Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy 100th Mojo (Day 4)

Continuing the celebration of Mojo Monday turning 100 weeks old, Sarah Bigelow shares her sketch. I decided it was time to bring out "Friends 24-7" stamp set {113218}. I like more of the whimsical and cutesy bird stamps versus the life-like images of birds so I never thought to purchase this set. Then I received some beautiful swaps with these images and had to get it. Unfortunately, I didn't use any of the main images in this sample but I did highlight the verses.

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  • Trim Chocolate Chip card stock to 3" x 4-1/4"
  • Wrap Chocolate Chip card stock with ribbon.
  • Adhere to Always Artichoke card
  • Trim another piece of Chocolate Chip card stock to 3" x 5".
  • Trim Very Vanilla card stock to 2-3/4" x 4-3/4". (On my card, the dimensions are not exact because I trimmed the card after I didn't stamp my frame directly in the center, which comes to my next point.)
  • Stamp the frame image in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and stamp into the center of the Very Vanilla card stock. (TIP: If you want it to be EXACT, the help from the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig tool would be great for this step. If you don't want to use it, you can do what I did. If after the image is stamped and is not quite centered, trim the paper to make it look like you did!)
  • Stamp the frame image in Always Artichoke onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock.
  • Stamp the verse in Chocolate Chip classic ink and place onto the center of the Always Artichoke frame.
  • Using the 1-3/4" Circle Punch, trim the center of this piece out and layer onto the Chocolate Chip frame with Stampin' Dimensionals. (I just love how the punches coordinate so well with a myriad of stamp sets found in the Stampin' Up! catalog.)
  • Layer this onto the base card, stamp the other verse/sentiment in Chocolate Chip classic ink to the bottom corner, and you are all done!

{Project Details}
Stamp(s): Friends 24-7 (113218) and Gallery (113776)
Ink: Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad.
Paper:Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla Card Stock.
Accessories:Orchard Ribbon Originals and 1-3/4" Circle Punch.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy 100 Mojo Monday (Day 3)

Day Three of Mojo Monday's 100th Week Celebration (belated) continues with a sketch from Teresa Kline. Here is my creation using this sketch:

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I can't quite describe why I love this woodsy background paper from Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper but I do! Its rustic but at the same time a little bit modern. I pulled the colors from this designer paper to add my colored card stock. Then added the Old Olive to pull the color from the peacock image from the Very Thankful stamp set {115338}, which part of its sales goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charity.

To get the colored effect of the peacock, stamp the image in the lightest color first. Then take your sponge dauber and sponge the areas you'd like to add the different colors. Repeat until satisfied and stamp onto the card stock. You'll always be surprised at what you get!

{Project Details}
Stamp(s): Very Thankful (115338)
Brilliant Blue, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Tempting Turquoise classic ink pad
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, and Kraft card stock; Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper.
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Sponge, and Sponge Daubers.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Classes for September

Ronald McDonald House Charity Event:
Stamp a Stack on Friday, September 18th at 9:30 am - 11:30 am.
For more information please contact me!

"Mommy & Me" (ages 3+) Use the Big Shot, exclusive Build-a-Bear Dies, and stamps to make felt dolls, travel games, and coloring activities for travel. Take them in the car, use them at restaurants, in church, or wherever you need a little quiet distraction for your kids. Even if you don't have kids, it'll be great to make as a gift for friends and family who have young kids.

Cost: $30(A non-refundable deposit of $10 is required to reserve your spot. It will be credited to your class cost at attendance.) Class Size is limited to 6 kids & accompanying parent. Dates: Sunday, September 20 at 10 am OR Sunday, September 20 at 2 pm. (2pm class is FULL)

Big Shot Class (#2): Scallop Envelope
Date: Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Come and learn what the Big Shot is all about. Using the Scallop Envelope Die, we'll make a card and a box to hold 3"x3" notecards. Cost of class is FREE with a minimum order of $25. Reserve your spot with a non-refundable deposit of $10. It will be credited to your purchase order at attendance. Click here for a sample of the card. (Paper used for the class may differ.)
Contact me today!

Happy 100 Mojo Monday (Day 2)

Day Two of Mojo Monday's 100 Week celebration (belated) was created by Maria Gurnsey. I decided to use it for an elegant Christmas card. Make Merry!

I love the colors of red and brown together. The background paper is from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper. I don't think the picture does it justice. (Click on the picture for a larger viewing.) This paper is just velvety and exudes richness. I then incorporated the eyelet border punch to add a little bit more eye appeal. The center stage is taken by the Berry Christmas stamp set {116509}. Then to add more interest, I layered it with the Snowfall Printed Window Sheets. TIP: To adhere the printed window sheet, place your adhesive behind the design and it will become invisible. The delicious ribbon is from the new Mini Holiday catalog: Mistletoe. The perfect accent color to this merry card. Hope you enjoyed!

{Project Details}
Stamp(s): Berry Christmas (116509)
Ink: Real Red Classic Ink Pad; Chocolate Chip and Old
Olive Stampin' Markers.
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, and Whisper White card stock; Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Eyelet Border and Slot Punches; Mistletoe Originals Ribbon; Snowfall Printed Window Sheet.

Happy 100 Mojo Monday (Day 1)

A few weeks ago, Mojo Monday turned 100. To celebrate, the Mojo makers created a sketch for each day. Here is Day One. I found this sketch to be a challenge because the scallop circle element behind the rectangular center piece just threw me off. But I managed and like what I came up with.

(Click on picture for a larger view.)

As you can see, I deviated a bit from the sketch although fairly the same! For my focal point, I used the Charming stamp set {116519} from the Mini Holiday Catalog. Stamped the verses in Bravo Burgundy. Then using the Stamp Off Technique, inked the floral image with Old Olive, stamped it twice onto scratch paper (without re-inking), and then stamped a faint watermark like image onto Very Vanilla card stock. Finally, for the bottom scallop focal point, I decided to stamp a small medallion and place a button from the Sherbet Designer Buttons into the center.

I just love the Charming stamp set and FYI, it coordinates perfectly with Stampin' Up!'s new Simply Adorned line which will be available soon! To shop online for these products and limited edition stamps and accessories now available in the Mini Holiday Catalog, click here.

{Project Details}
Stamp(s): Charming (116519)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy and Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Melon Mambo, and Very Vanilla Card Stock; Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper.
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop #2 Die, and Sherbet Designer Buttons.