Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Materials used: Cutie Pie paper, Zoofari Stamp set, All Holidays stamp set, watercolor crayons, a water brush, circle punches, ticket corner punch, Purely pomegranate double stitched ribbon, Bashful blue, pomegranate and so saffron card stock. The bow is a separate piece of ribbon, tied and attached with a glue dot.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
This sentiment says "something to do, something to love and something to hope for". I do love making cards! That "something to hope for" ... that list is too long to get into here! This is made with really rust cardstock as the base, layered with chocolate chip and Outlaw paper. I may have overdone it with the corner rounder, oh well. I also used Chocolate chip taffeta ribbon and some stickles on the leaves. The stem is colored with a rust marker. For the sentiment, I highlighted some of the words with the water brush and Sahara sand water color crayon. I still think this card needs something...brads, hardware, something. I think it is a little plain ... what do you think?
Stampin' Up! has put some stamps on sale! Woo Hoo I love stamps on sale!
Wishing You Cheer is 20% off ! You can click the link to view the set or flip to page 33 in your Stampin’ Up! Fall/Winter catalog. Purchase the Wishing You Cheer set this week (now through Nov 3rd) and you will receive TWO BONUS projects from me as my gift to you for purchasing the set. And a THIRD BONUS --I will trim and mount the stamps for you!
**A FABULOUS HOLIDAY STAMP SET: the 4 piece stamp set for just $11.16 ! (reg price is $13.95) Stamp images include a snowman, a holiday tree, a great sentiment and snow.
Trimmed, mounted and ready to go!
**INSPIRATION: All project supplies to make 2 cards with envelopes!
All precut and ready to be stamped and a project sheet will be included! Designs will be Jill Hilliard exclusives!
**PROJECT ADD-ON: add $12.00 to your order and I will include the following so you can make a 2 Holiday ornaments.
Chipboard ornaments make great gifts and great gift tags for your holiday packages!
-- 2 Chip board ornaments
-- 1 yard of Soft Sky ribbon
-- 4 6x6 sheets of Wintergreen designer paper (various patterns)
-- dazzling diamonds glitter
-- 2 Way Glue pen
-- basic directions to cover the ornaments
**OFFER EXPIRES NOV 3rd 2007
PRICE for Stamp Set & Inspiration: $13.00
Price for Stamp Set, Inspiration and Project Add-On: $25.00
NOTE: if you do not live near me, please add $3.00 for 1st class postage. Direct shipping is available for the stamp set only. Price is $16.25.
EMAIL ME to register for this special and for all the payment details.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I love this card! Inspiration (and some "case"ing) for this card came from Beate's Sparkly Tree's card here. She is a queen of cards I love all of her designs.
For this I used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in my 1st Tent topper card. I used the wintergreen designer paper from Stampin' Up (which is on promotion in November, email me for the details) plus always artichoke and shimmery white card stock. There is a major sparkle effect since I added more glitter to the snow. I also used Taffeta ribbon, some brads, corner rounder and the sentiment is from short and sweet. almost forgot the white gel pen!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I made this card as a result of having some Basic Grey in my house for many months with out using it. I did not want to take away for the pretty paper. In hindsight- this would have made a great sympathy card.
I used close to cocoa as the card base and layered it with CTMH garden green (an exact match) and the designer paper is Basic Grey infuse. Stamps are Fancy flexible phrases (retired) and the Oh So l=Lovely hostess set. I added some old wide brown organdy ribbon from my stash, some matching markers to give the flowers some color and pewter brads for some hardware. Yikes- 8 brads on one card was really hard for me!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
So I made this nice Popcorn slider in honor of the $350+ popcorn sales my son got as a cub scout. Not to shabby-- but shhhhhh....Mom sold most of that at work!. I am giving this to one of my co-workers that helped me out of a terrible bind...I lost the money and she was the recipient of my panic! Yes, we found the money 3 days later, nowhere near the office but this is the short version of the story.
So now she, and all my other co-workers have been waiting for the popcorn, and waiting. The pack ordered well over $13K of popcorn and they still ran out. Some will be available tonight but the rest will come as late as November 10th. Anywho, She will get this non-scout popcorn to hold her over. This was also a technique challenge on Splitcoast this week. to view it click HERE
So I have been trying to improve my photography skills, and I do believe I am challenged. I followed the advice of some other bloggers and added the white background and used natural light, etc and these pictures (yesterday's and today's) look very dark- even though the room I am is is bright and cheery. Onward- I'll keep working on it.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I will have Samples of all 16 cards at the class and pictures for those that can not attend. These cards were designed by the talented staff at Stampin’ Up! and a fellow demonstrator. The card size is 6” x 3”. They are so bright and colorful, these pictures do not do them any justice.
Price: $25.00 (includes envelopes)
DATE: Friday November 16, (8-11pm)
DATE: Saturday November 17, (12 noon - 10pm ) come anytime
PLACE: Jill Hilliard's House
Saturday, October 13, 2007
DATE: Friday November 9, (7-11pm)
DATE: Saturday November 10, (12 noon - 10pm ) come anytime
Fun & Fast Tree
Red Striped Christmas
Blue Season of Joy
There is some class "fine print": Registration & prepayment are required BY 10/30/07, since materials need to be ordered in advance. Once materials are ordered, there is a no cancel policy for these classes, all the materials are yours to complete your projects at home.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I made this as part of Another SCS challenge, using just words with designer paper. The polka dot is from Basic Greys mellow 6x6 pad. I sponged the opposite corner of the paper so it was a little more balanced as well as the sentiment scallop so the white was not so harsh.. Old Olive and Chocolate chip card stock, plus old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon. I love that wide ribbon! Mega and Giga circle scallop punched for the sentiment from the All Holidays set. Inside I stamped a Sympathy phrase. I gave this to a friend that I work with. She lost a family member this week. I am pretty sure this is not very sympathy, but she is a good friend so it will just have to do.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
This was for yesterdays featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast. HERE is the card from Sweet Miss Daisy that I chose to case (copy and selectively edit) as the challenge. Card base is very vanilla and the layers are chocolate chip and mellow moss. I stamped the mellow moss layer with a retired background stamp that looks an awful lot like background basics. The image is colored with markers in matching colors. The striped ribbon is from CTMH. The main panel is sponged with river rock around the edges and is popped up on dimensionals. the primas match the ribbon and the flowers perfectly. I am sending this to my Mom, she gave me some Gymbucks and I hit pay dirt this weekend shopping for my daughter. what fun!
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
I made these cards for a neighbor. Don't you think they turned out super cute? They are for some 4th grade book club members and her daughter that will be meeting at Halloween time.
This is the SU Haunting Halloween set that was on sale last month for $13. What a bargain! The Kitty witch is water colored with the SU watercolor crayons. I love this layout, I use it often.
This kitty witch is colored with Markers. The circle moon is the large circle from simply circles (retired). Simply circles was the very 1st ever Stampin Up set I purchased and how I met my upline. The ink for the moon is CTMH Sunflower. I sponged black onto the white to give the effect of the night sky. I tied a little ribbon on by using the slot punch to create the opening. I used the ticket corner punch on 2 of the layers. On the inside there is a white panel that says "a Haunting Halloween".
Same set but this image is water colored with the SU watercolor wonder crayons. Oval and spiral punches and some ribbon from the local craft store. I found that background paper in my many pages of designer paper.