Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Negative Image

I was trying to go for an elegant, simple, anniversary card. I love the new taffeta Ribbons and Rhinestone brads.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Stazon Black, Ruby Red
Accessories: Circle Punch, Basic Gray Taffeta, Fire Circle Rhinestones

Monday, July 30, 2007

Cut Out Bronc

So today's Technique challenge on SCS was to do a cut out card. These are so fun to do. I love this new bronc set so just had to grab it again. The horse and words are embossed. The words I tapped off extra hard because I did not want a pure look. I wanted it to look a little roughed up.
Stamps: Bronc Buster, Flannel Background, Define Your Life
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray
Ink: Craft- Basic Black and Whisper White, Classic-Basic Gray
Accessories: Gray Taffeta, Silver Brad, Coluzzle Oval, clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing powder

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Step it up!

So today I took a simple card and stepped it up a notch. This was fun to do. The first card is great for a beginner and for those who need to add "more" here is a great way to do it!

Left card:
Stamps: Bronc Buster, Flannel BG, Starstruck
Paper: Basic Black, River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: River Rock, Very Vanilla (Craft), Wild Wasabi
Accessories: River Rock Dbl Stitched Ribbon, Pop up glue dot, 3/4" Circle Punch

Right Card:
Stamps: Bronc Buster, Flannel BG, Starstruck
Paper: Basic Black, River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: River Rock, Very Vanilla (Craft), Wild Wasabi, White Stazon, Versamark, Clear Embossing powder
Accessories: River Rock Dbl Stitched Ribbon, Pop up glue dot, 3/4" Circle Punch, Black Brads, Window Sheet, Wild Wasabi Dbl Stitched Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Ticket Corner Punch

Friday, July 27, 2007

Better Late than never...right?

Ok, DH had a Dr appointment yesterday. Since we drive an hour to go anywhere around here, we decided to go shopping and make a day of it since we were there. So I did not get a chance to finish uploading my Wednesday Card. Wednesday on SCS is Sketch challenge. The Challenge this week was to do a tent card. it will fit in a normal size invitation envelope. The card base is 4.25" x 4.25" with whatever you decide shape as the topper sticking up no more than the total of 5.5"

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Bugs and Kisses
Paper: River Rock, Wild Wasabi
Ink: River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranite
Accessories: Double Stitched Ribbon- River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranite, Tool kit for paper piercing

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Rosey Lilacs

I had this idea last night to use the scallop punch around the edge of a card. I do not know if it just came to mind or if I saw it some place first. This old mind doesn't work the same anymore. The Regal Rose on the flowers are embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Since this was for the Color Challenge I only had one shade of green to work with. I stamped off the Old Olive to get the lighter color for the leaves. I messed up and forgot to stamp off the last leaf, hence why the corner is folded up. I added the Circle of friend sentiment for more of a cover up. I think it works. I got a chance to use the wide grosgrain ribbon. So glad the color I had fit this challenge. Just when I was ready to take a picture my friend called. I took the phone outside so I could talk and hear over the kids. I sit down on the front porch and set my card in the plant there. It worked, so I shot the picture from there!

Stamps: Blossoms Abound, Circle Of Friendship
Paper: Old Olive, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose (Craft)
Accessories: Fire Circle Rhinestones, Scallop Punch, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Iridescent Ice and Clear embossing powder, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" circle punch

Monday, July 23, 2007

Magic Card

So today's challenge was to do a Magic card. It has been years since I have done one of these. So I was looking forward to it. So after taking my oldest, at home, son to the bus for a week of Bible Camp, having truck problems, walking to my husband's business and getting his truck to bring the kids home, feeding them lunch...I finally got to work on one.

Stamps: Dotted Background, Summer by the Sea, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Define your Life
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Transparency
Ink: Black Stazon, Blue Bayou, So Saffron, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Label Tag Punch, Gold Brad, Coluzzle Oval Cutter, Tool kit for piercing, White Gel Pen


I've been tagged by the wonderful Miss B! What an honor!!

Here are some blogs I visit:
Sue at Trusting in the Lord. A very kind person I met on SCS and am thankful to call my Cyber Friend!

Emily at Stamping Expressions. A great help to other SU Bloggers. Always willing to give a hand!

Sencie at Serving the King. A kind face in the big crowd at SCS. Her cards are as great as her personality!

Ok, ladies your turn to show us a few you admire!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Friday's Cards

Sorry about not posting yesterday. I had company, my sister, over to stamp for the day. We got a lot of stamping and chattering done. I got a migraine so I was not able to post some of the cards I did yesterday. I hope posting 3 today will make up for it. :)

This is actually for today's SCS Limited Supply challenge. The challenge was to make a monochromatic card using no embellishments. Boy, was that hard. This really could use some brads and ribbon.
Stamps: Fine Lace, Looks Like SPring, Define you Life, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray
Ink: Basic Black

Yesterday's Challenge was a Ways to Use it challenge. The challenge was to dress up the corners in some way. I went through my cards yesterday and was very low of Get well cards so I decided this challenge would go this way. I added Crystal Effects to the petals (one globbed on me in the end UGH!) to make it look like dew on them. I love the Pretties kit!!
Stamps: Speckled Jumbo Wheel, Sincere Salutations , Looks like Spring
Paper: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Accessories: Pretties Kit, White Grosgrain, Scallop Punch

This is what my group will be doing next week for our stamp night. They are chocolate crazy women. I am allergic to chocolate, so I guess I really love having them over!
Stamps: Bugs & Kisses
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Accessories: Blue Bayou Double Stitched ribbon, Scallop Punch, Staple. Med Cello Bag, Hershey Kisses

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Buggy Birthday

So when I first showed this to my son his reply was "Mom, it is kind of kiddy. Don't you think?" Well that was the idea! I do send cards to kids too. I try to make sure the kids in our Home schooling group all get a card. So this one will come in handy. This is for today's sketch challenge. I'm trying to challenge myself to use more BB colors. They are great but I tend not to use them much. The bugs are embossed and popped up on dimensionals.

Stamps: Dotted Background, Bugs and Kisses
Paper: Glorious Green, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Ink: Summer Sun, Glorious Green, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Craft-Basic Black, Read Red, I used the basic Black marker to put the dots on the lady bug.
Accessories: Word Window Punch, 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals, Fire Circle Rhinestone brads, Red Gingham ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Corner Rounder Punch

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Genuine Happy Birthday

So this is for today's Color challenge. The colors today are Not Quite Navy, Bordering Blue, Mellow Moss and Alway Artichoke (Optional-didn't use) I needed some more manly b-day cards so this was great. It seems lately that my cards get a mind of their own. This is not how I envisioned this when I started out. It just ended up there, I like... So I am addicted tot he Bronc Buster set and the replacing the words with the words window punch. I will for sure get my monies worth out of these sets. I hardly ever use a hostess set. Usually they get taken out of the box and put in a drawer for the retirement sale at the end of the year. This set has a few I will use. For those who know me, they know I love my punches and this is set is made for them!
Stamps: Bronc Busters, Define your Life, Flannel Background, Party Punch (Hostess set)
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Bordering Blue, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla
Ink: Craft- Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Crimper, Ice Square Rhinestones, Clear Embossing Powder, Punches-Word Window, Designer Label,1 3/8" circle

Monday, July 16, 2007

Tapestry Technique

I LOVE this set. Growing up my parent's owned a western store for a few years and then after I graduated HS I was a nanny on a farm. After the parents would get home I got to go riding. It was a great summer! Even my husband named all of our boys what he considered "western names : Heath (from Bonanza), Kaleb, Garrett (Pat Garrett), and Levi. This was created for today's technique challenge. The challenge was to do the Tapestry Technique. It was a lot of fun! The bronc and cowboy image and star are embossed also. The star is "popped" on a dimensional.
Stamps: Bronco Wheel, Bronc Buster, Star Struck
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
Ink: Wheel-Close to Cocoa, Craft- Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, White
Accessories: Twine, Clear embossing powder, Dimensional, Cutter cut for rough edges
Techniques: Tapestry

Friday, July 13, 2007

My Pretty

Ok, I am so lovin' the new In Colors I may never use any of the other colors.....

Today's challenge on SCS was Limited Supplies Challenge. Here is what we could use:
stamped flowers, punched flowers, silk flowers, etc.
2 or more flowers
sentiments or letters to spell out a sentiment + any backgrounds and flowers
Paper & Ink: any
Embellishments: 2 or less
Tools: any
I think I stuck to the rules. I just had to use some of the prima flowers from the new SU! Pretties kit. It is loaded with stuff!. I could not believe all that came in that tin. I used the new Double stitched ribbon, of course in the new colors! I tried to bring the double stitch look back to the top with the faux stitching around " My Friend" I dyed the flowers in re-inkers and dried with my heat gun. I have never used Prima Flowers before so this was a lot of fun. I rubbed some extra Pomegranate ink on the edges of the Guava flower.

Stamps: Blossoms Abound, Canvas BG
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava
Ink: Purely Pomegranate,Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Groovy Guava DBl Stitched Ribbon, Tool kit for piercing, White Signo gel Pen, Pretties kit -Flowers and rhinestone brad

Bronc Busters

So these are the cards that have been stuck in my mind since I saw this set in the catalog. I could not wait until morning to put them together so I just had to do them last night.

Stamps: Bronc Buster, Starstruck
Paper: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Brushed Gold
Ink:River Rock, Always Artichoke, Versamark
Accessories: Always Artichoke Grosgrain, Gold Brads, Gold Embossing Powder

This one I was thrilled when I found that the word window punch fit in between the stars. Now it can say anything I want it to say. I just had to get the Define your life set. Yes, it is expensive but it has sooo much. I know I will use it a lot! Here I punched through both layers of Card stock and used the Stamp-a-majig to get my words where I wanted them.
Stamps: Bronc Buster, Define Your Life
Paper: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Brushed Gold
Ink: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Versamark
Accessories: River Rock DBL Stitched Ribbon, Gold Brads, Word Window Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Gold Embossing Powder

Thursday, July 12, 2007

New Toys!

So my order came in while I was out getting groceries. I will more than likely not have time to play tonight, but will try to get them cut out and mounted before going to bed. Can you tell I love ribbon and punches? I think the new In Colors are wonderful!!!!

Loads of Wishes

So I always thought that this saying was to be used more in the winter when someone was cold. Well, I am am always cold. I love it hot!!! When my poor dear friends come over to stamp they cook. I do not so it on purpose to me it is not even warm. So I thought it appropriate to put it on this card. The black on the truck and flowers are embossed. I used the silver metallic pencils for the hub caps and the rest is painted with watercolor crayons and aqua pens. I had originally intended to just punch the flowers with a circle punch and place in the back of the truck. I grabbed the oval punch and it looked like a surf board to me so I went with it. The sentiment and background are just punched with the larger oval punch and tilted a slight turn each.

HEY!!! My new catalog order is due to arrive today!!! I cannot wait to play with all my new toys. What will I post tomorrow????? So many ideas and so little time....does the family really need food and clean clothes?

Stamps: Loads of Love, Hugs and Wishes
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, Old Olive
Ink: WWC_ Ruby Red, Charcoal, NQ Navy, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Versamark, Choclolate Chip
Accessories: Metalic Pencils-Chrome, Small & Large Oval Punch, Black EP

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Bonus Round

I just had to do this sketch today. It is such a great "out of the box" sketch! I need more practice on getting the corners to line up better with the Trimtastic but it is something I will do again! The circular image is popped up on a pop up glue dot.

Stamps: Trimtastic, Baroque Motifs
Paper: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral
Ink: Ruby Red
Accessories: Tool Kit for Piercing, Coluzzle Circle

Flannel Flower

Today I completed a demo challenge. I hope to get tot he sketch challenge some time today yet. The challenge today was to Crinkled Ink. So I used Saran Wrap, dipped it into the Blue Bayou classic ink pad and dabbed it on the paper. I also did this with the Versamark ink on the background. I wanted glitter but not total coverage, sot his worked great. Of course now my keyboard has a pretty shimmer. I stamped the flannel background in Blue Bayou on the Soft sky paper. I then stamped the Doodle This flower right on top and cut out. I stuck a mini glue dot in the center of the flower. I then dipped in the Dazzling Diamonds.

Stamps: Flannel Background, Doodle This, Holiday & Wishes
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Ink: Blue Bayou, Versamark
Accessories: Mini Glue Dots, Dazzling Diamonds, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Saran Wrap

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Kids Bright Birthday

Today's challenge on SCS was a color challenge. The colors are Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Green Galore. These colors just screamed Kid's Birthday card and boy did I need some of those! So this was the perfect challenge for me today.
Stamps: Flannel background, Wild About You, Circle of Friendship
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Green Galore
Ink: Green Galore Craft, Real Red Classic, Tempting Turquoise Classic
Accessories: Twill Tape, ice Square Rhinestone brad, Tag Sheet Tag, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain, Real Red Grosgrain

Monday, July 09, 2007

Simon's Birthday

So today would of been my nephew's 4th birthday. This is a hard week for us as he, my baby sister and her husband where killed in a car accident on the 13th four years ago. Simon was only 4 days old. I enjoy making my nephews and nieces b-day cards. I'm sure they do not enjoy them as much as the check included, but both moms are stampers... I thought I need to make Simon a card too! This will be going in a box of cards I have for our church Missionaries. My brother-in-law and sister where going to Bible school getting ready for the ministry when they were killed. So the cards I make with them in mind should go to those in the ministry.

I added Crystal Effects around the mane. The head is attached with an dimensional. I spritzed the background with the spritzer for more of a jungle theme. How come every time I use this set I have to sing "In the Jungle, the quite jungle"?????
Stamps: Wild About You
Paper: Old Olive, Petals & Paisleys, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink: Apricot Appeal, More Mustard
Accessories: Tool Kit for Piercing, Spritzer, White Gel Pen, More Mustard Grosgrain, Crystal Effects

Friday, July 06, 2007

Babies, Babies, and more Babies

I think we have 8 ladies in our church expecting yet this year.
This is for one who had her baby on the 3rd. An adorable little girl.

I had a friend call yesterday. She is throwing a shower for an expectant friend and needed some invites. So I designed 3 and she got to pick.
Which do you think she picked?

Open Face Invite
The words need to be adjusted so the alligator does not cover them.

This one the celery sits in the center and "baby" is stamped all around on the edge of the apricot.

This one has all of the invite information under the giraffe flap.

I've been tagged!

Kathleen from My Happy Place Blog tagged me. With this one I am suppose to list 7 random things about myself....ugh!

1.) Obviously I am a SAHM to my 5 kids left at home (one has flown the nest and started one of is own) and I love it!!

2.) I am addicted to blogging ( I have like 6 or 7) and shoes (like 70+ pairs)

3.) I started dabbling in web-design : First Baptist Church, Disciple Maker Ministries

4.) I'm a major night owl, once the kids and DH are asleep I need "me" time, even if it is just reading or watching a movie.

5.) I am my hardest critic and never think anything I do is good enough.

6.) I love to work with kids no matter what the subject

7.) I love to teach ~ home-schooling, Sunday School, Stamping, anything! I love educating!!!

Bloggers I tagged (Leave a comment and tag):
Lisa S

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


So toady was sketch day. We are painting on the duplex apartment hoping to get new renters this week. So time is at a crunch and I just HAD to make a patriotic card. Of course it had to be red, white and blue. I tried to make the flowers look like fireworks. I had to emboss the white to get them to show so the rest had to be embossed too. I used the spritzer to add the speckles on the background. The celebrate is embossed too and I used the cracked glass technique on the main image. I decided at the last minute to off set the image on it's base.

Stamps: Wonderful Words, Double Line Doodle
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Craft- Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Versamark, Markers- Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Winter White EP, Clear Embossing Powder, Ticket Corner Punch, Red Gingham ribbon
Techniques: Cracked Glass

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Dazzling Paisley

I had to hurry today, lots to get done. This is for today's color challenge. I used the Dazzling Diamond technique. I hope you enjoy!
Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley, Circle of Friendship
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Gold Brad
Techniques: Dazzling Diamond Dust

Monday, July 02, 2007

Golden Motifs

Today's Demo challenge was to use metal. I love tone on tone embossing with the brushed metallic paper. It gives such a great look and it is so easy. I used the paper piercing template to space the brads or they would be all screwed up. I did not want the words as obvious so I just used the encore ink for that.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Gold Brushed, Palette O'Print
Ink: Versamark, Gold Encore
Accessories: Gold Brads, Paper piercing template, Gold embossing powder

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