Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy New Year-pop that cork!

Happy New Year everyone!  I love this little image and created some foamy champagne spray using the Fran•táge method with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel.


I added a piece of mini cork, shaved to lay flat.  Unfortunately, the company I ordered the little image from, Scrolls Work Design, went out of business!  I'm not sure if you could find the same image somewhere else...but I really like him so I decided to share...thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering this for Simon Says - Anything Goes Challenge

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Vintage Santa Baby

I know, I know...Christmas is over...but I thought I'd share this card anyhow since I'm considering using it for a scrapbook layout.  I just love the sentiment stamp called Merriest Wish, it feels so 'retro'...not quite vintage, but from the Fifties.  I say that because when I saw it, an old Christmas photo of me as a baby popped into my head.  But when I hunted down the photo I was mistaken, the font is different...

...but hey, put a Santa hat on me and I could pass for jolly old Santa with those chubby cheeks!  Thus, I may need to turn the card into a scrapbook page!

The Santa image is from a set called Jumbo Vintage Santa, sold out currently at Stampendous, but I found it at my local scrapbook store, Heartfelt Creations, and they also carry it online at 7 Kids College Fund.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Stampendous Cardinals Christmas

I finally got some crafty time this weekend and was able to play with this awesome set from Stampendous called Cling Jumbo Cardinals.  The holly leaves and berries image, stamped lightly in the background, comes in the same set.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Christmas Background  stamp.  The Cardinals were stamped in Memento Black Tuxedo ink and colored with the few Copic markers I own...I really debated on coloring them both the bold red that is common for the male, but I remember hearing that Cardinals mate for life so I thought I'd give in and color the female with the more subtle colors...truly love that red cardinal though!

Did I say this set is awesome?  Here's another card using the holly leaves and berries image:

The sentiment is from Merriest Wish which comes in either wood mounted or cling rubber.

And the last one used the holly and berries image but a Thank You sentiment from Thoughtful Wishes from the October Catalog.

I guess you can tell I kind of like this set...thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Stampendous Silver and Black Christmas

Hi, Barb here, playing at being a BlogStar once again for Stampendous Impressions!  Boy these three months are flying by!  This week I've taken a little bit different spin on this great Christmas Background stamp.  I realize black is a little out of the ordinary for a Christmas card, but I like the contrast, and black and silver just speaks 'elegant formal' to me.  The Detail Silver Embossing Powder works great for the fine text on this card.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Clean and Simple - Sparkly Winter Wishes

I made this quick card for a co-worker and his family who are struggling financially this season and several of us wanted to help him out...I thought this was the perfect sentiment from this Stampendous Clear Stamp set called Kiddo Snow Globe.

And speaking of Clean and Simple, you should play along with the December Challenge at Stampendous Impressions CAS Christmas Cards All Month!

Might give you some good ideas for some last minute Holiday fun!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Blog Candy Winner-Stampendous Charm Collection

Thank you all for your sweet comments on the Seashell Wreath-Stampendous Indus Trading Company Blog Hop! !  Here's the prize:

Out of 22 comments, chose #12 -

mauiquilter said:
"My Christmas cards have shells on them! Love your wreath - the bird in the bottlecap is just plain sassy! For some reason, I am really drawn to the Eiffel Tower these days!"

Please contact me at b_turpin at comcast dot net with your mailing information.

Thanks for hopping!

Gold and Silver Stampendous

Gold and Silver...gotta love it!  Reminds me of a record album by an old San Francisco band called Quicksilver Messenger Service...what memories!

Anyhow, I did a bit of a different take on this Gold and Silver Challenge over at DYSU Challenge Blog (Do You Stack Up).  This can be used as a gift card holder or to hold yummy Christmas candies or whatever you can stuff into the size can you've chosen.

Start with a pop-top can, preferably one with fruit because it cleans up so easily...then, turn it upside down and use a smooth edge can opener to remove the bottom of the can...leaving the pop top in place.

Measure around the can as well as the height of the can and cut a piece of cardstock to fit.  Find a fabulous stamp like this Christmas Background from Stampendous.  I stamped with Versamark and sprinkled gold and silver alternately down the paper.

Then I attached the stamped cardstock to the can using Beacon Zip Dry adhesive - Love this stuff! -

After you stuff the can (with confetti, gift card, candy, socks, coal...) turn it upside down and glue the bottom, add some ribbon and a cute little tag (Get Socks)...then when the recipient opens the can they have a totally personalized gift...lots more fun than opening an envelope Christmas morning!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Seashell Wreath-Stampendous-Indus Trading Co

 Welcome to this week's finale of the Collaboration of Stampendous Impressions and DIY Bangles!  My project for today is a wreath made with sea shells and some great Stampendous product.

This cute little bird in the bottle cap is from the Charm Collection

...and I just happen to have a set to give away to one lucky winner...just leave a comment on my blog telling me which little image you like the best and I'll draw a name and announce the winner on December 6th.  Can you spot more little 'charms' on this next shot?

I also used the Carte Postale stamp and some great Stampendous Essentials Embossing Powder and Mica Fragments.

 Well, there's a lot to see so have fun hopping!  And MORE BLOG CANDY!

  At each blog (or just the ones you want) leave an insightful comment that lets us know you actually looked at the project and we'll enter you once for each comment in a chance to win some DIY Bangles, beads, or circles plus some Stampendous goodies with which to embellish them.

Tip...I also covered the raw wood circle with Shabby White Embossing Enamel just in case the wood showed through the sea shells...