Friday, December 16, 2011

Chistmas Stamping Song

I saw these on Maria Vanderform's blog and just had to share them.
(song to tune of Winter Wonderland)
Brayers roll...are ya listening?
On the is glistening.
A beautiful sight...we're happy tonight,
Stamping in a winter wonderland.

In the kitchen we can build a snowman.
Then add color to his carrot nose.
You'll say: Are you finished?
I'll say: No ma'am,
I need to add some glitter to the snow.

When we stamp...ain't it thrillin'?
Even when...the powders spilling.
We'll create and we'll play...the art stamper way,
Stamping in a winter wonderland.

(sung to tune of Jingle Bells)
Dashing through the snow
To the stamp store here we go.
O'er the streets we pass
Anxious to spend cash!
Stamps on store shelves call
Making spirits bright.
Oh what fun it is to sing,
The stamping song tonight!

Stamping art, stamping art,
Stamping all the way!
Oh, what fun it is to stamp
In the good old fashion way!
Stamping art, stamping art,
Stamping's here to stay!
Oh, what fun it is to stamp
All the gifts you give today!

(sung to tune of Let it Snow)

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the inks look so delightful
So while the winters cold and damp
Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp!

It doesn't take much convincing
And I've brought a tool for crimping
Choose some paper, turn up the lamp
Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp!

When we carefully press just right
How we smile as the image unfolds
Add some color, so bold, so bright
The result is a sight to behold!

Our projects are quickly drying
And there's new techniques for trying
So until we get finger cramps
Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp!

(sung to the tune of Deck the Halls)

Deck the halls with foils and glitters,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season for us stampers,
Fa la la.........
Don we now our inks and powders,
Fa la la...........
Troll the heat guns and embossers,
Fa la la..........
See the card stock blank before us
Fa la la......
Strike the ink and join the chorus,
Fa la la....
Follow me in merry masking,
Fa la la......
Join us in some Yuletide stamping,
Fa la la.........
Faint away with chalks and markers,
Fa la la...
Hail the new, ye rubber stampers,
Fa la la.......
Stamp with joyous all together,
Fa la la.....
Heedless of the times that's passed us,
Fa la la.....

(sung to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas)

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

12 rubber stamp sets
11 packages of card stock
10 embossing folders
9 duel tip markers
8 colors of glitter
7 assorted ink pads
6 rolls of ribbons
5 Sissix dies
4 Designer papers
3 craft punches
2 blender pens
and a brand new Big Shot!!!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Treats!

Here are the treats I made for one of my red hat groups for our annual early Turkey Day Dinner at Bob Evans. I love the way they came out. Of course, I filled them with chocolate!

I used Gesso Canvas Primer on them first (that is the white area) and then used the baby wipe technique using the solid leaf image to get the varied colors and then I used Versamark and gold embossing powder with the leaf outline image.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sr. Ctr. Cards

I am still going to the Sr. Ctr. once a month to make cards. Have had quite a few ladies attending the past few months as we got some new attendees and I am not having to do as much of the work for some as I have more now that can do their own cards for the most part. Here are some of their creations. (A friend that goes with me took the pictures and she is not use to my fancy camera, so she got her shadow in the pics - I was just glad to have some taken as I always forget).

Give Thanks Wreath and Halloween Cards & Treat Holders

Wow! I had not realized it had been so long since I posted last, so it is catch up time again! Sorry for neglecting my blog. However, I have been busy and I do have some creations to share.

On Oct. 15th, I had a Give Thanks Wreath Class and we made a wreath similar to the one on pg. 6 of the Holiday mini. I only had 2 attendees, but we had fun. One had to leave early, so she did not complete hers, but Tina did finish hers. Here it is:

I think it came out very nice. I started on a Halloween one myself and have all my lollies (SU! term for the circles), just have to put it together, but since Halloween is over, I am setting it aside for now to start on some new things. Gotta get ready for a craft fair I am doing for my red hat group in Dec.
Here are a few Halloween cards I did get made and actually sent out to family.

 These 2 are a case of ones done by my demo friend Catherine Ray, with slight changes.
I didn't have the black lace ribbon that SU! sold once, so I did the scallop. I also could not find my Shimmer Paint, so I used the Log Cabin Shimmer Spray. Loved the way it came out as it added little orange colored shimmer to the black. You can kinda' see it below.

I also made these cards, however the dragon is non-SU!, but I just had to borrow it from a friend and make it for my SIL as we both collect dragons. The hedgehog one is a retired Stampin' Up! set called "Hedgehog Halloween", had to make it for my niece as she loves hedgehogs.

The Happy Halloween on the hedgehog card is from a current stamp set called "Scaredy Cat".

Below are some treat holders I made for my red hat groups. The first ones are made using the Fancy Favors Die for the Big Shot. I love these, so easy to make. The DSP is Frightful Sight. The stamp sets I used are discontinued ones. However, I also did some using "Wicked Cool", but didn't get a picture of them.

These were made using the Scalloped Square Die and the packing paper from my Stampin' Up! orders. Great way to recycle. This was not my idea - I saw it on one of my online groups, but forget who originally did them as everyone started doing them as soon as she posted hers. I used both "Wicked Cool" and "Scaredy Cat" on these.
That is all of my Halloween and Fall creations for now.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sympathy Card

Here is a card I sent to someone in my LNSDemosOnly group, whose BIL passed away recently.

I need to make more Sympathy cards to have on hand. Seems here lately, between the groups I am in and family, I have constantly been in need of one and never have one handy and I hate making them at the time needed. I have missed sending a lot out as a result.

More RAKS received

Here are some more RAKs I have received from VCRockers.

Marisol Guiterrez (my Spicy Floor roomie)

 RAK Attack from the Salty Floor - Lorita
This was done using My Digital Studio.

 Taco Card by Patrice Herrera

Inside of Taco Card - Too cute!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Here's What I've Been Up too!

As I mentioned below I am in an online group called VC Rocks and have been having a blast. So now to share some of what I have been doing with them.
First off is one of the RAKs I made to send out to a couple of people.

Here are the RAKs I received:

 This one is from Barb Furlong

 This one is from Carey Rogers (and Roscoe, the swap eating dog)

 This one is from Jeanie Carter

 This is from Marisol Gutierrez (my virtual roomie)

Both of the above ones are from Nichole Smith

Now for the 2 swaps I have been in:

The first was a Background Technique Swap. I did the Tie Dye Technique. First time I ever did it, so not positive it came out toally write, but I was happy with it.

Here are the ones I received back:

 L - Rubber Thwapping (bag of dried beans, rice, etc.)
by Jane Hignite
R - Faux Silk
by Norma Chiaramonte

 L - Salted Background
by Debbie Peterson
R - Bleach Stamping
by Alicia Tomicich-Wiley

 L - Waxed Paper Resist
by Unkn.
R - Bubble/Reinker
by Jamie Adcock

 L - Metallic Rubber Bands
by Joyce Pacer
R - Stamping
by Nanci Lee Hoppe

L - Shaving Cream
R - Chalk Lines
Both by Barb Furlong

Next was the bookmark swap. Here is my swap. I was very pleased with how it turned out.I used the Sailing Away stamp set from the Summer Mini.

Here are the ones I received back:

Aren't they great...I will have to note later which is by whom.

We also have weekly challenges, but I have only participated in 2 so far. The first was to scrapbook something with a picture of yourself at any age. I did one of me with a picture where I was about 2 years old. I did it on My Digital Studio (MDS). Love that program.

The second challenge I did was to create a panty/bra card in the color you were wearing that day. Mine aren't as sexy, but the color was right. :-)

I've seen these around for awhile, but this was my first time to make them. I put the black thru the Big Shot using one of the Texturz Plates. You can't really see the raised dezign very well in this picture. The  trim on the bra was done using the Eyelet Border punch. The center is a flower from the Boho punch with a pearl in the center.

Last for now is the roomie boxes that my Virtual Hotel roomie and I swapped. Here is what I sent her:

 There are other goodies inside the pail, a daisy paperclip, more M&Ms, pen, eraser, paper weight.

 These are bottle cap magnets

 These are the cards I sent

I sent the Twizzlers and owl paperclips for Solimar and Joaquin

Here is what I received. I loved everything!

Well, that is all for now. We had a Spicy Floor swap (our Virtual Hotel), but they have just been mailed back, so I don't want to spoil what mine was for the girls that participated, just in case any of them view my blog. I will share mine and the ones I receive back as soon as I get them.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Catching Up!

Sorry to have neglected my blog. I have doing more here lately and have a lot to share from a new stamping group I am in (new to me), called VCRocks (Virtual Convention Rocks). I have been having a blast, sending and receiving RAKs, joined a couple of swaps and we even have a Virtual Hotel and Roomie. I am on the Spicy Floor and have a gotten to know my roomie some via e-mail. We also exchanged roomie goodie boxes. I just got mine, but will be opening it tonight (waiting for her acknowledgement of my receiving it, she got mine already and we will both now open them). I was unable to share anything until received by all and then I just got busy. So tonight I plan to get everything downloaded. So there will be lots of pics and posts coming up tonight, so please check back tomorrow (as it will be late when I get it all done).

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Catching up! - Sr. Ctr. Cards

Sorry, I haven't been posting. I haven't done much stamping lately and what I personally have done I can't show until I send them out as they are RAKs and I don't want to spoil the surprise for those they will receive them, even though they don't know who they are - LOL!
Also, I'd forgotten my camera several times when I went to the Sr. Ctr. so I had to take the photos on my cell phone and I just finally figured out how to get them from it to my computer. So now I have something to share. The Valentine's ones we did in January. Sets used in May and June were from the Ocassions Mini.

These cards were done in May. I love the way they turned out. Unfortunately the Lavendar Lace cardstock is retired. I use it sparingly, but it was perfect for these cards. They surprised me this time when they requested to do Sympathy cards as they normally want to do birthdays. Only 2 ladies came this time and one came late and made one card.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sr. Ctr. Cards for Easter and Birthdays

Friday was my day to go to the center again to make cards. Only one lady made her own cards this time, but she didn't put them together, just stamped her images and cut her paper and said she would assemble them later, so I wasn't able to get pictures of hers and she had done some different ones from these. The other 2 don't stamp due to shaky hands, so I usually make their cards. This is the first time in a long time we made the same card just different colors and some were Easter and some were birthdays.

The flower image is from the current catty Level 2 Hostess set "Apple Blossoms" and the birthday sentiment is from "Bring On the Cake"stamp set which is in the current Occasions Mini Catalog. The Easter sentiment is the Level 2 Hostess Set, also from the Occasions Mini Catalog. The center of the flower is popped up with a dimensional and a pearl is in the center. Hard to see. Click on the picture and you should be able to see a larger image. Colors used are Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Orchid Opulence (retired), Old Olive, Lovely Lilac (retired), Pink Passion (retired - but Melon Mambo is a good substitute for this color).

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Beary Best Birthday Invite

A friend and fellow demo asked me if I had this set (Beary Best Friends) and if I could do her a favor and make some invitations for her granddaughter's 7th birthday. She was going to be out-of-town and didn't have time to make them. She found some samples on SCS and from one of those I created these. You can see the inspiration card by Kelly Acheson here.

I liked these so much I made an extras for myself.

Valentine's Day 2011

Here is the card I made for Harold for Valentine's Day! The card was inspired by Robin Messenheimer, you can see her card here. I made a few slight changes and added a mouse. I have been putting a mouse on his V-day cards for 5 years now and it took me awhile to figure out what to do this year as I have used all of my mouse stamps. I like the way it came out.
Here are my Valentine's Day gifts from him. He had gotten me a santa hamster for Christmas, so when he saw this one, he decided I need it too. Isn't it cute! I love my little rose bush. Can't wait for the weather to get nice, so I can plant it in my garden. The little lady bug planter is adorable too. Thinking about putting a little votive in it.