Saturday, September 19, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
On the front of my project, I used Melon Mambo, Crused Curry, and Rich Razzleberry. I also used the Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grograin Ribbon. I layered the Curry oval on the Melon oval, layered a couple of butterly images and put them together. The sentiment is from the Fresh Cuts stamp set - I just love that font!
One this note card, the base is Crushed Curry. I added a little of the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper (just a one inch strip) on the bottom of the inside so you could see it underneath the eyelet border.
This one I used Soft Suede.
And this one is Bermuda Bay - arent' these great names! By the way, don't you just love my papertowels behind the cards?? It's quilted!! ha ha!
My next project also uses the In Colors sponged on using a template that I made by punching out circles and laying it on top of the card. I just inked up the small flower on the Inspired by Nature set to stamp on the front. The ribbon is a great technique just using glue dots to gather the ribbon to make it ruffly! You should be able to click on the picture to enlarge it to see the detail of it a little better. It adds a really fun touch!
The base of this card is Basic Black, then layered with Crushed Curry, and then Whisper White on top. I used the Rich Razzleberry ink for the middle circle and Crushed Curry for the other two. The one on the right, I just added a little more ink to make it darker in color. The ribbon is the Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grograin Ribbon again. The sentiment is from the Trendy Trees set.
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Friday, July 31, 2009
And here's my card that I made:
I used my new favorite product from our new catalog - the Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit. I absolutely love the colors, the images and the papers in this kit. You simply HAVE to have it!! I started out with a white base, and added the top background layer, which is a paper from the kit. Then I decided to add the Big Shot Die "Swirly" in a couple of different colors. After I cut them out in the Pumpkin and the Pink Passion, I decided to try to piece the different colors together for the next layer! It turned out really cute, I thought! Then I added another little piece of the Pink Swirly and trimmed it off at both ends after finding the perfect place for it on the card. The flower images and the cute little birdie tag on the top are some of the cardstock stickers from the kit. The sentiment is from the Best Wishes and More set. I sponged a little of the turquoise chalk around the tag to add a little shading. I was pretty darn pleased with how it turned out!
Can't believe that summer is coming to an end already. Time for school shopping, school open houses, locker check outs, schedule pick ups, and more. Oh my.......here we go again!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
I love the layers and the different shapes....it's just a fun card! Here's my CASE:
My CASE was the sketch, or the layout of the card. I obviously changed the colors and the images to make it my own. I used some of the new In Colors that I absolutely love this time! My base is Rich Razzleberry, and the next layer is a piece of the textured Melon Mambo and a piece of the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper (LOVE THIS!). The next layer up is another piece of the Razzleberry Lemonade paper in a different color/pattern. I used images from the stamp set Blooming With Love. I replaced Lisa's beautiful coloring on her card with paper piecing on mine! I'm not a very good colorer! I'm working on it though! The pot is another one of the new In Colors called Dusty Durango - it makes a great terra cotta pot! The flowers are cut out and layered on also, that's how I got them to overlap the pot. I JUST got the eyelet border punch -- can you believe that?! I've survived this long without it! It's very fun and I'll be using it a lot now that I have it! I stamped the watering can on the Melon Mambo piece with the VersaMark pad. That part was an after-thought -- it may have made the card a little bottom heavy.......now that I think about it, there's nothing wrong with bottom-heavy! ha ha! Bottom heavy is beautiful! I think this may have opened a new door for me -- I think this is the first project I've done with NO ribbon in a long time!
Well, that's it for today. Gotta go clean some more and cut paper for my open house tomorrow. (Anyone that is local is welcome to come! Email me if you need info.)
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Saturday, July 4, 2009
Our assignment was to do a red, white and blue project. Here's my card:
I started out with a white base and just added the cut out stars. I cut a few of them out of patterned paper and a few I stamped. I didn't have a large enough star punch, so I found a large star stamp in one of my sets and stamped it on the back of the patterned paper and then cut it out. Worked perfect! I also popped them up using some dimensionals. The USA is made from some fun chipboard stickers that I got at the craft store. I just pounced them upside down in my blue ink pad to color them. Then tied the ribbon on......that's it! Really easy! To make the ribbon fray like that, just cut the edges off and pull it apart. (this only works on grosgrain ribbon) This is the second patriotic card that I've done using this technique -- it reminds me of fireworks! That's it for me! You can click on my blog title to see the rest of my blog and projects. I hope you come back and visit soon!
Your next stop on the blog hop will be Thena Smith! I know she'll have something great for you to see! Enjoy the rest of the tour!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Supplies used for this project were: brillian blue cs, real red cs, whisper white cs, real red 5/8" wide grosgrain ribbon, white 1/4" wide grosgrain ribbon, Celebrate This stamp set, star punch and white craft ink. The stars on the inside were from the retired Sporting Goods stamp set.
Have a wonderful and SAFE holiday weekend! I get to go to the Larry the Cable Guy show! They are filming it for the Comedy Central channel, so watch for me!!
Friday, June 26, 2009
She absolutely forbid me to take my camera in to the DMV to take pics of her getting her license!! Teenagers!
This was a very fun challenge to do! I love altering things and if you're like me, you have things stashed that you've saved from the trash to "do something with"! My 16 year old (that still sounds weird!) told me one day that I needed to go on one of those talk shows about people that hoard things! LOL!! I laughed at her and she said, "No, seriously, mom.....you have a problem!"
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The base is Close to Cocoa cardstock and I used vanilla cardstock on some of the squares that I stamped partial images from the Stitched Exotics set on using Close to Cocoa ink and Riding Hood Red ink. On some of the flowers, I layered the Trio Flower punch to give it some dimension. I love those vintage brads!! I used my Chocolate marker to make the "stitch" marks on all the squares -- and you thought I could sew!! ha ha!!
My next project is another set that I'm sad to see go. Zoofari! The name of it even sounds fun! This set is great for lots and lots of different projects. For my project today, I'm doing a little treat bag that would be great for preschool classmates (or older!) or birthday treat bags or whatever your heart desires!
Again, I used the Big Shot Top Note die - love that thing!! I'm not sure I can do any projects without it anymore! The base is our lovely Basic Black cardstock - I cut two of them. On one of them I cut it in half. I used our Wide Oval punch on the Real Red cardstock and threaded the black gingham ribbon through. I stamped the cute little zebra image in Basic Black ink and then used my Gray marker to color in the stripes. TIP - use a shade slightly darker when coloring monochromatic images. That way you can still see the original lines of the image. It looks a lot cleaner. I used the Stampin' Dimensionals on the zebra to make him pop out! And of course, I filled the bag with Animal Crackers!
Well that's it for me! Please just post in the comment section or email me with any questions! Thanks for popping by, hope to "see" you again!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
The top view
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Anyway, our challenge was to "CASE" yourself - which means "Copy" something that you've done before, but change 2 things about it. I made one of these for my father-in-law for his birthday last month and it was so fun and easy! As you can see, I had several little flowers and leaves cut out to embellish it, but haven't gotten that far yet! It's called an "Album in a Box". It looks like a box when the lid is on, but once you take the lid off, the sides fall down. You put pictures or journaling, or whatever you want on the flaps - both sides if you want! It's a great gift for grandparents, as I found out! My mother-in-law wants one now!
I will try to put together a little tutorial with directions on how to do this in a day or so. You will be so surprised at how easy and fast these are to put together. Mom and dad left yesterday, so the house is a lot quieter, but now I have tons of cleaning and laundry to catch up on! Hope you're having a great week so far!