Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Almost a Haven!

It has been a lot of work but my Stamp Room is starting to look like a haven. I got most of the shelves up thanks to the help of my amazing husband and started loading them. For my birthday, Marty and Steven gave me DirectTV and moved a big tv into my room, so now I can listen to my favorite shows while I work. Now to just finish cleaning, get my paper sorter built, and put up my magnetic boards and I will be set. Come check out my room on Dec. 30 from 10-3 for my free openhouse.

I needed a break today from working and decided to make a couple cards to share with you. This card uses the stamp set Friends 24/7 which I love but do not own. It comes with My Digital Studio so I just slide some whisper white cardstock into my printer and voila, my images! I used the scallop trim border punch as well as the scallop oval and oval punches. Vintage Wallpaper is the embossing folder used on the background of the card. So simple, but I think it looks very elegant.
For this card I used Charming and Great Friend stamp sets. The colors are Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White. This card took about ten minutes to make. I used the 1-1/4 and 1-3/8 Circle Punches, the small and medium size oval punches, and the scallop corner and edge punches.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Starring You

Here is a quick card I made today while Steven was taking a nap. I bought this stamp set a few years ago actually and I think this is the first time I ever used it. I used Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, and Whisper White cardstock, 1-3/8 Circle Punch, 1-3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, and 1/4 Circle Punch. The ribbon, Real Red Grograin Polka Dot, is on the clearance rack right now for 1.99 a roll. They have a lot of great deals in the clearance rack currently. To order go to my Stampin' Up! webpage, www.roseanneurbanc.stampinup.net.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Just a Few Christmas Cards

This card was created by my mother. Isn't she talented? She used Night of Navy and Bashful Blue cardstock, Northern Flurries Embossing Folder, scallop oval and medium oval punches, and the rhinestones. There are also Stampin' Dimensionals to make the oval punch pop off the scallop punch. "Merry Christmas" is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

This card was taken off a card my MIL made several years ago. I borrow this stamp set from her every year to make this card and I always sell out at the craft shows. The colors are Handsome Hunter (retired), Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White. I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip and then colored it using Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue (retired), and Close to Cocoa markers.

The last card uses one of my new favorite Christmas stamp sets, Contempo Christmas. I used the clear version of this stamp set, so I was able to line the "Merry Christmas" exactly where I wanted to on the page with a great deal of ease. I also used Lovely as a Tree stamp set for the branches. I used Garden Green, Real Red, and Whisper White for the cardstock. There are Stampin' Dimensionals to pop the ornament off the page.

Christmas Card Party

Here are the Christmas cards we made last weekend at the Christmas Card Party. It was a lot of fun and so nice to see everyone!

Card Swap

Recently several of my customers got together and had a card swap. Everyone made 10 cards and then we exchanged them. This is a great way to get many new ideas. Here are some of the amazing cards!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pocket Silhouettes

I love this stamp set and definitely don't use it as often as I should. I also really like the way Pretty in Pink looks with Chocolate Chip. I used the Pretty in Pink DSP, Chocolate Chip grograin ribbon, and the Scallop Trim punch.

Tis the Season

I am certainly enjoying this wonderful Fall weather. Steven and I have already ventured to Tanner's Orchard, started our cool walks, watched the farmers harvesting corn, visited the farmer's market, and have plans to go to Wildlife and the zoo next week. With all these fall activities it has put me in the mood to make some Christmas cards. I am getting the cards ready for my annual Christmas Card making party, however these will not be including in the day. Those cards will hopefully be posted next week.
I can't decide whether I like this card better in Garden Green or Real Red. What do you guys think? This is using the retired Christmas DSP from last year Merry Moments along with Delightful Decorations stamp set. The first one features the stamp set Four the Holidays, while the later one is Christmas Greetings.

Many of you were able to make a card similar to the one featured below at a workshop a month ago. It uses the current Jolly Holiday DSP, along with the ornament punch, an embossing folder (which the name has escaped me), and My Digital Studio.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More Razzle Dazzle

I don't know about you guys, but I sure do have a collection of DSP that I, for some reason, decide to save. Well, tonight after the Little Man went to bed I opened the drawer and decided to use some. I still had the Razzle Dazzle images out so I made some more cards using them.
Here is Dusty Durango and Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. I used the scallop oval and large oval punch for the Teeny Tiny Messages message. I think that is my number one used stamp set.

This card uses Crushed Curry, which I hated to see get retired, along with strips of several different pieces of paper from the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. The image is bordered by a small piece of Rich Razzleberry.

An Oldy But a Goody

At the end of September I am participating in Tailwaggers Day, a benefit to raise money for TAPS, so it only seemed fitting to have a couple animal cards. Here is a card I made years ago that I remade for the show. It uses the retired stamp set, Yappy Day with Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, and Whisper White cardstock.

Razzle Dazzle

Here are two cards playing with the stamp set Razzle Dazzle. The first used the polkadot embossing folder and basic black satin ribbon with Whimical Words stamp set. The second card is in Rich Razzleberry cardstock and the scallop edge punch. The "thinking of you" is from Three Little Words.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Just Believe

I fell in love with this stamp set the minute I saw the new Idea Book and Catalog but it wasn't until just last week that my mother and I added it to our collection. In clear actually which I am liking more and more as I use them. This card is in Rose Red and Old Olive. I used the Scallop Square die cut and cut out one side of it so that it lined up perfectly with edge of the Rose Red. I colored the flowers with the markers and added some Old Olive ribbon and dimensions to the final touches.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

September Stamp Set Giveaway!

Everytime you place an order of $25 during the month of September, you will have your name entered into a drawing for the It's the Thought wood stamp set pictured below. There is no limit as to how many times your name can be entered into the drawing. On September 30, I could draw your name! You can order either by calling me, emailing me, placing an order on my Stampin' Up webpage, or attending a class or workshop.

Trying out some Embossing Folders

Marty being the wonderful husband that he is took the Little Man shopping today and so I had some time in my stamp room, after I started some laundry and did the dishes that is.

We decided to take advantage of the four acres that we have out here and are hosting our family reunion out here in Sept. Here are the invites I made using the King of the Grill stamp set. I debated a lot about purchasing this stamp set but am so glad I did. I used More Mustard and Cajun Craze cardstock, the modern label punch, and the Square Lattice embossing folder. "Your invited" is from Hugs and Wishes stamp set.

I am really starting to be a big fan of texture on my cards. I recently purchased the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and decided to give it a try on Pink Pirouette cardstock. The images are from Friends 24-7 which I printed off in Chocolate Chip from My Digital Studio and used the oval and scallop oval punch. I love this Chocolate Chip ribbon and am very sad that they retired it.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Artistic Etchings

Artistic Etchings stamp set really is starting to grow on me. I buddied it up with Charming and Teeny Tiny Messages to make this card. Early Expresso and Very Vanilla cardstock teamed up with Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Early Expresso ink. I also used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and sponged on crumb cake after embossing. Have a great night!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Playing Around

The time I find in my stamp room is definitely few and far between. I have had a craft show almost every other weekend and with little Steven around I stay very busy. Here are two cards I recently made.

This first card was recently made at a Stampin' Up party in Peoria. It is using a stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog which is only available until August 31. We used Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, and Crumb Cake. We also used the Piercing Tool and Bone Folder to give the Crumb Cake a suede look to it.

The second card is using the square lattice embossing folder which I absolutely love. Great Friend is the stamp set used, along with some Black Satin Ribbon. Pretty in Pink and Basic Black are the colors for this bold card.

Cards with My Digital Studio Images

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. This SAHM business is keeping me pretty busy. Now that the Little Man can play by myself for more than a minute at a time I will do better at the postings. These are two cards that I made using images from My Digital Studio. These two stamp sets I have always thought about purchasing but were never in the budget. Then I realized that they are on the software and now I can just print them off of the computer. The best part is I can make them whatever SU color I want.

For the first card I used the retired Basic Gray cardstock, the black satin ribbon, and two pearls from the pretties kit. I also used the embossing template to give the background the textured dots. The stamp set is called Friends 24-7. The next card is using some retired Cottage Wall and retired Pale Plum. I made the stamped image from For All You Do in Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, and Certainly Celery on the computer before I printed it out and added the extra touches to it.
A customer recently asked me for the list of stamp sets that are included in My Digital Studio. Here is the list. I am sure you will be amazed at the number of items included, DSP, embellishments, punches, etc. All for a low price of $79.95.
A Holly, Jolly Christmas
A Little Birthday Cheer
ABC Alphabet Lower
All Holidays
All in the Family
All Scallops
Baroque Motifs
Best Wishes and More
Big Bold Birthday
Calendar Cues
Cheep Talk
Copyright Stamps
Cute Cats
Cute Cues
Define Your Life
Eat, Drink, and Be Scary
Enjoy Every Moment
Extreme Elements
Favorite Things
For All You Do
Frames with a Flourish
Friends 24-7
Fundamental Phrases
Garden Whimsy
Good Friend
Greatest Moments
Heard from the Heart
Holiday Blitz
Hoppy Memories
Hugs and Wishes
Man's Best Friend
Nursery Necessities
Old Saint Nick
Once Upon a Time
One of a Kind
Party Hearty
Petal Pizzazz
Razzle Dazzle
School Days
Schoolbook Serif Alphabet
Schoolbook Serif Numbers
Season of Cheer
Simple Friendship
Snow Burst
Summer Home
Sunny Day
Sweet Season
Thank you Kindly
Thoughts and Prayers
Together Forever
Torn Edges
Tree Trimmings
Upsy Daisy
Vintage Vogue
Winter Post
Wishes and Greetings
World Tour

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Stampin' Up Party in Tremont

One of my customers is hosting a Stampin' Up party at her house in Tremont on Tuesday evening. Each person attending pays $5 and will be making the following three cards.
This first card is using the stamp sets Charming and Fundamental Phrases. Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White are used.
I love this new stamp set called Awash with Flowers. There is just so much you can do with it. The happy birthday is from Messages for Mom stamp set. I used Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry.
The final card of the evening is the Motorcycle. We will be using the Square Lattice embossing folder with Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Basic Gray, and Glossy White Cardstocks.

Playing with some old stamp sets

Sorry I haven't been around much. I can't believe how busy being a SAHM really is, but it sure is fun. Here are a couple children's birthday cards I made using some retired stamp sets. The first is using Fox and Friends. Glorious Green, Gable Green, and Only Orange were used to make this card. All of those colors are now retired.
By Land is the name of the stamp set used in the next two cards. I also used Teeny Tiny Messages, All in the Family Words, and the Canvas Background Stamp.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Motorcycle and Cracked Glass

Motorcycles are not popular in my family, however I just love this stamp from the Summer Mini Catalog. For this card I used the Cracked Glass technique and soft suede ink. The Happy Birthday is from the Teeny Tiny Messages Stamp Set and I added some paper piercing. The paper is sahara sand, whisper white and some retiring DSP. I will be offering a technique class in the middle of July and the cracked glass will be one of the techniques that I will be teaching.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Vintage Stencil

I love the look of the Vintage Stencil. It is available in the Summer Mini Catalog and also is in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog. It makes any card or scrapbook page have a touch of elegance to it.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

First Father's Day

Here is the Father's Day card that I made for my husband. This is his first Father's Day! He loves getting handmade cards, however I always have trouble coming with with just the right card for him. I saw this somewhere on Splitcoast and thought it a really neat idea.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Playing with a New and Old Stamp Set

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. My mother and I had a garage sale last week and it took just about all my time and energy. I finally had some time to play with some of the new items I was able to preorder from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog last night. This is a new stamp set called Artistic Etching. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line everything up and think it turned out pretty well. I was hoping for a masculine birthday card and think this just might work.

Here is an oldie but a goodie. Inspired by Nature and Flight of the Butterfly work nicely together.