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The Cat and the Canary

Ok, this is my last upload for the night. I am totally pooped! This heat wave has finally broken me! I usually love warm, warm weather, but for 4 days, we have had unbearably hot & humid weather. Lucky for me, my sister has a pool, so I was able to spend a little time in it today to cool off. I’m so happy to have made a bunch of cards over the past couple of days. I love joining in on challenges (sketch, inspiration, colour or other), but let’s face it, there are so many out there, it’s impossible to keep up! For this card, I combined The Cat’s Pajamas Color Challenge #117 (golden yellow, lime and raspberry) along with Stamping 411’s Saturday Sketch Challenge Well, I thought I would keep this one fairly straight-forward. No punches, no nesties, only a little ribbon. I stayed true to the sketch. I tell you, if it wasn’t for all of these wonderful challenges, I know I would not spend so much time on this craft! So, I say, “Thank You, Thank You, Thank You” to all of the wondeful sketch, color and inspiration design teams out there! I’ve made a conscious decision not to buy any more stamps (HAAHAA! – I’m rolling on the floor laughing, holding my stomach at the absurdity of that statement!!) since I have many that I don’t use much or at all. My friend Joanne and I have agreed we would borrow stamps from each other instead of buying new stuff if we need a “fix” for something different. I say this, but I just took a look at the SU Holiday Mini Catalogue on-line (available on September 1st). Oh dear! There are definitely things I want from that catalgue! Ok, I won’t purchase anything until August 1st, when I can pre-order some new goodies!

Here is the recipe for my card:

Card Stock – PTI White, SU Rich Razzleberry, Lime Green
Patterned Paper – Basic Grey “Eva”
Stamp set – Happy Moments (SU Sale-A-Bration 2010)
Ink – Basic Black, Su Markers in Rich Razzleberry, Green Galore, Daffodil Delight
Accessories – Yellow grosgrain ribbon, PTI button, white embroidery floss, Bow Easy, dimensionals

Thanks for having a look. I’m going to bed now!


July 9, 2010 at 12:08 am 3 comments

End of another school year

I have to admit, over the past couple of years, I haven’t given end of year gifts to my sons’ teachers. This year, I thought I’d make a few card packs to give to my youngest son’s teacher. I made two separate packages of 4 cards along with a storage folder. The card base is PTI cream CS. On top of that is Sahara Sand with the bottom edged with an SU border punch. Layered on this is the new Early Espresso CS from SU, which is my favourite brown and I know I’ll be using this over and over. I added some patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye. I used some brown satin ribbon and tied a bow with my Bow Easy and secured it with a brown button using brown embroidery floss. The stamps used are from SU’s Vintage Labels and Teeny Tiny Wishes sets. I used a 1″ and scalloped circle punch on the sentiment. The card holder comes from the Paper Cut. There are 10 holders in the package and they can each hold up to 12 A-2 size cards and envelopes. Mine only holds 4 cards and 4 envelopes because the cards have ribbon and a bow adding to their bulk. I added the same patterned paper and layering paper on them to customize them a little more since I didn’t want them to be plain white. I finished it off with 5/8″ chocolate chip ribbon. I adhered the ribbon on the back of the package so it wouldn’t shift around.

Here is the second card and holder: For this card, I used the same PTI cream CS. I layered some Baja Breeze with the same scallop border punch and on top of that is the patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye. I added some SU vanilla satin ribbon around the base of the layered paper along with some self-adhesive brown pearls in 3 different sizes. I stamped the frame and sentiment (from Vintage Labels) in Momento Rich Cocoa and punched it with a large oval punch (SU) and this was layered with another SU die cut with the Big Shot. I made the package the same way as the first one with the same patterned paper used on the card. I used some old Baja Breeze 5/8″ ribbon to use to tie the flap down.

I hope you like them! Thanks for looking.

June 22, 2010 at 11:16 pm 1 comment

More Birthday Wishes

I made this card for today’s SCS Sketch Challenge (SC280). I waited a little while today to make my card to see if something would just pop into my head, since I don’t have much mojo these days. I’ve had this SAB set from SU but hadn’t inked it up before (aside from one of the sentiments), so I thought the cake would be a good size for the square, slanted panel. In keeping with using some scraps, the SU DSP is also from my scrap bin. I kept this card pretty simple since the pattened paper has lots of detail. The colours include Ruby Red, Kiwi Kiss, and SU DSP. The card base is Flourishes white CS (love the thickness of this). I coloured the cake with various copic markers. I used the same sentiment from my earlier card. I added a bit of bling with stickles on the candles. Pretty straight-forward. Thanks for having a look.

May 12, 2010 at 7:46 pm 1 comment

More Candles

I made this card for my Aunt’s 79th birthday tomorrow. I hope I can drop in to see her tomorrow night with a little treat (she has a sweet tooth). The card also satisfies today’s Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC72) as well as the Creative Belli Blog Challenge #90 (CBC90) to make a birthday card. The Belli Challenge also called for us to use some old stuff. I’ve had these grayish flowers for about 5 years and I have never used them until now. I was also able to use this patterned paper that was in the middle of a “Take Ten” magazine a few years ago. Gotta love that. I flipped the sentiment panel over to the other side so I wouldn’t hide some of the patterned paper. I was just going to leave the swirls alone. I’m not really sure why I felt I needed to add the prima flowers and self-adhesive half pears. Anyway, here is the recipe:
Card Base – Papertrey Ink. White CS
Next layer – SU Bordering Blue (gotta admit I’m glad this one is retiring)
Next layer – patterned paper and light yellow (on bottom)
Stamps – SU
Ink – Navy Blue StazOn
Accessories – SU Punches/Die & MS border punch , Navy Satin Ribbon, Large half pearl – SU Pretties kit & smaller half pearls from the dollar store

Well, that’s it for now. I have recently placed some orders for Spellbinder’s pendants, borders and nesties as well as some new copic markers. I can’t wait to get all of my new goodies so I can expand my stamping style a little. I plan to get lots of inspiration from all of you awesome stampers!

May 4, 2010 at 4:18 pm 1 comment

Mom’s Day

I need to get this card sent off to my lovely MIL as soon as possible. I combined today’s Mojo Monday Week 137 challenge with last week’s Curtain Call Color Challenge. I started off with a totally different card, but was not at all happy with the way it turned out, so started all over again. I have to admit, I wasn’t thrilled with the sketch, but I think my Mojo was on vacation today. I started with Flourishes White CS for my card base. I added a layer of Melon Mambo as well as the patterned paper. I wish I had made my flower image a wee bit smaller so the patterned paper could show through a little more. I stamped the Spiral Bouquet flower from Papertrey Ink. on white CS using Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery and Chocolate chip. I layered that panel with Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo. When I saw the sketch and the vertical panel, I immediately thought of using paint samples. I’ve had a bunch of them for ages. I layered the green paint sample onto Certainly Celery and tied some Melon Mambo polka dot grosgrain ribbon to the top. I stamped the frame from SU’s Vintage Labels in Chocolate Chip and used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to centre the sentiment from SU’s Blooming with Love set. I punched it out using the label punch and larger die. I finished the card off with some Melon Mambo colored self-adhesive rhinestones. That’s it for now. I hope to get a bit more Mojo tomorrow to do a few other challenges. Thanks for having a look.

May 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm 1 comment

Happy Birthday

I managed to get SCS’s Sketch Challenge 275 done today. I was on the road all day for work, so I’m uploading late (while watching American Idol). I love going through my newest pack of patterned papers from My Mind’s Eye and decided on brown’s for my card. I used the Sale-A-Bration Stampin’ Up! Vintage Labels stamp set. I just received the wide oval punch yesterday along with the die behind it. I love the way this looks together, especially with the background label die being so dark. I wasn’t sure how to embellish the card, so just decided on a bunch of self-adhesive half-pearls on each corner as well as around the label. Thanks for having a look.

April 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm Leave a comment

Birthday Mojo

I was happy to see a different card size for today’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I typically make the standard A2 size or 5.25 square cards, but a long card can be so much fun too! I knew I wanted to use the Kind and Caring Thoughts hostess set from Stampin’ Up! I’ve had it for a little while, but haven’t actually used it before. I made this card earlier this morning, and would have been the 3rd post to the Mojo Monday blog, but when I looked at the clock, I realized I only had 15 minutes to get out the door to go to a work meeting. I hadn’t even had my shower yet! Hey, I HAD to get a card made! You know what it’s like, right? Anyway, before I sit back down to do a little more work, I thought I’d upload it (I didn’t get to take a lunch break, so this is my break!) now. I wanted to use the oval label from the set, but then I realized I didn’t have the coordinating oval punch (and I thought to myself, “Say WHAT? I thought I had all of them!!). SO, I had to use what you see. Here is the recipe:
Card Stock – Papertrey Ink. white, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow
Patterned Paper – Making Memories (Varnished Lg Floral Poolside Paperie)
Stamp Sets – Kind and Caring Thoughts, Vintage Labels (SAB)
Ink – Chocolate Chip (Craft), Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip (Classic)
Accessories – Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (yummy!), one of my Baba’s white buttons, brown embroidery floss, Stampin’ Up punches & die.

Thanks for having a gander!

March 22, 2010 at 2:50 pm 7 comments

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