Monday, February 22, 2010

S&S Sketch Challenge #5

This is the layout for the S&S Sketch Challenge this week

And here is my card.

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Stamps: Unfrogettable (retired)
Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Certainly Celery DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red

Stash Challenge

Last week's Stash Challenge for Stars and Stamps blog was to make a card using 2 patterned papers and a button. Here is the link
And here is my card.

Stamps: SU Messages for Mom
Paper: SU Tea Party DSP, Old Olive, So Saffron
Ink: SU Old Olive
Acessories: SU Certainly Celery Button and Ribbon

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

S&S Sketch Challenge #4

Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge this week was to make a card using this layout.

Here is the link to the Challenge
And here is my card. Inside it has a Mother's Day Greeting so I can use it as one of my
OWH Half and Half Challenge cards.

Stamps: SU Kind and Caring Thoughts
Paper: SU Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Purely Promegranate
Ink: SU Always Artichoke, Purely Promegranate
Acessories: SU Purely Promegranate ribbon

Friday, February 12, 2010

S&S Technique Challenge 01: Heat It Up

Stars and Stamps Techinique Challenge this week was to Create a card using heat embossing, and make it a card with NO coloring of the image except the color of the embossing powder itself. Let that embossed image or sentiment take the stage.
Here is my card.

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Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts
Paper: Nouveau Chic DSP, Sage Shadow, Apricot Appeal, Basic Gray
Ink: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla (Craft)
Acessories: White embossing powder, Apricot Appeal brads
Techniques: Embossing.

Thanks for looking!

Valentines Card

Here is the Valentine card my Sister Marie made and gave me.

I love the color scheme she used and I just might have to get the Pinking Hearts Border punch for myself. Thanks Marie!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

S&S Sketch Challenge #3

Here is my card for the Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge

Paper: SU Night of Navy DSP, Real Red, White
Ink: SU Night of Navy, Real Red
Acessories: scallop edge punch

Thanks for looking!

February make and takes

When I first started playing around with this Faux Pinwheel layout, it was hard to eyeball putting the larger squares of the pinwheel in place. On the back I ended up drawing a lot of lines from corner to corner trying to put the pieces evenly in place. It was too much work for one card. After putting it together I traced it and made a template to go by.

I am a big fan of Michelle Zindorff's blog. Some day I hope to go to one of her workshops on brayering. I've played around with brayering and would like to learn how to do it better. This card is from a tutorial on the direct to paper technique (an easier technique than brayering).

The 3rd card was using the same main stamp "Inspired by Nature" and was simpler to make.

Congradulations to Yvonne C for winning the Scallop border punch!

S&S Color Challenge #1: Spring

Last week OWH Stars and Stripes blog had a Color Challenge
You were to make a card and use the colors in this Spring dress.
At the time I did this card I was working on Faux Pinwheel layout for my February make and takes, so I did another one using the colors from the dress.

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Stamps: So Many Sayings
Paper: Brillant Blue, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Ink: Brillant Blue
Techniques: Faux Pinwheel

Friday, February 5, 2010

Trifold Shutter Card

After going to the Operation Write Home's blog, Stars and Stamps and seeing the tutorial for a trifold shutter card, I have finally made one. This tutorial has you make it in an A2 size card.

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Happy Together, Warm Words
Paper: DSP Tea Party, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Brad, Modern Label Punch

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Next Playdate

The next playdate at my house is this coming Saturday February 6 at 1 o'clock.

Once again for those who take advantage of the Sale-a-bration promotion and order over $50 to recieve a free stamp I will enter your name for a drawing. You don't have to be here to win, just have your order to me by Saturday.

The prize this time is the Scallop Trim Border punch. You can see an example of how it can be used in the post of the January make and takes (top picture).