Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Stamp a Stack!

On January 5th at 7pm and on January 10th at 11am I will be holding a Birthday Card Stamp a stack. When talking with my club girls I learned that they wanted more general and man cards so here is what I came up with...Email me by January 2nd if you would like to join us!! More details and cost can be found on my demonstrator site: www.kimberlym.stampinup.net

Loads of Love Red Truck

Birthday Balloons (wishing you the HAPPIEST birthday yet) on the inside

My new favorite set! Inspired by Nature Grass Birthday

Cupcake Birthday!

B is for Birthday!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Technique Tuesday!

Here are this month and last month's technique Tuesday Cards!
I know, I know I am slacking...I am trying to do better on the blogging front! :-) I am bad about taking pictures of my own kid so you see where the cards fall...way behind!!! :-)

December's Cards!

Faux Rimmed Tag!

I saw this guy on a blog I believe and can't seem to figure out where. The original card had a real metal tag hanging on it. I thought I would use SCS's tutorial to make a faux metal tag! How cute is this and super simple!!

Stamps: Under the Stars, Family Phrases, and Polka Dot Background
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Versamark
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Silver, Whisper White, Old Olive
Accessories: 2 way glue, 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8 circle, Alpine Ribbon, Paper piercer, linen thread, hole punch, water color crayons, blender pens

The hearts were created using the Happy Heart Day Butterfly stamp...

Ribbon Weaving
This is yet another card that I saw that "FORCED" me to buy something else. I got the idea from Stephanie Hargis. I loved the layout I saw for this card as well as the paper and ribbon. I bought the paper and ribbon just to make this card. (Do you sense a destructive pattern growing?) I decided to add my own touch with the ribbon weaving technique.

Stamps: Say it with Scallops
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Hawaiian Papaya, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Tangerine Tango ribbon, Chocolate chip ribbon, Scallop Square punch, glue dots

Faux Alligator Skin
I got the idea for this guy from Jamie Hurley
This was a messy but fun technique. I had embossing powder all over my counter! :-)

Stamps: Wild About You
Paper: Green Galore, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black, Green Galore
Accessories: Basic Black Ribbon, ticket punch, bone folder, heat gun, clear embossing powder

These are two of three cards we created for November's Technique Tuesday. I forgot to take a picture of number three before it got mailed out....I think! :-)

Faux Snow/Icing Technique
Stamp: Merry and Bright
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue
Paper: Hawaiian Papaya, Real Red, Chocolate, Whisper White
Accessories: markers, 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, flour, water, salt, 2 way glue, dazzling diamonds

Scallop Medallion
This technique uses the scallop edge punch to create a medallion look!
Stamps: Flower for all Seasons, Happy birthday
Paper: Kraft, Handsome Hunter, Burgundy, whisper white
Ink: Basic Black, handsome hunter
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, 1/4" burgundy ribbon

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Club Meeting!

December's Club meeting is tonight!! Here are the cards we are creating!

Top Note Christmas
Stamps: A Tree for All Seasons (retiring, 10% off until Dec 23rd!), All Holidays
Paper: Chocolate chip, Whisper White, Really Red
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Chocolate chip 1/4" grosgrain, red and chocolate chip markers

Flight of the Butterfly!
You can get this stamp and the Kind Thanks set 20% off this month if you spend $20!
I got the inspiration for this card from abigailadrienne.
I even bought the wide oval punch and Rose Red grosgrain just to make this card!

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Kind Thanks
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Corner rounder, crystal effects

Crazy for Cupcakes

I am very behind on sharing cards so WATCH OUT! :-) I am going to catch up! Here are some cards I created using Crazy for Cupcakes. Some of the cards I cased from Splitcoast so if is yours I will try to give credit but if I don't please let me know so I can give you credit!

This one is my favorite I think!
I got the idea for this card from stampingholly on splitcoast. I changed the colors to suit the ribbon that I had. I chose So Saffron, Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red. I colored the cup cake bases in Close to Cocoa...yummy!

A step out of the color comfort zone...
I got the idea for this card from Happy to Stamp Forever on Splitcoast. I changed the ribbon and the background a little. I used Old Olive, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black for this card. The cupcake is watercolored with aquapainter and ink pads.

Cupcakes with Faux Icing!!

I got the idea for this card from jenpeel. On the first cupcake card I used the faux icing technique. It was a more difficult card to make but a lot of fun. The second card uses dazzling diamonds and 2 way glue for the icing. The bottom of the card was wheeled with the cupcake wheel.

Keep watching....I have a birthday stamp a stack coming on January 5th and 10th...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Anatomy of a Christmas Card!

I promise I have not dropped off the face of the planet! I don't know what happened to November but it is gone. :-) We have been busy around here getting all set up for Christmas, making Christmas cards and baking cookies! YUMMM!

Each year we create our own Christmas cards and here is this years winner! We created 80 of these little guys and then our Christmas list kept growing so we had to send out my other awesome homemade cards. So if you didn't get Mr. Snowman never fear you got one of my other awesome creations...now on to how we created so many cards.
***note: I did say "WE"...my awesome hubby helped put these cards together!

Here is the mess! We started off punching the pieces to the snowman body and putting them in containers, which my son so generously donated from his kitchen.

Stack of Bashful Blue pieces that hubby embossed in my Big Shot using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder (**don't fall over, I know it isn't Stampin' Up!. Hopefully they will catch up soon!)

My job: Tearing strips of paper for the "snow"

The bucket of noses (small star punch with the points cut off), 2 way glue to pick them up, the black marker for the faces, a bucket of 3/4" squares for the hat and strips of black to be cut from the 1 1/4" square for the brim.

Word Window punch for the skis and the scarves. I used my paper snips to snip the edges of the red to make them look more like real scarves.

A closer look at the noses...
Trash bucket, not sure what Rachel Ray calls it on her cooking show but my stamping has one as well. My son kept coming and dumping it for us. Also note the diet sodas on either side and the massive T.V. in front of us! We took over the living room for several days watching Christmas movies and making cards. The paint brush was a must have for brushing the extra glitter off the card. **Note: I have glitter permanently all over my house now and my car!!!!

The final card! Hubby put together the snowmen and then I glittered and glued down the rest.

Stamps: Holiday's and Wishes, God's Blessings (inside sentiment)
Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue
Paper: Silver, Whisper White, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Small Star punch, word window punch, 1 3/8 circle, 1" circle, 3/4" square, 1 1/4" square, marker, 2 way glue, dazzling diamonds, sponge (for the snow)

I am love, loving the punch art so if you have a cool punch art creation please share it! I would love to see what you have created with your punches!

Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Awesome Clubbers!

In no particular order of awesomeness here are some cute cards my clubbers made last month. I challenge them each month to create a card and their names go in a drawing for a prize. This month's challenge was to create a card with a scene.....Here is what they came up with!

Tracy M.

Amy K.

Aly M. (she free handed that couch!!!)

Kayla L.

Thank you ladies so much!! If you are interested in joining a club I have some slots open and can also start a new club if you have 5 friends that want to get together in my home or yours and stamp!! :-)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Coming Soon...Christmas Card Stamp a Stack

Here is a sneak peek at four of the five cards we will be making on December 1st. You will get to create 2 or 4 of each design for $25 or $45. If you RSVP and pay before November 23rd you get $5 off the price! 10 cards for $20 or 20 cards for $40!! Come get a head start on your Christmas cards....

Let it Snow!

Deck the Halls

Decorated Neighborhood

Twigster Snow Globe

Stay tuned for full views of the cards as well as card number 5! It isn't special just hasn't been created yet! :-) Remember to RSVP before November 23rd to get the discount! RSVP by November 28 to ensure you have a spot! Space is limited! If this day does not work please let me know and I can arrange a make up date so you don't have to miss these awesome cards!

Gift Cards

I recently participated in a craft fair...didn't turn out too well except I met some great people and hopefully a few new customers. One of those new customers wanted birthday gift cards. Here are the ones I came up with for her. One is strictly birthday and the other is more of a just because. I had fun coming up with the ideas. I have ideas for baby shower, wedding and more brithdays. If you would like to purchase one of these for $3 each please let me know.

Just B!

This one is a case from a card I created a while back. I love the colors Basic Black and Tempting Turquoise together. I used the crimper on the turquoise piece to give it some texture.

Crazy for Cupcakes!

I just got this set recently and love it already. It is 20% off this month with a purchase of $20 to celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 20th anniversary. The colors used were Real Red, Ballet Blue, Summer Sun and Whisper white. The inside cupcake is from the Sock Monkey set!

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