Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Final challenge for Dare to Get Dirty

 This is my final challenge card for the SCS Dare to Get Dirty Challenge time. We were to use a palette of color from Lilly Pulitzer summer collection. I did combine it with the sketch challenge from Stamp Shack that Kerry gave us this week.


You can find the details of the SCS challenge here by basile family and the details of the sketch here by Kerry. I used my Paisley CB embossing folder with Coredinations cardstock in the Vintage Collection Flower Power. After embossing, I sanded them a bit. The fruit slice is by Rubbernecker and the drink and sentiment by GinaK “You are my Sunshine”. This is a quick post so I could get this card uploaded tonight. I have a busy three days ahead with attending the CHA trade show. I hope to be able to show you some new upcoming goodies in the next few days.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A colorful seaside sketch

 I was determined to attempt one more card after dinner and to put as many remaining challenges that worked on it. I spoke with my BSF (best stamping friend) Char and gave her an update on my quest. I told her that one challenge was to create a scene and I wasn’t looking forward to that one. She told me that she had faith in me and we talked about what type of scene to make. This was the set (You are my sunshine) by Ginak that we felt would work best for me. I am pretty pleased in how it turned out. I am glad I kept the nestie circle die on the paper while I sponged the sky and sand. This card fulfilled four more challenges. They are the sketch by One Happy Stamper, colors of More Mustard, Real Red and Bashful blue by Toy, a masculine card with one pp, 2 stamps and 3 colors by sf9erfan and create a scene by kittie747.

DTGD seaside colors

With a lot of things decided for me (layout, colors, theme) it really was not too hard to put this together. At first I was going to put the word “relax” where the starfish  is but it didn’t seem right. It actually was too small (meaning the size of the word) so it got nixed. To create the scene, I sponged Bashful blue for the sky and River Rock for the sand. I really only used two stamps, everything in the circle is one stamp. I used copics to color the chair and umbrella in matching SU colors – B21, R29 and YR24.

This leaves only one challenge left to do for SCS Dare to Get Dirty 09. Will I be able to handle it?

Life’s Simple Pleasures

 I am getting a later start today. This morning we went to a bagel company, Upper Crust & Crumb and bought a baker’s dozen. This company also has a small spot at a local farmer’s market on Saturday. But they have so many more flavors in their store and much cheaper. Char…those cookies you love that cost $2 are only $1.39. After eating a late breakfast, we waited for our Game Stop to open as today the Resort Games was released for Wii and I had one on hold.


So I finally sat at my craft table and produced the card above. I am still combining challenges so I can complete all of them for SCS Dare to Get Dirty 09. But I threw in a color challenge from the Stamp Shack. Along with the color challenge, I used the sketch by Cindy Haffner, Good enough to eat by TruCarMa, and Taken with Texture by DeborahLynneS.

I began with the colors: black, certainly celery, creme and cranberry crisp. These were the closest choice to the copic colors we were given. The choices went really well with the sketch by Cindy. The pie stamp was for the good enough to eat (like my wild animal choices last night, my food stamps are not plentiful) and I ran the green squares through the Cuttlebug using the swirls folder for texture. Also used on the card were: SU modern label punch, Nesties in large circle and petite scallop circle, copic atyou spica pens in garnet and clear, regular sketch copics in C3 and YR21. The pie stamp is by Great Impressions and the sentiment is by A Muse.

A thunderstorm is starting to roll in so I don’t know if I will be able to post anymore cards this afternoon. But I will keep plugging along. I am excited as I only have to work two days this week and then the rest of the week is at CHA :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Christmas in July Challenge card

This little number took care of seven (yes seven) challenges for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges on Splitcoast. They are in no particular order: craftycaro Anything but Average (this is a card made from a paper bag); lodichick It’s in the bag (use creative packaging…again this is a paperbag); debdeb Moved by the music (this is based on the song the Twelve Days of Christmas); becca stamps Cut it out (use punches or die cuts ); Lauraly Tie One on (to use ribbon or fiber); scrapnextras Learn your ABC’s (to use alphabet stamps or stickers) and genie 1314 Tag Art (use a tag on your card).


I started with a white paper bag, folded it in half with the opening on the right side and found this pack of Christmas paper that I never used last year from Memory Box called Gingercake. I cut that to just fit inside the bag’s perimeter. I then made a tag using my Nestabilities and stamped the Penny Black 3 French Hens. I colored him with copics and added fibers from Basic Grey Boxer collection.  To incorporate more punches I used a snowflake, circles, a music note, SU tab and the fern thingy. I dug out my Hero Arts pop up circle alphabet stamps. I stamped them in SU old olive and layered them on Riding Hood Red cardstock. The musical notes are punched from SU old olive cardstock and glued to a tab punch on the pull out card.  Whew…is my brain tired. I completed 16 of the 23 challenges so far and only made 3 cards.

I am off to bed now and will continue tomorrow. In case any of you are wondering…the trip home with the kayaks was uneventful. Remember DO NOT use bungee cords to hold a kayak on top of your vehicle.

My Sew Wild Blue Sketch

This is my second card of the day. This time I combined four different challenges. I began with the sketch challenge by rainy and added fauux stitching by bevmom, blue embellishments by sgtstamper, and finally a wild animal by pickletree.


I began with flipping the sketch on its side as the elements seemed to work better. I looked through the few animal stamps that I have and decided that Changito the monkey seemed more wild than my little hedgehogs :) I colored him in using my copics. In wanting to add the blue embellishments (i have blue brads, buttons and ribbon) I choose the paper by Best Creation for the swirls that resembled the coffee steam. The final element was the faux stitching as I don’t own one of those Janome mini machines. If you look closely, the ribbon I choose looks like it has brown stitching on it also.

And now for a life lesson…when transporting kayaks, be sure you have at least two tie-down straps to secure them on top of your vehicle. I was taking my son just a few miles down the road to launch and we could only find one tie strap. So we used bungee cords as additional holds. They hold but not as well as the orange straps. We almost lost one on US 1. It was seriously slipping off the back corner of my Trailblazer! After re-positioning it we continued on and reached the launch site. Once the boys were on their way, I called my oldest who had the other straps in his car and ordered him to bring one home ASAP. I am now waiting on the call to pick them up.

Dare to get Dirty Challenge card 5 in 1

Over on  Splitcoast Stampers a challenge week is in progress. It is to thank the loyal fan club members. For the past three days, the Dirty girls have been posting challenges. There are 19 posted so far. I have not had the chance to play until this morning. Thankfully they allow you to combine challenges. I have been able to combine five in the card below.


The first challenge is for StamperSharon “What’s Black, white and red all over?” who asked us to use black and white with only a hint of red for our colors. Second – eggette asked us to “Flap our Wings” and I choose the butterfly by Holly Berry (shocking choice I know). The third challenge I completed was by krystieLee called “Clearly Creative” which was to use clear items. I have used vellum and clear dew drops. The stamp used on the vellum is by Great Impressions.  Fourth – blondie090277 instructed us to use Paper Tole which is layering and using foam dots. And finally the fifth challenge I incorporated on this card is by gbedwright “DP by Me” we were to make our own background paper using stamps. I used the polka dots backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms.

In a nutshell, I stamped the butterfly on white three different times with versamark and black embossing powder. I cut out the image using three different guidelines. I then used a glue pen and sprinkled ultra fine glitter on the edges. I layered the three cut images with foam squares. I stamped the GI vine on vellum and embossed red hot chili pepper powder on it and cut that out. I stamped the polka dots on paper with black ink and cut that into three sections using the ticket  corner punch on each. The dew drops were secured in the corners using mini glue dots.

I hope you like this challenge card. I am off to eat lunch while I think what I can combine next.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Twilight Beauty

Here is the promised card from this morning. As I stated previously, I have never read the Twilight series or seen the movie. The challenge on 365 cards was to be inspired by the Twilight series and use the colors black, red and some bling to make a card.


This is what I came up with late last night. I began with SU black cardstock and added the paper by Daisy Bucket – Summer Cottage collection. I don’t usually make cards in this size, but it felt right for this one. It is 3 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches. I used my Labels 4 nesties and a rub-on by My Minds Eye Bohemia Barefoot Beauty collection. The sheer black ribbon with a pearl brad by Creative  Imaginations and the “bling” bee by Basic Grey finished the card.

To follow up on the actual count of what color won out at the monochromatic swap last night, I stand corrected by the Store Owner. Blue actually won with Pink coming in second. For those of you who made grey and groovy guava cards…(and you know who you are) better luck next time :)

The color winner is....

Well, I sorta didn't really count how many of each color was at the swap last night. There were 18 sets total, but I really think the color Pink won with Blue being a close second. The "Store Owner" reads this blog and if I am wrong, Claire please correct me.

I do have a card to post today, but you will have to wait for me to get home from work this afternoon. I will leave you with this....think Twilight series. Then think....but Cheri you never read the books or watched the movie. I know, luckily I was given some guidelines to follow.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Feeling Blue?

I waited until the last minute to make my swap cards for this month at Stamp and Deliver. The theme is monochromatic cards. All day at work I went over different colors in my head and what image I would use. My first thought was purple but when I got home and started pulling out paper, it was blue that won out. The layout fell together pretty easily. After looking at it, I realize that it will work fine for the daily challenge at 365 cards. It was to create a sympathy card without any writing on the front. I think this will work nicely.100_1349

I began with stamping the faux postage on a scrap of SU Cool Caribbean. After laying the template over the image, I inked the flower (from my new clear Allegro set from Penny Black) with SU Night of Navy. I cut out the faux postage with my postage scissors. I put a layer of SU Night of Navy cardstock behind it. Next I ran a piece of CC through my Cuttlebug using my new Victoria folder. You can’t tell by the photo but that piece is what opens up for the inside of the card. The base cardstock is just a single layer of Night of Navy. The flower is popped up on foam. Finally, the part I am most proud of, the bow. I totally suck at tying bows which is why I bought a Bow Easy from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. She has a great tutorial on her blog as the directions look a bit daunting. I made a cute double looped bow for the edge of the card!

I wonder what will be the predominate color for the swap tomorrow night. Any guesses? I will report back with the answer.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Super Sketchy Butterflies

It seems I am still a day late on the Sunday sketch at 365 cards. It is Day 141 and I worked on this tonight while watching Raising the Bar on TNT.


Above is the sketch we were given to follow. Below is my take on it.


I began with a piece of June Bug paper from Basic Grey. Add a strip of ribbon, a left over red oval from a creation that didn’t work. I stamped the sentiment and the butterflies in VersaMagic Mango chalk ink. The sentiment is from IO and the butterfly from SU. For the butterfly I stamped it first on white cardstock and again on vellum.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your week!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

If friends were flowers

I was browsing on the Daily Dare challenge blog this afternoon and I found this one called  Stamptacular Sunday. Today the challenge was to blog hop across the ten Design Team Members and build a card as you go. Here is what I came up with:


The ten requirements we had to include were: start with blue, add an oval, mat a layer, stamped image, add 2 more colors, ribbon, flowers, a charm, sparkle and last but not least a sentiment for friends. I began with light blue bazzill and added soft peach scrap and SU creamy caramel that I punched with the SU eyelet border punch. The patterned paper is by Karen Foster called Flowers for Mother. I stamped Tilda with flowers in Memento Tuxedo black on GinaK paper. I colored the image with copics, used a long rectangle scalloped nestie and sponged Colorbox chalk ink in French Blue around the edges. I cut my sentiment out for my oval and added Prima Nursery tales flowers. The charm is by Blue Moon Beads and I strung some thin light blue ribbon for tails. Yes I know that a butterfly does not have a tail, but let’s pretend for this card :) For my sparkle, well the flowers have some glitter on them, but I also used atyou spica pens in garnet and sky blue on my Tilda. This was extremely fun to do this evening and I hope to frequent this challenge blog more often.

copic colors: face – E000, E11, E00, R20, white gel pen

hair – E59, E33, Y21, E11

dress – YR01, YR02, B93, B95

shoes- E33, E37, blender 0

I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Is it time for Autumn yet?

 It is the middle of July, over 90 degrees out and I am making cards for Autumn. Actually, I am in a swap for fall or Halloween cards and this is what I made.


I took a look at my stamp sets and decided to use two sets by GinaK  - So Grateful and Whimsical Autumn. I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black on GinaK luxury cardstock. I used my copics to color all the images in . The squirrel: E31 and E33; the basket of apples: R08, YG63, E42, YR21 and YR 24; the pumpkins: YR12, YR04 and YR16. I also used my Red atyou spica pen on top of the apples. Once these were colored, I cut them out and set them aside. For the background, I used a sheet of Coredinations Vintage collection Flower Power pack. I ran it through the Cuttlebug with my new Harlequin folder. I sanded it and distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz tool. I added a layer of PTI Dark Chocolate behind this and my Riding Hood Red layer. After distressing the red layer I tied a strip of ribbon into a knot, then added the images, popping up the pumpkins on foam. The sentiment is from PTI Mailbox Greetings and I used Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

Last night was a mini Paper Chef VSN challenge over on Splitcoast. There were four challenge beginning at 6 pm and I was able to do all of them. You have 45 minutes to work on the challenge and another 15 to upload your creation and get ready for the next one. The challenges are all based around food in some way shape or form. Here is what I made:

100_1339 This one was for the challenge Swiss Cheese Please. We had to use holes on our card. I took a piece of BG Eva paper and made a chunk of moldy cheese. I stamped Mudpie, colored him and had to hand write the sentiment as I am having printer issues. I sponged a bit of Soft Suede around the edges.

The next challenge was Dragon Fruit Salad.

100_1340For this we had to use the colors of dragon fruit which are pink, green black and white. The Bella image was a RAK from ages ago. I colored her with copics and then used my nesties for the ovals. The patterned paper is from BG Eva again. The card base is PTI Hibiscus Burst. I think the ribbon is curly and resembles her hair!

The third challenge was Wilted Lettuce. We were to use various shades of green, beige as our neutral color (we could use a bit of red for Italian lettuce) and we had to crumble the paper somewhere on the card. The writing on the card also had to be in Italian.

100_1341I began with a scrap of green Bazzill paper that I stamped an image from the Tropical Flower set by GinaK. I used SU Wild Wasabi ink. I then took a scrap of ivory and crumbled it numerous times. I stamped the same tropical foliage image with Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate. I stamped off a few times before stamping on the paper. I used the ticket corner punch and rhinestones. The butterfly is from Prima flowers. I looked up the translation for butterfly and it is Farfalla.

The final challenge of the evening was called Sodium Reduced Soup. We had to make a background for the card using salt. I used Kosher salt and re-inkers in Agean Blue and Leaf green. I had never tried this technique before, but it turned out pretty well.

100_1343 Once the background was dry, I stamped Great Impressions sea grass in black. I used a gold pen to highlight the edges of the grass. I stamped GI fish in versamark and gold powder. I colored the fish in copics and used Robin’s nest dew drops for the bubbles. I added a layer of gold and put it on Bermuda Bay cardstock from SU.

My craft table looked like a tornado had blown over it this morning, but I really enjoy participating in the Virtual Stamp Night. It pushes me to try new things and not over analyze my work.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Copic Precious Moments

Good Morning! This is a first for me, getting up a bit earlier to finish a card and post :) I was looking over Deb Felts Daily Dare challenge blog and found this challenge for yesterday Copic colour challenge. When I saw that it was a sketch challenge with a longer image I knew that I could finally use my Sarah Kay image that I have had for over a month now.


I began by stamping in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on PTI paper. I used the following Copic markers to color it in: B02, B24, G24, R01, R20, R29, YR12, Y000, Y02, Y21, Y26, Y38, E000, E13 and E33. Next I cut out the image using a Labels 4 die from Spellbinders. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey’s new Junebug 6 X 6 pack. The sentiment is SU Warm Words and was cut out with the window word punch. The flowers are by Prima and the red pearls are from Kaiser. After putting the card front together, I felt it needed more layers behind the pp so I used SU Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry (the new in-colors). 

I hope you like her…and if you do, please feel free to leave a comment. Have a great day today!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Cuttlebug Folders!

So I thought today was going to be like most other Wednesdays. The middle of the week hump to get over. I had plans to visit my best stamping buddy after dinner, Char, to show her a few things on the computer. So after dinner I drive down to her house. I brought with me a Copic marker that I had bought doubles of to give her as she didn’t have that color. So I get there and I hand her the marker and she says, “Oh I have a little something for you.” She hands me a pretty gift bag that is a bit heavy for something “little”. I look inside and there is a white box that is safety sealed for your protection. My nail wouldn’t even penetrate the tape! I open the box finally and inside was:


the entire new 2009 collection of embossing folders! My mouth dropped, I was speechless. When I could find my voice, I gave her a big hug and a huge thank you. She made me a fabulous card that I would take a picture of but my camera died and I can’t find the extra batteries. Next post I will show her card, promise. Now to browse the galleries and blogs for ideas on how to use these babies :) And Char…I think you are one of the good ones too!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

365 Cards Day 134

 I recently came across this challenge blog called 365 cards. This was the challenge for this past Sunday. It was a sketch to follow. I didn’t get the time to work on it until this afternoon.


I used my new Rich Razzleberry cardstock from SU as the base. The patterned papers in the corner are from my new Basic Grey Lemonade paper pack. I used the SU scallop border punch on the top layer. I also used a scrap of paper to punch out the brackets. The sentiment is by Stampendous. I stamped it on a scrap then sponged SU crushed curry and rich razzleberry on it. The image is by Penny Black. I just love that hedge hog! Colored with copics and prisma pencils then popped up with a bit of foam tape. Instead of using a strip of paper or ribbon to complete the sketch, I chose to include this line of flowers called Sweet Petites by Petaloo.

I hope you all have  great day!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Under the sea

My youngest has been bugging me to make a card using a seahorse image for his girlfriend. Well, first I had to purchase a seahorse image which I did at Stamp and Deliver. The main image is by Impression Obsession and the background is June’s stamp of the month by Great Impressions.


I began by cutting out the scalloped circle with my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Large scalloped circle dies. Next I cut out a plain circle die from Dusty Durango (new 2009 SU in color) for the backing. I stamped the main image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink since I would be using my copics. I colored in the image using these markers:

100_1330 I started with E11 then E08 for highlights. The seaweed was YG03 with YG63 for highlights and the water effects were BG01 lightly feathered on with BG10 as filler. I went over the seahorse with Chocolate Atyou Spica pen and the seaweed with the Melon for sparkly highlights that are not showing well in the pictures sorry. The background paper is a new sheet from the Basic Grey Lemonade 6 X 6 pack. I took the GI stamp and inked it with SU Bermuda Bay. I sponged a bit of Dusty Durango near the bottom of the paper.

100_1329 I popped the main image on foam squares and added Pewter Kaiser pearls on the bubbles. I wrapped a bit of twisty ribbon around the BG before gluing it to the front of the card. The card is 5 1/4 square and I used a piece of Bazzill for the base.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July Make and Takes

Today was Make and Take day at Stamp and Deliver. It was my off month for demoing so I got the chance to make all 4 cards. This first card used a new stamp by Paperbag Studios called Thistle.


We stamped it with black ink onto the designer paper. Next we added partial stamping with a script stamps. The follow your dreams sentiment was added but as you can see, I didn’t align it very well. Purple chalk was added to the flower, green for the stem and black to accentuate the frame around the flower. Put the layers together and it was finished.

100_1325 The second card I am showing you used a cute cupcake stamp. It was stamped on yellow textured cardstock for the frosting and pink patterned paper for the cake. Each was cut out and put back together to form the image. The same patterned paper is on the bottom of the card along with the sentiment and a strip of silver glittered candle stickers. Larger candle stickers were added to the main layer. A glue pen and extra fine glitter were outlined around the frosting for added glitz.

100_1327 The third card uses a faux postage template by Just For Fun. We stamped it in black then used chalk to color in the backgrounds. The purses were stamped next and a gold gel pen for highlights. The sentiment was stamped and layered on the reverse side of the paper. Postage scissors were used to cut the two images out. A strip of ribbon from May Arts runs along the left side of the card. A ribbon punch was used to thread it on the paper.


The fourth and final card uses a color combo that is a favorite of mine, pink and brown. We began by stamping the main image in Colorbox Chalk Toffee. Then added the flowers in Colorbox Chalk Pink Pastel. The main image panel was also sponged with Toffee. The pink layer was distressed using a Tim Holtz distress tool then sponged with Pink Pastel. The main card base was also sponged with Pink Pastel. May Arts ribbon was wrapped around the top two layers of cardstock. A tan layer of cardstock was added. The flowers were layered together with glue dots and a small pearl glued in the center. This one has a shabby chic look to it.

This was how I spent my afternoon, what did you do? After dinner we are meeting friends up at Barnes & Noble to relax with a caramel frappuccino.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A little birdie told me..


Yes you few faithful readers…I have two posts today. Please make sure you keep scrolling down when you are done with this one :)

I joined an ATC swap over at the Stamp Shack with the image sight unseen. The hostess, Chris aka mydogstinks, picked the image and stamped it for us. I had no idea what to expect and never expected a hippo!


So I stared at the image for a day  and wondered just what I would do with it. I knew that I would color the image with Copics but after that…..

Well my brayer was sitting on my table from Savannah and the Zindorf class. So I thought, you need to use it. I used all Adirondack inks on the ATC. I began by brayering I think it’s called Stonewashed (I bought it so long ago it was Name this color) on the top of the ATC. Next I added Sail Boat Blue. Here is what they looked like -


So far so good. I brayered Willow on the bottom third of the card. 

100_1293Now time to sponge. I lightly sponged Sandal on top of the Willow and Denim on the top edge of the ATC for shadows. I stamped seagrass from the GinaK set Best fishes with Lettuce ink and then swiped my Melon atyou Spica pen for highlights.


The sentiment was added in black. I cut out the hippo and yes I cut off the tail. I added a piece of knotted black hemp to create my own tail. I wanted to add a small bow to the tail, but it seemed too big for the ATC so I opted for just a knot. I put the image on a foam square and added Rain dots and Dew drops. Here are the final cards:


Not too shabby especially since I had not practiced with my brayer for over two months.

Impression Obsession Class

Last week I was fortunate to attend a class by the owner of IO herself, Mitra! She was in town for the Stampfest show in Orlando and our wonderful store owner Claire of Stamp and Deliver invited her to do a class.


Mitra had four tables set up with all the supplies needed for that card and we rotated around. The card above was by far the easiest card for me as it didn’t involve watercoloring. It used Copics!!! We began by stamping the stripes in chalk ink and then on the green cardstock. Next we took the watermelon stamp and stamped it once in pink then flipped the circle around and stamped it again in black. The sentiment was added and then quickly assembled the card. Not very hard at all.

Now on to the cards I struggled with.

100_1298 This stamp is a very cute scene with the wooden chair, towel and shells. We stamped it on a piece of kraft cardstock then used markers and a water brush to color it in. Once that was done, we used a scor-pal to score a frame around the image. We also scored the background paper that we created with a bubble stamp. The sentiment was stamped and cut out. We added a bit of diamond glaze and sprinkled sand for a realistic effect. Miniature shells were added as a final touch.

100_1302The third card was a fun card to color since it was images of candy! Again we used markers and a water brush to color. Once that was done and the two layers assembled, we used diamond glaze with vintage glass glitter so the rock candy looked good enough to eat.


The final card seemed to be the favorite of most of the ladies.

100_1299To save time for us, Mitra had already stamped and embossed the image in gold detail powder for us. She also pre-made the cute shrinky dink sentiment. This was a bit easier to color with the lines being embossed. I still am not very happy with my sky but I was tired of painting at this point. We attached the sign with a piece of hemp and set the eyelets. I will share a tip that Mitra did with us for watercoloring. She gave us each a square of white plastic tablecloth to use as our palette. Just swipe the marker on the plastic cloth and it is easy to pick up with your water brush.  


Mitra is a super sweet lady and very talented. I am so glad she agreed to take the time and teach us this class.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Have faith

 When I bought this patterned paper, I did not have any specific card in mind….I just liked the colors in it.  I am glad that I purchased two sheets as I would need all of that to make 5 cards with it. This is the second card that I taught at my Mom’s get together. As you can see, there was very little stamping, but alot of cutting out with my Cuttlebug. I had all the pieces pre-cut for the ladies. Let me tell you, it is not easy to cut that ring of melon. For everyone that I got centered correctly, I threw away two. 100_1219

I used the Labels 4 die set, petite circle nestie, standard circle nestie, petite scallop oval nestie, and the fancy scalloped piercabilities all by Spellbinders. The patterned paper is by Graphic 45 the Baby & Bride collection. The cardstock used for this card was Very Vanilla and Sage Shadow by SU and Melon Berry by PTI. The ink and ribbon is also Melon Berry by PTI. The stamp set is Tiny Words by JustRite. The card is folded off center. The ladies had a wonderful time and went home with fabulous personal creations.