Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Concord Crush Elements of Style

Hi. Here is a quick card for the clean and simple challenge on Monday. I colored the flowers from Elements of Style in Concord Crush and Pear Pizazz. I know I’ve said it before but I just love this purple color. I cut out the sentiment and layered it on the circle. I ruffled some ribbon and added a strip of Concord Crush. A pretty quick and simple card. Have a nice day.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sherbert Birthday Birds

Hi! The challenge on spiltcoast today was to use scallops. I was really in the mood to do something crafty that wasn't wedding related (even though I should be doing something like that instead!). I felt like using some fun colors and these feel very sherbert like to me but I think they all look nice together. The colors are Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, and Pear Pizazz. I used the lattice texture plate on the Pear Pizazz cardstock. I then stamped the pennant from Party This Way in those 3 colors. Then added 2 birds and an owl from Aviary. I just love that little owl! He was stamped in Crumb Cake. I added some lace ribbon, some rhinestones on the ends of the pennants and the happy birthday sentiment from Party This way in Early Espresso. I think it came out pretty cute. I'm about to do a few minutes of relaxing before dinner. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Just Believe Birthday

Here is a quick and simple card for today. This was the birthday card I did for my mom whose birthday was yesterday. I used Just Believe and stamped the largest flower image in Peach Parfait, then I stamped the smaller image in Poppy Parade on top of it. I also stamped the smaller image with Crumb Cake along the bottom of the Crumb Cake CS. The main piece is layered on Early Espresso. The sentiment from A Word For You is stamped in Early Espresso and punched with the modern label punch. I added 2 pearls to the tag. Then I ruffled up some lace ribbon and was finished. I really like the lace ribbon. This was my first time using it and it’s so nice looking. I think this ribbon is going to make its way onto my wedding centerpieces. I just really like it. Have a good day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pink and Purple Butterflies

Hi! Today’s card is a card that I case’d from Maile Belles. I loved how she used a punch/die for the right side of the card. Since I just got my new decorative punch, I had to try it out and use Stampin Up stamps instead. I used the butterfly stamps from Great Friend, For All You Do and Live Your Dream. They are stamped in Concord Crush (my new favorite color), Pink Pirouette, and Rich Razzleberry. Then I added some pierced lines to the butterflies. Ribbon is Rich Razzleberry satin and the white cardstock is on dimensionals. I also added a couple of rhinestones to the butterflies. I love how this came out. This would be great to try in other colors.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tour-de-Freaks: Fall

Welcome to the September 2010 Blog Tour. If you've just arrived from Gretchen Barron's blog, you've come to the right place! But don't worry, if you have started here, it will be possible to go completely to the end and arrive back here after going to the beginning of the tour!

This month's theme is Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. I cannot believe that fall is already here. I don't even know where September went. Probably because I'm getting married in less than a month so time is on super speed!! Luckily I was able to squeeze in some projects for this months tour.

My first project is a Halloween card. I realized as I was getting ready to make this card, that I had very limited Halloween stamps but I was determined to make a card anyway. So I used my 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches to make these pumpkins. They are punched out in Tangerine Tango and Peach Parfait. I sponged around the edges of the circles. The leaves are from the XL Bird Punch and the Chocolate Chip stem is actually the very top portion of the Ornament punch. The purple background is Concord Crush with the swirls from Trendy Trees. Grass is Old olive with the top punched from the scallop punch and then that was sponged as well. I also added some sponging on the Crumb Cake piece as well. I accidently started sponging it with the sponge I used for the Concord Crush piece and after looking at it, I think it turned out ok with that color. For the sentiment, I ended up printing out the Happy Halloween saying from MDS (since I didn't have this stamp) and then just punched it with the Modern Label punch. So that is something to keep in mind if you looking for a saying and don't have the stamp...check My Digital Studio and print it out from there.

My next project is two little gift bags. One is Halloween related and one is more fallish but can be used for Halloween. The bags are small frosted bags that I got online. I wanted the pumpkins to be bigger than the punches that I had, so I used my circle cutter to get the size I wanted. This time the pumpkins are Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze. Also sponged like the others. For the Halloween one, I added two ghosts using the Owl punch and then added some Rich Razzleberry ribbon on top. On the other bag I stamped and cut out leaves from the Falling Leaves set. Then I just added some Certainly Celery ribbon and a mini vintage Tag. Surprisingly I have no candy at my house (gasp!) so I couldn't fill up the bags. Instead I just crinkled up some of the brown bag packaging that you get in the Stampin Up shipments, just so it had some sort of filling to it. I definitely plan to fill them up with candy and give them to some friends at work. I think this will be a nice surprise on their desk.

Thanks for checking out my projects. I hope you are enjoying the tour. Next up is Lisa Martz, with more fabulous projects!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Blog Tour - September 20th!!

Come join us on September 20th for this month's blog tour. This month's theme is Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. So come back to see all of the fabulous projects that the ladies have created this month!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Love Birds

Hi. Today’s card is the wedding card I made for the wedding we went to this past weekend. This is the wedding where I made their invitations. All 110 of them! It was a lot of work but they loved them. So I had to make my card match their invites. I used the same layout I did for my brothers engagement card and then I used the colors of their wedding (red and chocolate brown). The ribbon is retired Riding Hood Red taffeta. That’s it for today. Short and sweet!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Concord Crush Thank You

Hi! I cannot believe that today is Thursday. It’s nice that I only have one day of work left this week but I have a couple of things to get done before Saturday and I thought I at least had one more day. Oh well! Today’s card is a quick card. I used the Friends Never Fade stamp again and stamped the flower in Concord Crush. I then added the Blushing Bride ribbon and Old Olive buttons. The sentiment is from With All My Heart. This would be easy to mass produce in different colors. I’m really liking the new purple In Color. I have another really cute card using this purple color, but you’ll have to wait until the 20th to see it. It’s one of my projects for the next Control Freaks blog tour. But in the meantime, I hope to have a few more cards to share with you over the next week. I have to make a birthday card for my dad's 60th this weekend and a wedding card for a wedding we have this weekend. Busy busy!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Baja Flower and a Wedding Centerpiece

Happy Wednesday!! I’ve actually had a chance to get a couple of cards done. Today’s card was kind of CASE’d from Andrea Walford. I used her layout but I just changed the paper and stamps used. I used the Greenhouse Gala dsp along with Early Espresso and Crumb Cake. The flower is stamped in Baja Breeze from Friends Never Fade. And the leaf is in Certainly Celery, also from Friends Never Fade. The sentiment is from A Word For You. I plan to have another post for tomorrow. Woo hoo 3 days in a row!! I’m trying to keep up but now we have to get working on all the little wedding details, which apparently is a LOT! Plus the fact that I’ve decided to do my own centerpieces so that’s added to our list. Here is a picture of our centerpiece in progress. I have to do some better arranging with the wheat and then we plan to have some votive candles and maybe some little pumpkins around the jar. I’m also going to play around with the bow a bit too. This was just to see how it would look with the ribbon around it. I think it adds a nice little touch than not having anything. The ribbon is Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon (this plum color is the color of the bridesmaid dresses). I will post another picture of mock set up once I have it figured out. Have a nice day!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Hi, just a quick post for today. Today's card is again for the color challenge on Splitcoast. Today's colors were Concord Crush, Peach Parfait and Pear Pizazz. The background cardstock is stamped with the swirl image from Trendy Trees. The birds and owl are stamped in the challenge colors and the cage is Soft Suede. Ribbon is white grosgrain and the button is one that I had in my stash of buttons. The sentiment is from the hostess set Silhouette Sentiments. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Color Challenge

Here is a quick card for yesterday’s color challenge. The colors were Melon Mambo, More Mustard and Baja Breeze. A combo that I would never ever think of putting together but it actually wasn’t too bad. I think this is only the second time or so I’ve used More Mustard. I used On Your Birthday for the sentiment and For All You Do for the butterflies. The polka dots on the Crumb Cake CS are also from For All You Do. Ribbon is Baja Breeze and it’s retired. That’s it a fairly quick and simple card.