Monday, February 28, 2011

Sun (Mojo180)

This is for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I'm finding that I am lucky to find the time to make one card per day, and sometimes I can't even do that. I usually do the Clean & Simple Challenge on Monday or the Technique Lovers Challenge. I haven't done a Mojo Monday Sketch in a long time, so I picked that one for today. For this one, I used products from lots of manufacturers. The Summer Sun, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White card stocks are from Stampin' Up!, and so is the 1-3/8" Circle Punch and the Tea Party DSP. The border punch is from Martha Stewart. The Ribbon is from Mark's Finest Papers. I used Square, Eyelet Square, Rectangle, Scallop Rectangle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities from Spellbinder. The "24 - 7" Stamp is from SU!'s "Friends 24-7" set and the main image/verse is "Psalm 84:11" from Verve. It's kind of an eclectic card! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

CASEing Corie (FS212)

It's still Sunday here in Nevada. I finished my Featured Stamper card and decided to stay up a little late and post it. The Featured Stamper this week is CorieFoster. I chose to CASE her "TLC261 - It's In the Pieces" card. They called the technique something like "Paper piecing with punches", but I call it Punch Art. I bought another set of instructions from Kim Score's blog, and this duck was one of the sets of instructions. Corie, on the other hand, made a cute fox. I'm not that good to where I can just create something with the punched pieces on my own. I need something to look at! I changed the colors, papers, ribbon, sentiment, and the punch art image. I used Peach Parfait, Old Olive and Yoyo Yellow card stocks with Ice Cream Parlor DSP (SAB) for the card and So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie for the duck. The ribbon is the retired Crushed Curry. Everything is from Stampin' Up! Thanks again for stopping by!!!

Be Strong (ODBDSLC50)

I can't say I didn't "make" any cards yesterday because I really did. One person could not come to the stamp camp at the last minute, but she wanted her cards, so I made her eight cards and two boxes. Another lady who is an experienced stamper couldn't come either, so I made her four cards and one box, but I gave her all the cut-out materials to make the others. That took all day. Now, I'm back to the challenges.

This card is for Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Challenge. My friend, Pat Smethers is now a permanent member of the Design Team, so they honored her by using one of her cards as a sketch challenge. Her beautiful card may be found here. I love Pat and admire her work so much that I just HAD to try to do this challenge! The camera kind of washed out the green and made the pale yellow look like peach, but you can get the idea. I used Naturals White for the base card, Barely Banana for the next layer and the die-cut mat and an unknown designer paper that I've had for at least 15 years. The leaves and vines are Pear Pizazz and were punched with the Martha Stewart Leaf Punch and die cut with the Scribbles Swirls Sizzlit. The verse is from ODBD Scripture Collection #3. The roses were a Dollar Store find that I forgot I had until packing and unpacking everything in my craft room for the installation of the new flooring. I sponged the roses with Barely Banana, and I sponged the leaves, too. The Crocheted Lace is from Stampin' Up! and the pearls came from Mike's. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Photo Corner Flower (TSC0225)

This week's Twisted Sisters Challenge is to use photo corners in a creative way. Sue (aka irishgreensue, aka Greenie) issued this challenge, and I just thought she was trying to make it as difficult as possible! LOL! Actually, I enjoyed making this card, and I think it turned out pretty well. The card stocks are Pale Plum (retired), Whisper White, and Certainly Celery. The DP I used to punch out the photo corners and make the flower is unknown; I've had it for so many years. Everything else is from Stampin' Up! including the Circle Ice Brad in the flower center and the three punches I used. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Stamp Camp Project #1 Second Version

If you look at the post directly below this one, you will see all five of the projects for this month's Stamp Camp; however, I changed Project #1 from the brown to Naturals White. I just kept looking at that card, and I just did not like it. I got out the Naturals White and stamped the main image all over with Old Olive ink; then, I took everything off of the front of the brown card and adhered it to the white. This time, I used a Dimensional to pop up the main image. I like this better. Sometimes, you just have to design as you go! Everything is still from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!! I still have some scoring to do.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February, 2011 Stamp Camp Projects

I made a card on Monday but didn't get a chance to post it before I started feeling kind of poorly. I must have caught a bug. Then, the men came on Tuesday to put new flooring down in my bathrooms. No chance to get creative then. I'm still unpacking boxes that had to be moved out of my craft room in order to put the new floor in there. I have before and after photos, but haven't had time to post those either. Today I got down to business making the projects for this Friday's Stamp Camp.
Project #1 is a masculine St. Patrick's Day card. I used Early Espresso, Old Olive and Whisper White card stocks and the "Lucky Shamrock" stamp. This was inspired by the index card for that stamp on SCS. I made "ribbons" with the Dotted Scallop Border Punch and added strips of Old Olive card stock down the middle of each of those.
Project #2 was inspired by the cover of the Occasions Mini Catalog. I used So Saffron Ribbon instead of yellow card stock, and I used the Scallop Circles #2 Die instead of the Petal Cone Die. The card stocks used here are Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Regal Rose. I used the Framed Tulips embossing folder, Fun Flowers Bigz Die, Blossom Petals Punch, two ribbons and a button.
Project #3 was inspired by a card that someone in the Stampin' Up! Late Night Stampers Yahoo Group shared. I can't remember who it was. When I find out, I'll edit this post and give them credit. It's a simple card really. I used Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla card stocks with Greenhouse Gala DSP. They will make two cards with different colors. The sentiment stamp is from "On Your Birthday" stamped with Old Olive, and the ribbon is Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon.
Project #4 is this spinner card which was inspired by the card shown in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I used Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White card stocks. I colored the stamp from "Take A Spin" with markers and attached the Game Spinner Hand. The ribbon is Tangerine Tango striped grosgrain ribbon.
Project #5 is this little gift box made with the Matchbox Die. I used Rose Red for the bottom of the box (not showing), Springtime Vintage DSP for the outside of the box and Very Vanilla for the butterflies which were die cut using the Beautiful Wings Sizzlit. I also used Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon and Basic Pearls. I used a ribbon Rosette as the final touch. Inside, there are four Hershey's Nuggets wrapped with the same DSP as the outside of the box. Everything used to make all five projects is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

CASEing Cookie (FS211)

This week's Featured Stamper is StampGroover. Cookie has a lot of cards in her gallery that are Clean & Simple "Style", but with the coloring and cutting, they're really not all that simple. She just makes them LOOK easy! I chose to CASE her Tinkerbell card. With the wonderful coloring and cutting, plus the addition of the Dazzling Diamonds, she made that card look simple even though it wasn't. Instead of stamping my main image, I used a Sizzlit. It's the larger size of Sizzlit (about 2" X 3-1/2"), and it's called "MacKenzie with Gift." Now, this might look pretty simple as well, but, to make all those tiny pieces with different colors of card stock and DSP, you have to run that Sizzlit through the Big Shot many times. Then, you have to piece it all together. I die cut the whole thing using Blush Blossom and then cut the pieces of Early Espresso (hair), Pawsitively Prints DSP (shirt), Whisper White (shirt trim), Basic Black (belt and shoes) and other DP for the gift bag and tissue. After piecing her all together, I popped her up like Cookie did with Tink. I added a little sponging behind her though. I used bling like Cookie die, but mine is pink. I also added a sentiment because this card will go to my daughter whose birthday is next weekend. Everything except the Sizzlit and rhinestones came from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Know (C4C75, ODBDSLC49)

This card is for two Saturday challenges. One of them is the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge which is to use dies to create a card or project. I used Circle and Lacey Circle Nesties for the main image panel, Simple Flower Embosslit for the large flowers, Beautiful Butterflies Embosslit for the butterfly and Little Leaves Sizzlit. The small flowers were punched with the Flower Trio Punch (retired) and embossed. The Very Vanilla panel is embossed with the Leafy Branch embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I sponged it a little, too. The other challenge is Our Daily Bread Designs Shining Light Challenge which is to stamp an image over a sentiment (or visa versa). You might have to click on the image to see the very light flowers stamped on the main image panel with the verse. The flowers were stamped with Pink Pirouette and the sentiment with Black Stazon. The butterfly, flowers and leaves were all sponged, and there are pearls in the flower centers and one for the butterfly's head. Everything except the Nesties and the embossing folder is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Triple Challenge Card (CCEE1107, TSC0218, WT310)

This is for three challenges; two Thursday challenges and one Friday Challenge. First, the CCEE Stampers challenge was to do some scoring on our cards. You can barely see the scoring around three sides of the main image panel, but it's there. Next, the Ways To Use It challenge was to use silhouettes which I did by stamping the girl from "Easter Blossoms", and I also sponged that panel with Regal Rose and Old Olive. Finally, our Twisted Sistahs Challenge is to use the Faux Silk technique. After sponging with the pink and green, I covered the whole image with Tombow Glue. I stamped the branch on white tissue paper, crumpled it up, and then I placed it over my main image that was covered with glue. I rubbed out most of the wrinkles, and then I colored the branch, flowers and leaves with SU! Markers. I like how this turned out. Everything except the sheer ribbon is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

You're a Blast! (LNS108, SC320)

My Yahoo Group, Stampin' Up! Late Night Stampers has a challenge for this week which is to make a masculine card for a man or a boy. I used this week's sketch to create this little birthday card for my grandson. I used Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White card stocks along with Ice Parlor DSP. I used coordinating markers to color the rocket. I used the Small Star Punch for the added embellishments. Everything here is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bird Silhouette (CAS106)

The Clean & Simple Challenge for this week is to use the sketch that NancyK used to make her card shown here. I made mine even simpler by using a silhouette stamp. There's some sponging, but no coloring. The stamp set is "Silhouette Sentiments" (hostess set). I sponged with Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait and Regal Rose using a 1/2" punched circle mask for the sun. The squares and scallop square were die cut with Nestibilities. I used SU!'s Black Gingham Ribbon for embellishment. Everything except the Nesties is from Stampin' Up! Thanks again for stopping by!!

CASEing Charlene (FS210)

I decided on which card to CASE before church yesterday, but I didn't get around to making the card until this morning. I was just too tired from all the activity this past week. Anyway, this week's Featured Stamper is Willow01. Charlene has such a wonderful gallery. I actually chose three cards to CASE and each one of those had three of something on it. I'm into three's, I guess, and I'm also into bright colors lately. I finally settled on this Teacher Thank You card. I like the idea of the tag and her three apples. I changed the theme to a birthday card and used "Create A Cupcake" and the Cupcake Punch. My tag was made with Newsprint DSP. I hand printed the sentiment with the fine tip of the Real Red Marker. I stamped candles all over the Real Red background and used Daffodil Delight for the base card. I punched out the cherries and then colored them with Old Olive and Real Red Markers. After adding the cherries to the cupcakes, I popped them up with Dimensionals. Everything used to make this card came from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

CASEing Queen Bev (QFTD47)

Queen Bev Barton has so much talent, and I browsed through her entire gallery before choosing to CASE this card. I changed the theme from Christmas to Easter, used different colors and different stamps. I also reversed the layout, right to left, so that my ducky would be facing in the right direction. The stamp sets used here are "Wagon Full of Fun" and "Teeny Tiny Wishes." The card stocks are Daffodil Delight, Pretty In Pink and Whisper White. The matted panel is popped up and so is the duck. I was careful not to color the ribbon around the duck's neck with my marker so that I could add the gingham ribbon. After all, Bev used gingham ribbon on her pretty wreath. Everything used here is from Stampin' Up! although the ribbon and "Wagon Full of Fun" stamp set are retired. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Vroom! (CCEE1106, TSC0211)

It's late, but I just had to make a card for the Twisted Sistahs Challenge which was presented by Brat Cards (aka Brat Girl). Terri challenged us to make a card with something NOT seen in nature. I told her I was going to make a card with a purple deer driving a car because you don't see THAT in nature! LOL! Use your imagination. Only a purple deer would have windows on a car tinted turquoise! You can't see him, but there's a purple deer driving that car. This also fits the CCEE Stampers challenge which is to use embossing folders. I used the diamonds in the rough folder. That Snag 'em Stamps Vroom stamp just cried out Clean and Simple, so that's what I did. How do you like those colors, huh? Real Red and Tempting Turquoise, wow! This card is going to a friend who had knee surgery and is fighting a bad infection now. Inside, it says, "Wishing you a speedy recovery!" Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lots of Hearts! (LNS107)

I bought a couple of $1 bags, I already had tissue paper, I bought $2 candies, and I needed tags or gift cards. I made these 3x 3 gift cards out of Whisper White with the Filled With Love Bundle DSP. I also used the Scallop Heart Embosslit and Full Heart Punch. The little hearts are the small hearts from the Heart to Heart Punch. I used a retired stamp set, "A Happy Heart." I just punched the cards on the inside with the 1/16" Punch and ran some Silver Cord through to tie them onto the rope handles of the bags. It's a great last minute gift for my mom and my son.
A Yahoo Group that I'm in has a weekly challenge. This week's challenge was called "Hearts Abound" and we were to use hearts on our projects. I tried to make it look like hearts were flying out of the little die-cut envelope. The scallop circle stamp is from "Love You Much". I thought that set was retired because I couldn't find it. I just thought it was in one of the boxes of retired stamps. Well, when I was putting my stamp sets back into the book case after the new floor covering was installed, I found it!
This view shows the inside of the card. Another stamp from "Love You Much" was used. This was a fun project and pretty quick, too. Everything used to make these cards is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Live, Laugh, Love (SC319

Well, we got enough stuff put back in my craft room so that I can actually make a card. Tomorrow, I'll post the before and after photos I took. In the meantime, this is for this week's Sketch Challenge on SCS. I used Naturals Ivory, Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy card stocks with Springtime Vintage DSP. The stamp set (SAB Freebie from catty) is "Live, Laugh, Love" and it has two stamps. The other stamps says, "A special SOMETHING for a SPECIAL someone." I used to wear a gold necklace that had a pendant that said, "Live, Laugh, Love." I wonder what happened to it. I also used the Eyelet Border Punch and some Martha Stewart Ivory Pearl Stickers. Everything except the pearls is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

New Floor Covering

Well, they are installing new floor covering in my craft room, kitchen and entry way today. I can't get to anything right now to make any cards. I will show pictures of the BEFORE and AFTER along with the mess in my room while they install the floor covering in my craft room. It will be wonderful when it's done, but it's sure a lot of work. Eddie and I worked until 9:30 last night moving everything out of the craft room except for the heavy cabinets, etc. We were both exhausted. When they finish the craft room, we have to put everything back! Yikes! Also, I will have to empty my china cabinets tomorrow because they are putting new carpet in my family room, great room and hallway. I will be very busy until Monday. Anyway, you won't see much in the way of cards posted here for a day or two, but I'll keep you updated on this situation! Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Plane Thinking (MMTPT132)

Information on Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge for this week may be found here. We were to make a masculine card and include something that flies. This card goes to a young man (26 years old) who is battling testicular cancer. This is a very simple card, really. I used Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Whisper White card stocks. I used the Martha Stewart fence punch and SU!'s Cupcake Punch for the clouds. I cut out the plane from "Plane & Simple" and created the little banner using "Teeny Tiny Wishes", curling it a bit and attaching Linen Thread to look like rope. The plane and banner are popped up on Dimensionals. Everything except the fence punch is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sliding Pop-up Bear Card (TLC311)

This is for the Technique Lovers Challenge which was to make a Sliding Pop-up Card. The instructions are in the Resource section on SCS or you could go to the bottom of the page here on my blog to find Kim Score's video tutorial. I've been a fan of Kim Score for some time now. In fact, the "Surprise Teddy" is one of the punch art instructions I got by buying Kim's Christmas package. I thought I should make it worth it to make that sliding pop-up card! LOL! First, I made the punch art bear, then, I made the card according to the video tutorial. Put them together, and what do you have? You have a sliding pop-up card with a punch art bear! This will be for my oldest daughter's birthday. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

CASEing Lori (FS209)

This is for the Featured Stamper Challenge. I haven't had time to do this challenge for a couple of weeks, but I just had to CASE Lori (3bugs&me). The card I chose to CASE is here. I changed the colors and stamps, but I stayed with the same theme and layout. I used ribbon instead of rick rack, too. Oh, and I added a layer. I used Naturals White and Chocolate Chip card stocks along with Blushing Bride Patterns Pack (hostess) DSP. I used Chocolate Chip wide stitched Ribbon and Blushing Bride Ribbon. I also used pink dew drops and the Martha Stewart Border Punch. I'm not sure I'll ever cut out that teapot and teacup again! LOL! Everything except the dew drops and border punch is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

I may not post much this week because I'm having new floor covering installed in my Craft Room which means I will be busy emptying all the cabinets, etc. I may not be able to make any new cards. I'll keep you posted on the progress though. I can still use my laptop!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

It Ain't Easy Being Green (TSC0204)

This is for the Twisted Sistahs Challenge that was presented by patsmethers. Pat gave us what I thought was a pretty tough challenge. The theme is, "My Funny Valentine." We have to make a Valentine card that is humorous, but there's a catch, we can't use any pink or red on the card! Yikes! In front of the card are some punched/die cut pieces that I experimented with. I settled on these card stocks: Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Bermuda Bay along with some retired DSP. The stamp sets used here are: Make A Monster, Smarty Pants and the retired A Happy Heart set for the I {heart} U. I also used the Full Heart Punch and the Scallop Heart Embosslit. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February 2011 Club Projects

Project #1 is a CASE of this card. I ran out of mojo and I'm down to the wire here. She used a Mojo Monday Sketch from a couple of weeks ago that I actually started but ran out of time to finish. I kept everything the same except, I left off the brads. I thought my ladies would have enough work to do with cutting out that airplane without dealing with brads, too! I used Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Naturals Ivory and Cherry Cobbler card stocks. The embossing was done with the Square Lattice folder. I'm going to have my ladies sponge around the circle and the rectangle to give more separation. The stamp set used here is "Plane and Simple," and it's in the new Occasions Mini. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up!
Project #2 is made with the new "Build A Blossom" set and coordinating punch. These are also available from the new Mini catalog. I used Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla card stocks along with Springtime Vintage DSP from the Mini. At the bottom is a strip of Crocheted Lace. If we put the flower together a little bit tighter and move it down, we could put a sentiment in one corner at the top. I just love this set and the punch that goes with it!! Everything used to make this card is also from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tiny Teacup (SC318)

The Sketch Challenge for this week is pretty simple. Actually, you could fancy it up if you chose to do so, but I wanted it to be Clean and Simple. I was going to cut out the teacup and pop it up, but I chose not to after all. The teacup and sentiment are one single stamp called "Tiny Teacup", but I mounted them separately. I used Naturals White, Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White card stocks along with Pawsitively Prints II DSP. I used the Black Gingham Ribbon at the top. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Cherries for Shari (MMTPT131)

No cards posted yesterday because there were none made. I'm the Secret "Angel" for our church's Secret Sister program, and I had to get all the Information Sheets copied and mailed as well as sending emails to each Secret Sis to tell them who they drew. It's fun, but that part took all day. Anyway, on to the card!

This is for yesterday's Teapot Tuesday Challenge which is to bring cherries to the party. The card goes to Cindy's (Mothermark) niece who is in the early stages of her breast cancer treatment and needs some love and encouragement along with plenty of prayer. I used a layout I found in CardMaker Magazine. I found the cherry background paper online and just printed it out. I thought it would be nice since it has some polka dots on it, and Cindy happens to love polka dots! The cherries that are popped up are from the "Tart & Tangy" set. I added Crystal Effects to give them some shine. The ladybug is a button with the shank cut off. The sentiment is from "Teeny Tiny Wishes". The polka dot DSP is from SU!'s Filled With Love Bundle and the base card is Pretty in Pink. Everything except the cherry paper and the button is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!