Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Razzleberry Paper Button

This is the card that I came up with for tonight's downline meeting. We're going to try a new technique --making paper buttons. These are really easy to make and very versatile. You can use any punch/shape to make a paper button cover them with the Crystal Effects and voila, you got a button!

(All Supplies Stampin' Up)

Stamps: Sincere Salutaions
Paper: Rich Razzleberry DSP, Old Olive & Naturals White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: 5/8" Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Linen Thread, Boho Blossoms Punch, Crystal Effects, Glue Dots & Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Since today is Memorial Day, I would like to take a minute to thank all of our men and women fighting for the freedoms and liberties of our great country. My son Malcolm will be joining those ranks of men and women in less than two weeks now, when he heads to the Great Lakes for Naval Basic Training. While I am so so proud of him and am glad he's going out into that big wide world to find his place, at the same time I am sad to see him leave. I am going to miss him SO much but I am truly proud of the fine young man he has become.

I made this card to send to Malcolm's best friend who just graduated from Air Force basic training (with honors!) and is in Wichita Falls,TX  for his tech school. I am also proud of the road John has chosen overcoming alot of hardship in his life. Like Malcolm he is an awesome young man and will go far.

(All Supplies Stampin' Up)

Stamps: Liberty For All, Service & Sacrifice
Paper: Real Red, Night of Navy & Naturals White
Ink: Real Red & Night of Navy
Accessories: Stars Embossing Folder (non-SU), 1/4" Night of Navy Ribbon & Dimensionals

Sunday, May 29, 2011

You Make Me Smile

This is a card I made recently for a SCS Sketch Challenge.

(All Supplies Stampin' Up)

Stamps: Insprired By Nature & FYI
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Peach Parfait & First Edition DSP
Ink: Old Olive & Basic Black
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder & Scallop Trim Border Punch

Emerging Colors

I recently was turned on to the Emerging Colors Technique and love the look so I had to try it for myself. This is what I came up with.

(All Supplies Stampin' Up)

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Eastern Blooms, Medallion, Sincere Salutations & Baroque Motifs
Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie & Concord Crush
Accessories: 1/4" Daffodil Delight Grossgrain Ribbon, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Boho Blossoms Punch, Basic Jewels-Rhinestones

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pretty Peacock

This was for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS.

(all supplies Stampin' Up)

Stamps: Pretty Peacocks
Paper: Concord Crush, Whisper White, In Colors DSP
Ink: Concord Crush
Accessories: Concord Crush Poly Stitched Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Bottle Cap, Circles # 2 Die, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder & Basic Jewels-Rhinestones

It's About Time

This is for today's Color Color Combo Challenge on SCS. We had to create a card using Baja Breeze, Soft Suede and Pale Plum (that I had to dig out of the retired bin!) 

I also wanted to say that I'm so glad that April (Aprilo) decided to join me!!!! She says I inspired her, but it was her that inspired me. I saw a beautiful Shutter card she had made on her website and since I had never made one before decided to give it a try. You can see April's card  ---> here. So now then, my card is below. 

                                   (all supplies Stampin' Up)

Stamps: It's About Time
Paper: Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, Soft Suede & Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Swirls & Scribbles Sizzlit, Floral Fusion Sizzlit, Little Leaves Sizzlit, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Cogs XL Punch, Basic Jewels-Pearls, Vintage Brads, Tombow Adhesive & Metal Accents (non-SU)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Loads of Wildflowers

I made this card for the Musical Card Challenge on SCS. This weeks song for inspiration was Wildflower by the JaneDear Girls. I have had this set for quite awhile and never had a need to use it until now. The challenge was to make a card inspired by the video/song. In the video the girls have an older truck like this one (only red) and they're singing about flowers.

                                                         (all supplies are Stampin' Up)

Stamps: Three Little Words & Loads of Love
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake & Naturals White
Accessories: Watercolor Wonders, Texturz Plate Kit # 4, Crystal Effects, Smooch (Moonlight), Victoria Lace Trim & Button Bouquet Buttons

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dueling Divas - Round 10

We are on our second go around with the dueling and I am having so much fun! I love love love all the kits we've been getting.

This month's hostess was Carol (momcgw). She sent all kinds of lovely goodies for us to create with and I especially liked the cofee bean printed ribbon! I was able to come up with two different creations and still have plenty left for at least 2 more. Thank you Carol for the awesome kit!

Lastly, this months theme was "The Perfect Blend." The theme was centered around coffee in honor of our fabulous team leaders (they both love their Starbucks coffee!) -- Kelly (MiamiKel4) and Jeanette (Forest Ranger). So with that said I would like to give a shout out to the Divas team leader , Kelly! Kelly is an awesome person and very supportive. She always has something nice to say no matter what. Thank you Kelly for being such a great leader!

I would also like to send a high 5 to the Dazzler's team leader, Jeanette! Jeanette like Kelly always has nice things to say about and to everyone and she always make me laugh! She is also a very generous and caring lady. Thank you Jeanette!