Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tuesday Challenge #6

I was a good girl this week and did my challenge for early instead of waiting till Sunday night.  This is the layout challenge:

This challenge went rather quickly for me since I just got a huge order from Stampin up with "24" new stamp sets so I was itching to get started.  Hope you like my choice here it is.....

 Card # 031611 Outside

This dog is so darn cute I just had to use him.

Card # 031611 Inside

PAPER:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Close to Coco card stock, Springtime Vintage DSP
INK:  Close to Coco, using the Aqua Painter water pen and ink from Pear Pizzazz, and Baja Breeze to color, then Real Red Marker on thermometer
STAMPS:   Wellness Wishes, D is for Dog
PUNCHES:  Small Oval, Large Oval, Wide Oval, Border Scallop Trim

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tuesday Challenge #5

Boy the week sure does fly by fast.  I am having a hard time keeping up with this weekly challenge.  I know sooner get one week done and it seems like I have to post for the next week.  So here is my next entry for the Tuesday challenge #5 at you can go there to find out what the layout was for this challenge and all the rest of the news.

Card # 031311

PAPER:  Pink Pirquette (base card color), Certaily Celerly, Pretty In Pink, Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
STAMPS:  Easter Blossoms
PUNCHES:  Modern Label Punch, 2 Step Bird Punch, Curly Label Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1" Square Punch

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Find the Difference

Hello everyone time for some fun.  On my last entry for the Stampin Tuesday Challenge #4 I submitted card #030711.  Well I was kind of rushed for time to submit and after looking at my card for a few days decided to change a few things.  Can you tell me the eight (8) things that I changed?

First Card 030711

Corrected Card 030711

Now compare and let me know if you can find the eight (8) things that I changed.

I liked this card so much that I decided to make a matching gift bag to go along with the card.  Here are my pictures of the gift bag.

Gift Bag front #030711b and matching card #030711

Here is the matching gift bag.  Isn't it just to die for, I just love it, some of my most liked color combinations.

Gift Bag back #030711b and matching card #030711

Bottom right corner is showing what I stamped on the back of the gift bag.  I added the birdcage and little birdie from the stamp set "Nature Walk".  I also added some 1/4" Black and 1/4" Bravo Burgundy grosgrain ribbon to handle.  This is what I have been busy with the last few days now I have my housework done and time to open my extra large box from Stampin Up.  Been a while since my last order so cannot wait to try out some new stuff.  I told myself that I could not play until my work was done...but of course no one but God and me knows what was on that list.....Okay Lord I will put the stuff back in the kitchen that I took out when I washed my floors before I start!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Try Stampin On Tuesday Challenge #4

It is that time of week again to post my challenge card for the, challenge #4.  I worked hard on this on trying out some new things.  I have been wanting to make some of the new flower cards that have been showing up on stampin up sites but just did not know how to get started.  Not only am I blessed with the most wonderful products from stampinup but can say the best part of my day is first thing each morning when I talk to my sister Sandi, whom just happens to be my up-line.  Now how much better can a day start than talking to your sister for a hour or so....but most of that hour we are talking stamping!!!!!!!  "My best part of the day"  She coaches, pushes, and sometimes bribes me to get my cards done.  But today we talked about how to start the crunching up of the flowers with spraying water on the petals and smooching them up like a spit ball. Then carefully unfolding them leaving lots of wrinkles and letting them dry.  Well I was not too sure I could do it and had a hard time finding the perfect punches for my design but what do you think?

Challenge #4 Outside of card 030711

Challenge #4 Inside of Card 030711

PAPER:  Whisper White, Basic Black, River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, First Edition DSP
INK:  Basic Black, River Rock, Cherry Cobbler
STAMPS:  Build A Blossom, Nature Walk, Fundamental Phrases, Friend to Friend
PUNCHES & DIES:  Extra Large Blossom Petals Punch, 2 Step Bird Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Sizzix Oval Scallop Frame, Scallop Edge Long Punch
ACCESSORIES: Designer Hardware White Basic Jumbo Grommets, Fresh Favorite II Buttons, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot, Sponges, Hammer, Push Pad, 1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Water Spray Mist Bottle and Water.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Baby Bag to match card # 032311

Well I just got my baby bag done that matches the card that I did on my last entry.  How do you like it? I just love making baby things.  In case I forgot to mention it I am going to be a grandmother again this coming September from my darling daughter Stacey.  I cannot wait to have a baby around again, its brother is eight years old. My other two grandchildren from my darling daughter Stephanie are 12 and 14 so it has been a while for me.  Cannot wait till she finds out the sex so I can go shopping.

Front side of bag

Back of bag

I like to add lots of ribbon to my bags. I added it by punching holes with a hand held two slot ribbon punch, then threading the ribbon through and tied it.  The medium blue scallop on the front has textured dots on it but my pictures did not come out so good this time.  My battery was low on my camera I guess I should of changed it because the colors did not come out very true to color either.

PAPER:  Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Baja Breeze
INK:  Basic Black
STAMPS:  Cute and Cuddly, Bear Hugs
PUNCHES and DIES:  Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Corner Scallop Trim Punch,Ribbon Slit Hand Held Punch, Big Shot BigZ Two Tags, Sizzix Circles Scallops #2, Sizzix Small Dots Textured Plate.
ACCESSORIES:  Dimensionals, Metallic Art Pencils, 1/4" Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot, Big Shot Impression Pad, Big Shot Silicone Rubber, Snail Adhesive