Thursday, December 31, 2009
Stamps: Love Bugs, Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Confetti White Card Stock, Inks: Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon
Hope you all have a safe and happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Happy New Year! (well, in a day or so)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Don't cha just love it?! The card was inspired by this dress.
Supplies: Ink - Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry. Paper - Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry. Stamps: In The Spotlight (retired), Let's Party (retired) Acessories - Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestone Brad, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch.
Friday, December 4, 2009
|Item Number||Stamp Set|
|113226||Classy & Fabulous|
|114498||Flowers in Silhouette|
|113405||Font of You|
|113216||For the Bride|
|109425||Friend by Definition|
|113242||Hit the Road|
|113710||Lexicon of Leaves|
|113236||Man's Best Friend|
|113403||Sip by Sip|
|114028||Para la novia|
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Basic Jumbo grommets
Mini Library clips
Circle Designer brads
1/2" Library clips
Hop on over to my Demonstrator Site to place an order www.stampinwithrandi.stampinup.net
On another note I promise to have some pictures posted for y'all in a few days after I return from the great north!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
The three punches are:
Trio Flower punch
5-Petal Flower punch
My Way punch
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Stampin' Up! is offering an on line only promotion. There are several Designer Paper packs, tins, ribbons and even chip board that are available at a nice clearance price. Again this is an on line only promotion. Stop by www.stampinup.com to take advantage of this while supplies last!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
One of my friends had her first baby this summer. She was decorating the nursery in pink ladybugs. I had already gotten her a gift for her shower but thought I would make a little something for her actual birth. The first is a name frame that Angela could hang in Katie's room. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters with the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge in Regal Rose. I then layered the letters on whisper white that I had stamped from the ladybug image from Darling Dots Stamp Set in Rose red and Regal Rose. I then mounted that on some more Regal Rose and then finally on some Rose Red. I had the frame from a previous name frame class that I had a while back.
I also made a family name frame for Angela and Kevin to hang in their house. I used the Well Worn alphabet and also the All in the Family and Family Accessories stamp sets. I used Stampin' Up! inks and markers for the coloring.
Finally the card that I made to go with it all I got off of Dawn's Blog here. She has a great video tutorial on how to make this card. I cased the one she made but just changed up the colors.
Monday, August 24, 2009
This year I created some back to school gifts for my grade level PLC team. I got the idea for this bag from a local news show called Studio 5. This bag was made using refrigerator tubing for the handle with ribbon run through it, vinyl table cloth that you can pick up at Wal-Mart, some boondoggle cording, a Bind-It-All and some patterned cardstock. I used some Old Olive ribbon from Stampin' Up! and some patterned paper from DCWV. I made 5 of these bags - one for each member of my team and one for myself. Each bag was different. I put some really cute items inside each bag too.
Here is a pencil holder made out of more DCWV cardstock. I also used some Stampin' Up! Ballet Blue cardstock for this as well. In the bottom right corner you can see that I have used the Matchbox Messages stamp set from SU and also the circle, scallop circle punch, Old Olive ribbon and Top Note Die are from SU. I found the tutorial for this pencil holder here at the Kreative Jewels blog.
Here is the inside and outside of a little notepad that I made to put inside the vinyl bag. I got the notepads cut in half (they are the 5x8 size to start with) for a minimal fee at an office supply store. I used more of the same paper and ribbon to alter them.
I used the SU Matchbox Die to create this cute little Hershey's Nugget Holder. I am also going to use the same die and process to make about 50 more for a friend's bridal shower in the middle of September. That, I believe will be the next project.
Every time that I go to Target I check out the Dollar Spot. Sometimes you can find cute things to alter. I found some of these jumbo clothes pins there over the summer and thought they would be perfect on a desk to hold important notes and such. Here is the one that I altered to go with this bag. I used my adhesive to put the decor paper on both sides, tide some ribbon around it and viola!
I hope you have enjoyed my projects today. Leave a comment or two :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
And well yes, today is my birthday! :) Here is a card I made for my mom a few weeks ago for her birthday.
It uses the Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set as well as the Party Animal Stamp Set and a cupcake wheel that I can't remember the exact name of right now. It uses some of the awesome new In Colors - Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo and Whisper White - for the card stock and markers. It also has some Crushed Curry polkadotted ribbon. Cute huh? :)
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Before I return to work for the school year. I can't believe that my summer is about over. It has gone by so fast! One of the things I am going to miss is being able to craft all day every day. I am, however, hoping to find some time during the week to be crafty.
Here is a cute little treat box I made for a challenge at splitcoast. I used the new Circle Circus stamp set, and the new Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I also used the Tart and Tangy stamp set with the scratch and sniff technique on the box itself. I used Melon Mambo and Crushed curry card stock, ink, and ribbon. This size box would fit a fun size candy bar or maybe a sucker in it. You could also fit a Stampin' Spot and an incentive stamp in there.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Phew! Sorry for the lack of posting the past few weeks. It's that time of year again where I'm starting to split my time between home and school. I can't believe that I have to return back to work on Wednesday and be prepared for the students to start back again by next Monday. Despite the split in my attention I have gotten a lot of crafting done. I finished the big 5 oh card project for my mom just in time for her birthday. I haven't uploaded those pictures yet, but will do so soon so be on the look out for that! I also have been busy making some cute back to school gifts for my grade level co-workers which I will be showing next week some time. Here are a few projects that I can show you though....
This card was made using no stamps at all. I used punches and my Big Shot for everything on this card. It uses the large dots texturez plates, the sweetest stems sizzlets die, the scallop circle punch the 3/4" circle punch and the go go boots alphabet. The card stock is whisper white, melon mambo, soft suede, crushed curry, and old olive. I used a small white grommet and some melon mambo polkadotted ribbon. Hope you like it!
Monday, August 3, 2009
With a new month come new promotions. The Just for kids Campaign runs from August 1- Sept 31st. One of the promotions going on is the Decore Elements Growth Chart Special. If you purchase this adorable growth chart for $24.95 (regularly $27.72) you will receive a free applicator tool. Another special that we have going on right now is the Growing up Promotion. This promotion only runs Aug. 1-31st. If you spend $35 on stamps from the Growing Up section of the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog you will be able to choose a FREE package of our Deigner Series Buttons (a $7.95 value.) Hop on over to my Stampin' Up! Website to take advantage of these great deals! Remember they are a limited time offer!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I also made this really cute tin for my friend Cheryl who had a birthday this past week. I filled it with pleanty of home made cards. She is great about writing little notes or thank you cards for all and every occasion. I used the Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper for this tin. I also used Real Red and Rose Red to cut out the letters with my Cricut Simply Sweet Cartridge.
These tins are super quick to make and make a wonderful gift. I hope Cheryl and Krissy (Jen's sister) enjoy their gifts!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This is my last "Appetizer" card I made for the Paper Chef VSN over at Splitcoast a few weeks ago. There is another round coming up on Saturday so we'll see what kind of creations I can come up with then! :) This card uses glossy card stock - something I haven't done much of - and the salted background technique. I think I have to practice this technique a little more to get the right affect. The glossy card stock is mounted on a Soft Suede card base. I used the Animal Stories stamp set and also the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for the sentiment. The background colors are Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzelberry, and Soft Suede. I used Stazon to stamp the animals. I also used the Word Window Punch and the Modern Label Punch and finished it off with some 5/8" polka-dot Soft Suede grosgrain ribbon.
Yesterday I made some cute welcome back cards for my co-workers. We start back to work here in a few weeks and I have lots of goodies planned for a welcome back goodie bag. Everyone likes to get presents right? I also finished one of two projects that I am making for my friend Angela who will soon have a new addition to her family. I will post pictures on those later.
Thanks for visiting! :)
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
This card is the 3rd card I made for the Paper Chef's Challenge over on Splitcoast a while ago. The challenge was to use colors you would find in wilted greens... I didn't know how I would like these colors before I put them together but I ended up loving the way it turned out! For all the dirty details on this card check it out in my gallery over at splitcoast.
On another note, my mom turns the big 5 oh in a couple weeks. Last year for her birthday I made her a card tin and some cards so she had some on hand when she needed them. I thought that in honor of the big birthday I would make her 50 cards to replenish her tin. Be on the look out over the next few days for some cute creations!
Friday, July 24, 2009
On another note... The pre-order for the new Holiday Mini catalog starts in about one week. I have a HUGE wish list and I have no clue how I am going to pick and choose what to get for my first order from it. There are just so many great things!
PS... sorry for the crazy sizing... I was trying to fix it but couldn't figure out how. Believe me.. when I'm typing this it's not that size!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
This past weekend I played in the Paper Chef challenge over on Splitcoast. Here is a card I made for the first challenge. The challenge was to use a hole punch to crate a card that had a hole-y look like in swiss cheese. This card is also my first card using the new In Colors. I am slowly warming up to them! Every year it's hard to give up the old In Colors and get used to using the new In Colors. This card uses the new Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Bremuda Bay, and Rich Razzelberry. The other two new In Colors that aren't used are Dusty Durango and Soft Suede. I also used the new In Color pokadotted ribbon in Melon Mambo. The nice thing about this ribbon is that the polka dots are only on one side so if you don't want them showing you don't have to see them. I also used the new modern label punch for this card. This punch goes great with the word window punch! I used two new stamp sets on this card - Circle Circus and Teeny Tiny Wishes. Hope you like the card! Leave a comment if you're out there! :)
Monday, July 20, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Anyway, enough of my ramblings... Stampin' Up's! Deal of the week this week is.....
Remember, you can contact me by phone or email or go to my SU website located on the side bar ----------> to order these brads... I've got them, I've used them. They are awesome! :)
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Also I promise that once I'm back I'll have some new stuff posted here made with the new goodies I have :)
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Yay! Today's finally the day! The new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Catalog finally went live today at noon Mtn time. There are some any cute new things in this catalog. You better believe that I have already gone through mine and started my wish list and flagged the items that I want. You can shop online at my Stampin' Up! website 24/7. It's quick and easy and gets shipped directly to you!
One promotion that Stampin' Up! has going on right now is the Country Living Summer Cook Out Kit. This kit comes with some great decorations, a stamp set of 3, and some other great elements to use when you throw a BBQ this summer.
Another promotion that I'm super excited about is the Deal of the Week promotion. "Every week during the month of July, Stampin' Up! will offer one discounted product as a "Deal of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required."(Stampin' Up!) The deal of the week this week is:
You may call or email me to place an order, or if you prefer you may shop directly at my Stampin' Up! website.
Also if you are interested in doing ribbon shares, or paper shares for the new ribbon or Designer Series Papers please contact me to sign up!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Here is my first creation of the evening.
The challenge was to make a non-traditional wedding card. My friend Cheryl got married this past Halloween and this card looks similar to the one that I made for her. Her wedding was by no means Halloween themed but I still had to give her a little bit of crap for having a wedding on Halloween :) (not that there's anything wrong with that!)
Ingredients: Inks- Versamark, Basic Black. Paper- Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie. Stamps- Congrats, Booglie Eyes. Accessories - Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder, Dazzling Diamonds, White EP, 3/8" white Taffeta Ribbon.
Here is the next card that I made. The challenge was to only use red and black and a neutral of white. It's pretty simple and I still think it's missing something on the top but I just haven't figured out what it is yet... Maybe it will come to me later....
Ingredients: Inks- Basic Black, Real Red. Paper- Basic Black, Whisper White, Jackpot DSP. Stamps- Card Games. Accessories- Hodge Podge Hardware.
Here is the last card that I made for the evening. The challenge was to use only the colors so saffron, creamy caramel, and close to cocoa. Also there had to be some kind of musical symbol in the card. I don't really have too many stamp sets that have a musical theme to them so I cam up with this one....
Ingredients: Inks- Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Basic Black, Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun. Paper- Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel. Stamps- Mini Mates, Birthday Beauty. Acessories - White gel Pen, Scallop Edge Punch.
Thanks for looking :)
Friday, May 8, 2009
Ingredients: Paper- elegant eggplant, lovely lilac, whisper white. Ink- whisper white, elegant eggplant, lovely lilac. Accessories- pretties kit, white taffeta ribbon, chipboard numbers, cuttlebug embossing folder.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
This is another card that I made for my mom's card tin. I thought it was different and it also helped me use up some scraps that I had laying around.
Ingredients: Paper- taken with teal, not quite navy, night of navy, pacific point, ballet blue, brocade blue, bordering blue, soft sky, whisper white. Ink- whisper white, pacific point. Accessories- scallop circle punch. Stamps- so many scallops
This card was made for a card swap that I did with some teachers and staff from work. I had seen a similar card on splitcoast. To see that card go here.
Ingredients: Paper- Jackpot DSP, real red, basic black, whisper white, so saffron. Ink- basic black, real red. Accessories- 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon, hodge podge hardward, cuttle bug folder.
Here is another card that I made for that same swap. These onzie cards are so cute! Check out Lauren's website here for the pattern.
Ingredients: Paper- almost amethyst, pretty in pink, whisper white. Accessories- scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop square punch, brads. Stamps- Say it with scallops.
If you are interested in joining a card swap please leave me a comment or send me an email. I would be happy to let you know when our next swap is!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Ingredients: Paper- taken with teal, close to cocoa, certainly celery. Ink- taken with teal, close to cocoa, certainly celery. Stamps- Big Bold Birthday.
This card was made for our local movie theater. We were able to take our first grade and Kinder students who had met their reading goal this school year to go see Horton Hears a Who last Friday. I thought it would be nice to send the theater a card after all the kids signed it. The pic is really dark because I was trying to take the picture quick before heading to bed last night.
Ingredients: Paper - Whisper white, basic black, real red. Ink- basic black, blush blossom, creamy caramel, chocolate chip, pretty in pink, pixie pink, rose red, regal rose, bordering blue, lovely lilac, elegant eggplant. Stamps - all in the family, much appreciated. Accessories- cutter kit, spiral punch.
Ingredients: Paper - certainly celery, rose red, so saffron, bashful blue, Cutie Pie DSP. Ink- Bashful blue. Accessories- bashful blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, white gel pen, corner rounder, round tab punch, three flower punch. Stamps- Hugs & Wishes.