February 29, 2008

My Five Minutes of Fame

Got an e-mail from another SU demo telling me our picture was on the SU website. This picture was taken at the Anaheim, CA Regionals in February. Pictured here from left to right are Maria, Me, Pam, and Rose. We had a blast!

February 28, 2008

Bloggers Challenge #36

I am just loving this stamp set! This week's Blogger Challenge was to use the layout from the sympathy card on page 44 of the Spring Summer Catalog. I just love the way this card turned out. All images on this card is embossed to make it "pop"! I hope you like it.
Stamps: She's All That, Priceless, Warm Words
CS: Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Craft Wite
Accessories: White EP, White-Basic Eyelets

February 24, 2008

MJ's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

Last night I challenged myself to make this card in one hour. Well two and a half hours later, this is all I could muster up for this challenge. The challenge was actually harder than it looked. I must have been tired. Yeah, that's it, I was tired! I tried a couple of things on this card and I did not do one thing on this card that I should have done. I should have embossed the "for you" sentiment. I embossed everything else, so why not the sentiment? Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

Stamps: So Much, One of a Kind
CS: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP
Inks: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Crop-A-Dial, Build a Brad

February 21, 2008

Bloggers Challenge #35

I do not like these colors together! ... and they don't work well together. Am I whining? This week's BC was to use Purely Pomegranate, Brilliant Blue, and Old Olive. Can you say "CHALLENGE"? I made two cards for this challenge because the first card, we'll call the love card, is just hideous, but I had to post because I used the chunky sprinkles and I like the look. Unfortunately the Crystal Effects did not want to stay near the edge of the heart, hence no sprinkles near the center of the heart. But I like it the little heart!!! The second card, the birthday card, is much better. Simple but better than the first. Both cards are embossed using the Cuttlebug embossing folders. Let me know what you think.

Stamp: Big on Spring
CS: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Versamark
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Clear EP, ticket corner punch, light pink Chunky Sprinkles

Stamp: So Many Scallops, Linen BG stamp
CS: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Brilliant Blue
Inks: Versamark
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Clear EP, Scallop punch, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" punches, Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon

February 20, 2008

Stamp Class Cards

My computer is back up and running. I did something to my computer, again! I thought I was cleaning up my hard drive and did more harm than good. Anyway, here are a few cards we made at my stamp class this past weekend. They are fairly simple cards.

This card uses Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White CS and Berry Bliss DSP paper. The cake is from Birthday Whimsy, which is a Sale-A-Bration set you can earn with any $50 order. We stamped the cake in both Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink inks and then cut off the top half of the cake and adhered it over the chocolate chip cake. Gold brads and Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon were used.

This card was really quick and easy to make but the picture did not do it justice (the lighting was not good). The butterflies were stamped in Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Taken with Teal. The butterfly in the middle was stamped twice. One was cut out and adhered the middle image so that the wings would rise. You can see it a little in the picture. We then added dazzling diamonds to the edges of the middle butterfly. We then concluded with the happy stamp from Happy Everything.

We did this pocket card last and got lots of oohs and aahs. It was fairly simple and the colors came together well. This card uses Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive CS and Bali Breeze DSP. We used the scallop punch as well as the 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" punches. The image is from A Beautiful Thing and was stamped in Versamark, embossed in White, cut out and adhered with a dimensional. We also inserted a Turquoise brad to the center of the image.
Thanks for looking.

February 18, 2008

A Book of Love

I have a few things to post, but my computer is on the blink. My cousin, Denise, graciously e-mailed the following pictures to me so I can finally post (from work).

Denise asked me to help her with a handmade project for her honey for Valentines Day (keep in mind that Denise is not a scrapper or a stamper). This project was made with love from she and her two boys. Denise found this beautiful Red paper with shiny embossed silver hearts at the local scrapbook store near her work. Unfortunately, they did not have any coordinating paper to go with the red and silver, so she bought some plain textured gray paper by Bazzil to coordinate. I did not get a chance to see the final product IRL, but looking at the pictures, her project turned out great! Way to go Denise!

front cover - back cover uses the same paper

Inside front cover

Inside pages.

February 10, 2008

MJ's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #4

Here is another card for MJ's lunchtime sketch challenge. This challenge was a lot of fun. Check out the other players on her blog.
Stamps: Tres' Chic
CS: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Taken w/ Teal, Whisper White, Bali Breeze DSP
Inks: Old Olive
Accessories: Three for you punch, SU RR Brads, Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

February 7, 2008

Bloggers Challenge #33

I really love how this card turned out. It's prettier IRL. This card was made for this week's BC #33. We were to use the color combination of Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red & Taken with Teal. I wanted to give this card a little texture, but didn't quite succeed. I used the Polka Dot background stamp on the P. Pie CS (you can hardly see it). I should have embossed it. The little guys are from Stampendous. Aren't they cute? I hope you like it.

Stamps: Dotted, Polka Dot, Holidays & Wishes,
CS: T w/ Teal, Rose Red, P. Pie, O. Olive, Whisper White
Inks: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories: SU markers (r. red, p. pie, t. w/ teal, b. banana), Glitter, Crystal Effects, Ticket corner punch, corner rounder punch, 5/8" O. Olive grosgrain ribbon, piercing tool

February 1, 2008

Bloggers Challenge #32

This week’s Blogger Challenge was to copy the birthday card layout on the cover of the SAB catalog. I don’t think I need to say more you can read about it in the post below.
Stamps: Happy Heart Day
CS: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion, Whisper White, Berry Bliss DSP
Accessories: SU Markers & Watercolor crayons, Eastern Elegance Rub Ons, Soft Subtle brads, 1 ¼", 1", ¾" circle punches, Fiskars paper edger scissors (majestic)