibley" is a little crooked, but it's not too bad.

I added a little on the back, as well.

That's it! I hope you enjoyed this project. Don't be afraid to try Decor Elements!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I just might have some Blog Candy for a few of my VC friends who leave comments.

The next stop on the VC Blog Hop is Angela's site, Scrappin' for Sanity. Enjoy!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fun with New Colors

Don't you just LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Core Colors? My favorite is Cherry Cobbler. It is such a rich, gorgeous shade of red. I just made this new blog header on My Digital Studio using Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze and Basic Black. (If you already own MDS, you can get the new color updates FREE! Just click here). I love this color combo. It is on our fabulous new Color Coach. You can order your own Color Coach here or just email me!

I used this same color combo on a swap recently. I will post the card here in a few days. We have to wait to post our swaps until they are returned! Don't want to spoil the fun, you know.

What are your favorite new Core Colors? I'll have some Blog Candy for the first five responses from any of my customers. (Plus one more for a VC buddy!).


Friday, August 6, 2010

Nostalgia Stamp-a-Stack

Here are the five cards for the Nostalgia Stamp-a-Stack on Sunday, August 29th at 2PM. Why is it nostalgic? Because we're using retired card stock colors and some retired stamps, too. Cards are $1 each, including the envelope. Just let me know how many of each you'd like to make. So we're all on the same page, let's call them (from top left) Purple Flower card, Rust Flower card, Deer card, Rainbow card, Teal Flower card. You can click on the picture to see it larger.

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The first three people to sign up for this class and choose 15 or more cards will get two cards free!

Also on this day, I am holding a Rubber Rummage Sale! I will be selling lots of retired stamp sets, as well as some retired card stock and accessories. Prices will start at $5 for accessories, and just coins for single sheets of card stock. Sales runs from 2-5PM.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August Birthday Card Bonanza

Here is this month's card for Birthday Card Bonanza. Greeting can be changed to fit your needs. Join us on Friday, August 6th at 7PM. Cost is $1 per card, as always. Just let me know how many you'd like to make.

Stay after class for Stamp Night!