Tuesday, August 28, 2007

8/28 Spring Motifs

The color challenge at SCS this week was to use Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink and Old Olive. I NEVER have a problem using pink because I have three very girly daughters who love pink so anything I make for them usually uses pink in some form. This card was especially exciting for me to make because I got to use some awesome new SU products that just debuted in the Fall/Winter Idea Catalog. Baroque Motifs is probably my most favorite new set. The pomegranate paper is TEXTURED - so very yummy! That polka dotted ribbon is from a Ribbon Originals pack called Sorbet. The chipboard that I covered in Old Olive is from On Board Blossoms and Basics. The fabulous rhinestone brads are from the Circle Ice set. After stamping the flower from Looks Like Spring onto Whisper White cardstock, I punched it out with my new Scallop Circle Punch. (Oh, how I LOVE that look! This is sure a lot quicker than hand cutting that beautiful flower!)

One thing that surprised me when I made this card is how fantastic Baroque Motifs pairs with Looks Like Spring. The swirls worked so well with the trellis background stamp. It gives the card such a garden feel. To give the flower a bit more POP, I sponged the edges. The pink part of the flower is also raised with foam tape. IRL, this card has so much dimension.

Today I am going back to the chiropractor for another shoulder treatment. I probably should have went for treatment a long time ago, but I have a high tolerance for pain so I ignored it for a long time. Now it is so sore that I am actually using the mouse with my left hand! (In fact, using a mouse is probably what screwed up my shoulder in the first place!)

I hope you have a lovely day, and thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

8/23 Friendly Little Snail

I took the inspiration for designing this card from my upline. I changed up the colors and insteady of using a butterfly, I used this friendly little snail. Can you see the glitterly trail she is leaving behind? I love that little touch which I've seen used with similar snail images over at SCS.

I stamped the sentiment in orange and then stamped it again in pink. Then I took my word window punch and lined up the word kind in the window. It was an easy way to extract the word kind from the sentiment and then I was able to pop it up with some foam tape to give it some extra dimension.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

8/20 TriFold Sympathy



This card is a SCS Technique Lover's Challenge card. You can find the challenge and directions to making this Cami TriFold card by clicking HERE. My great-aunt passed away while we were on vacation and I want to send a sympathy card to her daughter. This challenge was just the inspiration I needed to complete this card. I used the hostess set from Stampin'Up called Garden Silouettes. The sentiments come from a retired Stampin'Up set called Hope for Comfort.

When I make my cards, I often make two of them so that I have one to keep. I especially wanted to have an extra of this card because I know this is a design that I will have a lot of fun with in the future.

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8/20 Casin' with a Twist


I really enjoy the Featured Stamper design challenge at SCS. This week, we were challenged to case a card from mwohlers gallery that you can find here. I chose to case this particular card because I liked the way she did the color blocking and the I really loved the way she did the ribbon accents.

I decided to make a square card and use Stampin' Up Prints Designer Papers. The sentiment is from the set called Warm Words and the floral image is from a hostess set called Garden Silhouettes. The card went together very quickly - always a bonus!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

8/15 Dear Friend



I still had my Anna Griffen designer paper sitting on my desk when I got ready to stamp a card for the SCS Sketch Challenge. It was easy to incorporate it into the design of my card. I LOVE this Dear Friend stamp from All Holidays. I hate to admit it . . . but this stamp was the main reason that I bought the All Holidays set! But I know I will use it a lot so I thought it was totally worth it.

Don't you just love the Three for You Punch? I'm crazy about creating such perfect little flower accents for my cards. I put these little flower punches on with glue dots onto my new Soft Sky double stitched ribbon. I'm Stamping to Share! Thanks for dropping by!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

8/14 Bayou Sand


This card was created for the SCS Color Challenge which was to use Blue Bayou, Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip. It took a color challenge for sure for me to dig out and use my Sahara Sand. NOT a color that I am drawn to! However, as so often happens when I partipate in a challenge at Splitcoast Stampers, my tastes change. I think I LOVE Sahara Sand! It is simply GORGEOUS with Blue Bayou (one of the new IN Colors) and Chocolate Chip was the perfect accent.

I used some Anna Griffin designer paper on this card. It had all those wonderful colors the challenge called for and maybe just a touch of Soft Sky as well. This card is 4.75 inches square - a perfectly lovely size! I used my new Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon - luscious!! The flower is out of my Pretties Kit from SU. I absolutely LOVE being able to dye these flowers to whatever shade I need. In this case - Blue Bayou. I layered a punched Marvy flower in Chocolate Chip topped with a half-back Ivory bead that also came out of my Pretties Kit. The Marvy flower is also layered in Blue Bayou behind the layed Riviting sentiment.

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