Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sweet Baby!


Embelish Magazine had a great challenge this week to use these soft baby colors. I used another Clean and Simple Sketch also.

Stamps: Playful Pieces, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

SCIC#08 & CS97


I used this great sketch from Clean and Simple to make a card that also was inspired by this week's Stampin Celebration Inspiration Challenge. And, I just love this color combo! Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Pear Pizzaz! Yummy!
Stamp Set used: Petal Pizazz


Monday, June 28, 2010

Diva Coffee Break Design Color Challenge #182


Love this color scheem from Diva Coffee Break Designs. And, isn't that a funny sketch! Loved playing with it!

Stamps Used: In A Word


Sunday, June 27, 2010

PPA #48 & cQc #38


Love the sketch (thank you Margret Moody!!) and love the color combo! And I LOVE this new hostess set called For All You Do.




Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mojo Monday #144

Hi everybody! My family and I will be traveling this week, so my blog posts will be light. I have some thing splanned, but wanted you to know there won't be lots of explination. If you have any questions about products, please email me!

For this week's Mojo Monday, I used Artistic Etching again. Love it!



Thursday, June 24, 2010

Playing with Paper Challenge


Stamps: Well Scripted
This card is based on a sketch from a new challenge blog called Playing with Paper.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #74 and Curtain Call Color Challenge #35

These have become my favorite challenges of the week and they both happen to come out on Sunday. I combined them this week with a new Level 2 Hostess Set to make a fun little card.





Stamps: Longfellows, Smarty Pants
Paper and ink: Birds of a Feather DSP, Island Oasis DSP, Camo Coral, Temting Turquoise, Very Vanilla, Green Galore, Garden Green
Other: Scallop Border Punch, Old Olive Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Chocolate, Eggplant and Pumpkin!

This color combo is making me hungry! What a fun combo to play with from Inkspiration this week. And I was really drawn in by this sketch from Card Patterns. Very different than anything I have done lately!



I used 3 stamp sets here: Artistic Etchings (Our July 1), Favorite Thoughts (Summer Mini,) and Circle Circus (Main Catty). Colors used are Chocolate Chip, Elegant Egplant and Pumpkin Pie. I used my Big Shot and Nestabilities to make the circle and scallop and a few random bling bling for the corners.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Father's Day... a little late!

This card was created as a Father's Day Card, but could easily be a Birthday card. I based my card on two challenges, Stampin Celebration #7 and the OCC sketch #20.

I love this Motorcycle stamp. It goes well with the Travel DSP and the Cog punch. All of these are available in the Summer Mini Catalog. I also used the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz to make it look kind of oil splattered. My colors are Pumpkin Pie, Dusty Durango, Night of Navy, and Whispler White. The metal sheeting was embossed using my Big Shot and the fun texture plates.





Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great Tuesday!


Monday, June 21, 2010

Color Throwdown # 97



Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Flight of the Butterfly
Ink and Paper: FLock Together DSP, Presto Patterns DSP, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral
Other: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Elementaty Ribbon, Scallop Rectangle Clearlit, Modern Label Punch

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Icey Daisy!


Two great challenges today. I am not a purple lover, but I did really like this combo! The ink is Melon Mambo, but once embossed, it turned purple. So, I added in the Rich Razzleberry CS too.


STamps: Upsey Daisey, Because I Care, Woodgrain

Ink and Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Temting turquoise, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo

Other: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Melon Mambo Polkadot ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Irridesent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Versa Mark

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Mojo Monday #143

I made this card based on this week's Mojo Monday sketch, but for some reason, Blogger won't upload it! Oh well... Click on the link to see it!


I used two stamp sets to make the Hot Air Baloons. The round parts are the pumpkin stamps from Pumpkin Patch and the basket is from Playful Pieces.
Stamps: Playful Pieces, Pumpkin Patch, Smarty Pants
Ink and Paper: Temting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodile Delight, Whisper White. Island Oasis DSP
Other: Playground Buttons, Large Oval and Large Scallop Punch, Real Red stitched ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Pop Dots

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Greenhouse Gala- I'm in love!


I am in LOVE with this new Design Studio Paper! It will be available on July 1 in the new Stampin Up Catalog. Its so bold and beautiful! And, it wen't perfectly with the challenge at Stamp Away With Me. I also used this fun sketch from Inkspiration.




Stamps: Eastern Blooms
Ink and Paper: Greenhouse DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzaz, Baja Breeze
Other: Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, twine, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Bronze Brads, Pop Dots







Black and White...with a splash!

I used this great sketch from Clean and Simple to create this fun card.
I adore this paper! Its from the same set I used here. I can tell I am going to through a ton of this stuff!
Stamps: Artistic Etchings,
Ink and Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo\
Other: Large Scallop Punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Modern Label Punch, Black Satin Ribbon, Circle Brad, crimper

SU has a new large scallop punch coming out on July 1. Its almost 3". I love it! I punched 3 scallops out and then ran them through the crimper several times in different directions. Then, I crumbled them. I am trying to get the paper to soften up so that I can then pull the layers apart. It makes for a nice textured and thick flower like background for the circle stamp.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pedaling Past...

I love this set. I think it's great for vintage cards. I will miss it when it retires at the end of the summer. I combined this cool sketch from Card Patterns and the always beautiful colors from Color Q for this card.



In the new Stampin Up catalog that comes out on July 1, you will see a new line of lace. I love lace and have been wanting to use my stash, but I try to stick to SU only on my cards. But, I cheated this time and am pretending its the upcomming SU' lace!!
Check out that paper! Gorgeous! Its from a new line of DSP called Grenhouse. Isnt it beautiful?
Stamps:Pedaling Past
Ink and Paper: Daffodile Delight, Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Just Write DSP, Greenhouse DSP
Other: Old Olive Stain Ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot, Nestabilities, Itty Bitty Trio Punches, Blender Pens, Stampin Dimensionals, pearls, glue dots

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Patriotic Pieces

I love these colors at Inkspirations!

I chose to try out my Playful Pieces set. this set is a level 3 hostess set in the new catalog. Its an interesting set of lots of random pieces and shapes. The posibilities are endless!

Stamps: Playful Pieces, In a Word
Ink and Paper: Kraft, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Grey
Other: Sewing Machine, Big Shot, Nestabilities, small star punch, Basic Black Striped Grossgrain Ribbon

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Something old, something new...

Nothing borrowed or blue though!

One of my favorite retiring colors is Cameo Coral. I love this color lately and will be sad to see it go. So, I was excited to see this challenge at Embelish Magazine. I can use it one more time!And, I broke in another sneak preview set called Artistic Etchings. I LOVE this set!!


And look at that paper! Yes, that too my friends is in the new SU catalog. I LOVE newsprint and sheet music for scrapping. SU has created a beautiful set that you will love too!
Stamps: Artistic Etching
Ink and Paper: Early Espresso, Cameo Coral, Daffodil Delight, DSP, Very Vanilla
Other: Twine, Distresser, Medium Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Log Cabin Snooch Spritz, stampin sponge, pewter brads, pop dots


Here is a close up of the distressed edge. I just love this look!
Wanna see some more LOs??? Here ya go!










Have a great Saturday!