Monday, July 28, 2008

Lotso Cards!

I have several cards that I made over the weekend that haven't posted yet, so here they come!

This first card was made for my best friend from high school who just found out she's pregnant with her first child! I used Holly's sketch from the Dirty Dare '08 event on Splitcoast found here!

Paper: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Watercolor paper, Dp (all SU!)

Stamps: $1 Stamps (all Studio G)

Ink: Stazon Black

Accessories: Velvet Ribbon (Wrights Prestige Ribbon), Heart Brads (Making Memories), Oval Cutting System (Creative Memories), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft)

The next card I have for you today is another one made for the Dirty Dare '08. This challenge was to make a card with a cupcake on it! I pulled out this Bella and went to town!

This challenge was hosted by Taylor and can be found here!

I had some of this dp sitting in my scrap pile, so that's where I got my color scheme from. Everything else just fell together from there!

The cupcake icing is covered in yummy pink stickles!


Paper: Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, Kraft, Sage Shadow, Watercolor Paper, (All SU!) - DP (unknown vendor)
Ink: Stazon Black (Stazon) & Ruby Red (SU!)

Stamps: Cupcakeabella (Stamping Bella)

Accessories: Oval Cutting System (Creative Memories), Scallop Circle Punch (SU!), 1 3/4'' Circle Punch (SU!), 1 1/2'' Circle Punch (Paper Shapers), 1'' Circle Punch (EK Success), 1/2'' circle punch (Marvy), Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (SU!), Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!), Stampin' Up Markers, Pink Glitter Stickles (Ranger)

This next one was made for the limited supplies challenge from Friday over on Splitcoast Stampers . We were to make a simple birthday card. It could only have 4 layers or less, ribbon was the only allowed embellishment, and we could only use our ink to color... no watercoloring, markers, etc!

I pulled out Birthday Whimsy and this is what came out!

I think it came out nice and I was proud of myself for using the white card as my base, I never usually do that!


Paper: Bali Breeze Dp, Purely Pomegranant, Whisper White (all SU!)

Ink: Taken w/ Teal, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie (all SU!)

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy (SU!)

Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon (SU!), Fibers (unknown vendor)

Finally we come to my card for today! This was made for the Technique Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.
We were to make a card using the Blintz oragami fold. Here are the directions! It's a lot easier than I thought it was going to be!

Paper: Brilliant Blue, Watercolor Paper, Bashful Blue, Jersey Shore Dp (SU!)
Stamps: Just Celebrate (SU!)
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch (Marvy), Square Punch (Marvy), Brads (American Crafts), Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon (SU!), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft), Corner Rounder (EK Success)
Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Verve Visual's July Project Parade

Verve Visual's July Project Parade is to make an Artist trading card. I haven't made any of these in a while, but today I wasn't sure what I wanted to stamp, so I thought it would be a good day to make one!

I used Julee's Mojo Sketch #47 as my layout and I used this week's color challenge from Splitcoast.

I think this turned out pretty cute and I will probably turn it into a full card! I will post that when I do!

Paper: Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Apple Cider DP (all SU!)
Ink: Soft Sky & Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Stamps: Petals & Stems (Verve Visual)
Accessories: Brads (Making Memories), Oval Cutter (Creative Memories), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Scallop Circle Punch (SU!), River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon (SU!)

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sketch & Color Challenge

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great week, it's Wednesday and that means there was a new sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.

I combined it with yesterday's color challenge to use soft sky, very vanilla, and river rock. I added chocolate chip to give the card more dimension and pop!

This card is pretty self explanatory, nothing special here!

Basic Details:
Paper: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Afternoon Tea dp (SU!)
Stamps: Live Your Dream (SU!)
Accessories: Small Brads (making memories), Large Brad (American Crafts), Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (SU!)

Thanks for looking and have a terrific day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Shout Out to SheetLoad!

Have you checked out SheetLoad's July Issue? If not, head on over to their blog and check it out!

They have 2 issues this month, a regular full size issue and a mini issue! Both have really cute sketches for you to try!

I love them because they give you the exact measurements for your projects, so there's no guessing!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Stamping, Stamping!

Hi everyone! I made this card on Friday, but I didn't have time to post it because my husband and I decided to take a weekend trip to Gatlinburg, TN! We had a great time, but we stayed in the worst hotel ever... NEVER stay at a place called the Grand Prix Motel, it's awful!!!!

We had a great time anyway though!

This card was made for last Friday's limited supplies challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. We were to make a card with a unique fold. I chose to do a gate card, you can find the tutorial here.

I also combined the challenge with the Verve Inspiration challenge found on their forum on Splitcoast, I am so happy they are a member company now!

Here are the basic details:

Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Jersey Shore dp (all SU!)

Stamps: Fluttering By (Verve Visual), Fancy Flexible Phrases (SU!)

Ink: Brilliant Blue & Pumpkin Pie (SU!)

Accessories: Brads (making memories), Striped Pumpkin Pie Ribbon (SU!), Sizzix Circle Die (Sizzix), Scallop Circle Punch (SU!)

Here is the card I made today for the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast! The featured stamper was Susiestampalot, here is her gallery.

I decided to CASE this card.

I changed the colors and the layout slightly.

Here are the details:
Paper: Taken w/ Teal, Purely Pomegranant, Whisper White, Old Olive (SU!)
Stamps: Fluttering By (Verve Visual)
Ink: Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Double-Stitched Ribbon (SU!), Rhinestone Brads (SU!), Signo White Gel Pen

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great day!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Color Challenge!

Today's color challenge on Splitcoast was to use So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, and Almost Amethyst. I thought these colors really looked like a baby card, so that's what I made!

This is a 3x3 card using the sketch from the July mini magazine over at SheetLoad of Cards.

I colored the image with my Stampin' Up markers, the rest is pretty self explanatory!

Here are more details:
Paper: Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Watercolor Paper, Wild Wasabi Print (SU!)
Stamps: Just Celebrate (SU!)
Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (SU!), Circle dies (Sizzix), Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft), Swiss Dots Emossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Brads (Making Memories), SU! Markers (SU!)

Hop on over to SheetLoad, and enter their contest!

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great day!!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Beachy Bella!

I combined a TON of challenges on my card for today. The first is color challenge #172. I had sat down to do this challenge before I left for Nationals, but I never got around to it! Today was the perfect day to do it! We were to use Wild Wasabi, Taken with Teal, and Whisper White.
The next one is the Stamping Bella sketch for this week, #36. I have never participated in any of the member company challenges, but I thought this sketch was interesting and I love how it came out!
I also accidentally completed the ways to use it challenge from yesterday where you were to use something mini on your project. I ended up using mini brads on this card!
Finally, today's limited supplies challenge was to make a summer card and limit the layers and embellishments! That was easy enough! I hadn't pulled out my Beachabella in a long time, so today was the day for it to see some ink!
I went basic on the coloring and just used my Stampin' Up markers to color her. For the Wild Wasabi bikini, I used my ink pad and blender pen.
More details:
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Taken With Teal, Basic Grey (SU!)
Stamps: Beachabella (Stamping Bella)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Ribbon (American Crafts), Brads (Making Memories), Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Flower Circles Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft)
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you vote for me, Riley F, on sheetload... !

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A Card & An Apology!

Firs the apology, haha! I just realized that when I changed my blog's layout, it deleted my blog roll!!! ACK!!! Please leave a comment for me with a link to your blog so I can add them all back! I kind of started yesterday and I hope to have them all back soon! Again, I'm sorry about that!

Now for the card, this is my card for Sketch #184 over on Splitcoast. I flipped the sketch because, well I just thought it looked better with these stamps... haha!

The card itself is pretty simple, not many layers and really no embellishments except the ribbon, this is rare for me! TFL!


Paper: Pretty in Pink (SU), Pumpkin Pie (SU), Whisper White (SU), Pink Passion (SU), Chocolate Chip (SU), Dp (Unknown Vendor)

Ink: Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip (all SU)

Stamps: Petals & Stems (Verve Visual)

Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provocraft), Ribbon (Satin Sensations)

Have a great day and don't forget to vote Riley F. at ! Thanks!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Vote for Me! (part 2)

SheetLoad has their voting open for the Guest Designer, please go vote for me! It's found in the top left-hand corner of! I appreciate everyone's votes to get me nominated, now the REAL voting begins!

Here is my card for today's color challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. We were to use Groovy Guava, Barely Banana, and Chocolate Chip! I really love this combination, it looks so yummy!

I have to admit that I spent about 1 hour trying to figure out something to do with this card! I don't know why it took me so long today!

The paper is Basic Grey's Two Scoops line!


Paper: Groovy Guava (SU), Whisper White (SU), Chocolate Chip (SU), Barely Banana (SU), Two Scoops DP (Basic Grey)

Ink: Groovy Guava & Chocolate Chip (SU)

Stamps: Big Flowers & Birthday Whimsy (SU)

Accessories: Brads (Basic Grey), Ribbons (SU), Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Scallop Circle Punch (SU), 1 3/8'' Circle Punch (SU), 1 1/4'' Circle Punch (Paper Shapers)

Have a great one! VOTE FOR ME! HAHA!

Monday, July 7, 2008

SheetLoad of Cards July Sketch

I made this fun summery card for SheetLoad's July Sketch, you can find it

Enter their contest,here!

The orange is popped on dimensionals, but you can't really tell in the picture!

I put a piece of vellum over the pixie pink panel so it would match the dp a little better.

I found out last week that I was one of the finalists for the reader's choice over on SheetLoad, I will let you know when voting begins so you can go vote for me to be their guest artist for September!

Here are more details on my card:
Paper: Only Orange (SU), Pixie Pink (SU), Summer Sun (SU), Whisper White (SU), DP (Making Memories), Vellum (unknown dp)
Ink: Only Orange
Stamps: Tart & Tangy (SU!)
Accessories: Brads (Making Memories), Ribbon (American Crafts), Rub-On Sentiment (SU!), Scallop Punch (SU!), 1 3/8'' Circle Punch (SU!), 1 1/4'' Circle Punch (Paper Shaper)


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I'm back!

I've been MIA the past week or so because my dance studio had a national dance competition last week! We did awesome and I was named America's Teacher of the Year 2008-2009!!!
Three of my students also won titles, America's Mini Miss Dance, America's Teen Mister Dance, and America's Junior Dancer of the Year!!! It was awesome! I will post pictures soon!

Here is my card for today, it's using today's sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. I flipped the sketch to accomadate the image and sentiement. The colors are from yesterday's color challenge. I wanted to use this set since it's retiring next month! It was one of the first sets I bought when I started stamping!

Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranant, Certainly Celery Dp (All SU!)
Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley (SU!)
Accessories: Purely Pomegranant Double-Stitched Ribbon (SU), Brads (making memories)