Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pics from the weekend

I haven't shared any photos in a while, so I thought that I would show you what I did this weekend.

Friday was my birthday. My parents came over for ice cream cake and then I went out to the bar to celebrate with all my friends.

Saturday night, my brother had a costume party at his house.  
My husband and I went as a gangster and flapper.  

My brother and I

Happy Halloween!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #72

Ok, so I'm a few days late this week. I wasn't feeling well at the beginning of the week, so this card didn't happen until now.  Our challenge is primary colors.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Emboss Resist Technique

This is the first tutorial I've ever posted, and I am excited to share it with you.  One of my favorite techniques is emboss resist. 

Versamark Ink Pad
Stamp (I used "Let it Snow")
Clear embossing powder
Heat gun
Any color ink pad
Sponge daubers, sponges, or eyeshadow applicators

I started out by stamping my image in versamark.  You won't be able to see it, since it is clear.  Put the embossing powder over top.  Heat with heat gun until it becomes shiny.

Get out your ink pads and begin sponging a color over top of your image.  Start with the lightest colors first.  You can always apply more.  

Keep applying ink until you get the desired result.  Ink does not go over top of the embossing, so you will be able to see your image through the ink.  

I did the same thing with the sentiment.

Here's my completed card:


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #71

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is a shaped card.

All products by Stampin up
Cardstock in Old Olive & Very Vanilla
Four Frames Stamp Set
Clearly for You Stamp Set
Scalloped Square Die
Ticket Punch
Adhesive Pearls
Soft Suede Ribbon
Old Olive & Regal Rose Inks


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #70

Happy Tuesday!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is "think pink" in honor of breast cancer awareness month.  Our sponsor is Sweet & Sassy.

This card also applies to the "think pink" challenge at JustYolie.  

Butterfly Paper by DCWV
Pink Paper by K&Co


Monday, October 10, 2011

Anna Griffin Card Kit

I bought a card kit on HSN a while ago.  I made all of the cards (30 total).  I have shared a few of them already, but I wanted to share the rest.

All supplies by Anna Griffin


Friday, October 7, 2011

A Baby Shower Card

Here's the card I made for a my friend's baby shower. I used a retired Stampin' Up set called "Buggies & Booties."

Stampin' Up Buggies & Booties
Baby sentiment by Studio G
Polka dot paper by K&Co
Ribbon from stash
Circle Nestailities


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #69

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is halloween!  I created this card using this week's Mojo Monday sketch. 

Papers from Target $1 bin
Image by Robyn's Fetish
Halloween sticker by Recollections
Ribbon from stash


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Creative Vision Blog Hop

Welcome to another Creative Vision Team Themed Blog Hop.
 Today we are sharing  projects made with "My Favorite Things".
As you hop hop hop your way around, make sure to become
 a Creative Vision Blog follower if you are not already,
then leave some love for a chance to WIN
a Shopping Spree to the Creative Clear Stamp Store!
I absolutely love ribbon, as you will see from my card:

Ribbon scraps from stash
CV Let it Snow Stamp Set
Marvy Markers

As a little thank you for hopping with me today, here is a gift for you!
$5.00 off any $15.00 or more purchase at the Creative Clear Stamp Store

Just use this code at the checkout so Laura knows I sent you!
It is not valid towards shipping,
it cannot be combined with any other offer or discount,

and it expires October 4th, 2011 at midnight.

On with the hop.....
but don't forget to become a follower of Creative Vision's blog
 and leave some love,  it could make you a winner!

 Next up is:
Here's the whole hop in case you get lost:


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stampin' Up Swap for Fall Fest

Here's the swap card that I made for the Philly Inkers Fall Fest.  I love these two new stamp sets from the fall mini!

All Supplies by Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, & Real Red
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, & Daffodil Delight
Stamp Sets: Gently Falling &  Always Thankful
Ribbon: Soft Suede Taffeta
Punch: Scalloped Oval