Tuesday, March 23, 2010

JAI9 Challenge

I finally got the time to do some more stamping!  Tonight, I got caught up on some scrapbook pages and incorporated a sketch challenge in at the same time.  I played along at Just Add Ink sketch challenge.

Here is what I came up with:

I centered the photo on a strip of mellow moss paper.  Then, I added brushed gold brads to the top and bottom corners.  I ripped the edges of the brown paper to add some texture and extra interest.  The flowers on the top left corner were created using the poppin' pastel technique with a two step stamp.  A few weeks ago I received one of my favorite stamp sets - Define Your Life!  I just love all the different words and definitions!  It was hard to use pick just one to use on this page!  I think they are just perfect for scrapbook pages.  Here's the close-up.

Sweet Deets:
Paper: DSP (Non-SU)
Cardstock:  Mellow Moss, Close to Cocoa
Stamps: Define Your Life, Botanical Blooms
Accessories:  Brads, Stampin' Write Markers (Mellow Moss and Close to Cocoa), Stampin' Pastels (Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa), Sponge

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Now This is Some Green Tea I Could Enjoy!

I am forever trying to make myself drink tea.  I have lost track of how many different kinds I have tried - black, green, herbal, peppermint...none of which suits me.  I'm too much of a coffee girl.  But - after I made this card, I decided the sponged edges of the vanilla card stock reminded me of green tea!
 I stamped the flower on a piece of vanilla cardstock and colored the flowers purple.  Then I layered it with Baha Breeze.  To achieve a continual torn affect on the side, I attached the ribbon to the left side of the celery cardstock; the attached the cardstock to the left side of the card.  I distressed the edge by tearing the edge of the card on the right side.  When I got to the strip of celery paper, I tore both at once.  Then, I was able to attach the ribbon to the torn side of the strip of celery and glue it all down. 

Like the card holder???  I made this cute little thing with a large binder clip at a workshop by this demonstrator.  Stay tuned for my design later this week.

Sweet Deets: 
Paper: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamps: Embrace Life
Accessories: "Baja Breeze" Ribbon (Non SU)

*All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted. 

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mambo Sand

This just might be one of my all-time favorite color combinations!  I love bright colors and was so excited to see Melon Mambo as one of the new In Colors.  To really tone down the pink, I paired it with white and sahara sand.  The stamp set  and DSP are from last year's Sale-A-Bration.  The flower stamps are one of my favorite flower sets.  I only used Certainly Celery for the leaves.  To achieve a contrast between the outline and inside of the leaves, I first stamped the leaves on a sheet of paper, and then on my card.  This gives you a lighter image in the same color.  I did the same with the flowers to tone the color down a bit. 

 Sweet Deets:
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery
Stamps: Botanical Blooms
Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon

*All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Star is Born

I never know when you need a quick baby card.  This is the baby girl version - I'm still working out the color combo for the baby boy version.  I had some pink and brown polka dot ribbon I found in the dollar bin at a craft store and I couldn't find a use for it until now!  I distressed the edges of each layer of cardstock to add some additional interest to the card.  I stamped the stars, cut them out, and the used dimensionals to pop them up on the ribbon. 

Sweet Deets:
Paper: So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Warm Words
Accessories: Polka Dot Ribbon (NON SU)

*All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.

I Took the Plunge!!!!

No, not that one.  At least not until July ;)  I did however become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator this past week!   Then, on Saturday I had the opportunity to do something I haven't seemed to be able to do in a long time - get together with some friend for an afternoon of stamping!  I used some of my friend's supplies to make the two versions of this card. I used the scallop edge punch on the bottom of my card.  Next, I punched out 4 of the curly label squares.  Then I randomly stamped the image using black Stazon. I colored them with my markers and placed them in a window pattern using stampin' dimensionals.  The card lacked something, so I stamped one of the accents from the stamp set in VersaMark. 

Sweet Deets:
Paper: Elegant Eggplant / Rose Red, Whisper White
Stamps: Doodle This
Ink: VersaMark, Black Stazon
Accessories:  Curly Label Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Stampin' Write Markers (Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant, Creamy Caramel) / (Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Creamy Caramel)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Baby

The bad new is I haven't had much time for stamping lately.  The good news is I get to stamp all afternoon on Saturday AND I just signed up to become a demonstrator.  *Yay*  So tonight I finally got around to putting together a baby present for a friend.  Her husband happens to be in the construction/enginereeing industry so I thought this little shirt was a great find!  Naturally I used the shirt as my color inspiration.  Don't you just love easy inspiration? I sure do :)

Sweet Deets:
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Kraft, Bashful Blue
DSP Paper Pack, Night of Navy
Stamps: Wonderful Words