Friday, June 29, 2012

Hello Baby

A friend of mine just had a bright and beautiful bouncing baby boy.  I decided to make another baby buggy card for the occasion and SCS Sketch Challenge 391 is just the perfect sketch for the design.  I dipped into my stash of retired SU cardstock colors and DP.  I love the bright colors in the DP and they are just right for a summer baby boy.  I really miss Gable Green, Green Galore and Marigold Morning, but I'm glad Tempting Turquoise is still around.

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  WW, Marigold Morning, Green Galore, Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, DP
Accessories:  Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Nestabilities, Buttons

Monday, June 25, 2012

New Grad Congrats

This card was made for someone who recently graduated from a local community college and is transferring to a university to further his studies.  I chose to CASE this card by NWstamper for the clean and simple style and it works well for a guy.  The layered stars I made using my Cricut.

Stamps:  All Year Cheer I
Paper:  WW, Handsome Hunter
Ink:  Handsome Hunter
Accessories:  Cricut, Brads, Hodgepodge Hardware, Sizzix Embossing Folder

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pearly Posies

I was in a bit of a creative slump after coming home from Honduras.  When I am in a slump I look at other card makers creations for inspiration.  I noticed that this week's SCS Featured Stamper 280 is Emily Keaton.  She has so many beautiful cards in her gallery but this one immediately caught my eye.  I love how Emily used Prisma Pencils on colored cardstock.  I primarily use my Prismas on white cardstock and blend with Goo-Gone but I was encouraged to try a little different technique.  The image I chose is an outline stamp from the retired but favorite SU Soft Summer set.  The colors are  from SCS Color Challenge 377: Certainly Celery, Soft Suede and Blushing Bride.  I used Deconstructed Sketch 46 which fit perfectly.  I left off the sentiment because this card would work for a birthday, sympathy, encouragement, or gratitude.

Stamps:  Soft Summer
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, DP - SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Prisma Pencils, Stick on Pearls, Punches, Cuttlebug

Monday, June 18, 2012

Build-A-Bear Birthday

My youngest niece, Little Munchkin, turned 2 early this month and this is the birthday card I made for her.  I'm late posting this because I have not given it to her yet.  I left for a mission trip to Honduras on her birthday and returned last week.  I have not seen Little Munchkin yet so I still have her gifts and card.  I feel like a terrible aunt.  Fortunately because she is 2 she won't understand that I am late.

The background is the negative from hearts that I cut out with my Cricut.  I used my retiring SU Build-A-Bear dies for the main image.  The heart is one from the Cricut that I covered with red stickles.

Stamps:  Occasions Alphabet
Paper:  WW, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, and Close to Cocoa
Ink:  Real Red, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Big Shot, Build-A-Bear dies, MS Punch, Cricut, Twine, SU Markers, Nestabilities