Saturday, May 4, 2013
Here is a quick birthday card I made for a friend today. With the kid's schedule these days. I NEED quick. I just love the papers from My Mind's Eye. Aren't they yummy? It is from the 6x6 pad -Collectable "Memorable". I received this as part of a Taylored Expressions key ingredient kit. These kits are so fun and it is easy to pull projects together quickly with all the beautifully coordinated items. A little ribbon, flower, button and a sentiment and it is done.
Paper - My Minds Eye Collectable "Memorable", very vanilla and yellow card stock
Stamp- A Fitting Occasion
Ink - Rose Red
Accessories - ribbon, button, paper daisy, bakers twine, 1" circle punch
Monday, April 29, 2013
Ahhh, and here is a nice glass of wine to celebrate a ruthless purge and sparkling condition of my crafting closet. I haven't been stamping much but have started Spring Cleaning the house. Not only is it time to spring cleaning time, but the new Stampin' Up! catalog is soon to be released and it's time to make way for some lovely new products.
So, here you can see how ruthless I really am. I may regret getting rid of some of these sets, but I know I have My Digital Studio as a backup for most of them. It does feel very good to open up some space and DUST EVERYTHING OFF. I believe this is about 42 sets, 6 wheels and not shown is a stack of paper and accessories about 12" high.
AND OOh, Aahhhh an empty shelf!
Now, I will have to make sure I don't fill this shelf up too fast. Some space will be taken up by my wood sets that I will transfer to the new wood storage boxes when they are available May 31st. I am very excited for the new storage boxes!
I am offering my customers first dibs at my stamp sets and then will donate the rest to Goodwill. What do you do with your purged crafting supplies?
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
It's that time of year again to get ready for the brand spankin' new Stampin' Up! catalog beginning May 31st. In order to bring new products to you, we must say goodbye to some of our old items.
Click here to see the Retired Stamp list. Retired stamps will be available through June 3rd.
Click here for the retired accessories list. Accessories are limited and will be available only while supplies last.
Posted by Tara Bilbao at 12:36 PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Last night was the first evening of a new stamp club. It was so fun getting to meet such a great group of women and showing them the addictive fun of Stampin' Up!. We had an Easter theme and I demonstrated how to create these little baskets. The basket is built around the bottom of a Dixie Cup . These would be great favors for an Easter table and filled with little jelly beans or a colored egg.
The sentiment was printed out with MDS and then stamped using Stampin' Write markers for a bit of color.
Our second project was decorating Easter Eggs using our SU stamps. We just created the initial egg to get the hang of the technique but I brought the rest as examples.
Paper - Soft Subtles DSP, pink pirouette and very vanilla card stock
Ink - pink pirouette, lucky limeade
Stamp - Tiny Tags
Accessories - Crochet trim, scallop border punch, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, Hearts a Flutter Framelit dies, cotton ribbon, vintage trinkets, brads
Stamped EggsInk - Stazon Black
Stamps - Lovely Letters Alphabet, Established Elegance, French Foliage
Accessories - colored egg, tissue paper, Modge Podge, Paint Brush
Posted by Tara Bilbao at 11:35 AM
Here is a sweet 16 card I created for our Megz. I wanted something bright and cheerful since she loves bright colors.
Paper - My Minds Eye -Tickled Pink, pool party, whisper white, melon mambo card stock
Stamp - Taylored Expressions -For the Love of Cupcakes, My Digital Studio
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - PTI Beautiful Blooms Die #2, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, button, pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, sparkle brad, Everyday Enchantment brads
My sister the quilter has a birthday this week and I am sending this off today. I thought this Happy Hexagon die resembled a quilt pattern. I added a bit of stitching to the sentiment ( I need to take my machine in for adjustment - the stitching is a bit off) The matching button was created by stacking 1" circle punched card stock and covering with designer paper then coating with Crystal Effects.
Paper - Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit October 2011, cherry cobbler, daffodil delight and whisper white card stock
Stamp - PTI Fancy Folk Art
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - PTI Hexagon die, 1" circle punch
Posted by Tara Bilbao at 11:14 AM
Monday, February 25, 2013
This week The Paper Players have a sketch challenge. I needed a project for our stamp group and loved this clean and simple sketch. I was also very anxious to use my new paper that arrived this weekend. It is so festive and bright, I LOVE it!
Pop on over to The Paper Players blog and see all the wonderful designs for this sketch.
Paper - My Mind's Eye Collectable Notable DSP, whisper white, pumpkin pie and pool party card stock
Ink - Copics Y21, Y21,YR12,YG25, YG23, R08, Tuxedo Black
Stamp - Taylored Expressions - For the Love of Cupcakes
Accessories - circle and circle scallop dies, pool party bakers twine
Paper - Webster's Pages, lucky limeade, concord crush, very vanilla card stock
Stamp - Bring on the Cake
Ink - Stazon black
Accessories - flower trim ribbon, pear pizzaz seam binding, tulle, pearls, scallop border punch