September 27, 2009

TSSC89 - Eggplant and Celery

Here is my take on MJ's Lunchtime sketch challenge. It took like forever to make the scallop circle. I think I did a pretty good job on it, nevermind the fact that I had to go outside in natural sunlight to punch the scallops. I just couldn't get the scallops right using the light in my stamp room. I started out with a 5" circle using the circle scissors plus. Then I used SU's retired small corner rounder to make the scallops. The 3/6" corner rounder made the scallops too small and tight. I like the look of the larger scallops for this size circle. Once I made the "perfect" scallop, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Backgrounds 1 Texturz plates to give it some dimension. The main image is from Upsy Daisy, which was colored using SU Markers in Certainly Celery and Elegant Eggplant. I colored the Thank You portion of the stamp with the E. Eggplant marker and used the Word Window punch then layered on he Modern Label punch. Those two pieces were pop dotted onto larger modern label from the movers and shakers die. The art piece was finished off with six brads on the right side. Make sure you check out the other sketch challenge players by going to MJ's blog.

September 24, 2009

Life and MDS

It seems like forever since my last entry. This week has been filled with so much emotion and joy. My husband and I moved our one and only daughter into her on-campus apartment this past Sunday. The move was uneventful and I did not break down like I pictured myself doing. On the other hand, it was my husband that did the crying -- big baby! At least he waited until we returned home and then he stayed in the garage before coming into the house. Bri is all settled and started classes today. When I talked with her today, she sounded homesick. She wanted to know if I was coming to visit tonight. Are you kidding me? 1.5 hours drive to not counting traffic then 1 hour or so on the return. I don't think so, maybe on Saturday.

Anyway, in the stamping arena, I had some time this evening to play with SUs My Digital Studio (MDS). I am in love. I've never scrapbooked until tonight. This program was so easy to use that I made the following page in under 10 minutes. (Note: please don't talk about the pictures. These were taken in a somewhat distorted manner, but it was the first group of pictures I worked with.) I see lots of possibility with this program. Now for the masterpiece. I hope you like it. Sorry for the lack of details. I am trying to go to bed.

September 17, 2009


When I first saw this card, I knew I would be CASEing it. Unfortunately, I don't know who I CASEd it from. Anyway, if this is your card, thanks for sharing this beauty with us. I re-made the card using Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White. The Medallion was stamped and heat embossed in white. My original plan was to make this card for my cousin who got married this past weekend, but I ended up making a different card. I will be making another one of these beauties really soon though. I hope you like it.

Mojo Monday 103

Here is a card my best friend Rose and I did for one of the Mojo Monday sketch challenges past that I never posted. This card uses Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive and Very Vanilla cardstock along with Merry Moments DSP. The dove was embossed in creamy caramel and put on a pop dot to give some dimension to the card. We also used the new Petals-a-plenty embossing folder. I just love how this card turned out. Too bad it is not easily mass reproducible or else these would have been my Christmas cards this year. I hope you enjoy the card!

September 14, 2009

TSSC87 - To Have & To Hold

I can't believe how fast and how well this card came together. When I sat down to work on this sketch challenge, I had no idea it would turn into a wedding card because I had plans to make a different wedding card for my cousin. Don't you love it when you can accomplish two things at once? Anyway, I usually decide on what stamp set I would use before making any card. Not this time though -- this time I started backwards. I built this card from bottom to top. First with the new Day & Night DSP and a splash of Real Red for a little contrast. Then I added the two layers of CS using the Eyelet border punch across the card and embossed the top layer (which you can barely see in the picture). Although the sentiment was a tad short, I improvised by making the base a lot longer and embellished it with brads to match the charm I found in my stash drawer. I just love how this card turned out. Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking. Oh! make sure you check out the other sketch challenge players by going to MJ's blog

Card measures 6 3/4 x 3 1/2

Recipe: Stamp - Everything Nice; Cardstock - Basic Black, Real Red, Night & Day DSP; Accessories - Basic Black & Real Red markers, brads, 5/8" satin ribbon, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate, Eyelet Border punch, Versamark, Clear EP, charm

September 10, 2009

Great Friend Trio

These three cards were made for a workshop I had in August. Since I procrastinated on the preparation process, I ended up CASEing these three cards from Splitcoast Stampers. All cards were made with Great Friend stamp set and uses 100% SU product. I hope you like them as much as my stampers did! Thanks for looking.

September 8, 2009

TSSC86 - Simply Said

Why am I having trouble doing certain things? My husband says its old age :) I say its too much to do and not enough time. I made this card this past Sunday to post to MJ's blog for the lunchtime sketch challenge. I actually made the card, but neglected to post it. Anyway here it is! Let me know how you like it and then hop on over to MJ's blog to check out the other players.

Recipe: Stamps - Simply Said; CS - Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP; Inks - Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive; Accessories - Rich Razzleberry 1/2" polka dot ribbon, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates, paper piercer