Thursday, October 8, 2009

Color Challenge PPA11

Yay! My first Paper Pal Arts challenge! I love color challenges! Today's colors are:

I thought it looked very Halloweenish so I pulled out one of my all-time favorite retired sets "Booglie Eyes" I'm trying to use up all my favorite retired DSP (so I can buy NEW stuff!) and I loved the look of it for this combo!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Teal Monkey

I made this card for a card layout challenge on SCS but ended up adding an extra strip of DSP so instead I went with a color combo challenge (taken with teal, very vanilla and close to cocoa) and a Clean and Simple challenge for masculine cards. (It's masculine right?)

The card base is Taken with teal, strips of retired DSP, and the cute monkey from the "You're Neat" retired set is on Very Vanilla. I used a blender pen and the stampin spots to color the image. The kite is actually a Craft ink pad and I LOVE the vividness of it! Close to those wonderful markers I want. :)

The finishing touches were punching the vanilla with the scallop edge punch and adding 3 brads. It just needed a little something. Again, not the best card, but I'm learning!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Simplicity

These cards were pretty simple, just using scraps of ribbon, some leftover Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Night of Navy cardstock. This retired set A Tree For All Seasons is one of my favorite! You don't need much more with a cute image like that! It was so simple I had to make three.


I've decided in order to actually get my Christmas cards sent this year, I'm not going to have a "plan" that I leave until the last minute and try to mass produce. I'll just make a few different ones each week and hopefully by Thanksgiving time I'll be able to relax and enjoy the season. Hopefully.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Favorite

A couple favorites today...

1- My favorite Label nesties!
2- French, (is my 2nd favorite language to speak) hence...
3- "Jacques" on Finding Nemo is my favorite character!

The card is on Whisper White (another favorite, stampin' up cardstock is SO much better than anything!) with retired Ginger Blossom paper on the front. I did actually stamp "Jacques" (from Fishy Friends, retired) on the inside of the card and cut out a little window with the nestabilities. I colored him with the pastels because I don't have the markers yet... I used Bonjour and Mon Amie stamps from the Carte Postale set. The flowers were punched with the Spring Blossom punch (another favorite that is sadly retired) in Night of Navy and random dsp. That ribbon is NOT my favorite. I bought at the $1 spot at Target. Blech. (Not on's my favorite).

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday Thank You

I've seen a lot of these cards around SCS so when I got the hostess set "A Little Somethin' " (now retired) I thought that cute stamp would look perfect on one of these flower pot cards!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Workshop Wednesday

I'll get a head start on Wednesday since I'll be protesting my
property taxes tomorrow...who knows how long that will take. This card was made at my friend Julie's stamp camp last Thursday. She does SUCH a great job! And she makes it look so effortless too! Here's her blog.

We used the Friends 24-7 set (which I love and wish I had!) We used the spiral punch on that first layer. On the white layer we inked the stamp with markers to get the different colors, we used the color spritzer tool to add some dimension, a dimensional to pop that 24-7 up, a ribbon and a button with some twine looped through. It really is the little details that make a card look so much better!

Click on the picture to see the details better.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Torture: waiting for new crafty tools

I basically keep track of everything I make on SCS, but I've decided to start using this blog again. I've been making some fun cards! I recently ordered the Label One Nestabilities which I LOVE!!! They arrived very quickly (ordered Monday, arrived on Thursday) but it was still torture waiting for them! I had so many ideas bouncing around in my head!

So here's my card using my new "Nesties" (and lots of layers of background stamps).

And here's a cool technique I spied on SCS that I had to try. It's called Iris Twist. It really isn't as time-consuming as it looks either.