Saturday, March 26, 2011

Punchy Birthday Card

Supplies: Stamps: Create a Cupcake Paper: kraft, cherry cobbler, pear pizzazz, white, Jillibean Soup: Chilled Strawberry Soup, DCWV spring self adhesive paper pack Ink: crumb cake, antique linen distress ink Accessories: SU: cupcake punch, oval punch, scalloped oval punch, square lattice embossing folder, top note die cut, itty bitty punches, filigree brads Nestabilities classic ovals and scallop ovals, leftover Christmas ribbon, self adhesive gems

I used a ton of punches on this card! How fun, and what a mess I made on my desk. This was going to be a cupcake card, but when I went to punch a piece of the cupcake out of a scrap of cherry cobbler that I had used the die cut top note with, I thought that it would be super cute to have that as a "cloth" liner to a basket that I have seen people making with the cupcake punch! Maybe somebody already discovered this and if they have kudos to them! But I was all about the basket then! I embossed the bottom with the square lattice folder to create the basket weave texture, and used the oval punch to make some stems. The flowers were also punched using the itty bitty punches. I was going to use a border punch, but thought the top note would tie it all together. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hippity Hoppity Easter's On It's Way...

Supplies: Stamps: PSX, Studio G Paper: Paper Company; light yellow, crumb cake, white Ink: crumb cake Accessories: tulip embossing folder, nestabilities circles and lacey circles, offray ribbon

I don't know about you but sometimes an idea for a card comes at a strange time. I was getting ready for bed last night and I was thinking about the SCS CAS sketch challenge this week. And all of a sudden I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Unfortunately it was too late to make the card, so I worked on it a bit before work so I wouldn't lose my idea! I got home tonight and finished it up. I wish all of my cards would come together so quickly!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Supplies: Stamps: Wings of Friendship and Sincere Salutations Ink: Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz Paper: White Cardstock Accessories: Sizzix Birds and Wreath embossing folder, eclipse tape

We went to get our taxes done this weekend and there is a wonderful little scrapbook store close by. I had to stop. They always have tons of Cuttlebug, Sizzix, cool stamps, etc. I picked up the Birds and Wreath embossing folder set that I used on this card. I created a mask so I could stamp just on the inside of the embossed image. I used my stamp a ma jig for the placement and presto! The card was done. I love it when the embossing folder does all of the work! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lots of Squares Sketch

Supplies: Stamps: GK Spring Mix and Framed Flowers Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Tuxedo Black Paper: white and burgundy cardstock Accessories: SU bitty flower punch and scallop square punch, Martha Stewart flourish anywhere punch, scallop square punch, eyelet, cropodile, pop dots, grosgrain ribbon

The sketch on Stamp TV has lots of squares! I wasn't going to attempt it because I thought what in the world am I going to do with this to make it CAS. I don't know if this is CAS or not, but I used a ton of my punches which is always good. I have soo many! I started by punching the anywhere flourish punch. I thought it looks spectacular just like that...but I had to add three more squares! I noticed there was a scallop square look to the center of the flourish so I punched out three of those. Then I needed to add something to the center of those punched squares. I used the Martha scallop square and SU itty bitty flower punch to dress up the side squares, and added a sentiment to the third square on the right. There was a lot of white space in the center so I added some thin grosgrain ribbon. This was something that I never would have attempted on my own, but I kinda like it. I think it looks like a patchwork quilt. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Exploring New Colors

Supplies: Stamps: Hero Arts Today and Always Cling Stamp Ink: Memento Dandelion and London Fog markers Paper: House of 3: Trellis, Bazzill Flintstone and Coconut Swirl, yellow was from scraps Accessories: SU scallop edge punch, pewter pearl gems, Janome sewing machine, Offray pewter ribbon, slot punch, Rectangle Nestabilities

I just love sketch challenges. I don't have a lot of time to stamp, and sketches give me that first stepping stone to get my card started. I am able to find stamps, embellishments, etc. that will work for the sketch and off I go! This is SC323.

So I went a little bit out of my comfort zone for color on this one, but I saw the paper at Archiver's and thought I would give it a try! I really like this color combo! Thankfully the paper was double sided, and that worked out great for this challenge! I also broke out the sewing machine!! I needed to do something to jazz up the seams of this card, and I even had some grey thread! It was meant to be! I did some practice runs, and went for it! I love the look of sewing on a card! If I was able to keep my machine out, and remember how to wind bobbins, and all of the other steps to get ready to use the machine, I would probably use it more often! :) I also wanted to try something different to embellish the focal sentiment. I have been seeing the double layer border punched edges on cards, so I thought that would be fun to try. Glad I did! Sometimes it is hard to step out of my comfort zone, but it is fun to try new things too! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Featured Stamper Challenge

Supplies: Stamps: Amuse: Chrysanthemum Papertrey: Text Style Background Basics GKD: Spring Mix Set Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Paper: GKD white and black Accessories: Copic Markers: Y17 YR16 YR18 YG63 YG67 YG95 Prismacolor Coldstone Making Memories rhinestone brad, gingham ribbon, nestabilities

The featured stamper this week is Bfinlay, she has a gorgeous gallery! I didn't have to go far into her gallery to find this beauty! Had to case it! I made the following changes: ribbon sheer to gingham, background text to script, colors.

I also recieved notice that I did get a guest designer spot for the CAS challenges on SCS, I'll let you know when my week is coming up! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hoppy Birthday

Supplies: Stamps: SU Unfroggetable Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Color Box: Sky Blue, SU Old Olive Paper: DCWV, blue, white, green, yellow, light blue, and orange cardstock Accessories: Cuttlebug frog, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, nestabilities, paper piercer, sponge, Offray ribbon, googly eyes, gems

I made this card for the Stamp TV sketch of the week. I turned the sketch to make it work with the frog die cut. I sponged on blue ink for the water, stamped my sentiment using my stamp a ma jig, and then added some punched butterflies. I also added some gems for some sparkle, and googly eyes to embellish the frog die cut. I sponged on the Old Olive ink around the die cut to add some color to the frog as well. Thanks so much for "hopping" by!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Another Try

Supplies: Stamps: Hampton Arts and Memory Box Ink: Perfect Plumeria Memento Tuxedo Black Paper: white and black Accessories: nestabilities, grosgrain ribbon, self adhesive gems

As I was posting my card yesterday I noticed there is another challenge to be a guest CAS designer over as SCS. It was to turn a stamped image into 4 panels. So this is my take on the challenge. I stamped the image, cut it out with a square nestabilties, then cut it into four pieces. I matted it on black, and used an embossed only label nestabilities for the frame. I stamped the sentiment and it has a cute little butterfly on the side of the stamp, how perfect?! So I stamped a few of those too and added some gems. Lastly, I added some ribbon. We'll see how it goes with the challenge. Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Easter

Supplies: Stamps: egg I think it is technique tuesday??, sentiment stampendous Ink: Versamagic pink Paper: SU pink, bazzill coconut white, green patterned paper my mind's eye, SU crumb cake for the bunny Accessories: SU punch, martha border and bunny punch, puff ball, twine, sizzix embossing folder

I made this card for two challenges. The first challenge was the current fall to layout sketch from the Clean and Simple Blog. I also stumbled upon a guest designer challenge for the clean and simple challenges on SCS. I totally missed the designer challenges, so I thought I'd try out for the guest designer. The challenge was to use a silhouette stamp. So I stamped my egg silhouette to make a background. For the ribbon panel I used Martha's grass border punch and added some thin twine in place of ribbon. I also added a bunny punched out of crumb cake and added a nice puffy white cottontail to him. I stamped the sentiment punched it out with the SU punch and adhered it behind my "grass." Lastly, I embossed the card front using a sizzix embossing folder and adhered all of my pieces onto the card front.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Stamp TV Sketch

Supplies: Stamps: Spring Mix Stamp TV kit Paper: ivory and lavender Ink: Versamagic Pretty Petunia and TPC Graphite Accessories: square nestabilities, offray grey satin ribbon, twine

I made this card using the Stamp TV sketch of the week. I embossed the squares using nestabilties, stamped the butterflies in the squares using post it notes as masks, and lastly added slots using the making memories slot tool to add my ribbon treatment. I tied a bow onto the bottom of the ribbon with some thin twine. Thanks for stopping by!