Archive for August, 2010

Mojo Monday and Color Challenge Tuesday

I’m a wee bit late, but you know how it goes. I decided to combine yesterday’s Mojo Monday 154 Sketch Challenge with today’s SCS Color Challenge (CC286) to use More Mustard, Melon Mambo and Baja Breeze. I always go through my patterned paper to see if I can match up the selected colors. Today was a good day – I had some! The next step was to find some stamps that I thought would fit the approximate size of the sketch. Here is what I came up with: Here is the recipe:

Card Stock: Cream 110 lb., Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, More Mustard
Patterned Paper: 7 Gypsies (Zanzibar)
Stamps: SU Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi (all markers), Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sqaure & Round Scallop nesties, SU large circle punch, CB EF, Very Vanilla 5/8″ satin ribbon, pewter photo corner

Have a great day & thanks for having a look!

August 31, 2010 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

Corrosive Challenge #79

I haven’t played Janet’s Corrosive Challenge in ages. Some things just turn out to be serendipitous, don’t they? The reason I say this is because I was at a stamping show in Hamburg, NY on Saturday and picked up a few stamps to make masculine cards. I decided to check out a few challenges today to see what might interest me, and lo and behold, Janet’s Corrosive Challenge #79 is to make a card “for the guys”. Well, I knew my new stamps would be perfect! I made a card similar to the one that first piqued my interest in these stamps at the show.

Here is my simple recipe for this card:

Card Stock: Neenah Solar White 80 lb.
Other Paper: Acetate
Stamps: Just For Fun (world background and sail boat), Stampendous (sentiment)
Ink: StazOn Midnight Blue, Momento Tuxedo Black, various copic markers
Accessories: not quite navy brads, oval nesties

That’s it! Thanks for looking!

August 30, 2010 at 7:37 pm 2 comments

Christmas comes early

At least makng cards does. I attempted a different Christmas card for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO153) but I really didn’t like it. I’m not sure I like this one much, either, but I didn’t want to attempt another one. This should have been an easy sketch to make a card with. I haven’t been much in the mood to make cards lately, but I was bored, so I felt I needed to do something! Since I always get close to Christmas and don’t have enough cards made, I figured a Christmas card was the way to go. So, here is simple recipe:

Card Stock – 110 lb. cream, Early Espresso (SU)
Patterned Paper – SU DSP
Stamps – Autumn Days, Teeny Tiny Wishes (both SU)
Ink – Old Olive, Early Espresso
Accessories – brown satin ribbon, button, punches (SU), brown half pearls, bronze cording, dimensionals

Thanks for having a look.

August 24, 2010 at 10:51 pm 4 comments

Sweet Little One

My family & I are recently back from almost 3 weeks on the east coast of Newfoundland where many of my relatives live. We arranged our first ever family reunion. My uncle and two of my cousins were the master minds behind it, working for months to arrange everything. I can’t thank them enough. We took loads of pictures and I’ll upload them in the near future. We even managed to see Killer Whales up close when we were on a whale & puffin watching tour! Apparently, in over 300 trips, these whales have only been seen a few times. We saw a few different pods of whales – how totally cool!

Back to stamping (I didn’t even think of stamping while I was away) – I made a card for a friend who has just had a baby boy. I used the SCS Sketch Challenge (294) for my layout: At first, this sketched looked too daunting to me. I kept looking at it trying to figure out how the layers needed to be laid out. I ended up starting with picking the patterned paper I wanted to use and worked from there. I already had the bottle and rattle image stamped (gratefully borrowed from my friend Joanne). I tried to match up the colours in the patterned paper with copic markers that I have, but it isn’t exactly perfect. Here is the recipe:

Card Stock: 110 lb. White, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
Patterned Paper: DCWV Nanna’s Nursery (Baby Boy collection)
Stamps: unknown manufacturer for the bottle/rattle stamp, Holidays & Wishes sentiment from SU
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, various copic markers in blue, green, yellow and beige
Accessories: Velvet blue ribbon, self-adhesive rhinestone, dimensionals

That’s all for today. I can’t wait to post some vacation pictures. I just have to retrieve them from my hubby’s computer and put them back on a disk, then upload them to my computer. Ciao for now!

August 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm 1 comment


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