Friday, January 3, 2014

Final Projects: #99, 100, 101 and 102!

Happy Friday Stampers!

I finally have a few minutes to post my final projects.  I am soooooo happy I made it to 100+ projects.  It For makes me really optimistic for 2014.  For my final projects I focused on home decor.  I love having a few pieces to add to my Christmas decor.

Projects #99 and 100: Christmas
For these two projects I also wanted to finally overcome my fear of Mod Podge.  I have long had a love/hate with this product.  But I think I have finally master it and I am excited to explore even more options and possibilities.

Supplies:  Stamps (Hot Off the Press and Hero Arts), card stock, pattern paper, die (Spellbinders), buttons, floss, ink and Mod Podge.

Projects #101 and 102-Christmas Decor
For my final two projects I stayed with the home decor theme.  These two pieces fit into a photo frame that sits on my mantel.

Supplies: Stamps (Tim Holtz/Blueprints and Just Rite Stampers), tags, card stock, ink, embossing folder (Time Holtz/Sizzix), trim, ribbon, washi tape, silver beads, Glossy Accents by Ranger and brads.

It has been an amazing year and I am so happy you took the journey with me.  Please post your final projects below.

See you in the classroom,

Monday, December 16, 2013

Stamps: Dec 16th

Happy Monday Stampers,

Feeling a bit sad today.  This is one of my final posts for this blog.  It has been a wonderful year.  I have been more creative in 2013 then I have been in years....and that feels really good.  So let's take a look at some of the final stamps I will be using.  You will notice I have included two stamp sets from last week.  I start projects with these stamps last week, but did not complete the projects in time for Friday's post.  I also added one new set from Stampers Anonymous.

The Stamps:
  • Hot Off the Press
  • Hero Arts
  • Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz-Christmas Blueprint
The Plan:
  • I am focusing on home decor this week.  A few last minute Christmas items. :)
I would love to know what you are working on this week.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Project #98

Happy Friday Stampers,

Only one project to share today....but still inching closer to the goal of 100 projects.  I have a few more in the works, but was unable to get them completed.

This is one of favorite times of the year, as I imagine it is for many of you as well.  I love the cooler weather, the fireplace, the cheesy Christmas movies, the decorating, the planning, the food and the gift giving.  My most favorite part of the holiday season is the planning.  The searching for the perfect gift, no matter how big or how small.  I have learned that the planning is actually more fun to me then the big day.  Don't get me wrong, I love giving the gift, but I have realized how fun the rest of it is too.  And I allow myself to feel the full enjoyment of the hunt. :)  So let's just say I have been busy hunting the week.

Project #98: Believe
As promised I did a card with a bit more detail.  I think this card is a happy medium between CAS and Everything But the Kitchen Sink. (Hmmmm....I think I just came up with a new card name: EBKS.)

Supplies: Stamps (Tim Holtz/Border-Classics #3 and Ticket Boarder), card stock, pattern paper, Prima Flowers, ribbon, trim, pearls, i-Top brad, Snow-Tex, ink, embossing powder, corner punch (Martha Stewart), Perfect Pearls and Perfect Medium, pop-dots and Mod Podge.   Whew....that is quite a list. :)

See you in the classroom,

Monday, December 9, 2013

Dec 9th: Stamps

Happy Monday Stampers,

Unbelievably, I actually know who makes each of these stamp sets.  And they are not even new.  I think that is a first. :)  It is looking like it will be a fun week as I also happen to love all of these stamps.  My head is brimming with ideas.

The Stamps:

  • Hot off the Press
  • Hero Arts
  • Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
The Plan:
  • Christmas Home Decor
  • Cards: I know, I cards this week.  But I have been doing so many CAS cards lately, I have been itching to creating something more lumpy bumpy.  If you know what I mean. :)
See you in the classroom,

Friday, December 6, 2013

Projects # 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, and 97!

Happy Friday Stampers,

It is time to share some work.  I was lucky to find some extra time to be creative over the Thanksgiving week.  It was a very productive week.  None of these cards are very complicated, but as I have stated before I am learning to appreciate the simpler side of things. :)  Plus I am so close to my magical number of 100 projects, I can almost taste it.

Project #91-Live, Laugh, Love
I received a new Club Scrap kit.....Fire and Ice.  Totally LOVE this kit.  Love the colors, patterns and stamps.  I used the kit for the first two cards.  The card below is a direct 'lift' from their Club Scrap newsletter.

Supplies: Stamps (Papertrey Ink/Sentiment), card stock, pattern paper (Club Scrap), ink, die (Papertrey Ink and Just Rite Stampers), ribbon and rhinestones.

Project #92-Quote Card
My favorite stamps from this set are the circle stamps.  I can see getting a lot of use out of them. :)

Supplies: Stamps (Club Scrap), dies (Spellbinders), ink, embossing powder, Gelatos, card stock and fibers.

Project #93: Note Card
My embossing kick has continued this week. :)

Supplies: Stamps (Unknown), card stock, paint, ink, embossing powder, card stock and brads.

Project #94: Hello
This is one of my favorites from this week.  Why?  Because I used one of 'those' tools for this card.  You know the type of tool I am talking about.  One you buy cuz it was a good deal, but then it sits in a drawer.  I used my Making Memories Tag Maker for the card.  Even better, I used a sticker!  I hardly ever use stickers and I don't have very many left in my stash, but it sure was fun to use one. :)

Supplies: Stamps (Postcard/Unknown and Sentiment/Papertrey Ink), card stock, pattern paper, tags, brads, border punch, sticker, ink and rhinestones.

Project #95: Note Card
Note sure about this card.  It looked a lot better in my head. LOL!  Still, you know I am going to show it to you anyway.  Sometimes it just does not work out the way you planned it.  That happens to all of us. :)

Supplies: Stamps (Vintage Image/Unknown and Sentiment/Papertrey Ink), die (Spellbinders), misting spray, old toothbrush, ink and pearls.

Project #96: Holiday Cheer
I used a lot of items this week that I don't usually use.  On this card I used gold/glitter embossing powder.  I am definitely NOT a gold or a glitter girl, but it just felt right for this card.  Very, very pleased with the result. :)  But don't think that means I will be going out to buy a bunch of glittery. No way!

Supplies: Stamps (Background/Unknown and Sentiment/Papertrey Ink), dies (Spellbinders), embossing folder (Spellbinders), ink, embossing powder, card stock, brads and pop dots.

Project #97: Quote Card
This card was so simple to make.....but I totally LOVE it!

Supplies: Stamps (Club Scrap), ink, paint and card stock.

Whew!  That is a lot of cards.  It is such a good feeling when I get in a creative zone.  Even better when I have the time to stay in the zone.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Dec 2nd-Stamps...the final stretch!

Happy Monday,

Hard to believe it is now December.  We only a few weeks left to finish this project.  As I have stated before...I did way more then I thought I would, but not as much as I may have wanted to.  I still have lots of organizing to do.  But I am very happy with how may stamps I used and how many projects I created.

Since I was not able to complete projects last week, I am re-using some of the sets I posted one new set.

The Stampes:

  • Fountain Pens: Unknown
  • Vintage Images: Unknown
  • Club Scrap: Fire and Ice
The Plan:
  • I am back to doing cards this week.  After focusing on them so much this year, it is easy for me to come up with quick designs.  But next week I have some home decor items in the works. :)
See you in the classroom,

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Unplanned Travel

Hey Stampers,

Unfortunately, I have had to schedule some unplanned travel.  I will be heading out of town to attend a funeral for my Uncle.

So I will be take a bit of break from the blog.  And since I had planned to take next week off for Thanksgiving, we will be back with new posts in December.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving....full of fun, food, family and friends!

See you in the classroom,