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Friday, October 29, 2010

Fast & Fabulous

This is the card we did in our technique class tonight where we learned to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  It used the Fast & Fabulous #120133 Level 2 Hostess stamp set from Stampin' Up!s 2010-2011 IBC. The sentiment is from Favorite Thoughts #120048 (personally one of my favorite sentiment sets).  We used Cherry Cobbler #119685, Pear Pizzaz #119795 and Whisper White #100730 CS as well as Basic Black #101179 and Cherry Cobbler #119669 ink.  We also used the Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker #119681 to Spritz the image and the Pear Pizzaz Marker #119801 (set of 5 In-Colors) to color the green leaves and stems. Then added a touch of Pear Pizzaz ribbon #119265. Want to know how I made the decorative edge to my sentiment? Below you can find the link to to a tutorial for creating the decorative edge! Clink on this link for access to the FREE tutorial.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sparkle on Deck the Halls

This card is so beautiful in real life.  I used another scrap of Deck the Halls DSP # 120810 and strategically placed the top layer onto Old Olive #100702 CS which I mounted on Very Vanilla #101650 CS. Then I cut out two sets of poinsettias in detail, brushed them with Versamark #102193, covered them in Heat and Stick Powder #100625, then set with the heat tool#100005.  I then added Dazzling Diamonds #102023.  Dimensionals #104430 were added between the two layers of poinsettias then added to the card with dimensionals to give added dimension to the overall card.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Just Believe

This is a great card to do at a workshop to introduce the new CS colors to your stamping customers. The stamp is from the new Just Believe set.  The sentiment was inked using  Stampin Write Markers #119806.  The scrap strips of CS were punched using an old standby of mine, the Eyelet Border punch #119853.  For interest I added some of the clear Bitty Buttons #118761. It a nice crips, clean looking card and a great way to also use up scrap strips of CS

Monday, October 25, 2010

Deck the Halls

This very blingy 4x4" card was designed to use a small left over scrap of the Deck the Halls DSP #120810.  I cut around the image and placed it on top of a Cherry Cobbler #119685 frame which was mounted on top on a Crumb Cake #120953 and another Cherry Cobbler mat.  It was decked out with rhinestones #119246 and a greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Teddy Bear on a Onesie

This is the cutest Card. Perfect for a baby shower or baby announcement. No babies in my family right I guess I'll just have to keep this one. I've seen many versions of this card on blogs all over the web, so I can't remember who I got the idea from. However, the punch art teddy bear on the front was something I came up with. Isn't it just the cutest thing....and can you tell what in it's mouth? A pacifier, cute huh? Look at those tiny little toes....just makes you giggle doesn't it! The base card is Whisper White CS #100730, trimmed in the Blushing Bride DSP out of the Hostess In-Color paper pack. I used 1 1/4" circle #119861 and scallop circle #119854 punches to cut out the trim for the neck and legs. Punched 1/4" circles for the snaps at the bottom. The sentiment is from Hostess gift Occasional Quotes. Video on how to make the bear will be coming this weekend.
The baby Onesie was inspired by Ilina Crouse.

Deck the Halls act 2

This is another 4x4" card perfect to tuck inside a Christmas gift.  It was made with a scrap of Deck the Halls DSP #120810, mounted on Cherry Cobbler #119685, Crumb Cake #120953 and Old Olive #100702 CS. It is topped off with rhinestones #119246 and a piece of Early Espresso 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon #119964.                                                    

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Leaf Lines Christmas Wreath

This is a 4x4" card made with Old Olive #100702 card stock. The wreath was stamped with the holly from Leaf Lines #114393 around the center hole cut with the 1 1/4" circle punch #119861.  The berries were made with a dab of 2-way glue pen #100425 and Chunky Essentials red glitter #108797.  It is all tied up with a 1 1/4" red grosgrain ribbon #119768.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Peaceful Season

This picture does not do this card justice.  It is really G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S and has lots of beautiful sparkle from the Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I've been using it a lot lately....more than I ever have before.  Maybe it's because the Holiday season is upon us, but mainly I just love SPARKLE.   But like many of you I always grumble because it seemed to get all over the place....but I came up with a solution.  I've discovered that the color catcher #121093 is NOT just for over spray of Shimmer or Smooch mist.  It's great for keeping the embossing powders all in one area too.  Anyway on to the details of this card.  I used the Petals-a-Plenty #116824 embossing folder with Versamark on the debossed side of the folder....added the front of my Whisper White #100730 card and ran it through the Big Shot #113439.  This left Versamark in the recessed areas of the petals.  I sprinkled on Iridescent Ice embossing powder #101930 and set with my heat tool #100005. Talk about beautiful.  I just wish everyone could see this card in person.  I stamped the Dove and leaves in Whisper White Craft ink #101731 on Whisper White and sprinkled on Iridescent Ice, then heat set. I then took sponges with Cherry Cobbler #119669 and Always Artichoke #105219 and went over the top of the dove and leaves with berries.  I cut these out to place on the card.  For the sentiment I stamped it in Versamark ink #102283, then into Cherry Cobbler ink, so it would remain wet enough for Iridescent Ice embossing powder to stick to it, I then heat set and mounted it on a piece of Cherry Cobbler CS #105123 that I punched each corner with the Scallop Trim Corner punch. I tied a large bow of 1 1.4" striped Grosgrain ribbon (Real Red #119768) around the card to add a finishing touch.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day of Gratitude

This was a quite and easy card I did today.  But it is oh so striking and elegant.  Perfect for that Thanksgiving Dinner Invitation or a gorgeous 'Thank You' afterwards for your hostess.  I used the Day of Gratitude stamp set (p.7; #121148 clear mount or # 120835 wood mount) in the new Holiday Mini catalog.  I stamped the large medallion stamp with Versamark onto Always Artichoke CS and then sprinkled with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and set with my heat tool (p.196 #100005 IBC) to make a tone on tone look.  On the Whisper White CS mat I stamped the leaves from the set in Versamark and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder to make a white tone on tone look. I stamped the sentiment from the set on the card base.  I hope you enjoy and please take time to leave a comment.  I love to read them.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stampin' Up! Step It up!

Well finally I have done it. I have been wanting to make a video demonstrating how to make a card for quite some time. I finally got up the nerve to just bite the bullet and get on with it! Now please be nice to me.....don't make me cry. I was limited on the editing software I had to use....Promise I'll do better next time! The card I chose is a stepped up version of a card on Sandi MacIver's blog. I'd love it if you left a comment!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Paisley Prints Swap

Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a great day so far.  I made this card for a swap group I am in.  It uses thel leaf from the Paisley Prints stamp set, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede and Peach Parfait CS as well as some Vellum CS.  I used the baby wipe technique to stamp the leaf in the reinkers on the baby wipe and stamped it on vellum  CS.  I used the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (which had been inked with Soft Suede) on a piece of Peach Parfait.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Clearance Rack Blitz Ends on 10/18

October 13, 2010 - Posted by Stampin Up this morning
The Clearance Rack Blitz has been a big hit with all of the Stampin' Up! faithful customers (Demonstrators included), but if you want to take advantage of up to 80 percent off of discontinued Stampin’ Up! products, you need to act fast. The Clearance Rack Blitz ends on October 18, so I wanted to make sure you were aware of the sale before the blitz ends!

Free Blog Candy - Inlaid Embossing Technique

WIN BLOG CANDY! - This beautiful card was the actual card I demonstrated on stage at the Stampin' Up Ft Worth Regional Event.  It was designed for my Workshop WOW presentation.  I wanted to develop a different way to use embossing powder. The art piece on this card is embossed with multiple layers. If you would like to have a copy of the technique instructions, please select the button below. Instructions are $5.00. I will also be giving away some blog candy by random drawing to one lucky person that leaves a comment on this post.  The random drawing will be held Sunday night at 10pm CDT.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tag using Leaves #2 Sizzix Die from Stampin' Up

This was a fun afternoon project, I just grabbed all sorts of CS and things that are in my stash (code for not Stampin' Up materials).  My main focus was to create a tag to hang on the door of my studio that represented Fall.  If you clink on the picture to enlarge, there is a definition of the word Fall.  Cleaver huh! The fall leaves were cut out of Brushed Gold CS and run through the Big Shot using the Leaves #2 Die. Then I put the leaves in the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  Next I used reinkers and tapped ink (Cajun Craze, Old Olive, More Mustard) all over the embossed leaves and had to heat set to dry the reinkers. The base of the tag was covered in coordinating inks and stamped with the Charming Stamp Set. I attached a myriad of ribbons to the top and Presto!  A Fall Tag.  I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Artistic Etchings

The gorgeous cards were inspired by the awesome Diana Gibbs.  You can click on her name to go see her beautiful cards.  I did these for a technique class and everyone had a wonderful time.  Except for the different accent colors, the cards are the same.  On the top 2/3's of a piece of Whisper White cut at 4 x 5/14 I placed it in the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, that had been brayered with Crumb Cake, and ran it through the Big Shot.  On the bottom 1/3 I used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot with just that area inside the embossing folder.  I used Artistic Etchings and Elizabeth stamp sets for both of these cards.  I hope you'll try this technique.  It was so much fun to do.  Thanks Diana!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thanksgiving Pumpkin-Can you Guess? Contest

Oh boy, was this fun to make.  You'll never guess what I made the pumpkin from.  So the first person to guess correctly will win this gorgeous card and free instructions. Papers used were Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Whisper White and Glossy CS. The leaves were embossed with gold embossing powder on whisper white and then painted with re-inkers (Old Olive, Cajun Craze, More Mustard). The sky was made using glossy card stock and a sponge with Marina Mist with a scallop circle punched out of a scrap of CS and sponged on the glossy CS to make clouds in the beautiful blue Autumn sky. The pumpkin was embossed with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder in the Big Shot.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

HUGE Sale at Stampin' Up!


I wanted to let all of you know that Stampin' Up! is having a HUGE sale. The deals are incredible. Packages of paper for $2.49.....WOW!!!!!!! You just cannot beat that! I hope you'll take a look and choose me as your demonstrator for this sale!

NOW, From October 5 - 18 Stampin' Up has added over two hundred more discontinued items -- some at up to 80 percent off -- to help make room in the Distribution Center for new products!

•Orders for Clearance Rack items must be placed online

•Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards.

•While the BLITZ lasts from Oct 5-18, some items, depending on availability, may be made available in the Clearance Rack in the future.

•All discontinued items are available only while supplies last.

•All sales of discontinued items are final.

so - click on this link Sherry's Ink n' Stamps - then click on SHOP NOW at the top of the page. The the second item in the left column says "clearance rack", click on that and have a great time shopping. Remember that supplies are limited.

Sherry Hostetter