Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine Card

Yes, it's that time of year ~ Valentine's Day will soon be here!  With my next workshop coming up one of the cards requested was a Valentine's Day card, so this is the sample I came up with.  We'll see if I use this card or come up with another idea or two.  As always, I want to give credit where credit is due, so thank you to Amy Smith for this idea.    

Card Stock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette & Regal Rose
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Real Red
Punch:  Heart-to-heart
Embosslit Die:  Scalloped Heart of Hearts
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice

Friday, January 28, 2011

Autumn Days

I made today's card from the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge (which I didn't get done in time to enter) , my daughter's challenge to use the color Night of Navy (because she really likes it) and I needed a masculine card to send this is what I came up with.  
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Autumn Days
Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Marina Mist & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, 
Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist & Garden Green.
Stampin' Write Markers:  Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, 
Night of Navy & Summer Sun (retired)
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice
Punch:  Double Rectangle (retired)
Ribbon:  5/8" grosgrain Night of Navy

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Butterfly Pansy

I'm back at it again...making one of my favorite flowers ~ pansies.  I'd say I'm in the mood for some warmer weather. :)  Here is another Mojo Monday skectch ~ #175.  I love how they help me put cards together!  Hope you enjoy the card and have a wonderful day!

Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White
Classic Ink Pads:  Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo
Punches:  1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval & Butterfly
Embossing Folder:  Elegant Bouquet
Ribbon:  1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Whipser White
Jewel Accents:  Pearls

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

3x3 Butterfly Card

Here is the final card I made for a Stamp-a-Stack for my sister and her friends.  I love this card and it was SO easy to make!

Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Elegant Eggplant
Embosslit Die:  Beautiful Wings
Embossing Folder:  Elegant Boquet
Jewel Accents:  Basic Pearls

Monday, January 24, 2011

Fabulous Fruit

This is a 3x3 card I did for my sister's stamp a stack last Friday.  Yup, another retired set, but this was just for fun...and I loved coming up with new ideas for my older sets.

Stamp Set:  Fabulous Fruit 
Card Stock:  Always Artichoke & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Elegant Eggplant & Always Artichoke
Punch:  1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval Punch

Eagle Card

I'm finally back and posting another card using a retired set.  After what...a week?  Anyway this is a masculine card that can be quickly and easily made.  

Card stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White & Basic Gray
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Basic Black
Texturz Plates:  Backgrounds 1

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cherry Blossoms Flower Pot

Here's a card I'm going to be doing for 
a mini stamp-a-stack for my sister and a few of her friends.  I made a card similar to this with Glenda at a class or workshop awhile ago and have always loved it!

Card stock:  Early Espresso, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White
Punches:  Scallop Trim Border, Word Window, Modern Label and Five Petal Flower
Embosslit Die:  Cherry Blossom
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice
Ribbon:  Regal Rose
Jewel Accents:  Basic Pearls 

Have a great day!

Mojo Monday 174

I'm finally back and ready to post a few things, but only one for's late!  Wow, I didn't realize how much work it would be to change my blog around.  I wanted to customize my header and that took FOREVER to 
figure out!  But I did it! :)
The next few cards I'll be posting are "Oldies, but Goodies"  meaning I used a few stamp sets that have been around for awhile.  This first set is Antique Autos.  I actually started this card as a sample for my sister and used Mojo Monday 174 for the layout.  I did have to change my card from vertical to horizontal to fit the car on.  

Card stock:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke & Bravo Burgundy
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Early Espresso
Versa Mark Pad
Ribbon:  Bravo Burgundy (retired)
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice

Thanks for looking.  Have a great day!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

3x3 Baby Card

Here's a 3x3 card I had to quickly make up for a baby shower.  Nice and easy to make.  I love 3x3 cards!

Card stock:  Pretty in Pink & Whisper White

Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pretty in Pink

Punches:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle & 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval

Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice

Monday, January 10, 2011

Inspired by Nature

Good morning!  Here is my card for the Saturday Sketch Challenge #185 on stamping411.  A week or two ago I started cutting out these flowers for a different card.  I ended up going in a bit of a different direction with that card.  So...not wanting to waste any flowers, I decided to use them for this challenge instead. 

Card stock:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive
Punches:  Word Window & Modern Label
Taffeta Ribbon:  Real Red

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Mojo Monday 172 Sketch ~ Lovely as a Tree

To become a little more creative and challenge myself, I decided to follow a couple of blogs and do their "sketch challenges".  I posted my first card a couple of days ago and now here's my second one. Yup, I'm already starting to love this...guess it's a good thing, because I'm going to be getting a challenge once a week from my upline...hope I can keep up!  For this card I am using the Mojo Monday 172 Sketch.  

I thought I'd show the inside of this card too.  I like to add just a little bit of something that coordinates with the front of the card. 

Stamped with Lovely As a Tree
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy & Early Espresso
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Always Artichoke & Early Espresso
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice
Texture Plates:  Backgrounds 1
Punch:  Modern Label

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge

I decided to try something different and start doing some challenges that I've seen other people posting.  So...I checked a few blogs (thanks, Glenda!) to find out where everyone was getting these from.  This is the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #184 from  I needed to make a b-day card for my niece and decided to use the challenge to help me out.

I got my idea for the sheep from "thriftygranny".  She used hers as party favors...very cute.

Card Stock:  Basic Black, Pink Pirouette & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pink Pirouette & Basic Black
Embossing Folders:  Elegant Lines & Square Lattice
Bigz Dies:  Scallop Circle #2 (small circle)
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Punches:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 5-petal flower, Scallop Trim Border,
1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Word Window, Modern Label & Star

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Inspired by Nature Starter Kit Card

This is the card I put in the Starter Kit Contest.  I kind of took the "only what came in your kit" literally.  That means no scissors, paper cutter, sponges, etc! I printed out what came in my kit, put only that on the table and worked from there. I folded and ripped the paper for the card, and ripped out all the flowers and butterflies. I don't ever recommend doing that fingernails are  sore! For the sponging effect I crumpled up some very vanilla until it was soft and rubbed the colors on. I also did that on the edge of the flowers, stems and butterflies so the ripped edges didn't stand out as much.

Stamp sets - Inspired by Nature and Flight of the Butterfly.

Card stock - Very Vanilla and Old Olive

Classic Stampin' Pads - Old Olive, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie