Thursday, February 24, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Birthday Techniques Blog Hop Stop#10 Collage Stamping

Hi everyone and welcome to another great Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop. Stampin' Addicts is 2 years old so we thought we like to share some gifts with you by showcase 20 different techniques. If you've been following the hop in order you have just come from Sarah's Blog Sarah's Ink Spot where she did a beautiful job showcasing the Paper Piecing technique. After you leave my blog you will travel on to Debra's Blog Heartfelt Inkspiration and she is showcasing the Polished Stone technique. So now I'd like to show you my technique Collage stamping and what I came up with.

Collage stamping is very easy to do now that SU has clear stamps. All you have to do is put a bunch of stamps on one of the bigger clear blocks and there you have it. A really neat background that you can use for a number of things as you see here. I chose to use the Nature Walk stamp set for this project along with Baja Breeze (so glad they brought this color back) Very Vanilla, and Early Espresso for my ink.For my card I chose to use SU Very Vanilla seam binding to add an extra touch and used the extra large Oval punch to stamp my greeting on. I'm thinking this would be a really pretty watercolor technique card too. Just some soft Baja Breeze? Ok enough...

So if your going to have a birthday you need gift bag right? So here is my gift bag and I tied it together with Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze seam binding, also using the extra large Oval punch for my hole at the top. This was just a plane little brown paper sack.
Then a little present to go inside... an altered mini composition books. If you have never altered any of the comp books let me tell you it's very "addicting". Let's see so again I used the same seam binding and then I used the stamp set Tiny Tags and the Medium Jewelry Tag punch to punch them out, tied together with some Linen Thread and there you have it. I hope you've enjoyed your stop and now it's time to "Hop".

Monday, February 21, 2011

Card Portfolio

Super fun little card portfolio I made using Mary Brown's tutorial found on her blog. I used SU's stamp set Easter Blooms, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Love Letter DSP.
Inside view. I used the notecards and envys to make my cards and they are a little bit to little for it. So I think I'll downsize the portfolio a little bit for the next one. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, February 18, 2011

OMW Scavenger Hunt!!!

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be able to share with you as one of the Designers for UStamp with Dawn and Friends, Oh My Word! Edition 2011 I get to participate in a FUN Blog Scavenger Hunt. I have a "key word" that I have hidden in my post and the members need to find it and the other hidden "key words" on the rest of the participating Designers blogs, and then unscramble the sentence. I can't wait to see who will win the fabulous hand stamped prizes! Here we go...
This is the card I chose to make for the OMW Hunt. I've actually used 3 of the SAB products on it. The main set I used was a "Flower For All Seasons", the saying I used was from the stamp set "So Happy For You", and the DSP and embellishments are from the "Icre Cream Parlor DSP and Quick Accents Pack". The coordinating papers I used were my key word is and Old Olive and Melon Mambo. I also used Black Stazon and SU Stamp and Write Markers. Thanks for stopping by and happy hunting! :) ONE MORE THING I forgot to mention I have a FREE PASS to give away to the next round of USTAMP to someone who has never been a been a member before. So here is your chance. Please leave me a comment and let me know if you'd like to be in on this fantastic fun experience. Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ladies Scrapbook & Craft Retreat at Camp Illiana

What a great time I had last week-end with some ladies from church. Arlinda, Sherri , Tammy and I traveled over to Camp Illiana for a 3 day scrap & craft retreat and a treat it was! We worked on several different projects and made some new friends too. Here is a picture of some comp book purses we made along with some new friends too.

Sitting by the nice warm fireplace getting our picture takin are (front row) Jill Staggs, Donna Matthews, Sherri Culter, (back row) Tammy Roberts, me :) Amy Stamm, and her sister Kelly. I almost forgot Arlinda took our picture. We had so much fun! (Oh, did I already say that) We worked on projects all day and night, the devotions and music were wonderful and the food was great. Angela Buhr did a great job as coordinator this year! Thanks Angela! I'll post close ups of my purses later, (which by the way were made from a tutorial Becky Robert's had on her blog for FREE. Have a great day everyone!

My U-Stamp Project for OMW

This is my project for this round of Dawn's U-Stamp. What do you think? This is the first woven basket I've made and it was so much fun! Can't wait to make another.

If you'd like to try your hand at making one you can find the directions along with the pdf for it on Dawn's U-Stamp OMW. All you have to do is click on the blinkie over to the left on my sidebar and it'll take you to the link where you can sign up. Cost is $24.95 for 40 different projects and pdf's. I promise you this is the best round yet. There are cute little boxes, little scrapbooks, altered tins and the list goes on. See you there!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Treats

Here's what the stampers received for attend our Stamp-a-Stack. Cute little flower treats made with the large 5 petal flower punch and some circle punches and the little heart punch. And if they brought a friend... This idea came from Stampin' Connection an online site for demos.

They received one of these folded pouches full of m&ms. This idea came from Andrea Walfords blog. See everyone tomorrow.

It's That Time Again!!! Oh My Word!

The next round of U-Stamp has begun and I think it's the best one yet, in fact I think it should be called Oh My Wow! The projects are such WOW's! I can't wait to start making some of them! Hope you'll join us for this round, cost is $24.95 and worth every penny I promise. 40 different project with pdfs for all of them you can print out or save to a disk! Get in on the fun now! U-Stamp runs now thru March 2, so there's still time to get in on the FUN!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

And the Winner is...

Post #17 by Lori. Please send me your address at and I'll send you your bandaid tin and mints. You have one week to reply. Thanks everyone for hopping with us and thanks for the great comments.