Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The colors this week are:
basic gray, rust, mustard, and cream/vanilla
My little guy wants to play a game before dinner, so I'll make this quick. Have a good one and thanks for looking!
Stamps: flourish (Inkadinkado), sentiment (Birthday Whimsy-SU!)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Really Rust, More Mustard (SU!)
Ink: VersaMark, Really Rust, More Mustard
Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Nestabilities, stapler
Other: Maya Road chipboard (covered with More Mustard ink), clear embossing powder, Puffy Sticker (American Traditional), foam tape, staples, mini pearls (Michael's), Gray ribbon (SU!- retired), Prima flowers
Saturday, June 20, 2009
These cards have some hybrid elements. I printed the Oakland's A's logo and trimmed out the "A".
I found that SU! Summer Sun and Garden Green cardstock is a good match for the Oakland A's colors. The grass is not cardstock; I bought it at the last rubber stamping convention I attended. The baseballs are stickers that I mounted onto chipboard.
A few days before I found a great deal on white Thickers (Hat Box design) at Big Lots. Using this thread on Two Peas in a Bucket, I found that the Hat Box design of Thickers is a very close match to the Machine Script font. I printed the personalized text onto Summer Sun cardstock.
Paper: Garden Green, Summer Sun (SU!)
Tools: corner rounder (Fiskars), computer, Microsoft Word
Other: Thickers (American Crafts), linen thread (SU!), plastic grass, baseball stickers, chipboard circles, foam tape
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I couldn't resist using some Baja Breeze felt flowers on these cards. I love Felt Fusion flowers, but I forget to use them. The main image is designer paper. These were very easy cards to put together.
Stamps: Men of Life (PTI), Felicidades Siempre (SU!), Serendipity Letters & Numbers (Hero Arts)
Paper: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze - textured, & Urban Garden (all SU!)
Ink: Memories Black
Tools: Scallop Border punch (SU!), Crop-a-Dile
Other: Felt Fusion flower (SU!), grey ribbon (SU!-retired), foam tape, black brads (Bazzill)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
(Edited to Add: Here's the card description)
Thanks for looking and have a good one!
Stamps: Men of Life (PTI)
Paper: Black (CA Paper Goods), Very Vanilla (SU!), Chloe's Closet (Making Memories)
Ink: Memories Black
Tools: Scalloped Scallop punch (EK Success), corner rounder (Fiskars)
Other: Thickers (American Crafts), Chloe's Closet ribbon (Making Memories), Chloe's Closet buttons (Making Memories), foam tape, linen thread (SU!)
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Whew! I made Kristina's deadline. Here's a card for Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #54.
I made this card for my niece, Elizabeth. It's a very late birthday card. I used a layout in the US-version of the Fall-Winter SU! catalog (p.133).
I had trouble getting the Taken with Teal paper to look like it's true color. The photo is looking very Tempting Turquoise. I'll take a photo later to replace this one. I need to do Lisa Spangler's challenges to help my photos out. The colors this week are:
Stamps: Love You Much, So Many Scallops (SU!)
Paper: Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore, Rainbow Sherbert DSP, white glossy paper
Ink: VersaMark, Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal
Tools: Big Shot, Cuttlebug embossing folder, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 1/16" circle punch, scallop edge punch (SU!), scallop square punch (Marvy), stapler, Crop-a-Dile, scallop edge punch (SU!)
Other: Felt Fusion flower, foam tape, white embossing powder, rhinestone brad (Making Memories)
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Yesterday I was telling you that it was both my husband's and my birthday. I won the grand prize from Hero Arts and QuicKutz! I got an email from Tami Hartley this morning. What a great birthday gift for both of us. He was looking at getting a digital cutter for his fun techie nerdy projects. That's right folks, he wanted a Silhouette too.
The 3 of us are off to San Francisco this morning. We are going to RoboGames at Fort Mason.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Today is my birthday and my Sweetie's birthday. We share the same date (not the year, though). I use an uppercase on the "s" of Sweetie because that's one of the names I call him. I don't call him (or my son) by their actual names. I call them my other terms of endearment.
Today is also Taylor's (Taylored Expressions) birthday.
This card started with the Heidi Swapp damask sticker. Love these! I put it on white cardstock and then trimmed around the sticker. I added a few rhinestones and did not faux stitching around the edge. Voila!
I may make my Sweetie a different card later if I have time, because he already saw this one. I made it for the school auction a few weeks ago.
Stamps: Felicidades Siempre (SU!)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Ink: Basic Black
Tools: corner rounder (Fiskars)
Other: Damask sticker (Heidi Swapp), rhinestone brad (Making Memories), rhinestones (Michael's), foam tape, Sakura white pen
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I loved the design of this card on Ashley's blog earlier this year and I knew I had to make some. Ashley's work is flawless. I loved the simplicity of her design and effectiveness of using tiny images. For the second card, I didn't have the exact equivalent sentiment in Spanish, so I used the phrase "mis mejores deseos" (best wishes). The only difference from Ashley's design is I used some ribbon and staples.
Have a good creative day!
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings (PTI), Flores Llamativas (SU!)
Paper: Baja Breeze (textured), Kraft, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Tools: stapler, 3/4" circle punch, corner rounder
Other: Certainly Celery ribbon, Baja Breeze ribbon, foam tape
Friday, June 5, 2009
Have a good one!
Stamps: Flores Llamativas (SU!)
Paper: white (CA Paper Goods), Tangerine Tango - textured, Haiku (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango
Tools: Stampa-ma-jig, circle punches
Other: Copper Vellum metal tag (SU! retired), hemp twine, rhinestones (Micheal's), Tangerine Tango ribbon (SU!), foam tape, eyelet (Making Memories)