Sunday, June 29, 2008

July Christmas card

Each year I have Christmas card classes for my customers that start in July and end in November. Each month we will make 10 cards so that in November they have completed 50 Christmas cards. It's something we look forward to each year!! I can't believe it's already that time that means Christmas really isn't too far ahead. YIKES! Here is July's Christmas card the girls will make. I bought this Penny Black stamp last year and had not used it yet so I decided to break him out. The stamp is called Warm & Cold. I love this image. Old Olive is the color I chose for the card base. Not Quite Navy is mounted on top. I used Bashful blue with my snowflakes cuttlebug embossing folder. I stamped the image on Whisper White cardstock and mounted him on Chocolate Chip. I used the ticket punch for the corners. Old Olive brads were used on front of the snowman for his buttons. I used Star Dust stickles under the snow to make it sparkle. I really hope the gals enjoy this card! Thanks for looking...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Cupcake Picks

So far each day this week one of my friends has celebrated a birthday! It's been a busy week I tell ya. Yesterday it was my friend June's birthday. We celebrated the day by going to the swimming pool in my village and had picnic lunch with the kids and I made her these cupcakes. The cupcakes are home made and the recipe can be found here.I thought a easy way to spruce them up would be to make these cupcake picks. I used the Hey There Cupcake set by Stampendous which could only be found exclusively at Eclectic Paperie.

Pineapple Delight recipe

This month for our demo meeting we were to make recipe cards and make the actual dish for everyone to try at the meeting. I decided to make this yummy dessert my friend Paulette made for me when we were in San Antonio. Everyone who tries it falls in love with it. It's so easy and I would've never thought to put any of these ingredients together. I have no clue what the actual recipe is called because this whole time I've just called it Paulette's dessert. lol I also decided to have them laminated so that when the girls are using them and they get dirty they can just be wiped off and like new again! I really hope everyone tries the recipe. If you do come back and let me know if you liked it.

You're the Best

I have a few different posts today because I've been busy! This first one came about when I was asked to teach this gatefold techinique at our Stampin' Up! demo meeting for the month. I also decided to use SCS color challenge yesterday but I couldn't stick with just the 3 colors of Wild Wasabi, Taken with Teal & Whisper White. I ended up adding some Rose Red so I guess this doesn't qualify for the color challenge. I love this card. I'm really happy with how easy it was and the way it turned out. The anchor you see in the lower right corner is keeping it closed together. It opens on both sides. I really hope you enjoy it! Thanks for looking...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Brilee's Announcements

My good friend Kristie who I miss so much is expecting her first baby girl soon. I was so happy when she emailed me and wanted me to send her some ideas for birth announcements. She wanted something that she could include a small photo with. So I put this together and she absolutely loved it! I can't wait to get started on these birth announcements for her and Brian for their new baby girl. This card is a gatefold card I found the directions on the Scor-Pal site.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sunflower Fun

It was almost effortless for me to decide exactly what I wanted to do with this image. I was blog browsing this morning and came across this great color challenge at Jen's Stampin' Spot. I knew I wanted to use the TAC image I bought two months ago. I LOVE sunflowers. I colored the image in using Stampin' Up! stampin write markers. Usually it takes me half the day to figure out what I want to do with a card so maybe I can get in another card before hubby wakes up. Card details: Card base is Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun is matted on top. I used the Swiss Dot cuttlebug embossing folder AGAIN. Yes I'm obsessed with this particular folder. I used the Stylized Flowers embossing folder on the Wild Wasabi cardstock. The sunflower image was stamped on Whisper White matted on Summer Sun & Chocolate Chip. I didn't put a sentiment on the outside because I'm not sure what occasion I will use the card for.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hey Cupcake

It took me way too long to make this card! My 4 year old must have interrupted me a million times. I just could not get this card together. I'm so glad I did get it done though. I sent him upstairs with some grapes to watch a movie and I knew that'd do the trick. He LOVES his grapes, he gave me just enough time to put it together and post it here. I made this card using the sketch challenge over at SCS. It's Wednesday so it's sketch day! I love sketch day even if I don't do every single sketch. When I'm stuck on a design I always head over there to look at the master thread to find a sketch I would like to use. Now onto the card details: Pink Passion was used for card base, Green Galore matted on top. I used the Polka dot cuttlebug embossing folder on the Green Galore to give it a little something. I found this awesome paper by American Crafts called Celebration Fortune Teller. I love this paper!! You can't really tell but the stars that look black are actually a dark purple. It's so fun and cheery! I love fun and cheery. I used my Lizzie Anne Designs stamp "Hey Cupcake." I used the sentiment from Time Well Spent by Stampin' Up! Added some green brads, and a orange Prima to finish it off. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Girlfriends Mojo Monday #42

The sketch over at Julee's blog is so wonderful this week that I had to make a card. It's Mojo Monday over there. I broke out my Stamping Bella stamp that I bought a long time ago and have not used. I was really intimidated by it because of all the details you have to color but once I started coloring it wasn't so bad. I tried to stay within the colors in the paper & cardstock used. They are having Chocolate ice cream hence the color of the ice cream. I try to incorporate chocolate where ever possible in life! :) The card base is Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral is matted on top. I used some cute scrapbook paper I found at the arts & craft center on base two days ago. The paper is by American Crafts called Spring & Summer Teacups. You'll see some other cute papers I picked up there in future posts too. I stamped the "Sweetybellas" stamp in Stazon black ink on Whisper White cardstock. I colored the image using Cameo Coral, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery & Chocolate Chip stampin write markers. It was matted onto more Cameo Coral cardstock and used dimensionals to make it stand out a bit. I used blue prima flowers with black brads from the vintage brads by Stampin' Up! I used the Much Appreciated stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Coffee & Friends

Man I miss my friends in Texas! The last few months I was there the girls would come over for stamp classes and we'd have coffee and breakfast items. I bought this stamp set and remembered I have not even used it yet. Last night it tasted it's first ink! I think I'll mass produce these cards and send them to my friends in Texas. The card base is Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate layered on top. I used the Polka Dot embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I layered Creamy Caramel on top of the Pomegranate. I used a dauber to daub Creamy Caramel onto the Creamy Caramel cardstock. The stamp is from Inkadikado set called Houser Coffee Classics. The coffee cup I colored with the Chocolate Chip stampin marker directly onto the stamp. It comes out darker than using the stamp pad. I also daubed Creamy Caramel onto the Whisper White cardstock and used vintage brads in all four corners. I used some polkda dot ribbon from a ribbon share and finished the card off by stamping the saying in Chocolate Chip.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Penguin Chick Sketch Challenge

I haven't been too active in stamping lately. I'm ready to get back into the swing of things though and I thought the perfect way was to do this sketch challenge #179 from over at SCS last week. I actually did this card on Wednesday but am just now having a chance to post it. I bought these stamps from Eclectic Paperie when they first came out. I'm just now inking them up! These penguins are so cute. I stamped Penguin Chick by Imaginisce Stamps with Palette Inkpad in Noir Black on Whisper White. After stamping her in Noir Black I used my 2 way glue pen and sprinkled pink Fun Flock on her hula skirt. Amy over on Prairie Paper & Ink did a tutorial on how to use Fun Flock with 2 way glue so I followed her directions. It was so easy! Nestabilities were used for the scallop circle and plain circle. I LOVE the Nestabilities my second favorite item by far. Perfect Plum was used as my card base I then layered YoYo Yellow on top and used some paper I bought from Hobby Lobby a long time ago before I left the states. The paper is so bright and cheery that I chose to stick with 2 colors from the paper. I used white polka dot ribbon on top of the YoYo Yellow strips down the right and bottom sides. I used a little bling in the middle of her flower in her hair.

Be Happy

Oh am I oh so happy! I finally purchased the Scor Pal and let me tell you it's the best thing since sliced bread. I'm sure you've all read about the reviews on this tool and it is for sure a MUST HAVE!! I decided to try out the Scored Lattice card intstructions in the April/May issue. My lines aren't exactly even on each side but it looks pretty good to me for the first try. I kept the card very simple and similar to the sample in the April/May issue just changed the colors, stamps, ribbon etc. I hope you enjoy the fun card as much as I do. I used Chocolate Chip as the card base, Regal Rose is the piece that I did the scored lattice technique to, Rose Red as the mat for the Whisper White piece. I stamped Changito Loco in Chocolate Chip on Whisper White. Colored him in with Creamy Caramel. I used the ticket punch on all four corners and I added some bling to all four corners.