Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Today's challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was to make a card using a traveling or packing theme. I went with traveling... loosely... traveling to the beach! It's one of my favorite places to go, so I figured this would work.
I bought these really cute $1 clear stamps from AC Moore not long ago and decided to use them on my card.
I am really not sure I am totally happy with how this came out, but I guess it works.
The main images are embossed with clear embossing powder to give them the glossy look. The images are all colored with markers and blender pens!
Here are the basic details:
Paper: Really Rust, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue, So Saffron (SU!), Watercolor paper (Strathmore), DP (unknown vendor)
Ink: Stazon black
Stamps: Studio G $1 clear stamps
Accessories: Markers (SU!), Blender Pens (SU!), Crop-a-Dile (We R Memory Keepers), Brads (Making Memories), Jumbo Eyelet (SU!), Ribbon (Must be Sold by the Spool), Ultra Thick Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I finally got to stamp today... yay! Here is what I made for two different challenges over on Splitcoast Stampers. The first was the color challenge from yesterday to use Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, & Very Vanilla. I really wasn't sure about the color combo at first, but I really love how it came out! The other challenge was today's sketch challenge by Amber! I really enjoyed playing with this sketch, it was a fun one!
I used the Cuttlebug negative effect technique for my background. It was a past technique challenge and it's really easy and gives great depth to your cards. All you have to do is ink up the negative side of the Cuttlebug embossing folder (the one that has the logo on it) with the ink of your choice and then run your paper through! It's that easy??? I love it!
Here are more details for you:
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip (All SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Stamps: Fluttering By (Verve Visual)
Accessories: Brads (Making Memories), Ribbon (Satin Sensation), Dimensionals (Glue Dots)
Thanks for looking and have a great Wednesday!!!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Their shipping was SUPER fast!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Stamps: Snoopy (Stampabilities), Alphabet (Stamp Craft)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The color challenge was to use blue bayou, soft sky, and certainly celery. I really liked this combo! Especially since I always forget to use blue bayou!!!
I bought a new die for my Cuttlebug yesterday at A.C. Moore and I used it to cut out the flowers. I believe the die is just called "flowers". So, since i used the cut-outs as my main image, there is NO stamping on this card! WOW! HAHA!
Here are the other details:
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Fall Flowers DP, Celery DP (All SU!)
Accessories: Silver brads (American Crafts), Rhinestone brads (SU!), Satin ribbon (Satin Sensations), Cuttlebug embossing folders - swirls & swiss dots, Cuttlebug die - flowers.
Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great day!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Here are all of the cards individually in case you want a closer look!
So, I'm on a roll this morning and since DH is sleeping in, I thought I would do another card! This started off as a CASE of Dawnsing's card, but kind of morphed into my own.
I used my new die-cut flowers from Stampin Up and ran them through my cuttlebug w/ the swiss dots folder to give them more dimension.
The designer paper is a scrap of summer picnic that I had laying around and the sentiment is from "Friendship Blooms" SAB set.
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Summer Picnic DP (all SU!)
Stamps: Friendship Blooms (SU!)
Accessories: Die cut flowers (SU!), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder, Wide Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!), Rhinestone Brad (unknown vendor)
She has a lot of great designs to drool over! I picked this card to CASE because I loved the color combo and the layout.
Paper: Pink Passion, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Jersey Shore DP (all SU!)
Friday, May 16, 2008
Today's challenge on Splitcoast was to make a card using alphabet stamps for the sentiment which would be the main image. I chose to make a Father's Day card because I know it's going to sneak up on me! My studio's dance recital is the same weekend, so it's going to be crazy!
This card is pretty simple... I just stamped the letters on white, then matted it in several different colors to make it pop more. Then I added the brads, it was really really simple!
Well, unfortunately my house is in BAD need of cleaning, so I guess I have to go do that now! I hope you enjoy your Friday and weekend!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Brilliant Blue, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Jersey Shore DP (all SU!)
Stamps: Letterpress Alphabet (SU!)
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Ok, so today's challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was to make a card using INCHIES! I have NEVER used or made inchies before, but bascially they are just little 1'' squares. I cheated and use 1 1/4'' squares because my kitty image was a little too big for the 1'' and I wanted to use it!
The images are from Studio G and were in the $1 bin at A.C. Moore. Since the images are somewhat small, this was the perfect challenge for them!!!
Here are the basic details:
Cardstock: Watercolor Paper (Strathmore), Brillant Blue, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie (SU!), Jersey Shore DP (SU!)
Embellishments: Striped Pumpkin Pie Ribbon (SU!)
Tools: 1 1/4'' Square Punch (Creative Memories), 1 1/2'' Square Punch (Creative Memories), Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Swiss Dots
Have a great Thursday!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Saturday evening DH and I went to see "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"... it was HILARIOUS! I recommend it if you are wanting to see a really funny movie!
Sunday I spent the day with my mom and grandmother which was very nice.
Anyway, here is my card for today. It's for Beate's weekend sketch challenge #47, found here... Weekend Sketch Challenge. It is also for the technique challenge on Splitcoast Stampers to emboss and then WATERCOLOR.. I obviously can't read because I colored my image with a Stampin' Up Marker! Whooops! I'm a cheater!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Stamps: Cupcakeabella (Bella Stamps), Birthday Whimsy (SU!)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Orchid Opulence (SU!)
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Here is the link, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do each month!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
The layout is from Julee's blog,
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Hi everyone, sorry I have been MIA. I have been recovering from my insane weekend... in 2 days I judged 38 hours of dance routines... it was looooooong! I finally felt up to stamping today, and you can tell I'm out of practice... oh well, gotta start back at some point!
This card is for several challenges that have been on Splitcoast this week. The first is the color challenge #164 to use purley pomegranant, soft sky, and basic black. I also used the sketch from challenge #174 and finally the ways to use it challenge to use ruffles or crimping on your card.
I am sending this card to my cousin for her college graduation that's this weekend.
The image was stamped w/ Stazon Black and then colored with purely pomegranant ink w/ blender pens.
Cardstock: purely pomegranant, soft sky, whisper white, basic black, Watercolor paper (all SU!)
Embelishments: Bali Breeze DP (SU!), Soft Sky Double-Sitched ribbon (SU!), Sponge Daubers (SU!), Brads (Making Memories)
Tools: Creative Memories Cutting System, Paper Crimper, Crop-a-Dile
I hope everyone is having a fantastic week! Thanks for stopping back!