Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Shrinky Dink Flower

Did you ever play with Shrinky Dinks as a child? Well, I decided to try stamping this great flower from the Flower Fest stamp set in the summer mini. I sanded the plastic first, then stamped the image in black stays-on ink. I colored it in with permanent markers, punched it out, and shrunk it down with my heat tool. It gets so small and sturdy. I think it is a fun touch for this card. I am planning to try more of these and maybe even make some earrings or pins. I may try some crystal effects on them to give them a glossy shine. Since this stamp set has many images that can be colored in and punched out, I will have a lot of fun doing this.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Crystal Effects Bird

The bird was created by stamping several colors on one area, punched out, and then crystal effects was applied and allowed to dry. It gives the bird a shiny, raised appearance which goes well with the rhinestones in the lower left area of the card. The bird stamp is from the Punch Potpourri Hostess Stamp set. (the time to earn this set is running out, it is only available until June 30th)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Surfin' USA

I made this hybrid card using My Digital Studio. I just love how I can make the surfboards any color I want, and make them any size I want. I am planning to send this to a brother-in-law in Australia for his birthday.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Monogram Cards

I have been playing around with some ideas for cards lately, and this is one of my more recent creations. I got this alphabet set by earning it free from my sale-a-bration sales! The designer series paper is called Beyond the Garden. The lacy doily is a sizzix sizzlits die, but everything else is Stampin' Up. Don't you just love the color Marina Mist? I tried 3 different looks. Which one is your favorite?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Chinese Lanterns

I got a new die recently which makes creating these lanterns a breeze! I can put a battery-powered votive candle in the little one, and it fits just perfectly! This will be so fun for parties and celebrations!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Birthday card for my Father-in-Law

I created this pop-up birthday card for my Father-in-Law. I know he will enjoy it. His wife is also very creative and shows him all sorts of amazing projects!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Card #4 for Spring Stamp Camp

This is our final card for the stamp camp. I have several options for the greeting on this card. I edged the Night of Navy circle with versamark and then embossed with gold. It gives it a very rich look.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Card #3 for Spring Stamp Camp

Here is another card for our stamp camp. As you can see, the Newsprint DSP can be placed on the right or left side of the card to give a different effect.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Card #2 for Spring Stamp Camp

Stamp Camp attendees will have a few options on how they create this card. I have some different greetings for the top portion of this card. Maybe I can share the styles that they choose after the camp.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Card #1 for Spring Stamp Camp

This is the first card we will be making at my Spring Stamp Camp this Sunday. We will be making 2 each of 4 styles of cards. Each person will have the option on the greeting for the card.
I used the Ornate Blossom, Friends Never Fade, and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets. Colors used are Daffodil Delight and Peach Parfait. I used Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper. The Ornate Blossom is embossed with gold and cut out.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Another MDS owl card

Another My Digital Studio Owl Card. Enjoy!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Stamp 'n Chat Card

This is my card for our monthly Demonstrator Stamp 'n Chat. I used the new Flower Garden Textured Impressions embossing folder from the Summer Mini catalog. The stamps used were from the Bold Blossom stamp set, also in the Summer Mini catalog. The colors used here are Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, and Not Quite Navy.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Digital Studio Owl Card

I have been having a lot of fun with My Digital Studio. This cute owl was created using the software. What I like is that I can make the owl any size I want, as well as any color I want. Then it is so easy to print my creation and just layer it onto a card. I can also have it printed up by Stampin' Up if I want, and can have the inside printed however I like.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Ronald McDonald Project

This is a sample of a card I did yesterday at the Ronald McDonald House.
Wishing all mothers a very Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Celebrate Dachshund Style

Isn't this just the cutest ever? This card is celebrating our little Dachshund, Emma. Her birthday is today and she is 7 years old. It is hard to believe that is possible. She is such a sweetheart.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Summer Mini is here!

The Summer Mini is here! Contact me for a copy or click on the above image to go directly to the catalog.
There are some new and fun items. Let me know if you would like to place an order, or go directly to my Stampin' Up website to place an online order.