Thursday, August 23, 2007

Double Time Challenge

This is a little challenge we (me and my friends )do, we pick a technique, then everyone makes one and sends it to their partner for the challenge. At the end we all get to see what each other has made.

Totally cool idea! From a Totally cool lady, Melinda. She is our queen & we like it that way. She assigns the technique and the partners, rotating them all. Super fun and you do not have to live in the same town to play with your stamping buddies. If one of us is having an issue with something not working we all try to help out and pull them through. You would be surprised at how easy techniques can stump us and difficult ones blow us away.

This technique is called double time, and the card, bookmark, and bag were sent to my buddy Angie. I hope see is not looking, or it will ruin the surprise. LOL

Double Time Technique reminds me of the one sheet wonder, the only difference I can see is that you stamp till your ink is gone. Very easy and pretty cool effect. I used the angel company paper, ink and the set "Ornamental ribbons". If anyone would like the link for this one, just let me know,

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Waterfall Card

I taught this waterfall card to a wonderful group of ladies. We get together once a month and try out new techniques. We always try to come up with techniques that we want to learn then we come together and try to due them. It seemed like everyone liked the cuttlebug embossing folder and the stamp set. Th set is by the angel company, "It's always springtime" one of the wonderful new set we have to offer just $10.95 four solid flowers images and three sayings in this one. WOW! Let me know if you would like to order or do a catalog party, I give wonderful incentives.

I absoluetly love the new solid stamps we offer, because some times I get lost in the details. I often end up coloring for a hour, and who has that kind of time. This set allows me to get a card done quick and have it turn out elegant. The waterfall cards they are easy and fun to make and receive. Try one and you will be hooked.

Thanks for sharing your time with me. I hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy all the little moments.

Inky Hugs, Maria

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Scalloped Circle Punch, new favorite

Here is a sample that I stamplifted from YLM off a SCS. I love her work she is just awesome. I really enjoy all the galleries on SCS, everyone is so creative and inspiring.
This punch is my new favorite.

Well, good night. I will check in tomorrow.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Color Challenging

Okay, I decided to challenge myself and combine colors that I would never use together. Well, let me know what you think....
I kinda like it.

I used "The Angel Company" Partridge set, Spring dream and Simply put. All these sets are hostess and gift with purchase sets. All elements are available from The Angel Company.

Pink Eleghant

Here is a simple baby card I did, I really want to add something to it just seems too plain. Maybe I will add black dots around the circle punch, then doodle a little on the left side. Well, just a thought I might actually send it out as is.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Chalk Popping

Here is a quick card with the shimmering chalk popping. I also used the big shots for the label and the new tac flowers.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Think cool

Okay, all I can think about is the cool temperatures of Winter time. It has been a 100 degrees around here, even in the evenings iit is too hot. Tomorrow is our town's annual night out and I think it is going to be just too hot to be outside. Yuck!
I have really been in the mood to create Christmas Cards, so here is Whimsical Christmas set by TAC, Scrappers Floss, and Designer Paper collection from TAC. Hope everyone is staying cool and playing with stamps. :o)

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Working with Metal

I was finally able to put the finishing touches on the tin I made for my daughter. And here is the front.

Here is the first page of the accordian ablum. This is her 6th birthday riding on the caraseol horses.

Her 2nd and 3rd pages are the first day of kindergarten and her birthday cake.

The 4th and 5th pages are pictures at easter and her taking brother for a ride.

The 6th and 7th page are her with favorite teddy bear and one last look at school.

Finally, all the pages and cover decorated with Mia's Cottage paper by "The Angel Company".

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Time? Where did it go....

Well, my family has been working on remodeling and cleaning our house. So this has taken a lot of my stamping time but I did manage to steal a few minutes & here is what I did...I used the rock and roll technique on the square stamp, this is a new set called "it's all springtime"
I feel so guilty it took me three weeks to cut my stamps from the new catalog. Oh, I bones ache from the manual labor, I really need to explain to my darling husband that I was made to be pampered not put to work. LOL just kidding he does pamper me most of the time, the rest of the time we work shoulder to shoulder :o) Maria