Friday, September 30, 2011

C is for Cat (and P is for Pumpkin...)

So this card wraps up my month of C is for Cat and D is for Dog posts! I thought I'd end on a fall/Halloween theme, to get us rolling into October. However, before I can get to all the Halloween and Thanksgiving posts, I will need a few days to share our Artful Inkers September Team Challenge Swaps...come on back for the next 3 days to check out all those beauties!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Basic Black CS and Classic Ink, Water color paper, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Cajun Craze Classic Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink, Aqua Painter, C is for Cat, Jack of All Trades

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sweet Taylor

Hi Friends! Here is a quick project I made featuring our sweet kitty Taylor, who passed away 3 years ago. The soft colors, gorgeous butterflies, and the darling cat, make for a frame we will be displaying for years to come.

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Soft Subtles DSP, C is for Cat, Four Frames, Decorative Label Extra Large Punch, Rose Red Classic Ink

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Soft, Subtle puppies and kitties

Gorgeous cards! And another case of the LO/colors from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue, pg 72 this time. If are popping in out of the blue, since August 30th, I've been showing off cards and projects created with the C is for Cat and D is for Dog stamp sets, that fellow Stampin' Up! Demo, Diane and I, showed off at the Surf Dogs 2011 event. (There are some other treats thrown in to see as well during this time period, so grab yourself a warm drink and cozy down for a browse!) I've mentioned in a previous post that most of the cat and dog cards have LO's taken from the IB+C or Stampin' Success, a Stampin' Up! mag provided to demos only. With all the creativity and gorgeous work SU! puts out there, it's easy to take their ideas and adapt them to your own stamp sets, papers and colors to make them your own. These cards however, are pretty literal CASE's of the original creations! Thanks SU! :o)

Two neat tricks I'd like to point out on the photos above to see the details. The edge of the Certainly Celery Background has a frame which was created using the new Simply Scored Tool, and the leaves have been folded in half and run through my paper crimper! So simple and effective I need to pull that tool out to leave on my desk so it can get more action! Hope you guys enjoy!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Certainly Celery CS and DSP, Bashful Blue DSP, Real Red CS, Whisper White CS, Peach PArfait Classic Ink, Simply Scored Tool, Crimper, 1 3/4" Extra Large Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, C is for Cat, D is for Dog

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fancy Fold Note Cards

Isn't this a neat little way to make a card for someone special? With a bit of folding (the new Simply Scored works well with this card too!) and some taped edges, can tuck a note card inside with a special message on it! I'm loving the P is for Paw Stampin' Wheel at the top of the note card too, gives it a little added visual interest!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
D is for Dog, C is for Cat, P is for Paw Stampin' Wheel, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Pretty in Pink CS, Night of Navy Classic Ink and 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Pet Cards

Well, happy September everyone! Here's a set of cool fall cards to help get us into the mood, soon my Halloween and Thanksgiving things will start to arrive on the bloggo! Until then, enjoy these Autumn inspired cards. The trick to this loose water color look, is to ink your stamps as usual, then spray them gently with a mist of water, and stamp onto water color paper. The more you mist, the softer the image.

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Watercolor Paper, More Mustard CS, Early Espresso Classic Ink, Garden Green Classic Ink, Cajun Craze Classic Ink, Basic Grey Classic Ink, StazOn Black Ink, Aqua Painter

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pet Sympathy Cards

I don't know if any of you have lost a pet or not, but I can sure attest that it can knock the socks off of you! We lost our sweet little kitten a few years ago, and we all still talk about her and wish she were here. I'm glad I have these cards made, and set aside to comfort a friend if and when the time comes.

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Chocolate Chip CS, Rich Razzleberry CS and Classic Ink, Whisper White CS, Basic Black Classic Ink, Pretty in Pink DSP, C is for Cat, D is for Dog, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Lace Ribbons Border Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Large Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Extra Large Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, September 19, 2011

Loving my Stamp-a-ma-jig!

Hello everyone! Have used the stamp-a-ma-jig lately (or at all)? I've pulled mine out again, and it's amazing how nicely you can line up images with it! LOL! I couldn't have pulled these super cute cards off without the stamp-a-ma-jig!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Crumb Cake CS and Classic Ink, Very Vanilla CS, Lavender Lace CS and Classic Ink, Island Indigo CS and Classic Ink, Pool Party CS and Classic Ink, Lucky Limeade Classic Ink, Calypso Coral Classic Ink, Basic Pearls, D is for Dog, C is for Cat, Lace Ribbons Border Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Polka Dot Background Stamp.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Nice Kitt-eh! Nice Pupp-eh!

I LOVE these cards!!! So pretty, so sweet, love the LO! I don't think I've mentioned yet, but most of the C is for Cat, and D is for Dog card LO's I've been showing lately come directly from The Idea Book and Catalogue, or different Stampin' Success Mags (a demo only SU! mag sent to inspire and teach us each month). It's so easy to take inspiration from these SU! publications and keep or change, color combos, DSP's, stamp sets etc, and make your own versions. Thanks Stampin' Up!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Whisper White Cs, Marina Mist CS, Perfect Plum CS, Real Red DSP and Classic Ink, Basic Black Classic Ink, D is for Dog, C is for Cat, Happy Greetings, Lace Ribbons Border Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Pearls, Newsprint DSP (retired)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Furry Christmas Wishes!

For the next little while I'll be showing off the cards I made for the Surf Dogs display, featuring the C is for Cat, and D is for Dog Stamp Sets. I must say, I loved working with both of these sets, and have found them to be very versatile! (as you can see by my Christmas themed cards! LOL!)

Ingredients: (All SU!)
C is for Cat, D is for Dog, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp Sets, Chocolate Chip CS and Classic Ink, Pretty in Pink CS and Classic Ink, Basic Gems, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hey Friends! Wouldn't these make the sweetest little gifts for the cat or dog lover in your life? Come to my Gift Class this Saturday from 1-3, and make one for yourself. They are quite simple to do, and once you've learned how, you can change the image to suit your future gift giving needs! Contact me asap to save your seat!

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Classic Inks: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder
Stamps: C is for Cat, D is for Dog
Tools: Heat Tool
Non Su!: candles, tissue paper

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Have you seen the new Simply Scoring Tool?

Click on the above pics, and check out the texture on the grey background! That's there thanks to the new Simply Scoring Tool, it's not a new embossing folder! You could do stripes, plaids, diamonds, squares, frames....pretty much any texture you can think of with clean crisp straight edges! I'm loving it!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Basic Grey CS and Classic Ink, Whisper White CS, Pumpkin Pie Textured CS, Real Red Textured CS and Classic Ink, Baja Breeze CS and Classic Ink, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Linen Thread, C is for Cat Stamp Set, D is for Dog Stamp Set, P is for Paw Stampin' Wheel, Mini Library Clips (retired), 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sympathy Chocolate

At a sad time, like the loss of a pet, maybe a sweet little decorated tin, with paw print wrapped chocolates inside would bring a smile? At least it would let your friends know you were thinking of them...

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
DSP retired, Old Olive CS and 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Whisper White CS, Basic Gems, C is for Cat, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Not Quite Navy Classic Ink, tin form local craft store.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

It's Surf Dogs day, are you coming?

Yay Surf Dogs 2011 is here, and I am so excited! Can't wait to see all those pups romping in the waterpark! Check out the deets, and we hope to see you there. (These are the free make and takes we will be offering today!)

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Whisper White CS, Peach Parfait Classic Ink, Basic Grey Classic Ink, Basic Black Classic Ink, Real Red Classic Ink, Basic Rhinestones, D is for Dog Stamp Set, C is for Cat Stamp Set.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hello, Hello, Hello!

Here is the start of the display cards I made for Surf Dogs 2010, which is happening this Sunday, from 11-2!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Whisper White CS, Certainly Celery CS, Bashful Blue CS, So Saffron CS, Peach Parfait DSP, Stampin' Write and Classic Ink, StazOn Black Ink, 1" Circle Punch, Happy Greetings Stamp Set (retired), D is for Dog Stamp Set, C is for Cat Stamp Set.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Oh Scooby! Good thing we love you!

Well you guys were very patient from this little teaser, I only had 3 peeps tell me I was a terrible tease! LOL! Here's the scrapbook page I made, and I must admit I LOVE it! I'll post the small pics included in the LO below, just in case you can't see them in enough horrifying detail!

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Whisper White CS, Real Red CS and Classic Ink, Basic Black CS and Stampin' Write, Decorative Label Extra Large Punch, Extreme Elements Stamp Set, P is for Paw Stampin' Wheel, I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Here's to an A+ year!

Morning everyone! Happy 1st day of school to those returning to, or have young ones returning to school! The first week of school (and occasionally through out the year), I like to send the kiddies little cards in their lunch boxes. Here's Wednesdays card! This card features a stamp from the It's a Wrap Occasions Stamp Set. The intent is to stamp the images on to labels or card stock and seal them around wrapped candy to personalize the candies. I've stacked the image like bricks on my card, and think it gives it a bit of a retro feel. This stamp set will be one featured in my "Gift Class" being held Sat. Sept. 17 from 1-3. Contact me asap if you want to come play with this set! (Click here to access my calendar to see all classes)

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Whisper White CS, Island Indigo Classic Ink, Lucky Limeade Classic Ink, It's a Wrap Occasions Stamp Set, Stampin' Dimensionals, paper snips.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Back to School Treats!

Aren't these super cute? They are super fast to make too! Using the new "It's a Wrap Occasions" Stamp Set, I stamped standard mailing labels in Real Red, and adhered them to the wrappers of my candy. I stuck the candies to a strip of cardboard for stability, slipped them into a clear envie, sealed them and Voila! Back to school treats the kiddos will love to share with their friends! Done in minutes! (sorry for the blurry photo...we are in the midst of massive rain storms and the lighting isn't so great!)

Ingredients: (All SU unless otherwise mentioned)
It's a Wrap Occasions Stamp Set, Real Red Classic Ink, labels from my local dollar store, wrapped candies from my local bulk store ;o)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Summer time blues....

Is it just me, or do you also hate the end of summer vacation? The kidlets go back to school on Tuesday, and I'm already missing them, and the fun times we had this summer! The following cards will be tucked into their lunch bags Tues, alongside a special treat I made them! (come back tomorrow to see that as well)

I did get to do some stamping with a friend yesterday, we worked on watercolor techniques which was super fun. The cards below have been colored 2 different ways. The one on the left was partially colored with Stampin' Write's in several shades, and then blended with a blender pen and an aqua painter was used on the pot and for the shadow since the area was larger, and I was looking for a looser feel. The one on the right was colored with Stampin' Write's only, but I did layer colors on top of one another for some depth. Which do you prefer?

Ingredients: (All SU!)
CS: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Watercolor Paper
Inks: Black StazOn, Bashful Blue Classic Ink
Stampin' Write's: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Real Red
Tools: Blender Pen, Aqua Painter
Punches: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" Circle
Stamps: En Francais, A Flower for All Seasons

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sorry, no photo! ;o)

Hello everyone! I think I may have mentioned once or twice that scrapbooking FREAKS me out! I love looking at other peoples scrapbooks, and admire the time and talent it takes to make a scrapbook, but it's totally not my thing. The photographer in me can't wrap my brain around having my photos out of order. Never mind cutting them! Oh the horrors! The crafter in me is intimidated by all that space to fill. And the (desire to be an) Organizational Queen in me rues all the space the scrapbooks would take up. That being said, tonight I made a scrapbook page for our Surf Dogs display, loosely based on this one. You'll have to wait until next week to see it, as I need my "P is for Paw" wheel to complete it, but let me tell you it's worth peeking back for. I'll give you a hint what it's featuring....the title is "Oh Scooby! (good thing we love you anyway!)", it will have the P is for Paw standard wheel rolled on it, and a stamp from the Extreme Elements set. Nighty Night friends!