Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Today's card was inspired by a sketch at Inkspirations Challenges. They have different challenges each week and this was the first time that I have done one of theirs. When I started this card I knew I wanted to use this butterfly stamp but wasn't sure on the colors. So, I went to my Color Coach for help. I haven't used a lot of Concord Crush and thought 'why not?'. As I was putting it together I thought it might not make it to the photo tent (it was headed for the trash). But then I did a little tweaking here and there and this is what came about! And I really do like it! I am glad that I didn't give up! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Simple Friendship; Paper- Whisper White, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz; Ink- Concord Crush, Peach Parfait; Accessories- Framed Tulip embossing folder, Little Leaves sizzlet, silver brad, sponge, dimensionals
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Today's card was inspired by a sketch on Stampin' Addicts. The sketch looked very similar to one that I used a few weeks ago from Splitcoast. Because of that I thought I should try to make them different. So I used different colors and a different butterfly. I do like the way it turned out and I got to use my vintage trinkets! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look. Have a wonderful day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Strength & Hope, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Confetti Cream, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Vintage Springtime designer paper; Ink- Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze; Accessories- Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon, vintage trinkets, basic pearls, Framed Tulip embossing folder, word window punch, sponge (I sponged some Not Quite Navy along the bottom of the butterfly's wings), dimensionals
Monday, March 28, 2011
Today's card was inspired from the sketch at Clean & Simple. This was from last week's sketch. I seem to be a week behind on these things. But that's o.k. They are all great sketches and it's good to use them! This one was really simple and I just love the way it turned out! I used a stamp set I hadn't used in a while, too. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Flower Fancy, A Word for You; Paper- Confetti Cream, Rich Razzleberry, Vintage Springtime designer paper; Ink- Black StazOn, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Basic Black; Accessories- crochet trim, antique brad, scallop border punch, aqua painter, basic pearls dimensionals
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Today's card was inspired by the sketch from Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Blog. It is actually last week's sketch but I really liked it! I just love this new Strength & Hope set. I also pulled out the Confetti Cream cardstock. I haven't used that cardstock in such a long time that it was kind of nice to use something different! Thank you so much for coming by and taking a look. Your comments are so wonderful to read! And I really do appreciate each and every one of them! Have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Strength & Hope; Paper- Confetti Cream, Not Quite Navy, Vintage Springtime designer paper; Ink- Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy (I inked up the butterfly in Baja Breeze and then sponged some Not Quite Navy very lightly on the bottom part of the wings); Accessories- scallop trim border punch, basic pearls, sponge, dimensionals
ETA: I removed the signature for now. It was really bugging me that there was so much space in between the posts. I will keep trying and hopefully have it back up on another post! Thanks!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Today's card was inspired from the Mojo Monday sketch. I wanted to do something different so I pulled out my extreme stamps and came up with this. I haven't showed it to my son yet so I haven't gotten "official" approval if it is good enough. But I like it! And i really think Nick will, too. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Extreme Elements, Extreme Dirt Bike; Paper- Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White, Neutrals designer paper pack; Ink- Basic Black, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight; Accessories- large star punch, Tasteful Trim die, sponge, dimensionals
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
And boy was this sketch challenging! I worked and re-worked my designs. I scrapped most of them. But then I finally decided I liked this card. I also wanted some fun spring colors. So I went to my Color Coach and found these: Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede and Certainly Celery. I started with a card base of Marina Mist and then added a panel of Pink Pirouette with Whisper White satin ribbon tied around it. For the scalloped squares, I punched two from Soft Suede and then used my scallop squares duo die to cut the third from Soft Suede. I then ran them through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to fit in the middle scallop square to kind of "highlight" it. Then I used my Birds & Blossoms sizzlets to cut the flowers and leaves. I added silver brads and the middle flower is popped up (the middle scallop square is also popped up). The last thing was the greeting from the A Word for You stamp set which is stamped in Soft Suede. Done!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Today's card was inspired by a sketch from Mary Jo. I really liked this sketch! It was different and I wanted to see what I could come up with. It did take me a while because I wasn't liking anything I was doing but then decided to revert to my favorite colors. I think that it turned out pretty nice! You can't see, but I paper pierced some holes in each of the scallops of the black oval. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Clearly for You; Paper- Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black; Ink- Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla craft; Accessories- Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon, scallop oval punch, scallop ribbon border punch, Tulip Frame embossing folder, basic rhinestones, sponges, dimensionals
Monday, March 21, 2011
Today's card was inspired by one that I saw in a stamp magazine. I liked the one in the magazine and I guess mine turned out o.k. I had fun making it anyway. And I was happy to use colors other than my usual! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Strength & Hope; Paper- Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage designer paper; Ink- Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake; Accessories- Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon, corner rounder, designer label punch, basic rhinestones, sponge, dimensionals
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Today's card was inspired by the sketch from Splitcoast Stampers. I started with my Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Vanilla theme but then I decided to add a little bit of color. And I have to say that I really like how this one turned out! It might be a favorite of mine! I just love this Fun Flowers die! It has so many possibilities and can be used in so many different ways! And I got out my jumbo eyelets (had to dust them off first - lol). But I need to get the instructions on how to use my crop-a-dile. I totally forgot!! Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Bring on the Cake; Paper- Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, First Edition designer paper; Ink- Basic Black, Crumb Cake; Accessories- Fun Flowers die, jumbo eyelets, rhinestone brads, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, sponge, dimensionals
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Today's card was inspired by Mary Jo's Monday lunchtime sketch. It was another great sketch for this week so I just had to try and find time to play along. I got my color scheme from the Color Coach. As I was putting it together, I wasn't sure that I was going to like it. But I made myself finish. And, it isn't that bad! It made me get out of my "comfort zone". The colors used are Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist and Old Olive. Well, thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Hope and Strength, Thank You Kindly; Paper- Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Neutrals designer paper; Ink- Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake; Accessories- Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon, Marina Mist narrow taffeta ribbon, Tulip Frame embossing folder, 2 1/2" circle punch, scallop trim border punch, itty bitty punch pack, Little Leaves sizzlet, basic pearls, sponge, dimensionals
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I am also excited because I was asked to continue designing with the talented group of ladies at Create with Connie and Mary! I am having so much fun with their challenges that I gladly (and quickly) accepted! Before I talk about this week's challenge, I would like to announce that Connie and Mary are going to be offering BLOG CANDY!!! We all love candy! If you have been to their site, you know they have a separate blog for their special projects. They did one for the Holiday mini catalog and they just recently finished a session using products from the Occasions mini catalog. As a design team member, I get a free subscription! Lucky me!! But guess what?! YOU can too!!! That's right! You could win a FREE subscription to their Summer Edition using products from the Summer mini catalog! All you have to do to be chosen for a free subscription is make a project following the challenge for the week and use 100% Stampin' Up! products! Connie and Mary will draw a name at the end of the month to win a free subscription! Every time you link a project following the challenge AND use only Stampin' Up! products, your name will be entered! So without further ado here we are with our first challenge for March - a sketch challenge! Check it out:
I decided to make a set of note cards. All three cards have the exact same design, color, everything except the stamped image. I challenged myself to use the Clearly for You set. You know, I just "had" to have that set. Then I get it and can't quite figure out how to use it. So when I saw this sketch I thought that I could make these little note cards. The note cards measure 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". I started with a card base of Crumb Cake and sponged it. Then I added a piece of First Edition designer paper that I ran through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I sponged all over this piece with Crumb Cake to highlight the embossing and edges. Be careful when you do this as the embossing weakens the paper considerably and will tear easily! Then I took a strip of Basic Black and punched the edge with the scallop edge punch and pierced each scallop with my piercer (hard to see this part). I also took a piece of Crumb Cake to layer on top, sponged it and wrapped a piece of Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon around that. Then I punched a 2 3/8" scallop circle from Basic Black and a 1 3/4" circle from Very Vanilla. The scallop circle also got pierced on each scallop (again, very hard to see). The vanilla circle got sponged and stamped with the image of choice. The scallop circle is popped up as is the vanilla circle. Then I stamped the greeting in Basic Black onto the card. The last thing I did was to use my paper piercing template and pierce a decorative corner. Here are pictures of each card:
There you have it! I hope that you take a look at the rest of the talented design team to see how they used this sketch. You can find their work and links to their blogs at Create with Connie and Mary. I do hope that you will find time this week to play along and share your project with us! Because when you do, you are entered to win a FREE subscription to their Summer edition using products from the Summer mini catalog! I look forward to seeing what you do with this sketch! Remember to use only Stampin' Up! products! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!