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


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.