December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a blessed, safe, happy, and creative 2008!

December 30, 2007

Posts be Damned

Life certainly has a way of throwing you for a loop. I’m sure you’re wondering what happened to the posts I promised this past week. Well last week was a crazy week. My family and I caught colds on Christmas day and have basically been confined to our beds. Friday, I was feeling better and was able to pull out my new stamps and then my husband had to be rushed to the ER. His blood sugar levels had dropped significantly. So there went seven hours of my day. Thankfully, our daughter realized he was in trouble and called me upstairs to help. Hubby is okay and doing fine.

So, here it is Sunday night and I haven’t stamped a thing (zip, zero, zilch, nada)! I hope to get the creative juices stirring again as I have to prepare for SU Leadership in Palm Springs in a couple of weeks. I promise to post as soon as I get something.

December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas


This post is a little late, but I just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope that you and your family had a wonderful time together. I've been meaning to share this card with you but things just got so hectic around my house in preparation for today.

Since I have lost my stampin’ mojo a while back and still have not found it, I decided not to make any Christmas cards this year but at the last minute I made a simple but sweet card that turned out really cute. It was a little to plain for my taste, so I went over to my faithful upline’s house (Rose) and she added a little finishing touch to the card. Dazzling Diamonds was used on the tree image and embossed on the Whisper White CS that was wheeled in Whisper White craft ink. What a difference a little glitter makes!

I took many pictures of this card, but the dazzling diamonds do not show up well. This is the best picture of the bunch. Hope you like it!

Recipe (all items Stampin'Up! except where noted)
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Short & Sweet, Christmas Chatter wheel
CS: Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Inks: Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, small & large oval punch, Ticket Corner punch, Quickie Glue Pen (non-SU)

December 21, 2007

A Few Thoughts

Sorry, it’s been a while since my last post, but the holidays have gotten the best of me. I just love this time of the year and am easily caught up in the midst of things. Unfortunately, I’ve been so busy with other things, I still have to get a tree, decorate the house, wrap presents and grocery shop. I am preparing Christmas breakfast for my family, so I would like the house to look very festive. I hope you are all done with your preparations and can sit back, relax and enjoy your friends and families during this holiday season.

I will be taking a much needed vacation next week, and while I’m home, my goal is to update my Blog with new posts everyday – I promise not go to any of the after Christmas sales. I will stay at home and do some much needed stamping and resting. So check back often or make it easier on yourself and become a subscriber to this Blog!

Holiday Hugs
Char-

December 11, 2007

Meander Book




When I saw the directions last week on Splitcoast Stampers for a Meander Book, I asked myself (1) what the heck is a meander book; and (2) can I do this? Since the sample was so cute, I had to make one of my own. And besides, it was a real reason to use my Bind It All Machine (that's another story). The directions for the Meander book were very easy to follow and can be found here.

I used paper by Basic Grey and embellished with Purely Pomegranate and Whisper White cardstock. I left it fairly simple because I may give it away as a gift. I used the mini clips from SU and the rest of the embellishments are non-SU. Hope you like it. Oh! by the way, I did look up the definition of the word "meander" and now know why this book got its name.

verb (used without object)
1. to proceed by or take a winding or indirect course: The stream meandered through the valley.
2. to wander aimlessly; ramble: The talk meandered on. –verb (used with object)
3. Surveying. to define the margin of (a body of water) with a meander line. –noun
4. Usually, meanders. turnings or windings; a winding path or course.
5. a circuitous movement or journey.
6. an intricate variety of fret or fretwork.
[Origin: 1570–80; <>

—Synonyms 1. wander, wind, twist, snake, coil.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006

Two Chicks




Aren't these cute?

Just had time to play with this set and I am so loving it! I started with a layout designed for one chick and didn't like it. So I thought what about two chicks. Then I figured they should be "party chicks" so I added the party hats and then some color and whalla! Hope you like them.

Recipe:
Top card
Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
CS: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Cutie Pie DSP
Inks: YoYo Yellow Water Color Crayon; Taken w/ Teal, Old Olive, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana Markers
Accessories: Large & Small oval punches, Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon
Technique: Piercing

Bottom card
Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
CS: Taken w/ Teal, Old Olive, Whisper White, Bali Breeze DSP
Inks: So Saffron & YoYo Yellow Water Color Crayons; Taken w/ Teal, Old Olive, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana Markers
Accessories: large & Small oval punches, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

December 1, 2007

SU's Retired List is Out!

Now it's time to say goodbye to some of our beloved stamps. The Stampin'Up! retired list was published today and can be found by clicking the link on the left under Stampin'Up Catalogs.

Merchandise from the the Fall-Winter Collection 2007 can still be placed through 31 December. So hurry don't wait! Place your order for those items because once they're gone, they're gone!!!

November 27, 2007

Fun & Fast Notecards

Got this idea for these cute notecards from Julie Buhler's blog. These cards measure 3 5/8" x 4 1/4". What is so amazing about these cards is that you can get three (3) cards from one sheet of cardstock. Just cut the 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock into three strips of 3 5/8" x 8 1/2". Easy as pie ... and I must say cute too!!!
These 2 designs were made with Fun & Fast Notes stamp set inked with Staz-On Timber Brown. Each image was colored using the YoYo Yellow, only orange, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, and Summer Sun Stampin' Write Markers. The cake frosting was made by using the 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds. Each card was topped off with Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon. Hope you like them!

Sweet Treats



I decided to take the plunge and make my own candy bar wrappers. I only made four to start with and decided that these would make cute gifts for my office associates. So off to the grocery store to buy more candy bars! These jumbo bars were covered with Dashing DSP, Merry & Bright stamp set and Sweet Sampler stamp set. The 5/8" Old Olive and 5/8" Very Vanilla ribbons were used as well as Real Red and Old Oliver CS.


Oh! I almost forgot to mention I also covered the peppermint patties and made a cute little holder for these treats. These were so much fun to make. Just hope I can cover the rest of the Peppermint Patties before I devour them!!!

November 26, 2007

Time Well Spent



Received a free Level 3 hostess set from the upcoming 2008 Spring catalog.
In a quest to use the big flower in this stamp set, these two cards were born. For some reason, I don't know what to do with that flower. I stamped, embossed, colored, and cut the large flower and tried to work with it. I was not satisfied with any of the designs I tried. I decided to leave the flower alone and let the design idea come to me. I am still waiting!!! In the meantime, these two cards were born. I just love the Really Rust card. The other one is cute, but I'm not in love with it. Hope you like them.
Recipe:
Top card
CS: Really Rust, Apple Cider DSP, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Time Well Spent
Ink: Chocolate Chip (Craft), Really Rust, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Round Tab punch, Three for you punch, blender pen, Clear EP
Bottom Card
CS: Wild Wasabi, Cutie Pie DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pomegranate, So Saffron, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Clear EP, Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, blender pen

Found It!!!


I gave up hope of ever finding my camera after looking in every place possible. While I was sorting laundry, what did I find? My little camera. The reunion was great.

Remember I told you about my daughter's Sweet 16 Cake and Cocktails party. Well here is a cute party favor that went with the theme. These cute bottles are actually Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider. My daughter and I covered the original labels on the bottles with 2"x4" labels we bought from Office Depot. I decided to insert her picture onto the label along with the party theme, date, and thank you. We wanted to cover the "M" that is embossed on the foil, so we inked up the "B" stamp from defining alphabet using Ballet Blue and stamped it on Whisper White and punched out using the 1 1/4" circle punch. We layered the B onto Regal Rose CS punched with the 1 3/8" punch. Then layered those two pieces onto Certainly Celery punched with the Scallop punch. We tied a piece of Irridescent curling ribbon (non SU) around the neck of the bottle and adhered the scalloped B with a pop-up glue dot. These party favors were a hit. Good thing I bought enough of these because a few of the parents took one home as well!

November 19, 2007

I have something to share but ...

I can't find my camera. I survived in a house full of teenagers on Saturday and a sleepover with 4 girls. My daughter's party was lots of fun. I served 3 different types of drinks (non-alcoholic of course), Shirley Temples, Roy Rogers, and Safe Sex on the Beach. Safe Sex was a hit. The kids couldn't get enough of it.

I wanted to share two things with you. The first is the party favor my daughter and I made, and the second is a card made with the free SU Level 3 hostess gift I received last Friday as I was leaving work. Unfortunately, these will have to wait until I find my camera. Talk to you later.

November 16, 2007

Baroque Kinda Mood



It seems like forever since my last post. I've been super busy with family stuff and not much time to stamp. My daughter turned 16 this week and got her driver's permit today. She is in heaven. Not to mention I will have several teenagers over on Saturday for a "Cake and Cocktails" party which will be followed by a sleepover at a hotel.

I remembered I made a card late one night this week when I couldn't sleep, but never posted it. In trying to showcase the versatility of the DSPs I forgot to add some additional color. And when I thought I was using Very Vanilla, I used Whisper White. Oh well! Hope you like it. TFL.

Recipe
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
CS: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, River Rock, Whisper White, Brocade Background DSP
Inks: Old Olive, River Rock
Accessories: SU Vintage Brads

November 8, 2007

Birthday Elegance


I had some scraps of Purely Pomegranate and Chocolate scraps laying next to my cutter and had an idea. Try these two colors together. After playing around with the color scheme, I ended up with this birthday beauty. I really like how they turned out. I first inked up the petal part of the flower from True Friend with the Purely Pomegranate ink pad. Then I used SU Stampin' Write markers Choc. Chip and Old olive on the stem and leaf parts. With a couple of huffs to the stamp, the image turned out quite nice. Hope you like it. TFL.
Recipe
Stamps: True Friend, Circle of Friendship
CS: Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Stampin Write markers (Choc. Chip, Old Olive)
Accessories: Choc. Chip Satin Ribbon, paper piercer, dimensionals, half beads by The Robin's Nest

Sketch Challenge


This card was made for yesterday's sketch challenge #149 on Splitcoast. I love this layout and I must admit this card came out better than I imagined it. I didn't realize how pretty the Apple Cider DSP was until I started playing with it. Hope you like it. TFL.

Recipe
Stamps: True Friend
CS: Wild Wasabi, Choc. Chip, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Apple Cider DSP
Inks: Really Rust, Choc. Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Vintage Brads, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" square and circle punches, dimensionals


November 5, 2007

Dashing Christmas



I participated in another challenge swap. This time the challenge was to make a Double Pocket card inspired from Beate's blog (http://beat.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/). The card was very easy to make and I just enjoyed using the last of my Dashing DSP. I also sed the Season of Joy stamp set along with the never used Hodgepod Hardware that I have managed to hoard. TFL.

Stamp: Season of Joy
CS: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Dashing DSP
Inks: Real Red, Old Olive, YoYo Yellow
Accessories: Three for you Punch, Brads (B. Brights & R. Regal), Hodgepodge Hardware, Clear EP, Dazzling Diamonds

November 2, 2007

Sketch Challenge 148

Here is a quick and easy card for ya! This was SCS sketch challenge 148 for this week. I was looking through my stash of SU's Designer Series Papers and decided to use the paper from Dashing DSP. Did I mention that this DSP is my favorite? This particular piece reminds me of candy canes. So yummy. I used Certainly Celery to complement the DSP because there are tiny stripes of Celery in it. The card itself is much prettier IRL. Hope you like it!

Recipe:
Stamps: Take Three
CS: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Dashing DSP
Ink: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Bold Brights Brads, Certainly Celery & Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

October 26, 2007

Happy Birthday

I was browsing through Jo Anne's store last night and came across the the latest issue of Card Maker Magazine (I think it was CardMaker). So while waiting to check out, I came across a card using this layout. I quickly sketched the layout and rushed home to make it before I lost the sketch. Hope you like it.

Recipe
Stamps: Wanted, It's Your Birthday, Weathered
CS: Really Rust, River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Apple Cider DSP
Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Hemp Twine, 1" circle punch, 1/16" circle punch, Crystal Clear EP
Technique: Embossing

October 22, 2007

Thankful Garland

Yesterday I attended my monthly SU unit meeting and our project was to make this Thankful garland. I must admit that when we first started the project, it seemed way too overwhelming. I managed to punch out and trace the letters onto the DSP that my 2nd upline, MaiLi, so graciously provided to all her downlines. After that, I stopped!!! Seemed like I hit a brick wall. So I simply packed up my stuff and talked to the other demos til it was time to go. When I got home, my inner me said "put your big girl panties on and do this". So I did and I am really pleased with the end product. The garland is so much prettier and the colors are much vibrant IRL. Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

Recipe (all products SU):
CS: R. Rust, C. Chip, W. Wasabi, R. Rock, Apple Cider DSP
Ink: R. Rust (craft), C. Chip (craft), W. Wasabi
Accessories: Onboard Garland Greetings, colored buttons (Fresh Favorites II), Linen Thread, Earth Elements Brads, Jumbo Eyelets, W. Wasabi & R. Rock Double Stitched Ribbon, Twill Tape (dyed W. Wasabi), Crop-A-Dial

October 17, 2007




Can you believe how many times I tried to upload this post? It took 3 whole nights. Everytime I uploaded, I received an error!!!

Anyway, this card was made for a challenge card swap I participated in. The challenge was to make a criss cross card, and this is the final result. This was my first ever criss cross card, I am very pleased with how it turned out. I started with the directions from Michelle Wooderson's blog.

I used the Cutie Pie DSP Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue. I made the scallop edges using the corner rounder on 1/2 in strips of C. Celery and Bash. blue cardstock and attached to the card pieces and then pierced the strips. The belly band was made using a 1/4" strip of B. Blue stamped with Dotted BG and then layered on a 1/2" strip of C. Celery. (Note, the B. Blue strip was not wrapped all the way around the C. Celery strip. It was cut at both ends). The sentiment was stamped on W. White cs with the birthday stamp from Circle of Friendship in C. Celery craft ink, embossed with Clear EP and punched with the 1" circle punch. The sentiment was then layered onto DSP punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch. That piece was layered onto Bash. Blue punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch. The entire piece was layered onto a piece of W. Wasabi cs punched with the Scallop punch and pierced within each scallop.

To give this card some texture, I stamped the W. White cs with Dotted BG stamp and embossed with White EP(you can see it in the picture on the left). A 1/4" strip of DSP was attached to the bottom of the cs and pierced (. This was layered onto a piece of C. Celery cs. The bottom of the cs was stamped with the Wish Big sentiment from the Short & Sweet stamp set in W. Wasabi and embossed with clear EP. Yes I did use the Stamp-a-ma-jig for this project. I topped this card off using non-SU hardware and attached a piece of W. Wasabi double stitched ribbon and light blue gingham ribbon to the hardware. Hope you like it!

October 7, 2007

What a Surprise!



















Aren't I lucky!!! Look what I received yesterday from my BFF Rose! This was a birthday card in the making from before my special day. This is the file folder card and insert inspired by Beate (http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/). I am so in love with that little cake, it looks edible. Rose added dazzling diamonds as the frosting and filling on the cake (yummy). Hope you can see it. This card was well worth the wait. Thanks Rose. I love it!


October 5, 2007

True Friend

When I made this card last night, I had no particular design in mind. I did know I wanted to make a single layer card. The colors was inspired by a folder on my desk. I am quite pleased with how the card turned out. It is much prettier in person. The only thing I would do over is emboss the scrollies on the opposite corners using white EP or clear EP to make it stand out more. I used the mega and giga scalloped punches to make the card pop.

Here's the recipe for this card:
Stamps: True Friend, Print Pattern
CS: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Ink: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Clear EP, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen

October 3, 2007

In The Spotlight


Yesterday, my friend TaiLan and I were blogsurfing during work. We came across a really simple but beautiful card on Beate's website (http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/). So, Tai challenged us to make our own version of Beate's weekend sketch challenge #18 card. I came home yesterday and started making this card. It took me an hour to decide on cardstock, DSP, and what stampset to use. Once I decided on the CS, DSP, and stampset, I went to work. I was pleased with the way the card turned out, but one little thing didn't sit right with me. I did not like the color CS I used for the scallop piece. Well it was already 11pm and I had to get to bed so I decided not to post last night and to wait and redo the card and then post today.
Once I finished making six of these cards and taking pictures, I turned on my computer and lo and behold, my new keyboard of 1.5 months wouldn't work. Panick quickly set in. So, I yelled for the resident computer guy (DH) to come make it work. Don't know what spell he put on the computer but, "voila", he made it work. We're back in business and cooking with gas!
This card was fairly easy to make and is easy to mass produce. I made six of them in two hours. Once I had all the CS cut, I stamped the artpiece with Groovy Guava and used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the same image in VersaMark. Then I used clear EP and embossed. I did this for the sentiment as well using the Groovy Guave ink. I also cheated a bit -- I had to break out the Mega scalloped punch for this project and I used the Creative Memories cutting system to cut the artpiece and still have a small edge. Hope you like it and thanks for looking! I'll have another one for you soon. I promise!
Here's the recipe of the SU products used:
Stamps: In the Spotlight, Sweet Shapes
CS: Groovy Guava, Brocade Blue, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Darling Doodles DSP
Ink: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Versamark
Accessories: Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon, Ice circle rhinestone, Rich Regal brads, Clear EP, Photo Corners punch, Corner Rounder

October 1, 2007

Punch Pals Christmas


I created this card for a Christmas Swap with my online group. I just love this Dashing DSP. It is so festive! I just hope the ladies who receive this card like it. I removed the guide from the new 3/16 corner rounder punch to create the scallops and then I used the 1/16 hand held circle punch to create the holes within each scallop. All items used are SU.

Stamps: Punch Pals, Short & Sweet
CS: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Dashing DSP
Inks: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Square (Fire) Rhinestone, Watercolor Wonder Crayon, Stampin' Dimensionals, 3/16 Corner Rounder, 1/16 Circle Punch

September 27, 2007

Sketch Challenge #143

I just love it when my cards turn out how I envision them! When I saw the Sketch Chellenge on Splitcoast, I thought ooh! this needs DSP and I could use Dashing since I've only used it once for a card swap (I will post at a later date). This SC is really versatile and can be used with many other stamp sets. I plan to use this sketch on other cards I create.

In this card, I stamped the little flowers from Season of Joy on the DSP and then I stamped and embossed the tree and the star. The star is cut out and popped up on a stampin' dimensional. All items used are SU.

Stamp: Season of Joy
CS: Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Dashing DSP
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, YoYo Yellow
Accessories: Gold Brads, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, clear EP, horizontal slot punch

September 26, 2007

Have You Seen This?


Does this card look familiar? If so, you saw this in the November '07 issue of Paper Crafts magazine. I was thumbing through the magazine when I saw this striking card. I decided to recreate the card using another piece of designer paper. In my quest to find a nice bright colorful piece of designer paper, I came across the same paper that was used in the magazine and found that it matched perfectly with Groovy Guava. This card is so much prettier in real life.
I recreated the card using the supplies I had on hand. I decided to use the stampset All In a Row to create a stitched look instead of actually sewing on the card. I also used the Thank You stamp from Short & Sweet stampset. I sponged Groovy Guava on the underside of the designer paper since the underside was white. This card needed a contrasting color to make it pop so I decided to punch a 1" circle from Purely Pomegranate cardstock and then punched part of a flower from the designer paper using the 3/4" circle punch. The card measures 6 x 3 3/4.

Card Candy

My friend TaiLan (aka Pokeyspiece on SCS) made this card candy package for a swap she is participating in. Isn't this super cute? I think the idea is totally ingenious!
All items used are Stampin'Up.
Stamps: Merry 7 Bright, Frosty, Holiday Tag Team
Paper: Real Red, Handsome Hunter, Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Inks: Real Red, Basic Black, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Versamark, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, small & large Oval and Tag Punches
Techniques: Embossing & Glitter

September 25, 2007

Looking for my stampin' mojo



It's been a few days and I can't seem to get that creative umph. Has it ever happened to you? I've lost that urge to stamp. I decided to create this Blog in hopes of finding that umph. Nothing. I am doing all I can to get it back. In trying to find that mojo, I came across a card while blog surfing and decided to recreate it using Stampin'Up materials. The original card can be seen here.

Stamp: Ginoumous Flowers, Tres Chic
CS: Puely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Celery grosgrain ribbon, Build a Flower accents & elements, 5-Petal Flower, Large Oval, Small Oval, Scallop punches, Ice Rhinestone Brad
Technique: Paper Piercing

What Classic Movie are you?

I came across this website and had to take the quiz about what movie I represent. Enquiring minds want to know right? Well, according to my answers, I am one of my husband's all time favorite movies. Here are my results.



September 19, 2007

Sketch Challenge

With the leftover CS from the previous project, I decided to use it for Sketch Challenge 142 on Splitcoast Stampers. When I completed the card, I looked at it and thought how plain, it needs more. Then my hubby ran downstairs and exclaimed that this card is just gorgeous. I think it was the jumbo eyelets that caught his eye. So here I am posting it.

I decided to use Oh So Lovely hostess set for the artpiece and colored the flowers using the Water Color Crayons. The corners of the artpiece was punched using the Ticket corner punch, then layered onto Wild Wasabi CS. I then used the Corner Rounder punch on the corners and then inserted the Vintage Brads. I used the Sanded BG stamp on the River Rock CS. I must note one small problem with making this card. Once the Wild Wasabi strip was adhered to the River Rock layer, I couldn't punch holes for the jumbo eyelets with my Crop-A-Dial since the placement was in the middle of the CS. I had to use my trusty dusty Eyelet Tool Kit to make the holes. Then to set the eyelets I had to use my heavy duty hammer along with the eyelet setter. Worked like a charm!

All items used are Stampin'Up!
Stamps: Oh So Lovely, Sanded BG, Paisley BG
CS: Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Wile Wasabi, River Rock, Staz-on Timber Brown
Accessories: Water Color Crayons, Vintage Brads, Jumbo Eyelets, Ticket Corner punch, Corner Rounder punch

A Life of It's Own

Don't you hate it when you start out with a specific design for a card and it doesn't turn out that way you imgined it? This card started out as a birthday card for a male co-worker and it took on a life of its own. Now that I'm done, I don't know what to make of it. What do you think?

I started with the colors of Wild Wasabi and River Rock simply because I have not used River Rock at all. I thought that the color combination was nice. I stamped the first layer with the Sanded BG stamp and then randomly stamped the smaller stamps from the Wanted set using River Rock ink. I then stamped Wanted on a strip of River Rock CS and layered it on the Wild Wasabi strip. The image behind the chipboard was stamped in Wild Wasabi on Very Vanilla CS and then punched out with the Scallop punch. The On-Board Blossoms chipboard was colored using the Wild Wasabi reinker and a sponge. I decided to add vintage brads to the petals of each flower to give it more texture. I punched the holes with the 1/16" handheld punch and inserted the brads. This card was then completed with the addition of the photo corners. What do you think?

All items used are Stampin'Up!
Stamps: Wanted, Sanded BG
CS: Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Wild Wasabi, River Rock
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Photo Corner punch, Scallop Circle punch, On-Board Blossoms chipboard

September 17, 2007

Priceless




This card was made for my upline meeting this past Sunday. It was a card challenge using the specified layout. I knew I wanted to use the new In Colors but was unsure of the color combination. Well after a few trial and errors, I came up with this combination. I must say I am quite pleased with it. All products are StampinUp!
Stamps: Priceless, Tres Chic
Cardstock: So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla
Inks: So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

I finally did it!

I must be crazy for creating a Blog! What was I thinking? I love reading blogs so I decided to join in on the Blog-wagon!

Okay, this will be a work in progress as I am totally "clueless" as to what I am doing. I am sitting here with many ideas racing through my mind and not even a picture to add to this Blog. Check back later as I will have some great things to share with you.