Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to a 5 year old (She's not 4 1/2 any more!)

I am so glad I made this card for a friend's Granddaughter. My friend left this morning to go visit her for her birthday and I wanted to make her a card to take to the little cuttie-pie. As luck would have it my SP & Company stamps came in the mail yesterday. So I was able to make not one but two "Turtle-y Awesome" cards.

As I was making this card my baby (16 years old) said "oh, make me one". It's not her birthday. But I stayed up and made her a card too...

...she is turtle-y awesome... sometimes!

Thanks to SP & Company and Sami for the stamp set. I love that I won this prize. I got to pick what I wanted and I have been eyeing the turtles. Now that I have used their stamps I will be going back for more. Loved how nice the stamps were and you get a lot of stamps in one set. It's a win/win. Check out the blog here:  Great things to see! 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #8 card 2

Runway Inspired Challenge#8 has such a cool model this week and I love what I am feeling here, so I had to make another card. I hope you all don't mind that I'm taking another stab at this challenge. The last card I made I truly wanted to use cream colored card stock but it didn't look right with the card I was making. But the floor the model is walking on just screams cream. 

I saw the lace on her dress and used a lacy doily to replicate it. The embossed card stock represents the uneven floor surface and the oval circle is like the circle of her dress. I popped it up and stamped it to match some of the bright colors. 

SU Large Paper Doily Die
SU Delicate Doilies stamp
SU Lucky Limeade, Pacific Point, and Pumpkin Pie
Paper Shapers oval punch - 1 1/4 x 2" 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

CFC45 The Bold & The Beautiful

I am glad to be making another card for   CAS-ual Fridays! This week for CFC45 it's  The Bold & The Beautiful- create a Clean And Simple project using pastels and black.

I enjoyed making this card because it is for my son's girlfriend. She is a lovely girl and she always has nice things to say about the cards I make. I used my Brayer Set from Inkadinkado with  one of the patterned rollers. I used the the Versa-Mark and embossed sections in different pastel colors. 

I made a mistake after I ran the brayer on this card today. I sprinkled the SU embossing powder on the first section and than, rather than put the powder back in the container, I sprinkled the next color on the card. I always think it is good to let the powder sit for a minute or so. As i started to take off the cap for the third color it dawned on me that I would never be able to put the powder back into the containers once they mix with each other. UGH!  What was I thinking? I couldn't throw out the powder...It kinda made a purple color. Oh well. you live and you learn. 

I love my embossing powder and hate to waste any of it!

And while I was stamping away my daughter was busy making her own 
"living stamp":

She is 16... This is our fourth go-round with a teenager. It is the closest she will get to ink on her body. Or, so I say.  Haha - Yes, the best is yet to come!

Thanks for coming to see my card and have a nice day. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #8

Runway Inspired Challenge #8 certainly has alot of pop in it. I started with an off-white card but I didn't like how it looked. So, I changed back to white. We can do that in this challenge, just pick something and run with it. We don't have to be married to the whole picture...haha. 

I think this girl would stand out just like a peacock. (Maybe she could smile, I would in this dress.)
I used the edge because her dress has lace at the neckline. I picked the peacock stamp from Fiskars because of the feathers at the head of the peacock. I almost added color to that but the model doesn't have any color there so I controlled myself. I embossed the three feathers. The blue and green ones I used a stamp but the pink one I free handed with a pen. The peacock is also embossed but it is hard to tell with this picture. I used a SU sentiment and a punch to cut it out. I than punched out another one in black card stock, cut it in half, and edged the sentiment. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


So glad to be joining the challenge again this week at  CAS-ual Fridays! The challenge is to make a Clean And Simple creation with a sentiment as the focal point.

Happy St. Patty's Day

I made this card yesterday and have already mailed it to my son in Chicago.  I included in the package some Irish potatoes for St. Patty's day and a card for his girlfriend. He better share the treats! I love how CAS the card came out.

SU Cardstock: Basic Gray, Wild Wasabi
Printed cardstock
SU Ink pad: Wild Wasabi
SU sentiment

Runway Inspired Challenge #7

I love the Runway Inspired Challenge each month.High fashion mixed with trying to come up with a card inspired by that high fashion.

And this is what I worked on this week:

As soon as I saw the model's dress I thought of my mini mehndi medallion stamp set from Papertray. The model also has the cute owl hat (I visited this model's runway and most of them had different owl hats! - NEW STYLE?) so, I used SU owl punch and paper pieced different color little dresses on the owls. The letters are my daughter's sorority letters. I die-cut them twice to give them some depth. The owl is her sorority animal - bingo, she is getting a card from me. 

My daughter has 45 days left of college. My hope is that she loves her life
outside of college as much as she has loved it inside of college. The ribbon 
is such a cute pink (just like her leotards)... not that you would be able to tell 
with my mad skills in picture taking.

SU Ink Pads: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
SU Card Stock: Whisper White, Pacific Point
Ribbon: Melon Mambo

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

CFC42: Hey Baby! Clean And Simple Baby Projects

Twenty five hard can that be? The first few were fun and I tweaked the card a bit. Twenty five anything takes time. And now I have to get the addresses on them and out in the mail. 


These chicks are too cute. Popping them up and dropping a diamond in one is easy. Dropping one straight on in twenty five of them is a bit of a challenge.

And printing the inside off on my printer was ideal. I just had to print them a few at a time and use my card stock. I matched the font with the font on the sentiment on the front of the card. The opposite rounded corners and little yellow heart ties it all together.


I think I see a card in my scraps!

 This week at CAS-ual Fridays they are having a challenge to make baby cards.
Right up my ally I'd say! Visit them and see all the pretty baby cards. I love all the great ideas. I guess I'll be making some new baby cards soon!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Runnway Inspired Challenge #6

Yes, there is another beautiful model over on  Runway Inspired Challenge's blog. This is to be our inspiration for a card:

And after I made three different cards I think I knew what the problem was.... I never was a fan of dressing in red, white, and blue. I have two sisters, very close in age, and every fourth of July my parents would dress us in like outfits to celebrate the holiday. I did not care for it. Haha - now i see families dressed alike and I think it looks adorable. But, I always look to see if the little kids look happy or not. 

The edge is paper, not ribbon.

So I used a pretty flower bouquet stamp from Hero Arts. I used silver embossing rather than ink. I than used red, pink, and blue rhinestones for the center of the flowers and a silver pearl for the center of the ribbon on the bouquet. The card base is Midnight Blue Al Fresco from the Paper Company. The larger cut with the Nestabilities is Iridescent Silver Transparent from the Paper Company. And the flowers were stamped on SU Very Vanilla. I made the edge using an EK edger punch and beautiful paper called Silver Linen Weave. Yes, that is paper, not ribbon!

I like that when I looked at my post, scrolled up and down, it followed what the picture looked like. It is dark on the sides and white in the middle with the splashes of red, pink, and blue. I added all the silver and the sliver edge because of her bracelets and her shoes.