Tuesday, September 14, 2010

More Birthday Cards

Here's a couple more cards...

This is from Diane Desmarais.  I love how she colored the Hydrangea.  it looks like she used the Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, which really gives the image some dimension.


This one is from Kerri Sholette.  It is so pretty, yet such a simple layout.  Just goes to show you that the cards don't have to be over the top fancy for people to enjoy.  I sometimes forget that when I'm creating cards, but am reminded that simple is good when I see them.


This last one for today is from Mary Jo Schulz.  It looks like Mary Jo used the new background stamp Pretty Pattern.  I wasn't sure if that stamp was one that I would want to purchase, but now that I'm looking at it I'm thinking maybe.  I also love the Poppy Parade Ribbon, it is such a pretty color. 

Thank you for the cards ladies, I love them...and you've given some great ideas.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Birthday Cards

It's is my birthday on Sunday, and I've gotten several cards in the mail from some fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  I've gotten some really great cards and I wanted to share them with everyone, so over the next week I'll post a couple every day.

This is from Brenda Tryon.  Isn't it gorgeous, I love the colors and butterflies have always been a favourite of mine.

This is from Cindy Hughes, isn't it fun.  I'm definitely going to have to CASE this one, it is some awesome punch art.  The greeting inside the card made some crazy reference to my age....not funny considering I'm only turning 22, LOL.  (22 x 2 that is).

This is from Pat Neieisel.  I love this idea, so simple, yet so creative!  I never would have thought of it, but looking at it, it just seems so logical.  LOL

This last one isn't a birthday card, but I just received it in the mail and I love it, so I wanted to share.  Fall is my favourite time of year, and this is definitely all about the fall.

Well, that's it for today, I'll see you tomorrow.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo Part B

Here's the second card for the Picture Perfect Creations Color Challenge, and it's my favourite, it kind of pops and just makes me smile.


Card Stock:  Peach Parfait, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Textured Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Peach Parfait, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Sets:  Itty Bitty Bits, With All My Heart
Punches:  Decorative Label, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1/2" Circle
Accessories:  Bitty Buttons, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, SNAIL, 2-Way Glue Pen

  1. I will post a tutorial this week on how to layer the Decorative Label Punch.
  2. To attach the punched image to the Bitty Buttons I used Crystal Effects, it dries clear and so won't show through the buttons.
  3. I stamped my card base with the large image from With All My Heart with Peach Parfait Ink to create my own patterned paper.
  4. I used my 2-Way Glue Pen to attach the small punched image from Itty Bitty Bits to the 1/2" circle. Those images are way to small to mess with SNAIL. The 2-way Glue Pen is great because the glue comes out blue, and if you attach the image when the glue is wet then it will be permanent adhesive, but if you wait until the glue dries, then it is removeable adhesive.
I hope you enjoy my cards today, and as always please feel free to email me if you have questions.

Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo Part A

Good (Dark, Dreary) Afternoon Everyone...

I hope you all are doing something fun this weekend, and are someplace dry because it really looks like it is going to rain today.

For today's post I have 2 cards that I made for a color challenge at Picture Perfect Creations.  This color combo is almost spring like, and hopeful will put a smile on your face today.

I just got a new order in on Friday, so the cards I made have some fun new paper and embellishments on them. 

The first card is using Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper.  I love our DSP but I never use it enough, so hopefully you will be seeing more of it on my blog.

Card Stock:  Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait
Paper:  Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait
Stamps:  Cottage Garden
Punches:  Decorative Label Punch (in the new Holiday Mini pg. 25), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Accessories:  Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Dimensionals, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder

  1. Check back this week, I'll show you how I did the layering for the Decorative Label Punch.
  2. I used the Stamp-a-ma-Jig to line up the flowers in the Cottage Garden Stamp Set, and then cut them with my Paper Snips.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

CASEing the Idea Book and Catalog

I have to be honest, I never use the SU! IB&C for ideas...no reason, I just don't. I was looking through the catalog today and decided I need to really look at the projects in there, and WOW there are some really beautiful cards and other things. So, I decided to CASE one, and I chose a simple card because I'm not so good at doing simple cards. Like everything else in my life I have to make it complicated, but often that is so unnecessary.
Anyway, here is the card I CASE'd, it is from page 109 in the IB&C. I change the colors a little, and instead of using bleach I embossed the image (I don't have bleach), but otherwise it is the same card.

I'm not really sure why, but the textured cardstock doesn't photograph very well (I know the problem can't be the photographer, LOL)

Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant Textured Cardstock, Confetti White
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, VersaMark
Stamps:  Just Believe
Accessories:  Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Color Spritzer Tool, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pals, Heat Tool, SNAIL

  1. When using the VersaMark be careful about leaving fingerprints on the card stock.  I don't know if you can see it, but in the upper left corner of the card is one of my big ole fingerprints.
  2. The Confetti White was torn by hand, and the edge was distressed a little more by hand.
  3. I used Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write marker with the Color Spritzer Tool and spritzed over the Elegant Eggplant cardstock and the Confetti Cream.
I would love to know what you think.  Thanks for looking today, and I hope you have a great day.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Curtain Call Act 46

I'm back for a second post today...why not spend Labor Day laboring away in one's stamp room?  This card is for a color challenge at Stacey's Stamping Stage, Curtain Call Act 46.

These are Icelandic Poppies, so it only seemed right I used some flowers in this card.

Card Stock:  Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Stamps:  Greenhouse Garden, Occasional Quotes
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Wild Wasabi
Stampin' Write Marker:  Wild Wasabi
Punches:  Modern Label Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, 3/16" Corner Punch
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Subtles Brads, Sponge Daubers, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, SNAIL, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Stamp-a-ma-Jig

  1. I sponged the edges of the 5-Petal Flowers to give some dimension.
  2. I used the Stamp-a-ma-Jig to line up the flowers, lines within the flowers and the stems, works every time!

Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo #28

Last week I was the Grand Creation Winner at Picture Perfect Creations for this card, (thanx Megan) and this I just had to play again because the color combo is just gorgeous!

This color combo just screamed Elements of Style, and here is how I put it all together.

What do you think, isn't it pretty!

Card Stock:  Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Stamps:  Elements of Style
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze
Stampin' Write Markers:  Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  SNAIL, Sponge Daubers

  1. I just tore the paper with my hands, no tools for this one.
  2. I stamped the image in Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, and then colored the flowers with a Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write Marker and the leaves with a Wild Wasabi Marker
  3. I sponged the torn edges of the Whisper White with Baja Breeze Classic Ink.
  4. I didn't put a greeting on the card because no matter where I tried to place one, it always seemed to take away from the card.
I would love to know what you think!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy Birthday

Today's card is for a color challenge at Scrapmaster's Paradise.  Be sure to check out her blog, it has some great ideas on it.  Here are the colors for the Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #63.

Aren't they great colors, the Pacific Point and Rich Razzleberry are so rich.  The card I came up with is pretty simple.

I used the VersaMarker to add some Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder to the stamped gift image.  Here's an upclose look.

Kind of share looking.

Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Paper:  In Color Patterns Designer Seriew Pper Stack
Stampin' Write Markers:  Pear Pizzazz, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry
Ink:  Black StazOn, Basic Black Classic Ink
Stamp Sets:  Happy Moments, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punches:  2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Accessories:  VersaMarker, Brights Brads, SNAIL, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Embossing Buddy, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Powder Pals

  1. I stamped the image before punching it out...too much work to try to stamp on an already punched out circle.
  2. VersaMark comes in a marker as well as a pad.  To get the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder on the gift I colored the parts I wanted to emboss with the VersaMarker (after using the Embossing Buddy) then applied the Embossing Powder, and it only stuck to the areas where the VersaMarker was already applied.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's A Color Throwdown

Today's card is for a color challenge from The Color Throwdown.  I love the colors for this challenge, they are nice and cheery.

This color challenge called for some stamp sets that required me to blow the dust off them, I can't remember the last time I used either of them.

Card Stock:  Rose Red, Pretty in Pink (textured), Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Grey, Rose Red
Stampin' Write Markers:  Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
Stamp Sets:  Simply Said, Flight of the Butterfly
Punches:  Butterfly Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, SNAIL, Dimensionals

  1. The Basic Pearls have an adhesive on them, so all you have to do is peel them off the paper they come on, just be careful to not touch the back of the pearl.
  2. I stamped the solid butterfly, punched it out, and adhered it to the base layer of the card, then I stamped the butterfly again with the design, punched it out and adhered it to the solid stamped butterly with the dimensional.  Although you really can't tell in the picture, it gives a little bit of a dimensional look to the card.
  3. I used the Stamp-a-ma-Jig to stamp the greeting so that I could get it placed just the way I wanted it to.
Thanks for checking out my blog today, I would love to know what you think of my cards.