Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Beate's WSC #45

I know that this is being posted really late, and I'm hoping that it isn't too late since a winner hasn't been picked yet. Here is the sketch challenge for this week.

Here is the card that I came up with for the challenge.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Beate's WSC #44

Well, it looks like I am just barely getting my card posted before the deadline. I do not have the Jersey Shore DSP, however, I decided to make this card with the colors from that are on the Jersey Shore paper, which are Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue and Wild Wasabi. And I used one of my brand new stamp sets that just arrived this past Friday, Big Birthday Candle.

Stamp Set: Big Birthday Candle, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Whisper White CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, Brilliant Blue CS, YoYo Yellow CS, Wild Wasabi DSP (From the Prints Pack)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Small Tag Punch, Large Tag Punch, Dryer Sheet Technique (Tutorial on SplitCoastStampers), Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Trying something new

Well, Beate had her Fresh & Fun Freebies because she had 1.6M hits on her blog. So, she had a raffle, and all you had to do to enter the raffle was to post a comment to her blog entry with your favorite color combination. I was entry #209 with my favorite color combo as Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Groovy Guava and River Rock. I didn't win, Oh well. But I did decide to go through all of the comments and try some of the color combinations that I would have never dreamed of using together. So, I made a list of 25 of the color combos that were posted. So, far I have made two cards using the different color combos.

The first card I made was using Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip/Close to Cocoa. I have an entire pack of Taken with Teal paper that I bought probably 8 months ago, and I never opened it until today. Once I got it, I didn't know which colors I wanted to use with it, so I never used it. So, here is the baby card I made with this color combo. Also, I decided since I hadn't made a pocket card in a while, that I would make this baby card, pocket style.

The next color combination I decided to try was Elegant Eggplant (sorry Beate, I know you're not a fan of purple), Summer Sun and Old Olive. As I was going through the huge list of color combos, I realized that I haven't used Elegant Eggplant since I was making Christmas cards, so I was looking for color combos so that I could use it more often, all year long. I also tried a new technique that Beate had on SplitCoastStampers for this card. I used the chalkboard technique. It was fun using this technique because I had to dig out my stampin' pastels (which I hadn't used in who knows how long). I had fun making both of these cards, I can't wait to make some more of the cards with the other color combos on my list.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Beate's WSC #43

Well, it is time for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge again. I had fun with this one, and it was pretty easy. Here is the challenge that was posted for this weekend.

Here is the card I made for the challenge. It wasn't too difficult because I didn't stamp a whole lot and I didn't have to color anything.

Stamp Set: Blooming With Love
Paper: Whisper White CS, Regal Rose CS, Certainly Celery CS, Lovely Lilac CS, Flowers for You Designer Series Paper
Ink: Taken with Teal (I would have used Tempting Turquoise but I don't have that one).
Accessories: Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Versamark, Stampin Pastels, Paper Piercer

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sick and Exhausted

Well, I have been sick for about the past week. But, now I'm starting to feel a little better. Typically, I like to spend my 4 days off making cards. But I haven't really felt up to it. Since I started feeling better today, I decided that I would make a couple cards. The first card I made I decided to use the Farm Fever stamp set because it seemed to describe how I was feeling, because over the last few days I have felt Udderly Exhausted! This card can also be used for the TLC 161, which was to use double ribbon. Also, I was very excited to use my white and brown liquid applique on the cow. YEA!

After I made the first card, I just seemed to be in a card making mood. And I have been wanting to use the Old Glory stamp set ever since I got it for Christmas. But it never seemed right because it never seemed to fit with the holiday. Since Memorial Day is just next month I decided to go ahead and make a patriotic card. I really like how this card turned out.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Short trip to Canada

Well, I just got back from Edmonton, Alberta last Friday. It was a short trip (I didn't even get to spend 2 whole days with Ezequiel) because I missed my connection in Denver and wasn't able to get on a flight until the next day. Then once I got there, I realized that my camera had been accidentally been switched on and then ran out of battery. I didn't bring my charger because I had fully charged the camera right before I left. The weather was quite nice. The highs were in the upper 30's and the lows were in the mid 20's. It was a nice change of pace from mid 80's here in DFW. Since I got back from Edmonton, I started feeling very yucky. I had to leave work early on Saturday night (actually Sunday morning) so that I could go to an emergency care clinic. I have the flu and bronchitis. I haven't had the flu in so long that I can't even remember when. So, they gave me an antibiotic injection at the doctor's office and then prescribed an anti-viral and antibiotic for me to take. I am starting to feel a little better now. Not 100% yet, but I am on my way. I pulled a muscle in my abdominal region because I was coughing so much. Also, my throat is still very sore from coughing. The best thing for a sore throat is ice cream. And the best ice cream can only be found at Milwaukee Joe's. Hmmmm, I think I'm going to go to Rosa's and get the Taco Tuesday Special. Then head to Milwaukee Joe's, hopefully they still have some Oatmeal Creme Cake Ice Cream left.