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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Stamp-A-Stack Warm-Up

Warming up for the next stamp camp of simple and quick cards. These are a few designs that did not make the cut...

To see the best use of the new border and corner punches, check out this video from Stampin Up:

Definitely Decorative Canisters

After remodeling the kitchen, I wanted to add some clean-looking (to match the rest of the house, of course... ha!) canisters for the counter. I found simple white canisters at Pier 1 - but often felt that they were too clean. So, I had ordered these Definitely Decorative canister designs from SU! and dirtied my counters a bit...

There are a few steps, so I thought I would outline them here, so you could see how simple it would be to decorate anything from walls to glass to just about any smooth surface. Too fun to apply! My DS is the hand model (and, incidentally, the voice of Rex in the voki above) while I took the photos:

1. Trim the design, if needed. Begin peeling away the sticky background from the protective sheet.

2. Peel away the protective sheet, making sure that the vinyl design remains on the sticky sheet. The image will appear in reverse (i.e. mirror image).

3. "Stick" the full sheet design to a smooth surface.

4. Use a flat tool (SU! sells one) to press the image and seal it, completely, to the smooth surface.

5. Very slowly, peel away the sticky sheet from the surface, leaving the design on the smooth surface.

6. Voila!

C'mon Spring - PPA31

Nothing like a good snow storm (dreaming of Spring) to spend time in my stamping studio - well, more like an area for a garage sale attraction, but soon...

Head on over to Paper Pal Arts, if you are looking for some Springtime inspiration! What a nice discovery. Here's a challenge that they offered, and wow, did I suddenly miss my Kiwi Kiss cardstock! Thankfully I had discovered a stash that was lovingly tucked away.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Kraftin' a Valentine

Love that kraft cardstock with red and black. Once again trying to stick with a clean and simple look - time is limited - and all that...

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Happy Valen-Birthday!

With birthdays so close to Valentine's Day, why not add some hearts? Tried to keep this one clean and simple. Hope it's not too bare. Thanks for stopping by.

Snowy Penguins

Well, with all this snow, it seemed fitting to make some snowy greetings. Love that little penguin (from the winter mini catalog), but still sooo cute, right?!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy President's Day

Another fine day to celebrate! Sunny, snowy, serene. Want a card challenge? Check out this President's Day challenge! Fun!

And look at Mr. Curious. I've got to watch this little guy... he's showing more of an interest in chewing on my supplies... gasp... or... maybe he wants to stamp?

Distressed Flower

Well, I don't think I would have picked these colors on a typical card, which is why I loved this color challenge - really made me stretch. They seemed perfect for a distressed look. Here's my attempt at a vintageeey looking flower. Not sure you can see, but each layer is stamped with En Francais.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Purple Makes Me Happy!

Feeling odd today? Try this challenge (WT257) on SCS! I love using that Le Jardin stamp set - guess I need to break out some of my other sets...

Happy Snow Day!

Snow days can be such a gift! My boys and I got to slide down the hillside under a beautiful sunny blue sky. And, I even had a chance to stamp again! Here's a little Ghirardelli® chocolate box for Valentine's Day gift giving. What a fun and quick treat to make. See the tutorial here.

I think Rex would like one of these boxes... There he is lurking in the background...

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