Tuesday, July 31, 2012

December Birthday - SCCSC130

 

It's never to early to think about Christmas cards and birthday cards during the winter season. This card can be for either, just change out the sentiment.  Mine will be for my brother's birthday!
I used the Stampin Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC130) as inspiration for this card.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Watercolor Winter, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper - River Rock, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink - Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Taffeta Ribbon (Early Espresso), dimensionals, glue dot, stamp-a-ma-jig

Birthday Legos

You can never go wrong with Legos for a boy's birthday. So, for my nephew I created this card with My Digital Studio software using punches.  I had fun with this card... a lot of copying and pasting with the Legos though.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Elementary Elegance (Basic Black)
Punches - Square, Circle (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Brillant Blue, Garden Green)
Text - Bazooka (Basic Black)

Minnie Birthday

I created this card for my niece using My Digital Studio software. I've seen several different variations of Disney punch art (either traditional or MDS versions), so cannot take full credit for an original idea.
Thanks for looking!

Paper - Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
MDS - Paper (Basic Gray Patterns, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red Polka Dots)
Text - Walt Disney (Real Red and Basic Black)
Punches - Circle, Butterfly
Accessories - Basic Rhinestones

Moving Postcard

Since my brother moved a few weeks ago, he asked me to create a "We've Moved!" postcard for him to give to friends and family.  Everything was created using My Digital Studio software. (In a previous blog post.... I had created a card using the house as a housewarming card for him).
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Thoughts and Prayers (Early Espresso)
Text - Broach (Early Espresso)
Punches - to create the house, grass and sidewalk various punches were used: Square, Oval, Modern Label, Tag (Really Rust, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Background - Shades of Spring #6

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happily Penned - SCCSC129

 

It seems I always have a hard time coming up with masculine birthday cards.  Although, I do have to say the sketch from Stampin' Connection (SCCSC129) really made this card a breeze for me. Thanks Amanda!
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Perfectly Penned
Paper - River Rock, Basic Black
Ink - Versamark
Accessories - Black Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder, Taffeta Ribbon (Basic Black), dimensionals

Warm Blossoms - SQSC49


I'm thinking that this stamp set is becoming a favorite of mine.
I used the Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge (SQSC49) as inspiration for my card.
You may view the challenge on this site:
http://gettincrafty.typepad.com/stampin_queens_sketch_cha/2012/07/sqsc-49.html

Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Stippled Blossoms, Blooming with Kindness
Paper - Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Ink - Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Summer Beauty - SCCSC129


I created this with my niece in mind, as she is so cheerful and loves animals. I got inspiration from the Stampin Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC129).
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Summer Silhouettes, Just Believe
Paper - So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Ink - Melon Mambo, Gumball Green
Accessories - Stamp-a-ma-jig, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Scallop Ribbon Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon (Whisper White), Glue Dots, dimensionals

Coastal Lighthouse - HSSIC128


I originally created this page for my cell phone wallpaper, but it turned out so well.... I will be using it on a card too!  I had started creating this prior to the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge (HSSIC128) coming out....we must have been on the same wave-length!

You may view the challenge and all the projects created with it here:

I used My Digital Studio software to create the page, and used Julie LeBlanc's brayering technique to create the softness and texture needed for the water and the light in the lighthouse.
You may view how this technique is done here:

Stamps - The Open Sea (Ship in Basic Black), Decorative Overlays (Starburst in Peach Parfait), Inspired by Nature (grass in Mellow Moss), Torn Edges (Sand in Crumb Cake)
Background - Daffodil Delight
Punches - Various punches to create the lighthouse
Brayering Technique - Water (Marina Mist), Light (Daffodil Delight)

Kind Blossoms

This is one of my all time favorite color combos, and I love how this card came together so quickly.
I'm needing some thank you cards too.....so I'm a happy camper today! =)
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Stippled Blossoms, Blooming with Kindness
Paper - Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink - Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Versamark
Accessories - Brads (Everyday Enchantment), Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder, Adorning Accents Edgelits, hole punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bitty Blossoms - SCCSC128

 

I believe I've found another favorite stamp set. This gorgeous two-step stamp set is called Stippled Blossoms. I created this card with the Stampin' Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC128) in mind, but this card will be for my mother's birthday (in October).  She loves roses and the color pink.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Sets - Stippled Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink - Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder, Eyelet Border Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals

Silhouette Smiles - SCCSC127


Working with the Stampin' Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC127), I was able to create this card for my Grandma's birthday. Cutting out the flowers was a time-consuming job, but I love how this card came out.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Curly Cute, Serene Silhouettes, Reason to Smile
Paper - Early Espresso, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Ink - Early Espresso, Summer Starfruit, Smooch Pearlized Ink (Illuminate)
Accessories - Big Shot, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Satin Ribbon (Early Espresso), dimensionals, scissors, stamp-a-ma-jig

Embossed Serenity - SCCSC126

 





Finally back in my crafting area, and trying to get caught up in all the cards I need to make. I'm excited to play with my new stamp sets that I've purchased too! I've incorporated Amanda's sketch from Stampin' Connection's Sketch Card Challenge (SCCSC126) in my card.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Serene Silhouettes
Paper - Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink - Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories - Taffeta Ribbon (Very Vanilla), Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Scallop Circle Punch, Brads (Very Vanilla), Glue Dot, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat Gun

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

USMM Memorial - DGSC073

 

I've decided to work on another two-page layout for my 2010 scrapbook....it's coming along nicely.  I used a layout that I saw in the Creating Keepsakes Online website --sketches from April/May 2012 and I incorporated the Digi Scrapbooking Challenge (DGSC073 - Hip to be Square). You may view the challenge and all the projects created from it here:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/digital-scrapbooking-f253/dgsc073-%96-%92s-hip-square-7-24-12-a-t558082.html
Thanks for looking!

Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy (Textured)
Photo Mat - Cherry Cobbler
Text - Broach (Night of Navy), Monotype Corsiva (Cherry Cobbler)
Embellishments - Taffeta Trimmings (Whisper White)
Punches - Star (Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler), Tasteful Trim #2 (Whisper White)
Stamps - Notes (Whisper White), Decorative Overlays (Whisper White)

Sedgwick County Zoo - DGSC072

 


Trying to work on a few more pages for my 2010 scrapbook! Geez, sometimes it seems like I will never catch up, but I am determined!!! I just purchased a few new items for My Digital Studio software, and I was amazed how these two pages came together. Whoo-hoo....two more pages down!
I also utilized the Digi Scrapbook Challenge on Splitcoaststampers (DGSC072), which is titled "A New Take on an Old Sketch". You may view the challenge and all the projects created with it here:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/digital-scrapbooking-f253/dgsc072-new-take-old-sketch-7-17-12-a-t557738.html
Thanks for looking!

Paper - Spring Break II (#6 and #12)
Photo and Paper Mat - Basic Gray
Text - Broach (Basic Gray)
Embellishments - Spring Break II

Mom and Dad - DGSC71

Working on a few past challenges on splitcoaststampers (DGSC71).  This one challenged us to use only one photo, a large stamp background and smaller stamps as embellishments. 
You may view the challenge and all the projects created with it here:
As I usually scrapbook more than one photo on a page....this was a tough challenge for me. I really like the end result though. I used a recent photo of my parents as they celebrated my Dad's 70th Birthday. The subway art is all stamps. I used My Digital Studio software.
Thanks for looking!

Papers - Textured Night of Navy, Textured Basic Gray
Photo Mat - Night of Navy
Stamp Brush Sets - Bunch of Backgrounds, Fabulous Phrases, Walk in the Park, Baroque Motifs, Greatest Moments, Night and Day, Once Upon a Time, Simple Friendship (all Basic Gray)
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