Saturday, May 28, 2011

This scrapbook page is about my role models. Two women I admire and want to be like when I get older. The journaling was computer generated on a piece of card stock and punched with the spiral border punch. The patterned paper is from a pad I've had for a while. The flower was cut with a flower layers Sizzix die, crumpled and then the edges were sponged with ink. Rose Pink glitter was glued to the large brad in the center.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This was a quick and easy card using the a la carte stamp Sail Away from the Summer mini catalog. I used my Big Shot and Top Note die to cut that shape from Whisper White card stock. Then I stamped the sailboat image and sponged around the edge of the top note with Early Espresso Classic ink. Next I cut an oval from a scrap of card stock in my Big Shot and used the negative piece to sponge Marina Mist Classic ink over the sailboat. The top note piece was glued to a piece of Newsprint DSP which was glued to a Marina Mist card stock base. Quick and easy.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Welcome to the 6th stop on the SU STARS blog hop! If you are hopping along in order you arrived here from Angela's blog Life With a Wiener Dog. I love her cheerful cards. And isn't Frank a cutie? He's such a good boy! If you didn't come from Angela's blog and would like to view all the fabulous projects our group has to share with you this weekend, you will find the list of participating blogs here on the SU STARS blog. Or just follow the links in each of our posts until you have gone full circle. Our theme this month is Fantastic Florals. I'm loving the new colored embossing powders in the new Summer mini catalog so much, I've used them in my project below. I used all three colors - Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, and Wild Wasabi - to emboss the line images from Awash with Flowers then colored them with a blender pen and Classic ink pads. Card stock used is Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, and Textured Wild Wasabi. The Scallop Trim Border punch and Beautiful Wings embosslit were used to add the final touches. The next stop is Monica Weaver's blog Add a Little Dazzle. She always has something lovely to share with us. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Totally CASEd this card from Jackie Topa. Card base is Naturals White card stock, the red checked paper is a retired DSP, and the sentiment is from On Your Birthday stamped in Riding Hood Red. The flower is from the Build a Blossom stamp set and coordinating punch stamped on Whisper White in So Saffron and the leaves were stamped in Wild Wasabi on Wild Wasabi Textured card stock.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thanks to everyone who visited this past weekend during the VC_Rocks blog hop and thanks for all you nice comments. The winner of the blog candy I promised is Lorita! Lorita, please send me an email with your mailing address and I will get your treat out in the mail to you.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Welcome to the 24th stop on the first blog hop of the VC_Rocks 11th season! If you are hopping along in order you arrived here from Tammy's Tarheel Stamper blog. Wasn't her project lovely? If you happened upon this hop some other way and would like to see the rest of the fantastic projects we have to share with you, a link to the next blog will be at the end of this post. Or, you can go to the VC_Rocks blog where you will find a list of all the participating bloggers. Our theme this month is Color My World featuring a coloring technique. I love SU's Watercolor Wonder Crayons so that's what I used on the card below. The image is from a current hostess set, Fast and Fabulous and was stamped on watercolor paper with StazOn ink. The oval mats were cut from Old Olive and Chocolate Chip card stock with Coluzzle templates and the Perfect Details Texturz plate was used to emboss the Chocolate Chip layer. A piece of Old Olive and White retired gross grain ribbon was tied around the embossed layer before it was adhered to the Chocolate Chip card base. The card design is by Wendy Janson. I'm so glad you came to visit! Please leave a comment or become a follower of my blog to be entered in a drawing for blog candy! Come back on Monday, May 16 to see if you are the lucky winner.
The next stop on the hop is Jane Hignite's blog Stamp with Jane. You'll love her project!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

When I saw how vibrant the colors of the new embossing powders are, I had to try them on black card stock. Look!The same mixture of Melon Mambo and Iridescent Ice embossing powder on the flower and Wild Wasabi on the leaves and stem on this card as the one I posted earlier. Basic Black Classic ink was used to stamp the dotted background on the Whisper White card stock. The image was matted on Melon Mambo card stock and retired Melon Mambo ribbon tied around it. Image from Because I Care stamp set.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I used to have a customer that would say at the beginning of every workshop "will we be embossing today?" Well, just wait until she sees the brand new brightly colored embossing powders in the new Summer mini catalog! The image on the card below was stamped with VersaMark then Wild Wasabi ep was sprinkled on the stem and leaves and a mixture of Iridescent Ice and Melon Mambo ep was sprinkled on the flower. Card stock used was Textured Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White. Wild Wasabi Classic ink was sponged on the Presto Pattern DSP to create the background layer. Image from Because I Care stamp set.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Another Mother's Day card CASEd from Stampin_Sheri36 on SCS. Card stock is Pink Pirouette and Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz Classic ink, Build a Blossom stamp set and coordinating punch, the Scalloped Trim border punch, an embossing folder, an Antique brad, and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

One of the Mother's Day cards we sent this year using the Build a Blossom stamp set, Blossom Petals punch, the Framed Tulips embossing folder, and Build a Brad for the flower's center. Card stock used was Naturals White, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzzazz, and Daffodil Delight. Inks were Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose, and Daffodil Delight. Design inspired by a card posted to SCS by StampinChristy.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

National Nurses' Day is this week so I made a card for two of my favorite nurses. My niece Jessica's card is below. The card stock is Rich Razzleberry because that is the color scrubs she wears to work. I used All in the Family stamp set, the Sizzix scalloped oval die, Perfect Details Texturz plate, and Word Window and Modern Label punches to create the card. The image was colored with SU markers and the greeting was computer generated and adhered to the card with Dimensionals. The card stock for the card for my other favorite nurse, my nephew Levi, was Night of Navy and instead of the scalloped oval die I used the oval Coluzzle and the other side of the Perfect Details Texturz plate on his card.