Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Anniversary

 I had no idea where to start with an anniversary card...so the hunt began.  I ended up liking a card made by Lisa Flemming.  That's where I got the idea for the hearts on the scallop circle...then I went from there on my own.

Card stock colors:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, DSP Sending Love (retired, but still for sale on the clearance rack!)
Stampin' Spot:  Pretty in Pink
Modern Label Ex-Lg punch
Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die
Scalloped Heart of Hearts Stampin' Up Embosslits Die

Friday, November 26, 2010

Lovely as a Tree

Here's a card I made Thanksgiving morning.  I needed a b-day card for my brother-in-law.  Yup, I tend to be a procrastinator. :(  Someday I'll stop doing that!  I love this stamp set and use it ALL the time.  I suppose I should buy my own.  I've been borrowing it from one of my "craft night" friends for quite a while now.

I used the set Lovely as a Tree.  
Card stock colors:  Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, 
Bravo Burgundy & Very Vanilla.  
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Early Espresso
Modern Label Ex-Lg punch

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pink Purse

See Buster...isn't he cute!?


Yup, this is the chapstick purse I bought from Glenda for my niece's b-day.  Well, needless to say, I had to make her a new one after Buster had fun with it.  Once again I used a video from France Martin to make the new purse. 
I just doubled the measurements she gave to make a bigger purse (12X12 DSP).  My daughter Rachel even made her a little coloring book to put in her purse. :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Butterfly Pansy Cards

 I came up with these cards when I saw a few samples of pansy cards and needed a birthday card for a friend at work.  I really enjoyed making these cards and used the idea for my 3x3 card exchange that I posted earlier.  

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Friday's Workshop

Here are the three cards I demo'd at my first workshop on Friday.  I got the idea for my first card from Kerin Sylvester using the Because I Care hostess set.  I used Whisper White and Old Olive cardstock, and Pretty in Pink and Old Olive stampin' pads and spots.   

The second card is made using the Autumn Days set. I used Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy and Very Vanilla cardstock.  I also used the Stampin' Write Markers in the same colors. 

The last card I made uses the set Lovely as a Tree.  I used Very Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock, and Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, More Mustard and Early Espresso Stampin' Pads. I learned how to make this card from France Martin here: http://www.frenchiestamps.com/2010/10/autumn-splendor-video-on-josephs-coat.html

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Love what you do, Share what you love!

One of my first challenges from  Glenda.  I needed to make a card with the Love what you do, Share what you love stamp.  

3x3 Card Swap

Here are two cards I did in a 3X3 card swap.  The first one is made with Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla and Garden Green cardstock.  I used the Butterfly Extra-Large punch to make the pansy.  I sponged on Elegant Eggplant, then Marina Mist.  The second card was done with Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Marina Mist cardstock.
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Saturday, November 20, 2010



Here's another challenge I had from my upline.  I had actually done a different card, but wanted to come up with something original...thus Buster the punch dog was created.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

With Sympathy

This card is a case from Beth Desiegelaere. I was looking for a sympathy card and came across hers. I'm not sure what hers was intended for, but I added the "With Sympathy" on mine.

Card stock:  Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Early Espresso
Early Espresso 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
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Lovely as a Tree - Happy Birthday

I made this card from leftover card stock that I had when I made a Christmas card for a challenge from my upline. I originally made the tree for a sympathy card, but didn't think the subtle sponging I did on the tree went with my sympathy card...so I created a masculine b-day card instead.
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Stamp set:  Lovely as a Tree
Cardstock:  Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla. 
    Classic Stampin' pad:  Early Espresso 
Bravo Burgundy 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (retired)
Modern Label Ex-Lg punch
Here is a challenge from my upline.  At our October meeting she had us use the Letterpress Plates.  We were suppose to bring our finished cards to our November meeting.  Nope, I didn't bring mine. :(  I had cleaned up my mess and couldn't remember where I had tucked my paper away...but I finally found it last night and got it made up. :)
Cardstock:  Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla.  
Classic Stampin' Spots:  Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke.
Bravo Burgundy 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (retired).

Monday, November 15, 2010

Just Starting Out!

Well, I figured it was about time for me to set up a blog, so here goes...  We'll see where this takes me, and if I faithfully post the cards I make.  Now I just need to actually tell a few of you friends out there that I have this going on!