Thursday, December 29, 2011

Yay for New Stamps!!

I just love getting new stamps, don't you? I had gotten a bunch of new stamp sets and hadn't had a chance to use them because i was stampin my little heart out with all my Christmas stamps, so my others got neglected and sad : (
So now that Christmas is past, i was finally able to show some love to my other sets!
This card was made for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge, which is a color challenge.

To make the card, i stamped all the images after inking them with markers, then cut out the images. I stamped the balloons directly onto the white panel so that the strings would show. I also stamped the argyle directly onto the bottom because i didn't need to pop that up like the rest of the images. Then i just added the images to their spots using Dimensionals, and added some strategic rhinestones. This really wasn't difficult, just a little time consuming, but if you have all your markers right there and know how you want to color them, it really isn't that difficult. You could also stamp directly onto the paper to save some time on this.

Here is what i used:
Stamp Sets - Patterned Party, Petite Pairs
Cardstock: - chocolate chip, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Inks/Markers: - Chocolate chip, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas to You!

ok! here are the last of the Christmas cards i have to post for now! whew! but i sure had tons of fun making them! Now do i get to start on the ones for next year? : )

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Shake It to the Left, Shake it to the Right...

Shake, it, shake it, shake it!! I officially made my very first Shaker card!! Here is is in all it's glittery glory! it really was fun making it!
This was made as this weeks sample card for Stampin' Royalty.
I used a lot of retired items, and a few current/new things as well, but the retired items are very easily substituted.
The only thing that might need a little explanation as to how i did it is the shaker portion.
I actually used a piece from a retired kit for the scalloped circle, but you can use your largest scallop circle punch, just be sure to punch the center out first THEN the scallop circle. I actually recycled a clear plastic piece from some packaging, or you can use window sheets.
After stamping my image and coloring it, i put the ultra fabulous Shaker Frames on top of that first, so there is a place to put all the fun Micah flakes, glitter and beads! Then i put the clear sheet and paper frame on top of that. then you put the whole thing on your card!

Here is the breakdown of supplies!
Marina Mist & Whisper White cardstock
Snow Buddies set (ret.) Many Merry Messages set
Felt Snowflakes (ret.)
Silver Brads,
Micah Flakes
Shaker Frames
Retired Patterned Paper

More Cards!

Trying to post the rest of my Christmas cards BEFORE Christmas!! haha!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

On Dasher, On Dancer..

I really like the way this card turned out, so i thought i would share : )

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Jolly Happy Soul

Snowmen are so cute! I have used them on these two cards that again, very similar, but each unique. You can take any layout/design and adjust it to however simple or fancy you want it! If you look at the first card, you will see it is pretty simple, actually. I used the snowflake patterned paper to my advantage and worked around it. So if you only have a few minutes to work on a card, you can go that route.

the second one has a few extra steps, So if you want to put a little more time into your card, go for it! but each one works!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Dec. 16, 2011

Notice how all 3 of these cards are very similar? This is a great example of a way to make each card unique but use a very similar layout/idea. So if you see a card or layout you like, go ahead and utilize it to it's fullest potential! Go get creative!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Home for the Holidays

Are any of you going out of town for Christmas? I am spending this Christmas in my Brand New House! I am really excited about it! We have our tree up and the front yard decorated with cute things. We haven't had any snow here yet, but maybe we will have a white Christmas...

Here is another simple card, very easy to re-create!
More to come!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tis the Season!

I may have mentioned this once or twice in the past, but I LOVE ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS
This weeks Picture Inspiration at Stampin' Royalty is so pretty! This card almost immediately came to mind, and really is not that difficult to do!

I used the largest and regular Scallop circle punches in Real Red to make the wreath, Lucky Limeade punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch for the trim, Old Olive Ribbon, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder for the White and Wreath pieces, Welcome Christmas Stamp Set in Lucky Limeade ink, and Real Red cardbase.
I added some Rhinestones, and all done!

I Was Framed!

I am very late posting this project (two weeks late!!) but i wanted to be sure i posted it before posting this weeks Stampin' Royalty project!

This was for the "Anything BUT a Card" Challenge. I made a fairly simple framed art.
I used Pear Pizazz Patterned Paper, Real Red and Bashful Blue Buttons, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, and the Many Merry Messages Stamp Set. Also some Silver string.
I had layered the main image under kind of a "mat" that I sponged around the edges and put the trim on. I used Glue dots to secure the buttons and put the sentiment on Dimensionals. It really didn't take long at all!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Have a Scrappy Day!

This week i am going back to my "roots" and posting a Scrapbook page!
This one was made for this week's Stampin' Royalty Challenge.

If you break down the page, it is really pretty easy. I just used a sheet of Patterned Paper with an existing image on it, cut it down slightly and put it on a mat or Always Artichoke, placed my photos, took some chipboard letters and covered them with scraps of coordinating patterned paper,, sponged the edges of them for consistency, place a few strategic buttons, and added my own writing

And as a last added detail to make the page unique, i doodled around the edge and put glitter on the existing image.

So now it's your turn! make a scrapbook page and be sure to upload it over at Stampin' Royalty so we can see too!!

Paisley Petals DSP
Always Artichoke cardstock
Neutrals Buttons
Dazzling Details glitter glue
Always Artichoke Marker
Chipboard Letters

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Need a Little Christmas?

I made this card for this week's Stampin' Royalty Challenge, which is a sketch challenge! I just love all things Christmas! So of course, i had to make a sparkly fun Christmas card!

A bit of advice...i tried cutting out the glitter snowflakes and had a pretty rough time of it. I had to use a strip of extra cardstock over it to really get the blades to cut, and i also had to put the glitter side facing AWAY from the blades so that the thick paper backing would cut better. even then , i still had a little trouble with it, so i would say maybe test one small portion first until you can get them to cut easier. or you can just cut out a snowflake using regular paper and put glitter on it : )

anyways, here is what i used!
Cardstock: Pear Pizazz, Whisper White
Patterned Paper : Pear Pizazz
Stamps: Jolliest Time of the Year
Sliver Glitter Paper, Rhinestones, Subtles buttons

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I'm Back!!

I promise, i didn't fall off the face of the earth!
I have been away because we just bought our very first house!! It was kind of a very big transition from our last place to this one, and i have been super duper busy!! and I really wanted to create something for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge, so i challenged myself to finish a card before 11 pm on Tuesday night, which had given me about an hour and a half to finish one, but i did it!! Here is the result! there are one or two things i would change if i had more time, but i am pretty happy with it! It looks so much better in person, but i just didn't have time to adjust the picture enough to reflect that...
So here is what i used:
Cardstock-Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink- Cherry Cobbler, White Craft, Basic Black
Stamps - Dasher, All Holidays, an old one i can't remember the name of, but you can substitute Bella Toile
Crumb Cake button

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hi, Pumpkin!

So here is my interpretation of this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge picture inspiration!
For some reason this card reminds me of my son. I'm sure you are wondering why : )
I always called him my Punkin' Head. (he always had a big head haha!) of course, he didn't have little flowers and leaves sticking out of his head....
Anyways, I began with More Mustard cardbase, added Very Vanilla as a mat and then More Mustard Patterned Paper. This particular pattern is retired, but you can substitute with a current one, and it would still look great! Then i added 3 strips of vanilla and More Mustard across the middle. I punched 3 flowers in Daffodil Delight from the Boho Blossoms punch, then 5 large ovals out of Pumpkin Pie. I also punched the leaves from the bird punch in Old Olive. I layered the ovals to create a pumpkin and added all the little pieces together. The "hi" is made from the negative of some chipboard letters i got last year. I traced the inside onto Concord Crush patterned paper and cut them out. Put them on Dimensionals, added a little flower to dot the "i" and added stitching with my Pumpkin Pie marker!

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pretty Easy

Here are 3 Christmas cards that really aren't that difficult to make but look really pretty! Just put some patterned paper on a cardbase, emboss with gold embossing powder on gold paper, either cut them out, make them a panel, or die cut them with an oval, etc, put them on the card and add a few can do that!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

a K.I.S.S. for You!

Today's card is for the Stampin' Royalty Challenge #91, a K.I.S.S. challenge!
We are keeping things simple this week, and this card may looks nice without a lot of fuss!

I have a panel on this card because i messed up on the cardbase but didn't want to waste it, so i made a panel to cover up my mistake : ) so technically, you could make this a 1, 2, or 3 layer card, depending on how fancy you want to get.

First i used my wonderful, wonderful, wonderful Simply Scored to make the lovely embossed lines (oh my gosh, it was so quick and easy!) it took me all of about 20 seconds or less to do these lines.
I inked up the leaf wreath using my markers, but if you wanted to make it even quicker, you could in ink in all one color, OR you could use Sponge Daubers to add different colors to different areas (just be sure to start with the lightest color first!)

Then on a seperate scrap piece (or you could stamp directly on the cardbase if you wanted) i stamped the wreath, then punched out the center first, then the scallop circle, used a piece of ribbon to make a bow, wrapped it around the wreath, added dimensionals, and popped it on the card. I then inked the sentiment in More Mustard and stamped directly on the cardbase.
looking at the description, it looks like a lot, but if you break it down, it is very easy! you could also translate this VERY easily into a Christmas card that would be super fast to mass produce!

Here are the supplies i used:
  • Naturals White cardstock,
  • Warmest of Wishes Hostess set,
  • Trendy Trees,
  • Crumb Cake Ribbon,
  • Pearls,
  • 2 3/8ths scallop punch, 1 1/4ths circle punch, Simply Scored,
  • Markers - More Mustard, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Christmas Already??

Christmas is for anytime of year, right! This weeks challenge at Stampin' Royalty is a Sketch Challenge!
As you see, i have utilized the sketch to create a Christmas card! I started with Crumb Cake cardstock, and used Pool Party patterned paper (love it!), layered them, then added some gold brads, used Gold Embossing powder to make the trees and sentiment, silhouette cut them out, used dimensionals to put them on, an there you have it!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hey, Sweetie!

This weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is a sweet treat! a picture inspiration! and oh, those cupcakes look yummy! I think it's so cute how they are cupcakes, but look like ice cream sundaes!

I'm sure you are wondering where that cupcake on my card came from...i will tell you!
That is actually my own creation, i had made my own template for a fairly large cupcake last year, and pulled it out to make this card. I used the cupcake punch for the whipped cream part.

So all in all, here is how i put this little card together:
Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White cardstock, Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, Sincere Salutations stamp, Chocolate Chip ink, Subtles button, Top Note die, crimper, Oval and Scalloped Oval punches, Cupcake punch, Lattice embossing folder, and (ret.) Candy Cane Christmas paper. (oh, how i LOVE that paper!!!! they need to bring it back!!)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Color Challenge, Indeed!!

Hello all! This weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge lived up to it's name for me! golly, i don't know why i had so much trouble coming up with a card this week! I will attribute it to my very hectic life recently.
I was able to get all the colors in, but i will admit that the patterned paper is Lucky Limeade : )
and that was because i absolutely could not put this card together unless there was green patterned paper there, and it just so happens Lucky Limeade is the only green patterned paper i have! But the middle part is Certainly Celery, so i think I'm safe. haha!

I snuck in the Daffodil Delight in one of the mats and the frosting on the cupcake. the buttons look like candy drops, don't they? I think they do.

For this card, i used the colors Concord Crush, Certainly celery, Tangerine Tango, and Daffodil Delight. I also used the corner rounder, and the Ribbon Border Punch, buttons, a bling, and the Easy Events stamp set.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Loads of Swaps!

Here is one of several cards i had made as swaps for convention this year. I used the Loads of Love set. It's a fairly simple card to make and you could make lots of them once you had the measurements down. I actually used leftovers from a few different workshop projects to make a few of these.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Reading, Writing, and My Digital Studio!

today's project was one i made for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge! Back to School!

at first i was having trouble deciding what i wanted to make. But i knew i had these cute pics of my little girl from when she went to Kindergarten, and thought i would finally do something with them! Did somebody say... Scrapbook page?! Of course!
I was able to make this whole page from scratch in about an hour. I created the "lined paper" background myself, and added all the elements easily. a little adjusting of the placement, size and colors, a few shadows, and i was finished! I really like how it turned out, actually! hope you do too!
Ok, so now it's your turn! head over to Stampin' Royalty and upload your Back to School projects!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Another One for Ya!

ugh! i really dislike this whole "busy" is keeping me from my stamping!! Well, this one is a card i made a few weeks ago and just got to posting. It's pretty simple once you kind of realize there are only a few elements on the card. I used the Oval punch to make the flower, stamped and cut out the birdy, silhouette cut the main sentiment, and added a butterfly!

Gosh, life just doesn't seem to slow down for anything, does it? ha! I have been wanting to get in there and work in my craft room, but i hope things slow down for me so i can get back to normalcy! (and stamping!)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

That Sparkle in you Eyes...

Oh, this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is extra exciting!!! Its all about things that sparkle!! What girl doesn't like things that sparkle? I know i do!

You know, when i sit down and try to visualize what i want to make each week, i have to say it is very rare it comes out just as i envisioned. Well, i have to say that this card was almost exactly what i pictured! I had even made a rough sketch before i began. The white portion was a little different than i would have liked, but it works. : )

I began by doing the main panel, i cut a rectangle of Bermuda Bay, then a panel of Pool Party that i cut freehanded in a wavy pattern, then repeated with a panel of Whisper White. I then glued them together, and added stitching using Going Grey marker. I die cut several snowflakes using the Northern Frost die, then i inked the sentiment stamp from Contempo Christmas using markers. I then stamped it and cut it out. After adhering everything on the card, i added lots and lots of pretties!! (rhinestones)
I put it all on a few different mats of Whisper White, Pool Party, and a Bermuda Bay cardbase.
I know that Bermuda Bay is retired, but this card would look equally as pretty with different shades of blue...or even pink....(i might have to try that one!)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Return of the Stamper!

YAY!! I was actually able to get into my craft room this week and get my hands on some actual paper and ink and tools!! oh, i feel so much better now! So this weeks project is an ACTUAL card!! (heehee)
This one was made for the sketch challenge over at Stampin' Royalty.
I used Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White cardstock, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Designer Sieries Paper, Soft Suede ink, Just Believe and Bring on the Cake stamp sets, Ribbon Border Punch, Beautiful Butterflies die, White taffeta ribbon, Neutrals collections buttons, and Pearls

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'm Back!

Hello friends! I know i have been away for a while, but this time i have good reason! First i was at convention, second, i had a medical emergency, and lastly, I have been working behind the scenes over at Stampin' Royalty. There were a few changes, and i had volunteered to be the new moderator for the blog, so I had to kind of do a lot of things in a short amount of time! but I am really excited about this opportunity, and am looking forward to whats ahead!

Ok, so having got that out of the way, here is my project for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge! Yes, i know, it's another scrapbook page, but that was due to my lack of being able to get out of bed and upstairs into my craft room, but i had my laptop! So I was still able to be creative! One of the thousands of reasons i love My Digital Studio!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Just Beachy!

Ok friends! here is my project for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge! The theme this week is SUMMER!! as you can see, we had gone to the beach a few months back, and there is nothing that says "summer" more than the beach! I used My Digital Studio to create this scrapbook page. I wanted to go simple with the feel so that the pictures really caught your attention. I gave it the look of sand and a little bit of swirl to mimic the waves coming up on the sand. I put the cute little flip-flops in a color that matches the sunset picture, placed the two pictures at the top of the page, used simple letters and really it was so easy to put together. I just had to get the placement right because i am kind of a stickler for that haha! Here it is! you can totally do this! so get scrappin!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Tisket A Tasket...

She's so cute holding her Easter Basket!
It's a Sketch Challenge this week at Stampin' Royalty!

I used the sketch to create a digital scrapbook page of my daughter from this past Easter. She looked so pretty in her dress (and sneakers! haha!) I was able to create this page in an afternoon, and the best part about it was i was trying to find a matching color for the background and was having trouble, so i was able to use the picker feature and "grab" a color from the picture itself to use as a main background color (the dark brown) and it all worked out perfectly! I love my MDS!!

Better Late Than Never!

here is the card for Stampin' Royalty's Inspiration challenge from last week. I was a little slow getting this posted due to the fact i was having the time of my life at CONVENTION!!!!!! I cannot begin to tell you how much fun it is!! Well, maybe i will try to tell you in a post within the next few days : )

So I made this card using Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, and Bashful Blue cardstock, I used the Scalloped Square punch to punch the flower petals and then used my sponge daubers to create the color variation in the centers. I punched the little flowery centers using the Boho Blossoms punch, then added pearls and dots using my Basic Black marker. I stamped the sentiment with the Sincere Salutations set in Cajun Craze ink, punched it out with the large oval punch, added some sponging around the edges and finished it off with some pearls!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Forever Friendship

I love the color combination for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge! Pacific Point, Pear Pizazz, and Pink Pirouette! To be honest, i had a little trouble coming up with a card (seems to be the norm with me lately!) but after trying a few different things, i was able to come up with this card! I used the above mentioned colors of cardstock, the Season of Friendship and Aviary stamp sets, the Boho Blossoms punch, and those wonderful little pearls!

After stamping the tree in Pear Pizazz, I cut it out (yes, it was a little tedious, but it didn't take long!) then i cut the 'grass' pieces by hand, punched out the flowers in pink, then used markers to color that ADORABLE little owl then cut him out. I stamped the sentiment on a scratch piece of Whisper White, then cut one side like a 'banner'. I put dimensionals on the tree, owl, sentiment banner, and the top grass piece, then added stitching with markers.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Super Simple Monday

Ok! I know it has been forever, but Super Simple Monday has returned! This card is actually a swap that i made for CONVENTION!!!! I am super excited about convention which is in one week!!! I can't wait!
So if you get one of these as a swap, it's from me! Be sure to say hi!
For this one I used the leftover piece from the top note die (great way to use scraps!) and stamped the birdcage in black, then the little birdies from the Aviary set in Elegant Eggplant, it is hard to see in the photo, but there is a little rhinestone on the bottom of the birdcage for some sparkle! This card is actually pretty easy to make! I will have another card made with the same layout on one of my upcoming posts!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Oh, Say Can You See!

Hello, everyone! This weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is about going patriotic!
since i don't normally send cards for Independence Day, I went with a scrapbook page made on my trusty My Digital Studio!
I love using that program because if something doesn't look quite right as you are working on it, you can change it and you haven't wasted anything!
And you are always guaranteed to have just the right color that you need!
Oh, how I love my MDS!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake!

This Weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is a sketch challenge!
As you can see, i have made a birthday card (seems to be popular with me, heehee!) I wanted to use bright colors, so i picked the brightest ones in my cardstock box, and started creating! the best part about this card is that it uses minimal amounts of cardstock but packs a big color punch!

I used Pacific Point, Real Red, and Daffodil delight cardststock, a red button from the Bold Brights buttons, some ribbon, and the Bring on the Cake set for the image. the dotted scallop ribbon border punch, the large oval punch, and the perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. and that little bit of bling!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Picture This...

Todays card is made for this weeks Stampin Royalty Challenge, which was a picture inspiration challenge. as you can see, i mostly took my inspiration from the color scheme, and you may be wondering where i got the polka dots from. Well, if you look at the rug on the inspiration picture, you will see there are polka dots there! i don't know why those caught my eye, but they did, and i went from there. I always find it interesting how everyone interprets a photograph differently, and it is always so wonderful to see that in the projects they create. I would love to see how you interpret this weeks picture!
This card was made with Pink Pirouette, Going Grey, and Whisper White cardstock, Pink Pirouette, Going Grey and Regal Rose ink, Cupcake punch, white buttons, and some rhinestones, the stamp is from the Bring on the Cake set, and the DSP is from the Neutral collection. oh, and how could i forget... some glitter to finish it off!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Celebrate Dad!

Fathers Day is just around the corner, so it's time to get started on those cards for dear ol' dad!

And if you are anything like me, i have the HARDEST time coming up with masculine cards! but you are in luck, because this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is all about celebrating Dad, so there is lots of inspiration, not only from the goddesses samples, but from the wonderful projects that are being submitted! click on over to check it out, make one of your own, and be sure to submit it! We would love to see it, and there will be someone out there inspired by your creation!

When trying to come up with this card, i first thought, ok, what kind of things would i attribute to a father. well, lots of things went through my mind, but i started thinking about shirts, and originally i thought about a bowling shirt theme, but it wasn't working out, so then i thought, ok, button up striped shirt, and maybe a belt. so from there, it evolved into the card in the picture. originally it was supposed to be like the cuff of a striped shirt (see the button placement?) but when i look at it, it looks more like a off white shirt, belt, and striped pants. haha! anyway, i hope it helps you come up with a nice card for dad, i am sure whatever you give him, he will love!

For this card i used sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Chocolate Chip DSP, Chocolate Chip Buttons, and the All Holidays stamp set stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on Sahara Sand cardstock.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wow! I'm Posting Something!!

ok, I know i've been lagging in the posting department, a lot of my crafting time has been used to finish up some wedding invitations i was asked to make. I am proud to say, i am almost finished with them!

I've been so busy, i even missed posting this card! i know it's a little late, but here it is! you can also use this layout/design for a birthday or any senitment you need.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Colorful Day!

Hooray for color! you know, i have always had trouble using bright colors, even though i really love them! So, if you are like me, and have trouble in that department, this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is a great way to get motivated!

The colors for the challenge are Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight. The cardbase is Melon Mambo, with a mat of Daffodil Delight. I then took a Whisper White panel, punched out circles in different sizes, and glued them on the white in a random pattern. I then ran the whole piece through the Big Shot using the lattice embossing folder. I then stamped the cupcake from Crazy about Cupcakes on whisper white, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight. I cut out each and paper pieced them to create this cupcake. I colored the sprinkles with Wild Wasabi marker. Then I cut peices for the main image panel in Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi, and Whiper White. I layered them , added the cupcake, and then used dimensionals to put it on the card. on a scrap piece of white, i stamped the sentiment in Staz On, then, starting with the smaller circle punch, i punched out below the sentiment, then punched out the piece using a larger circle punch. Last but not least, i added the sparklies!!! I put 2 sizes of rhinestones on the corners to give it some shine!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sketch Challenge!

This weeks challenge at Stampin' Royalty is a sketch challenge! I took a little bit of liberty with the sketch, but kept the basics. But it gives you an idea of how you can take a sketch and make it your own! Use it as an inspiration! or you can translate it literally to your project if you are more comfortable that way. all in all, it is about creating something and having fun doing it!

For this card, i used Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive cardstock, and Rose Red Designer Seiries Paper. I punched out the flower using the biggest Scallop Circle punch, sprayed them with water, crumpled them up, then set them aside to let them dry.

I used the scallop trim punch for the 'ribbon', the Four Frames set to stamp the sentiment panel in Cherry Cobbler, stamped the Thank You in Basic Black from the Because I care set, punched it out with the decorative label punch, then punched out a frame in Cherry Cobbler. add a few pearls, a couple leaves, and a button, and you have a card!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

For the Birds!

Hello, all! I have been away on vacation the last 2 weeks, but i am home safe now!

This project is for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge, which features birds!

I made a scrapbook page of my little girl and me using My Digital Studio. Let me tell you how much i love this program! we got home on Sunday evening, and i needed to have a project for this week by that night. I went to my trusty MDS, and put this page together in about an hour. (actually, the one on the Stampin' Royalty page!) i did go back later and added/adjusted a few things, but all in all, it took me only about an hour and a half to complete this project! not bad! what i love about it is you CAN make adjustments, change colors around, change sizes, ect. Love that MDS!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I Felt Like Scrappin'!

I had been wanting to make a scrapbook page of my daughters 2nd grade picture, and this sketch seemed perfect for it!

I used the Paisly Petals Designer Seiries paper (will be available in a few days!) Bravo Burgundy cardstock, some chipboard letters pressed into Whisper White Craft ink, then sprinkled with Irridescent Ice embossing powder, some buttons from the brights collection, and a strip of bravo burgundy cardstock punched with the Dotted Scallop Robbon Border punch.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Water, Water, Everywhere!

I watercolored the hydrangea first by giving the whole flower a wash of Bashful Blue, then just going in and putting Concord Crush on certain areas to give it dimension. I used Wild Wasabi for the leaves.

The cardbase if Concord Crush, the the paper is from the In Colors Hostess Paper Pack. I have used a Button from the Brights Button pack. I used markers in Concord Crush and Basic Black to color the sentiment, I punched it out using the oval punch.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lot's O'Candles!

This picture didn't turn out very well because when i took it, the lighting was really bad. but anyway, here is a card! (trying to post more often!)

I handmade the little presents. easier than it looks! I just took a couple scrap pieces, and cut them in this shape (really easy!) added the polka dots and the little strips , and used circles with wedges cut out of them for the bows.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring it on Me!

Spring!!!! That is this weeks theme over at Stampin' Royalty! ahhh, spring. we had a little teaser of spring here yesterday! haha! we have had a very long winter, and i am ready for it to warm up, to see some birds and butterflies, and to go out into the sunshine! For this card, i started with some Daffodil Delight for a mat, then a patterned paper panel. I didn't put these on the cardbase yet, because i will need to put brads on it before putting in on the cardbase. I embossed the lily from the Fifth Avenue Floral onto watercolor paper with white embossing powder, then watercolored them, cut them out, and punched some leaves from the Two Step Bird punch in Old Olive and Certainly Celery, then set those aside. I cut out the butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies Embosslit using my Big Shot, then sponged the edges with Daffodil Delight. I stamped the sentiment from the All Holidays set in Old Olive, then punched it out using the Designer Label punch. I just had some scrap strips of Whisper White that i inked the edges in a light brown and glued onto the card to create a fence. I then added the elements, then lastly, I put the metal frame on the sentiment, used my paper piercer to create the holes for the brads to go through, put in the brads, and put the whole thing on the Old Olive cardbase.