Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rich Razzleberry Stippled Blossoms

Today's card is my last May stamp a stack card.  All I have to say is if you're anything like me don't try designing your cards after midnight.  It took me three tries to get this card right because I kept stamping my leaves in the Rich Razzleberry ink instead of the greens!  I love how it turned out once I finally got it right though! lol



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Stippled Blossoms & Perfectly Penned
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Rich Razzleberry, 
Certainly Celery & Old Olive
Framlits:  Ovals Collection
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges

Shimmery Summer Silhouettes

Today's card is another one of my May stamp a stack cards.  This is definitely another card that is not the norm for me.  Well the sponging is, but something about it is not my normal style.  Not sure if that makes any sense to anyone else, but it does to me. lol  I need to broaden my horizons and stretch myself anyway. :)



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Summer Silhouettes
Card Stock:  Marina Mist, Perfect Plum & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  So Saffron, Regal Rose, Soft Suede,
Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist & Perfect Plum
Framelits:  Window Frames
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pretty in Pink Mixed Bunch

This is a card that's a bit different than what I normally do, but I really like it. :)  It's one of my quick and simple May stamp a stack cards.  I must admit this is probably the retiring color that I'm going to miss the most. :'(


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Mixed Bunch & Blooming with Kindness
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pretty in Pink
Embossing Folder:  Stripes
Punches:  3/4" Circle & Blossom
Ribbon:  5/8" Organza in Whisper White

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Love & Laughter

Today I have a couple of small and simple cards that I made for a couple of bridal showers going on at church.  I try to make them in colors that match what they are using in their wedding, but sometimes it's just a guess. :)


This pic shows the color and sparkle a bit better than the other one.




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Love & Laughter
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Marina Mist
VersaMark
Embossing Powder:  White
Ribbon: 3/8" Taffeta in Whisper White
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges



Sunday, May 26, 2013

RHSSC - Stippled Blossoms

It's Sunday so that means it's time for another Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge card.  I finally bought the Stippled Blossoms set and used it for our challenge this week.  I really like how this card turned out.  Not that I don't like my other cards, but sometimes some cards just stand out more than others to me. :)  Don't forget to check the Red Hot Stampers' blog HERE to see what the other ladies made.  Lots of great, but different ideas using this design.  Why not give it a try yourself this week and show us what you made? :)



I actually did something on the inside of the card this time too. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Stippled Blossoms
Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant,
Certainly Celery & Old Olive
Embossing Folder:  Fancy Fan
Punches:  1 1/4" Square & 1 3/8" Square
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Birthday to my Mom

The other day my dad asked me to make a card for my mom for her birthday (from him, of course) and I said sure. :)  So I got busy looking at some sketch challenges.  I saw the one from this week's Hand Stamped Sentiments and had an idea pop in my mind right away.  This is what I came up with.  Can you tell what her favorite color is?  :)



Of course I needed to make her a card from me and my family so I got to work again and ended up using the same sketch challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments and the SUO (Stampin' Up! Only) challenge.  This week's challenge is to use one of your favorite retiring sets on your card.  I have a couple of favorites and Elements of Style is one of them.  So so sad to see this one go. :(  


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

First Card
Stamp Sets:  Everything Eleanor & Perfectly Penned
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Island Indigo & Baja Breeze
Ribbons:  3/8" Seam Binding in Baja Breeze & 5/8" Organza in Whisper White
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges

Second Card
Stamp Set:  Elements of Style
Card Stock:  Marina Mist & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Marina Mist, Gumball Green & Not Quite Navy
Stampin' Write Markers:  Not Quite Navy, 
Marina Mist, Gumball Green,
Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight & Soft Suede
Punch:  1 1/4" Scallop Circle
Delicate Details Lace Tape
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Blender Pen & Sponges





Friday, May 24, 2013

Dolled-Up Birthday Samples

So I finally got a chance to sit down and make all my cards from the Dolled-Up Birthday set that was designed by Chris Gilmore.  I have to say I love this kit!  It was so nice to sit down and not do any of the prep work, but have everything I needed right in front of me. :)   I actually made the original card last (I did change where the flower was at though).  Yes, that means I played around with different ideas.  Why did I make different cards?


When I opened the kit I it didn't have a picture of what the cards were supposed to look like.  No problem though!  I just decided to make what ever came to my mind using almost only what was in the kit.  I added dimensionals and spritzed shimmer paint.  That's it.  I wanted to see what I could do with pretty much just the kit.  Now on to see the rest of the cards I created in the order I made them...










And a group picture. lol

If you'd like to order this kit just click HERE.  It's $15.95 plus S&H.


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Dolled-Up Birthday Kit
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fox and Friends ~ Pink Monkey

Today's card is just a cute little 3x3 that I made for my niece's baby shower.  I used a retired set and you'll see why in the bottom pic below....





It had to match the bag I bought to put the gifts in. :)





Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Fox and Friends
Card Stock:  Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Pretty in Pink
Stampin' Write Marker:  Soft Suede
Punches:  3/4" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle & 1 3/8" Circle


Monday, May 20, 2013

Lovely as a Tree

Today's card is another b-day card that I made for my nephew.  I need to get a little sponging practice in since I'm going to be a guest designer this summer, and that is what I said I'd be featuring.  I actually had a "scrap" piece of paper with the trees stamped on it that I just couldn't throw away.  I figured it was time I used something that I had sitting around, so I stamped the trees again in a darker ink.  Then I ripped some scrap paper for the mountains and started sponging away.  I wasn't sure if I'd like how it turned out, but since I gave it away that means I actually liked it. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Lovely as a Tree
Card Stock:  Basic Gray, Sahara Sand & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Sahara Sand, Basic Gray & Marina Mist
Sponges & Patience



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Sunday, May 19, 2013

RHSSC - The Open Sea

It's time for another Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge today. :) Since I needed a masculine card for a stamp a stack coming up I thought this week's design would go great with The Open Sea stamp set.  And since it's a clean and simple masculine card it goes with this week's Paper Players challenge.  I think this is the fastest I've put one of my cards together!  Guess I need to start making more masculine cards if I want any cards done. lol  Don't forget to check out what the other Red Hot Stampers made HERE.



I even put something on the inside of my card. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede,
Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede & Early Espresso
Punches:  1 1/4" Circle, 2 1/2" Circle & Word Window
Sponges



Friday, May 17, 2013

Birthday Bunch

Some of you might remember Stampin' Up came out with a project I posted about a couple of weeks ago the Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit.  At my upline's last demo meeting we put the set together.  They weren't too difficult to make, so I thought I'd make a couple of my own kind.  I grabbed the Mixed Bunch set and came up with these flowers.  I made it into a b-day card for my sister-in-law. :)  I used the Mojo Monday #293 sketch challenge for the design, and the Paper Players color challenge #145 for the colors.  I must say, I thought it was hard to get good pics when I use shimmer paint, but the heat and stick powder with dazzling diamonds is worse!  











Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes & Build a Blossom
Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse,
Gumball Green & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse
 & Gumball Green
Punches: Modern Label,  Word Window, Blossom
& Blossom Petals Builder 
Ribbon:  3/8" Satin in Raspberry Ripple
Buttons:  Vintage Faceted Designer
Heat & Stick Powder
Dazzling Diamonds

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Open House Thank Yous

Although I haven't posted much on my blog lately I've been keeping busy.  I had my daughter's open house to plan and get ready for last week.  Now that it's over and done with (yeah!) I had to make the thank yous for it.  Since her colors were blue and white I made the cards those colors to stick with the theme.  I was sick of working on the cards so I grabbed the stack I had done and quickly took a couple of pics. 




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Hello Doily, Perfectly Penned & Everything Eleanor
Card Stock:  Pool Party & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Pool Party
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist


Sunday, May 12, 2013

RHSSC - Delightful Daisies

Welcome to another Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge.  Yes, I used a retired Bigz die to make my flower.  That's because we had my daughter's open house yesterday and had Gerbera Daisies that were white and blue on all the tables.  They were just beautiful and I felt like making flowers similar to them. :)  I also made doubles today since it's Mother's Day.  I always end up making my mom and mother-in-law the same card, just change the colors.  I have no idea why I do that.  I guess because once I come up with an idea that I like I figure why not make two of it. :)  Don't forget to check out other cards using this same sketch HERE at the Red Hot Stampers blog.







Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  ?? Retired Sentiments Set
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads  Pool Party & Wisteria Wonder
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Bigz Die:  Daisy #2 (retired)
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges

Monday, May 6, 2013

Serene Sunset

I must say making cards for teenage boys is way too hard!  Right now I don't really have any sets that fit them, so I decided to just sponge and stamp a scene for my nephew.  Probably not his thing, but I sure enjoyed making the card.  I wish the camera would have taken a better picture too, but it just couldn't get it to show that the sponging in the picture is darker than what it looks.  That's just the way it goes sometimes!  

 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Serene Silhouettes & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Island Indio, Basic Black & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, More Mustard,
Lucky Limeade & Calypso Coral
StazOn:  Black
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice
Punches:  Word Window & Modern Label 
Sponges

Sunday, May 5, 2013

RHSSC - Mother's Day Card

It's Sunday and time for another Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge card.   We had an additional challenge to also make it a Mother's Day Card.  Well, that was easy enough to do. :)  It might not look like I followed the sketch because it is a little hard to see in the picture  but I did. :)  I scored lines on my card instead of using ribbon or additional paper.  I didn't want to block the doily stamp. :)  I'm also entering it into the Paper Players theme challenge since it's Mother's Day.  Don't forget to check out what the other Red Hot Stampers made this week with the same sketch.  Check them out here.



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Hello Doily & Serene Silhouettes
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  More Mustard & Calypso Coral
Stampin' Write Markers:  Raspberry Ripple, Calypso Coral & Always Artichoke
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges
Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Friday, May 3, 2013

Soft Swallowtail

Today's card is the last of my April stamp a stack cards.  My daughter designed this card as well.  Notice no Whisper White or Very Vanilla on the card! :) 


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Swallowtail, Papillon Potpourri  & Best of - Flowers
Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake & Raspberry Ripple
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Rose Red, Soft Suede & Early Espresso
Punches:  Elegant Butterfly & Bitty Butterfly
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Midnight Muse Moon

Hello everyone!  Today's card is for my brother-in-law's birthday.  I don't think he looks at my blog, so I think I can post it early. lol  So there are a couple of reasons I made the card this way...meaning why I made it dark.  Do you ever look to the west after the sun sets and it seems like all across the horizon there is a haze of rainbow colors?  I know I do!  Other times I look to the west and the night sky is this beautiful dark blue color.  I wanted to capture that color on a card and finally did it! :)  I usually sponge all of the colors when I have a moon in the background like this, but I wanted to try my hand at using the brayer.  I don't use it much at all and thought I should get some practice with it if I ever want to be good at it. 


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree
Card Stock:  Midnight Muse, Basic Black,
Whisper White & Glossy White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Midnight Muse, Island Indigo & Pool Party
StazOn:  Black
Punches: 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Sqaure & 1" Square
Embossing Folder:  Woodgrain
Brayer

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