Friday, June 25, 2010

(Pink, Green, Cream or White)


Since the colors were pink and green this time I HAD to use my American Beauties (JFF H2247) stamp. :)

To start, I stamped my image twice onto cream paper using (Memento) Tuxedo Black. Next, I used my new Twinkling H20's (LA)*color list at bottom of post. I'm still getting the hang of painting with the H20's but I think it turned out well for my first time using them. I colored some of the leaves and the roses twice, so I could cut them out, and use pop-up dots behind them to add dimension to my card. All leaves were highlighted with Green Apple smooch (CS). Once the image was colored and dried I used Labels 8 (Spellbinders S5019) to cut it out. All edges were chalked with olive pastel (CB)----I used a new color. Can you believe it? :)
All paper, ribbon and eyelets used for this card are scraps from my stash. I'm recycling too! The green striped paper I used my Flourish Impressabilities on (I2-1009). It doesn't show up well in the photo though. For my finishing touches I added "Love" from the With Love... (JFF WB8009) stamp, using (CTMH) Olive ink pad. I used my (SU) Pretties kit to make the hat pin and used the half pearls as embellishments.

*H2O's: Blushing Rose, Pink Azalea, Moss Green, Lemongrass & Key Lime

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Stampin' Up projects

This club meeting was part baby shower part father's day. This is both the cards we made on Saturday. The baby one is a template that we traced and cut out with paper of our choice. I chose plain pink so I could see the detail of their new embossing folder, lattice. (I ordered it)!

The father's day card was a little tricky. None of us knew how to tie ties! It took a little work, and I still don't know if it's right, but it works!

Friday, June 18, 2010

(Green, Blue & Yellow)

"Just a Note"

I bought this unusual pack of notecards at Michaels for $1, and just recently found them again. Amazing the things you'll find when you go through stuff! :) So I thought I would use one for today's challenge.

To start, I cut my stripe paper to fit the card and chalked the edges. All printed paper is (MME) "Wild Asparagus" and chalk is of course Chestnut Roan (CB). Next I added some scrap lace and ribbon, from my stash, to card. Tag is "Standard Tags" (Spellbinder's S3-1028). "Just a Note" (JFF WB8010) was stamped using (CTMH) Olive ink. Scalloped Doily (JFF A3231) was stamped in the corner using the same ink. I attached the tag to my ribbon using more stash goodies, hemp & button.
Vintage image is from "Girlfriends" line (CS), I love what she says: "I only have a kitchen because it came with the house!" Some days I feel like that. :p I added yellow paper (no clue where it's from, it was a scrap piece) behind the photo for some extra color, liquid glass (CTMH) and more buttons.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Stampin Up exchange card

So, as I've mentioned before when we get together for our S.U. club meeting we exchange cards. The theme this time is "baby."
I LOVE this new "Baby Girl"paper line for Heidi Grace Designs! I used "Stamps" for the background; and "New Arrival" for the pop-up. I just cut the little birds out and added Bazzill's "Spring Breeze" green behind it to make it pop. Accents are ribbon, hemp and buttons. Surprisingly enough I didn't even use my Chestnut Roan chalk around the edges! I put one card together before I realized I didn't chalk it, but I decided it looked cute anyways. :p

Baby card

I made this card for my "cousin-in-law" Jen. When we have our Stampin Up club party on Saturday, we are doing a baby shower for her. And we get to see Kenzie Lynn too (the baby)! :)

The paper for this card is all from CTMH; accents are ribbon, pearls and liquid glass.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

(Olive, Light Blue & Tan)

"Old World Map & Ship"

I found this "nautical" dimensional sticker from (PS), and decided to make a Father's Day card for this week's challenge.

Card base is Olive (TPC), with (MME) "Wild Asparagus" 'Father' paisely as the background. (JFF H1593) Old Sea Map background is stamped onto (MME) "W.A." khaki with (SU) chocolate chip ink. (JFF D2106) Tall Ship is stamped using the same ink onto (TPC) pastel blue paper. I then used (Spellbinder's S4-189) Labels 3, to "frame" the ship. To give the sails some detail I used (CS) Smooch "moonlight." Like always (CB) Chestnut Roan was used to chalk all the edges. To give the map a rougher texture around the edges I used my "pacman" (edge distresser). Accents from my stash are: hemp, eyelets, brads & pop-up dots behind the frame.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


"Shades of Brown---Coffee Beans"

For this challenge the obvious choice for me was Browns. What can I say, I was inspired by my coffee beans. :)

All paper is from (HL), but I don't know the shades, they weren't listed. All stamps are from the Coffee set (JFF UMS7014), and are stamped using Chocoltae chip (SU), except for the coffee bean cluster background; that was stamped using VersaMark (HL). My "window frame" was created using the Large Deckled Rectangles (Spellbinders S4-202). One in brown and cream. The sign was made from the inside pieces of the frames. The coffee beans are in a small bag that I glued to the frame. Pop up dots were used behind the frame, coffee cup and spoon.
Like the "dots" border? It's the backing from a piece of Magic Mesh. I guess it missed the trash can, I found it on my desk and thought "that'd be perfect!" You never know what you'll use!!!
Accents are: Haute ribbon (AC), Cabochons (MR), eyelets (MM) and a button & hemp from my stash.