Saturday, September 25, 2010

PaperTrey September Blog Hop Challenge

I owe all of the skills I have as a stamper to my friend Claudia.  I took a Domino Class from Claudia in 2004.  Since then I have been a member of her Stampin' Up Club and we have become good friends.  She is my one friend that is as avid (or maybe the word is rabid) about stamping as I am.  If I hadn't met her, I don't think I would have continued stamping.  That might not have been a bad thing since I only had a few hundred dollars invested in this hobby at that time and now it is thousands.  LOL  Claudia taught us techniques for a couple of years at stamp club.  One of the techniques that we learned was masking and that is what I used on my card.  I used a sketch from the Clean&Simple blog.

I used all four of the leaf dies to cut masks from post-it notes. I always make sure that the die cuts through some of the sticky on the post-it note. That way it will stick without added adhesive. I stamped the red leaf first and then covered it with its corresponding post-it. I then stamped the yellow leaf and covered it with its post-it. I did the same with the rust colored leaf.  My final two leaves were the pumpkin leaves. I didn't need the mask for those. You then remove the masks. I love the surprise of removing the masks and seeing what you have created. Thanks for looking and a big thanks to Claudia for all of my stamping skills.

Supplies used:
  Leaf Prints and sentiment from Falling Leaves
Paper:  PTI Soft Stone, SU Ruby Red, Summer Sun and Really Rust
Ink;  SU Basic Black, Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  PTI Leaf Dies used for Masking, SU Border Punch and SU Label Punch
Sketch:  From the Clean&Simple Blog, FTL105

Saturday, September 18, 2010


The Clean and Simple Challenge this week at SCS was an inspiration challenge.  The inspiration was a Birthday Wreath.  Here is a link to the wreath.  I chose to use the colors of the wreath for my cards.

The first card uses a SU set called Pick a Petal.  The second card uses a Papertrey Ink set called Just the Ticket.  I plan on sending these to my niece and nephew.

 Supplies used:
Stamps:  Stampin' Up and PaperTrey Ink
Paper:  PaperTrey Ink White and the Colored is Stampin' Up
Ink:  Stampin' Up
Accessories:  PaperTrey Ink Impression Plate and Just the Ticket Die