Sunday, July 31, 2011

Oops I Forgot....

Supplies: Stamps: Happiest of Birthdays  Paper: Bazzill ocean breeze, crumb cake, white  Ink: crumb cake  Accessories: fancy fan letterpress, lace ribbon border punch, foam blending tool, scallop border punch, dmc floss, Tim Holtz paper distressing tool

...your birthday!  This week's CAS challenge is to make a belated birthday card.  I definately could use a few of these!  I also made this card using the FTL151 sketch, and a couple of Dare To Get Dirty challenges for fan club members over at SCS! 

I had fun distressing on this card!  It's not something I do too often, but when I get going it is hard to stop!  I started inking up the embossed layer, and then I got out my distressing tool and distressed the edge of my embossed layer.  Then I thought I'd distress the banner!  Then I thought I better put the tool away! :) 

It's been a busy week, I didn't have much time for cardmaking.  My summer is coming to an end faster than I want it to, and I am trying to get all of the "projects" done that I had wanted to. We'll see if I get some cardmaking in this week.  I want to paint my crafty room....we'll see! :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

CAS Tag Style

Supplies: Stamps: vintage labels  Paper: white, gkd yellow, medium tempting tanzanite colormates  Ink: memento tuxedo black  Accessories: victoria cb embossing folder, cb tag embossing die cut, baker's twine, white satin ribbon
Another week of CAS fun is upon us.  This week the challenge is to use tags on your card.  You can see my yellow tag on this one, does the yellow stand out too much??!!  Part of me wants to remake it, die cutting the tag in white and adding a blue border?!  Sometimes it is hard for me to get out of my comfort zone!   I like the yellow and blue color combo which aren't colors I usually use, so I better just step away from the card! :)  Hope you can join us in the challenge over at SCS, I would love to see your creations!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a fantastic week!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Still Lovin' This Designer Frame

Supplies: Stamps: perfect punches Paper: white, pear pizzazz, light yellow bazzill, jillibean patterned paper  Ink: early espresso  Accessories: early espresso taffeta ribbon, classic scallop and plain oval nestabilities, extra large oval punch, textured impressions designer frames
I just had to try this embossed frame with the oval nestabilities, and I have to say I am pleased with the results.  I cut out the frame with the plain oval and then matted it with the scallop oval.  Then I remembered that I had the perfect punches set and it had the happy birthday sentiment that works with the extra large oval punch.  So I had my focal point done.  I had the fall to layout sketch on my desk and decided to work with it.  I used 3 strands of ribbon in place of the panel behind the focal image, and I used scallops as a mat rather than a border.  What a fun sketch!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thank You

Supplies: Stamps: triple treat flower, posy punch, petite pairs Paper: crumb cake and white Ink: riding hood red, pink pirouette, pear pizzazz, early espresso  Accessories: fancy flower punch, 5 petal flower punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, pear pizzazz ribbon, rhinestone

How cute is this new flower?!  I love that you can use punches to create all of the layers, I don't have a lot of patience when I have to cut out a stamped image.  The size of this square card is 4.25x4.25.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Some New Goodies

Supplies: Stamps: Petite Pairs Paper: white cardstock  Ink: cherry cobbler  Accessories: su wide oval punch, designer frame set embossing folders, cherry cobbler ribbon, prima flower, brad, swiss dots embossing folder
Guess who got their Stampin' Up order today??!!!  So I had to take some time to enjoy a few of my new toys.  This card uses the new SU designer frame embossing folders.  I have to say I LOVE these!  The wide oval punch works great with this frame.  I was also looking at my nestabilities dies and it looks like the scallop and plain ovals will coordinate with this as well.  I am anxious to try this. 

I embossed the frame, stamped my sentiment, and punched it out with the wide oval punch.  I added a flower to the sentiment and adhered it to the center of the frame.  I embossed  the bottom of the card, and added some cherry cobbler ribbon.

Stay tuned I made another card today...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

CAS Summery Drinks

Supplies: Stamps: Penny Black and GKD  Paper: pink and white cardstock and Basic Grey lemonade stand 6x6 paper pad  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: copic markers, 1 1/4 inch scallop circle punch, 1 inch circle punch, 1/4 inch lime green grosgrain ribbon, corner rounder

This week's CAS challenge over SCS is an inspiration challenge using this picture of a delicious summer drink!  For my card I used the colors pink and green, and made my drink a cosmopolitan instead of a hurricane.  That's all for now.  I'm pretty tired out after a fun week of visiting with my niece and nephew, and ending it with the baptism of another niece.  I'm off to hold the couch down 'til bed!  :)  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Baptism Card

Supplies: Stamps: none Paper: white  Ink: none  Accessories: su border punch, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 inch punch, score buddy, offray ribbon, filigree brad

My niece is getting baptized on Sunday, and my husband and I are the Godparents.  So I decided to make one of these gown cards.  I had been browsing SCS for some ideas and I thought they were all really sweet, and simple.  I needed simplicity as well as I didn't have much time to make the card.  I think it is cute!

Thanks so  much for stopping by!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

CAS Sketch Challenge

Supplies: Stamps: Gina K  Paper: colormates: light, medium, dark, and deep coral  Ink: soft suede  Accessories: american crafts ribbon, fiskars hummingbird punch, paper piercer, corner chomper, provocraft large scallop scissors
I can't believe a week has passed already, it is time for another CAS challenge!  This sketch challenge is based on Debbie's card.  I decided to make it monochromatic.  I broke out my scallop scissors for this, because I wasn't having any luck finding a border punch I wanted to use.  I found my hummingbird punch that I had forgotten I bought (I have been updating my binder) and really wanted to use it.  I pierced an eye on the hummingbird.  And I corner chomped the corners to coordinate with the scallops at the bottom.  Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you can participate in our challenge this week!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Two More Cards

Supplies: Stamps: stampendous  Paper: GKD white  Ink: tuxedo black  Accessories: CB embossing border, su word window and label punch, computer generated sentiment, and copic markers

 This card just makes me smile.  The image is just too darn cute!  I colored him with copic markers, and made his arms and legs yellow, and hat, gloves, and shoes blue for the Brewers!  This hot dog is all ready for the sausage race! :)  Anywho!  This card was for the challenge of: grillin'/picnic theme.  For the sentiment I printed it out on the computer and punched it out.  I ran piece of cardstock through my zyron and then punched out the label behind the sentiment, and then glittered it up with blue glitter.  The embossing was done using Susan's embossing idea which you can see here.  She uses the positive and negative of the embossing folder.  SO COOL! Thanks Susan for the inspiration!

Supplies: Stamps: Amuse Paper: white, crumb cake, pink, light green, chocolate chip  Ink: early espresso  Accessories: square lattice embossing folder, martha stewart ice cream cone punch, su chocolate chip ribbon, su cupcake punch for the cherry, corner rounder, white gel pen
Another fun card!  This was for the challenge to use four of something on the 4th of July.  So I used four scoops of ice cream! I think everything is pretty cut and dry on this one.  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Oh What Fun!

 Wow, what a fun day yesterday was with all of the CAS challenges for the Fourth of July.  I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday, it was a hot and sunny day here!  We enjoyed our new patio!  We were grillin' and chillin' yesterday!  We deserve it after all of that work! :) I lifted every single one of those 130 blocks...more than once!  It was a long day, but it is so wonderful!  We expanded quite a bit and now we can actually fit enough lawn chairs for visitors! :)  And soon we will be getting a gas grill which will sit next to the door to the garage. 
 On to the cards...

Supplies: Stamps: Lockhart and Stampendous  Paper: red white and blue cardstock  Ink: tuxedo black  Accessories: corner rounder, swiss dots cuttlebug folder, martha stewart ribbon, small gem, crystal effects, nestabilities, copic markers, dimensionals.

I will be sharing my cards that I made for the challenges throughout the week.  I ended up making 12 cards in one day?!  What a mess I had (I just finished cleaning up the mess today!)  This card was for an inspiration challenge, picture at the left.  Details that are hard to see in the picture are the tiny gem in the center of the star.  And I used crystal effects on the cherry.

Supplies: Stamps: Stampendous  Paper: not quite navy, real red, white  Ink: tuxedo black  Accessories: sizzix flag die cut, star gem, tiny red gems, white gel pen, smal star punch, twine, gingham ribbon.
This card was for the challenge flag fun.  You could chose any flag for inspiration.  I chose our flag as you can see, I think this is the first time I've used this die cut!  I knew I was saving it for a reason! :)  On the tag I colored in the stars with a white gel pen and then added tiny red gems in the center of each star.  I also colored my twine with a copic marker to get it to match my card. 

That's all for now!  You have a couple more days to play along with the challenges!  Remember you have the opportunity to become a CAS guest designer if you participate! :) 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Are You Ready?

Supplies: Stamps: Bliss Paper: white cardstock  Ink: tuxedo black and old olive Accessories: fancy fan letterpress, pearl
Tomorrow is going to be filled with some very fun CAS challenges on SCS to celebrate the 4th of July!  There will be 2 challenges every hour, and if you participate you have the opportunity to earn a guest designer spot!!  Be sure to check out the fun!!

My card is for the sketch challenge that starts out the festivities created by MissBoo! I was able to try out my new fancy fan letterpress plate.  LOVE IT!  I couldn't find a sandwich for the cuttlebug so I kept trying until I could find one!  I used: B,B, letterpressplate facing up, cardstock spritzed with rubbing alcohol, rubber mat, sizzix crease pad (I cut mine to make it fit in the CB), B, B.  It is a strange sandwich, but it worked!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I will have lots of samples to show you from all of our challenges tomorrow!  Stay tuned, and Have a Happy 4th of July!