Friday, October 31, 2008

Pinks (WSC64)

The photo at the right shows the layout for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. Funny, I haven't done the Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS today, but I've done two of my online friends' blog challenges! Whatever suits your fancy, I guess.
I wanted mine to be very feminine, so I used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch for my scallops at the top and bottom. Then, I went with shades of pink. The base card is Pink Pirouette. The designer paper is pink on pink polka dots from the Georgia Peach DSP; it's matted on Pixie Pink. The ribbon is Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon. I stamped the butterfly with Pixie Pink on white twice, punched one out with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch, and I cut out the other, minus the antenna. I was going to put a sentiment panel on this, possibly made with ovals, but I decided to leave it alone and put a sentiment inside when I use the card. Thanks again for visiting today!
  • Stamps: Priceless
  • Papers: Pink Pirouette, Pixie Pink, GP White, Georgia Peach DSP
  • Ink: Pixie Pink
  • Accessories: Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Snips, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, MS Doily Lace Border Punch

Thanksgiving Button Flower (ssnotime59)

Sharon's (aka notimetostamp) Stamp Simply Challenge is called "Button Up For Winter". We were to make a fall themed card and incorporate a button in the design. My button is the flower center. The base card is Old Olive with a layer of plaid designer paper from DCWV. The paper is stitched on using the zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine. I used rectangle and scalloped rectangle Nestabilities to make the main image panel and mat. The Naturals Ivory piece is sewn on the More Mustard scalloped piece using the same zig-zag stitch as before. The scarecrow is stamped with Stazon Jet Black and water colored. I used the sewing machine to sew the orange button to the flower, and I added orange and mustard branches punched with the Martha Stewart Punch. The sentiment panels were both punched with the Word Window Punch. Thanks for visiting my blog today!!
  • Stamps: Happy Blessings, Occasions Collection (Level 2 Hostess)
  • Papers: Old Olive, More Mustard, Naturals Ivory, Only Orange, DCWV DP
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Pumpkin Pie
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Rectangle Nesties, Scalloped Rectangle Nesties, Sewing Machine, Flower, Orange Button, MS Branches Punch, WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Pop-up Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Word Window Punch

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cracked Journey (WT190)

For the Ways To Use It Challenge, we were to get crackle in our designs. I used the Cracked Glass Technique. I've never done it before, but it's really easy. First, you stamp your image on card stock. Next, you ink the entire panel with Versamark. Then, you sprinkle liberally with Glassy Glaze embossing powder and melt with the heat tool. Ink it again with Versamark and emboss a second time with the Glassy Glaze, and it will come out smooth and shiny. Put it in the freezer for a couple of minutes. After it's completely cooled, take it out of the freezer and bend it in several places to make the cracks. Sponge the cracks so they will show more and rub off excess ink with a paper towel. If it becomes dull, just heat it up with the heat tool one more time, and the shine will come right back. I kept the card pretty simple to highlight the image and the cracked glass technique. This makes a great masculine card! Thanks for stopping by today!
  • Stamps: Happiness Is A Journey, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
  • Papers: Naturals Ivory, Basic Black
  • Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
  • Accessories: Glassy Glaze EP, Heat Tool, Sponge, Paper Towel, Vintage Brads

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Party! (SC200)

The layout at the right is today's Sketch Challenge layout. I wound up making a card that was very similar to the one I made for the Color Challenge yesterday. I used the same stamp set and only changed from Pixie Pink to Tempting Turquoise. I guess the ribbon really determined the color combo. It has yellow, hot pink, orange, turquoise, lime green, and chocolate brown. I think I got that ribbon as a gift. There's six rolls in the package, but each roll only has 12 inches of ribbon on it! It took a whole roll to do the strip and the bow!!!
The base card is Kiwi Kiss. The top panel is Tangerine Tango embossed with Spots n' Dots. The bottom panel is Tempting Turquoise embossed with Traffic Jam. I used ink pads and Blender Pen to color that stamp and huffed before stamping. I used several punches on this one as well. Thanks for stopping by today!!!
  • Stamps: Party Hearty
  • Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, GP White
  • Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Spots n' Dots and Traffic Jam EF's, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Blender Pen, Brads; Punches: 1" Square, 1-1/4" Square, 1-3/8" Square, Word Window

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"B" Is For Birthday (CC190)

Today's Color Challenge was to use Pixie Pink, Tangerine Tango, and Kiwi Kiss. I can't remember why, but I had several pieces of Pixie Pink that were already embossed, so I started with that. The base card is Tangerine Tango with a layer of Kiwi Kiss and then the embossed Pixie Pink panel. I stamped the hats with Tangerine and cut them out and adhered them to 1" punched circles matted on 1-1/4" punched circles. The main image is stamped with pink and matted on the Kiwi and then the Tangerine. The satin ribbon and knot were added to the embossed panel before adhering to the mat. I finished it off by doing some "Faith Dots". I call them that because one lady on SCS whose name is Faith does them all the time. Thanks for stopping by today!
  • Stamps: Party Hearty
  • Papers: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Pixie Pink, GP White
  • Ink: Pixie Pink, Tangerine Tango, White Gel Pen
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Spots n' Dots EF, Orange Satin Ribbon, Snips, 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Orange Brad

Monday, October 27, 2008

Thoughts & Prayers (WSC63, CFC02)

I haven't been doing the Technique Lover's Challenge lately because I haven't had all the supplies needed and I just can't get to the store yet. I'm on crutches now, so it won't be long until I'm using a cane and then walking without such devices! I decided to do one more card for the Cards For a Cause which is to send cards to "Chemo Angels" for breast cancer patients who are on chemotherapy. I used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge for this. The layout it shown at the right.
The base card is Pretty In Pink with a layer of Basic Black and Bella Rose DSP over that. The main image is stamped on white and then sponged and matted on black. The sentiment from "Always In My Thoughts" is stamped with black, punched with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch, matted on black that was punched with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch, and finally adhered to the pink that was punched with the Scallop Circle Punch. I used two different ribbons rather than paper or card stock for the horizontal trim and finished the card off with three pink rhinestones. Thanks for stopping by!!!
  • Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Always In My Thoughts
  • Papers: Pretty In Pink, Basic Black, GP White, Bella Rose DSP
  • Ink: Stazon Black, More Mustard, Cameo Coral, Pixie Pink
  • Accessories: Punches: 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch; Sponge, Dimensionals, Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Black GG Ribbon, Pink Rhinestones

Sunday, October 26, 2008

CASEing Kay (FS90)

This week's Featured Stamper is Kay (aka SpeedyStamper). She has a terrific gallery. Her card that I chose to CASE is shown at left. I changed the colors which includes the card stock, DSP, Ribbon, and Brads. I changed the theme by changing the stamp set (sentiment only for mine), and I changed the flower to a wreath.
This card starts out with a Real Red base card with a layer of Old Olive and then a piece of Holiday Treasures designer paper matted on red. I used the smallest Nestabilities to create the sentiment panel. I used the Martha Stewart Branches Punch with three shades of green to create the wreath. This card is a bit busier than my usual, but I went out of the box for sure! Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: To You & Yours (Sentiment only)
  • Papers: Real Red, Old Olive, Holiday Treasures DSP
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black
  • Accessories: Martha Stewart Branches Punch, Coluzzle (to make a ring to glue the branches to), Red Beads, 1/8" Red Satin Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Wide Satin Ribbon, Small Nesties, Red Brads, Mat Pack and Piercer (to set the brads)

Happy Fall

I didn't get around to making anything else yesterday; I just didn't have it in me. I always think I can do more than I actually can! LOL! Well, today's a new day! I'm in a special swap where we all have secret pals and there are certain things we must send. One of the items we are required to send is an autumn themed card in our secret pal's favorite fall colors. My secret pal likes rust and reds. She also likes distressing. The designer paper, black mat, and embossed Ruby Red layers are all distressed. The Ruby Red base card is just sponged. I basically made an ATC and just put it in the center of the card. One pumpkin and all three leaves are popped up. The sentiment panel was made with small Nestabilities. I hope she likes this!
  • Stamps: Autumn Harvest, Michael's 2/$1 sentiment stamp
  • Papers: Ruby Red, Basic Black, DCWV Fall Pack DP
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Floral Screen EF (debossed), Small Nesties, Snips, WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Dimensionals
Another item we are required to send is an altered item. I covered a journal with Bella Rose DSP and added the rose in the upper left corner. There's a pink satin ribbon for a book mark. I'm going to use my Big Shot and Sizzix "Round About" alphabet set to make the letters of her first name in Riding Hood Red on Kiwi Kiss punched squares, but I didn't want to photograph it with the name on it yet because she might see it, and that would give the whole thing away!!!

I decided to make her this package of Card Candy as an extra gift. It sort of goes with the next item as well. These were all stamped with "Deer Friends" (Level 2 Hostess Set) and punched with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch. The 1-3/8" Circle Punch and the Scallop Circle Punch were also used to create the matting.

Now, do you see how the card candy ties in with this? First, Card Candy, then REAL Candy!!! LOL! The third item we were to send was supposed to be our secret pals' favorite snacks. My secret pal had two favorites; one was Snickers. I like those, too, so my hubby bought them so I'd have a few left over for me!!!

The final item that we're supposed to send is a silly item. I'm never very good at those. I haven't been able to go shopping either. My hubby found these candle holders, and he just knew I'd like them. The witch's hat is a tea light candle holder. The green one with the jack-o-lanterns can also hold tea light candles but is intended for votive or larger candles, I think. I made the package of tea light candles to go with the candle holders. They are pumpkin spice scented. Now, why is this silly? The tentative date for the revealing of all the secret pals is not until November 11th. I'm putting a note with this that says, "Only 354 days until Halloween!" I hope she gets a laugh out of that!! Thanks for visiting my blog today!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Get Well Soon (IC151)

I have missed a few challenges because I've been busy getting ready for my October Stamp Camp. Other than that, I've been recuperating from my surgery and getting stronger every day. Now that the Stamp Camp is over, I can get back to those challenges! Today's Inspiration Challenge was to use pink bedding from J C Penney's as our inspiration. There were plenty of items from which to choose. The photo at the right shows a pillow sham from which I drew my inspiration.
I know most of the challenge cards this week are going to "Chemo Angels", and I have a couple going there as well, but we have a friend who had to be taken from Reno to San Francisco for emergency brain surgery, so I made her this "Get Well" card. I used rectangle and scalloped rectangle Nestabilities and two different Cuttlebug embossing folders to simulate the quilting in the pillow sham. The flower and leaves were die cut with SU!'s Birds & Blooms Sizzlets on my Big Shot Machine. I also used the Small and Large Oval Punches for the sentiment. I may do another of this week's challenges, so I might post again today. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: Always In My Thoughts
  • Papers: Pretty In Pink, GP White, Gable Green
  • Ink: Gable Green
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Sizzlets, Cuttlebug Floral Screen and Tiny Mosaics EF's, Nestabilities Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles, Sheer Ribbon

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Merry Christmas Part 2 Stamp Camp

Merry Christmas Stamp Camp Part 2 is this Friday, and here I am just uploading the projects we will be making! I've been super busy trying to recover from hip replacement surgery plus I've had three events here this past week! Anyway, here are the five projects we will be making.Project #1 is an embossed Christmas tree from "Snow Swirled". It's shown here two ways. We will be making the horizontal one with the fold at the top, but we will emboss with Silver Embossing Powder.
  • Stamps: Snow Swirled
  • Papers: Handsome Hunter, GP White
  • Ink: Versamark, Handsome Hunter
  • Accessories: Silver EP, Heat Gun, Wide Oval Punch, Sponge, Silver Metallic Ribbon, Silver Elastic Cord

Project #2 is a gift card holder. The base card is Bravo Burgundy with a layer of white that has been embossed with the Cuttlebug Snow Dots embossing folder in my Big Shot Machine. The stamped image was colored with markers, huffed, and stamped; then, it was punched with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Bravo Burgundy was punched with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch for a mat. Finally, Handsome Hunter was punched with the Scallop Circle punch to complete the medallion. It was adhered to the Bravo Burgundy Ribbon and a bow was added to the top.

The photo at the right shows the inside of the gift card holder. This is my favorite style of gift card holder and it's popular with my ladies, too. The designer paper came from a DCWV Pack of 12" X 12" papers. The ladies will have a choice of several different papers that coordinate with the Bravo Burgundy. The slot for the gift card is made with the Word Window and Small Oval Punches.

  • Stamps: Deer Friends (Level 2 Hostess Set)
  • Papers: Bravo Burgundy, GP White, Handsome Hunter, DCWV DP
  • Ink: Bravo Burgundy and Handsome Hunter Markers
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Snow Dots EF, Big Shot Machine, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Small Oval Punch, Bravo Burgundy GG Ribbon
Project #3 is extremely simple yet elegant. I think embossing with silver or gold embossing powders always lends a sense of elegance to any project. The oval and scalloped oval were done with Nestabilities on my Big Shot Machine. The main image panel is popped up on Dimensionals. The background of stars was done with "Background Basics" stars, tone on tone. The inside back is lined with white and the sentiment, "May the true spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, your home with love," is stamped on the white. By the way, I took several photos of this card, and for some reason, the embossing came out fuzzy every time. Go figure!
  • Stamps: Holy Triptech, Snow Swirled (inside sentiment), Background Basics (retired)
  • Papers: Elegant Eggplant, GP White
  • Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
  • Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Oval Nestabilities, Silver EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals
Project #4 starts out with a Very Vanilla base card with a layer of Always Artichoke that has been embossed with the Cuttlebug Holly embossing folder. The main image is stamped with Stazon Jet Black and water colored with Water Color Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter. It's matted on Basic Black and both panels are punched with the Ticket Corner Punch and then popped up on Dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped on the inside. Other than the water coloring, this will be a very simple card since I do all the embossing ahead of time.
  • Stamps: Christmas Cardinal
  • Papers: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black
  • Accessories: WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Big Shot Machine, Cuttlebug Holly EF, Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals
It seems like we just can't have a Christmas Stamp Camp without snowmen. Project #5 has snowmen from "Holiday Lineup" stamped on white with Stazon Jet Black and then colored with markers. The main image panel is matted on Baja Breeze and popped up on Dimensionals. The designer paper is Ski Slope and is available from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The snowflake border was done with a Fiskars border punch that I've had for years. The base card is Baja Breeze.
  • Stamps: Holiday Lineup
  • Papers: Baja Breeze, GP White, Ski Slope DSP (Holiday Mini)
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU! Markers
  • Accessories: Dimensionals, Fiskars Snowflake Border Punch

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I Care (CC189, CFC02)

I was so busy yesterday with appointments that I couldn't participate in any challenges. It was a tough day. I'm on it today, though! This card is for the Color Challenge which was to use Kiwi Kiss (or Old Olive), Pink Pirouette (or Pretty in Pink), and Chocolate Chip. It's also for the Cards For A Cause Challenge - Chemo Angels. We send our cards in and they go to Chemo Angels who will give them to breast cancer patients who are going through chemotherapy. The base card is Kiwi Kiss with a layer of Bella Rose DSP which is Pink Pirouette. There's a strip of Chocolate Chip that has been punched with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch, and a Pretty In Pink ribbon is above that. Oval Nestabilities were used on GP White and the Scalloped Oval was done with Chocolate Chip. The flower stamp was inked with Old Olive and Pretty In Pink, huffed, and stamped on the white oval. The sentiment was stamped on the DSP with Chocolate Chip ink. Thanks for visiting my blog today!!!
  • Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Best Yet (Level 1 Hostess)
  • Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, GP White, Bella Rose DSP
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip; Markers: Old Olive, Pretty In Pink
  • Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon, MS Doily Lace Border Punch

Friday, October 17, 2008

Nautical (LSC190)

For the Limited Supplies Challenge, we could use one piece of designer paper, eyelets and ribbon for the embellishment, and there had to be some blue on the card. My base card is Night of Navy (blue), the designer paper had these old world maps, and I cut one out plus the border. I used eyelets with hemp twine instead of ribbon, though. This card goes to my son-in-law because I missed his birthday (I've missed everything here lately) and he likes sailing. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: Winds of Grace
  • Papers: Night of Navy, Going Gray, DCWV Photo Pack DP
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Accessories: Metallic Eyelets, Hemp Twine, Snips

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Penguin In Plaid (WT188)

I just wasn't able to do yesterday's sketch challenge. It was a hard day. I'm up and at 'em today, though! Today's Ways To Use It Challenge was to use plaid. I've used pieces of a 10-year old piece of patterned paper before. It's a red/white plaid with penguins and holly. Using that paper gave me the excuse to make the punch art penguin, too! Here's the punches used to make the penguin:
  • Body: 1-3/8" Circle, Large Oval (white)
  • Wings: Word Window
  • Head: 1" Circle
  • Feet: Boho Blossoms
  • Beak: Boho Blossoms
  • Cheeks: 1/8" Circle

The eyes were just painted in with the white gel pen. I cut narrow strips from Bella Rose DSP and snipped the ends to look like fringe. Thanks for stopping by today!

  • Stamps: Two Cool Dudes (sentiment)
  • Papers: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, GP White, Only Orange, Unknown plaid DP, Bella Rose DSP
  • Ink: Riding Hood Red, White Gel Pen
  • Accessories: Silver Elastic Cord (2008 Holiday Mini)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

God's Love (CC188)

Well, you haven't heard from me in over a week! Sorry. I had surgery on October 6th, and I came home from the hospital on Thursday night, October 9th. It's taking more time than I thought it would to feel well enough to create anything! Well, here's my first attempt. Today's Color Challenge was to use Pink Pirouette (or Pretty in Pink), Whisper White, and Basic Black. I loved all the cards with the pink and black card stock, but mine only has black ink. I used the Pink Pirouette ink to die two of the flower layers from the Pretties Kit. The "Corsage" is made from Pretties Kit flowers, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbons, Martha Stewart Branches Punch, and hat pin and beads from the Pretties Kit. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: God's Blessings
  • Papers: Pink Pirouette, GP White
  • Ink: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, Big Shot Machine, Oval Nestabilities, Pretty In Pink and Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Martha Stewart Branches Punch

Sunday, October 5, 2008

8-1/2" X 8-1/2" Scrap Book Part 2

I made some more page layouts for my new scrap book. I may mix them around some, but as of now, this is the first page in the book. There's room for one photo and journaling on the right. If I had a tiny photo that I could cut or punch into a circle, I'd put it in the scallop circle.
  • Papers: Only Orange, White, Regal Rose, Sweet Always DSP
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circles #2 Bigz Die, Round About Alpha Set, Flower Trio Punch, Embossing Stylus, Only Orange Marker, Scallop Edge Border Punch
This page will be opposing the page made at the SU! Convention. It had Rose Red, Old Olive, More Mustard, and Baha Breeze. I used the brown to tie this page in with the cover and the Sweet Always DSP used on other pages. There's space for journaling in the lower right corner.
  • Papers: Baha Breeze, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Rose Red, Old Olive, Old Olive Prints DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Round About Alpha Set, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Large and Small Star Punches
This is my son's page. The white rectangle will be for journaling. The 1/4" wide strip on the left is what was left over when I punched the scallop border on the DSP. The swirly and whirlies were punched. Did you notice all the short titles? I'm trying to keep every title in this scrap book four letters or less. Let's see if I can accomplish that!
  • Papers: Chocolate Chip, Only Orange, GP White, Sweet Always DSP
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Round About Alpha Set, Large Swirly Punch, Small Whirly Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch

Maybe, when I get the photos printed and on the pages, I will edit these posts. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Just A Note (FS87)

This week's Featured Stamper is Love Stampin'!!! I like her style. I think it's simple but classy. Her card that I CASEd is shown at the right. Since I just got my oval Nestabilities, I had to find a card with ovals on it! Hers has an additional oval layer on it in Mellow Moss.
I changed the main image stamp and the sentiment. I used the same embossing folder but embossed a separate piece and adhered it to the base card. I moved the ribbon knot over from the right side to the left as well. Thanks for visiting my blog!!!
  • Stamps: Eastern Influences, Elegant Cheer
  • Papers: GP White, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink: Stazon Black, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Cuttlebug Script EF, Oval Nestabilities, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter

Saturday, October 4, 2008

8-1/2" X 8-1/2" Scrap Book

Stampin' Up! now has an 8-1/2" X 8-1/2" chip board album that you cover with your own paper. The photo at right shows how I covered mine with Sweet Always DSP. I'm thinking of having a special class which would include the album, a package of DSP, and supplies to make five pages, all for just $35!

This page was a make-n-take we did at the convention in July. We used Rose Red card stock that we punched on one edge with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. You can't hardly see in this photo that we stamped the polka dotted butterflies from "Flight of the Butterfly" which was one of our free sets. The Y-O-U was inked with Whisper White Craft ink and the small butterfly was stamped with Old Olive and cut out. The dots were colored in with a white gel pen. The Baha Breeze rectangle is where the photo is supposed to go. On the Olive piece is a felt die cut with a button from Button Bouquet. The More Mustard piece is stamped with the little flower from the set.
  • Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
  • Papers: Rose Red, Baha Breeze, Old Olive, More Mustard
  • Ink: Whisper White Craft, Versamark, Old Olive
  • Accessories: Chip Board Letters, Snips, Rose Red GG Ribbon

When I took this photo, I leaned the page against my album so you see polka dots behind it. I used Pixie Pink card stock that I punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch on one end. I made a pocket with the Sweet Always DSP on which I added a piece of Only Orange to the top for extra strength. I made a tag to insert in the pocket for journaling. The F-U-N was from my one and only alphabet set from Sizzix which is called "Round About". The scallop circle is one of SU!'s exclusive Bigz Dies. The flowers were all punched and some were embossed. One photo should be placed on the pocket and another (round) should be placed on the scallop circle. All supplies are from Stampin' Up! except the alphabet set.

  • Papers: Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip, Only Orange, Pretty In Pink, White, Sweet Always DSP
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzix Round About Alpha Set, Boho Blossoms and Spring Bouquet Punches, Ticket Corner Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, White Eyelet, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border Punch

Hi There! (IC148)

For today's Inspiration Challenge, we were to base the design of our card on one of the articles of clothing at Harrilu. The minute I saw the home page with that cute giraffe, I knew what I wanted to do. Their giraffe is on a onesie, and it is so cute! It's such a whimsical image!!

There are several punches involved in the making of this card. I also used two Cuttlebug folders. The base card is Chocolate Chip with a layer of So Saffron that is embossed with the Forest Branches folder. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip Taffeta and has the matted scalloped square hanging from the knot. The main image is made entirely from punches. The background is embossed with the Tiny Bubbles folder and sponged. To make the giraffe, I used So Saffron and Chocolate Chip card stock. I sponged the Saffron with Chocolate Chip. Here's what I used:
  • Neck: 1/2" strip of So Saffron with 1/2" Circles punched from Chocolate Chip and cut in half
  • Head: Key Tag Punch, Small Oval Punch (save pieces punched from sides of head)
  • Snout: Key Tag Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle (Punch a crescent and trim ends for smile and save the 1/8" pieces.)
  • Ears: Small Oval punched pieces from sides of head
  • Horns: Horizontal Slot Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch (1/8" pieces from snout)
  • Eyes: 1/4" Circle Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch

The main panel is popped up, and I used a Rhinestone Brad on the scalloped square sentiment. This was a fun card to make! All materials are from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by today!!!

  • Stamps: Say It With Scallops (sentiment tag)
  • Papers: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, White
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles and Forest Branches EF's, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad (small round fire), Sponge, Dimensionals, Key Tag, Small Oval, 1/8" Circle, 1/4" Circle, 1/2" Circle, Horizontal Slot Punches for giraffe, Scallop Square and 1-3/8" Square Punches for sentiment tag

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Miracle of Christmas (WT186)

The Ways To Use It Challenge was to use a quote or poem in your design. I didn't use any other stamps other than the sentiment because I wanted to highlight those words. The oval Nestabilities were sent to my by a fellow Splitcoaststamper (I think I sent her some Cuttlebug card fronts in trade.) The base card is Chocolate Chip with a strip of designer paper and then the oval pieces. I added the bling because I just couldn't stand that big blank spot on the card! LOL! Thanks for stopping by today!
  • Stamps: God's Blessings
  • Papers: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Shimmery White, Holiday Treasures DSP
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black
  • Accessories: Nestabilities Ovals (from a friend), Chocolate Chip Wide Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Froggie Luv (Mojo55)

Yet another sketch challenge! I have seen a lot of people doing these Mojo Monday sketches, so I thought I'd give it a go. Since the number is 55, these sketches have been around for over a year. Where have I been?!!! LOL! This sketch is for a square card which I don't do all that often, but I'm beginning to like them more and more. Instead of the main image being slightly under that ribbon tab, I put mine on top of it so that I wouldn't cover up my froggie's feet and the panel would be centered.
My card is 5-3/8" square and will fit in Stampin' Up!'s Medium Square envelopes. The base card is Green Galore and is embossed with Sizzix Wild Dashes Texturz plate. The next panel is designer paper from DCWV Fall Pack which is matted tightly on Chocolate Chip card stock. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip Wide Satin Ribbon. The main image was sent to me by an online friend (Tavias Charms). I had admired a card that Lorraine had done, and she was kind enough to offer to stamp a few images and send them to me. I have a surprise going out to her as soon as I can get to the post office. I water colored this sweet froggie and matted the image panel on More Mustard and then on Chocolate Chip. Don't you think Miss Froggie is a cutie??!!! Thanks again for stopping by!
  • Whipper Snapper - Frog In Love
  • Papers: Green Galore, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Whisper White, DCWV DP
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black
  • Accessories: WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Chocolate Chip Wide Satin Ribbon, Green Brads, Big Shot Machine, Wild Dashes Texturz Plate

Eastern Beauty (SC196, CC186)

Today's sketch layout is shown at the right. I like this layout with the horizontal, vertical, and horizontal layers overlapping. I used yesterday's challenge colors on this because I like them too. I had to add a bit of green for the leaves though.
The base card is Chocolate Chip with a layer of Baha Breeze that has been run through my Big Shot Machine on the Diagonal Lines Texturz embossing plate. The next layer is Really Rust that is also embossed and matted on Chocolate Chip. The next layer is Green Tea Designer Paper, again matted on the Chocolate Chip. Finally, the main image is stamped on Very Vanilla and water colored. It also has Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon and a punched butterfly. All layers are sponged with Chocolate Chip (even the butterfly), and the main image panel is popped up on Dimensionals. All materials are from Stampin' Up! except for the punched butterfly. Thanks for stopping by!!!
  • Stamps: Eastern Influences
  • Papers: Chocolate Chip, Baha Breeze, Really Rust, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Diagonal Lines, Sponge, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter