Monday, May 2, 2011

Here I Come

Hi everyone! I just got back from my very first scrapbook weekend last night, and had a blast! Consequently, over the next several days I will be posting some of my creations from the event, so tune in frequently.

The first one I am posting is also probably my favorite from the weekend. I was flipping through a Paper Crafts Magazine from last summer looking for inspiration. The particular issue I was browsing must've featured rainbows because I saw a bunch of them going on in there, and started thinking about making an LGBT friendly card. So then I was thinking about what it could say or be for and it dawned on me the one occasion that isn't inundated with cards already: Coming out. So yes, this is a coming out card. I know it's late for coming out day, but it is early for pride month! I plan on making lots of these, so if you are interested in one, message me about it and I will give you pricing and text options. Anyway, here it is:


Paper: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, White Vellum
Stamps: Occastional Quotes
Extras: White Emboss Powder, Spray Adhesive, Versamark

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Graduation / Friday Mashup #3

I felt like making a card this morning, so I figured I'd give Friday Mashup a try. The challenge this time was "Black and White and Square", which it turns out, was really quite a challenge! Working with the clean, crisp sterility of black and white is, if you hadn't noticed, very different from what I usually do. I think I generated more scraps on this card than on my last 4 combined! Anyway, without further ado, here is the card:

I went with a graduation theme, because it's timely and seemed to fit the color palette pretty well. It was also a great opportunity to bust out my Notes and Details set. (You will note that I haven't used any words from this set. That's because I accidentally ordered the set in Spanish, and shipping to exchange it for the English one was too much to justify! So I gave the Spanish words to my friend Heather who works on Spanish-English translation, Hopefully she will find many great uses for them! And lesson learned on my part: always double check the order!) Here's a detail shot:

The "H" is from the Monogram Sweet Alphabet, and I used the curlicue from the Notes and Details set in grey to add a little extra flair. For the notebook edge, I punched the side with the Spiral Border punch, and then tore little pieces off to emulate the hastily-ripped-from-a-notebook look. Here's a link to the challenge:

And the supplies:

Paper: Textured Basic Black CS, Textured Whisper White CS, Smooth Whisper White CS
Stamps: Notes and Details, Monogram Sweet Alphabet, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Basic Grey Stampin' Write Marker
Extras: Black Mini Library Clip, Spiral Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Just For You

Lori and I got together and each made a card last night. Here's mine. It's not for a challenge or anything this time, though hopefully I will get on top of one of those soon!

And, there's a surprise inside! Really I just needed an excuse to use the lines from Notes & Details, and my exciting new Spiral Border punch!

So there's not too much to this one. The inside I stamped the lines on, cut around it, punched the edge, and picked out the edges a little with soft suede sponging. On the front it's all just tearing, cutting, and sponging! Here's a list of supplies:

Paper: Old Olive CS, Crumb Cake textured CS, Botanical Gazette DSP
Stamps: Notes & Details, Plane & Simple, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Dream Gardens
Ink: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Night of Navy
Extras: Stampin' Dimensionals, Gold brads, Spiral Border Punch

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Another card for Embellish Magazine's Color Trends Challenge. If you didn't see, my submission last challenge was selected for the What's Hot Top Designers, for which I am very honored! Let's see if we can do it again this time!

For this one, I used some scraps from Botanical Gazette DSP, and from the Royal Patterns DSP, plus a few neutrals. After that I pretty much just stamped, tore, and sponged for the effects you see. Props to Brenda Weaver, whose design inspired the vertical panels in this one. And now I have another thank you card to send out to family who sent me birthday cards! Sorry it's late, Aunt Donna!

Here's the challenge:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dad's Day

When Father's Day rolls around, I'm going to have to adopt a few spare dads to give all these Father's Day cards to! This one is for a color challenge over at Embellish Magazine. Not a whole lot that's hard to figure out on this one... There's two patterns of Botanical Gazette DSP in it (the same as my Mom's Birthday card a post back) and some dirty fingers from inking the edges. Anyway, the challenge is below, and requested a masculine card in addition to the colors.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mom's Birthday Card

Happy birthday, mom! I had to steal this card back from her so I could get a photo for this blog! Anyway, I started with the green flower (which was actually inspired by a teacher's shirt...). Then I grabbed some other sheets of Botanical Garden DSP and some ink and of course my lighter and that white powder I love (Clear Emboss FTW!) and just ripped and stamped and glued until I felt like it was done!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kid's Birthday

Here's another card for the ColourQ challenge. The sun up in the corner is made with my cog punch, probably my favorite item in the whole Stampin' Up! catalog. It's just an orange cog with the center put back in with a yellow cog over it. I also busted out a mini library clip, which are so great for these sort of cards, as well as vintage or steampunk stuff. This card also gave me a change to mount my Jumble Alphabet set, and I watermarked the background with my A to Z background stamp and some good old Versamark! These are the colors for ColourQ challenge #75, below.