February 13, 2008

Visit Me on my NEW Improved Site!

I have moved to a new location. You can click the link above or visit me at http://igotstamps.com

February 12, 2008

Change is in the Air!

First I want to say that I have a small change to my website in the works. When I started blogging I had no idea that I'd post on a regular basis, or that I'd end up with so many readers. In order to continue to grow I feel that it is time to make a small change. I will not be getting rid of this blog - in fact I have imported all of my posts into my new site, but starting Sunday, all new posts will only be posted over there.

I am asking a HUGE favor of all of you. If you have me listed in your Blog Roll, if you could please update it to reflect my new website. I will have a post on top on Sunday that will re-direct everyone to my new site, and if you want you can start to head over there as well.

My new website is : http://igotstamps.com

This card was made for the Feature Stamper Challenge on SCS. This week the honored stamper was Sarah Green. I choose this card to CASE. As you can see I kept the layout, but made a lot of changes to the card. I flipped the layout sideways to accomodate the image I wanted to use. I also changed the stamp set and color combination. I felt that hemp twine was more masculine than silver cording, as was the HodgePodge Hardware in lieu of the flowers.

I look forward to see you at my new site!


Stamps: For Father, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, All Holidays
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel. Going Gray, Basic Black, Old Olive, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: crafter's tool kit, HPH, 1/16" hole punch, ticket corner punch, natural hemp twine
Techniques: watercoloring, faux stitching

February 11, 2008

My Handsome Friend

When I first started the Technique Challenge today I didn't think I would go through with it. Faith was the guest host and showed us a Spray, Ink and Smoosh Technique to make background paper. Seeing the entire sheet of Glossy White card stock didn't do much for me. After it was cut out and layered I was in love. I think it looks like a serene body of water. I LOVE this card!

To start I sprayed a fine mist of water on Glossy White card stock, dropped a few drops of Handsome Hunter and then some Sage Shadow. I got the Dynamic Duo from my Color Wheel. I wanted to use colors that I don't normally reach for, and while I can go through a ton of Sage Shadow, Handsome Hunter is not something I often use. The base of my card is a 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 piece of Confetti White card stock. I also used Going Gray along with the Handsome Hunter and Sage Shadow.

The sketch is one of Julee's and is Mojo Monday Sketch 13. I wanted to keep it simple to show off my lovely patterned paper.


February 10, 2008

Clear Envelope Book

Yesterday I spent the day with some fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that I met via SCS. When we get together we normally each plan a 3D project to make. This is what Jackie, aka hpyscrpr2, brought along for us to make. It is one of the clear envelope books that was the new tutorial last week.

I think that this is so vibrant and cheery and I absolutely love the colors and paper that we used to make this book. The book uses So Saffron, Rose Red, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi and Cutie Pie Designer Series paper. Matching ink colors were also used along with the Garden Whimsy stamp set. We finished the book off with Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon as well as some 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain.

I can see myself making a lot of these books to carry pictures of Colin and Evan in and to give as gifts. I think they would make perfect gifts for Mother's Day, Graduation Gifts or little books to put in Birthday Photos.


February 9, 2008

One of a Kind Now Available!

Stampin' Up! has announced that the One of a Kind stamp set is now available! I know that there were lots of questions as to when it would be back and the answer is now!

I thought I'd add just a quick update.


This Hugs For You!

Today is the day that these adorable Monkeys are going to be available, starting at 10 pm at All That Scraps. I made this card for the Limites Supplies Challenge. The goal was to make a non-traditional Valentine's Day card, meaning no pink, no red, no hearts. I LOVE the color combo in this card. I found a piece of Basic Grey Dasher paper that I forgot was in my stash and based the other colors off of it. I also used Beate's Sketch Challenge 34.

Well today I am off to stamp with some fellow SCS'ers. Teresa, aka paynete and Jackie, aka hpyscrp2, and I are getting together. Last time we spent hours talking and stamping so I am sure today will involve much of the same.

Have a great Saturday!


Stamps: Monkey Love by C.C.Designs
Paper: Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Basic Gray Dasher
Ink: Soft Sky, Basic Gray, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Slit Punch, 1/16" hole punch, certainly celery 5/8" grosgrain, crafters tool kit, basic black stampin' write marker
Techniques: watercoloring

February 8, 2008

Double the Love

These monkeys are so adorable and so much fun to color in. I have lots of visions for this set. I made this card and it folds like Beate's file folder card but it is held closed by the slit punch at the top of the main image. I think I should sponge the edge in Cool Carribean to make it stand out a bit more, but this is the photo I have to work with this morning. The sketch was in the latest Paper Crafts magazine and was used by Dianna Digoy.

Again for this card I used the new C.C Designs set, Monkey Love that will be released Saturday at 10 pm at All That Scraps. I also used the new Polka Dots background.

Did you know that All That Scraps has a new blog? If you want to win a Giga or Mega punch head on over and them know what you think. A winner will be drawn on Tuesday, February 12th at 10 pm Central Time.


Stamps: Monkey Love and Polka Dots by C.C. Designs Paper: Cool Caribbean, Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Basic Gray dsp Ink: Basic Gray, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Regal Rose Accessories: Slit Punch, 3/16" corner rounder, chocolate chip satin ribbon, large oval punch, silver brads, designer label punch, dimensionals. AquaPainter Techniques: watercoloring