Inspiration from Melissa

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lil' gift bundle

so when u stamp like me... over time you get kinda a large build up of hand stamped cards. I enjoy bundling them up pretty and giving them as gifts to people, for them to enjoy and use at their liesure! Here i had a friend help me out in a quick pinch w/ watching my girls. I used the big shot and tag die to make the cute little tag, embellished it a bit and it looks like a cute little set!
Happy Saturday!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Water color trio

Good Afternoon! so i had this assortment of precut cardstock from Teresa's camp card 'vintage vogue' from monday night and since i don't have that gorgeous set, wheel or punch... i had to use something else! this is what i came up with!

i went w/ the shabby look kinda like she did. Spritzed my crushed curry paper w/ alcohol, that i had stamped tone on tone already w/ one of the water color trio stems. Crumpled it up in a ball and then ripped two little random pieces off the sides. then smooth flat and adhere. Sponged the edges of the whisper white piece w/ choc chip. "rock n rolled" my butterfly. First ink it up in crushed curry, then just roll the outside edges around on the choc chip ink pad.(always start w/ the lightest color and you won't stain your second ink pad) then punched out with 3/4" circle punch and popped up on dimensionals. Carried the same theme right on over to the outside of my envelope as well. Makes for a cute ensamble.
paper: choc chip, bermuda bay(retiring), crushed curry(retiring), whisper white
ink: choc chip, bermuda bay, crushed curry
stamps: water color trio
tools: "note book" punch(totally can't remember the correct name right now, 3/4" circle punch
accessories: sponge, stampin dimensionals, white organza ribbon, stapler (to hold down ribbon)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Second round of cards~

this was my second design for the camp. Making masculine cards always seems to present a challenge to stampers so i like to try a throw out an idea every once in a while! This comes together super quick w/ the assistance of the big shot and that new impression folder(square lattice which i think screams masculine) out of the summer mini!

paper: close to cocoa, old olive, whisper white
ink: old olive, close to cocoa
stamps: trendy trees, on your birthday
tools: big shot, square lattice impressions folder
accessories: hemp twine

Does this card make u happy or what? ;) Bright cheery colors aren't always easy to come up with but i think Jess did a good job of pulling it all together here! using the stamp set Circle circus to make her own dsp in a sense and teeny tiny wishes for the setiment. we notched a 1/2 circle out so we had a snug little place for our button or as u can see below another one of the circles punched out and popped up on a dimensional.

Can you see the SHINE? since i did this one @ home i used some crystal effects to make it stand out a bit more. but since it takes time to dry we would never be able to show case this at a camp. ;(

This crafty masking was done by Teresa and what a fun color combo she put together! once again a bit of shaby chic using the jumbo wheel for some distressing looks and then for quicker assembly instead of hand cutting out those cute little flowers, she just used a 3/4" circle punch! Put a brad through one and pop the other 3 up on dimensionals and you have a gorgeous card!


paper: choc chip, bermuda bay(retiring), crushed curry (retiring)

ink: choc chip, bermuda bay, crushed curry

stamps:vintage vogue, jumbo wheel that matches that(not sure of name), on your birthday

tools: scallop corner punch, 3/4"circle punch

accessories: stampin dimensionals, sponges (for sponging the edges)

3 of the cards we made @ ladies Night Out

Teresa designed this soft and pretty sympathy card using the big shot and texture plates along with the sponges to do some distressing.

paper: close to cocoa, old olive, really rust
ink: close to cocoa, old olive, really rust
stamps: thoughts & Prayers
tools: big shot, texture plates, scallop oval punch, large oval punch
accessories: sponges

I would call this classy vintage ... this was Jess's take on a simple yet stunning card and we only had to use ONE ink pad! how awesome is that?

tip: stamp medallion on very vanilla, ink edges and then spritz w/ alcohol and crumple up into a ball! yes CRUMPLE(the tighter you squeeze, the more distressed it will be)!!! Then lay flat and smooth out a bit and lightly rub the sponge inked in soft suede over the top again! using alcohol gives you moisture but dries quickly unlike water...

paper: soft suede, very vanilla
ink: soft suede
stamps: medallion, teeny tiny wishes
tools: modern label punch, word window punch, paper piercer (for brads) sponges
accessories: silver brads, stampin dimensionals

and this was one of the ones i designed using the new stamp set Awash with flowers! i really like these colors together and i'm finding that this set has endless possibilties!

paper: so saffron, rich razzleberry(textured), whisper white, mellow moss(retiring)
ink: rich razzleberry, mellow moss, so saffron
stamps: awash with flowers, well scripted, whimsy JUMBO wheel,itty bitty backgrounds
tools: scallop border punch
accessories: so saffron ribbon

Stay tuned tom for the other 3 cards we made at our ladies night out @ the cafe!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Very Thankful

This stamp set is just to cute and is found in the back of the big caty right now as the Ronald McDonald stamp set. so when you purchase it, a portion of the sales get dontated to the houses around the nation!

I made this one for a customer who bought from a long ways away! ;)

paper:ruby red(dsp), choc chip, whisper white
ink: choc chip
stamps: Very Thankful
tools: spiral punch, stampin pastels, scallop border trim punch
accessories: choc chip satin ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Awash with flowers

This fun stamp set is a sneak peek from the new caty that will be released in July! It's a 2 step stamping set, that doesn't require the stamp a ma jig and makes you look like a pro! First i stamped the outline in close to cocoa and then just guess at the fill in image. Doesn't matter if it doesn't line up fact i like it better that way! I did a bit of masking here but nothing to fancy just grabbed a scrap of paper laying near me and used that w/o any cutting or trimming!
don't forget to make the inside pretty! lined in pink pirouette since it's a dark writing surface on the close to cocoa.
paper: pink pirouette, close to cocoa, whisper white, sending love dsp(?) i think?? it's retired that's all i know
ink: close to cocoa, pretty in pink, certainly celery
stamps: awash w/ flowers, teeny tiny wishes
tools: eyelet border punch, sponge, large oval
accessories: green eyelet

Monday, May 10, 2010

Trendy Trees

This is my spin off for a masculine birthday card...we can always use inspiration for those right? This stamp set offers the perfect solution! i did a bit of sponging to make some hills and the stamp a ma jig assisted me in lining those little trees up just right.
since the base of the card is choc chip, i lined it w/ barely banana and did a bit of stamping on the inside too!
paper: choc chip & dsp, wild wasabi, barely banana, whisper white
ink: choc chip, wild wasabi, bordering blue(for the sky)
stamps: trendy trees, heard from the heart, on your birthday
tools: circle punches
accessories: brads, stampin dimensionals

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Water Color Trio

i'm really liking this new stamp set out of the new Summer mini catalog! The words are pretty and all very much used as well as the flower/leaf images i think are so subtle and soft looking as they portray the look of 'water coloring' w/o actually doing it! I gave it a smidge of vintage w/ some torn edges and using my "fast growing favorite tool" the color spritzer tool just around the flower image and the lower left corner of the card.
by inking up the butterfly good w/ melon mambo and then stamping it off twice b4 i stamped it on the circle so you just get a very faint image. Then put the sentiment right over top in old olive. The little dots below the 'so much' i did using the stampin write marker along w/ the matte pack to the get them aligned evenly.

stamping a bit on the inside of the card always gives it a nice finished look as well!
paper: melon mambo, crushed curry textured, razzleberry lemonade dsp, old olive textured
pink pirouette
ink: melon mambo, old olive(stampin write marker for color spritzing)
stamps: water color trio
tools: circle punches 1 1/4" & 1 3/8". Matte pack for piercing and dotting. scallop trim border punch
accessories: stampin dimensionals, old olive satin ribbon

Thursday, May 6, 2010

fifth avenue floral Mothers Day

Making my own dsp here again w/ one of the flowers from Fifth Ave floral and some dazzling diamonds gives a bit of sparkle to the card. Water coloring again w/ the aqua painter and using the embossing w/ the heat gun makes it super easy bc it stays in the 'lines' w/o you have to be too careful!

paper: barely banana, tango tangerine, ruby red
ink: ruby red, tango tangerine
stamps: well scripted, fifth ave floral
tools: scallop edge punch, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, color spritzer tool, heat gun, aqua painter, 2 way glue pen
accessories: white organza ribbon, mini library clip, white embossing powder,dazzling diamonds

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

well scripted

Counting down to Mothers Day i want to give you some inspiration this week! some fun coloring w/ the aqua painters. This comes together quickly and simply and looks shnazzy eh? white embossing on the tango tangerine paper and then using an aqua painter w/ real red gave me this result! then quickly snip out the rose and pop it up on dimensionals!

paper: tango tangerine, whisper white, barely banana
ink: real red
stamps: well scripted, fifth avenue floral
tools: big shot, impression folder, color spritzer tool, white gel pen
accessories: white organza ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Baroque Motifs

a nieghbor called and was in need of a anniversary card so since this was my newest stamp set and it was setting on my table i thought....what can i come up with? big shot added some quick dimension w/ the polka dots and then a few layers, ribbon and a single brad later i like how it all came together!

paper: so saffron dsp, whisper white, baja breeze, basic gray
ink: basic gray, so saffron
stamps: baroque motifs, well scripted(for inside CONGRATULATIONS)
tools: big shot, polka dot impression folder, ticket corner punch
accessories: so saffron ribbon, silver brad, stampin dimensionals

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Circle Circus

as a demonstrator every month we get a magazine from Stampin up and in there was a sketch challenge like this card w/ many circles and this was my take after i switched up the colors a bit and made it bright!

paper: tango tangerine, melon mambo, whisper white, choc chip
ink: choc chip
stamps: circle circus, hello again
tools: circle punches, scallop circle punch, big shot, daises #2 die(smallest flower), crop a dile(to set eyelets)
accessories: stampin dimensionals, white eyelets

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Masculine Birthday

super quick and easy put together here w/ the assistance of our textured paper, some torn edges and the color spirtzer tool. i would suggest adding like 3 strings of twine to finish it off better. I didn't realize that till i posted this picture that it could use a bit more.

paper: close to cocoa textured, ruby red textured, very vanilla
ink: close to cocoa, ruby red
stamps: autumn harvest, on your birthday
tools: color spritzer tool
accessories: hemp twine