Monday, 28 September 2009
I knew I was going to love this stamp set the first time I saw it used on the BoBunny blog spot.
The owl is really cute and quirky . . . and I love that the leaves and the tree are two stamps, so that you can use different ink colors. Very clever the way the leaves looks like a chrysanthemum.
Around the time I received the Falling 4U stamp set, I had a mingle card to make for an art swap with our England Stampers Yahoogroup. The theme is trees of any type. Also at the same time, I saw two Michelle Zindorf projects that featured a similar tree, but from Stampin' Up. If you go to her blog, you will see the two tutorials I used to create the two cards attached.
Direct to Paper Mountain Scene
In addition to the BoBunny Falling 4U stamp set, I also used the sweetest SU set called, Best Yet. I love this set of six sentiments, which include this stamp that says, "So Glad We're Friends," and another that says, "Just Because I Care." These are perfect sentiment stamps when you are mailing a note, card or small gift to a friend.
I plan to offer to teach the card above to my rubber stamping class on October 7.
Sunday, 20 September 2009
In the UK, they call these stamps Stick Leg Chicks; in the US, they are known as Karen Stolper's stamps. Whatever you call them, I am sure you'll agree that they are quirky, unique and worth a giggle!
I used Karen Stolper's scary cat and pumpkin stamp to create these very spooky ;-) cards for an art swap with my friends in the England Stamping yahoogroup.
In addition, this will be one of the cards available to make at my October 7th Rubber Stamping class for American Women of Surrey.
For those of you planning to attend the class, you will have a chance to color with Copic markers and cut out and antique a die cut pumpkin.
Saturday, 5 September 2009
There's a change in the air and the kiddos have returned to school . . . enter my favorite time of the year: autumn
With that in mind, I decided to create an autumnal notebook. This will be the free make-it-and-take-it project that I will demonstrate for my Introduction to Stamping Class, which I am offering through the American Women of Surrey.
I've used Inkadinkado clear stamps, Bazzill Cardstock, and Stampin' Up ribbons to create this easy-peasy book.