Saturday, September 26, 2009

PPA CHALLENGE #9, Picture Perfect Insperation

These are the challenges that scare me but I'm going to do it anyway. Here is the picture for the challenge from "Pottery Barn". They always have the prettiest pictures. So here we go again I tell myself. I've been thinking about this since Thursday and I finally got the paper and stamps out tonight, it's Saturday. :)

I started with my cardstock; I pulled out Always Artichoke, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard and Very Vanilla. I also used Designer Series Paper, "To The Nines". Love that paper! Next came the stamp sets and after going through all the fall things I came back with some new ones, "Holiday Best" which is a level one Hostess Item and "Gobble, Gobble". I tried a few things with ink pads but couldn't come up with the colors I wanted so I went back to my markers, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and More Mustard. I used the wide punch for the "Give Thanks"and used dimensionals to set it on 1" double-stitched chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon. I also used another 1/4 chocolate woven ribbon and wrapped it around the designer paper twice and tied a knot at the bottom. I layered the cardstock using all the colors except for Always Artichoke and used the Ticket Corner Punch. I added three pumpkin pie corduroy buttons which I sponged a little bit with ink. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Digital Studio Is Coming!!!

October 1st it will be ready for purchase!
I've been playing with it a little bit and here are a few of the things I've done:

I made a flyer for my Friday Nite Scrap:

I used a little of just a few things available.

I also made a card for my grandson with his picture on it. Not sure how much he'll like it but I think his mom and dad will. He'll be 1 year old on October 18th. His Great Uncle Jeff will be 51 on the 19th of October! And his Aunt Sara will be 30 on October 28th.
This is really fun to play with and it is just full of options to choose from. Can't wait to create my first Album.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

PPA Challenge #8 K.I.S.S.

"Keep It Simple Sweetie"
This is Challenge #8 from Pals Paper Arts.
Clean with lots of white space, simple designs, minimum time to create and limited layers and embellishments.

My card this week is a simple wedding card.

I used the Big Shot to make my card simple and fast.

I used the "Top Note" die first to cut my card shape with "Shimmer White" cardstock and then I sent it through again using the "Elegant Bouquet" embossing folder. This gave me a plain white card. I wanted something soft. I took a blending brush and Stampin Up's! Classic Stampin' Pads in Pale Plum, Certainly Celery and Barely Banana and went to work. In just a few minuets I had color in my Card. I added Stampin' Ups! Whisper White Organza Ribbon and the hardest part of all, the wording. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to place my words on my card so that I have a better chance of getting them straight or semi-straight. :)

I used the stamp "A Day to Remember, a Lifetime to Love." I just love the stamp set it comes from, it's called "Very Versatile" and it is. I just found out today that it is no longer available as it is not in the new catalog.

For any of the other items to make this card shop 24/7 from my web site to have your items shipped directly to you or give me a call, send me an email and I will order everything for you.

Have a good week and Happy Stampin!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Snow Man Thank You!

I know it's not quite Christmas yet but I have to start early or I will never get finished. I started first with the Christmas Thank You's I wanted to make for my Grandson Brady. He's only 10 months old but we may as well start early with the teaching. :) So I started out with the "Simple Seasonal Thanks" Stamp Set. I stamped the Snowman with Stazon Jet Black Ink, knowing that I'd have to do something with the hat and scarf at least. Then I took my "Real Red" Stampin Write marker and colored in the red polka dots on the snowman's hat and scarf. I then cut the snowman out and glued him on a piece of 4 x 5 1/2 " piece of real red cardstock and stuck the snowman on it. I applied sticky strip (double sided tape) to the cuff of the hat. I then applied white flocking (non stampin' up! product) to that. I used my marker again, this time only orange for his carrot nose. I needed an envelope for him since he is more like a post card than a regular card. I took one of Stampin' Ups' medium sized envelopes, added the striped paper on to it, trimmed it to fit. Now, I wanted to make about 18 of these so he would have plenty of them to send at the holidays but I needed a box for them. So I started looking around and came up with this window box made from "Merry Moments" Designer Series Paper and "Clearly Thanks" Window Sheets. The Window sheet looks like snow coming down. I made the box a little bigger than the envelope and at one end cut a rectangal for the window sheet. I attached this with Sticky Strip to the designer paper. I then folded the box and used sticky strip to attach the corners. I did the same for the bottom of the box leaving out the window. I put my cards and evelopes inside the box and added a 3/4" wide strip of red and white polka dot ribbon to the box to keep it closed. This will just slide off the end when you want to open the box.
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Saturday, September 5, 2009

PPA #6 Color Challenge!

A color challenge! Beautiful colors aren't they?
Well I missed #4 because I ran out of time, darn job gets in the way every time. :) #5 I missed because I was to late getting my little sock monkey's costume on him. So now we come to #6 and I've finished early. This is just not like me. I procrastinate about everything! But her is my post. Mine is a Thank You Card this week. Take a peek.

I started out with that Brocade Blue as my card base. Then adding Beautiful Crushed Curry and using my "Big Shot" I embossed the top half of the card with Stampin' Ups! new embossing folder, Finial Press. The bottom portion was embossed with another embossing folder. I then added the half circle using Brocade Blue which was cut using my new circle scissor plus. I stamped the little guys on whisper white card stock using Stazon Jet Black Ink. He then got stamped a few more on Brocade Blue, Crushed Currry and Ruby Red. Well, I like to cut things out. I then glued their little shirts on them and gave them each a new heart! With Stampin' Ups! medium twill tape and my markers for the three colors I colored the "Thanks So Much"
stamp from the same stamp set. Attaching the twill tape I then flipped the ends of the little hearts over the top of the tape so it looks like they are standing at some type of table. The Crushed Currey and Brocade Blue are punched with the medium oval punch and the FRIEND is punced with a small oval punch and then sponged around the edges. The stamp set I used was the "Smarty Pants" set.