Saturday, March 20, 2010

Some Requests...

I had a couple of requests to post some cards on my blog that I shared with some gals that were at my home attending a class. Pick a Petal, the SU set used for this funny little get well card, was one of my first SU purchases and is one of my all time favorites. This card is a 100% CASE of Dawn Griffin's card found here. Dawn is so generous, in her posts she give you a listing of everything used and all the dimensions of the layers.

This is a Tessa Wise original I cased from a recent issue of Stampin'Success, a SU publication available to Stampin'Up! demonstrators. She is such a talent!

A Cute Little Book...

Wow, 'had a busy week so not much stampin'. Gerrie and I did get together for one of our late night stamp'n'chats! {such fun}...This is what we's a fun little password book to keep beside my computer...don'tcha just love it! Papertrey Ink's 'Take Note' set and Cosmo Cricket paper...Yummy! Gerrie's was equally adorable...I'll have to get a shot and post it later!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Still making calendars!

I made this little cutie earlier in the week but held off posting so as not to spoil the surprise for those receiving them. I've seen so many easel cards and wanted to give it a try and loved Lorri Heiling's version using the calendar so had to CASE it. There's no stamping on this version but I'm glad to finally use the cute little Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Flowers I received upon completing my certification for My Digital Studio.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Christmas Projects--This one's for you Carmen!

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Stampin' Up's Regional Seminar in Calgary yesterday. My dear friend (and Upline) Gerrie and I went together and had a great time. Gerrie and I have no contact with our up-upline so we were looking forward to meeting other demonstrators. It was our lucky day 'cause we met a lovely young demonstrator from Calgary, Carmen Viste --
Hi Carmen :)

Carmen shared that she loves 3D projects and both Gerrie and I had made these fun Top Note Boxes this past Christmas for gift-giving. I told Carmen I'd post this project on my blog ... just for her! The tutorial can be found here on SplitCoastStampers.
These are great for gift giving...the pizza box will hold a little gift like jewellery and is the perfect size for a Gift Card. So easy and so much fun to make!

Recipe: Products are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted Stamps: Bella Toile, Mega Mixed Messages (PTI); Paper: Parisian Breeze Specialty, Chocolate Chip, Baja Blue, Whisper White; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Blue; Other: Chocolate Chip Striped ribbon, Little Felt Flurries, Baja Blue Button, Linen Thread, Top Note Die, Nesties and Cuttlebug dies

Catching Up...February's Club Projects

February marked the last month of my current Stampers' 8 Club. Wow, did 8 months go by FAST! We finished off the session with 2 cute little cards...the first used a technique called Embossed Resist. I had actually never used this technique prior to planning this card and thought it would be fun to give it a try myself.

The next little card is a fun one I have made several times. When you have teenagers heading off to friends birthdays, there's no longer a need to go shopping for gifts, just gift cards--how easy is that! I usually have some of these ready for those last minute..."Mom, it's {insert name here}'s birthday, I need a card!".
This one's a masculine version, more suitable for an Uncle, Brother, Dad or Grandfather. If you want the details on how to make this fun card, check out this site. Dawn Griffith's has a video with all the deets!

RECIPE: Card 1: Stamps: En Francais, Great Friend, It's your Birthday,Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Naturals White, Old Olive, Kraft; Ink: Old Olive Classic, Versamark; Other: Clear EPCard 2: Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes; Paper: Kraft, Naturals White, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Night of Navy DSPatterns; Ink: Soft Suede