Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rich Graduation

Hello! Happy Tuesday to all of you! I am wrapping up my main dance session at the studio and have 6 graduating high school seniors. Today's project was to get their graduation cards done. Since they all go to different schools, and I wasn't too fond of any of their school colors, I decided to dig out some retired Stampin' Up paper to use as inspiration.

I got this free file for my Cricut, here.

Everything was cut out on my Cricut and then I sponged the edges to give it more dimension and depth. I used a lot of Stampin' Dimensionals to make my image POP!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Thank You for All You Do

First off, Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mom's out there! Secondly, I hope you are having a great weekend. Mine has been fabulous up until today. I woke up with some kind of junk... sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, etc. It's not fun! DH went out for a while (I don't blame him, I'm pretty out of sorts right now.. haha) so I decided to try to stamp. It did take a while to get this card right... still not sure I am loving it, but oh well!

This is for today's Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers! Today's Featured Stamper is Reddydyisco, click on her name to see her gallery. I chose this card to CASE. I used green as the basis for my color combo and then I went to my trusty Color Coach for a combination. I used Wild Wasabi as my green... the Color Coach put it with Perfect Plum & So Saffron. I love how these colors look together! I also kept her Thank You theme on my card along with her layout. I changed the stamp set, colors, added some bling & ribbon.

The stamp sets I used are For All You Do and Sincere Salutations. Both can be found in the current Stampin' Up Catalog or in my online store.

Thanks for stopping by... I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sweet Cupcake!

Hello! It's almost the weekend... woo hoo! I hope you're week is going well.. mine is chugging right along! Our studio's annual dance recital is in less than a month and I am starting those last minute preparations. You would think it would get easier every year, but the fact is... it doesn't! I cherish my morning stamp time... it helps calm me before digging into studio work!

This card is for several challenges today:

1) Ways to Use It on SCS to make a project with something SWEET!

2) My Time Made Easy sketch challenge

3) Pals Paper Arts color challenge to use Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, & Pear Pizzazz

I'm not sure I like my decision to stamp the cupcake directly on the Pear Pizzazz dp, but oh well. The cupcake is from the set, Crazy for Cupcakes and the tag is from Taggers Dozen, one of the first stamp sets I ever bought and is since retired.

Everything is pretty explanatory on this card...

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bloomin' Spring

Hello! Happy Hump Day! We are half way through the week... whew! We had spring break here last week, so it's been hard getting back into the groove, but I am so happy I have found a way to make stamping part of that routine again! I have throughly missed it! My mojo seems to have started to return, but I am not happy with how the brads on this turned out... simply because they seem off from each other... oh well, hopefully it's not too noticeable!

This card is for today's Color Throwdown to use Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso. I really love this soft color combination! This is also for today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.

I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color the main image and then used my aqua painters to give it a soft look. To achieve this, just apply a little color from your marker and then use the aqua painter to move the color around. If you color the whole thing with your marker, you're going to have too much color and it's going to bleed out of the image lines.

I used designer paper from three different sets... the bottom Blushing Bride paper is from the Hostess paper pack from the main catalog. The bottom Baja Breeze is from the retired paper, Urban Garden. The stop Baja Breeze is from the current Elegant Soiree.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Basic Butterflies

Wow, it has been way too long since I've posted! I am sorry to say that the last time I posted is the last time I even stamped! That should be illegal! Ahh! I am happy to be back with a simple card! I feel like I've lost all mojo, I hope it returns soon!

This is for today's Color Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers to use Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, and then either Whisper White or Very Vanilla. I chose to use Whisper White as my additional neutral.

The sketch is also from SCS from a couple of weeks ago.

This is a very simple card... had to start out easy! I used the butterfly from Bold Blossom and stamped it in Basic Black. I added basic pearls to the middle of each, but you can't really see it in the picture. The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler seam binding. I looooove the seam binding!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to be posting more often now!

Have a great day!