Thursday, December 31, 2009
Colour Q is a Tuesday Colour challenge. When you see the colours together you think that they'll be easy to build a card with. Nah,huh! Yes, they look great together side by side but how do you incorporate all the colours together on one card. Then I reused Monday's Pink Elephant Sketch Challenge, just because and again I changed the orientation.
Splitcoast Stampers Thursday's Ways To Use It Challenge was "All About Time" using "time" as the theme for the card. I didn't have any clock or watch type of stamps but I did find the word "time" in a greetings stamp set. And the final challenge is from 365 Cards, called "Digging Deep". You had to dig in to your stash of "HAD to have it now but still haven't used it". My stash of this sort is a pretty big stash, I have shoe boxes for each colour and a few drawers full of miscellaneous. But I was lucky because in my stash of pink, I found the flower sticker. If you look closely, there's some light pink (Pretty in Pink), bright pink (Melon Mambo), white (Whisper White), dark brown (Chocolate Chip), and turquoise blue (Tempting Turquoise). Really couldn't believe my luck. So here's my card:
I still think there's something missing in the top right corner. Maybe I should of used a Pretty in Pink DSP to add a bit of umph. I'm still quite happy about the way it turned out though.
Stamp Set: Absolutely Fabulous
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pink Flamingo DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: ribbon, brads, flower sticker.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I made two cards for this challenge since I needed to cut two sets of Cutie Pie (retired) DSP in order to get opposite diagonals. I wanted to use the Peace Within stamp set for sure. Since I picked the Cutie Pie DSP, the colours were a bit of a challenge. I tried this way and that using different colours and layering (wasted at least a half hour deciding that). I found that the simpler the the better. I watercoloured the image (doing much better, got to practice shadowing). It came out all right but it wasn't the look I had in my head, so I changed my mind about using the image again for the second card.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Cute and fun sketch. I had to change the orientation though to make it work with what I had in mind.
I went through my stash of "stamped oopsies" and found this lovely tree from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set. Made that oopsy way back in March, I think. But it was perfect for this card.
This is my card.
A "stamped oopsie" is something that I've stamp thinking it would go great with what I was working with at the time but when I dry fitted the card I found out it wasn't right. But I couldn't just throw it out just because I couldn't use it that day. So I stashed, and stashed until I realized I'd better start using these if I want to get rid of them. Feel the purge. Yesterday is was old DSP that I was trying to get rid of and of course used today. And now the oopsies. I'm well on my way to using up all the thing I just HAD to have.
Stamp Set: Thoughts and Prayers and Fundamental Phrases
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Glossy White, Whisper White, and Autumn Vine DSP.
Ink: Baja Breeze, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Brayer, ribbon
Monday, December 28, 2009
This week's Monday Mojo Challenge was actually alot of fun. Design was great and easy to work with. I picked my DSP first then just went with it.
Voila! This is my creation.
One of my New Year's resolution for 2010 is to use up out-dated DSP. This is the Fall Flower Designer Series Paper from the Spring and Summer 2008 Catalogue. I've used it a few times and really like the colour combo but once the new stuff comes in, I kind of push away the old and forget about them.
I used the Birds and Bloom Sizzlit to make the flower; sponge daubbed the edges to create depth and curled the edges to add dimension, added a button to the middle and WOW.
Stamp set: Full of Life
Card Stock : Old Olive, Really Rust, Whisper White, Fall Flower DSP
Ink: Really Rust
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nesties ( rectangle, scallop rectangle, circle), Birds and Bloom Sizzlit, sponge dauber, ribbon, button, Stamp-ama-jig, 2 1/2" circle punch, glue dot.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Aren't these just adorable? I made 24 of each so far and will be giving them to my niece, Bailey, and my nephew, Carson. They both love making cards with me.
Thses cards use the Top Note die cut from Stampin' Up! as well as a whole bunch of punches. No stampin required here.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I think this one was cased from Dawn's Stampin' Thoughts but not quite sure. Love it!
That's it for today. It took me an hour and a half to make this post because I forgot how to upload pics, then forgot how to change rotation on my cards, and I had to rename all the pics (there was 24 of them) first so that I knew what they were at a glance (DS2345 doesn't tell me much about the pic). And I must have re-posted it 10 times because of spelling mistakes, grammar errors, and bad lay-out.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I CASED this card a very long time ago. Love the bright red colour against the black.
Stamp Sets: It's Your Birthday, Cause for Celebration
Card Stock: Real Red - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
Basic Black - 5 1/2 x 2 1/2
Whisper White - 5 x 2
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: Black Gingham ribbon, red brads, mat pack, piercing tool
Instructions: Fold Real Red in half. Load Real Red ink onto image and stamp in center of Whisper White. Reload image and stamp again on either side staying centered. Tie ribbon around Whisper White on left side. Glue Whisper White onto Basic Black more to the top and centered. Use mat pack and piercing tool to line up hole for the brads in a straight line on Basic Black card stock on the bottom right corner. Attach brads. Glue Basic Black onto Real Red more to the top. Load "Happy Birthday" stamp with Basic Black ink and stamp on bottom right corner of Real Red.
Stamp Set: Greetings Galore
Card Stock: Purely Pomegranate - 10x 5, 2 1/4x 2 1/4
So Saffron - 4 3/4 x 4 3/4, 2 x 2
Cutie Pie DSP - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2
Whisper White - 1 7/8 x 1 7/8
Ink: Basic Black, SU! markers
Accessories: Purple Scallop Square punch, Ticket Corner punch Purely Pomegranate ribbon, green brads
Instructions: Load image in Basic Black ink and stamp in center of Whisper White. Ticket Corner punch Whisper White and small So Saffron card stock. Use Scallop punch for small Purely Pomegranate card stock. Glue layers: Whisper White, So Saffron, Scalloped Purely Pomegranate. Insert brads in corners of Scalloped Purely Pomegranate. Glue Cutie Pie DSP to large So Saffron. Wrap ribbon around bottom edge of large So Saffron card stock. Glue large So Saffron to folded Purely Pomegranate, glue small square in center of large square. Presto finito!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Stamp Set: Touch of Nature, Fresh Cuts, Crackled background.
Card Stock: Always Artichoke - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, 3 3/4 x 2 3/4, 2 1/2 x 3
Bordering Blue - 3 1/2 x 2 1/2, 2 1/2 x 2 3/4, scrap piece
Mellow Moss - 5 1/4 x 4
Very Vanilla - 3 1/4 x 2 1/4, 2 scrap pieces
Inks: Mellow Moss, Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa.
Accessories: Very Vanilla Ribbon, sponge dauber, Punches: 2" circle, 2 1/4" circle, 2 1/2" scallop circle, corner rounder.
Instructions: Load Mellow Moss ink onto Crackled background stamp and stamp onto Mellow Moss card stock. Load Mellow Moss ink onto "fern" from Touch of Nature stamp set and stamp onto rectangular Very Vanilla card stock two or three times randomly and over the edges. Glue onto rectangular Bordering Blue, then onto rectangular Always Artichoke. Glue this matted card stock onto Mellow Moss crackled card stock on right side. Load Close to Cocoa ink onto "bird on a branch" from Touch of Nature stamp set and stamp onto Very Vanilla scrap piece. Using the 2" circle punch position the bird where you want it and punch out, then use a sponge dauber to ink the edges in Mellow Moss. Punch out a 2 1/4" circle from the Bordering Blue and punch out the scallop circle from Always Artichoke. Glue the Very Vanilla bird to the Bordering Blue circle, then mat onto Always Artichoke scallop circle. Glue this piece onto Crackled Mellow Moss overlapping the matted "fern". Glue ribbon around the bottom edge of crackled Mellow Moss. Cut another piece of ribbon to make knot on the left side. Load Bordering Blue ink onto "for you" from the Fresh Cuts stamp set and stamp onto scrap piece of Very Vanilla. Use Corner Rounder punch on top left corner and bottom right corner of "for you" and scrap Bordering Blue. Use sponge dauber to ink the edges in Mellow Moss of Very Vanilla "for you". Glue on top of ribbon onto "fern". Done.
I made this for my Stampin' Up! group. I CASED it from Splitcoast Stamper Challenge CC185. I had to alter it a bit and made it my own. I used updated DSP and eliminated 2 photo corners and the dragonfly.
I also made this into a card kit for my sister Anne's birthday April 3, hence the Card Kit label. This category will include picture, all supplies needed, dimensions and instructions to complete each card. I have many card kits so stay tuned... My instructions for this card is a little different from the way we actually did it Group.
Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Card Stock: Baja Breeze - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, 3 7/8 x 3 1/8
Not Quite Navy - 5 1/4 x 4, 3 5/8 x 2 7/8
Whisper White - 3 1/2 x 2 3/4
Urban Garden DSP - 5 x 3 3/4, 5 x 1
Inks: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, SU! marker Old Olive, Versa Marker
Accessories: Photo Corner punch, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, piercing tool, mat pack, Dazzling Diamond
embossing powder, heat tool.
Instructions: Load image in Baja Breeze ink then use Old Olive marker to colour in stems and stamp on Whisper White card stock. Use Versa Marker to colour in where you want the Dazzling Diamond. Sprinkle the Dazzling Diamond on image, flicking off the excess. Heat emboss. Load sentiment in Not Quite Navy ink and stamp in top right corner. Mat Whisper White onto Not Quite Navy, then onto Baja Breeze. Punch out Photo Corners, use the large ones and pierce using mat pack. Glue corners to top left and bottom right of matted card stock. Fold large Baja Breeze card stock in half. Glue ribbon around the back of one of the DSP, glue onto front of folded Baja Breeze card stock. Glue other DSP onto Baja Breeze. Glue matted image on lower left side over DSP. Use another piece of ribbon to tie a knot on right side of image. And Voila!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I'm gonna sound like a broken record but I DON'T like this challenge and I don't like what I came up with. My other ladies came up with beautiful cards and now that I see theirs, I know that I could have done better if I tried a little harder. Splitcoast Challenge: SC219, CC209.
At first I didn't like the layout with the colour combo. Sound familiar, that's why they call it a challenge it guess. It took me a while to figure out what I was going to do. I had everything, I mean absolutley everything, that I own in those colours laid out on the table. Then I mixed and matched until I found something that I could work with. Splitcoast Challenge: SC218, CC208.
Here's one of my ladies that actually made this challenge card into a BRA card and it's pretty too. Good job!
This was quite the challenge. I couldn't get it out of my head that the layout looked like a bra shape. And the colour challenge to make it work.... Funny how we don't see how a challenge will work out and then... Poof! Masterpiece! Yeah OK, going a little too far with the Masterpiece. Splitcoat Challenge SC216, CC206.
I'm back but maybe not as regularly as a long time ago but definitely more than lately. I am truly sorry that I let you all down, I know how much looked forward to my posts. Let's hope for a brighter future.
What a bunch of malarky! LOL!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Made this card a long time ago, when I used to take turns going over to Carol's house. I used to take all day looking through magazines of cards and trying to pick out which ones I could duplicate using my stuff and substituting with my stamps. Getting organized was kind of a challenge. I had to make sure I had everything that I could possibly need to make those cards (usually brought 5 projects) or hope that Carol had it in case I forgot something, and she was new at Stampin' Up! too. I remember lugging that BIG case (thank God it was on wheels) up to her house and unloading it on the table. I would hog half the kitchen table and then some. Donny's booster chair came in handy too.
Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Whisper White.
Stamp Set: All Natural.
Ink: Always Artichoke, So Saffron.
Accessories: Kitchen sponge cut to size times 2, ribbon, twine.
Again I cased this from Stampin' Up! but I think it was from an old Mini catalogue this time. I really like that this is a very simple card but with something going for it. The saying: "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." - William Shakespeare. Isn't that true?
Card Stock: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White.
Stamp Set: Bloomin' Beautiful, Touch of Nature, Fundamental Phrases.
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Close to Cocoa.
Accessories: Curly cue, word punch, piercing tool.
This one of the first cards that I made once I bought most of the Fall 2007 from Stampin' Up! This was the hostess set and I just cased right from the catalogue since I didn't know any better back then. A year and a half ago seems like such a long time. I just sold this stamp set but now that I see this card, I kinda wished I hadn't but I'll get over it.
Card Stock: More Mustard, Blue Bayou, Old Olive, Whisper White.
Stamp Set: Time Well Spent.
Ink: Basic Black, SU! markers-Rose Red, Old Olive, Ballet Blue.
Accessories: Ribbon, scallop scissors, brads, piercing tool, dimensionals, circle scallop.
This has to be my most FAVOURITE card ever. Love doing the sunset effect, here I used Cameo Coral and Pretty in Pink. And Inspired by Nature silhouetted... Need I say more. We used this technique for the February Club Night card but I used Certainly Celery and Old Olive instead. LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT.
Card Stock: Basic BLack, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Glossy White.
Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature.
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, Versamark.
Accessories: Rectangle punches, brayer.
These are the things that we made for my Stampin' Up! Club. I tryto make cards one month ahead of any holiday and make scrapbook pages one month behind. Since this is February, St Patrick's Day is the next holiday. I normally would have made 3 cards using that theme but how many of you actually hand out St Patrick's Day cards... So I made one card and a paper craft for the holiday. The other 2 cards used the colour green. Don't you just love the Inspired By Nature and Upsy Daisy stamp sets. I especially love making them as silhouettes. The scrapbook page had a winter theme. One month behind means January but I had no New Year's pictures so I used winter ones.
Monday, February 16, 2009
And this is the group's cards. The other ladies have flipped their cards. Why didn't I think of that? Afraid to to be different, I guess, but it's funny how all 3 ladies did it. There's 1 of Carol's, 2 from Dawn-Marie, and 1 from Lorna. I'm glad they participate. I think it's a great way to challenge yourself and to showcase your ideas that are totally different. This was Splitcoaststampers challenges, SC214 and CC204A. Check it out if you want to play along too. An let me see what you come up with.
And last but not least, the third colour, Creamy Caramel, was used for the background. Carol says she can see the colour fine on her computer but I see the cards very shadowed looking, so I hope you can see them properly. At first I liked the way I overlapped the 2 flower stamps but now as I looked at it some more, I should have redirected the "dill" flower to angle towards the right instead of the left.
Card Stock: Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Bali Breeze DSP.
Stamp Set: Organic Grace.
Ink: SU! markers- Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel.
Accessories: Creamy Caramel buttons, Raffia (becauseI still haven't bought twine).
This is the second card that I 've produced for the Splitcoaststampers challenge this week. Last one was the "bird" on Cameo Coral background. Now I'm using the Old Olive as the background colour. I love this stamp set, I must have used it 4 times this week alone. I coloured the conflower with SU! markers and then highlighted the petals. So pretty!
Card Stock: Old Olive, Cameo, Coral, Creamy Caramel, Haiku DSP.
Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature.
Ink: Old Olive, SU markers- Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel.
Accessories: Sponge dauber.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Cameo Coral is up there with Groovy Guava, weird! But a touch of it in the right place... Can't say anything more about it. I just got this beautiful flower background stamp from Scrapbooker's Paradise and I had to use it right away.
Card Stock: Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Fall Flowers DSP.
Stamp Set: Touch of Nature, Best Yet.
Ink: Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel.
Accessories: Sponge dauber.
WOW! Absolutely love this card. I used purple, can you believe it? I amaze myself everyday. It was Carol's birthday yesterday and one of her fav colours is purple. I had seen a similar card on Splitcoaststampers and right away I thought it could be done in purple. This is a Hostess stamp set and I adore it, definitely will be using this one a lot, hopefully. I first stamped the images on Whisper White in different colour shades but then I noticed it was a little too "harsh" (I don't know if that's really the right word to describe it, but something was off). I've been meaning to use vellum on a card for the longest time (I bought some like 4 months ago), and this seemed like the perfect time because it kinda "muted" the colour down a bit without taking away the effect I was going for. I added the sentiment on the vellum and then sponge daubbed the edges a bit.
Card Stock: Perfect Plum, Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Vellum.
Stamp Set: Echoes of Kindness, All Holidays.
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Ballet Blue.
Accessories: Sponge daubber.
Monday, February 9, 2009
I've had this Fresh Cuts set for a while now and I've only used it a couple of times. I have so many cards in my shoe boxes but I don't have too many sympathy ones (like 2). Maybe that's a good sign but I thought I should make another. And you'll never believe it, I used PURPLE. Anybody who knows me, knows that I'm not a purple fan and that's putting it mildly. I find it very difficult to like any cards with purple as the main colour but I did it anyway. Still not a fan but I do somewhat like this card. Now could I have made it in any other colour, sure the original was done in "regal, burgundy kiss". I definitely like mine better.
Card Stock: Lovely Lilac, Ballet Blue, Mellow Moss, Whisper White.
Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts, Close As a Memory.
Ink: Mellow Moss, Ballet Blue, SU! markers: Lovely Lace, Perfect Plum.
Accessories: Corner rounder punch, flower pop up.
Wonderful Splitcoast Challenge! What would I do without them? I should start publishing on there too. Sorry that I cut off the tops of "me ladies" cards. Did I mention my camera sucks? Or is it just me???? I love that the ladies in my group love making the challenges too and there not afraid of "show & tell", especially since I post this online. I didn't really have fun with this one, I only love the "Blast off" one. The one above that is just a colour challenge and not the sketch challenge. I seen it on Splitcoast Here and I just HAD to case it.
I LOOOOVVVVe this card. I'm so glad I learned how to make a "sunset" on glossy paper with a brayer; although you can see that I didn't blend so great on this card. I've made a few more cards similar to this one in different colours. Can you say GORGEOUS? Sorry about the glare too.
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Glossy White, Whisper White.
Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy.
Ink: Brown Staz-On, Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal.
Accessories: Brayer, large oval punch, designer label punch, ribbon.