Inspiration from Melissa

Saturday, January 30, 2010

animal crackers & little angel

as you can see i'm kinda on a bab boy kick here. i was looking through my 'prestamped' stash and realized i had NO baby boy on hand! So playing around w/ my fav set again!

paper: soft suede, whisper white, tango tangerine dsp(from SAB free paper pack!)
ink: soft suede ink pad, only orange stampin write marker
stamps: animal crackers, little angel (clear mount from Occasions Mini)
tools:crop a dile(to punch those 3 holes all the same depth) oval punches
accessoriText Colores: polka dot soft suede ribbon, stampin dimensionals, brads

Friday, January 29, 2010

My 'new' project

ok so our girls share a room... which is fantastic... but they 'touch' each other in bed which always ends in bickering, who's on who's half of the bed and you know it... just fighting and keeping each other awake. So here is our project to try and remedie that! Jesse got to work last Sat and built this in one day for me! ;) what a dh huh? Now i just have to prime and paint it... this is how far i am... one coat of primer on ... now need to sand!

Finding new bedding is a night mare! I want shabby chic, but can't find anything i like in my budget!!! Any idea's where to shop? ;) I'm a fan of one color in the spread, proly chocolate and then i'll either make some fun pillows or find them later. We'll see.
Any suggestions would great be appreciated! ;)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Animal Crackers

Having a little fun w/ this set again! I REALLY like it! I can be used to brighten some ones day or turned into super cute baby cards, big kids too! Versitality... that's what we all need right? Using punches this was a super quick put together. I stamped my little squirrel in soft suede and then water colored him w/ my aqua painter and soft suede. Using my stampin write makers i colored in the little acorn so i could be precise. 'sweet pea' is my first 'go' @ using the clear mount stamps from SU!. I would say the quality is all there that we have grown to love w/ SU!'s rubber stamps so it is a win, win situation. quality + fantastic storage = happy melissa!


paper: soft suede, old olive, tango tangerine(dsp from the FREE SAB paper pack!!), whisper white

ink: soft suede ink pad, old olive, only orange (stampin write markers)
stamps: animal crackers, little angel(clear mount from the Occasions Mini)

tools: square punches, circle punch, scallop circle punch, matte pack, piercing tool, sponge (for inking the edges)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral

Birthday card for my Aunt who turned 50 on Monday!!!

the little tag i made to go on top of her platter of coffee & 50 cookies!
finished product!

Now that i have all these pix to look at i realize how i should have coordinated it all better, using the same border punch on the card as the tag on the cookies, and i had my tag and card made b4 i bought the platter for the cookies or that surely should have matched and it would have looked WAAAAY better! ;) hind sight is 20/20 right! oh well most importantly the cookies tasted good! ;)

paper: bermuda bay, crushed curry, whisper white
ink: bermuda bay, crushed curry
stamps: fifth avenue floral, vintage tags, on your birthday
tools: ticket corner punch, scallop trim border punch, wide oval punch, big shot, texture plates, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, eyelet border punch
accessories: crushed curry polka dot ribbon, jumbo eyelet in silver, dimensionals,

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Clear Stamp Mounting Steps 101...

Peel off layer in halves starting from the center score line by slipping your finger nail under one half
it will then look like this
after both are off you will be left w/ your image that will be adhered to your rubber stamp
pop out your rubber die cut stamp
peel the white layer off the back of the rubber stamp
then line your rubber piece right over top of the image, (making sure all the edges line up nice) left on the original sheet
and press down firmly w/ your finger tips
Then peel back the image along w/ your rubber stamp and you now will be able to see the image underneath when using the clear mount blocks, now found in the Occasions mini!

Monday, January 25, 2010

simple Valentine!

this super quick card is put together in a snap w/ the handy 3 heart punch and a little designer series paper! Punch one time and get 3 dif size hearts all @ once!

paper: ruby red, pretty in pink textured cardstock, candy lane dsp
ink:choc chip
tools: 3 heart punch

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

thoughts & prayers

simple thinking of you card....

paper: close to cocoa, river rock(retired) very vanilla
ink: close to cocoa
stamps: thoughts and prayers
tools: big shot, impression folder, stamp a ma jig, matte pack and piercing tool
accessories: very vanilla hodge podge hardware, choc chip ribbon

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

'ears' wishing you a happy day!

Just another version of a card w/ this cute little bunny!

paper: dusty durango, so saffron, whisper white, so saffron dsp
ink: choc chip
stamps: animal crackers
tools: ticket corner punch
accessories: stampin pastel chalks (for coloring image in), sponge for inking edges, polka dot dusty durango ribbon

Monday, January 11, 2010

Have an 'ice' day...

I'm having so much fun playing w/ this set! They are great stamps to brighten some ones day! This one is super simple using only one color ink and then those dazzling diamonds totally finish it off!

paper: choc chip, whisper white, pretty in pink, pretty in pink dsp
ink: choc chip
stamps: animal crackers
tools: crop a dile (for punching holes for my brads)
accessories: 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, striped pretty in pink ribbon, silver brads, stampin dimensionals

Friday, January 8, 2010

ears wishing you a happy day!

Playing around w/ this set again i challenge myself w/ these colors and this is what i came up with. I wanted to incorporate my new so saffron stripped ribbon!

paper: whisper white, close to cocoa, so saffron regular and dsp
ink: close to cocoa, only orange and gable green stampin write markers(to color the carrot)
stamps: animal crackers
tools: big shot, impressions folers(for embossing), stampin pastels (for coloring bunny in)
accessories: striped so saffron ribbon, stampin dimenionsals

Thursday, January 7, 2010

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Reach for the stars

well, welcome back to me after the business of the holidays is now over(well almost) we still have one more Christmas to do that was postponed due to the blizzard! But then ,yes, we can go on w/ normal winter life! I FINALLY got down to do some stamping here... my 'to do' list was growing VERY long and this is one of the baby boy cards that i made for a couple in our church. Used a smidge of that retired baja breeze paper... isn't it so delish... didn't realize i liked it that much till i pulled it out again and it's so nice and soft for a baby boy! Using some of my new toys that you will see listed below... star brad, animal crackers ect....

supplies: paper: baja breeze, soft suede, whisper white
ink: soft suede
stamps: animal crackers
tools: big shot, texture plates (polka a dots), matte pack(for piercing)
accessories: stampin dimensionals, striped baja breeze grosgrain ribbon, star brad, aqua painter, crystal effects(on the star and giraffe spots!)