Monday, August 31, 2009

PPA Challenge # 5 Halloween!

Ok, so I know I missed the deadline for the challenge but I wanted to post my little guy anyways. He dressed up in his frog outfit for you so he was worth posting. He was done with the "Sock Monkey" stamp set, his pennant, hat, bannana and Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. I used Crushed Currey Cardstock along with Dusty Durango. I embossed the Dusty Duango with an embossing folder and then rubbed it with a sponge in Soft Suede. The Boo Pennent is three of his pennants put todgether. I also cut off the ears of his costume and they became his frog eyes with a little white ink and soft suede ink The ribbon is the new incolor polka dot ribbon in Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry. I hope you like sock monkeys new frog costume and if you see him out and about say hi to him! Ribit, Ribit. Send me a comment if you like what you see.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Stamp A Stack Class 8/25

Another Stamp A Stack class and what fun! We made 8 cards and used more new stamp sets. I can't believe all the new stamp sets. They are so much fun and a few of them I would never have considered purchasing because I didn't see them in the catalog but I received them when I went to convention and I'm glad now that I have them.

This first card is from the Build a Bear Collection. She was stamped twice so that her clothes could be cut out and pasted on. Isn't she cute in So Saffron and Rich Razzleberry. She also has a brother in that stamp set but he'll have to wait his turn. :)

The next card is in Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Whisper White with a touch of melan mambo and Dazzling Diamonds for a bling effect. This card was made at convention with the "Hello Again" stamp set.

The next card is made with Orchid Opulence, Old Olive and Whisper White cards stock. Cottage Wall designer series papers are used along with the stamp set "Three Little Words".

The next card I made was with the New Fall set "Gift of the Earth". What a neat set! I used a neutral card stock I had not used before, Sahara Sand along with Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla Card Stock. I also used "Thoroughly Modern" Designer Serious Paper, Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon, antique brads, the new Modern Label punch and my water color pencils that I hadn't used in a very long time!

The last card I have pictured is really three cards in a bag (convention set) and the stamp set "Things I Love". The colors used are Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White along with a cello bag. The topper for the bag was made with Melon Mambo toped with Melon Mambo ribbon and again topped with whisper white and Bermuda Bay. Things I Love is stamped across the top in Chocolate Chip. Doesn't that sound like Fruit and Cookies for Lunch?

The cards were made with Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip strip with Melon Mambo ribbon and Whisper White circles stamped in either a shoe, shopping bag or chocolate candy. Oh what a Life that would be! Each card then has an envelope stamped with Melon Mambo hearts. Very cute and a nice little gift for some lucky person.
These were so much fun to create! Hope you like, see you next time. :0)
If you have any questions about any cards or scrapbook pages please email me.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Challenge #3 was a little harder than the first two for me. I've always seen people take a picture and create a card from what inspires them in the picture. I always thought I could never do that.

Here you can see the picture from the PPA challenge. When I look at that picture I see bold brights, a play room and a couple of little boys. Little boys like planes, trains and automobiles.

So here is my card for PPA Challenge #3. I used the stamp set "Choo Choo" and I used Brilliant Blue cardstock folding it to make an oversized card of 6 1/2 x 4 3/4. I stamped a piece of whisper white with a circle stamp from "Circle Circus" in bold brights of real red, brilliant blue, yo yo yellow and glorious green. I then wheeled my tracks on a piece of whisper white c.s. with black Stazon Ink and attached with dimensionals. I also stamped the train with the bold bright colors onto whisper white and cut them out so they would stand out with the help of dimensionals. I attached the train cars together with linen thread and mini dots, also the smoke from the engine which is attached to the happy birthday sign, with the help of an eyelet. I used the large tag punch to stamp the Happy Birthday and then trimed around it to make it a bigger tag. I took the tag punch and punched in from the corner about a half an inch top and side so that the ribbon would stay on the corner better. Click on the heart and try the challenge it's fun! It's really neat to see others perspectives on a single picture. Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies I used:
Stamp Sets: Choo Choo, Circle Circus, Happy Birthday

Card Stock: Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green and Whisper White.
Ink: Black Stazon, Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, Real Red and Yo Yo Yellow
Accessories: 1/2" striped Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, An Antique Eyelet, linen thread, Glue Dots and Dimensionals, Tag punch

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pals Paper Arts Challenge #2

This is my take on this weeks PPA challenge. I have a new great niece, her name is Anna Pearl after her two great great grandmothers. She is a beautiful little girl born last Tuesday morning right before convention. That has to be lucky right there!
I used Pretty in Pink cardstock and embossed it with the new embossing folder from Stampin' Up! "Finial Press". I've changed the card base and turned it on it's side. In the picture you can't see the scallops on the edges but they are there under the ribbon.
On that first layer I've added whisper white organza ribbon that I loosely gathered with needle and thread, attached it with sticky strip, trimmed and then added another layer of Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon. To the taffeta ribbon I've added Soft Subtle Pretty in Pink Brads and buttons from the Button Latte group. Each button is tied with linen thread and attached with Mini Glue Dots. For my second layer I've added pink polka dots from the DS paper "Tea Party". I've scalloped the side along with whisper white card stock for a third layer. I've used the single stamp from Stampin' Ups! "Beautiful Baby", stamped it in the new In Color Soft Suede. I sponged the edges of these two layers. To finish the card I added a bow from the Pretty In Pink taffeta ribbon and a little creeper from the stamp set "Big On Spring". To this I added a little pink brad and I hung it on a rhinestone brad from the Circle Fire group to give it just a touch of bling. My card is a little different this time because I didn't want to cover up a lot of the embossing so I used that as one of my layers. I hope you like it!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pals Paper Arts Challenge #1

This is the first challenge I've ever attempted and it was fun! The challenge: A color challenge using Stampin' Up! products. The colors are Melon Mambo~Bermuda Bay~Chocolate Chip.
I've used the stamp set "Wings of Friendship" which is a Level 1 Hostess Set.
I started out with a standard card base opening on the right of Melon Mambo. I then used the flourish stamp inked in Melon Mambo for a tone on tone print. I used the eyelet border punch for the side edges of Bermuda Bay and Chocolate chip cardstock, layered them on the Melon Mambo and added the Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon to tie it together. I stamped the viney branch in Bermuda Bay on Bermuda Bay and cut it out. I then stamped the bird and flowers on very vanilla, cut them out and attached with dimensionals to the cardstock. I added a little bling for the birds eye and a gold brad for the center of the flower. I stamped the verse in Bermuda Bay ink on very vanilla cardstock and punched it out using the square scallop punch. I then attached it to the vine with another gold brad and a dimensional on the bottom to keep it in place.
It was a great challenge and I love the colors that were chosen. Can't wait to see what they have next week. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Scrapbook Night last night from 5:00 p.m until 11:00 p.m.. I think I went to bed at 2:00 a.m.. It was a great night though, pizza turned out well again, lots of conversation, laughing, and helping each other. Great Time! We even did some scrapbooking. There were 7 of us and we really had a good time. I finished two more pages of my grandsons album. This about the only time I get to sit down and scrapbook and it's so much fun to do it with other people because you can talk and laugh about it. Last night we told stories, some of them were recent and some were childhood, some were family and kids and grandkids.

These are the pages I did last month with the stamp set Stampin' Up's "Choo Choo" stamp set. Brady ate cereal for the first time that day. Like any baby at first he wasn't sure but after a few bites he got into it and then it was Yummy for his Tummy!

This month I used a retired Stampin' Up! Scrapbook Kit called "Rock-A-Bye Boy". It just recently retired when the new catalog came out but in it's place they have brought in some really cute Kits including "Happy B Day" in primary colors and "Cool Kids" which is for all ages of children. These Kits are still called "Simply Scrappin" and still at the same low price of $19.95

Check them out in the new catalog on pages 164 through 167.