Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Elements of Style Anniversary

This anniversary card was inspired by Karen's Sketch SSSC73 and the colors over at SCIC6.  I love Karen's sketch and the color scheme over at Stampin' Celebration was great...I choose to use Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Certain Celery, and Whisper White.  I used the stamp set Elements of Style, which is available in the Summer Mini but will also carry over to the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog...I'm SO excited.  I'm kind of tired this morning and don't really have the energy to go into the details of the card, so if you want more information, please email me.  Let me know what you think!!!

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Certain Celery DSP, Pretty Ink Pink DSP, Whisper White DSP, Patterns Pack II (retired)
Ink:  Regal Rose, Certain Celery, Pretty In Pink, Black StatzOn, Versamark
Accessories:  Soft Subtle Brads, Sponges, Linen Thread, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Sherbert Designer Buttons, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Extra-Large Scallop Punch, Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, White Embossing Powder

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 34

When I saw this week's colors for Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge, my mouth started watering.  I absolutely love the colors she picked...rich razzleberry, dusty durango, whisper white, sahara sand, and basic gray...and they go together so well.  As I said earlier, this month is a busy card month for me, so I made this card as an anniversary card for my cousin and his wife.  The base of the card is rich razzleberry textured card stock.  I then took a piece of basic gray card stock and used the eyelet border punch along the bottom.  I used the new stamp set Awash With Flowers (which features two-step stamping) and stamped 3 of the different flower images on whisper white card stock.  The outline image was stamped in rich razzleberry (except for the flower in the upper left corner...I accidentally stamped it in dusty durango...and got really upset, but then decided I liked it) and the stemps were stamped in basic gray.  The inside images were stamped in dusty durango.  I then used my Versamarker to color in the inside images and used iridescent ice embossing powder to make it sort of blingy.  I also sponged the edges in rich razzleberry.  I used the new Level 3 Hostess set Occassional Quotes for the saying...I used my markers to make the words different colors...and then punched it out using the new 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large and sponged the edges in rich razzleberry.  The stamped images were then layered onto a piece of sahara sand card stock...I distressed the edges to give it a little worn look.  Finally I added rich razzleberry polka-dot ribbon (which is retiring:( but wait until you see the new ribbon available in this great color), tied a whisper white button on to the bow using linen thread, and embossed the Happy Anniversary greeting in white embossing powder.  I really love how it turned it...I think it might be one of my favorite cards that I've made recently.  Let me know what you think!!!

Stamp Sets:  Awash With Flowers, Occassional Quotes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry Textured CS, Basic Gray CS, Sahara Sand CS, Whisper White CS
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango, Basic Gray, Versamarker
Accessories:  2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Buttons Latte, Linen Thread, Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Distressing Tool, Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #1

My upline, Stacey, found this challenge...using ribbon!!!  I love ribbon, so to have a challenge dedicated to the use of ribbon is fantastic.  The first challenge was to create a masculine project using ribbon.  June is a busy month for birthdays and anniversaries in my family, so I took this opportunity to make a card for one of my male cousins.  I also used some new DSP that will be available in the new catty beginning on July 1!!  The base of this card is very vanilla and then cutout a recessed window...it's really easy to do (if you want instructions, please email me).  I used the new Newsprint DSP to cover the outer edges, except for the top edge which is done in basic black and then the greating is embossed in gold embossing powder.  The main image was embossed again with gold embossing powder on very vanilla.  I then tied that all important ribbon around the top using the black satin ribbon.  I don't think it looks too girly and I hope my cousin likes it.  Let me know what you think!

Stamp Sets:  On Your Birthday, Happy Birthday to You (retired)
Paper:  Very Vanilla CS, Newspring DSP
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Black Satin Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #72

This is the first time I've ever participated in the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge...so here goes nothing.  I had a friend who's brother died suddenly and decided to make the sympathy card using this sketch.  I started with Not Quite Navy as the base of the card.  I then ran a piece of Barely Banana through the big shot using the polka-dot embossing folder and layered that with a piece of Crumb Cake (AKA Kraft) after I'd distressed the edges a little.  I added a piece of whisper white satin ribbon down the center and ran some Bella Blue DSP (which will be retiring at the end of June...I'm depressed!!!) through the big shot using the Island Floral Die.  The sentiment was stamped using the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set on whisper white and was sponged with Crumb Cake Ink and then distressed, and then layered with Barely Banana, Crumb Cake, and Not Quite Navy...distressed (of course).  I love how it turned out and hope it brings my friend some comfort during her difficult time.  Let me know what you think!!!

Stamp Set:  Thoughts & Prayers
Paper:  Not Quite Navy CS, Barely Banana CS, Crumb Cake CS, Whisper White CS, Bella Blue DSP
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensionals, Distressing Tool, Big Shot, Island Floral Die, Polka-Dot Embossing Folder, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Circle Designer Brads

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 33

The colors for this week's color challenge over at Stacey's Stamping Stage were Whisper White, Night of Navy, Certain Celery, and Bashful Blue (all returning colors in the new Idea Book & Challenge).  When I saw these colors, I thought they would make a great masculine card.  June is a busy month for birthdays and anniversaries in my family, so it was great to sit down with a color scheme in mind and create.  Here's what I came up with.  The card base is certain celery and then layered with bashful blue and night of navy.  I stamped the image from the King of the Grill stamp set (which is in the summer mini) using versamark and embossed it with black embossing powder...I like how it kind of pops off the paper rather than using just basic black ink (you can't tell very well in the pic though).  I colored the image using the main colors and the new In-Color blushing bride for the skin tone, then layered it onto bashful blue, night of navy, and certain celery card stock.  I added bashful blue grosgrain ribbon and tied it together on the side with linen thread...and of course had to add a button.  The sentiment was stamped on night of navy cardstock in versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder.  It was then punched out with the word window punch and layered on a piece of certain celery that was punched from the modern label punch.  I added bashful blue brads and there you have it.  I'm going to send it to my uncle who's birthday is next week.  Let me know what you think!!!

Stamp Set:  King of the Grill
Paper:  Certain Celery CS, Bashful Blue CS, Night of Navy CS, Whisper White CS
Ink:  Versamark; Certain Celery, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy
Accessories:  3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, White Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Soft Subtle Brads, Button Latte, Linen Thread, Bashful Blue 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

My mom was over this morning while I was making this card and she sat down at my stamping table and made a birthday card for my sister.  I wanted to show it off because it is the first card she has every stamped by herself.  I thought she did a fantastic job and she said it wasn't as hard as she thought!!!  Maybe another stamper in the family???  She used some of the new In-Colors...peach parfait and pear pizzazz...along with not quite navy card stock and also new DSP from the new catalog called Greenhouse Gala.  She used the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set  and stamped the butterfly images on shimmery white paper (she even used the stamp-a-ma-jig for the butterflies!!) and then punched them out with the butterfly punch.  I'm so proud of her!!  Let me know what you think of her first card.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 32

This week's colors for my fabulous upline, Stacey Schafer's, color challenge were bright and summery.  The choices for this week are whisper white, rose red, regal rose, summer sun, apricot appeal.  I had so much fun creating this card with these bright colors.  The card base is regal rose and then layered with rose red.  I brought out the Pink Flamingo DSP (which I hardly ever use...don't ask me why because it's super cute).  I also brought out the sewing maching for this card...I added a piece of regal rose grosgrain ribbon using a thread that looks an aweful lot like rose red.  The images were stamped using the Manhattan Flower stamp set on glossy white card stock...which was then layered with apricot appeal and regal rose.  The greeting was stamped using the retired stamp set from the occassions mini Well Scripted.  Last, I added whisper white and rose red buttons to the ribbon to add to the cute factor.  I had someone in mind when making this card, but circumstances got in the way and now I can't send it to her as a congratulations...so I will just have to sit in my card box.  Oh, well.  Hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it.  Let me know what you think and have a fantastic day!!!

Stamp Sets:  Well Scripted, Manhattan Flower
Paper:  Rose Red CS, Regal Rose CS, Apricot Appeal CS, Whisper White CS, Pink Flamingo DSP
Ink:  Rose Red, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal
Accessories:  Distressing Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals, Button Latte, Fresh Favorites II, Linen Thread, Natural Hemp Twine, 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch

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P.S...I ordered my 2010-2011 Preview stamp sets, paper, and accessories yesterday; they should be here on Friday (along with my FREE copy of the catalog), so be sure to come back next week for some fabulous new projects using the new products!!