Author Archive | Diane

Yankee Stadium Magic…

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For my birthday John gave me Yankee tickets because I am a Yankee fanatic. This is a picture of the street level promenade which is absolutely magical! While I loved the old Yankee Stadium and have many memories there the new Yankee Stadium has a similar feeling but on a colossal scale.  When I was young I would go to Yankee Stadium with my father where at that time you could walk across the field and the flag pole and memorials were pretty much in centerfield. For many years I believed that players such as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were buried there; and my dad let me believe it!
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It's hard to be humble when you're Cano, Melky, A-Rod, Jeter, Damon and Swisher!
 

 
 
 
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Alice’s 80th…

Mom, Meg & John 5-09

This a picture of my mother Alice, my daughter Meg and my future son-in-law John at my mother’s birthday bash party/workshop. Below are the two cards we made while we all ate cake.

Happy 80th Mom's Card 

Again to all of you who took the time out to join us and sent cards 

 

THANK YOU!

 

Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Father’s Day Pad and Pen Tin…

This is a CD Holder Tin which happens to hold a pad and pen inside. Below is the inside of the tin. On the inside cover I added a few pockets for business cards.

Soot Technique 5-27-09
The “Soot” technique was used on the front image. I explain that technique HERE.
RECIPE:

Stamp Set:   Happiness is a Journey 
                       Alphabet Set ( Mine is not SU)
Ink:               Versa Mark Pad
Paper:           Glossy White large enough for your image
                       Delicate Dots DSP (5″ x 4-1/2″) and (5″ x 3-1/2″) for inside pocket
                       Black Textured Card Stock (5″ x 2-1/2″) 
                       Bravo Burgundy (1″ punched circle) and (5″ x 2-1/2″) for inside pocket
                       DSP Strip for top of pad (1/2″ x 5″)
Accessories: Candle, white embossing powder, hodgepodge silver hardware, basic black and bravo burgundy ribbon, photo corner and 1″ circle punches, brads, sticky tape.

HERE’S WHAT TO DO: 
1. Choose an image and use the “Soot” technique.  Trim around the image. 

 

2. Tape together the Delicate Dots DSP ( 5″ x 4-1/2″) and the Black Textured card stock (5″ x 2-1/2″) papers and round the corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.
Father's Day Pad & Pen 5-09

 

3.  Using VersaMark stamp an initial onto a piece of Bravo Burgundy, heat emboss and punch out a 1″ Circle. Place initial into the hardware and secure onto the Black Textured card stock with two brads.

 

4. Cut both ribbons, layer and wrap around seam where both papers meet.

 

5. Adhere the two paper, ribbon and hardware piece to the tin using Sticky Strip.

 

6. Adhere the glossy piece with the soot image to the tin and using the Photo Corner Punch, punch four corners and adhere to image corners.

 

7. Layer in pockets on the inside cover and adhere strip of burgundy to the top of the pad.

I hope whoever you make this for they totally enjoy and appreciate it.

Hugs,

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“Soot” Technique

Soot Technique 5-27-09

 

 

For the image on this pad and pen tin the “Soot” technique was used. 

 

Here’s what you need:

Glossy Card Stock

Candle (A tapered candles works faster then a pillar candle)

Rubber Stamp

Matte Spray Sealer

 

Please do this technique using caution. Over a sink is a good place in case paper catches on fire, although I have never had it happen.

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s What to Do:

1.  Light the candle.

2.  Using tweezers hold the card stock’s edge and touch the flame with the card stock, glossy side to the flame, and keep moving card stock through the flame until soot accumulates on card stock. Experiment how dark you want the card stock to become.

3.   Hold the card stock  by the edge and place with the glossy side up on the counter taking care not to touch the soot.

4.  Use an un-inked rubber stamp and stamp image onto the soot covered card stock. The stamp will pull off the soot and the image will appear. If you’re not happy with the image repeat the process.

5.  Spray lightly with a matte sealer.

 

Hugs,

 

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Decorative Sewing Kit in an Altoid Tin

Altoids Tin Sewing BoxThis is an idea I saw somewhere on the internet awhile ago and scheduled it for my Mother’s Day Class.

 

I had the tins and decided to use the retired Ginger Blossom DSP because I have soooo much of it. I also knew if any of the attendees wanted some I had plenty to sell them. I measured the tin and cut my card stock and DSP to fit. I used the corner rounder punch so the corners would match up with the tin. From there I just had fun designing and using whatever colors and stamps would make it unique. Try one of these as they’re really fun to make.  

 

 

The class LOVED them!

Hugs, 

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Fifth Avenue Mother’s Day Card

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While many of these of these colored roses from the FIFTH AVENUE FLORAL STAMPIN’ UP! stamp set are floating on the internet, this is my own version.

For this card I cut the VERY VANILLA CARD STOCK  7″ x 10″ and scored it at 5″ to create a 5″ x 7″ card. I wanted the size to be more impressive to give to my mother and mother-in-law. I, did however, switch up the colors for each of them. They loved them!

Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue, Bloomin’ With Love

Ink: Chocolate Chip,  Old Olive, Regal Rose

Paper: Very Vanilla 7″ x 10″, scored at 5″, Regal Rose 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″, Blush Blossom 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″

Accessories: Hodgepodge Vanilla Hardware, Big Shot Sizzlet “Little Leaves” Die, Stampin’ Pastels,  Designer Label Punch, Diminsionals, Old Olive  5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon

HERE’S WHAT TO DO:

  1. First cut a piece of VERY VANILLA CARD STOCK  7′ x 10″ and score at 5″.
  2. Cut a piece of REGAL ROSE CARD STOCK at 4 1/2″ x 6-1/2″.
  3. Cut a piece of BLUSH BLOSSOM CARD STOCK at 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″.
  4. Stamp the BLUSH BLOSSOM with the smallest flower image from FIFTH AVENUE FLORAL with REGAL ROSE CLASSIC INK randomly.
  5. Stamp the large rose from the set onto  a scrap piece of VERY VANILLA CARD STOCK, cut out  and color using  Stampin’ Up! PASTELS.  
  6. I used the pastels dark on the bottom of each petal and pulled  the color. toward the petal edges so that the  edges are the lightest.
  7. Using “THE BIG SHOT” and the SIZZLET “LITTLE LEAVES” DIE, cut out four leaves. I cut two out  of CERTAINLY CELERY and two out of OLD OLIVE.
  8. For the greeting I used the, “For you on Mother’s Day” from the BLOOMIN’ with LOVE stamp set.  You can use any saying that will fit in the DESIGNER LABEL PUNCH.
  9. Using the DESIGNER LABEL PUNCH, punch out your greeting and with a 4″piece of OLD OLIVE  5/8″ GROSGRAIN RIBBON layer the card as shown above.

Hugs, 

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Echoes of Kindness Water-Colored Flower Pot…

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I  bought these flower pots about a year ago from The Christmas Tree shop not knowing what I would do with them.. I just got around to using them in a water coloring class. I first made a paper template from copy paper by tracing one side of the flower pot. I then glued the traced image to cardboard, cut it out and used it as a template.

  
Stamp Set:
 Echoes of Kindness
  
Inks:  
 Basic Black Craft 
Colors of choice for water coloring
  
Paper: 
 DSP of choice
Accessories:
Big Shot, Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Ribbon, Aqua Painter, Sticky Stripe Tape, Flower Pot, Copy Paper and Card Board 

Here’s what to do:
  1. Trace flower pot onto copy paper.
  2. Glue copy paper onto cardboard. I used the cardboard which comes in the DSP package.
  3. Cut out the image.
  4. Trace image on DSP of choice. You’ll need 4, one for each side of the flower pot.
  5. Adhere DSP cut out to the pot. I used Stampin’ Up’s STICKY STRIPE TAPE.
  6. Using WHISPER WHITE card stock and “THE BIG SHOT” cut a SCALLOP OVAL.
  7. Stamp flower image from ECHOES OF KINDNESS using BASIC BLACK CRAFT INK PAD.
  8. Water color the image by pressing the closed lid of a CLASSIC INK PAD against the pad. This will create a small pool of color in the lid. Open the lid.
  9. Use an AQUA PAINTER, WATER COLOR BRUSH or BLENDER PEN and lift the ink from the lid.
  10. Apply the ink to the stamped image. I applied the ink directly to the flower centers and bottoms, wiped my AQUA PAINTER on a paper towel, then pulled the color from the center/bottom  of each flower petal to the petal’s edge.
  11. Adhere rick rack ribbon (bought at the dollar store), or ribbon of choice onto top and bottom.

 

Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Occasions Mini Sneak Peek!

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Get ready for Easter! This sneak peek is fulled with many beautiful sets and ideas to inspire your Easter card and gift giving projects! Click here to download the PDF online!

 

Item  Description  Retail Price 
113196 

An Egg-cellent Easter 

$21.95 
113262 

Wagon Full of Fun 

$34.95 
113822 

Eight Great Greetings 

$27.95 
115421 

Ocho saludos geniales  (Spanish Eight Great Greetings) 

$27.95 
114643 

Huit souhaits sympas   (French Eight Great Greetings) 

$27.95 
113833 

Egg Hunt Stampin' Around wheel 

$6.50 

 

To see pictures of these sets, please click here.

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It’s Time to Sale-a-brate! (Sale Ends Soon)

From now until March 31st for every $50 you spend in product you can choose a FREE item from this Sale-a-bration brochure! There are stamps, designer series paper and a ribbon bundle! What are ya waiting for?

Stampin' Up!'s new Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog is filled with surprises and beautiful new products – new hardware, ribbon, designer series paper, crocheted flowers, corduroy buttons and more!

Click here to download your personal copy or contact me to receive a hard copy!

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Save 20% on Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful collection of rub-ons!

 

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Save 20% on Stampin’ Up!’s collection
of unique rub-ons for any occasion
when you send $20.Be creative!
Rub-ons can be used on cards,
scrapbook pages, as well as glass,
frames and more to create fun
projects!

 

Ask me for ideas!

 

Come to a or host a workshop!

 

Contact me: diane@lakesidestamper.com

 

Click to view my online calendar for a list of upcoming events!
Below is the list of current rub-ons and what page of the catalog you can find them.  They are regularly $10.95 and on sale until NOVEMBER 30th for $8.76!  Shop Now!

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Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you soon!

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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