Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Enchanting Owl - FMS24

 


Such a classic sketch from this weeks' Freshly Made Sketches (FMS24). All cards created from this sketch may be found here: http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2012/02/freshly-made-sketches-24-sketch-by-rita.html
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Just Celebrate
Paper - Pool Party, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Ink - Calypso Coral
Accessories - Owl Two-Step Punch, My Digital Studio (Love Birds-embellishment), Ruffled Ribbon (Lucky Limeade), Everyday Enchantment Organdy Ribbon (Calypso Coral)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hybrid Sweet Vintage


My niece will be turning 16 this year, and really loves the color green! I really liked the Fresh Vintage stamp, but didn't have it...then, I thought, wait, I have it in My Digital Studio. So awesome! Especially, since I could size the stamp bigger than the actual stamp size.  

I started with a 4x5.25 punch (filled w/Lucky Limeade), then stamped the image (filled it with white from the color palette, next I copied and pasted the image in place (changed the color to lucky limeade) and moved it over 2 clicks (with the arrow keys). After placing the font in (using white text), I printed it on Very Vanilla cardstock. This way....the Very Vanilla will show through in all the places that 'white' was used from the color palette.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Fresh Vintage (MDS)
Paper - Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Punch - Square (filled w/Lucky Limeade)
Font - Scriptina (White text), Edwardian Script (White text), Elegance (Lucky Limeade from the color palette)
Accessories - Basic Pearls, Taffeta Ribbon (Very Vanilla), Big Shot, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Adorning Accents Edgelits

Simply Delightful - SCCSC108




Great sketch this week from Stampin' Connection's Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC108). Thanks Amanda!

Stamp sets - Simply Soft, Sincere Salutations
Paper - Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Ink - Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
Accessories - Blender Pen, Ruffled Ribbon (Lucky Limeade), Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mother Lily

I'm playing with some of my stamp sets to determine the best idea for a Mother's Day card. As I was using the edgelits to create the scallop edges on this card....I bent the edgelit in the Big Shot. =( Not a happy camper..... but, I was able to call Stampin' Up and they will replace my edgelit for free!!!! I'm so happy now!!!  What a wonderful company Stampin' Up! is!
Anyway, back to my card... I used MDS to make the sentiment from the "All Holidays" digital set.

Stamp sets - He is Risen, All Holidays (MDS)
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Black Staz-on
Accessories - Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Taffeta Ribbon (Daffodil Delight)

Perfectly Striped - PP83

Morning Chat Color Challenge (Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz)


I was blog surfing and found this Challenge on the Paper Players blog. You can view the challenge and all the cards created here:http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2012/02/challenge-83-cas-masculine-theme-from.html .  I needed a masculine card, so I figured I'd incorporate this challenge into my card. I stamped the sentiment first, then after masking, sponged three different colors in the rectangle. I embossed with the stripes folder afterward.
I added my card to the Morning Chat Challenge too....although my colors don't fit exactly with the challenge! lol! Here is the link to all the cards created with this challenge: http://www.butternutsagedesigns.blogspot.com/p/morning-chat-challenge.html
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Perfectly Penned
Paper - Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink - Black Staz-on, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Accessories - Sponge daubers, Brads (Basic Black), Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder, Hole Punch


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wings in the Air-SCCSC107



Susie created another challenging sketch this week on the Stampin' Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC107). For a while this one had me stumped, but I found that I love the end result of this sketch. Thanks Susie!

Stamp sets - Up in the Air, Curly Cute
Paper - Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink - Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz
Ribbon - Pleated (Pear Pizzazz)
Accessories - Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Stripes Embossing Folder, glue dots

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bunny


I saw a similar bunny attached to a fancy favor box (Stampin' Up!), and decided to create my version as a card. Thanks Nicole Papolio for your inspirational post!
Thanks for looking!

Paper - Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
Ink - Early Espresso
Ribbon - Grosgrain (Whisper White)
Accessories - Big Shot, Top Note Die, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Oval punch, scissors, sponging, Watercolor crayon (Whisper White), glue dot, Circle and Oval Cutting system (Creative Memories),

Chick

I saw an adorable punch art of this chick attached to a "fancy favor box' (Stampin' Up!), and thought it was so cute.  I decided to make my version on a card.  Thanks Nicole Papolio for your inspiration!
Thanks for looking!

Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink - Pumpkin Pie
Ribbon - Grosgrain Ribbon (Pumpkin Pie)
Accessories - Big Shot, Top Note Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Cutting System (Creative Memories), Watercolor crayon (Whisper White), yellow feathers (Michaels), scissors, sponging.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Easter Promise - HSSTC106

 

I haven't tried to color block before, so with the Hand Stamped Sentiments Technique Challenge (HSSTC106).....I decided to give it a try. You can view all gallery here: http://handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com/2012/02/hss-technique-challenge-106-color.html

Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - He Is Risen
Paper - So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink - So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Black Staz-on
Accessories - Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits and Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder

He Is Risen - SCCSC106

 

With Lent starting tomorrow, thoughts of Easter are on my mind. With that in mind, and with the Stampin' Connection Sketch Challenge too.....I created this card.
Enjoy!

Stamp set - Easter Dove
Paper - Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink - Elegant Eggplant
Ribbon - Satin (Whisper White)
Accessories - Labels Collection Framelits, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Friday, February 10, 2012

Discovery Park - LCTS119

 


I saw this sketch online at 'Let's Capture These Sketches'.  The sketch (#119), as well as all the pages created using this sketch can be found here: http://www.letscapturethesesketches.blogspot.com/2012/02/sketch-119-reveal.html

Still working on my 2009 scrapbook, as you can see. I decided to create a page using the Simple Snapshots Digital Content (a hostess item offered in the Occasions Mini Catalog).
Mike and I spent the day at Discovery Park in July.  We ate a picnic lunch and then hiked to see the West Point lighthouse. It was a lovely day just being together.
Thanks for looking!

Background paper - Tangerine Tango (textured), Simple Snapshots DSP #12 and #13
Photo Mats - Lucky Limeade
Text - Lucinda handwriting (Basic Gray)
Embellishments - Dotted Scallop Knot (Tangerine Tango), Simple Snapshots, Hodgepodge Hardware, Printed Brad (Lucky Limeade)
Punches - Scallop Trim Border (Lucky Limeade), Tag (River Rock -textured w/Basic Gray Textured Stamp Brush Set at 20% opacity), Square (filled w/Simple Snapshots DSP), Circle (filled w/Simple Snapshots DSP underneath pewter eyelet)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Airy Enchantment - SQSC25

 

Working to get a few more birthday cards complete today.  I used the Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge (SQSC25) as inspiration for this card.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Up in the Air, Mini Mates
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Whisper White
Ink - Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, blender pen
Accessories - White Organza Ribbon, Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Communion Cross


I saw this beautiful punched cross made by Angie Leach, and I just knew I had to try my hand at it. You can view the tutorial here: http://toocoolstamping.typepad.com/toocoolstamping/2011/05/scallop-trim-punched-cross.html   Thanks Angie!
It was amazingly simple....yet looks so intricate. My niece will be making her First Holy Communion this year...and this will be for her.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - (MDS) Special Blessings
Paper - Whisper White, Sending Love Specialty DSP, Pink Pirouette
Ink - Pretty in Pink
Accessories - Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Adored Picnic - FMS21

 

My niece loves Bunnies, so, of course, I just had to create a bunny card for her birthday! I love this color combo together....reminds me of spring and flowers ready to bloom.  I used a Freshly Made Sketch (FMS21) for this card. You can view the sketch and all the cards created by this sketch here: http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2012/02/freshly-made-sketches-21-sketch-from.html

Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Picnic Parade
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink - Brown Staz-on, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery
Ribbon - Certainly Celery Seam Binding
Accessories - Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Adorning Accents Edgelits and Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Softly Enchanting


Getting caught up on some birthday cards that I need! I also got caught up with the Stampin' Connections Sketch Challenge (SCCSC105).
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Simply Soft, Curly Cute
Paper - Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink - Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Ribbon - Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon
Accessories - Big Shot, Scallop Circles Die, Adorning Accents Edgelits and Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Perfect Butterfly - SCCSC104

 


Another birthday card complete along with another Stampin' Connection Sketch Challenge (SCCSC104). I'm not usually a blue and brown kinda girl, but I really like how these colors came out.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Perfectly Penned
Paper - Pool Party, Soft Suede, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink - Soft Suede
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Basic Pearls, Sponging, Dimensionals

Enchanting Butterfly - SCCSC103

 

What a fun sketch to work with! I used the Stampin' Connection Sketch Challenge (SCCSC103) for this card. Bright and Sunny!
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Inspired by Nature, Mini Mates
Paper - Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral,  Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink - Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade
Accessories - Everyday Enchantment Brads and Ribbon, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Dimensionals



Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Houndstooth -SCCSC102



I seem to always struggle making masculine cards.... there seems to be more feminine stamps and designs out there. I used the Stampin' Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC102) for the basis of this card.  Although, I think the scallop edge looks a little more feminine than I'd like on my card.....I don't believe my brother would mind all too much! lol
Thanks for looking!

Stampin' Up Demonstrators can view the sketch challenge and all cards created here: http://www.stampinconnection.com/forum/topics/sccsc102-sketch-challenge

Stamp set - Something to Celebrate
Paper - Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink - Black Staz-on
Ribbon - Taffeta (Basic Black)
Accessories - Big Shot, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Adorning Accents Edgelits

Wedding Congrats


Febraury.... the month of Love... what a wonderful month to get married!  My cousin and soon to be cousin-in-law will be married in a few weeks. I haven't used this stamp set all that much, and I wish I could think of more ways to use it.  I feel the Edgelit creates a very elegant look on this card.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Wedding Sweet
Paper - Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink - Soft Suede
Accessories - Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls

Wings in the Air -SQSC24


A card I made for my sister, as her favorite color is blue. I also wanted to play with all my new supplies from Stampin' Up! I used the Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge as inspiration for my card. You can view all the cards created with this sketch here: http://gettincrafty.typepad.com/stampin_queens_sketch_cha/2012/02/sqsc-24.html

Paper - Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Ribbon - Pleated Satin (Pear Pizzazz)
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Sponging

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Northwest Trek

 

Mike and I try to visit our favorite wildlife preserve in the Northwest.....Northwest Trek! As I am still  plugging away on my 2009 scrapbook.....this was back in July 2009. We support Northwest Trek every year, and look forward to seeing the changes that have taken place from year to year.  I look forward to seeing the Raccoon habitat....since I love raccoons!

Paper - Woodland Walk #2 (the background has another #2 at 30% opacity overlaying the first #2) and #4, Wild Wasabi (textured)
Photo mats - Chocolate Chip
Text - CK Cutie (Very Vanilla)
Embellishments - Love Birds (elements), Grosgrain Knot (Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla), Satin Ribbon (Chocolate Chip), Eyelet (Chocolate Chip)
Punches - Square (filled w/Woodland Walk #4), Tag (filled w/Wild Wasabi - textured), Square and Pennant (underneath Stamp Brush Set filled w/Chocolate Chip)
Stamp Brush Sets - Autumn Days (Garden Green, Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip)
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