Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hallowe'en 2010

These two 12" x 12" scrapbook pages are using many of the new items found in the Stampin'  Up! ™ Holiday Mini Catalogue® for Hallowe'en 2010. 

The background cardstock is Pumpkin Pie, with Basic Black (matting and bats), Vellum (spider web), Waffle Paper (as rumpled matting), Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (border strip) and Confetti White (border strip) used for accents and matting. The stamp set used is Dark & Dreary® for the spider on the embossed web (stamped with Stazon®), two wheels used are Midnight Musings® and Bring on the Bats® the Bitty Bat Large® punch for flying bats around the page, the Sissix Clearlits Scalloped Square® and the Textured Impressions Spider Web Embossing Folder ®. The Spooky Night® Rub-ons were used on the title page, along with the Trick or Treat® Letterpress Plate.  The large 1-3/8" square punch was used to create the window.  

The "mummy" effect (with the googly eyes) is made of strips of cardstock that are layered and glued like a wrapped mummy onto a scrap piece of cardstock. The whole thing is then cut out by using the square Clearlit® die on the BigShot®.  It is "scuffed up" using More Mustard ink on a sponge.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Christmas in October

I am planning a big sale of all the retired items I have on October 30th, 2-4 p.m.  If you are looking for something special to give to someone, I still have unmounted stamps available.  You will also have a chance to make something nice, eat some great snacks and see my updated studio.

Hope you can make it!  If planning to attend, please RSVP no later than October 23rd, so I can prepare for you!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Letterpress Plates and Embossing Folder Christmas Cards

Letterpress plates were introduced in September 2010 in the Holiday Mini ® Catalogue with two that are decorative Christmas plates. I haven't been able to get them to "deboss", but they work well for "printing press" style images.  The "Joyful Season" ® and "Northern Trim" ® plates are shown below, using Rose Red ® , Certainly Celery ® and Confetti White ® cardstocks and CRAFT (pigment) inks.  The sparkling Glassy Glitter ® (Champagne) was added using Sticky Strip ® . The scalloped edge punch embellishes the pointsetta strip. The "Peace on Earth" ® stamp comes from "Peaceful Season" ® , a new hostess set introduced in the Holiday Mini ® .

The "Merry Christmas" card uses the "Tags til Christmas" ® set from the Holiday Mini ® catalogue, the Extra-Large Decorative Label ® punch, and the Hostess set, "Occasional Quotes" ® .  This card uses the "Northern Flurry" ® Embossing folder, which is then rubbed (direct-to-paper technique) with the White Craft ink pad. It is then embossed with Irridescent Ice ® , to give it a frosted window effect.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Edith Schaefer, one of my favourite authors, states, “One of the ways we describe the unfolding of God’s will is by the observance of “signposts". Signposts are answered prayers or significant events, which prove to be pivotal in the direction of our day to day living….At each signpost is an awareness of God’s hand working behind the scenes, orchestrating a master plan and the gentle pointing of our family along a certain path to achieve His plan.”

In our busy lives, it is sometimes hard to build these "signposts" that Mrs. Scaefer speaks about, yet we are encouraged by God in Deuteronomy 4:9 to, “Be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen, or let them slip from your heart as long as you live.”

Faithbooking takes scripture, hymns, poems and uses them to inspire us. We respond by applying these thoughts to our own lives in journalling what our Lord God is telling us through these messages. We use scrapbooking and stamping as an art form, giving life and illustration to our prayers, thoughts and words.

Here's a poem and scripture that create my first Faithbook using Greenhouse Gala &reg Designer Series papers. I can't seem to get the order posted in the blog right, but the content is all there.

michelle zindorff

Here are a few cards created from the new Christmas Cheer&r set. They are easy and fun to make, using added embellishments, like ribbons, punched features, pearls, glitter brads, stamped images and glitter.