Monday, August 30, 2010

Mojo Happening!

Well - I have had a productive week this week.   More cards and even some classes will be coming - I just have so me technological things to figure out.   I joined a DSP share and have some 6" squares of all the DSP in the new catalogue.  You can check my upline's blog, Angela - she may be still sharing them.   It has been really helpful to see which paper I like.  I have been wanting to use this new stamp set since I got it in June and finally have had time.    I used the Dotted Scalloped Border Punch at the bottom to cover up a mistake I made when I was stamping the sentiment and it covered it quite nicely and even added to the design!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Stampin' Royalty challenge #34

I have been wanting to try an easel card for awhile.   I concentrated more on using neutral colors: Whisper White, Basic Black and River Rock.   I used the Barogque Stamp set for the swirls in the background and all the new punches from the new Stampin' Up Mini.   If you go to Angela McKay's marvelous blog - you will find a video which shows how to make an extra edge for the Decorative Label punch.  The flower in the middle is made from the Birds and Blooms Sizzlits 4-pack dies.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #33

I wasn't sure what to make for a school but since I teach Grade One I thought I would make a name tag.  Our first unit will be about apples so I stamped apples from the Tart and Tangy set using Real Red, So Saffron, and Certainly Celery.    I used the Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Dies to make the letters with Marina Mist.    I think I will have  to make one for my student teachers and assistants.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #32

This week's challenge is a color challenge - I find color challenges the hardest to do and ended up making the following two cards - very similar but I couldn't decide which one I liked better.
I thought then that I would try three ornaments.
I think I will use less Dazzling Diamonds next time - a little too clumpy.   I used the Snowflake Extra-Large and punched out snowflakes in green and just folded them over to make branches.  I am really liking the new color Cherry Cobble and want to try making more Christmas cards.  Be sure to check out all the amazing designs of all the other goddesses.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #31

I have been trying to make a few children's birthday cards for my Grade One's this year.   I had a hard time figuring out how to make this background and this stamp set is unfortunately retired but all my boys still seem to love dinosaurs.  I used Always Artichoke for trees and grass, Cherry Cobbler for the pteradactyls, Crumb Cake for the tree trunks, Soft Suede for the smaller dinosaur and Garden Green for the large one.  I think I could make some improvements but I think some little boy in my class next year will enjoy this card!   Make sure you check out all the other lovely creations by our goddesses.