Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jumbo Snowman

This is one big stamp! But he's sooooooooo cute!

What I used:

Jumbo Snowman stamp by Stampendous
Brilliant White, Iced Cobalt, and Iced Amethyst cardstock by Prism
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Orange & Black Glaze Pen
3-D Crystal Lacquer (over the bell on his hat)
Stardust Stickles
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Monday, September 29, 2008

Stamps and . . .

Fragments and Masks, OH my!
Click here to see what the Big Brown Truck has brought!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Cupcake

I'm still totally hooked on cupcake stamps . . . just can't seem to get enough of them . . . here's a quick and easy card:

What I used:

Cupcake Stamp by Inkadinkado
Cream Puff and Blush Red Medium Cardstock by Prism
Patterned Cardstock by Dream Street
Onyx Black Versafine Ink
Threading Water Border Punch
PrismaColor Colored Pencils: Carmine Red & Pink

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's a Flower Pot

Ha! I bet you're expecting to see more Flower Soft, huh? Nope not on this project . . .

What I used:

Mini Petal Pot
Snow Cap Adirondack Paint
Cloudy Blue Adirondack Paint
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Owl Christmas Stamp set by Hero Arts
Onyx Black VersaFine ink
Bamboo Leaves Memento ink
Ladybug Memento Ink
Brilliant White and Black cardstock by Prism
Zip Dry Glue
Scalloped Rectangle, Rectangle, & Circle Nesties
Scalloped Circle Punches
Fine Tip Black Pen
Foam Tape
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Bamboo Skewers
Uncooked Rice

Paint the Petal Pot:

Step 1 - Dab Snow Cap paint onto Petal Pot; just kinda dab it around . . . I didn't totally coat it. Allow to dry.
Step 2 - Using a bristle brush, apply a coat of Cloudy Blue paint over the dabbed Snow Cap paint.
Step 3 - Use a damp paper towel to blot some of the excess Cloudy Blue paint. This will allow the Snow Cap paint 'peek' through and add some texture. Allow to dry.
Step 4 - Randomly stamp snowflakes using VersaMark ink and emboss with White powder.
Step 5 - Repeat Steps 1 - 4 on the other side of the Petal Pot

Note: The Petal Pots come flat. For best results, paint and emboss one side at a time.

Create the "Flowers":

Step 1 - Punch five circles and one rectangle from Brilliant White Cardstock. Punch two scalloped rectangles from Black cardstock. I used Nestabilites for this step.
Step 2 - Punch nine scalloped circles from Black cardstock. I used jumbo, super jumbo and mega punches for this step.
Step 3 - Stamp Top Hat Owl using Onyx Black ink onto one of the bigger Brilliant White circles; set aside to dry.
Step 4 - Stamp sentiments on the remaining circles and rectangle; adhere to coordinating scalloped circles and scalloped rectangle.
Step 5 - Using Zip Dry Glue, adhere bamboo skewers to the back side of the Sentiment Circles and Rectangle. Set aside to dry.
Step 6 - Once the glue is dry, cover the bamboo skewers by adhering the remaining scalloped circles and scalloped rectangle. I just used double-sided tape for this step.
Step 7 - Color Top Hat Owl using colored pencils. Doodle a border with a fine tip black pen. Adhere to coordinating black scalloped circle. Attach to Petal Pot using foam tape.
Step 8 - Open the Petal Pot so it sits properly. Add a tad bit of Zip Dry Glue around the bottom edges.

Note: I applied the glue on the inside of the Petal Pot to keep the rice from falling through.

Step 9 - Fill Petal Pot about 2/3 full with uncooked rice (you can use pinto beans or coffee beans, too). Arrange "flowers" as desired.

Ta-da! All done!

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions about this project, feel free to send me an email.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Basket of Flowers

Here's a card I made for another one of my sister's (I have a lot of sisters) using Flower Soft. Yep . . . I really love this stuff!

What I used:

Stamp by American Art Stamp
Lavender Flower Soft
Flower Soft Glue
Iced Kiwi, Iced Amethyst, Frosted Amethyst and Brilliant White cardstock by Prism
Diamond Border Punch
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Prismacolor colored pencils

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Thinking of You Bouquet

Here's a card I made for one of my sister's using Flower Soft. I love this stuff! It is soooooo cool!

What I used:

Sweet Pea Flower Soft
Flower Soft Glue
Flower Soft Wires
Flower Soft Mini Bouquet & Mounts
Herbal Garden Light, Herbal Garden Medium, and Baby Pink cardstock by Prism
Sentiment stamp by Inkadinkado
Scalloped Oval Nesties
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Make Some Creepy Cupcakes!

Okey dokey . . . here's the tutorial to create the Creepy Cupcakes.

What you will need:

1 can of Great Stuff (see pic below)
1 Cupcake Pan (that you will NEVER bake in again)
Paper Cupcake Liners
Adirondack Acrylic Paint (I used Sunset Orange, Citrus, Purple Twilight, and Pitch Black)
Chunky Glitter
Mod Podge (I used Gloss Lustre)
Bristle Paintbrushes
Various Embellies (Sequins, Buttons, Spider Rings, Google Eyes, etc.)

Great Stuff comes in a can. You can purchase it at your local home improvement store. Here's what it looks like:

Step 1 - Line cupcake pan with liners

Step 2 - Fill cupcake liners about 1/3 of the way with Great Stuff (be sure you don't over fill . . .yes, that would be experience talking). In the picture below, the Great Stuff has already started to expand.

Step 3 - Allow Great Stuff to set. About an hour or two. You'll know they're ready to decorate once the Great Stuff is no longer sticky. This is what they look like once they're set.

Step 4 - Paint away! No trick to this step, other than use a brush instead of the Dabber top. Some colors may require two coats.

Step 5 - After the paint has dried throughly, apply a generous coat of Mod Podge. (I used a bristle brush, but you could also use a Foam Brush). Sprinkle Glitter over the top while the Mod Podge is still wet.

Step 6 - Once the Mod Podge has dried thoroughly, decorate your cupcakes with embellishments. I found that Golden Gel Medium and Zip Dry Glue worked the best.

Step 7 - Enjoy looking at your cupcakes . . .but please don't eat them, and keep them out of reach of pets and small children.

Thanks for visiting! If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cupcake Penguins

Another sample done by The Cat's Pajamas Design Team:
LOVE it!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Merry Fish-mas!

New images from Impression Obsession now available for pre-order! Anticipated ship date is Friday, Sept. 19.

Click here to go get 'em!

GPP Street Team - Clean Your Plate

Halloween is my very favorite holiday! This challenge hosted by Michelle Ward is just what I needed.

I have a nice sized display case outside the store and have been working very hard on finishing up stuff to decorate the window. My goal is to have the window set by the end of this week.

Sooooo . . . back to the challenge . . . here's one of the five things that will be put into the window. . . A Plate of Creepy Cupcakes of course!

Click here for a tutorial. Thanks Michelle, for the opportunity to share! Thanks Julie, for linking your blog to the GPP blog!

29th Birthday . . .

. . . again!

New images from The Cat's Pajamas have arrived and Alma sent some cute cute cute samples made by her Design Team! Here's one:
Soooooooooooo cute!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cool Coffins!

So, a client came in the other day and she brought these coffins with her. Aren't they sooooooo cool?!?!

She drew the images by hand and painted them. And she was kind enough to let me take pictures so I could share them here on the blog. Thanks Nikole!

Oh, you bet I'm gonna be heading over to Michael's to get a few of these coffins . . .

Saturday, September 13, 2008


And a pirate?? Double cute!
What I used:

Stamp by Hero Arts
Papaya Puree Dark, Black, and Tawny Light cardstock by Prism
Patterned Paper by Making Memories
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Tuxedo Black Memento ink (for edging)
Tim Holtz' Paper Distresser
Grid Ribbon
Prismacolor Pencils

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Holy Canoli!

UPS has been good to me this week!

Check out what's come in:

Flower Soft (love this stuff!)
New stamps from The Cat's Pajamas (so cute!)
Black Magic Cardstock (oh my! so cool!)
Treading Water Border Punch (yahoo!!)
New stamps & paper from Memory Box (to die for!)
New Changito stamps (I love that monkey!)

Click here to see it all.


An owl dressed up as a witch! Soooooooo cute!
What I used:
Owl and Sentiment stamps by Hero Arts
Bat Paisley stamp by Impression Obsession
Frosted Kiwi, Vibrant Cobalt, Black & Brilliant White cardstock by Prism
Onyx Black Versafine Ink
Pear Tart Memento Ink
Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Prismacolor Pencils

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Sweet Halloween

Yummy! Candy Apples always make for a sweet Halloween.
What I used:

Intense Kiwi, Tawny Dark, and Brilliant White cardstock by Prism
Patterned Paper by Daisy Bucket
Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance Ink
Prismacolor Pencils

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Keep Goblins Away

It's easy! Really . . .just have an apple a day.
What I used:

Tawny Light, Tawny Dark & Brilliant White cardstock by Prism
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Ladybug Memento ink
Sepia Glaze Pen
PrismaColor pencils

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Closed Today

Please note our retail location will be closed today, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008.

See you tomorrow!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Oh Mummy!

How cute cute cute is Changito all dressed up for Halloween??
Yep . . . new Changito stamps . . . and clear stamps . . . and Class A'Peels have arrived!

Click here to see what else is new.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Great Pumpkin Search

Oooooh goodie goodie goodie! The plans for the Great Pumpkin Search are coming along quite nicely!
Click here to read more about the Online Shop Hop coming in October!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Fall Colors

A card for fall . . .

What I used:
Fall Time stamp by American Art Stamp
"Fall Colors" stamp from Harvest Expressions set by Inkadinkado
Houndstooth Embossing Folder
Sunflowers Dark, Sunflowers Medium, Spring Willow Dark, & Citrus Green cardstock by Prism
Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink
Bamboo Leaves, Potter's Clay and Rich Cocoa Memento ink
Olive Ric Rac
Prismacolor Pencils: White, Terra Cotta, Yellow Ochre, Olive Green, Moss Green, Tuscan Red, Peach and Peach Beige

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