Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Color Challenge Tuesday

This week's color challenge was basic gray, bashful blue, and certainly celery. This just hit me as a wintry combination, so I went with it. I stamped the block sentiment in bashful blue ink on the same color paper, then stamped it again in celery and basic gray on those colors of paper. Then I cut out various parts and pieces and attached them to the bashful blue piece. I stamped the background layer with swirls and poinsettias from Season of Joy. I placed the sentiment layer in place, pierced around the edge, picked up the sentiment piece, added the ribbon, then popped up the sentiment piece with dimensionals. I then added lots of Stickles (you can use crystal effects and glitter) to make it sparkle! Alright, stamp class girls, let's say it together - "Stickles go on LAST!"
Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - Season of Joy
paper - certainly celery, bashful blue, basic gray
ink - certainly celery, bashful blue, basic gray
acc - bashful blue taffeta ribbon, stickles, dimensionals, mat pack & piercer

Monday, November 26, 2007

Featured Stamper Challenge

I made this card for Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge (TexasGrammy) over at SCS. I cased a card from her gallery, keeping the layout but changing the colors and stamps used. I was looking for an easy one, and this was it! My stamping time has been drastically reduced lately. I've had the idea in my head to use the red stickles on the buds of the stem for awhile, and this was the perfect card to make it happen! Thanks for looking!

Supplies: stamps - Stem Silhouettes, French Script, Everyday Flexible Phrases paper - chocolate chip, close to cocoa, whisper white ink - chocolate chip, real red acc - red grosgrain, red stickles

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Color Challenge Tuesday!

The color challenge today was for pretty in pink, wild wasabi, and whisper white. I added the black just because it needed it, and it adds a great contrast.
stamps - Snow Flurries, Polka Dot, Season of Joy (sentiment), In the Spotlight
paper - wild wasabi, pretty in pink, basic black, whisper white
ink - wild wasabi, pretty in pink, basic black
acc - black gingham ribbon
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Featured Stamper Challenge

I made this card for the featured stamper challenge over at SCS (papermoon04). I picked this card because of the layout. It's right up my alley! For the main image, I inked up the "flower" in river rock, and then rolled just the edges in chocolate ink before stamping. Sorry the picture isn't so great, there's not a lot of natural light here today!

Supplies: stamps - True Friend paper - wild wasabi, chocolate chip, river rock, Apple Cider dsp ink - wild wasabi, chocolate chip, river rock acc - wasabi double-stitched ribbon, vintage brads

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Simple Birthday Card

Here's a simple birthday card for you today. I love the Fall Flowers designer paper, the colors together are just fantastic!

A few details: the striped flower is popped up on dimensionals. The olive knot is adhered with a glue dot.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!


stamps - Big Blooms, Amazing to Zany

paper - soft sky, old olive, sahara sand, whisper white, Fall Flowers dsp

ink - old olive

acc - scallop, 1-1/4", 3/4" punches; olive 5/8" grosgrain, white brads

Saturday, November 10, 2007

True Friend

I made this card a while ago, but never posted it, so here you go! From my archives, heehee! The finished card measures 7" x 3-3/4", and come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I don't have an envelope that it will fit in! So I guess this one's mine forever. It's pretty straightforward, so I'll just give you the recipe.
stamps - True Friend, Boho Friend wheel, In the Spotlight
paper - pumpkin pie, soft sky, old olive, whisper white
ink - pumpkin pie, soft sky, old olive, white craft
acc - silver brads, pumpkin grosgrain, mat pack & piercer (for brad alignment and spacing)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Some Class Cards

Today I am showing you two cards we will be making at my class this weekend.
Peace Hope Joy Supplies:
stamps - Season of Joy
paper - sage shadow, certainly celery, always artichoke, whisper white, Wintergreen dsp
ink - sage shadow, always artichoke
acc - jumbo eyelet, stickles (for star)

Snowflurries Supplies:
stamps - Snowflurries, Polka Dot, Holidays & Wishes
paper - soft sky, basic black, whisper white
ink - soft sky, basic black
acc - black grosgrain, mat pack and piercer, black brads

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Another Acetate Card!

I told you acetate cards were my new favorite! This one was for our niece, who just had her 18th birthday last week.
The white panel is on the front of the card, the guava panel is on the inside front, the moss panel is on the back inside, and the artichoke panel is on the outside back of the card. I stamped "happy 18th birthday" on the moss panel which shows when it is opened.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
stamps - Looks Like Spring, Everyday Flexible Phrases (inside), Short Order Numbers (inside)
paper - acetate, whisper white, groovy guava, mellow moss, always artichoke
ink - groovy guava, cotton white Stazon, mellow moss
acc - guava double-stitched ribbon, flower from pretties kit, rich regals brad, glue dots

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Today's color challenge was to use RUBY red, not real red. I goofed, but I still like the card I made! And Krystie, I take all the blame for being a bad influence on you, causing you to use real red too, lol!

Color Challenge Tuesday

Today's color challenge was soft sky, wild wasabi, and real red. I love this combo!

I started by stamping Polka Dot partially on a soft sky base in white craft, but it didn't show up as much as I wanted. So I hurriedly poured white EP on it and embossed! The wasabi panel is also embossed in white, as is the sentiment on the red, and the small snowflake. I used my corner rounder to create the white scalloped edge. Then I put it all together and added soft sky ribbon, a row of piercing, and a row of white brads.

In the next few days, I'll be showing sneak peeks of cards we'll be making at my class this weekend. If you are local (greater Cleveland, Ohio), contact me to sign up!


stamps - Season of Joy, Polka Dot, Snowflurries, Blizzard wheel

paper - soft sky, wild wasabi, real red, whisper white

ink - versamark

acc - white EP, sky double-stitched ribbon, 3/4" circle punch, corner rounder, white brads, mat pack and piercer

Horizontal Pocket Card

Monday's Try a New Technique challenge at SCS was to make a horizontal pocket card. This is the second one I made, the first one was ugly! I started with a normal card (5-1/2 x 4-1/4) and folded back the front about 1-1/4" to form a flap. I attached the pumpkin prints panel to the olive layer and adhered both under the flap. I then taped the ribbon around, punched two holes using the cropadile, and added the jumbo eyelets to the folded back flap. I adhered the card closed with sticky strip to make a pocket, leaving the horizontal edge "open". I then attached the flower using a dimensional. The pull-out part is a piece of pumpkin paper with a white layer on top, measured so that it fits in the pocket. I stamped Polka Dot partially on the white panel, attached it to the pumpkin layer, attached the olive tab with brads, and added the flower with a dimensional. I markered the friendship stamp from Wonderful Words so that just Friend was inked, and stamped it right on the pumpkin dsp.

stamps - In the Spotlight, Polka Dot, Wonderful Words
paper - elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie, old olive, whisper white, pumpkin designer prints
ink - elegant eggplant, old olive, pumpkin pie, eggplant marker
acc - punches (scallop, 1-3/8" circle, 1-1/4" circle, 3/4" circle, tab), olive 5/8" grosgrain, jumbo eyelets, vintage brads, dimensionals, sticky strip, cropadile

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Acetate Cards Are My New Favorite!

This is the first acetate card I made, and I really do like them! They are a bit difficult (for me) to photograph, but you get the idea.

For this card, I cut a piece of acetate to 5" x 10" and folded it in half. I stamped the swirls in white staz-on ink. The main image and soft sky layers are attached on the outside of the card, the pomegranate layer is on the inside front, a white stamped layer is on the inside back (see other picture), and the gray layer is on the outside back of the card. Clear as mud!?! This way your adhesive doesn't show through. I cut out a small flower to go on top of the main image, attached a half-back pearl, and finished the card with some gray taffeta. Enjoy!


stamps - Baroque Motifs, It's Your Birthday (inside)

paper - acetate (write-on overhead transparency, whisper white, soft sky, purely pomegranate, basic gray

ink - white staz-on, soft sky, purely pomegranate, basic gray

acc - gray taffeta ribbon, white half-back pearl

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Different Fall Colors

I used the colors that are in the Secret Garden scrapbooking kit for this different fall color combo. We did this card at my last class, except I switched out the coral for pumpkin and the olive for chocolate. I got the idea for the medallion from my friend Krystie. It is just popped up with a dimensional and nestled up under the ribbon so it looks like it's tied on the ribbon, but it's not! Yet another shortcut to make your stamping easier. I'm pretty proud of this knot too, sometimes they turn out and sometimes they don't. Here are
ribbon/knot-tying tutorials from Valerie and Kristina. They are fantastic!
stamps - Autumn Fest, It's Your Birthday, Everyday Flexible Phrases
paper - cameo coral, always artichoke, old olive, whisper white
ink - cameo coral, always artichoke, old olive
acc - river rock double-stitched ribbon, vintage brad, 1-3/8" & 1-1/4" circle punches, dimensionals

So here is what the card looks like with "real" fall colors, teehee!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

Color Challenge Tuesday

I know, it's Thursday, but I made this card for Tuesday's color challenge on SCS. The combination is tempting turquoise, real red, and so saffron. It screamed birthday to me, so that is what I did! I stamped off each balloon, and then stamped the polka dots on top in full strength color, and then cut them out. My friend Cindy always laughs at me for cutting things out, but I don't mind doing it! For the dotted background, I used my markers to color the dots so I got a nice color mixture without muddying it up by stamping the colors on top of each other. The balloons are popped up, and the string is taped behind each one and tied together.
stamps - Big Bold Birthday
paper - tempting turquoise, real red, so saffron, whisper white
ink - tempting turquoise, real red, so saffron
acc - white grosgrain ribbon, mat pack & piercer, dimensionals, crochet thread, markers (turquoise, red, saffron)

Stop back later today, as I have more for you since it's been a few days since I last posted!