Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Stampin' Up! catalog

Check this thread at Splitcoast for new catalog spoilers! New sets, new punches, new designer papers .... I can hardly wait to actually see the catalog for myself!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

SCS Challenge Weekend!

Last week was the Dare To Get Dirty 2008 week of challenges at Splitcoast. There were quite a few challenges, but I only participated in three.

This is my submission for RoseAnn's Flap Card challenge.

I used Handsome Hunter, Whisper White, and Close to Cocoa cardstock. The DSP is a scrap from my bin.

The stamps used were Stitched BG and Dreams Du Jour (available Aug 11, 2008). Inks used were Basic Black and Craft White.

The accessories I used were Martha Swart butterfly punch, square punch and scalloped square punch, and tiny green rhinestones.

This is my card for JulieHRR's Embrace the White Space challenge.

This is a quick, one-layer card. I used one fo the new cuttlebug embossing folders, Leafy Branch, and colored the embossed image with Stampin' Up's pastels. After setting the chalks with hairspray, I stamped the sentiment with a word from Warm Words. I also punched a butterfly with the Martha Stewart punch.

Last, but certainly not least, this is my card for Laurie's Got Vellum? challenge.

This was a 15 minute card, from start to finish, including selecting the cardstock! I used Regal Rose as the base, then cuttlebugged a layer of vellum using the Birds and Swirls folder. I used Rose Red ink for the sentiment, which is matted on Regal Rose cardstock.

The accessories used are: dew drops, square punch, and a scalloped square punch.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

stmh masculine

Born to be Wild swap card

CS: Read Red, BB, WW
Ink: CM Black
Stampset: CTMH, SU! Linen BG
Accessories: Stickles on the flags, found the flag graphic on the internet

I made this gift set for my mother's birthday. I'll have to get the recipe and post it later; I just wanted to post the pic. :-)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Swap and Challenge Cards

Lei It On Me swap

I recently bought a pineapple brass stencil and was playing with it in my Cuttlebug. I read recently either on a blog or on SCS about coloring the CS before removing it from the stencil and I wanted to try it. I was very happy with my first try, so I decided to use this embossed image for the Lei It On Me swap. I didn’t have any ideas about the rest of the card, which came as I was putting it together.

CS: So Saffron, River Rock, WW, Blue Bayou DSP
Ink: Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo, Dots BG
Accessories: Sakura clear glitter gelly pen, Nestabilities, SU! Pastels

WishRAK Challenges

WishRAK on Splitcoast is holding a July 4th weekend of challenges. We are to make cards with the posted theme and use something received through WishRAK. We are also supposed to send the cards in to a volunteer; she will send the cards out to an organization that will get the cards into our troops’ hands. The intent is to supply cards the troops can send back to their loved ones. So far, I’ve only completed two challenges. But I will do more and hope to post those cards when they are done.

This is my card for the Patriotic Thank You challenge.
CS: Night of Navy, WW, DSP from Joannes
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamps: clear acrylic set (I don’t know the brand or name of the set)
Accessories: Designer Label Punch, Oval Punch, SU! Night of Navy robbon, adhesive stars fro Joannes

This is my card for the Female Birthday challenge (I straightened out the ribbon!)

CS: Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, WW
Ink: Purely Pomegranite, Cramy Caramel, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Craft White
Stamps: Studio G, Dots BG
Accessories: Purely pomegranite ribbon, Primas, brad