Monday, July 23, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Supplies: Stamps: Petite Pairs  Paper: Papertrey ivory, SU blushing bride Ink: soft suede, blushing bride Accesories: Basic Grey pink pearls, Memory Box wild blooms die cut, Nestabilities scallop oval die and classic oval die, sponge, Cuttlebug embossing folder, grosgrain ribbon from Michaels.

I have been busy, busy, busy.  Trying to get lots of projects done before my summer is complete.  So today is another one of those 100 degree days and I am staying inside!  I did pop out this morning to check out the garden, and I saw three zucchini, and lots of blossoms.  The ol' garden is not enjoying this summer of high heat and no rain.  But it looks like things may start growing now...we shall see.  We have hungry squirrels, gophers, and voles that have been eating well on some of the produce from the garden...

Anywho, my card is for the featured stamper challenge on SCS.  Here is the card I cased.  I made the following changes: the color tan to pink, I used a die cut instead of a stamp for the focal image,  I used a different embossing folder and I didn't apply ink to my embossed base.  Thanks for stopping by! 


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mix It UP Monday Challenge

Supplies: Stamps: Gina K Enjoy the Sunshine Ink: Memento tuxedo black Paper: GKD white and black Accessories:  Spellbinders Tear Drop Circles, Doodlebug baker's twine, SU scallop border punch, black grograin ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder, copic markers

Supplies: Stamps: Gina K Enjoy the Sunshine, Spring Mix Ink: Memento tuxedo black Paper: GKD white Accessories: brown stitched grograin ribbon, Spellbinders Labels one, copic markers, Eclipse masking tape

This week on Stamp TV the Mix It Up Monday challenge was to use the colors red, orange, yellow, and lime green.  Very fun summery colors!  For the first card I was able to blend the red, orange, and yellow in the strawberries, and use the lime green for the stem.  The focal panel is popped up and the black scalloped border is on the base, it is hard to see that in the picture. 

For the second card, I thought it would be fun to have the colors blend from one color to the next...this took awhile to color but it was fun to match the colors and see which ones would blend in best to the next!  I love to color!  The cut the sentiment out using the labels one spellbinders die and tucked it under the stitched ribbon.  

I also want to thank Jen from the Paper Players for selecting my Chrismas in July card to be included in the Cut Above selections!  Yay, I'm so excited!!  Thank you Jen!!

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Snowy Christmas Greetings

Supplies: Stamps:Best Yet  Paper: Paper cut red, GKD white  Accessories: Silhouette Cameo, Darice embossing folder, self adhesive gems

As I post this the current temperature is 6:30 pm...  I can't get used to this extreme heat!  It sounds like we might get some relief this weekend.  I'll have to keep making snowy cards to encourage our temperatures to cool down just a bit! :)  I used this week's Fall to Layout sketch to create this.  It was fun using my Silhouette Cameo, I'm always amazed when I cut something out.  I heat embossed the sentiment and popped up my embossed panel with dimensionals.  This was a quick and easy card!

I also want to thank the ladies over at Hand Stamped Sentiments for selecting my Quilted Chevron card as an artist pick!  I truly appreciate it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Christmas in July

Supplies: Stamps: Whipper Snapper, SU petite pairs  Paper: crumb cake, cherry cobbler, ivory  Ink: crumb cake, Memento rich cocoa  Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, copic markers, sponge

This week the Paper Players Challenge is Chrismas in July.  Hard to believe it is close to 100 degrees here and I am making a Christmas card, but maybe it will help me think cool thoughts! :)  For this card I embossed the main panel, and stamped the bird image.  I colored the bird with copic markers, and sponged crumb cake on the edge to emphasize the snowflakes.  Then I stamped the greeting, added a cherry cobbler layer, and sponged the edge of the card base with crumb cake as well. 

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Quilted Chevron

Supplies: Stamps: Well Scripted, Summer Silhouettes Paper: crumb cake, Memory Box patterned paper Ink: Versamark and soft suede   Accessories: SU ribbon, bitty punch, self adhesive pearls

The challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments is quilting.  So with the trend of chevrons upon us, I thought I would create a quilted chevron.  Easier said than done, I should have used my Silhouette Cameo to create the pieces.  Silly me thought it would be snip, snip, and done.  There was a bit more measuring needed than I had anticipated.  But I made it!  I added the leafy image from Summer Silhouettes and adhered some of the bitty flowers for more color.  Then completed the card by adding the sentiment and ribbon.

Thank you to Nancy Riley who included my CAS Pleated card on her list of iPicks.  I truly appreciate being a part of this list!

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Have a Bee-utiful Day Loll!

Supplies: Stamps: Friends are like flowers, Amuse  Paper: GKD black, Bazzill yellow, GKD white  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: Offray ribbon, stickles, copic markers, dimensionals

Loll is the featured stamper over at SCS, I love her cards!  She has such great CAS style, so I was delighted to case one of her cards.  I decided on this one.  I have to confess I chose this card because I wanted to use this ribbon.  My Mom found it and thought it would be perfect for a bumblebee card, she was right I love it. 

For the challenge I changed the orientation of the card, I added ribbon instead of twine, and I added a layer of yellow to the card base. 

I would also like to thank Tiffany for featuring my CAS Pleated card on her My Crafty Picks!  You made my day! :)

Thanks for stopping by!