Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Birthday CASE

One of my demo friends let me take a peek at the new SU catalog last week, and I managed to CASE a couple cards from it while I had it!  Here's one of them, super easy:
I ran the flower layers through my Big Shot with the canvas/linen impression plate for some extra fun texture.  I just love bright cheery colors, don't you?

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Polka Dot Basics 2 (PTI), Tweeterpated - sentiment (There She Goes)
paper - suede, simply chartreuse, white, raspberry fizz
ink - ripe avocado, suede
acc - beautiful blooms die 3, orange zest ribbon, hawaiian shores button


I received some BRAKs last month for my birthday, and wanted to share them with you!
First up, from my pal Lisa Henke:

Thanks,  my wonderful friends!

Friday, June 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop - Color

This month's PTI blog hop focuses on color combinations, and the colors I chose were:

Hawaiian Shores, Terracotta Tile, and Orange Zest.

Now, I went a little crazy and made four cards with this combo, I just couldn't stop! 
The last two add some other fun colors to the mix.
First up:
Detail shot: I used one of the flower centers to create a stamped scallop border:

Up second: (layout inspired by KWerner)

Up third: 
color progression, throw in some neutrals (kraft and smoky shadow)
Detail shot: canvas-textured umbrella

and lastly, take out the neutrals, add a shade (aqua mist) and a contrast (simply chartreuse):
(layout inspired by Lauren Meader)
Thanks for stopping by, I can't wait to hop around and get some fab new color combos to try!  You can find the links to participants at Nichole's blog.

{congrats to you}
stamps - All About You
paper - hs, tt, oz, white
ink - tt, oz, aqua mist, smoky shadow, white gel pen
acc - tt ribbon, photo corner punch, button

{birthday ride}
stamps - Enjoy the Ride, Retro Background Basics
paper - oz, hs, white, tt bitty dots pp
ink - oz, hs, black, copics
acc - corner rounder, oval cutting template, button, crochet thread, rhinestones, CE

{showers of blessing}
stamps - Scattered Showers, Little Argyle
paper - kraft, tt, oz, hs, white, smoky shadow
ink - black, tt, oz
acc - nesties, dimensionals, button

stamps - YOF Sweet Peas, Green Thumb
paper - aqua mist, white, hs bitty dot pp, oz
ink - black, simply chartreuse
acc - Beautiful Blooms 3 dies, tt ribbon, dimensionals, simply chartreuse ribbon, oz buttons

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My New Fave

I made this a few weeks ago, and I just LOVE how it turned out, it's my new favorite card, lol!
I stamped polka dots in fresh snow on some aqua mist cs (can't tell, can you?), then stamped text background over them in hawaiian shores ink.  I cut out the flowers with my blossom nesties, cut in between each petal, crinkled them up, then straightened them out some.  The GIGANTIC button was perfect for the center.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

stamps - Polka Dot Basics 2, Text-style Background 1, Mega Mixed Messages
paper - rustic white, aqua mist, hawaiian shores, smoky shadow
ink - basic gray (stamped off), hawaiian shores, fresh snow
acc - blossom nesties, orange zest button, olive twill

Friday, June 18, 2010

Two Grad Cards

We had a combined graduation party to go to last weekend,
and here are the two cards I made for it:
We have a full Saturday ahead of us, a wedding and a birthday party, and I actually am just about done with the cards I needed to make for both occasions, go me! 
Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Great Grad (I think)(SU)
paper - kraft, white, kiwi, ripe avocado
ink - black, ripe avocado, summer sunrise
acc - mat stack 1 die (PTI), jumbo ric rac die (MFT), grosgrain impression plate (MFT), dimensionals

stamps - Enjoy the Ride, Round & Round (both PTI)
paper - kraft, lemon tart, olive dsp, black, white
ink - black, ripe avocado, lemon tart, copics
acc - CE, corner rounder, ric rac die (PTI)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Papertrey Posse Petite Challenge - Color Challenge

Our petite Posse challenge #1 this month is a color challenge, and the colors are terracotta tile, summer sunrise, and enchanted evening.  I stamped some terracotta dots on summer sunrise cs, then clear-embossed some flowers on top.  I ran the enchanted card base through my big shot with the canvas/linen impression plate, sentiment is in fresh snow ink.  A little bashful blue ribbon finishes it off.

Hope you are having a great week, thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Beautiful Blooms, Polka Dot Basics 2, Enjoy the Ride
paper - enchanted evening, terracotta tile, summer sunrise
ink - terracotta tile, fresh snow, versamark
acc - canvas/linen plate, clear ep, bashful blue ribbon

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Papertrey Posse Challenge #1: Sketch Challenge

A few weeks ago, a few crafters got together on the PTI forums and formed a group called the Papertrey Posse.  We will be doing monthly challenges, and anyone can play along!  Our first challenge is a sketch challenge, and our hostess is Jessica.

Here's the sketch she came up with, it's a great one:

And here's what I did with it:
If you would like to play along, make your card and link it on the June 10 post on our Papertrey Posse blog!  You will see there is also a mini challenge, a color challenge, that you can play along with as well!  I will be posting my color challenge card soon.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you'll play along!

stamps - Everyday Button Bits, Polka Dot Basics 2
paper - kraft, olive dp, raspberry fizz, melon berry, hawaiian shores, white
ink - black, melon berry
acc - hibiscus burst, hawaiian shores, & melon berry buttons; nesties (circle and bloom); apron lace edge punch; ric rac die; jumbo ric rac die (MFT); black brads; dimensionals

Friday, June 11, 2010

FTL 94

I posted this over on the CAS blog today.  I just love these strawberries, one of my all-time fave stamps!  I used the PTI canvas texture plate on both the chocolate strip and white circle.  I must say, I prefer embossing folders, the texture plates are too subtle for me.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!


stamps - Green Thumb, Scattered Showers
paper - kraft, dark chocolate, pure poppy, white
ink - pure poppy, simply chartreuse, chocolate
acc - nesties, canvas texture plate, button, dimensionals

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wedding Set

We had a wedding to go to this weekend, so I made a wedding card and set of thank-you cards that were inspired by the invitation.
Here's a close-up of the wedding card, you can see the canvas impression on the base:

And the whole wedding card:

And the coordinating thank-yous:  (the ribbon is exactly the same as the ribbon above, and I took the pictures at the same time in the same place, so I have NO idea why it is showing up so much brighter here!)

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Wedding Day, Beautiful Blooms, Everyday Classics (all PTI)
paper - mellow moss, pink pirouette, poison ivory shimmer
ink - mellow moss, sweet blush, vintage cream, black
acc - corner rounder, pretty in pink satin ribbon, natural crochet trim (from Limelight), dimensionals, pearls, canvas/linen impression plate (PTI)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Teacher Thank You

I made this card for my son's teacher at "school".  He went to the Y two mornings a week, and loved it!  I'm sad it's over, but I've got him signed up for a couple things this summer to keep him busy and give me a few moments of free time (*ahem stamping time*).
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

stamps - Teacher's Apple, Background Basics Retro
paper - black, celery, white
ink - pure poppy, rich cocoa, new leaf, black
acc - sensational staples digital paper (MTME), cork, new leaf ribbon, dimensionals