Saturday, March 26, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
We went to get our taxes done this weekend and there is a wonderful little scrapbook store close by. I had to stop. They always have tons of Cuttlebug, Sizzix, cool stamps, etc. I picked up the Birds and Wreath embossing folder set that I used on this card. I created a mask so I could stamp just on the inside of the embossed image. I used my stamp a ma jig for the placement and presto! The card was done. I love it when the embossing folder does all of the work! :) Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I just love sketch challenges. I don't have a lot of time to stamp, and sketches give me that first stepping stone to get my card started. I am able to find stamps, embellishments, etc. that will work for the sketch and off I go! This is SC323.
So I went a little bit out of my comfort zone for color on this one, but I saw the paper at Archiver's and thought I would give it a try! I really like this color combo! Thankfully the paper was double sided, and that worked out great for this challenge! I also broke out the sewing machine!! I needed to do something to jazz up the seams of this card, and I even had some grey thread! It was meant to be! I did some practice runs, and went for it! I love the look of sewing on a card! If I was able to keep my machine out, and remember how to wind bobbins, and all of the other steps to get ready to use the machine, I would probably use it more often! :) I also wanted to try something different to embellish the focal sentiment. I have been seeing the double layer border punched edges on cards, so I thought that would be fun to try. Glad I did! Sometimes it is hard to step out of my comfort zone, but it is fun to try new things too! Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, March 14, 2011
The featured stamper this week is Bfinlay, she has a gorgeous gallery! I didn't have to go far into her gallery to find this beauty! Had to case it! I made the following changes: ribbon sheer to gingham, background text to script, colors.
I also recieved notice that I did get a guest designer spot for the CAS challenges on SCS, I'll let you know when my week is coming up! :)
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Sunday, March 13, 2011
I made this card for the Stamp TV sketch of the week. I turned the sketch to make it work with the frog die cut. I sponged on blue ink for the water, stamped my sentiment using my stamp a ma jig, and then added some punched butterflies. I also added some gems for some sparkle, and googly eyes to embellish the frog die cut. I sponged on the Old Olive ink around the die cut to add some color to the frog as well. Thanks so much for "hopping" by!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
I made this card for two challenges. The first challenge was the current fall to layout sketch from the Clean and Simple Blog. I also stumbled upon a guest designer challenge for the clean and simple challenges on SCS. I totally missed the designer challenges, so I thought I'd try out for the guest designer. The challenge was to use a silhouette stamp. So I stamped my egg silhouette to make a background. For the ribbon panel I used Martha's grass border punch and added some thin twine in place of ribbon. I also added a bunny punched out of crumb cake and added a nice puffy white cottontail to him. I stamped the sentiment punched it out with the SU punch and adhered it behind my "grass." Lastly, I embossed the card front using a sizzix embossing folder and adhered all of my pieces onto the card front.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011
I made this card using the Stamp TV sketch of the week. I embossed the squares using nestabilties, stamped the butterflies in the squares using post it notes as masks, and lastly added slots using the making memories slot tool to add my ribbon treatment. I tied a bow onto the bottom of the ribbon with some thin twine. Thanks for stopping by!