Sunday, December 10, 2006

A lil' weekend stampin'





I rarely have a chance to stamp on the weekends, but today my friend Ann came over to stamp and chit chat. It was a blast...like always!!! I even managed to get *a* card done....Typically I chat way more than I stamp ;)

I really need to get more of these cuttlebug emossing folders...cuz I am in love! This is just a quick card I did using my Missy B designs stamps. Her stamps can be found here: www.missybdesigns.com They are really an awesome quality stamp!


Here is another card I did using missyb stamps and my cuttlebug.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Cuttlebug joy!



On a recent trip to Joanns, I noticed that they had some of these adorable Cuttlebug embossing folders! I love the look of dry embossing, but sometimes dread it because it can be so time consuming...not with these buggers!!! It took less than 30 seconds to dry emboss the background. I have yet to convince myself that I *need* to buy the Cuttlebug machine itself, because I have a sizzix that collects dust. And these embossing folders work great with the sizzix.

Now for a few card details...After embossing the background I sponged it with copper encore ink, this helped to define the design and make it a little more fancy. The colors I used on this card were from this weeks SCS color challenge, the colors are Sage Shadow, Cranberry Crisp, and More mustard.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

More flakes....


I just love snowflakes...Can you tell!?!? I did this card as part of the SCS #100 sketch challenge. Everything is Stampin' Up, except for the green gingham ribbon and the tag. The Tag is part of a new stamp set I bought...32 images for $7.99. The stamps are unmounted and made by See D's. You can see them here...
http://www.barbrasrubberroom.com/id67.html

Friday, November 17, 2006

Snowman Crazy!!!!

I think I have lost my mind! (ha,ha...like that is a shocker to anyone else)

Why does it feel like everything I stamp either involves a snowman or a snowflake!?!? So if you don't love snowmen...these next couple of posts might get a little boring!

Here are a few new cards -





Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A few new cards...

I have not had much time to stamp lately, but hopefully after the holidays that will all change. Wishful thinking, right?


This card was done using the new Stampin' Up 'in color' combination chart. If you don't have this wonderful resource, e-mail me and I can send it to you :)



A fun card playing with my new lumiere paint and embossing plates. So fun!! The snowman is painted with lumiere, and he is super sparkly IRL.



I like snowmen....can you tell???







Thursday, October 12, 2006

A scrapbook page & a new technique...all in one!



This is the page that my stamp club will be doing this month. This was my first time trying the "Milk Paint" technique. I was really impressed with the results. Here is a link to the instructions for this technique. (it is hard to tell from this picture, but it really does look like distressed wood IRL)

This page is a little plain without the pictures, but I plan on taking some great fall pictures this weekend of the kids. Providing it stops raining!!! :)

Monday, October 02, 2006

~*~ Feeling sparkly ~*~


I must be in the mood for sparkles lately. It seems that all my cards are either getting a coat of pearl ex & hairspray or getting showered in glitter.









On this card the background is sprayed with a mixture of hairsray & pearl ex. The snowmen are completely covered in irridescent ice, and then embossed. It is much more sparkly in real life.




The background on this card is called 'faux mother of pearl'. It's a super east technique that gives a lot of *wow* to your project.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Fall is here!

Fall has always been my favorite time of year! The colors are gorgeous, the air is so crisp & fresh and I love decorating for fall!!

Plus it's time to break out the fall and holiday stamps!!! Whoo hoo!!

This week I got some of the Stampin' Up watercolor paper...I will never go back! It is awesome! This paper makes the colors so vibrant and makes blending a breeze!

Here is the first card I made with the watercolor paper. I used the watercolor crayons and aqua painters for coloring.


Monday, August 28, 2006

It's DONE!!!!!....well almost.

We still have a lot of the little finishing touches to do, but for the most part my stamp room is ready to be played in!

In the future we plan on adding overhead cabinets above my work space...but that is a project for another time.


Beside mounting the countertops to the wall, staining a few of the cabinets, staining the veneer that goes on the sides of the cabinets...we are done!

I do have a few decorative projects planned for this winter. The first one is to get lots of pictures of family, friends and pets enlarged and then changed to B&W to decorate the walls with. I also plan on doing one of those giant stamped wall clocks (like the one in the SU! catty).

Now for the fun part....pictures!!!














Storage closet (I still haven't put the knobs on)

















I store all my current sets on the shelving unit.
Retired sets and seasonal are in closet
















Class space, plus we use the counter top space















Paper corner (12x12 is in the cabinet below.)















Messy storage closet that holds all my *extra* stuff!
















Ribbon corner (I love ribbon!)
There are 3 floss boxes full of ribbon in there.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

A busy weekend

We are trying to finish up with most of the work in my stamp room this weekend. Then during the week I can lay the flooring and start moving my stuff back in yippee!!! As for today we still have another coat of primer to apply, and hopefully by tomorrow I can get some color on those walls!!!

Here are a few upadted pictures:




Monday, August 07, 2006

Another weekend down...






Unfortunately we didn't have as much time as we would have liked to work on my stamp room...but some is better than none...I guess.

I have a closet!!! Whoo Hoo!!!

Today we are in the final stages of sanding and I hope to be priming the walls tomorrow. I did prime one wall last night, just so that I could get a feel for how well it covered the joint compound.

I can't wait to paint!!!! Now the only question is what color do I paint this room???? There is a part of me that really wants Stampin' Up's So Saffron but yet I still want a burnt orange...only time will tell!!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

So where are all the cards you ask???

That is a good question! This is suppose to be a blog about stamping and scrapbooking...and yet I have nothing posted on this matter! How rude!!

Well the problem is that my stamp room is undergoing some *MAJOR* renovations, and all my stamps are packed away in boxes. I miss them :(

So I was thinking...seeing how I don't have any pictures of cards or scrapbook pages that I have done recently. I figured I will post pictures of the new stamp room as we work on it. I know...not as much as stamping projects...but it's all I got for right now!!



These 2 pictures are showing what we started with.


Here is a picture I took this morning. As you can see we finally got the stairs flipped around so that they lead into the 'soon to be' family room...and I get a new closet! Fun!!


Tonight we are planning to do some drywalling on the closet. All I know is that we better get cracking, because I have stamp club in this room in 20 days!!!!



Monday, July 31, 2006

How fun is this!?!?!?

My very own blog!!!

Now....do I have anything interesting to talk about....ummm....not really!

Keep checking back...I promise there will be more to come!