Sunday, December 31, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
One of my good friends just made a huge step with her fiance and bought a new house. I am so excited for them and to see them so happy makes it even better. I always love when you start off a new chapter in your life whether it be a new home, new baby, or new job. It is always an exciting journey that gives you quite a ride. Hopefully mostly good..but I have much faith in their relationship and wish them the best of luck. For this card I decided to make a gift card holder since I included a Bed Bath and Beyond gift card. I got the great sketch idea from my trusty SCS site. "They Rock" I used Certain Celery and Bashful Blue card stock. The house stamp is from the dollar section in Micheal's *smile* love a great deal. I am not sure if you can tell on in the picture *I know its a horrible picture* but I used some Crystal Effects and glitter on the bushes by the house. I also used my new scalloped punch. The other stamp is the set of Polka Dots and Paisley that Stampin Up sent to all the demonstrators as a gift. "Its my favorite set right now!!" Well I can't wait to send it out tomorrow.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Inside the bags...Hot Cocoa, Candy Cane, Marshmallows, Hershey Kisses
The poem reads...
I was told you've been real good this year Always glad to hear! With freezing weather drawing near You'll need to warm the spirit. So here's a little Snowman Soup Complete with stirring stick, Just add hot water, sip it slow, Its sure to do the trick!!
Monday, December 18, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
Sorry I have not posted in a few days but I have been crazy busy with family and the holidays. I have not had a lot of time to stamp but bare with me..I will be back on schedule very soon. I wanted to share with everyone my son's Christmas pictures. I am still trying to figure out which one to send with my Christmas cards. Which do you guys like the best?
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
What a fun, fun. project. Sorry I took so long to post but although the star burst ornament was fun to make it did take me longer than expected. It is a bit time consuming but I really think it is worth the trouble. I think the end result is AMAZING and you can make it out of any left over paper or Christmas wrapping paper. I will post a tutorial soon so be on the lookout if you want the instructions. I used some of my extra scrapbook papers to make mine. I think I will give this to my mother so she can display it on her desk at work.
Monday, November 27, 2006
I got this wonderful idea from this weekend's SCS limited supplies "Home for the Holidays" challenge. It was hosted by the wonderfully talented Jen70. One of the challenges was to make children Christmas cards. Thats when I decided I would send the kids personal cards this holiday season. I know I get excited when I get letters (not bills..hehehe) in the mail so I can only imagine how excited a child would be to get their own Christmas card. For these special cards I wanted to find a really cute and sweet stamp. I went digging in my scrap room and found this darling Rudy stamp from Canadian Maple Collections. I bought it at Hobby Lobby on sale last year and never used it before. I wanted to go all out on these cards so I decided adding some jingle bells would be the perfect touch. I also added some glitter on Rudy's shiney nose. I have to say I am most excited about sending out these cards.
Cardstock: SU Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Stamps: SU Print Pattern, Canvas, CMC Rudy
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Today's layout is all about creating a story out of the pictures you are going to scrap. My example is about the time we went to the Livestock Show & Rodeo this year. The rodeo is one of my favorite events to go to so I wanted to display it in a special way. Plus, my son had such a great time, capturing great pictures of him was so simple. The highlight of the day was when we went to the petting zoo. My son was so excited to see all the animals that I knew I would make a story out of the pictures I took.
The page reads : "When we arrived at the Rodeo we went to the petting zoo first. As we got to the gate we were greeted by hungry goats and crying children. Worried that you might get scared I slowly put you down. Then you...
- Attempted to grab a pigs tail
- pulled on a goats ear
- cornered some animals
- and poked a deer.
Friday, November 24, 2006
Ok back to stamping..I know yesterday was Thursday but I really wanted to share this technique with you guys even if I am late on posting. I also thought I would combine it with today's Fresh Find. I bet alot of you guys already know the versatility of twill. That is my fresh find this week because I can't seem to put mine down. I just love everything you can do with it. Stampin' Up sells it in a pack of three sizes. For the technique this week I wanted to showcase stamping on twill. It is such a great way to personalize ribbon and one of the many things you can do with twill. On this card I stamped my twill with a new stamp I got at the dollar spot in Micheal's. I think it really finished and completed this card. If you have not tried stamping on twill I bet once you do you will be as addicted as I am!!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
I did not take a close up of the basket but when I do I will post it up so you can tell me if you think it looks like it was one dollar.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Alright here is the new agenda for the Inkastamp blog.
- Mail Out- MONDAYS (creating cards to mail out to special people)
- Template- TUESDAYS (download the latest template)
- Whatever Goes- WEDNESDAYS (no limit on project)
- Techniquein' - THURSDAYS (try out a new technique)
- Fresh Find- FRIDAY (featured item of the week)
- Scrappin'- SATURDAY (layout sketch and example)
Lets get stamping!!
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Today I am featuring the Birthday Cake Card. I got the inspiration for this card from a magazine "Better Homes" I was reading. I made it up as I went and loved how it came out. It took a bit of time but it was worth it because everyone loved it. I have placed it in my SplitCoastStampers gallery and have gotten lots of request for a template so I went ahead and made one up. Since I created the template I am not sure if it is easy to follow so if you have any questions just send me a message or leave a comment and I will try to help the best I can. Just click picture to enlarge.
I have just installed the email subsciber !!! It is located below the profile description on the left side of the page. Now when you subcribe you will get instant notifications of all updates. It should be fun because I have tons of ideas to share. Also if you know anyone who would be interested in my blog please send them a link with my address. Thanks Ana
Friday, October 27, 2006
I felt that I have been kept in the closet to long so I have decided to give this blog thing a shot. Well let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Ana and I am a stay at home mommy to a beautiful 2 year old son. He is my everything!! I also have a loving husband of three and a half years and still going strong. I love my life and I am thankful everyday for having such wonderful people I can call family and friends. I am a Stampin Up demonstrator for 1 year now. I love the company because it gives me the oppertunity to teach and share my ideas with other wonderful people. I have made many new friends as a result that also share my same passion for creativity. For my blog I will be posting tutorials and classes for some of my "whimiscal card creations" I am always looking for new techniques and when I find them I love to share with anyone who is interested. I have great plans for this blog and hopefully I can also convince you to make handmade gifts that come and are made from the heart with me.