Monday, October 27, 2008

September's Stamp Club Technique cards (and post 100!)

I was intending to post these cards earlier (when it was September!) but obviously didn't... so I'm doing it now.

Each month in my Stamper's Club, I feature a different technique and we make a technique sample card (I type out instructions for the technique, and we make small samples on the back showing the technique). September's technique was watercolouring and faux watercolouring. We also make two cards/projects featuring the technique. The first card was faux watercolouring (we coloured on the stamp with Stampin' Write markers and spritzed with water before stamping):

card recipe (all SU!): Upsy Daisy stamp set, 1 3/8" circle punch, cardstock (Kiwi Kiss & Chocolate Chip), Whisper White Notecard, Stampin' Write Markers (Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal, Mellow Moss) and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink.

For the second card, we stamped the image on watercolour paper with Stazon ink and used the Stampin' Write markers to add a bit of colour to the edges of the image. Then we used Aqua Painters to blend the colours together. The sky and grass were done with ink pressed into the lids of the stamp pads and an Aqua Painter.

card recipe (all SU!): Stamps (Bella Toile background, Serene Spring); Cardstock (Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip); Scallop Border punch, Watercolour paper, Earth Elements Stampin' Write Markers, Aqua Painter, inks (Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip).

If you're interested in my Stamper's Club (and you're Canadian), you can join at any time. You commit to spending at least $35.00 on product (plus shipping and tax) for six months and can attend six technique classes for free. You also receive hostess benefits (at least one level 1 hostess stamp set and $20 in merchandise of your choice) once during your six months. E-mail me for more details!

On another note, I can't believe this is my 100th post! I'm surprised I've kept it up this long... but I'm happy I did!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sketch #32

Another week, another sketch! I've got a landscape 11x8.5 version, and a card version.

I created a layout this week... and part of it is a 6x6 make & take layout for a workshop this weekend, so I thought I'd share that too. I like to do 6x6 layouts at my workshops because of time and cost factors, but I show people how they can take that home and create a layout to go in their normal scrapbooks. So here's the 6x6 version:

And the 11x8.5 version (based on the sketch) with the 6x6 incorporated into the layout.

layout recipe (all SU!): Cardstock (Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Kraft, Textured Kiwi Kiss); Bella Rose papers (I don't have any SU! Christmas papers yet); Punches (Curly Label, Spiral); Stamps (Define your Life, A Cardinal Christmas, Contempo Alphabet); Inks (Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss)

Thanks for stopping by! If you're inspired to create something, please link me up... :D

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More cards from my Card Buffet...

I still have some of these to share...

supplies (all Stampin' Up!): Whisper White notecard; To You & Yours stamp set; cardstock (Kiwi Kiss, Kraft, Riding Hood Red); Chocolate Chip classic ink; Ticket Corner punch.

supplies (all Stampin' Up!): Whisper White notecard; cardstock (Pirouette Pink, Riding Hood Red); stamps (Eastern Blooms, Upsy Daisy); Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon; ink (Basic Grey, Riding Hood Red); 1 3/4" circle punch

and because Naomi asked, here's how my World Card Making Day card buffet worked: I prepped 10 different card styles (10 of each) that were fairly simple (basic stamping, not many layers) and assembled "kits" in various containers I had with all the inks, tools and products necessary to make each card. I typed out instructions for each card, and also included the sample in the kit. People came (I had two different days, and it was Open House style) and made as many cards as they wanted (and could make more than one of each style) for $1.50 CDN per card including the envelope. It was a lot of work, but I had a good turnout, and everyone enjoyed choosing the cards they wanted to make. I also have some prepped cards left over that I can use for future workshops.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sketch #31 (and KWerner CI #26)

Here's the sketch for this week... I have a 12x12 layout version and a card version:

and my card:

I got the colour scheme from Kristina Werner's Colour Inspiration this week (but didn't get it up in time...) and tried some watercolouring.

supplies: SU! cardstock (Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Baha Breeze); watercolour paper and water brush; Stampin' Write Markers (So Saffron; Rose Red; Garden Green); Stampin' Pastels; Stamps (Polka Dot Background, Crazy for Cupcakes); Scallop Edge punch

Link me up in the comments if you create something!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another late DT post...

I've given some peeks at the layouts I've created with this kit in my last two sketch challenges, but this is my official "MSS Red Star - October" summary... This kit is called "Into the Woods" and it's full of the trendy tree goodies: Luxe, Pink Paislee, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket (Mr. Campy), Dream Street and 7 Gypsies papers; a fun leaf stamp; chipboard flourishes and label holders, AC puffy thickers, some ribbon and acrylic birds are among the mix of products...

Here's what I created:

You can see the rest of the DT layouts in the MSS Red Star Kit gallery!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Late Re-cap of October BYOM kit...

Where have these first two weeks of October gone???!!! This is so much later than I usually share, but hopefully it's better late than never...

BYOM offered two kits this month--the "normal" one featuring Pink Paislee papers and alpha stickers, Scenic Route chipboard brackets, some chipboard tags and buttons and some yummy flocked brads. They also had a "Halloween" kit, which was equally packed with goodies. I worked with the Pink Paislee kit and created these layouts (and a card):

You can see what the rest of the Design Team created this month in the October DT gallery!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sketch #30

Here's the sketch for this week:

***edited to add my layout using the October Red Star Kit... I adapted it to include two photos.

Link me up if you are inspired to create something!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More cards from WCMD

Thanks so much to everyone who came and made my Card Buffet a fun success! I hope you had fun and liked the cards... I thought I'd share the rest of them a couple at a time for the next week or so. So here's the next two:

card recipe (all SU!): Whisper White notecards (my secret weapon to make prep for the card buffet easier ;) ); Bella Toile background stamp; Kind thoughts stamp set (butterfly); Wonderful Words stamp set; inks (Pirouette Pink; Kiwi Kiss); Cardstock (Kraft, Whisper White, Pirouette Pink).

This one was actually done using Kristina Werner's Colour Inspiration last week (Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla).

supplies (all SU!): cardstock (Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla); stamps (Embrace Life, Boho Blooms background); inks (Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie); silver brad; Old Olive Flower Fusion (felt flower)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sketch #29

A bit late... sorry! Here's the sketch for this week:

and my layout:

Stampin' Up! supplies: Cardstock (Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Kraft); Urban Garden DSP; Stamps (Pocket Silhouettes, Inspired by Nature, Sanded Background, Contempo Alphabet); Punches (Spiral, Curly Label, Scallop Edge)

thanks for looking... be sure to link me up in my comments if you create a layout based on this sketch!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Busy Stamp-y Weekend ahead!

You may know that this Saturday is World Card-Making Day, and I'm celebrating with a Card Buffet! I have instructions written and cardstock cut for ten different cards, and you can come and help yourself to whatever you want! Make two cards or 15 if you'd like... cards are $1.00 each ($1.50 with an envelope too). This is a come-and-go event with two dates for your convenience:

Friday, October 3rd from 7pm until 10pm
Sunday, October 5th from 1pm until 4pm

Please RSVP with the night you're coming so I have enough prepped! I will definitely be here to help anyone who needs it, but these are fairly simple, beginner level cards. Here's a sneak peek at a couple of them:

Cardinal Christmas supplies: SU! Whisper White note card; Riding Hood Red and Kraft cardstock; A Cardinal Christmas stamp set; Ridng Hood Red and Certainly Celery ink; Stampin' Dimensionals

Scalloped 'hi' supplies: SU! Whisper White note card; Say it With Scallops stamp set; Scallop Square punch; Baja Breeze ink; Kiwi Kiss cardstock; Not Quite Navy DSP (hostess pack).