Here’s my latest set of Blog Picks from here and there around the web. Generally, you’ll see all SU here on my blog but here and there I find inspiration that is eminently CASEable with SU Product so will share that as well with suggestions for alternate stamps and paper. Feel free to copy and paste this list and pass it around to fellow stampers or customers or whoever. Keep in mind there is a lot of inspiration out there and these are just a few of what I’ve found that struck my fancy (so it’s very subjective). If you are an SU demo or customer and would like to see a more extensive list I have newsletters for both groups (free for right now) with more details, FYI, video and tutorial links. Email me if you are interested. Now with that plug out of the way here’s this weeks list of links.
http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2010/03/cardmaking-301-dahlia-fold.html – Dalia fold tutorial & Video
Tips & Techniques & Reviews
http://paperpleasing.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/05/make-your-own-glitter-embellishments.html – make your own glitter embellishments with crystal effects
http://thestampinbunny.blogspot.com/2010/05/island-oasis-drink-umbrellas-tutorial.html – drink umbrella tutorial
http://heartsdelightcards.blogspot.com/2010/05/gold-bitty-buttons.html – Embossed Bitty Buttons tutorial
http://heartfeltinkspiration.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/tuesday-tip-conserving-paper-with-the-big-shot/ – gel pens save paper in a Big Shot!
http://heartfeltinkspiration.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/tuesday-tip-blackboard-technique/ – blackboard technique
http://www.anns-stamping-and-scrapbook-world.com/Tutorials.html – collection of stamping tutorials
http://www.cardalacarte.com/2010/04/two-4-tuesday-introducing-smooch.html – Smooch Spritz ideas and intro
http://www.cardalacarte.com/2010/04/sparkly-fun-friday-glittered-flower.html – glittered flowers
http://didyoustamptoday.blogspot.com/2010/03/quick-spring-decorating-project.html – decor with punches
http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/search/label/Tutorial – excellent Tutorials – and some of my favs from there. – Quite a few use SU product.
http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2010/05/tutorial-paper-pansies.html – Paper Pansies w/ video
http://forgetmeknotnonsense.blogspot.com/2010/04/owh-s-sketch-challenge.html – store bought can be repurposed
http://cardmakingonabudget.blogspot.com/2010/05/finally-back-and-thinking-cards.html – no butterfly punch to make pansies? – cut your own!
http://salondarte.blogspot.com/2010/05/moreoperation-write-home-memoral-day.html – Make your own embossing template
http://ninabdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/03/flossy-and-moxie-fab-butterfly.html – String Art tutorial
http://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/fun-and-free-ways-to-dress-up-a-card/ – cutting a cool border tip
http://1cardcreator.blogspot.com/2010/05/memorial-day-weekend-bloghop-for.html – tutorial for creating your own bubble paper
http://kreateskards.blogspot.com/2010/05/gable-box-tutorial.html – Gable Box tutorial
CAS (clean & simple)
http://memystampsandi.blogspot.com/2010/05/simply-simple-02.html – Simple Friendship
General Cards & Projects
http://mdcochran.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-infamous-no-stamp-card.html – no ink card that can be made using SU papers and punches too.
http://astampersparadise.blogspot.com/2010/05/elegant-anniversary.html – Teeny Tiny Wishes
http://butternutsagedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/05/little-inspiration-from-loyal-follower.html – Kind and Caring Thoughts & French Script(ret.)
http://www.madexcreations.com/madex_creations/2010/05/2010-convention-swaps-part-2.html – Medallion and All a flutter
http://lauri-paperville.blogspot.com/2010/01/two-days-two-posts.html – Out of the Box – if you have the punch you can replicate Scallop square cards even if you don’t have the die.
Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Minis
http://paperconversation.typepad.com/paper-conversation/2010/03/a-soft-subtle-challenge.html – Tiny Tags (still available)
http://memystampsandi.blogspot.com/2010/05/consider-it-cased-02.html – Vintage vogue (still available)
Summer Mini preview
http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-su-color-and-paper.html – A little bit of magic
http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com/2010/04/little-bit-of-magic.html – A Little Bit of Magic
http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com/2010/04/elements-of-style.html – Elements of Style & Friends 24-7
http://memystampsandi.blogspot.com/2010/05/simply-simple-03.html – Watercolor Trio
http://memystampsandi.blogspot.com/2010/05/flowers-for-mom.html – Elements of Style
Christmas/Winter/Hanukkah – for those doing the 365 thing
http://wegrowbyourdreams.blogspot.com/2007/10/pinecone-card-and-tutorial.html – pine cone card tutorial – perfect for me with my 40 trees!
http://www.thefunstamperscorner.com/apps/blog/show/3858131-a-gift-for-dad – Season of Friendship
http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com/2010/05/wild-west-alphabet.html – Wild West Alphabet
Big Shot & 3-D & Punches
http://www.cardalacarte.com/2010/03/sweet-treat-thursday-cookie-monster.html – Sweet Treat Cookie Monster
http://artfriendzy.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-finished-my-ocean-theme-paper-dolls.html – ocean themed paper doll – I’m thinking totally Tess for the human images, punches and the new alphabet from the summer mini for the rest
http://paperconversation.typepad.com/paper-conversation/2010/05/blue-roses-that-shimmer.html – Shimmer paint makes the Manhattan flower impressions folder shine
http://astampersparadise.blogspot.com/2010/05/teacher-appreciation-gift.html – scallop Envelope box
http://alliohran.blogspot.com/2010/05/its-thursday-which-means-another.html – Island Floral Die & Lattice
http://sarahsinkspot.com/blog/2010/05/using-the-island-floral-bigz-die-to-create-a-3-d-flower.html – Island Floral die – 3d flowers
http://sparkledaisy.com/?p=293 – Daisies #2 – Gerber Daisy tutorial – http://www.craftyperson.com/sun/demos/JeannetteSwain/project.pdf
http://www.cardalacarte.com/2010/04/two-4-tuesday-watercolor-die-cut.html – beautiful wings embosslit
http://jill031070.blogspot.com/2010/05/teacher-appreciation-gifts.html – Decor Chalkboard Raw Materials sheets
Digi’s galore available this week from the Operation Write Home hop. Check the blog hop itinerary for notes on where else to find more free digis. – The digi’s will also work in My Digital Studio! Yay! SU and hand drawn art all together – nice way to create multiple cards for the troops then add hand embellishments and notes.
http://www.constantlystamping.com/constantly_stamping/2009/11/new-video-tutorial-my-digital-studiohow-to-use-the-clipart-you-already-have.html – tutorial to show you how to use all the cool new digi images with MDS
http://acolourfulworld.blogspot.com/2010/05/memorial-day-bloghop-freebies-and-candy.html – dog and eagle digi’s with sentiments
http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/p/digi-stamp-donations.html – free digital images from Operation Write Home supporters
http://raindropechodesigns.blogspot.com/2010/04/for-troops-sentiments-set-freebie.html – free digital images for creating Cards for Troops
http://splashingjoy.blogspot.com/2010/05/operation-write-home-blog-hop.html – another great patriotic digi download
http://www.owhhomefrontblog.org/2010/05/last-stop-on-hop.html – another cool set of patriotic digi images
http://kardsandklay.blogspot.com/2010/05/operation-write-home-blog-hop-happy.html – Tank thank you digi image
http://www.owhheroblog.org/2010/05/memorial-day-bloghop-superanyhero-cards.html – download of a soldier created superhero card –
http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/2010/05/memorial-day-weeekend-huge-bloghop.html – digi download of dog tags with a yellow ribbon
http://kharliebug.typepad.com/the_digi_shack/2010/05/owh-blog-hop.html – missing you text image
http://kajikit.blogspot.com/2010/05/its-bloghop-time.html – patriotic paper files for download
Storage & Organization
http://www.cardalacarte.com/2010/03/quickie-mini-monday-get-organize.html – organize your wallet
http://didyoustamptoday.blogspot.com/2010/05/guest-blogger-learn-how-to-build-your.html – directions for wood crafters to build their own ink pad storage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyflNHy5SO0 – bedtime story from Operation Write Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaruNs_7okY&feature=player_embedded – proud to be a wrinkle lady – after all as Mark Twain said – Wrinkles merely indicate where smiles have been.
http://wegrowbyourdreams.blogspot.com/2010/01/heart-table-runner.html – heart table runner
http://wegrowbyourdreams.blogspot.com/2010/03/kitchen-sink-cookies.html – kitchen sink cookies
http://wegrowbyourdreams.blogspot.com/2010/02/pink-candy-tutorial.html – pink candy – perfect for Valentines, Christmas and of course Breast Cancer Awareness events and generally anytime you need to feel girly and pink!
I hope you enjoyed looking at these as much as I enjoyed combing the web to find them for you. Time to hit the stamp room while the inspiration is flowing and the mojo is strong!
Hugs and blessings my stamping friends – Jean