Monday, July 28, 2008

TLC179 New Technique - Blintz Base

The Blintz Base technique is today's technique challenge. It is an origami type fold. It reminded me of a quilting pattern and so I thought a baby card would be very fitting for this technique. I really like how it turned out and I'll have to try it again.
I added chocolate chip to the top and bottom of the designer paper before folding it to give it some more dimension and contrast.
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Paper: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Berry Bliss DP, WW
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Star Punches, Brads, Button, Nesties Rectangles

Saturday, July 26, 2008



The Inspiration challenge today is to make a card inspired by a website. I chose Stef's Ingenious Inkling blog for my inspiration. I love her colors and design.

The baroque motifs image was embossed on whisper white and then the background was sponged with pretty in pink. I then cut it out with a plastic fiskars template (does anybody use those anymore???) The flower is from stitched exotics. The leaves are cut from a punched out flower. The next layer is a whisper white cardstock that was sponged with tempting turquoise. Celebrate is stamped on pretty in pink and punched out with the tab punch. Happy birthday cuttlebug embossing folder used for the background.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Stitched Exotics, Fancy Flexible Phrases

Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Green Galore

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Black

Accessories: Flower Punch, Tab Punch, Plastic Fiskars Template, Flower brad, Hobby Blade

Friday, July 25, 2008


Limited Supply Challenge 178
A Birthday Card with the following:
4 layers or less
No embellishmenents, except ribbon
No Markers, crayons etc
Limited use of punches
I also decided to use this week's sketch challenge for this card. Stamps: Pun Fun, Birthday Whimsy(sentiment)
Paper: Soft Sky, Western Sky DP, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Today's challenge was to use the negative. I used a nestibilities die to cut out the the Soft Sky cardstock. The sentiment is stamped on the Soft Sky as well and a Oval Nestabilities die cut frames the sentiment. Flowers were stamped and punched out and then adhered with dimensionals. I also decided to use all the In colors for 2007 in this card . The card base is River Rock. The next layer is Wild Wasabi. Then the Soft Sky. Flowers are Groovy Gauva, Purely Pomegranate and Blue Bayou. Stamps: One of a Kind
Paper: River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Ink: Groovy Gauva, Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Nesties Scalloped Oval, One of Kind Flower Punch,

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Tutorial On SCS - Joy Fold Card

I've been having a bit of a creative dryspell. Every card I've attempted has not made it to the finish line.
Beate's new tutorial on SCS has hopefully brought about a turnaround. Here's the link to the Joy Fold Tutorial Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Boho Backgrounds
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Summer Picnic DP, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories: Petite Scalloped Circle Nestibilties, Piercing Tool, Gingham Ribbon, Dew Drops, Ribbon Charm

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

SC183 Card Sketch Challenge

I got some advice a while back "stamp first , sleep later". It was one of those sleepless nights, so the stamps came out. It was great to see the sketch challenge posted so early. Now for some ...zzzzz....

Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Short and Sweet

Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive, Summer Picnic DSP

Ink: Old Olive, Real Red

Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Die Cut Blooms, Brads

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

CC173 Color Challenge Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery

I combined this challenge with yesterday's Pouncing Chalks Challenge. I think this technique has become my favorite, I wish I had tried it sooner.

The Paisley background and the flower and bee image from Bloomin' Beautiful were all stamped in versamark and pounced with chalks. The pounced black chalk on the bee image gives it a fuzzy look, it makes it look very realistic.

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, Paisely Background, Fancy Flexible Phrases

Paper: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark, Celery, Black and Rose Red Chalk, Black Stazon

Accessories: Petite Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Dew Drops, Vellum Circle Tag