Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Elements of Style and Mocha Morning

I love how this card turned out.  I had made a 12 X 12 DSP purse and wanted to make a card to match.  I ended up giving the purse away, so there is no picture of it.  I'll just have to see if there is another piece in that pack of paper that will be suitable for another purse.

So crumb cake and basic black were the only two colors used.  I didn't realize until I was making the card that the paper and the stamp set co-ordinate!  So I used the flourish part of the stamp on a little corner of the inside.  The vintage wallpaper embossing folder was used on the black background.  The hummingbird is clear embossed.

Other embellishments are the crumb cake seam binding ribbon, vintage brads and the eyelet border punch.

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style
Paper:  Mocha Morning Speciality

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ladybug Olivia

Happy 2nd Birthday Olivia!!

I wanted to make a card with a ladybug for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday.  Once I got the ladybug made it was harder to pull the card together.  I thought this was okay until I uploaded the photo and thought it just doesn't look right.  I think it's because the ladybug is disproportionate to the little pinwheel.  So I'll have to go back to the drawing board to design another.

However, I don't think Olivia minded at all how the card looked.  It was filled will more than adequate amounts of love from her Gramma and Grandpa!!  LOVE YOU OLIVIA!  Happy Birthday!!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy 7th BIrthday Liam!!

My oldest grandson turned 7 today!!  Hope you have a fabulous day Liam!!

His favourite thing now is Lego.  Several months ago I mailed all of my daughter's childhood Lego to him and his brother.  I think it has provided his mom with many hours of peace and quiet!

His mom made him a Lego invitation, so I made a Lego birthday card.  The worker was clip art I printed off the computer and the blocks of course were made from card stock and a 1/2" circle punch.  Sponge the edges, add dimensionals and you are done.  I used some retired colours; Yo Yo Yellow, Glorious Green, Brilliant Blue.  Real Red was also used.  This is about as simple as punch art gets!

Happy Birthday to Liam!  Tomorrow it's your sister's day!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

A CASE of Ice Cream Parlor!

I was wanting to use up some retired Designer Series Paper (Ice Cream Parlor) and after searching examples, I came across one by Carroll Ann (her blog is Carroll's Corner and goes by mrsboz on splitcoast) using Ice Cream Parlor.  It was bright and cheery and fit the need!!  My card is pretty much the same as hers; I changed the butterfly (Bold Blossom - now retired), sentiment (Short & Sweet) and side piece (Tasteful Trim die).  I tried several base colors and just kept coming back to her original card. So yellow it is!

I made several and gave them away with orders.



Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bookmarks - Lovely As A Tree and Sunflower

This bookmark uses an old favourite (Lovely As A Tree) and a new background stamp (Sunflower).  The spritzer tool was used to splash some colour at the top and bottom.

Other supplies used were the eyelet border punch, slot punch (retired), Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon and hemp thread.

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Scrapbook Layout - Quilting Technique with Cheerful Treat

Scrapbook Layouts by Stephanie Wright, Aug. 2011

This is a sample layout I used to demonstrate during my Quilt In A Day card class; page made by my daughter.  I wanted to show that the technique could also be used in scrap booking.  In the first photo I made a 6 X 6 piece using the quilt technique and Stephanie cut it down to use as her first panel.  The DSP I used was Cheerful Treat DSP and you can earn it free with your hostess dollars for hosting a qualifying workshop!!

She continued the color combo and papers onto her second layout using a leftover piece of the quilt and an additional border piece using the Tasteful Trim Big Shot die.
Her title was made using a retired Stampin' Up Alphabet set.

Other embellishments adorn the page and were made from:  Daisies #2 die; Circle Circus stamp set, Button Buddies stamp set and Designer Buttons.

Here is the layout that she used; Dec 2008 Page Maps
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bookmarks - Delicate Doilies

One of the 4 designs of bookmarks I made as "take one's".  Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and So Saffron are the ink colors used.
Delicate Doilies is available in wood and clear mount and three of them co-ordinate with punches!  Doily Triple Layer, 1 3/4" Circle and 2 1/2" Circle.  I used a retired slot punch at the top to thread the ribbon.

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