Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This is a flap card. I should take a picture of it open. There is velcro under the cupcake image that holds the top flap down to the bottom flap. When you open it up, it says in the middle piece, "Hope your days is sprinkled with fun!" I thought it would be a great birthday card.
Stamps: Cupcake by Hero Arts
Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze (both NEW SU in-colors), white, Cupcake paper from Basic Grey
Accessories: Copic Markers, white taffeta ribbon, stickles, red rhinestone sticker, nestabilities, paper piercer, white gel pen, velcro
I can't believe how "right on" SU is with the new in-colors. I had been struggling with matching this adorable Basic Grey paper with any of my SU colors, but the new in-colors match perfectly! I'm totally in love with this paper, and may just have to head to Hobby Lobby to pick up another pack of it. Can you tell I have a coupon burning a hole in my pocket? :)
I'll be back later to post my card from today's color challenge.... groovy guava, sahara sand, whisper white. Have a great day!!!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Stamps: Infinite Goodness (retiring level 2 hostess), All Holidays
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Watercolor paper
Ink: Stazon Black, Reinkers for watercoloring (riding hood red, kiwi kiss, close to cocoa)
Accessories: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!!! :)
Stamps: Sock Monkey
Paper: Red Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, White, Bella Rose dp
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Black
Accessories: White 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon, SU Markers (creamy caramel, close to cocoa, ruby red, black), dimentionals
I used the SCS sketch challenge from last week for the layout of this card. I think it turned out cute! At first I wasn't sure if I liked this set or not, but it has definitely grown on me.
I borrowed the set used on the card below from my mom after seeing a card made with it in the latest PaperCrafts magazine. This is a total case from the magazine, but I really like it!
Stamps: Illuminations (retired SU)
Ink: Blue Bayou
Paper: Blue Bayou, Blue Bayou Prints dp, white
Accessories: Blue Bayou double stitched grosgrain ribbon, ticket corner punch, nestabilities, dimentionals
That's all for today! Have a great night! :)
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Isn't that cool??? I put it above the large cabinet that holds all my stamp sets. In the picture you can also see my collection of stamping magazines. I love what the definition brings to my stamp room and how it looks on the wall. It almost looks painted! My wall is painted a spring moss/celery color. It looks kind of olive in the photo but it's really not. The letters stand out on the wall a lot. Just thought I would share! Have a great night!
Stamps: Always (SU)
Ink: Spring Moss or Plum Pudding (PTI), Vanilla or White base
Paper: Spring Moss or Plum Pudding (PTI)
Accessories: Designer Paper from PTI, SU scallop border punch or Fiskars threading water punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Satin Ribbon in Spring Moss or Plum Pudding (PTI), Stickles
That's all for today!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Today's SCS color challenge was to use River Rock, Soft Sky, and Very Vanilla on a card. I can honestly say that I'm going to miss these in-colors from SU when they retire. I never really got into last year's colors, but this year I found them very easy to work with. I even have brand new packs of the newest in-colors that I haven't opened yet because I can't stop using the retiring colors. Last week I put in one last order for the retiring in-color cardstock to help me make it through my fix. Anyways... here's today's card...
Isn't it pretty? I have a harder time working with the River Rock when putting it with a lighter color, but I like it!
Stamps: Take a Break by Annie LaPointe (My Favorite Things)
Accessories: Markers (a mix of Copic and SU because I don't have all the copic colors that I wanted to use on this card), SU scallop border punch, NEW cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder, Nestabilities (scallop and classic rectangles), Soft Sky double stiched ribbon, copic spica clear glitter pen (on the flowers and few places on the tub)
I'm off to work on some swaps now. I'm going to try to use the newest in-colors. If I have time later, I'll try to post my creation. TTFN!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I stamped the chihuahua three times and the cactus twice. I colored the images with my copic markers (love them!) and then cut out, layered, and popped up the cactus, dog ears, and hat to give him a more 3D look. The designer paper is actually from a halloween pack I bought at Archivers this past fall. The orange in the swirls matched almost exactly with the pumpkin pie cardstock. I think that chihuahua is soooo cute!
Monday, July 7, 2008
I didn't get any stamping done over the weekend, but I did get to the challenge today on SCS. The challenge was to create a spinner card. I've never made one of these before, so it was kind of a challenge for me. Tomorrow is my husband and I's 2nd wedding anniversary, so I chose to make this card for him.
I used the "Handyman Jack" set from C.C. Designs. "Jack" doesn't have a goatee, so I added it to make him look more like my husband. My husband is always doing projects around our house. He is definitely my handyman. He has finished our basement, remodeled the upstairs of our house (all 4 bedrooms and master bath), put in an underground sprinker system in our yard, and fixed a leak in our roof. His next projects will be to redo our living room, family room, kitchen, downstairs bathroom, and the 2nd bathroom upstairs. All that and he's also working on making me ribbon gutters to store my ribbon. I'm really lucky to have such a handyman.
Stamps: Handyman Jack (C.C.Designs), Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink), Weathered (SU)
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, White
Ink: Black and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Screw brads, colored pencils & gamsol, punches (1 3/8 inch circle, 1 1/4 inch circle, designer tag, 1 inch circle), dental floss
Technique: sponging, spinner, gamsol magic
Here's a few pictures from my weekend....
This is a picture of Perry's Monument up on Put-in-Bay. It's the second tallest monument in the US... second to the one in Washington D.C.
This is one of my favorite restaurants... The Boardwalk. They serve the BEST lobster bisque. Plus you get to sit outside by the water and watch the boats go by. This picture was taken from our boat... we were one of the boats going by.
These are all the sailboats docked out in the bay. It was very busy for the 4th of July weekend!
My hubby driving our boat. Isn't he cute?
I'll be back tomorrow with more stamping, hopefully! I really have some swaps I have to do and get out in the mail by the end of the week. Yikes! Have a great night!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Jan Tinklenberg had a project like this on her blog a few weeks ago and I loved it! So I ran out to the Target $1 spot and purchased 3 buckets and decorated them for gifts. I think they turned out really cute and were so simple to create!
Stamps: Seeing Stars from Verve
Ink: Brilliant Blue & Real Red
Paper: White & Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Red Rick Rack ribbon, small and large SU star punches, bucket, flags, M&Ms
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project! Have a Happy Fourth of July!!!
I used my score pal to score around the edges of the main sheet of cardstock. I scored 1/4 inches from the edge. I then stamped the deer image in stazon ink on a very vanilla panel and colored it with my watercolor wonder crayons. The deer image was cut out with the classic square nestabilities. Then I used the classic rectangle nestabilities to cut out the true thyme and kraft panels. I used my cropodile to insert the jumbo pewter eyelets in the true thyme panel and strung linen thread through the eyelets a few times. The linen thread was secured on the back with a mini glue dot. The sentiment, "Wishing you well" is from Verve stamps.
Overall I think it turned out really well! It's a very simple and clean layout, but most of my masculine cards are!
Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Noble Deer (SU), sentiment from Verve
Paper: Cranberry Crisp, Kraft, True Thyme, Very Vanilla
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Watercolor wonder crayons, jumbo pewter eyelets, linen thread, square and rectangle nestabilities, Score-Pal
Tonight, my husband and I will be heading to his parent's house. They live on a small, private lake that does fireworks every year. We'll go out on the lake on the pontoon boat and watch the fireworks from the middle of the lake. The worst part is driving the boat through the tunnel to the main lake. The lake is split by a road, however there is a tunnel that connects the smaller lake with the main lake. Giant spiders live in this tunnel, so driving the boat through always gives me the willies! I usually sit on the floor of the boat with my hood or a blanket over my head until we get through to the other side. Hopefully, the rain will stop here and the fireworks won't be canceled.
I'm not sure if I will be able to post tomorrow or not. We'll be heading up to our boat on Lake Erie and spending a couple of days with friends over at Put In Bay. We'll watch the fireworks up there too and hopefully enjoy Heineman's winery (my favorite part of going over to the island). Have a happy 4th!!!!