Friday, May 23, 2008

WSC49 Simple Wedding

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

Short on time today. Lots to do before I head out with the kids this evening to YC, my first time ever. I'm really looking forward to the speakers, in particular John Bevere. I'm sure worship with all the bands willl be great too. Been a long time since I've been to any sort of major concert. After three days of YC my body will quickly remind me that I'm no longer 19 or even 29 for that matter. I've gotta save my energy for tonight so it's a quick and easy wedding card for the challenge today. Considering it only took half an hour to make, it turned out quite well. Sometimes simple is best.

Stamps: Together Forever

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Textured Going Gray

Ink: Going Gray, Stazon Black

Accessories: Pretties Kit, Ribbon, 2 inch Circle Punch

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Birthday Card for Marco

Thursday's SCS challenge for ways to use it is to create a masculine card. Marco's birthday card that I've been working on fits the bill.
Mickey was cut and embossed with the Mickey Cuttlebug Die and Embossing folder in Basic Black. I then cut and embossed his face in Blush Blossom. His face was cut out of the Black diecut and the Blush Blossom was placed in behind. I then colored his nose, lips and eyes with markers. Mickey's pants were also cut and embossed in Real Red and then glued onto the Black diecut.
As were his shoes and buttons.
The Tempting Turquoise cardstock is an 8 1/2 x 11 folded in half.

Stamps: In the Stars
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Blush Blossom, Real Red, Summer Sun, Whisper White,Disney Paper
Ink: Summer Sun, Real Red SU Marker, Black SU Marker, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Large Star Punch, Black Ribbon, Cuttlebug Cut And Emboss Mickey, Cuttlebug

A Birthday Invitation!!!

Last week, I received this card from my cousin, Lisa. It is an invitation to her son Marco's first birthday. Marco fell in love with Mickey on their recent trip to Disneyland. The party is going to be a Mickey theme. As you can tell from the picture he's a really happy little guy, always smiling.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday Makeover - Andrea Walford

This card was made for Andrea Walford's Monday Makeover Challenge. The challenge is to makeover a card using Stampin' Up products only. Today I chose to makeover a card by Julia Stainton. She makes some of the most beautiful and unique cards I have seen. You can view her original card here.
Also be sure you check out her blog
There is so much great info on her site.

Stamps: In the Stars, Nursery Necessities

Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Ink: Mellow Moss, Soft Sky, Pretty in Pink, Black SU marker

Accessories: SU Ribbon, 3/4 inch Square Punch, Pewter Hardware

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #48.

I thought that the friendly flowers set would be a great set to own. I've found that it's been quite challenging to create a card with this set and wanted to rename it Not So Friendly Flowers. I've tried on a couple of occasions and was quite disappointed. Beate's sketch this weekend may have just made it possible. Beate's challenges have been great in stirring up my creativity. Check out her blog here

I started by making my own designer paper with all three flower images. The dots around the tempting turquoise were made with the fine point of the chocolate chip marker and the piercing tool template. The chocolate ribbon goes all the way around the turquoise cardstock and comes out underneath the punched out flower and through it.

Stamps: Friendly Flowers

Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Choclate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Really Rust

Ink: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Craft White

Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Circle Punch, Piercing Template, Nestabilities Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Grid Technique - Baby Quilt

I really like the grid technique. It makes for a nice background. I've had this idea to do a baby quilt card for a while and this technique really adds to the card.

Stamps: Nusery Necessities, Canvas BG

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose

Ink: Craft White, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Black Stazon

Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Piercing Tool, Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangle, White EP

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Technique - Grid Pattern

Today's new technique on SCS was the grid pattern. I don't own a scor-pal, but this technique can also be done on a fiskars paper trimmer with a bone folder.

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, Canva BG

Cardstock: Textured Soft Sky, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Black Stazon, Soft Sky, Going Gray, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Bravo Burgundy

Accessories: Bone Folder, Ribbon, Dew Drops, Dimensionals, White Signo pen, Aquapainter

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Just the recipe for this card today.I'd much rather be stampin but.. it's going to be a busy day. Stamps: In the Stars
Cardstock: River Rock, Blue Bayou, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Blue Bayou
Accessories: Large and Small Star Punch, Brad, Ribbon, Piercing Tool, Dimensional

Monday, May 12, 2008

WSC47 and CC165

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge 47

This week I thought I would try two challenges in one card. It proved to be more of a challenge than I thought, the colors just didn't seem to work for me. The highlight of this card came when Peggy from PaperworksCo. came to my door to drop off my order, just as I was taking a picture of this card. So before I took the picture I thought to add some of the dew drops she dropped off and even that didn't help this card. Oh well, here it is anyway. Not everything works out the way you envision it. Stamps: Friendship Blooms, Fancy Everyday Phrases, Paisely BG
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Craft White
Accessories: Ticket Corner punch, Nestabilities, Primas, Brads, Piercing Tool, White Pen, White SU Ribbon, Lilac Marker, Dew Drops

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Andrea Waldorf"s Stampin' Up Monday Makeover

Andrea Waldorf, is a Stampin' Up demonstrator in Ontario, Canada. This week she started her new weekly blog schedule and Monday night's challenge is to make over a card using Stampin' Up products only. Great idea Andrea!!! I chose to makeover a card made by Lori Craig. You can view Lori's original card here

Stamps: Stitched Exotics, Riveting
Cardstock: Green Galore, Pink Passion, Whisper White
Ink: Green Galore, Pink Passion, Summer Sun
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Fine Cosmo Stampin Glitter in Rose Pink, Piercing Tool

Monday, May 5, 2008

New Technique - Diorama Card

This challenge proved to be more challenging than I thought. I really wanted to use the Touch of Nature stamp set and incorporate a sponged landscape background. Cutting out the little bird took a great deal of patience, but finally here it is.

Stamps: A Touch of Nature

Cardstock: Textured Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Ink: Old Olive, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Night of Navy, Going Gray, Sahara Sand

Accessories: Scalloped Oval and Oval Nestabilities

Saturday, May 3, 2008

IC126 Scrapbook Inspiration

This week's Saturday Inspiration Challenge is to make a card that is inspired by a scrabooking page. A fitting challenge for National Scrapbooking Day.

This page was made last year and it is one of my favorite pages. The colors were inspired by the picture of my niece, Olivia, my favorite little girl. She was about 2 1/2 years old in this picture. It's hard to believe she'll be 4 years old this September. Here's the card inspired by the scrapbooking page

Stamps: Polka Dot and Paisley, Riveting, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Pixie Pink, Craft White
Accessories: Circle punches, Ribbon, Button, Piercing tool, White Uniglo Pen