Tuesday, June 30, 2009

CC224 ~ Pacific Tango Summer

This is for last Tuesday's Color Challenge on Splitcoast. Yeah, I know, I'm late again. I finally got my camera back, but it took me awhile to get used to it again, therefore, I didn't get a good pic of this until this morning. It's still a little dark, but it's better than the other 30 pics I took of just this one card, lol! So, the colors for last week's challenge were Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango and Summer Sun. I'm really sad that Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango are retiring as last year's In Colors, but the NEW In Colors are awesome! Wait until you see them, if you haven't already! Well, I'm gonna make this post a little short and just give the list of stuff used. It's getting late and I'm very tired. Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Stamps: Changito monkies (LOVE IT!!!)
Paper: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, SU! Markers
Accessories: Traffic Jam and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folders, Crystal Effects (on the monkey's tongue and "spit?!")

Monday, June 22, 2009

Inspiration Challenge - IC185

This card is for Saturday's Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast. The inspiration was from the website called Bugaboo's. They sell the most adorable baby shoes. I went by two different shoes for my card. This one and this one. See, I told you they were cute! The card is pretty simple so I'll just list the products I used.
Stamps: none :(
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper Whisper White
Accessories: Eyelet Punch, SU! rubons, corner punch, pape piercer
That's it for today! Hope you all have a great Monday!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I'm tinkerin' again

with the blog looks. I just can't seem to get it the way I like it. I really want to LOVE it and it hasn't happened yet. So that's why you will every so often see it change. I guess it depends on my mood. I kind of like this one, for a while anyway. I am tempted to hire someone to design exactly what I want because I can't really find "it" on any of the free download websites. So, if you know of someone who is not all that expensive, but talented, leave me a message with their website. It would be greatly appreciated!

Ta ta for now!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


This is for Tuesday's Color Challenge over on Splitcoast. Breezy Ruby Whispers. Catchy name, huh? Hey, I don't come up with them! The colors are Baja Breeze, Ruby Red and Whisper White. The colors seemed very "country" to me, so that's the direction I took. The card base is Ruby Red with the retired French Script background stamped in Ruby Red. The imagea are Rustic Rooster and Bella Toile Background, stamped on Whisper White, colored in with Prismacolor pencils and the blended with odorless mineral spirits and a paper stump. My friend Melissa just found out about this technique and shared it with me. She also shared some of the mineral spirits and gave me one of her paper stumps. She is the bestest crafy friend a girl could ever have!!! She's also better at this technique than I am, lol! Love ya Mel! So, back to the card. (I know, I ramble). I also stamped the Linen background in Baja Breeze over the Bella Toile image to give it some extra texture. It is then layered on Baja Breeze and also added a Ruby Red corner layer. The Baja Breeze layer is Bella Toile stamped with Baja Breeze and layered on Whisper White. If you haven't noticed, there are a lot of layers on this card! lol. I think I might have said layered about eight times!

I found out earlier today that I'm getting my camera back next week!!!! I am so excited! The camera I've been using isn't the greatest and does not take the best pics, so I can't wait to get my "good" camera back!

Well, that's all for today folks! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!


Monday, June 15, 2009

More embossed butterflies

This card took forever to make! I started on it at my friend Melissa's house about 2 weeks ago and finally finished it up. I used up some of the Raspberry Tart Designer Paper that I'm really gonna miss! This card measures 5 1/4 " square. I'm really into making bigger square cards lately, if you haven't noticed, lol! The card base is Pretty in Pink with a layer of the polka dot dp in that paper pack, then a layer of Kiwi Kiss. I added two corner pieces of Pretty in Pink before I added the pretty flowery dp panel. The butterflies are from the Sizzix Butterflies die cut in Pretty in Pink cs. I ran them through the Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder and then added Iridescent Ice ep. The sentiment is from Great Friend, stamped on Kiwi Kiss and mounted on Pretty in Pink. The ribbon is SU! white satin with a pastel pink button.
I gotta go work with my Mom for a little while today and while I'm gone, Lowe's is delivering my new washer and dryer!!!! They are the Frigedaire front load models and I am so excited! Who would have thought that someone could be so happy about doing laundry lol! If you had the washer and dryer I have had for the last 4-5 years, you'd be super excited, too!
So that's it for today folks! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

Friday, June 12, 2009

I have had this idea in my head for awhile and finally got around to puting it into action! I made the blue flower from left over wedding stuff and it goes perfectly with the designer paper from K & Company. The card size is 5 1/4" square. The cardstock colors I used are Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White. I just took all the colors from the dp for my color palette. The image and sentiment are from Friends 24-7 stamp set and are colored in with Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue and Old Olive markers. Both of them are stamped on Whisper White and then sponged with Kiwi Kiss on a cotton ball to soften the harsh white. The image is mounted on Not Quite Navy and the sentiment is mounted on Kiwi Kiss. The flower was mounted on Kiwi Kiss that I punched out with the Scallop Punch and then added dots with the Brocade Blue marker. This is a pretty simple card, for me atleast. You know I have to use layers!

FYI if you don't already know, the new SU! catalog is coming out soon and I can't wait to get my copy! I placed my sneak peak order Tuesday and should get it with my complimentary catty next week! I will post the retired sets that I will be selling as soon as I am allowed. I haven't been parting with too many retired sets lately, but I think that I will let a lot of them go to new homes this go around.
I have one more card that I made this past week to share with you and will probably post it tomorrow. I have been having camera issues and playing around with different settings to get the best shots. I am not the computer guru that my daughter is, so I've been tinkering around trying to crop and make my pics a little better, so hopefully, I will be able to post a little more often than I have lately!
Well, that's it for me today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!