Thursday, October 28, 2010

This final project was a small bottle purchased at Michael's that we decorated with designer series paper. The witch is from Halloween Hoot and was stamped with Staz On black ink stamped on Whisper White cardstock. We cut it out by hand and mounted it with Stampin' Dimensionals on circles of Rich Razzleberry cardstock punched out using our 2 1/2 inch circle punch. We crinkled up the circle and sponged with Basic Black ink. We also punched a circle out of black Waffle paper that was crinkled behind the witch for affect. We finished off the bottle with black lace tied in a bow and black rhinestones.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Since I didn't want all of the projects to be creepy I came up with this cute little basket. It was created using the die cut scallop circle. After cutting I ran the pieces through the swiss dot embossing folder. Being the shadee ladee I, of course, shaded the pumpkin all around. I cut grass out of a strip of Old Olive cardstock which I clipped by hand with scissors. I stamped with Black Staz On ink on Whisper White cardstock the witch, pumpkin and cat from Fang-tastic. I received this set when I was a Make n Take helper at convention this year. What an experience. I finished off the pumpkin with a stem hand cut from Crumb Cake cardstock and curled Old Olive strips of cardstock to create the vines. We filled the basket with Hershey's Kisses in Halloween flavors.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

This creepy project requireda lot of patience. We used acetate to create a tube. We created a brace for the test tube using Basic Black card stock that was adhered to the scallop circle. The scallop was created using the scallop die cut and cardboard, adhered designer series paper with our amazing new adhesive sheets. I cut another scallop out of Basic Black cardstock to cover our brace. We used the crop a dile to punch holes in the acetate to hold the lid on top. The 1/4" Basic Black grosgrain was tied in a bow and the cute sign was hung from the bow using crochet thread. Tricky and tedious but the final result was fun. I took this idea and changed it up a bit from something on saw on Shelli's blog.

Monday, October 25, 2010

This project is a square box on the bottom, a six inch square, scored at two inches on all sides, cutting in on the score lines to form the box. To support the test tube I cut a strip of card stock that was scored to create a rack for the test tube along with holding the test tube in place. I used From the Crypt for the skull in front. I stamped Staz On black ink on glossy white card stock and I used Peach Parfait and Cajun Craze ink to color in the stamped image. I cut the skull out by hand out and mounted it on Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up. Spooky from Wicked Cool was also stamped with Staz On black ink on glossy card stock shaded the same as the skull. It was punched out and mounted on Cajun Craze. I punched bats out of black card stock, spritzed with rubbing alcohol mixed with shimmer paint. The black lace tied on the test tube was melted to make it look "creepy" using my heat gun. To finish it off I filled the test tube with gummy worms and the box included chocolate "body parts". They turned out really fun and the group seemed to really like them.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

For my Halloween Stamp Camp this year we made the four small projects above. Since I'm the queen of plagerism I was really impressed with myself since I came up with these myself. Woo hoo. Check back tomorrow and I will show close ups of each one.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

At our recent Stamp til you Cramp! event each demonstrator gave their customers a gift to say "thank you" for attending. This year we made clip boards to hold note paper. I used scrap cardboard and adhered Designer Series Paper using our new Sizzix Adhesive, amazing stuff, I then die cut them with the large Scallop Square. I stamped "friend" in the lower right hand corner using Early Espresso. To finish the clipboard off I covered a binder clip with DSP and tied a bow on the clipboard. I put my gifts in a large cello bag with sparkly shred and tied it off with a bow that once removed can be used on a handmade gift. I chose Melon Mambo for this gift.

Friday, October 22, 2010

At my Stamp Club in October we made frames to incorporate two new techniques; Decor Elements and making paper roses. Each club member die cut their initial using the Big Shot and then adhered it to the glass in the frame. We used the Hostess package of Designer Series Paper in our current In Colors for the background. My sample was created using Concord Crush; my new fav color. To make the beautiful paper rose we followed the tutorial posted on my sideline Julie Williams blog. To finish off the rose we sprayed the rose with a combination of rubbing alcohol with shimmer paint. I just love the final product.
For our second project we used a stencil to create this simple yet beautiful card. We used In Colors; Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait along with our new core colors; Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Stamp til you Cramp! 2010

The Crazy Stamping Ladies were at it again. On Saturday, October 9th we held our annual Stamp til you Cramp! event at the Boys and Girls Club located at Los Cerritos Middle School in Thousand Oaks. Each attendee made four beautiful projects, as well as, two mini projects that incorporated a new product or technique. This event took month's of planning, prep and more planning. But the day was a huge success; because what could be better than spending the day stamping with friends. My project is shown above and focused on the Woodland Park Designer Series Paper included in the 2010 - 2011 Idea Book & Catalog. To see the other amazing projects hop on over to the next stop on the blog tour at the original stamping ladies blog located at:
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

At this month's Advanced Card class we made these two fall themed cards. The first used Day of Gratitude stamp set with Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait and Cajun Craze. The medallion was embossed with black embossing powder we then used sponge daubers to add the ink beginning in the center and working our way out. We cut the medallion out and finished it off with an antique brad. The black satin ribbon was scrunched on to sticky strip. We finished the card off by punching the saying out with our new Decorative Label punch which was embellished with designer jewels. The medallion and saying were popped up on stampin dimensionals.
The second card was created with the French Foliage stamp set using the batik technique. The colors I chose were More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red and Crumb Cake. We clear embossed the leaves, shading over the entire surface of the very vanilla cardstock with ink. When finished we iron the cardstock between newsprint, recycled from purchases at Michaels, removing the embossing. We finished the card off with satin Early Espresso ribbon and the mini vintage tags.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

At convention this year we were able to purchase these adorable reusable shopping bags at Memento Mall. I held a class were we decorated the bag and created a coordinating note pad, pen and envelope. We used the circle die to cut various sizes of coordinating felt which we layered on the flowers. We finished off the felt embellishments with a corduroy button and finally hung a chipboard initial on the bag. For the note pad we created a cover for the note pad using Stampin' Up!'s play date folders and a tutorial found on Patty Bennett's blog. Finally we decorated a coordinating gusseted envelope using the awesome Owl punch. I think the set turned out really cute.

Friday, October 8, 2010

This bouquet of flowers is what I made for our "Fall" themed raffle basket for the upcoming Stamp til you Cramp! event being held October 9th. I used the Daisies #2 die cut, the Leaves #2 die cut and the Two-Step Bird punch to create the flowers and leaves. The colors of the flowers are More Mustard, Poppy Parade and Early Espresso. I filled a mason jar with black beans and topped it off with a big bow made from Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

For our annual Stamp til you Cramp! event that is being held in Thousand Oaks on October 9th the Crazy Stamping Ladies put together raffle baskets. Each attendee is given one raffle ticket, extra tickets are given for those that bring cards for the charity we spotlight at the event and, of course, additional tickets are available for purchase. Each raffle basket has a theme and each demonstrator that participates in the event contributes something handmade for the basket. This is my project that will be in the Vintage basket. I decorated the paper mache container with Deck the Halls designer series paper from Stampin' Up!'s new Mini Holiday catalog, our Big Designer Buttons and the Victoria Crochet Trim. I topped it off with a ceramic knob purchased at a local hardware store.