Sunday, May 31, 2009

Crabby Birthday

I've been a bad blogger lately. Sorry that I haven't posted in a few weeks. I've been busy with school. On the upside... only 3 more days of school until SUMMER VACATION!!! Teachers definitely look forward to summer more than the students do! :)

Today's featured stamper on SCS was Roxie, and I chose to case THIS CARD from her gallery. Here's my card...

Stamps: Crab & Company
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, White, Summer Picnic DP
Ink: Momento Black
Accessories: crab eyelets, Copic Markers, Classic Rectangle Nestabilities, bazzil flower, red rhinestone brad, oval and scalloped oval punches, D'vine Swirl cuttlebug embossing folder

As you can see, I changed the colors and stamp set. I also reversed the dp panel so that the dp is on top and the cuttlebugged layer is underneath. I also added the flower and the scalloped oval.

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Swimming Lily

Hello! Yesterday I tried to stamp for the color challenge on SCS, but I just wasn't feeling it. So I ended up putting my stuff away and curling up in bed early with a book.

Today I decided to give it another go and combined the color challenge with today's sketch challenge. I'm definitely ready for summer and I keep pulling out my summer stamps.

Here's my dual challenge card...

Stamps: Lily at the Beach (Pink Cat Studio)
Ink: Black Momento
Paper: Summer Sun, Only Orange, Kiwi Kiss, White
Accessories: Cuttlebug Bloom Dots embossing folder, 5/8 inch old olive grosgrain ribbon, jumbo flower brad (SU), Copic Markers, dimensionals

I colored Lily with my copic markers to match the cardstock colors. The panel with Lily on it is also popped up with dimensionals. The ribbon is actually Old Olive, but when I put it side by side with the Kiwi Kiss cardstock I thought it was a pretty close match.

That's it for today. I'm not sure if I'll be able to stamp tomorrow because I have "Open House" at school. I'm thinking it will be a margarita night instead of a stamping night. *wink!*

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Rustic Rooster

It's late and I need to be in bed, so this will be a quickie post.

Today's technique on SCS was the "bandana technique". Basically, you use a white gel pen to create the illusion of a bandana in the background. It took me a while to figure out ink colors that I liked.

Here is what I came up with...

Stamps: Rustic Rooster, Wanted
Ink: Black, Ranger distressing inks
Paper: White, Black, Buckaroo Blue
Accessories: black and white gingham ribbon, hodgepodge hardware, white gel pen, distressing tool
Technique: Bandana

I might go around the actual white card base and sponge some distressing inks on it to take down the whiteness, but overall I'm pretty happy with it.

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Beach Bum

Two posts in one day! Be sure you scroll down to see the other post too.

Today's challenge on SCS was the featured stamper challenge. I cased THIS card. I changed the stamp set, but left the layout the same. I also changed the colors, used smaller ribbon, and added brads.

Here's my card...

Stamps: Just Beachy, sentiment from Gina K set "Just B-Claws"
Paper: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Bo Bunny dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Colored pencils, Classic Rectangle & Deckle Rectangle Nestabilities, brads, Vintage Cream twill ribbon (PTI), sewing machine, distressor

Thanks so much for looking!!! Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Here's a couple cards I created for my mom and mother-in-law. I also created a card for my grandmother, but I'll share that on another day.

This is the card I created for my mom...

I used this week's sketch challenge on SCS to create the card. Pretty, isn't it!?!?

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful (SU) and sentiment from PTI
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, White, Basic Gray dp
Ink: Momento Black, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Copic Markers, Nestabilities, Oval punches, scalloped border punch, 1/4 inch chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon

And here's the card for my mother-in-law...

This card was cased from Jan Tinklenberg's blog.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, sentiment from PTI
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, White, Urban Garden dp
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Not Quite Navy brads, white satin ribbon

That's all for today. For mother's day we'll be heading out to dinner with my parents, my husband's parents, my grandmother, and my aunts and uncles. It will be quite a crew!

I hope everyone has a wonderful mother's day. Thanks for stopping by and looking! Have wonderful day!!! :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm on a roll!!!

Holy cow! I'm on a roll! I've stamped three challenges in a row! AND posted to my blog on top of that!

I completed this card for the color challenge on SCS. Today's colors were Cameo Coral, Ballet Blue, and Garden Green. When I saw them this morning, I thought YUCKO!!! But once I picked out what set I was going to use, I actually flowed with these colors.

I just can't get enough of the newest Lily set from Pink Cat Studio. No, I don't design for them or work for them... but I'd love to!!! I just can't get enough of these adorable stamps!

Here's my card...

Stamps: Lily at the Beach by Pink Cat Studio
Paper: White, Cameo Coral, Ballet Blue, Garden Green
Ink: Momento Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Bloom Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, Classic rectangle and square Nestabilities, flowers, pearls from the SU pretties kit

I have tickets to the Killers concert tomorrow night so I'm not sure if I'll be able to squeeze in post or stamping after work. We'll have to see.

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Embossed Wax Resist

I participated in today's technique lover challenge on SCS and it was really a great one! Today's challenge was the embossed wax resist. If you've never done it, the directions are HERE. It's super easy and the results are spectacular!

Here's my card...

Stamps: Summertime Fun by C.C. Designs
Paper: Taken with Teal, Kiwi Kiss, Glossy White, White
Ink: Taken with Teal, Black Momento
Accessories: Wax Paper, D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Classic Rectangle and Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities, Tag Spellbinders, Flower brad, Linen flowers, buttons, linen thread, Copic Markers, dimensionals, iron
Technique: Embossed Wax Resist

Isn't this cute!?!? I love how the swirls look like water!

That's all for today! Thanks so much for looking. Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Quickie Post Today

Sorry I haven't posted in a couple weeks. It's almost midnight here, so I'm going to post quickly and then go to bed.

This card is for today's featured stamper challenge. I chose to case THIS CARD. As you can see, I changed the main image, cuttlebugged background embossing folder, and used more muted colors, although I stuck with the same color combo.

Here's my card...

Stamps: Lily at the Beach from Pink Cat Studio
Ink: Momento Black
Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, White
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica clear glitter pen, Classic Square Nestabilities, Dew drops, flowers, rhinestone stickers, D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder, dimensionals

I colored the darker blue scales on the mermaid with the glitter pen too, so they shimmer. Thanks so much for looking! Have a terrific day!!! :)