Sunday, June 30, 2013

Happy Birthday to my Hubby!

It's Sunday so that means it's time to post another Red Hot Stampers' sketch card.  Since it's my hubby's birthday today I thought I'd use this week's sketch challenge to make his card.  It went together pretty quickly too.  Well, except cutting out the anchor, but that wasn't too bad. :)  Don't forget to check out what the other Red Hot Stampers made this week HERE.




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea & Perfectly Penned
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Island Indigo & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pool Party & Island Indigo
Punch:  1 1/4" Circle
Sponges

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Inky Fingers Club Summer Session

Well, it's been a few days since I've blogged, but today's post is kind of special since it's for a project that I've been working on for a few weeks.  I'm sure you've seen a few posts where I've talked about the Inky Fingers Club.  I was asked to be a guest designer for the summer session, and today I'm showing you a few pics of all the Stampin' Up! supplies I've used to create my projects.  Notice how everything is laid out pretty neatly?  Yup, I'm a neat stamping freak, so I couldn't take pictures of everything being messy because I clean up as I go along.  Not sure if that's good or bad. lol  As much as I'd like to I can't show you any pics of the cards (gotta build up the suspense), but I do have one small snippet of one of the cards...and it's not even from my favorite card of the bunch!  As you'll see on the small little sample at the bottom of this post, it involves sponging.  Yes, I love all different sorts of sponging, but these cards in particular are all different scenes I've created using sponges, ink and and of course my Stampin' Up! supplies.  





I've taken a lot of pictures and will have step by step instructions for each card.  Remember there will be a  lot more designs out there than just mine when you sign up for the summer session. :)  Here is the info I've posted before to give you an idea what all of this is about.  Don't forget to email me if you've joined the summer session. 

Inky Fingers Club
Summer 2013 Session
July 7th through July 20th

All New Stampin' Up! Products
Over 50
 Exclusive Designs
Creative Card Sets and Containers
14
 Daily Tutorials
Talented Guest Designers
Step by Step
 Directions
Lots of
 Photos

Daily Challenges with Prizes
Original Artwork Shipped to Members

I would love for you to become a member and join me and the other designers at the Inky Fingers Club HERE!  If you do decide to join and become a member please send me your email by clicking on the "Contact Me" box at the top of my blog. 

And like I promised, here is the little snippet of one of the cards.  Can you guess which one of the four pictures up top has all the stuff I used to create this card? :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Serene Silhouettes Graduation

    Today's card is for this week's Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge.  I must say I had a hard time with this week's sketch!  I finally just sponged in some colors on the semi-circle to kind of show a sunset since it seems that's all I've been working on lately, then stamped one of the trees from Serene Silhouettes.  I also needed one more graduation card, so it kind of served a dual purpose today.  
If you like the look of sponging and aren't sure how to do it I have four cards that I made for the Inky Fingers Club Summer Session.  They range from pretty simple to a bit of work, but I will have detailed instructions and a LOT of pictures for each card.  Here is some more info you can check out if you're interested...

Inky Fingers Club
Summer 2013 Session
July 7th through July 20th

All New Stampin' Up! Products
Over 50
 Exclusive Designs
Creative Card Sets and Containers
14
 Daily Tutorials
Talented Guest Designers
Step by Step
 Directions
Lots of
 Photos

Daily Challenges with Prizes
Original Artwork Shipped to Members

I would love for you to become a member and join me and the other designers at the Inky Fingers Club HERE!  If you do decide to join and become a member please send me your email by clicking on the "Contact Me" box at the top of my blog. 

Don't forget to check out what the other Red Hot Stampers made using this sketch HERE.



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Serene Silhouettes & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight,
Bermuda Bay & Pool Party
StazOn:  Black
Framelits:  Circle Collection
Sponges


Friday, June 21, 2013

Cherry Cobbler Floral Fusion

Today's card is one of my June stamp a stack cards.  Believe it or not I just recently bought the Floral Fusion sizzlet die and couldn't wait to use it.  I was thinking of using it with the Lattice Bigz Die at first until I remembered I had a new embossing folder to use...the Modern Mosaic folder.  I figured that would work well as a lattice background. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Cherry Cobbler
Embossing Folder:  Modern Mosaic
Sizzlet Dies:  Floral Fusion & Little Leaves
Jewels:  Basic Rhinestones
Sponges


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Lovely as a Tree Birthday

Last week was my brother-in-law's birthday so I made him a card using a simple sponging technique and Lovely as a Tree.  I would have made him a card with horses, but I don't have any horse stamps!  What is up with that!?  Stampin' Up! even has one too...hmm. lol



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Lovely as a Tree & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Soft Suede & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Soft Suede, Garden Green, 
Blushing Bride & So Saffron
Punch:  1 1/4" Circle
Sponges

Monday, June 17, 2013

Father's Day Cards

I liked the Red Hot Stampers' sketch so much this week that I made all of my Father's Day cards using it. :)  The first one is for my dad.  Usually I use blues when I use this set, however my dad just finished restoring his Valiant sailboat after working on it for about twelve years.  The stripe around the edge is similar to the Garden Green on this card.  Plus he likes green better than blue. :) 


The second card is for my father-in-law.  He seems to like cars (or is it trucks) and has a couple that he would like to restore (I hope I'm remembering that correctly!)  I used a retired set for this card.  I've kept a few masculine sets that Stampin' Up! has had over the years since I like them so much.


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

First Card
Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Garden Green & Pistachio Pudding
Punches:  1 1/4" Circle & 1 3/8" Circle

Second Card
Stamp Sets:  Antique Autos (retired), The Open Sea & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Basic Gray & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Basic Black & Basic Gray
Punches:  1 1/4" Circle & 1 3/8" Circle

Sunday, June 16, 2013

RHSSC - By the Tide

Happy Father's Day!  Not sure how many of you that read this are Father's, but thought I'd send it out just in case. :)  It's also Sunday so you know what that means...another Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge card.  I haven't used the set By the Tide in a while, so I decided to pull that one out for this week's sketch.  Other than cutting out the fish this was a quick and easy card to make. :)  Don't forget to check out what the other Red Hot Stampers made HERE.



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  By the Tide & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Garden Green, Island Indigo & Very Vanilla
Classic Stamp Pads:  Garden Green & Island Indigo

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Thinking of You and Sponging Too

Today's card is one I quickly whipped up since I've been busy working on my cards For the Inky Fingers Club Summer Session.  Since I usually have a card or two left over from my stamp a stacks I decided to grab one of those to make a new one.  I think Pool Party and Soft Sky go pretty well with the Baja Breeze card stock I already had cut up. :)



Speaking of Inky Fingers I've been doing a LOT of sponging (and really do have inky fingers!)  After all the work I've been doing I can't wait to see what the other ladies are making for the summer session too.  Below are some cards that I've made in the past using the sponging technique if you're wondering what this is all about.  I'll be giving detailed step by step instructions with a lot of pictures on four new cards that I've created special for this club if you're interested in learning how to do this yourself.  

Inky Fingers Club
Summer 2013 Session
July 7th through July 20th

All New Stampin' Up! Products
Over 50
 Exclusive Designs
Creative Card Sets and Containers
14
 Daily Tutorials
Talented Guest Designers
Step by Step
 Directions
Lots of
 Photos

Daily Challenges with Prizes
Original Artwork Shipped to Members

I would love for you to become a member and join me and the other designers at the Inky Fingers Club HERE!  If you do decide to join and become a member please send me your email by clicking on the "Contact Me" box at the top of my blog. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Stippled Blossoms & Wetlands
Card Stock:  Baja Breeze (retired) & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Baja Breeze (retired), Soft Sky,
& Pistachio Pudding 
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist










Wednesday, June 12, 2013

RHSSC - Bitty Butterfly Birthday

I must say I really like the new In Colors! :)  I was planning on using them for this week's Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge card, but then we had a little bit added on to the challenge toward the end of the week...we needed to make our cards into a Father's Day card too.  Well, today's card is the idea I had going in my head (I even the the set, punches and colors sitting out early in the week!).  I really didn't think butterflies were a very wise choice for a Father's day card, so I made this card for my friend's birthday instead. :)




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, 
Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana & Strawberry Slush
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, 
Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana & Strawberry Slush
Embossing Folder:  Honeycomb
Punches:  Modern Label, Word Window,
3/4" Circle & Bitty Butterfly
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist (retired)


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Celebrate Today!

What an appropriate title for today's card...Celebrate Today!  It was my dad and mom's anniversary, so I wanted to make them something special.  Right now I'm working on sponging, so I wanted to make a nice scene for them.  I think I need to work on figuring out some different scenes, but for now this will have to do.  Since I started their card so late I went looking for a bit of help.  I liked the colors for this week's Paper Players color challenge, so I quickly pulled them out and got to work!  Since sponging makes my colors mix a little I knew I would end up with a hint of green on my card too.  I have no idea why I think this, but a card just doesn't seem right if it doesn't have any green on it.  Ok, I don't think that of all my cards, but I do think that about a lot of them that I make.  Maybe some of you have this weird obsession too...there has to be a certain color to make things just right. lol





Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Serene Silhouettes & Perfectly Penned
Card Stock:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party, 
So Saffron & Early Espresso
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party, 
So Saffron & Early Espresso
Framelits:  Squares Collection
Sponges


Sunday, June 9, 2013

RHSSC - Happy Father's Day

It's time for another Red Hot Stampers' sketch card.  Not only do we need to do the sketch this week, but we had an extra challenge to make it a Father's Day card.  I started looking through my sets and realized I don't have very many masculine sets that aren't retired!  So once again I used my trusty The Open Sea set.  Don't forget to check out what the other Red Hot Stampers made over HERE.




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Midnight Muse & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Midnight Muse
Embossing Folder:  Stripes
Punches:  Modern Label, Word Window,
1 3/8" Circle & 2 1/2" Circle
Sponges


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Need for Speed Wallet

I've been taking a bit of a break from blogging, but it's time to start again.  Today's "card" is for my nephew's birthday.  I've made these before, but thought I'd post another one since I think they're so cool. :)  I stamped and cut out the image, then taped it on the wallet front.  Then I run it through the Big Shot to get the textured look.  Of course I have to fill it with a bunch of fake stuff, however there is some real stuff in there even though you can't see it. :)

Another thing I want to add is what I talked about last week...  I'm a guest designer for the Inky Fingers Club and would love to have you join.  I'll be featuring sponging and have lots of pics and instructions on how to make four different scenes on four cards.  I'm not the only one designing, so you'll see a lot of great things out there!  Click HERE to register.  If you're one of the first fifty to sign up you get an Early Bird Discount of $19.95.  Here's some more info...

Summer 2013 Session
July 7th through July 20th

All New Stampin' Up! Products
Over 50
 Exclusive Designs
Creative Card Sets and Containers
14
 Daily Tutorials
Talented Guest Designers
Step by Step
 Directions
Lots of
 Photos

Daily Challenges with Prizes
Original Artwork Shipped to Members





Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Need for Speed (retired)
Card Stock:  Soft Suede & Early Espresso
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Early Espresso
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice
Sponges




Sunday, June 2, 2013

RHSSC - Thinking of You

It's Sunday so that means it's time for another Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge card. :)  When I saw the sketch I decided I wanted to use a color that I haven't used in a while...Pacific Point.  Since I wanted to use the Window Frames Framelits I decided to make my card square this week.  It's a little busy with the flower added in, but I went with it anyway.  One thing you might have noticed is that I used shimmer paint.  I love shimmer paint and still have a LOT of it.  That means even though it's no longer available I still plan on using it until my supply runs out, or Stampin' Up! comes up with something similar to use that's affordable.  Don't forget to check out what the other Red Hot Stampers made using this design HERE.



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Hello Doily, Blooming with Kindness
 & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Pacific Point & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Pacific Point
Framelits:  Window Frames
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist 
Sponges

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Serene Silhouette Sunset

It's time for some sponge art again.  I've been practicing it since I'm going to be a guest designer this summer for the Inky Fingers Club!  I'm really excited about this!  It will be challenging, but so fun to create some more scenes using sponging.  I'm also excited to see what the other guest designers will be making too!  
Today's card is for my sister and brother-in-law's anniversary.  Funny thing...everything was going fine while I was working on it until I decided I wanted the yellow sponged a little darker.  Of course I had already attached my scene to the card and I ended up getting  the yellow on the lighter embossed part of my card!   Well, I was NOT about to start over! My mistake meant I had to sponge around the the rest of it too.  I think my mistake added just the extra touch it needed though.  I love it when a mistake turns into even something better than I first had planned! :) 



Here's a little more info about the Inky Fingers Club that you can join, not only for my projects, but for other projects by talented guest designers.


Inky Fingers Club
Summer 2013 Session
July 7th through July 20th

All New Stampin' Up! Products
Over 50
 Exclusive Designs
Creative Card Sets and Containers
14
 Daily Tutorials
Talented Guest Designers
Step by Step
 Directions
Lots of
 Photos

Daily Challenges with Prizes
Original Artwork Shipped to Members

In a couple of weeks I will be going away for the weekend to create four unique sponged scene cards with a special box to hold them in.  I will be taking a lot of pictures, and maybe even some video (yes, maybe! lol) so you can create some beautiful cards to give to family and friends.  I would love for you to become a member and join me and the other designers at the Inky Fingers Club HERE!  If you do decide to join and become a member please send me your email by clicking on the "Contact Me" box at the top of my blog. I can't wait to get my stamp set and get started!  :)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Serene Silhouettes

Card Stock:  Island Indigo & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit,
Pool Party, Island Indigo, & Lucky Limeade
StazOn:  Black
Embossing Folder:  Argyle
Framelits:  Apothecary Accents
Paper-Piercing Pack:  Essentials
Brads:  Neutrals (black)
Punches:  3/4" Circle (sun) & 1" Circle (framelit)
Sponges

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