Friday, December 24, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
A slight change of pace from holiday cards, but this could be easily be made into one by changing the sentiment. The Rosewood Bittersweet Wreath is stamped twice and embossed with copper. Red stickles were added to highlight the berries. Rosewood Happy Birthday (this one is #F160) is stamped and embossed with gold. The stamped piece has the bottom edge torn and layered onto olive cardstock that has been torn to loosely replicate the edge on the stamped piece. The base card is stamped with Rosewood Leaf Detailed and embossed in copper.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I screwed up cutting the stamped image on the next card but it still works. I did discover that I had to shift the stamped image to the edge of the card instead of the embossed layering mat. I'm not thrilled with the bow on this card but still pretty. One slight difference with this card. I used Core'dinations paper for the embossed layer. After running the paper through the Sizzix folder I used an emery board to scrub off some of the top layer of paper. So pretty.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Now my question, Rose-Marie has been tossing around the idea of a Facebook page for Frog's Whiskers Ink. It seems to be the next "great" thing for a business to do. It would be a great way for people to talk to each other, share their work and chat with one of our staff. What do you think? Would this be something you would use? Would you become a follower of Frog's Whiskers Ink on Facebook? Please take a minute and submit your vote on the poll.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
On purchase #1 you will receive 10% off
On purchase #2 you will receive 25% off
On purchase #3 you will receive 35% off
You get the idea. Stock up and save.
This sale is effective immediately and runs until Monday, Dec. 20 at closing and applies to IN STOCK ITEMS ONLY. Most of our dies and embossing folders are shown on our website but there are a few that haven't been uploaded yet. Please ask if there is a particular item you are wishing to add to your stash of supplies. All discounts will be applied prior to shipping. If you require confirmation of your total purchase please add a note in the comments field indicate your request.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This is an example of blissfully quick and easy card, using just the wave stamp set, Snowy Wave. Just align on your block; ink with appropriate colours, some colour if desired and a bit of sparkle. Layer the stamped image onto blue card stock and apply to a red base card. Quick and easy your cards are done.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Nikki did a bit of stamping and colouring at our last play day. She borrowed this adorable Penny Black snowman from Donna and coloured them from my limited (sigh!) stash of Copics. I had time this weekend to help her finish them. I cut the snowman using a Nestibility circle and the a scalloped circle to make the mat. Nikki thought they looked a little plain so we passed the scalloped circle through the Sizzix polka dots folder. I don't like naked backgrounds so we stamped Gel-a-Tins snowflakes on two cards and an old Posh Impressions stamp on the other two.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Donna was asked to make a set of cards for a lady that volunteers at the local community centre. She wanted thank you and birthday cards to give to her sorority sisters. If I understood correctly the sorority was represented by a yellow rose. Donna isn't a big fan of custom orders but created four cards that should fit the bill. The Rosewood Rose Spray was stamped and water coloured with markers. She added a bit of glitter and punched a decorative border on the bottom edge of the stamped image. The green layering mat was passed through the CB swirls folder and it was all layered onto a white base. I'm not sure who the "thank you" stamp is from but I think Donna did a great job.
Monday, November 15, 2010
As I posted here Barb forgot to bring her cards to our last play day. So in an effort to get caught up, here is the card she created for our September challenge. Barb used the Rosewood Framed Sunflower cut it into the 6 sections, layered onto black cardstock and then popped the squares onto another brown mat. She used a gorgeous punch to create the decorative edge and then added some dollar store paper flowers & ribbon to finish this stunnig card. Such a pretty colour combination.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Tom & Rose-Marie are dog sitting for their son for a bit. Charlie is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and since Charlie is still just a pup he will be in the store while he is staying with Tom & Rose-Marie. Be sure to ask about him, I am told he is a cute little guy. I will get a photo of him to share with you.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Not sure why this is such a bad photo. These were taken one after the other, I guess I must have jiggled,sorry :}
These are a couple of samples of the bags that you could make from the Pretty Paper Party pack. Although the 1st photo is blurry I think you can still make out the intent. Rose-Marie gave me a quick once over on these two projects and the boring grey paper was the first sheet she grabbed. A couple of stamps and some bling would make this a very pretty bag. Instruction for these bags will be primarly made with 12x12 paper but they could easily be reduced to make some really cute ornaments for your tree. Just to refresh your memory, this is not a class nor is it a cardmaking or scrapbooking demonstration. Pretty Paper Party pacs will contain instructions for a few (I have 5 in mind but since I didn't write that down don't hold me to that number!) different bags or boxes. Each pac may not have identical papers in it and the pac will contain embellishments(stickers, diecuts, bling, etc) to dress up your bags. Rose-Marie will be giving a basic folding demonstration, all for the great low price of $5 per pac.
Remember November 20 for the Pretty Paper party.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
This is the card I created using many of the same products and techniques. I added the Tim Holtz birdcage, a Nestibility Large Label and an unknown sentiment. (I really should make better notes.)
Nikki's second card made full use of the embellishments we were given. All layered over an office supply store tag that she had stamped, sprayed and distressed.
My second cards also features the same tag. As you may have notice I really liked the Tattered Angel music background stamp. A simple card but in reality it took a fair bit of time to complete.
I really enjoyed the time to try these products. I learned a lot, especially about adding colour to my projects. Is this something I would do often? Probably not. The scrapbook page our instructor had made as a reference was beautiful but for my taste very busy when you consider all of the elements we used on our 2 cards were used on one 12x12 scrapbook page.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
100 gift packages full coupons are available for $5 to let you explore what downtown Campbellford has to offer in a special way. Take advantage of the first annual Women's Weekend for coupons that allow you to see a demonstration, enter an in-store draw, redeem a free gift, sample or service, receive special pricing on items and more. Coupons can only be used this weekend.
Where: Campbellford, Ontario
Contact Name: Nancy McCarten or Caroline Glenn
Event Phone: 705-632-0732 or 705-632-0007
Campbellford is a beautiful town. The Women's weekend is a great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping started in our great shops.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
First is Darlene's card. She really captured the spirit of this challenge. I love the little dragonfly punch she used on the corners of her silver squares. In the next photo you can see that she dry embossed a beautiful flourish for added interest.
Jess reversed the design somewhat for this card. Somehow she managed to punch the nine patch and under the opening added some designer paper to create the base and then she used more paper from my stash to cut Tattered Florals from the Tim Holtz die. A gem in the centre of her layered flower finished her card.
Donna took a slightly different approach to this challenge and used really cute Nestibilities circles for her design. She used the clear Penny Black Beach Day set for all of her stamped images and an EK border punch to create the ocean bottom. Such a fun card!
Lauralee used Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass Distress inks to create the background of her squares, alternating lines of colour to create a rainbow design. The stamp set is Set of Four from Stampin'Up that she stamped repeatedly altering the position of the stamps as she went across the inked page. The entire page was then embossed with clear. She punched out 1" squares and popped them across the top of the card. She stamped the dots and then punched from the inked background from above and popped a MS butterfly over the dots. Add a black gem and sentiment from Papertrey Ink. One beautiful card.
She coloured the Penny Black stamp with Copics and used a clear set of Hero Arts letters to "write" the sentiment. She tells me that was harder to do that she thought it would be. First she had the letters perfectly aligned but backwards and so she rearranged the letters but overlooked the "b" in birthday that should be a "d". Oh well Shannon is as I said 8, we are hoping she won't notice (sheepish grin). Shannon loves to stamp so in this card I sent a set of clear stamp that are only words for her to create with. Let's hope her birthday cards won't have stamped spelling errors.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Rose-Marie is a gracious host. She spends a great deal of time at these events doing demos and sharing different tips and techniques.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
For next month we have a new day planned, the Pretty Paper party. Join us Nov. 20 from 2:00 until 4:00 for an afternoon of playing with paper. This is not a card or scrapbook day, you will be creating gift boxes or bags. The cost of this day is $5 (pre-paid) which includes a kit of paper, a template and instruction. I still need to get a few more details from Rose-Marie and possibly a photo of a sample project to share with you but this should be a fun afternoon.
We ask that you bring a basic class kit with you to the party.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
To Sharon who commented way back in May, the challenges are issued by members of our little group. If anyone who reads this blog would like to participate that's great. If you have a blog just post your work there and let us know. If not send me a pic of your work and I will post it on the FWI blog.
To Maria, who posted in July. Great card! Your cards are amazing and I hope you are now fully recovered. I really need to get in touch with you to pick your brain about a couple of different things regarding blogging. :)
I will try to be better about responding. I am still quite new to blogging and forget that someone might actually have a comment about something I have posted to the WWW. Thanks for reading and thank you for commenting.
For anyone who might be interested in this months challenge, it comes from Donna. She has asked us to decorated a gift bag and make a co-ordinated card or tag. It must have one stamped image. Sounds simple enough right?
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
If you are attending ScrapFest Oshawa this weekend, we want to meet you. So here is what we want to you do. When you get to our booth, stop in and tell Kathy (she will be on checkout duty) that you read our blog and that Liz sent you. That is all you have to do to claim your free stamp. It will be a stamp of our choice but it is one that is versatile and appropriate for the season. This is sure to be a show not to miss. So many goodies and so close to Christmas.
The plates finally arrived to begin production of the new stamps. Circumstances beyond our control caused the delay and we do apologize. Tom was sent to the workshop yesterday to get some of the images ready to take with them to ScrapFest. Due to time constraints he will only be able to get a few images ready to take. The poor guy will be spending a lot of time in the workshop when he gets back too.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Donna has embraced the Nestibilities and uses Label 8 to full advantage for these cards. I'm not sure if she cut then embossed with a CB folder or the other way around. She then dragged an ink pad across to the surface to define the embossing. I'm not positive but I think Label 4 was used to create the sentiment tag. I don't know where the sentiment is from but a bit of ribbon layered on a black base makes for a very striking card.
Here she used only Label 8 to create a series of mats. A dollar store flower and more ribbon. The same but different.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
She simply laid the stencils over the paper and applied ink with a sponge or a dauber.
The Fleur de Lis and the red frame above are set on a 5 1/2 x 8 piece of paper creating a very large image. We decided that maybe if they were cut into pieces they could be used to accent another stamped piece.
This crown didn't photograph well but this just says little girl card.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
As I have said in an earlier post, I like to have a face to go with a name. So here we are, starting on the left, Barb, Jacqui, Darlene, Donna and Liz. And to be honest we didn't get much card making that day. We did have a great potluck lunch and the kind of laughs that bring tears to everyone's eyes. We really do have so much fun on our play days and we owe it all to Donna. So thank you Donna for making the suggestion of a play day and arranging for us all to meet once a month. Now to get Lauralee here for one our play days....