Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Just had to try it!

I saw this technique on Patty Bennetts blog but I needed to go out to the craft store and buy a wood frame to do it.  I will link you to her site so you can see the tutorial.  Why reinvent the wheel.  Just go to and you will find it there. 

Cardstock Real Red and Whisper White
Ink Black stazon, markers real red, old olive, rich razzleberry, crushed curry. 
Stamps A christmas cardinal, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories Oval Punch, Scallop oval punch and the
Petals a plenty embossing folder along with a $1.00 unfinished wood frame from the craft store.

Finally having fun with my new toys!

Friday I finally recieved my winter mini order.  Yes, I waited that long.  Anyway wouldn't you know it, Mike decided it was a good weekend to work on the heating in the basement.  While that's a good thing, I'll be much warmer stamping down in the cave this winter!  It was a bad thing because my stamp cave was an even bigger disaster area than usual.  I couldn't even stamp.  Imagine the shakes I had while all this was going on.  Withdrawl I tell you, withdrawl!

Anyway, when I was finally able to stamp on Tuesday, this is the card I came up with.  I am trying to KISS keep it simple stamping.  I think this one fits that bill.  I used the Delightful decorations set from the holiday mini.  116517 $25.95.  I really love this set and the punch that goes with it.  The sentiment is from Snow Swirled 111690 $24.95. The branch is from a retired SU set, DD Pines.  The pearls were from my stash, not sure where I got them and the ribbon is the Basic Gray Taffeta which is 109064 $6.95.  The designer paper is Merry Moments from the main catty, 115672 $9.95  a little paper piercing in the corner and it was finished.  Ink colors are Basic Gray and Real Red, cardstock is Whisper White and Garden Green.  Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This is a card I made for Alana to give Mike for his 50th, tomorrow.  It was the sketch challenge on SCS today.  Mike and Alana like to play ROCK BAND and the inside says, U ROCK.  I used the retired collage alphabet and retired starts.  Love this image Extreme Guitar, perfect for teen cards.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

CC236 Soft Suede and Pretty in Pink

Today I decided I needed a challenge.  Whenever I feel blocked and can't come up with any idea's I just head over to splitcoaststampers and do the daily challenge.  Today's was the color challenge and from my title you can see we had to use Pretty in Pink, Whisper white and Soft Suede.    Soft Suede is one of the six colors Stampin' Up has in it's in color line for 2009-10. 

One of my favorite go to sets is Lovely as a Tree.  I love that you can use it for any gender, any season and really any occasion.  Lovely as a Tree really is a must have set in my opinion.  The With Sympathy sentiment is from Teeny Tiny wishes.  I love that these sentiments fit in practically any punch.  Hope you enjoy!

Stamps: lovely as a Tree,Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Soft Suede Retired Pattern Pack paper
Accessories:  Half pearls from pretties kit.  Soft Suede Ribbon, modern label, 1" circle and small oval punches.