Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Happy Birthday 2U

Hi everyone! One of my favorite people is having a birthday tomorrow. I made this card for her using Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #55. I loved the skirt, shoes, and feet of the inspiration photo. Kristina's boss has excellent taste!

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!

Card Ingredients
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

Oakland A's Inspired Hybrid Thank You Cards

A good friend from our school's PTA asked me to make some thank you cards for her son's T-Ball coaches. The team is named after the Bay Area Oakland A's baseball team.

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.

Card Ingredients
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

Happy Father's Day & Feliz Dia de los Padres

Here are a couple of cards I made a few weeks ago for our school's auction. The second card (Spanish version) is going to my father-in-law. I don't have a stamp that says "Feliz Dia de los Padres," so I masked a stamp from the SU! set Felicidades Siempre and added alphabet stamps to spell out "Padres." I'm not sure I like these as Father's Day cards, but oh, well!

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.

Card Ingredients

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

Dad, Happy Father's Day

Here's a card for Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #9.

(Edited to Add: Here's the card description)

I've got to mail a Father's Day card to my sweet Dad by tomorrow to get it to him in time. I used Dawn's color combination (grass green, cream, & black) to help me out.

It was hard finding items in my stash that had the specified green color and cream or black with cream. Most of my stuff had white mixed in, so luckily the Making Memories Chloe's Closet collection had the right green and cream colors! I used strips of black cardstock to thread the buttons (I've never done that); I like the effect.

Thanks for looking and have a good one!

Card Ingredients
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

Happy Birthday, Bethie!

(6.16.09) Edited to Add: Updated the photo; I was finally able to get the Taken with Teal to look correct.
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:

Card Ingredients
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

Thank You Hero Arts & QuicKutz!

Look what I won!!! Woohoo! I can't believe it.

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

Feliz Cumpleanos, Sweetie!

Happy Friday, my dear paper-crafting friends!

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.

Card Ingredients
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

Happy New Baby

Hello! I'm posting some cards I made two weeks ago for the silent auction at school.

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!

Card Ingredients
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

Feliz Cumpleanos

Hi everyone! I've been super busy helping out at school, so I haven't had much crafting time. Kalino's last school day is June 11th. Here's a card I made over a week ago. I used the 2nd card of this blog post by Carolina's Creative Pad as inspiration for my creation.

Have a good one!

Card Ingredients
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)