Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #3

So here is the beautiful inspiration for the card I came up with for Kristina's Color Challenge.

The colors for the challenge are Orchid Opulence, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and Whisper White.
We were supposed to use a minimal amount of black for the card. When I saw the inspiration picture I immediately thought of my new and unused set, Stitched Exotics. I also needed to make a thank you card and so this was the perfect challenge for that because this card can pretty much be turned into an any occasion card!

Stamp Sets: Stitched Exotics, Much Appreciated
Paper: Orchid Opulence, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories: Circle Punches in 1/4", 1/2", 1 1/4", and 1 3/8", Large Oval Punch, Fire Rhinestone Brads Squares, Stampin Dimensionals

Monday, March 24, 2008

Quick Easter Baskets

These are some quick and easy Easter Baskets that I made for the Young Women at Church. I used some retired DSP and cut them to be 6"x6", I scored them at 1.5" on all sides. I made a scallop punch all the way around using my corner rounder. I then used some of the SU! Retired Organdy ribbon and attached it with a staple on either side!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

KWerner Color Inspiration #2

This is an inspiration challenge by Kristina Werner over at KWernerDesign Blog. I love her blog! She has such wonderful ideas! My favorite is MACM (Make a Card Monday) and now she is doing inspiration challenges. I absolutely love this room and the colors. I look forward to future challenges.

The color combo is Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom, So Saffron, and Wild Wasabi.

This is what I came up with. I am kind of sad that I didn't work in the polka dots. I think they are so cute. Enjoy!

Stamp Sets: Pretty Petals, Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom, So Saffron
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, corner rounder punch, Silver Brads

Friday, March 14, 2008

Sparkly Star!

This is another one we made at my Ladies' Night. I love the new Chunky Glitter! It is so sparkly. I also love the DSP Spring Fling Paper, I really like the color combo. To adhere the glitter to the chipboard I used the tombo glue, this is Good Stuff!

Stamp Sets: Full of Life
Paper: DSP Spring Fling, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery
Accessories: On Board Simon Upper Chipboard, Stampin' Glitter Chunky Sprinkles, Ticket Corner Punch, Silver Brads, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Tombo Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals,

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Blush Flower

This is a quick, simple and elegant card that we made at my ladies' night, last night. That is why there wasn't a post yesterday, I was busy cutting card stock and getting my house picked up. Anyway, this card also features the new Hodgepodge Hardware (So Pretty) and the Poly Twill ribbon (Love it) from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I scalloped the bottom edge of the DSP Prints Paper with my corner rounder, I like to do that a lot on my cards. I think scallops are SO Pretty.


Stamp Sets: Embrace Life
Paper: DSP Close to Cocoa Prints, Blush Blossom
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Polly Twill Ribbon, Flower Ribbon Slide from the Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver, Silver Brads, Corner rounder punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Die-cut Flowers

I love the new die cut flowers in the mini catalog. They are cut out of the textured card stock. so pretty! I also love this stamp set Full of Life, there are so many cute phrases for many different occasions!

Stamp Sets: Full of Life, Jumbo Wheel Petals
Paper: Brocade Blue, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Brocade Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Die Cut Blooms, A Perfect Day Rub-ons, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Fresh Favorites II Buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Love and Happiness Pinewood Derby

So this is my battered car after a long night of racing. You might be thinking that I am too old to be racing a pinewood derby car but it turns out that our scouting program only has a few cub scouts so our church opened it up to the adults, with NO RULES! We call our creation the Great White Whale!

I thought it would be perfect to put some of my new Rub-Ons on the car. They went on Beautifully. My husband did the carving with what we had at our house. He hollowed out the bottom of the car and put in a lot of lead solder, in the real races cars can only be 5 oz. or less, ours weighed in at 12.7 oz, the heaviest car there!

I think we would have had a good chance at winning the Adult open race except we had a little tragedy. If you have noticed I have been only taking pictures of one side, that is because one of the front wheels came off in one of the races. Apparently all the kids were playing with all the cars before the races and ours was dropped in the process. It turns out the two wheels on one side were bent in.

This is a picture of the underside of the car, not the prettiest but it worked! My husband filled it in with the lead and then put an epoxy over the top, it looks pretty cool. He also had to epoxy in two of the wheels because the wheel slots were damaged when the bottom was being carved out. One of the epoxied wheel is the one that broke off and we didn't bring extra epoxy with us to fix it. Bummer! It was a lot of fun anyway!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Baby Thanks from Joette

I received these cards from my sweet friend Joette. This card uses one of SU!'s retired wheels with all the cute babies on it! The background uses the thank you stamp from Seeing Spots.
This card uses the stamp set Sweet shapes. Both these cards are So Pretty and Fun. Joette is SO Talented!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sweet Heart

This wonderful card was made by my wonderful friend, Jamie Lantz. She made this card for me for a surprise get together with all my friends that Debbi organized. This happened before my baby was born. I wanted to share this cute card that everyone signed.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

So here is the other sample I made. The wedding is going to be pink and black and this is what I came up with. I love how it turned out, it reminds me of Audrey Hepburn. I love her movies!
I thought the So Swirly Wheel was perfectly elegant for a wedding, this would also work for a birthday gift or for a "just because your special" gift.
Stamp Sets: Warm Words, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Black Grosgrain, Pretty in Pink Taffeta, Linen Thread, Jumbo Eyelets Pewter, Crop-A-Dile, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch

Monday, March 3, 2008

Swirley Pen

I made up some samples for a friend's daughter for her wedding and her colors were going to be turquoise and brown for one of her parties. It unfortunately didn't work out but as a result I have a sample to share with you today and tomorrow!
Stamp sets: Priceless
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Micro Beads, Tag Punch, Small Tag Punch, Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon