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Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Friend Cajun Craze

Happy Saturday morning everyone!

Today's post came from a hostess gift I gave my latest hostess.  It is a simple card and it can be tweaked any way you want for any type of card.  For the main image on this card, I used a clear block from the blocks you use fro you clear mount stamps. I inked up and placed it on the card stock.  Then I took a stamp and stamped the image in the clear block image.  Then I used my simply score board to "frame" my image.  It is a very quick and easy card.  I hope you like it!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: My Friend
Ink: Cajun Craze and Early Espresso
Paper: Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla
Tool: Simply Score Board and Clear Block

Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hand- Penned Holiday Present

Hi Stampers!

Today's post was a lot of fun...I saw this technique on someone's blog but I have not been able to remember who's it was. But I thank them for the idea.  I took the new Silver Glimmer Paper, an aqua painter, and an ink refiller to change the color.  You have to use your aqua painter to paint on the ink.  I realized that you have to use the darker colors to be able to see a big change in the paper. I hope you like it!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Hand-Penned Holiday
Ink: Island Indigo
Paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White, and Silver Glimmer Paper
Tools: Aqua Painter, Hand Held Hole Punch, Ink Refill, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch,
Accessories: Silver Mini Brad, White Baker Twine, and Mini Jingle Bells

Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Stampin'

Friday, November 4, 2011

Gently Falling with Hand-Penned Holidays

Morning Stampers!

Just as I thought I was going to get started blogging again, my youngest child came down with croup and my oldest child and I are catching it or something else.  Having a house full of sick people is not fun! Can't wait until we all feel better again!

Today's post is a gift I gave my hostesses at my last workshop...  I made 4 cards and a 3D item.  You will see one card and the 3D item now and I will post the rest later. On both the card and Candle I stamped the leaves from the Gently Falling Stamp Set and then I used Crystal Effects on them.  Then I cut them out and applied them to both the card and candle.  On the candle I used the Spice Cake Designer Fabric to wrap it up with. I love the new Designer Fabrics for wrapping up gifts.

 I hope you like them!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, Hand-Penned Holidays
Ink: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake
Paper: Pool Party, DSP Spice Cake, and Early Espresso
Accessories: Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim, Antique Brads, and Spice Cake Designer Fabric
Tools: Crystals Effects, Paper Snips

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 20011

I'm Back.....

I hope you all are doing great!  Life has kept me really busy for the summer at our ranch in northern New Mexico.  I decided to share with you my family's Halloween 2011 pictures. Austin is Cad Bane (the one with the blue face) from Star Wars, and Mason, the Darth Maul (the one in red), came down with Croup Halloween morning and fought me on going trick or treating. So I told him that we could go for a little bit....Halloween only comes once a year!  He was so warn out when we got home that he went straight to bed at 6:30.  And he is still not feeling good!

I had a workshop over the weekend and this is the treat that I gave all the ladies that attended.  Hope you like my version of the witches broom!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Eat Drink and Be Scary (Retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Rich Razzelberry, and Wicked Fun Speciality Paper (Retired)
Accessories: Black Taffeta Ribbon, 1 X 8 Cellophane Bag, brown paper bag, Spider Ring and Candy
Tools: Simply Scoring Tool, 1 3/4 X 7/8 Oval Punch, 1 3/8 X 5/8 Oval Punch, Petite Pennants Builder, Large and X-Large Tag Punch.

I hope you like it!

Happy Stampin,