Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tarheel Stamper Tuesday Tips - New Punch Styles

Hi Stampers,

Your Tuesday Tip today is a video made by Stampin' Up! on how to use the new style punch.  The border and corner punches take some practice, but once you use them, you will love them.  Try some of them out.  I love how the new style punches have more cutting surface and how easy they are to store.  You can store them standing up or stacked on top of each other.  Bonnie Thurber has such a cute personality in the Stampin' Up! videos.  Enjoy!

Try some of the new punches today!  You won't regret it!

You can purchase the punches at my Stampin' Up! business website.  Clink on the button on the right hand side of this page.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Tarheel Stamper - Bridal Gown Napkin

I saw this idea on several sites so I am not sure to whom to give credit.  If this was your original idea thanks for the great project and let me know and I will give you credit!  I just love these.  I used the same embossing folder, Elegant Bouquet, to dry emboss the napkin.  I used a smaller sized napkin and folded it into a triangle shape.  I then ran it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder.  The top of the gown is a Round Tab Punch from Very Vanilla card stock.  I used the Boho Blossom punch for the flowers from Chocolate Chip and the retired color Really Rust.  The ribbon is also retired.  It was an easy, but cute favor.  I used these for the bridal shower and the rehearsal dinner.  This is the last post of wedding items, but I sure enjoyed making everything for the wedding and parties.  It was a lot of fun.  I am not sure why the photograph looks like the napkin is debossed, but the embossing is standing up from the napkin.  No more wedding items for a while!  LOL Have a wonderful stampin' day!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tarheel Stamper - Wedding Program

Here is my son and "daughter"'s wedding program.  I smudged the names to protect the innocent.  LOL  I used Very Vanilla card stock and printed in a color close to Chocolate Chip. Really Rust and Chocolate Chip are the other two colors.  The ribbon and punched flowers punch has retired.  It was a beautiful wedding and we are very proud of them.   My son loves to joke around and wanted "The Beautiful Bride" and "The Great One" on the programs.  I thought it was funny.  The groom needs a little something.  His wife is funny and loves to kid around also.  It is a good thing, because you would have a long road with him.  Have a wonderful stampin' day!  Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tarheel Stamper Tuesday Tips - Royal Blog Tour Queen Voting

Voting starts today!

This isn't a stampin' tip, but an information tip.  I have participated in several Royal Blog Tours and they are always full of talented and wonderful demonstrators.  You can vote for six honorary queens to be on the tour.  Just go to the link above and click on RBT Honorary Queen Poll on the left side.  If you don't know the ladies' blog addresses, I have linked them below. 

Have a wonderful stampin' day,
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Carole'Anne Sluchinski - Stampin' Stress Away with Carole'Anne

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama Designs

Ilina Crouse - My Creations

Lee Conrey - Stampingleeyours

Marilyn SanClemente - Marilyn's Creative Inspirations

Monica Weaver - Add a Little Dazzle

Sandi MacIver - Sandi MacIver

Selene Kempton - Stamp 4 Fun

Sharon Field - Created By U

Tina Taves - Life's Randomness

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Christmas in August - Tarheel Stamper

Christmas in August!  Missed Christmas in July because of wedding preparations.  LOL  I love Christmas and making cards to send is so much fun. This one will be part of a class I am having in September.  I wanted to keep the card somewhat simple to be able to mass produce.

Love how the Jewelry Tag Punch creates small perfect accents.  I used Night of Navy craft ink and Clear Embossing powder on the tag.  Silver embossing powder and Versamark ink was used for the main image.  I love heat embossing!  I added one of our Rhinestones on top of the star.  Sorry for the poor image, but the honeymooning couple has my camera.  I had to use my scanner and it is not working properly.  This is a very pretty card in real life.  I used TechnoStamper's TSSC135 sketch here for this card.  I love card sketch challenges.  Mary Jo Price-Williams always has great sketches.  Check out her blog.  She is very talented.  Love the music there also!

Stamp Sets

Tiny Tags (item # w - 118091 c - 118592)

Come to Bethlehem - (item # w - 118732, c - 120591)

Card stock - Night of Navy, Brushed Silver

Accessories - Silver cord (no longer available), 1/16" handheld circle punch,
Silver embossing powder (Item # 109131)
Clear Embossing powder (Item # 109130)
Basic Rhinestones (Item # 119246)
Jewelry Tag Punch (Item # 117190)
Perfect Details Texturz Plate (Stampin' Up Exclusive) (Item # 115962)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Great One and The Beautiful Bride!

ROFL  That is what my son wanted in his wedding program for the groom and bride that I made for them. They turned out so pretty. Our son Bobby is The Great One and Hannah is The Beautiful Bride.  They are such a fun couple. I don't have a photo of the wedding program since I loaned my camera to the honeymooning couple. I will take a photo and upload when I get the camera back.

Aren't they so cute together.  The Lord brought these two together.  They are such a perfect pair!  I have my first official "daughter"-in-law!  I have another official "daughter" to be in March!  The wedding was wonderful and the rehearsal dinner was a hit.  I don't have photos to share because I was too busy with the wedding, but I will share some when the bride gets hers.  Can't wait to see them.  I am sharing one a friend of Bobby's took after the wedding.  I saved it from Facebook so not as good quality as I would like.  Also the bridal portraits were taken before the wedding.  She is so pretty!  She didn't wear the red shoes at the wedding.  She didn't want the Beautiful Bride on the program because she didn't want people to think she was prideful.  I told her that is what The Great One sees her as!  She is very humble.

Bridal Portraits are by Stroud Photography  http://stroudphotography.blogspot.com/
She also has a Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/stroudphoto  If this doesn't work, you can search Stroud Photography. 
Bette Anne is a very talented photographer and sweet friend of our family. 

Hope you have a wonderful day and I hope to start posting regularly again!
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Tarheel Stamper Tuesday Tips Smooch Spritz

Smooch Spritz

I used it on a card I sent to the Monday Mailers program on a Yahoo group I am in.  I forgot to take a photo of the card.  I do have a sample of the Spritz below.  Click on the photo for a larger view.  You can see some of the shine in the photo.  It is very pretty.  Control of the spray can be challenging, but I liked the way it sprayed uneven sized drops.  I found that if I started spraying off the card stock, I got a finer spray on the parts I wanted. It is so pretty in real life. Hard to photograph shine.

Below is information from Stampin' Up! about the Smooch Spritz they are carrying in the new 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalog

Features & Benefits

Fine, pearlized accent spray that quickly adds shine to card stock, paper, chipboard, wood, fabric, clay, acrylic, and more

Adds sparkle to focal points and backgrounds; just point and spritz Similar to the ink in metallic ink pads, so it gives a different look than stamping or spritzing with Classic or Craft ink

Sheen of the ink ranges from subtle to glittery depending on the surface you spray it on and how much spray you use

Works great with stencils—just place the stencil on your surface and spray

You can also stamp over it; spray it on a card, let it dry, and stamp your image

Dries quickly on most surfaces, especially on porous surfaces like card stock

Safe for scrapbooks Acid free, nontoxic

Below is information from the website of the maker of Smooch.

Tips and Techniques:

-For best results, spray six to ten inches from project. For a heavier application of color, spray closer to the project.

-Before each use, shake vigorously until all particles are mixed. The sprayer can clog if particles get sucked up into the tube. Spray in direction of arrow as viewed on nozzle top.

-To speed dry time, heat with a heat tool.

-If ink dries outside the nozzle, remove the nozzle and submerge in household cleaner (such as Windex or 409), for 20 minutes. Rinse, replace the nozzle, shake well and spray

-Layer colors by spraying a small amount of two different colors onto your project. Start with a lighter color and end with a darker color.

-Build color by spraying several thin coats. Allow to dry between coats. Spray chipboard and embellish with a coordinating Smooch™ color.

-Spray a background on card and pages. When dry, stamp images.

Try some today!  It is a unique product to work with.  I used the Color Catcher to keep my area clean. I did put some wax paper behind mine to make sure no spray came through.

I am busy trying to make some more matchboxes like I showed in this post for the wedding rehearsal party next week.  I have not had much time to stamp or post lately, but am having a blast making things for the wedding.  I start making the wedding programs this week.  Yahoo!  I am so excited for Hannah and Bobby!  They are such a sweet, godly couple.  The Lord has blessed them with many needed items for their new home.  They didn't have a microwave and lo and behold and aunt of Bobby's had a microwave and crock pot sent to our home.  They were so happy and excited to see God provide!  He is always good to us!