This stamp from Yuletide Montage was a hard one to use. I went on SCS and there were very few ideas. This is the card that inspired mine. I didn't have the background of Christmas, so I decided to use my Baroque Border instead. My colors were Whisper White and Not Quite Navy. I hope you like it!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
I've been in the Christmas Card mood lately and I wanted to try this stamp set out. It's retired, which makes it unavailable for me to use in my stamp classes or parties, but I figured I can still use it for the cards I'm selling. It took me forever to figure out how to actually make the best of this stamp, and I think it came out pretty good. I used Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla. To get the effects on the border of the picture I used Stampin Pastels and it almost looks like sponging. I hope you like it!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Here is the Monday sketch which you can find here. I brought all of my Stampin stuff to the hospital while Alexa gets her last round of chemo, and decided to give this sketch a try. Naomi let me borrow her 'Season of Joy' stamp set, so I've been a Xmas Card makin fool! Haha. I hope you like it!
Friday, August 6, 2010
My wonderful In-laws took my two little girls over the past weekend for us so that I could be at the hospital with Alexa while she was getting her chemo. They took the girls to NH to Canobie Lake Park. It is a huge amusement/water park geared for all ages. From what I saw, it is a very family-oriented place, and the girls had a blast. To thank her Grandot for taking her, Taryn (my 4 year old) wanted to make her a card. She picked out the paper and helped me with the cutting and some of the stamping. So, here is a picture of Taryn with the finished product and then a close-up of the card. Enjoy!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Here is the sketch for Create with Connie & Mary.
and here is my take on the sketch
I'm not exactly thrilled out how this card turned out, ecspecially since I loved the sketch. But, I based the card all around the circle of DSP and I don't think I'll do that next time. I may even try the sketch again, this time having a general theme in mind first. It's a simple, yet elegant sketch.
This is a CASE from here. I loved Julie's layout, but I didn't have any of the colors she used on hand. So, I knew I would switch the colors, but I couldn't decide what combo to go with. I don't use blue very often, even though it's my favorite color, so I decided to use it instead of a purple combo. I used Bashful Blue and Not Quite Navy for the ink. My paper was Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, and Whisper White. The stamp sets are Greenhouse Garden and All Holidays. I figured it was very general and the inside could be any kind of sentiment that the person wanted it to be. I hope you like it, and a huge thank you to Julie for such a great layout.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
This is my Mojo Monday card. The only reason I chose the paper and DSP was because the sketch called for brads (or that's how I interpreted it anyways), and the only SU! brads I have are Tempting Turquoise. So, I made an attempt and am totally not happy with the finished product, but oh well. I'm submitting it anyways. Here is the link for the Mojo Monday Blog.
We have a new puppy, so I've been working so hard at training him (plus keeping up with the girls) so I didn't have time to try the sketch again. I may give it another go and substitute the brads for something else. I hope you like it!
My aunt had ordered a birthday card and she requested the color to be turquoise. I made this card for her, but I'm unsure of it because I think there is just way too much turquoise and nothing of any other color. So, I made a different card and this one I'll just keep for emergencies. I used Garden Whimsy, Quick and Cute, and All Holidays. The paper is Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, and Island Oasis DSP. My ink was Tempting Turquoise.