Monday, September 24, 2012

Mouthwatering - 2012 All Sets Canadian Swap

My first ever swap!  I often see swaps, but they are always in the states and I never wanted to commit to one because of the length of time for them to get there by mail.  So when Wanda Dodds, a fellow Canadian demonstrator organized one I decided to JUST DO IT!  I got back 18 different cards to help inspire and motivate!

I love the Mouthwatering set!  I had already stamped the popsicles with the old felt stamp pads, but decided to try out the new foam ones and they stamped so bright and clear!  I did use the Melon Scented Embossing Powder; smelled good enough to eat LOL!

The photo below has a slight variation.  I did the card in a class of teenage girls and I wanted to simplify the process, so I used the Tasteful Trim die in place of the Seam Binding Ribbon.

In the first photo I used the Woodgrain background stamp to make the sticks - had to keep all products current for this swap!  However, I just used the retired wood sheets for the second one.

Stamp Set:  Mouthwatering, Fabulous Phrases, Woodgrain
Paper:  Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Floral District DSP
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Accessories:  Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon/Tasteful Trim Die, Word Window Punch, Melon Scented Embossing Powder, Versamark, Labels Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Wood Sheets

That's probably the last I'll see of popsicles under the spring!

Happy Stamping!



Thursday, September 6, 2012

Punch Art Class - Dog, Snowman, Horse

Some very fun punch art!  Templates and/or instructions were from:

Dog:  Michelle Suit
Snowman:  Heidi Boos
Horse:  Jackie Topa

These are class projects and are easy and fun to do!  Each dog seems to have its own personality and you can make the horse more life like by giving it more sponging!  I did add a little glitter to the door of the frame on the snowman by using the little tree punch with glitter paper.  When I post individual photos, I'll make sure the  completed one is shown!

I kept the card bases simple so that it didn't take too long, but you could have a lot of fun creating backgrounds.  I'm going to try putting the dog in a doghouse card!

I'm off to Nanaimo for a couple of weeks.  So no stamping for me for a bit!

See you soon.



Sunday, September 2, 2012

2012 Hamilton Regionals Swap

I'm so excited to have so many beautiful swaps to share.  Here is the second; this one is by Cindy Lim Dennis.  I sat with Cindy at the Regionals.  I love the beautiful pearlized look of the background!  I think it is so elegant!  I'm anxious to try out my new Holiday Frame Embossing Folder!

She shared the supplies; so here they are!

Card stock:  Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist
Other:  XLarge Oval Punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Holiday Frame Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Brayer, 3/8" Taffeta ribbon
Stamp Sets:  Christmas Lodge, Winter Memories

It's such a lovely card and I love the non traditional colours Cindy used.  September is a perfect time to get started on those Christmas cards.  Thanks for the inspiration Cindy!!

Happy Stamping!