Sunday, August 29, 2010

PPA57 Challenge Card


I got bored last night & decided to do another challenge card. This time I chose Pals Paper Art to do. Here is the sketch that I had to work with:



Here is the card that I created:



I used some retired DSP called Sweet Slumber Specialty Paper. The card base & sentiment is Baja Breeze card stock, & the layer is whisper white. I used the eyelet punch for a border on the DSP. The stamp set I used was a current set called Awash with Flowers. I used Sincere Salutations for the sentiment.

I hope you enjoy the card!




Saturday, August 28, 2010

Clean & Simple: 105


Today I completed another challenge. This time I did a Clean & Simple Challenge . This is the sketch for the challenge:



Here the card that I created from this sketch:



I used the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set on this card with the matching butterfly punch. The card base is Cherry Cobbler. I used Pacific Point for the layer & Whisper White. I used Old Olive for the scalloped layer. I first punched out a solid butterfly in Cherry Cobbler, Pacific Point, & Old Olive for the base of the butterfly. Stamped the butterfly & punched it out. Used the Three Flower Punch for the small flower on the top of the butterflies & secured them all together with a gold brad. I used the scallop border bunch on the old olive & layered with Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. The just for you stamp is from the Tenney Tiny Wish set. I used the small oval to punch out just for you, & layered with Cherry Cobbler with the large oval punch.

I hope you enjoy!!


Where I have been?

I know I have been absent for 4 days now. I bet you didn't even miss me. I went to my downline, Jessica Sitterly's house in Arkansas. Her first stamp class was on Thursday & she wanted me to be there with her. Here are the cards that we designed together for her class.




Aren't they just darling? I just love the new owl punch, & of course sock monkey is always a favorite to me. On the owl card we used the new Play Date DSP. The card base is Tempting Turquoise. For Mr. Monkey we used the celebrations DSP. Both of these packs of DSP are just gorgeous, with many very pretty designs. To color Mr. Monkey I used crumb cake. I was worried that there would be no color for him since creamy carmel is gone. That is the color I have always used in the past.

I hope you enjoy the cards!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mojo Monday MOJO153



This is my first Mojo Monday Sketch challenge. For those of you who are new to sketch challenges, you are given a layout to follow & create a card. You can use any stamp set or accessories you want, as long as the layout is the same.

For this challenge I used the Cute as Bug stamp set with Real Red & Basic Black card stock. I used the new square lattice embossing plate. I really like this one. It has such a cool texture to it. I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment & the modern day label punch for the layer.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Party On!!



Hello all my blogging friends! I have insomnia once again & decided to make another card to share. This time I used the Sock Monkey set that I love so much, but I only used the party hat. I saw a similar card made with the Party Hearty set by Angel Walters.

I used Real Red for the card base & Pacific Point for the layer. The DSP is from one of the prints packs that I have had. I rarely think to use this paper. I used the 1 1/4" circle punch to punch out the hats, & 1 3/8" circle punch for the Daffodil Delight layer on the hats. I used the modern label punch to make the real red layer for the sentiment. The Happy Birthday stamp is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. I really use this set a lot. It has just about everything you would want to say & just the right size.

I have never ever thought of using real red with pacific point before, but with the loss of brilliant blue I wanted a bright blue, so I gave it a shot. I think it goes very well. What do you all think of this color combination?

I hope you all enjoy this card. Keep those comments coming, because they make my day!


Friday, August 20, 2010

Using up old Stuff



Last night I decided to use up some old paper & make a card. I combined 2 cards I saw a long time ago using the retired Cottage DSP. The card base is Orchid Opulance, which is now retired. The stamp set is one of my favorites, A Flower for all Seasons. I used the Beautiful Wings embosslet to make all the pretty butterflies in Rich Razzleberry paper. Mr. frog is colored in Old Olive. The flowers are colored in Rich Razzleberry & Orchid Opulance.

I hope you enjoy!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lady Bug


Hello everyone! Tonight I bring you a card that I cased from somewhere a long time ago, & do not know from where. If you are the owner or know the owner please let me know for the credit. I am terrible about saving a photo, but not knowing later who the owner was. I am going to try to get better with this.

I just love ladybugs. I even have a lady bug purse. I'll have to get my mom to send me the pic of all of our purses that she made & photographed together. Well, I saw this cute little lady, & knew I just had to make her. I am still only using my I-phone for the pics of everything, so the colors are not quite true to color.
I used certainly celery for the card base & layer, with basic black layer in between. On the real red layer at the bottom I used the pinking hearts border punch. The scallop flower is made by punching out 1 real red 1 3/4" scallop circle, cutting partially towards the center at each scallop, then punching out a 3/4" circle in delightful daffodil (0ne of the new core colors) & attaching over the center. I just used a black maker to make the little dots on the yellow.

For the lady bug I used the extra-large circle to punch the body, the 1/4" punch for its spots, the large oval out of vellum card stock for the wings. 1 1/4" circle for the head & 1/2" circle punch for the antennas.

Thanks for stopping by & Have a great day!!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I cased this card from the Stampin' Success magazine, using the new Level I hostess set, Punch Potpurri. I really love this set a lot. I also am using the one of the new core colors, Cherry Cobbler. I love, love, love, this new color. The DSP is from one of the new paper sets for christmas, called Jolly Holiday. The base of the card is Crumb Cake, formally known as Kraft. Another new item that we have that I dearly have fallen in love with is the new pearls that are self adhering. Aren't just the perfect accent to any card? I sure think so.

I hope you have enjoyed my share today!!