Tuesday, June 30, 2009

2 challenges, 2 cards

The picture is crooked, the card isn't! HA~ this was made for the CAS 21 challenge over on Split Coast. What color is that cardstock? The pink and brown are from Stampin Up's *NEW* In-Colors, to be release on July 1. Those flowers are rub-ons coverd in Star Dust Stickles. I added 3 green rhinestone stickies for a little more bling, and a little curvy phrase from Stampendous, many years ago.

WOW, talk about a change of pace from the last card! This is probably the most UN-cas card I have ever made! Lots of embelli's and layers here make this my card for the 2 Red Bananas inspiration challenge this week. The image and quote are from a kit swap I was in nearly a year ago, so I have no idea of the maker. I also added prima flowers attached with mini red heart brads, a binder clip tied off with red shimmer organdy ribbon, LOTS of dimensional tape, and a runner of red shimer organdy across the botton of the Cherry Red Bazzill cardstock. Blue star print is from The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby. PHEW! I think that is about it! The picture posted on 2RB is so calming, and i could SOOOO see myself parked in a chair after a long day of playing in the surf, watching my darling Miss K romp along the shore collecting seashells as we await the night time show.

That's it for today, be sure to check out Joni's blog hop and check out where some of us stamp! Although, as tired as I am, I just may be strolling along and not hopping anywhere.

Take a tour!

My Gal Pal and Uber-Stamping Guru is hosting a blog hop! YEAH JONI! Click on the picture to the left to start from her blog. joni is showcasing some stamping spaces. Go check out all the great places we work!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy Halloweenie!

This is a pocket card for Kate's 3rd annualy Ghoulfrinds Swap. I included a packet of grade and a packet of orange kool-aid, along with directions to make Black Widow Punch, so Halloweenie, right!??!?!

Orange, Black and Purple Core'dinations cardstock
White GP cardstock
glitter spider paper from Target $1 spot (last year!!!)
silver eyelets
mini spider stamp set JA $1 spot
heat embossing powder

Meet Franny K. Stein, a favorite character of many second and third graders. I made him into a card with the help of some punches and a ultra fine tip sharpie. Not a whole lot of stamping on here, but still cute!

Fern green and black cardstock from DCWV
White GP cardstock
silver mini brads
small oval punch
deco-edge scissors

punch and cute parts, then assemble and draw in nose, mouth, and stitches.

I see spots!

Well, here she is! Since Joni got me started on the whole The Greeting Farm thing, and it was because of her that I bought Mermaid Anya, this card is dedicated to her! I used a business-sized envelope card (4x9), orange, and did some paper piecing. I wanted Anya to look a bit more enchanted and from a fantasy water-world, hence the color of her hair, the silver stickles on her eyes and in her hair. Tail fin is paper pieced, coloring with copics and prisma markers, shell top is colored in Chinese Orange copic, then covered with star dust stickles.
Inside opens up and says, "Make a Splash!"

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

CAS & Sweet Sketch Wednesday

I tried my darnest to combine 2 challenges in one, ok, well, technically it could be considered 3 challenges. To begin with, I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday's blog for Sweet Sketch #3, where from card making sup~ah star friend Sher is on the DT (GO SHER!), but in addition to the sketch challenge, there is a color challenge to go along with the sketch (hence, 2 challenges in 1). THEN, I hopped over to Splitcoast's Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge, where this week you had to paper piece one of Joni's (Digi Designer Sup~ah Star!) fav techniques.

So, as Ed McMahon would have said, "HERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRE's my creation!"
Cardstock: Bazzill green, yellow, and white
Stamps: $1 star, sentiment from stampendous (set of 5)
Ink: SU! Pink Passion, Green Gable, So Saffron
Embelli's: Stitched Pink Ribbon, green bling dots, dimensional dots, scallop edge scissors, 1/16" hole punch
Technique: paper piecing (the midding solid star within the dotted star outline)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

MMMMMMMMMM, doesn't that look tasty???? When I think of summer time, I think of the times we made homemade ice cream at my grandparents, visiting our fav dairy for fresh ice cream (Tofts Dairy) after a long day on the lake. They have THE BEST "Strawberry Strikeout" ice cream made with Slider strawberry fudge curving through cream cheese ice cream sinking with strawberry filled surprises for a perfect pitch combination. ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, yeah!

Anyways, here is my card creation for the challenge. This is a 5x5 card with rounded corners, layers of brown and pink BAZZILL cardstock, ice cream background paper is available in a previous post, pink 2-sided silky ribbon, and a blingy brad. The ice cream come is hand cut from the same cardstock as the base layers, stamped with mini-hearts from a Heidi Swapp clear stamps tag set, and dusted with star dust stickles for just a bit of ice crystals to gleam all over! Also, for added texture, I cuttlebugg'ed the ice cream scoop with the Swiss Dots dry embossing folder.

I will also be posting the "How Sweet" DigiPhrase as soon as I get it formatted for ya. For now, grab a spoon, and enjoy the sweet creamy coolness!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Let Freedom Ring!

A few days back, last week I think, I posted a DigiPhrase for Independence Day, or any day if you prefer. The phrase simply stated, "Let Freedom Ring!" This is what my FANTASTIC-UBER PAPER CRAFTING Gal Pal Sher created. The image is by Inktegrity by Joni (it's a freebie for now, so pop on over ther and snatch it up right quick!)
My DigiPhrase is available below , now let's see what you can create! Please post a link in the comments below, or email me a pic and i would be more than thrilled to post here!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Here is my creation for a Shoebox Swap for the HPC (if you are one, you know what that is) over on SCS. It is based upon the CAS Challenge on SplitcoastStampers. This card is 5x5 square, I used SU! Crayon Cuties, and "Just a Note" from Prickly Pear stamps. Ink is Brocade Blue and Real Red from Stampin Up!, miscellaneous embelli's from JoAnn's.

This is another Clear and Simple Challenge from SCS and the wedding themed challenge over at The Pink Elephant. My friend is getting married 10/10/09, and asked me to design her invites, response cards, programs, and ALL OF IT. This is a card I made for her and her hubby-to-be, I will insert one of the best gifts ever-- a gift card to a restaurant-- and give to them as a gift, in addition to the stationery. Congrats, Michelle and Nathan!
(Their (Her) wedding colors are Earthy Sage and Chocolate, and I REALLY like the Tangerine Tango as an accent color.

This is a surprise I am also making for her, 300 thank you cards, in addition to the other sets of 300 stationery. These gotta be clean and simple in order for me to do 300!

O M G ~ Have U CN THIS?!?!?

If you subscribe to Joni's (Enabler's) blog, I am sure you have, but if not, these are the CUTEST little doodles at Whimsie Doodles . Go ahead, go check'em orts ut!

In the mean time, I am looking for idea for a shoebox swap I am participating in later in July. Got any ideas? PLEASE SHARE, I am drawing a blank, as I am totally focused on the 300 wedding invites, response cards, programs, and inserts I am making for a friend. I will post pics of my mock-ups laters. And as a surprise, I am also making her thnk you cards, or at least part of them :wink: And I am sure I will whip up the shower invites too!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


<------------ Here's the DigiPhrase

And here's what I created!
A scalloped tag for a swap on SCS-- I cut out with Nesties large classic and scallop ovals. Cardstock is all Bazzill, pattern paper is from Target Dollar Spot (last year!), image is Michael's $1 wood mounted stamp. Colored with copics, heat embossed, and crystal effecrts on the eyes.

Swivels open with an eyelet to hold the layers together.

Trick~ or ~ Treat~ Enjoy this SWEET!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

This is the ribbon storage solution I came up with. What are those things, you ask? plant hangers, ya know the ones where you can attach to a wall that stick out and you can add a hanging basket? Well, I bought 2 of the smaller ones, a dowl rod (5/8") and spooled my ribbon and let it sit on the loops. Tomorrow I will cut a board to go across the top of it for added storage.

Side view of the plant hanger ribbon storage.

This is where I stamp, as you can see, the ribbon rod hangs above my stampin table. This is the table my Dad built. Originally, he built the table 10 years ago for my Grandma for her sewing room, so the surface is extra slick, and it had another table that was to the side of it, like a right angle, but mom kept that part because it had an opening for a sewing machine (which I do not do). I think I may have Dad build another side table to go with this though. I am finding that the more I get into stamping and scrapping, the more workable surface I need!
AND FINALLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY....... Here's the card I made for Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm's Copics colord in Mermaid Anya after she was heat embossed. I added SU!'s Happy Fourth (retured set) covered in stickles (xmas red and starry night), added red organdy ribbon and silver thread, and scored 3 lines across the bottom to finish off this creation. The DigiPhrase is available below.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Got my game face on, Mom!

This is my take on a challenge from The Digishack.
The directions were to create a card using the layout, but I REALLY wanted to try it on a larger area, so I modified it a bit to create this 12 x 12 page of my DD from a baseball game we attended last month.

Cardstock: Bazzill; baseball paper from The Paper Studio
Embelli's: The Paper Studio
Ink: Versamark and SU!
Stamps: SU! Good Sport and Amuse Clear Stamps "Sports"

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

TA-DA! Here she is-- my Park Avenue Princess, with one request from good ole Santa Baby, just a simple mink sable. ;)
I used Bazzill cardstock (smoky gray, black), DCWV printed paper and silver metallic, and GP white. The image is from The Greeting Farm , coloring with Copics and Prisma markers, black beetle sugar coating from Doodlebug Designs around the collar, crystal effects on hair bow. Finished off with 3/4" white grosgrain ribbon and silver thread.
Doesn't she just look like she will get what she wants????????
This card had an added challenge for me because all my stampign and creative supplies are shoved in boxes and buried as I am painting my crafting space, so I had to use the supplies that wer visable on a tabletop and immediately available. Not too bad with limited supplies, huh?
p.s.-- I designed this card for a Christmas themed swap on SCS

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Father & son by Joni

So joni FINALLY send me a digi from the line she is currently developing (will be available at her "other" blog) and this is what I came up with-- a tribute to good daddies everywhere, from Joni's hubby Brown, to mine, and many more!
I thought this would look awesome as a luggage tag of sorts, like on a diaper bag when Daddy has childcare duties at the park while Mommy is stamping (hint, hint!)

So to all you great daddies out there-- REAL MEN DO PERFOR MDIAPER DUTY! (that digi will be here soon)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Here's Joni's creation using the father's day sentiment I posted over the weekend. Let's see what you create! Please provide a link to your picture, or email me a pic of it and I will be glad to post here for the whole world to see!