Saturday, April 6, 2013
I had very hard time with the Front Row Card Kit because the "Call Me Maybe" image really wasn't my cup of tea. It was definitely not easy using it and I foresee myself never using that stamp again. That's the fun thing about these monthly card kits though. It surprises me with items I would have never chosen myself and it forces me to go outside of my comfort zone. Sometimes the results are good and sometimes, not so much. The next month's kit, Neverland, was another difficult month for +Jinnee Barazzuol and I, but I'll post the cards when I hit at least 4 cards with the kit. I'm only sitting at 2. Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
It's been quiet here in StampNStuffland, but I assure you I am still alive and well! I officially left Stampin' Up! January 31st, 2013. It's been a great 5 years but I really felt like it was time to let that piece of pie go uneaten. I've been picking away at it for quite some time now and I remember October 2011, when I was busy with the wedding and I let my demonstrator status fall into pending, I panicked. I had thought about quitting but when the decision was sprung on me by me not meeting my quarterly minimum, I realized I wasn't ready. I couldn't put my finger on why I wasn't ready but fast forward to October 2012 and I'm still wavering about my decision. It was finally December when I made the leap and told my amazing group of stamping friends that I've called it quits. It really has given me me peace of mind and allowed me to pursue other things with my papercrafting. One of those new adventures is signing up for a monthly card kit from Studio Calico with my good friend, Jinnee. I am really enjoy the new challenge of creating something with items I didn't hand-pick. Below are some photos of cards made using December's card kit, 34th Street. Some of the cards used Stampin' Up! and Smash Book products and some of the cards are Jinnee's!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
I got to spend a lovely afternoon with my good friend Jinnee from Sketch Cuts. We got our December order from Studio Calico, called 34 Street Card Kit and we decided to make a pact with our new subscriptions to their card kits. We would get together monthly to use our new kits rather than have supplies accumulate and collect dust. That's exactly what we did today! Our goal was to make 8 cards since there was 4 sheets of card stock in the kit but we only got to 3. I chose to use Fall To Layout #221 as a layout so here is my take on it!
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Happy Sunday everyone! It's amazing how the extra hour of time can make you feel like you've gained eons of time! While my hubby is busy with renovations, I'm sitting in the basement surrounded by my beloved paper and stamps. Here's a combined challenge which I haven't done in a very long time. The sketch is simple to use and the colors are uber spring, which is a nice change from all the snow we have outside right now. I forgot how much I loved the stamp set Elements of Style. I usually stamp it with Versamark and use chalk to color in the image but using markers to color the stamp work just as well! The frame and sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Framed stamp set. This is my take on Just Us Girls Challenge #161 and Embellish Magazine's Ribbon Color Trends Challenge.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
I haven't participated in a card challenge in ages. There's been way too many other crafting musts in my life right now and card making wasn't making the list on top 3 things to do. But with my entire basement dedicated to paper crafting, I felt the need to get back into it. The crochet hook will just have to wait till another night. I know this whole "Keep Calm..." catch phrase has been going around like mad, but I couldn't help but purchase the darn stamp set. This is from Stampin' Up! called Carry On. The little cupcake is from the stamp set Create & Cupcake. Can you believe I've owned this stamp set and the coordinating punch since it was released but it's the first time I've inked up this up? You know you have it bad when you haven't inked over half your stamp sets up but you continue to buy more. Anyways, this is my take on Just Add Ink's sketch #142. Have a great weekend and remember to turn your clocks back an hour!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Exciting News from Stampin’ Up!
15% off all STAMPS – for ONE DAY ONLY!
This is a first as far as I know for Stampin’ Up! On Monday, October 29, 2012 Stampin’ Up! is having a ONE DAY stamp sale! For 24 hours only, almost every stamp we sell will be reduced 15 percent! We’re calling this the Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular, and the goal is to sell more stamps in a single day than ever before.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
- Background stamps
- Personalized name stamps
- Cookie press stamps
- Single-image stamps (our new trial program which includes 10 more stamps including 3 brand new ones). Single Stamps are all shown in my online store Stamps/Single Stamps
The sale DOES NOT include
- Hostess sets
- Bundled stamp sets
- Digital stamp brush sets
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
This is an easy peasy project for Halloween if you're wanting to spice up those appetizers for your party. These pinwheels have been around since Stampin' Up! came out with Simply Scored. Just cut 1"x12" strips of paper, score every 1/2" and then flip the paper over and score every 1/4". Then fold along the score lines (remember the bump gets folded into the middle of the fold) alternating like an accordion. Cut off one of the last 1/4" panels and attach some Sticky Strip to it. Glue together and punch out a 1 1/2"circle as a base. You can try using several pieces of Sticky Strip on the circle or use a Sticky Sheet. Push the centre of the paper down and while keeping the circular shape, put your punched out circle down to secure the pinwheel. Add a sentiment, tape onto wooden sticks and viola! Happy Halloween!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I'm thrilled with how the first card turned out. Then I decided to try and jazz up the second one. Definitely don't love it as much but I had gone through all the trouble of lining up the circles to punch out and you all know how much I hate wasting. The circular flower stamp is from the stamp set, Just Believe. I used a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the pattern but I think I would've liked it more if they were random.