Happy Thanksgiving!

I cannot believe it is Thanksgiving already tomorrow!  I have my turkey sitting in a brine in the fridge and I am ready for the cooking frenzy to begin.

I know the holidays are hectic, which is why I am offering my customers a “Holiday Helper”.  I did this last year and a lot of people really loved it!  If you would like to receive my emails, please email me at BrookeStamps@gmail.com and I will add you to the list.

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Card: Many Thanks

Thanksgiving

 

I am so ready for Fall!  I love the cooler weather, the pretty colors and all of the fun holidays.  This Designer Series Paper from the new Holiday catalog, Sweater Weather, just gives me that warm cozy feeling and makes me want to drink some hot cider!

To create the maple leaf, I inked it up with some Sahara Sand and then “thumped” some Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip onto the stamp with the Stampin’ Write markers before stamping the image onto Very Vanilla paper.  To do the thumping, first ink up the whole stamp, and, starting with the lighter color, take your marker and lightly tap or “thump” your marker onto the image.  You can then move onto your darker color.  It’s a pretty neat technique, isn’t it?!

I wanted the “Thanks” image to have a vintage or worn look, so I colored it in Chocolate Chip marker, making sure it wasn’t colored so perfectly.

I love the extra warm look the burlap ribbon gives to this card.  I frayed the edges of the ribbon by removing some of the threads from each end.  To adhere it to the card, I had to push HARD with my Snail Adhesive to get onto the ribbon, but it worked!

Last but certainly not least, I used a piece of Sweater Weather DSP to bring the colors together.

Many Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Magnificent Maple (w 131868)

Harvest of Thanks (w 131736, c 131739)

Paper:

Crushed Curry cardstock (131199)

Very Vanilla cardstock (101650)

Sweater Weather DSP (132184)

Ink:

Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker (131261)

Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Marker (131259)

Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad (126976)

Accessories/Tools:

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140)

Craft Scissors (108360)

Paper Snips (103579)

Hawaii Ink Holiday Catalog Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Hawaii Ink Holiday Catalog Blog Hop!  I love participating in this hop.  There is so much creativity here, and we have an Artisan Design Winner among us (Jennifer Timko)!  Hawaii Ink is headed by Lisa Curcio, my direct upline from Florida.

If you have come to my blog from Beverly Messerschmidt’s page, welcome!  If not, welcome to the Hawaii Ink Blog Hop!

Below is the card I created for this blog hop, using two of Stampin’ Up!’s newest Holiday stamp sets.

Thanksgiving

 

Come back on Monday to get some more details about how I made this card.

Please take a moment to visit the next blog on this hop, Emily Abad, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/ucdesigns/blog.

Hawaii Ink New Catalog Blog Hop Participants:

1.    Beverly Messerschmidt –
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/beverlym/blog

2.    Brooke Doerfler – https://brookestamps.wordpress.com

3.    Emily Abad – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/ucdesigns/blog

4.    Gina Mustain- http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/ginamustain/blog

5.    Jennifer Timko – http://stampinonthefly.com

6.    Jo Anne Waterhouse –
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/getcardedbyjoanne/blog

7.    Lisa Curcio – http://lisacurcio.blogspot.com

8.    Sue Gilroy – http://www.kilroykrafts.blogspot.com/

Thanks for Hopping by!!

Card: PPA166 – Pals Paper Arts Challenge

I have never participated in a Pals Paper Arts challenge before, but I really wanted to try it out when I saw this color combination!

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I really love these colors together, so last night I got to work, and this is what I came up with.

PPA166

 

I’m not usually a “bling” type of girl, but I thought this card was screaming for a little sparkle!  Note the Silver Sparkle dazzling details around the smaller pennant.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:

Hello, Lovely (w 130240, c 130243)

Paper:

Strawberry Slush cardstock (131295)

Smoky Slate cardstock (131202)

Daffodil Delight paper out of the DSP Paper Stacks (130134)

Ink:

Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker (131261)

Accessories/Tools:

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

Big Shot (113439)

Perfect Pennants Bigz L (123126)

Chevron Embossing Folder (127749)

Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details (127845)

Chicks, Chocolate & Cards Class

If you think the cards I post are cool and would like to learn more about how to make them, you are invited to my new Chicks, Chocolate & Cards class!

All of the cards will be pre-cut and pre-designed for you to stamp and assemble!  Class includes 6 cards, 2 each of three designs.  I will provide all the pre-cut pieces and accessories.  You just stamp and assemble.  Envelopes are included.  There will also be chocolate and soft drinks.  This class will require that you provide your own adhesive.  The class fee is $15.  If you bring a new stamping friend that I haven’t met, your class is 50% off!  Pre-payment is required.c3-Aug 2013

Card: Finally!

I really hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s Hawaii Ink Blog Hop!  It was a ton of fun and there is a lot of talent in our group!

Here are some details on how I created yesterday’s hop card.

All About You

The base of the card is Whisper White cardstock.  I used Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper, which was carried over from last year’s catalog.  I am so glad that it was!  The colors are so much fun to play with.

The stamp set is new, and I am in love with it.  It has a lot of fun greetings, so the title of the set Really Good Greetings, is a really good name!

To make the flags, I used a square punch, eyeballed it so it would be lined up properly, and punched it out.  So simple!  I love this technique to create flags.

All About You Close

Signature

 

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:

Really Good Greetings (w 130330, c 130333)

Paper:

Whisper White cardstock (100730)

Rich Razzleberry cardstock (115316)

Polka Dot Parade DSP (126902)

Ink:

StazOn Ink Pad (101406)

Accessories/Tools:

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

1″ Square punch (124094)

1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White (126877)

Craft Scissors (108360)

Hawaii Ink New Catalog Blog Hop!

image003Welcome to the Hawaii Ink Blog Hop!  This is my second hop with this group.  It’s so much fun to connect with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators so you as readers can see many more inspiring projects.  Hawaii Ink is headed by Lisa Curcio, my direct upline from Florida.

If you have come to my blog from Whitney Richardson’s page, welcome!  If not, welcome to the Hawaii Ink Blog Hop!

Below is the card I created for this blog hop, using one of Stampin’ Up!’s newest stamp sets.

All About YouI just love this stamp!

All About You Close

Come back on Monday to get some more details about how I made this card.

Please take a moment to visit the next blog on this hop, Emily Abad, at www.ucdesigns.stampinup.net.

Hawaii Ink New Catalog Blog Hop Participants:

1.      Brooke Doerfler https://brookestamps.wordpress.com

2.      Emily Abad www.ucdesigns.stampinup.net

3.      Jen Timko http://stampinonthefly.com

4.      Jo Anne Waterhouse http://getcardedbyjoanne.stampinup.net

5.      Lisa Curcio http://lisacurcio.blogspot.com

6.      Sue Gilroy http://www.kilroykrafts.blogspot.com/

7.      Whitney Richardson http://whitney69.blogspot.com

Thanks for Hopping by!!

Card: Simple Butterfly

Simple Butterfly

 

Simple.  Beautiful.  Stunning.

I have fallen in love with this Swallowtail butterfly stamp.  Seriously, this handmade card is amazing and SO simple to make!

I used Staz On ink to stamp the butterfly, and put a little pearl on his body for some effect.  The sentiment came from the Petite Pairs set.

Simple Butterfly inside

 

This inside is a perfect compliment to the front of the card.  Simple and stunning.

I made this card for my Stamp Club.  If you would like to be a part of my monthly Stamp Club, please contact me for more details!

Happy Stampin’,

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Swallowtail (129213 w, 129216 c)

Petite Pairs (122495 w, 122497 c)

Paper:

Whisper White cardstock (100730)

Basic Black cardstock (121045)

Ink:

StazOn Ink Pad (101406)

Accessories/Tools:

Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)