Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Val's bday card

My wonderful friend Valerie had a birthday last week so I had to make her a pink hatter card. I inked up my Stampin'Up! texture plates for the background. I love the effect! Also used the scallop #2 die, and coluzzle circle for this card. I think the stamp set is Hattitude.
~ Charlotte

Shamrock projects for you to do without St. Patty's stampsets

So here are a few shamrock projects w/out using shamrock stamps.
My card is made with Kiwi Kiss & Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the "clover leaves" with the Sale A Bration Polka Dots heart. I used versamark and white embossing powder. Then popped out those images with the new Full Heart punch. I stamped the 5 petal flower image from the samp stamp set and punched out the middle with the 1/2" circle and adhered it to a build a brad. The lucky definition came from Define Your Life stamp set. I finished it up with the Kiwi Kiss ribbon.

The second project here was a share from another demo. I am planning to make a bunch of these for my son's kindergarten class.

This little bag was made with the Bigz Top Note Die. The stamp set is Love You Much. The coordinating punch I used for the little hearts is called Heart to Heart punch. I also punched out the scallop with our fabulous Scallop punch and used my Crop-o-dile to punch out the scallops. I tied it all together with our organza ribbon in Whisper White.
Have a great day! The weather is warm here, I hope it is nice in your neck of the woods as well.

Cheep Talk with a Good Friend

I have to give a shout out to my girl Val! She had a workshop for me and we made 7 sets of these adorable projects with the Cheep Talk & Good Friend stamp sets!
The first project is a hanging box. This project originated at Leadership this year. I don't have a downline to qualify to go, but my upline brought the projects back to share with all her girls up here in Colorado Springs. Thanks Kimberly!
The designer paper used in all these projects is Good Morning Sunshine. The birds are from the Onboard So Tweet chipboard kit. There are enough in the package to make 8 of these purses and more! Scroll down to see what other chipboard pieces we used from this kit.

This tweet little card was another project we did. I really love how it turned out. After putting the above box together, we really needed something quick and cute!
The owl below comes from the Onboard So Tweet chipboard. There are also eight of him in the pack. We took our Versamark pads and stamped the scallop stamp from the Polka Dots Sale A Bration set and stamped him all over the owl, then we took our chalk pastels and a q-tip and colored him. The effect is just striking!
On the last card I wanted to do something with the Sale A Bration ribbon and the wonderful Good Morning Sunshine DSP. I really love how this card turned out especially.
I hope you enjoy these projects as much as we did making them on Sunday! Have a great afternoon.
Charlotte :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

What's your sign?

I went to my upline's meeting last week and we were challenged to bring our own signs to share with other demos what you can make with your wonderful Stampin'Up! products.
My sister-in-law is pregnant with her first baby and they don't know if it is a boy or girl yet, so I decided to try creating a "neutral" looking baby sign for the baby out of the Sale A Bration paper pack and ribbon bundle. I also used the Bigz Scallop #2 die, some Jumbo Eyelets, and the Sizzix Serif Essentials Alphabet.
Valentine's Day was yesterday, so I made my lovely "L-O-V-E" sign with paper from the Candy Lane pack, Bigz Scallop #2, jumbo eyelets, Serif Essentials alpha, and the Bird w/ Leaves & Flower Die that I ran thru my Big Shot with chipboard to make it more durable. I used a half pearl and took a stone from one of the brads in the Pretties kit and used a small glue dot to stick them on the bird. Lastly I applied Irridecent Ice to the bird and scratched some off with my finger and sponged around the bird with Riding Hood Red ink. I really love how it turned out!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day! a little late but worth it...

My week has been a bit crazy... my hubby had been TDY all week and my DS Tommy was sick with Pink Eye and missed school on Monday & Tuesday. So I got off to a really late start making some goodies for his Kindergarten teacher's gifts at the Valentine party on Thursday. I used a cute little mailbox, found at the Target Dollar Spot for $1. I used some new Stampin' Up Raspberry Tart designer series paper because it is so pretty and Tommy's teacher loves green!

For cardstock on the front of the mailbox I used Rose Red and Kiwi Kiss w/ Whisper White. The tic tac toe image came from the "A Happy Heart" stamp set. The heart on the side of the mail box came from the "Love You Much" stamp set. The pair of birds on one of the cards below also belongs to this set. The #1 on the flag is from "Sporting" stamp set. Tommy thinks his teacher is #1, so I had to incorporate that in my design ;)
All the cards featured are 3x3's. Two are cut in Kiwi Kiss and the other is Cameo Coral. I used Versa Mark and Stampin' Pastels on the flower on the Cameo Coral card along with Raspberry Tart DSP. I think they turned out beautifully. Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day! My sweetheart bought me a purple ipod. I plan to use it alot to keep me moving in my Stamp room.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sale A Bration online swap card

This is my 1st completed Sale A Bration swap card. I am a member of an online group and I wanted to participate in this swap in particular because I am planning a big event and need ideas besides my own. I really love Riding Hood Red cardstock and Elegant Eggplant, so I put them together and I think this is really a WOW kind of card. I used Versamark on the Polka Dot background stamp on the Riding Hood Red card stock. I think ran my Scallop #2 die thru the Big Shot with Brushed Silver paper. I used two Sale A Bration stamp sets, Polka Dot Punches and Congrats. I stamped the heart image from the Polka Dot Punches stamp set with Versamark, then embossed with silver powder. I punched out the hearts with the new Full Heart punch. I popped those up with dimensionals. Then I stamped the Congratulations and other sentiment from the Congrats stamp set. I also used the Ticket Corner punch on the polka dotted piece and the Photo Corner punch to make the "V" shaped end of the banner.

It took me a while to come up with the whole idea, but once I did, finishing out the 30+ card fronts for the swap wasn't too bad.

~Enjoy, Charlotte

~Conversation Hearts Box~

Are you looking for something super cute to make for your child's class or daycare kids? These little Conversation Hearts Boxes are so easy and fun to make! I used Riding Hood Red paper, Candy Lane DSP, Love You Much stamp set, Scallop Circle punch, Heart to Heart punch, Horizontal Slot punch and some Whisper White Taffeta ribbon.

Pull the ribbon and up pops the treats! Enjoy! Charlotte