Friday, June 29, 2012

70th birthday


My Dad will be turning 70 this year, so in honor of his big day....here's the card I created for him. The scallop center, the banner and the background were designed with My Digital Studio Software and printed out.
The badge was created the Simply Scored tool. After the card is presented, the badge can be taken off and pinned to my Dad's shirt to wear on his birthday! Happy Birthday Dad!
Thanks for looking!

Paper - Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink (all in MDS) - Basic Black, Basic Gray
Stamp set - Decorative Overlays
Text - Broach (Basic Gray)
Punch - Scallop Circle, Circle, Banner
Accessories - Simply Scored, glue dots, dimensionals, safety pin, black string

Hope 2


In a previous post, I had created a scrapbook page for my Mom who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is currently undergoing chemo treatments. This is a card for her from the whole family to show support in her fight with cancer.

I created the 'subway art' on the photo with My Digital Studio software. After I placed the photo in, I changed the opacity to 50% to give it a subtle feel. I then took phrases off the Chose Hope.org website "What Cancer Cannot Do". Very beautiful poem. Here is what it says:

"What Cancer Cannot Do" 

Cancer is so limited...

It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot quench the spirit.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot reduce eternal life.


Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Lap of Luxury (MDS)
Text & Ink (all in MDS) - Boho & Latina (Perfect Plum), Boho & Bazooka (Pale Plum), Gloucester MT & Cloister Black BT (Wonder Wisteria), Broach & Chancellor (Orchid Opulence), Elegance, Monotype Corsiva, CK Honey & Cordial (Concord Crush)
Accessories - Ruffled Ribbon (Wisteria Wonder) 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tree Collection

 

This card was inspired by two challenges this week.  One from "Create with Connie & Mary" (CCMC208) and from "Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge (SCSQ45).
You may view all the projects created with "Create with Connie & Mary" here:
http://www.createwithconnieandmary.com/create-with-connie-and-mary/2012/06/ccmc208-color-challenge.html
You may view all the projects created with "Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge" here:
http://gettincrafty.typepad.com/stampin_queens_sketch_cha/2012/06/sqsc-45.html

Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Lovely As A Tree
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Real Read, Black Staz-on
Accessories - Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Corner Punch, Sponge daubers




Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Basic Wonder - FMS41

 


Working on a few cards this week, so I thought I'd utilize some sketches to help inspire my creativity! lol  I found this sketch (FMS41) on the Freshly Made Sketch website.  You can view all the projects created with this sketch here:
http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2012/06/freshly-made-sketches-41-sketch-from.html

Not sure if you can see the texture of the Polka Dots on my Eggplant piece.... my lighting must be off  when taking my pictures! lol
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Just Believe
Paper - Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant, Wonder Wisteria, Whisper White
Ink - Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant, Wonder Wisteria
Accessories - Ruffled Ribbon (Wonder Wisteria), Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, scissors

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Love - DGSC069

 



A new Digi-Challenge has been posted on Splitcoaststampers, and I just had to try it out!  The Challenge is "Stretch your Sketch" (DGSC069).  With this challenge, take any card sketch and use it to create a scrapbook page. I used a sketch I saw on the Stampin Connection website (SCCSC9)
You may view the Digi-Challenge here:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/digital-scrapbooking-f253/dgsc069-stretch-your-sketch-06-26-12-a-t556499.html
Thanks for looking!

Paper - Pink Flamingo #5, Textured Cardstock (Tempting Turquoise, Calypso Coral)
Photo mat - Real Red
Embellishments - Basic Pearls
Punches - Labels Collection (filled w/Tempting Turquoise), Square (filled w/Calypso Coral and Pink Flamingo #5), Circle (filled w/Whisper White
Stamp Brush Set - Walk in the Park II (Tempting Turquoise), Autumn Elements (Summer Sun), For All You Do (Tempting Turquoise and Summer Sun), Petal Pizzazz (Real Red)

Quilted Anniversary

 

I needed to create an anniversary card, but was struggling to find something that fit my needs.  I saw the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge....and I said to myself...this would be perfect for my card. I was even more excited when I saw the Clean & Simple Challenge.... these two challenges work so well together.  And, along with my 'Twitterpated' Designer Series Paper it was a no-brainer.  I love how this card came together.
Thanks for the inspiration Hand Stamped Sentiments and Clean & Simple!

You may view all the projects created with the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge (HSSIC124) here:
http://handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com/2012/06/hss-inspiration-challenge-124-quilting.html

You may view all the projects created with the Clean & Simple Challenge (FTL196) here:
http://cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/2012/06/196.html

I created this card using My Digital Studio software.

Stamp Brush Set - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP (MDS), Island Indigo (MDS)
Ink - Whisper White (MDS)
Punches - Hexagon (filled w/Twitterpated DSP and matted with Basic Gray), Flag (filled W/Island Indigo)
Embellishments - Twitterpated Button

Falling Leaves - SCCSC125

 

I used the Stampin' Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC125) on this card.
Thanks for looking. =)

Stamp sets - Gently Falling, Perfectly Penned
Paper - Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink - Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Sahara Sand
Accessories - Grosgrain Ribbon (Early Espresso), Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Birthday Muse - SCCSC124

 

Working in my crafting area today...trying to create some birthday cards before going on vacation.
I decided to incorporate the Stampin Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC124) on this card.

I used My Digital Studio software to create the branch and bird, but I colored the leaves and inside of bird with Stampin' Write markers.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp Sets - Curly Cute, Walk in the Park II (MDS), Green Tea (MDS)
Paper - Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Ink - Bashful Blue, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse (MDS) and Gumball Green (MDS)
Accessories - Grosgrain Ribbon (Whisper White), Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Rhinestones, Blender Pen, Dimensionals

Friday, June 22, 2012

NW Trek 2010

 

Working on my 2010 scrapbook again. Each year we try to get to our favorite wildlife preserve in Washington State....so, here we are again at Northwest Trek. We enjoy the free-roaming area, but I especially love the raccoon enclosure (I LOVE raccoons!).
Thanks for looking!

Paper - My Sweet Pea DSP #10, Textured Cardstock (Certainly Celery and So Saffron)
Photo Mat - Chocolate Chip
Text - Sweden, Ravie (Chocolate Chip)
Embellishments - Flower Brads (So Saffron), Grosgrain Ribbon (Chocolate Chip)
Punches - Square (filled with Textured Cardstock), Eyelet Border (Whisper White)
Stamp Brush Set - Autumn Elements (Chocolate Chip)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Coulon Park

 

Working on our 2010 scrapbook. It's been difficult getting started with this one...I always seem to have issues with photo placement.  <--- I believe it's because I scrapbook so many photos on a page (my husband takes so many wonderful photos....I need to share them all!!! lol).
These were taken on a cool, but very sunny springlike day in the Northwest.  We had a wonderful time enjoying the park and each other.
Thanks for looking!

Paper - Blueberry Crisp #1 and #3
Photo mats - Basic Black
Text - Broach (Basic Black)
Embellishments - Satin Ribbon (Basic Gray), Taffeta Bow (Basic Black) Taffeta Trimmings (Basic Black)
Punches - Square (filled with Blueberry Crisp), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch (Basic Black)
Stamp Brush Set - Extreme Elements (Basic Black)

Hope - DGSC068


I'm playing with the digital challenges on splitcoaststampers today.  Today's challenge (DGSC068) is: Journaling on a Photo. You can view the challenge and the link to view all the pages created with this challenge here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/digital-scrapbooking-f253/dgsc068-%96-journaling-photo-6-19-12-a-t556113.html
This is a new concept for me, as I tend to always journal outside the photo. I do like this effect though.
My Mom has been recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and the color designated for this type of cancer is purple.  I arranged the phrases myself incorporating a subway art kinda feel, with different fonts and shades of purple. I used a photo that we took at a Rose Garden in Oregon....my Mom loves roses. The photo was changed to 50% opacity, so that you would be able to see the words better. I also added a layer of white behind the photo, so the patterned DSP didn't show through the photo.

Paper - Lap of Luxury DSP #6 and #8
Photo - 50% opacity
Punches - Square (filled with Whisper White behind flower photo, so the patterned paper wouldn't show through the flower photo), Square (filled with Wonder Wisteria to mat the flower photo), Square (filled with Lap of Luxury DSP)
Embellishments - Wonder Wisteria Ruffled Ribbon and Bow, Wonder Wisteria Printed Brads
Text - Boho & Latina (Perfect Plum), Boho & Bazooka (Pale Plum), Gloucester MT & Cloister Black BT (Wonder Wisteria), Broach & Chancellor (Orchid Opulence), Elegance, Monotype Corsiva, CK Honey & Cordial (Concord Crush)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Housewarming - FMS39

 

My brother just purchased a new house, and will be moving into his new home soon. I created this housewarming card for him incorporating the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (FMS39). You may view all the cards created with this sketch here:
http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2012/06/freshly-made-sketches-39-sketch-from.html

I designed the house using My Digital Studio software (Stampin' Up!) using punches of several different shapes.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Something to Celebrate
Paper - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Cajun Craze DSP
Ink - All in MDS...Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Accessories - Big Shot, Houndstooth Texture Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jeweled Thoughts - SCCSC123

 

Created this lovely card using the Stampin' Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC123).
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Thoughts and Prayers, Curly Cute
Paper - Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Versamark
Accessories - Heat Gun, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Texture Embossing Folder, Basic Black taffeta ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

Uplifting Wings - SCCSC122




I used the Stampin Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC122) for inspiration in creating this card. I created this uplifting card for my Mom!
Thanks for looking!

Paper - So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Gumball Green
Accessories - Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, White Organza Ribbon, glue dots

Everyday Friendship - SCCSC121

 

Such a wonderful sketch on Stampin Connection (SCCSC121).

I created this card for my best friend who needs a bit of a pick-me-up this week! I so wish I lived closer so that I could provide a hug. I'm loving the new Raspberry Ripple paper from Stampin' Up!
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Just Believe
Paper - Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple
Ink - Soft Suede
Accessories - Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Texture Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Everyday Enchantment Brads, glue dots, dimensionals

Monday, June 11, 2012

Cougar Mountain Zoo

 

Just started my 2010 Scrapbook.... yes, I know it's 2012 (I'm a bit behind) haha! I'm sure you've seen the first photo in a previous post (I just changed the photo back to the original colors instead of just sepia tone). Here is the final two page spread.
Thanks for looking!


Paper - Soft Suede (Textured), Crumb Cake (Textured)
Photo - Mats (Early Espresso).... I changed all the photos to sepia.
Text - Elephant (Early Espresso)
Embellishments - Brads (Early Espresso)
Punches - Scallop Trim Border (Early Espresso), Square (filled with Crumb Cake Textured)
Stamp Brush Sets - Green Tea (Early Espresso), Decorative Overlays (Early Espresso at 60% opacity), and Schoolbook Serif Alphabets (Early Espresso - re-sized smaller to fit on page)


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Owl Comfort You


I received this beautiful Owl, Lacy, from a wonderful and thoughtful friend. 
She purchased this owl, and a few others, from a fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator, whose name is Shirley Pumpkin....and this is her owl post on her blog: http://lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com/2012/05/obsessed-more-stampin-up-fabric-owls.html

I was so amazingly surprised with this thoughtful gift.... bringing me comfort and hugs.
The fabric is Stampin' Up's 'Comfort Cafe'.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cougar Mountain - DGSC066


A new set of challenges are underway on the SplitcoastStampers website for digital scrapbooking. This week's challenge is "Three groups of three" (DGSC066 or SBC12JUN). You can view the link here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/digital-scrapbooking-f253/dgsc066-%96-three-groups-three-6-5-12-a-t555299.html
1. Add three photos - same size, shape and color
2. Add three stamp brush sets (re-size at least one)
3. Add three embellishments

My page came together relatively quickly. The sepia color on my photos is something new to me, as I tend to just leave the photos "as is" in my scrapbooking. I like how this page came together, and the final outcome.
Thanks for looking!

Paper - Soft Suede (Textured), Crumb Cake (Textured)
Photo - Mats (Early Espresso).... I changed all the photos to sepia.
Embellishments - Brads (Early Espresso)
Punches - Scallop Trim Border (Early Espresso), Square (filled with Crumb Cake Textured)
Stamp Brush Sets - Green Tea (Early Espresso), Decorative Overlays (Early Espresso at 60% opacity), and Schoolbook Serif Alphabets (Early Espresso - re-sized smaller to fit on page)

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