Saturday, May 30, 2009
She is a fun image to color and such versatile image to use for all occassions. In this case I am giving it to a friend just for fun. =)
I created my card based on a sketch from Mojo Monday. I decided to use these set of papers since it has been sitting here for a while. =) I am pleased with the way it turned out and had fun with this sketch! Hope you like it too.
Remember if you'd like to participate in the one card swap check it out at Teri's!
I have also received a very sweet RAK from Gracie! This was such a wonderful surprise in my mailbox, I just love these sweet surprises! Thank you Gracie for thinking of me.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Here is an image from one of the newest sets called 5 Little Dresses, I absolutely love it!
In addition to this sneak peek, there's a challenge called Friday challenge and this week it's a sketch. Click here to see the challenge and sketch details on Splitcoaststampers.
Monday June 1st 9 PM EST will be the release party for the new sets, hope you will be joining us!!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Here is a photo of a couple of them just before we took it to the beach and gave these out to a group of friends. I'd love to know what you think of these! n order for you to have a chance at winning the grand prize, you will need to click HERE to go to the InStyle Blog and vote for the designer who made your favorite project. Then, leave a comment on the post with the poll on it. You will have until 11:59 PM EST on Saturday May 30th to vote and leave a comment. The winners will be announced on Monday June 1st.
Click on the names to see what the rest of the design team has made.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
This card is for Linda who I was partnered with for this month's One Card Swap (OCS). This swap is put together by my sweet friend Teri! It was so nice to finally talk with her over the phone yesterday, she and I have been so busy lately. We try to get together at least once a month but sometimes there is just not enough hours in the day. =) We are shooting for June!
Anyway I really hope that Linda likes this card as much as I loved making it.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I chose to add brads to the center of my flowers as part of the challenge. I was so thrilled to finally use this stamp. I actually have a ton of stamps that need to be used and believe me... I have a ton of stamps! =) (Some of you know that already). I really love this color combination and am so happy that Basic Grey decided to put together a collection of these papers.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Here is a birthday card that I made using a sweet image from Whiff of Joy. You can buy all of your Whiff of Joy stamps HERE. All the different images are found here, as well as everything else on this card except for the sentiment which is from Stampin' Up. The stamp I used is of a girl holding her cupcake and blowing a candle out to celebrate her special day. I have also used one of my most favorite nestabilities to cut her out with.
I really wanted this card to be able to be used for either a baby girl or baby boy. This way if the parents don't want to know the sex of their baby until delivery, you at least gave a card that was not specific. =) I decided to go with lavendar and green. I try not to use shades of purple just because it is one of the more difficult colors to work with. Lavendar and shades of purple used to be my most favorite color and has taken the back seat to pink for several years now.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
This week's Christmas Stampin All Year Long challenge is #18, and Maria has provided us with a sketch to follow!! This is a fun and easy sketch to use. I found this sketch to be very easy to use and may even use it again to create more Christmas cards or on another card.
Here is my take on the sketch. I decided to use this cute little penguin from Whipper Snapper Designs. He looks so sad but so cute! Being in that cold puddle of slushy ice must be too cold. I enjoyed using this image as I popped up his hat and scarf for dimension and also added some crystal effects to the icy parts.
You can see the crystal effects better in this photo. I was also able to use my fiskars punch to create a border around the bottom paper going across the card. I hope you have a chance to join us for this challenge. Here are some of the projects created by the rest of the design team. Thanks for stopping by and for all of the wonderful and inspiring comments you leave for me. Hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend! If time permits, I will be posting another creation today, otherwise I will see you on Tuesday!
Here are my card details:
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs, Sentiment (SU), Paper: Baja Breeze CS, Chocolate Chip CS, White CS, Holiday Treasures DSP (SU), Ink: Copics, Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Circle Punches, Fiskars Apron Lace punch, Nestabilities.
Friday, May 22, 2009
I wanted to make this card into something different and fun. So instead of going for a layout I drew and cut my own bowling pin and then traced it to create these pins as a background. To get the red stripes I simply cut red cardstock and glued it on.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Happy Thursday everyone!! I wanted to post this card yesterday but there were just too many other things to share with you. So without further adieu here is one of the newest images from Stampavie! Perfect for baby showers, brand new parents, etc.
This card was made for a challenge that is going on at the Stampavie Blog which is to make a card or project using turquoise or light blue and brown and to use any stamp from Stampavie. If you'd like to join in on the fun you have until May 31st to upload your creation to this post.
When I first read that the color challenge included turquoise I was thrilled! Lately I am loving to work with this color, I'm not sure why but it could be that summer is just around the corner and it's a bold and bright color for the season. =) I didn't want to add too much to the card since the background paper is bright and stands out on it's own so I did a little paper piercing around the edges and added a few dew drops to accent. I then added some flowers to the corners of the image for definition. Yesterday was a bit hectic for me to get around to commenting on blogs but I will be getting around to that today! In the meantime, here are the card details.
Stampavie stamp, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, white CS, SU Rainbow Sherbet DSP, copics, Prima Flowers, Dew Drops, SU tool kit
Many thanks for visiting me today and for the time you took to comment on my blog!! Hope to see you back tomorrow!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!
Stamps: In Style Stamps, SU Warmest Wishes
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore CS, Neenah white CS, Basic Grey Lime RickeyDSP
Accessories: Tangerine Tango striped ribbon, paper piercer
Welcome to another day for butterflies and fairies! Yes it's Wednesday and this week Danni has us creating a card with the use of 2 designer series papers.
So I chose to use shades of purple since I don't use this color very often. I used olive green as a contrast color for the purple and pink. I love these colors together, it's a great combo.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Well, onto my card for today. Here is a new image from Stampavie, aren't these bears cute?
Lately I have been making cards for quite a bit of newborns and here is one of them. Here is a card that I can add to my stash for when I need something right away. I just love the colors of turquoise and brown together. Speaking of these colors, there is a color challenge going on at the Stampavie Blog. All you have to do is create a card using a Stampavie stamp and use the colors of light blue, turquoise and brown and upload your card to that posting, HERE.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Here's my card and I chose to do a card layout designed by Maria Bell. This was a really fun sketch to use!! I used my nestabilities for the center of the card and used my cuttlebug folder for the base of the card as an accent.
Here is a close up look at the embossed base of the card and that I mounted the bear to make him look like he is jumping out of the box. Thank you everyone for stopping by and visiting my blog. Here are the details for my cad:
Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Chocolate Chop, Apricot and Sage CS, white CS
Accessories: Vintage brads, Nestabililites, Cuttlebug folder, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" square
I decided to use Sheriff Ian since I have had him for a while and never used him for anything yet. He is a fun guy to color and create with. I was also able to use the rope ribbon that I got from Stampin Up a little while back. I think by using it I get a little more of that western look.
Friday, May 15, 2009
With that said, I just made this card for a baby girl.
I just thought this teddy bear was the cutest!! He's cute and yet traditional. I had also made a card for a baby boy but had to give that one out even before I could take a picture of it to show you. Are you wondering where I got him from?? He is from Alota Rubberstamps!! There are also other cute stamps besides this bear for baby.
I decided to make a simple background for my card and just let the papers do the talking. LOL! I of course colored my Tilda with copics, and have made sure to tell you what pens I used to color her hair. That is Y00, Y15, and Y19. I have also use some shimmerz on her wings , did some faux stitching and dew drops in the corners.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I have had this cutie for a while now and decided to use her for this week's challenge. All of these fairies are so cute! She is from The Greeting Farm and you can purchase her and all other Greeting Farm sets HERE. To create my card, I decided to add some texture to the base of the card by using my new Sizzix Embossing folder. These folders are similar to the cuttlebug because it is used the same way and it's also different. The cuttlebug folders are slightly smaller and will not emboss the edges of a standard card, whereas the Sizzix embossing folders will emboss the entire piece of the front of the card.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Happy Wednesday! It's time for a Wednesday Challenge at In Style Stamps. Here is a sneak peek of the new image, her name is Leila. When I first saw her I just knew I had to have her, she is so cute!! Anyway, the challenge is to use flowers on your card or project. Here is the card I made for the challenge. It was so fun to make it because the image is so cute!
Here is a close up so you can see the coloring of her eyes. This is going to be a very short post for me but will be back tomorrow for more fun! Thanks for stopping by, and for your very inspirational comments!