Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mojo Monday 154 Birthday Wishes For My Sis

Good afternoon All,
So, I needed a birthday card for my sister, Pam. I didn't know where I wanted to begin, but I had to get going so I could get it in the mail on time. The Mojo Monday sketch challenge is always a great starting place with all their great layouts! This week's sketch #154 worked out beautifully! This is what I came up with! Here is my supply list:
STAMPS: Darling Dots, Watercolor Trio (SU!)
PAPER: Wild Raspberry dp (K & Company); Whisper White (SU!); unknown red and green cs from my non-SU! stash
THE REST: punches, dimensionals (SU!); Nestibilities Dies (Spellbinder); Cuttlebug and embossing folder; Red Stickles; rhinestone gems, ribbon (unknown)
Well, that's it! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! See you again soon!

Monday, August 30, 2010

CAS82 Cupcakes Are Delicious!

Good afternoon All,
I made a quick card today to play along with the CAS82 challenge over at SCS - ti be inspired by the word 'Delicious'. The first thing that came to my mind was CUPCAKES!! I love all kinds of cupcakes especially ones with LOTS of creamy frosting! Yummy! This was a perfect opportunity to use my new ek cupcake punch! Love it!! Here is my supply list:


PAPER: My non-SU! stash


THE REST: Punches (ek & SU!); ribbon (unknown)

Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! See you again soon!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

CAS81 and a Few Other Cards

Good day All,
I've got a quick post with some photos of card that I made earlier in the week. This first set of cards was created for Monday's CAS (Clean & Simple) challenge #81. The challenge was to use the colors Kraft, Turquoise and White only.
This was the first time that I have inked up this level 1 hostess set from the new SU! catty. When I first saw this set I thought that it needed to be colored in and that kinda scared me! lol! But after stamping it out a couple times in different color inks I decided it looks beautiful just as it is! Wouldn't you agree? These went together quickly which is why I was able to create 4 of them and is what makes them fit into the CAS category for me. Here is my suply list:

STAMPS: Because I Care, Warmest Regards (SU!)

PAPER: Kraft, Whisper white (SU!); Turquoise textured cs (DCWV)

INK: Crumb Cake, Taken With Teal (SU!)

THE REST: Border punches (SU! and Martha Stewart); various unknown ribbons from my stash

Over the weekend I created these 2 cards. The first one was for my son and his wife's 3rd wedding anniversary. This was fun to make. supply list:
STAMPS: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
PAPER: whisper white, close to cocoa (SU!); designer paper (Basic Grey)
INK: Close to Cocoa (SU!)
THE REST: punches, embossing folder (SU!); Nesties (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug; ribbon, tiny 1/2 pearls, gems (unknown)
And my last card was created for my husband's friend who recently lost his pet dog. My husband doesn't often ask me to make cards for him to give away, but this was a special request and he wanted a card with a dog on the front. This is what I came up with and he was pleased. Here is the supply list:
STAMPS: Whimsical Wishes (taylored expressions); Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
THE REST: punches (SU!); Nesties (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug; faux brads (unknown)
Well!! This wasn't as quick of a post as I had originally thought it would be! Whew!! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by today! See you soon!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

SC295 Rows of Pumpkins

I have a set of 4 cards that I created today for SC295, this week's sketch challenge over at SCS.
I wanted to make some fall/halloween cards to put into my next box of cards to send to OWH. I just love this designer paper from Stampin' Up! that now is retired. Here is my supply list:
STAMPS: The More The Merrier, Vintage Labels (SU!); Halloween sentiments (Katie & Co.)
PAPER: Cast-A-Spell dsp (SU!); Black and White cardstock (unknown)
INK and MARKERS: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU! markers to color in images
THE REST: Punches ( SU! & Martha Stewart); ribbon (SU!); green 1/2 pearls (Queen&Co); buttons from my stash
Well, that's what I have for tonight!! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!! See you all soon!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

CC285 and S & S Sketch Challenge #31 Miss You

Good evening All,
I have a couple of cards tonight that I made earlier today for 2 different challenges. My colors were taken from SCS's Color Challenge # 285 to use Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. I have been trying to use up some of my non-SU! cardstock so these aren't true SU! colors, but I thought they were a close match. The 2nd challenge I participated in is the Stars and Stripes Blog Sketch Challenge #31.
This layout was lots of fun to work with and these cards will be going to our troops as part of Operation Write Home for them to use to stay in touch with their loved ones!

Here is my supply list:

STAMPS: Three Little Words, Fun & Fast Notes (SU!)

PAPER: Textured Cardstock (The Paper Studio); Whisper White (SU!); designer paper (DCWV)


THE REST: Various punches (SU! & Marvy); Brads (SU!); sticky rhinestones (unknown); Felt flower (American Crafts)

Well, that's it for now. I actually have finished up some more cards, but will have to post them tomorrow (hopefully)! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

FS185 CASEing Princess Heather

Good Afternoon All,
Today's Featured Stamper over at SCS is Heather AKA Princessheather! Congrats to her!! Check out her Sharing in Your Sorrow card that I chose to CASE (copy and share with everyone). It's beautiful, isn't it? For my card I changed from a square to a rectangle, used a different stamp set, and used different colors. I like how they turned out except that the sentiments are crooked on both...
Anywho, here is my supply list:

STAMPS: Watercolor Trio, Well Scripted (SU!)

PAPER: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango (SU!)

INK and MARKERS: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango (SU!)

THE REST: Ribbon , Brads (SU!); Nestibilities Die (Spellbinders- used as a stencil)

To create The background I used a deckled rectangle nestie and a piece of acetate to make a clear stencil. Then using this stencil I sponged on Daffodil Delight ink. I used markers to ink up my image stamps and stamped on top of my sponged area. I really love how this looks and it was so easy!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by! See you again soon!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

SC294 Love You Much

It's another good evening!
I have 2 cards to share tonight that I actually finished yesterday, but am just getting around to posting to my blog! These were created for this week's Sketch Challenge #294 over at SCS! This was a fun layout with lots of layered panels! Here is my suply list (all products are Stampin' Up!):

STAMPS: Love You Much

PAPER: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, watercolor paper, Sweet Pea dsp

INKS and MARKERS: Stazon Black, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive

THE REST: Felt flowers, rhinestone brads, felt ribbon, aqua painter

I stamped the image with black Stazon onto watercolor paper and used an aqua painter and my ink pads to water color the word LOVE. I stamped the words 'you much' in chocolate chip ink on So Saffron cardstock, cut it out with scissors and popped up on dimenionals. I just love this striped dsp from the Sweet Pea paper pack! I like watercolor because it looks better if you don't stay in the lines! lol!

Well, that's it for tonight! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

CC284 and S&S Sketch Challenge #30

Good Afternoon,
I've got another card for you that incorporates 2 different challenges. I Started with the Color challenge-CC284- over at SCS which was to use Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and Pretty in Pink. I just love this color combo!! I decided to join a new challenge over at Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps Blog which is a weekly sketch challenge.
What an awesome place to get some really great card layouts! I will definitely try to play along each week as I create cards to send to our Troops all over the world! Here is my supply list (ALL products are Stampin' Up!)

STAMPS: Watercolor Trio, Teeny Tiny Wishes

PAPER: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty In Pink, patterns pack (hostess-retired)

INK and MARKERS: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty In Pink

THE REST: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, small rhinestone, med. rhinestone brad

I distressed my edges with the edge of my scissors and I used my markers to color on my stamps before stamping.
Thanks a bunch for stopping by!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

CAS80 Birthday Wishes

Good Evening All,
Here are a couple cards I made for today's Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge over at SCS. This week's challenge was a sketch challenge, which I just had to participate in because I just loved this layout! I adore this cupcake image and doesn't it look delicious with the half pearl cherry on top? Here is my supply list:

STAMPS: Cupcake (A Muse Artstamps); Sentiment (SU!-Occasional Quotes)

PAPER: Whisper White (SU!); Designer paper (My Mind's Eye); scraps of pink and green textured cardstock (unknown)

INK and MARKERS: SU!-Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Regal Rose

THE REST: Ribbon (SU!); punches (SU! & Martha Stewart); half pearls (unknown); dimensionals (SU!)

I really like how these look and I plan on making more using this sketch! Thanks for stoppin' by!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mojo Monday 151 OWH Hero Thank Yous

Good evening All,
Once again I find myself posting my Mojo Monday Sketch challenge card(s) a little late. But that's okay! I was busy packing up a box of 110 blank cards to send to Operation Write Home. For my challenge card I actually made 3 and I wrote an encouraging note inside each one to give to soldiers who are stationed away from home. If you scroll to the bottom of this post you can see the box full of handmade cards that I sent. If you like to make cards and are looking for a great organization to donate them to, please check OWH out! Here is my quick supply list:
STAMPS: Stampendous, SU!
PAPER: SU! Whisper White, DCWV textured CS, gcd studios designer paper
THE REST: punches (SU!), Cuttlebug and embossing folder, brads from my stash

Now I am gearing up to fill up another box to send off to OWH!!
Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mojo Monday 150

Good afternoon All,
I am finally getting around to my Blog. You know how it goes, right? Here is a card I made for my niece's 4th birthday using this week's Mojo Monday Sketch!
I just had to have this stamp when I saw those adorable owls! Here is my supply list:
STAMPS: Image (Hampton Art); Sentiment (SU!- Owl Together Now)
PAPER: I used my July Key Ingredients papers from Taylored Expressions.
THE REST: Ribbon, half pearls, nestibilities, Martha Stewart Border punch
As you can see from the close-up picture I used lots of dimensionals to pop up the layers!
And that's about it! Thanks for stoppin' by!!