Monday, June 20, 2011

trying something different . . .

one of the "newest" things in stamping is digital stamps -- or digi stamps.  i'm not sure what i think of it -- to me, it's not stamping, it's clipart.

well, i caved in and tried 2 images.  i bought them from bugaboo  stamps.

my dad asked me to make him a card for my nephew (his grandson).  he graduated today from pre-k.  dad couldn't find a card he liked - or one that said pre-k and grandson.

so -- when i checked my stamps the only graduation stamps i had seemed to old for an almost 5 year old.  so -- i remembered seeing bugaboo -- and loving the cute images - i also remembered they did a freebie on fridays.  so i went to check it out - and found 2 great images.  i love the cards -- they turned out great.

here there are -- the owl is the card i made for my dad -- the turtle i did for him and another little boy.

too cute!

the papers were some i had on hand.  i colored the images with colored pencils and gamsol.  i printed the sentiments on the computer. the shape around the image was cut with nestabillities.  the inks are SU - parfait peach, and marine blue.

i don't think i'll go all digi anytime soon.  i miss inking up a stamp - and it seems, like i said before - like clip art.

but -- these did turn to great -- and they were just what i was looking for.  so -- once in awhile it's fun.

thanks for stopping by!  and happy stamping!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

take a spin --

i was playing on youtube a while ago, and ran across a video showing a "new" fold for a card -- it's new to me anyway - maybe you've seen it?

here is the card - a birthday card for a little boy.  and the game spinner really works! ;)

here is the inside:

here is a link to the video i watched on  she gives all the directions and measurements : youtube - fun fold video

here are the supplies i used -- 

cardstock -- white, and SU - ballet blue, and real red
SU markers and black  and real red ink.

the stamp set is from SU - called take a spin, and the hardware is also from SU (game spinner).  the inside sentiment is celebrations from CTMH.

the star is chipboard.

very cute!

thanks for stopping by!  happy stamping!

Friday, June 17, 2011

t-shirt . . .

you are going to love this project today!  this is just the cutest!
i'm using these for father's day cards this year ---

how cute is this!  this stamp is from the same company ( that i used for the previous post as well as the shirt card and the tote bag cards.  love this!

here is what it looks like open/flat.  the stamp is the same type of stamp as the shirt card -- click the link above to check it out.

other supplies used:
SU - black ink, cameo pink marker - stamp set very punny
the letters are from n alphabet set i had on hand.

this was so quick and easy -- and IMO --- soooo cute!

thanks for stopping by - be sure to check back in tomorrow - i'm working on  birthday card with a cool "new" fold --ok, new to me, maybe not to you, but you won't want to miss it!

thanks for stopping by -- and happy stamping!

Monday, June 13, 2011

perfect pocket post-its ---

i have a cute little project for you today ---

i bought this stamp when i was at the allentown show this spring -- you may remember the shirt and tote bag cards that i posted before - this is from the same stamp company  -- toomuchfun rubberstamps

i used it to make a cover for a small post-it note pad.  it's the perfect size for your purse or briefcase.

here is a picture of it all closed up --- sorry, i didn't realize how bad the picture looked until i posted it, but you get the general idea.

you can't tell from the picture, but it is stamped on  an orangish colored designer paper -backed by cardstock to make it heavier -- and it has a small floral print.

here are some more pictures of it - open.

i also used SU markers to color it in - old olive, summer sun, and close to cocoa.  the "edges" are scored to fold over the post-it note pad. and i used an x-acto knife to cut the slit for the tab.

thanks for stopping in!  hope to see you again soon!

happy stamping!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

a sketch challenge --

while i was playing around in the craft room yesterday i took on another challenge.  this is a sketch challenge (#336) from splitcoast stampers -

here is the sketch to follow --

here is my card -- a cute and simple design.

i love this sketch -- it makes for a neat idea.  i'll have to play with it some more.

the stamp sets are from hero arts and studio g.  the inks are from SU - peach parfait and marine mist.  the designer paper is some i had on hand from a stack i probably got at michaels or acmoores.

thanks for stopping by!  happy stamping.

be sure to stop back -- working on a cute new project that i'll post about soon.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

sticking to what i know today . . .

i had some time to hang out in the stamp room today, and i had big ideas of what i wanted to do.  i'm getting ready to open an etsy shop, so i was going to start working on some stuff to sell.  lots of ideas -- and i played with some of them, but nothing turned out the way i wanted it to - i was stamping on tiles, stamped on a piece of fabric -- nothing looked right.  so --- i decided to stick to what i know today  and made a card.

this card is for the clean and simple challenge (#122) at splitcoast stampers.  the challenge was to make a card with a play on words.

here it is:

how cute!!!  right?

i used SU stamp set - very punny.  the red cardstock is also from SU and the red marker (real red), and the punches are also SU.  the ribbon is some i had on hand.  i also used demensionals to pop the bug up, and black pearls for some pop.

thanks so much for stopping by - be sure to come back tomorrow when i 'll post a card from another challenge i was working on --

happy stamping!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

note cards for a friend --

a friend of mine was looking for a note card with a sunflower.  she is a big fan of the movie 'under the tuscan sun' and loved how the woman wrote note on note cards with sunflowers.  she asked me if i could make a card with a sunflower - no words, just the flower.  well -- i thought i had a bigger sunflower stamp, but this was all i could find.  i'm still not convinced i don't have one somewhere, and if i do i'll make another one ;)

this is a simple, but cute card - just like she wanted.

i'm not sure where the image comes from, and the papers are just scrap i had on hand.  i colored the image with colored pencils and gamsol.

she also mentioned that black-eyed susans are one of her favorite flowers, so while i had my SU inspired by nature stamp set out i made this one for her too.

this isn't something i do very often -- simply stamped right on the card.  i usually like to layer things and make colors pop.  but this seemed to work nice - it looks water-colored, but i simply used markers directly on the stamp.  the colors used were also from SU - old olive, summer sun, and close to cocoa.

hope she likes them!

thanks for stopping by!  happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

lipgloss project --

this is a quick little project i put together the other day, to tuck into a gift -- and had i had more time i would have decorated it more --- but it's cute, so i thought i'd share ;)

this cute little holder holds a round lipgloss / lip balm / chapstick.
the paper is SU - cameo pink.  the stamp set is SU - doodle this, as well as a black SU ink pad.  the black ribbon i had on hand.  i also used the double slot punch to punch holes for the ribbon.

here is what it looks like inside:

i used a piece of black cardstock to secure the lip gloss inside.

here are the measurements i used -- they are just to give you an idea.  this could easily be cute down and made smaller.  i also thought of playing with it to make it look like  a little purse.  (btw -- sorry for the - what looks like a hair on the picture below - i just noticed it -- hmmm.)

you can click on the image and it will open larger.

thanks for stopping by!  happy stamping!
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