Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
*One tip about using these sticky letters is this: place them gently into place, starting from right and working to the left, adjusting as needed before you actually commit them to the cardstock.
Paper: So Saffron, Cool Caribbean
Stamps: CHF Pretty Pattern
Accessories: Making Memories (?) glitter letters, piercing tool/template, 5/8" grosgrain, Scallop Edge punch
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Below is a shot of the card; I had taken a picture of the sour cream container solo, but somehow I lost it! The sour cream container is made from a 6x8 inch piece of designer paper, crimped on each end and finished up with a tag featuring a stamps from PTI's Faux Ribbon set. For detailed instructions on how to create your own sour cream container, click here for SCS's awesome tutorial.
Are you ready for the surprise?! You haven't guessed it yet?? Well, of course, it's a set of *jumbo* paper clips! You've seen these decorated in numerous ways, so my jumbo clips are nothing *new*, but I wanted to show them to you anyhow! The story behind these clips goes like this: my co-worker uses these to clip her ever-changing schedule to her shirt (I'm not kidding!), and she wore out the last one I gave her. So, being her birthday and all, I created a set that will last her from September 1st through January or so. I think I'll make her another spring-summer set for Christmas, he he! If you're wondering what the heck the clip on the right is supposed to be, it's our school letters along with our mascot: Spring Valley Cardinals. I think she'll get a kick out of these...at least I did!
Thanks for tagging along today...stop by again soon!
Monday, July 28, 2008
A note about the Balmy Breezes/journey card: the sketch is inspired by Jen's Saturday SFYTT from July 26th and also from this card by Kelly/Atomicbutterfly. I absolutely love everything Kelly does with the SU! set, Define Your Life, and had to copy the way she stamped the definition on the vertical like so.
Stamps: MFT Ride Em Cowgirl; SU! Balmy Breezes, Define Your Life
Paper: Really Rust, MM memo pad, Basic Gray dp, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Crate Paper dp, Bella Rose dp
Ink: Baja Breeze, Really Rust, Palette Burnt Umber, Ranger Walnut ink (sponging), Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: notebook edge punch, natural and black hemp, black satin ribbon, piercing tool, window sheet, round tab punch, May Arts striped ribbon
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Don't forget to stop by these stupah-star blogs to see what the girls did with Jen's sketch!
Stamps: CHF For the Men
Paper: SU! River Rock DSP, River Rock, Whisper White, Rose Red
Ink: Craft White
Accessories: SU! Felt Fusion, My Pretties Kit pearls, sewing machine
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Hurumph, I only had time for one of the dirty challenges today...Sharon's/notimetostamp challenge. It was a good one, so click here for all the dirty details! Sharon challenged us to stamp simply, her mantra. Each week on Sharon's blog, she features a stamp simply day--something that doesn't eat up your day. Sharon challenged us to create something simple, elegant and beautiful. When I think elegant, I immediately think black and a beautifully contrasting color; Kiwi Kiss in this case. Sharon also suggested starting with a beautiful stamp set, and I had just the set from Inque Boutique called French Fancy. I finished it off with a piece of recycled black satin ribbon, in true notimetostamp style.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Here are cards for Lauren and Jenn's challenges. Lauren challenged us to create a monochromatic card, and I chose to use shades of Really Rust, a color I don't often use. Jenn's challenge was an inspiration challenge. The inspiration piece can be found here as well as the info for Lauren's challenge--check it out!
Stamps: Baroque, Carte Postale, Hugs & Wishes; PTI Text Boxed
Ink: Really Rust, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Really Rust, Vanilla, Black, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Accessories: scallop edge punch, 5/8" grosgrain
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The second card is a combination of Christine and Michelle's challenges. Christine's challenge was to use watercoloring, so I used an aquapainter and blender pen along with reinkers to color the *buckaroo scene*. Michelle challenged us to make a masculine card using earthy tones.
Click here for Christine's/ChristineCreations challenge.
Click here for Michelle's/sf9erfan challenge.
Click here for JulieHRR's challenge.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Have a great weekend and be sure to check on the other gals to see what they've done with the Saturday sketch. While you're at Jen's blog, be sure to check out her guest designer--Jessie Knight's creation as well!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Just a note of advice: I just love these papers that were given to me, but had such a darn hard time finding ink pads to match the colors, so I decided to do a bit of paper piecing, and I love the results! So, next time you're color-match challenged, do as I did: paper piece parts of your image!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Stamps: Gina K How Sweet It Is; SU! All Holidays; CHF Pretty Pattern
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Bella Rose DSP, Chocolate Chip, PP, KK, RHR, Versamark
Accessories: Button Bouquet buttons (red), pink button, pink gingham, chocolate grosgrain, round tab punch, scallop edge punch
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Happy (belated) Independence Day! We hosted a get-to-gether at our home yesterday, and with all the preparations, I didn't get a chance to sneak into my stamping (em, therapy) room for even a minute, except to occasionally pull pieces of ribbon or paper from George's mouth as he strolled through! I did, however, get a few minutes this morning to scrap (a rare thing for me!) a 6x6 page with one of my favorite photos from yesterday's party. The photo features both of my sons--Hank and George, along with their cousins, Jens and Anders...aren't they a handsome bunch?! I'm also sharing a few other photos from the day just in case any of my rellies stop by my blog.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
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