Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Color Me Autumn Hello Fall CARD

I used the brayer sky technique on the Whisper White tags.
Here's another one made with the gorgeous Color Me Autumn DSP.
The burlap & Glimmer Gold leaf made with the Autumn Accent Bigz Die.
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Happy Holidays!

All supplies Stampin' Up! ... unless noted.

Recipe ...
Stamps:  Fall All Things 2014 Holiday Catalog
Ink: Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Paper: Color Me Autumn DSP, Gold Glimmer Paper, Old Olive, whisper White
Accessories:  1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon, 1/8" Gold Ribbon, 5/8" Gold Satin Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Brayer, Angled Tag Topper Punch
Technique:  Brayer Sky

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Easy Cocoa Packet Holiday Holder

Baby, It's Cold Outside ... time for a cup of cocoa!
With just 1/2 sheet of cardstock, create an easy Cocoa Packet Holder that your friends will love!
Under The Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper
This paper perfectly complement the classic holiday stripes and patterns. 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. Acid free, lignin free.

No Big Shot needed.
Your base piece:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (score straight at 4-1/4" in half, score diagonal at 5-3/4"
fold piece in half and then adhere Sticky Strip on bottom to seal.
 Coordinating strip of DSP:  1" x 4-1/4"
Decorate with coordinating punches or make it your own.


Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set

All supplies Stampin' Up! ... unless noted.


Stamps: Holiday Cheer-Project Life (plxsu)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Under the Tree Specialty DSP, Gold Glimmer Paper. Whisper White
Accessories:  Jewel Basic Pearl, 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Dimensionals, 4" Doily by Wilton, Tree Punch, 2.5" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Cello Gusset Large Bags, Sticky Strip, Hot Cocoa Packet, Marshmallows

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Wedding Watercolor Stamped CARD

Watercoloring stationary is a huge trend right now.
I wanted to create a wedding card using watercolors to match this lovely wedding invitation (invitation to the left).  I inked my stamps (Turning A New Leaf-PTI) heavily with water and stamped images onto the wet watercolor paper (wet-on-wet technique).  
Then played around with my aqua painter.


Adding (ink) paint to a wet layer of paint on the paper produces a soft, diffused look as the colors mix.  Being able to predict the results you're going to get working wet-on-wet takes practice, but as this technique can produce spectacular, lively types of cards, paintings, it's well 
worth experimenting with it.

CRAFTERS TIP: when watercoloring your paper can curl!  If you have time leading up to your event – stack all papers under really heavy books/bricks for like a week to flatten them out.   
If you don’t have time ... iron them.

All supplies Stampin' Up! ... unless noted.

Recipe ...

Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink): Turning a New Leaf, SU Word Play (retired)
Ink: Classic-Rich Razzelberry, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede (stamped-off)
Paper: Watercolor paper 140 lb, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewels (2 mm), Rhinestone, Aqua Painter-medium, Tim Holtz water spritzer, the beautiful lace Artisan Embellishment Kit (retired), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals
Technique:  Wet-on-Wet Watercoloring

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Hershey Candy Bar Wrappers

Everyone LOVES chocolate right?
What fun it was to dress up candy bars for Halloween in this snappy 3-D wrap! 
All dressed up and ready to go!

Witches Brew DSP (currently in the clearance rack)
Use Sticky Strip to adhere the sides and bottom (L shape) of your Motley Monsters or Witches Brew Designer Series Paper (6" x 6 3/4") to form a pocket. 
Use the Hershey candy bar to wrap the candy bar loosely and not too tight.   
Basic Black 2" x 6" inch for the belly band with a layer of dsp.
Sticky Strip is THE best way to keep 3-D projects together.
These are used with Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper.  Stamped the cat from Freaky Friends on Whisper White and layered with Crushed Curry cardstock.
  You know it's the little things that are so special!  
Only 210 calories each.

All supplies Stampin' Up! ... unless noted.


Stamps:  The cat image from the 2014 Holiday catalog Freaky Friends, the owl image from Warmest Wishes stamp set (retired).
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: 6 3/4" x 6" inch Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper, Witches Brew DSP (currently in the clearance rack) Basic Black 2" x 6" inch for the belly band dsp, Whisper White
Accessories: Owl Builder Punch, Sticky Strip 1/4", Slit Punch to thread the Ribbon, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Celebration of Life ~ My Mom and Keepsake Project Life Memory Keeping Messages

I know it's been a while since you've heard from me.  For those of you that don't know,
sadly my mom passed away last month.
My mom:  Margarita Garcia, 94.5, an independent woman at the core, Margarita learned at a young age how to take care of herself.  Growing up in San Bernadino, California she faced struggles and being an orphan in the midst of the depression.  Through those difficult years, she persevered and eventually found contentment when starting a family with her husband, John.  Living the charmed life, Margarita enjoyed surrounded by her family, always loving and supported her loved ones.  She was an exceptionally strong, patient and precious individual who will be greatly missed.  She lived in her little White House, the one her and her beloved husband John, my dad, built together for them of 66 years.

Mom & I (Marian)
She know's I am trying to be creative again. 
I would like to share with you at my moms memorial reception I had all our guests family and friends write down some of their fond memories of my mom.  Later down the road I'd will document these lovely messages in a memory album traditionally or scan the memory messages for a digital memory book.  A few years back I created a book in honor of my dad and while I was creating it I found it to be quite theraputic and very healing. 
I specifically pulled out the Project Life 4x6 blank white cards.
Stampin' Up! Project Life has 4" x 3" Grid Cards #136528 white with gray grid lines.
Blank on back.
Love that it becomes a keepsake (below).
Lovely messages left from family and friends about my Mom.   
Ideas ...
What: Celebration of Life, Birthdays, Anniversaries,Wedding Guest Book & more!
Who: Together for our family & friends
Where: A sign placed at each table of the reception/party/gathering
Why: If it's for a wedding it’s a tradition to have guests sign in upon arrival, but how FUN is it in this format of combining pictures of the new couple with those notes of love + support – right!?

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Love Happy CA Goats! SU Project Life Pocket Pages/New 2014 Catalog is here!

Project Life is a back to basics approach to memory-keeping.
This system is so simple it's revolutionary.
Project Life is a solution-based approach to scrapbooking that was created to simplify the process in order to allow you more time to enjoy life! It requires no glue, no scissors, and no skills of any kind. The design of our products takes the guess work out of layout design so that you can focus on recording your everyday moments through your photos and journaling. The simple design is stylish and makes it possible for you to complete more pages in less time. 
(left side)
We took a family day trip to Harley Farms Goat Dairy is a restored 1910 dairy farm, with 200 alpine goats on nine acres of pasture in Pescadero, California. The farm grew from six pet goats to today's herd, with their delicious, critically-acclaimed cheese.
A cute female goat kept kissing the camera lens. 

Typed the date with my new old manual typewriter. 
A cute birdie resting on a friendly goat enjoying some autumn sunshine. Four You stamp set #130535 stamped "Hello" with Stazon Jet Black ink right onto the photograph and the "woo hoo" is from the stamp sat Just Sayin' comes in wood or clear.
   Ready to step up your Project Life pages but still want to create quickly?  The SU Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack has exactly what you need to compliment and jazz up your pages.

4 3” x 4” specialty laser-cut cards
4 Alphabet/number cardstock sticker sheets
4 element cardstock sticker sheets
1 acetate accents sheet
8 wood accents
2 epoxy stickers
4 arrow paperclips
1 roll washi tape (5 yards)
Project Life Point and Click #135787 $15.95

Project Life Day to Day #135785 $25.95
These versatile, all-clear stamp set makes is the perfect complement to any of our Project Life Card Sets and Accessory Packs. Filled with versatile designs for helping document your everyday events, this set will add that extra personalized touch to your projects. Created for reliability and reusability, you’ll find that our photopolymer is not only top-quality, but allows for perfect placement every time. Pair with our Cards & Labels Project Life Framelit dies for making easy labels.
Set Quantity: 42 stamps
Apply adhesive-backed dots to Candy Dots Brad Bases (sold separately) to create your own 3/16" colored brads. Or skip the brad base and apply them directly to paper.
* Available in color collections
* 100 pieces: 10 ea. of 10 colors
Display and protect your photos with SU 12x12 Project Life Photo Pocket Pages #135294 $6.95. These high-quality, crystal clear and archival-safe pages will allow you to easily add photos, Project Life cards and memorabilia all on the same page. Pair with our Project Life Album and Project Life Card Collections to create a complete keepsake.

Quantity: 12 pages (2 each of 6 designs)
Acid Free, Lignin Free
Works with most 3-ring binders
2 exclusive designs

It's here - the unveiling of the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.
All supplies Stampin' Up! ... unless noted.

Recipe ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Stamps: SU Project Life Day To Day Photopolymer Stamp Set #13785, SU Project Life Point & Click Photopolymer Stamp Set 135787, Just Sayin' Wood, Clear and Word Bubbles Framelits available

Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Paper: SU Cardstock Vellum, Whisper White
Accessories: SU 12x12 Project Life Photo Pocket Pages #135294 $6.95, Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection, Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack 135301, SU Candy Dots Bright 130931, SU Project Life Journaling Pens #135304, Cards & Labels Project Life Framelits Dies #135707, Word Bubbles Framelits #132968, Dimensionals

New 2014-2015 catalog

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

How To: Paper, Photo, Flower Plant Pot Decor (no water needed)!

Are you ready for Mothers Day yet?  You can make this in one hour or less!
Add photos of your family members, pets, friends!

Here's a picture of mom on her 94th young Birthday. 
This can be for Birthday, Valentines, Mothers Day, Teachers or a Just Because gift. 
Here's How:
A piece of Florist green foam block cut to size or Styrofoam and a open pot glued to fit.

Wilton Lollipop Sticks.  I used 6" inch and 8" inch sticks. 

With your punches, punch out your face photos with the SU 1" inch Circle Punch (#119868), apply one dimensional and with your paper scraps or DSP punch with the SU Blossoms Punch (#125603).  In the both the current and new catalog.
With my hot glue gun applied a small amount of hot glue to the lollipop stick
and the punched flower.  Real simple. 

Happy Birthday to Mom!!!  Mom, Mandy (my daughter) and me!

I found this fabulous flower pot idea from Pinterest and is pinned in my PhoTo IdEas
board ... come "follow" me and check it out.

All supplies Stampin' Up! ... unless noted.

Recipe ...

no stamps, no ink.
Paper: DSP or just scraps = SU Polka Dot Parade DSP paper (#126902 available while supplies last thru May 31, 2014)
Accessories: Photos, Blossom Punch (#125603), 1" inch Circle Punch, a piece of florist green foam block cut to size or styrofoam, hot glue gun, glue stick, Stampin' Dimensionals, Lollipop Sticks, Shredded confetti

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