Archive for September, 2010

Friends Forever

I had a great day! I took a bunch of cards that I had made over the past months into work today and sold all but 12 of them! I even received a few orders for cards to make over the next few weeks. Woohoo! I think I am going to keep a bunch of that money aside (I sold them for pretty cheap – $2 ea., 3 for $5 or 8 for $10) and save it for my next trip to Buffalo to get some new goodies. This way, I won’t feel like I’m blowing as much household money (not that I have a specific weekly budget).

I started my Mojo Monday Week 157 card last night, but it just wasn’t coming along the way I wanted it to, so I left a big mess in my craft room and figured I’d try again today. Here is the Mojo sketch:

and here is what I came up with, which I wanted to keep pretty clean and simple:

Here is my card recipe:

Card Stock – 110 lb. White, Pear Pizzazz (SU)
Patterned Paper – Green at Heart (Basic Grey)
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamp Set – Spiral Bouquet (Paper Trey)
Accessories – MS punch, black ric-rac, peachy-pink self-adhesive half-pearls, Prima flower, peach organza ribbon, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Fourteen

Thanks for having a look!



September 21, 2010 at 7:52 pm 3 comments

A Verve Two’fer

Gee whiz, I haven’t posted in ages! I have been stamping. In fact, on Sunday, I made 20 Christmas cards for my best friend. I even decorated a box and embossed the envelope flaps to go along with them. I hope she likes them!

Anyway, I was a little behind on September’s Viva la Verve challenge so I decided to make two cards last night to bring me up-to-date. The Week 3 challenge was a little bit tricky for me and took me a LOT longer to finish than I expected. I decided to use a bedroom photo for my inspiration and picked up on the scroll over the bed as well as the color and pattern as much as I could. Here is the photo:
and here is the sketch we had to work with:

I always go to my patterned paper to see what I have that might be the closest match to the inspiration piece. Turns out, I had something along the same lines as the duvet cover. I loved the softness of this room. I also had to think about what Verve stamps I was going to use. I was able to incorporate the swirl above the bed. I wanted to add a little more detail to the card, so pulled out some new Spellbinders Shapeabilities I bought and added them.

Here is what I came up with:

Card Recipe:

Card Stock: 110 lb. White, Brown (Bazzill Basics), old olive (SU)
Patterned Paper: 365 Degrees (Pink Paislee), My Mind’s Eye
Stamp Sets: Beautiful You (sentiment), Thankful Accents (flourish) – both from Verve
Ink: Early Espresso (SU)
Accessories: Circle, Labels Nine, Doodle Parts (all Spellbinders), heart charm, brown satin 5/8″ ribbon, self-adhesive half pearls, dimensionals

For the Week Four challenge, we picked a living room from House to Home and this is the room I chose for my inspiration, which was one of Amber’s selections:

and here is this week’s sketch:

So for this card, I rummaged through my patterned paper again as well as some of my embossing folders. I knew I wanted to keep this one fairly simple and just pick up as much of the color as possible without going overboard.

Here is the card:

Card Recipe:

Card Stock: 110 lb. Cream, Brown (Bazzill Basics), Rich Razzleberry (SU)
Patterned Paper: Eastern Blooms (Dovecraft)
Stamp: Beautiful You (Verve)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU)
Accessories: Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Labels Fifteen (Spellbinders), Kraft taffeta ribbon (SU), Brown self-adhesive half pearls (Dollar Store)

Thanks for bearing with me through this long post. Enjoy your day and thanks so much for having a look!


September 20, 2010 at 11:00 am 2 comments

Mojo Monday

Here we are again, another Monday! Where is the time going? Already September too! Well, since it is Labor Day and a day off, I was able to complete today’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #155 . I really liked today’s sketch. I was at the ScrapStampArtTour in Hamburg, NY last weekend and picked up some new patterned paper from Memory Box. What beautiful stuff! I did find it $0.50 cheaper per pack at a different booth AFTER I had already bought a couple of packages. I hate getting ripped off, but I also saw it for $0.50 more expensive than what I bought it for, so I guess it wasn’t a total rip. I picked up a few new stamps too – I’ll post the cards I made for that a little later. I used a new stamp for this card too – Simple Friendship from Stampin’ Up. I’ve always wanted this stamp set, so finally bit the bullet and got it. I think it is a very versatile set and there are loads and loads of beautiful cards on SCS that I plan on casing.

Here’s the recipe for this card:

CS – 110 lb. white, Rich Razzleberry, Almost Amethyst
Patterned Paper – Gossamer (Memory Box)
Stamp Set – Simple Friendship, Teeny Tiny Wishes (both SU)
Ink – Rich Razzleberry, Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories – Nellie’s die frames, pearls, ribbon, tag, dimensionals

Thanks for having a look! Enjoy the day!

September 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm 5 comments

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