Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dollar Store Find & SU Rub Ons!!!

Hello Stampers-

Check out the frame w/mat that I found at the dollar store yesterday. When I got home I could hardly wait to get out the Rub Ons I earned during Sale-A-Bration. This frame was a lot of fun to make. Think of the options...bridal shower gift (a black & white bridal portrait would be awesome in here), that special tween girl in your life, a Mother's Day gift. It was just to easy to make all you do is rub the image on...I added some jewels I had laying around. Wahla I was done.

Inside the frame is the Stampin' Up! statement from the heart..."To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile this we make a difference!"

You can find the Rub Ons that are currently available on page 182 of the Stampin' Up! catalog. Just contact me today to order yours.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Stamp Set...

Good Morning Stampers!

This card is made from a new set I ordered for last month's card camp. I am trying very hard to break away for the floral sets. This is very challenging for me, because I love flowers!

No special technique used here just Stampin'. The set used here is called A Light Unto My Path. The ink colors used are Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss and Bordering Blue. The card stock used is Chocolate Chip and Naturals Ivory. I used the distressing tool in the Cutter Kit, page 184 of the Stampin' Up! catalog. I find my self using this tool a lot. It's really fun to use! I also did some faux stitching down the side of the card.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Dry Embossing...

Good Morning Stampers!

Here is another card featuring dry embossing. Many of you have asked how to do this technique.
I will be sure to design a card at the next camp using this technique. But until then here are some quick instructions:

1. Secure the Classy Brass template to a light source, such as a light table or a window, with a piece of tape.

2. Rub waxed paper on the surface of the card stock so that the stylus will glide more smoothly and to help prevent tears in your paper.

3. Place the paper or card stock over the template, positioning it so that you'll have the image where you want it. For a raised image on the front of the card, place the paper face down.

4. Using the large end of the stylus tool, press the paper through the open areas of the templates. This produces a raised image.

5. If you want to color the raised image, reposition the brass template over the image on the front side of the card stock. It will act as a mask to protect the flat surfaces around the embossed image. Apply color with a small sponge using Stampin' Pads or Stampin' Pastels.


1. Make sure to use the small end of the stylus to emboss small areas or patterns of the design.

2. If you do not have a light source available use the blind embossing technique. Secure your template to the card stock and feel where the image is and then press the large end of the styles over the image you wish to emboss.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hi Stampers!

I am just having so much fun with this blog. I sure am learning a lot about our computer!

Here is a card I just finished up. This card is a gift card/money holder. It is a great design to use for up coming graduations! If you would like the dimensions let me know!

Thanks for looking...Cheryl

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Soccer, Softball, Stampin' Saturday!

Hello Stampers-

I hope you are having a Super Saturday! We have been to the soccer fields twice and will be going to the baseball fields later today.

Here is a little blog candy for anyone checking out my a comment and your name will go into a drawing for a SU Gift Certificate valued at $10.00. The drawing will be held on Friday, May 2, 2008. Also, CONGRATS to Jennifer, she won the drawing at last month's card camp!

Today's card features a technique called dry embossing. You do not need a light box to do this technique, just a template and a stylus. Try it! Dry embossing is a lot of fun!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Here we go...

Hubby got me a great a camera for Christmas, I just love playing with it. Here is one of the designs I have been working on.
The above card was made using the Bloomin' Beautiful stamp set found in our Occasions Mini Catalog. I used blender pens to watercolor the image. The ink colors I used are StazOn Black, Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue, Going Gray and Garden Green. The pearls you see are from the Pretties Kit. They are flat on one side, this just makes the pearls too easy to add to a card.
Be sure to check back soon for updates!
Thanks for looking!

Welcome to my blog!

Hello Stampin' Friends,

I finally took the blogging plunge. I will be posting some of the cards and scrapbook pages I have been working on here.

In the future you will find my card camp dates at this site. I will also be posting any Stampin' Up! specials here. So please kick of your shoes get some coffee or tea and enjoy!