Thursday, August 8, 2013

Oh Henry, it's a boy!

The other day, my husband came home from work and said he need a baby boy card for one of his coworkers.  I love doing cards for babies, but I don't have any cute current baby sets.  I dug into my retired stash and found Oh Henry!, the perfect set. Almost everything I used for this card is retired, but you can use the layout with any current set and paper.

Henry was stamped with Basic Grey onto Bashful Blue cardstock and then cut out.  The onesie, booties and bib came from another retired set but I can't remember the name of that set right now.  The card base was embossed with the Polka dot embossing folder.

Hope you like this card and feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks for visiting!

-Roberta

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Getting ready for back to school!

We only have a few more weeks left before the kids go back to school.  That means it is time to start thinking about teacher gifts for the first day of school.  You know the old saying "an apple for the teacher", well here is my version.

I know I used some retired items on this project, but it is too cute not too.  I used the milk carton die to make the apple with some leaves from the sizzlet die.  The kids are from the retired set Greeting Card Kids.  I filled the apples with chocolate candies because every teacher needs chocolate after a day full of very excited kids.

Hope you like this project and feel free to leave a comment.

Thank you for visiting!

-Roberta

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Promo




I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!


Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013
Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You and your customers need to visit mypaperpumpkin.com to join.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the mypaperpumpkin.com website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).

Remember that when you sign up for Paper Pumpkin, you will need to enter my name (Roberta Smith) as your demonstrator.

Hope you take advantage of this great deal.  Feel free to leave a comment with any additional questions.

Thank you for visiting!

-Roberta

Monday, August 5, 2013

Carve your own with Undefined

Stampin' Up! has released a new product called Undefined.  If you have ever wanted that just right stamp and couldn't find it, now you can.  Click on the video below for a short informative video.


Intrigued? We know you want to get your hands on the kit and start carving your own masterpieces. Here are the item numbers you'll need (we suggest adding a refill kit on your first order . . . trust us, you're gonna want it).
Item #
Description
Price
133402
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit
$19.95
134808
Undefined Refill Kit
$9.95
124236
Clear-Mount Cling Foam*
$10.95
*Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.
Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates
Included in the Refill Kit:
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • Instruction sheet
Express your personality, thoughts, feelings, etc. with a stamp you've carved all on your own! We know you'll have a "look what I made!" moment.

Feel free to get in touch with me to order your new Undefined set.

Thanks for visiting!

-Roberta


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Zebra with Zoo Review

Another swap.

Sorry for the poor picture quality, it was a bad weather day when I took the picture.

This one is simple, but did take some time putting together.  The zebra and sentiment were stamped with stazon with Gumball Green ribbon behind.  The stripes are Basic Black cut in varying widths and curves.  I glued them on Whisper White in designs that appealed to me.

Hope you like this card and feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks for visiting!

-Roberta 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Rings for 3-D swap

I also decided to make some rings to swap.  I used jewelry wire from the local hobby store for the base.  I thought the wire would look better than regular ring bases.  Most of the rings I made used the Vintage Faceted Buttons as a base.


I wish I had a set by set tutorial for you but completely forgot to take pictures.  To make the base, I threaded the wire through the two holes in the buttons and then wrapped the wire around the top of the Stampin' Cleaner bottle to get uniform sizes.  To hold the wire in place, I wrapped the wire around the sides of the ring a couple times.  The tops are Antique Brads that have the brad backs cut off.  I simple hot glued them to the button.  The two on the far left have flowers from the retired flower trim.


Here is a close up of one of the rings with just the brad and button.


Close up of flower, brad and button.


This is a side shot to show a better look at how the ring base was put together.

Hope you like these rings and feel free to leave a comment if you need any further instructions.

Thank you for visiting!

-Roberta

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Monsters Swap

My second swap card is my favorite one!!!
These monsters are too stinkin' cute!!

Super simple to make with the owl punch.  Punch the owl body, an extra set of feet and two hearts.  You can see on the middle monster I used the eyes from the owl punch also, but I like the look of the google eyes better.  The second set of feet are used for the arms and the hearts are the ears.  I used the banner framelits and Itty Bitty Banners for the sentiment.  The pole holding the banner is just a toothpick and I drew the mouths with the Basic Black marker.

Hope you enjoy this card and feel free to leave a comment.

Thank you for visiting!

-Roberta

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blown Reinker Swap

Hello everyone!  It has been a while since I posted the projects I have been working on.  I recently went to Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversay Convention in Utah and want to show you the swaps I made.

The first one I want to show you is my Blown Reinker swap.
It is super simple and a technique I learned when I was little.  On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, drop a single drop of Stampin' Up! reinker offset from the center.

With a straw cut in half, blow out the reinker until you have the amount of veins you are happy with.

You might need to use a second drop of reinker if the veins are too thick.  Continue with different colors until you have a design you are happy with.





The punch is the new Artisan Label punch and the sentiment is from the Label Love set.

Hope you enjoy this card and if you need additional instructions, please feel free to leave a comment.

Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What I have been working on

It has been a very long time since I posted anything here.  I have been doing some stamping but not a lot.  I seemed to have misplaced my camera and my phone doesn't always want to take good pictures, which makes me not want to post.  My camera is still missing in action and my phone has finally cooperated with me so I decided to show you what I have been working on recently.




These are child size crochet hats that are super simple to make!  They are going to be donated to Texas Children's Hospital for the kids undergoing treatment.  My aunt got me started and they are way to fun to stop, plus it is a great cause!

Thanks for stopping by, I am off to make some more hats!