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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Celerate good times...

I received this image from the PIF forum on Splitcoast and actually coloured it about a month ago and finally decided to put a card together with it. The image is Tom Allen's friendly kritters (Bunny presents) available at Cornish Heritage farms. I went through my sketch book and came across this old sketch challenge from Taylored expressions and decided to go with that.
I dug through my scraps container and found that the Summer picnic patterned paper by Stampin Up was an excellent match. The image is coloured using my Prisma colour pencils, gamsol, stumps and I added some yellow stickles to the flower centers for some sparkle. I rounded the corners of my main image, popped it up on dimensionals (along with the sentiment scallop). The sentiment was made on my computer. This card measures 5.25 X 5.25"
Stamps: Bunny presents (Cornish heritage farms). CS: bashful blue, old olive, whisper white, Summer picnic designer paper. Ink: black. Access: scallop punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, horizontal slot punch, corner rounder punch, dimensionals, Earth elements buttons, hemp thread, yellow stickles, Prisma colour pencils, gamsol, stumps, blue gingham ribbon and computer for sentiment.
Thanks and I hope you are having a fabulous day!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Taken with wasabi blossoms...

I decided to combine today's colour challenge on Splitcoast with Julee's Monday mojo sketch challenge and this was the result. The colour challenge was: taken with teal, whisper white and wild wasabi. A little side teal ink does not match my cardstock at all! They are completely different

I think I may be the only person who has not purchased any nestabilities So, I did my oval template on the computer, cut it out, traced it onto my cs and then cut it out again. I stamped blossoms abound over my oval (stamped taken with teal ink, stamped off twice and then the second layer stamped full strength). To get the scalloped edge around my oval, I used my small oval punch and punched oval shapes from wasabi cs, cut them in half and taped them around the oval. {{sigh}} would be so much faster with the nestabilities....

Both of the white panels were put through my cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder. The blossoms have dazzling diamonds applied randomly on some of the blossoms to give it a really sparkly appearance. The oval panel and the white panel underneath have both been popped up with dimensionals. For the final touch, I applied jewels underneath the sentiment.

I will be so sad to see this set it is one of my favorites and always a go to stand by for Oh well though! You know what they say, out with the old and in with the new, and I cannot wait to see what the new catty will bring. With that said, I won't ever get rid of this set...hee hee!

Stamps: blossoms abound, holidays & wishes. CS: taken with teal, whisper white and wild wasabi. Ink: same. Access: jewels (Heidi Swapp), dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue pen, wild wasabi double stitched ribbon, dimensionals, small oval punch, ticket corner punch, slit punch, cuttle bug, swiss dot's emboss folder.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Floral confetti...

I made this a few night's ago while just playing around with some stamps. I love making wedding cards and decided to use my new Papertrey sweet blush cs and the ever elegent baroque motifs set. I stamped the swirl and embossed it in silver emboss powder onto the sweet blush cs. For the main panel I stamped and embossed my sentiment and then added a swirl at the bottom. I popped the sentiment panel up onto dimensionals and added the bridal confetti flowers all over. The silver organdy bow is secured with a glue dot.
A simple but elegent card. A friend actually asked me to make her a few wedding cards as she has 3 up coming weddings to go to.
Stamps: baroque motifs, happy harmony. CS: basic black, Basic Grey and PTI sweet blush. Ink: versamark. Access: bridal confetti (Michaels), silver organdy (offray), dimensionals, silver emboss powder, heat gun and glue dots.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

FS lighthouse...

This weeks featured stamper is "lost in the 60's" (Diane) Congrats!! I chose this card here from her gallery to case. I changed a few things from her design such as: stamps, colours, I added an extra layer, and I did not 3-d anything in my main image.

I decided to pull out my coast to coast set (wow! notice my beach theme going on here...?? LOL) and built my card from there. I stamped the old world map bg in blue bayou ink onto soft sky cs and then stamped linen in close to cocoa (stamped off once) overtop. Then main image is stamped in blue bayou onto very vanilla with the same linen treatment over top. I ticket corner punched the edges, added brads and some mats, and popped the main panel up on dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from "live your dream" set overtop in black.
This set is so elegent and it's one I will never part with...I love it!

stamps: coast to coast, old world map background, linen background, live your dream. CS: close to cocoa, blue bayou, soft sky and very vanilla. Inks: blue bayou, close to cocoa and basic black. Access: brads, ticket corner punch, satin chocolate chip ribbon, dimensionals.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Vintage Beach memories...

Back again! I have been more creative in the last 2 days than I have been in 2 I decided to take part in Julee's mojo sketch and used this awesome image sent to me by Denise out of the kindness of her heart (I had mentioned how much I loved the image and she sent me some just out of the sweet is that?! Thanks again Denise!).
I dug out this old patterned paper that I had from Daisy D's (I love this paper, and actually bought a couple sheets). I coloured the main image with my Prisma's (of course) and then using my paper cutter, scored double lines around the main image (I am waiting to see if my LSS can order me in a score pal, cannot fight it any longer, must have one!) and using my distressed the edges with my distress ink (note: I also distressed the real red edges and the white card base as well). I popped the little girls hat up onto dimensionals. I added the sentiment using the "happy harmony" set and embossed it with white emboss powder and then used a brad with some ribbon for the top corner. I love the vintage feel to this card. I used almost the same dimensions as Julee did the only difference was I made my card base 4.5 X 4.5.
Stamps: Crafty secrets seaside, happy harmony (sentiment). CS: whisper white, real red, Daisy D's patterned paper. Ink: Black, and versamark. Access: white emboss powder, heat gun, Prisma colour pencils, gamsol, stumps, brad, red gingham ribbon, Nick Bantock Distress ink (Vandyke brown), dimensionals.

A creative challenge

While surfing Denise's blog, I came across a challenge blog called "our creative corner". A bunch of gals get together weekly and send out a challenge (that is totally different every week so, you have no idea what it is going to be). This is my first time participating and I had so much fun. The challenge this week was to use buttons and brads (minimum one of each) on your design. I combined that challenge with Beate's weekend sketch challenge.

This is seriously only the 3rd time that I have ever made these tall style cards...they totally intimidate me for some reason and I cannot photograph them well for the life of me...ha ha ha! I decided to use my "summer by the sea" set and matched it up with this paper I have had in my stash forever. This card took me a lot longer to do than it should have ad I stamped the boy right onto the river rock cs, coloured him all in using my Prisma's, gamsol and stumps and then stamped my stitches and then realized that I wanted to pop him up on So, I had to stamp him and colour him again! But, I think the extra time was well worth it. Once I cut him out, using my 2way glue pen I outlined the waves and added dazzling diamonds and then popped him up with dimensionals. The stitching is done using the "all in a row" set and I stamped the stitches along the main image edges and also along all the edges of the patterned paper. I added some buttons and brads for the finishing touches and then added my sentiment. I love the finishing look that the buttons added to this design.

This was a really fun sketch layout that I can definately see myself using again.

Stamps: Summer by the sea, all in a row, live your dream. CS: river rock and patterned paper by Wild Asparagus. Ink: chocolate chip. Access: Prisma colour pencils, gamsol, stumps, dimensionals, buttons, brads, hemp thread, glue dots, kraft taffeta ribbon, paper piercer, mat pack.

Thanks as always for stopping in and checking out my latest!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thank you teacher...

I have been a bad Sorry I have been MIA for a couple of weeks, but I had family visiting and I just have not been feeling creative at all....sometimes, we all need a break now and then.

Anyhoo, my daughter's last day of pre-school is this Wednesday and I figured I had better get my end of year thank you's done for her teachers. The teacher card I posted in the last post is going to her teacher (her main teacher that is, there are 4 helpers as well). These little bags are what I made for the 4 class helpers. I made the 2, 5, 7, 10 bag, following the tutorial on Splitcoast. You can check that tutorial out here if you would like. I stamped the apple from Cornish Heritage Farms "Making the grade" set in basic black onto real red. Using the lined paper backgrounder (also from Cornish Heritage Farms) I stamped the base for the main image and distressed the edges. I stamped the apple once straight onto the lined paper and once again to cut out and pop up over the main image, I added a button and the sentiment to finish these off.

These notecards will go with the teacher card posted in the last post. There are 2 cards of each design for a total of 6 cards. I will package these up in a clear acetate box to jazz them up a little bit. The monogram came from a PIF on Splitcoast (I specifically requested the "G" for my daughter's pre-school teacher's last name). I simply punched them out with a 2" circle punch and them mounted them onto a mega scallop circle punch. The card bases are real red and then just a panel of patterned paper with a strip of co-ordinating patterned paper with the monogram popped up for some dimension. For a finishing touch on the envelopes I added a strip of the patterned paper along the bottom of the envelopes.


2, 5, 7, 10 boxes: stamps: Making the grade (Kim Hughes, Cornish Heritage Farms). CS: Real red, whisper white. Ink: basic black, real red, old olive marker. Access: Black gingham ribbon, crop-o-dial, dimensionals, paper distresser, earth elements buttons, hemp thread, glue dots.

Note cards: Stamps: Just rite monogramer. CS: Real red, white cs, Basic Grey patterned paper (Recess and Mellow collections). Ink: basic black. Access: 2" circle punch, mega scallop circle punch, dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Featured Teacher...

I was so happy to be have a chance to take part in the Featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast. YLM (Cindy) was the featured stamper and this is her card that I chose to case here. With this challenge you make a card following their layout but must change at least 3 things. I changed stamp sets, colour palette and used less layers, to accomodate my stamps better.

I made this for my daughter's pre-school teacher for the end of the year. As soon as I saw this set "making the grade" from Kim Hughes (Cornish Heritage farms) it was a must have for me. I knew it would be perfect for making any type of teacher's card.

I stamped the lined paper backgrounder in buckaroo blue onto very vanilla cs and took my real red marker and coloured the margin on the bg stamp so it would resemble real lined paper. Using my paper distresser I distressed the paper edges and then using my cropodial punched the holes in the margin and snipped them so that it looks like the paper has been torn out of a notebook. Then using my markers I coloured in the tree and stamped it onto whisper white cs and cut it out, I stamped the school house in real red and also cut that out and adhered them onto the lined paper. Then using my stamp a ma jig I line up the "teacher" sentiment and stamped on an angle to mimic how YLM (Cindy) did her sentiment. I mounted the main image onto real red cs and then popped it up onto dimensionals. I added some ruler type ribbon to seperate my 2 patterned papers (from Basic Grey's Recess line) and then added a snippett (is that a word?? LOL) in the left hand corner with a staple. A silver brad in the left corner finishes off the design.

Stamps: Making the grade (Kim Hughes, Cornish Heritage farms), lined paper background (Cornish heritage farms). CS: real red, very vanilla, whisper white and Basic Grey Recess collection. Inks: real red, basic black, buckaroo blue, Markers: old olive, chocolate chip. Access: paper distresser, crop o dial, stamp a ma jig, stapler, measuring tape ribbon, brad and dimensionals.

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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Elvis is in da house!

As soon as I spotted this Elvis stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms, I had to have it!! I also needed to make a masculine thank you card today for my occupational therapist and though Elvis would be perfect. A few weeks ago I was shopping in my local scrapbook store and came across this patterned paper "static" collection by Crate paper and had to buy some in preparation of my Elvis stamp.

I basically just pulled the colours from the patterned paper to get my colour palette and used an old sketch challenge from Taylored Expressions. I coloured Elvis with my prisma's, gamsol and stumps and matted him and then popped up that whole panel with dimensionals. I stamped the little star (from nursery necessities) in versamark and then embossed in black and cut out. I stamped the sentiment (also from the Elvis line from Cornish Heritage Farms) in staz on onto soft sky and then ran the panel through my cuttlebug. It was a bit of a shame to have to cover up so much of the patterned paper as it has guitars and random words and images on it that were perfect for rockin' Elvis.


Finger clickin Elvis, Thank you, thank you very much sentiment (Elvis collection by Cornish Heritage Farms), star stamp (nursery necessities, SU!). CS: blue bayou, basic black, whisper white, Static collection by Crate paper. Ink: blk staz on and versamark. Access: black emboss powder, heat gun, cuttlebug, swiss dots emboss folder, dimensionals, Prisma pencils, gamsol and stumps.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Mellow hugs...

Okay, this is the first chance I have had to ink up my new stamps from My Favorite things and I LOVE THIS SET!!!! It was so fun to work with. I loved colouring in and layering it for dimension and it is seriously just a sweet set. Also, for $9 how can you go wrong?! LOL!

I took part in Wednesday's sketch challenge on Splitcoast and this was the result. I saw the sketch and immediately started planning and this was one of those happy creating days when everything went smoothly and turned out just how I had imagined in my head...YAY!

I started by stamping the image twice. Then using my fiskars circle cutter cut around the dog and child leaving the top of his head to be cut out and "popping out of the circle". I coloured the images using prisma's, gamsol and stumps and then using my black marker, inked up the childs shorts and then stamped them onto the patterned paper so I could paper piece them on. I cut the second stamped image completely out and (on dimensionals) layered over top of the circle cut one. Using my stipple brush I made grass and sky for the main image and then layered it all onto the giga scallop punch. I layered on my patterned paper (Basic Grey Mellow collection) how perfect is that tree paper?! So cute! I stamped the bone tag, coloured it and added ribbon and dimensionals.

Stamps: Friends furever (My Favorite Things). CS: so saffron, ruby red, whisper white, and Basic Grey Mellow collection. Ink: blk staz on. Access: giga scallop punch, fiskars circle cutter, blk gingham ribbon, dimensionals, glue dots, exacto knife, stipple brush, prisma pencils, gamsol, stumps.

Hope everyone has a great day and happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

nursery gift set...

A friend of mine just had a beautiful baby boy and I put together this gift set for her. It was one of those gifts that just kept growing. It started with the card and then I had the little metal tub that I had picked up from M's on clearance. I made the little tag and tied on all blue ribbons and some white and then filled the tub with little baby necessities and a couple of wash cloths. Then I remembered that I had this sweet little frames that I had picked up at the dollar store and decided to make him a little name frame (I put this together using Basic Grey's Oh baby boy patterned paper). I wanted to do something fun for these adorable onsie's that I had picked up so, I used the packaging of my last Papertrey ink I wrapped a belly band around it and then paper pieced the little boat for the center image (on scallops and popped up).

card supplies:
stamps: nursery neccesities, nursery letters wheel. CS: blue bayou, soft sky and whisper white, patterned paper scraps (Basic Grey Oh baby boy, Rusty pickle, Wild asparagus). Ink: versamark, blue bayou. Access: cuttlebug, swiss dot's emboss folder, mega scallop punch, 2" circle punch, soft subtles buttons, glue dots, dimensionals, blue bayou double stitched ribbon, clear emboss powder and stamp a ma jig.

Tub supplies:
Stamps: So many scallops. CS: blue bayou, whisper white and barely banana. Ink: blue bayou and barely banana. Access: 2"circle punch, SU! scallop punch, dimensionals, 2way glue pen, crop-o-dial, silver cord, blue gingham ribbon, white satin edged organdy ribbon (offray), white ribbon (May Arts), blue with white polka dot grosgrain ribbon (dollar store), bashful blue taffeta ribbon, metal tub (Michaels), Johnson & Johnson products, washcloths.

Name frame supplies:

stamps: big deal alphabet, nursery necessities, Everday flexible phrases, 1/4" snap stamps Karen Foster. CS: blue bayou, whisper white, bashful blue, Basic Grey Oh baby boy collection. Ink: blue bayou, bashful blue, wild wasabi, so saffron. Access: brads, hemp thread, 2way glue pen, star spiral clip, hodgepodge hardware, bashful blue grosgrain ribbon, tiny googly eye, cuttle bug and swiss dot's emboss folder, word window, and frame (dollar store).

Onsie's supplies:
Stamps: nursery necessities. CS: blue bayou, bashful blue, whisper white, Basic Grey Oh baby boy collection. Access: bold brights buttons, glue dots, giga and mega scallop punches, 2" circle punch, dimensionals, clear plastic box (Papertrey Ink), onsies.

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