Saturday, September 25, 2010

Always - For Joyce in Manitoba

Good evening stampers!
Hope you are all keeping dry during this very interesting duck weather we are currently experiencing.  It gives us creative individuals the perfect excuse to stay dry indoors and have some creative fun.

My friend Joyce is in Manitoba and celebrated her son's wedding today, and I wanted to share a wedding style card with you for that reason.  I CASED the idea of this card from the Splitcoast Stampers site here.  Thank you Doodledop! And thank you, Susan, for having this stamp set in your collection!

Both hearts were stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder. On the the "female" heart I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter and three small pearls!  On the "male" heart I added a bit of 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Early Expresso!

Happy joyful stampin' hugs to you all!
Bruni :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Always, and Tiny Tags
Paper:  Early Expresso, Blushing Bride
Inks:  Early Expresso, Versamark
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder (p.196 - 109130), Embossing Buddy (p.196 - 103083)
Heat Tool (p.196 - 100005), Jewelry Tag Medium Punch (p.202 - 117190),
2-way Glue Pen (p.197 - 100425), Dazzling Diamonds (p.196 - 102023),
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (p.191 - 119959), Basic Pearls (p. 188 - 119247),
Stampin Dimensionals (p.197 - 104430), Snail Adhesive (p.197, 104332),
Retired Stampin' Up organza ribbon, white thread (non-Stampin' up)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Friends Never Fade - Fall Version

Good evening fellow Stampers!
Short post tonight.

It was a busy afternoon and evening in my studio today - fun, busy and very creative!  I even had time to make the following card to share will you all.  Hope you are inspired :)

This was a fairly quick card to make and I loved the color combination.  Have a great week everyone! I have my Greenhouse Gala Class next Sunday afternoon and I still have a couple spots left if you would like to join us.

Happy (and sleepy) hugs to you all!
Bruni :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Friends Never Fade, Artistic Etchings, and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Inks:  So Saffron, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  So Saffron, Real Red and Chocolate chip markers, Gold Brads (p.187, 104337),
Mat Pak (p.198, 105826), Piercing Tool (p.198 - 116631), Hobby Blade (p.199 - 102449),
Snail Adhesive (p.197, 104332), Cutter Kit (used the distressing tool from this kit - p.199, 106958),

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Masterboard Fun

Hello Stampers!

This past weekend I continued playing with the Greenhouse Garden stamp set. I really do love this set!  I varied the color pallette and created a masterboard (completely covered a sheet of cardstock) - and then cut it up and created my card.

Here is my completed masterboard.
This was fun!

And here is....
... my completed card!
I applied Dazzling Diamonds with 2-way glue to the centres of the flowers and
also the centres of the embossed background along
the right hand side.

Enjoy your week, everyone.
Joyful smiles and hugs

Supplied used:
Stamps: Greenhouse Garden and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquiose, Pacific Point, Perfect Plum,
Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron
Accessories: Punches -  Scallop Trim Border (p.201, 118402), Scallop Oval Extra Large (p.201, 119856) Oval Large (p.203, 119855),
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (p.214, 120175),
Snail Adhesive (p. 197, 104332), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (p.196, 102023),
2-Way Glue Pen (p.197, 100425), Stampin' Dimensionals (p.197, 104430)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tuija's Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Tuija!
I was inspired to create this birthday card from Barb's make-n-take last month (see earlier post).  Do any of you recognize some of the features? I really love the two-step stamping technique which was incorporated into the design panel.

Enjoy your day, Tuija!

Joyful stampin hugs to you all.

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Greenhouse Garden (113824) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Garden Green, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, So Safron, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green
Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), Scallop Oval Extra-Large Punch (119856),
Oval Large Punch (119855), Crystal Effects (101055), Dazzling Diamonds (102023),
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Snail Adhesive (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430),
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dream Gardens Delight for Rhondda

Evening Stampers!

This card's for you, Rhondda!

I had the chance to play last night and I came up with this card for my friend, Rhondda, who got this stamp set (Dream Gardens) last Spring as her hostess set.  She loves everything oriental/asian. 

Lucky for us, Stampin Up! has it in their 2010/2011 catalogue (page 113).  I got to play with Rhondda one day earlier this summer and had used various Stampin' UP! markers to color the stamp image and the stamped it onto Whisper White CS (one itty-bitty problem - I have forgotten what colors I used).  

Anyways, this image sat in my stash and I was inspired to play with it when I cut some of the new Concord Crush CS.  What a lovely rich purple (used as the card base).  I matted Rich Razzleberry CS that I had first texturized with the Perfect Details plate (page 215, 115962).  The Marina Mist CS mats the image.  I punched some flowers using the Itty Bitty Shapes punch (page 201) in Rich Razzleberry, shaped the petals using my Mat Pak (page 198), and glued along the bottom of the card.  The centers were colored in with the lovely White Signo Gel Pen (page 195). 

May the joys of stamping give you all a summer lift!

Joyful stampin hugs to you,

Bruni :)
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Dream Gardens (114395)
Paper:  Concord Crush, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Accessories:  Perfect Details Texturz Plate (115962), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch (118309), White Signo Gel Pen (105021), various Stampin'Up Markers, Snail Adhesive (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vanisle Weekend Fun

Hello stamping enthusiasts!

Welcome to my very first posting of my very own Blog!  I am thrilled to actually have my own Blog on the web!

Thank you Leslie and Barb! I am working at getting my very first blog up and running. So this is my first posting!  Thank you Mom, for creating my watermarks! I would never have figured it out without all your help and encouragement.  I will continue to tweek my blog as I go along, so visit back often.

Everyone who attended Barb's inaugural August long weekend get together for Stampin Up Demo's on Vancouver Island had a super fun creative time.

I have uploaded (again my first time) the cards we did for our swap and a couple from our make and takes.   Some of the gals were lucky to attend Convention 2010 and brought back oodles of ideas.  I love them all!
Take a look at what we did:

This is Susan's swap card.

This is Barb's swap card.

This is Sue's swap card.

This is Leslie's swap card. She
joined us for the event all the way from
Washington State, and she showed me how
to start up my blog. Hello Leslie :)

This is my swap card.

Even Mom got into the fun and
made her version. Love it Mom!

The following cards were our make n' takes:





All of these card ideas are wonderful inspirations, and I hope you have found some creative inspiration during your visit.

P.S. All materials used in making these cards are Stampin' Up! product.

Until next time, joyful and creative inkings your way.