Friday, July 31, 2009

Retirement SAS #3

This was one of my favorites from the retirement class. I love beach images. This card uses the shells from Seaside. To make each shell, I stamped them with Sahara Sand onto soft colors. After cutting out the shells, they are arranged and popped up on dimensionals. The sand in the background was made with the splatter stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds. {Warm Wishes}
Stamps: Seaside, Hugs and Wishes
Ink: Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Paper: PTI White, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Soft Sky, Blush Blossom, Sahara Sand
Accessories: twine

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Retirement SAS #2

I think there was a sketch challenge of some sort with this layout because I saw several cards on Splitcoast with this layout when I was browsing through the Wild About You category. So, I took my turn to make a simliar card. This is a quick, simple, and cute card that you can whip up in no time when you need to. {Sweet Little One}
Stamps: Wild About You, Holidays and Wishes
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery
Paper: PTI White, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery DSP
Accessories: square punches

Monday, July 27, 2009

Retirement SAS #1

The first set we said goodbye to at the Retirement Party was Seeing Spots. This set is great for making your own patterned paper like I did in this card. {Congratulations}
Stamps: Seeing Spots, Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, PTI White
Accessories: none...really????

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wild About Penguins

Oops! I thought I'd scheduled more posts automatically, but apparently Monday was the last one. Sorry about that.

This card didn't make the cut for my Retirement Stamp-a-Stack class back in June, but I thought I'd post it anyway. The cards that did make the cut are coming up in the next few days. {Fabulous Penguin}
Stamps: Absolutely Fabulous, Wild About You, Seeing Spots
Ink: Summer Sun, Basic Black
Paper: PTI White, Summer Sun, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Basic Black and Summer Sun markers, square scallop punch (non-SU!)

Monday, July 20, 2009

June Stamp Club Card #3

This was the third and final club card for June. Maybe you noticed that all of the stamp sets used for club cards this month were ones that were retiring from Stampin' Up'! We said goodbye to some more favorites at my Retirement Party Stamp-a-Stack at the end of last month. Those cards are coming up next. {Blooming with Love}
Stamps: Blooming with Love
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Hawaii Papaya DSP
Accessories: circle punches, round scallop punch, 5/8" chocolate brads

Saturday, July 18, 2009

June Club Card #2

This one is a direct case of a card I saw on Julie Davison's blog. I love how the bright colors pop off of the kraft cardstock. Plus, it used the Pink Flamingo DSP, which is simply gorgeous! {Hi, Thanks}
Stamps: Say it with Scallops, Jumble Alphabet
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black, Pacific Point
Paper: Basic Black, Kraft, Whisper White, Pink Flamingo DSP, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Accessories: corner rounder, black gingham ribbon, square scallop punch, square punch

Thursday, July 16, 2009

June Stamp Club Celebrates the Fourth!

And here we are with another belated holiday. This was one of the cards we made for June Stamp Club. I cased this card on SCS moving things around just a bit. A stamp club member, Sharon, was very clever and thought of the idea to add these little rhinestones to the stars. I think it really adds to the card. So, I did what any respectable stamper would do. I copied her. {Happy Fourth}
Stamps: Independence Day
Ink: Craft White, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: circle punches, self-stick rhinestones, cuttlebug folder - dots, sizzix machine

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Belated First Father's Day

Hello, friends! It's been awhile since I've posted, and that's because I've been enjoying spending summer time with hubs and baby AND I've been stamping! Yesterday, I photographed and uploaded 20 cards/projects to be able to share with you.

To celebrate Keith's first Father's Day, I made him a card and a canvas. Here's the card. I really like how it turned out. Super simple and masculine. I realized that I NEVER make masculine cards...ever. My poor stampers. I'll have to make a point to at least make a few a year.

The BEST thing about this card (besides the fact that it signifies we are finally parents) is that it scored me a Big Byte (you know...the Crop-O-Dile's cousin). That's right. This is actually a $50 kind of card. I couldn't help it if my Crop-O-Dile just wouldn't reach in far enough to set those inner jumbo eyelets. And, of course, by then the whole card was finished except for those. So, it had to be done.
Confession...I did write on the inside before I photographed the card. Before I wrote on it, this IS what it looked like, but I had to cheat and make a temporary inside so I could take the picture without the writing.

Now I also made him a super simple canvas using a photo of Kate from when she was only 11 days old. I just love the way she's looking up at him. All I did to make the canvas was paint it cream colored and slap on the photo and these pre-made vinyl words. I was not up for being very creative with this project.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!