Saturday, March 29, 2008

First Criss Cross Card

I have seen these cards all over the internet and wanted to give it a try. I had made one last month at a CTMH class but have never made one from the start on my own. They are really quite easy. From start to finish it only took a hour to make and I like how it turned out. I made it for my mother-in-law for Mothers Day and also I wanted to make one with my SU class in April. But do think it could be used for a male card also??? I find it hard to come up with ideas for guy cards. I’m going to make a card this weekend for a friend to give to her hubby for his b-day and I am drawing a blank. Oh well I’ll work it out.

Supplies I used:
Bordering Blue, Blue Bayou Ink
Wild Asparagus Pattern Paper, Bordering Blue, Barely Banana Cardstock
Seeing Spots, All Year Cheer II sets
Scallop, Round tab, 1 1/4, 1 3/8, Circle Punches

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Stamp Camp

Here is a picture of the kit for my Stamp Camp on April 28th.

Kit includes:
Tart and Tangy Stamp Set
Four Su Markers
All Ribbon and Paper cut and ready to make 14 Cards

I'm sorry for those of you I told to check it out on my blog that I have been so long posting it. If you live in the Ashland, Ky area and are interested in coming e-mail me before Saturday March 29th. I am placing the order for the camp that evening.

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

I'm so ready for warm weather!!!

This is one of the cards I used in my last card class. I love orange and pink together. They look so bright and cheery together. Reminds me that spring should be here soon. The high today here might reach 45. The forecast for tomorrow morning is 28!!! On Easter morning!!! So my girls will have to wear a coat over there outfits. Last weekend my hubby told me Easter was this weekend. I thought I had until next weekend to get my girls baskets ready. NOT!! So Jerry and I are going to go out today and brave the crowds to get them a basket. I know they are 15 and 13 but I will probably give them a basket when they are married with kids. I even make one for my hubby. Their basket will not be that big this year cause we just got them both new cell phones and upgraded to unlimited family texting (we were tired of fussing over the bill every month) so it will have candy and makeup in it. I know I loved getting baskets when I was young so I plan to make my girls feel special too!! Anyways back to the card. I used the 5-petal punch and cut it apart to make the leaves. I had seen several crafters cut the flower apart on SC and on blogs so I thought I would give it a try. I like the how it turned out and will use it again.

Supplies I used:

So Many Scallops, Flannel Background Stamps
Pixie Pink, Wild Wasabi Ink
Only Orange, Passion Pink, Wild Wasabi Card Stock
5-Petal Punch, Scallop Punch

I worked on yesterday on Eater pails for my Sunday School class. I had picked up the pails at Wal-mart a few weeks ago and picked up the candy last night. The pails where only a dollar and I only have four preschooler so what a deal!! I have one boy and three girls (poor guy) so of course I got all the girls pink. I found peek bunny bubbles at the dollar store this week aren’t they adorable!!! They were in a package of three for a dollar. I got them a Reese bunny because don’t all baskets need to have a chocolate bunny in them? The cards measure 3 x 3 ¾.

Supplies I used:

A Good Egg set
Close to Cocoa Ink
Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Certain Celery, Pale Plum Card Stock
Marvy Scallop Punches, Su Ribbon

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WSC40 and CCC2008-March

I know it is odd doing Christmas Cards in spring but I checked out Beate’s Challenge when I got home from work today and knew right off that I wanted to use it for my March Christmas Card Challenge. I signed up for the CCC and had yet to get March done. So I seriously need to get caught up. I mean it is almost April.
I love this set that was in the Holiday mini. It is probably my fav. Christmas set that I have. Just think when I first looked at it in the mini I did not want it. But like a lot of sets I own as soon as I checked out what all the talented ladies on split coast where creating with it I just had to have it. I am so glad I purchased it!!

Supplies I used:
Season of Joy, Lots of Thoughts
Real Red, Glorious Green, Whisper White card stock
Real Red, Glorious Green ink
SU Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

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Friday, March 14, 2008

WSC 39 A Good Egg

I can’t believe I actually got to make a card from Beate’s sketch on Friday instead of Sunday or not at all.
It seems that the weekends are so busy but so far this one is looking to be pretty slow. It is very rainy and dreary here so not really wanting to run around much. I love this stamp set and I need another card for my Monday card class so here it is. Oh by the way my open house last night was a bust. No one was able to come. No big deal. I plan to try again in May.

Supplies I used:
A Good Egg
Close to Cocoa, Lavender Lace Ink
Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Am. Crafts Pattern Paper
Su ribbon, buttons and punches, Marvy oval scallop punches

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

8x8 For Display Board

Here are the 8x8 pages I was able to complete for my display board. On the baby page I total cased a card by inkydigits on splitcoast. Here is the link . As soon as I saw this card I fell in love. It is so adorable and creative. So when I started looking at pictures for my board I thought I would try to make it into a scrap page and I like how it turned out. My journaling was done on my computer the printed on SU whisper white or very vanilla. I glittered the butterflies on the green page but you my not be able to tell. I used the boho punch on the page of both my girls but I am still having trouble making the punch and the stamped flowers line up. This is a quick post cause I still have a lot of work to do to get ready for my Open House tomorrow. I’m very excited and nervous at the same time.

Stamps I Used:
One of a Kind, Time Well Spent, Birthday Whimsy, By Ones and By Twos Sets

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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Sunday Afternoon Cards

These are a couple of cards I got finished today for my display board. I made a few more cards made but I’m not posting them cause they are pretty much copies of cards in the SU Catalog. I’m using only SU products on the display board but it is kind of hard cause I don’t have very much current designer paper. I keep buying stamp sets and ribbon and not designer paper. I’m going to fix that on my next order.

Supplies I used:
Flower Card:
One of Kind Stamp Set
Wild Wasabi, Almost Amethyst, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Groovy Guava Cardstock and DS Paper, Celery DS Paper
Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi ink
Boho Blossoms punch, brads

Baby Card:
By Ones and By Twos, So Many Scallops Stamp Sets
Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, So Saffron Card Stock
Basic Grey, Mellow Moss ink
SU Button, Scallop Punch

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Judy’s Album

My mother in law’s birthday is this week and we had a dinner at our home last night for her. Last weekend my hubby and I were shopping and I told him to pick a 12 x 12 album for her so I could make her a scrapbook for MOTHER’S DAY but he said hey we are having her birthday next weekend so why not give it to her then. ???? I thought are you nuts five days to go though pictures and try to scrap them. He really doesn’t understand the whole process of scrap booking!! But the push over I am I agreed. Well this week ended up being kind of busy so after looking through pictures and scanning older ones to develop at the store I only ended up getting three pages done for her dinner. I was kind of disappointed that I did not get more done but then when Judy (my mother-in-law) and I got to talking and she has pictures that she wants scrapped so it worked out. This has now turned into a Birthday/ Mother’s Day gift from us and I will be working on it this spring to try an get it done by May. I will post the pages as I get them done. This week I will not be working much on it cause I am having a Open House Thursday and I need to get a display board done and a card project to do that night. I’m going to start working on it some today cause I’m feeling yucky today and do not plan to go anywhere. Well maybe a quick trip to the grocery store in my sweats cause we have not food in this house.

Supplies I used:

Family Page:
Always stamp set
Real Red, Whisper White, Creative Imaginations pattern paper
Real Red ink
Prima Flowers, Cricut, SU buttons, brads

Fall Pages (my sister-in-laws wedding)
Year after Year, Tags and More, Friendly Flowers
Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Close to Coco, Whisper White, American Crafts PP, Textured Scraps
Basic Grey, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa ink
Prisma Pencils, Marvy scallop punches, Su scallop punch, circle punch

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

About A Boy Paper Bag Scrapbook

I found this pattern paper on a clearance rack at a local SBS and knew immediately that I wanted to make a baby boy book with it. I might safe it for a gift or maybe try my hand at eBay for the first time. Decisions Decisions!! Anyway I waited to finish it after I saw the by one and by twos set in the new mini occasions cause I just love that little shirt. Oh and yesterday Emily picked a color combo I sent her for the Color Challenge. It just made my day!! I plan to make another card for the challenge but I am now into a big project and I will have to try and make one this weekend.

Supplies I used for the scrapbook:

Wild About You, By Ones and By Twos, A New Little Someone Sets, Wash Day Wheel
Night of Navy, Bayou Blue Ink
River Rock, Bayou Blue, Always Artichoke, So Saffron Cardstock
Su Scallop Punch, Marvy Scallop Punches, Su Ribbon, Cricut, Bind it all, word window punch, Su Buttons

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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Weekend Sketch Challenge 37

Thanks Beate for the wonderful sketch. I will be using it again in the future for more card. I have made cards using Beate’s sketches but have never done it on the same weekend it was posted. Usually my hubby likes me to spend time with him on the weekends but today Kentucky was on so I got to stamp.
I finally got this set this week and I love it. I can not wait to make some scrap pages with it. This card was also inspired by the Berry Bliss DS Paper. I love the colors in that set of paper.

Supplies I Used:

One of a Kind, Boho Backgrounds and Sanded Background
Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink Cardstock
Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa Ink
Boho Flowers Punch

Here is the link to Beate's Awesome site!!!

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Wildly Orange Card

I love playing with this little set!! I’m so ready for warm weather and this set reminds me it is not to far away. I made this card with both pumpkin and only orange. I didn’t like the card made with pumpkin to much. The orange kind looked like it need a shot of vitamin C. The orange card look brighter and so I decided to post it. I use flannel background on the orange piece at the bottom but I do not think you can see it well in the picture.

Supplies I Used:

Tart and Tangy, Flannel and Sanded Background
Wild Wasabi, Only Orange, Soft Sky, Whisper White card stock
Only Orange, Close to Cocoa Ink
Soft Sky Ribbon, Circle Punches, Scallop Punch

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