Thursday, July 31, 2008
I stamped the large image from the Fresh Cuts set on the large Pumpkin Pie flower. I don't know if I like it...it just makes the flower look dirty. I also stamped that same stamp on the scallop circle and the chipboard button. Since the chipboard has glossy paper, I stamped it with gold Brilliance ink. I love Brilliance inks.
The only adhesive I used on this card is holding the flower layers together. The brown textured paper and the ribbons are sewn onto the cardstock. I had the sewing machine out since I was hemming some new shirts, so I figured I should use the machine on a card. My old sewing machine is on its last leg, plus it only does a straight stitch. I could use a new one!
Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Paper: River Rock, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie Die-cut Blooms, brown textured paper (I don't know who makes it)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, River Rock, Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Other: Large Button Chipboard (Target $ bin), American Crafts stripped ribbon, celery ribbon (Michael's)
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
Paper: Cool Caribbean, Real Red
Other: BasicGrey ribbon, Making Memories brad, foam tape, corner rounder
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This card is for Analisa who turns 18 on Aug 6th. I like gift cards...receiving and giving. I don't know how to shop for girls anymore, so this gift is a no-brainer. I wanted to design a card around the gift card.
This card started with some BasicGrey paper that is part of a Matchbook Kit. I rubbed the raw chipboard with Rose Red ink.
The matchbook flap is attached to the pink cardstock with eyelets. The paper on the inside of the flap is yummy. I got it from my local scrapbook store. It it almost like cloth. I can't remember who makes it.
Stamps: Happy Birthday (A Muse Artstamps)
Paper: Parchment Pink (Only the Best), DSP (BasicGrey- Oh, Baby! Girl Matchbook Kit), brown stone textured paper (don't know who makes it)
Ink: Rose Red, Basic Black, StazOn Jet Black
Other: BasicGrey ribbon, Making Memories staples, Chipboard (Heidi Swapp), Clear Square Sticker (A Muse...blog candy from Theresa), flower (blog candy from Jenn), rhinestone (Me & My Big Ideas), corner rounder, eyelets (unknown source), glue dots
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Today, I got a piece of white cardstock and stamped it with the same stamp from Fresh Cuts and then I embossed it with white embossing powder. I rubbed Rose Romance (I don't have Regal Rose) on the embossed image and wiped away the excess ink. I slipped the new layer into my old card, and Voila! I like the card much better now and I didn't have to take anything apart.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I loved the vintage dress that inspired this week's color challenge from Kristina.
The colors we had to use are:
Rose Red, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow, Whisper White (I used Rose Romance since I don't have Regal Rose)
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I paper pieced the clothing. I paper pierced the circles and main layer. I also liked the look of distressing the circles. I noticed Dawn McVey does this. I love the look. I used a Sakura Glaze Gelly Roll pen on the sunglasses to give them a shiny look.
Stamps: Inkadinkado Humorous Birthday
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, Spring Silhouette DSP
Ink: Memories Black
Other: 1/2" & 3/4" circle punches, paper piercers, dimensionals, rhinestone stickers (Michaels), Sakura Glaze Gelly Roll, Crayola Brown pencil
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
We haven't been to New Mexico in almost a year, so I wanted the invitation to have a picture of Kalino. In the photo, he's wearing a Transformers t-shirt and playing with 2 of his many Transformers. The first line says "Transform and roll out! It's Kalino's 5th Birthday Party."
I downloaded a free Transformers font (actually, I downloaded a few versions first to compare them). There are many sites that have a version of this font. It's a little hard to read... a small "a" can look too much like an "o", but I had to use this font.
The Autobot logos were actually symbols that came with the free font. I just enlarged them. I used the SU printer-compliant codes to print the logos in Going Gray on white cardstock. The text on the vellum was printed in Brilliant Blue, but it doesn't look the color since I printed on colored vellum.
The sleeve of the invitation is a 4.25" x 11" piece folded in half. The insert is 3.75" x 5".
Stamps: By Design (this little retired set has come in very handy)
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Going Gray white, yellow vellum (The Paper Palette)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Making Memories snaps & blue staples, Crop-A-Dile, corner rounder, Creative Memories photo splits, wallet-sized photos, foam tape, 1", 1 1/4", and 1 3/8" circle punches
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Stamps: Pun Fun
Paper: Bashful Blue, Parchment Olde Gold (CA Paper Goods), designer paper (a gift from my good friend, Ericka)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Velvet ribbon (BasicGrey), rhinestones (Me & My Big Ideas), Stickles, Sakura white gel pen, 1 3/8" and scallop punch, foam tape, paper piercer
Friday, July 11, 2008
1) Put the logo on your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White
I'm glad to see Really Rust in the mix. I never use that color! This is the first time I've had all the inks and all the cardstock colors! This is like the 3rd version of this card. I couldn't make up my mind, plus a ruined a rub-on.
Stamps: By Design, Noteworthy
Paper: Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, designer paper (Chatter Box)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, ColorBox Frost White
Other: Chocolate Chip Poly Twill, 3/4" button, 3/4" circle punch, Stampendous Detail White embossing powder, corner rounder, Sakura white gel pen, white flowers, white floss thread, piercing template, foam tape
Monday, July 7, 2008
Stamps: Inkadinkado Humorous Birthday, SU
Paper: Ruby Red, Cool Caribbean, white glossy, silver (American Crafts)
Ink: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Cool Caribbean
Other: BasicGrey Color Me Silly ribbon, rhinestones (Me & My Big Ideas), paper piercer, piercing template, foam tape, 1/2" and 3/4" circle punch, Sakura white gel pen
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Our colors this week are:
(July 3rd - ETA: I changed Going Gray to Basic Gray) Basic Black, Basic Gray, Ruby Red, River Rock, and Whisper White
I literally put the Thickers on the cardstock first and worked backwards from there. I finally bought Thickers a few weeks ago. I didn't add ribbon because I wanted to keep the card masculine.
Stamps: Inkadinkado Humorous Birthday (I cut the tiny cupcake out)
Paper: Basic Black, River Rock, Ruby Red, pattern designer paper (American Crafts) has a gray/silver reverse side
Ink: Memories black, River Rock
Other: American Crafts Thickers (Poolside - vinyl), rhinestone (Me & My Big Ideas), foam tape
Paper: So Saffron, designer paper (gift from Ericka)
Other: Stickles, Making Memories Summer Fun puffy stickers, Making Memories slit punch, ribbon scrap, corner rounder