Monday, March 1, 2010

RemARKable Going Green Blog Tour - Recycled "Stuff"

I'm about 30 minutes late getting this posted. I just returned from a business trip to Albuquerque and decided I didn't like what I had already made for this Hop. Oh silly me.....I had to go in my stamp room and try and find something I could recycle. Last Christmas both Michael and I received Ipod Nanos and this is one of the boxes that they came in. I lined the box with the new Sweet Pea paper and used the Charming Stamp set to create the image. The green ribbon is from the new mini catalog. I hope you like it! Please leave commnents, as I really enjoy hearing from you. Enjoy your next stop at the wonderfully talented Karie B's blog and the remainder of the tour. Have a blessed day!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bashful Flower

I made this card this morning before I came to work. The card stock is SU's Kraft, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke and Whisper White. I colored the stamp with SU markers, Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip. The edges of the white are sponged with Always Artichoke and I drew the design on the edges with Always Artichoke. The ribbon is SU's Bashful Blue satin ribbon and the pearls are from the Pretties Kit. To give the card dimension I popped up the sentiment. The blue is punched with one of the new SU punches from the Occasions mini. I sure hope you like it! Please leave your comments and have a blessed weekend!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

X Games

My boys and I went to the X Games last night and froze our patooties off. I'm not really sure if that's a word, but I'm sure you catch my drift. This was one of the snowmobile riders doing some absolutely crazy trick. I'm pleased with the picture, as I couldn't see in the back of the camera because of the sun glare and just started clicking away. It took 4 or 5 shots to get a good one. The second picture is of the boys and me waiting for the bus to come back down the hill (about an hour and a half wait in 20 degree weather). Michael, my younger son, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. My older son, John, has decided that next year he's going to stay home, order pizza, drink hot chocolate and watch it all on television. Have a great day!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Card Stash Workshop

These are two of the five cards we are going to make this coming Thursday in my Card Stash Workshop. We will be making 5 cards total. I'm really excited as I have 5 people signed up, with another 5 tentative. Yippee!

The first card was made with SU punches, SU Razzleberry Lemonade Paper, Rich Razzleberry paper and ribbon. I looovveee the new Two Step Bird Punch! The possibilities with this punch are endless. Oh my, it just dawned on me, there isn't any stamping on this card. Oh yeah, that's so that you can stamp your own sentiment on the inside :)

The second card used SU's Bella Bleu DP, Not Quite navy, and the new satin ribbon. The sentiment is from the Sale-a-bration set "Whimsical Words".

If you have any questions, please feel free to mail. As usual, all of your comments are appreciated! Have a blessed weekend!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Valentine Card

I'd love to tell you that this card turned out exactly like I planned....but, that wouldn't quite be the truth. The little hearts are covering up where my punching skills were not at their best. I started with a Real Red base card and added a Very Vanilla layer that I roughed up the edges. The next layer is SU's Sending Love Specialty DP. I punched the next layer with the scallop trim corner and border and had two corners that were far from perfect, hence the little hearts which were punched with the new tiny heart punch. The next layer is pretty in pink and is topped with the image layer made of very vanilla, stamped in Real Red and sponged with Pretty in Pink. The stamp set I used was SU's Wandering Words. I added dazzling diamonds and a few pearls to finish the card. Thank you for looking - hope you enjoy! Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Masculine Friendship

I taught my Friendship Workshop tonight and had one lady ask if she could make her set in purple. Of course, no problem since she asked me a few days ago. About 30 minutes before class I decided that I needed to make a few more samples using the Vintage Vogue stamps to illustrate how versatile this set could be. I created the above masculine card using Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip papers. I used Basic Brown ink to create the background paper and also stamped the main image with it. I sponged around the Very Vanilla with Soft Suede ink so that it wouldn't appear to stark. The brads and the buckle are from the old hodgepodge hardware. The middle color ribbon is the soft suede polka dot ribbon turned over. The card below I made about 5 minutes before my ladies showed up. It's a case of one I saw on one of the very talented LNS stamper's blogs a couple of nights ago. I'm not sure how close it is to hers...when you get to be my age the memory is a little questionable. I don't remember who and I apologize for not writing it down to share with you. This second card used the SU Beautiful Wings Embosslits die from the new mini. Hope you like the cards and, as usual, I appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Non-Traditional Valentine Card

I'm not sure which "group" established the challenge to make a Valentine's card using non-traiditonal colors (no pink or red). This is my contribution to that challenge. The stamp sets I used were Fifth Avenue Floral from the main catalog and Well Scripted from the mini. The designer paper is Bella Bleu and the other papers used were Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla. I used the new scallop trim border punch from the SAB catalog to make the piece of paper behind the Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon. I didn't have a brad that was quite the right shade of green so I dipped an old olive brad in Versamark and used Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder to alter the brad. I outlined over the stamped image with my glue pen and applied Dazzling Diamonds. Hope you like the card and I welcome your comments. Have a great day!