Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Sketch Frenzy Friday has another wonderful sketch challenge for us! Today's sketch is brought to us by Tammy Fite. Isn't it great?! Lots of possibilities!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
This week Connie and Mary found a fabulous cake to inspire us! Isn't it gorgeous?! I just love the bright colors! And they really pop off the white-ness of the cake! So that is what I went with for my card. I also liked the swirls on the cake (it might be hard to see them since they are white, too). So, for my card I started with a Whisper White card base and die cut another piece of Whisper White with the Lattice die and glued it to the card. Then I used my new Fun Flowers die (from the Occasions mini catalog) and die cut the flowers using Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. I actually cut more from other colors too, but decided to stick to just two colors. I sponged the edges of the flowers with their coordinating inks. Then I found a Whisper White button and threaded a skinny strip of Basic Black cardstock through the holes and carefully curled the ends. I had to do this part several times as I kept tearing the cardstock - lol! But I finally got it. This is popped up onto the card. Finally, I took a small strip of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the greeting from the level 3 hostess set, Occasional Quotes and glued it to the card.
Now it's your turn! Make sure to check out the rest of the design team at Create with Connie and Mary to see how they were inspired. Then go and make your project to share with us. I can't wait to see what you do with this cake inspiration challenge!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Occasional Quotes; Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight; Ink- Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight; Accessories- Neutrals buttons, lattice die, sponge, dimensionals
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Hello, Friends! It is the 20th of the month (already) and that means that the Control Freaks have a fabulous blog tour ready for you! I haven't participated in the last few and I really missed it. So I was ready to be in on it this month. This month's theme is everything birthday! If you are starting here, be sure to click all the way through the tour to get inspired! If you have come here from Jenn Smith's blog, then you are in the right place, too!
I wanted something bright and fun to do up my birthday projects with and the first thing that came to me was the Ice Cream Parlor designer paper and accents from the SAB catalog! It is full of wonderful bright colors and the best part is that the pack can be yours FREE! Be sure to ask your demonstrator how to get it! So this first picture is an overall look at my projects.
My first project is a card. No birthday is complete without a birthday card. I used a card base of Pacific Point, then a layer of Whisper White and strips of the Ice Cream Parlor designer paper. I also used the Create a Cupcake stamp set and the coordinating punch. Add a few punches and some Old Olive ribbon and there you have a fun, bright, cheery birthday card!
For my second project I made a gift card holder. If you are like me, you might find yourself needing a last minute gift and you don't have time to go shopping. So you go to your local movie theater and get a gift card! Everyone likes the movies, right? Anyway, gift cards are a great thing to give to the birthday person. There are many different types of gift card holders but this is what I came up with. Again, I used Pacific Point, Whisper White, Melon Mambo and the Ice Cream Parlor designer paper. I also finished it off with a strip of the new Melon Mambo pompom trim! Too fun!! The stamped image comes from the Bring on the Cake stamp set.
Here is an inside view of the gift card holder.
And last, but not least, here is a gift box that I made. Complete with a bow. I have had this pattern for a L O N G time!!! When I was looking for ideas I came across it and thought I might resurrect it. I think it turned out pretty cute! I made the box and lid from Pacific Point cardstock and the bow is made from two pieces of the Ice Cream Parlor designer paper. I also used some of the accent pieces to decorate the box. Then I stamped an image from the Bring on the Cake stamp set and tied it to the bow of the box.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Good morning, Friends! We are coming close to ending another week! But I need to tell you about the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!
This week they have a color challenge for us! Aren't these colors beautiful? And they remind me of spring but that I have to wait for - bummer. And just in case you can't read the color names, they are Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze. These are some really great colors to put together!
So for my card I decided to use the Baja Breeze as my base card. I chose to use the textured cardstock. Then I took some textured Rose Red cardstock and made a tag by clipping the top corners and tying a piece of linen thread at the top. This is layered onto the card with dimensionals. Then I took the Build a Blossoms stamp set and stamped one of the images onto Whisper White cardstock and punched them out using the Blossom Petals punch. Then I took two other images from the same set and did the two-stamp thing to make the leaves. These I cut out as it was easier for me. I put the petals onto a 1/2" circle so they would stay together and then stamped yet another image from this set and punched it out with the 1/2" circle punch. To this I added an itty bitty button with some linen thread. The flower is attached to the tag with dimensionals. Then I used the dotted scallop ribbon border punch to punch a Pink Pirouette piece. To this I layered a sliver of a Pear Pizzazz piece. Then I went to my Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and found the 'Thank You' stamp and stamped in on a scrap of Whisper White. I punched it out with the 3/4" x 15/16" oval punch (which is a carry over item from the Holiday mini catalog). The oval is glued to the center of the tag.
So there it is! Time for you to check out the rest of the super talented design team to see what they did with these colors. You can find all their creations at Create with Connie and Mary. Then create your own project and upload it to their site. I can't wait to see what you do! Thanks for stopping by!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Build a Blossom, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White; Ink- Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz; Accessories- Blossom Petals punch, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, 1/2" circle punch, 3/4" x 15/16" oval punch, linen thread, itty bitty buttons, dimensionals
Friday, February 4, 2011
Well, Sketch Frenzy Friday has another wonderful sketch for us to try out! This is another one that is right up my alley! Clean and simple and easy! Love it! This week's sketch is brought to us by Ros Davidson.
First off, I decided to flip the sketch keeping the border at the bottom instead of the side. So I started off with a Whisper White card base. Then I took a slightly smaller piece of Melon Mambo and ran that through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and glued it to the front of the card. Then I took another smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock and scalloped the bottom with the scallop edge punch and rounded the corners at the top. I stamped the image from Love You Much in black StazOn. Then I used a blender pen with Melon Mambo and Old Olive ink to color it in. I tied a Pretty in Pink satin ribbon around it and attached it to the card with dimensionals. Then I punched a Melon Mambo and a Pretty in Pink flower with the itty bitty shapes punch pack. I scrunched up the Pretty in Pink one and attached them to the card and added a pearl. Done!
Time for you to go see what Jennifer did with this week's sketch! And after you have made the tour be sure to create your project using this sketch and upload it to the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog! I can't wait to see what you do! Thanks for stopping by!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Love You Much; Paper- Whisper White, Melon Mambo; Ink- Black StazOn, Melon Mambo, Old Olive; Accessories- Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, corner rounder, scallop edge punch, itty bitty shapes punch pack, blender pen, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, basic pearls, dimensionals
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Good morning, Friends! WOW! Can you believe that we are already into February? It continues to amaze me how time flies by!
So, today is the Thursday challenge at Create with Connie and Mary. And I am so excited because it is a sketch challenge! Isn't it fabulous? I can really see so many possibilities with it! I have a workshop coming up and will have to use this sketch again.
So for my card I started with a Whisper White card base. The designer paper is from the Love Impressions pack and is glued to a piece of Basic Gray. This is then glued to another piece of Whisper White (which is slightly smaller than the card base). Then I wrapped a piece of Whisper White organza ribbon around that to mimic the three stripes on the sketch. I thought it worked perfectly!! Then for my focal point I punched a circle from Whisper White using my 2 1/2" circle punch. For the scallop border, I punched a bunch of 1/2" circles from Real Red cardstock and glued them to the back. This can be a little time consuming but I didn't have a scallop circle to fit behind the white circle. So I improvised! This is then popped up onto the card. Then I took a scrap of Real Red and Basic Gray and die cut the letters from the Simple Alphabet dies. These get popped up on the circle. To finish it off I stamped the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Real Red and added three little rhinestones. Done!
O.k. Now it is time for you to admire the work of the rest of the most talented design team! So, head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to see it all and then create your wonderful project to post so we can all see! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Whisper White, Real Red Red, Basic Gray, Love Impressions designer paper; Ink- Real Red; Accessories- Whisper White organza ribbon, 2 1/2" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, Simple Letters dies, basic rhinestones, dimensionals