Tuesday, December 22, 2009

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Stampers Style :)

Thanks Lynn for sharing this with me! Now I have to share it with everyone else! :)

Twas the Night Before Christmas-A Rubber Stamper's Version

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the den, were scattered my ink pads, my stamps and my pens.

The cards I had hoped to send off in the mail, were still on the table and my hand felt quite frail.

I'd stamped through the evening in hopes I would find, I'd finished my cards...but I was still far behind.

When out in my driveway, there arose such a clatter that I sprang from my chair as embossing powder splattered.

The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow, made me wish that my white ink was not running low.

When what to my tired, bloodshot eyes should appear but a red SUV and my stamp friends so dear.

Susie, Dianne, Carol, Rita and Jill, all from the car in the driveway did spill.

With a handful of treats they knocked at the door, then dashed up my stairway to the second floor.

They surrounded my table with laughter and glee and stamped up those cards as fast as could be.

Embossing guns warmed, and powder was spread, as I felt pass beyond me my feeling of dread.

As they finished each card with a gentle, "Its Done", their smiles told me they were having fun.

The cards were all stacked, with their envelopes too, and it dawned on me that my chore was now through.

They left as they'd come in the blink of an eye, and I just murmured "Thank You" as the group hurried by.

And I heard them exclaim as they drove out of sight, The best kind of Christmas is where Stampers Unite!

Monday, December 14, 2009

NEW cards!

Enjoy! I've been busy this weekend!!

This one was actually from a couple weeks ago for my wonderful hubby's birthday! He loved the card :D

And BRING ON the Christmas cards -

(I actually meant to sponge the edge of the white oval of this card.. but forgot! Oops! Next one!)

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Holidays in Hand... prompts

I'm taking Jessica Sprague's Holidays in Hand class. Day 2's assignment is to create something to hold our prompts... and here is what I came up with. :)

(Oh, and I still need to post Day 1's assignment. It's done in the "old fashioned" way in a journal!)

I just love the "snow" on my ledge... ;)

The back... still using chipboard to hold it up, I just covered it with some vanilla-cream colored cardstock.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

3x3 Christmas Card box + cards

Any of those local to me, I'll be offering this as a class in early December. Email me at: mlhweber@gmail.com if you are interested!
For those NOT local, but still like this, I'll be offering it in my etsy shop too! Check soon! (Or you can email me)
Envelopes included!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Another Christmas card!

A non digital card this time. :)
From Happy Scrappin'

Christmas Card!

My first of the season... I created it using My Digital Studio! I'm sending it to the printer today, I can't WAIT to get it back!!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thoroughly Modern Card Set

Made with the Thoroughly Modern designer paper. And to some of those who have asked... yes, I will begin to sell these items soon! I'm working on a site to "open shop" and sell some projects. :) Here's a sneak peak with the "Thoroughly Modern" card set. This set comes with 10 cards: 5 designs (2 of each design), 10 envelopes, and a box to store all the cards.

Closer view:

Just another view:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Trick or Treat!

Want something sweet?

Just a paper pieced box! Then I used the large oval punch for the middle. The baggie on the inside is held together with Stampin' Up!'s hemp twine. But the best part? Well the candy corn of course!! :)

Cardstock: Tangerine Tango (retired), Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Staz On
Stamps: Grateful Greetings
Punches: Large Oval, Curly Label
Accessories: Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Saturday, October 10, 2009

TREAT word album!

I had to get a little festive for Halloween with a TREAT word album!

OKAY! Now that you've seen all those photos... here's some of the details of what's what.

For the pumpkins, I used the 1 3/8" circle punch and large oval punch. I hand folded them, and on some I used the Versamarker Pen to draw over the creases, or around the pumpkins, and I used hemp twine for their stems. The treat bag is the 1 1/4" square punch, with the "Trick or Treat" part of the Trick or treat, scary and sweet stamp, using VersaMark. I used hemp twine again for the handles. The tootsie roll inspired "sweets" are made from the 1 1/4" square punch. I wrapped the square around a pencil to give it some bend, then rolled it into a tighter roll, and used Sticky Strip to hold it down. For the edges of the sweets, I used the same square punch and snipped off a corner to make a triangle, used sticky strip again to tape it to the sweet, and snipped a frayed look on the edge. On the last page, I made the leaves using the 1 3/8" circle punch. Punch the circle once, then put the circle about half way into the punch and punch again. The tombstones are made with the Designer Label punch. I punched them out, and trimmed off the sides, then used VersaMarker pen to make the RIP designs.

Cardstock: Tangeringe Tango, Kiwi Kiss (both retired, but you could use the current Dusty Durango and Old Olive to get a very close look), Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps: Grateful Greetings, Taffy Alphabet, Taffy Numbers, Full Calendar
Inks: VersaMark, Rich Razzleberry, Staz On (black), Staz On (white)
Pens: VersaMarker Pen, Black Writer
Punches: Curly Label, Designer Label, 1 3/8" Circle, Large Oval, 1 1/4" Square, Scallop Edge, Eyelet Boarder
Ribbon/Twine: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Hemp Twine (natural color)
Other accessories: silver brads, sticky strip, dimensionals, snail adhesive