Monday, March 31, 2008

Tonya's Workshop Projects

The ladies that are coming to Tonya's workshop on Friday have said that they need juvenile birthday cards to keep on hand. Kids are always getting invited to birthday parties, and they are right, it's nice to have a couple of cards on hand! Our first project is the boy card made with "Pun Fun". I used today's Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC162) to make this card as well. I stamped the rocket on the Gable Green, then I stamped it on white, colored it, and cut it out. I adhered it to the green panel with dimensionals. Then, I stamped the part of the rocket with the port hole, colored the port hole, and cut it out. I used a round dimensional to pop it up, too. The stars were punched with the Small Star Punch, and I added glitter glue to the little stars on the green panel.
  • Stamps: Pun Fun, All Holidays (Inside: "happy birthday"
  • Papers: Brillient Blue, Real Red, Only Orange, Gable Green, White
  • Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red (Inside), Markers
  • Accessories: Small Star Punch, Small Oval Punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder

Our other project will be a card for a little girl. I had fun using the "All In The Family" set and the "Family Accessories" to create the little girls with the party hats and balloons. The white piece is embossed using the new Cuttlebug "Number Collage" folder. The tag was just punched with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch and pinned to the gingham ribbon knot with a pink safety pin. I wrote the "3" with a marker and doodled on it with the Signo White Gel Pen. The images were colored using markers and a blender pen.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

  • Stamps: All In The Family, Family Accessories
  • Papers: Pretty In Pink, White
  • Ink: Stazon Black, SU! Markers, Signo White Gel Pen
  • Accessories: Pink Gingham Ribbon, Pink Safety Pin, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Cuttlebug Number Collage EF

Thursday, March 27, 2008

1st Thursday April Projects

Our first project next Thursday will be this birthday card. We will be doing some paper piecing. I stamped the birds on the white panel and again on Celery Prints DSP. I cut out the bodies from the DSP and adhered it to the images on the white panel; that's paper piecing! It's really very easy to do but adds color and texture to the project. The mat and base card are Certainly Celery. I used the Cuttlebug "Allegro" embossing folder for the white background piece. I thought it goes well with the birdie theme; birds, singing, music...get it? LOL! This will be a fun project and the easiest of the three we will be doing.

  • Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
  • Papers: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Celery Prints DSP
  • Ink: Stazon Black
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Allegro EF, Large and Small Oval Punches

I never thought I'd like orange and green so much! Our second project will also have a Cuttlebug piece embossed with "Swiss Dots". I just love the new Cuttlebug folders! This one has Summer Picnic DSP (orange DP) and Old Olive Prints DSP (Polka Dot strip). The orange slices are done by stamping Only Orange on white, punching out the oranges, cutting them in half, and adhering to Only Orange half circles. They also have Dazzling Diamonds on each slice. The Large Oval Punch was used for the sentiment and the 1/2" Circle Punch was used on the " good" piece. The orange satin ribbon is non-SU! Credit should be given to skdeleeuw whose card inspired this card.

  • Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Make It Count (Level 1 Hostess set)
  • Papers: Only Orange, Old Olive, WW, Summer Picnic DSP, Old Olive Prints DSP
  • Ink: Only Orange
  • Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Orange satin ribbon, Large Oval Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF
IF we have time, we will make this 6 X 6 scrap book page. I found the page map (sketch) in the April issue of Stampin' Success, a magazine for Stampin' Up! demonstrators. I'm asking my ladies to bring a photo to include on their pages. This can also be added to a larger layout very easily.

I'm so glad you visited my blog today!!!

  • Stamps: Make It Count (Level 1 Hostess set)
  • Papers: Wasabi Prints (Level 1 Hostess Prints Pack), Purely Pomegranate Textured CS, Certainly Celery, non-SU! yellow
  • Ink: Whisper White Craft, White Signo Gel Pen, SU! Black Journaling Marker
  • Accessories: Large and Small Star Punches

Note: I used a narrow strip of Celery CS under the photo instead of ribbon.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Christmas Mouse (CCC08-April)

At Splitcoaststampers (SCS) there is a Holiday Card Challenge (formerly only Christmas Cards). In January, I made 12 New Year's cards for one of my clubs. In February, I made 12 Valentine cards for my other club. In March, I made 24 Easter cards for everyone! For April, I'm finally starting on my Christmas cards. I borrowed some House Mouse images from a friend and stamped a bunch. I made cards for a swap (see earlier post), and then these Christmas cards. I made 12 of these. Half of them have red candles, red matting, and green ribbon. The other half have yellow candles, green matting, and red ribbon. This was the first time I've used water color pencils. I blended with the Aquapainter. These were fun to make and quicker than they look!
  • Stamps: House Mouse, Short & Sweet
  • Papers: Kraft, Real Red, Glorious Green, Whisper White
  • Ink: Stazon Black
  • Accessories: Water Color Pencils, Aquapainter, Red and Green Satin Ribbons

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Swap Card (Fruit Theme)

I really shouldn't have joined another swap right now, but I guess I just couldn't help myself! This if for a "Fruit Theme" swap. I borrowed the House Mouse image from a friend and water colored it using Water Color Wonder Crayons and an Aquapainter. The designer paper is called "Summer Picnic" and is available until May 31st from the Occasions Mini Catalog. It coordinates with the "Tart & Tangy" stamp set which is available from the same catalog. In fact, I used the apple stamp from that set in the corner of a business card I tacked to the inside. It has a quote by Rev. Robert H. Shuller which reads, "Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed." The sentiment is from "Short & Sweet", and the ribbon is non-SU! Thanks for visiting my blog!
  • Stamps: Short & Sweet, Tart & Tangy (Inside), House Mouse (1999)
  • Papers: Kraft, Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP, Avery Business Card
  • Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red (Inside on business card)
  • Accessories: WCW Crayons, Aquapainter, Red & White Dotted Ribbon, Computer/Printer

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Photo Wallet (3D041)

Attention 3rd Thursday Club Stampers!!! I think we will do this for our non-card project in April. Let me know what you think!

This is a photo wallet. You can include six to nine 2-1/2" X 3-1/2" (wallet size) photos in this project. I think this would make a terrific gift for the grandmothers for Mother's Day! You stamp the outside and make a decorated belly band to keep it closed. I used the Die Cut Blooms (available from the Occasions Mini Catalog until May 31st) to decorate the belly band.

I put my journaling panels on the outside of each of the internal folders. I described the photos indicating "Left" and "Right" on each journaling panel. In this photo, you see the belly band set aside and the wallet opened revealing the folders with their journaling panels. You can do this with just three photos with their own journaling panels on the inside of each folder. Then, you could decorate each folder's outside or just leave it blank.
This photo (at left) shows the photo wallet fully opened with each folder opened revealing two photos in each folder. Like I said before, you could just use one photo in each folder with the journaling panel on the other side of the inside of the folder. To be redundant, I think this would make a great Mother's Day gift!

  • Stamps: 3-4-U Punch Box Single Flower
  • Papers: Summer Sun, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Whisper White
  • Ink: Real Red
  • Accessories: Die Cut Blooms

    I'm so glad you visited my blog!!!

CASEing Amy's Thanks (FS59)

PickleTree is a cute screen name. I'd love to know the story behind that one! PickleTree (Amy) was the Featured Stamper today, and what a talented stamper she is! In spite of still having the flu which I have also passed on to my husband and son, I had to do this challenge. I haven't been able to do very many this week, and Amy is such a talented lady that I just couldn't pass this one up! The card above is what I came up with, and it wasn't an easy task!

Here is Amy's original card------------>

The changes I made were: 1) Colors, 2) Stamp Sets, 3) DSP instead of stamped piece at the bottom, 4) Brads instead of eyelets in the little flowers, and 5) No Cuttlebug embossing of the panel behind the flower (I forgot!).

  • Stamps: True Friend, All Holidays
  • Papers: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate reg. & textured, Bali Breeze DSP
  • Ink: Purely Pomegranate
  • Accessories: Word Window Punch, 3-4-U Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, White Brads, Hodgepodge Hardware (Antique Brass), Pretty In Pink GG Ribbon

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Thank You, Patti!

Patti is my friend. We go to the same church. My hubby and I have a cabin near Eagle Lake, California, and Patti and Bill have one a block away! She also comes to my 3rd Thursday Club Workshops. The other night, I was so sick with the flu again, but I decided not to postpone and reschedule the club because that would be even more difficult. Well, Patti walked in with a vase with two beautiful, huge yellow rose buds with a pretty yellow bow, ferns, and other greenery. She said she knew I'd been going through a lot lately so she thought the roses would cheer me up! Well, they still are!!! I just had to make her a "Thank You" card, and I felt it would do me some good to sit upright for a while. I went to work this afternoon with my Cuttlebug, my "Wild Rose" set, and my "All Holidays" set and came up with this card. Thanks for visiting my blog!!!
  • Stamps: Wild Rose, All Holidays
  • Papers: Certainly Celery, Whisper White
  • Ink: Wild Wasabi, Yoyo Yellow
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy EF, Ticket Corner Punch, Snips, Yellow Satin Ribbon
  • Techniques: 2-step Stamping, Embossing W/Cuttlebug, Fussy Cutting

Thursday, March 20, 2008

3rd Thursday Projects (March)

Project #1 for our Club Workshop tonight will be this card that was inspired by Lynn in St. Louis' Blue Birthday card found here. I simplified it a bit to save some time. I used less layers and I don't have the Martha Stewart Border Punch, so I used some double scallop scissors called "Sunflower" by Fiskars and then did some paper piercing. I love the combination of Soft Sky with the Afternoon Tea DSP.
  • Stamps: True Friend
  • Papers: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Afternoon Tea DSP
  • Ink: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip Marker, Signo White Gel Pen
  • Accessories: Blender Pen, Fiskars Sunflower Scissors, Dimensionals, WW GG Ribbon

Our Project #2 for the workshop will be this card that I originally made for an LSC challenge. I've shown this card to demonstrate what you can do with the Wild Wasabi Card Stock Special, and the ladies liked it, so I decided to make it a club workshop card! The Wasabi CS is textured, pre-cut, and pre-scored. I trimmed 1/4" off of the length and the width so that it will fit in an A-2 (Invitation) envelope. The DSP on the flap is Celery Prints. The flourish is from the "Doodle This" set. The insert is Naturals White so that it would be stiffer.

  • Stamps: Doodle This, Totally Tabs
  • Papers: Wild Wasabi CS Special, Naturals White, Wild Wasabi (regular), Certainly Celery Prints DSP
  • Ink: Whisper White Craft, Wild Wasabi, Celery Marker, White Gel Pen
  • Accessories: 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Round Tab Punch, Five Petal Punch, Boho Blossomes Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, Wasabi DS Ribbon, Silver HPH Ribbon Slider
Project #3 is our non-card item which is an Altered Pop Top Can. This project was featured in the Weekly Inkling a few weeks ago, and one of my ladies has tried it. She feeds her dogs a can of green beans every day and has been opening the cans with a Safety Can Opener so that we could use them for this project. This can has a baggie full of jelly beans in it. The paper is "Darling Doodles" which was recently retired. There's a layered flower covering up the slit where I fitted the circle on the top of the can. This will be a fun project! Thanks for visiting my blog!!!
  • Stamps: 03-04 Tag Punch Box Yum Yum stamp, So Very
  • Papers: Darling Doodles DSP, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
  • Ink: Purely Pomegranate
  • Accessories: Clean, empty pop top can, Large and Small Tag Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Boho Blossoms Punch, 3-4-U Punch, WW GG Ribbon, 1/8" Circle Punch

Monday, March 17, 2008

Theresa's Party (3/18/08)

Time is running out! Theresa's workshop is tomorrow night! I had no idea what I was going to demonstrate, so I went online and found a couple of demonstratable cards that I liked. This first card is CASEd from a card made by skdeleeuw. The original card may be found here. The only changes I made were the size of the scripture panel, and I did not include the three brads at the bottom. I just love the idea of using this particular scripture with the "Tart and Tangy" cherries and "Summer Picnic" designer paper (Available from the Occasions Mini Catalog through May 31, 2008). I also love to use the new "Swiss Dots" embossing folder with my Cuttlebug Machine! I think the ladies will like this one!

  • Stamps: Tart and Tangy
  • Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive, Summer Picnic DSP
  • Ink: Markers: Old Olive, Real Red; computer printer red
  • Accessories: Whisper White GG Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, Computer/Printer
The second card we will make will be this purse card. I've seen these around SCS, and I found a blog called All Things Stampy where this SU! Demo from the UK made several of these little purse cards. I thought the ladies would love this for spring! This one is Purely Pomegranate, Pretty In Pink, and Rose Prints designer paper. I used the Pomegranate double stitched ribbon for the handle. The punched flowers and the sentiment are from the "One of a Kind" set. I'm sure I saw one of these purse cards on SCS where the same stamp set was used. Thank goodness for stamper's blogs and SCS! It sure saved me some time on the design phase of these projects!!! Thanks for visiting my blog!
  • Stamps: One of a Kind
  • Papers: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty In Pink, Rose Prints DSP, Whisper White (inside)
  • Ink: Purely Pomegranate
  • Accessories: Pomegranate DS Ribbon, Boho Blossoms Punch, Key Tag Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Mother's Rose (ssnotime26)

Sharon's (notimetostamp) challenge this week was to do some piercing on a card. You have to look carefully to see the piercing in a scallop design all the way around the vellum piece. Click on the photo to enlarge it, and it will be easier to see. I also embossed the rose in the middle. I haven't hand embossed in quite a while! LOL! I adhered the vellum piece to a rose print patterned paper that I had in my stash for about ten years! I used four gold brads to attach the two pieces, then I adhered the whole thing to a Whisper White base card after adding shear organdy pink ribbon. I called it "Mother's Rose" because I'm giving this to my mother for her birthday next month. She will be 93 years young!!! Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: None
  • Papers: Whisper White, Vellum, Rose print designer paper
  • Ink: None
  • Accessories: Anna Griffin Embossing Template, Embossing Stylus, Paper Piercer, Gold Brads, Pink Organdy Ribbon

Thoughts of Father (LSC159)

Friday's Limited Supplies Challenge was to use NO TOOLS except for a paper trimmer, standard scissors, sponges, coloring tools, and embellishments that don't require any special tool. I water colored this image some time ago when I first got the "Thoughts of Father" set. I used Water Color Wonder Crayons and an Aquapainter on Water Color Paper. The base card is Real Rust, and the image is matted on Old Olive and Real Rust. The designer paper is Old Olive Prints DSP. I used a 3/8" satin ribbon and the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Ribbon Slider. This challenge sure made me think, but I like how this card turned out! Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: Thoughts of Father
  • Papers: Real Rust, Old Olive, Water Color Paper, Old Olive Prints DSP
  • Ink: Stazon Black
  • Accessories: WCW Crayons, Aquapainter, 3/8" Olive Satin Ribbon, Silver HPH

Elegant Scripture (WT157)

For Thursday's Ways To Use It Challenge, we were to use patterned paper for everything on the card except for the base card. The base card here is Perfect Plum. I dug through my stash and found some patterned paper that I got a long time ago at the Dollar Store. I stamped the lighthouse and scripture right on the patterned paper. (You can probably tell by now that this is one of my favorite sets!) I distressed the paper with my finger nail and sponged with Elegant Eggplant. The only other thing I did was that I added a rhinestone for the light. I did that recently for a workshop, and the ladies liked it. This was the easiest card I've ever made, I think! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!!!
  • Stamps: A Light Unto My Path
  • Papers: Perfect Plum, $1 store DP
  • Ink: Elegant Eggplant
  • Accessories: Sponge, Rhinestone

Bayou Rose (SC167)

I'm still working on getting caught up on the challenges for this week. This one was for Wednesday's Sketch Challenge. I felt like I needed to do more with this card, but I just didn't have time. It was an interesting sketch. The base card here is Blue Bayou, then there's the leaves from Porcelain Prints DSP. The rectangles are from the same set of designer paper and are matted on Wild Wasabi. I used the Coluzzle to cut out the Wasabi circle and the Very Vanilla circle. The Wasabi one was scalloped using Fiskars medium scallop scissors. The flower and leaves are from the "Wild Rose" set.
  • Stamps: Wild Rose
  • Papers: Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Porcelain Prints DSP
  • Ink: Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi
  • Accessories: Snips, Fiskars medium scallop scissors

Friday, March 14, 2008

Pomegranate Blooms (CC157)

I finally got around to doing Tuesday's Color Challenge! I'm only a few days late. The challenge was to make a card using Basic Black, Basic Gray, and Purely Pomegranate. The base card here is Gray. I embossed the Pomegranate layer with the new Cuttlebug "Floral Fantasy" embossing folder, and then I matted the embossed layer on Black. The white layer is Glossy White. I stamped the large flowers on Pomegranate with Versamark and heat embossed with Black embossing powder. The small flowers are Rub-ons from the "Love and Happiness" SAB Rub-ons. The white layer is also matted on Black. I used Fiskars small scallop scissors on the black and gray layers at the bottom. Thanks for visiting my blog!
  • Stamps: Friendship Blooms (SAB)
  • Papers: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Glossy White
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Black EP, L&H SAB Rub-ons, Small Scallop Scissors, CB Floral Fantasy EF, Snips

Amy's Workshop Cards

I have been so busy lately with my Stamp Camp, a Workshop, and just life that I haven't had time to play! I hope to get caught up on this weeks' challenges today though. I also need to catch up on posting to this blog! I have some friends, club members, and customers that like to check out my blog to see what I've been up to! I'm taking care of that today as well.

Last night was Amy's Workshop. She wanted me to make simple cards so that the ladies could go home in time to get the kids ready for bed because it was a school night. For our first card, we just let the stamp do all the work. The images were stamped with River Rock on Naturals White and matted on Basic Black. We sponged the edges of the white panels with River Rock and added a rhinestone for the light in the lighthouse. This one has some paper piercing that was not on the original card, but Amy wanted me to show her how to use the Mat Pack!
  • Stamps: A Light Unto My Path
  • Papers: River Rock, Naturals White, Basic Black
  • Ink: River Rock
  • Accessories: Rhinestone, Piercer, Mat Pack

My 4th Level Upline, Carolyn, sent me a cute chickie card to congratulate me on my February sales. I liked it so much that I CASE'd it for Amy's workshop! This is such an easy card to make, but I know all the ladies enjoyed making it and just loved the results! You have to stamp the chick with Stazon Black on Barely Banana, then two more times on white (just for the egg shell). We adhered the ribbon to the patterned paper before adding it to the base card, matted the main image panel on Certainly Celery, and adhered that to the card over the ribbon and DSP. We cut out the egg shells, adhering one on top of the stamped chick and the other is off to the side and popped up on a Dimensional. We stamped the sentiment on the lower right to finish it off. Very simple, very easy!
  • Stamps: A Good Egg
  • Papers: Pretty In Pink, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Petals and Paisley DSP
  • Ink: Stazon Black
  • Accessories: Snips, Pretty In Pink GG Ribbon

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Bloomin' Poppy (FS57)

Sunday's Featured Stamper was ParisOtremba, and she has an extensive gallery. It was hard to choose a card to CASE! The photo at left is her card that I chose. I liked the idea of the vellum piece on this one. I usually don't make as many changes when I CASE a Featured Stamper card, but this time I was in a hurry. I've just been so busy lately!

The changes I made are as follows:

  • 1) Stamp set
  • 2) Colors
  • 3) Ribbon instead of Rick Rak
  • 4) No brads or tab
  • 5) Eliminated one layer
  • 6) Added paper piercing
  • 7) Embossed vellum layer
As you can see, I went with red and white with a "Dots" theme. I maintained the basic layout of the original card, but I eliminated a few elements. The new "Bloomin' Beautiful" set (available now from the Occasions Mini Catalog) is one of my current favorites. I love the single poppy. I used markers with Blender Pens to color the image, and I embossed the vellum with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
  • Papers: Naturals White, Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Ink: Stazon Black, Markers: Real Red, Green Galore, Yoyo Yellow, Black
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, Red Dotted Swiss Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

Monday, March 10, 2008

Faux Cloisonne' (TLC159)

Cloisonné first developed in the Near East. It spread to the Byzantine Empire and from there along the Silk Road to China. Chinese cloisonné is probably the most well known and ubiquitous. Russian cloisonné from the Tsarist era is highly prized by collectors. Chinese cloisonné is sometimes confused with Canton enamel, a similar type of enamel work that is painted on freehand and does not utilize partitions to hold the colors separate.

I did not know what Cloisonne' was until I did the Technique Lovers Challenge today which was to do faux Cloisonne'. The definition above is from Wikipedia online.

I found a bouquet of roses in Better Homes and Gardens magazine and stamped the large flower from "Time Well Spent" (Level 3 Hostess set) with Versamark. I used gold embossing powder and heat embossed. I did the same process for the leaves which were stamped over lettuce leaves in the same magazine. I cut out the images and adhered them to Basic Black card stock, then I matted that on Regal Rose which is punched in one corner with the Square Step Corner Punch (retired). Three gold brads were added in the other corners and paper piercing at all four corners. The sentiment is a $1 stamp from Michael's. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Time Well Spent, Mike's $1 stamp (sentiment)
  • Papers: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Basic Black, Magazine pages
  • Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
  • Accessories: Square Step Corner Punch (retired), Gold Brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Gold EP

Sunday, March 9, 2008

March Stamp Camp Cards

When we do this one for Stamp Camp, we will use Black Stazon to stamp the truck and the eggs. I tried another color of Stazon, and it just doesn't look right. The images will be colored with SU! Markers. I like this new Cuttlebug embossing folder, "Diamonds in the Rough." In this case, it reminds me of tire tread, LOL!

  • Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories
  • Papers: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
  • Ink: Stazon, SU! Markers
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Diamonds in the Rough EF, Corner Rounder Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch
When we do this second card, the flowers will be stamped on the white card stock, and we won't do the "out of the box" technique. Also, the sentiment will be on a Key Tag punched piece and matted. This is to save some cutting time. This is another new Cuttlebug embossing folder.

  • Stamps: Never Ending Joy
  • Papers: Barely Banana, Whisper White
  • Ink: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Birds n' Swirls EF, Punch, Satin Ribbon
Our third card is fairly simple, but I really like it. I love the new "Afternoon Tea" designer paper that's in the Occasions Mini Catalog. That, along with Blush Blossom and Soft Sky, makes a great Easter card. The bunny is a non-SU! stamp that I've had for years, but I couldn't let an Easter go by without using it!

Stamps: Rubber Stampede Bunny
Papers: Blush Blossom, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Soft Sky, Pretty in Pink, Certainly CeleryAccessories: Blender Pen, Shear Dotted Ribbon

Our fourth card is another simple one. You have to have those so that everyone can finish ten projects in a couple of hours. This one is with the new "Bloomin' Beautiful" set available in the Occasions Mini Catalog. The whole flower is stamped with Wild Wasabi, and then it's colored using Blender Pens and the ink pads.

  • Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
  • Papers: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
  • Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum
  • Accessories: Blender Pen, Ribbon

The fifth and final card for the Stamp Camp is this pink and white, "Just A Note," card. The background is done with the "Bold Blooms" Jumbo Wheel, rolled diagonally. The flowers were punched with the Three For You (3-4-U) Punch and embossed, and the leaves were cut out freehanded. Pink rhinestones were added to the centers. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Elegant Cheer, Bold Blooms Jumbo Wheel
  • Papers: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Sage Shadow
  • Ink: Pretty In Pink Jumbo Cartridge, Basic Black
  • Accessories: 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, 3-4-U Punch, Pink Rhinestones

Thursday, March 6, 2008

One of a Kind (SC166, WT156)

I haven't had much time to play lately. I've been getting things ready for my club tonight and the Scrap-A-Thon this weekend, but I thought I'd better post something! LOL!

The Ways To Use It Challenge was to use your computer somehow to make a card, and I didn't do yesterday's Sketch Challenge yet, so I combined the two. The designer paper in the background with the circles is actually paper that I downloaded from the internet. The panels from the sketch actually cover the circles that are brown and blue, but that's where I came up with my color combo! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Stamps: One of a Kind
  • Papers: Naturals White, Close to Cocoa, Night of Navy, Garden Green, Computer generated DP
  • Ink: Night of Navy, Garden Green, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Spots n' Dots EF, 1/2" Circle Punch, Sponge for distressing

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Wild Pomegranate Pocket (CC156)

I haven't gotten around to making Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge card yet, and I didn't do the Technique Lovers Challenge. I've been busy making Stamp Camp cards. I need to photograph them and get them online, but the Color Challenge was posted early, and I just couldn't resist! This challenge was to use Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, and So Saffron. I used another one of the Wasabi Card Stock Promotion cards. I made it into a pocket card with a So Saffron insert with a Purely Pomegranate tab. The flourish was stamped with pomegranate using the "Doodle This" stamp set. I doodled on the flap and on the tab. The flower is layered using the Five Petal Punch and two of the flowers in the Boho Blossoms Punch. It has a crystal brad in the center. Thanks for visiting my blog!!!
  • Stamps: Doodle This
  • Papers: Wild Wasabi (Textured), Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron
  • Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Signo White Gel Pen, Rose Gel Pen (on the flap)
  • Accessories: 3/16" Corner Rounder, Standard Corner Rounder, Five Petal Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Round Tab Punch, Pomegranate DS Ribbon, Crystal Brad

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Just A Little Bit (WSC37)

Beate Johns, known on SCS as just beate, has a blog called, "Fresh & Fun" which can be found here She's another blogger who has weekend challenges. Hers is a sketch challenge, shown below.

I think I should have made the horizontal panel with the print pattern a little wider, but this is what I came up with for Beate's sketch. This is not my normal style, but that's the point of the challenges, to make us think outside the box! The designer paper on this came from the dollar store years ago. It's actually chocolate brown and silver. I used Chocolate Chip for the base card and matting, Going Gray for the embossed panel, and Whisper White for the main image panel. The stamp is from "Embrace Life" and is stamped using Stazon Timber Brown. I used Close to Cocoa and Summer Sun Markers to color it. There's "Just a little bit" of Summer Sun. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: Embrace Life
  • Papers: Chocolate Chip, Going Gray, Whisper White, $1 store DP (stripes and print)
  • Ink: Stazon Timber Brown
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls EF, 3 Vintage Brads

Mirror, Mirror (IC117)

This picture of a "blue room" in a bed & breakfast in Illinois was our inspiration piece for today's Inspiration Challenge. I love seeing all the cards and how this photo inspired people to make their cards. Some were inspired by the framed hearts, others were inspired by the "picket fence" headboard, and others were inspired by the flowers placed around the room.

Our pastor's wife leads a women's group called, "Mirror, Mirror". Her birthday is this month, so this card is for her.

I saved a card that my oldest son had given me for my birthday a year or two ago. It had a little bear on a spring on the inside that popped out with a little mirror. The inside sentiment said, "A picture is worth a thousand words!" I used that little mirror for this card! Sometimes, it pays to save! LOL! Now, I have one more challenge I want to do today!

Here's my card ----------->

  • Stamps: Elegant Cheer
  • Papers: Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
  • Ink: Basic Black, Brocade Blue Marker
  • Accessories: Recycled "Mirror", Coluzzle, Primas, Three For You Punched Flowers, Embossing Stylus, Pink Rhinestones, Shear Dotted Ribbon

Choices (ssnotime24)

I haven't had time to do the bloggers' challenges lately, but I just HAD to participate in Sharon's (notimetostamp) challenge for this weekend. Her challenge was to use purses as a theme, and make a card that looks like a purse or has purses on it. I've seen these little Round Tab Punch purses around Splitcoaststampers (SCS) lately and really wanted to try it. The card measures 4" X 9" and fits in a standard #10 business envelope. The base card is Summer Sun. The white background panel is embossed with the new "Diamonds In The Rough" Cuttlebug folder and is matted on Basic Black. Each purse was punched with the Round Tab Punch. The Celery one has a flap punched with the Word Window Punch, a Celery brad, and green braiding cord for the handle. The black one was trimmed to change the shape, it has a triangle flap with a silver sequin and was edged with silver gel pen, and silver cord was used for the handle. The Ruby Red one has a flap punched with the Small Oval Punch, a flower brad, and Red Hemp Twine for the handle. Each purse was adhered to a Whisper White square and matted on its own color. Finally, black satin ribbon was added to the bottom. Now I'm off to do another challenge!
  • Papers: Summer Sun, Basic Black, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Ruby Red, Real Red
  • Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Word Window Punch, Small Oval Punch, Celery Brad, Silver Sequin, Small Red Flower Brad, Green Braiding Cord, Silver Cord, Red Hemp Twine, Silver Gel Pen, Cuttlebug Diamonds In The Rough EF, Black Satin Ribbon