Wednesday, June 30, 2010

SC287 Welcome Baby

Wow, what a morning.  I started the day off right by burning my breakfast in the microwave.  It was supposed to be cooked for 2 minutes.  Well....most of my things I cook in the microwave take about 5 minutes plus I had written on the package that the food was 5 Weight Watcher points.  So somehow instead of punching 2 minutes, I put 5.  I had walked away to do something else while it cooked and when I came back the kitchen was filled with smoke.  Luckily it was cool enough outside that I could open the windows and turn off the A/C.  But it still smells like smoke in my house.  Probably will for a bit.  But one good thing about it is that my smoke alarm didn't go off so I know I need to replace my batteries!  But that will have to wait til this evening because my brakes went out on my car two nights ago and I have no wheels.  Isn't life fun?!

Decided to do the Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge. I used some retiring things today.  This is the last day this stamp set and these colors will be available.  Hate to see this brocade blue and especially the green galore go.  I will really miss some of the retiring colors.  I just got this stamp set because I needed a set for baby cards. 

I had a hard time photographing my card because my cat kept getting in between the card and my camera.  She was checking everything out.  Finally got her out of the way and shot the pic.  The card recipe is:

Stamps:  Nursery Necessities
Paper:  brocade blue, green galore, whisper white, brocade blue dsp
Ink:  brocade blue
Extras:  dimensionals, brads

Bye for now!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Studio Sketches

Finally got some stamping done today. I have been cleaning and rearranging things in my craft room the last few days. 

I really love this stamp set.  Sketched images can be so easy to work with.  If you want, you can add a little color, but they look great even without.  I stamped the image in cajun craze, sponged on a little more mustard and some early espresso on the edges.  I took a square of newsprint dsp and tore one edge off and crumpled it up, made a couple little tears on the edges and sponged it with more mustard to give it an aged look.  Mounted both panels with dimensionals onto early espresso cardstock.  I wrapped a piece of vanilla satin ribbon (lightly sponged with more mustard) around the bottom of the early espresso and attached a brad.  Mounted all this onto a cajun craze card base.  Everything but the brad is Stampin' Up.  So what do you think?

Until next time, have a great day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Owl Together Now

This is the third and last card that I made on Monday.  Guess I will have to get busy and make some more cards! 

Today I used the soon-to-be retired Owl Together Now.  I just got it myself.  Have been thinking about it for quite some time but just never got around to ordering it.

I used the sketch from Splitcoast Stampers, SC283 and turned it on its side. 

Card recipe:
Stamps: Owl Together Now
Paper:  Manchester DSP, garden green, only orange, whisper, crumb cake (formerly kraft)
Ink:  Basic Brown
Extras:  orange brads (non SU), markers, dimensionals

Thanks for looking and come back soon!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sneak Peak!

Here is another card I made yesterday.  I used a sketch from Splitcoast Stampers - SC285.  I have not done a sketch in quite a long while, so it was a lot of fun to try one again.  I didn't keep to the square card, but I think it turned out nice.  I used one of the new In Colors, pear pizzazz and a couple of the new colors that used to be In Colors, pacific point and tangerine tango.  I love this combo.  The stamp sets I used, Perfect Punches and Cute by the Inch, are from the new 2010/2011 IBC.  This new catalog and idea book is really great.  One of the best catalogs I have seen from Stampin' Up.  The ribbon is some leftover Mistletoe and goes very well with the pear pizzazz.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Stamping Fun

My daughter and a friend, Jen, came down to my house to stamp today.  We had a lot of fun and I actually got a few cards (3) made.  I thought I would share one of them with you this evening.  I will show the others in the coming days.  This one was stamped with my new stamp set, Leaf Lines.  I stamped the oak leaf several times onto crumb cake cardstock, then watercolored the leaves and acorns.  Stamped the leaf once on whisper white and watercolored it also.  I matted the single image with garden green cs and adhered it to the crumb cake piece with dimensionals.  Tied some chocolate chip ribbon around the panel and adhered it to a garden green base.  A nice manly card.   

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Punched Posies Birthday

Saturday is my daughter's birthday!  Her favorite colors are greens and purples (just like mine) and her favorite Stampin' Up color is the soon-to-be retired Orchid Opulence.  So, of course, I had to use those colors for her card. Everything but the eyelets is from Stampin' Up. Here is the recipe for this card:

Stamps:  Punched Posies, Perfect Punches
Paper:  whisper white, orchid opulence
Ink: orchid opulence, elegant eggplant, wild wasabi
Extras:  Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, various punches, wasabi ribbon from when it was an In Color, eyelets

Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a wonderful day.  No photos to post today.  Have been busy lately with family things.  We  have a family reunion today.  Hope the rain holds off.  Hopefully I will get a card created later today or tomorrow morning.  Bye for now.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

This in one of the cards my group made yesterday evening.  We used Elements of Style from the summer mini catalog.  The flower spray was stamped in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla cardstock.  More Mustard was sponged on the edges of the panel.  It was then sprayed with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz.  The vanilla panel was adhered to Not Quite Navy.  The retired Chocolate Chip ribbon was scrunched into a rhinestone brad and attached to the Not Quite Navy.  For You was stamped in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla, then punched out with a 1" circle punch.  Not Quite Navy was punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch.  The two circles were glued together and attached to the flower panel with a dimensional.  The whole layer was then adhered to a Very Vanilla base.

I could not get a good photo of the card to show the sparkly smooch spritz, but it looks very pretty IRL.

Until next time, have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 4, 2010

First Day of Summer Vacation

My last day of school was yesterday. I had planned on sleeping in this morning.  Just until about 7 or 7:30.  Haha!  I woke up at 5:15.  I tried to go back to sleep, but couldn't do it.  I guess that is OK since my house is in desperate need of some attention since I have been working 9 1/2 hours a day for the last 3 months.  I will also still be working at my church during the summer and will be going there this afternoon.

Today's card was created using the Stampin' Around Builder Wheels:  Birthday, Posy Party and Candle Crazy.  I used the retiring Cameo Coral and Green Galore ink refills in the Uninked Triple Cell Cartridge.  I layered my stamped image on Green Galore which had been punched with the scalloped border punch, then layered both on Cameo Coral.  Added some sheer ribbon and have a nice, easy card.  Took only minutes to make.

Well, I guess I had better get started on my housework (yuck).  Until next time, have a wonderful day!