Posts Tagged ‘stamping’

Girl Polish

I really wanted to have some fun with the Everything But the Kitchen Sink Challenge … using NAIL Polish.  The nail polish I used is my DD’s.  She has started convincing me that there are other polishes besides French Mani’s.

I used some grunge board from Tim Holtz & paper from Cosmo Cricket.  The Sentiment is SU!

Matryoshka, from all of us


So I’m lovin’ the template I found at Zakkalife for this Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls.

How cute is this?  We occasionally have gifts for the the whole family from others … can you see this as a “Thank You, from All of Us”.  I mean really.  Love the idea.


The faces are actually a Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set, Martha Stewart Lace Punch, Really Rust Ink, Timber Brown Stazon Ink, SU Circle Punches, Brown Ribbon from Walmart, PP from Michaels, dimensionals.

October Trio

I saw Kristina Werner’s A Year in Cards:  October 2009 over at Two Peas and thought the trio of cards was too cute so I thought I’d give it a go.  When you upload it to the TwoPeas gallery and select this month’s class, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a TwoPeas store gift certificate. You have until 11:59 pm on November 14th.  Cool!

Used:  Me & My Big Ideas Fashion District Mat Pack, Pretty in Pink CS, White CS, Scalloped Edge Punch, Paper Piecer, Scalloped Circle Punch, Scallop Circle, Junkitz Double Playz Kid Embellishments, SU corner Rounder, Texjas Suede Lace, Assorted Buttons.


Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #39 is the AWESOME movie, “To Kill a Mockingbird”.  I think we studied it in high school too, but that’s a bit of a blur.

Okay, I really adored Scout from this movie.  I’m not sure why, but she really stood out, which is tremendous for this little girl, cast opposite the incredible Gregory Peck.  Anyhoo, that’s where I started at for inspiration for my card.  Here she is in one of her gingham shirts & overalls.  Sweetie.

I’ve done step cards before, but this is a Side Step Card.  I first saw it over here at CraftDoc, with a wonderful tutorial on this funky style of card.  I had a houndstooth patterned paper, not gingham, but there ya go.  Oh yes, & I only had a handful of different stick kids, so yes, they are carefully repeated.

It folds up quite nicely & I think it would mail well.

And to give you an idea of the mountain & valley folds, here’s a side view:

Be sure to check out craft doc’s detailed tutorial, but here are the basic numbers:

Used:  White CS, Holiday Treasure DSP, All God’s Children Stamp Set (SU retired), Versafine Black Onyx Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, Stampin Up Basic Grey Marker, All Night Media Sign Post Stamp, Raffia, Buttons from my stash.

Candle Gift Set

I saw this amazingly straight forward template for this Candle Gift Set by JeNN at Kiyomi Krafts  She adapted her template from a cereal box craft she saw.  How cool!

Why is it so great? No silly 5/8″th’s measurements & very clear graphics.  I don’t get along well with the ruler, I normally just eye ball things, but I had to give this a go, when I was perusing JeNN’s site.  

Here’s the tag.  I used the crop-a-dile to punch a hole through the ribbon & handle:

Here’s the back:

Here it is apart:

The Candles are just little pillar candles, wrapped in plastic, so it was easy to tape the PP to it. 

Thanks, again, JeNN!  You are awesome.  Even when things are crazy busy for you, you manage to find time to cheer and inspire other’s.

Used:  Punch Pals Stamp Set, Baja Breeze CS, Holiday Treasures PP, DCWV Christmas Stack PP, Scallop Punch, Round Punch, Coluzzle Circle, Clear Embossing Powder, Versa Mark Ink, Kiwi Kiss Ink, Baja Breeze Ink, Dimensionals, Felt Brads, Candles, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Slot Punch, Crop-a-dile.

Daddy’s Girl

I am going to try to put together a scrapbook with pics of our summer vacay.  Time is getting on and I think because the summer it getting further & further away, I’m not as motivated to get at it, but I’ll give it a go.  

These pictures were taken at Storybook Gardens in London, Ontario on one of our day trips.  I thought it was so cute that my 9 year old ran up to go hold Daddy’s hand to walk through the park.

The PP is actually magazine paper cut with the Home Accents Cartridge in the cricket.  Magazine paper a low weight, so it’s a bit delicate to work with.  Be sure to dial the blade down a bit, to a vellum like setting.


Used:  Pink Passion Ink, Vintage Distressing Ink, Scallop blade on cutter, Cricket Home Accents Cartridge, Martha Stewart Pearl Stickers, Old Olive CS, Creamy Caramel CS, Really Rust Textured CS, Magazine advertisement Paper.

Thank You Tiles

I picked some new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders this morning at Heather’s here in Ottawa.  I only picked up a few, I would have loved to pick up ALL the new ones, they’re so much fun.  Not like the old’n days of using the embossing pen & light table.  Now it’s quick & easy.  

Check out all of these new cuttlebug Embossing folders.  Ahhhh.  Too much fun.  I bought the new pumpkin harvest embossing folder.  I will probably regret not getting a few more, because it seems like Heather just can’t get enough in, they fly off the shelf.  

Here’s what I made with my new toy:

The “You” is from ‘Vintage Postcard’ Stamp Set (S.U. retired), coloured with Old Olive Marker.  The PP is Sandylion CampFire, Taken With Teal CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, the Tiles (15 pc “Craft” Mosaic Tiles) were stamped with Stazon Ink pad using Martha Stewart Acrylic Stamps, Sponged on Wild Wasabi & Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Harvest Embossing Template, Tombow Glue (those tiles are heavy) Ribbon and some glue dots.