Monday, July 30, 2012

Another Masculine Birthday

I have been eyeing this really beautifully designed birthday card by Debbie and have been dying to CASE it.  I need to make a birthday card for a guy and the design works well even with masculine colors.

Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink:  Not Quite Navy Craft
Paper:  Kraft, DP
Accessories:  MS Balloon Punch, Twine, Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Button, SU Spiral Punch

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Gracias x2 in 5

Weeeee!  I could be hyped up on coffee and endorphins from the aerobic workout I just did, or maybe it is that I also made 2 cards in 5 minutes this morning!  You will notice that these cards are in a much simpler design than I usually make.  I participated in 2 challenges for these cards: SCS Clean and Simple Challenge 180 and SCS Color Challenge 385.

I'm overdue in sending out thank you cards to some people in Honduras that hosted our missionary group in June.  I used one of the new SU sentiment sets in Spanish that I ordered a couple weeks ago.  You will probably see more quick and simple cards like this from me but with a few more artistic details added to them.  I have a card making class for beginners coming up next month and we will make something similar to this as one of the projects.

Stamps:  Deseos Divertidos - SU
Paper:  Very Vanilla, River Rock, DP - SU
Ink:  Island Indigo, Real Red
Accessories:  Window Frame Framelits

Monday, July 23, 2012

Scripted Poppies

I played with my new SU Pleasant Poppies stamp and this is what resulted from it.

It is a very large stamp so I used my Nestabilities to cut out a portion of the image.  I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  In the center of the poppies I used a little Perfect Pearls.  To get the image to stand out better from the DP, I used the same Nestabilities to cut pieces in Daffodil Delight and poppy DP then spritzed them with Perfect Pearls mist.  On the Gumball Green cardstock I stamped French Script in Versamark then used a border punch on the edge.  I left the sentiment of to keep it generic for what ever occasion I may need to send out a card in a hurry.

Stamps:  Pleasant Poppies, French Script
Paper:  Crumb Cake, WW, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, DP - SU & DCVW
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Ribbon, Perfect Pearls, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, MS Punch, Button

Friday, July 13, 2012

Mixed Kindness

My card making mojo has been on fire this month.  I try to make at least one card a week or 4 cards a month however, for this July I made 7!  This card was for no particular reason, just on a whim.  I looked at the paper scraps lying on my craft table and used them to create this card.  This card was very quick and easy to make.  To make the banner stick up in the middle took a small piece of foam from the extra rubber that is around SU stamp sets and stuck it on.  The foam is about twice the thickness of the SU dimensional adhesives.  On the white layer you can see score lines.  That was unintentional as the paper was left over from making rosettes for another project.  Next month I will have a few friends over for a beginners card making class and I think I may use this as one of the designs.

Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, Kindness Matters
Paper:  WW, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, DP
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
Accessories:  SU Blossom and Boho Blossoms Punches, Corner Rounder Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punches, Stick on Gem

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Potted Daffodils

I have many great retired and non-retired stamp sets that I have collected but have not played with much or even at all.  (Yes, I am a stamp hoarder.  There, I admitted it!)  This is one that I have used once, maybe twice before.  I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and picked the paper colors from that, which are colors in the current ColourQ Challenge #145.  I used last weeks SCS Sketch Challenge 392.  The doily in the background is a Cricut cut out.  The frame for the image was dry embossed and then sponged with matching ink.  I left the sentiment off to keep it generic for whenever I may need a card for any given occasion.  The last generic card I made I used for a sympathy card a few days later.  I hope that will not be this one's fate.

Below is a picture of the SN colors I used.

Stamps:  Always in My Thoughts
Paper:  WW, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Cricut Ornamental Iron II, Cuttlebug, Nestabilites

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Praying for You CAS

This card is made using the current SCS Color Challenge 383.  I saw this card SCS and CASEd it using different colors and stamps.

Stamps:  Fresh Vintage, Very Versatile
Paper:  WW, Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Ripple
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Accessories:  SU Punches, Stick on Pearls

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hebrews 13:8

It seems like forever since I last participated in Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday sketch challenges.  It has also been a long time since I created a scripture based card.  The sketch is the current Mojo Monday 248 and is also a contest.  The image is Hebrews 13:8 from ODBD Scripture Collection 4.  I love this verse because it reminds me that even though circumstances in life may change Jesus' love, grace and mercy always remain the same and He can always be trusted.

Stamps:  Scripture Collection 4 - ODBD, Punch Potpourri - SU
Paper:  WW, Early Espresso, So Saffron, DP
Ink:  Pacific Point
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Stick on Gems

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Butterfly Thankfulness

In my craft room I have a box of images that I stamped, colored, punched, or whatever that I have not mounted on a card or other paper craft.  The butterfly image in this card is one of them.  I colored this image about 4 years ago with water color crayons.  Today I spritz the image with a little Smooch spray.  The sketch is the current Deconstructed Sketch #59.  The flowers I made from punches.

Stamps:  Measure of Life, Pocket Silhouettes
Paper:  WW, Pink Pirouette, Midnight Muse, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, DP
Ink:  Stazon Black, Midnight Muse
Accessories:  Small Flower Punches, Scallop Boarder Punch, SU Watercolor Crayons, Smooch Spray, SU Embossing Folder, Ribbon

Monday, July 2, 2012

No Coffee = Sleep

I love coffee so I am happy to have finally played with this SU stamp set called Morning Cup!  I have posted about my love (okay its an addiction!) of coffee previously.  The sentiment could easily be my motto!

I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  The SU DP in the background is partially distressed so I went a little crazy and distressed the rest of it and all the other papers.  I did something whimsical by wrapping bakers twine around the ribbon in an X pattern.  I used Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #104.  I don't have any WM stamps so I hope that my card will not be disqualified.  It's not that I care if I win the challenge or not, but I love the sketch and it fit well with my image that I had stamped and colored.

Stamps:  Morning Cup
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, WW, DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Walnut Stain and Tea Dye Distress Inks, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Ribbon, Nestabilities, Bakers Twine, Stick on Gem

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Indigo Sympathy

A couple people that I know recently lost a close family member.  This is one of the cards that I made.  The other card below is this one but I just added the sentiment.  The colors from this card are from SCS Color Challenge 381.  I used my Nestabilities to make the card shape and it's layers.  I used both image stamps of the now retired SU Inspired By Nature.  This was a fairly quick card for me to create.  Once I decided on the colors and stamps to use it took me less than a half hour to make.  That is unusual for me.

Stamps:  Inspired By Nature, Warmest Regards
Paper:  WW, Pool Party, DP
Ink:  Pool Party, Island Indigo
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Stick on Pearls