Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I can't believe it!

I NEVER thought I'd use this template. I have to admit that I find it a bit on the vulgar side in it's original format. BUT my boss's birthday is coming up and she's fond of telling people to put ont their "big girl panties and deal with it." AND she's been complaining about her upcoming age for almost a year now. SOOOO......this seemed the most fitting card to make for her and my sister just insisted that I show it to you, so here it is.....

I hope I have not offended your sensibility. I altered the original template which I found a link for at SCS to create a more modest coverage. I also enlarged the whole thing quite a bit (as I needed it to be big enough for everyone at work to sign it). The tag and the sentiment are my own. I printed them on my ink jet. Anyhow.....let me know what you think.

Remember! If I can stamp, you can too!

Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm baaaa-aaack!

I didn't mean to be gone so long. After getting back to work last week, child number 2 decided to give us 3 days notice that he was taking a "working vacation" in another state leaving us 3 days to find another sitter for child number 4. ACCKKK!!! Then of course was the Royal Blog Tour which I HAD to view. If you haven't checked it out, you MUST!!! Just go to Royalblogtour.blogspot.com and climb aboard one of the carriages that await. There is some great talent out there!

Speaking of talent....here's my August birthday card for my BFF in Missouri. I stamped the Soft Summer (retired from the Occasions Mini) dogwood image in Pink Pirouette and the outline in Regal Rose, and it's been a few days, so I'm sorry that I think the leaves are Old Olive and Garden Green on Whisper White. I mounted that on some scrap turqoise cardstock from my stash and added some yummy 1 1/4 inch Pink Pirouette ribbon all on a whisper white card base. She loves dogwood, so I know she'll like this.

OH!!! I almost forgot to tell you! I won a birthday card contest and got the most amazing prize! Want to know what it is? Well, I'm working on a project and can't show you just yet, but head over to Lori's Stamping Spot and (first look at her Royal Blog Tour enties and then scroll down ) see what she sent me. It is SO cool! Her blog is great, too. She's a very talented lady.

Well, until next time, just remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 108

Here is the sketch for this week over at Stamping 411 and my interpretation of it. I had a LOT of "blank" space so I chose a "busier" DSP for my background. I took the liberty of enlarging my images by quite a bit and punched my image to attach it. I didn't have any Tempting Turquoise paper, so I sponged some Whisper White with the ink and punched it out with the scalloped circle punch. The flowers are stamped with Green Galore and the Polka Dot Punch stamp set from SAB 2009. The sentiment is from sweet Little Sentiments and the DSP is Sweet Slumber (both which retired 7/1/09). I thnk it looks better IRL. The camera really washed the color out of this one! Let me know what you think, and remember, If I can stamp, you can, too!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Late Night Stampers Challenge 28

All SU! materials
cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Taken With Teal, Regal Rose, Whisper White
ink: Regal Rose, Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal
stamps: Great Friend
accessories: scallop border punch, white organza ribbon, dimensionals

This is the card I made for the challenge over at Late Night Stampers. I just joined and the challenge looked like fun. We were to make a non A2 card. Mine is a 5 1/2" square. I stared with an Elegant Eggplant cardbase. The next layer is Taken with Teal and then Regal Rose. I stamped the teal layer with the leaves stamp in Taken with Teal, added the Regal Rose layer which had a small hole punched in it to accomodate the ribbon and stamped three butterflies
in Regal Rose. I used the Rock and Roll method with teal on 2 of them and eggplant on the other one. I layered the sentiment on eggplant cardstock after I stamped in in teal on white. Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

White flowers on a turquoise sea

I'm back with another card. I hope you guys like this one. There isn't even any stamping on it. Can you believe that!
I ran my turquoise cardstock through the Big Shot with the small dots texture plate. I punched both sides of my black cardstock strip with a Fiscars Rope border punch and stuck it on with snail. The flowers are punched from vellum and attached with black/silver brads. I attached all of this to a white card base that I used a Cuttlebug border embossing folder on across the bottom. I just love how the flowers look! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it. I'm off to try to play along with the Late Night Stampers Yahoo Group challenge for this week. I hope you're having a great evening. And remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

411 Sketch Challenge 107

Here is my card for the Saturday Sketch Challenge this week at Stamping 411. You should check out the challenge and play along, too.
This was the perfect inspiration for a birthday card for my DS1. He's 26 this month. I flipped the sketch on it's side for this card. I used the retired stamp set Penguin Paradise. I stamped the penguin on Whisper White card stock and colored him in with ink spots and a blender pen. I then stamped the Happy Birthday (Stampabilities) in black and all the musical notes in Kiwi Kiss both on Kiwi Kiss cardstock. I used my scallop border punch on Basic Black cardstock to make a "rope" which I used to separate my sentiment and the musical notes. Next I punched a scalloped circle from Pacific Point card stock, cut out my little penguin guy and attached him to that which I popped up on dimensionals. I attached the Kiwi Kiss layer to my Pacific Point layer and mounted the whole thing on a card base of Tangerine Tango. I started to put it all on a white card base, but it was lacking. I thought the orange gave it a more tropical feel. I hope you like it! Let me know.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cool border punch technique

Hello, everyone! I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to an even better weekend. I've been home this week on vacation. You know, the kind that means you just don't go to work... We did have fun, though. We took the kids to see fireworks and to a theme park, cooked hot dogs on the grill, ate watermelon out in the backyard. You know, all the fun summertime stuff.
Here's a card I made this morning. My DD is always asking me if I "thought that up myself or did somebody else do it first?" so.....
I got a new border punch and I wasn't happy with the way it was punching. I was messing around with it and said to myself "Hey, self," I said. "That looks pretty cool. I wonder what you could do with that?" I'm sure I'm not the first person that has done this, but I can say that I hadn't seen it somewhere before I made this card. That made DD quite happy. She told me it was "WAY COOL, Mom!" Leave me a comment and let me know if you like it.
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Baja Breeze
Stamp: dollar bin at Michael's
Accessories: Big Shot, SU! Texture plates for the big shot, pearl stickers, scallop border punch