Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Blooming with Kindness

It seems like the last card I come up with for my stamp a stack always happens to be my favorite out of the group.  This card was pretty simple to make and only took Whisper White card stock.  I'm not usually a ribbon person even though I put it on a lot of cards.  I like how it looks, but it's not always the easiest to work with.  Believe it or not I love the new In Color satin ribbon!



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Blooming with Kindness
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Raspberry Ripple
Versa Mark
Stampin' Emboss Powder:  White
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Framelits:  Labels Collection
Ribbon:  5/8" Organza in Whisper White &
  3/8" Stitched Satin in Primrose Petals
Shimmper Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges


Monday, July 30, 2012

Need for Speed

Good morning...today's card is the only masculine card the ladies made at my July stamp a stack.  I think it was the easiest of the five cards to make this time too.  Yup, guy cards are usually pretty simple and to the point.  Not so sure they'd enjoy getting a card with a lot of flourishes and flowers on it anyway. lol  



To those of you who are new to my blog via my facebook page, welcome, and thanks for liking my page!  I've already posted one of the five cards earlier that we made.  I think (yes, think) this one was my second favorite for the month.  To see the card click here...it's the second card. :)  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Need for Speed
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Pacific Point & Whisper White
StazOn:  Black
Punches:  1 3/8" Square, 1 1/4" Square &  Double Rectangle (retired)
Embossing Folder:  Chevron
Crimper

Sunday, July 29, 2012

RHSSC Bird Builder

It's Sunday so that means it's time for another Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge.  I'll admit I had no idea what I should put on today's card, but my mom pointed out a bird on a card using the Bird Builder punch at my last stamp a stack, and I thought I should give it a try.  Yup, I've had the punch for quite a while and never made a bird out of it.  Guess there's a first time for everything!


Head over to the Red Hot Stampers' blog here to check out a few more cards with this sketch.



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Apothecary Art
Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, 
Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green & White Vellum
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie
Stampin' Write Marker:  Primrose Petals
Punches:  Bird Builder, Boho Blossoms
Modern Label & Word Window
Jewels:  Basic Pearls

Friday, July 27, 2012

Delicate Doilies - 2

Well, I see I have a couple of cards that I never posted just hanging out in my blog waiting to be shown. lol  These were made to feature the Delicate Doilies die.

 


This second card was inspired by Lauri over at Paperville Crafts...such a cute card.  I didn't have the delicate designs embossing folder yet, so I improvised a little bit.  That's what's so great about making cards.  You can see a card to get ideas, but improvise when you don't have "everything" out there...although I was pretty close with this one!



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

First Card:
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Rose Red & Crumb Cake
Sizzlit:  Delicate Doilies
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Ribbon:  1/2" Seam Binding in Crumb Cake
Punches:  Modern Label & Word Window
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
 Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Second Card
Stamps:  Serene Silhouettes & Field Flowers
Card Stock:  Whisper White & Melon Mambo
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Melon Mambo
Sizzlit:  Delicate Doilies
Embossing folder:  Perfect Polka Dots & Adorning Accents
Edgelit:  Adorning Accents


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Field Flowers

Ok, this isn't really a new post, but I wanted to enter two cards into this week's Stamping 411 challenge and can't have the same link for them. So...here's card number two. :)


Blooming with Kindness or Field Flowers?

Here are a couple of cards I made while trying to come up with something for my stamp a stack using this week's Stamping 411 challenge.  I started with the bottom layers on the second card (Island Indigo base, and very vanilla sponged with soft suede) with the embossed flower from the top card.  I did NOT like the soft suede with that flower at all.  So I started over and didn't sponge any soft suede.  Definitely liked how the top card turned out.  Well, I couldn't let the other paper go to waste, so I though I'd use a different stamp and put some soft suede in it.  Yup, I like that one too.  Now to decide which one to use for my stamp a stack, so I put it to a vote in my house. lol  Everyone chose the second card, so that's the one I'm doing...less prep time for me too! :)





Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Blooming with Kindness & Field Flowers
Card Stock:  Island Indigo & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Island Indigo & Soft Suede
Versa Mark
Stampin' Emboss Powder:  White
Punch:  Scallop Trim Border
Embossing Folder:  Fancy Fan
Ribbon:  3/8" Ruffled in Island Indigo & 1/2" Seam Binding in Very Vanilla
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Little Sis

Today is my sister's birthday and I wanted to make her a special card.  She loves stargazer lilies so I thought I would make a few to put on a card for her.  I had no idea what I wanted the design of the card to look like, so I did a little roaming around and came across Joanne's beautiful card.  Not so hard to put your three lilies on a card when you have something like this to follow!  Thanks, Joanne, for the inspiration!

It starts with a pretty simple looking box...


...and ends with a lovely card!  

 
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Need for Speed

Today's card was the one masculine card I made for my June stamp a stack.  It was quick and easy to prep and quick and easy to make.  The ladies like having an easy card every now and then. :)



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Need for Speed & On Your Birthday (retired)
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Real Red & Whisper White
Stampin' Write Markers:  Basic Black & Real Red
Embossing Folder:  Houndstooth
Punch:  Double Rectangle (retired)


Monday, July 16, 2012

3x3 Flowering Flourishes

Here are a few fun little thank you's that I made to give out.  Very quick and easy to make. :)  I realized I never took pics after I had most of them written...pretty typical of me! lol  Oh well, at least I got a pic of three of them.  



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Flowering Flourishes
Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Primrose Petals
StazOn:  Black
Punch:  Bojo Blossoms
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Guess what??? NO shimmer paint! lol

Sunday, July 15, 2012

RHSSC45

Welcome to our next Red Hot Stamper's sketch challenge.  Yes, this week I made another carnation for my card...this challenge happened to be perfect for it.  By the way, in case you're getting sick of them you'll be glad to know this is one of the last ones I need to make for a while...I think. lol  I've been making them for ladies' birthdays that I've been stamping with over the years, and who also have come and supported me at my stamp a stacks. :)  To see a few other cards from this challenge visit the Red Hot Stampers blog  here




A 3-D flower needs a special "envelope" too. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Just Believe
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black & Whisper White
StazOn:  Black
Punches:  3/4" Circle & Blossom
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Simply Scored & Diagonal Plate

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bright Field Flowers

Today's card is one I made for my June stamp a stack.  Guess I didn't feel like coming up with my own design and colors for this card so I used Mojo Monday's design from a few weeks ago and Stamping 411's color inspiration from the beginning of April.  







Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Field Flowers
Card Stock:  Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, So Saffron,
 Calypso Coral & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Lucky Limeade, So Saffron & Calypso Coral
Punches:  1 1/4" Square & 1 3/8" Square
Ribbon:  3/8" Taffeta in Whisper White 
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist



Friday, July 13, 2012

Sunny Serene Silhouettes

Well, it seems like the lazy side of me has been showing again this week.  I have plenty of cards to put on here, but I haven't been doing it!  I figured I'd get to it again and show you the cards I made to swap with the Red Hot Stampers.  I got some really cute cards in return too!  I love the variety of cards I get from doing swaps. 




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Serene Silhouettes
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink & Daffodil Delight
Framelits:  Labels Collection
Punch:  1 1'4" Circle
Ribbon:  5/8" Organza in Whisper White
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

RHSSC44

Welcome to another Red Hot Stamper's sketch challenge.  I loved the challenge this week because it went perfectly with a flower I wanted to put on a card for a stamping friend's birthday.  Yes, it's another carnation.  I think that's kind of been my flower of choice this year for most of the ladies birthdays that come come to my stamp a stacks. Just a different design each time. :)  Head on over to the Red Hot Stampers' Blog here to check out a few more cards for challenge #44.


A big flower needs a big envelope, so I had to make a matching box. :)




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Curly Cute
Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White
Classic Stampin Pads:  Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum & Elegant Eggplant
Embossing Folders:  Perfect Polka Dots, Elegant Lines & Vintage Wallpaper
Punches:  Blossom, Decorative Label & Scallop Trim Border
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges & Crimper


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

It's Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday to a friend and fellow stamper who gives out many, many cards each month to let people know she's thinking about them.  I love that I can make a red, white and blue card special for her just like she does for so many other people.  I dropped it off last night (just after 9 pm at her front door), so I hope she ends up finding it! lol  I didn't want to knock on the door so late in the evening.  I saw the Stamping 411 Saturday sketch challenge here and thought it would make a cute card for a 4th of July birthday.




Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Just Believe
Card Stock:  Real Red, Whisper White & Night of Navy
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Real Red & Night of Navy
Embossing folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Punches:  Modern Label, Word Window,
Scallop Trim Border & Boho Blossoms
Sizzlit:  Little Leaves
Ribbon:  5/8" Organza in Whisper White & 3/8" Taffeta in Real Red
Basic Jewels:  Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist





Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Manhattan Flower

Today's cards are one of my June stamp a stack cards.  Not the easiest to prep because of the embossing, but pretty simple for the ladies to make.  I really liked how my first one turned out...until I made my second one.  Then I liked that one a little better. lol  I liked having more than one of this card to show the ladies how sponging can vary from person to person, or in my case from card to card.  When you make your own cards, each one is unique. :)




Thanks for looking and have a great day! 

Stamps:  Not sure what sets they are from...just retired sentiments from Stampin' UP!
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Real Red, Tango Tangerine & Daffodil Delight
Embossing Folders:  Manhattan Flower & Stripes
Punch:  Decorative Label
Embossing Powder:  White
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges & Brayer



Sunday, July 1, 2012

RHSSC 43

Welcome to Sunday...that means it's time for another Red Hot Stamper's sketch challenge.  Since yesterday was my husband's birthday I decided to use the RHS sketch for his card this year.  I really like how it turned out and it was a quick and simple card. :)  To check out a few more cards with this design go to the Red Hot Stampers blog here.





Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Lovely as a Tree & On Your Birthday (retired)
Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Soft Suede
Embossing Folder:  Argyle
Punches:  1 1/4" Square & 1 3/8" Square

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