Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31, 2011

I used this colorQ color challenge as inspiration for this card, but I did not use any Gray. (I forgot that was one of the colors, actually!) Just today I received a shipment of new stuff including the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. I had this card all made except for the embossing. Then I swiped both Old Olive and Crumb Cake ink pads over the embossed images. I love how it turned out!

Stamp Sets: Just Believe, Close As a Memory
Ink: Crumb Cake, VersaMark, Basic Black, Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Tools: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Coluzzle Cutting System, Decorative Label punch, Black EP, heat tool
Embellishments: 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Designer Buttons Neutrals Whisper White, crochet thread

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011

My mother-in-law's Facebook status yesterday: 11 months til Christmas. She cracks me up! In the meantime... lol

I came up with this card all by my lonesome! No challenges inspring my layout or color scheme or embellishment usage... Yay, me!

Stamp Sets: Punched Posies, Afterthoughts
Ink: So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge punch, Large Scalloped Circle punch, Circle Scissor Plus
Embellishments: Silver Brad, Riding Hood Red ribbon (Ribbon Originals Fairytale, I think; retired)

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Friday, January 21, 2011

January 20, 2011

I made two cards for the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week. I struggle to use this Because I Care set, but I think that hydrangea is so pretty. This card is a successful use of it, I think. :)

Stamp Sets: Because I Care, Kind & Caring Thoughts
Ink: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake
Paper: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Tools: sponge, paper snips, dimensional
Embellishments: Basic Pearls, 5/8" Whisper White Satin ribbon

For the second card, I relied on the Sweet Pea DSP!

Stamp Set: Oval All
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Rose Red, Sweet Pea DSP, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Tools: Scallop Oval and Large Oval punches
Embellishments: Striped Grosgrain Pumpkin Pie ribbon, Basic Rhinestone

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

JAnuary 19, 2011

Two cards that work for the Stampin' Royalty Challenge for "Anything with Wings." Also, I used the Mojo Monday sketch for this week on the first card. I am charge with the task of coming up with a wedding card for a stamping event I'll be a part of in March. Either of these would work, so now I need to pick which one would be best. Feel free to leave your opinion. :)

Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Love Letter DSP
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, dimensionals, glue dot, Large Scallop Circle punch (anxiously waiting for this to come back for order!)
Embellishments: 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon

Stamp Set: Butterfly Prints
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, VersaMark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Love Letter DSP
Tools: Butterfly Punch, dimensionals, glue dots
Embellishments: Designer Button Neutrals Basic Black, 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

January 15, 2011

Just dropping in my card for the Mojo Monday challenge this week!

Stamp Set: Butterfly Prints, Really Retro
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango (sponged), Daffodil Delight
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Tools: Butterfly Punch , sponge
Embellishments: 3/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon, Flower Fusion 2 (Retired), Basic Rhinestones

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 8, 2011

I was thrilled to come across a blog with fabulous color combinations/challenges called colourQ. Even happier to discover they have a page with (almost) all of their color combos laid out for ease of viewing. Seriously: thrilled!!! And I am happy to have been able to make a card tonight and get it posted. I'll be busy in the morning and the submissions close at noon tomorrow.

Above is the image for colourQ Color Challenge #66. Long story short, I didn't end up using white in my card! I feel like it's missing a little something... but don't really know what. I do know, though, that I'll put another card together with these colors in the near future - I think I can make a cuter card with them. :)

Stamp Sets: Kind & Caring Thoughts, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black textured, Baja Breeze DSP (retired), Soft Sky, So Saffron
Tools: Scallop Edge punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Embellishments: 3/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon, Designer Buttons Neutrals Basic Black

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Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7, 2011

I making progress on the 300 wedding invitations! I've cut 100 each of 4 different pieces of the invite! (There will be at least 3 other pieces with the printed information and then 3 punched pieces for the tab on the front). Pictures forthcoming. :) I'm feeling pretty good about what I've accomplished in just the last 2 days in the midst of having a home, a husband and a 3-year-old!

Meanwhile, I can't not make cards. :) I still have 2 greeting card orders to fill! So, with the color challenge from Pals Paper Arts I made another birthday card. I kept this one very simple and I really like it. You have to click and make the picture big to really see, but I stamped the circles (from Apple Blossoms) along the left side.

Stamp Sets: Apple Blossoms, A Word for You
Ink: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky
Paper: Baja Breeze, Elegant Soiree DSP, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery
Tools: Double Scalloped Ribbon Border punch, Corner Rounder punch
Embellishments: Twill Tape

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4, 2011

For Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge I decided to make a masculine birthday card. I made one more quick birthday card this morning to finish up that order! Now I've cleaned up my work space and I'm ready to get started on 300 wedding invitations! Yikes! :)

Stamp Sets: Afterthoughts, Canvas background
Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip textured, Baja Breeze (edges of sentiment square)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip textured, Whisper White, Cajun Craze
Tools: distressor (I actually use a pen cap!), Tearing Edge
Embellishments: Silver Brads, hemp twine

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Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3, 2011

And this finishes up the non-birthday cards for the order I'm currently working on. Two more birthday cards and I'll be delivering the cards! Yay! However, I like that one could use this for a birthday card; but it is also appropriate for a just-because card. I' submitting this as my second card for the SUO challenge running now.

Stamp Set: Apple Blossoms
Ink: Melon Mambo, Early Expresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Concord Crush
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslit
Embellishments: Sticky Strip with Dazzling Diamonds glitter

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

January 2, 2011

I'm trying to finish up an order of greeting cards so I can move on to wedding invitations and TWO more orders of greeting cards!! I love having more reason to create cards - besides just for "samples!" :) Here is one that I will be making again! I love this color combination; it's soft and fresh. I think Pear Pizzazz may be better than Wild Wasabi, but I do not have any PP ink [yet]!
Stamp Set: Apple Blossoms
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze
Paper: Blushing Bride, Soft Suede textured and smooth, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Tools: Large Oval punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Double Scalloped Ribbon Border punch
Embellishments: Basic Pearls, 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon

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