Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mojo106- Mojo Monday Challenge

Here is my card for this week's Mojo Monday challenge. It was great timing because I needed an idea for a card for my friend Dave's birthday. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new Autumn Meadows DSP. I paired it with the Autumn Splendor stamp set and incorporated most of the colors in the paper for the card. I think the papers are absolutely beautiful and worked well for a masculine card.

Monday, September 28, 2009

PPA9 Challenge - Pottery Barn Inspiration

This weeks challenge was to use the Pottery Barn picture above as an inspiration. I used the new Charming stamp set with pumpkin, pie, old olive, kraft very vanilla and a touch of chocolate chip to replicate the colors from the picture above. Sounds delicious doesn't it? The very vanilla card stock was embossed using the Textured Impressions Finial Press with the Big Shot. Of course I need to add ribbon which I accented with the very vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware. Ummm very vanilla, chocolate chip, pumpkin pie.... I'm getting hungry.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Halloween Treat Bags and Frame Featuring Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper and Spooky Treats Rub Ons

Halloween is a Hoot treat bag above created with "Halloween Hoot" stamp set.

Here are the items we will be making in our Halloween Treat Bag and Frame Class this Sunday. I will also be offering kits for purchase to make the treat bags now until October 23rd.

Halloween Treat Bag Kit $30.00 ( Includes all Stampin' Up Materials to make 24 treat bag tops with instructions). You just supply the adhesive, cellophane and treats.

-24 Spooky treats rub ons ( 12 black, 12 white)
- 18 Top Note die cut Cast-A-Spell Designer Series papers
- 18 Top Note die cut pumpkin pie, old olive, black card stock papers
- 6 pre-scored, prepunched card stock strips ( to make "treats" bag above)
- 6 designer series paper strips
- 6 scallop edge strips and circle punched squares
- 6 stands of coordinating ribbon
- 6 "spooky" rub on mounts
- 6 " halloween" modern label punched card stock.
- 6 large oval punched card stock.

Please contact me at tbilbao@charter.net to order your Halloween Treat Bag Kit.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Going Through Withdraw

AHHH, my craft closet is under construction and I am going through withdraw. I am very excited to have a refurbished space to work in, but I can't stamp right now and I have challenges and classes calling to me. Check back next week for the completion pictures and information. I can't wait!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

PPA13 - Anything BUT a Card - How about my craft closet?

My closet and organizers

Wall Above Workspace
Definitely Decorative
DSP attached to organizational items
Cards holders, "To Do" lists and cables box

As I said earlier, I love to cover items with DSP to personalize my space. My craft closet which was formerly an unused walk in ( ok I am a paper fiend and not a clothes fiend) now serves as my craft closet and was inspired by the Bella Bleu DSP. I not only wanted to use the Bella Bleu DSP but was also itching to use some Definitely Decorative decor elements. My family and pictures of them are a big part of my space so I incorporated the Life Milestones decor elements onto the wall of pictures. Now I get to enjoy them as I craft and I think the Life Milestones quote works beautifully with the pictures.. They make me smile and remind me of how blessed I am. I love my closet especially when I can close the door and work quietly at night while everyone has gone to bed.

Friday, September 18, 2009

PPA8 Challenge - KISS

This weeks challenge was a great one in theory, in execution a little more difficult. KISS ( keep it simple sweetie) I started with the red and white card using only real red and whisper white along with the Serene Snowflakes stamp set. - Did I like this one ? - not so much. I really wanted to add richer colors so I made the "Joy" card which I was happier with.

I started with very vanilla, chocolate chip and red card stock and combined it with the Merry Moments DSP. I love this color combination! The chocolate chip paper was embossed using the Big Shot texture plates. I stamped the "joy" ornament from the Delightful Decorations stamp set in real red and added dazzling diamonds glitter to the swirls on the ornament to give it a little sumpin' sumpin'. A small amount of floss was adhered to the back of the ornament in order to hang it around the greeting on the ribbon. The greeting is also from the Delightful Decorations stamp set stamped in real red and punched out with a circle punch. Of course there must be ribbon so I added real red polka dot ribbon. The greeting was added to the ribbon and the ornament mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals to finish the card.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mojo104 - Mojo Monday - Fall Colors and Trendy Trees

Even though the trunk of the red tree looks a bit off in the photo, it matches when seen from the front.
I am enjoying the challenges from various design groups to inspire new card creations. It is really giving me some new and fresh ideas. Here is a card I created with one of the most versatile stamp sets, Trendy Trees. I stamped the foliage in real red, crushed curry and old olive. Trunks were stamped in chocolate chip. I stamped extra red and curry foliage to cut out and mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals to add dimension to 2 trees. I created the polka dot background paper using the circles from Big Bold Birthday ( I think they're supposed to be chocolate chips - but they are polka dots now) and stamped them in crushed curry and real red and mounted them with chocolate chip and more mustard card stock. All the circles were die cut on the Big Shot using the circles die cut - whisper white, chocolate chip and more mustard. I also used the Big Shot texture plates to create embossed polka dots on the real red background paper. Corners were punched using the 1/2" circle punch. The lines on the real red paper were drawn with the chocolate chip stampin' write. The card was finished with buttons from the button latte collection. I CAN'T BELIEVE I DIDN'T USE RIBBON! I wanted to use the real red polka-dot ribbon but it was too much.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

PPA7 Sketch Challenge

This is my first "challenge" card based on a sketch from Margaret Moody. Using one of my favorite new stamps Little Boo. I stamped him in perfect plum, pumpkin pie and old olive then punched each image out with a circle punch. I then punched a larger circle in coordinating card stock and mounted the stamped image on it. These were then mounted with Stampin' dimensionals on black card stock punched with the scallop circle punch. The card base is black with layered pumpkin pie and old olive paper from the DSP Cast-A-Spell. The striped paper from Cast-A-spell was used for the top. I finished the card with "of course" b/w gingham ribbon and a pumpkin pie button. The sentiment, from Teeny Tiny Wishes, was stamped on pumpkin pie card stock and layered with black.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Here is the card I will be taking to a swap this weekend. I kept imagining Christmas elements in the center of the Medallion stamp and this is what I came up with. I used the new Shimmer Paint in champagne mist to stamp Serene Snowflakes on the bashful blue card stock. I used iridescent ice embossing powder with old olive ink on the Medallion with dots of red glitter. I applied dazzling diamonds glitter with the 2-way glue pen on the ornament for more sparkle.
Of course I have to have dimension so I used dimensionals to mount the ornament and punched chipboard ( in this case an oatmeal box) with my modern label punch to mount the Merry Christmas greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. To finish, I added my favorite accessory - ribbon - Whisper White Satin.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mini-Scrapbook for Wallet Size Photos

Ever wonder what to do with all the left over sport and school wallet-sized photos?Make a 6X6 mini-scrapbook. Here I used the Sporting, Just Soccer and Varsity Numbers stamp sets, garden green, bashful blue, chocolate chip, kraft and summer sun card stock. I just repeated the same layout for each page. Try this same idea for school photos listing the grade and the school teacher.