Thursday, December 30, 2010

Masculine Birthday

For this card I got my inspiration from the mojomonday sketch. I used retired dsp Manchester plus crumb cake, baja breeze, very vanilla and always artichoke cs. The stamp sets I used are In Wilderness and Birthday Bliss. I will use this card for my hubby's birthday, which is tomorrow. Happy New Year to you all. Be safe and happy.

Sympathy Thoughts and Prayers

I needed a sympathy card this week so I came up with this using the stamp set Thoughts and Prayers. I love this set as there is so much you can do with it. My other supplies include early espresso cs, baja breeze cs, crumb cake cs and very vanilla cs. The ink and ribbon is early espresso and I added a little dazzeling diamonds to my tree. I hope it comforts the family members knowing that others are thinking of them during this difficult time. Thanks for stopping by. Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Love you Much Stamping 411

For this card I used the Stamping411 sketch for this week. The sketch was supposed to be square, but my sentiment was too large so I made the more common size of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.
My stamp set is Love You Much and the paper is Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink dsp. I used the 2 1/2 circle punch along with the large scallop from the scallop circles #2 die. A little white gel pen and Pretty In Pink satin ribbon finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Santa card

I so CASEd this card from Laura Lipe. I was all done with Christmas cards but when I saw this one I just had to have one. Very easy but soooo cute. I used Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler and Shimmer White papers. The beard and moustache are embossed with the Manhattan Flower folder, the moustache is cut from the top note die. The trim of his hat was cut on both sides with the scallop edge border punch and then embossed with the perfect polka dot folder. The eyes are the 1/2" circle punch and the nose and mouth are the 3/4" circle punch. The Holly is from the stamp set Christmas Classics with a little dazzeling diamonds glitter and red stickles. Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great week.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Simply Scrappin kit I Wish

When my niece had her baby I started a scrapbook for her and gave her some pages and an album for her baby gift.

I thought some Christmas pages would be a nice addition to her album. It seems kids get so many toys and clothes, I thought it would be nice to have memories forever.
For these pages I used the SU Simply Scrappin Kit "I Wish". I only added 2 additional pieces of 12 x 12 card stock and then used a few of my scraps.

These kits are super easy and fun to make. The best thing is that I did 10 pages in only a few hours.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Simply Said thank you

I needed thank you card for my co-worker's gifts they gave me for Christmas. I decided to play with basic black and whisper white cs and the stamp sets Simply Said and Teddy & Train. My ink is black and craft white. The real red polka dot ribbon adds just a splash of color.

Thank you for stopping by. Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Love you Much Mojo

For this card I used the sketch from mojomonday and came up with this. I used Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink cs with the Love dsp and watercolor paper. My inks are Real Red (both classic and craft) and Pretty in Pink craft. My stamp sets are Love you Much and All Holidays. I have had the Lots of Love letterpress plate but had never used it before. I need a little practice, but I love the look you get with them. My final embellishment is Pretty in Pink satin ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by - Merry Christmas.

These two cards are basically the same but I thought my first attempt was too girly so I swapped out the last layer of very vanilla. I used early espresso embossed with elegant lines folder and then added layers of very vanilla cs and early espresso dsp. I then used wedding bliss stamp set on the right and the lattice embossing folder on the left with early espresso ink sponged on it. The ribbon is kraft taffeta. Happy Holly-days!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Party Hearty birthday card

I made this card for a co-worker using the stamp set, Party Hearty. My paper is basic black cs, real red cs, newsprint dsp, and very vanilla cs. My accessories include the word window punch, modern tag punch, both scallop circle punches, 1 3/4 circle punch and the 1 1/4" stripped grosgrain basic black ribbon. I also used some red embossing powder on the Celebrate You. Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Swap

For our downline Christmas swap I made this purse with 6 cards. The purse base is 8 1/2 x 7 scored at 1 1/2 on all sides, cut a slit in each corner to make a box. This becomes your base for the purse. Then take 2 pieces of dsp 6 x 10 and adhere together on one short edge to make one long strip. Wrap around base using red sticky tape putting the seams on the side of the purse. Then embellish and you get a cute purse. I made the cards out of the same dsp (Raspberry Tart, and Kiwi Kiss, both retired).

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Stamping 411

For these cards I used the sketch for Stamping411. I always need an idea for my card layouts and this is a great site to get inspiration. I used Blushing Bride cs and Real Red cs along with the dsp Candy Cane Christmas. The stamp sets are from Contempo Christmas and Teeny Tiny Wishes. I used the ticket corner punch, pretty in pink ribbon, the 1 3/4" scallop circle and the ornament punch. I would say these are not "traditional" Christmas colors, but I am pleased with how they turned out.
Thanks for stopping by, Happy Holidays!