Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Thanks for stopping by!What's In It?
Stamps- friends til the end, polka dot basics (PTI)
Paper- kraft, textured navy (SU)
Ink- navy (SU), tuxedo black (memento), fresh snow (PTI)
Accessories- vanilla SU grosgrain (dyed), rhinestones, dimensionals
Monday, June 29, 2009
Dawn Easton ~ Treasure Oiler Designs
Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph's Stampin' Stuff
Mitzi Koons ~ Stamps Jubilee
Loretta Lock ~ Love to Create
Jimmi Mayo ~ Stamping and Shopping
Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho
Carly Robertson ~ Paper In Bloom
Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic
And the returning designers:
Lynda Benden ~ Stamp Act
Melissa Bove ~ Keepsakes by Melissa
Jennifer Buck ~ The Buck Stamps Here
Jill Dunn ~ Ink Genious
AJ Otto ~ The Willow Garden
Heather Lee-Reppen ~ Ink On My Ear
And now, on to today's card. I made this for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge, and I couldn't decide which version I like better. So you get to see both.
The challenge was to use grass green, sky blue and piercing. You could also add some other colors if you'd like, which I obviously did. But I tried to keep the extra colors to a minimum.
For the flower, I die cut the three largest flowers from Cuttlebug's Flowers dies, stamped them with different background stamps from Lizzie Anne's In The Background, crumpled, then secured together with a button and thread (a la Dawn McVey). For the stem, I drew a light pencil line around my largest circle nestie, then pierced with Stampin' Up's paper piercer and template. Then, of course, erase the pencil line with a white eraser. The "leaves" are from an Ornare piercing template.
For the "busier" version of the card, I added more In The Background stamps to the bottom and three 1/2" pink passion circles, covered with Glossy Accents. I'd love to hear which one you like better.
Stamps- In the Background, Say It In Script (Lizzie Anne)
Paper- vanilla, sky, wasabi, chocolate, saffron, pink passion (SU!)
Ink- chocolate, pink passion, wasabi (SU)
Accessories- Parisian punch (EK Success), 1/2 inch circle punch, paper piercer and template (SU), ornare template, button, thread, CB flower dies, dimensionals, glossy accents
Friday, June 26, 2009
Morris and his wife Esther went to the State Fair every year,
And every year Morris would say,
'Esther, I'd like to ride in that helicopter.'
Esther always replied,
'I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars,
And fifty dollars is fifty dollars'.
One year Esther and Morris went to the Fair, and Morris said,
'Esther, I'm 85 years old.
If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.'
To this, Esther replied,
'Morris that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.'
The pilot overheard the couple and said,
'Folks I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and don't say a word I won't charge you a penny!
But if you say one word it's fifty dollars.'
Morris and Esther agreed and up they went.
The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard.
He did his daredevil tricks over and over again,
But still not a word.
When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said,
'By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't.. I'm impressed!'
Morris replied,'Well, to tell you the truth,I almost said something when Esther fell out,
But you know, fifty dollars is fifty dollars!'
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I chose this outdoor pillow from Pottery Barn, because my favorite thing about summer is enjoying the outdoors on my deck, even taking the occasional cat nap in the summertime sun. And here is the card it inspired me to make.
I wanted a crisp white background with those pops of gorgeous bold red, green, yellow and brown. All stamps from Beautiful Blooms. Each layer of the flowers was stamped and cut out separately. Red (colored the petals with more ink and a water brush) and chocolate on white. Kiwi kiss on summer sun for the center (punched with 1/2" circle). I curled/roughed up all the edges before gluing together to give just a little dimension, then set them on a kiwi kiss stem. A few antique brads, some swiss dots embossing, and lots of white gave me the clean linen feel of a fresh summer day.
Thanks so much for hopping by. I can't wait to see what all of you have made.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
A quick little background: I started stamping at a Stampin' Up! party almost SEVEN years ago. Sometime shortly after that I bought a variety pack of bold bright card stock. Then a full pack of YoYo Yellow. Let me put it to you this way, AFTER making this card, I've still never even opened the full pack of YoYo Yellow. It is NOT my go-to color.
But I LOVE this card! Go figure. It all started with the American Crafts Max layered embellishment. I stamped the polka dots in Pink Passion on, yep, YoYo Yellow to match. The sentiment is Basic Gray and the scallops, Taken with Teal. Super fast. Super fun. Super Summery.
Uses Fall-To Layout #47, Polka Dot Basics, and Beautiful Blooms.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I made this card yesterday for the Clean and Simple challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge was to use paper piecing, as always, keeping the card clean and simple. My card ended up not quite as simple as planned, but I'm working on it. It's still simple by most people's standards. I stamped the largest balloon on blush blossom with Versamark and detail black embossing powder. Then I stamped it twice on the Girl Friday (Wednesday) paper and cut it out. One to glue flat and one to pop up with dimensionals. I also stamped the two smaller balloons in Pretty in Pink, not worrying if they overlapped, since Iwould be covering the main balloon with my patterned paper. I cut slits with a hobby knife around the balloon's basket so that I could thread the ribbon through.
For the sentiment, I cut a circle with a nestabilities die, then stamped the sentiment, then stamped random colorful dots. I layered it a larger black die cut and attached with brads (unknown brand, sorry).
The photo corners were punched from more Girl Friday (Sunday, both sides), and the piercing was done with an ornare template.
Thanks for stopping by!
stamps- up, up and away (verve), polka dot basics (pti)
paper- white (pti), black, blush blossom, Girl Friday (cosmo cricket)
ink- black (versafine), versamagic, summer sun, teal, pumpkin, pretty in pink, pomegranate (SU)
other- ornare template, girl friday ribbon (cosmo), photo corner punch and black detail ep (SU), circle nesties (spellbinders), brads, dimensionals, hobby blade
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Paper- vanilla, chocolate, blush blossom (SU!), girl friday: sunday (cosmo cricket)
Ink- pretty in pink, regal rose, olive, not quite navy (SU), vintage touch tea dye (PTI)
Other- scallop scissors, girl friday ribbon (cosmo cricket), corner rounder, star dust stickles, white gel pen, dimensionals, spring and summer field house plastic shape (american crafts), ribbon (offray), glue dot
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Paper- black, wasabi (SU!); vintage cream (PTI)
Ink- cloud white (VersaMagic), wasabi (SU!), onyx black (VersaFine)
Other- butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), long scallop rectangle die (Spellbinders), rhintstones (DCWV), pop dots
Monday, June 15, 2009
Stamps- text boxed (pti)
Paper- pearlized white (Paper Accents)
Ink- turquoise, celery (SU), black (VersaFine)
Accessories- square nesties for tracing, SU markers, MAMBI icons
Saturday, June 13, 2009
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Thursday, June 11, 2009
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Friday, June 5, 2009
Stamps- flowahbella (stamping bella), green thumb (papertrey ink) Paper- SU! bali breeze, vanilla, guava, water color Ink- onyx black (versafine), SU! markers Accessories- labels 1 die (spellbinders), cuttlebug flower #1 dies, ek success parisian punch, MAMBI icons, water brush, dimensionals, SU! photo corner punch
PS- Sometimes Blogger just makes me want to pull my hair out!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Paper- white, SU! pale plum, perfect plum, saffron, old olive, Haiku
Ink- onyx black (VersaFine)
Accessories- copic markers (G21, YG63, V09, V15, Y21, 0), black diamond stickles, thread, sewing machine, primas, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, dimensionals