Monday, August 29, 2011

It's Release Week!

Hi Everyone! It's release week at Sister Stamps and there's a couple of surprises along the way. Check out my post here for more info... Have a great week!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

1000 Sheets Of Paper Blogaversary

Hey Everyone.... Be sure to check out Amy's Blogaversary Candy- its 1000 Sheets of Paper! She's throwing in other goodies too that you won't want to miss out on. So check it out here...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Embossed Tree Christmas

In between Sister Stamps stuff, I've been working on ideas for my Christmas Card class series. Here's one that I think will be saved until next month's class. I was finally able to use my new Spellbinder frames dies that I love. Decided to go with a cream and gold theme, but you can't really tell from the photo. It looks more like white and silver yah? I guess the lighting was bad at Island Scrapbooking when I took the picture. I love this new cling set by Hero Arts. It also comes with sentiments- I used one on the inside but didn't get a photo. After coming up with the idea, this card came together really quickly. No coloring, just stamp, emboss, cut and you're done! I suppose if you wanted to add some color, you could add some colored crystals to the tree. Personally I like it just using cream and gold. Hope you are having a nice weekend! After having 2 furlough weeks in a row, I feel like the regular weekend is so short! Gotta go get ready for class and the upcoming rummage sale at Island Scrapbooking... need to make room for new supplies! Check it out next Saturday for great deals.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Origami Tree Card

TGIF! Wow- can you believe it? I actually posted 2 days in a row! Things have gotten pretty hectic with the 2nd release of Sister Stamps approaching soon. I didn't realize my Christmas Card class was this Saturday! I made this sample about a week ago, but forgot to post it. This will be one of the cards we will be making along with the wreath card and the Kiyomi-tree card. I guess besides wreaths, I also love Christmas trees! Found a tutorial on you tube on how to make these easy peasy origami trees that I thought the student would like. Since there's a lot of folding, I recommend using origami or thin paper- not cardstock. Just another good reason to bust out my washi paper! It looked kinda plain, so I punched a hole and added some ribbon in the corner. Now you can also use it as a tag too! Been working on all my Sister Stamps samples for the retailers. Hope they like what I came up with! I'll be posting more on the Sister Stamps blog in the next few weeks. Check out the post here for a chance to win some of our new release stamps!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

2nd Release Introductions Begin...

We are starting the introductions for the 2nd Release of Sister Stamps.... Check out our blog for more info and some candy!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Another Wreath Card

I didn't realize it until Debi told me the other day... "You like wreaths yah?". I guess I do. I didn't think I did, but I guess I do use them a lot on my projects. Here's another Hero Arts holiday stamp that I picked up and yup... its a wreath! I thought it was more rustic looking and that I could use it for "manly" christmas cards. The challenge was to figure out what color to ink up the image. After discussing it with Debi, I decided it was best to ink it up in brown and add the green to the wreath using my copics. I tried it out on white cardstock, but decided to try it out on kraft- since its all the rage. I liked the results a lot on the kraft, so I stuck with that. To jazz it up a bit, I added some gold stickles to the needles. It reminds me of those fake pines that you can decorate your home with. Love it! Too bad you can't see the glitter in the photos that well. Here's the result... Since it was screaming for a sentiment, I chose a banner from my new favorite stamp set by Lawn Fawn. It is so easy to stamp and cut out and looks really cute. I chose a Hero Arts sentiment from an old clear set. The wreath still needed something, so I used the two doves from the same banner set and cut them out to put on the wreath. For a touch of color, I added a small punched red heart between them. Never thought I'd use those doves, but they came in handy here! Supplies:
  • Wreath stamp- Hero Arts
  • Doves and banner stamp- Lawn Fawn
  • Sentiment- Hero Arts
  • Heart hand punch
  • Stickles- red and gold

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas?

Well, not really... but I must say that summer is almost over in Hilo- there's been a lot of rain and not that much sunshine considering its the middle of summer! Anyway, I'm gearing up for my upcoming Christmas card class, which I started last year about this time. We had a lot of fun making simple Christmas cards and projects that I decided to do it again this year. Plus, my regular students were all asking me when it was going to start up again and I can't let them down! Here's a card that I don't think we'll do in class, but I thought I'd share it anyway. A bunch of new Hero Arts holiday stamps arrived at Island Scrapbooking and I couldn't wait to start playing with them. I must admit it was a nice break from Sister Stamping. The green came out different from what I visualized, but I like how it came out anyway. This snowman just called to me, so I added him on as the focal point. Here's a close up of Mr. Snowman. Doesn't he look so happy? He made me happy- can't wait for the holidays now! I will share another card that will be in the class soon. Ta ta for now! Supplies:
  • Snowman- Hero Arts
  • Dot background- Hero Arts
  • Border and corner punches- Martha Stewart
  • Distress Inks- Ranger

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sister Stamps 2nd Release

Hey Everyone! I know I've been kinda MIA for the past month, but I've been very busy getting ready for our 2nd Release at Sister Stamps! I have some non-Sister Stamps stuff to post in the next few days, so hopefully that will help tide you over until the new release. Keep checking the Sister Stamps blog for more updates on our new release!