Friday, September 26, 2008

Weddings and Chocolate

This is the card I made for the wedding Cam is at this weekend in Arizona (Yes, he is in AZ without me) Their invitations were chocolate and gold and very simple and elegant. This is the card I envisioned when we got their invite. I even did a vanilla envelope with Chocolate baroque swirls on it and gold flowers. I love the way it turned out (which is unusual for me). If only I could figure out how to get these pictures to turn out as well as the card did.

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs

Ink: Encore Gold

Paper: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Chocolate Satin Ribbon - Retired SU!, Gold EP

This is the second one - to keep here, I wasn't sure which one I liked better but Cam picked the first one.

Which one do you like?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hostess club folders

So every year, I make a folder for my hostesses when they start a new club year. In the past, I took a white folder and stamped the front. This year, Kim showed us a great thing that she did for her hostesses (I wish I could show you hers It was GOJUS! thanks Kim for sharing the idea and pattern). I took it and made it match yesterdays alligator purse in that I used the same stamp set and Black, Red, and White. Kim put in paper, ink, marker and punch inventory sheets in her last pockets and a wish list in the 3rd pocket. I added a Ribbon Inventory sheet to the 4th pocket and a catalog index to the back of my wishlist. The first pocket had names of people in my hostess club, with the month they are hostess along with phone numbers so they call and remind each other that we are meeting each month. They take the phone number list, but otherwise the folder stays at my house so they know each month what they already have at home and don't duplicate. I then use the first 2 pockets to put supplies for our monthly meeting and monthly special flyers in. I hope you enjoy and thank you again Kim for the fabulous idea! Oh and that is a tailored bow!

Stamp Sets: Eastern Blooms
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, WW
Accessories: 5/8" Red Grosgrain, Small and Large oval punch. White 2 pocket folder (found cheap at staples)

Let me know what you think! PS: the photos didn't really turn out great but you get the gist.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Faux that is....

Cherie showed us how to do faux alligator at the stamp share on Saturday and it was so ding dang cute I had to try it. She even gave us the dimensions for this bag. I just added the red ribbon and I think a different stamped image on the inside. I loved it....Thanks Cherie

Other than the edge of my stamp appeared next to friends, I really like how this turned out. I used it as a "learn from my mistake" and cut your rubbah closer or wipe off the edge before stamping....or, embellish!

Tune in tomorrow for the folders for my hostess club. I did it a little different this year!

Stamp set: Eastern Blooms, Best Yet (level 1 hostess)

Ink: Real Red, Basic Black

Accessories: 5/8" Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Brads (circle assortment), Black EP, Heat Tool

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The other Swap card

Okay, so the one I had left was a little bit crooked (hey, at least I didn't let someone else take the crooked one.

This is the other card I made for yesterday's stamp share. I actually took 3rd place with it. I was very surprised. Let me know what you think!

Stamp set: Snow Swirled
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Scallop edge punch

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Simply Masculine

This is the card I made for the "big shot/new punch" swap at Terri's stamp share today. I loooooove the big shot and we learned so many great techniques with it today. Thank you Terri for your fabulous creativity. I cut the card by placing my folded Chocolate Chip card slightly off the sizzix top note die so the fold stayed in place. I also cut the DSP at the same time for each card. One thing I learned, make sure that the DSP is facing the correct way on the die. It needs to be side you want up facing towards the die. That way the perforations go the right direction. I used Banbury DSP.

Stamp set: Say it with Scallops
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Banbury DSP, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, Vanilla Tafetta Ribbon, Top Note Sizzix Die

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