Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine

Hi Stampers!  One of my cards has been published in the December 2011 Scrap & Stamp Arts magazine--very exciting!  You should be able to find it on newstands now.  I would be happy to autograph your copy, lol.  The flowers were from a box of candies my sweetie gave me. 

Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria

Monday, November 28, 2011

Raining Flowers

Hi Stampers!  Here's a few cards using the Raining Flowers stamp set.  This was a set we received at Convention. I used Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, and Pear Pizzaz for the cardstock and ink colors.

Use the Color Spritzer for the speckles. 
And the Decorative Label punch as a corner rounder.

For a "christmasy" look, I used Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke on this one for the cardstock and ink.  The embossed background is Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder.  Love the versatility of rubber stamping! 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

November Stamp Club

Hi Stampers!  Here's the project from November Stamp Club.  The background was done with a brayer.  When you ink up a brayer, you want to continually roll the brayer across the ink pad in a forward motion.  In other words, don't move the brayer back and forth on the ink pad.  If you just roll the brayer back and forth on the ink pad, you will have a spot on the roller that will not have ink on it.  Once you've inked up the brayer, NOW you can roll the brayer back and forth on your cardstock. 

I 'm using Pool Party and Basic Black Classic Inks.
Stamp Set is Uppsy Daisy.

I wasn't really digging the black so I changed it to Pacific Point, but I did stamp the Happy Birthday in Basic Black.  Base card in Pacific Point cardstcok is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half--that's how I make all my cards.  That way you get two cards from one sheet of cardstock.  Middle layer is Basic Black (5 1/4 x 4) and the top layer is Whisper White cardstock (5 x 3 3/4).  Add a Rhinestone above the "i" for a little bling.

Here are the Rubber Duckie's card swaps form this month's club.  I've left off some names of the creators simply because I do not know who made what--so sorry!  Please let me know which one is yours so I can give you proper credit. 

Just Believe card by Barbara...Flower Garden Embossing Folder. 
Color with Stampin' Pastels over the embossed image.

Tina made this lovely Happy Holiday card using Snow Much Fun stamp set.

Barbara made this card using the Owl Builder Punch.

Frances and her daughter, Elizabeth, made this Christmas card using Loads of Love.

Thankful for...is made by Paige.  The swirls are actually embossed--very neat effect!

Mary made the "it's your day" card using the Great Day Simply Sent Kit.

Heather made this lovely round fold over card. 
It's hard to see from the photo, but the flowers were stamped with the Versamark ink pad.

Lisa made this Thanksgiving scrapbook page. 

Happy Fall!  Happy Thanksgiving!  Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Simply Pressed Cookie Stamps

Recently, I gave a set of the Simply Pressed Cookie Stamps to my mom and nieces. They made a batch of pumpkin cookies since it was close to Halloween. Two recipes comes in the set--both are yummy!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking Day

Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up!  Between November 4 - 7, 2011, you can download the the following for FREE: 

Brand-new, never seen before FREE downloads include:

•So Typefelt Stamp Brush Set

•Neutral Delightful Digital Tape

•Home for the Holidays Ensemble

•Delight in the Day Photobook Template

How?  Go to the My Digital Studio website.  What's the catch?  All you have to do is fill out a short survey and the downloads are yours for FREE! The My Digital Studio website is a great resource for all things digital when it comes to papercrafting and scrapbooking...discussion forums, galleries, blogs!!!

Here's a card from the Home for the Holidays Ensemble...you can leave it like it is, or add your own personalization. 

And, an Inspiration Journal I made with My Digital Studio.

Above is the front.  Below is the back.

Happy Digital Creating!  Bye for now, Maria