Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fast and Fabulous 10 min card, Red

I have a pretty red and white card for you today.

So simply and so cute. White and any other color always makes for a cute card, and no overthinking it.  I know, there are layers, but it doesn't take long at all and it gives the card that pop of color.
So, start by cutting your Cardstock in half. You'll end up with 2- 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" cards.  Fold one of them in half, cut a piece of red 5 1/4"x4. Usually I cut a piece of my CS in half then take one half and cut in half again, giving me 2 quarter pieces. One of those I cut down just a bit for my second layer.
Then cut a piece of white another 1/4" smaller.

Whisper White
Real Red
Wacky Wishes stamp set (Hostess set)
Big L fun flowers sizzix die set (Flower)
Designer Series Paper pad
Stitched Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mojo Monday 282

It's circle or square week.  And I had a lot of fun with this sketch. Here is my take on it/

And here is the sketch.

My colors this week are:
Whisper White
Night of Navy
Summer Starfruit
Gumball Green
Elements of Style stamp set
Four Seasons stamp set ( hostess set)
Victoria Crochet trim
2 3/8" scallop round punch
2 1/2" Round punch
1" round punch
Print Poetry Designer Series Paper pad.  This one is the smaller size pad, just right for cards.
White card is layered with Night of Navy 1/4" smaller then the 5 1/4" card.  White is layered over the Night of Navy. I stamped the large floral in Summer Starfruit for the background. Cut a 1 1/2" piece of DSP, and made the end using the 1" square punch and layered it over a piece of Night of Navy.
For the main focus I stamped the graphic using Night of Navy, cut out using the scallop round punch and then stamped again with Gumball green punching out the center with the 1" round punch.
Thanks for stopping by, love to know what you think of it.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Paper Players Sketch challenge 134

I decided to branch out a bit. I found The Paper Players and they look like a fun group. So, here is the sketch for this round.

A simple sketch that allows for a lot of different ideas, love that. So, here is my take on it.

Colors are :
Whisper White
Baja Breeze
Perfect Plum
I got carried away with rhinestones for this one, I have found myself loving rhinestones!  They are pretty cheap for the amount of bang. 
Wood embossing folder
Curly Label Punch
Adorning Accents Edgelit die
Apothecary Framelits die
Subtles DSP paper pad
Subtles pack of brads
Perfect Plum Ribbon, (retired) 
It's Your Birthday (retired) for the sentiment. 
All items are in the main catty except the Wood embossing folder, you can find that in the spring catty.
I have really been enjoying trying out different shapes together for sentiments, you just never know what you might find that looks great.

If you would like to shop, you can find my store and all the current catalogs here. 

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pals Paper Arts Challenge 153

It's time for a Pal's sketch challenge, always a fun thing to do.

I used:
Midnight Muse
Real Red
Whisper White
Bashful Blue
Blooming with Kindness (sentiment)
Comfort Care ( patterned paper)
Delicate Doilies stamp set
Satin Stitched Ribbon
Perfect polka dots embossing folder
Circle and scallop circle punches
Button I had in my stash
Whisper White bakers twine

Thanks for stopping by. Love to know what you think of it.

10 min Fast and Fabulous card with twist

Very simple and elegant I think. 
Whisper White card, Basic Black layer 1/4" smaller, then Whisper White 1/4" smaller again. Stamp Field Flowers stem and flower, tie ribbon bow around top 2 layers and attach.
The ribbon is the two tone black in the Spring catalog. I used rhinestones for some bling.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mojo Monday 281

Another mojo monday has rolled around.   I found the sketch to be a bit challenging this week.  Here it is.
I used Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo.
Thanks for stopping by. 
I will have a 10 min fast and fabulous card for you Wed.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PAL's Feb 13 Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the February Pals Blog Hop! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are excited to introduce you to the Stampin' Up! products we LOVE. We hope you find new ideas for using the products you already have - or find new items to add to your wishlist.
 You should have just left stop number 17 on the Pals Hop -

  • Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  • . If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
     For my part I have a neat little gift type item that is fun and easy to make.

    Mine is dressed up for Valentines day, but you can do so many things, just think of it as a big card. Inside is a Jr legal tablet.

    I added some of the DSP to the top of the tablet.
    It uses a full sheet of CS, I used Whisper White here, then as my tablet is about 1/4" thick, I found the center, and scored 1/8" on either side of it. I also cut 1/4" off the top edge and 1/8" off each side edge just so it looked a bit neater, but that is up to you.
    Would make a cute gift for a friend, spouse, teacher, just change out the sentiment.
    I love my new SU trimmer, it has both a cutting and scoring blade attached all the time. It's really easy to do a small amount of scoring.
    I also am in love with these two sets. The sentiment is from You Are Loved Stamp set, and punched out using the Decorative Label punch.
    The Hearts are from the Hearts A Flutter Stamp and die cut bundle in the Spring Catalog. I am so glad I bought that one, I've been having a great time with it.
    I used the Neutrals Designer Series Paper pad. I truly love all the paper pads, they are so usable. They are good for any kind of card or project without worrying if they are out of season.
    I also used Cherry Cobbler Seam binding
    So my colors are,  Whisper White, Black/gray, Cherry Cobbler.
    I hope you find this project useful.

    The next stop is

  • Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
  •   stop number 19  on the Pals Blog Hop!

  • Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  • Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  • Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  • Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  • Leslie Davis at Stampers Paradise
  • Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  • Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  • Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
  • Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  • Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  • Diane Roberts at Score At Four and a Quarter
  • Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  • Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  • Patti MacLeith Papercrafts by Patti
  • Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  • Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  • Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  • Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns
  • Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
  • Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full

  • Monday, February 11, 2013

    Mojo Monday 280

    It's monday so it's time for Mojo Monday. This challenge is a lot of fun, and I have to push myself to run into my craft room and make a card at 6am, but I just can't stand to be too far down on the list. LOL. That's just me, there is plenty of time, several days in fact, to play and post.
    I see I have used Crumb cake two weeks in a row. Funny as I am just not a person who really likes the browns, but it's so useful.
    Very Vanilla
    Crumb Cake
    Midnight Muse
    Gumball Green
    Print Poetry DSP, this is the small stack of paper that is card sized. Spring Catty(129312)
    Stacks of Wishes, Hostess set in the Spring catty
    Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder (117335)
    Adorning Accents embossing Folder (one of a set of 3) (125601)
    Scallop Trim Border punch (118402)
    Gumball Green 3/8" stitched satin ribbon (126848)
    Decorative Label Punch  (120907)
    Boho Blossoms punch (119858)
    Stampin Dimensionals (104430)
    Rhinestone Basic jewels (119246

    I put both the dots and border embossing folders on the Crumb cake layer at the same time. To hold the border folder on so it didn't slip I put a piece of tape on the folder at the edge of the paper.
    I did ink up the punched out sentiment so it showed better against the background, I slightly off set the Midnight Muse layer.
    Thanks for stopping by.

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

    Pals Paper Arts Color challenge 152

    This is a color challenge, we are allowed the 3 chosen colors and one neutral color. I choose Black as my neutral. Other colors are:  Real Red, Primrose Petals, Pool Party.

    I have been waiting for a chance to use my new tiny Petite Curly label punch, I just love that shape and it's so cute with the larger version and the darling stamp set make for it.  This tiny Curly label punch is only available for free with a $50 order during SAB (Sale-a-Bration).  You can find all the catalogs HERE. 
    Supplies for this card
    Curly label punch  (119851)
    Petite Curly label punch  Free with $50 order during SAB
    Honeycomb embossing folder Spring Catty (129378)
    Pretty Petites Stamp set   Free with $50 order during SAB
    Field flowers stamp set (sentiment) Wood (122760)  Clear (122762)
    Tag die cut (Hearts a flutter stamp and die bundle) spring catty  Wood(131098) Clear (131097)
    Pool Party Ribbon (Free SAB item, comes with 3 colors ribbon and buttons.
    Pearls  (119247)
    Remember, you can get one free item or set of items out of the Sale-a-bration flyer for each $50 you spend on other supplies.
    If you would like to shop now, GO HERE

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Fast and Fabulous 10 min card, a day late.

    I am so sorry I'm a day late, yesterday just wizzed by and I have several cards for make for Birthdays and thank you's, plus I am trying to get my act together and go through all my roller drawers getting rid of anything I haven't used in years. That's a tough one for me, I moved it all 3 yrs ago without going through it. And I really hate parting with any of it.
    Anyway, todays card is pretty simple. I think I'd actually like a larger flowers or just longer stem on this, but
    I didn't have one to try. I do love this sentiment from the You are Loved stamp set, Big catalog, pg 24.
    Wood (123777) Clear (123779). The whole set is just gorgeous.
    Basic Gray
    Raspberry Ripple
    Whisper white
    Other then the stamp set, I used a corner rounder and pearls on this.
    Thank for Stopping by.

    Monday, February 4, 2013

    Mojo Monday 279

    Welcome to another Mojo Monday card, this is number 279, wow!
    Loved this weeks sketch, but it was still a difficult card to make, it's a guy card. I have 2 adult grandson's who have birthdays just a few days apart, so that was my personal challenge.

    Here is what I came up with for this one. I do love browns and blues together and I think these colors worked well for a guy card. 
    And I got a chance to use one of my new stamp sets from the Spring catty! Make a Wish is where the wonderful cake came from.
    Crumb Cake
    Soft Suede
    Midnight Muse

    Print Poetry DSP, patterned paper. I love the new card sized paper pads, this one is in the Spring Catty. (129312)
    Make a Wish stamp set, also from the Spring Catty. Wood (129219) Clear (129222)
    Petite Pairs stamp set, Sentiment  Wood (122495) Clear (122497)
    Scallop Trim border punch, (118402)
    Labels Collect Framelits dies (125598)
    Thanks for taking a look. 

    Saturday, February 2, 2013

    Just playing

    I have not one, but two cards for you today.  I needed to send thank you cards to my daughter and her MIL. They were so thoughtful after Christmas when they went shopping and found something they knew I would love. and I do. I am all about kitties, and they found a pottery store with an awesome hand made large mug with kitties all around.
    Isn't it just too cute?
    So, here is card one.

    I used much of the same items on both, but they are a bit different as well.
    Whisper white
    Daffodil yellow
    Basic black
    Neutrals Collection DSP (117157)
    Best of Everything Stamp set  Wood (123534) Clear (123536)
    Papillion Potpourri stamp set  Wood (123757) Clear (123759)
    Fancy Fan embossing folder (127751)
    Curly Label punch  (119851)
    Rhinestones  (119246)

    A quick little tip is to use the 1" square punch for the ends of the banners.

    Card #2

    I used the same basic idea, but stamped my sentiment from the Curls and Swirls Verses stamp set (hostess set) before running it through the embossing machine.
    I also used the tiny butterflies from the Four Seasons (hostess set)  and a couple of the jeweled brads (retired)
    I hope this gives you some ideas. Thanks for stopping by.

    Friday, February 1, 2013

    SU Best of Anniversary stamp sets

    If you haven't heard Stampin up is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. They have created 12 stamp sets you can buy at a reduced price, plus there are other benefits.
    This is Feb's set.
    It is priced at $14.95 for you. Click HERE  to go to the SU web site and read all about it.