Friday, November 20, 2009
I got the idea for this tile from fellow demo, Andrea Walford. She posted a similar tile made with the Angel stamp. She also posted how she used the shimmer paints mixed with re-inkers to paint it. Well, I knew when I saw that, that I had to do it! So, into my basement I went, to find the tiles, I knew I had!
To make this tile, I wiped the tile with a cloth (a.k.a. my jeans) to get off any dust or residue. Next, I took out a paper plate to use as my paint palette. You DO NOT need a lot of paint to get good coverage. I worked with one drop of Frost White Shimmer Paint (item #116854) for each color that I needed. Then, I mixed in 1 drop of Re-inker to the paint. For the darker colors like Bravo Burgundy, i used 2 drops of Frost White to 1 drop of reinker. Otherwise, it would looked too dark. Then, I simply painted the areas on the tile carefully and used a very little bit of paint. Also, when I finished painting the picture, I used the Champagne Mist (item #116806) to paint around the outside of the picture.
The classic reinker colors I used were: Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Summer Sun. I also used a little of the Platinum Shimmer Paint (item #116807) mixed with Frost White and Bashful Blue for the Baby Jesus' wrap. If you paint something that you do not like, you can wipe it away with a little water. One part of mine came out a little too dark to start so, I just added some water to the brush and lifted some of the paint off. Make sure that you seal these coasters with some clear sealant spray that you can find at one of those big craft stores or a hardware store. You can finish the back by glueing on some felt to protect your table.
I think a set of these coasters would make a great Christmas gift!!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Item Description Special Price
115961 Perfect Setting Bigz XL die $25.99
114515 Flower Burst Embosslits die $5.99
116760 Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die $25.49
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I used the Cottage Wall DSP and some Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive card stock. For the bears themselves, I used Creamy Caramel and Naturals Ivory card stock.
I hope you like them. Aren't they just too cute!? Wait till tomorrow when my Halloween die arrives and I can make the pumpkin bear and the witch bear.
If you are like me and just can't stand to be without these bears any longer, Click here to go to my website and order yours online!
Also, did you hear that Stampin' Up! has brought back the Deals of The Week for October? Well, they did! Now through October 12 at 9:50 AM(Mountain time), you can get the folowing punches for a great price!!
109183 Trio Flower punch $10.99
109041 5-Petal Flower punch $10.99
110709 My Way punch $11.99
To take advantage of this offer, simply e-mail me with your order or go right to my website and place your order online!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
When you host a workshop totaling $250 or more you can choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10! *Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.
Host a workshop of at least $400 and get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $79.95; promotional price: $39.97) when you use your free hostess dollars!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Anyway, here is the final product.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This is best selling new stamp set right now! I love it! It is such a versatile stamp and so easy to use! Here, I just stamped it on Crushed Curry card stock in Soft Suede ink. I added the grommet and brad in the center. Finally, I stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner, also in Soft Suede ink, and then layered it on a Soft Suede card. Quick and Easy!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Simply click on the image above and get shopping!!! As a special for the month of September, anyone who orders the Sweet Centers stamp set, will receive a set of the sweet treats cups for FREE! This special is only available through me, Kelly Mahoney, your Stampin' Up! demonstrator! You must e-mail or call me with your order by September 30th to get your free cups!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
This was cute and easy to make! I hope you like it! I will be sharing a few more samples and sneak peeks from the mini in the next few days.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Anyway, I am trying to get back in the swing of things and start posting regularly and get some classes planned and all of that good stuff. To get started with that, I participated in this week's color challenge. The colors were chocolate chip and any two of the new in colors. I went with Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo.
Here is what I came up with:
I started with a Choclate Chip card. I stamped the Upsy Daisy flowers across the bottom of it in Chocolate Chip ink. Next, I scallop punched a scrap of Bermuda Bay and attached it to a piece of Melon Mambo. I ran that through the Big Shot and cut it out with the Top Note Die. I stamped the Upsy Daisy image again on the Mambo cs with Mambo ink. I added the "Birthday Celebrations" with Chocolate Chip ink. I wanted the Top Note piece to "pop" a little more, so, I cut out another top note from Whisper White cs and cut off the ends. I layered those on the edges as shown. Finally, I added the 5/8" Chocolate Chip ribbon.
I also wanted the inside to be special. Since it is a dark colored card stock for the card, I like to add a piece of White cs to make it easier to write in. This time, I cut out another top note from White cs and stamped the tops of the Upsy Daisies in Melon Mambo ink and stuck that inside.!
I hope you like it!
Friday, June 12, 2009
This card I made for a swap that I am in using things that we could pre-order as sneak peeks from the new catalog. I stamped the main image in white craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. Next, I added the dsp on the bottom. The Old Olive strip on the side is stamped with some more images from this set also in Old Olive ink. The ribbon is the new in color polka dot grosgrain ribbon. And finally, the flower is from the Flower Fusion set and I dressed it up with a Jumbo silver brad!
One more note, the sketch that I used to create this card came from the Stampin' Success magazine that I get as a demo. It has so many great ideas and sketches that really help me with my business!!
Did I tell you that I love the new in colors!! By the way, we also will have markers for the in colors this year! YAY!!!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I have a few color challenges to share with you today! This first one is from the week of May 19th. The colors were Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, So Saffron, and More Mustard.
I started with a card base of Tangerine Tango. My main panel was Very Vanilla. I started by Brayering the whole sheet with so Saffron. Then, I brayered from the top down, not totally covering the Saffron, with More Mustard and finally with Tangerine Tango. From the bottom, I brayered a bit of Old Olive.
Next, I stamped the flowers and sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink. I finished it with a large grommet and 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain.
This card is from the week of May 26th. The colors were Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, So Saffron, and Garden Green.
I used one of the new sets that I earned for FREE from Sale a Bration. (One of those extra perks of being a demo!!) This is the "Friends 24-7" set. I stamped the Almost Amethyst panel with the long flowers in Almost Amethyst craft ink (it is a little hard to see in the photo!) and layered it with Garden Green. I stamped the brocade image in White craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder on a basic gray panel. This was also layered on Garden Green. The "here for you" was stamped on So Saffron inside the frame from the "Great Friend" set, (which is in the current mini catalog and you might see it after that too...). All pieces were layered on a Basic Gray card and then I added some rhinestone brads.
Ok... up next is the challenge from June 2. These colors were Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Apricot Appeal and Gable Green.
This is one of the new sets, that will be in the new and gorgeous catalog, called Circle Circus! I stamped the various circles on White cs in the colors for the week and punched them out with a few different circle punches. I layered them all onto a Whisper White card with some Pink Flamingo DSP, (which you will also be seeing in a new Stampin' Up! publication arriving July 1st). I added the silver jumbo brad. Finally, the "Happy Birthday" comes from the Very Versatile set in the mini - which will not be available after this month... and was punched out with the word window punch!...
Last but not least, is the challenge from this week! The colors were Barely Banana, Garden Green and Bordering Blue. Since we have some new In-Colors, we could swap out the Banana for the new Crushed Curry!! So that is what I did!
I started by embossing my Whisper White cs with the Manhattan flowers embossing folder in my big shot! Then, i turned it over and brayered some crushed curry ink onto the "wrong" side to get the color on the flowers and not on the outline. (I learned this technique from Patty Bennet's blog!)
Next, I cut out around the flowers.
I stamped the grass from the "Inspired by Nature" set and the sentiment in Garden green on my Bordering Blue card. Attached the flowers and that is it!!!!
So now I am all caught up! Phew!!!!
Stay tuned in the next few days for a few more sneak peeks!!! More new in colors and stamp sets!!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
I have had this tin sitting on my desk ready to be altered for a long time now! I guess I have been looking for the right inspiration to decorate it. The tin held Mulling spices from Williams-Sonoma. I simply cleaned it out and let it dry thoroughly. I took a piece of Designer Series paper from the Urban Garden pack and stamped it with stampes from Friends 24-7 set in Chocolate Chip and Really Rust ink. Then I used sticky strip to adhere it to the outside of the tin.
For the top, I covered the outside rim with the 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon. Next, I used my Big shot to cut out the scallop circle from Baja Breeze textured cs. Next, I cut out a 3.5" diameter circle from Very Vanilla cs using the Circle Scissors plus. The Vanilla piece was stamped with the bird image in Chocolate Chip ink. I used my markers to color it. Next, I colored over the whole thing with my Versamarker and embossed it with clear EP. Then, I stamped the damask image in Baja Breeze around the outside and sponged with both Really Rust and Chocolate Chip. I adhered these layers to the top and folded up the scallops on the top.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
It came out ok... I think I need some practice to get it just right. Also, I think the colors got a little washed out in the picture. Anyway, I chested a little on the colors and used Shimmery white instead of Very vanilla. The Very Vanilla does not hold up well to a lot of water like the Shimmery White does. The card base is Baja Breeze and the sentiment is a rub on from the Chit Chat set. The stamps I used were Fifth Ave Florals - my favorite!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This class will be $10 for all 4 cards! Plus, each of these cards has a different technique - so extra bonus!
The class will be held on Wednesday, May 20th at 7pm and again on Friday, May 22nd at 10am! Please let me know if you would like to come by Monday May 18th. Also, if you can't make it, I will be offering a class kit by mail with instructions and pictures of each card. The images can even be pre-stamped for you iof you would like.
I am really excited to share these cards with you! So, come join me!!!
Check back tomorrow for the latest color challenge!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
I used my brayer for this card. Have you heard of Michelle Zindorf and her brayer technique?? She is like a superstar on Splitcoaststampers. She makes amazing cards! Recently she signed up to be a Stampin' Up! demo and is actually one of my sidelines!! I even get to meet her in September at our upcoming Fall Fest! Anyway, all of that was to tell you that her work is what inspired this card!!!
I stamped the flowers from Upsy Daisy in Basic Gray. Next, I brayered the top with Riding Hood Red and the bottom with Always Artichoke. Next I sponged around the entire panel with Basic Gray ink. I added some highlights to the flowers with my white gel pen.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
This was a lot of fun to make and I can't wait to put some photos in it.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
When you open the card, this beautiful cake pops up to greet you. I decorated the layers with some of the flowers from the 3 flower punch. The candles on the top are from the die. Finally, for the bottom of the card, I added another eyelet border.
I will share another of these cards with you tomorrow. It is the card I made for my friends baby shower.
See you then!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I know that she is right! But, sometimes, life just gets in the way... So, I hope that you will continue to check out my blog and understand, that I try my best to update it as often as I can! :)
So here is my project for today! It was the color challenge for last week. The colors are Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron. I have been wanting to make a card with my new set from the Occassions mini called Very Versatile. I also needed some more inspiration and used Beate's Weekend Sketch.
This card is 4x8". The Designer Series paper on the side is from the Urban Garden pack. The Corduroy buttons can be found in the new Mini. The Ribbon is the free ribbon that I got during Sale-a-bration.
I also took some time to decorate the inside of the card.