Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Try Stampin On Tuesday" Week #3 Entry

"Try Stampin On Tuesday" week #3 entry.  I just got a visit from the big brown truck and could not wait to use my new stamp Bear Hugs.  So this weeks entry I decided to make a baby card since I was running low on them anyways.  I like this card so much I think I am going to make a matching bag to go with with so my customers can have a package set in case they have a baby shower to go to.  Here is a picture of the outside of my card for the challenge this week.

Outside Card 032311

Inside Card 032311

PAPER:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
INK:  Basic Black
STAMPS:  Bear Hugs, Curvy Verses, A Slice of Life, Cute & Cuddly
PUNCHES & DIES:  1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Sizzex Circles Scallop #2, Sizzex Bigz Two Tags, Corner Scallop Trim Punch
ACCESSORIES:  1/4" Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Dimentional, Metallic Art Pencils, Big Shot and Standard Plates.

This card was very quick and easy to make and I love cards with lots of color to them.  Tell me what you it a keeper?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

HOORAY for Try Stampin On Tuesday

Week number two for "Try Stampin On Tuesday" was another good week for me.  This is a weekly blog card challenge site by CherylAnn Robinson, .  This was her second week of her new card challenge and I came in the top three for the second week in a row...Hooray for me.

My card is the last one with the daisy's on it.  For more information about my card look at my last entry and get the detail on how I made it.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Well here it is the second week of the Tuesday Card Challenge #2.  This is what we are suppose to work with.

This card took me a little longer because the method that I wanted to try did not work for this card so will have to use it some other time. Here is my card how do you like it?

Get Well Challenge Card #2 032111

The left picture is of the outside of the card and the right picture is of the inside of the card.

1. Stamp with River Rock ink the daisy stamp on the plain card.
2. I cut out my two sizes of scalloped circles, sponged inked the edges, then snailed them to the top left corner avoiding the stamped image.
3. Re ink the daisy stamp this time in Basic Brown and stamped to the side of background image.  Make sure to press really hard in the area where the scallop circles are to transfer the ink proper.
4. Using a sponge with Dark Brown ink I sponged the outside of my card.
5. I used Sizzix die cut to make the scallop edging then punched large holes so Dark Brown Felt Ribbon would show. Before glueing I inked edges with Dark Brown ink using a sponge.
6. Apply snail to back of scallop edge of River Rock piece and glue felt ribbon to cover holes letting stitching show, thread So Saffron ribbon in second hole, attach to die cut tag and tie in bow.  I added some glue dots to back of tag to keep in place.
7.  Inside of card I stamped the small daisy in River Rock, then stamped sentiment over top in Basic Brown.  Under this I added the left over piece that I cut from the scallop circles from front.

Here is a close up of the front of the card

Here is a close up of the inside of the card.

PAPER:  Whisper Whiter, River Rock, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana card stock
INK:  Basic Brown, Apricot Appeal, River Rock
STAMPS: Curvy Verses, Sincere Salutations, Inspired by Nature
DIES:  Sizzix Big X Matchbox Die, Sizzix Big X Perfect Settings, Sizzix Circles Scallop #2 Die
ACCESSORIES:  Brown Alpine Ribbon Originals, Apricot Appeal 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, 2 sizes Hand Held Small Circle Punches, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Sponge, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot, Big Shot Standard and Extender Cutting plates.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Challenge #1

Well friends I did not win but I did come within the TOP THREE here are the picture of the top three cards.

Mine is the second for me........

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Monthly Tuesday Challenge February - Feb 13,2011

This is a new challenge that was on my sister Sandi's blog.  It sounded like fun so I though I would give it a try.  The challenge was to use all stampin up products, they had a suggested layout, use a group of three, and a sentiment on the front of the card.  This is what I came up with.  Let me know what you think.

This is the outside of my card.  I used Sending Love DSP  and it has lots of sparkle and glitter.  When I seen the suggestions for this card I knew that I wanted to use the heart stamp and that I wanted to hang the tiny tags on the side to look like tiny charms.  I also knew that I wanted to use the Square Lattice Textured Impression folder.  I just love what it does to designer paper and how it looks after it goes through the big shot.  In case you cannot tell the top triangle of the card plus the pretty in pink scallop circles behind the large hearts have been put through the big shot using this impressions folder.  The buttons on the top left corner are the clear heart buttons and I used the small heart on the Heart to Heart punch, which matches perfectly, on the back of each button. I tied each button with black hemp.

The top picture is of the outside of my card and the bottom is what I put on the inside.  I like this saying and thought it could be used for many different kinds of cards.  The small heart is from the Heart to Heart punch and it is the same one that I used on the back of the buttons. I cut away the bottom right hand corner to match the front to make it easier to open the card also I think it gives it a little more character.

I am excited about this card and had lots of fun making it. Hope you enjoy it just as much.  Let me know what you think.

PAPER:  Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty In Pink, DSP Sending Love
INK:  Basic Black, Real Red, Pretty In Pink
PUNCHES:  Jewelry Tag, Scallop Circle, Heart to Heart, Full Heart, Corner Scallop Trim
ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot Textured Impressions Square Lattice, Heart Bitty Clear Buttons, Black Hemp Rope, Mini Glue Dots, 3-D Dots, Thin Wire, Needle Piercers, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot, Pretty In Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Large Cutter, Wire Cutters, Needle Nose Pliers.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Challange Card

Okay this is my challenge card that my sister Sandi challenged me to make.  My challenge was to do a Ronda Wade card, simple, quick to demonstrate and easy, all very hard for me.  I was to use all current Stampin Up products, one bling, and one emblosslit folder and had to be posted on my blog by Sunday. I think it was Friday when I was challenged. Well it did not start off too good because I gave my big book to a customer to look at over the weekend. I thought no problem I had an idea already.  WRONG!! All the stamps were not current...bumber. Then after many calls to Sandi I had a choice of five stamp sets that I had not used yet.  Next I had not written down the new colors yet so had to search out what were the current colors.  Man I do not like this being plugged down to a limited idea plan.......Well after a whole bunch of behind the scenes legwork this is what I came up with... not my normal kind of card.  I could not make up my mind on the colors which do you like better?

Birthday Card 020611

You cannot see it but I put glitter in the center of the daisy flowers, red on the left card and white on the right card.

PAPER:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
INK:  Basic Black, Soft Suede
STAMPS:  Afterthoughts, Birthdays Count, Punch Potpourri
ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot, Impressions Folder Elegant Bouchet, dimensionals, red and white glitter, 2-way glue stick, snail, light sand paper