Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hoppy for you!

We made this card at my workshop on Friday night - it is the circle window with frame tutorial I found on someone's blog and for the LIFE of me, I cannot figure out where I found it! If I find it, I will edit this post with the link!!! ETA: "anonymous" reminded me that it was from Kristina Werner's design blog...AND it reminded me that it was my Secret Sister that SENT me the link to that tutorial....duhhhhh!!! I have a feeling "anonymous" is my Secret Sister, so THANKS for the kickstart!!! LOL
I used: Certainly Celery (card base and 1 piece 3 x 4 1/8), Close to Cocoa ( 3 1/2 x 4 5/8) and DP (2 7/8 x 4), all from SU. The ribbon is Old Olive poly twill which is soft!! This is a great card for those small images!

Here is what you do: Using the 1 1/4" punch, punch a hole in the small piece of celery paper. Using the 1 3/8" punch, punch a slightly larger hole in the DP (being careful to line them up so it looks like a frame. Stamp your image on white (2 1/2" square) and attach it to the back of the small celery piece with pop dots. Attach the small celery piece to the small Close to cocoa with pop dots as well, then attach all of that to the celery cardbase. I masked the saying from the stamp when I stamped the frog, then masked the frog when I stamped the saying. I punched the saying out with the SU Word Window punch and attached it with a glue dot.

I hope that makes sense!!! If not, email me and I can try to explain it better!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mojo Madness Contest!!

Julee at Poetic Artistry is holding another sketch contest, this time with Mojo Monday #36!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this sketch!!!! Here is my entry for the contest! I had so much fun with it last night!!! Thanks Julee!!


paper: Green Galore; DP is from SU but can't remember what pack (sorry!), Whisper White

stamps: butterfly is from TAC (I believe it is one of the hostess sets in the new catty; sentiment is from Great Expectations set by Verve Visual

Ink: Night of Navy, Green Galore (for the Rock n' Roll technique on the butterfly)

Accessories: Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon; circle punch; sponge

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Another Father's Day card....

This is totally not how I planned this card in my head, but I kinda like how it turned out! The sketch is SC174 from SCS, which is a tall card (9 1/4 x 8; scored at 4, then again at 3/4" for the flap. The card base is Barely Banana and the DP is from Creative Memories. The elk stamp is from Wildlife Reserve - which I've had forever, but forget to use it...Donelda inspired me to pull it out again! Thanks girl!!! :D The "DAD" is from my new Verve Visual set, called Father Figure.

I have a table at a Farmer's Market in the small town that I grew up in, every Thurs. night - tomorrow night is the first one, so I've been prepping Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduation cards. Although I don't feel 100% prepared, I hope I sell what I have!! Wish me luck!! I just finished 2 Mother's Day cards using the Women of Life set by Papertrey Ink. I will post them later, still have to take pics of them!!! Wish me luck tomorrow night - I need to make some money to pay for these dang supplies!!!! LOL

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Kimmie's sketch challenge

Kimmie is having another High Hopes Challenge on her blog & here is my entry for it. The sketch was really fun. I used my new jewel tones DP from Creative Memories - it is such pretty paper I didn't want to cut it up!!!!

I'm sorry the photo is so dark - I used natural light, but guess it wasn't "light" enough!! I'll figure it out one day!!! The card base is Elegant Eggplant & there is one layer of Handsome Hunter - both SU. The stamp set is Merci, which was a Sale-a-bration set from SU. I added stickles and primas too! I kept the outside rubber from the die cut stamps and used it to mask the butterfly so there was an "aura" around it!!!

Anyways, I hope Kimmie likes this one!!! :)

New Challenge Blog!!!

Check out STAMP SOMETHING - a new challenge blog that looks awesome!!! They will have a new challenge every Friday!!! They are also giving away blog candy as a Grand Opening prize for spreading the it out!!!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Another Father's Day card

I made this card for a Monthly Bella swap I'm in on SCS - this month's theme was Father's Day. I saw one very similar on someone's blog & for the life of me, I CANNOT find out where I saw if this is your idea....let me know & I will give credit where credit is due! I traced the lid of my embellisment holder to make the round card (Nestabilities were too small & I forgot I had the Coluzzle circles....oops), then ran the one side through my Cuttlebug with the Spots and Dots folder. I dirtied it up a bit, cut some grass, and used my Karen Foster snap stamps "FORE" the sentiment.
Here is the card opened - with a pop up golfer (Golfafella). I left the inside blank in case they didn't want to use it for Father's Day - it could be any type of card for a golfer. I've never made a pop up card - it was easy & kinda fun!! I could see myself making more kids' cards like this...they'd love it!!!

Hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was good, busy....but worth it!! Friday night I stamped with friends for a few hours, then Sat. I went out to the Stampers Celebration in Airdrie with a couple friends - that was cool! We spent 3 hours there and there were only 7 vendors! THOUSANDS of stamps, new products, supplies, was awesome!! I spent a "little" bit of money (THANKS DONELDA!!!) but am happy with my purchases!! Now to find the time to play!!!! Today was my niece's First Communion then my whole family got together at my sister's acreage and sat outside in the sun! What a glorious day!! Wasn't too long ago I was complaining about the snow!!! NOW, I'm exhausted and NEED to clean my craft room before I can play with my new glitter!! Can't wait to share what I create!!!

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