Saturday, August 29, 2009

Muchas Gracias

Hi everyone! I haven't posted anything new in over a week. I was busy this week helping out at school. I have many cards that are a work in progress, but I haven't completed anything until today. (Edited to Add: Re-took photos since I had better lighting.)

This card incorporates several new SU! goodies and some digi-paper I won from Holly Jones (owner of My Cute Stamps) back in June. The pack is called Delicious Lemonade.

Can I confess I'm still having a hard time embracing the new SU! in-colors? I ordered all 6 inks, but unlike previous years, I didn't order the re-inkers. I always buy the corresponding re-inker when I buy any ink pad (SU! and non-SU!). What about you? Do you do the same?

I loved the card on p. 194 of the latest SU! catalog (US version) and used it as inspiration for this card. I embossed the patterned paper with the the SU! dots Texturz Plate. I don't have the Curly Label punch, but I resized a design on my Silhouette to mimic the punch and cut it out of Bordering Blue paper.

Have a great weekend. I'm headed downstairs to make the guys an Açaí smoothie. It's so hot here; we don't feel like cooking dinner.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Agradecimento (SU!)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Bordering Blue, Whisper White, Delicious Lemonade Digi-Kit (Holly Jones)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Tools: QuicKutz Silhouette, Big Shot w/Texturz Plate, Modern Label punch (SU!)
Other: button (Making Memories - Chloe's Closet), foam tape, twine, glue dot, Melon Mambo ribbon, white gel pen (Sakura)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

With Love, From Me to You

Hi everyone! Where is the week going? There is not enough time in the day. I finally ordered from the new SU! catalog. I got my order on Monday. I had to have the Medallion stamp.

This card is for Kristina's Finally Friday challenge:

Create a card using patterned paper that was originally not intended for the topic of your card.

I used paper and chipboard from the SU! Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit to create this love-themed card.

I made my own heart chipboard by punching the heart out 5 times from kraft cardstock and gluing all the layers together.

I've had 1 bottle of Liquid Pearls for years...I don't think I've ever used it. After see this card by Kristina, I had to try something similar.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good one!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Medallion (SU!), sentiment (Feeling Groovy by Verve Stamps)
Paper: Kraft, Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit (SU!)
Ink: VersaMark, Riding Hood Red
Tools: 3 heart punch (SU!)
Other: Baby Blue Perfect Pearls, Tombo Mono-multi

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Be the Change ...

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a glorious weekend. We are getting ready to host my sister-in-law and soon-to-be brother-in-law for a lunchtime BBQ. I still have to go to the grocery store for a few items.

I {love} this Mahatma Ghandi quote on this Unity Stamp! I think this is my favorite quote ever.

I stamped this quote quite a while ago, but had never finished creating a card with it. I won this stamp from Tamara (and Unity...thanks!) back in June.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good one!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Be the Change (Unity)
Paper: kraft & Sweet Slumber Speciality paper (SU!)
Ink: VersaMark
Tools: Corner Rounder (Fiskars)
Other: clear embossing powder, tiny buttons (Hero Arts), other buttons (Making Memories - Chloe's Closet), dew drops, thread, white gel pen (Sakura), foam tape, Kraft Taffeta ribbon (SU!)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Celebrate Today

Hi everyone! I'm back from vacation. I finally had some time to work in the studio last night. Here's a card I started while on vacation. All the items on the card are from a cool paper pack (Carolyn Gavin for K&Company) I bought at Micheal's before we flew to NM. The pack had die cut flowers, leaves, birds, butterflies, and borders. I bought this pack as an activity to do at Kalino's birthday party. His 7 cousins on my side of the family are all girls! I didn't know they would love a Lego-themed party as much as they did, but they also loved making flowers with the K&Company kit. I bought floral wire, buttons, rhinestones, and foam tape to layer the pieces. Even days after the party, they were still assembling flowers. Here's a picture of a few of the girlies at work the day after Kalino's party.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: sentiment (Starring You - SU!), background (Heidi Grace)
Paper: Kraft (SU!), Carolyn Gavin by K& Company
Ink: Basic Black, VersaMark
Tools: wire cutters
Other: floral wire, rhinestones (Michael's), foam tape

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lego Birthday Party Invitation

Today is my son's 6th birthday. We are currently on vacation in Taos, New Mexico visiting my family.

I started designing these Lego birthday party invitations several weeks ago. The photo of K was taken last June at Legoland in Carlsbad, CA. His tongue is sticking out...that's a common sight. This kid is not a Disney kid. He has no desire to go to Disneyland, but if he had a say, we would be at Legoland a few times a year.

I wanted to enter this invitation in the Hero Arts Photo Challenge, but I couldn't complete this invitation on time. Cutting out his name was also the first project I attempted with my QuicKutz Silhouette (not smart of my part...there was a bit of a learning curve). These letters are tiny (less and .5 inches high). I downloaded a free Lego font from here. The Silhouette can cut any font on your computer, so it worked out great.

I also used the Lego font on the photo and for the text of the invitation.

The hard part was assembling the 4 layers for each of the small letters.

Card Ingredients
Paper: unknown brand of red, white, black, and yellow paper from my stash
Tools: computer, printer, QuicKutz Silhouette
Other: Legothick font, Tombo glue, Canon Photo Paper Pro, Creative Memories photo splits, foam tape