Saturday, January 29, 2011

Some Fun Cards to Share...

I have had a busy weekend thus far attending a couple of Stampin' Up stamp camps. Always fun to hang with friends and neighbors doing what I LOVE to do.  Thought I'd share the cards that we all created. 
Here is Party # 1:

Here is Party # 2

If any of you should need more specific details supplies used to create these cards, leave me a comment and I will contact you directly.
All products used are Stampin' Up

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wine & Spirits Card # 2 - SSSC # 101

I have another winery themed card to share with you.  I found a fun blog called The Sweetest Thing and saw that she does a Sketch Challenge every Sunday.  It was a perfect sketch for what I was trying to create.  Again I was challenged to create a card without a sentiment, which is a challenge in itself for me.  So along with sharing with all of you, I am also entering this into the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge # 101.  I flipped the sketch to vertical.  Always love to hear what people think.  Both good and "Helpful" hints.. a.k.a constructive criticism.  :-) 
CardstockSU Whisper white, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Kraft (new Crumb cake)
Stamp:  From the Hero Arts collection
Ink etcSU Basic black, colored pencils, blender pen, Eggplant Envy chalk
EmbellishmentsSU Brads from Neutrals, Certainly celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon
Other Cuttlebug swirlie dry embossing and paper crimper (On kraft paper), Creative Memories Oval cutters

Monday, January 24, 2011

Elegant Birthday Card - PPA77 Challenge

Good Evening All!!  I was not planning on posting my project this late, but my day has been a tad bit interesting.  Never a dull moment. 
We have many Birthday celebrations coming up... including mine. (Yay)  So hopefully you don't get tired of my Birthday card creations that are planned for this week. 
I used the Paper Pals Arts 77 Sketch challenge for this card.  Colors seem a little dark in the photo... that is what I get not having natural daylight. Thanks for checking it out!!

PaperSU Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, DSP Bella Bleu, American Crafts Gold glitter
StampsSU Whimsical Words
Ink:  SU Not Quite Navy
EmbellishmentsSU Basic Pearls, 5/8" Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, gold cord

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Taking a break from Paper. - Easy Doll Tees

My daughter received and American Girl doll from Santa.  A girl can never have enough clothes... let alone her doll.  So today we embellished some Doll T-shirts with the help of my Craft Stash.  I think I ended up doing most of the work, but when my daughter's smile peeked through her congested head cold... I knew I had done good.  She told me that "Bella" was happy.  :-)
T-Shirts - From American Girl Crafts
Buttons - Boxer Scrapbooks Inc.
Ribbon - Stampin' Up Old Olive 1/8"
Gems - Jewelry Essentials & American Girl Crafts
Misc. - Black floss string and colored pom poms

Back to paper crafting tomorrow.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wine & Spirits Card - Mojo Monday Sketch 173

I've come out of hiding.  Where is January going??
I'll be honest... I love my post today!  I was asked to make some Winery/Vineyard cards, but to not include any sentiments.  Well I am just one of those people that has to add a sentiment to every card, so this was sort of on the challenging side.  I thought of this card in my "Dream State" of sleep and then saw the Monday Mojo 173 Sketch and said "PERFECT." 
Hope you like.

CardstockSU So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Colormates Dark Racy Raspberry.

InkSU Old Olive and Purely Pomegranate

StampsSU Priceless

EmbellishmentsSU Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Clear Plastic Sheets (for wine glasses - not sure of brand, purchased at Ben Franklin), Gold Cord

Added Notes:  Used the SU Large Oval Punch for Red wine glass top and the Creative Memories Oval cutting system for White wine glass top.  The stem and base are hand cut.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Easy/Quick solution to all those Christmas photo cards

Happy 2011 everyone!! 
We receive numerous Christmas Cards with photos of our friends and family each year.  I hate to throw them away, or shove them in the back of my address book or attempt to find 15 magnets for the fridge.  About 4 years ago I decided to start cropping them as small as I could and make a 12 x 12 layout of them in a collage form.  Not only does it hang on the side of our fridge with just one magnet, but it is also a great way to finish off that last page of your family/friends scrapbook for that particular year.  Sort of works as my "Label" for my scrapbook. 
This took me all of 20 minutes to complete.  Easy Peasy!!
Enjoy.  Looking forward to chatting with you in the new year!!
I ended making 2 of these.