Monday, August 25, 2008

Crazy For Cupcakes

I am so loving this stamp set. It's so sweet. I saw a pop up card somewhere and have been wanting to make one. I thought this set might work nicely, however cutting out those little cupcakes was quite a chore. The card base is 3.25 x10.5. It was made to fit a specific envelope that I have on hand. I was also crazy enough to think I could make 25 -30 of these for our friend Lynne's class this year. She is a teacher and she gives her students a card on their birthday. Unless she wants to cut out 50 stacks of cupcakes and color them, maybe we'll go with something else.
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper: WW, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Real Red
Accessories: Oval Nesties, Beads, Ribbon, Birthday Embossing Folder

Friday, August 22, 2008


It's great to have Beate back with her weekend sketch challenges. The timing couldn't have been better because my new stamps came in today too and I finally got a chance to just play instead of working.
I have been working on wedding invites, thank you cards and name cards for a friend. We've enjoyed working on them together but making 75 wedding invitations, thank you cards and 120 name cards has become a little tedious. We are also working on welcome back cards for a principal to send to the teachers at her school. Once all these projects are complete I will post them.

Back to the card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. As soon as I finished this card my daughter decided she would give it to her friend for her birthday today. Oh well, I guess I'll have to make another one. Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Small Sayings ( sentiment)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Pirouette Pink, Real Red DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, Black thread, Ribbon

Saturday, August 9, 2008

IC140 Inspiration Challenge

Today's challenge can be found here
Stamps: Artfully Asian
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, WW
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Black Stazon
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Pretties Pearls, Clear EP, Brayer, Ribbon

New Color List for 2008-2009

I was browsing Maryjo Albright's blog Beauty Lies Within and came across her list of picks for the next season. Since I am very visual I decided to take this list a step further and I created a color chart for her picks. I know it will come in handy especiall y during a creative dry season. Feel free to use it if you like and check out Beauty Lies Within for more great ideas.

Friday, August 8, 2008

LSC180 Missed U Lunchnote

Today's challenge was to create an ATC card ( Artist Trading Card) measuring 3.5 x 2.5. The theme of the card is to let a loved one know you are thinking about them throughout the day. The only person away from home right now is my son's girlfriend and she happened to post an I miss you message on my facebook yesterday. She is so sweet and thoughtful. So I'll be giving her this card when she gets back. Stamps: So Very, All in a Row
Paper: Pink Passion, BB, WW
Ink: Black Stazon, Craft White
Accesssories: Square Nestities, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Chipboard Letter, Ribbon

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Another Double Challenge

Today's challenge was to use bling on our card. I decided to use yesterday's sketch as well. I'm not sure what I was thinking in adding glitter to the Touch of Nature images. I started out with the glitter covered butterfly and thought why not use the flower as well and add some glitter to the centers. The butterfly image was inked with versamark, then black Stazon and then stamped onto vellum. I then sprinkled some heat and stick powder and finally the Orchid Fine Cosmo Glitter.

Stamps: Touch of Nature

Paper: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, WW, Vellum

Ink: Black Stazon, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive

Accessories: Orchid Fine Cosmo Glitter, Heat and Stick Powder, Dew Drops

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Double Challenge

Today's color challenge is to use the 2007-2008 In Colors. I also combined it with yesterday's technique challenge Square Spring Card. I used a pieces of 41/4 x 81/2 Ginger Blossom Cardstock for the base. Ruby Red was adhered to the bottom base of the card and to the top portion of the square. I used a hole punch to punch holes in the corners and threaded some ribbon through them. Dew drops were adhered with Aleene's Jewel-It glue. This glue adhere everything and anything.

Stamps: Embrace Life

Paper: Ginger Blossom DP, Ruby Red, WW

Ink: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi, Black Stazon

Accessories: Petite Circle Nesties, Ribbon, Dew Drops, Dimensionals, Hole Punch