Thursday, December 31, 2009
The car image is from Bombshell Stamps' Speed Shop stamp set. I used Stampin' Up's Basic Black for the card base. The next layer is SU's Christmas Cocoa DSP (or at least that's what I THINK it's called- I always have such a hard time with the names of the designer paper sets!). Next I attached 3 strips of SU silver metallic paper that was run through the Cuttlebug using the Diamond Plate embossing folder. The image is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto GP110 white cardstock, and colored using Copic Markers. The grill and the bumpers of the car are colored using a silver metallic At-You Spica marker, although you can't see the bit of glitz in the picture. The main image is layered onto a scrap of Basic Black, and then I used the photo corner punch to punch out some red corners to 'frame' the image. The silver and black brads are both from Recollections (Michael's). I hope my brother likes this card- after all he IS a classic! :)
Make sure to check out Bombshell Stamps' Forum. They'll be having a brand new sketch challenge AND Ms. January will have a fabulous theme challenge for us all to play with! You can win a great prize by playing along with the challenges!
I hope that you all will have a very happy New Year- one filled with family, friends, love and good health!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
First off all, I used Stampin' Up's textured Cameo Coral cardstock for the card base. I then attached a layer of Basic Black, and then a layer of the coolest patterned paper (I have NO idea who makes it...it was part of a blog candy that I won, but isn't it pretty??). The image is from Bombshell Stamps' Ahoy, Sailor. She is stamped on GP110 white cardstock and colored using a combination of Stampin' Up and Copic markers. I punched the image and a layer of Basic Black out using my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities. I sponged around the edge of the image panel using Cameo Coral ink. The large black brads are from Recollections (Michael's). I am very pleased with this simple card and I hope you like it, too!
Check out the Bombshell Stamps forum. Here you'll be able to keep up-to-date on what's happening with Bombshell Stamps- contests, challenges, sales. Time is running out if you'd like to participate in the December sketch challenge or the "Naughty or Nice" challenge! The deadline is tomorrow- Dec. 31st! Here's what you could win:
Now, head on over to the other Bombshell Stamps Design Team member's blogs to see what they've been up to!
Ms. December - Erika
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Today I was finally able to get into my hide-away and do a little stamping. I needed a thank you card for Heather, who was my Secret Santa at school. Heather was such a good Secret Santa, and even though she knows nothing about stamping, she tried to give me some stamping things she thought I'd like- and she did a very good job at it! Here's the card I made for her:
It's a very simple card, but I'm very happy with how it turned out. I used Stampin' Up's retired Cranberry Crisp cardstock for the base, then a layer of Certainly Celery, followed by a layer of (I think) Basic Grey patterned paper. Of course, I just noticed that I have the patterned paper going upside down- oh, well, too late to fix that!) The cherry image, from Hambo Stamps, is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored using Copic Markers. The thank you sentiment is from a long-time retired SU set called Frame Fun. I then layered the image onto Certainly Celery and then Cranberry Crisp. The cranberry and celery colored ribbons are from the Offray Ribbon Outlet. If you've never been to the outlet in Hagerstown, MD, you've GOTTA go!!! The image is popped up using dimensionals.
I'd like to welcome all of the SCS girls who joined my new blog group, Glitterbees! If you'd like to participate in the group, there's still room...just click here and post to the thread that you'd like to participate.
Come back tomorrow for Bombshell Stamps' monthly Hump Day Hop!!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
I've decided to form a brand new blog group called "Glitterbees". To be a member, all you need to do is have a blog and be willing to visit other members' blogs regularly and leave comments on their posts.
If you'd like to become a Glitterbee, please let me know!!
Have a great day!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
It started snowing Friday night and snowed through until this morning...a record-breaking December snowfall...not quite sure exactly how much snow we did get because of all the drifting...but I know first-hand from shoveling- there's a lot of it! We only shoveled what we HAD to- the rest can just melt over time. The forecast is calling for a storm on Christmas Eve into Christmas Day...not sure, yet, what it'll be- each channel you listen to is calling for something different- one says rain, one says a mixed mess and another says snow...guess we'll just have to wait and see! To those of you who are shoveling out- take it slow and stay warm!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I got a brand new Victory Vegas Low motorcycle and it's the prettiest color blue- with lots of sparkles in the paint!! Now, if only the weather would warm up a bit so I can actually ride it!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I used 3 different stamps from Sherrod Studio's Pond Friends set- the reeds, the flying dragonfly and the Buzzin' By sentiment. For the card base, I used Close to Cocoa (really Soft Suede). The layers are Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise and then a layer of Tempting Turquoise designer paper. I stamped the images onto Very Vanilla using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored using Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise and Bashful Blue SU markers. I sponged around the edges of the image panel using Close to Cocoa and a sponge. I then put just a smidgen of Diamond Stickles on the dragonflies' wings to give them a little sparkle. I also added a bit of ribbon- celery-colored 1" organdy ribbon and 1/2" vanilla sateen ribbon (both from Offray). I decided it still need a little "something", so I added 2 large celery-colored brads and 2 small turquoise-colored brads (from Recollections) in the upper left corner. I think it turned out cute and I think I'll send this to my brand new Senior friend, Miss Dorthea. I think she'll like it!
I hope that you check out the other design team members' blogs to see how they used this fabulous color combination. You can also play along if you'd like. Just create a card using the challenge colors and post it to the Sherrod Studio blog using Mr. Linky. We can't wait to see what you come up with!!!
I should be back on high-speed connection on Wednesday- woo hoo!! This dial-up is the pits! After Wednesday, I should be able to get back to posting more regularly. Thanks for hanging in there with me!! Hope you come back real soon!!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The image is from Sherrod Studio's brand new release called Out of this World. I love the little 3-eyed alien! :) This set comes with this image, a rocket ship, a space man, stars, and several "spacey" sentiments...perfect for every little boy in your family...and some of the big ones, too!
For this card, I used Stampin' Up's Gable Green for the card base, with a layer of Barely Banana. I then ran a piece of Basic Black through the Cuttlebug using the Dots and Circles embossing folder. I then randomly placed self-stick pearls for "stars". The image is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers. This card literally took 5 minutes to make...and I think it turned out cute.
Out of this World, as well as Downhome Blessings, are both available for purchase today!! Head on over to Sherrod Studio's website to pick up your favorite set...oh, yeah...and don't forget- Sherrod Studio is having a Holiday Blow-Out sale through December 15th...ALL stamp sets are 25% off!! And that includes these 2 fabulous new sets!!
BUT- before you go make your selections, make sure to check out the other design team members' blogs and see what they've created using these adorable stamp sets!!!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
For this card, I used Stampin' Up's Brilliant Blue cardstock for the base, with Real Red as an accent color. The cloud patterned paper is some that I received in a blog candy that I won, so I don't know who makes it. The image is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I used strips of Brilliant Blue and Real Red, and red Magic Mesh for embellishment, along with 3 gold star brads (Recollections).
Check out the other Sherrod Studio design team member's blogs to see their creations using this fun set. You can find the links to their blogs in my side bar to the left. Oh, and don't forget that Sherrod Studio is holding a Holiday Blow-Out sale! All stamps are 25% off now through Dec. 15th and all orders placed by the 15th will arrive in time for Christmas! Orders over $50 will receive FREE SHIPPING!
Make sure you come back tomorrow to see a peek at another new set called "Downhome Blessings"!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Sherrod Studio is having a holiday blowout sale! All stamps sets are 25% off now through Dec. 15th. All orders placed by the 15th will arrive in time for Christmas! Your discount will be manually adjusted. Qualify for FREE shipping by placing a minimum order of $50.00 or more.
Hurry!! The clock it ticking!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I made the card purse found on SCS here. It was super easy and SO fun to make!! Here is a picture of the complete set- the card purse, 4 all-occasion cards and 4 envelopes:
Here is a close-up of the card purse (sorry it's a little dark):
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The first thing I thought of (probably like everyone else!) was the Commodore's song Brick House. At first, I was going to use one of the Bombshell girl stamps because we KNOW that they're all built like a Brick House!! :) After giving it some thought, I thought everyone would be thinking the same way, so I decided to go another route...instead, I used one of the Hot Rod sets. Here is the card that I made for this challenge:
The card base is one that I received in a blog candy. It's a textured olive green card, but I don't know who makes it. The 'bricks' were cut from another piece of patterned paper that I received in the same blog candy- it's brick red with a sort of slight mottled design to it- perfect for bricks! I cut the brick-colored paper into strips, then cut the 'bricks' 1-inch long. I attached them to a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock alternating in a brick-like pattern. The crown stamp is from Bombshell's Speed Shop hot rod stamp set. I stamped it randomly on the bricks to fill in the blank space. The hot rod and the banner are from Bombshell's King of the Road hot rod stamp set. (These sets are PERFECT for the car-loving guys in your family!) I stamped the hot rod onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it using Copic's orange marker and then used an At You Spica pen in silver glitter to color the 'chrome' on the hot rod. The car is cut out and attached using dimensionals. The banner is also stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black and I did some shadowing with my Copic W-3 gray marker, cut it out and attached it on an angle to the top of the card. It looks to me like it's still missing something, however, I couldn't figure out exactly what it was missing!
The brick wall technique is lots of fun and you should give it a try. In the meantime, hop on over to the other participating Bombshell Design Team members and see what they created using this unique technique!
Ms. November - Mary G.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
2. Your hair? Short, reddish brown w/blonde streaks
Now, I’m supposed to pass this award on to 5 fabulous bloggers. Well, there are SO many fabulous bloggers out there that I couldn’t possibly pick only 5! If you’d like to take this award, please do so! I thank you ALL for your creativity and inspiration!!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Here is a card that I made using one of the stamps that I bought...it's stamp M-08 Medium Sitting Ann. Isn't she so cute? Raggedy Ann brings back so many memories!!!
I stamped the image onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored her using my Copics. I layered her onto Real Red and Brilliant Blue. The card base is Brilliant Blue with a layer of Real Red and then some dotted patterned paper (not sure who made it. I got it in a blog candy that I won.) The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stampin' Up.
I'm not sure what I'll do with this card. I might save it for a friend's little girl's first birthday in January OR I might just send it to my 40-something year old sister-in-law who LOVED Raggedy Ann when she was little. Either way, I love this card, and I hope you do, too!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Anyway, this card is made using Sherrod Studio's brand new stamp set called Winter Wonderland. Aren't these penguins adorable?
I used Sahara Sand for the card base, with a layer of GP110. The patterned paper- Holiday Lounge- is from Stampin' Up and I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Snowflake Dots embossing folder. the penguins are stamped onto GP110 white using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers, then sponged around the edges using Tempting Turquoise ink. The image is layers on Tempting Turquoise cardstock, then Saraha Sand. The sentiment- "Snowflakes are winter's butterflies" is punched out using SU's Modern Label Punch. I also punched out the snowflakes from the set using the 1-1/4" circle punch and layered them onto 1-3/8" circles of Sahara Sand. I attached self-stick clear gems to the centers of the snowflakes, onto the main image and the sentiment. I think this turned out quite nicely.
Make sure to check out Sherrod Studio's brand new releases! Also check out Sherrod Studio's blog for more fabulous cards using these new sets!
So, once I get my connection troubles resolved I'll be posting again. Please make sure to check back again soon!!!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Buttons are everywhere- they're on your shirt, on your jacket, on your pants...and they're on our cards!! Here is the card that I created using buttons:
The card base is textured More Mustard cardstock. The image is stamped onto GP110 cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored using my beloved Copic Markers. I sponged around the edges using Real Red ink, then layered it onto Basic Black. While rummaging through my embellishment box for buttons, I found this forgotten-about red Magic Mesh and thought it would be perfect for this card. I found some red and yellow buttons and using craft glue dots, attached them to a panel of Basic Black and textured More Mustard cardstocks. I stamped "Hot Rod Classic", then punched it out using SU's Modern Label punch, and sponged around the edges using Real Red ink. I used pop dots to attach it to the card. Originally, I had planned on using the buttons to make a traffic light, but, alas, I had no green buttons...
This was a fun challenge and I think I'll use this card for my brother's birthday in January. He's a classic, just like this car! :)
Now, make sure to hop on over to the other Bombshell Design Team members blogs and see how they used their buttons!!
This set is called Winter Wonderland and it's adorable!
Winter Wonderland consists of this sweet little ice skater, a snowflake, a pair of cute penguins, and 4 sentiments. This set will be perfect for winter birthdays, Christmas, or even just a cute winter thinkining-of-you-type card.
For my card, I used a Bashful Blue card base, the a layer of Basic Black and then a layer of Gable Green, which I ran through my Cuttlebug using the Snowflakes embossing folder. The image is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored using Copic Markers. I then layered in onto Gable Green, then Bashful Blue, and finally Basic Black. I used the Ticket Corner punch on the sentiment panel and attached it to the card using pop dots. To give the card a little sparkle, I applied green stick-on gems (Bazzill) to the corners of the main image panel, the sentiment panel, and then to several snowflakes. I love this card and I think this little skater looks alot like the Campbell Soup girl. I remember a TV commercial where the Campbell Soup Kids were ice skating...hmm- am I showing my age?!?
Well, tomorrow is release day for Rock & Roll and Winter Wonderland but I'll have one more sneak peek card for you tomorrow, so make sure to come on back! Also check out the other Sherrod Studio Design Team members' blogs, too, to see how they've used these fabulous new stamp sets!!
See you tomorrow!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
First of all, the Tuesday Throwdown challenge is a color challenge- Stampin' Up's Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, Real Red and Summer Sun. I never would have put these colors together, but I like it!!! Here is my card using this terrific color combination:
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tomorrow, I'm going to the Baltimore SBS in Perry Hall and this is the card that I'm taking. I hope the ladies there like it, even if it is simple and 'non-traditional'. I figured this card could be used as a Christmas card, but also as a winter birthday or thinking-of-you-type card.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
So...hop on over to the other Bombshell Girls' blogs and see how they fared without using layers. I'm sure they're creations will be fabulous!!
Ms. November - Mary G.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
...and here is my take on that sketch:
I stuck pretty much to the original sketch. I used the stack of presents image from Sherrod Studio's Ella stamp set. The image is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock and colored using Copic Markers. I then layered it onto Real Red and then Basic Black cardstock. The card base is Basic Black with a layer of Christmas Cocoa DSP. The circle is the reverse side of the DSP layer. The ribbon is 1/4" white grosgrain from SU. The "Merry Christmas" is from Sherrod Studio's Christmas Greetings set. The large black brads are Recollections, the small red brads are from Making Memories. The flower is Prima.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Lorie Ames has organized a way to donate for a memorial for Henry. Henry loved his local zoo and visited it almost every day in the summer. As a memorial, trees will be planted there in his honor. Melissa at Pink Cat Studio has created a digital stamp to help raise funds for a tree for Henry. All proceeds from the sale of the digi stamp, minus Paypal costs, will go towards the tree. If you would like to donate towards the tree, please visit this webpage to purchase the digi stamp: http://www.pinkcatstudio.com/Digital/DigiStamps/Animals/Zoo/GiraffeAndMonkey.htm
Please write on the form that the donation is for Sarah Anderson’s son Henry. Once all of the money is collected, a tree and location will be selected. If you have questions about the form please contact Lorie Ames. Lorie will be in contact with Sarah along this memorial journey to ensure that her wishes are followed. To contact Lorie, please visit her blog at http://www.live-love-laugh-create.blogspot.com/.
If you don’t know Sarah and would like to learn more about her, please visit her blog: http://scrampinmama.blogspot.com/.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
CONTEST GUIDELINES: (CONTEST ENDS NOV. 31, 2009)
The creation can be a card, layout or altered item, but must:
1. use a Bombshell Stamp somewhere
2. use a song as the inspiration for your creation!
3. tag the photo's of your submission with "BSSOCT09", to be entered in the drawing!
To INCLUDE YOUR SUBMISSION you need to have either an album created in the Bombshell Gallery, or a profile on Paper Craft Planet (PCP). Just tag your photo with the code listed above so we can find it and add you to the drawing. You can also show off your card by posting it here on the Bombshell forum. We'd all love to see what you came up with!
The song that inspired me is an old Irish folk song called The Spanish Lady. Here are the lyrics that made me think of using this particular stamp set: As I came back through Dublin city at the hour of half past eight, Who should I spy but the Spanish lady brushing her hair in the broad daylight. First she tossed it, then she brushed it, on her lap was a silver comb. In all my life I ne'er did see a maid so fair since I did roam.
The stamp set that I chose to use is called Lucky Bride by Bombshell Stamps. This card is 5-1/4" square. The card base is SU's Basic Black with layers of Sahara Sand and the flocked DSP from the Christmas Cocoa pack. (It's in the SU Holiday Mini catalog!) The image is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I used a gold At You Spica pen to outline the fans and the swirls of her veil. I used my oval Nestabilities to cut out the images. I attached a length of white lace (unknown) and gold metallic ribbon (from Michael's) to the left side, then attached red stick-on pearls (from Mark Richards) and pearl stick-on beads (from Hero Arts).
Remember, you also have another way to win!! Visit each of these blogs and leave a comment on each one. The more comments you leave, the more chances you'll have of winning a great prize! Make sure to check out the other Bombshell Design Team members and see what songs they were inspired by!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
What a fun sketch! Here is the card that I made using Kim's great sketch:
I'm really quite pleased with the outcome. I used SU's retired Cranberry Crisp- the last of my stash! :( The designer papers are from PaperTrey Ink's First Fruits Collection. The coordinating cardstock is So Saffron. The pilgrim couple image is from Sherrod Studio's adorable Harvest Blessings set and is stamped in GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics then sponged with Cranberry Crisp ink. I used the 1-1/4" square punch to punch out the white squares, then used my paper cutter to cut the Cranberry and Saffron squares. The top square is popped up on dimensionals. The ribbons are from Offray and the stick-on gems are from Bazzill. I love these colors together and the PTI designer papers are fabulous!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Just a reminder of what's coming up this week- on Tuesday check in for Sherrod Studio's Tuesday Throwdown. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and it's a great one! The design team will have lots of fabulous creations for your inspiration! Kim has some great challenges scheduled for us for this month! PLUS we'll be giving you some sneak peeks at some new releases coming up on November 19th - 21st. Wait till you see these new images!!!! WOW!!
Sherrod Studio is also sponsoring Card Patterns again this week. Hop on over there to see the sketch and have a chance to win a FREE Sherrod Studio stamp set!
Then, on Wednesday come back for Bombshell Stamps' Hump Day Hop- featuring...ME...Ms. November! I will have a great challenge for you to play with and you'll have a chance to win a fabulous prize from Bombshell Stamps at the end of the month!
Whew! This is going to be a really busy month for me, but it's going to be SO much fun!!!
Have a great Sunday and get your creative cap on!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
SU: Barely Banana, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, White or Very Vanilla (neutral color).
CTMH: Buttercup, Cranberry, Brown Bag, White or Vanilla (neutral color).
This is the card that I created for this challenge:
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Her challenge was to use the above sketch, use Morning Sunshine DSP and use hardware. Now, Tracy is a hardware freak, and I say that in a nice way! :) She will use half a pack of brads on one card and think nothing of it...and her cards are BEAUTIFUL! Now, I'm not much of a hardware user- a few brads here and there, but that's about it. I had bought the hardware kit from Stampin' Up a while ago and have hardly used anything out of it. So, this would definitely be a challenge for me.
Since Tracy had provided us with all of the papers that we'd need, there really wasn't much thinking to do, so here is the card that I came up with for her challenge. What do you think?
I used Stampin Up's Happy Together stamp set. I'm actually quite happy with this card, although for some reason, when I scanned the card, the ribbon doesn't match, but in real life it DOES! Anyway, Tracy's challenge was fun and forced me to dig into my hardware kit...now, maybe I'll use it more often! Thanks, Tracy!
Make sure to come back on Tuesday for Sherrod Studio's Tuesday Throwdown and we hope that you'll play along!!! See you then, if not before!!
Thanks for looking!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Our fearless leader, and owner of Sherrod Studio, Kim, is offering to the winner of the challenge....
--FREE 1 Stamp Set of Your Choice ($15.00 value)
(random prize winner will be drawn & announced on Nov 2)
--and FREE SHIPPING from today until Nov 1.
Here's the sketch:
It's easy to join in the fun and have a chance to win!! Just follow these simple rules:
1. Create your take from the sketch above.
2. Post it in your blog and copy the direct URL link of it to the Mr. Linky Box provided on the Card Patterns blog.
3. Deadline for posting your submission is Friday, Oct 30, 2009 at 11:59PM EST.
Check out some fabulous creations made using Sherrod Studio stamps here and then put your creative hats on! I'll be checking back to see what you create! Good luck!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
To create the emboss resist panel, I started with a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of white glossy paper. Using a Versamark (or Embossing) pad, I stamped the flower image from the Gracie set onto the white glossy paper, sprinkled with white embossing powder and then embossed using a heat gun. Once cool, I used a sponge to dab on Green Galore, Pixie Pink and Eggplant Envy ink. The ink will not stick to the white embossing. That's all there is to it!
The cardstock used is Pixie Pink, Eggplant Envy and Green Galore. "Gracie" is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. Isn't she just the cutest little thing?
Make sure to check out Sherrod Studio's blog to see the other design team member's creations. Now, it's YOUR turn!! Create YOUR emboss resist card and link it to the thread found here using Mr. Linky. We can't wait to see what you come up with!!
Friday, October 16, 2009
I was off today (furlough day!) so I did a few things around the house and catching up on laundry, but I was able to get one card made. I had borrowed this set- SU's Home for Christmas- from my mom and wanted to try it out. This is what I came up with, although it isn't quite what I had in mind when I started:
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
And here is my take on that sketch:
Make sure to hop on over to Sherrod Studio's blog and see what the other design team members have come up with...and don't forget to play along! You don't have to use Sherrod Studio stamps, but if you do, that's great!!! Post your card to your blog and then post on the Tuesday Throwdown post on the Sherrod Studio blog using Mr. Linky a link directly to your card. Good luck and have fun!!!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I had taken pictures of each step while doing the technique so that I could post a picture tutorial, but my camera is acting wonky and won't upload them to my computer...it keeps telling me that they're already uploaded when I KNOW that they're NOT! Anyway, that'll be for another day...I used Sherrod Studio's Ella for the main image. Ella is stamped on GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I used my Nesties to cut out the main image. All papers are Stampin' Up- Night of Navy, Pixie Pink, white glossy, except for the GP110 on the main image. I used the "One of a Kind" stamp from Sherrod Studio's Gracie stamp set and punched it out using the oval and scallop oval punches. The ribbon is from the Offray Ribbon Outlet. I adhered pink and navy dew drops using Crystal Effects.
I hope that you are having a great Sunday!! It's beautiful here- VERY fall-like! I'm off now to make my soup! Go Ravens!
In the meantime, I do want to let you know about the new weekly challenge that Sherrod Studio will be starting this week. Tuesday Throwdown will be spotlighting Sherrod Studio stamps through sketch challenges, technique challenges...and whatever exciting and fun things Kim can come up with! I hope that you'll stop in on Tuesdays to see the weekly challenge and to check out what the Design Team comes up with. (HINT: the first challenge is a sketch challenge!)
You'll even get to participate in the challenges and maybe be selected as a featured stamper! Make sure to bookmark Sherrod Studio Blog to play along!
See you again soon!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Here are the directions to make these little holders:
1. Cut a piece of colored cardstock into a 2-1/2" x 8" rectangle.
2. Score and fold at 2-1/4" and 2-3/8" from both ends.
3. Using the Window Word Punch, punch a slot at one end leaving approximately ½" at end.
4. Cut a 2" square of white cardstock. Stamp images and mat onto another square of coordinating cardstock.
5. Using red tape or mono adhesive, adhere punched end to center of middle section, being careful to only apply adhesive to the space above the slot when folded up.
6. Adhere stamped and matted image to top leaving an overlap of about 1-1/2" to allow for closure. Decorate as desired.
7. Insert gum packet or thin snack-sized chocolate bar into slot. Attach sticky Velcro dots or squares to hold closed.
I used the haunted house image from All Hallows Eve. All papers are from Stampin’ Up- Green Galore, Basic Black and Whisper White. The image is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored using a combination of Copic and Stampin’ Up markers. Other accessories used: Word Window Punch, sticky Velcro squares, self-stick green gems from Bazzill, antiqued copper brads by Recollections from Michael’s, and Prima Flowers (Halloween collection).
Make sure to check out the other Sherrod Studio Design Team members blogs...the links are in my sidebar to the left!
Friday, October 2, 2009
CONTEST GUIDELINES: (CONTEST ENDS OCT. 31, 2009)
Your creation can be a card, layout or altered item, but must have:
1. a Bombshell Stamp somewhere
2. use of ORANGE, BLACK, GREEN, and purple is an optional substitution color.
3. tag the photos of your submission with "BSSOCT09", to be entered in the drawing!
OUR FANTASTIC PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Bombshell Stamps Sugar Skull & "Bones Font" mounted stamps
Festive printed papers from Crafty Chica
Paper and brad flowers from C Custom Creations
Colorful Toe Tags from C Custom Creations
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Also, starting in October, the Sherrod Studio blog will be having a weekly challenge every Tuesday so you’ll want to check out our Tuesday Throwdown challenge and join in the fun!!!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I used the parrot image from the Pirate's Life stamp set from Bombshell Stamps. The image is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with those Prisma pencils. I punched the image out using my oval Nestabilities (another story similar to the Prisma Pencils!) and popped it up on dimensionals. The card base is SU's Basic Black. The strips of YoYo Yellow, Green Galore and Pumpkin Pie were each embossed in my Cuttlebug using various embossing folders. The flowers are from BoBunny and the gold brads are Recollections from Michael's. The ribbon is 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain.
This sketch is one from Aly's Sunday Sketch. Aly is the VERY talented 10-year old daughter of one of the ladies in my blog group. Aly creates a sketch every two weeks and so far, they've been wonderful!! For such a young girl, Aly is a fabulous stamper, too!!! Check out her blog and give her sketches a try!!
Well, that's it from me for this week's BHDH. Now, make sure to check out the other design team members' blogs and see how they faired with using pencils!! I'm SURE they did a fabulous job!!
Kathi - http://kathstales.blogspot.com/
Gabby - http://confessionsofastamper.blogspot.com/
GlitteryKatie - http://ferrishyn-frontier.blogspot.com/
Miss.Magoo - http://missmagoocreates.blogspot.com/
Terra - http://www.moresmearedink.blogspot.com/
Kas - www.artloveschaos.blogspot.com
Angela - http://www.inkybutton.com/
Sarah - http://sarahscrazycreations.com/
Jacquie - http://jacquiemakescards.blogspot.com/
Stephanie - http://www.pinkstarcreations.blogspot.com/
Alyssa - http://critterlyss.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This is a very cool card. It's a tri-shutter card. Here is a picture of it closed (this is the one that I made):