Sep 30, 2011

Fall Leaves

I recently got the Gently Falling stamp set out of the Holiday Mini and used it to create this card for my swap last week. Fall is my favourite season, I love watching the leaves on the trees change colour. This set is designed for 2 step stamping, I really like having the clear mount for 2 step stamping, it makes the process easier than having to pull out the Stamp-a-ma-jig. I made the leaf using Leaves #2 Die for the Big Shot, I punched 5 out at one time and then stuck them all together to give it a popped up look, it makes it thicker as if you used Chip Board.

To Make this,

C/S - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Very Vanilla

Ink - Old Olive, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Ridinghood Red, Soft Suede and CHocolate Chip

Stamps - Gently Falling and Day of Gratitude

Die - Leaves #2

Punches - Word Window and Modern Label

Ribbon - 1 1/2" Stripped Chocolate Chip

Other - Old Olive Buttin

Have a great day!

Sep 25, 2011

VersaMark Technique

I made this card for my stamping group shoebox swap. I used the VersaMark technique where you stamp your image on Glossy card stock, let it dry, brayer over stamped image and use a tissue to wipe over stamped image to make the image stand out.

To make this card:

C/S - Old Olive, Whisper White and Glossy

Ink - VersaMark, Old Olive and Concord Crush

Stamp Set - Just Believe
Punches - Work Window and Modern Label

Other - Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Have a great day!

Sep 16, 2011

School Days!

I can hardly believe that Craig is already in Junior Kindergarten this year! These pages will be for his first day of school pictures. I am so glad he had a great first day and that he likes his teacher and classmates.

I saw an apple like this in our demonstrator only Stampin` Success magazine, all I did was draw my smallest apple first and then trace around it to make the second one, cut it and then traced around it to make my third one. After all my apples were cut out I crumpled the card stock and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink, the seeds are made from the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart Punch. I free handed the stem and puched a leaf using the Small Oval Punch.

So I am trying to fill out which circle punches I have used for this project and my laptop is stuck on the french setting and I have no idea how to change it back so that is why I am going to leave it at circle punches!

To Make these pages:

C/S - Real Red, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Real Red DSP Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodile Delight, Melom Mambo and Chocolate Chip
Ink - Soft Suede(apple edging), Real Red, Pacific Point, Old Olive and StazOn Black

Punches - Circle punches

Stamps - School Lines

Builder Wheels - For Teacher, Elemetary Alphabet and School Colours

Dies - Timeless Type

Have a great day!

Sep 15, 2011


My baby, Ryan started Preschool last week, he was so excited to have something of his own. It is just so hard to believe how fast time goes by. I know it will be good for him since he loves to play and learn! I guess it will be nice for me to have a little free time too!

I designed these pages for my scrapbook club, most of them have preschoolers and the ones that don't replaced the preschool with grade ?. I saw the bookworms and books on various blogs. The clipboard sheet was from the schooldays stamp set on My Digital Studio, I enlarged it, printed it and then cut it out for my club. My digital studio is great for when you want an image made larger. The scissors are also made using punches, I created these a few years ago for my friend Jen! I was talking to my husband and said it is funny that I still think of chalk boards when I think of school but I don't think any schools around here even have a chalboard in it since they have all been replaced with Smartboards.

To Make:

C/S - Basic Black, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Pear PIzzaz Daffadile Delight, Shimmering Silver, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake

Punches - Word Window, Key Tag, 1/4 - 1' Circles, Small Oval and Round Tab

Bigshot and Dies - Timeless Type Alphabet and Lowercase Alphabet

My Digital Studio - School Days