Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #17

I really like the way this card turned out this week. I hadn't used chipboard in a while so gave it a shot with the flower. I used white craft ink and then clear embossing powder to give it a nice glazed finished look. For the center I used the scalloped punch on the rose red and regal rose paper, scrunched up the paper and snipped the scallops to twist a little so you can see both colors come through.

All products used are Stampin' UP!
Stamps: Time Well Spent, Floral
Ink: Sage Shadow, Craft White
Paper: Sage Shadow, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Other: On Board Accents, Pretties Kit, Gel Pen, Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Swap...maybe or maybe not?

I've been working on my swaps for the SU Convention, I'm so excited it's just a week away and I have so many swaps to finish up. Anyhoo, I was playing around with the new DS Bella Rose paper from SU and came up with this Christmas card. But, I'm wondering if it's a little dr Seuss or Minnie Mousey :o) looking ... I'd love to hear your thoughts. I came across this simple layout on SCS by Stephanie, you can view her card here, I just loved it!

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Basic Black, DS Bella Rose
Other: Versa Mark, Sterling Silver Embossing powder, 5/8" C.Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder punch

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #16

Once again, I love the colors Kristina chose for her weekly challenge. I used the Rock'N Roll technique on the butterfly. Hope you like it. Now, it's back to making convention swaps, I'm so behind. :o)

Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Ribbon - Certainly Celery & Pumpkin Pie grosgrain, Soft Sky doubled stiched, Crimper, Scallop Edge punch

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #15

I really like the colors in this weeks challenge. I rarely use Really Rust so it was fun to work with something different. Thanks for looking!

All Stampin' UP! products used:
Stamps: Warm Words
Ink: Really Rust, Certainly Celery
Paper: Really Rust, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Linen Prints DS
Other: Sticky Cuts Letters, Glitter Chunky Sprinkles, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Adorable Birdy

Today I felt like trying something more simpler looking. I think it came out pretty cute. I saw a card about a week ago, I think out on SCS, I'm sorry I can't remember who's card it was. It had the punch in the corner of the card like this one. So, I thought I'd create something similar from what I could remember. Here's what I used, all products are Stampin' UP!

Stamp Set: Fun & Fast Notes, Warm Words
Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue & Garden Green Stampin Write markers
Paper: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White
Other: Flower Fusion, Gold Brad, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Punch, Dimensionals, Ribbon (old olive polytwill, pretty in pink taffeta, very vanilla grosgrain)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

B-Day Gift Certificate

Here's a birthday gift certificate I made real quick this evening with some scraps. It's simple and hopefully doesn't look to thrown together. I'm going to miss the Purely Pomegranate color when it retires this month. The In-Colors always seem to be some of my favorites from Stampin' UP! so I'm sure I'll fall in love with the next set coming out in August.

All supplies used from Stampin' UP!

Stamp Set: Fun & Fast Notes
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Regal Rose, Ginger Blossom DS
Other: Sherbet ribbon, Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Crimper, Key Tag punch, Large Oval punch

Friday, July 4, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #14

All products used are from Stampin' UP!

Stamp Set: Seriously Sassy
Ink pad: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White & Ruby Red
Other: Dazzling Diamonds, 3/4" Punch, Coluzzle

I really like the colors Kristina chose for this weeks challenge. It was a little difficult at first, but I thought I'd try something different and be abstract in my design with a bit of bling too. I'm late with my submission, camera issues UGH! Oh well. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Finally, Summer is Here

I know it's July 1st, but just this past weekend summer finally arrived in the Seattle area. But, jumping from the 50's to the 90's was a bit much all at once. I don't think there were too many complaints though, the beaches were packed, the boaters were out on the lakes and the BBQ's going. YAY!

The above picture is a couple cards we made in my stamp camp this past weekend. We just had to include one about summer to celebrate and hopefully keep the sun shining a little longer. As you can see from the picture several punches were used...gotta love those punches! :o) Here's a breakdown on what was used to make these cards. Enjoy!

Embrace Life:
Stamp Set - Embrace Life
Stamp pad - Basic Brown,
Cardstock - Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Confetti White
Other - Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Key Tag punch, Large Oval punch, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, and Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon

Sun Fun:
Stamp Set - Life's a Breeze
Stampin' Spots - Night of Navy, Old Olive, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock - Night of Navy, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White & Jersey Shore DS
Other - 1 3/8" Square punch, 1 1/4" Square punch, District ribbon originals