Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Color Challenge Entry!

See the embossing AND the soft suede?

Here is my entry for Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge {Act 49}. The card itself is Very Vanilla. It is then layered with Basic Black and Sahara Sand. The Baroque background stamp image is embossed. Then I stamped En Francais in Soft Suede over that (mainly because I got my card all finished and realized that I hadn't used Soft Suede). Also, I stamped En Francais on scrap paper once before I stamped on my card so that it wasn't so bold. (To see the card without Soft Suede click here.)

For the Newlyweds!

(Can you see the embossing?)
Here was going to be my post for the Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge {Act 49}. But, I just notice that it is missing Soft Suede. DANG IT! So, I will either make a new one or try to squeeze in a little Soft Suede somewhere.

the inspiration for my card

Classy Friendship....

This is one of two cards I made for a color challenge. I decided not to use this card but I still like it. I think it looks classy, just like my friend!

Hello Baby!

Owl Adjustment......

I had to make a couple of changes on my owl cards that I posted the other day. When I was making the cards, I had just put on hand lotion. Then I handled the paper. After that, I could not keep the DSP stuck to my card stock. I tried snail, glue dots and even sticky strip. Finally, I decided to add some trim. Here is my card after the adjustments. Even though I cased this card, adding the trim makes it mine. Can you see the the difference?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Don't forget the inside!

Ok, so I've been on a Crumb Cake kick lately. I can't help it......I LOVE THE CAKE! And these cute buttons!

Also, I have been trying to dress up the inside of my cards just a bit. It only takes a little to make it look BIG!

Thinking of You!

I think that "Thinking of You" cards are my favorite cards to make. The flower is made out of a paper bag that looks like old newspaper print. The button is from a sweater that got washed and dried with a black ink pen.

Isn't Love a hoot?

I found this idea from a Stampin' Up! demonstrator that found the idea from the new 2010/2011 SU Catalog. I just had to case it for myself. I made two. One is for an anniversary and one is a wedding card. That's owl I did.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Birthday in bulk!

I cased this bright and cheerful birthday card from one of my favorite blogs. clean & simple stamping is the name of it. You should check it out. She has a lot of beautiful creations. I made 6 of this card. With a combination of Ginormous Flowers, Season of Joy and Darling Dots, I made my flower pattern. The phrase set that I used is from the set On Your Birthday.  I did a little bit of accenting with a white gel pen. The ribbon is Stampin' Up! (as are all my supplies of course) Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain. I have to say, even if I didn't sell Stampin' Up!, I would still buy their ribbon.  It is 15 yards of glorious, silky, shiny, BEAUTIFUL ribbon for only $6.95 (not counting S & T but even still, you can't hardly beat it)! And that is just the 5/8" grosgrain.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010