Friday, April 27, 2012

Forever Floral

My parents will be celebrating 45 years of marriage on May 6th. I wanted to create something elegant with the colors they had at their wedding.
My inspiration came from a similar card with the same layout, but I just changed the colors and saying.
Thanks Jenna Barber for your wonderful card I saw on splitcoaststampers.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Fifth Avenue Floral, Loving Thoughts
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Versamark
Accessories - Organza Ribbon (Whisper White), Basic Pearls, craft blade, glue dots, Stamp-a-ma-jig, heat gun, White Embossing powder, Embossing buddy.

Gentle Thoughts

I created this card a while back, and fell in love with it....so I made it again when I needed a "thinking of you" card.
It's wonderfully elegant...and you can change the sentiment to reflect whatever you'd want to say (ie: birthday, anniversary, etc).
I took inspiration for this card from Jenna Barber whose similar card used the stamp set "Fifth Avenue Floral" instead of "Gently Falling". (on splitcoaststampers website)
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Gently Falling
Paper - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - Basic Pearls, Satin Ribbon (Early Espresso), craft blade

Christmas 2009 - SBSC09

 


With these pages, I have successfully completed my 2009 scrapbook!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!
I loosely used the splitcoaststampers sketch challenge for these pages. You can view all the pages created with this sketch here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=sbsc09&x=0&y=0

Thanks for looking!
Paper - Christmas Cocoa II DSP #8 and #2
Photo mats - Old Olive
Text - Gregory and Broach (Whisper White)
Embellishments - Christmas Cocoa II elements
Punches - Square (filled with Christmas Cocoa II DSP)
Stamp Brush Set - Tree Trimmings (Whisper White)


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Five Mile Point - SBSC276

 

The last scrapbook pages of our Connecticut trip in November 2009. We explored the lighthouses on the coast and just enjoyed being with each other.
I incorporated the Splitcoaststampers sketch (SBSC276) in this two page layout.  You can view all the pages made with this sketch here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=sbsc276&cat=&x=0&y=0
Thanks for looking!

Papers - Textured (Cherry Cobbler), Grad Party #2 & #7
Photo mats - Early Espresso
Text - Magestic (Early Espresso & Crumb Cake behind and slightly offset), Cordial (Early Espresso)
Embellishments - Striped Grosgrain Ribbon & Knot (Early Espresso)
Punches - Square (filled with Grad Party), Hexagon (filled with Grad Party)
Stamp Brush Sets - Decorative Overlays (Crumb Cake at 40% opacity)

Beardsley Zoo -SBSC110

 

Working along on my 2009 scrapbook (I'm still working on November). Almost there! 
I don't remember too much about the Beardsley Zoo in Connecticut, but from the looks of these photos it was a chilly day. I do remember it was a very small zoo, though. But.... since we love zoos...we were happy to visit this one on our many travels.

I loosely used a sketch I saw on splitcoaststampers website. You can see the sketch here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/687308?&si=sbsc110
and if you'd like to see all the pages made with this sketch, click here:

Paper - Autumn Spice DSP #6
Photo Mat - More Mustard
Text - Broach (More Mustard)
Embellishments - Taffeta Trimmings (Cajun Craze small bow)
Punches - Burst (from Piece-of-Cake CD filled with Textured Old Olive)
Stamp Brush Set - Keep This Memory (More Mustard)


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Certain Belief - SQ36

 




I wanted to try the tap dancing technique that was demonstrated in the April issue of the Stampin' Success magazine. Here are the instructions for this technique (using my card as the example).
1. Ink Certainly Celery (Classic Stamp pad) on the Just Believe Stamp set.
2. Take the brush side of the Soft Suede marker, and tap the side of the brush to the stamp/or color parts/or draw lines - which is what I had done here.
3. I wiped off the color on the flowers with a kleenex/paper towel, so that I could color them in with a Pink Pirouette marker.
4. Breathe on stamp to re-moisten the ink.
5. Stamp image on the paper.

I incorporated the Stampin Queen's Sketch Challenge (SQSC36) into this card as well. You can see the cards created with this sketch here: http://gettincrafty.typepad.com/stampin_queens_sketch_cha/2012/04/sqsc-36.html

Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Just Believe, Just Celebrate
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink - Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede
Accessories - Big Shot, Top Note Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Basic Pearls, dimensionals

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Striped Celebration - SCCSC116





Another masculine birthday card...and another Sketch Challenge complete (thanks to Stampin' Connection and Stampin' Up!) -- SCCSC116! I used the color coach to determine the colors on this card......very masculine indeed! I hope my "nephew" loves it!
Thanks for looking!


Stamp set - Outlined Occasions
Paper - Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Ink - Black Staz-on, Cajun Craze
Accessories - Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder, dimensionals

Gracefully Penned - SCCSC115

 

I so needed to create some masculine cards. I saw this sketch on Stampin' Connection that I wanted to incorporate.... and while on pinterest I saw a card created  (by Mary Fish) with the black/green combo.... which I absolutely loved (although, I used River Rock instead of green). I changed the sketch layout to landscape to fit my sentiment stamp.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Perfectly Penned, Winds of Grace
Paper - Basic Black, River Rock
Ink - Black Staz-on, Versamark
Accessories - Taffeta ribbon (Basic Black), Brads (Basic Black), Big Shot, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Heat gun, Black Embossing Powder, Versamark

Monday, April 23, 2012

Adorning Butterfly -FTL187

 

I needed a cheerful Get Well card for my Mom who is having some health issues at the moment. I saw this sketch on the Clean & Simple website, and immediately thought of my Beautiful Wings Embosslits.
You can view all the projects made with this sketch here: http://cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/2012/04/187.html
I wanted it to be cheery, so I used bright colors for the card.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Perfectly Penned
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant
Ink - Black Staz-on
Accessories - Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Adorning Accents Edgelits

Friday, April 20, 2012

Lyman Orchards - SBSC289

Continuing on my 2009 scrapbook (still in November). We went to an apple orchard to pick apples and purchase some pie in Middlefield, CT. Really enjoyed ourselves.
I used a splitcoaststampers sketch for my two-page layout. You can view the sketch here, along with all the pages created with it: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2037429?&si=SBSC289
Thanks for looking!

Paper - Botanical Gazette DSP (#2, #3, #6)
Photo Mat - Early Espresso
Text - Playbill (Early Espresso)
Embellishments - Satin Ribbon (Very Vanilla) <--I placed the ribbon in a triangle punch to make it look like it was wrapped around the corner)
Punches - Triangle (for ribbon), Scallop Trim Border & Corner (Very Vanilla), Square (filled with Botanical Gazette DSP
Stamp Brush Sets - Autumn Harvest (Old Olive), School Days (used picker tool to match with the red DSP color)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Party Birthday

 
Making masculine cards is a bit difficult for me...especially when I don't have many masculine stamp sets. The colors for the Paper Players Challenge (PP90) were a great fit for this masculine card I needed for my brother. You can view all the projects created with the Paper Players Challenge here: http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2012/04/challenge-90-leannes-colour-challenge.html
I also used the Stampin' Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC114) for this card.... just changed the layout to be landscape.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Outlined Occasions
Paper - Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy DSP, Whisper White
Ink - Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy
Accessories - Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Grosgrain Ribbon (Night of Navy)


Baseball Birthday

I saw this baseball on Betty's blog, and knew I needed to create one myself. Thanks Betty for your inspiration! Here's her card: http://booptique.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/have-faith/

My nephew loves baseball, so it fit perfectly with his birthday card.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Perfectly Penned
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy
Accessories - Circle Cutting System, Big Shot, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder, Rounded Corner Punch

Monday, April 9, 2012

Cute as a Button -SQSC33

 






Just had to try out this sketch challenge on Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge (SQSC33). You can view all the cards created with this challenge here: http://gettincrafty.typepad.com/stampin_queens_sketch_cha/2012/04/sqsc-33.html

Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Curly Cute
Paper - Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories - Designer buttons (brights), Taffeta Ribbon (Daffodil Delight), Glue Dots

Hybrid Touchdown - SCCSC113

 

It's always difficult for me to create a masculine cards.... most of my stamps (along with the direction of my thoughts tend to go feminine). Well, as I needed a masculine card for my brother-in-law.... no flowers would do. I created the football using My Digital Studio software....and colored it in with punches beneath the stamped image.
I used the Stampin' Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC113) for inspiration.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Just Believe, Touchdown (MDS)
Paper - Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink - Early Espresso, in MDS - Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Circle Cutting System, Large Star punch, Small Star punch, Dimensionals

Simply Spring- SCCSC112





I am back in my crafting area, and just had to try the sketch challenge on Stampin' Connection (SCCSC112).  This will be a birthday card for my sister-in-law. It's the first time I incorporated buttons on my card.... I think it turned out cute.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Simply Soft, Outlined Occasions
Paper - Spring Fever DSP, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Ink - Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray
Accessories - Designer Buttons (Daffodil Delight), Corner Round punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polk Dots Embossing Folder, Glue Dots, Gray Twine (non-SU)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

MDS Hybrid Grad - SCCSC111

 

One of my Goddaughters will be graduating this May, and so I knew I would be needing a Graduation card soon. The sketch challenge on Stampin' Connection was perfect for this card (SCCSC111). I used My Digital Studio with the Go Graduate Plus Stamps, and printed them off to create this hybrid card.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Brush Set - Go Graduate Plus (MDS in Night of Navy)
Text - Broach (Night of Navy)
Paper - Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Night of Navy DSP
Ink - Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - Taffeta Ribbon (Daffodil Delight), Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Corner Round punch, Blender Pen

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wadsworth Falls -SBSC300

Moving along on my 2009 scrapbook with our trip to Connecticut.  We spent a few hours at a state park that had a covered bridge and a waterfall.
I used the Scrap Book Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers website here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2170005?&si=sbsc300

Paper - Autumn Traditions #1,#2 and #6
Photo mats - More Mustard
Text- Elephant (Soft Suede)
Embellishments - Grosgrain Ribbon (Ruby Red), Round Button (More Mustard), Baker's Twine Bow (Early Espresso)
Punches - Square (filled w/Autumn Traditions), Leaves #2 (filled w/Always Artichoke)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy for You - HSSCC112

I so wanted to play with this challenge, but I was away from my home. I decided to create this 6x6 card digitally with My Digital Studio software. You can view all the projects created with this challenge here: http://handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com/2012/04/hss-color-challenge-112.html
Thanks for looking!

Paper - Textured Cardstock (Pretty in Pink)
Embellishments - Basic Pearls, Striped Ribbon (Rich Razzleberry)
Punches - Labels Collection (Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry w/ Early Espresso mat)
Stamp Brush Sets - So Happy for You (Early Espresso), Twitterpated (flowers - Pretty in Pink with Rich Razzleberry underneath and slightly offset and background overlay in Whisper White) 

Dinosaur State Park -LCTS126

 

After a wonderful week visiting family, I am back to my 2009 scrapbook. I see the light at the end of this scrapbook....these pages reflect November. We visited the Dinosaur State Park in Hartford, CT. What an amazing place!
I used the sketch found at Let's Capture These Sketches (LCTS126). You can see all the pages created with this sketch here: http://letscapturethesesketches.blogspot.com/2012/03/sketch-126-reveal.html
Thanks for looking!

Background paper - Crumb Cake
Photo Mat - Early Espresso
Text - Chalkdust (Early Espresso)
Embellishments - Twitterpated Buttons (Pear Pizzazz)
Punches - Square (filled w/Pumpkin Pie Patterns #1 and Pacific Point Playful Patterns #1), Circle (filled w/Early Espresso for the center of the flowers)
Stamp Brush Sets - Autumn Harvest (Pear Pizzazz w/Early Espresso underneath and slightly offset), Cheerful Treat (Whisper White), Vintage Overlays #11 (Early Espresso at 65% opacity)
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