Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Annie!

 Well, I downloaded what I thought was the just the pics I took of today's card and forgot that I had gone through my yard when the weather was so warm and had taken a few pics of of flowers and my favorite is my "weeping" cherry tree.  It surely doesn't want to weep even with all the trimming I've done!  I think they gave us the wrong kind. lol  Oh well, it's still pretty when it blooms!


Looking toward the sky from under the tree.



Anyway, on to the real reason for this post...Happy 13th Birthday to my niece.  I'm told she likes the color yellow.  I surely hope so because this card has a lot of yellow on it!  


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Curly Cute
Card Stock:  Wild Wasabi & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots & Square Lattice
Punches: 1/2" Circle & 3/4" Circle
Framelits Dies:  Labels
Bigz Die:  Daisies Flower #2
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Crimper & Sponges




Sunday, March 25, 2012

RHSSC29

Ok, I've updated this to show you were I got the instructions on how to make the sweet peas.  The link is at the bottom where I have all my card's info.

Welcome to Sunday.  That means it's time for another Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge.  Today's card has flowers on it that I've wanted to make for a while, but never took the time to do.  I actually have sweet peas that climb one side of the fence of our dog pen in the back yard and they look so pretty in the summer when the flowers are blooming.



Check out some other cards made with this sketch here.  If you're game why not make up a card yourself for the challenge. :)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi,
Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, 
Marina Mist, Perfect Plum & Elegant Eggplant
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Punches:  Butterfly, Boho Blossoms ( used one similar to a star) & Bird (used wing)
Ribbon:  5/8" Organza in Whisper White

Click here for the link to the tutorial that I watched to make my flowers...thanks to Maria!  I used the Boho Blossom punch for the bottom of each flower and cut out two sections of it and folded it over.  I couldn't get the other punched piece to work.  Maria's looked so nice and mine did not! lol  Also, notice I used ink pads slightly darker than the card stock that I used.  Before I sprayed my "flowers" with water I sponged around all of the edges with the ink.  The ink really bleeds, so when the flowers end up drying they have bled some of the darker ink on the tips and into the flower a bit.  You can't see it in the picture, but it looks nice in person! :)






Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pretty Pansy

Wow, it seems like all of my cards are really bright lately!  I guess I've been enjoying this spring weather too much.  Ok, I toned down the pink a little bit and added some yellow in to make a cute little pansy.  I figured it's been a while since I had made one, so it was time for another. :)  Anyway, this card was for my niece's birthday this past week and I used the Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge for my design.



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Card Stock:  Melon Mambo & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight
Stampin' Write Marker:  Melon Mambo
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Punch:  Butterfly
Ribbon:  5/8" Satin in Daffodil Delight (retired)
Sizzlit Die:  Little Leaves
Jewels:  Basic Rhinestones




Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Birthday, Erica!!

Today's card is for my daughter Erica who is 22!!  Wow, where does the time go?!  Yesterday while I was at work we decided that we were getting together in the evening for her birthday supper, and I hadn't even made her card yet...yikes!  So I fly home from work with 30 minutes to get a card ready.  Good thing I had already looked through some challenges earlier in the day and was planning the card a little in my mind before I headed home.  I used the challenge from The Friday Mashup "Faux Mother of Pearl Technique" with a sketch to go with it.  It was fun to do and very simple!  I think it worked great for this card.




Here's a couple of fun pics of our evening out...


A couple of pictures of me and my girls.


Dodging pictures as usual...


Yup, her dad.  Why would anyone do that?!?!


Not sure what's happening here!


Ok, he really does look normal. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Card Stock:  Melon Mambo & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Melon Mambo & Wild Wasabi
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Punches: Blossom & 3/4" Circle
Bigz Die:  Scallop Circle #2
Ribbon:  5/8" Organza in Whisper White
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink:  Moonlight
Shimmer Paint:  Champange Mist
Crimper





Less is More - In Wilderness

Well, today's card is a little different than my norm, but I needed a card for my cousin and that meant a masculine card.  I was looking through some sketch challenges to get an idea going and this week at  Less is More their theme is "masking".  I figured I could make a pretty good masculine card using that technique.  I ended up doing a little more masking (sponging) than I planned on though...darn fingers decided to leave some prints where it was supposed to be white! lol  


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  In Wilderness & On Your Birthday
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin; Pad:  Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Write Markers:  More Mustard, So Saffron, 
Chocolate Chip & Early Espresso
Punch:   1 1/4" Circle
Sponges



Sunday, March 18, 2012

RHSSC28

Wow, I actually finished my card for the Red Hot Stampers a day earlier than normal, was about to climb in bed and realized I never scheduled anything for it on my blog!  I guess it could be because I was gone for part of my weekend helping cook for a group at a camp our church supports.  It's always fun to get together with friends and spend time working (and playing) together!  Anyway, since it's Sunday, that means it's time for another card for the Red Hot Stampers sketch challenge.  This was a fun card to do because I finally bought some watercolor wonder crayons that I've wanted to use with this set. I'll have to see what else I can come up with using them.  Check out some other cards using this design  here.  And if you're not having too much fun enjoying your summer weather when it's still really winter (at least in Michigan!) you can make a card too.




I even managed to do something on the inside for once! 



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Cherry Cobbler
StazOn:  Black
Watercolor Wonder Crayons:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight & Wild Wasabi
Punch:  3/4" Circle
Ribbon:  3/8" Taffeta in Whisper White
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist


Thursday, March 15, 2012

SSC246

I've been working on this card for a few days hoping I'd get it done in time to enter it into this week's Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge.  I guess trying to start up a web page for someone is more work than I thought! lol  I'm giving it my best shot, but needed to stamp a bit in between to take a break. :)  





Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Fabulous Florets
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo, Coral Calypso & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Melon Mambo, Coral Calypso & Wild Wasabi
Punches:  Word Window,  Modern Label & Scallop Trim Border
Ribbon:  3/8" Taffeta in Whisper White
Stampin' Embossing Powder:  White
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Sunday, March 11, 2012

RHSSC27 ~ Thank You

It's Sunday so that means it's time for another Red Hot Stampers sketch challenge.  I sure hope everyone likes pink because my card definitely has some pink this week!   


Head on over to the Red Hot Stampers to see more cards made with this sketch.  If you're game why not play along with our challenge this week and see what you can come up with. :)  


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Curly Cute
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Melon Mambo
Embossing Folders:  Designer Frames & Square Lattice
Bigz Die:  Flowers, Daisy #2
Punch:  1/2" Circle
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Crimper

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Thoughts of You

Today's card is for the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge.  I had a few different ideas going around in my head, but it seems like a couple of the other ladies had the same ideas as me.  Wait, I think I have that wrong.  Since they did theirs first I guess I had the same idea as a couple of them. lol  So I went back to work and finally came up with this card.  I wish the shimmer paint showed up better in the picture, but I've come to realize my pictures will never look as nice as a card does in person.





Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Little Flowers & Loving Thoughts
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo & Elegant Eggplant
Punch:  1/2" Circle
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Beautiful Wings Birthday

Today's card is my last March stamp a stack card and I think my favorite out of the bunch.  Probably because it was the last one I made, and I was just glad to finally have figured out what five cards I was going to be doing! lol    


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Curly Cute
Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla & Everyday Enchantment DSP
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Riding Hood Red
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Embosslit Die:  Beautiful Wings
Ribbon:  5/8" Satin in Very Vanilla
Jewels:  Basic Pears
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Everyday Enchantment

Today's card is another one from my March stamp a stack.  I don't use DSP very often and wanted to give it a try, so I checked around to see what other ladies were making out of the Everyday Enchantment DSP.  I really loved a card that Ann Schach did on The Paper Players last week, so this card was inspired by her.



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Fresh Vintage
Card Stock:  Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla & Everyday Enchantment DSP
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Calypso coral
Punch:  1 1/4" Square
Embosslit Die:  Beautiful Wings
Ribbon:  1/2" Seam Binding in Very Vanilla
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Inspired by Nature for SQSC28

This is one of the cards I made for my March stamp a stack and for the Stampin Queens sketch challenge #28.




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Inspired by Nature & Vintage Labels (retired sale-a-bration)
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Rich Razzleberry & Early Espresso
Stampin' Write Markers:  Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight & Wild Wasabi
Punches:  Modern Label, Word Window, 1 3/8" Square & 1 1/4" Square
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist


RHSSC26

Wow, I thought last week's challenge was a little bit difficult to come up with, but I didn't think I was ever going to get this card done.  Usually I can look at the design and make the card, take pics, edit them and do my blog in about an hour.  Not this week!  Maybe if I started it before 12:30 in the morning it would help!  I'm going to be needing a nap that's for sure!  So now onto my card for sketch challenge 26...



Head on over to the  Red Hot Stampers blog to check out a few more cards made with this challenge.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Fresh Vintage
Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Riding Hood Red
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Punch:  1 1/4" Square
Ribbon:  Seam binding in Very Vanilla
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist


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