Stamping in the Rain

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Halloween Treat Holder!

This cute new Pillow Box thinlit die makes a great Halloween Treat Holder!
This little Owl is from the Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set and is punched out with the matching Boo to You Framelits Die.  I love how a little bit of a Spider Web Doily peeks out from under him!  The DSP is the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper.

The little guy's eyes are made out of Silver Glimmer paper and a Pearl Jewel colored with black marker.  A thin strip of Black Glimmer paper finishes this Treat holder off!

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Curious about Project Life? (Scrapbooking made fun!)

Have you wondered why people are so excited about Project Life?  Here's a video that shows just how easy it is to create an album of your own in a fraction of the time you thought it would take!
To find out more, just click on my Online Store button above to see all of the Project Life goodies available exclusively through Stampin' Up!  

(and don't forget all Stamp Sets are on Sale 15% off through this Friday!)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Christmas Shoebox Swap!

The other evening, a group of us got together and had a Shoebox Swap!  This is where we each bring the supplies to make one card in a shoebox.  Here's the one I chose to bring!
I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) this card from a fellow demonstrator, Mindy Backes.  Isn't it cute? The stars are 'debossed' using a new to me technique.  After embossing with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder in my Big Shot, I turned the paper over and sponged Crumb Cake ink on top of the Crumb Cake Cardstock, to create the shadow effect inside the stars.  Very fun!

I used Whisper White Craft Ink to sponge around the edges of the Cherry Cobbler circle (punched out using the 2 1/2" Circle Punch).  The tree stamp comes from the Festival of Trees stamp set and is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  The sentiment is from And Many More.  I used a few Rhinestone Jewels for sparkle and added a sparkly Silver Foil Star using the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Set.

Merry Early Christmas!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Big Stamp Sale Starts Today!

Don't miss out...all of your favorite stamps are on sale!
Sale starts today and ends Friday...whoopee!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Howl-o-ween Treat! (and a bit of Christmas, too!)

This set of cute cards uses the Howl-o-ween Stamp Set, as well as some fun accessories found in the new Holiday Mini Catalog.
This spooky card has the sentiment embossed on some Vellum Paper and cut out by hand to give it a kind of "floating" look.  The skeleton is also embossed with Basic Black Embossing Powder.  Black Glimmer Paper adds a few highlights!  I just love the look of those Spider Web Doilies on top of the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper.  The cute bow comes from the Handpicked Framelits set!

This is one of my favorites!  The Boo! comes from the Boo to You Framelits Dies set and the spiders are embossed with Gold Embossing Powder on some White Vellum paper.  The Boo! is cut out twice; once from Gold Foil paper and again from White Vellum paper, to give a shadow effect.  The Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper stands out with a bit of Tangelo Twist paper behind it.  Wouldn't this make a cute candy bar wrapper?

This is the very creatively Christmas version of this stamp set.  Our cute little owl transforms into Santa Penguin!  The Witch's hat becomes a Santa hat and the scary skeleton head turns into Santa's sack!  How cute is that?

The snowy background is created with a couple of strips of torn Whisper White cardstock and the background is Smoky Slate card stock embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The raised dots are highlighted with a touch of the White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen.  Merry Christmas!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Haunt Ya Later!

This set is one of the cutest in the new Holiday Catalog.  I love Halloween and these cute kids really take the cake!
I just love this cute little witch.  She is colored with Stampin' Markers and stands in front of one of the spooky Spider Web of my favorite accents from the new catalog!  A strip of stars is punched using the Confetti Stars Border Punch at the top and some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper shows through underneath.  A small piece of Whisper White Organza Ribbon has been dyed by gently rubbing it across the Cucumber Crush Classic Ink Pad.

This is my favorite card from this set.  This cute little vampire is colored with Stampin' Markers and hangs in front of a piece of White Vellum that has been embossed with that pretty Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The orange moon peeks out from behind a Spider Web Doily.  A strip of Whisper White Organza Ribbon that has been dyed with Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink finishes the look.

This gorgeous card uses a piece of the beautiful Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper which has been dyed using Tangelo Twist Classic Ink and Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink along with the Aqua Painter.  What a pretty technique!

The Whisper White Organza Ribbon has been dyed with Tangelo Twist Classic Ink.  A pretty Spider Web Doily adds to the kitty's spooky background.

In all of these cards, the characters and sentiments are stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed by using Black or White Embossing Powder.  They are then cut out and placed on the card using Stampin' Dimensionals to make them stand out.  Happy Halloween!