Friday, March 26, 2010

Tess Fabulous Friday

This weeks focus at Sisters In Stamping ( is on the stamp set Tote-ally Tess. This set is perfect for the avid stamper! Here is my sample-

I used the matchbox die using Kraft and Basic Black card stock. I used some of the stamps from the set (the stamp, marker, roller wheel, scissors) stamping them randomly on the Kraft card stock. I saw the original idea on Jacque Craig's blog, one of her Downline Jane, made them for a swap ( Here is a picture of it part way opened--

I cut window sheets into strips and used glue dots to attach it into the bottom of the box. When you open the box the label (cut from the die) pops up, here is a picture of the matchbox from behind--

And lastly a picture of the matchbox from the front--

SU! Supplies used--

Stamp sets: Tote-ally Tess (pg.41, Occasions Mini Catalog). Accessories: Real Red and Basic Black markers, metal edged circle tag, 1 1/4" circle punch, oval punch, BigShot, Matchbox die, Clearly Thanks printed window sheets, mini glue dots, Real Red Polka-dot ribbon. Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Whisper White. Ink: Basic Black.

Make sure you go check out what the others are up to! ( Next week the Sisters will be focusing on 2-step stamping...until then, Happy Stamping!

Karla c(:

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fox & Friends Fabulous Friday

This week at the Sisters in Stamping ( we are all using a new set from the Occasions Mini Catalog called Fox & Friends.

Here is my card:

One of the great things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that you get a monthly magazine called Stampin' Success. There is a Sketch in the back, A La Card it's called. This card was inspired by a A La Card Sketch a couple of months back. I inked that cute little Whale up with Bermuda Bay ink and before I stamped him I removed the ink from the heart in the water spout and used the Melon Mambo marker to color it in pink. The paper piece of green paper from the pack of Kaleidoscope DSP just screamed "bubbles" to me so, I went with that theme, using the whale from the stamp set and colors that reminded me of the ocean. What do you think??

SU! Supplies used-- Stamp Sets: Fox & Friends (pg.31, Occasions Mini Catalog), Whimsical Words (pg.8, SAB Mini Catalog). Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals, Bermuda Bay polka-dot ribbon, Stampin' sponge, mini glue dots, Tombow Adhesive, Bermuda Bay marker, Melon Mambo marker, . Paper: Kaleidoscope Designer Paper, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White. Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay.

We are making projects and cards with the stamp set Tote-ally Tess next week at Sisters in Stamping ( Go check out the other projects made with Fox & Friends!

Thanks for stoppin' by, Karla c(:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

February 2010 Stamp-A-Whole-Lotta Cards

Last week I had my you know what that means! Here are the cards that we did last month. Project one:

My good friend and Sister in Stamping Jacque Craig gave me the cutest little milk box at SU! Leadership in January. This project is a pretty close CASE of that little box.

SU! supplies used--

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags (pg.17, Occasions Mini Catalog). Accessories: Medium jewelry tag, BigShot, Mini Milk Carton Die, pretty in pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, mini library clips, sticky strip. Paper: Sending Love Designer Paper, Real Red card stock. Ink: basic black, real red.

Card two:

Jen Sannes did this card at her Stamp-a-Stack a couple of months ago, it is a CASE of a card that another one of my Downline Suzanne Askey did as a trade at a meeting.

SU! supplies used--

Stamp Sets: Medallion (pg.133, IB&C 2009-10), Vintage Labels (pg.4, Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog). Accessories: gold brads, scallop circle punch, mat pack, paper piercing tool, dimensionals. Paper: Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla. Ink: Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip.

Card three:

This card is a CASE also of a trade I received at Leadership in January from Tiffany Bauer. I changed the colors a wee bit and simplified it some, but the basic card is the same as Tiffany's. SU! Supplies used--
Stamp sets: I {heart} Hearts (pg.14, Occasions Mini Catalog), Whimsical Words (pg.8, SAB Mini Catalog). Accessories: Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, small heart punch, scallop punch, dimensionals. Paper: Rose Red Designer Series Paper, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White. Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red.

Card four:

I "stamp-lifted" this idea from my good friend Dawn Rapsas' blog. (Which reminds me --UStamp opens this week---it's not too late to join us, just click on the Spring Soiree blinkie in the left column. OK, the mini commercial is over c(: back to the card!) I loved the simplicity of Dawn's card, I added the polka-dot ribbon to mimic the new polka-dot folder she used on the punched hearts and changed the color to Melon Mambo.
SU! Supplies used--
Stamp sets: Whimsical Words (pg.8, SAB Mini Catalog). Accessories: Melon Mambo polka-dot ribbon, 3-Heart punch, BigShot, polka-dot folder. Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White. Ink: Basic Black.

Card five:
I copied this card just as I received it from Karen Clark, one of my talented SU! Downline.
SU! Supplies used--
Stamp Sets: Happy Moments (pg.5, SAB Mini Catalog). Accessories: Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, scallop border trim punch, Going Gray marker, Pretty in Pink marker, dimensionals, 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter. Paper: Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink. Ink: Basic Gray.

Sometimes when I'm in a pinch I raid my WOW file for ideas....this card class was one of those times. Well, that's it for this post. The Stamp-A-Whole-Lotta Cards schedule is under the calendar off to the left, click on it for more info. A little different next month-- there will be no Saturday Class, I will be in Milwaukee at the Stampin' Up! Regional.

The next post will be Friday, the Sisters are using Fox & Friends for the Fabulous Friday post--make sure you come back to check it out.

Until then, Karla c(:

Friday, March 12, 2010

Vogue Friday

Seems like every card and project that I put together lately uses some shade of yellow, and let me tell you I'm not fond of yellow! I think it's my least favorite color---now if we were talkin' red, that would be another story. I mention it is because my project for the Fabulous Friday Sisters in Stamping post ( is yellow of all colors, I must be really looking forward to Spring!

Here is a close-up of the flower:

I inked up the large flower with Apricot Appeal ink and then rimmed the edges of the petals with the Cameo Coral marker, huffed and then stamped. That's how I got that 2 toned image. Here are the supplies I used to make this card--
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue (Occasions Mini Catalog, pg.26). Accessories: gold brads, mat pack, piercing tool, Apricot Appeal 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, Cameo Coral marker. Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Barely Banana, Cameo Coral. Ink: Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Basic Black.

Thanks for stopping by make sure you check out what the other Sisters are doing! Come back next week for projects made with Fox & Friends, Karla c(:

Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring Hat Box Fabulous Friday

It's is Friday once again and Easter is right around the corner so this week at the we are focusing on Easter projects. Here is a picture of my project--

Here it is open--

This little Spring Hat Box is one of the projects that we will be making at the Spring Small Gift Stamp Camp. Click on the calendar to the left to get dates and times.

SU! Supplies used--
Accessories: Pretties Kit, BigShot, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Tombow Adhesive, Whisper White taffetta ribbon, sticky strip, paper cutter. Paper: Barely Banana card stock.

Thank-you for stopping by today and make sure you check out what the other Sisters are doing!

Karla c(:

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Blog Candy WINNER!!

Congratulations to Eliz Contrucci, she is the winner of a free UStamp Spring Soiree pass!

Thank-you everyone for your kind comments! Karla c(: