Friday, February 27, 2009

Sweet, sweet deal!!!!!

Starter Kit BLOWOUT Sale!
February 1 - March 31, 2009

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Parisian MOJO75

I finished Julee's Mojo Monday Challenge from yesterday...if you get a chance to play along, that would be great! CLICK HERE to head on over to Julee's blog and play with us!
Here is my card that I created using her sketch....I hope you enjoy it!

Stamps: Pocket Sillouettes
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White and Parisian Breeze DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: dauber, nesties, scallop edge punch, choc brads, ticket corner punch, dimensionals, felt flowers

Monday, February 23, 2009

A cute wedding card...

I came across this card in the Stampin' Up! catalog too and decided to paper piece the birdies and add some bling! Hope you like it!!

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Confetti White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: paper piercer, whisper white ribbon, heart punch, jolee's crystals (Michael's)

CASE'ing Stampin' Up!

Good afternoon PEEPS! It's been a very tranquil morning here at my house...snow is lightly falling, candles are lit, coffee is tasting yummy and I've been going through my catty finding projects that I can CASE or alter. My first one is from page 46 - I changed the set from Font of You to Pocket Sillouettes and added a bit of ribbon, sponging and of course, some pearls....thanks for looking!!
Stamps: Pocket Sillouettes
Paper: Kraft, Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sage and Chocolate markers, scallop border punch, vanilla ribbon, sponge dauber and chocolate half-back pearls

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Stampin' Club projects

Today was the Crestomere Stamp Group monthly get together and these are the projects we made:

This technique is called the Tab Punch Star card found in the Resources section at Splitcoaststampers. The ladies said it was a bit "finnicky" but very FUN!!!

Stamps: Best Yet
Paper: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Urban Garden DP, Velum, Vanilla
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: sm and lg tag punches, 5 petal punch, baja ribbon, ticket corner punch, oval punch, circle punch, curly label punch, dimensionals, paper piercer, sponge dauber, button

This technique is called the Faux Quilting Technique and I'm not sure where I found it! LOL...It's very easy to do though - you cut 6 squares of your favorite designer paper and take one of those squares and cut it in half 2 times, so you get 4 small triangles...piece them as shown here and WALAA! you have have a "quilted" card...EASY PEESY!!

Stamps: Heard from the Heart
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Parisian Breeze Designer Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1 1/4" square punch, chocolate brad, felt flowers, 1/16" hole punch

This is the February calendar page that we did today...isn't it just GOOOORGEOUS? I love this set a lot. I can see many, many projects being done with this set....

.....thanks for stopping by and I am promising that I will for sure be stamping and blogging more *new* things tomorrow! HUGS!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

All Occasion Stamp-A-Stack

Hello! I'm baaaack!!! Sorry there's been such a lag in my posts here, but somehow, "life" has taken over and it's gotten the best of me the past couple weeks! JEESH!!! LOL...don't people know that I need to stamp more often?! LOL...

These are the 4 cards that we did today at the 1st All Occasion Stamp-A-Stack. It was pretty much a full house and the ladies seemed to have a great time. A couple of the cards were a bit time consuming, but the end result is always worth it, right?!? :)

Stamps: Ever After
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Basic Black
Paper: Almost Amethyst, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: divine swirls cuttlebug folder, black ribon, dimensionals and we used black brads on the top in each corner (sorry it's not shown here)!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Thankful Thoughts
Ink: Chocolate Craft Ink, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla
Accessories: clear EP, scallop border punch (SU), kiwi striped ribbon

Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Beautiful Baby
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Summer Sun and Chocolate Chip markers, cuttlebug folder, organza ribbon

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust
Accessories: chocolate, rust and olive markers, SU punches, cuttlebug folder, vanilla ribbon, crop-a-dile, large eyelet, sponge dauber, dimensionals

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Quick Update.....

Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that I haven't forgotten about my PEEPS, trust me...I'm just working full time this week at the school and have a lot of after school activities going on. I will resume paper crafting as soon as I get a moment to breathe and catch up! I am also preparing for my clubs this month and my All Occasions Stamp-A-Stack on February 21st. I hope all of you are well, and stamping your little hearts out...:)
See you in a few days!

Inkingly Yours,
Lori :o)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Here Comes The Bride....

OK..I have to admit, I totally CASE'd this GOOORGEOUS card from Jodi over at SCS. It is *the* most beautiful card I've come across in a long time...I don't know if it's the red/black/white combo (one of my ultimate fav's) or just the way she layed it all out, but...I HAD to copy one. Thanks, Jodi!! I am planning on duplicating it more tomorrow - I'm off to cuddle up in my warm bed with a great book my friend, Melissa, lent me called Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. Amazing, hey, Tamie!! Don't fall over girlie...hee hee. Night all!

Stamps: She's All That
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Accessories: Cuttlebug folders, Starry Night Embossing Powder, silver brads, Styled Silver Hodgepodge brads, black and red ribbon

Quick Valentine's Day Cards

I have a 2-day sale on Thursday and Friday and I am trying to get as many cards made as I possibly can by Wednesday night. I did a search on Splitcoaststampers for "Valentine's Day" and found this very simple, yet elegant card that Anniesmom posted for us. I CASE'd her idea totally and I don't mind how it turned out at all....another quick and easy no-layer card that you can whip up in 2 minutes! Thanks a lot Anniesmom! I made 10 of these in 5 minutes....on to something else :)

Stamps: Priceless, Holidays and Wishes
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black