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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 127

It is Sunday and time for another great Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge from Karen Giron.  I was thrilled when I woke up this morning and saw this sketch!  I've had a card in my mind for a special relative of mine but needed a design that showcased a large rectangular panel for my stamped image.  Karen's sketch is perfect for what I had in mind!  I hope you enjoy!

Cardstock:  SU Naturals White, SU Rich Razzleberry, Bazzill Basics Stella (pink) and Lagoon (blue)

DSP:  various designs from Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky collection

Stamps:  SU Upsy Daisy (flower image), SU Live Your Dream (butterfly), "Simply Adored" sentiment ($1 bin at Michael's)

Ink:  VersaMagic Turquoise Gem (butterfly) & Perfect Plumeria (flower image), SU Rich Razzleberry (inside sentiment)

Border Punch:  Die-namics Dainty Dots (My Favorite Things)

Friday, July 22, 2011

TE Key Ingredients July 2011 "I'm so Grateful for You"

I was thrilled to receive my second shipment from my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients subscription.  The package that Taylor and her team put together in the July kit is awesome!  I absolutely LOVE the colors -- aqua, pale pink, cherry pink, deep red and bright greens.  Fabulous!  I was inspired by a card I saw in a recent edition of PaperCrafts magazine and tried to put my own spin on it.  Thanks for visiting!
Cardstock:  SU Naturals White, Blossom (KI July 2011 Kit)

DSP:  various designs from My Mind's Eye Life of the Party

Misc Supplies:  Nesties Labels die, Take Note 3 die (Taylored Expressions), pink baker's twine, green button from my stash, Die-namics Framed Greeting die & coordinating stamp (My Favorite Things)

Life is Good

Another dear friend of mine, Deanna, recently moved into a new home.  Had this cute "Life is Good" scrapbook kit from Echo Park in my stash and thought I'd use it to make a super cheerful new house card.  I am excited for Deanna as she embarks on this new chapter of her life and hope this card finds her happy and enjoying her new home.  Love you, Dee!
Cardstock:  SU Very Vanilla

DSP & Stickers:  various designs from "Life is Good" collection from Echo Park.

Misc. Supplies:  pink polka dot button, baker's twine

Get Well Wishes

One of my dearest friends, Tricia, underwent surgery earlier this week.  I got to spend some time with her this afternoon, hanging out and catching up.  I couldn't resist using my newest Cricut cartridge "Birthday Bash" to make her a cheery get well card.  Enjoy!

Cardstock:  SU Very Vanilla, Classic Magenta & Patina card (Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit June 2011)

DSP:  Sweet Threads (Basic Grey)

Die:  Grass Cut-ups (The Cat's Pajamas)

Misc Supplies:  googlie eyes, Cricut "Birthday Bash" cartridge (bird & balloons), teal baker's twine

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Christmas in July!

Since I just started my blog in May, I wanted to go back and post one of my favorite cards from last Christmas.  I figured if they are showing Christmas movies in July on tv, I could certainly show one Christmas card in July on my blog.  : )

Delight in the Little Things

Had an idea for a bright, summery kind of card.  I was dying to use the new Island Indigo color from Stampin' Up.  I tried a new technique (for me) and used some score lines to add some interest on the card front.  It is hard to see in the picture, but there are two vertical score lines running down the card, to the right of the fuschia border.  Here's what I came up with:

Stamps:  Big Flowers Pattern (Hero Arts); "Delight in the Little Things" ($1 bin at Michael's)

Cardstock:  SU Shimmer White, SU Island Indigo

Copics:  YG06, Y35, BG45, R14

Inks:  SU White Craft,  Momento Tuxedo Black

Misc Supplies:  white embossing powder, score-buddy, fuschia button (from my stash), baker's twine, corner rounder

Border Punch:  Die-namic Dainty Dots (My Favorite Things)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 126

I've been telling myself that I need to spend more time relaxing at my stamp table, before the craziness of the school year starts up again!  So, today I spend some time working on my entry for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge by Karen Giron.  Here is the sketch:

I also got to have some fun with my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit for June 2011.  Here is my take on this week's sketch:

Stamps:  Make Mine a Double (My Favorite Things)

Cardstock:  SU Bermuda Bay, SU Very Vanilla, Bazzill Basics "Chablis" and "Intense Kiwi"

DSP:  Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" 

Copics:  RV55, EOO, E57, Y32, Y35, BG13, R14, C7

Inks:  SU Bermuda Bay, SU Poppy Parade, Momento Rich Cocoa

Misc Supplies:  Aqua Rhinestones

Border Punch:  Threading Water (Fiskars)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

What a Tweet-Heart!

Remember how I made the T-Rex card for my friends' who just adopted a little 2 year old boy?  Well, luck struck twice when they were blessed to receive the call about a one-day old baby girl who needed a home. Imagine that!!!   Anyway, they went from a young married couple to a full-fledged family of four all within a couple of months.  What blessings these two children are for this terrific couple!!

Here is the baby girl card that I made for Miss Brooklyn.  It is tough to see in the picture, but I stamped the sentiment "simply adored" on a piece of vellum and adhered under the bird.  Looks much better in real life.  Enjoy!

I used the layout from i (heart) sketches July 2011 for this card.

Cricut Expressions "Create-a-Critter" cartridge -- Bird 1

Cardstock:  SU Whisper White, SU So Saffron, SU Pretty in Pink, SU Lavender Lace, coral scraps from my stash

DSP:  Three Bugs in a Rug "April Showers"

Ink:  Dew Drop Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender

Stamp:  "Simply Adored" ($1 stamp from Michael's)

Misc Supplies:  google eye, mini glue dot, irridescent stickers, self-adhesive felt flower, vellum, corner rounder

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

This is a graduation card that I made for the daughter of a good friend of mine.  She graduated from junior high in June and was one of the students selected to speak at the graduation ceremony.  I had the priviledge of working with her on her speech.  What an AMAZING young lady!   Even though this card is late getting to her, I wanted her to know that we are proud of her and all of her hard work!  Congrats, Hannah!

Stamps:  The Places You'll Go (Taylored Expressions)

Paper:  SU Melon Mambo, SU Very Vanilla, Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" DSP

Copics:  RV55, RV66, YG0000, BG53, Colorless Blender

Inks:  SU Bermuda Bay, Momento Tuxedo Black

Ribbon:  Sheer Aqua (Michael's)

Border Punch:  Die-Namics Dainty Dots (My Favorite Things)

Oh Baby!

One of the teachers at my children's daycare just found out that she is pregnant with a little boy.  This is her first baby and I am overjoyed for her and her family!  She is such a great teacher -- patient, kind, artistic, caring.   She is going to be a terrific mother!!   Here is the card (inside and out) that I made to help her celebrate her happy news.

Stamps:  Moka Jenn (Taylored Expressions); Congratulations ($1 bin at Michael's)

DSP:  My Mind's Eye Lime Twist "Happy Go Lucky", Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" (green strip on front)

Cardstock:  SU Whisper White, SU Bermuda Bay

Ink:  SU Bermuda Bay, SU Rich Razzleberry

Accessories:  Prima Flowers & Brad (Taylored Expressions), Fiskars "Threading Water" border punch
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