Monday, September 22, 2008

Stampin' Up! 101020

Last week Megan & I went to a Stampin' Up! 101020 class, as she mentioned on her blog, for as long as we've known each other and as much as we talk about all things crafty- it was the first time that we were crafty together! It was a lot of fun, and we made a some really cute cards.

(All the cards were designed by the demonstrator & host, Rhonda)

The last card was the only one I didn't really like what I did in the class, I came home and made some minor tweaks, and it became this:

(And for those curious, one or more stamps from each of these sets were used to make these:
Cheers to You, Big Bold Birthday, Flight of the Butterfly, Inspired by Nature, Upsy Daisy, Say it with Scallops, Thank You Kindly, Heard from the Heart, Flower Fancy, & Punches Three)

It was a great fun- can't wait for the next one. But for now- to decide which ones I want to get... Decisions! Decisions!

Until next time!

Just for FUN!

I decided to take a bit of a break from the challenges on Hero Arts, mostly because the categories each week didn't really suit my 'style'. So instead I was making some cards just for FUN!

I was feeling a little Asian inspired this weekend, the past couple of weeks I had picked up the "Asian Elements" set from Hero Arts, and the "Asian by Design" set from Inkadinkado.

First the Inkadinkado set:

The bamboo on this set is a little larger than most stamps, so the I had to make a card to accommodate it. I think it's 6"x4.25". The red square is a seal stamp my dad made me (& for those of you wondering its my name in Chinese)

Now with the left over green card stock from the card above, I made this 2"x 4.25" card, with the Asian Elements stamps. I also used some clear glaze to make the owl pop out & shine!

This cute card was for our niece who turned one a week ago, not the best picture I could have taken- the light was off (probably because it was about midnight when I was taking it!)
Supplies: Yours to Take (Penny Black), Soft Swirls (Stampin' Up!)

Next post, pictures from a Stampin Up! class...

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Enabled & Inspired

Over the weekend, I had been doing my usual blog hopping and had seen this great tutorial on Kiyomi Krafts. I wanted to give it a try and this was my first attempt:
The box:

Supplies: Scroll Tree (Hero Arts)

Here is how the box opens up, with the cards inside:

and the individual card, all four in the set are the same:

Supplies: Flourish (EK Success)

I didn't stop there! I then found my way over to Lauren Meader's blog, and she discovered a great find at Target! Naturally, it made me want to go out and find for myself as well! The discovery? Disney Princess clear stamps!

I had just stamped and colored the princesses before I knew what I wanted to do with them before I made another matching set of cards in a box.

Supplies: Tiara (EK Success)
Princess cards:

Individual "close-ups"

Supplies: Princesses (EK Success)

Whew! I had a busy weekend- but loads of fun stamping away! Let's hope for another productive crafting week- my goal this week is to get back into working on some scrapbook pages that have pushed to the back burner with my recent surge of cards!

Until next time- Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Blog Award

Aww shucks... my fellow Hero Arts blogger, Beverley at Little Shop of Crafts nominated me for an "I Love Your Blog" award!

Here are the rules:
- The winner can put the logo on their blog
- Link the person who you received the award from
- Nominate at least 7 other blogs
- Put those links to those blogs on yours
- Leave a message to those you have nominated on their blog

1. Jenn @ KiyomiKrafts

2. Dawn @ Dawn's Stamping Thoughts

3. Taylor @ Taylored Expressions

4. Julee @ Poetic Artistry

5. Beate @ fresh & fun

6. Lauren @ My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence

7. Heather @ Scrapbook Bakery

Thanks for all the great inspiration!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Holidays Already? *UPDATED*

I found this week's challenge on the Hero Arts blog a little harder than some of the others. We had to create holiday themed cards- with it still being 100°F out, I found it a bit difficult to get into the holiday 'mood'! But I pulled out my Christmas-y/wintery stamps and created these:

Supplies: ClearDesign Joyful Greetings (Hero Arts), Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug-Provocraft), Scallopped Squares (Nestabilities-Spellbinders)

Supplies: Santa's Hat; Santa's Coat; Santa's Boots; Holiday Messages with Bracket (all Hero Arts); Snowflakes embossing folder (Cuttlebug-Provocraft), Liquid Applique (Marvy Uchida)

Supplies: Winter Penguin; Good Cheer (both Hero Arts); D'vine Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug-Provocraft)

Supplies: Scroll Tree; flourishes from ClearDesign Joyful Greetings (Hero Arts); Liquid Applique (Marvy Uchida)

I also did this one for the challenge too- just didn't have it finished when I posted the others here:

Supplies: Scroll Tree (Hero Arts); Stickles glittler glue

**Here is another one that I did in the last few days, Hero Arts is also doing a contest to win a day on the blog in December with one of the artists, we just have to use products from the Winter 2008 catalog... with that said, I went to my local stamp store and picked up this one and was playing with my Cuttlebug and tried it with a piece of acetate/transparency- I really like how it turned out!

Supplies: ClearDesign Jolly Christmas (Hero Arts), Snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug-Provocraft)

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