May 21, 2010

Animal Crackers- Have an Ice Day!

This is the first movie that has worked for me. I appologize in advance for all of the mistakes I made. LOL As I do more videos I am sure they will get better, so please bare with me while I learn. I will post a picture at the end of the video so you can see the end result. I changed the white gel pen and marked over it with the black marker to make it pop more.  Sorry about the background sounds, I forgot to turn off the TV.

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Stamp Set: Animal Crackers
Paper: bashful blue, whisper white, basic black
Ink: basic black, markers: bashful blue & black
Accessories: black button, border trim punch, black grossgrain ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, Happi Stamping,

Carol

May 19, 2010

Bloomin Beautiful

I tried to make a video for you tonight but for some reason it didn't work. I will try again another time.This stamp set is one of my all time favorites. I love the color red and decided it would look great with black and white.

Stamp Set: Bloomin Beautiful
Paper: real red, black, rock-a-billy DSP, whisper white
Ink: stazon black, markers- real red, rose red, old olive, certainly celery, yo yo yellow, black
accessories: real red ribbon, black buttons, boho blossoms punch

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Stamping,

Carol

May 17, 2010

Heartfelt Thanks

  I love to spend my time with my family and friends. Today I spent the day with my mother and we had a great time. Here is a card I made with a retired stamp set. I really like this set and wish it had never retired. {sigh} I decided today to break open  the case again and this is what I came up with. I really enjoyed stamping with this set again and I will do it more often now.

Stamp Set: Heartfelt Thanks
Paper: chocolate chip, whisper white, pretty in pink DSP from the hostess set level 1 paper pack.
Ink: garden green, pretty in pink, razzleberry, old olive, almost artichoke
Accessories: big shot top note, heart border and corner punch, whisper white satin ribbon, white gel pen, and the polka dots embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Stamping,

Carol

May 15, 2010

Baroque Thank You

I have been really busy getting my wood stamps unmounted. It is very time consuming but worth it in the end. I am almost finished now with only a few more to go. I thought I would stop and make a thank you card to share with you tonight.

Stamp Sets: Barogue Motif, All Holidays
Paper: old olive, pretty in pink
Ink: Pretty in Pink, old olive
Accessories: eyelet border punch, pink ribbon, pretty in pink brads, word window punch, modern label punch, corner rounder

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Stamping,

Carol

May 9, 2010

Elements of Style

Happy Mother's Day to all. Have a great day!



I will be spending time with my family and enjoying the day.

Stamp Set: Elements of Style
Paper: whisper white, melon mambo
Ink: melon mambo
Accessories: dots folder, melon mambo polka dot ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Stamping,

Carol

May 1, 2010

Elements of Style


I have been quite busy lately but I was determined to make a card today so this is the one I came up with. I didn't have pretty in pink ribbon so I used my marker and painted the ribbon. I also colored in parts of the image with the marker.

Stamp Sets: Elements of Style, Tiny Tags
Paper: mellow moss, kraft DSP ( paper pack 111 from level 1 hostess ) whisper white
Ink: mellow moss, marker pretty in pink
Accessories: white gross grain ribbon painted, tiny tags punch, eyelet border punch, cricut machine and storybook cartridge for the 4x4 DSP.

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Stamping,

Carol

March 23, 2010

Vintage Vogue

I was on Stamp with Heather's blog and she now has a sketch challenge. This is my take of her sketch this week.

Stamps Set: vintage Vogue
Paper: real razzle berry, very vanilla
Ink: real razzleberry, old olive
Accessories: scallop border punch, 3/4" circle punch, brads, crystle brad, dimentionals.
Thanks for stopping by, Happi Stamping,
Carol

March 22, 2010

Haiti Relief Fund

Here is an update for you on the Haiti relief fund that SU! donated $2.00 from every stamp set I (heart) Hearts sold. The total of 13,587 stamp sets were sold and that came to over $27,000 for the donation to Haiti. Thank you all so much and Thank you Stampin'Up!

Thanks for stopping by, Happi Stamping,

Carol

March 17, 2010

Flower Pot Easter


Sorry I have not posted lately. I found this tutorial for Flower Pot Pocket Card on Splitcoast Stampers. It was really very easy to make. Give it a try, you will enjoy making it.
Stamp Sets: Picnic Parade [hostess] Well Scripted
Paper: dutsty durango, very vanilla, barely bannana
Ink: soft suede, dusty durango, bashful blue marker
Accessories: lg scallop punch, 1 1/2" scallop punch, scallop edge border punch, big shot little leaves sizzlet, blossoms sizzlet, dusty durango polka dot ribbon.
thanks for stopping by, Happi Stamping,
Carol


February 20, 2010

Vintage Vogue

Well here it is Friday again. The weeks are going by so fast and not enough time to get everything done that I want to, but I did get a card made. This card was made with the sketch from Friday Sketchers challenge. I love this new bird punch and just had to incorporate it into my card. It is so cute I think I will use it quite often.

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Paper: real razzleberry, whisper white, cottage wall DSP
Ink: real razzleberry, black marker for the birds eye
Accessories: oval scallop punch, bird punch, word window punch, border trim punch, dazzling diamonds and two way glue pen.

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Stamping,

Carol

February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's day to you all. I hope your day was as much fun as mine was. I spent the day with my Mother, my DD and her family. We visited and watched the winter olympics. What fun we had cheering with the crowd. It was so exciting when Canada won their 1st GOLD metal on Canadian soil. DD and her husband have tickets to go and see the ceremonies tomorrow night, so she is very excited. I made cards for my family but unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of them. That is not like me at all, sorry, I will remember from now on. Hey! it was still an all around great day!

Thanks for stopping by, Happi Stamping,

Carol

February 11, 2010

Thanks So Much

Mr. Brown showed up with my new goodies today and I have had some fun playing. Here is the Thank You cards for this month. For the border strip I used the new heart border punch and the small heart punch. A very simple, easy card to make.

Stamp Sets: Vintage Labels, Tiny Tags
Paper: whisper white. bordering on blue, bella birds DSP
Ink: bordering on blue, soft suede
Accessories: small heart punch, heart border punch, sponge

Thanks for stopping by, Happi stamping,

Carol

February 6, 2010

Just for you

Today's card is made using one of my favorite stamp sets, A Rose is a Rose. Adding stitching around the card just gave it a more finished look. I did the stamp off technique for the rose. I am still concidering adding some hearts in the corner and using it for a valentine card. Wouldn't that be cute.
Stamp Sets: A Rose Is A Rose, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: whisper white, real razzleberry, cottage wall DSP
Ink: perfect plum and perfect plum marker
Accessories: white gel pen, big shot little leaves, horizontal punch, whisper white grossgrain ribbon, square scallop was cut with the cricut.
Thanks for stopping by, Happi Stamping,
Carol

February 4, 2010

Happy Valentine Day

I made this card using the emboss resist technique. I stamped the image with versa mark and heat embossed it. I then took perfect plum and rubbed the image to to show the embossed heart. I used the SAB trim border punch to make the card pop more. I stamped the trim to give it a DSP look, added ribbon and the card is finished. I have entered the emboss resist challenge over at Capture the Moment blog. It has been so long since I have done this technique that I had fun making this project.

Stamp Sets: Always, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: whisper white, pale plum, perfect plum
Ink: perfect plum, black, versamark
Accessories: corner rounder punch, border trim punch, iridescent ice embossing powder, heat gun, white satin ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by, Happi Stamping,

Carol

February 3, 2010

Owl Love

Here is a quick and easy card with heart shapes. I made this card for a few challenges. Creative Card Crew- Valentines. ABC Challenge- N is for anything new. Lexis Creations challenge-Valentines. Sophisticat Challenge- Love. The Corrosive Challenge- All about love.
Stamp Sets: Fox and Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: whisper white, melon mambo DSP
Ink: melon mambo, soft suede
Accessories: border trim punch, dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue

January 29, 2010

Thinking of You

One of my birthday presents this year was a blouse that has some georgous teal's, browns and cream colors in it. I chose a few of the colors for this card and I used the Sketch Saturday's challenge for this card. What a great sketch this one is. I will be using this one again.

Stamp Sets: Abundant Hope, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: taken with teal, tempting turquoise, kraft, rainbow sherbet DSP [retired] whisper white
Ink: going grey
Accessories:word window punch, heart corner punch, heart border punch, taken with teal grossgrain ribbon, chalks- taken with teal, old olive, summer sun.

Thanks for stopping by, Happi Stamping,

Carol

January 27, 2010

Wings of Friendship

I used the sketch from Create4fun challenge on this card. The challenge for the Creative Card Crew is to use Punches. Chrisma Cards challenge is to use fruity colors. I love the bird stamps so this one will always stay in my stamp collection.

Stamp Sets: Wings of Friendship [hostess set], Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: melon mambo, pretty in pink, whisper white
Ink: melon mambo
Accessories: 1" circle punch, melon mambo polkadot ribbon, unknown glitter, white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by, Happi Stamping,

Carol

January 26, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies

I used the colors from the Color Create Challenge blog kraft-blue-white. The layout is from Mojo Monday challenge. The card and the insert is cut at 41/4"x41/4". With the border punch it makes it just the right size for the card.

Stamp Set: Well Scripted
Paper: kraft, whisper white, bella birds DSP
Ink: bordering on blue, black
Accessories: border trim punch, corner trim punch, big shot beautiful butterflies embosslit, dazzling diamonds and whisper white grossgrain ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by, Happi Stamping,

Carol

January 23, 2010

Haitian Disaster Relief

Haitian Disaster Relief
By Carol Richard

Stampin’ Up! is a company with heart and this is evident with the current situation in Haiti.
From now until the end of February Stampin’ Up! will donate $2.00 to the Red Cross for every sale of the ” I {heart} Hearts” stamp set from the Mini Occations catalogue.



This is a wonderful set and it coordinates with the two heart punches from Stampin Up! and its a great set for all your valentines cards and all other projects as well.

Now if you purchase the “I {heart} Hearts” stamp set I will also give my full commission on that stamp set as well as commission on the two heart punches if you purchase them as well. So this is a way we can both help with the Haitian situation and we all know what a good job the Red Cross does in these situations.
So contact me today to place your order and start helping these Haitian people.
Thanks for stoppin by,

Carol

January 22, 2010

Bella Bird

Today's card is using some of the new Stampin up items from the mini occasions catalogue. I love all the new punches, they are great. I used the sketch from Gretchen Barron Site Inspiration In Action. I really like the sketch and it is so easy. Hop on over and see her gorgeous designs, you won't be disappointed.

Stamp Set: Well Scripted
Paper: bordering on blue, bella blue DSP, whisper white and chocolate chip
Ink: black, bashful blue
Accessories: large bird punch, heart border punch, chocolate chip grossgrain ribbon, white gel pen, stipple brush.

Thanks for stopping by, Happi Stamping,

Carol


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