Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Thoroughly Modern

Love the geometric shapes in this paper.  It's SU, but reminds me so much of Dawn McVey and all the background stamping she does in her cards.  I hit a couple of challenges with this little card.  The CAS Challenge for last week was to be inspired by NYC.  I could only think of the "big apple" and the I {heart} NY tee shirts that are white, black and red.  So I opted for the black and white and red color scheme.  I cased one of Brandi's card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS.  Here is the card that I cased.  When I am casing folks, I seem to dig way down deep in their gallery to find something.  I don't know why, but it works out for me.  I have a really big day with the beginning of swimming lessons for my DD and a visit to my folks this morning, plus a couple of hours of driving in there.  I'll keep the post short to fit it all in! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Birthday Wishes (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Thoroughly Modern dsp; Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Rose Red; Accessories: blender pen, Arch lattice border punch, stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Soft and Sweet

What will I do when I run out of Pink Pirouette?  I really love this color and I don't have anything else like it.  I missed the boat and didn't get to stock up on it.  I recently got these Primas and they go quite well with the pink of my card.  I made this card for the Stamp to Spend Blog Tour Friday.  I perused Carla's blog and found this little monochromatic number to case.  The Vintage Vogue stamp set seems to be helping me a little closer to a style that is so hard for me.  Is my card even a little bit  vintage-y?

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Well-Scripted; Paper: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Whisper White; Ink: Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose; Accessories: primas, M's self-adhesive pearls, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

April's Appealing Cards

I made these cards for the Christmas Card Challenge on SCS.  As my post title would suggest, I'm on the month of April, which means that I have 40 Christmas cards and it is still only March.  There shouldn't be any stamping pressure in December for me, ha!

I used what was left of a Simple Sent card kit that I bought strictly for the stamp set.  A friend of mine absolutely adored the set but couldn't justify  buying the whole thing.  I stashed it away and just found it recently.  These cards were easy-peasy as I hard pre-cut pieces and a sketch already.  I just added some details to jazz the cards up and substituted some different stamp sets to make them Christmas-y! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - (First card) Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Bet Yet, Signature Christmas (inside); Paper: River Rock, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla; Ink: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Versamark; Accessories: Heat & Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds, wide chocolate grosgrain, pretties kit, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals, D'Vine Swirls ef.  (Second card) Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Short & Sweet; Paper: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, River Rock; Ink: Soft Sky, Versamark, Chocolate Chip craft; Accessories: corner rounder, white taffeta ribbon, white ep, clear ep, heat tool, mini glue dots.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Piecing My Way to Fabulousness!

Moxie Fab-ulousness, that is!  Alright, a girl can dream :)  I put together this little number for a few challenges.  As my introduction suggests, Cath is hosting a paper piecing challenge on the Moxie Fab blog!  I pieced these fun flowers from Verve with some gradient colored paper from SEI.  Verve's project parade this month is called Fun With Flowers.  Verve flowers are beautiful and I couldn't resist making this fun flower pot card.  I'm sure that everybody and their brother has made it, but not me!  I had to try.  It was fun!  Lisa Henke of the Limelight DT put up a pleating tutorial in honor of National Craft Month, so I scored, punched and pleated my white paper in order to make it look like eyelet lace.  Does it?  Caardvarks is hosting a challenge to use lace on your card.  Do you think my homemade eyelet lace qualifies?  I'm not sure, but I think I could get some points for thinking outside of the box!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Feel The Sun (Verve); Paper: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, SEI Mimosa; Ink: Basic Brown, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa; Accessories: paper snips, scallop edge punch, eyelet border punch, celery twill tape, scor-tape, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Baby Boys and Stars

I saw the Fall To Layout from the Clean and Simple stamping blog with it's accents being flowers.  I looked at some of the samples and saw most people using flowers as the accent and wanted to do something different.  So....I chose stars.  Stars seem to equate to boy cards for me. I also had this striped piece of dp calling out to me from the scrap pile.  I've only had that paper for a hundred years (okay, really probably only 4-5 years).  I know I am not alone in my patterned paper affliction.  I also busted out an old wheel that I own.  It's perfect for paper cards and diy wrapping paper.  Ask me how I know?

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Seeing Stars, In My Thoughts, Handprints wheel; Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Spring Showers dsp, unknown blue (I think it's a retired SU blue); Ink: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Versamark; Accessories: white ep, heat tool, small star punch, large star punch, stampin' dimensionals.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sweet Sunday with Sweet Pea!

This past Sunday was sweet indeed.  I got a chance to play in my craft room and got three cards made!  This was one of them.  I followed Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch for this card.  She had used Sweet Pea designer paper on her card, so I just followed suit!  I cut the circle shape out of one of the Sweet Pea designs.  I tried to leave enough room for a sentiment and I think it worked out just fine.  The Sahara Sand strip was pretty plain across the bottom, so I embossed it with some clear dots.  I made the V-cut with a square punch and that worked out great too!  One thing that I wished I had done was photograph my card against a different color background to show off the textured Chocolate Chip cardstock.

Details - Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Itty Bitty Backgrounds; Paper: Textured Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Sweet Pea dsp, Thoroughly Modern dsp; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark; Accessories: clear ep,heat tool, 1 1/4" square punch, SAMJ, Nestabilities.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tin Ceiling Tiles?

This card and design sort of remind me of them.  How about you?  I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS.  The stamper chosen for this week's honor was Mutnik and I cased this card.  I also worked in a Stamp 2 Spend color spotlight challenge for silver.  I had a ton of fun making the flower.  I punched out two daisies and curled them over my bone folder until the paper started to separate.  Then I carefully peeled the layers apart from the outside, leaving the center attached.  I added the silver pearls to the center of the flower and stuck the two punched daisies together with a glue dot and then mounted the whole thing on my card!  I wanted a little sentiment, so I stamped the "happy birthday" and punched it out with the word window punch.  It looked a little plain by itself, so I backed it up with another word window punch in the cocoa.

Thanks for looking!

Details - Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa, Brushed Silver; Ink: Close To Cocoa; Accessories: Mat pack, piercing tool, silver gel pen, M's silver pearls, word window punch, edge distresser, finial press ef, daisy punch; Techniques: embossing, paper piercing, faux stitching.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Aren't those bubbles fun?  I had a blast with that little folder.  I made this card for the Stamp 2 Spend Challenge to be inspired by one of your cleaning products.  Yep, I chose my old stand by, Scrubbing Bubbles!  Are you old enough to remember the commercials where they race around the bathroom leaving it sparkling behind them? 
Sorry, I digress.  I used a sketch from Card Positioning Systems and also met Sharon Johnson's challenge to make a CAS card with texture.  That is what got me looking through my embossing folders and then the Scrubbing Bubbles idea popped into my head.  There you have it, a card is born!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Because of You (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Sage Shadow; Ink: Sage Shadow, Versamark; Accessories: Tiny Bubbles ef, corner rounder, Birds & Blooms sizzlets, clear ep, heat tool, $ store dimensional stickers.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Shannon

I seem to be stuck on these little boxes lately, but they are so cute and handy too!  I love that you can make them all matchy-matchy.  That is my thing for sure!  With such a long week of what felt like single-momming it, I needed a quick card and gift for my girlfriend Shannon.  I knew I didn't have to shop for her because she is saving for a tattoo.  So I used a sketch from the clean and simple stamping blog from a couple weeks ago and whipped up a little box to go with!  There is no stamping here either.  I just used a few rub-ons from my stash!  Rub-ons are awesome!  Wish I had more!

Shannon loved her little gift box and the rest of the girls said "Will you teach us how to make those?"  I said "Sure".  More to come!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details: Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Razzleberry Lemonade dsp; Accessories: Love & Happiness rub-ons, black organdy ribbon, hot pink embroidery thread, eyelet border punch, matchbox die, Boho blossoms punch, white mini brad, mini glue dots.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Making Wishes

I just finished a book where the characters took turns making wishes on the dandelion fluff.  When I saw this sketch from Limelight, I was inspired to created a "wishing" type card.  I was all set to go with a fab rub-on that said "make a wish" and then disaster struck!

I have publicly admitted that my craft room is a disaster and I have a plan in place to clean it up, but.....somehow I lost that tiny little rub-on strip!  Ugh!  I looked everywhere, even through my trash!  I was so disgusted with myself that I almost didn't finish my card.  Instead of leaving the sentiment off, I found this little number to communicate "best wishes".  I didn't have much energy left when it came time to photograph my card, so the pictures looks dark to me.  The sparkle is just so hard to capture, so that left me a bit frustrated.  I do love the sketch though!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details:  Stamps: Short & Sweet; Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Cosmo Cricket Earth Love; Ink:  Basic Black; Accessories: MM eyelets, M's black satin ribbon, glue dot, Sakura Clearstar gel pen.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Outside of My Comfort Zone

Yep, this one is on the outside for me!  Orange is such a hard color for me. I like it when others use it, but not me!  Bright colors are not usually my bag either, but I love the October Afternoon Cherry Hill patterns.  I hear it's good to stretch yourself from time to time.  And stretch I did!

I used a sketch from Card Patterns and a technique by Nichole Heady and a challenge from Maggie :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Birthday Wishes (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Sweet Pea dsp, OA Cherry Hill; Ink: Versamark, White craft ink; Accessories: white ep, heat tool, mat pack, piercing tool, needle and thread, J's white satin ribbon, scor-tape, stampin' dimensionals, distressed stripe ef.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Birthday Butterflies

How cute is this?  I don't know if I want to give it up or not.  Okay, I will otherwise it will just gather dust on my desk.  With this post, I can recreate it if I want to!!!  So this is another gift set for my co-worker.  This is for her other twin and this girl's favorite color is orange.  Seriously, I cannot tell them apart and one of the girls is a tad more girly than the other!  I hope the butterflies are okay :)

Short post, I'm bushed!

Details - Stamps: Full of Life, Always; Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Always dsp; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: Rose grosgrain ribbon, Nestabilities, Kaisercraft pearls (blush & rose), paper snips, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals, Beautiful Wings embosslit, matchbox die.

Monday, March 15, 2010


How about that peace sign???  I drew it and cut it out myself.  Don't look too hard, you can tell!  Oh well! 

This fun little gift set is for one of my co-worker's daughters.  She's into pink and green and peace signs.  Hopefully, this will meet with her approval. Her Mom and Dad are going to give her cash, so the little matchbox will hold it just fine.

March is National Craft Month and I followed another tutorial to make my smooshed flower on the box.  Check it out here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details  - Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Welcome Neighbor dp, unknown green dp; Ink: Colorbox pink, Rose Red; Accessories: Nestabilities, craft knife, 1 3/8" circle punch, paper snips, heat & stick powder, heat tool, Dazzling Diamonds, two way glue pen, white taffeta ribbon, white embroidery floss, SU tag sheet, Sakura Clear Star gel pen, Matchbox die, Birds and Blooms; Techniques: piercing.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

This Little Monster

is for one of my co-workers.  Her grandson is getting ready to turn one year old and his Mom is going to through a monster-themed party.  My co-worker was sweating it as her daughter wants her to help make the invitations.  I gave her some ideas to keep it simple and said I thought I had one little monster stamp. 

Now, I am not sure if he really is a monster or if he is an alien.  But it doesn't really matter because I scored some points with the one googley eye!  It's tough to see in the picture, but I hit the stars above with a two-way glue pen and some fine glitter!  Oh and yeah, I stamped the whole thing on a paint chip/strip!  I got the idea here.  I love SCS!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Cuter than Most??? (Unity), Festive Favorites; Paper: Very Vanilla; Ink: StazOn Jet Black; Accessories: MM black eyelet, J's blue satin ribbon, 2-way glue pen, Dazzline Diamonds glitter, tag corner punch, paint strip, googley eye.

Friday, March 12, 2010

I couldn't wait to color eggs!

So I inked up the dollar stamp from Michaels, stamped it on some watercolor paper and went to town.  Don't look to closely because I am no coloring expert!  However, it really does match well with what my Easter eggs end up looking like.  Come on, who hasn't ended up with splotchy looking eggs? Or maybe I should be using a different dye kit.

I made this card for both the Color Challenge on SCS and the Celebrate Spring Challenge in the Stamp 2 Spend forum.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Details:  Stamps - $ stamp from Micheals, Sentiment by Amuse; Paper - Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Watercolor paper; Ink: Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Versamark; Accessories: gold ep, heat tool, vintage brads, aquapainter, stampin' dimensionals.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Rock Star!

My rock star is my hubby!  He has a show tomorrow night and I get to go.  Yippee!  My sister-in-law is going to take my three year old for the night so I can go.  Before our daughter, I never missed a show.  Now, someone has to stay home and take care of her.  Anyway, I made this card for the CAS challenge on SCS.  This week's challenge was to layer two different shapes on top of each other.  I chose the wide oval and the star.  I like how it workd out!  I could make a few of these, except...I only have one more of thesee rub-ons in brown.  Oh well, I will find another sentiment to work with this idea later!  Thanks for stopping by! Details- Stamps: Seeing Stars; Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Brushed Silver; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Wide oval punch, Large star punch, mat pack, piercing tool, Chat Room rub-ons, stampin' dimensionals.   

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A quick makeover

There isn't anything really tricky or spectacular about today's card.  In fact, it was super-duper quick!  I can't actually say how long it took, because I made 8 of them over a couple nights.  I was just running up to my craft room in between dishes or playing with my daughter.  This card is for a couple of challenges.  The first challenge is an older CAS challenge that I didn't get a chance to play.  The challenge was to make over another card.  I made over this card.    The other challenge that I met with this card is the Stamp Simply challenge from Sharon Johnson to use border punches!  Easy Peasy!

Thanks for looking!

Details - Stamps: It's Your Birthday; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black; Ink: StazOn Jet Black; Accessories: Scallop Border trim, M's pink self-adhesive rhinestone. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Because of Verve

I did all five of the Verve challenges for their Spring Fling Release.  I am just loving the most recent set I received from Verve.  It's called Because of You and it is fabulous!  It has loads of really great, sentimental phrase and some flowers.  Who can pass up flowers?  Certainly not me and certainly not fabulous Verve flowers.  In fact, here is a tag and a CAS card that I made for the challenges with my new Verve set!

Don't you just love the beautiful font that Julee choses for her sentiments?  And oh my goodness, do I love those leaves.  Aren't they wonderful stamped in white on vellum.  I am thinking that I will need to get the accompanying set when I have so extra dough! I think I will add this little tag to my girlfriend's birthday gift.  It's just two weeks away and we are already planning the girl's night celebration for her birthday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details: Card: Stamps: Because of You, Fluttering By (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Brocade Blue; Ink: Versamark, Brocade Blue; Accessories: White ep, heat tool, word window punch, clear epoxy stickers, stampin' dimensionals, scor-pal; Tag: Stamps: Leaves (Verve), Because of You (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Vellum, Print Pack dsp; Ink: StazOn Cotton White, Regal Rose; Accessories: Scallop edge punch, TE flowers and leaves, unknown pink satin ribbon, MM pink eyelet, crop-a-dile, J's thin white satin ribbon, Pretties kit, mini glue dots, scor-tape.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Re-Purpose Along With Me

and Verve, of course.  This box is my project for the fifth and final challenge of Spring Fling.  Sankari tasked all challenge-takers to re-cycle, re-purpose or re-use.  So I made this little box, which will hold several cards from this............

old box made to hold 16 little SU ink spots!  I know, I know, I should show the before shot first.  Would you really have kept reading if I had posted this boring box first?  I'm not sure that I would have :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Details:  Stamps: Because of You (Verve); Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Summer Picnic dsp; Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Always Artichoke, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose; Accessories: Scallop border trim, scallop border corner, sponge dauber, paper snips, M's self-adhesive rhinestones, red Sharpie, scor-pal, scor-tape.

Verve For Men

Okay, so my post title sounds like a product name for deodorant or Men's cologne.  Sorry to be so corny, but it does.  Making masculine cards is very hard for me.  Some companies design sets (I think) with boys and men in mind.  Verve has at least one that I know of.  But I find Verve to be very feminine.  I was so surprised when I actually came up with a masculine card with my Verve sets.

I played along with a bunch of Verve challenges this weekend.  This card is for the Spring Fling color challenge to use yellow, green and brown.  I added Sahara Sand as my neutral and resurrected some old Stampin' Up! designer paper.  I found a cool new layout on the Clean and Simple Stamping blog and I was in business!  I used removable adhesive to get my circles in position and then trimmed off the excess hanging over the side of the card.  The only other thing to note is that I stamped the Leaves stamp from Verve in Sahara Sand on my Sahara Sand card stock.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Leaves (Verve), Circular Sayings (Verve); Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Spring Flowers dsp; Ink: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, corner rounder. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Remember the 80's?

Do you remember those shirts that had rainbows on them that spread from sleeve to sleeve?  I sure do.  When I finished this card, that is what I remembered from 5th grade.  Jeannie Stone and Jennifer Hunter had those shirts too.  I think my memory is improving with age, is that possible?
Enough reminiscing, my card is for the Limelight Papercrafts sketch challenge with the additional challenge to use paint on your card.  I used my watercolor crayons and my aquapainter to paint my rainbow.  I dried it with my heat tool and then stamped my sentiment.  I distorted the sketch a bit so I had to put both of the additional elements on my main panel.  I embossed on my black layer, but it's hard to see.  Maybe click on the picture to see if it shows when enlargened.  A pretty simple card for today.  Maybe I will get bonus points for having "paint" in my sentiment (wink, wink).

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: The Artist in You (Unity), Distressed Dots (Unity); Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black; Ink: Basic Black, Versamark; Accessories: WCC, aquapainter, 1/8" circle punch, orange grosgrain ribbon, stampin, dimensionals, clear ep, heat tool.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

March Flowers?

You know the saying April showers bring May flowers.  Well, our weather here in the Pacific Northwest has been abnormally warm.  It's totally crazy and flowers are popping up everywhere.  I worry that a regular freeze will come along and kill them (along with my budding fruit trees!)  However, this little ribbon flower is safe from all kinds of weather!  I made it by following Mandy's tutorial for National Craft Month.  She and her designers (Limelight Papercrafts) are posting tutorials all month and there just might be a little prize involved.  In fact, Yours Truly, won the first one!  Knowing Mandy the prize will be something really great - because everything she carries is really great!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Coffee With Friends, Taglines (Flourishes); Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Bo Bunny dsp; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, black button, mini glue dots.

Friday, March 5, 2010

New Tricks from VSN

This is a new trick I tried during VSN. I actually goofed it up, but it still looks okay.  I read about this on Susan Raihala's blog, Simplicity.  I used some wide sticky strip and layered my ribbon on diagonally.  Then I trimmed it with my sewing scissors (not that I do a lot of sewing).  I think the original directions regarding this include a wrap around to the back so that there is no fraying!  This is a first attempt folks!
Believe it or not, I have never glittered an entire image panel.  I admit that I was a little hesitant so I went with a small image panel.  This was perfect for use on the latest CPS sketch :)  I have used my heat and stick powder before, but I really had never achieved this kind of effect before.  It is shockingly sparkly with a yum factor of 10!  The photo just doesn't do it justice. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Card 1 -Stamps: Baroque Motifs; Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink; Ink: Green Galore; Accessories: AC Uptown Khaki ribbons (x3), ? flower punch, Kaisercraft chocolate pearls, Chatroom rub-ons, wide sticky strip; Card 2 - Stamps: Watercolor Minis, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Whisper White, Mellow Moss, YoYo Yellow; Ink: YoYo Yellow, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Mellow Moss, Versamark; Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, heat & stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds, white organdy ribbon, Swiss dots ef, stampin' dimensionals.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I love VSN!

It's fun and it's fast!  Sometimes it is impossible to believe how many cards I can get done during a VSN.  This one was for a challenge involving scoring :)  By the way, I just love this American Crafts paper from the Blue skies line!  Such great colors!

Now this card I made for a challenge to make Faux Metal.  I had never tried this before and was please with my initial results!  But there is a story behind this card.  I made it for Ryan Miller, the goalkeeper of Team USA hockey team.  You see, my family and I have just watched Team USA lose the gold medal to Canada and the post-game interviews with Ryan Miller were so sad!  So this one is for Ryan!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Card 1: Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, AC Blue Skies dp; Ink: Basic Brown, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore; Accessories: Rose grosgrain ribbon, Nestabilities, sponge dauber, scor-pal, M's self-adhesive rhinestones; Card 2: Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, SEI Madeline dp; Ink: Versamark, Basic Black; Accessories: silver ep, heat tool, scallop square punch, scallop border punch, 1 1/4" square punch, wide white organdy ribbon, stampin' dimensionals. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Getting Ready for Mother's Day

a little early this year!  I frequently get card requests from friends, family and co-workers and then I am left to craft right at the last minute for my own mother (and mother-in-law).  Not this year I say! I used the VSN challenges from last weekend to get started.
I know I am really early with St. Patrick's Day and Easter in between now and Mother's Day.  But honestly, I don't really give away or send card for either of those two holidays. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Picture 1 - Stamps: Because of You (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, BG Urban Prairie; Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive; Accessories: gold mini brads, 1/4" circle punch, kiwi satin ribbon, gold cording, glue dots; Picture 2 - Stamps: Holiday Blitz, Charming, Message for Mom; Paper: Very Vanills, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel; Ink: Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, mat pack, piercing tool, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals, sizzlit leaves.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Less Risky :)

Yep, this card was way less risky!  I also just love it!   This card was created for a VSN challenge called Snow and Sky.  The task here was to make a blue and white card.  Bonus points were given for those crafters who added some metallic to their card.  I went for silver, not because I wanted 2nd place, but because I enjoy the color more.  (And...I used up all of my gold ribbon on my Christmas Card Challenge cards for March!)  The layout is from the clean and simple stamping blog and the content is from a Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge to use flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Vintage Wallpaper, Thinking of You, Taglines (Flourishes); Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Brushed Silver; Ink: Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss; Accessories: Silver ribbon, M's self-adhesive silver pearls, stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, March 1, 2010

More Risk Taking at VSN

I made this little cuties for a VSN challenge this weekend too!  I have never made a tri-fold card like this but I gave it a try.  It will be good to try this card when I don't have a 45 minutes time limit.  Embellishing seems to take up most of my time. 

Here is the inside view of the card.  I would like to have done a little more but you can only do so much and still get the card done on time.     

Thanks for stopping by!

Here are the details - Stamps: Asian Artistry; Paper: Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade; Ink: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo; Accessories: scallop circle punch, circle punch, slit punch, MM pink eyelets, crop-a-dile, J's thin satin ribbon, scor-pal, SAMJ, Sakura clear star gel pen.