Thursday, April 30, 2009
And for a final touch, I stamped a sentiment inside and a little heart from You & Moi in Taken with Teal on the envelope.
I finally sat down and made a list, and there are 29 cards (!) I need to make for the next couple months. (Only 2 of them are late!) There are four women in my life I'm planning on giving Mother's Day cards to... but only two of them might actually check my blog so I think I'm safe posting a couple of them early.
In the interest of multi-tasking, I used two challenges to make this card. The first is Stacey's Jewelry Color Inspiration #34. What a perfect color combo for a frilly, feminine card!
The second challenge I used was the Mojo Monday Week #84 sketch. This is my first Mojo Monday sketch, and it was pretty intimidating! But I love how it turned out!
I stepped out of my card-size comfort zone and decided not to do a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". I made this square-sized card once before (5-1/4" x 5-1/4"), and it fits in the Medium Square Envelopes.
I don't have Going Gray, so I used Brushed Silver. It's more expensive on a per-sheet basis, because it is so fun and shiny!!
I have a large box full of retired stamp sets that I am going to (hopefully!) sell on eBay that I dragged out of the closet today. I actually had some success doing this in January, so we'll see! Anyway though, I wanted to use the Mother's Day and Father's Day stamps from All-Year Cheer II one more time before I part with this set. I kind of like them though, so maybe I won't be able to sell it after all! Since I was using retired stamps already, I also used retired paper and non-SU! (gasp) brads and ribbon.
Stay tuned for a few more challenge submissions later today...
Supplies: All-Year Cheer II Stamp Set*, Perennial Favorites Stamp Set*; Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Brushed Silver, and Whisper White cardstock; Enchanté Designer Series Paper*; Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pad; Perfect Plum Stampin' Write marker; Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, and 1-1/4" Circle Punches; Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon; Mini Glue Dots; Stampin' Dimensionals; Target brads; random silver ribbon
*retired SU! product
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Supplies: Darling Dots Stamp Set, Celebrate Everything Stamp Set; Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White cardstock; Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pads; Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, and Real Red Stampin' Write markers; 1-3/8" Square, 1-3/8" Circle, and 1-1/4" Circle Punches; Cutter Kit; Crafter's Tool Kit; Stampin' Dimensionals
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I have no stamping stuff today because it's T minus 37 hours until NAPLEX. So I'll probably be back on Saturday with some kind of post! Wish me luck!
Monday, April 20, 2009
I came across the clean&simple blog via one of my "side-line's" blogs. Sometimes I feel that I try too hard to come up with card layouts, and that's when they always turn out not so good. I think I will get some great inspiration from this blog!
My first inspired creation was prompted by Sketch 38. Next time I will try the textured cardstock base. For now though, I really wanted to play with my new Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper. :)
Walk In The Park Designer Series Paper #115123 $9.95
This paper is one of the great new products in the Occasions Mini. Right now when you spend $40 on products in the Occasions Mini, you'll earn a free stamp! But only through April 30. Check out the details here. (The cute little corduroy button is from the Mini too!)
Oh yeah, and my husband took the good camera with him on a business trip, so I had to dig out our old one. I can't tell which pic shows the colors better, so here's both. I also wanted to do a close-up of the corduroy button, but that didn't work out so well.
Supplies: Fresh Cuts Stamp Set; Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Basic Gray, and Whisper White cardstock; Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper; So Saffron, Cameo Coral, and Basic Gray Classic Ink Pads; Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons; Hemp Twine; Stampin' Dimensionals
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I always love when people post close-ups (plus my pics seem small for some reason). Aren't these 3 punches great for layering?
Finally, I just LOVE the Cheep Talk stamp set! I just got it, but I will be using it for EVERYTHING! How freakin cute are these birds? This card makes me think of me and my best girlfriend just chatting away. I think I might send this card off to her!
Supplies: Cheep Talk Stamp Set, Oval All Stamp Set; Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, and Whisper White cardstock; Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, and Tangerine Tango Classic Ink Pads; Large Oval, Wide Oval, and Scallop Oval Punches; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Stampin' Dimensionals
Friday, April 17, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
And here is my creation! I wanted to use the Medium Square Envelopes so the dimensions are 5-1/4" x 5-1/4". I believe the only retired item is the "All my thanks to you!" stamp on the front. The Hodgepodge Hardware could easily be switched out and a different stamp set and punch used.
When I originally cut my cardstock, I left a little flap on the inside, which became my gift card pocket. I secured the pocket using just a couple of brads. Voila!
Supplies: Designer Label Stamp Set, Sincere Salutations Stamp Set; Pacific Point, Rose Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White cardstock; Bella Rose Designer Series Paper; Basic Black and Rose Red Classic Ink Pads; Designer Label Punch; Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware; Pacific Point 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon; Rich Regals Brads; Crop-A-Dile; Mini Glue Dots; Stampin' Dimensionals