Sunday, July 25, 2010

Altered Emery Board

I found these reversible emery boards at my local grocery store, $1 for 2! When I saw them, I immediately thought the colors would match Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight and of course Whisper White. I used a flower from the new Growing Green stamp set to randomly stamp on the Tangerine Tango background. The small flower in the small oval punch is from Razzle Dazzle. I crimped the bottom a bit to give the Sticky Strip a little bit extra hold.

Make a few of these to have on hand, as they make a great last minute gift for someone. Who doesn't love to get a surprise gift for no reason at all? We all do! Want directions for making these, just email me!

Thanks for looking! ~ Martha

Stamp Sets: Growing Green, Razzle Dazzle
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: crimper, scallop oval punch, small and large scallop punch, white grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip, 1 1/4" round punch

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Greenhouse Gala purse

For those people that know me, they know that I like to take an item and alter it. Does anyone know what this started out as? Well, its a small composition book that can be found at any local drug store, office supply store or department store. I used my Xacto knife to cut the corners to an angle. I covered the book with the Greenhouse Gala designer paper. I ran the Basic Black cardstock through the crimper to add a little texture.

And how about the pansy flower? This actually is made by punching the Butterfly punch two times out of Shimmer White cardstock. Thoroughly spray the paper with water, then use the aqua painter to drop a couple drops of Elegant Eggplant and Summer Sun reinkers. Since the paper is wet, the colors run in to each other. After the paper has dried some, roll the edges around a small dowel and let thoroughly dry. Draw the lines in the centers of the flower with the Elegant Eggplant marker and attached the two together with a gold brad.

Add the flower on top of the Basic Black strip that was crimped. Add two black grosgrain ribbon "handles" to the inside of the composition book with Sticky Strip, and voila! You have turned an ordinary notebook into a purse notebook!

Thanks for looking! ~ Martha

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Watercolor Trio

This card features the Watercolor Trio stamp set from the current Stampin' Up mini catalog, along with new colors of Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz. Also, one of my most favorite embossing folders, Square Lattice. This card will be sent to a friend of mine, I hope she likes it!

Stamps: Watercolor Trio
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz markers, scallop oval extra large punch, large oval punch, horizontal slot punch (retired), non SU white organdy ribbon

Thanks for looking! ~ Martha

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Elements of Style

This is one of the 5 cards that will be done at my July 20th stamp camp. This features the Elements of Style stamp set and the Square Lattice embossing folder. If you don't already have this embossing folder, you need to get it! It makes such a wonderful impression on the paper, almost makes it appear to be fabric.

Stamp set: Elements of Style
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand
Accessories: Square lattice embossing folder, 1" and 1 1/4" round punchs, Stampin' Dimensionals, non SU white grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for looking! ~ Martha

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Greenhouse Gala

These cards are 3 of the 6 cards, plus a card holder, which I'll be teaching at my home on Saturday, July 31st. Pictures of the other 3 cards and the card holder will be published after the class. The class will be based on the Greenhouse Gala designer paper and uses a variety of cardstock and stamp sets. If you're interested in information on this, please contact me!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Altered Calendars

How many times have you gone in to your local craft store to see what is for sale in the $1 bins and ask yourself "How can I make this into a stamping project?" You wouldn't be the only person to say "yes"! My latest project is taking these 3 purse calendars and stamping a new cover for them. Sure, the cover right now is just fine, but if you can stamp a new one, why not just do it? The color inspiration came directly from each calendar and also coordinates with the inside pages.

From left to right:
Stamp Set: For All You Do Cardstock: Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz

Stamp Set: Awash With Flowers
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Poppy Parade, Wild Wasabi

Stamp Set: Priceless
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, Versamark
Accessories: 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" round punch, scallop circle extra large punch

Thanks for looking! ~ Martha

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sweet Scoops

I made this card for my niece's 22nd birthday, it's hard to believe that she's going to be 22 already! I used the new stamp set, Sweet Scoops. The colors I used came from the Island Oasis Designer Paper, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. I used Pumpkin Pie for the ice cream and Crumb Cake for the cone. I also used Rose Red on the card itself to stamp the "Have a sweet celebration". I'm happy that we now offer a stamp pad and marker in Crumb Cake (formerly known as Kraft).
Thanks for looking! ~ Martha