Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Love this layout

I love this layout because it is so simple and yet can be changed for very different looks.

I began this card with a white base card, then layered a piece of chocolate chip paper, topped with a piece of so saffron DP. I stamped the image onto water color paper with black stazon ink so that it would not run when I add the water. I colored the image using markers from Stampin' Up! and then used the aqua painter to blend the colors together, last sponged the edges with so saffron ink. I layered the image on a chocolate chip and so saffron mat. Next, I punched flowers out of sage shadow to match the bow on the hedgehog. I wanted to add a little bling to this card so I added stickle centers to the floers in the basket and glued jewel dots (from roberts) to the center of the punched flowers.

Stamps: Hedgehog Happiness
Paper: whisper white, chocolate chip,
so saffron, sage shadow, so saffron DP, water color paper
Ink: black stazon
Punches: spring bouquet (retired)
Accessories: stickles, jewel dots, Aleen's tacky glue, stampin' write markers, aqua painter
Techniques: water color with markers

Masculine Tree

After I finished the above card I wanted to make another card using the same layout and went looking for stamps to use. I pulled out "Lovely as a Tree" and thought that this would work perfect for a masculine card. I put this together the same way as above with a few changes. I used certainly celery paper to mat the image. I tied a piece of jute twine around the end and used dimentionals to raise the image mat layer to allow room for the jute. This card can be used for many occcasions. Just stamp a sentiment on the bottom or leave blank and write a message inside.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Paper: whisper white, chocolate chip,
certainly celery, certainly celery DP, water color paper
Ink: black stazon
Accessories: stampin' write markers, aqua painter, jute twine, dimentionals
Techniques: water color with markers

I hope that you like these as much as I enjoyed making them.


Friday, June 20, 2008

Nugget Box

I love to make these little boxes to give to people. On many occasions I have been able to use these as a quick thank you for someone.

I hate when I need a specific size and go to the store and they don't have the right size or they are out. Now I can have the perfect size or color for any occasion. Chris has created patterns to make any size of box. You can download these here at splitcoast stampers. Just scroll down the page to find all of the different sizes.

I made this box for someone at work that was going to be moving to a different school. My team wanted to tell her how much we appreciate her and I think that this worked very well.

I found this cute ribbon at Hobby Lobby and could not pass it up. I think that it really adds to the whole feel of the box.

Stamps: Seeing Spots, So Very, Alphabet Fun

Paper: certainly celery, whisper white

Ink: certainly celery, regal rose, so saffron, basic black

Punches: scallop, 1-1/4" circle, 1-3/8" circle

Accessories: ribbon, sticky strip, address labels, hershey nuggets

Techniques: sponged edges


Summer Picnic

It has finally warmed up to summer weather this week. With all of this heat it reminds me of Sunday drives into the mountains to have an afternoon picnic. I can't wait until I can do this, so until that time I had to create my own picnic scrapbook page.

I plan to stamp a saying on the round tab. I decided to wait until I put pictures on so that the word can express something about the actual event.

Stamps: Little Shapes, Bugs & Kisses

Paper: garden green, whisper white, real red, basic black

Ink: basic black, real red

Punches: round tab

Accessories: buttons, white gel pen, stampin' write marker

Techniques: distress edges, faux stitching

I hope that you all enjoy this layout and have fun on your picnic's.


Sneak Peak: Decor Elements

This week Stampin' Up! released a new line called "Décor Elements." This line is an extension of our Definitely Decorative home décor line. Décor Elements is vinyl artwork for walls, mirrors, windows, or other hard, smooth surfaces. Whether you want to spice up the walls of your house or frame a piece for display, Décor Elements is easy to apply, easy to love, and easy to remove. The best part is that Décor Elements images and techniques will coordinate with our existing products.

This product line will be available to you starting July 1, 2008. If you would like a brochure please let me know or you can view this online at Stampin' Up!.


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cutie Pie Pocket

I have wanted to create a pocket card for a while now so finally sat down yesterday and came up with this. I decided to use two different papers from the "cutie pie" designer papers. This is my favorite paper from this catalog. Since we will be getting all new papers in a couple of months I decided that this would be a great time to use it.

I recently went to "Michaels" and found this twill tape in lots of different colors, made by Martha Stewart. I loved how this color goes so well with certainly celery (the color is silver sage). I hope that you all like it as well as I did once I was done.

Stamps: So Many Sayings

Paper: cutie pie DP, rose red, certainly celery, so saffron, bashful blue

Ink: basic black

Punches: word window, 1" circle, corner rounder

Accessories: sticky strip, brads, twill tape

Techniques: double pocket


Father's Day

I know that Father's Day was almost a week ago but I wanted to share the card that I made for my dad.

As soon as I saw this set from the Occasion Mini Catalog, I knew that I had to use the tools for my dad. My family is currently helping him remodel his kitchen, he always helping us with building and repairing things, he has spent many years as a carpenter. Therefore, I knew this was the perfect stamp to tell him how much I love him.

To color the image I used stampin' write markers and then blended with the aqua painter. I learned this techinique from Julie's blog, "no copic, no problem"

Stamps: For Father

Paper: chocolate chip, old olive, night of navy, watercolor

Ink: basic black

Punches: ticket corner, 1/4 inch circle

Accessories: stampin' write markers, aqua painter, copper brads, dimentionals

Techniques: aqua painter, sponging edges


Monday, June 16, 2008

Latest Scrapbook Pages

I have been trying to work on scrapbook pages lately and these are the most current ones that I have completed.

These pages were inspired from the cover of May's Stampin' Success magazine. I loved the original colors but I did bot have these available so I decided that I had to pick some new colors. I wanted to make it into a 12 x 12 page so this is what I came up with.

I cut the rose red paper to 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 then I inked the edges of all pages with chocolate chip ink. I made a wave pattern out of scrap cardstock and then traced it onto different colors. I then cut them out and and placed them criss cross on the page so that each color overlaps. I drew stitching lines on each wave to make it look like they are sewn onto the page. I then punched out several flowers and added them to the page.
On the facing page I created a mat 1/4 inch around the picture I decided to add. The bottom was cut 1-inch longer and then tied chocolate chip ribbon around the bottom. I added additional flowers that match the first page.

Paper: chocolate chip, rose red, tempting turquoise, so saffron, whisper white, close to cocoa DP, rose red DP

Ink: chocolate chip

Punches: spring flower boquet punch

Accessories: stampin' write markers (basic black), ribbon

Techniques: punches, inked edges, faux stitching


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Stampin' Up! Retired List

RetiredWell, it's here!!! The retired stamp set list is out! I can't believe it! These stamps will ONLY be available until August 10!!! After that Stampin' Up! will be releasing all their new and exciting stamps BUT remember you won't be able to get these any longer!

So, print out this list, grab your catalog (or visit the Stampin' Up! website to view the catalog) and mark which sets that you would like to get. Some stamps you won't miss going at all, but there are some that may seem like dear friends.

Remember that all stamp set that are in the mini catalog are only available through the end of June. there are so many cute sets here that I hate for you to miss out on anything that you have been thinking about. You can view this catalog at Stampin' Up! as well.

Call or e-mail me by the 25th to place your order so that I can make sure that you get everything that you want before it is all gone forever. The retiring merchandise is only available while supplies last.

The retiring accessories list will be coming out July 21st, so watch for this because these items will go very fast.


Happy Stamping!


I'm Back Again!

I am back today finally! The computer has been acting up again so it went back to get repaired. I hope that everything is finally up and running without any more problems. So far so good! I will be posting some different things later this after noon.



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Text, images, concepts, and designs © Allison Whiting; All rights reserved. Nothing may be copied or changed without requesting permission from myself alone. My original artwork is for personal inspiration only and may not be copied for publication or contest submissions. Most products used are Stampin' Up!® 1990-2008, unless otherwise specified.

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