Thursday, July 19, 2007

Slight Bloggin' Break

I leave today to go on my vacation to visit my family. I will be gone just about two weeks. I will try to post things while I am at my parent's house but I can not guarantee anything. While we are in Sunny California we will be going water skiing for a week and there is NO Internet access there, GASP! What am I going to do? Aaack! So during that time it is sad to say but there will be no posts during that time. I couldn't sleep past 4 AM this morning because I had forgotten to make the card to go with the Brag Book that I made, and because I am so excited to go to California, so I got up and made this card to go along with the album. Conveniently my order of ribbon came in yesterday and I was able to add some to this card. They have such pretty ribbon in the New Catalog. I think I could go on and on about this thing. Anyway, I was so excited to find out that some of the ribbon on the Beachfront Ribbons Origionals matches the River Rock Card Stock. I love that everything matches!
Stamp Sets: Ahoy, Matey, Holidays & Wishes
Paper: River Rock, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Soft Sky Prints
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, River Rock
Accessories: Beachfront Ribbons Origionals, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponge, corner rounder punch

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

And the Bloggin' Sweets Winner Is . . .

The person who said this:

Sarah Gilreath said...
Hi Shawntel!I love your blog-and I love stamping stuff, so it's only natural that I should comment! = )I would like to see... maybe some step-by-step instructions for folding cards certain ways. Like for the card that flips around, or the "old lady color" (ha) one that the middle part pulled up...that's all i can think of. But I love your site and all the ideas! You're the best! = )
July 13, 2007 8:55 AM

Congratulations Sarah! Contact me with your information and I will get you your Stampin' Sweets!

Thank you all for all your kind and wonderful comments. I definitely need to come up with some tutorials to post.
I told you I wouldn't show you any more pages for this Brag Book but I am going to share with you the outside cover. I love the linen albums that Stampin' Up Offers, they are high quality and they look so nice and you can stamp on them. Make sure if you do decide to stamp on the cover that you use the Craft pads and NOT the Classic pads because they just fade where the Craft pads hold their color SO much better.

Here is a close up of the tag. I used my Timber Brown Stazon Pad and stamped the ship and used my blender pen, of course, to watercolor the image on a tag that came from SU!'s Tag Sheets. I then sponged around the edges in Close to Cocoa ink and glued the tag on Blue Bayou CS and cut a border. I took 3 little tags and sponged around them in Soft Sky, River Rock, and Blue Bayou and stamped on them with Everyday Flexible Phrases, sweet, little and boy. I tied them all on with Taupe Ribbon and Hemp twine.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Want to open my first order from the New Catalog with Me?

Well, the UPS man came today with a wonderful delivery just for me! I just love opening the box so I thought I would share the excitement with you all.Here are some of the stamp sets I ordered. I have lots of fun ideas for each one! I got a lot of fun accessories including the build a flower, long notes in the New In Colors, and the Pick a Petal Embossing Template! Oh, the beautiful paper! I can't wait to get some more! Punches . . . need I say more! I love these things! Okay, I think this Pretties Kit was the thing I was most anxious to get. I am so excited to dye the flowers and use them on some cards or scrapbook pages. So I made a silly mistake and this picture is the result. I was meaning to buy the set Bundled with Love, and its order number is 109288. I ended up putting in the number 109228 which is the number for this Simply Sent Kit, one number off. So, I will have to send this back and fix my mess-up. Oh well, I know I have learned that I will always check my orders twice.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I Finished . . .

My pages for the Brag Book I have been working on, all 10 of them! Since they are all not so exciting I thought I would just share my favorites of the ones I did. I used the jumbo wheel Matey's Map with an uninked cartridge inked in versa mark. I love wheels because they make projects look great and they go so much faster.

I really like how the treasure chest turned out on this page. I used my 2 way glue pen and I sprinkled dazzling diamonds for behind the treasure and then I used my New rhinestone brads ( the tiny ones) and used them as jewels in the box. I cut the top of the box off so it would be open. I also used some of my silver cord and made a necklace and put a "ruby" on it.

This page is the other side of the layout for the treasure chest page. It is simple but to bring the two pages together I added some rhinestones to the corners. I just love how pretty they are.

So here is another page with the jumbo wheel. I used a black ink cartridge with this map and then I colored the map with my blender pen and then I sponged around the map with Close to Cocoa ink to give it an older look. Don't worry I won't bother you with any more of the pages from this baby book. This is just what I have been up to the past couple of days. Maybe I will be able to do some cards now that I have finished the pages. I still haven't done the outside of the album. We'll see what I come up with next.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

More Pages for my Brag Book Gift

I got a bit of scrap booking done this morning after I cleaned my house. Okay so my house isn't spotless but it is tidy! I was able to get most of my stamping done while my kids were sleeping. On this page I didn't want the safety pin, since this is a pirate themed baby book, so I covered up the safety pin with a bit of a post-it note and inked up the image in the Blue Bayou ink, then I removed the post-it note and stamped the image on whisper white CS. Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the anchor in the right place.

On this page I used my SU! tag punches and I made a tag that can have a sentiment stamped on it or something written about the picture.

I took the ship image and stamped it on whisper white, Soft Sky, and River Rock Card stock. I used my blender pen to color in the image on the WW CS and then I cut out the body of the ship out of the River Rock and I cut out the waves from the Soft Sky CS.

This was a very simple page to do. I stamped Ahoy, Matey in Close to Cocoa and then a bird in Soft Sky. Punched out the sentiment with my 1 1/4" circle punch and then I punched out another circle with my 1 3/8" circle punch. I then punched a 1/8" circle out of my makeshift tag and then I added some taupe grosgrain ribbon.

I inked up just the bird for this page and I used my blender pen to color him in. I used my square punches and then I put the bird on an angle when I went to glue the squares together.

This is a technique called spotlighting. I stamped the image of the pirate in Close to Cocoa and I did not color him in. I stamped him again on another sheet of card stock and I colored him in with a blender pen. I then took the smaller of my two square punches and I punched out the part of the pirate I liked best and then I framed it in Soft Sky Card Stock. I glued the two squares together then I lined them up with the image on the scrapbook page. I still have at least 10 more pages to go so I can post them later when I have done them. I hope to get them all done tonight. That would make me happy!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Bloggin' Sweets Up for Grabs!

My counter has almost reached 500 hits! I think this is mostly because I am always checking my own blog but anyway, to celebrate I wanted to give away some blog sweets. I chose Blog Sweets instead of Blog Candy because the name of my blog is "Sweet" Stampin' Mama, ha ha. That's clever, huh? So I am a little corny, okay a lot! I will be giving away a 8 1/2 x11 sheet of each of the New In Color CS papers for this year; the hostess set Riveting; and 3 yards each of black, ivory, light pink, silver, and celery organdy ribbon. So to have a chance to be in the drawing for this SWEET Giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post. Make sure you leave your name and what you would like see more of on this blog. I have changed the setting so that anyone can post on this blog you do not have to have a Gmail account.

Please, only one comment per person.

I will pick a random winner Tuesday Night.
Thank you all of you who visit my blog, I really do appreciate all your comments, I read every single one!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wedding Bells

So it is the summer and it seems like Everyone is getting married, so why not make a wedding card?! I made this card with the Year after Year Stamp Set. I really like this set because it has a little bit of everything. I used the Baroque Motifs for the background to match the paper. I used Shimmery White CS of course for this card because it is just SO beautiful. I stamped the cake in Basic Black so I could use my blender pen to color it in. Now I just have to wait for the next wedding to use this card!
Stamp Sets: Year After Year, Baroque Motifs
Paper: Soft Sky, Shimmery White, Prints Designer Series Soft Sky
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Regal Rose
Accessories: Blender Pen, Silver Organdy Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Double Line Doodle Birthday

This is a card they showed us how to make at Regionals in Virginia Beach a couple months ago. They gave the stamp set Double Line Doodles to everyone who went. I was so excited to go to my first Regionals ever, AND get a Stamp Set! On the original card they used some of the In Colors from the last catalog so I changed it a bit and used some of the In Colors for this Year!


Stamp Sets: Double Line Doodles, It's Your Birthday

Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Confetti White

Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi

Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dot Mini

Monday, July 9, 2007

Baroque Motifs

I wish I could tell you that I came up with this card all on my own, but I didn't. I cased this card from Beate. She has some of the cutest cards ever, I just changed the colors and added a rhinestone brad to the flower. I just thought I would let you know that this will be one of the cards we will be making at Ladies' Night this week. I love the new colors that Stampin' Up! has come out with, I think I am in Love!


Stamp Sets: Hugs & Wishes, Baroque Motifs

Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, River Rock, Close to Cocoa

Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, River Rock, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Rhinestone Brads, Sponge

Friday, July 6, 2007

Ahoy, Matey!

My brother and sister-in-law will be having a little boy sometime in August so I am making them a brag book to add pictures to. Here is an idea I thought up while I was stamping last night. If you want to make a scrapbook for someone and you don't have their photos you can use a sticky note and write the size of the photo that will fit in the designated space. Then when they get the scrapbook they don't have to go and measure out how big the photograph has to be.

I had a lot of fun doing this map. I used my blender pen to color in the map on River Rock paper. I sponged around the map to give it a worn look and then I crumpled again and again until I got the look I was going for.

Stamp Sets: Ahoy, Matey!, Headline Alphabet, Euphoria Alphabet

Paper: Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Whisper White

Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Summer Sun

Accessories: Matey's Map Jumbo Wheel, Basic Black Jumbo Cartridge, Hemp Twine,

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy Independence Day to you all!

Be cautioned that this card does not use any traditional stamps for this festive card. If you read some of my previous posts you would know that I don't have any star stamps. One day I will do something about it. Anyway, I thought I needed to make an Independence day card anyway because I am proud to be an American and I thought I could celebrate by making a card. This is kind of what I came up with while I was taking a nap yesterday. To make the stripes I used some painters tape to go where the white lines are, then I used my watercolor joy wheel and rolled it over the exposed shimmery white card stock and then peeled off the tape. Now I have stripes! The big flower was done from Pick a Petal, I added dazzling diamonds to the polka dots, the middle of the flower and along the stripes. For the sentiment I actually took Happy from a Happy Anniversary Stamp and used my Euphoria Alphabet to put in 4th


Stamp Sets: Pick a Petal, Hugs and Wishes, Euphoria Alphabet

Paper: Shimmery White, Rose Red

Ink: Craft Ballet Blue, Rose Red

Accessories: Watercolor Joy Wheel, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds,

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

College Fans!

So we are going to a birthday party tonight for one of our great friends. I am not the best at coming up with male birthday cards so I did my best with this one. It turns out that our friend is a Super UNC Fan. For those of you who do not know where UNC is, it is in Chapel Hill, NC. It is also the college that Micheal Jordan went to. Anyway, I tried to go with the Carolina Blue theme. The whole background is stamped with the Linen background stamp and then UNC is embossed with White Emboss Powder. A piece of velum is put over the top with Happy Birthday also embossed with White EP then the velum is tacked down with bashful blue brads.


Stamps: Headline Alphabet, Linen Background, It's Your Birthday

Paper: Bashful Blue, Velum

Ink: Bashful Blue, Versa Mark

Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Soft Sutles Brads

While we were on the subject of colleges, I thought I would share this awesome card I received in a card swap. When I did the card swap it was around the time when the Virginia Tech Massacre happened. I thought this card was very appropriate.