Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Happy (Vanessa)

One of my Midway creations. Love all my circle punches!

Paper: SU East Coast Prep, More Mustard

Stamps: Polka Dot, Polka Dots & Paisley

Ink: More Mustard, Real Red

Tools: Corner Rounder Punch, Circle punches

Embellishments: Flower brad

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Beate's Weekend Challenge (Shannon)

And here's mine....

I love seeing how everyone interprets one template in so many different ways!

Supplies: Cardstock--Cameo Coral (textured), Purely Pomegranate, Blush Blossom & Whisper White; Ink--Cameo Coral & Purely Pom; Stamps--itched Exotics & Warmest Regards; Accessories--Double-stitched Purely Pom grosgrain, Ginger Blossom DSPaper

Beate's Weekend Challenge (LeAnn)

Here is my version of Beate's challenge

Stamp-Seriously Sassy
Paper-Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Patterned Paper
Ink-Chocolate Chip
Extras-Ribbon, Stickles Glitter, Paper Piercing

Lovely Labels (Amanda)

Thought I had better make my contribution before I am kicked off the blog. Ha Ha!
The scallop punch and the "Lovely Labels" set has become a favorite of mine.

P.S. I can request to the system administrator that a new picture of me is put on the sidebar? Thanks- :-)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Beate's Weekend Challenge (Vanessa)

On this great stamp blog, Beate has a weekly challenge. We all decided to make our own version while stamping in Midway this weekend. Here is the template Beate provides:
Here was my version:

Paper: SU Pretty in Pink, Making Memories Cosmopolitan Collection
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp: SU Check it out
Embellishments: Ribbon, Rhinestone sticker

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Big Blooms (Vanessa)

I love this paper series!
Paper: SU Ginger Blossom, River Rock
Stamps: Big Blooms
Ink: Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral
Embellishments: Certainly Celery Ribbon, Rhinestone brad

Baroque Background (Shannon)

I have used the Baroque background stamp probably more than any other stamp currently in the catalog. I LOVE IT! Jill and I made this card a couple months ago when she was in town. She took it with her so I am glad I at least snapped a picture.

I think my favorite thing about this card is the way the red and black look so intense, yet still so elegant. (Supply list: Real Red & Basic Black cardstock, Basic Black ink, sticky cuts letters, red chunky glitter, black organdy ribbon).

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Freak Out! (Shannon)

In my mind, Seriously Sassy was a stamp set designed for it warrants bold colors! I made this love note for my stamp club last month.....

...but then I ran out of Brilliant Blue card stock (Brill Blue is the most "in" color right now--if you ask me--so of course it is perfect for a teen card) so I decided to try it w/Pink Passion instead....

I love them both but I am thinking I slightly prefer the Brill Blue....what do you think? And just because I've been asked how I would use this card--I would give it to someone as a celebratory type greeting "Freak Out--THAT IS AWESOME!" For example. You could also use it for a b-day card "Freak out--Celebrate!" Next on my photography! :)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Blingin' Card Box (Vanessa)

(Vanessa) I needed to give my friend Candi a big thank you for teaching me how to make freezer jam. So here was her awesome reward:

Shannon gave us the dimensions for this box that holds 3x3 cards at one of our past workshops. I am in the process of NOT buying any more paper and trying to use up what I have. So I have a mish-mash of product in this project!
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink/Very Vanilla Pocket Note Cards, Berry Bliss. Stamps: Riveting, Big Pieces. Embellishments: Ribbon & Rhinestone Stickers (for that extra bling!)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Welcome to our stamping blog!

We decided to start a blog where we could share ideas....we get so many ideas from others and we want to give back a little. We love stamping, cardmaking, scrapbooking, etc. So hopefully you do too and you can share some ideas with us as well!

This first sample is one that Teresa Dabrowski presented on stage in Australia last week. It's a resist technique--she embossed with clear powder on Whisper White card stock...and then used a sponge dauber to add some color. Then just wipe away the excess ink from the embossed portions of the card with a paper towel.

The colors she used are: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red (I think), and River Rock. Isn't it amazing!! So beautiful and colorful!