Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dragon Fly or Butterfly Punch Art

This is a card I cased from Pinterest!  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to do one and so here is my version.  Here is the link to the original and I made mine a little different and will probably do some more!  Now where I got it from they called it a Dragon Fly, but to me it looks like a butterfly!  So I guess you could call it either one.

Here is a side view copy!

And the inside!

As you can see, I used the SAB Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper.  You can get it free with a $50 order right now.

Items used are all Stampin Up!

Stamp Sets: Apothecary Art
Card Stock: Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Everyday Enchantment
Extra Large Heart Punch
SU Buttons
Corner Rounder Punch

Thanks for looking and have a great evening!

Monday, January 30, 2012

SU LateNightStamper Challenge - Black/White/one other color

Good Monday Morning to you all!  Today our challenge at SULateNightStampers is to make a project using the colors Black and White and One other color!  As you can see, my one other color is red!  I did cheat a little by using some green on the leaves, but I think that will be okay, don't you?  I am loving using my new paper doily sizzix large die!  You can just do so much with it and as soon as I saw the sketch this week from Stampin Queen's Sketch Challenge blog, I knew I would use this paper doily die again.  They actually have two sketches this week, so go take a look!

Here is a front view of this card!

And of course don't forget the inside!

And I even did a close up so you could also see how I used the edgelits and the textured impressions embossing folder.  It is still hard to see, but I tried to get a good shot!

All Items used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets: Bordering on Romance, Teeny Tiny Wishes, God's Blessings (inside)
Card Stock: Textured Whisper White, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper: Pocket Full of Posies
Ink: Black Stazon
Markers for coloring
Finial Press embossing folder
Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die
Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies
Adorning Accents Testured Impressions Embossing Folder

Thanks for looking and hope you have a fabulous day!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Stamping 411 meets Array of Shunshine

Good morning my cyber friends!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  Mine has been a busy weekend so far as I spent most of my day at church yesterday working on a fund raiser for a special ministry we are starting.  And then back to church this morning to worship my Lord. 

My card today was inspired by the stamping 411 sketch and I actually added a little more bling than I would have as I looked at the wrong challenge for this week for our SULateNightStampers, but that is okay as I do like the outcome.  But now I have to make another challenge for this weeks challenge.  But that just means I get to spend some more time stamping at some point today!

I used a stamp set I had not used yet.  The hostess stamp set "Array of Sunshine" and have decided I really like that set.

Here is a close up of the card!

Here you can see that I stamped the image first on the card stock I would use on the card and then stamped it again and cut it out, popped it up right above the original stamp.  It gives it dimension by doing this way.  The butterflies and pearls were the added bling that I might have left off is I had realized I did the wrong challenge!  But I do love using the pearls and butterflies.

A side view of the card!

And of course the inside of the card!  Can't forget that as I love doing the insides!

All items used are Stampin' Up! except light pink pearls down the middle which were given to me in a blog candy give away by "Nicklenook", aka Nancy!

Stamp Sets: God's Blessings (inside), Array of Sunshine (hostess), Sprinkled Expressions (SAB)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose
Designer Series Paper: Beau Chateau
Classic Ink: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Soft Suede
3/8" Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon
1/8" Regal Rose Taffeta Ribbon
Pearl Jewels

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you all have a joyful Sunday!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sale-A-Bration meets ODBD Sketch

Good Morning, I am trying to get this posted before the link runs out to to the sketch for this weeks ODBD Shining the Light Challenge!  This week it was a sketch and I really wanted to use it and got some time to play last night and decided to use my Sale-a-bration paper that I got free!  Gotta love free stuff!  So now you know what inspired this card!  I just fell in love with their sketch.  Not so sure I did it justice, but I did try!

Here is a front view of the card where I did not get the photo real straight, but it gives you more eyes on the brad and ribbon also!

Recipe for this card!  All items Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted!

Stamp Set: ODBD Scripture Collection #1
Card Stock: Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Everyday Enchantment
Large Paper Doily Die
Corner Rounder Punch
3/8" Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon
Square Fire Brads
Border Punched ribbon given to me by a friend from one of her giveaways!  Thanks again Nancy!
Rhinestone Jewels

Thanks for looking today and have a great Friday!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Beautiful Wings meets meets blossom punch

How cute is this card and so very simple!  Again I am using the Attic Boutique Designer Paper.  Love that paper!  This card was inspired by a challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs Forum.  The challenge was clean and simple and here is what Molly said "For this month's CAS Challenge, create a card, tag, scrapbook page or altered item using only yellow and white... OK, you can use blue or black ink... but your main colors should be yellow and white!".  Do now you see where my inspiration came from.  And, after doing this card, I think I could be partial to yellow and white!

Here is a front on view which I started not to post as it actually shows that I stamped the scripture a tad off centered!

Here is the recipe for this card!  All items Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted!

Stamp Set: ODBD Scripture Collection 4
Card Stock: Whisper White, Textured Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Attic Boutique
Basic Black and Daffodil Delight (for sponging) classic ink
Blossoms Punch
Beautiful Wings embosslits die
1" circle punch
Pearl Jewels
The lace ribbon border was sent to me by a dear friend and was part of some blog candy I received.  Thanks Nancy!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wish Big!

Well I am so excited to be able to share this card with you today!  It was actually inspired by two challenges.  One was the Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch which I loved, and the other was the SUO (Stampin' Up! Only) challenge blog where you were to use your favorite item in the new occasions mini catalog!  Well can you guess what my favorite item in the mini was?  Yes, it was the Designer Series Paper "Attic Boutique" and then I cheated a little and used my second favorite which was the Framelits Labels Collection which you see in the center!

No only did I use the Designer Paper on the outside of the card, I used it on the inside.

Usually in a pack of DSP paper, I have maybe a few of them I like, but I must say I love each sheet of this Designer Paper.  I guess it is just my taste!

Here is a side view of the card!

I hope you enjoyed your time with me today and please come back tomorrow!

All items used are Stampin Up!

Stamp Sets: Word Play (front), Happiest Birthday - hostess (inside)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Suede
Designer Series Paper: Attic Boutique
Labels Collection Framelits
Basic Pearls Jewels

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

God's Blessings Baby Card

I guess I am into baby cards this week as this is the second since Saturday!  You never know, they may just start springing up everywhere!  Actually what inspired this card is the Sketch Frenzy Friday.  I was excited to be able to use the new sizzlits die called "Paper Doily."  It is so pretty and I used the Nursery Nest Designer Series Paper. 

Here is a close up of the card!

And, a side view!

All items used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: God's Blessings
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum
Designer Series Paper: Nursery Nest
Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die
2 1/2" circle punch, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, Word Window Punch
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Thanks for looking!  Enjoy your day!


Monday, January 23, 2012

SULNStampers Challenge - Valentine/Love

This week our Challenge at SULateNightStampers is Valentine/Love!  So since I do not send a lot of valentine cards, I decided to make a card that could be used for a wedding card!  And, here it is!

So I punched out two hearts from the designer Series Paper (DSP) and 1 out of the Shimmery White Card Stock.  Adhered a piece of the DSP to the card base which I embossed by running through the big shot with the finial press embossing folder.  Attached the ribbon and it is done.  How cool is that. 

Here is a side view of the card!

And the inside of the card, which I am unsure of the verse I may put here if I do use it for a wedding card!

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Grateful Greetings
Card Stock: Shimmery White
Designer Series Paper: Pocketful of Posies
Full Heart Punch
5/8" Organza Whisper White Ribbon

Thanks so much for looking and hope you have a wonderful day!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #2 - Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Good Sunday Morning everyone!  I am so excited to be able to share my next Hymn and Scripture Challenge with you!  The Hymn that Patter chose this time is "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus."  And what a beautiful hymn it is!  To see Patter's post and to join her in this new year's Scripture Challenge see her post of Challenge 2 here! Such a wonderful write up she posted and one you must read.

My page is a little feminine, but I just wanted to show so much how this song spoke to me and it was meant just for me this week.  Why, because when we keep our eyes on Jesus, then we will keep ourselves in His will and in His Word and the peace that comes from Him is unbelievable! I just love reading the Bible as it teaches me each and every time I open it.  The verse I chose for this challenge is: "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  2 Corinthians 4:18."  You see we have to keep our eyes focused on heaven since that is our eternal home.  We might not see him daily face to face, but I assure you that I feel him daily walking with me and showing me what is right and what is wrong and giving me the strength and courage to continue on!  He can do the same for you!  Here is a beautiful rendition of this beautiful song!  

So here is my page and hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  

My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up! was used to make this page!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Baby Card for Twins

Well I had a wonderful day doing a stamp crop with some of the people I stamp with all the time.  We all left feeling as if we had accomplished so much.  And, they made much more than I did, but I worked on My Digital Studio.  Which got a lot accomplished, but did not leave with the cards or scrapbook pages they had in hand.  But this one card I did for my granddaughter's teacher who is having twins and will be leaving next week.  So she wanted to give her a card.

This card was inspired by the stamping 411 sketch challenge today!  I actually used 3 different stamps for it and also added the "X2" on the middle circle.  I didn't know what else to do and I think it looks fine.  When my 1st grade granddaughter saw it, she just smiled which made me happy because that meant she really liked it.

Here is a side view of the card!

Yes, these little twins are just adorable aren't they!  Thanks for looking!

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Baby Talk (retired), Cuddles and Tickles (retired), Bear Hugs
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Nursery Nest
3/8" Pink Pirouette Pleated Satin Ribbon
1" punch, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch

Blog Candy Winner

Hello all, I just wanted to do a quick post to tell you who won the blog Candy from last weeks post which you can find here!  I had 5 people who answered the question that I asked and then numbered them 1 through 5.  Here are the 5 names in order of post - Glennis, Natalie, Luane, NickelNook, Anonymous - Debra.  And the random org generated # 2 which was Natalie!  Yea Natalie and here is what you won!

Natalie, I will get in touch with you via e-mail to get the information I need!  It is so much fun giving stuff away.  I want to thank Nancy from NickelNook for getting me started with this!  Now I will have another post ready here shortly, but for now hope you all have a wonderful evening!  Blessings to all!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January Workshop

Hello all and welcome to my January Workshop!  Well at least to the items we made at our workshop.  First of all I would like to share with you the original layout for the workshop and then it grew to 11 people and I had to rethink the colors I was going to use as I did not have 11 12X12 daffodil delight card stock.  So anyway, I went ahead and decorated this page with the photos from the Taylor Swift concert I went to with my two Daughters and two granddaughters!  I really wanted a wow page since it was for Morgan's birthday and Taylor Swift is a WOW performer, so I did add some bling to it.  So here is the page!  So hard to get a good photo on a 12X12 layout.

So now here is the actual page we did at the workshop with the colors I had enough of!

My dear husband seemed to like these colors better than the yellow!  But that is a man for you! lol

So once we finished with the scrapbook page we went on to make a simple card! Now I did make one change and that was to use Textured Card Stock instead of the plain for the workshop.

Here is a side view of this card!  Still got to do the inside!

Will still need to finish the inside at some point this weekend, but I do love it and love those new framelits.

And, last but not least is the hostess gift.  It is a little bright, but what I was doing was showing the group all the different sizes that come with the Labels framelits.  So I used a color family group to do this.  Also she can use these again, as I added very little adhesive.  Inside the envelopes are some of the new items in the occasions mini that I thought she would enjoy.  4 of the Paper Doily (sizzix large die) the blossoms punch flowers, and the new hearts embosslits. 

Thanks so much for looking and hope you enjoy your evening!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Footprints - Watercoloring

I got this stamp set for Christmas and had not used it yet and was so excited to be able to use it today!  I would love to create a canvas with it and that is one of the reasons for purchasing it, but have not gotten around to that as of yet.  With this one, I was inspired by the shining the light challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs Blog which was to create a card or project using three items, tools or embellishments beginning with three of the letters in the word "W-I-N-T-E-R-" So mine was W-Watercolor, I-Ink, N-New Stamp Set, T-tearing.  And, it was so easy to do!  I was so excited when it was finished.

Here is a close up of the words and the tearing and sponging!

Here is the inside of the card!

And a close up of the poem, Footprints!

Decided since I had started the tearing and sponging on the outside, I would continue on the inside!

Thanks so much for looking today and hope you have a great day!

Items used are:

Stamp Set: ODBD Footprints in the Sand
Card Stock: (all SU) Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Classic Ink:SU Chocolate Chip
SU Water Color Paper
SU Water Color Pencils
SU Aqua Painter

Monday, January 16, 2012

My Portion/ A different style!

Wow is what I thought when I finished this card!  This is usually not my style, but I do love the look of it.  This month over at Our Daily Bread Designs Forum our Featured Artist of the Month is Sabrina Jackson and what a talented person she is.  So what I did was look at her gallery and then I just put quite a few things together and kind of show-cased her style.  I sure hope that I accomplished just a little of what her gallery over at ODBD looks like, just beautiful.  Sabrina loves to use Rhinestones, flowers and stick pens, so that is what I used.  And, I think I did OK.

Also another inspiration for this card was the shining the light challenge and the Stepping in Time Challenge with Betty for this week and last at Our Daily Bread Designs Blog!  First of all the Stepping in Time Challenge was to use the 2012, 2 of something, 0 of something, 1 of something and 2 of something.  So, I used two Roses, 0 embossing, 1 stamp set, and 2 items were sponged or 2 colors of Card Stock.  The Shining the light challenge was to create a card or project using three items, tools or embellishments beginning with three of the letters in the word "W-I-N-T-E-R-"  So for this card, I used I-Ink, N-Nestabilities, R-Roses or Rhinestones.

Here is a side view of the card!

And a close up of the front!

Thanks for looking!

Stamp Set: ODBD Scripture Collection #5
Card Stock: SU Concord Crush, Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Webster's Pages petite papers (won as part of blog candy)
Rose Ribbon given to me as a gift from a very dear friend (unsure of who made it)
Stick Pin - Made it with a hat pin and added some pearl beads I had on hand
Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Rectangles
SU Jewels Pearls
Recollection Rhinestones

SU LateNightStampers Challenge/Shape Up

Good Monday morning to all of you!  As you know we have our weekly challenge starting today over at SULateNightStampers and this week it is to make a card using a different shape than typical rectangle or square.  How great is that and especially now that we have the new framelits.  So this is the card I for today's challenge. This is another inspiration from Stamping 411 sketch that I used this week!  Just made it portrait instead of landscape!

I actually cut the base of the card out using very vanilla card stock as you will see in a few with the side view.  I then cut the same size again with the pool party card stock, ran it through the bigshot with the perfect polkadots embossing folder and adhered it to the front over the very vanilla so you would not see the little bit of square at the top to make sure you have your fold.  Hope you understand what I just said!  lol  Actually as you can see I used 3 different sizes of the framelits to make this card!

Here is the side view of the card!

I even used two sizes on the inside and sponged the edge of the smaller one.  Just seemed to add a little more support to the backside of the card!

Hope you like this and if you would like to join us this week, just pop on over to our SULateNightStampers site and check us out.

Items used for today's card are all Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: Lean On Me
Card Stock: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight for the butterflies
Designer Series Paper: Attic Boutique
Classic Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight and pool Party for sponging
1/4" daffodil delight grosgrain ribbon
Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Markers for coloring

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ain't Love Grand/Surprise Blog Candy

Isn't this just the cutest card?  But first let's start with what inspired this card, the Stamping 411 Sketch!  Just love checking out their site each week to see what new and interesting sketch is available.  And, of course this week was no different.  Also, my son-in-law is in Afghanistan and of all things his birthday is also Valentine's day.  So I wanted a card that I could possibly sent him that would go with birthday and Valentine's day!  Or I may just send him two cards!  I do have a little time to decide!

This is the front view!

And, this is the inside!  And, I am thinking my daughter may want to give it to him, so where it has "i" I have not changed it to we.  I always do that on the cards.  Just makes it more personable!  Also was going to do the Happy Birthday stamp and Happy Valentine's on the inside, but decided to wait and see if she does want to send it to him.

Now don't you just love the inside?  Am I bragging on my own card?  Yes, there are times you just have to say, this turned out just as I wanted it too! lol

OK, now on to the Surprise Blog Candy I have to offer today!  I have been planning on doing this for quite some time, but just seemed to always have something else come up and then I just decided it is time to do this.  In October I won blog candy from Nancy, blog name The Nickel Nook!  I just love going over to her site and seeing all of her pretty designs.  You can see some of the items I got from her by going to my post here!  So today, I am putting up blog candy and to be eligible to win, you will have to tell me by leaving a comment what you think of this card and if I should send as a Valentine only or a Birthday and Valentine, that is if my dear daughter doesn't take it first!  I don't have a photo of the goodies yet, but a stamp set called darling dots and some valentine rub-ons will be part of the blog candy along with some ribbon and other goodies.  As soon as I get it all together, I will make a post showing you the goodies!  Now you will have to comment by Friday, January 20th to win and check back here on Saturday, January 21st for the winner!  And if you are anonymous, make sure to leave your name!

Items used on this card are all Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Ain't Love Grand
Card Stock: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Big Top Birthday
Classic Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight for sponging
Markers for coloring
1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for looking and cannot wait to see who wins!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Family Christmas Scrapbook Page

Good evening everyone!  This has been one of those weeks and I am just now getting to post this double page layout that I finally finished yesterday.  It has really been busy at work and I am also trying to get the samples ready of the two projects I will be sharing next week at our Stampin' Up! workshop.  So I think I have the samples ready as of just a few minutes ago.  That means I will just have to do the cutting out this weekend and then back to my normal stamping for a little while.

Anyway, what inspired this dual page was a sketch I saw during the 12 days of Christmas at Got Sketch, # 123.  I just loved the sketch and had to play with it.

Here is the first page!

And now here is the second page!

I love putting these pages together. It is memories for years to come.

Items used were from My Digital Studio!

Thanks for stopping by and this weekend please check out my blog as I may have some exciting news for you!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tooty Fruity/ LateNightStampers Challenge

Just want to thank all of you who have been lifting me up in prayer during this episode with my back.  I am feeling much better today, not 100% but much better!  Thanks for all the comments you have left.

Now to share with you our SU LateNightStampers challenge this week!  This week we are to make a project using fruit.  It can be an image, paper or embellishment as long as there is fruit on the project you make.  Well I think I fullfilled the fruit part on this "loud" (as my husband called it) card!  There are sometimes I should not ask him what he thinks! lol  But actually I like this "loud" card!  And, I also used the sketch from the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog!  So here is my "loud" card!

Actually my daughter colored the image as she was visiting with me today.  She doesn't think it is loud and loved the paper and the image.  (Do I sound a little miffed with my husband?) 

Here is another angle of the card!

I love the side views of cards and try to take one as often as possible.

I am also enjoying doing the inside of the cards with designer paper and made sure I used another peice of this paper on the inside.

Love this paper!

Here are the items I used to create this thank you card! 

Stamp Sets: Cherish Friendship, God's Blessings (inside)
Card Stock: Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Berry Blossoms
Classic Ink: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
Markers for coloring
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Word Window Punch
Modern Label Punch
Labels Collection Framelits Dies
Rhinestone Jewels

Thanks for looking and please join us for our SULateNightStampers Challenge this week!  I am sure you have something with a cherry on top!