Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Fun Challenge #25

We have a great inspiration challenge this week. Sara is our hostess this week and she challenged us to use the following book cover as our inspiration.

I love the rich blues with just that tiny pop of red. In fact, I loved it so much I made 2 cards.

I diminished my supply of cards last year sending them off to the troops, and have only been able to make what I had to use. Now I am ready to rebuild my supply.

This was actually a pretty fun card to make. The background is just the large flower from Fifth Avenue Floral stamped many times in Pacific Point ink. Then I got out my Aqua Painter and watercolored the flower with ink from my ink pad.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Blue Bayou
Ink: Pacific Point, Brilliance Graphite Black, Blue Bayou, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Blue mini brads, Word Window Punch

Check out the Friday Fun girls cards here:

Sherry - Stamping When I'm Not Working

Kim - Papertastic Creations

Jimmi - Stamping & Shopping

Sara -Expressions of a Creative Mind

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Fun Challenge #24

I am thrilled to be the newest member of the Friday Fun Challenge Team. I have taken way too long of a break from stamping and been working on specific projects lately and am happy to have the challenges to get me back to creating for me (and to share with you.)

Now to the challenge. This week's challenge is brought to you by Sherry.

Choose one of the outfits on this page and design a card around it. The site is NY & Co….my favorite clothing store. These are some of the new Spring clothes so hopefully you can come up with something fun and fresh.

These were my two favorite shirts:

City Stretch Check French Cuff Shirt in Bouncing Yellow

City Stretch Printed French Cuff Shirt in Sheltering Green

Here is the card that I came up with inspired by these shirts.

The colors reflect the colors in the shirts and the dsp is inspired by the pattern, I am so grateful that the colors happened to work out. If you look at the shirts there are buttons on the french cuffed sleeves, hence I added the buttons to the fold of the card.

Stamps: Always
Paper: Certain Celery, So Saffron, East Coast Prep dsp by SU!, Whisper White
Ink: Certain Celery, So Saffron, More Mustard
Accessories: Certain Celery Twill Ribbon, buttons

Check out the Friday Fun girls cards here:

Sherry - Stamping When I'm Not Working

Kim - Papertastic Creations

Jimmi - Stamping & Shopping

Sara -Expressions of a Creative Mind

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Hope you all had a fantastic day today celebrating St Patrick's Day. I got to meet up with the Ft Meade ladies today for some lunch and shopping. I just couldn't get together and let everyone leave empty handed so I made some goody bags last night.

I made some shamrock spritz cookies and packaged them up in a cello bag.

I used Riley Moose on this cute bag topper and colored him with my Copics. I am realizing that while I have a large variety of markers it is now time for me to start collecting more colors for shading. I am also happy to have finally used some of my St Pat's ribbon that has been in my stash for the past 3 years.

Now look at the bag topper itself. Do you see the layers? I didn't use the Top Note die, instead I found a very similar shape in the Accent Essentials cartridge for my Cricut. I can now make the cute projects that everyone else is making AND use layers. I just saved myself some money by having the Cricut. Now I know how I will finance those new Copics.

Stamps: St Patty Beer Riley Moose by Hanna Stamps
Paper: Certainly Celery, Green Galore, PTI white, Delicate Dots dsp by SU!
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Markers, Glossy Gel Pen, Stardust Gel Pen
Accessories: Ribbon, Cricut Accent Essentials, Cello Bags

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Been a While

I know it's been a while again between posts, let's just say life has been happening all around me and not leaving me much time or energy for much fun. I have created, just haven't posted much.

Here are the 2 VSN entries I was able to do 2 weekends ago:

For February VSN Challenge to use chocolate colors as an inspiration

I chose the dark chocolate colors. They are oh so yummy, and I just happened to have the perfect Making Memories Cosmopolitan paper pack and matching brad to go with it.

GinaK How Sweet it Is
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Basic Brown, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen. Glaze Gel Pen, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Pink and Brown Jumbo Brad

For February VSN Challenge to make a monochromatic card. For more information go here:

Stamps: Eatern Blooms
Paper: Rose Red DSP, Rose Red, PTI White
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Metal Dots, Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen. Glaze Gel Pen