Monday, March 31, 2014

Mojo Monday 339, A Stampin Up Birthday SAB card

I decided to use my Gingham Garden DSP as I hadn't used it for quite a while. It was the very first DSP I bought this year.  I was lucky enough to go to a Home Office Regional last spring. As far as I know it was the one and only time they did that. And wow was it special.  At the end of the day we got a new catalog and we got to shop!  No one else had been able to see the catalog and still wouldn't for a few days.  We really felt special and that is a special memory. Also when I met Shannon from my group, we drove up together and shared a room, so a very special weekend all in all.

Ok, on with the card.  Daffodil Delight for the first layer and embossed using the Honeycomb folder, layered the 2 pieces of Gingham Garden then used one of the SAB stamp sets for the sentiment.  It's called See Ya Later, and what a fun set it is! If you think you'd like it today is the very last day to order. Just place a $50 order from any product current and choose it as your freebie from the SAB catty.

I used the Ovals Framelit collection for the sentiment and background for it.

The flower is made using the 1 1/4"scallop circle punch, the Petite Petals punch and the 1/2" round punch with a candy dot on top.   The other side has a butterfly made using the Bitty Butterfly punch.

That's about it, not hard at all and of course you can substitute what you have.  Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 129, Happy Birthday card

I think this is my second or third time to try this challenge. They like cards that are clean, often I do that, but often I grunge it up some too. 
I am doing better and able to stand longer, so I hope I'll be back in full pretty soon, feels pretty good to be able to do more.  I have 4 more PT visits and I'm back at Curves working out some.

I was reminded that we may be loosing Raspberry Ripple soon, it depends if SU picks it up as a reg color or not for the new catty, so I decided I would try to use it and Midnight Muse more for the next couple months, those are the two colors from this incolor set that I really love. I hope they keep them, but we shall see.

I used the Very Vintage wheel on Whisper White CS, trimmed and glued down, then just added the white with the Happy Birthday from Perfectly Penned in Pear Pizzazz and added the Raspberry Ripple stitched satin ribbon.

I stamped the Flower shop stamp on Vellum and layered it over one cut out in white CS, it gave it a softer look, added the Petite Petals on top and a candy dot for a center and my card was done. Pretty quick and simple.

Just a reminder, Monday is the last day for the free goodies from SAB, so if you have your eye on something from that brochure, be sure to get it ordered.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Stampin Up PPA 197 birthday card

I had a little trouble with this weeks PPA card. Occasionally I feel like I'm just not up for the challenge and that's how I felt about this card.  I'd really like your feed back, if you can leave me a comment telling me what you do or don't like. Or what you think could have made it better, I'll send you the card.
Just know, Blogger doesn't give me a way to email back so my replies are in my comments.

I used Pear Pizzazz and Elegant Eggplant along with Whisper White.  I borrowed Peggy Noe's idea for the scallop Tag punch
I used Timeless Talk for the sentiment, and Tea Party for the image.  After using 2 of the embossing folder for Needlepoint Border, I added the Chevron  and Taffeta Ribbons.

The square under the tags is from the Designer Series Paper Stack in Regals, and I used one of the square framelits. If you think you don't need these, think again. It's great for something like this where it was so easy to choose the exact size. Also super for cutting a square out of a square or other shape, think frame.

I sponged some of the green ink on the white tag and went around and inked the edges too.

Cut 2 butterflies, one flat and one lifted for effect, adding 3 tiny rhinestones.

Come play along, it's a great way to up your abilities and get some cards done. And you never know who will be choosen any given week.

So, thanks for stopping by and I'll be waiting for those comments.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mojo Monday 338, Easter Card

Good evening! Yup, it's taking me a good long time to get my Mojo cards done these days.  I'm still having health issues that do not allow for me to stand for very long, but here it is finally.

Of course I started with the Mojo Monday sketch.
I love it, how about you? But if anyone knows of an easy way to cut paper into odd shapes like this, I'd sure like for you to post your method.  Math was never my favorite subject and this just boggles my poor little brain. But I did get it done.

Next I hit my stash of DSP, and Daffodil Delight was high on my list since we are getting into Easter time.  I almost choose a pattern paper that was DD as well, but this nice muted piece just looked perfect to me. A softened version of Island Indigo.

The Delicate Doilies stamp set popped right into my hand, I didn't even have to reach out for it. LOL
I love this set, but I sure wish we had a punch that fit and punched out the small white spaces too.  I don't want much do I?

I used the 2 1/2" round punch for the doily stamp and thank goodness for the Circle framelits, as I was then able to die cut a slightly larger piece for under it.   I used the one inch scalloped circle and added the Petite Petals on top with a Candy dot just for good measure.

Couldn't decide on the banner color so alternated them and added Happy Easter from Delightful Dozen sentiments.

Sure hope you enjoy.   Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment and let me know how you liked it and what your method for cutting these strange shapes is.
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The Banner punch is in the SAB brochure. It's part of the free product you can choose if you spend $50 in any current product purchase.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

PPA 196, Birthday Card

My trees are in bloom already and it's starting to look like spring in the desert. I have to say, this might now have been the place I'd have chosen to spend the later years of my life, but in the spring it is just gorgeous.

So, I put a little spring in my card for the Pals Paper Arts challenge. If you would like to join in just click the PPA link in my right side bar, you will see many more cards based on this sketch.

I'm using So Saffron, I think it's my favorite yellow, so soft with a hint of gold. I also used Perfect Plum,  Old Olive and a touch of Tangerine tango.

Love, love, love this Hardwood background stamp, it just works so well for so many things, here it's the fence for the flowers to grow against.
The sentiment is from See Ya Later, if you like this set now is the time to get it, it's one of the free sets with a $50 order from any current product. This special ends the last day of March so time is getting short.

I added Candy dots to hold down my greeting and used the Bitty Butterfly for accent with rhinestones for bling.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Mojo Monday 337, Too much Happy

Monday again, funny how that keeps coming around.  I missed out last week, just having too much trouble standing, but doing better some, so here is mine for today.

I used Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, basic gray, Smoky slate and a smide of Tangerine tango.

I made my base card then layered Basic gray over the Smoky Slate card base, then another layer of smoky slate. I  I ran the narrow piece of basic gray through the Big Shot using one of the Needlepoint borders, then layered it over a slightly larger Daffodil Delight piece.

Next came the piece of DSP from Eastern Elegance, stamped the sentiment (Yippee Skippee)
and cut using a Window frames framelit.
The flower was made using 2 different sizes of scallop round punches with a top layer out of the Petite Petals punch.  I inked the edges in Tangerine Tango.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches 127, Cup of Tea

I thought I'd take a stab at the FMS for this week.  Very simple sketch, so very open to doing what you want.
I haven't used the Cup Of Tea stamp set in quite a while, such a pretty set.   This uses one of the oval framelits to cut it out.
Colors are Whisper White, So Saffron, Perfect Plum and a bit of  Coastal Cabana, I do love the soft yellow of So Saffron against Perfect plum and I tossed in the coastal cabana for a bit of pop.

The embossing folder I used on the saffron was in the Holiday catty, and I'm sorry to say is retired.  The DSP is the Regals DSP stack, they come in so handy.

And I used just a small piece of my Crushed Curry Chevron ribbon.  I didn't have any So Saffron ribbon and you just cannot tell with the chevron ribbon that it isn't just the right color.

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