26 July 2009

Sketch Saturday sketch

Here is the card I made for Sketch Saturday:


Stamp Set: Holiday Hello
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana
Accents: Dimensionals, White Organza ribbon

I hope you like it!

Card Patterns sketch

Here is my take on the sketch from Card Patterns:


Stamp Set: Holiday Hello, Bold Snowflakes
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana
Accents: Silver Brads, Dimensionals

I really enjoyed this sketch; I had some trouble thinking of something to put on the left side of the card, but I think it turned out well. I hope you like it!

Our Creative Corner sketch

Here is another sketch I did from Our Creative Corner:


Stamp Set: Heartfelt Thanks
Card Stock: So Saffron DSP, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
Accents: Silver brads, Dimensionals

I don't have an oval punch or anything, so I had to free-style cut an oval. PAIN IN THE BUTT! But it turned out okay, I guess. I hope you like it!

Mojo Monday Sketch

Here is my take on the sketch from Mojo Monday:


Stamp Sets: A Holiday Hello
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive DSP, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive
Accents: Silver brads, White Organza ribbon, Dimensionals, Blender Pen

I'm not sure why, but I was in the mood to make something Christmas-y. I hope you like it!

22 July 2009

"Thank You"s

Hello, fellow bloggers. I have finally had the itch to make some cards, so I sat down tonight and made a few.


Stamp Sets: Garden Whimsy, Thank You Kindly
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Washington Apple DSP (retired)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red
Accents: Silver Brads, Riding Hood Red 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Large Oval punch, Scallop Edge punch


Stamp Sets: Garden Whimsy, Thank You Kindly
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, VersaMark
Accents: White Heat-Embossing Powder, Scallop Edge punch


Stamp Sets: Garden Whimsy, Thank You Kindly
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, VersaMark
Accents: White Heat-Embossing Powder, Scallop Edge punch

As you can see, I was in the mood for monochromatic-type cards. Thanks for stopping by, and I would love to see some comments as to how you think these cards may be changed, or maybe even what you like about them.

18 July 2009

Duplicating

I know I haven't posted for a long while. I've been so busy with a clingy 1 year old, and duplicating old cards for Jeff's clients - I'm running out!

Here is the card I've duplicated for Jeff's clients:


Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Thanks, Simply Said
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red
Accents: white ribbon from Walmart

This still has to be one of my favourites from the stack of cards I've made. It's not even following the rule of "show each colour at least twice" - where's the other white? But I still love it. I made 8 more to replenish the ranks.

10 July 2009

Big Shot Die Pack Giveaway

Visit stampinaddicts.com - they have heeps and heeps of ideas using all the tools that Stampin' Up! has to offer, like the Stampin' Up! Big Shot.

Right now, they are giving away a Stampin' Up! Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin’ Up! Summer Celebration. Included:
  • Stampin’ Up! Thanks (Embosslits)
  • Stampin’ Up! Final Press (Embossing Folders)
  • Stampin’ Up! Perfect Details (Textured Plates)
  • Stampin’ Up! Two Tags (Bigz Dies)
  • Stampin’ Up! Fancy Favor (Bigz XL Dies)
To enter, follow the instructions on the link.

Good luck to everyone who enters, but I hope I win!

Baby Shower Invitation

One of my friends, Jennifer, is pregnant! She's only 12 weeks or so, but I got all excited when I saw a template for this card! Unfortunately, I couldn't relocate it, so I just winged it:


Stamp Set: Introducing
Card Stock: Pacific Point
Ink: Basic Black
Accents: Silver Brads

I just love the old catalogue's In Colours so much, I'm not quite ready to let go of them yet. We don't know the sex of the baby yet, but I pictured making this card in blue. I can easily do it in pink or yellow or green as well. We'll see. There probably won't be a shower for quite some time. Not yet.

Great Friend

I really like this stamp set, but I find it's pretty difficult (for me) to work with. I could only think of one card to do:


Stamp Set: Great Friend
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Accents: Dimensionals

This card is not one of my favourites, but I thought to add it anyways. I can't remember what set the background stamp is from.

Pretty Amazing

Here are the cards I made with Niki's stamp set called Pretty Amazing:


Stamp Set: Pretty Amazing
Card Stock: Lovely Lilac, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Lovely Lilac, So Saffron

I love using this layout! I think this card is pretty self-explanatory, so I won't bore you with the details - I'm sure you can figure it out.


Stamp Set: Pretty Amazing
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Accents: Dimensionals

Again, this card is fairly easy to duplicate.

Zoofari Stamp

I finally received my order! And I LOVE working with the Zoofari stamp set! It's such a shame that it's retired. Niki came over last night, and we went crazy with cards. I made 9 cards altogether! Here are the cards that I made last night with the Zoofari stamp set:


Stamp Set: Zoofari, Birthday Whimsy
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Only Orange, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss
Accents: Blender Pen

I love the idea of stacking the animals. Some of them are hanging on by two feet (the tiger), and the monkey is not on at all, but I think the point is made. And when it came to the caption, I knew it needed a birthday. This stamp set screams birthday to me.


Stamp Sets: Zoofari, Baroque Motifs
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa
Accents: Blender Pen, Dimensionals

This card was more time consuming because I stamped the blender -penned all the monkeys and then cut them out. Then I used the dimensionals on their bodies, and I used the snail to glue the tails down, and then I used the blender pen with the Kiwi Kiss to show the vines on their tails. This one is Jeff's favourite.


Stamp Sets: Zoofari, Flight of the Butterfly
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
Accents: Blender Pen, Dimensionals

I saw a card similar to this one on Split Coast, but I can't find it again to provide the link. I didn't have a "You're One of a Kind!" stamps, so I had to make do with what I had - this sentiment came the closest.


Stamp Set: Zoofari, Print Pattern (background stamp)
Card Stock: Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Brilliant Blue
Ink: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, Only Orange

This is the first card I made last night using Niki's Bold Brights. I have card stock, but not the ink set (yet). I love the way the snake is allowed to stretch - I'll be doing this card quite often, though now with different colours. I'm not sure if I like the bright colours or not.

07 July 2009

Coming Soon!

Hey there! I just wanted to update my blog, so people know that I have not disappeared off the face of the earth. I'm merely waiting my order from Stampin' Up! before I think about any more cards. I've also updated my blog a bit, which shows some really neat blogs that feature weekly challenges:

Inkspiration Challenges
Taylored Expressions
Our Creative Corner
Mojo Monday
I {heart} Sketches

I'm too busy to be able to do them all every week, but I do love to see the creations that people make with them - so many talented people!

Robyn, my demonstrator, told me that my order will be in on July 8 (tomorrow!), so I'll be thinking of ideas until then... Cheerio!

02 July 2009

Goodbye "If the Halo Fits"

I don't think I will have this stamp set in my possession for very much longer, as I should return it to it's owner (Carly), so I decided last night to make a few last cards with it:


Stamp Set: If the Halo Fits
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Regal Rose DSP
Ink: Regal Rose, Basic Black
Accents: Dimensionals, Blender Pen, 1/4" Whisper White grosgrain ribbon

Stamp Set: If the Halo Fits
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Accents: Dimensionals, Silver Brads, Blender Pens, Crimper

I don't have any circle punches yet, so for this card (and all my cards, to be frank), to make the circles, I used the cap of a Gerber baby bottle. The cap has two different sized circles on it, and that's what I use to make circles. I do plan on purchasing the Circle Scissors Plus, with which I can cut any size circle that would fit a card - excited!

01 July 2009

Goodby Heartfelt Thanks

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!!!! I love the country I live in, and I am SO proud to be a Canadian!

Now that I've said my piece, here are some of the cards I've made the last week or so:

Stamp Set: Heartfelt Thanks
Card Stock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy
Accents: dimensionals, Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, 3/16" Corner Rounder punch

Stamp Set: Heartfelt Thanks
Card Stock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Accents: dimensionals, Hemp Twine - natural, eyelet, The Tearing Edge

Stamp Set: Heartfelt Thanks
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive
Accents: dimensionals

So those are the cards I made with my favourite retired stamp set. I think they are fairly self-explanatory, which is why I haven't explained step-by-step how to make these cards. If you look, you can kind of figure it out. But if you want to know how I did them, just leave a comment, and I will reply! Thanks for looking!