Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Just Believe Challenge Card

Todays SCS challenge was to make a card using the colors Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink and Cherry Cobbler.  I used the set, Just Believe, for this card and it was pretty simple to make.  I colored in the image with Always Artichoke and Cherry Markers and set 2 Pretty in Pink brads in the middle of 2 flowers.  Colored in the saying the same markers and punched it out with a large circle punch.  Ripped the bottom of the c/s, distressed the edges, and tied a Pretty in Pink ribbon around the c/s.  I then mounted on Cherry Cobbler cardfront c/s.  One pic has a sewed border, one doesn't......thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Just Believe, Itty Bitty Background
Inks: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Papers: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Distressing Tool, Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Large Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine/Thread

Monday, August 16, 2010

SCS Clean and Simple Challenge Card

I love this set, Charming, and am so glad that SU brought it back in this year's catty!  This is my card for today's SCS Clean and Simple Card challenge.  This card is similar the the one we made at yesterday's stamp camp.  I ran a piece of Whisper White c/s through my Big Shot using the new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and then tied a piece of Rich Razzleberry Ribbon around the front.  Stamped "create" on a scrap piece of paper and cut it out with the small oval punch.  Then I tied a bow and then used my CAD to set one of the Antique Brads and the punched saying.  Used Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry markers to color in the image and then cut the image out using the new Scallop Rectangle Clearlit.  I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die for the small butterfly.

Stamp Set: Charming
Inks: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Scallop Rectangle Clearlit, Antique Brad, Small Oval Punch, Rich Razzleberry Grossgrain Ribbon, Scissors

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Catty Case

Yesterday I got the set, Just Believe and cased this card directly from the catty (page 97).  This set is quickly becoming one of my favorites!  I didn't have any vanilla ribbon, so I used a piece of Whisper White Organza Ribbon and sponged some Crumb Cake ink on the ribbon to dye it.  This card was very fast to make, but love how it came out!  Here's the details:

Stamp Set: Just Believe
Inks: Markers - Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake; Ink Pad - Crumb Cake
Papers: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Sponge, Spritzer Tool, Large Circle Punch, Sewing Machine/Thread, Scissors, Dimensionals

Friday, August 13, 2010

Birthday Bakery Card

Isn't this a bright and cheerful card?  I got this new designer paper, Build-A-Bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints DP and just love it!  I also love the Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade Ribbon and cardstock; nice and bright!  Here's the details:

Stamps: Birthday Bakery Hostess Level 1 Set
Inks: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Build-A-Bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Word Windows Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Poppy Parade Ribbon, Daffodil Delight Ribbon and Brads, CAD, White Eyelet, Watercolor Brush, Scissors, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, Mini-Glue Dots

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Simply Charming....

I have had the set, Charming, for awhile now and it made a come back in the new catty.  This is a card that I came up using one of my favorite color combos, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.  I used the new Scallop Rectangle Clearlits (page 211) to cut out the flower image.  I stamped the background image first on a piece of Very Vanilla c/s.  I colored in the flower using a Rich Razzleberry and an Old Olive marker, and then stamped the image over the background.  I then layed the clearlit over the stamp image and ran it through the Big Shot.  Hope you like this card; we'll be making it at my stamp camp on Sunday.

Stamps: Charming
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Rectangle Clearlit, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Top Note Die, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Rich Razzleberry 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, CAD, Small Oval Punch, Antique Brad, Scissors, Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Some Stamp Camp Projects

I saw a beautiful card on the very talented Connie Tumm's blog (Here) and this is my version of it.  The flower and leaves were actually stamped on a piece of designer paper (Greenhouse Gala) and then cut out (very carefully).  Love how it gives the image looked watercolored in and dimension it gives to them.

Stamps: Because I Care, Perfect Punches (saying), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (I know it's retired, but I still love this stamp!)
Inks: Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Papers: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Greenhouse Gala DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Circles Scallop #2 Die, Clear Circle Die, Oval Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Vanilla Hardware/Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Scissors, Dimensionals

I cased this card from one I saw on SCS (Here), and this is my version of it.  Have a great day everyone, I'm off to make pasta for Ben - he has football practice at 3:30!  It's one hot, hot day out; poor guy.  Good thing he loves football!

Stamps: Friends Never Fade
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Papers: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Greenhouse Gala DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Scallop Border Punch, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Scissors, Dimensionals

Freshman Orientation

Yesterday was Ben's first day of high school and freshman orientation.  I took these pictures from our driveway as he didn't want me any where near him while he was waiting for the bus!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Catty Case

I was looking through the new catty last night and thought the card on page 214 would make for a quick and cute card.  And I was right, I made this card in under 5 minutes and I like how it turned out!  I really think that the SU embossing folders add great dimension and a nice finishing touch to any project.  I also added 2 little rhinestones (on page 188) to the saying, and viola' - done in 5!  Here's what I used:

Stamp Set: Perfect Punches
Inks: Soft Suede
Papers: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines EF, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensional

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Another Circle Challenge Card

I love this Level 1 Hostess Set, Because I Care, and the color combo. of Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.  I think the colors work well with this set.  I'm not it's just me, but I'm still trying to get use to the color changes and Old Olive being the brights category now! I thought I would make one more challenge card for LNS, and this is what I came up with.  Hope you like it; thanks for taking a peek!

Stamp Sets: Because I Care, Watercolor Trio (saying - from the Summer Mini)
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Basic Black
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Clear Circle Die, Matchbox Die, Scallop Circle #2 Die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Square Lattice EF, Rich Razzleberry Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Distressing Tool, Rich Razzleberry 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Vanilla Hardware & Brads, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Watercolor Brush, Scissors, Sponge, Mini-Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Color Spritzer Tool

Friday, August 6, 2010

Circle Challenge - Pun Fun

A quick card that I came up with for this weeks LNS challenge - create a card using circles!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Stamps: Pun Fun
Inks: Pacific Point, Basic Black
Papers: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Clear Circle Die, Scallop Circle Die, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Word Window Punch, Daffodil Delight Brads, Melon Mambo Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Watercolor Brush, Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots, Scissors

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Circle LNS Challenge

This week's LNS challenge was to make a card using circles.  I had the idea for this card in my head, but it didn't quite transfer over the way I wanted it to.  I sprayed too much silver Smooch Spritz on the top of the card, and I thought I would just post it and see what you think!!

Stamps: Extreme Skateboard, Extreme Elements
Inks: Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi
Papers: Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Clear Circle Die, Scallop Square Die, Square Lattice EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Silver Foil Smooch Spritz, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Sponge, Scissors, Mini-Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Because I Care

A friend of mine asked me if I could make a card for her son's wedding.  I saw a wonderful card that Betty Wright did on SCS Betty's Card and thought the design was perfect for the card I wanted to make.  So what do you think?  I hope my friend likes the card.  I watercolored the flower twice, and cut out the center and layered it over the stamped flower.  The brad holding the black/white ribbon are from the new Antique Brads on page 187 of the catty.  I also entered this card in this week's PDCC Challenge (PDCC Blog) Here's the details:

Stamps: Because I Care, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Medallion Background
Inks: Pear Pizzazz
Papers: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Word Window Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Black Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Watercolor Brush, CAD (to set the brad through the ribbon), Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots, Misc. Black Ribbon