Monday, May 18, 2009

Technique Tuesday is tomorrow. I don't think I'll have a very big turn out due to it being the end of the school year and such so I have a special surprise for those who are attending.... It's going to be a 3-fer night! Three techniques for the price of one! The techniques that I will be showing are Textures Ink Wash, Quilted Top Note Die, and Faux wood grain. It should be a fun time!! I'll post pics after it's all done.

Friday, May 15, 2009

So I almost forgot that this was VSN weekend over at Split Coast. Not that anyone I know really cares, but I enjoy it and it's one weekend every three months that I just get to play and create. Anyway.. I decided to write a few posts for the next couple of days while I was playing so that 1. I would have a few posts ;) 2. I wouldn't' have to try to remember all the ingredients for the cards :)
Here is my first creation of the evening.
The challenge was to make a non-traditional wedding card. My friend Cheryl got married this past Halloween and this card looks similar to the one that I made for her. Her wedding was by no means Halloween themed but I still had to give her a little bit of crap for having a wedding on Halloween :) (not that there's anything wrong with that!)

Ingredients: Inks- Versamark, Basic Black. Paper- Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie. Stamps- Congrats, Booglie Eyes. Accessories - Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder, Dazzling Diamonds, White EP, 3/8" white Taffeta Ribbon.

Here is the next card that I made. The challenge was to only use red and black and a neutral of white. It's pretty simple and I still think it's missing something on the top but I just haven't figured out what it is yet... Maybe it will come to me later....

Ingredients: Inks- Basic Black, Real Red. Paper- Basic Black, Whisper White, Jackpot DSP. Stamps- Card Games. Accessories- Hodge Podge Hardware.

Here is the last card that I made for the evening. The challenge was to use only the colors so saffron, creamy caramel, and close to cocoa. Also there had to be some kind of musical symbol in the card. I don't really have too many stamp sets that have a musical theme to them so I cam up with this one....

Ingredients: Inks- Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Basic Black, Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun. Paper- Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel. Stamps- Mini Mates, Birthday Beauty. Acessories - White gel Pen, Scallop Edge Punch.

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Today is my grandma's 80th birthday. I wanted to make her a special card since I can't be there to help her celebrate. I miss her a ton since. I hope it got to her in time!!

Ingredients: Paper- elegant eggplant, lovely lilac, whisper white. Ink- whisper white, elegant eggplant, lovely lilac. Accessories- pretties kit, white taffeta ribbon, chipboard numbers, cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

More birthday....

Here are some more cards that I found that I had not posted yet.
This is another card that I made for my mom's card tin. I thought it was different and it also helped me use up some scraps that I had laying around.

Ingredients: Paper- taken with teal, not quite navy, night of navy, pacific point, ballet blue, brocade blue, bordering blue, soft sky, whisper white. Ink- whisper white, pacific point. Accessories- scallop circle punch. Stamps- so many scallops

This card was made for a card swap that I did with some teachers and staff from work. I had seen a similar card on splitcoast. To see that card go here.

Ingredients: Paper- Jackpot DSP, real red, basic black, whisper white, so saffron. Ink- basic black, real red. Accessories- 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon, hodge podge hardward, cuttle bug folder.

Here is another card that I made for that same swap. These onzie cards are so cute! Check out Lauren's website here for the pattern.

Ingredients: Paper- almost amethyst, pretty in pink, whisper white. Accessories- scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop square punch, brads. Stamps- Say it with scallops.

If you are interested in joining a card swap please leave me a comment or send me an email. I would be happy to let you know when our next swap is!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hi there!
May 16th at 2:00 pm I will be hosting a Recipe Tin class. The class fee will be $20. You will be able to add on other items if you wish to your class fee. If you would like more details please email me! I will post pics once I have my sample done :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy birthday to you.....

Well I had a request from my mom to make some more birthday cards for her card tin so this weekend I played a little bit. Some of the cards are left over from a few weeks ago as well.

Ingredients: Paper- taken with teal, close to cocoa, certainly celery. Ink- taken with teal, close to cocoa, certainly celery. Stamps- Big Bold Birthday.

This card was made for our local movie theater. We were able to take our first grade and Kinder students who had met their reading goal this school year to go see Horton Hears a Who last Friday. I thought it would be nice to send the theater a card after all the kids signed it. The pic is really dark because I was trying to take the picture quick before heading to bed last night.
Ingredients: Paper - Whisper white, basic black, real red. Ink- basic black, blush blossom, creamy caramel, chocolate chip, pretty in pink, pixie pink, rose red, regal rose, bordering blue, lovely lilac, elegant eggplant. Stamps - all in the family, much appreciated. Accessories- cutter kit, spiral punch.

Ingredients: Paper - certainly celery, rose red, so saffron, bashful blue, Cutie Pie DSP. Ink- Bashful blue. Accessories- bashful blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, white gel pen, corner rounder, round tab punch, three flower punch. Stamps- Hugs & Wishes.

Friday, May 1, 2009

I *heart* my UPS man!

So after a long day at work I came home to my UPS man dropping off two Stampin' Up! boxes at my door. I knew immediately what they were! MY BIG SHOT and other accessories that I had ordered. I can't wait to use them tomorrow!! Look for some creations in the near future!