Saturday, July 3, 2010

OA Buddies - Oliver

The challenge is to create a card or project using the sketch provided. I reversed the sketch for this card.


Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Wild Card Wednesday
Main Stamp: Oliver & Amelia Buddies (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Nana's Kitchen (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11
-hair: E15, E17, E18
-other: YG91, YG93, YG95, B91, B93, B95, E42, E43, E44, YG03, YG01, E51, Y23, Y21, Y26

Friday, July 2, 2010

Little Sisters Reading Time

The challenge is to create a card, layout or other craft project based on the theme "Cute" - that's easy!


Challenge: Craftalicious Challenges #3
Main Stamp:
Little Sisters Reading Time (LOTV)
Patterned Paper:
Kioshi (BG)
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E50, E51, E53, E55, E31, E57, E27
-other: Y11, Y15, Y17, E27, E35, E57, W3, W5, G12, G21, G28, YR00, YR12, YR14, V000, V12, V15

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x013

Didn't quite have enough decorative paper to paper-piece with? Don't sweat it! You can always cut out the center area that will be covered over with other layer. I use an Xacto knife or paper trimmer to get to the center without cutting the edges. Then once the card is all finished no one will know the middle is missing!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Rosie Posie

The challenge is to create a card or project based on the inspirational photo provided. I chose to focus on the flowers in the photo and create this card.


Challenge: Dutch Dare - Card Challenge #81
Main Stamp: Rosie Posie (LOTV)
Patterned Paper:
Mango Frost (DCWV)
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: R02, R05, R08
-other: G00, G02, G09, Y17, Y38, YR24, E50

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x012

Finding the right storage solution that works for your space can be challenging. Here is my current method for storing cling mounted stamps. I have my wood mounted stamps on shelves next to the desk but I keep the cling mounted ones on my desk. The yellow box (and green one above it) are Rectangle Boxes from WalMart, found in office supply department. The boxes came with two dividers but I needed to use one in the yellow box to support the green one on top of it.

I got the plastic storage cases from Stampin' Up! and they are the same size as a DVD case. (Which means if your collection is larger than mine, you can also look at DVD bookcases or movie racks to store them in.) I cut paper to fit inside the cover sleeve and stamped the images on the front. On the side I've written both the stamp company

I like to keep a personal catalog of all my stamps in a binder, including the digital stamps saved on my computer. This allows me to categorize the entire collection in a way that helps me find the right image when I need it.

As long as it doesn't matter if the stamps aren't facing upright, then it's like a puzzle to see how many can fit together. Once I get it to my liking then that's when I stamp the cover so I can remember the placement. I keep all of my sentiments together so I only have to look in one area. However, I stamp the sentiments a second time with the set they came in so I which ones went where.

I hope I've sparked some storage ideas for your own cling-mounted stamps. Good luck!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wild Sprouts Bree

The challenge is to create a card or project using the sketch provided.


Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Saturday Sketch
Main Stamp: Wild Sprouts Bree (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Sweet (DCWV)
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E15, R20
-hair: E01, E18, E19
-other: YR21, Y26, YR24, G82, G85, E55, E57, E27, C1, C3

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fairy Tink

The challenge is to create a card or project using the sketch provided.


Challenge: The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday
Main Stamp:
Fairy Tink (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Kioshi (BG)
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E27, E29, E49
-other: YG93, YG95, YG97, BG72, B000, 0

Monday, June 28, 2010

Matey - Ian

The challenge is to create a card or project using the sketch provided.


Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Wild Card Wednesday
Main Stamp:
Matey (TGF)
Patterned Paper:
Animal Crackers (DCWV)
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-skin: E55, E57
-hair: W4, W5, W6, W7, W8
-other: R24, R27, R29, R39, YR12, YR14, YR18, B93, B95, B97, E50, E42, E43, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W8, W10, 110

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Little Sisters Tea Time

The challenge is to create a card, layout or other craft project based on the theme "Flower Power" and to include flowers on the project.


Challenge: Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge #18
Main Stamp:
Little Sisters Tea Time (LOTV)
Patterned Paper:
Kioshi (BG)
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E18, R20, R22
-hair: E31, E55, E57, E27, W4, W6, W8, W10
-other:0, C1, C3, C5, Y000, Y11, Y15, G00, G12, G21, G24, G28, YR00, YR12, V000, V12, V15, V17