Monday, December 26, 2011
I didn't like the card I did for the Clean & Simple Challenge, so I'm not posting it here. I haven't done a Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge in ages, so I tried that one and like this card better. For this sketch, we were to do a round or a square card. I went with 4.25" square. I even sewed on this one! I guess you can see why I don't usually do that! LOL! The sentiment is from Inkadinkado Expressions. Everything else is from Stampin' Up! The base card is So Saffron and I used some old SAB DSP as well as Pawsitively Prints DSP. These were in my scraps. I used the retired stripe ribbon and a Paper Daisy with an SU! button. I also used Naturals White card stock for one layer plus the main image panel. There's some DSP inside for embellishment and the other DSP is on the envelope that I made into a square envelope for this card. Thanks for stopping by!!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
I've done some CASEing this weekend! This week's Featured Stamper is Chupa. Her real name is Iwona Palamountain. Her real name AND her screen name are both interesting to me. This lady has more talent in her little finger than I have in my whole body!! I can't figure out why she hasn't been the featured stamper before now. Anyway, I spent a lot of time in her gallery and finally chose to CASE her "Monochromatic Thanks" card. I used products from the new Occasions Mini which will be available on January 4, 2012. The DSP is Twitterpated, and my color combo came from that. The card stocks are Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Naturals White and Whisper White. I used Black Stazon for the main image and colored with Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride and Ridinghood Red Markers. I used Crocheted Lace and Island Indigo Ribbon. I didn't use a button or string but used a Rhinestone Brad instead. Instead of a paper doily, I used the new Sizzlit Paper Doily and die cut mine. Instead of punching the butterflies, I die cut them using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. I sure like how this turned out. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
The Queen for the Day for this week is barbaradwyer82. It took me a long time browsing through Barbara's gallery to decide which card I wanted to CASE. I finally decided to CASE her Valentine with nesties card. I used a different shade of red, changed the layout slightly, used different embossing folder and punches, and I used the new Hearts Framelits from Stampin' Up! plus the "Take it to Heart" stamp set. I also used Real Red Satin Ribbon with a Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week is to make a card that represents one of our family traditions for Christmas Eve. We also have to have a Rub-on on the card.
Some people leave milk and cookies out for Santa or food to feed the reindeer. Others, go to Christmas Eve services at church. I like the candlelight services. We like to have some hot cocoa when we get home from church. We especially like the flavored kind you get around the holidays at CostCo, and we like plenty of whipped cream floating on top!!
I used Poppy Parade for the base card with a layer of Pawsitively Prints DSP. I used nesties for the oval and scalloped oval out of Whisper White and So Saffron. The cup and the word, "cocoa" were die cut from Poppy Parade using the Cup of Cocoa Sizzlit. I used Liquid Applique and heated it with the heat tool to make it fluffy for the whipped cream. The only stamping was for the inside sentiment. Oh, and the "steam" is a rub-on from "Seasonal Sayings" which was part of a hostess bundle a couple of years ago. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Wow! I haven't done a Color Challenge in a while! In fact, I haven't made a card in a week! Well, the holidays are here and everyone's so busy anyway. I'm sure you all can relate. This challenge was to use Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral. It's a nice break away from Christmas colors. The base card is Wisteria Wonder with a Whisper White die cut piece (SU!'s Top Note die). The vine (Fanciful Flourish) is Lucky Limeade and the punched/embossed flowers are Calypso Coral. The sentiment and hummingbird (SU!'s Elements of Style) were stamped with Wisteria Wonder ink. The hummingbird was cut out and popped up with a Dimensional and Basic Pearls were used for the flower centers. Thanks for stopping by!!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was presented by Sillyfilly. Sylvia asked us to make an all white Christmas card. One other color was allowed, but we were to keep it to a minimum. Also, we were to have at least three layers. I used white card stock from WalMart for everything. Layer #2 was die cut with a scallop square Spellbinders Nestie, Layer #3 was embossed with the Cuttlebug Distressed Snowflakes folder, and the sentiment from "Season of Joy" was heat embossed with Silver EP. The two extra snowflakes were punched with a Martha Stewart Punch and popped up. In fact, each layer was popped up on Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added Basic Jewels Rhinestones to the centers of the punched snowflakes. Thanks for stopping by!!
Friday, December 9, 2011
The Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was presented by 101airborne. Kathy asked us to make a project (card, tag, etc.) with a Christmas theme and make it SPARKLE. As you can see, I made a tag. I die cut some thick cardboard backing, covered it with die cut DSP and added white to the backside for stamping "To: From:" and writing on it. I made it a chipboard tag for the CCEE Stampers Challenge. The DSP has glitter polka dots, and I used a Rhinestone Brad in the bow. The candy canes are a 3-D sticker and the ribbon is Real Red Taffeta. Thanks for stopping by!!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
This week's Queen For The Day is nancy littrell. Nancy has a wonderful gallery full of cards made with Stampin' Up! products. I chose to CASE this card. I used different colors, stamp and punches. I also used brads instead of pearls. It's a 4.25" square card, and I made an envelope to fit. The dp on the envelope is retired. The card stocks I used are Naturals Ivory, YoYo Yellow and Creamy Caramel, two of which are retired. The stamp is from "Kiddoodles". Thanks for stopping by!!
Finally, this is the last of the four boxes I needed to make for December. All together, I've made 16 tissue box covers this year!! All of the Secret sisters at my church will have received one of these for their birthdays. This lady said, on her information sheet, that one of her bathrooms was pink/country. I used the pump image from "Countryside" on each side because I thought that was a good country image. I used Blushing Bride and Whisper White card stock along with some gingham dp. I used gingham ribbon with the daisies on the top as well. I hope she likes it. Thanks for stopping by!!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Well, this is #3 of the final 4 tissue box covers for the secret sisters at my church. I only have one more to go, and her birthday isn't until December 25th, a Christmas birthday! This one is for a good friend of mine, too. She said her bathroom colors were pretty much blue and yellow. I didn't know what shade of blue, but I thought Bashful Blue would work. The flowers on the sides are from "Fast & Fabulous", a retired hostess set that I really like. The flower on the top was die cut with the Flower, Daisy Sizzlit. I tried to color it to look like the ones on the side. I hope she likes this. Thanks for stopping by!!
Monday, December 5, 2011
This week's Clean & Simple Challenge is a ways to use it type challenge. We were to use twine on our cards. I used White Baker's Twine to sew the "snowflakes" onto the panel. I stamped the snowball and birdie from "Snow Much Fun" and stamped the snowball again, cut it out and popped it up. I hand-wrote the sentiment on the Levi tag. This card was made from scraps. The base card is Naturals White, and I used Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White card stocks as well. The card is 4.25" square and I made the envelope to fit. Everything here is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!!
As some of you know, I'm the Secret Angel for the Secret Sister program at my church. I have been making tissue box covers for each of the sisters for their birthdays all year. In December, there are four birthdays. This is the second one of those four. This lady indicated on her information sheet that her colors are forest green and burgundy. I used the retired Handsome Hunter for this one along with Naturals Ivory and Bravo Burgundy. "Fabulous Florets" was used for the flowers on the sides, and I made Valita's Owl Rose for the top. (Check out her blog: Valita's Designs & Fresh Folds.) Thanks for stopping by!!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Our Queen for the Day for this week is wendy2512. Wendy has become pretty regular on the Twisted Sistah's Bus; in fact, I think she's earned a seat as one of our own. She sure has a wonderful gallery! I chose to CASE her "ODBDSLC50, A Peaceful Rest" card. I changed the borders, top and bottom, I changed the colors, my flowers are smaller and the pearls are in my flowers. I used Naturals White, Whisper White and Bravo Burgundy. Thanks for stopping by!!