Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Oldie, But Goodie!

So Cool is a stamp set that retired a couple of catalogs ago! But, I always find myself coming back to it when I need a quick card for a little boy!
I simply used my markers (Not Quite Navy, Pumkin Pie and Garden Green) to color the "Dude" image. I used my spritzer tool to add some color and it is all stamped on shimmery white cardstock. I also used the set Birthday Bliss for the greeting.
Have a good one!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This Is The Updated Card.

After much thought about sending a card with SAB products on it, I decided to change it just a little bit. I stamped the greeting on the the Wide Oval and sponged the edges with Pretty In Pink. And, now the recipients will have a card that has all "current" product on it.
I think that I liked it just a little better with the curly label greeting, but this works too!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Autumn Days

This is a set that I recently traded for. It had come to my attention that I had virtually no stamps to make a card for a "man." So, I thought that I might be able to do something with this Autumn Days stamp set.
I was very pleased with my results. I used Sahara Sand cardstock and stamped the background. I added a jumbo brad and some Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon. I simply stamped the pheasant in Chocolate Chip and mounted him on Chocolate Chip cardstock.
It came together so quickly and easily. Sometimes, you just never know!
Enjoy your Monday!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Another SUDEMOONLY Swap.

This month our swap theme was "use something you have never used." I chose to use the Polka Dot Embossing folder (these cards were made as soon as I heard the swap topic) and the Curly Label Punch with two of the SAB stamp sets Vintage Labels and Whimsical words. I received my list of swap partners and was ready to mail my cards. At the very last minute I opted to change the card. I didn't know if some members would be offended if I used the SAB sets that would no longer be available at the end of the month. And, since the swap is meant to use demonstratable cards, I thought I should change the card a little. So, I did. And, you will see the results in a future post.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Keri's Card.

My good friend, Keri, had a birthday this week. So, of course she needed a card! I had an idea, but it didn't turn out. I at first wanted to versa mark on the wood sheet and use my chalks to "color" the image. That didn't turn out quite like I had planned. In the trash that one went! So, I cut another piece of wood sheet with my Big Shot.
This time, I used my markers to color the image before I stamped it on the wood sheet. This seemed to work much better. Then I used my craft knife to cut slits in the side of the Top Note. I used some red satin ribbon to make a bow. I really wanted to add "more" to the card, but it didn't seem to fit, so I left it as is!
It sounds like Keri had a great birthday! She deserves all of that and more!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's A Miracle. I Finished A Scrapbook Page.

This weekend we got to spend some time with one of our nieces. I hadn't done any pages of her yet, so I thought that it was time. The paper is all Stampin' Up! The chipboard/stickers is K & Co. I just love the dimension of the letters and flowers. It is hard to see in the picture, but they are glittery too!

It always feels good to get a page done. It makes me wish that I had more time to dedicate to scrapbooking. I guess someday, I will have the time and miss being so busy! Until then, I have to do what I can when I can.
Have a good day!

Friday, March 19, 2010

A Workshop Card.

This is a card that we made last week at my workshop. I used it to show off the Bird Punch and some SAB products that can be earned for FREE! The DSP, Greeting and the punch are all part of the SAB catalog.
I hope that you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Thought I Was Going To Syracuse Swap

Because of bad weather our Regional in Syracuse was cancelled. So, there was a sweet demonstrator (Heidi Baks) that offered to do a mail in swap. We mailed our swaps to her and she swapped them out and we got them mailed back.
This card was a cardfront that was submitted by Catherine McGough. I believe she used the shaving cream technique to do the background. Then she used the Extreme Elements stamp set to do the background. She then embosssed the Extreme Skateboard in black.
Ryan had a birthday party to go to. He got to pick a card. This is the front that he picked. So, I trimmed the cardfront down. I mounted it on White cardstock. He helped me make the tag and add the brads. And, wa-la he had himself a cool birthday card!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Swap Card.

This card was sent to me by Julie Kurtz from SUDEMOONLY. It fits right into our theme of the Big Shot. She used the Top Note die and cut it on the edge of cardstock. That way the white part opens up to be the card. It is a neat way to used the die.

I so loved this set when it came out, but haven't used it in a while. I will have to get it out and use it with my chalks. It looks just so pretty!

Have a good day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Bright Idea....

.....Unfortunately, it wasn't mine! As I was looking at some blogs, I came upon one that used the ornament punch for the vase! Well, that is a splendid idea. I had purchased this punch back at Christmas time, but figured that there would be no other uses for it. I was wrong! I should have known better with all of those talented ladies out there. Since then, I have seen some other neat things done with it!

Not to mention, the card used the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt pieces. It was like a match made in stamping heaven. I used the Top Note die, and cut the border off of the white piece. Then I embossed the white piece with the Polka Dot embossing folder. The DSP is from the Sweet Pea DSP pack.

Many things that I love, all coming together on one card!
Have a great day!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I Have Returned!

Happy Monday! I apologize for the absence. I have had bronchitis, pneumonia and a sinus infection. In between there, the stomach bug came cruising through our family! It has been like an infirmary around here! Now, I am back and feeling much better!

Here is my take on Cyndi Willis' card from the swap. I thought that she did a lovely job! I loved the card. So, I decided to switch up the colors and see how it turned out. We did this card at my workshop on Friday. The ladies are loving the butterflies!

I used the In Colors Rich Razzleberry, Bermuday Bay and Melon Mambo. I used the polka dot folder to emboss the polka dots. I love this folder, the dots really "pop" off of the paper!

Well, I have many things to share with you, so I hope you come back! Enjoy your day!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Shimmery Swap!

Janice McWilliams sent me this work of art! She used the Big Shot in a couple of ways. First she used the Polka Dot Impressions Folder to make the background. Then, she used it to cut out the Top Note and embossed it with the Manhatten Flower Impressions Folder.
I love the shimmer to the card that I believe was done by the shimmer paints. The color combination is stunning!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's That Time Of The Month Again!

The SUDEMOONLY Swaps have begun to arrive! Here is a lovely card that was sent by Cyndi Willis. I love this card! She did a great job of details, yet it isn't overly done. Our theme this month was the Big Shot. So, we could do anything that we wanted as long as it incorporated the Big Shot. Cyndi used two products from the Occassions Mini Catalog. She used the Textured Impressions Folder Perfect Polka Dots. She also used the Embosslits Die Beautiful Wings. This die cuts and embosses all at the same time!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful card!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Fox & Friends Page

For this page, I used the Fox & Friends stamp set and my punches to create an easy border! SU! makes it so easy with their coordinating paper, ink and ribbons! Easy-Peasy page!

Have a good day!