Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Well I worked on trying to get the perfect card for a workshop I am doing on Thursday and as you see, it took four tries. All were OK, they were just not what I wanted for the workshop. But in the process, I am four cards to the good for my Christmas card collection. Quite a few more to go. I will not tell you which one we will be doing at the workshop, but to me it was the most elegant and with this stamp set coming out on Tuesday, I definitely wanted to use it as one of the cards. The reason we are doing Christmas cards is because that was what I heard people talk about the most. I guess everyone is thinking Christmas cards and I will definitely use them.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I was so excited that this stamp set worked with the MOJO Monday sketch. I have been wanting to use it and just could not get the right sketch or find the time. This was the right sketch and the right time. It just seemed to work perfectly along with this wonderful DSP. Stampin' Up! out did their selves this time with their DSP. I would love to have them all. It took me a few weeks to get into the in-colors also, but now I just love them. Change is so hard sometimes. lol Thanks for looking and if you see anything you like, please go to my Stampin' Up! website to shop.
Stampin' Up! products used:
Stamp Set: Wellness Wishes
Card Stock: Bermuda Bay, Kraft, Whisper White
DSP: Thoroughly Modern
Classic Ink: Basic Brown
Ribbon: 1/2" polka dot grosgrain-Bermuda bay
Markers: Rose Red, Creamy Caramel
I was having a good time after church last night and made two Christmas Cards. I am having a workshop next Thursday Night with the girls I work with and I know we will be making the card with the Peppermint Pattie and one with the Merry Moments Stamp Set. Both are new stamp sets available September 1st. I can hardly wait to start showing them.
The first card is for The Pink Elephant Challenge and I knew I would be able to use this set with that layout and I was thrilled. This is the first card I have made using it. I actually added some glitter to Baby Jesus' Halo to make it stand out.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Stampin' Up! items used:
Card Stock: So Saffron, Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise
DSP: Flock Together
Markers: Garden Green
Jumbo Brads 5/8" Very Vanilla
Sizzlits Dies (stampin up) Flower Blossom and Daisy Flower
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I was looking at father's day pictures and realized I had not scrap booked them. So I got them out and started. There is a blog out there that I have found and I think I am hooked on it. I got this sketch from them and it is called Scrap Sketch and this is Friday's Sketch. They do something everyday, so you need to check it out. I will be looking at them daily. I actually have a few more sketches I hope I get to this weekend. Things have been so busy I barely have time to work any more. I just have to slow down, but so much is going on with my family now and I am constantly running from home to there. Oh well, enough of the sob story and back to the page. As I was saying, check out the Scrap Sketch blog. They are actually having a blog hop this weekend.
Stampin Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Love Bug (hostess set)
Card Stock: So Saffron, Garden Green Very Vanilla
DSP: Flock together Markers: Garden Green, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery. Classic Ink: Basic Brown.
Friday, August 21, 2009
I just love to get new items. I have actually had this for a week, but have been so busy I haven't had time to stamp. I told my husband last night, I was getting anxious and needed to check out my new stuff. (too funny, but true)
I saw this sketch on the MOJO challenge and knew I could use this set and of course it worked. By the way, MOJO is celebrating their 100th sketch anniversary and in doing so, they have a sketch for every day this week. You may want to pop over there and see all the neat cards their team has put together for this week. Gives me a lot of inspiration.
This is one of the new sets that is coming out in the "holiday mini catalog" that starts September 1st and of course the little treat cups are also new. I can't hardly wait to start demoing them and as you can see, could not wait to share it on my blog. So, this is a preview for you Halloween lovers. Thanks for looking.
Stampin' Up! products:
Stamp Set - Sweet Centers
Card Stock - Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP - Cast-A-Spell
Classic Ink - Pumpkin Pie
Accessory - Sweet Treat Cup
Monday, August 17, 2009
Today is my anniversary. I can not believe I have been married for 35 years. Of course, I don't look like it and yes I was a baby when I got married. lol These 35 years have been a whirlwind of events, but I must say it has been wonderful married to my husband. He is a great man, father and husband. "I love you Russ".
And now back to the card. I used a sketch from "A spoon full of sugar challenge". It just seemed to match what I needed and happened to be laying on the table when I sit down to make the card. Of course I could not post until today, because he does check out my blog occasionally. Thanks for looking and please leave a comment.
Stampin' Up! products used:
Stamp Sets: Love you much and Wonderful Words (retired)
Card Stock: So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
DSP: Retired from spring mini
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Well, can you believe that this stamp set is from Stampin' Up! This is a new set that will come out in the "holiday mini catalog" September 1st. I just had to use it for my great nephews birthday today. I received it on Wednesday, but have been so busy with my Dad that this was the first chance to do something with it. If you think it looks like the "build a bear" series, you are right. Stampin' Up! has teamed up with Build a Bear. Also I got the sketch from this card at "Card Patterns" Sketch # 27. I thought it would work great for the card and for the stamp set. So if you are interested, on September first you can go to my Stampin Up web site and order or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be glad to help you. Thanks for looking.
All items used are stampin up.
Stamp Set: Beary Best Friends and Beary Nice Wishes - Both to be released on September 1st. And also - Curvy Verses for inside of card.
Card Stock: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White
Classic Ink: Basic Brown, Chocolate Chip
Markers: So Saffron, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Monday, August 10, 2009
Well it has been a busy weekend preparing for a workshop I got next week, but I am one of those if it needs to be done, do it early and then you can play more. So now that I have everything ready for that, I can play again. This is a card I did for the MOJO Monday Challenge and also for the Pink Elephant Challenge which was to use the colors Brown, Turquoise and Neutral. So here they are. And I thought it turned out rather well. I also did the inside of the card which I have started trying to do more of. It really does not take that much extra time, but adds a great deal to the card. I hope you like it. Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
I really enjoyed doing this card and thought it turned out rather well. This is the sketch from Mojo Monday Sketch and I knew I wanted something with this stamp set that I had not used in quite a while. I really need to clean out some of my old stamp sets, but as soon as I do, then I will need it. I also incorporated the Pink Elephant challenge (3 brads, flower and DSP) for the week and the Stamp Something Challenge which was "paper piecing". Both of the blouses on the stamped image are DSP paper. I just love to piece paper for clothing on images. It make it look so much better and of course is not that hard to do. Just takes time to cut it out. I also
decorated the inside of the card. I just love to do this and it adds so much to the card. Don't know why I do not do it more.
Stampin' Up! items used unless otherwise noted.
Stamp Sets - Totally Cool (retired), Cheep Talk (hello there).
DSP - Walk in the Park (retired)
Card Stock - Basic Gray, So Saffron, Whisper White.
Ink - Basic Black
Ribbon - So Saffron
Accessories - Markers & Water Color Pencils, Brads
Flowers were from AC Moore