Thursday, August 27, 2009

It's been...

crazy! I haven't posted anything in quite some time. I can say, however, it's not because I haven't been creating. It's because I've been working on the NEW Kelli's Korner Stamp Room!! I'm planning a fabulous grand opening for our new Stampin' space. We'll have a classroom to seat up to 14, plenty of room for our tools, paper, and supplies, and wonderful lighting for creating our stamped master pieces! My family is very happy that I'm going to be giving them the rest of the house back :)

"I bet you won't put that on your blog!" Ha ha!! An inspired stamper has no shame. This is me at about 6:00am a few days ago after a very late midnight stamping session. I had inspiration and felt a need to get up and create again! I will admit, after only a couple hours sleep I was more than happy to take a little snooze. You have to create when you're inspired, I say!

You see, son, Mom's not afraid to share the wonderful photos you so lovingly take of her. Just wait til I get back to that baby bath page in your scrapbook!! :)

Happy Stamping!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

What you see is not always what you get!

Who said cards should always open from the left or the top? I promise, it definitely wasn't me! I have to admit, though, I do get stuck in the traditional card rut every once in a while. Adding a little spark to your card can be as easy as adding just a couple Fabulous Folds!!

The card on the left looks unsuspecting enough, right? It was created on an Old Olive Textured Cardstock base and uses the Tall Tales Designer Series Paper and the Animal Stories Stamp Set. That cute little elephant was stamped in Brilliant Blue Classic Ink and mounted on Chocolate Chip Card Stock. The ribbon is from one of our great Ribbon Originals packages.

Sometimes looks can be deceiving :) This cute little card actually opens to reveal a fun tri-shutter design! Don't you just love the little owl hanging down to say hello? I really like the tri-shutter cards. There are lots of pannels to stamp and play with. They're super cute and a non traditional.
I'm looking forward to playing with some more Fabulous Folds. If you're in the Chicago area and want to try your hand at some Fabulous Folds, join me for September's Technique Tuesday class! During this class we will explore other Fabulous Folds to add to your WOW! card designs. Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sneak Peek Alert!! New Build-A-Bear Product Line

I can hardly contain my excitement!! I got my sneak peek order from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog being released on September 1 and oh how I LOVE IT ALL!! I tried to refrain from ordering everything but I totally could not resist the fun new Build-A-Bear line of stamps!

Aren't these litte guys just too cute?? I made this card with a combination of two new Build-A-Bear stamp sets. The clothes on my new friends and the card background are created with the coordinating Designer Series Paper that goes along with this new line. Isn't that paper pieced dress and matching shoes just too adorable? How about those denim looking shorts?

I'm in love and I know you will be too. September 1 just can't come soon enough!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

One Layer Monochromatic Kind and Caring Thoughts

Kind & Caring Thoughts is quickly becoming one of my favorite hostess sets in the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog. To become the proud owner of this beautiful set, simply host a workshop with order totals of $500 or more.

The Late Night Stampers weekly challenge is to make a monochromatic card. I also happen to be in a swap that requires just one layer. I thought I would combine the two to create this thinking of you card.

Can you tell from my working sheet that I made quite a few of these babies :) I'm also proud to say my fingers are appropriately inky, too!

Both the card stock and ink used is Bermuda Bay. This is a side opening card so the base started out as 4-1/4" x 11". The edge is punched with the Scalloped Edge punch. The opening was done with the Scalloped Oval punch. All edges were sponged with some Bermuda Bay ink.

Using my hand dandy, always useful Stamp-A-Majig, I lined up Thinking Of You on the inside of the card to match with the opening of the Scalloped Oval. Adding a little ...and it's all good, we have a quick and easy card!

Remember, you can click on any picture on my blog to get a larger view. I hope this inspires you to do a little one layer monochromatic stamping of your own!!

Out of the Box

When I was little, I had a Jack-In-The-Box at my grandma's house. I'm pretty sure it had a clown in it. I'd sit and turn it one little note at a time until it would pop open, making me jump every time. I LOVED IT!!

For hosting a minimum qualifying workshop or placing an individual order of $150, This adorable Out of the Box stamp set is yours free! Out of the Box stamp set contains stamps for the box itself, the spring, and several items to pop out including this adorable little flower!
This card is made using Kraft as the base, Tempting Turquoise for the mat, So Saffron as the image base, and a piece of Designer Series Paper from Flock Together to add some fun color. I stamped the box and spring in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink directly onto the So Saffron card stock. The flower is stamped in Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink on a scrap of Whisper White and cut out. After adding a yellow brad from the Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad collection, I mounted it onto the card with a foam Dimensional. The card is tied up with some 1/4" Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon. Finally, the "friend to friend" stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes was added with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink.
This was a quick and simple card inspired by Kayleen Clements who was inspired by Angela Jones. Isn't sharing grand :)