Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sparkly Cupcake

Supplies: Stamps: Create a Cupcake Paper: white and red glitter paper  Ink: archival ink: black  Accessories: swiss dot embossing folder, glitter sheer black ribbon, prickly pear scallop circle die cut, cupcake punch, dimensionals
I'm Back!  I survived even with the week filled with rain.  I managed to take a day trip further north and hit some fantastic scrapbook/stamping stores.  What a fun day that was! :) 

The clean and simple challenge this week is to use red, black, and white.  I started with a white base, and added a white layer that I partially embossed with the swiss dots embossing folder.  I used the stamp a ma jig to stamp my sentiment in the corner, added the ribbon and attached it to the card base.  For the focal image I used one of my new die cuts I bought up north with red glitter paper.  Then adhered a 1 3/4 inch circle on top.  I stamped the cupcake liner in black and punched it out with the cupcake punch.  For the frosting I added glitter, and a punched a glittery cherry for the top of the cupcake.

Hope you can play along with the challenge this week!  I hope to get some more stamping time in this week.  We'll see...we're having a pallet of patio blocks delivered tomorrow!  I'm so excited! 

Have a great week!

Monday, June 20, 2011

CAS Tall and Thin Challenge

Supplies: Stamps: Amuse, SU A to Z  Ink: early espresso  Paper: kraft, early espresso, tangerine tango  Accessories: SU Bigz Beautiful Butterflies, Sizzix Basic Grey Flourish #3 die cut, dark brown twine, self adhesive gems, foam blending tool
Time for another CAS challenge: Tall and Thin Cards!  I used some fun die cuts on this card.  I overlapped the flourish so it went off of the edge and I cut it off to meet the lines of the card.  I stamped the butterfly with the a to z stamp and used the foam blending tool to distress the edges. 

I'm off to the cabin with the in-laws this week.  I wasn't able to get any extra posts prepared, but when I get back I'll get makin' some cards!  I just got a Stampin' Up order and I have been playing with the fancy fan letterpress!  Oh my I love it!  So I will make a card with it when I get back!

Have a fantastic week!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

CAS Sketch

Supplies: Stamps: papertrey mixed messages Ink: old olive  Paper: kraft, old olive, white, memory box Accessories: sewing machine, button, dmc floss, avery jewelry tag

It is time for another CAS challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge based on Jennie's card.  When I looked at her card I thought of a quilt.  So I wanted to created a card with that look to it.  I'll have to send it to my husband's grandma.  She is a quilter... maybe I won't my sewing lines aren't too straight!  LOL!  Hope you can give the challenge a try this week! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More "Hoppiness"


Supplies: Punches: SU wide oval punch, large oval punch, boho blossoms, 3/4 inch circle, 1/2 inch circle  Cuttlebug embossing folder ek success small circle punch  Paper: old olive, pear pizzazz, early espresso, white  Ink: old olive

I was checking out my favorite blogs today and Laurie posted the most adorable frog!  She linked it up to a video tutorial and I just had to make one.  The little guy goes together really quickly, and now I just want to make more! 

Thanks for "hopping" by!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Time To Get Hoppy

Supplies: Stamps: Stampendous Ink: memento tuxedo black Paper: GKD white Accessories: googly eyes, sewing machine, martha tag punch, sentiment computer generated CK journaling, American Crafts ribbon, thin twine, cuttlebug fly die cut, dimensionals, copic markers
Supplies: Stamps: Just Rite Paper: GKD white Ink: memento tuxedo black Accessories: copic markers, liquid applique
Guess what?!  I did it!! I made it on the summer CAS design team on SCS!  WAHOOOO!  I will be working with Jen (MissBoo) Challenge Hostess and Denise (resqbarbie) Challenge Co-Hostess, and Jennie (mocjen) & Debbie (mom2n2) on the design team.   I'm so excited to be working with these talented gals!  Our first challenge is:  A Play on Words: Ex. Have a Hoppy Birthday.  So I stuck with this example and made two cards.  The first being the hoppy frog.  I brought out the sewing machine for this one, and stitched his hopping trail.  I colored the frog with copics, added some googly eyes, and popped him up.  For the tag, I computer generated the sentiment and added a fly die cut from Cuttlebug.

The second card is inspired by my beer loving husband.  We even have a "Beer Fridge" in the basement!  He enjoys really hoppy is an acquired taste (that I don't know if I will ever acquire?!)  So that is where the beer card was inspired from.  I have a Quickutz die that I could have used, but wanted to do a one layer card.  I drew the glass of beer and colored it in with copics, and added liquid applique for the foam.  I dug deep for my Just Rite stamps and stamped the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and if you have some time come play along with the challenge!  I would love to see your cards! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Welcome June

Supplies: Stamps: Stampendous  Paper: colormates light and medium awesome aqua, su yellow, white  Ink: memento tuxedo black  Accessories: queen and co white brads, baker's twine, sizzix sun die cut, 1 1/4 inch circle punch, copic markers

Summer is almost here...our weather here has been crazy!  Cool, then 90 degrees, cool, then 90 degrees.  So we'll see what Mother Nature's plan is as we get closer to summer. 
Can you tell I had some scraps left over and stamps to put away from a recent card?!  HA!  I have to admit it was convenient having all of the supplies at hand.  Although I did have to go digging for the sizzix die cut! 
Not much to explain on this, pretty simple project.  As I was making this calendar I was trying to think of what I am going to do with them as the month is complete.  I think I am going to start a little scrapbook using these calendars.  I thought I could journal the highlights of the month.  No pictures or anything just a small 6x6 or 8x8 album.  Now that I said it, I better do it! :)
Thanks for stopping by!