Thursday, November 29, 2007

3x3 Re-do

After looking at my last swap in the 3x3 Valentines Day Swap I decided that I didn't like it at all. To me, it did not say "demonstrator quality". So I had to find a way to sprucing it up with out re-doing the whole card, or making a whole different one.

This is what I came up with:

I just added the Designer Series Paper in Certainly Celery, and I rolled the edges of the punch to give it a more distressed edge.

Christmas Cards

I am really behind this year with making my Christmas cards. I want to make enough cards for my family, and also for all the teachers and students in my LVN class.

I am hoping to use Flaky Friends to make most of my cards, and I have been looking for "inspiration".

This card I found on SCS. It was made and posted by user name Hummingbird.

I really like this design. It is simple and looks fast to make. I think if I use this design though I am going to change the design on the bottom and use a retired SU! punch instead.

This is another card that I found on SCS. It was made and posted by user name 4thefunofit.

I really like how this card uses just a couple of colors.... Christmas colors at that!

Well, now its time for me to start working and then post what I come up with!!!! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

3x3 Valentines Day Swap

I just finished working on a 3x3 Valentines Day swap. I sign up for the swap through Splitcoast Stampers.

I signed up for 3 groups. In each group I have to come up with 3 different 3x3 cards using current stamp sets.

In all I will be getting 15 cards back. I am hoping that I can use them for samples and ideas for up coming events.

Here is the first card that I made:

Card Recipe:
Pretty in Pink card stock
Apricot Appeal cardstock
Whisper White Card Stock
Hologram Highlights Stampin' Emboss Powder
Pretty In Pink Classic Ink
Apricot Appeal Classic Ink
All Through the Year Stamp Set
Optional: Cutter Kit

I am actually hoping that this card will be ok because I used a discounued corner punch.... but the rules did say that it had to be SU! unless SU! didn't make it.

Here is the 2nd card that I have made:

Card Recipe:
Rose Red Cardstock
Regal Rose Carstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Heartspeak Stamp Set
Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Mellow Moss Stampin' Write Marker
So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker
Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker
Brocade Blue Stampin' Write Marker
Gold Mini Brads

Here is the 3rd card in the group:

Card Recipe:
Orchid Opulence Cardstock
Lovely Lilac Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Orchid Opulence Classic Ink
Basic Black Classic Ink
Spiral Punch
Basic Black Stampin Write Marker
Stampin Pastels
All Through the Year Stamp Set
Unfrogettable Stamp Set

Sunday, November 11, 2007

New Technique: Spotlighting

I just posted a new step-by-step picture guide to Spotlighting under my Techniques area. If you have never Spotlighted before, then this page might be able to help you out. Spotlighting is a very easy technique that anyone can use to help draw attention to certain areas of their artwork.

If you are interested, the link is on the right hand side of this page under: Techniques: Spotlighting. (Or by clicking the link provided for you here.)

Over the next few months I will be adding more Techniques to this area. Please check back often to see what is new. And, if you can not wait and would like to see a certain technique before its ready just reply to this post and I will move your technique to the top of my to-do list!