Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Liar, Liar, pants on fire!

Alright......so I don't have a video to upload.....YET! I keep forgetting to ask my husband where the tripod is. But I do have a picture of another card for you. Before I post this picture I want you to know that I made this card about 3 years ago or so. The designer paper from Stampin Up has long since been retired, but you could use another one that would probably look much better. Also, the gift card was from Target and they don't have them anymore either. BUT you could get some belt buckle style stickers....I pulled the gift card off and stuck on one for you to see. They are cowboy style, but UBER cute for a guy card! They are by Karen Foster Design. So the first picture is of my original design......which BTW is very similar to the Bronc Buster card I posted a few weeks ago.

Isn't that fun????? I had originally planned to send this in for publication consideration. But, I never did do it. I'm too chicken I guess. Anyway, here's the second version for your viewing pleasure.....I just replaced the buckle......

I think both work on the card....of course who doesn't like receiving a gift card? (loaded of course) Now, I have a confession to make. My Husband is the one that saw that gift card at Target and gave me the idea to use it in this way! Yep, he's definitely a keeper! Stay tuned for another exciting episode, that may or may not include a video....hee hee hee.....way to get myself off the hook, huh????

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A cake and some CARDS!!!!!!

I hope y'all don't get sick of seeing things other than stamping!! I have another cake I made that turned out so cute, I can't stop myself from posting it! I will put that picture up and then I'll add some STAMPED things! (since this blog IS supposed to be about stamping and scrapping!!!)Alright, now on to some cards. I wanted to use my Bronc Buster stamp set and I needed some color inspiration. So I opened the catalog to the very beginning and whaddya know??? There is the Boho West look and it has colors to go along with it. So I chose some colors from that to make a card. Please forgive my PITIFUL ribbon. I dyed some 1/4 inch white grosgrain with my chocolate chip ink pad and it dried kinda purplish. I've since read that you can't dye ribbon with chocolate chip. I did, however, try my timber brown stazon later and at first it looked black, but after it dried it turned a nice DARK brown. The only problem I had with the stazon is it made the ribbon stiff. Unfortunately, Stampin Up! isn't selling 1/4 inch chocolate grosgrain anymore, so you either have to have stiff ribbon or use the 5/8 inch Chocolate Chip.....which I'm sure would have been great, if I'd had some! So here's the card........

Ingredients:Cardstock....Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, Really Rust...Ink...Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa.....Stamps.....Bronc Buster, Canvas.....Accessories....1/4 inch White Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Ink pad, Chocolate Chip Stampin Write Marker

This next card was a near total catalog CASE. I loved the card sample in the catalog for Fun & Fast Notes , but I don't have any Soft Sky Cardstock or ink(which will be remedied VERY soon!), and I also don't have any of the Designer paper.....so I just replaced the Soft Sky with Bashful Blue and made my own Designer paper by stamping versamark with a brand new pencil eraser!!! How fun is that?? I love challenging myself to find ways to make something when I don't have ALL the ingredients needed! My paper piercing sucks.....I should have used my sewing machine.....since it hasn't seen the light of day in quite a while.....and I would have gotten a more uniform line of holes....but hey, I was in a hurry and used a needle and just eyeballed it!! Enough jibber jabber......

Ingredients: Cardstock.....Bashful Blue, Ruby Red, Close To Cocoa, Whisper White....Ink.....Basic Black, Versamark.....Accessories.....Corner rounder punch, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Black hemp, Watercolor Crayons, Pencil Eraser, needle.

Now wasn't that fun? I also made the next card with the Christmas tree from Fun & Fast Notes with this same color combo and look! I must have a fever or something! I'm posting way more cards than EVAH before!!!

I'm going to try to make a tutorial video for my next post.....we'll see how that goes! LOL I don't know if it is going to be difficult or not.....so stay tuned! It should be interesting!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Another fun creation....

Alright this is not something I stamped. I also love to do other crafts and one of the them is making jewelry. I am the 2nd counselor and beehive advisor for the young women at church....if you aren't LDS, a beehive advisor is a teacher to 12-13 year old girls. For our Wednesday night activity tomorrow night I thought it would be fun to make bracelets with the YW value colors. So I picked up some Swarovski Crystals and silver beads for them to make a bracelet that would be dressy enough for them to wear on Sundays, and they can also wear them to school or whatever too. I looked online at several different internet stores and just couldn't find what I was looking for....I wanted something nice, not cheap looking. I'm thinking of selling these because I'm sure there are others out there looking for something more along these lines......so here is the bracelet..........

Friday, October 5, 2007

Baby Showers........UGGGHHHHH!!!

I'm already tired of baby showers! I have 55 invitations I have finish very soon, and today, I baked a cake for a shower tonight. I had grand ideas of making a 3D cake....BUT the cake had other ideas!! It didn't want to stand up. I wanted it to look like a baby basinet or buggie.....But it still turned out alright I guess. It definitely isn't what I wanted it to look like, but it isn't a paid job, so I won't get any complaints!! Hee hee! I've never taken any cake decorating classes so I'm definitely not a professional at this. I know this isn't the best looking cake, but like I said, I'm doing it for a friend's shower and she will appreciate it anyway.......I HOPE!! I had to figure out how to do the basket weave. Which honestly was a "piece of cake"HAAAAAAA.....I kill myself!! AHEM.......Really, it was very easy to do, but it got a little tricky trying to match up the sides with the top.....that's why it has all the pink border on it!! I know, I know!!.....I didn't put it straight on the board.......I'm a big dork!! And CONGRATULATIONS is a LONG word!! I had to pick it off the first time because I started it about where the G is......I couldn't fit the "tions" on the end!! I guess I could've just said CONGRATS! Dang!! NOW I think of that!!! OK I have another cake to make in 2 weeks.....so I will remember that little tidbit!! I know this isn't stamping....so I hope you all don't quit coming to look at my blog because I put something other than stamped stuff on here!! I have some more cards to post that I made for a workshop last week.....so stay tuned to see those little gems!! ::wink::

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Busy little bee!!

That's me! I have been "hired" to make custom baby shower invitations. I'm also making 2 baby shower cakes, one for this weekend and one for the 20th of October! Oh yeah, and I have 7 different project classes to teach on Saturday the 13th for a super saturday at our church!! I will post samples of all those projects as I get them made. For now, I have the samples of the baby shower invites I created for them to choose from. Drum roll please.....ratta tat tat....or however you type a drum sound!

Stampin supplies:

Whisper White Cardstock, Whisper White Craft ink, Buggies and Booties Stamp set, Soft Swirls Background, White embossing powder, white ribbon.

This one is clean and simple.....I really like simple!!

Stampin Supplies:

Shimmery Pink Cardstock, Shimmery White Vellum.....GOR-JUS!!! The picture does not do this card justice!! Anyway, back to supplies, Black Stazon, Buggies and booties Stamp set, Pink Ogandy ribbon.This card has the Cracked Glass Technique. I will do a tutorial on this one soon, so stay tuned for that!

Stampin Supplies:

Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Whisper white Cardstock, Close to Cocoa ink, Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pens, Ultra Thick Emossing Enamel, Versamark, Buggies and booties, Weathered Background Stamps, Ribbon, stampin sponges.

Now this one also uses the shimmery pink cardstock and you can see the sheen it has!! So PURTY!!!


Shimmery Pink, Whisper White, Going Gray Cardstock, Buggies and Booties, Soft Swirls Background, Whisper White Ink, Black Stazon, Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pens, White Embossing Powder, White Grosgrain Ribbon.

And Last but not least:


Whisper White, Pretty in Pink Cardstock, Pretty in Pink, Whisper white, Black Stazon inks, Watercolor Crayons, blender pens, buggies and booties, All Year Cheer II, Print Pattern Background, Pink Gingham Ribbon, Cricut to cut scallop and circle, pink eyelet, crop-a-dile, stampin sponges.

If you have any questions on how any of these were made leave me a comment with your question or email me at stampadoodledoo@att.net!

Ok, one last thing......I want to have a little contest.....this also shows me who has read all the way through....slick huh??? Guess which sample they chose and I will put all correct guesses in a drawing for a mystery prize. Or if you want you can just leave me lots of adoring fan mail....either way I'll be happy!! Thanks for stickin' with me and GOOD LUCK to all you that actually read my blabberings!!