Dec 31, 2010

Up, Up and Away!

Happy New Year! This is another quick easy card to showcase our Big Shot with the Top Note Die, and our Rub-On's in the current Occasional Mini. I cut the base card in Real Red 11 x 4.25. Cut 1 whisper white and 1 Pear Pizzazz Top Note die cut. Using a sponge dauber I tapped Bashful Blue for the sky. I rubbed the Air balloon on Whisper White and cut it out so I could pop it up with a few dimensional's. I tore the Pear Pizzazz to make the grass. Used the greeting also from the rub-on's. Added 1/8 inch pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon. Easy Smeazy. Have a great night.
Thanks for stopping Brenda

Dec 30, 2010

Pretty In Pink

This is a very simple, simple card for workshops and highlights punches, designer paper, and markers.
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Markers: Regal Rose, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Punches: Scallop Edge, Large Designer Label, and 1/8 hole punch
Designer Paper: Patterns Love 124156
Stamp Set: Eat Chocolate 122006
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink 3/8 taffeta
Extras: Rhinestone Brad, dimensionals
1. Cut your Chocolate Chip paper 5.5 x 8.5, cut a strip 1.5 x 4 and
punch 1 designer label in Chocolate Chip.
2. Cut your designer paper 4 x 5.25 I used the polka dots print.
3. On Whisper White stamp your greeting design in Chocolate Chip and punch out. Clean your stamp. On a scrap piece of whisper white using your markers color in only the 3 candy pieces and cut them out with your paper snips. Using a dimensional pop up each candy.
4. Scallop the both edges on your chocolate chip paper strip tape it down to your designer paper. Cut a piece of ribbon 6 inches long and tape in down the center of your scallop paper. Make a small pretty bow. punch a hole one inch from the top and using a rhinestone brad attach your bow. Tape it down to your designer paper onto the Chocolate Chip cardstock.
5. Cut your chocolate chip designer label in half horizontally, add it to the back of your greeting piece. Place it in the center of you card. Done.
6. Cut a pice of Whisper White 5.25 x 4 to tape to the inside for your inside greeting.
Thanks for stopping

Dec 29, 2010

Lovely Valentine

Here is my default post for today, my brown guy just got here. :( Thats OK I'm just glad I was prepared! Still in the Black and White theme.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Classic Basic Black
Ribbon: Black Satin
Stamp Set:Elements of Style 118611
Thanks for stopping, time to play!

Dec 28, 2010

Patiently Waiting.....

I have a million ideas and waiting for my little superhero in the Brown Truck to pull up. I think he's running late today. My pencil is feverishly drawing out all my ideas before I run cold. I promise new ideas starting tomorrow by 3:00 p.m. I am so excited! The first Workshop idea in my new subscription will be made with the bundle "Filled with Love" so those ideas are for my subscribers and they will contain 4 cards samples and 2-3D items. So try it for one month its only 4.99 you won't be sorry. I will do all the thinking and measuring for a fool proof Stamp Camp/Stamp a Stack/ Workshop. Check back later tomorrow! Thanks for stopping!
Happy Stamping

Dec 24, 2010

Black Magic

I just can't let the Black and White go. Wow when reversed what a beautiful card. Hope you enjoy this it really is pretty in person.
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: Classic Basic Black, Craft White
Stamp Sets: Elements of Style 118611, Thank you I'm not sure but I'm sure most of us have one to use.
Punches: Oval scallop, Oval punch
I sprinkled a little dazzling diamonds when the ink was wet and it stuck well.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed holiday however you may celebrate.
Sincerely Brenda Anderson

Dec 23, 2010

So Elegant

Sometimes just Black and White look so good together you have to exhale and say WOW that looks great. The satin black ribbon just puts that extra elegant touch your looking for.This is one of my favorites I hope you like it to.
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Classic Basic Black
Stamp Set:Elements of Style 118611, Gods Blessing 114972, Oval All 113790
Punches: Scalloped Oval, Oval
Cut your black 8 X 5 1/2 and 4 x 3 1/4
Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 and 3 3/4 x 3                                CARD FRONT
Inside Whisper White 4 1/4 x 3

                                                            INSIDE OF CARD

Dec 22, 2010

Oldie but a goodie, Framed Art

When I need that quick gift and nothing will do. I go thru some old Stampin Success magazines, I love going thru these because there are so many ideas I forget about, or maybe I didn't get to. You do have to be a demonstrator to receive this wealth of information so contact me if you are interested. now onto the project.REMEMBER if you do not have the stamps used in this project use what you do have. Change it to someones name with flowers or butterflies, get creative.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Letterpress Alphabet (retired),Alphabits (retired), Expressive Flexible Phrases (retired),
Jumbo wheel Woodcut Holly (retired),Print Pattern Background (retired)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke,Bravo Burgundy
Markers: Always Artichoke,Bravo Burgundy
Punches: 1/4 square punch, 1/8 hand held punch
Extra's: White fibers, Hodgepodge Hardware
Frame: Ivory Distressed looks the nicest (40%off at Michaels)
I cut 3 tags 2 x 3 out of Very Vanilla and distressed them with Crumb Cake Ink. I then stamped one letter per tag in Bravo Burgundy. Using my markers and the Woodcut Holly wheel I colored the holly and stamped them out one at a time. Then cut those and taped in place. Using the crumb cake I punched out three 1/4 squares and taped them at the top. I punched a hole at the top using my 1/8 hand held punch and tied them with twine. I then stamped Wishes, Wonder, and Believe in Always Artichoke and cut them out.Remember to leave room on the left side for a hole punch with the 1/8 and tied them with linen thread to each tag. The "J" tag I wrapped with some white fiber(don't know where it came from), and used a spiral hardware to slide onto the tag. I stamped the alphabits twice with Always artichoke and punched out letters to spell " to the world"using the 1/4 square punch. Glue the letters "to the" on the "O" tag. Now we can wheel the Woodcut holly onto a 8.5 x 11 in Crumb cake. Ink the pattern print background stamp in Always Artichoke and stamp it one time on scrap paper then stamp it onto the very vanilla in the bottom right corner of the page. It should be shadowed (very light). Glue the letters "world" on a strip of very vanilla that fits into the framed hardware. Now tape your tags down to your Very Vanilla 8.5 x 11. If you have a mat like mine lay it on top so you get an idea of how to lay it out. When everything is in place before you put it in the frame place the hardware frame over the "O" and "Y" tag. Using your paper pierce tool make a hole so the brads glide through. I hope this Oldie but Goodie inspires you to make something great with what you have in your stamping stash. Thanks for stopping, Brenda

Dec 21, 2010

Elegant Tags

Hi everyone,
I can't even imagine I had extra time to do these but I spent 2 hours playing in my scraps of paper, old stickers,old chipboard pieces and nestabilities. I had a great time.
Supplies used:
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles, Square Scallop Punch(SU)
K & Company Paper(Last season's design)
K & Company Stickers (Last season's)
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Red Ridinghood, Old Olive, Creamy Carmel(Retired), Have a great day! I cut all my paper 6 x 3 and folded them. I then lined up my nesty just short of completing the circle. I then cut it. Add a few layers for dimension, Voila.      Thanks for stopping, Brenda

Dec 20, 2010

All that glitters

I'm back after a very long weekend, shopping, parties, cookie exchanges, it was a very long weekend. Fun though, I love the holidays. So I saw this done by someone on line I'm not sure who so I can't give the credit but if you are someone who puts up Valentine decorations this would work great on discounted clear HEART ornaments I saw at Michaels.
Supplies used:
1 glass ball ornament, 25 drops of classic re-inking I used Baja Breeze
1/2 tsp.-3/4 tsp. of dazzeling diamonds or any fine glitter.
Holding the ornament and removing the top add your ink place your finger over the top and shake, twist and turn. Make sure all the glass area has been inked. Turn over and let the excess drip out onto a paper towel. Turn back over and add glitter, Shake, Shake, Shake. To let dry I use a piece of paper towel in either an egg carton or original ornament box so any excess ink can drain. I let set it over night. Hope you do these at Valentines in, Real Red, Regal Rose, and Pretty in Pink those colors would rock. Thanks for stopping, and Happy Holidays. Brenda

Dec 16, 2010

Simply Stated

With the holidays here I always send a simple Thank You for all the wonderful gifts I recieve and this fits the bill. Stepping away from Christmas Colors I chose something cheery like Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla.
Supplies Are:
Cardstock: Daffodile Delight 119683, Very Vanilla 101650
Inks: Daffodile Delight 119667, Basic Black 101179, Old Olive 102277
Stamp Sets: Medallion 115223, Full of Life 111500, Vintage Vogue,117690, Thank You Kindly 111700
Basic card 8.50 x 5.50 Daffodile Delight
Layer outside and inside 4 x 5.25 Very Vanilla
Have a great day! Thanks for stopping, Brenda
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Dec 15, 2010

Teen Decor

 This was a great present for a teen I had made. The pictures don't do it justice. I learned this really cool technique from a fellow demo Sue. You crumble your paper then rub ink across the paper it will only catch the raised edges. Then turn it over and lay on a piece of copy paper and iron the paper flat. I took the frame apart and put the skater on the inside of the glass so you can clean it. Thanks for stopping.
Supplies used: Neon Green 12 x 12 paper
Decor Elements Sporty Skater 116110 11.95
12 x 12 black frame Michaels

Dec 13, 2010

Gift Card Holder

I saw this made by Vicki and I knew I had to case it!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Designer Paper K & Company I was out of Deck the Halls
Punches: 1 1/4 circle 119861, Large Snowflake119852, Oval 119863, Large Oval 119855 
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Button from my stash. Ribbon 5" long.
Stamp Set: Jolly Old Saint Nick 121321

Directions: 1 piece of 4 x 8 cardstock(cherry cobbler) folded in half. 1 piece of designer paper 3.3/4 x 3.3/4. 1 piece of contrasting cardstock(always artichoke) 3 x 4 1/4, 1 piece of constrasting designer paper 1 1/4 x 4. Two scrap pieces of each cardstock color used to make bow. 1 piece of Very Vanilla 2x2 to punch snowflake out of. 1 piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 1 x 3 for greeting and 1 piece of cardstock 1 1/4 x 3 1/4 to layer greeting. To assemble Fold 4 x 8 pice in half and punch the 1 1/4 in circle half way down leaving a half circle punched. Do the same to the designer paper, tape ribbon down to designer paper then tape it down to the front of your gift card. The half circle punch is so you can see the gift card. Fold the 3 x 4 1/4 in half and using red tacky tape attach bottom of the back side only 1/2 inch down from the top. This leaves room to remove the card. When you punch out the ovals for your bow, punch the smaller oval first then center the larger oval over the punched out area. You'll have to hold your punches in your hand looking at it from the back. Punch 3 of one color and 2 of the contrasting color. Tape down to the back side of your top. Punch out snowflake and tape down greeting first then snowflake. Using a glue dot I added a button from my stash. Using velcro dots to hold the top down put in each corner. Volia, what a great gift card holder. Thanks for stopping.Brenda

Dec 11, 2010

Because I Care

Here's today's card.Back to baking cookies:).
Supplies used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Certain Celery, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Inks: Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Ribbon: Very Vanilla 5/8 grosgrain
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue 117690 Because I Care (Hostess Level 1) 118384
Embossing Folder: Square Lattice 119976
Cut you base card out of Crumb Cake 5.5 x 8.5 Certain Celery 4 x 5.25 Baja Breeze 3 x 4 Very Vanilla 2.75 x 3.75 Scrap Vanilla to stamp 2 fowers in Baja Breeze Ink. Stamp greeting in Basic Black and Border in Old Olive and use dimensionals to pop up flowers. Have a great day thanks for stopping. Brenda

Between Friends

Oh boy the count down is on 2 weeks until Christmas. Here's a quicky card for a great friend.
Supply List
Stamp Set: Friends Never Fade
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Punch: Scallop Circle
Hodge Podge Hardware:Designer Label
Linen Thread, 1/8 taffeta ribbon, Dimensionals, Crimper.
Basic Card cut 11 x 4.24, Poppy 4 x 5.25, Pear Pizzazz 2 x 4.50 Stamp the Friends never fade in Poppy on white, Pear Pizzazz on Very Vanilla, and Daffodile on Very Vanilla. Cut Friends out of Pear Pizzazz and the flower in Poppy, layer on the Daffoldile Friends. Layer onto Chocolate Chip. Cut the hodge podge hardware in half and using dimensionals connect to the back of the chocolate chip. Crimp the Pear Pizzazz 2 x 4.50 and attach the greeting then string thru linen thread. Punch scallop and staple ribbon to card. Enjoy the rest of your day. Thanks for stopping.

Dec 6, 2010

You Rock

This is a great Teen Birthday Card.
Supplies used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Ink: Basic Black, Poppy Parade
Stamp Set: Friends Rock 113816, Rockin Wheel 115627
Punches: Small Heart 117193
Cut your base card in Basic Black 8.5 x 5.5, (3)-1.5 x 2.5 (1)-1.25 x 3.25
Whisper White 5.25 x 4 Daffodil Delight 1 x 3
Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait 1.25 x 2.25 (1 of each),
Fold Base card, Wheel in Basic Black your Rockin Wheel and then distress with Poppy Parade.
Stamp guitars and greeting in Basic Black, tape down to Basic Black, assemble card. Stamp hearts on Poppy Parade and punch out I used dimensionals to pop up.
Thanks for stopping,

Dec 4, 2010

A scrappy ornament

Once again I cry, "don't throw the scraps away!" I cut these 1/2 x 4. Roll loosely and fill a glass ball ornament bought from the Michaels craft store.I saw a version of this on Ann's blog. I'm sure if I had red designer paper it would have really popped but sadly I was out. The red ribbon helped. Thanks for stopping! Brenda

Dec 3, 2010

Let it Snow Scrapbook Page

This scrap book page was inspired by Doris Denman. She made the cutest card and I just CASE'd it a little different. Supplies used
Cardstock: Night of Navy 12 x 12, Glitter White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie,  Melon Mambo, Bliss Blue, Real Red, Cho. Chip.
Ink: Basic Black
Punches: 1/2 in., 3/4 in., 1 in. Large Snow Flake, Large Designer Label, Large Cogs, Owl
Die Cuts: Northern Frost, Snowman #2(sizzixs), Baby Face Alphabet
Accessories: Black Buttons, White Uni-ball pen, Ziggy Black pen, red ribbon.

Dec 1, 2010

St. Nick gift bag

This bag was one that came in a bakers dozen from Michael's. The front is 8 x 10. Not quite navy was cut 8 x 8, DP was cut 6 x 6
Supplies for the bag used were,
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Not quite navy
Designer Paper: Candy Cane Christmas
Die cut: Sizzix Tree
Punch was 1/2 circle
I did use my Cricut to cut the letters 2 3/4, 2 1/2, 2 1/4 HO
Names were done in 1 1/2 in real red
*Most of the items shown that go into the bag were previous post projects. Look through the archives for projects.
Thanks for stopping, Brenda