Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ribbon Blossom

I found this incredible Ribbon Blossom on a blog that I frequent and thought I'd give it a go......Although mine isn't as good as Pam's, I don't think it's too bad for a first try!

Here's the Recipe:

Stamp Set: A Beautiful Thing

Inks : Tempting Turqoise, Always Artichoke

CS: Tempting Turquoise, River Rock, Whisper White

Accessories: Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, SU! Ribbon, Photo Corner Punch, Ginger Blossom Designer Paper

All supplies from Stampin' Up!

If you want to try this technique for yourself, Check out the tutorial!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Recipe for Shaving Cream Card

I forgot to post the recipe for this card! Here's the scoop:

Stamp sets: Priceless and Holiday's and Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Re-inkers: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Cardstock: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate (scalloped edge), Whisper White and Regal Rose
Accessories: 1/2" circle punch, Pretty in Pink grosgrain, dimensionals.

I'm working hard on projects, so hopefully I'll be posting again soon.....

Monday, January 28, 2008

Shaving Cream Card

I'm teaching an After School Enrichment class at my children's grade school and had to come up with some fun techniques to show 2nd thru 5th graders. What could be more fun than Shaving Cream and re-inkers? Here's one card that I came up with while perfecting my technique (I haven't done this in year's!). If you've never done the technique, it's very simple! Directions:

Put a mound of shaving cream on a paper plate or other disposable surface. Smooth out the shaving cream using a knife or spatula (a bone folder works too!) until it's about 1/4 inch deep and is big enough around to fit your piece of paper on (my paper was 3x3, so I smoothed mine out to about 5x5). Drop dots of different color ink around the shaving cream (I drop about 8 dots on the 5x5 surface). Using a stick or the pointy end of the paintbrush, drag it through the ink, first in vertical lines, then in horizontal lines, making a grid in the shaving cream. You will have a gorgeous ink pattern in the shaving cream! All that's left to do is lay your white piece of CS on top of the shaving cream. Push down slightly until shaving cream starts to come over edges slightly. Lift the paper out of the shaving cream and wipe of excess shaving cream....voila! Patterned background paper using shaving cream!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Catalog Swap

At our last Stampin' Up! group meeting, we did a few swaps, and here are two of my favorites. Robin's cute swiss cheese inspired card uses the mouse from Stampin' Up!'s Happy Heart Day, and Vanessa's gorgeous card (Love the colors!) uses the new Level 3 Hostess set called Time Well Spent. I just love Stampin' with these ladies! So many cute idea's and things that I can CASE!

It's a New Year!

As a New Year's resolution, I'm determined to blog 3 days a week! I made a committment to my downline to do this, and with the help of my good friend Robin, I think I may have the hang of it. I was having a very hard time with putting my watermark on pictures, and seeing as though I'm computer illiterate I needed Robin to coach me on Photoshop. So let's see if I can carry through with my goal.....
So, in keeping with another of my New Year's resolutions (to do more thank you notes and gifts to the people in my life who deserve them), here is a jar that I made for my downline Robin as a Congrats for being promoted to Senior Supervisor! I used the awesome new Eastern Elegance Rub on's, and the Pretties kit to make this jar full of kisses!