Thursday, July 23, 2009

SCS Weekly Sketch

Another CAS card to share, I used the sketch challenge SCS238 for the layout. For the squares I embossed them using a CB small folder. I did have to pop up some of the dashes when I was done, as they got smooshed when I was done embossing all three squares. I colored the small flowers from the stamp set Live Your Dream with Memento markers and stamped them inside the embossed squares. I matted it on turquoise paper, pierced the edge, and added some black brads on the side of the panel. For the sentiment I embossed a circle using a small CB folder and stamped the Verve sentiment inside.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009


We have a wedding coming up in a couple of weeks, and I thought I would get the card ready now. I am usually making a card last minute driving my husband crazy…so he will be pleasantly surprised to know that this one is done…early! I used a couple of challenges for this card: Fall-to Layout 51 and CAS 24 at SCS. Since this is a clean and simple card, I will simply list the recipe below:

Stamps: SU Baroque Motifs and Congrats
Paper: DCWV 12x12 cardstock pad
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, and Versamagic Chalk Ink: Persimmon (edged top note) and Thatched Straw
Accessories: SU Top Note, Making Memories Yellow flowers, K and Company pearl brad, Martha Stewart branch punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig

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Golf Birthday Card

It’s my brother’s birthday tomorrow, and as you can tell he is a golfer. Since this is a masculine card I kept it pretty simple, but added some fun details for this one. For the grass I first colored the green with copic markers to add some shading, and then I used my quickie glue pen and applied glue to the whole image. I sprinkled on green fun flock and presto my grass was fuzzy. For the golf balls I colored over them with the sakura clear glaze pen to make them shiny. For the golf ball embellishment I embossed my white paper with the cb folder and then punched it out with the 1 inch circle. To make it shiny I pressed it into the versamark ink pad and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I added some piercing around the focal image and in between all of the strips of patterned paper. The brads are from a local scrapbook store, but I noticed they are in the Oriental Trading Company scrapbook catalog. I think the only detail I missed was the cardstock I used, it is all from GKD.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Peek a Boo Box

This week on SCS the weekly tutorial was this cute Peek a Boo Box. I think these would be fun to make for co-workers at the holidays filled with little treats. For this sample I used the stamp set Great Friend, and a retired SU designer double-sided paper. To decorate the box I attached ribbon around the box and then added a bow with a glue dot. I also made a scallop circle frame around the opening of the box. For the top of the box I stamped and cut out the frame from Great Friend (ink: Aloe Vera chalk ink) and stamped the sentiment in the center (French Blue cat eye by colorbox). I added a scallop border on the bottom (ek success), and then colored some white pearls with copic marker G24 to match the project. Lastly, I used my largest corner rounder and took off the guide, and rounded the tab of the peek a boo box. And most importantly I filled the box with these yummy coffee flavored candies by Sweet n Low.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stamp TV Sketch

The CAS challenge on SCS was to "Show us your artwork." Today’s card is inspired by this artwork: Flower Bee. I love the polka dots, colors, and flowers in this artwork, and so I selected papers from the new Lemonade 6x6 Basic Grey paper pad which have the same colors and polka dots. My focal image is a stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs and I colored it with copic markers using the same colors as the artwork. I also added some glitz by adding glitter to the wings. For the flower I colored it in and added a glittered yellow center, cut it out and popped it up with a pop dot. It is hard to tell from the picture, but I colored my gems with copic markers to have them match my card. I love how you can customize your embellishments with your markers! For the layout of the card I used the Stamp TV sketch!

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SCS Weekly Sketch

It has been a long time since I have participated in a SCS sketch challenge, so when I saw the new sketch I had to give it a try. I was running low on sympathy cards so I decided to go that route, and used the SU set Close as a Memory. I started by using Memento Markers rhubarb stalk and bamboo leaves to color my focal image. I stamped it and matted it in charcoal. Then for the panel I used a paper from the Basic Grey Wisteria 6x6 paper pad and matted it in charcoal also. The green strip is embossed with the Quickutz Vines embossing folder, and I tied on some SU cranberry crisp ribbon. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the sentiment in Charcoal Chalk Ink, and added piercing under the sentiment. Last I added my pieces to the maroonish (it is a different kind of a color) cardstock and adhered it to the base.

I loved the sketch, it would work for a lot of images that I have!

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Featured Stamper

The Featured Stamper at SCS was Kelly a.k.a shirmcat. She had a lovely gallery, it was fun to look through! As I was browsing through this card looked like something I would love to make, and I knew my Basic Grey Stamp Set would work great for this. When participating in the Featured Stamper Challenge you are suppose to change 2 or more parts of the card. I chose to change the stamps and the border punch. To start I punched the border using Martha Stewart's simple scallop border punch. Then I cut the pink piece of paper to measure 5.25". Then I lightly drew a grid on the bottom 4x4 section of the pink paper, and stamped the medallions in the center (definatley used the stamp a ma jig!) Next I made a dot on the crossings and erased the rest of the grid lines. I centered the pink flower on top of the dot I had made at the crossings. For ink I used pallete new canvas and berry sorbet from Papertrey Ink. Next I stamped the sentiment from amuse, and last added a stay put bow using SU twill ribbon. I adhered the card front to GKD 120 lb. pure white luxury paper. This was a fun card to make! :)

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wedding Shower

I am taking a break from the mess I made of my scrapbooking space! I am redoing my area and it looks like a tornado came through, UGH! So, I made a little path to the computer, because I remembered I forgot to post this card. Anywho, this is a card I made for my husband's cousin's wedding shower. It is another clean and simple card, just can't get enough of this style. The image is by Amuse and colored with copic markers. The heart is by Heidi Grace, the ribbon is from Joann, and the paper is by Carolee's Creations (old from my stash). I used the SU scallop border punch for the bottom, and cut my focal image out with nestabilities.

Thanks for stopping by...I guess I better get back to the mess.