Sunday, August 31, 2008
Today's card is for the OCC Birthday challenge this week. It is very much like one that Dawn Easton posted on Splitcoast the first part of June. In fact, it was her card that sent me on a mission to find this particular set. Thanks so much for all your inspiration Dawn.
Now for the recipe: Cardstock (all SU) Confetti White, Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise. Pattern paper is from DCWV. Stamps-Hero Arts. Accessories- Circle Scallop Nestibilities-Spellbinders, Treading Water Border Punch-Fiskars, Ribbon-Big Lots!, Fabric Paint-JoAnns. Sentiment is lifted with dimensionals. (Did I forget anything?)
Thanks for stopping in! Have an AWESOME day! God Bless!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Cardbase and flourishes are Brilliant Blue from Stampin' Up! The flourishes are cut using my Cuttlebug (Provo Craft) and Quik Kut dies. The sunflowers are stamped and cut from a Stampendous picture frame stamp that I have had for years. They are colored with Bic Markers and accented with a gold glitter pen (I'm not sure if this really shows in this picture.) I used the Ticket Corner punch on the yellow cardstock, then added Dew Drops from Robin's Nest.
I'm anxious for a nice quiet weekend. I'm sure we will just sit around and vegetate.......it's been way too exciting around here lately!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by! God Bless!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I just found out a bit ago that I get to babysit a couple of g-kids for the night. My son is taking his wife on a "date" before he is deployed for 4 months. They have spent alot of time apart, but he has always been in the states. It is a little more tough this time.
I used Wild Wasabi cardstock for the base, then layered with some fun birthday paper from the DCWV 12x12 Summer Stack. The largest scallop and largest layer of the rectangle are More Mustard cardstock. Layered on each, as well as on the cardbase is Textured Navy from Bazill. The smallest layers are Confetti White. The stamps that I used are both from Stampin' Up! Warm Words for the sentiment and the gift is from the Button Bear set. Does anyone remember that one. Button Bear is almost as old as Smokey!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.......I think this helped me to get out of my slump!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The cardbase is Pumkin Pie, layered with Purely Pomegranite and Groovy Guava. I used the Swiss Dots EF and my Cuttlebug for texture. The stamp set is "Happy Harvest". It is retired from Stampin' Up! many years ago. I still love it for fall though. There is also an adorable scarecrow with this set that I am sure I will be using for a card soon. ;>) The ribbon and the brads are from Joann's.
Thanks for stopping by today! Blessings to you!
Monday, August 25, 2008
I made this card for my sister's birthday, which is today! Happy day Terri! I'm glad I had it done before all the excitement hit. The cardbase is Confetti White, the Sky Blue layer was run thru my Cuttlebug, using my Textile EF. I used the Treading Water Edger from Fiskars for the bottom scallop work. For the image I used a retired Stampin' Up! set, "Beautiful Butterflies". The sentiment and flower are layered with Lovely Lilac. Ribbon is Lovely Lilac Organdy ribbon from Stampin' Up! several years ago.
Thanks for stopping by today. Blessings to you!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Well, on to today's card. This is for this week's OCC challenge, I sure enjoy doing these. The ladies over at Our Creative Corner are so talented and sweet.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I have used my Lovely As A Tree set from Stampin'Up! for this card. I find it works so well for masculine cards. My youngest turns 25 years old soon, (this no way implies that I might be OLD) ! I'm very proud of him and the path he has taken in life.
Cardbase is Confetti White (SU), layered with Olive Plaid from Lasting Impressions. This is layered with more SU cardstock, Old Olive. Image is stamped with Mellow Moss ink. The small square brads are bronze in color and are from an assortment from Joanns.
Thanks for stopping by today, I'm off to start on that list again........Blessings!
Monday, August 18, 2008
The card below is a fun girly card. I used Groovy Guava for the cardbase. Layers are Purely Pomegranate, (both SU), pattern paper is DCWV and the glitter square came from my sis, so I'm not sure about it. It is fun to work with though. I used the small purse from "Retro Boutique" , stamped in Only Orange ink. The flower is colored with Green Galore and Pink Passion markers. The middle is colored with a gold glitter pen.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The cardbase is Confetti White, (SU) as is the stamped piece. The Mellow Moss layer goes well with the Pattern Paper (I've had that so long I don't remember where I got it, sorry). The sentiment is from a set called "So Many Sayings". It was a Celebration set in 2007. The brackets were cut with Quikut Dies "Punctuation", fastened them down with brushed gold round brads. I used my ticket corner punch on the corners. Like it said, pretty simple, but it said what I wanted.
Hoping you have a maaavelous day!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
It's me again. I finally came up with a card for the OCC challenge. This week the challenge was to make a card using NO designer paper and only 4 layers. I think the 4 layer business was harder than not using DP! Anyway....here she is-
The cardbase is Tempting Turquoise, the layers are Tempting Turquoise that I ran thru my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot EF (this is hard to see in the photo) The large scallop piece and the small strip across the middle is Soft Sky (Retired In Color) The small flowers are stamped with VersaMark on the bottom and in Not Quite Navy on the strip. (this is a border stamp from SU "1994", a few days ago ;0).......I used my mat pack to pierce the scallops and then added small flowers that I bought at JoAnns. The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado designer Kathy Davis.
Thanks for looking some more today.........
Good day to you all. I hope all is well in your world. Today is my 31st wedding anniversary! What a wonderful husband I have to put up with me for this long1 ;0).......I made this card, thinking at first I would give it to him for an anniversary card, but changed my mind and made him another. I'll show that to you tomorrow.....
I really enjoy making scripture cards. It is nice to have several on hand to send to friends who need a lift. I didn't use any stamps on this one. The scripture is computer generated. Cardbase is Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up!. All other paper is from DCWV stacks. Embellishments include Dew drops from Robin's Nest ( I got them from All that Scraps), Brads-Joann's, Paper Piercing Map Pack-SU, Corner Die and of course my close friend, the Cuttlebug. I trimmed my pattern paper with Deckle Edge scissors from Fiskars ( Does anyone else still use those?) Oh, yes, I used chalk on the light yellow layer and also on the scripture layer to add a little more dimension.
Hope this inspires! Have a great day!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Please check in there for Suzanne's awesome work.
Well, Good Morning to you! I am so excited today, I tried something new and it is really fun! Well....new to me anyway. I cased a card I saw on Splitcoaststampers by Suzanne, you can see it on her site at www.scrapblitz.blogspot.com She
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Anyway, I used the Retro Boutique set I got at the Gina K site. I used some retired SU Designer Paper. Embellished with brads and ribbon and viola! Way cute I think.
This card is just a little different layout. The DP is a little different pattern, and I didn't piece the bodice of the dress, used a marker instead.
August is a big birthday month for me, so I have been busy making cards. If you have a big day this month and you are related to me, you just might see one of these cards.....be very surprised, okay ;0)
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a marvelous day!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Well, I made this card for the OCC sketch challenge last week and have been looking at it to see if I like it. It was a really hard sketch for me. The circles in the middle just wouldn't come together. Anyway, I decided to throw it in the mix anyway......doesn't even compete with the other cards I saw......oh well, maybe it will spark and idea in someone ;>).
The cardbase is Certainly Celery, the circles, Pale Plum and So Saffron, all from Stampin' Up!. The pattern paper is DCWV and the glitter paper came from my sis...(Thanks Terri!). The brads are Bazzill. Retro Boutique (Gina K Designs) is becoming one of my all time favorite stamp sets. I have made several cards with it recently. You'll see a few more tomorrow.
Well, I hear the treadmill calling me.....Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.
Friday, August 8, 2008
I'M GOING TO HAWAII!!!!! Not!! Did I get you? Actually, I've never really wanted to go there or Disneyland for that matter. I'm kind of an odd duck. I enjoy going to the mountains, looking at nature and listening to the quiet.
I was looking thru old stamp magazines that I keep around to catch the dust, and saw a layout similar to this. As usually, I start out and the change almost everything as I go along. The paper is from the DCWV summer stack and is definitely Hawaiian, don't you think? I matted is with coordinating cardstock from the summer cardstack stack. (Cardbase is Stampin' Up! white). I added small round tags that I used chalk on for color, then stamped the sentiment. The metallic dots are from Joann's, as is the ribbon. Not really sure what I will do with this card......put it in the collection with the others and someday I'm sure I might need it.
Have a happy day and a great weekend!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Well, I fried my brain cells most of the day working on the class I am taking, maybe that is why I'm not so sure about this card. My goal was to make a feminine card with the "Lovely As A Tree" set. I'm not too sure about this now.
I used Elegant Eggplant for the cardbase, layered that with offwhite that I ran thru my Cuttlebug with the textile EF. Then Stampin' Up! DP from several years ago. I stamped the tree with Perfect Plum and mounted that on another offwhite scrap and used my Circle Nestibilities. This is mounted on some speckled pink and then encased in a square that I used my Square Step corner punch on. The ribbon is light pink organdy, I used my embossing gun to ruffle it up a bit. I think maybe I tried too hard on this one. What do you think?
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Happy day to you! I am busily working away at my computer today to catch up for taking yesterday off. I spent the day at my daughter's home. She was having new carpet installed in one bedroom and didn't really want to be alone in the house for hours with the carpet guy.........so we watched Anne of Green Gables all day and really enjoyed ourselves.
Today I made a card using a pale yellow cardstock, layered with a dark brown. The paper is from DCWV. I dry embossed the brown layer with my textile embossing folder and Cuttlebug. (just love that little machine!) The sentiment is from a stamp I bought years ago from a company called "Ann-ticipations" I'm not sure they are even around anymore. Couldn't decide about embellishments, I tried several different things. I finally layered these two ribbons to complete the card.
TIP: When I have to work with two ribbons, I use double sticky tape to anchor the pieces so that I don't lose my mind trying to get everything to stay even. ;>)