Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

I haven't been creating a lot of new stuff lately but I wanted to post today and say thanks to all my followers and those who comment. I love learning and sharing my favorite past-time with other people who enjoy it.

Since I haven't made anything new I'll share a few of my past favorites...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cherry Cobbler POP

This card started with a sketch from Splitcoast and colors from two color challenges that I acidentally mixed up. The colors I used are Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla. The designer series paper is Elegant Soiree, I just love this stuff!

I used watercolor paper, stamped the flower and blended with green, then I added the red. Then I stamped the flowers again on watercolor with StazOn black and colored with cherry cobbler and cut out and popped up over the original panel (Today's Ways to Use challenge at Splitcoast was to POP it up. The other thing I did to the panel was to glue the die cut leaves on and run it through the Big Shot with embossing folder to texture it all. (This was not my original idea, I saw it on a couple different cards recently).

I added a tiny strip of vanilla with the ribbon punch and a very vanilla ribbon. I REALLY LOVE how this turned out!

By the way, the flowers are from Fifth Ave Floral stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Textured and stitched

Here's a card I made for a few challenges.

The colors are from a previous color challenge - CC301 - gray, marina mist (blue), and concord crush (dark purple). I love how these colors look together!

To add some texture I used basic gray textured cardstock! The white piece was stamped with blue and purple for the sentiment, then I textured it with an embossing folder in my Big Shot. I added some ribbon and a scallop trim edge to match. The technique lover's challenge today was to do stitching (or faux stitching!) Very easy to do. Just pierce holes and connect the dots with a pen.

The layout is from my favorite layout site - Clean & Simple Stamping. Fall-to-layout #121

I layered pieces from 2 different circle punches as well as the boho blossoms punch with a rhinestone in the center.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fun pink challenges

Today I had lots of fun scrapbooking together with my mom, daughter, sister and nephew! This is one of the cards I came up with. It is for 3 challenges...

Diva Coffee Break Designs - sketch challenge
I found this sketch to look very hard, but this is exactly why I like doing challenges! I learn a lot!

The second challenge was to add lace with Pals Paper Arts. (ok, I messed up and this isn't a clean and simple design.) Anyways, it was a challenge to add lace, but I really like how it ended up! I added the scallop trim border to help with the lacy look!

The third challenge is Stampin Royalty - BLING! I knew from the beginning of making this card where I would add the bling - to the hearts and the sentiment and it turned out just right and added the perfect touch!

I got to showcase some patterned paper and also use a bit of texture on the circles behind the hearts.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

2 challenge ORNAMENT

This card was for Curtain Call's color challenge - old olive, certainly celery, white, chocolate chip, real red.

The layout is from Clean & Simple Stamping.

The ornament was stamped first with white, then with the stamp a ma jig I stamped slightly off with green. The brown panel is crimped and there is a bit of patterned paper.

Friday, December 10, 2010

star with stripes pattern

This card pattern was inspired by this wonderful card.

I used a corner rounder on some squares. Two star die cuts, a jumbo eyelet, and a crimper! The sentiment is from Hodgepodge Happiness.

I think this card is really cute and works well as a male card.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wheat Silhouette

Here's a fun masculine card I made today with the wheat image from Autumn Days. My husband even likes it, so that means it is a manly card!!

It was quite time consuming to make but I'm really happy with it.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sahara Sand WOW

This card was inspired by Petal Pusher aka Mary Fish's beautiful card here. What a simple and stunning layout!

I chose to use these colors - Sahara Sand (a color that I find hard to use), Black and Very Vanilla. This color combination is just awesome!

The background is embossed with my Big Shot. The sentiment is from Occasional Quotes (hostess set)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Silver swirled Dasher

Silver and Dasher - what could be better...

This is the tent topper card I designed for our Stamp Group this month.

The Dasher image is stamped on black and heat embossed with silver. The silver on the card base is actually TIN FOIL! that I ran through the Big Shot.

I double layered a black and blue ribbon (to match the black and Marina Mist paper of course!) and tied it in the middle with a linen thread bow!