Friday, December 31, 2010

Two Cards for New Year's Eve

Hello! I have two cards for you today! Both have similar color combinations, but totally different looks. The first one is for Monday's Mojo Monday sketch and for the color combo over on SCS to use Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Old Olive.

I had a hard time with this circle card, but I wanted to try it! I cut the circle with my Cricut. The image is colored with Stampin' Write Markers. The image is from Morning Cup, a set I had to have, but I haven't used much. I really like how this turned out and need to use that set more often!


My second card is for today's Friday Sketchers and the ColourQ. I have to admit that this card took me forever and I changed my main image several times before settling on this one from Watercolor Trio. The sketch had tons of layers and the color combination was interesting because it was all neutrals with a hint of Old Olive. Definately a challenge, but in the end I like how it turned out!

The paper on this card is the Neutrals Patterns pack and then some retired dp called Walk in the Park (which I have tons of.. haha of course!)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous New Year! Happy 2011!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Valentine's Card & Box

Here's my second project for today! Man, I am loving my Cricut Expression! It's awesome! I cut the heart and the bag out of it using the one cartridge I have, Plantin Schoolbook. The paper is all Stampin' Up and is from last year's Occassion's Mini. It's called Sending Love and unfortunately it no longer available. I still have a lot of it left though, so I thought it would be perfect!

This is for several challenges:

#1 - Ways to Use it on SCS to use something silver... I used silver adhesive rhinestones!

#2 - Colour Create Challenge to use Pink, White, and Red.

#3 - The Play Date Cafe which also had an inspiration piece using Pink & Red.

#4 - Mercy's Sketch Challenge

This is Mercy's last sketch challenge. I am sad, I always love her sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cupcake Card & Bag

Hi everyone! I actually made this card and matching bag last night, but I was tired of my pictures looking terrible, so I waited until this morning to post! I got this idea when I was upstairs watching tv and I had to come down and make it!


The cupcakes were cut with my Cricut from a free SVG file I found on the internet. I just scaled them but to the size I needed. The paper is the retired Island Oasis paper from Stampin' Up. I love the multicolored stripes and polka dots it has... perfect for a birthday card! The ribbon is So Saffron from a few Sale-a-Brations ago.

I found some of these plain white bags in my stash... I found them 2 for $1 last Christmas. I love decorating them to make a custom gift bag and I think this might be one of my best yet!

The card has a Happy Birthday sentiment inside of it.

I used the Sweet Sketch Wednesday for this week for both the card and the bag. I haven't used a lot of layers in a while, so it was fun to get back to my "roots". HAHA!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Thanks


Well, I didn't get to stamp until late this evening, so I had no sunlight to take a good picture of my card. I did the best I could though! Sorry if it looks kind of strange... I will try to take another picture tomorrow.
This is for today's Color Dare to use Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip. Come play with us!
This is also for the sketch challenge today over on Splitcoast Stampers.
The main image is popped up on dimensionals and is colored with Stampin' Write Markers. I used watercolor paper for the main image. The designer paper is some retired called Razzleberry Lemonade. I still have quite a bit of it left, so it was good to use a little piece of it!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Clean & Simple Thanks!

Hi everyone! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas! Mine was awesome... filled with family and friends. Christmas time can be such a rush and there is so much excitement leading up to it and when it's over.. it's kind of a bummer!

One of my gifts this year was a Cricut Expression... oh my... it is AWESOME! I never really had an interest in getting a Cricut just because I thought the cartridges were expensive, plus I had a regular hand cranked die cutting machine and figured that's all I needed. Well, I was wrong.. this baby is amazing! I changed my mind about it when I recently discovered that you can download free files to it... there's a lot of free goodies to be had! I hope to share some with you in the near future!

This is my first project using the Cricut. This is a very clean & simple card using the challenge on Splitcoast to use Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Crumb Cake. I pulled out some scraps of this old Apple Cider dp (which I still have TONS of...). I paired it with a flower that I cut using my Cricut. It's on the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge (the cartridge that my machine came with).

The sketch is from last Friday's Clean&Simple Fall-to-Sketch.

The flower and the sentiment (sentiment is from the retired Bella Blossoms set) are mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals. Everything else is pretty self explanatory!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Retro Christmas

Hi everyone! I hope your Christmas preparations are going well! Mine are, but it's caused me to lose my stampin' time almost every day for the past week or so! I finally sat down this morning to do a few more Christmas cards... I just can't seem to get them all finished!

This is for several challenges:

#1 - ColourQ to use Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, and Real Red

#2 - Wednesday's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers

#3 - Today's Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers to make it POP! I popped my image up on dimensionals.

These colors reminded me of a retro Christmas card and so I figured the best set to pull out was Contempo Christmas. I love how it turned out and I made two cards at once which is always great!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Snow Flurries

Hello! Happy Friday! Today's card is a CAS Christmas card for the Free For All Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers to make a card in less then 15 minutes and for today's Clean&Simple Fall-to-Sketch!

This sketch lended itself to these snow flurries I bought about 2-3 years ago. I just HAD to have them... I have used them a few times, but you got soooo many in a pack that I still have a lot left over.

I actually made two of this card, like I did yesterday. So, that's four snow flurries gone... haha! I seriously don't think I will ever finish using all of them! Got any cute ideas for them? If you do, I would looove to see them!

This card uses some retired holiday paper called Ski Slope. I don't have a lot of it left, but I do have many scraps, so this was a great way to use some of them up!

I think this card will mail fairly easily, which as I told you yesterday, is my biggest challenge!

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes... a set I call a MUST for anyone who stamps! It has so many versatile sentiments and layers in the Word Window and Designer Label punches sooo well.

Ok, I think that's all for today! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

White Christmas

Look, two posts in three consecutive days... what? HAHA! I have been determined to get my Christmas cards done! I actually made two of these, but they are exactly the same so I just took a picutre of one of them. Once again, I don't feel like my photo came out well.

The ornament is from Delightful Decorations and is embossed with silver embossing powder. The sentiment is embossed in gold. Both are popped up on dimensionals.

The paper I used is the Neutrals Paper Pack of designer paper. I thought this pattern would make a classy background for my simple card.

I didn't put anything bulky on this card so it will mail easily. I think that's my greatest challenge... I always want to put bows on everything! I had to stop myself on this one! HAHA!

This is for the following challenges:
#1 - Pal's Paper Arts
#2 - Stampin' B's to use a star on your creation
#3 - Sweet Sketch Wednesday
#4 - Delightful Challenges to use embossing

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Twins!

Hi, everyone! Happy Wednesday! Wednesday means there's a new color challenge over on the Color Dare... this week's combination is PERFECT for getting those holiday projects done: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive & Neutral of your choice!

I used Cherry Cobbler instead of RHR just because I had scraps of this dp laying on my table! This is the new Holly Jolly dp from the main catalog. I absolutely LOVE it!

This is kind of an old meets new... old stamp set (Patterned Pines) and new dp (Holly Jolly) and new seam binding in Cherry Cobbler!

My photo came out a little weird, the card on the left looks a light "brighter" than it should. Oh well, unfortunately I don't have time to rephotograph because I need to get ready to meet my dad for lunch!

I hope you are all having a terrific week... it's freezing in most parts of the country, so stay warm!

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Merry Christmas

Hello! I finally had time to sit down and make a card. I realized that I really needed to get going on Christmas cards, or I am not going to get them finished in time!

I made this one this morning... then I realized that I will have to hand deliver this one because of the enormous bow. Now my challenge is to make some cards that aren't so bumpy because I need some to put through the mail!

This card is pretty self explanatory. I used last year's designer paper, Merry Moments. I somehow still have a lot of this paper laying around!

I made this for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge, although my card ended up coming together a little different than the original sketch. I hope that's ok!

The ornament is from the new Tags 'Til Christmas set and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (a set that is a MUST! If you don't have it, order it NOW!)

The ornament and sentiment are both popped up on dimensionals.

I think everything else is pretty simple! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!