Sunday, May 31, 2009

Treat Box!

Hi everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend! Mine's been pretty good....

I was playing around this morning and made this treat box based off the one in the June Stampin' Success demonstrator magazine.

I changed mine up a little bit though!

I think I'm going to make more of these to use a vounteer thank you gifts at my dance studio's recital in a few week!

I am also planning on making my first tutorial video with this as the project, so look for that coming soon!!!

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Follow & Win!

Check out the great candy and contest going on over at the Color Dare blog!

BIG Color Dare Announcement!

The weekly Color Dare challenges can now be found at it's new home... The Color Dare! We hope you continue to join in our challenges!

New design team members will be announced on the Color Dare blog THIS coming week!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Hi everyone! Welcome to today's Color Dare.... #18! Whoa!!! Since it's the end of the month, the dare is a little bit challenging, but I think it's great!

This week's colors are:
So Saffron
Bashful Blue
Lavendar Lace
Real Red

Please use keyword CD18 if you upload to Splitcoast Stampers! Also, remember to link you creation in Mr. Linky below!

I hope you can play along! Here are the great design team samples!

Friday, May 22, 2009

New Challenge Blog + Blog Candy!

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know about The Next Level challenge blog that will be launching next week! They are offering some wonderful blog candy, so go check it out!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Triple Challenge Card!

So this week has been absolutely insane! I finally got to stamp today... I haven't done anything in a while!

This is for 3 challenges from Splitcoast Stampers!

First we have Tuesday's color challenge which was Brilliant Blue, Purely Pomegranant, & Only Orange! I have to admit that I was having major issues making that color combo work, but in the end, I added white and it came out pretty cute!

Second, we have Wednesday's sketch challenge which was a really fun one!

Third, we have today's Ways to Use it challenge where we were to stamp the same image at least 2 times. You can see that I stamped the orange twice on this card... pretty self explanatory!

Card Details:
Paper : Only Orange, Purely Pomegranant, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White

Ink: Only Orange, Purely Pomegranant, Stazon Jet Black

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Sweet Little Sentiments

Accessories: Embossing Folders by ProvoCraft, Brads by Making Memories, Dimensionals, Blue Satin Ribbon by Michael's

I hope you have a wonderful Thursday! I am counting down the days until the weekend!!!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

CD17 - Elegant Pirouette Kisses!

Good morning everyone! It's time for another color dare! I apologize again for the late posting, I thought I had scheduled it to post, but apparently I hadn't!

The colors today are:
Pink Pirouette
Elegant Eggplant
Kiwi Kiss
Regal Rose (optional)

I just want to say that I had the card I made for today's colors! I love the colors today, but hate how my card came out, so I will be making another one! I hope you can play along! Here are the design team's cards:



Friday, May 15, 2009

Just Puffect!

Happy Friday everyone! I can't believe it's the end of the week already... it went by fast!

This is my card for today's Limited Supplies challenge on SCS to make a beach themed card with one embellishment and one sentiment.

I also used this week's Friday Sketchers sketch!

Card Details:
Paper: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Gable Green, Whisper White, Rainbow Sherbert DP

Stamps: Whale Wishes

Ink: Gable Green, Green Galore

Accessories: Linen Thread, Circle Nestbilities by Spellbinders, Black Pen

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rosey Saffron Shadows!

Hi everyone!!! Sorry I am late posting this, it has been a WILD couple of weeks and normally I upload in advance! I hope you can still play! I finally got my sample done!

Color Dare 16
Sage Shadow
Rose Red
So Saffron
Any neutrals

Don't forget to put a link to your creation in Mr. Linky.... if you upload to SCS, please use keyword CD16!

Here are the great samples from the Design Team!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Nice to "Sea" you!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday... I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was pretty good!

Here's my card for today... it's for several challenges.... first, it's for the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge and it's also for today's Technique Lover's challenge on SCS to use the bandana technique!

Basicly, the bandana technique is when you use your white gel pen to add accents to your image or background. Here, I highlighted some of the bubbles on the background!

The images are from an upcoming release from Making Handmade Cards! Aren't they cute!!??

Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Printable DP by Making Handmade Cards

Stamps: None, printables from Making Handmade Cards

Ink: None, printed from computer

Accessories: Stampin' Up Markers, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, 1'' Circle Punch, 1 1/4'' Circle Punch, White Gel Pen

Have a great day!

Friday, May 8, 2009

May is Mother's Day & Flower Month!

The limited supplies challenge on SCS today was to make a card for a holiday that occurs in the month of May! You would never believe some of the crazy holidays there are!

Today is No Socks Day & Drink a Coke Day... did you know that? HAHA!

I decided to make a card for Flower Month & for Mother's Day.

I pulled out my Delicate Dots designer paper which was from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. I paired it with one of my all time favorite stamp sets, Live Your Dream and the most versatile sentiment set I ever bought, Fancy Flexible Phrases. Both are retired and I'm sad that neither one ever made it into the large catalog.... I guess there's always a chance they could appear in the 2010 book, but I doubt it.

I paper pierced the main image and then used a black gel pen to do my faux stitching... I like how it turned out! Everything else is pretty self explanatory!

Card Details:
Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Delicate Dots DP

Stamps: Live Your Dream & Fancy Flexible Phrases

Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, & So Saffron

Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercing Kit, Black Gel Pen

*All supplies are Stampin' Up!

TFL! Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

For You, Great Friend...

Happy Thursday! We are 1 day closer to the weekend... oh yeah!

My first card today is for the Ways to Use it Challenge over on SCS - to use Kraft Cardstock.... and the Beary Box Sketch for today!

I came up with this color combo and everything just kind of fell into place! I didn't have any Not Quite Navy ribbon, so I found some of this Blue Bayou that matched pretty well, so I went with it! HAHA!

Card Details:
Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Whisper White, Kraft Print Pack, Pink Flamingo DP

Stamps: Great Friend

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Cameo Coral & So Saffron

Accessories: Adhesive Rhinestones by Michael's, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Not Quite Navy Brads, Scallop Border Punch

*All supplies are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dancing the Tango in the Pacific Sun!

Yep, that's right... this week's Color Dare is:

Pacific Point
Tangerine Tango
Summer Sun
Any Neutrals

Use keyword CD15 when uploading to SCS! Also, remember to link your card using Mr. Linky at the bottom this post!! I can't wait to see what you come up with! And I promise my Design Team info is coming!
I combined my card with today's sketch challenge from SCS!

Here's some eye candy from the design team!



Monday, May 4, 2009

Clean and Simple Flowers!

I managed to get another card done this morning. This is for the Clean & Simple challenge over on SCS!

I thought this was the perfect sketch to pull out one of my all time favorite sets, Big Flowers!

I also featured the '09 In-Colors since they won't be available for too much longer! I love how they coordinate together!

Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip

Stamps: Big Flowers & Sweet Little Sentiments

Ink: Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Silver Brads, 1 1/2'' circle punch, 1 3/8'' circle punch

*All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted!

Trendy Birthday!

Happy Monday everyone! It's Monday and that means there's another great sketch over on the Mojo Monday blog! This week there's a prize, so make sure you check it out!

I love this sketch because it allowed me to use up some of this great Autumn Vine dp! I bought this back in October and I never really got to use it because I was delving into Christmas and kind of forgot about this paper!

I need several masculine birthday cards, so I thought today would be a great opportunity to get one knocked out!

Card Details:
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, More Mustard, Autumn Vine DP

Stamps: Trendy Trees & Sincere Salutations

Ink: Sage Shadow, More Mustard, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Latte Button, Twine Thread, Wide Chocolate Chip Ribbon

I hope you have a great week!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Fashion Follower

Hi! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was pretty good, my dance company danced at the local chili cookoff which was fun! Other than that... I haven't done too much!

This card is for an upcoming release from Making Handmade Cards called Glam Bags 'n Heels!

It's a cute set! I paired it with some printable designer paper from MHC called Petal Patch which is currently available for download!

Card Details:
Paper: Green Galore, Gable Green, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Petal Patch printable DP (making handmade cards)

Stamps: None, printables from Making Handmade Cards

Ink: Printer Ink

Accessories: Black Polka Dotted Ribbon by Mortex Corp, Green Polka Dotted Sheer Ribbon by Michael's, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Silver Brads

*All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted!


Friday, May 1, 2009

Trendy Borders...

Hi everyone, happy Friday!! Today's challenge on SCS is to use a stamp to make a border on your card!

I had a different idea for this when I started out, but it turned out like this... I guess it's pretty cute! HAHA!

This is also for Sharon's challenge to use YELLOW on your card!

Card Details:
Paper: Summer Sun, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Pink Flamingo Dp

Stamps: Trendy Trees & Fundamental Phrases

Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Real Red

Accessories: Black & White Sheer Polka Dotted Ribbon by Michael's, Yellow Brads by unknown vendor, Small Oval Punch, Hodgepodge Hardware

TFL! I hope you have a great weekend!