Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful for 50 years!

My Grandparents just had their 50 year anniversary, isn't that amazing! They are still going strong. They are such wonderful grandparents and I think they have shown me what a marriage should be and can be if you work hard for it. i was put in charge of making the card for the group gift. This is what I came up with.Since it was their 50th, I had to use gold. My husband said it looked gaudy, but what do you expect when you add gold.
I love the effect of gold on gold embossing. Basically you take your gold card stock and emboss gold on top of it, very elegant. You could do this with silver too.
Stamp Sets: Priceless , Hugs & Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla , Vellum , Brushed Gold
Ink: Versa Mark
Accessories: On Board Lots Of Letters , Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, 1-3/8 Inch Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Gold Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Retired Ribbon, Picture of my Grandparents on their wedding day.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Season of Joy

This is a card I made for a class I had at my friend Emily's house. We three others besides this one. I had a really great time and I think the ladies did too.
This card definitely look better in person, I don't know what it is about my photographs. Sometimes the colors get a little distorted. Anyway, until I have a professional photo studio (which will probably never happen, who knows?) there may be some flaws.Supplies:
Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Sahara Sand, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Whisper White

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thanksgiving Place Cards and Napkin Holders

I apologize for not posting in such a long time, when it gets near the holidays, my life gets 10 times crazier than normal, or more! lol! So my posts may not be as often. I will really try though.Anyway, I started out with this simple no frills place card for my Thanksgiving table, and I thought it was cute but needed a little more so I came up with . . . This. I added some ribbon, sponging , and paper piercing. I really like the final look. But I wasn't done yet. I needed something else so I made a matching napkin holder.If you look closely at my "napkin" you will see that it is really a wash cloth. I didn't have my pretty napkins until after I took these pictures. It at least matches! :) I used these for my Ladies' Night this month. I think they really enjoyed making them.
Stamps: Autumn Harvest , Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Really Rust, More Mustard, Whisper White, Bali Breeze DSP(retired)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Really Rust, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Top Note Bigz Die , 1-1/4 Inch Circle Punch , 1-3/8 Inch Circle Punch , Scallop Circle Punch , Crafters' Tool Kit , Mustard 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon , Bravo Burgundy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, sponges, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Young Women in Excellence Invitations

We have YW in Excellence coming up and I decided to make the invitations for it. This is what I came up with. The theme for the Young Women this year is:
"Be steadfast and immovable always abounding in good works"
Topics have been brought up like Steadfast and unchanging like the stars. So I decided to add the Stars.

I used some retired ribbon and silver cording that matched the invitations.Supplies:
Stamps: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy

Accessories: Star Punch , Large Star Punch , 3/16 Inch Corner Rounder Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Metallic Eyelets, Silver Cording(retired), Blue Organdy Ribbon (retired)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

So this is variation of the Swirly Pumpkin Lantern. It seemed to be a lot easier. I made these to give away to the people I visit teach. I put some candy in the middle. These can be used for Halloween and through Thanksgiving. I took thin strips of paper to make the curly cues. I just used a pencil and rolled them. Supplies:
Stamps: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Versa Mark Inked Cartridge
Paper: Pumpkin Pie , Old Olive
Accessories: Silver Brads , 5-Petal Flower Punch

Monday, October 27, 2008

Krafty Christmas

Here is the third card we did for October's Ladies' Night. I did a lot of sponging on this card. I thought it added to the old time look of it. I also like the dimension it creates.I got this great idea for the sentiment over at Beate's Blog I love how she uses punches.I love my big shot and thought I would incorporate it into all of my ladies' night cards. So I used the top note die. Supplies:
Stamps: Winter Post , Punches Three
Paper: Kraft , Riding Hood Red , Chocolate Chip , Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip , Riding Hood Red , Mellow Moss
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch , Small Oval Punch , Wide Oval Punch , Top Note Bigz Die , Alpine Ribbon Originals , Stampin' Dimensionals , Stamping Sponges

Friday, October 24, 2008

Peace & Joy

This is one of the cards we did for my Stamp a Stack on Wednesday. I took the words from the Join in the Cheer Decorative Strip Die and cut them apart for this card. This card was kind of having a funky feel to it so I added staples and paper piercing to give it a crafty look. Supplies:
Stamps: None (what?!?!)
Paper: Frosty Day DSP, Old Olive
Ink: None (what?!?!)
Accessories: Join in the Cheer Decorative Strip Die , 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon Chocolate Chip , Mat Pack ,Staples

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Doodle Birthday

So this inspiration challenge comes from Beate over at her blog Fresh and Fun. It has been a very long time since I have participated in one of her inspiration challenges. I thought this scarf was so pretty, and I had to participate. So this is what I came up with, I needed another birthday card. My family keeps having birthdays and I am no where near caught up. I stamped the images in basic grey on watercolor paper and then water colored with Bravo Burgundy and Pink Pirouette. The picture is not as good as I thought it would be but I also paper pierced down the sides of the pink ribbon.
Stamps: Hugs & Wishes, Doodle This
Paper: Basic Grey, Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DSP, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Pink Pirouette 1-1/4 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon , Aqua Painter , Mat Pack , Paper Piercer, Stampin' Dimensionals , Snail Adhesive , Stamping Sponges

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tulipe Christmas

This is one of the cards that we will be making for my Christmas card Stamp-A-Stack. I used the negative image from the Tulipe Die so I wouldn't have to do a lot of piecing. This is a very simple card, I love my big shot! Supplies:
Stamps: Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Ski Slope DSP, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Versa Mark
Accessories: Tulipe Bigz Die, White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Monday, October 13, 2008

Baby Boy Bitty Book

Say that 3 times fast. Kind of fun, huh? Well I am hoping my sister doesn't check my web site that often or she wont be surprised when she gets this.I made this on-board bitty book for my sister who is expecting her first baby in a few weeks. I love that is comes with a box that the book slides into. This is a picture of the outside.
Here is the other side of the outside. I used textured card stock and then used different elements from the Simply Scrappin' kit Special Delivery Boy.
Here is the front of the book and below is a picture of the back and a little bit of the inside. I hope she likes it!
Accessories: On Board Bitty Book, Simply Scrappin' Kit Special Delivery Boy (Retired) Current Simply Scrappin' Kits, Soft Sky Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Get Well Star

One of the Young Women that I work with at church had surgery on Tuesday, so I made her a card that all the youth and leaders could sign. This is what I came up with.I thought a nice shiny star would help her feel better. I used the Spring Fling DSP that retired with the last catty. I love how pretty it is. I also really like the chunky sprinkles, nice and sparkly! I also used the new filigree brads, and just replaced the center brad with a barely banana brad. I hope she likes it!
Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations
Paper: Spring Fling DSP, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Barely Banana, Versa Mark, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Filigree Designer Brads, Clear EP, Taffeta Ribbon Pretty in Pink, Soft Subtles Brads, Simon Upper Chipboard, Heat-n-Stick Powder, Chunky Sprinkles, Sponge

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I am alive, I promise!

I've been pretty busy getting lots of projects done and getting ready for ladies' night tonight. Also, over the weekend I came down with a fun cold that left me laying on the couch for two days. Anyway, quick post for today. I just received this thank you card from my dear friend Joette, she makes all of her cards! I love the colors she combined for this card. She does such a great job! I love getting homemade cards! There is something special about knowing that they took time to make a card just for you. So go and make someone happy by making them a card today! Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Ladies' Night Preview Card

Here is the other card we will be doing for my upcoming ladies' night. I L-O-V-E this ribbon, it is so pretty! If you would like to see a better pic of the main image scroll down, the image is on glossy white so it is hard to photograph strait on.
Stamp Sets: With Gratitude, Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Glossy White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip reinker, Old Olive reinker, More Mustard reinker, Pumpkin Pie reinker
Accessories: Brayer, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, 1" Double-Stitched Chocolate Chip Grosgrain

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Swirley Pumpkin Lantern

Just a quick post today. This is one of our ladies' night projects. When I showed my husband, he said "hey its a Japanese lantern". We both just laughed. This project is kind of designed like a lantern, it was a lot of fun to make.
Stamp Sets: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Ink: Versa mark inked cartridge
Accessories: Hemp twine, 5 petal flower punch

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mr. Frank

So I am starting to posting my ladies' night projects a little earlier than last time. We are moving into Autumn weather, I can almost taste it! There are those mornings when I wake up in the morning and go outside and there is a crispness to the air. I love it! This also means that Halloween is just around the corner. So I had to have a Halloween card at my Fall Cards Ladies' Night. I saw this great idea over at Dawn's blog, were she used the top notes die to create a cute Frankenstein. I think Mr. Frank is a cutie pie. He was lots of fun to make!


Stamps: All Holidays

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, White Signo Gel Pen

Accessories: Top Note Bigz Die, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Sponge

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

More Pages for my Bros Wedding Album

I couldn't bear to show you my messy desk Again, so I took the pictures of the layout on my ugly rug that I bought for $15 for our living room floor. We are on a student's budget ya know, ha ha! There really isn't anything special about this layout, all I know is that I am one layout closer to being done!
I did do some faux embossing with Craft Vanilla and the Perfect Plum ink.
I tried to make the title rhyme, I don't know how I like my hand writing. Oh well, hopefully they do.

Scrap Booking KWerner Style!

When I saw Kristina's color inspiration for this week I thought of some pictures that I could scrap book. I think these colors are beautiful together and it really makes me think of fall.
This is what I came up with. I embossed the leaves with craft Chocolate Chip ink and clear EP. I think is looks really nice in person. You may be wondering where the Bravo Burgundy is, well it is the maple leaf, it almost looks like the chocolate chip.
I didn't have room for lots of journaling so I made some inserts. I made them at the top so people wouldn't have to take the whole page out to read it.

I layered 3 different ribbons to make the strip: so saffron, old olive, and pumpkin pie. I also stamped the letters on DSP Spring Flowers, which is now retired, and I cut them out and mounted them on different colors of card stock.
I also added more ribbon to the tab to help it stick out a little and also make it look a little prettier. I should really start doing this more often and maybe I will get some more scrap booking done for my own family. We'll see. Supplies:
Stamp Sets: With Gratitude, Jumbo Outline Alphabet
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, DSP Spring Flowers (Retired)
Ink: Craft Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Write Marker Chocolate Chip, Signo White Gel Pen
Accessories: Clear EP, So Saffron Poly-Twill Ribbon, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Tab Punch, Sponge,

Monday, September 8, 2008

Ladies' Night Preview

Here are the projects for this month's Ladies' Night, featuring the New Big Shot. These are some quick and easy projects and cards. I love this basket die! It is so cute!
Supplies: Bella Rose DSP, Taffeta Ribbon Riding Hood Red, Pretties Kit, Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die, Big Shot
This is a cute little 2 x 3 Card that is perfect for a gift, like a present, cookies to a neighbor or a meal, etc. I love this scallop envelope!
Supplies: Best Yet Stamp Set, Summer Picnic DSP, Always Artichoke CS and Ink, Whisper White CS, Bashful Blue CS and Taffeta Ribbon, Mellow Moss CS, White Signo Gel Pen
I love the new set Upsy Daisy, I have a lot in mind for this stamp set!! And the Top Note Bigz Die, oh boy is it just awesome!!

Supplies: Upsy Daisy Stamp Set, Haiku DSP, Tangerine Tango CS and Ink, More Mustard CS, Whisper White CS, So Saffron Ink and Polly-Twill Ribbon.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pacific Kiss, Kristina's Color Inspiration #21

Here is another great color inspiration challenge by Kristina. I love how bright these colors are! They are so much FUN! I was supposed to do a scrap book layout for the wedding album, but I just had to do this challenge! I plan to do a layout tonight!
Anyway, this is what I came up with for the color combo. My mother-in-law's birthday is coming up soon so I made this a birthday card. I hope she likes it.
Stamp Sets: Big Pieces, Wow Flowers
Paper: In-color Textured, Neutrals Textured, Rich Regals Textured
Ink: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Boho Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, Fresh Favorites II Buttons, Beach Front Ribbons Originals, Stampin' Dimensionals