Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Upsy Daisy

Supplies are Stampin' Up.
Razzleberry Lemonade paper with Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Upsy Daisy stamp set in Apricot, Pink, and Olive inks. I'm trying to use up all of my current designer paper, July and new stuff will be here before we know.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Birdhouse Welcome

Today's color challenge on SCS really had me stuck for quite a while. Basic Gray, So Saffron, and Bermuda Bay... I wasn't certain which color I wanted to use as the predominant one. My usual strategy in tackling a color challenge is to find a piece of designer paper with one, some, or all of those colors in it and go from there. I found this leaf print from Autumn Meadows so then started thinking along the lines of a Nature card. I have really been into birds and birdhouses lately and fell in love with the digital image from Firecracker Designs By Pamela. I colored it in Copics using today's challenge colors. I hope you like it, it seemed so springy to me.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Chocolate Bunny

For our chocolate bunny teapot inspiration I traced a bunny from the internet and made it into an A2 size card (fold is at tail).
Embossed bunny with Bella Toile in Chocolate Craft ink on Chocolate Chip cardstock. Very easy!

Something Sweet

This is Something Sweet and the sweet treat cup that was filled with Easter M&M's. The paper is Kaleidoscope with Regal Rose, So Saffron, and Whisper White. Saffron brads and button with some linen thread. The inside was stamped with the sentiment from the Something Sweet set and some Verve flowers on the bottom.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

SU Flower Punches

5 petal flower and Boho Blossoms flower punches were used to create these what I hope look like daffodils. (Inspired by the Flower Record daffodils from my garden). Done in Whisper White, Summer Sun, and Only Orange. For the clean and simple challenge for Monday on SCS.

Dream A Little

All supplies are by Stampin' Up:
Cottage Wall dp with Whisper White and Old Olive cardstocks, Dream A Little set colored in markers and then cut out and mounted on dimensionals. En Francais in Going Gray ink under hummingbird image. Birthday Wishes sentiment is from wow Flowers and on oval and scallop oval punches. This is a case of today's Featured Stamper Beedubya on SCS. I used the same stamp set but changed the dp, colors, and papers.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Good Egg

I couldn't resist this chick stamp when we went to the mall last night, it really made me smile! Chick stamp by Lockhart, Just Vine and sentiment (A Good Egg) by SU, cherry blossom stamp by Impress. River Rock, regal Rose, and Whisper White cardstock by SU.
I was inspired by the second picture from the Thymes website.
I also added some yellow Fun Flock to the chick and Crystal Effects to the egg.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration

The apron is from the Etsy shop Dianne Designer Aprons that I used for the inspiration for my card. Cupcake set by Verve, paper by SU with miscellaneous embellishments.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Inspired By Nature in pink

All supplies are current SU.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty In Pink. paper: Kaleidoscope.
Misc.: white taffeta ribbon, pink corduroy button brad. Also used Sincere Salutations sentiment in Celery.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Birdhouse

Most supplies are Stampin' Up.
Patterns Pack pink paper for paper roses, I made two different sizes. The large one is a five round petal flower small I think by Marvy, the second small rosette is the three flower punch by SU. Wood Grain background stamp on Creamy Caramel in Basic Brown, roof is Dusty Durango strips cut with the scallop border punch. Bird is from Birds & Blooms Sizzlits dies, branch from 2-step bird punch. 1" circle in Chocolate Chip for hole.
This sweet little birdhouse pattern is by Brenda Quintana and can be found in the Template section over at Splitcoaststampers.

Teapot Tuesday

Night & Day specialty paper by SU with red grosgrain ribbon. Teapot image unknown. This is for today's Teapot challenge on SCS of a crossword/black & white inspiration.
Have a great day everyone!!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Today's SCS challenge was called Childhood Memories.
When I was a kid I had quite the obsession for collecting Wishnik Trolls. The large troll on the end with the red hair is the only thing that I have left from my childhood (other than my game of Clue). I remember standing in line with my father holding my hand at the Provident Bank in Willingboro, NJ where they were giving away these trolls if you opened an account there. I must have been about 5 at the time. The troll was a pirate with a red and white striped shirt, an earring, and an eye patch. Don't know where they went to over the years. The other little trolls I got on ebay, I guess I must be "vintage" too because that is how these are listed :)
The troll stamp is by Inkadinkado, paper Craft Secrets, cardstock SU of Purely Pomegranate and Bermuda Bay with Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon. Sketch is Mojo Monday 131.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Asian Artistry

Today's Featured Stamper on SCS is the the very artistic Cathy (Mutnik). She sure knows how to make a scene!
My card is a case of one of hers, I changed the stamps used but kept the layout and colors. This one uses all Stampin' Up supplies: Asian Artistry ( a level 2 hostess set), cardstock of Real Red, Brushed Gold, Basic Black, and Whisper White. Embossing done with Versamark and gold embossing powder. I also stamped the same blossom branch in Versamark on the black panel on the other corners but you really can't see it in this photo.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Waffle Inspiration

My inspiration for today came from this website called Cutest You have to check out the adorable and creative ways that they have with food. Much too pretty to eat!
Vintage Vogue swirl in olive with non SU flowers stamped randomly for background in Red, Regal Rose, some stamped off once. Heart Sizzlits and punch for waffles in Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip. Well Scripted sentiment by Stampin' Up.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Beautiful Wings

I finally got the Sizzlits Beautiful Wings die and really love it! This cuts out five beautifully embossed butterflies at once. I used some retired SU paper along with Flamingo and Cottage Wall designer papers. The basket is made by connecting the tabs of four scallop envelope dies. Large neutral brad and eyelet border punch for handle.

Just Buzzin' By Easel Card

Easel card made from Crushed Curry with Very Vanilla and Soft Suede. Razzleberry Lemonade paper with Soft Suede polka dot ribbon. I also made a lighter version of the paper by stamping the Razzle Dazzle set off once under the bees. Miscellaneous supplies: 1 1/4", 1 3/8", scallop circle punches and new border punch, markers, Dazzling Diamonds, dimensionals and Crystal Effects for the glazed pot.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Loads Of Love

For our encouragement challenge I thought this would be the perfect sentiment. Loads of Love and Accessories colored in markers with SU Flamingo paper on Regal Rose card base.
Miscellaneous: Eyelet border punch, Scallop Circles #2 Sizzix die, Three Flower and Flower punches and Soft Subtles brads. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral

All supplies are current Stampin' Up.
For this week's color combination of Razzleberry, Orchid, and Olive. I used the Lovely Flower (level 3) hostess paper with the Razzle Dazzle paper. For the rose, Fifth Avenue Floral embossed in black on Shimmery White cardstock and then used the re-inker technique with Orchid Opulence.
For re-inker technique, I used Shimmery White cardstock, embossed rose using black powder. Spritz cardstock with water and add some color by dipping Aquapainter into re-inker and then onto wet cardstock, it will pool and run the color. While the cardstock was still damp, I crumbled up the flower and then straightened it back out to give it a rose's true texture. It looks very cool up close.
Well Scripted sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink on the Sizzlits Lots Of Tags diecuts.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Good Egg

I made my own "designer paper" by stamping the images from The Good Egg set by SU and coloring them in on the white panel and embossing them in white on the pink panel. The background paper is Flannel Plaid background with the circles stamped over top of that design. Mojo Monday sketch layout used.

Go Green

Happy early St. Patrick's Day! I used the Season of Friendship tree in Basic Brown with some unmounted shamrock stamps I had in my collection in Old Olive and Garden Green. Very Vanilla card base that was embossed with the Elegant Bouquet folder with Chocolate Chip matting. Olive taffeta ribbon (retired) and Going Green stamp from Occasions mini by SU.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Basic Grey Inspiration Challenge

I used the Mellow paper pack for the gold dp and the clouds dp for the main image panel. I embossed the Flourish Edges stamp by Basic Grey in clear on the gold paper and in Mustard on the main image. Carte Postale sentiment and bird by Stampin' Up with Bordering Blue and Very Vanilla cardstock, vanilla taffeta ribbon and cream half pearls. Small blue pearls by Recollections, Fleur de lis Spellbinders and Labels Four dies for frame.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Inspired by Nature

All supplies are SU. Autumn Meadows paper with Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White cardstocks. Inspired by Nature and God's Beauty stamp sets. Colored with various markers and inks.
I am so happy to finally get this set, it has been on my wish list forever. This is the first of many ideas I have for it.

Cinderella's Coach

Coach image by Me & Carrie Lou, sentiment by A Muse. Card base Taken With Teal embossed in silver with Forever Flowers wheel.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chocolate Bunny and Egg

My favorite part of the Easter basket was always the beautifully decorated coconut egg (sometimes we got our names on them). I tried to recreate that with the big oval in Chocolate Chip, emnbossed with the Forever Flowers wheel in white. Paper is Tea Party and Bella Bleu, cardstock is Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, and Creamy Caramel for the bunny. Bunny was embossed with Chocolate craft ink and clear powder. New Martha Stewart border punch and white rick rack non SU. Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
All supplies except for MS punch and trim are Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral

Fifth Avenue Floral set colored in markers with Level 3 hostess set paper and Basic Black card base. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Scallop Bag Chickie

Summer Sun cardstock with the SU Sizzix Bigz XL scallop bag die. Only Orange cardstock also used with black brads. Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment.

Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle stamp set by SU with retired Just Delightful paper for today's color challenge to use Celer, Bashful Blue, and Melon Mambo. I used the Spellbinders Grand Borderabilities scallop die also.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Grand Scallops

Here are a couple of projects I made using the Grand Scallop Borderabilities die.

Vintage Vogue Birthday

All supplies are SU. Vintage Vogue, Bella Toile, and Well Scripted stamp sets. Scallop oval Sizzix, Flourish Texturz plate. Colors: Blush, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Vintage Vogue

All supplies are Stampin' Up. Cardstocks are Whisper White, Basic Gray, designer paper Flamingo. Vintage Vogue stamp set using Celery, Bashful Blue, and Tempting Turquoise inks. Embellishments: Turquoise brads and white satin ribbon, Circle #2 Sizzix die for scallop circle and new border punch.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sweet Treat Carrot

I was throwing away the packaging from my Tombo adhesive refill and noticed that the plastic looked a little like a carrot. Hmm...I made a sweet treat cup out of this and filled it with Reese's Pieces and added some Olive polytwill ribbon for top. The white cardstock was run through the Big Shot using the SU Eyelet Texturz plate after having been stamped with the retired Spring Gifts bunny and a sentiment. Matted to Only Orange and Old Olive card base.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Free Standing Pop Up Card

All supplies are Stampin' Up.
I was still in a daffodil mood when I made this card. I spent the morning planting some daffodils, primrose, lavender, and tulips. What fun to get back in the garden again!
The image and sentiment are from the new Abundant Hope set colored in markers. The Celery base was wheeled with Old Olive ink and the It's Beautiful wheel. I highlighted certain areas with the white gel pen, added some lovely olive satin ribbon that is currently available in the Occasions mini and made some flowers using the Sizzlits Birds & Blooms die in Summer Sun and Only Orange with a More Mustard brad center.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Travel Games Box

This will be a great item to take on long road trips and vacations. I used a garage sale find cigar box and used Stampin' Up's Game Night paper and some letter tiles I had in my embellishments stash. The "chess and checkerboard" sheet of designer paper will easily be folded up and put into the box for later game play. It is the perfect size! You can fill this with all kinds of miscellaneous game pieces. For this I have included the "board", dice, Yahtzee score cards, timer, pencil, checkers, playing cards.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

2-step Bird Punch

I love this punch! I cut a card into a birdhouse shape and stamped it with the retired Weathered background stamp in Artichoke and sponged edges in Mellow Moss. You could use the current Woodgrain bg stamp but I don't have that one yet.
Other punches used: Scallop border in Artichoke, 1 3/4" circle in Basic Gray, 2-step bird in Crushed Curry (stamped with Priceless swirl), leaves in Artichoke, Three Flower Punch in white with artichoke brads. The card opens from the side, fold is on the left.