Saturday, May 28, 2011

'Beary' fun card...

Recently, I was going through my crafting supplies, attempting to downsize (not an easy task, but that's another story...)  and I came across my cute little bear stamp.  He was one of the first stamps that I bought and I felt the need to create a card just for fun.  I used crushed curry (a retired cardstock), basic black, and whisper white.  The bear, with an identity crisis :-), and the bee are colored w/ copic markers. I also added a little stickles to the wings for some shimmer.  I used some basic black grosgrain ribbon to finish it off.  Maybe I'll downsize tomorrow... Just call me Scarlet ;-)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Birthday Thank You

My youngest daughter had a birthday recently and this is the thank you card that she sent out to her guests.  This is also the most un-Stampin' UP card I've made in a little while...  I did use whisper white and bashful blue cardstock and the ribbon is a retired SU product.  Of course, the Big Shot is my favorite SU item used on this card!  The dry emboss folder was a cuttlebug one that I had and the daisy stamped image is colored w/ Copic markers.  I also used a little stickles in the center of the daisy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Oh, Baby...

Last month, our 'crafty sistahs' group had a card swap with a baby theme.  This is my card. I found the tutorial on Split Coast over a year ago and hadn't used it again since, so I'm sorry whoever you are... I'd give you credit if I could...  When I made the original one, I made a template out of cardstock.  This way I don't have to measure each time I make a card.  I used so saffron for the base & a retired DSP for the trim.  The 'buttons' are brads and I used the 1 3/4 circle punch for the neck and leg openings.  The trim on the legs was created by using the scallop circle after punching the opening circle.  The arm trim was scalloped with the scallop border punch.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Artist Pick Award!

This weekend has been the best!  Had a great Mother's Day with my family and gave my niece her birthday card.  She showed it to everyone and carried it around all day :-)  Then today, I checked my messages and found this!!

I also wanted to share my Mother's Day card made by my daughter...She cut and pasted each tiny little piece!  She also made a pop up heart in the inside of the card!  She is quickly learning all of my skills and will soon pass me up!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Triple Challenge!

I love making cards, but sometimes things get so busy that I don't make the time.  That's why I love challenge blogs (motivates me every time)!  This card was created based on three different challenges.  The first challenge was the color splash challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The colors were pretty in pink, bashful blue, and certainly celery.  Then I saw the challenge at SUO Challenges requiring the use of butterflies.  I needed to make my niece a birthday card and the two challenges sounded like just the right combo. But how to put it together?  That's where the ladies at Stamping 411 came in!  Here's the 'recipe' for my triple challenge card...
cardstock- certainly celery, pretty in pink, bashful blue, and whisper white
stamps-Butterfly Prints and Just Believe (sentiment) both from IB&C
ink- certainly celery, pretty in pink, bashful blue, and basic gray
extras- butterfly punch, scallop trim border punch, cert. celery grosgrain ribbon, pretty in pink corduroy brad (retired), basic pearls, big shot & backgrounds 1 texturz plates

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Crafty Sistah's Challenge-Scrapbook Layout

Since May is National Scrapbooking month, our Crafty Sistah's challenge was to create a page and give the 'recipe'.  Here it is...

For my family who is viewing this, I am very behind on my scrapbooking...
Now, for the recipe- base is old olive, also used very vanilla and the DSP is Merry Moments (retired); title and journal tags were made w/ the top note die & big shot; stamp sets- So Very and Notes & Details (also retired); ink-Early Espresso classic ink pad and marker; ribbon and corduroy button are also retired.  I used a layout from Page Maps. This was a great layout!  Super easy to put together and fit 4 pictures on it! 

Perpetual Calendar

My latest class was creating the perpetual calendars (found in the Stampin' UP! IB& C).  We had a lot of fun using many different stamp sets and inks to create 12 pages.  The August page used the stamp set, Because I Care, and bashful blue & certainly celery markers.  January's page uses a retired set (I believe it's called Build a Snowman), basic black, bashful blue, and pumpkin pie stamp pads.  I made two of these for my Mom and Mother-in-law.  They both loved them, especially the fact that they can be used over again next year!   I still have a few calendars on hand if anyone is interested. TFL!