Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas in July

At this month's Stamp Camp we had Christmas in July. I wanted to share a few of the cards with you. They all use Stampin Up products and the second one uses all new colors and products from the new catalog. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!




Materials (all Stampin Up)
1. Card stock - Whisper White, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler 
2. Stamp Set - Season of Joy 
3. Ink - Old Olive, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler 
4. Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding 
5. Punches - Oval, Scallop Oval 


Instructions
1. Create card from green cards stock and add slightly smaller white panel
2. Add two panel of decorative paper
3. Cut a red rectangle and slightly smaller white rectangle and adhere together
4. Stamp image using markers for different colors (using a marker on the stamp gives the interesting variation of green color in the tree)
5. Tie ribbon around card and add tree panel
6. Stamp sentiment and punch oval, punch scallop oval and adhere together and adhere to card




Materials (all supplies Stampin Up unless noted)
1. Card stock - Pool Party, Whisper White 
2. Stamp Set - Snow Much Fun
3. Ink - Black, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Pumpkin Pie
4. Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots
5. Ribbon - Wisteria Wonder
6. Little Clothes pin
7. Label Die (Nestabilities)


Instructions
1. Create card from card stock and dry emboss with polka dots
2. Make label die cut, stamp image and color
3. Adhere panel to card with foam tape and add clothes pin
4. Add ribbon




Materials (All Stampin Up)
1. Card stock - Whisper White, Old Olive
2. Stamp Set - Snow Much Fun 
3. Ink - Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Black, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Pool Party


Instructions
1. Create card from card stock and add 2 panels of decorative paper
2. Cut green rectangle and slightly smaller white panel
3. Stamp image, color and adhere to green panel, then adhere to card

Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Wishes!

I wanted to make this card before I left for my next vacation - a week in North Myrtle Beach! Luckily, I can still take some supplies and make a card there if I want to since I'm driving. I made this card for this weeks CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #13. The challenge is to make a CAS card size 4 x 9. I decided to paper piece these Lawn Fawn lanterns. Thanks for taking a look!!!


Here's my card.


Materials
1. Card stock - Whisper White, Island Indigo (Stampin Up)
2. Decorative Paper - Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral (Stampin Up)
3. Ink - black (Stampin Up)
4. Stamp Set - Lunar Lights (Lawn Fawn)


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thinking of You Flowers

I made this card for this week's The Play Date Cafe Challenge #92. I really wanted to use my new triple flower punch, so I thought it might work with the colors of the challenge this week. I like how this card turned out. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's my card.


Materials
1. Card stock - Calypso Coral, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White (Stampin Up) Gold (Recollections)
2. Embossing Folder - Stripes (Stampin Up)
3. Stamp Set - A Special Note of Thanks (Hero Arts)
4. Ink - Calyso Coral (Stampin Up)
5. Triple Flower Punch (Stampin Up)
6. Brads - shimmer (Stampin Up) pink (Recollections)



Vintage Back to School

I made this card for the current Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes Challenge. I decided to use this cool Tim Holtz Report Card sticker and give the card a school theme since back to school is almost here! Jax Miller gave me that super 7 Gypsies alphabet tape that I thought added to the school theme. Thanks Jax!


Occasionally I make cards with a vintage feel. I don't usually share them here, because I send most of them to Stampers Sampler and I need to wait to see if they get picked up for publication. However, I do have a "vintagey" circus card that will be published in the September issue of Paper Crafts Magazine - so check it out. 


Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!!

Materials
1. Card stock - Crumb Cake (Stampin Up)
2. Sticker - Oklahoma Public Schools (Tim Holtz)
3. Gaffer Tape - Letter Tape (7 Gypsies)
4. Film Strip Ribbon (Tim Holtz)
5. Stamps - Steampunk (7 Gypsies)
6. Ink - Black (Memento)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thinking of You

I made this card for this week's Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge #86. It's a great sketch by the super talented Kim Kesti. If you're not familiar with Skipping Stones, they make some really nice stamps. You should check them out. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's my card.


Materials
1. Card stock - Pretty in Pink, Pool Party (Stampin Up) 5x5
2. Stickers - Alissa (Bo Bunny)
3. Stamp Sentiment - Uplifting (Skipping Stones Design)
4. Ink - Black (Memento)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I Like Ewe!!

I made this card for this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #120 and it's my second entry for the current Lawnscaping Challenge #14. My main inspiration came from  the pink cupcakes and polka dots - I wasn't sure if they were dogs or sheep so I went with a sheep and lots of pink to create this little happy very pink scene. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's my card. I'm linking it to the Passionately Artistic Blog Linking Party.


Materials
1. Card stock - Pink Pirouette, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
2. Decorative Paper - Pink Pirouette (Stampin Up)
3. Stamps - Critters on the Farm, Say Cheese (Lawn Fawn)
4. Ink - Black (Stampin Up)
5. Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (Stampin Up)
5. Zutter Distresser

Instructions
1. Create card from card stock - finished size 4.25 x 5.5
2. Cut decorative paper panel, distress edges and adhere to card
3. Draw black frame around card free hand
4. Stamp polariod on pink decorative paper and white card stock
5. Cut out center of polaroid on white paper
6. Cut out entire polariod on pink decorative paper
7. Adhere white panel to pink polaroid
8. Stamp sheep on pink paper twice, cut out "furry area" and dry emboss with polka dots
9. Cut out second sheep and adhere embossed are to original sheep
10. Stamp fence twice on decorative paper, cut out and adhere to polaroid
11. Adhere sheep to polaroid

Tuesday Trigger: Squares to Cherish - Very Lovely

I made this CAS card for the current Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger Challenge - Squares to Cherish. Click the link to join in on all the fun. I was inspired by the colors of lime, black, gray and aqua. I thought this decorative paper was a great representation of the main colors in the trigger photo, plus the repeating pattern on the paper reminded me of the repeating square pattern on the quilt. Thanks for taking a look!!


Here's my card.

Materials
1. Card stock - Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Black (Stampin Up)
2. Decorative Paper (The Paper Studio)
3. Fabric Sticker - Elizabeth Park (Little Yellow Bicycle)

Monday, July 25, 2011

What's Cookin'?

I made this card for this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge Shabby Sparkle and this month's Unity Kit of the Month Sketch Challenge. I used stamps from the Unity July KOM and added some shiny sparkly bling with glitter glue and rhinestones. Thanks for taking a look!!





Here's my card.

Materials
1. Card stock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
2. Decorative Paper - Domestic Goddess (Stampin Up)
3. Stamps - Unity KOM July (Unity Stamp Company)
4. Ink - Black (Memento), Calypso Coral (Stampin Up), Assorted Copic Markers
5. Glitter Glue - Diamond (Stickles)
6. Rhinestones (Doodlebug Design)
7. Die - Label 2 (Nestabilities)
8. Zutter Distresser

Instructions
1. Create card from card stock, distress side edges with Zutter - finished size is 6.25 x 4
2. Cut decorative paper and adhere to card - distress edges with Zutter
3. Create die cut, stamp sentiment, ink edges
4. On a separate piece of paper stamp pot, color, add glitter glue, and cut out
5. Adhere pot to label with foam tape
6. Add rhinestones to die cut panel, then adhere panel to card with foam tape


Wavin' Hello

I made this card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge #14 Stamp a Scene. I created this ocean scene with lots of creatures from Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea. I've never used that set so I decided to fit in as many things as I could!!! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!!
Here's my card. 

Materials
1. Card stock - Pool Party, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand (Stampin Up)
2. Stamp set - Critters in the Sea (Lawn Fawn)
3. Ink - black (Memento)
4. Markers - assorted colors (Copic)
5. Wave punch (Fiskars)
6. Paper Snips (Martha Stewart)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thanks So Much

I made this card for this weeks Wee Memories CAS Challenge #62 and The Play Date Cafe Color Splash Challenge #91. I used this super cute flower sticker from Bo Bunny Alissa to add some color and some charcoal twine from the Twinery. Thanks for taking a look!!


Here's my card.

Materials
1. Card stock - Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin Up) finished size 4.25 x 4.25
2. Sticker - Alissa (Bo Bunny)
3. Twine - Charcoal (The Twinery)
4. Stamp - Trendy Trees (Stampin Up)
5. Ink - Black (Stampin Up)

Dreamy Butterfly

I'm finally home after a great vacation in Mexico where the weather was much milder!! I made this card for this week CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #12 to use a rub-on or a sticker. I embossed the sentiment and used this butterfly sticker from Cosmo Cricket Pixilicious to make this Clean and Simple Card. Thanks for taking a look!!



Here's my card.

Materials
1. Card stock - Bashful Blue, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
2. Decorative Paper - Bashful Blue (Stampin Up)
3. Stamp set - Imagine Words (Impression Obsession)
4. Embossing Powder (Papertrey Ink)
5. Butterfly Sticker - Pixilicious (Cosmo Cricket)
6. Twine (The Twinery)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mango Margaritas, Pirate Ships and Pacifica

I have a little time this afternoon after a day of working out, then laying out and resting at the Pacifica Resort which is in our resort. Pacifica is a natural, holistic, adult hotel and spa right on the beach. It's a beautiful and relaxing place to spend a day. You may recognize it because the first Sex in the City movie was filmed there. 

I thought I would share a few pictures today. The first is from a social we went to for Monte Cristo residents at Pacifica. They served Mango Margaritas and Ceviche (I love the colors in this picture). I'm not a big fan of Margaritas but I really liked these mango ones. Last night we ate at a restaurant downtown on the beach called The Office. It has a beautiful view and while we were there a tourist pirate ship sailed by. The third picture is of me and my neighbor Beverly who so graciously invited me on this trip. We are at the villa where we are staying. The last is a picture of Pacifica.


Love these colors!!

Pirate Ship in front of The Office
Beverly and Me

Entrance to Pacifica

Inside Pacifica

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunshine and Rainbows in Cabo

I don't have any new cards right now. I'm on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. My neighbor invited me to her beautiful condo at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach - Monte Cristo. There are 5 girls here and we are thoroughly enjoying resting, sunning, relaxing, working out, eating, drinking and socializing. Below are some of the pictures I've taken so far. 


The first is at the airport, which I think is so beautiful - it's a great place to land. The second one is the rainbow I saw on my first morning here when I went on the balcony just before dawn. The third is the view from my room here in our house which is so nice - we have our own pool and hot tub! It's truly a little piece of paradise here and I'm doing my best to enjoy every minute of it. Hope you enjoy these pictures. Thanks for stopping by. I'll have new cards next week!!
San Jose Del Cabo Airport
Rainbow from our balcony

View of Sea of Cortez from my room in Cabo San Lucas




Friday, July 15, 2011

For You

I made this birthday card for this week's CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #11 Sweets & Treats. I'm leaving for Mexico tomorrow so I had to get it done quickly. I decided to shape the card like a tag and add this cute die cut cupcake. I added Stickles to the top of the candle and the dots in the icing to make it a little more fun. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's my card. 


Materials
Card stock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo (Stampin Up)
Letter Dies - Girls are Weird (Sizzix)
Cupcake Die (Stampin Up)
Ribbon - White Satin (Stampin Up)
Pom Pom Trim - Melon Mambo (Stampin Up)
Texturz Plate (on bottom of cupcake - it's hard to see in the picture) Stampin Up

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wonder

I made this card for this week's The Play Date Cafe Color Challenge #90. I had a scrap of this orange decorative paper left that I thought was perfect and I love this 3 layer Sizzix die. The word is from the Impression Obsession stamp set that I'm obsessed with - Imagine Words. I love to emboss these words. Thanks for taking a look!


Here's my card. 

Materials
Card stock - Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Decorative Paper - Jubilee (The Girls Paperie), Melon Mambo (Stampin Up)
Dies (Sizzix)
Stamp Set - Imagine Words (Impression Obsession)
Embossing Powder - Tangerine Tango (Stampin Up)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What's Cooking?

I'm entering this card into the Moxie Fab World Stamp It Cards Week Challenge. I got some new Stampin' Up items yesterday that I decided to use. Since the idea is to concentrate on stamping I used a new stamp called Now You're Cooking and embossed it in white on this great new Domestic Goddess decorative paper. I think the white embossing makes it really stand out and becomes the focus of this very domesticated card. It's a perfect card for a person who loves to cook or bake. Thanks for taking a look!



Materials - All supplies Stampin' Up
Card stock - Whisper White, Pool Party 
Decorative Paper - Domestic Goddess 
Stamp - Now Your'e Cooking 
Embossing Powder - White
Ribbon - Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Think Happy Thoughts

I made this card for a couple of Cupcake challenges! This week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is rainbow colors and this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge is to pick a favorite challenge from their first 150 challenges and I chose Challenge #75 - Buttons. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!



Here's my card.


Materials
Card stock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Stamp - sentiment (Unity Stamp Company KOM)
Ink - Black (Stampin Up)
Cloud Punch (Fiskars)
Buttons (Stampin Up)
Twine (Papertrey Ink)
Gel Pen - white (Stampin Up)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Card Camp Week 3 Card 1

I made this card for week 3 of Summer Card Camp based on the color scheme. I thought it went well with my new Wilson Design ice cream cone stamp. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card. 
Materials
Card stock - Real Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Decorative Paper (Stampin Up)
Stamps - Sweet Celebrations (Wilson Designs), Sentiment - Swimsuit Season (Lawn Fawn)
Ink - Chocolate Chip (Stampin Up)
Punch - Oval (Stampin Up)
Die - (Spellbinders)
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip (Stampin Up)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I Love You Circle Hearts

I entered this card in the Cupcake Craft Challenge. The challenge was to make a 1 layer card. I embossed the circles in white and used Technique Tuesday Water color crayons to color over the heart circles. The sentiment is embossed in Purple Metallic Zing. Thanks for taking a look!

Materials
Card stock - Whisper White
Stamp - Many Dots (Hero Arts), Say Cheese (Lawn Fawn)
Watercolor Crayons (Technique Tuesday)
White embossing powder (Papertrey Ink)
Purple Metallic embossing powder (Zing)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bird Shaped Card

I made this card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #10. The challenge was to make a shaped card.  I decide to make this bird shaped birthday card. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Here's my card.


Materials
Card stock - Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Baha Breeze, Chocolate Chip (Stampin Up)
Decorative Paper - Soiree (PinkPaislee)
Pom Pom Trim - Daffodil Delight (Stampin Up)
Stamp - sentiment - Bake Me a Cake (Lawn Fawn)
Ink - Chocolate Chip (Stampin Up)
Corduroy Button (Stampin Up)

Lanterns

I made this card for the current Wee Memories Challenge #61 - Summertime. I thought this was definitely a summery scene with the outdoor table and chairs and lanterns. The stamp is called Lanterns by Impression Obsession. This is the first stamp I've colored since reading the new book "Copic Coloring Guide" by Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker, published by Annies Attic. It helped me a lot with my blending. Now I just need to practice. Thanks for taking a look!



Here's my card.


Materials
Card stock - Wisteria, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Decorative Paper - Green Swiss Dots (Bazzill Basics) Coral Dots (Stampin Up)
Stamp - Lanterns (Impression Obsession)
Ink - Black Memento
Markers - Assorted colors (Copic)
Pearls - lavendar Opaline (Basic Grey)
Gel Pen - White (Stampin Up)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

HI

I made this card for this week's The Play Date Cafe Challenge #89. The color scheme is Mint, Butter and Taupe - it was challenging and took me awhile to come up with something - but I like how it turned out. Thanks for taking a look!
Here's my card.




Materials
Card stock - Green (Michaels) 
Decorative Paper - Pearls (Crate Paper) Space Station (October Afternoon)
Letters - Fellow (Thickers)
Paper Flowers (Hero Arts)
Brads (Stampin Up)
Twine (Papertrey Ink)
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