Friday, March 28, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #41

Well, here is my Weekend Sketch Challenge for this week. I can't believe I got it in early two weeks in a row. The sketch was for a square card, but I made a rectangle card because I don't have any square envelopes. And since my parent's 34th wedding anniversary is coming up soon, I thought I would use this sketch challenge to make their anniversary card. Here is the sketch for this weekend.
And here is the card that I made using the sketch. I enjoyed this sketch and tried the sponging for the first time. I hope they like the anniversary card.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Just Because

Well, I should be asleep right now but I decided to make another card instead. I decided to use some new designer paper that I bought at Michael's. It was on clearance so I bought it.

Stamp Set: Greetings Galore
Paper: Whisper White CS, Purely Pomegranate CS, Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper, Candy Shop Designer Paper (Martha Stewart)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Light Pink Gingham Ribbon, Flower Accents, Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals

Springtime Friend

Since it is Spring now, I was feeling like making a card that illustrated the spring fever. So, I used a stamp set that I was given for Christmas from a friend. I hadn't used it yet because it seemed kinda springy-summery. I don't know the name of the stamp set because the label isn't on it. But it is a retired Stampin' Up set from the year 2001.

And of course, I used my Spring Fling Designer Paper and I used my paper piercer for the first time. I also used my new flower brads. The flower brad goes great with this DSP. I like the card, but it did take a while to make because of all the coloring. But it just wouldn't have looked right without the coloring.

Be Inspired Challenge #6 and Color Challenge #159

Beate's Be Inspired Challenge #6 was a picture of this Coldwater Creek skirt.
And once I looked at the Color Challenge, which was Soft Sky (Bashful Blue), Basic Gray (Basic Black), and Whisper White. I figured that I could knock out both challenges with one card. Here is the card that I made for the challenges.

Recipe: Stamp Sets: None Paper: Whisper White CS, Basic Black CS, Soft Sky CS, Soft Sky Designer Seris Paper Ink: None Accessories: Love & Happiness Rub-Ons, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches

Friday, March 21, 2008

Beate's WSC #40 - Fabulous Love

I can't believe it is already Friday. That means I have to go to work tonight. Thank goodness I only have to work three nights a week. This week I thought I would do the WSC before I head off to bed on Friday instead of waiting until Monday morning when my week is over. Here is the sketch for this week.

I really love the Fabulous Flowers stamp set and I was thinking that this sketch gave me a great excuse to use it again. :-) I had tons of fun with this sketch, thanks for the inspiration, Beate! Here is my card for this week's sketch.


Stamp Sets: Fabulous Flowers
Paper: River Rock CS, Groovy Guava CS, Designer Paper from the Secret Garden Simply Scrappin' Set (retired)
Ink: Groovy Guava
Accessories: Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

TLC 160 - Cuttlebug:Negative Effect

So, the technique challenge this week was to use a Cuttlebug folder and ink the negative side and then choose your paper and run the inked folder with the paper inside through the Cuttlebug. I decided to make a birthday card because I wanted to use my new balloon brads that I had ordered. So, making a birthday card just fit. Since my brad was very close in color to Pretty in Pink I chose that as my base card. I absolutely love the color combo of Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa and Purely Pomegranate and so I just went from there.

Stamp Sets: For a Friend (Level I Hostess)
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon, Balloon Brad, Cuttlebug, Happy Birthday Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

WSC #39

Since it is almost Easter, I thought I would use my stamp set, 'A Good Egg', for the first time to make the card for the weekend sketch challenge. I really like this sketch and enjoyed making this card.

Here are some of the other Easter cards that I have made recently. Hope you enjoy them.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Beate's Be Inspired Challenge #4

I can't believe I have had time to do two challenges in one week. It is actually a miracle. Here is the textured cutting board that Beate posted on her blog as the Be Inspired Challenge.

Here is my take on the card. I actually had to pull out some retired stuff to complete the challenge.

WSC #38

So, I get home from work on Monday at noon and don't have to be back to work until Friday night at 11pm. Since I was going to have so much time off I decided that I actually had time to check out Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge and get the card made by Wednesday. It has been months since I have participated in the WSC, but I remember that the winner was selected on Wednesdays. So, I made the card and then when I went post it today, and I realized that the winner was selected on Monday. :-( Well, it's too bad that I wasn't able to be the winner, but I did do the challenge, so I decided to go ahead and post it. I used ALOT of my new stuff that my hubby bought me to make the card. The stamp set I used was one of the Sale-a-Bration sets that was free with the order. I was super excited to make this card.

Here is the sketch that was to be used:

And here is the card that I made:

Here's the recipe for the card:
Stamp Sets: Merci (Sale-a-Bration 2008)
Paper: Apricot Appeal CS, Certainly Celery CS, Barely Banana CS, Pretty in Pink CS, Sage Shadow CS, and Spring Fling Designer Series Paper
Ink: Staz-On Jet Black
Stampin' Write Markers: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Apricot Grosgrain Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Cuttlebug, Bloom Dots Embossing Folder

Happy Anniversary to my husband and I

It's hard to believe that my husband and I have been married for three years already. Time sure flies when you're having fun. I love my husband alot and believe that I am extremely lucky to have him as my hubby. I wanted to make a special card for him. So I decided to use a stamp set that I received as a gift (I had never used it before) and a new technique. He really loved the card and always seems shocked when I show him a card that I have made.

Stamp Sets: Love Always
Paper: Pretty in Pink CS, Purely Pomegranate CS, Close to Cocoa Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Dryer Sheet Technique, Glitter, Light Pink Gingham Ribbon

Boatloads of Love

I made a valentine's day card for my mom to give to my dad. And since it was going to be a card for a man, she didn't want it to be pink and red. So, we sat down and she chose Blue Bayou, River Rock and Very Vanilla as the colors for the card.

Stamp Sets: Boatloads of Love
Paper: River Rock CS, Blue Bayou CS, Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Blender Pens

The great thing about this card is that it can also be used as a Happy Anniversary or even Thinking of You card.

Onesie Cards

I saw a card that my sister had made that looked like a baby's onesie and I thought that it was super cute. So I had to try it out. I made two different cards, one for a baby boy and one for a baby girl. I really love the results. I used the same stamp sets, Baby Firsts and Greetings Galore for both cards. I simply used different colors when I was coloring and decorating each card.

Making these cards was alot of fun, and they were very simple to make. I might have to volunteer to make these cards for the next baby shower that I am a part of. :-)

Happy St. Patrick's Day

It has been an awfully long time since I have made a posting. It is difficult when you are working 70 hours a week, and barely have time to sleep. I'm glad that I have 4 days off a week now. It gives me more time for stamping. I have made lots of cards over the last week that I will be posting today. Since St. Patty's is just around the corner, I decided to make a card with my new stamp set, Pinch Proof. There is alot of green on this card, but that is the main color for St. Patty's Day.

Stamp Sets: Pinch Proof, Year Round Fun II (Retired)
Paper: Garden Green CS, Certainly Celery CS, Whisper White CS, Wild Wasabi Designer Series Paper (From the Level I Hostess Prints Pack)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals