Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fenced In

I made this card just for fun one afternoon with my neighbor, Lindy Sparks.  I cut crumb cake card stock 1" x 5 1/4" to make the fence planks.  to add the weathering on the planks I just drug the early expresso stamp pad down each plank.  The 1 1/4" circle punch was used to round the tops of the planks.  The flowers were the centers of one of the mixed bunch flowers that was punched out with the boho blossom punch.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

VC Rock weekly challenge #2

Weekly challenge #2 is to incorporate DOODLING into your project (card, page or 3D item). Do NOT think a doodle style stamp will suffice; I want you to actually pick up a SU marker or pen and DOODLE somewhere on your project - it can be a minor element.

Not your style? Well, that is why we call them challenges!!

Here is what I came up with for this challenge.......

I used the blossom punch to punch the whisper white card stock.  I cut a 2x2 square of the red & white polka dot DSP from the Summer Smooches pack & glued on the back of the white.  For the challenge I doodled all around the edge of the whisper white card stock with the back stamping' write marker.  I finished off the card by adding a filagree brad that is retired & the Hello saying from an also retired set.  

I hope that you enjoyed!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

VC Rocks Challenge #1

VCRocks weekly challenge 1

Show off those SU blooms by creating your project featuring any SU blossom. The project can be a card, scrap page or 3D item. The blossom can be new, current or retired. Add PINK somewhere on your project.

Well, this is what I created with this challenge......

This is one of the new In-Colors!  Primrose Petals it is named.  It really isn't like an other colors we have at all.  

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

VC Rocks


VC Rocks is a virtual celebration of the rubber stamp company Stampin' Up!

Our annual celebration runs from mid-April through August.

It's a CELEBRATION of Stampin' Up!'s new catalog release and annual convention.

It's a gathering spot for both Stampin' Up! demonstrators and customers.

It's an expression of our ENTHUSIASM for Stampin' Up!'s new stamps and products.

It's a SHARING of creative stamping and scrapping ideas through swaps, make and takes, challenges and classes.

It's SUPPORT for our SU demos with swaps and ideas for their business,

And it's ENCOURAGEMENT of friendships based on our common interest in stamping and Stampin' Up! 

I joined this group last year & had a blast!!  There are all kinds of activities that run through the annual celebration!  One of which are challenges that challenge your creative juices to flow!!  I will be posting some of the cards I have made through the challenges.  

If you would like more info about this group let me know.  I will be happy to talk about it!!  I warn you is an addictive group!!

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Spring Loaded Truck for Hubby

     I made this card for hubby one afternoon after seeing a tutorial on using fine wire to "spring load" images.  I know you can not tell from the picture but the truck actually moves around as you move the card.  It is a really cool technique to try!  I am sad to say that this set is retiring also!!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

May Class Cards

     Well, it's been a long time since I posted to my blog.  Life has been so crazy!!  Things seem to be falling into a pattern & settling down some now.  

     Tonight I am posting the May class Cards.  The theme this month are manly cards, but I had to throw in the turtle guy because it is the Ronald McDonald stamp set this year.  For every set sold SU! donates $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities.  I always try to buy the Ronald McDonald set each year.  This year my mom purchased it!  The set is called Turtle & Co..  It's such a cute set with a turtle, frog, & snail!!  It's a must have for every stamp collection of course!!

     This 2nd card is made with the Nature Silhouettes stamp set.  I absolutely love this set.  It is on the retirement list this year & I am sad about it.  I also love this DSP called Well Worn.  It has so many beautiful patterns in it.  

     This card uses the Totally Tool stamp set.  I used the brushed silver card stock & embossed it with a Non-Stampin' Up! embossing folder.  Shhhhhh don't tell!!  I colored the tools with the water color crayons & blender pens.  

     This is my favorite card of all.  This stamp comes from the In Wilderness stamp set.  I made this at a dear friends house at her stamp class some time ago.  I don't know if you can see on the Always Artichoke layer that it looks like marble.  All you do is rub your Artichoke pad in a circular motion directly on the card stock.  It leaves a marble like appearance.  

 Thank you for stopping by & I hope you enjoyed!!