Friday, July 31, 2009
The recipe for this cards is as follows:
Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Daisyd's designer paper
Inks: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: The Paper Studio lace, The Paper Studio pearls, Nestabilities (circles & scallop circles), distresser, dimensionals
Another fun & easy creation that I hope you find inspiration from! Thanks so much for stopping in! I just heard from my kids and they are coming up for a visit this evening so I invited them for dinner ... guess I'd better figure out what to have, LOL!!! Have a great weekend everyone!!
This was a very simple, fun card to create and you know .... you can never have enough Birthday cards ready!!! I also thought you might like to see the inside of this card. I used the negative portion from my Nestabilities scallop oval and a scrap of the designer paper which I border punched.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Don't forget to leave a comment on my Blogaversary posting to be entered into the drawing for some candy!! Happy Weekend to you All!!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I was sure I had a few Clear Dollar sets in amongst all my clear stamps but do you think I could see any .... NO!! So even though it would have been better to help support my efforts, I had to resort back to other stamps for my creation. I decided to make a legal size card (4" x 9") for my card.
I've used stamp sets from Stampin' Up (Thoughts & Prayers ... Wonderful Words II) and the bird image is from Inkadinkado. My base card is of Very Vanilla and the background is SU Rose Red designer paper. With this designer paper being double sided, I used the reverse side for my 3 individual panels. My main sentiment panel was cut using my Nestabilities oval & oval scallop diecuts. I've stamped the floral pattern with rose red ink the overlayed my sentiment using Versafine black and embossed using detail clear embossing powder. The little bird was also stamped with Versafine black. The 3 individual panels have been matted with basic black cardstock, stamped with Versafine black ink and embellished with Colorbok metal dots.
I hope you like today's creation. Wish me luck and thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope to see you later in the day with a couple more creations! Happy Stamping!!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
This week's CCEE Stampers Challenge is a "supply challenge" ... what fun!! Check it out and play along ... you won't regret it!!!
The only supply requirements for this challenge was to use Floral Design Paper and at least ONE brad. My card came together quite easily since I had "pieces" laying around that would work perfectly!
1. I've been playing around with the "Poppin Pastels" technique lately so this colored iris was ready to go.
2. This scrap of Paper Pizazz designer paper on my crafting table just begging to be used. And,
3. I recently purchase the new Stampin' Up IN-COLORs paper pack and ribbons ... could NOT wait to use them!!
So, there you go ... a few more steps and card was complete!! Here are all the deets on this creation:
Stamps: Inkadinkado (sentiment), Penny Black (Iris)
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Basic Black, Paper Pizazz designer paper
Inks: Versafine black, Versamark
Accessories: Pan Pastels Artist paste chalks, cotton balls, Nestabilities (circles & scallop circles), detail clear embossing powder, Doddlebug Sugarcoated Brad, dimensionals, SU Rich Razzleberry grosgrain dotted swiss ribbon (reversed)
Thanks again my friends for all your support! Hope you're having a great day!!
Today I chose to use a new Verve sentiment that I recently purchased at Joan's Gardens as my main focus . The base card is of Rose Red and the background panel is SU Bella Birds designer paper matted with Bordering Blue.
I did modify the dp a bit ... I used my Rose Red marker and went over the close
to cocoa stripes in the paper to make it match the color requests better.
I hope you enjoyed my creation today! It looks like an All Day Soaker here in N.E. Ohio so I think I'll just spend my day stamping ... what do you think? Good idea?? I'm sure I'll have more to share with you later in the day. Until then ...
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Today's Crafty Secrets Challege is hosted by Marcy and she has asked us to use a "Splash of Color" ... actually after reading it closer, it says:
Use a monochromatic scheme for your card, then add a splash of one other
color using embellies, your favorite coloring medium, cardstock, etc.
... ooops. Looks like I might have to do another card ... sure hope Marcy doesn't send out the Crafty Secrets police, LOL!!!
When I opened my Crafty Secrets stamp drawer, this cute "Sweet Stuff" set jumped out and said "use me for today's challenge" ... which of course I had to do!! The background, main image & sentiment were stamped in Close to Cocoa ink and stamped on Whisper White cardstock. Matting cardstock is SU Close to Cocoa . My "Splash of Color" comes from the Prisma pencil/gamsol coloring, Michael's satin ribbon & Making Memories brads. I've rounded the bottom using my Creative Memories corner rounder.
The inside sentiment stamp is by Versus Rubber Stamps and the flower is from the SU Fabulous Flowers set.
I must admit I'm really bad about finishing the inside of my cards until I need to use them ... but I'm going to try and change my ways and share with you more insides (as well as) outsides of my cards.
Thanks so much for stopping by today ... hope to see you again soon! Have a wonderful week!!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Recipe for this card is as follows:
Friday, July 24, 2009
It's time for another STAMP SIMPLY challenge hosted by the lovely Sharon Johnson and here's what she has for us today:
Fruit of the Vine - Fruit, the perfect summer snack, or even meal! I love it! Today let us whip up some fruity type of creation during this time of year when fruit is so plentiful everywhere. I’m sure most everyone has some fruit stamps, or images, and if you don’t, how about trying to create some fruit with punches? Or, if you really need to stretch it, how about some *orange* ribbon, watermelon paper, etc. I think you get the idea — just get fruity and have a little fun!
For this creation I chose to use the "Fruit Stand" set by Stampin' Up. I've inked up my peach with India Ink Black and stamped it onto Glossy White cardstock. Then using my new Nestabilities (deckled rectangles), which I purchased at Joan's Gardens over the weekend, I cut out the main image and matt. My coloring was done with inking nibs and 4 colors of SU ink ... old olive, close to cocoa, more mustard & only orange. My base card is Whisper White and the background paper is by Graphic45. My sentiment is from the SU Touch of Nature set and I've used sugar coated brads by Doodlebug for my embellishment.
Sharon's challenges are always SO MUCH FUN to do! Why not pop on over to her blog and check it out for yourself! Thanks everyone for stopping by today ... have a great weekend!!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
First is the card I made for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #11. The contents of this card are as follows:
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
THANKS ladies for the fun-filled weekend!!!
(click photo for a closer view)