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Archive for January, 2012

Smash Bag Book

Handmade Memory Lane Book Supplies and suggestions for this project: 3 paper lunch sacks (Local market) Sewing Machine Scraps of Paper and Ribbon (Artist’s stash) Adhesive Assorted Punches (Stampin’ Up!) Assorted Dies (Spellbinders) and Cutting Machine (Big Shot by Sizzix)) Gems (Stampin’ Up!) Knick knacks around the house or specific memory items of your choosing […]

Sketch Retrospective – Elegant Lady

Finished Card Size 6.5″ x 5″ Supplies: Stamps: Digital Image Cameo 7 by Morgan Fitzsimons (Scrapbook Stamp Society) Paper: Purple, Black, Pink (Paper Temptress) White card blank (Recollections) Ink: Copic alcohol markers (.too corp) — E00, E01 skin –E17,E15, E31,E33, E30 hair –R81, R83, R85 Clothes And Flower –V15 makeup and ribbon Other:  Rose Creations […]

Beautiful Backgrounds

Beautiful Backgrounds By: Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide Finished card size 4.25 by 5.5 There are many ways to make backgrounds and I thought I would share with you a few of my favorites.  None of these are my original techniques, but seeing them might remind you of something you haven’t done in a while or […]

One Last Christmas Card

 Finished card size:  5″ x  6.4″ Supplies: Stamps: Digital Image (Scrapbook Stamp Society) Ink: Copic Markers (.too corp.) Paper: Scraps of card stock in Pink, Red, and White (artist’s stash) Others Long Classic Scalloped Rectangle Large (Spellbinders) Long Classic Rectangles Small (Spellbinders) Memory Box Snowflake Corner Snowflake Embossing folder (Provo Craft) Christmas Ribbon (JoAnn’s) Dries […]

January 2012 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

Finished card size: 5″ x 7″ Lets pour a motorcycle in a mould and create a red, white and blue card. Because, although I am a Thug, us bikers are very Patriotic. Regena’s Sketch Supplies: Stamps: Motorcycles  (100 Proof Press) Paper: Black, white,red and blue Card Stock (C.S.) Flames (EK Success) Ink: Tuxedo black (Memento) […]

January 2012 Trail Map

To start off the new year with a bang, Regena has designed us a gorgeous sketch that has a lot going for it!  Lots of strips, with all kinds of possibilities for design.  Our talented guides have outdone themselves once again with so many various colors and design ideas.  Check out their beautiful and varied […]

Quick and easy Three Kings Day

 Three Kings Day  By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 4.25″ x 6” Truly a quick and easy card  …This was made for a friend who celebrates Three Kings Day, January 6, as the big day for presents. (Editor’s Note:  For centuries church calendars in the East and the West have agreed that there […]

Product Review: Heartfelt Creations

Finished Card Size: 5.5″ x 5.5″ About a year ago, the local stamp store where I taught brought in a few of Heartfelt Creations rubber stamps and a few Nestabilities made especially to go with their stamps.  That was the first time I ever saw their stamps, although they have been around a while.  I […]

Designs In Black and White: Lisa’s View

Black and White Gift Set Finished card size:  3.75″ x 5″ I’m so excited to share this card and  altered project with you.  I hope you enjoy it. Supplies Stamps: Sentiment Rub Ons; friend and flowers (Artist’s Stash) Paper: Chateau Noir Paper Pack (Colorbok) Scraps of Double-Sided Black and White Cardstock (Artist’s Stash) White Crepe […]

Designs in Black and White: Peggie’s View

Finished Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Snowman (the angel company) Paper: 4.25″ x 5.5″ white sparkly card (stash) 4″ x 5.25″ black sparkly card stock (stash) 3.5″ x 4.75″ black plaid designer paper (black tie collection from basic grey) 3.25″ x 4.5″ black designer paper (black tie collection from basic grey) 3.5″ x 4.25″ […]

Designs in Black and White: Marion’s View

Black and White Wedding Card By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 5.5”x 4.25” I created this card for a “Black and White wedding that is coming up. I wanted something simple and elegant. Sorry there are no step out photos but this card is so simple that there was no need for them. […]

Designs in Black and White: Lorraine’s View

Finished card:  5.5″ x 4.25″ Black and white cards are always a challenge since you can’t rely on colors to make your card “pop” and look interesting.  This is my version:  enjoy! Supplies: Stamps: Each day (Verses Rubber Stamps) Inspire Crafty Clings ( Magenta) Spiral (Outlines Rubber Stamps) Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko) Paper: Black […]

Designs in Black and White: Marie’s View

Finished card size:  5.5″ x 4.25″ Our featured theme this month is “Designs in Black and White”.  It is always a good thing to have some black and white cards on hand for those unexpected occasions when we need something simple and yet elegant .   I have created a fun, simple and yet elegant […]

Designs in Black and White: Nola’s View

With Sympathy Finished card size: Approximately 4.25″ x 5.5″ or  105 mm x 140 mm My With Sympathy Card is made from a Gate Fold Technique.  I showed my I Love 2 Stamp gals how to do this it at our club meeting in November.  Our cards that night were on more of a Grateful/Thanksgiving theme.  But, […]

Designs in Black and White: Linda’s View

The Door to a Friend’s House is Always Open Finished Card Size: 5.5″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: All Stamps: (Heartfelt Creations) Extra Small Poinsettia from Christmas Cheer Collection Small Poinsettia from Christmas Cheer Collection Vintage Door from Artistic Gatefold Collection Large Rye Grass Flourish from Artistic Gatefold Collection Rye Grass Corner Flourish from Artistic Gatefold […]

Designs in Black and White: Cathy’s View

Once Upon a Time Finished Card Size: 5.5″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Balcony (La Blanche Stamps) “Once upon a Time” (Cherry Pie Art Stamps) Paper: Solar White (Neenah) Cryogen White (The Paper Temptress) Patterned Paper (Die Cuts with a View) Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko) Other: Classic Bracket Die (Spellbinders) Grand Calibur (Spellbinders) I-rock tool […]

Designs in Black and White: Nancy’s View

 Out on The Town By Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: 5.5” x 4.25”   Supplies: Stamps: Out on the Town [American Art Stamp] Paper: Designer paper – Vintage Chic stamp set [Gina K. Designs] White, black and black glossy card base from stash [unknown] Inks: Onyx Black Versafine [Tsukineko] Other: Ribbon – Vintage […]

Designs in Black and White: Debbie’s View

Inspired by Black and White Finished card size  (folded): 4.25″ x  5.5″  Supplies: Stamps: Large Stamp (Great Impressions) Inspire (Stamp Rosa) Paper: White 12 x12 inch (Unknown) Black Designer paper Floral Garden, Cosette Collection (GCD Studios) Ink Memento Tuxedo black (Tsukineko) Memories Dye White (Superior) Other: Double-sided tape Wonder tape (Inksentials) Score-It-All Tool (Score It) Bone […]

Happy New Year!

Well, here we are in 2012.  It sure doesn’t seem like it’s been twelve years since we rang in this new century.  So many things have changed.  Some were sad, and some were happy, but one thing has remained constant for me….and that’s my love of paper crafts and all things stamping.  We have a […]