Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tips and Tricks - Metal Embossing

It's Thursday (Barb here) and time for another Tips and Tricks Thursday with Skipping Stones Design. This is something I hadn't tried before but I saw it in a magazine and liked the look.

Here are the supplies I used:
Spellbinders Metal Sheets
Foam Pad, Stylus, StazOn Ink
Skipping Stones Design-Timeless Textures Stamp

First, cut a piece of the metal sheet to the size you want.  Turn the sheet to the back side and stamp your image with StazOn.

With the back side facing up, place the metal sheet on the foam pad, and using your stylus, trace the image created by your stamp.
 Turn to the right side.

Adhere to a piece of cardstock.

 And embellish as you wish.  I used silver embossing powder with a sentiment from Sentiment Frames, and the musical background stamp from Timeless Textures with some Tim Holtz distress ink.  So, find a stamp and give it a try.  Check out some great stamp sets at Skipping Stones Design.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sketch Tuesday #61 at Skipping Stones Design

Another one of my favorite sentiments...'110 lb. friend'...I wish!  Heather, you're too funny!  This is from the set called Birthday Donuts.  It was out of stock for a while but it's back!  You really need to check out all of the cute stamp sets and sentiments at Skipping Stones Design Shop.  And since it's Tuesday, be sure to check out the Stamp Tramps take on this great sketch from Amy Sheffer this week.  Be sure to play along and upload your card using SSD #61 any time before next Monday night.

1. Heather is offering FREE SHIPPING enter "freeship" at check out...this is good on international orders as well as domestic.

2. Be sure to sign up for Skipping Stones Design Newsletter. On Thursday Heather is sending out a special coupon code to subscribers. It is an exclusive offer just for those who get our newsletter....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SSD060 - Purses by Skipping Stones Design

I just love Heather's cute little sentiments that come with these fun sets, and they are so true when you get to be my age... see what I mean!
 This is called a Key Finder...and it hangs on the side of your purse!

Most of the paper I used is from Stampin' Up Patterns Pack in Wild Wasabi except for the purse and handle which I think were from Bo Bunny.  It was designed using this great sketch from Amy Sheffer so be sure to play along this week at Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Skipping Stones for Katie

This is for Color Throwdown #124 for Katie Renz who is battling gastric cancer.  The stamp set is from Skipping Stones Design Cancer Schmancer.  I found this cute boot print ribbon at a local scrapbook store that recently went out of business. We were asked to make a card using Mambo Melon, Espresso, and Soft Sky...and then to mail the cards to Katie at:

Katie Renz
P.O. Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

I wish Katie the best.  Being a Breast Cancer Survivor myself, I'm sure these cards will bring her joy.

See the original post from Color Throwdown here.

I love the Soft Sky, you can see a little more of it here in the background.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Release Blog Hop (and Sketch Tuesday)

 Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop to celebrate the release of two new sets, Heartsong and Purse Birthday! Today the Stamp Tramps and the Skipping Stones Design Guest Designers will be featuring cards using Heartsong. If you've just happened upon my blog today, make sure to start from the beginning at Skipping Stones Design.  You should have arrived here from Brenda Weaver's blog.

Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means we're showcasing another great creation from our Guest Sketch Artist this month, Amy Sheffer. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch, just link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog and use SSD 59 if you link to any other sites. A lucky winner that joins our sketch challenge will win either a free stamp set or half off any stamp set in the store!

And here's the line up for today's hop:

Amy Sheffer -
Wendy Jordan -
Tammie Beaton -
Tami Mayberry -
Rae Barthel -
Jennifer Ingle -
Becky Olsen -
Kandi Phillips -
Jen del Muro -
Gladys Chia -
Brenda Weaver -
Barb Turpin - You're Here
Ann Kranitz -
Amy Tsuruta -

Your next stop on the hop is Ann's blog.  Have fun, and thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Don't forget about the awesome sale this 3, get 1 free!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Buy 3, Get 1 Free

These are the two newest sets, formally released tomorrow (Tuesday, January 11th), but there are lots to choose from.  Visit the store to see more at Skipping Stones Design-Shop.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for the Release Blog Hop to see what the Stamp Tramps and the fabby Guest Designers have done with Heartsong.  See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sketch Tuesday #58 at Skipping Stones Design

Hi there!  It's Tuesday again and time for another Sketch Tuesday at Skipping Stones Design.  I used the great background stamps from the wood grain and I stamped the scallop design onto a round chipboard piece to mimic a golf ball.  

Our Guest Sketch Artist for January is Amy Sheffer, you can read a little about Amy at Skipping Stones Design Meet and Greet Monday.    Here is the great sketch for you to play along this week: