Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Alright, so I normally tend to think I'm capable of doing some updates to my blog. Today, however, is not the case. For some reason my blog has decided to undo some of the changes I've made over the past few days. I recently started following a few blogs, but it changed the names of everyone's blog on my sidebar. I tried to go back and change it to their name, and it won't let me. I stopped following to see if that was the problem, but it still won't let me update the names of everyone's blogs. I've lost a few postings that were scheduled, and now I can't update my layout. Does anyone have any insight or info as to what I need to do to fix my problems? This is the first time since I started my blog that I've has ANY problems, and it's frustrating. I don't want to lose anything else either. Any info anyone can provide is much appreciated! ETA: I fixed it! :) Thanks for your help everyone! Hugs,
Monday, March 30, 2009
Hello friends, I hope you've had a wonderful weekend! It's Monday, so you know what that means, time for another Cuttlebug Spot Challenge! This week we were to use double embossing on our projects. Double embossing is very easy to do and you get awesome results! All you need to do is run your cardstock through your Cuttlebug with one embossing folder, then flatten the embossed area a bit, and run it through your Cuttlebug again with a different folder. The results are stunning! My card this week has the same layout as last weeks card. For some reason I'm really digging this type of layout right now, so I'm just gonna go with it. I promise next weeks project will be different! :) Card Details 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Pacific Point cardstock, scored at 4 1/4. I used a 4 X 5 1/4 piece of shimmer white cardstock that I ran through my CB using Swiss Dots. I inked the dots with Baja Breeze, flattened out the dots a bit, and then ran it through my CB again with the Birds and Swirls folder. I used my Ticket Corner Punch for each corner, tied a knot around the white cardstock with Pacific Point striped ribbon, then added it all to my card base. I also added some bling to each corner. My sentiment was stamped in Baja Breeze and Pacific Point. I cut it out with one of my oval nesties and matted it on a piece of Baja Breeze that was cut out with my scalloped oval nesties. I pop dotted it onto my card. It was fairly plain looking, so at the end I added a silver flower brad. I hope you'll head over to The Cuttlebug Spot blog and join us for this weeks challenge. My fellow DT members have created some beautiful stuff for you this week. If you'd like, you can click on their blog links on my sidebar. Have a great Monday! Supplies Paper: SU! Pacific Point, Baja Breeze cardstock, Shimmer White Cardstock Ink: SU! Baja Breeze, Pacific Point Classic ink Stamps: Autumn Leaves Spring Swirl, Inkadinkado Clear Stamps "Expressions" Accessories: SU! Silver Flower Brad, Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Bling, Swiss Dots EF, Birds and Swirls EF, Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Glue Dots
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I keep forgetting to post these. These are my very first ATC cards. For February, I chose Friendship. The twist was that we were to use glitter, but couldn't use red cardstock. I love this Changito stamp. The monkeys are so adorable in this set. I'm excited to see what everyone else came up with for February. I'm sure I'll be posting March ATC's later this week. :) Hugs,
It's hard to believe we're at week 17 already. How time flies! With things being so crazy for me last week, I didn't get the chance to create anything. I'm hoping to be able to get back to it, starting today. :) Sparkle has left it open for us to do whatever we like for the next few weeks, so here is mine. I started with a red card base, 4 12 X 11, scored at 5 1/2. I stamped the background image onto white cardstock and ran it through my CB using the Snowflake embossing folder. I distressed the embossing with Antique Linen distress ink. I added some green organdy ribbon and my sentiment and image that are pop dotted. I hope you'll get the chance to check out Sparkle's BLOG. She's got some amazing stuff over there. Have a good day! Supplies Paper: JoAnn's Deep Red cardstock, Georgia Pacific 80lb White cardstock Ink: SU! Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi & Handsome Hunter Classic Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink Stamps: Inkadinkado "Ornate Christmas", Hero Arts Paisly Flower Background Accessories: Green 1/4" Organdy Ribbon, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Snowflake Embossing Folder, PopDots
Saturday, March 28, 2009
One of my goals posted at the beginning of the year was to be selected for a design team. I am excited to announce that I have made it onto my third design team! Woo Hoo! I received confirmation yesterday that I had been invited to join the Unscripted Sketches Design Team. This is a new challenge blog, and is currently under construction, but I will be posting their link and info once it's totally up and running. We will be hosting Sketch Challenges every Saturday. I'm really excited and I can't wait for all of you to see my fellow DT members creations. I've visited their blogs, and all are amazingly talented! I've added their blog links to my sidebar already so that you can check them out. This blog has a feel like no other that I'm a member of. Their theme of "life unscripted" has such great potential for everyone, beginner to advanced, to enjoy and participate, and be able to do things outside of the norm. Once things get rolling, I'm sure you'll understand what I mean. I have a feeling this is going to become an awesome challenge blog. :) Have a great evening!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Hey ya'll! It's time for another color dare! This week was a bit rough for me. The colors that Riley gave us this week were Night of Navy, Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa (optional) and Cameo Coral (optional). Quite a combo, huh? I originally wanted to do a masculine card because of the darker colors, but finding a creative way to incorporate the pink and coral didn't exactly work out for me. So instead, I used some embossing and stamping to make the darker colors more feminine looking. Just my luck, I received my Raspberry Tart DSP on Friday and it has a really pretty pattern in Pretty in Pink and Cameo Coral. Score!! :) I've again challenged myself to use more "white space" on this card. As we all know, that's not an easy task for me. LOL Card Details 4 1/4 X 11 Whisper White cardstock scored at 5 1/2 for the card base. I stamped my strip of Night of Navy with a flourish in Versamark and used extra fine detail gold embossing powder. For the strip of Close to Cocoa, I used one of the flowers from the Pocket Silhouettes set in Chocolate Chip, and then used my scallop border punch. I layered a thin strip of shimmer white cardstock between the strips of Night of Navy and Close to Cocoa and added them to my card. My image is another of the flowers from Pocket Silhouettes stamped in Pretty In Pink and Black. I cut that out using my Labels 1 Nesties and matted it with Always Artichoke. I then punched a butterfly in the DSP with Cameo Coral and Pretty in Pink and attached it with a glue dot. I used some mini clear rhinestones for the body. I stamped my sentiment onto the card, and then added my image with pop dots right next to it. I hope you'll join us for this weeks challenge! You can check out all of our wonderful creations by heading over to The Color Dare blog, or you can click on their blog links on my sidebar. Have a wonderful day! Supplies Paper: SU! Whisper White, Night of Navy, Close to Cocoa & Always Artichoke Cardstock, SU! Raspberry Tart DSP, Shimmer White Cardstock Ink: SU! Pretty In Pink & Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Ranger Black Archival Ink, Versamark Stamps: SU! Pocket Silhouettes, The Language of Love by Technique Tuesday Accessories: Bling, Extra Fine Gold Embossing Powder by Ranger, Martha Stewart Regal Butterfly Punch, SU! Scalloped Border Punch, Pop Dots, Glue Dots
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I got a few free minutes at work yesterday so I went blog surfing for a bit. I saw Laura's Sketch #22 over at 2 Sketches 4 You, and knew I wanted to play along this week. I was running out of time, so I quickly printed the sketch out and then went home to create. Today, after looking through the cards that were posted, I realized that my card was really similar to Laura's example in colors and stuff. So, I apologize if anyone thinks I copied her, I swear I didn't. For some reason, I seem to be newly addicted to my Spiral punch from SU! I've used it for two different cards in one evening. I really like the look of the embossing on patterned paper too, so I used that technique again, and distressed with Antique Linen distress ink. I love these colors together. They're nice and bright and make me happy that spring is finally here! Oh, and YES! That's a bow that I tied all by myself! It was actually quite an accomplishment! I think the trick is that I need to buy more satin ribbon! I'm stupidly pleased with myself that it turned out as well as it did. LOL You should check out all of the wonderful cards on the 2S4U blog. They're all amazingly talented! Hugs,
A co-worker recenly approached me, asking if I'd be able to make a few invitations for her son's 13th birthday party. She said he liked music, and guitars, so I knew this DCWV Rockstar Stack would be perfect for the invites. She said she wanted something simple, so when I saw this weeks Sketch Challenge at The Pink Elephant, I figured it would be perfect. I just got Dias Felices from SU!, so the sentiment, which means celebrate, goes perfectly. I showed them to her today at work, and she loved them. Now I'm off to make 14 more of these babies! :) Have a good evening!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Happy Monday again everyone! :) It's time for another challenge over at The Cuttlebug Spot! This week we were to create a project using Spring as the theme. I'm so happy with this challenge because it really is spring now, and I LOVE the springtime! After taking this picture, I've come to realize that I am really enjoing these Martha Stewart butterfly punches. I use them, and my Labels 1 Nesties quite a bit these days. How could you have spring without butterflies though, right?! :) What a coincidence for this challenge. The Texas Bluebonnets have already started blooming! It's now time to go find a spot to snap a few pictures of them before they're gone! I expect that the fields and grassy areas along the freeways will be blanketed with Bluebonnets in a matter of days, creating the most beautiful blue waves of color in the breeze. The Bluebonnets blooming remind me of my childhood. :) If you've never visited Texas in the spring, I would highly recommend it! Once I get some pictures, I'll share them here. Card Details 4 1/4 X 11 textured green cardstock scored at 5 1/2 for the card base. I trimmed my patterned paper to 4 X 5 1/2 and ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Stylized Flowers embossing folder. I distressed the embossing with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and added my Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon. My sentiment was stamped in Tangerine Tango and then cut out with my Labels 1 Nesties. I added some bling to the center of the flower. I punched out the butterfly and attached that to my sentiment with a glue dot. For the body, I used some bling there too. Once the sentiment was completed the way I wanted, I attached it to the card with pop dots. I love the beautiful, bright, spring colors in the patterned paper. It makes me want to be outside in the sunshine! Make sure you head over to The Cuttlebug Spot to play along this week! I'm sure my fellow DT members have created some awesome stuff! You can also click on their blog links on my sidebar to see what they have created. Have a great day! Supplies Paper: DCWV Pastels Cardstock Stack & Spring Combo Stack, White Shimmer Cardstock, SU! Baja Breeze Cardstock Ink: SU! Tangering Tango, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink Stamps: Spring Swirl by Autumn Leaves Accessories: Bling, SU! Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Pop Dots
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Hey everyone! I'm SO excited that one of my FAVORITE designers, Dawn McVey, has started hosting color challenges!! My card is based on her colors this week, paired with this weeks OCCC Sketch, which I modified a bit. Lucky me, I just got my Sweet Always & Delicate Dots DSP, which are perfect! If you're not familiar with who Dawn is, head over to her BLOG and check out all of her amazingly fabulous creations! Hugs!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I have to start off by saying sorry for the kind of interesting photo of my card. With the time change, this lighting is what I have to deal with, or I have to get up earlier to snap a few photos on my way to work. Unfortunately, I'm lazy and therefore don't want to get up earlier. :) This card was put together for two challenges. This is my take on Saturday's Sketch Challenge at PCP paired with this weeks Color Challenge at SCS. The colors were Riding Hood Red, Kraft, Summer Sun and Black. I was perfectly content with the colors, except for the Summer Sun. I didn't really have a spot for that color in my head, so I went with what I wanted and then remembered I had just gotten some new, beautiful, yellow Prima's. I added a smaller kraft colored Prima and a large black brad to tie all of the colors together and added it to my card. I used my ScorPal to add some score lines to the card base for a little added interest. For the image background, I used shimmery paper and sponged on some Riding Hood Red ink while it was still in my Nestability die. I love my result! Hope everyone has a wonderful evening!
Hi everyone! It's time for another Color Dare challenge! This week Riley challenged us to use Night of Navy, Almost Amythyst, and Regal Rose. I'm still fairly new to all of the SU! colors so when I first put these pieces of cardstock together, I thought I was going to be in big trouble! LOL I'm not particularly a big fan of pink these days, so that was most of the challenge for me. Once I got my idea and started rolling though, things turned out just fine. I paired this weeks Color Dare challenge with last Friday's Stamp Simply challenge to matte in white. I have to admit, I'm really diggin' this card. Blue is my favorite color, and when paired with that beautiful "periwinkle" color and white, it's gorgeous!! I guess it's not so bad after all! :) Card Details 8 1/2 X 11 Night of Navy cardstock cut to 4 1/4 X 11 and scored at 5 1/2 for the card base. I embossed a piece of Almost Amethyst with white pigment ink and clear embossing powder, and matted that on white. I tied a knot around that with Whisper White 1/4 grosgrain ribbon and added it to the card. On the side of the card, I cut off about 1/2" and then added a strip of Whisper White cardstock that I punched with my Scalloped Border punch. The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White with black Archival ink and has three rows of paper piercing and a silver Frilly brad. I matted that in Regal Rose and pop dotted that onto my card. The butterfly is also Regal Rose with a bit of bling around the edge. I used my clear Stardust pen to add some glitter and some mini clear dew drops for the body. It is also added with pop dots. I hope you'll get the chance to head over to Riley's blog to play along and check out her sample, along with Deb and Mandy's too! Have a wonderful day! Supplies Paper: SU! Night of Navy, Whisper White, Almosty Amethyst & Regal Rose cardstock Ink: Versacolor White pigment ink, Ranger Black Archival Ink, Sakura Clear Stardust pen Stamps: Inkadinkado Clear Dot Flourishes, Fiskars Clear Stamps "Thanks" Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Paper Piercer, Pop Dots, Clear Dew Drops, Silver Frilly brad, Scalloped border punch
Monday, March 16, 2009
Happy Monday ya'll! It's time for another challenge over at The Cuttlebug Spot. This week Aymee provided us with a beautiful sketch to use. I flipped the sketch and paired it with last weeks SCS Color Challenge, CC209, Basic Black, Rose Red, and Always Artichoke. I think it turned out nicely. :) Card Details Whisper White cardstock cut to 4 1/4 X 11 and scored at 5 1/2. My background is a 4 X 5 1/4 piece of Rose Red cardstock that I ran though my CB with the Stylized Flowers embossing folder. To that I added a strip of black and white patterned paper I had in my stash, along with a strip of Whisper White and Always Artichoke that were embossed with Swiss Dots. I then tied my bow around my card base, and added a clear button that has a 3/4" circle of the black and white patterned paper for the back with glue dots. I stamped the branch of flowers from the SU! Eastern Blooms set, and then cut it out with one of my oval Nestability dies. Then the "love" sentiment was stamped and I matted it with my scalloped oval Nestie in Rose Red. I adhered that to my card with pop dots. Head over to The Cuttlebug Spot to check out the sketch and my fellow DT members fabulous creations! Or, you can click on their blog links on my sidebar. I hope you'll get to join us this week! Have a wonderful day! Supplies Paper: SU! Whisper White, Rose Red, Always Artichoke cardstock, ScrapWorks Black & White patterned paper Ink: Ranger Black Archival Ink Stamps: SU! Eastern Blooms, Studio G Series 3 Mini Alphabet Stamps Accessories: Clear Button, White Sheer Ribbon, Pop Dots, Glue Dots
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Wow, we're at week 15 already! How time flies! This week Sparkle challenged us to make a monochromatic green card. This is my take on that very challenge. I tried to keep it simple, and it seems like every time I need a bigger image, I go back to my poor lil Charlie Brown looking tree. I love it though! I used this past weeks Papertake Weekly sketch for this card. If you get the chance, head over to Sparkle's BLOG. She's got some amazing creations! Have a Happy Sunday!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Hello everyone! One of my fellow Cuttlebug Spot DT Members, Sonia, is giving away some blog candy! You should see what all she's got ready to give away! You can click on her link on my sidebar, or you can click HERE for details and how to enter. Good luck! Have a great day!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Hi everyone! It's Wednesday! That's right! It's Color Dare time! This week Riley challenged us to use Old Olive, Perfect Plum, and Gable Green. I was actually quite pleased with the colors this week because I had this patterned paper in my stash, and it was perfect for this weeks challenge! I think I've had this paper for a couple years now too, waiting to be used. Funny how you buy something, and then forget about it. At least, that always happens to me. LOL Card Details For this week I paired our colors with Mojo Monday Sketch #76. I started with a kraft cardbase measuring 6 X 12 and scored at 6 to create a 6 X 6 square card. I then added my patterned paper matted with Old Olive to that. The next layer is another piece of patterned paper matted on Old Olive and Perfect Plum (the best match I could find in my stash anyway), and then I added my cream colored ribbon and bow to that. I matted another piece of kraft cardstock with Gable Green, and then added my sentiment that I stamped on cream colored cardstock. The sentiment was pierced on opposing corners and distressed with the closest match I could find to Perfect Plum ink, and was pop dotted onto the kraft piece of cardstock. I pierced along the bottom edge of the card and added two Perfect Plum butterflies that I punched using my Martha Stewart butterfly punch. They were folded a bit to add dimension and adhered with glue dots. Please go check out The Color Dare blog for my fellow DT members creations this week. They are fabulous! Or, you can click on their blog links on my sidebar. As always, I hope you get to play along with us this week, and I look forward to all of your beautiful creations! Have a wonderful day! Supplies Paper: SU! Old Olive & Gable Green Cardstock, Paper Studio Kraft & Cream Cardstock, DCWV Mettalic Purple Cardstock, Provo Craft Soft Serenity Patterned Paper Ink: Ranger Black Archival Ink, Versa Magic Spring Pansy Pigment Dew Drop Stamps: Cesare Pavese Quote from Inkadinkado Accessories: Cream Double Edged Sheer Ribbon, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Paper Piercer, Glue Dots, Pop Dots
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Ever had one of "those" kinds of days? The ones that you wish you could go back to bed at 7:30am, on your drive to work? LOL Today was one of those days for me. It was rough, and all I wanted to do was go home and crawl back into bed and pull the covers over my head. The silver lining is that we got the second half of our bonuses. I suppose that could have evened out the day, but it didn't. Anyway, enough whining! I'm off to do some retail therapy. :) This is my card for the three challenges listed below. Mojo Monday Sketch #77 Pink Elephant Challenge #5 - Use the colors pink, brown and green. The polka dot paper is green, although it doesn't really look like it. OCCC - Add a doodle. I actually stayed very simple with this card, but that's nothing new. I did realize, after I had taken my photo, that there is one pink brad that is a bit darker than the other two. Oh well! Have a good evening!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Hi everyone! I hope you're having a good day, so far! This weeks challenge for The Cuttlebug Spot is Serendipity Embossing. Brigitta has given us this wonderful technique! You can see her tutorial on her blog, or HERE. I played with this technique quite a bit before I figured out what I was going to do for my project. I then remembered that I had just recently received my SU! Rockabilly DSP from Stamp Club. My gosh! This paper rocks, and once I looked through all of it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! Card Details I started with a shimmery white cardstock for my card base. For my Serendipity Embossing I used a Basic Black piece of cardstock and added Whisper White, and Riding Hood red pieces to it. I then ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Floral Screen embossing golder. I then added my Serendipty embossing, with a Kiwi Kiss matte. On top of that I added my Rockabilly designer series paper with a black matte, and sheer white double edged ribbon with a knot. Onto that I added my image from the SU! Tart & Tangy set and sentiment that was matted on Riding Hood Red with the corners rounded. This card only took me about 20 minutes to put together, once I had my idea. I hope you'll give Serendipity embossing a try. I have a feeling I will be using this again many, many times! You can see all of the other wonderful creations my fellow DT members have created this week by heading over to The Cuttlebug Spot, or you can click on their blog links on my sidebar. Hopefully you'll be able to play along with us for this challenge! Hugs, Supplies Paper: Shimmer White Cardstock, SU! Riding Hood Red, Basic Black & Kiwi Kiss Cardstock, SU! Rockabilly Designer Series Paper Ink: Ranger Black Archival Ink, SU! Riding Hood Red & Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink Stamps: SU! Tart & Tangy, Clear Thank You Set by Fiskars Accessories: White Double Edged Sheer Ribbon, Pop Dots, Floral Screen CB Embossing Folder
Sunday, March 8, 2009
This weeks sketch challenge at PCP was perfect in helping me to use more "white space". I need a birthday card for a co-worker this week, so I used the sketch for that. You can't tell in the picture but there is more bling on it. I traced some of the thin lines in the So Swirly stamp with my Stardust pen. I'm happy with how pretty this card turned out. I'm sure my co-worker will enjoy it also. It's another beautiful day out so I'm off to start the grill! BBQ anyone?! LOL Have a great day!
Happy Sunday everyone! It's week 14 of Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge. Every week she is challenging us to make one or two Christmas cards. This is a fabulous idea because then I don't have to hurry or rush around when the holiday's come, trying to get them all done. So far, so good! This week Sparkle challenged us to use a "Time" theme on our cards. Great idea! I had a small tear off calendar PDF file that I printed the month of December from. I circled the 25th, and then put my card together using Jen del Muro's sketch for you to try for this week. I modified it a bit, but I'm happy with my results. :) You should head over to Sparkle and Jen's blogs to see their fabulous creations and hopefully play along! Have a great day!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I'm sorry to tease those of you who are still experiencing winter like weather. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to get a few quick photos of the tree in my backyard that is blooming, and gorgeous! We've had really nice weather this past week in the 70's and 80's and it's supposed to continue. Here in the Dallas area, we didn't really experience that bad of a winter this year. I'm almost sad about that. It was even warm for Christmas. :( It just doesn't feel like a holiday without it being cold! On the flip side, it's now shorts and flip flops weather for me already! So, enjoy the pictures! I'll be back again with another post soon!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Hi everyone! It's time for another Color Dare! It was a tough one for me! I struggled greatly to put anything together using the colors Riley chose for us this week. Her color choices were Pretty In Pink, Basic Brown or Chocolate Chip, Going Gray, Whisper White and So Saffron. I know, right?! LOL I was so very happy that my stamp club order that included my ribbon from a ribbon share came in on Wednesday, just in time for me to head out on my vacation. Included in my box of goodies this time were Chocolate Chip and Pretty In Pink striped grosgrain ribbon. I paired this weeks colors with last weeks Pink Elephant Sketch. Card Details For my card I started with a Pretty In Pink card base, stamped with a flourish stamp in Chocolate Chip. I added a strip of gray that had been stamped with my So Swirly wheel stamp in Basis Black. Onto that I added a strip of So Saffron cardstock that had been punched with my Scallop Border punch and then dotted with my white gel pen. Once that was done I added a strip of Chocolate Chip and striped Pretty In Pink ribbon. I used my Labels Small Nesties for the frame in Chocolate Chip, and my Classic Smooth Ovals for the sentiment. After I embossed my Whisper White oval, I sponged on Pretty In Pink classic ink before removing it from my die. I then added the sentiment in Chocolate Chip. Looking back, I probably should have added some bling, but for the most part I'm happy with my results. :) Head on over to The Color Dare blog to see what wonderful creations Riley, Deb and Mandy have come up with! I hope you'll play along with us this week! Have a great day! Supplies: Paper: Pretty In Pink Textured, So Saffron, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White cardstock Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Basic Black Stamps: Hero Arts Sentiment, Clear Flourish Accessories: Chocolate Chip & Pretty In Pink striped grosgrain ribbon, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Monday, March 2, 2009
I'm back from my scrapbooking retreat, but don't have to go back to work until tomorrow. I've done nothing but sleep late, lounge around, and create this one card today. I have to say I'm very relaxed and enjoyed my time off, but am trying to prepare myself to go back to work tomorrow. Fortunately, there were no emergency phone calls while I was off, which means that everything went well. What a blessing! I wsn't feeling very crafty today, but I didn't want to waste the day, and the opportunity to craft without feeling like I was behind. I always post my projects late because I work full time. :( So, this is my take on the three challenges listed below. Mojo Monday #76 Sketch Papertake Weekly Color Challenge - Pink, Orange and Brown Pink Elephant Challenge #4 (recipe) - Ribbons & Die Cuts Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and that you have a great week too!
This is my Christmas card for this weeks challenge over on Sparkle's blog. We were given a "free" week, with no challenges or requirements, so this is what I came up with. I used the sketch from this weeks PCP Sketch Challenge (SK022809). Notice there are NEW stamps on this card! Yay! :) Head over to Sparkle's BLOG to see what everyone else has done. She's also got some amazing crations posted. Hugs,
I'm excited to post my first project as a new proud member of The Cuttlebug Spot design team! In keeping with the "B" theme, this weeks challenge was to use bows on our projects. Just my luck, my first project as a DT member requires me to make a beautiful bow! As many of you know, bows are not my forte. LOL After almost an hour of working on it, here is what I was able to accomplish. Not too shabby I don't suppose. :) Card Details: I used a Pink Pirouette cardbase (8 1/2 X ll, cut at 4 1/4 X 11 then folded at 5 1/2). The background paper is a piece of Close to Cocoa DSP run through my CB with my Bloom Dots embossing folder. Over that, at the bottom, is a strip of Bella Rose DSP that was punched with my scallop border punch and run through my CB with my Swiss Dots embossing folder. I used a strip of brown gingham ribbon along the edge of the two pieces of DSP, and also for my bow. The sentiment is from So Many Scallops, stamped in Pink Pirouette ink, and layered onto a 1" Chocolate Chip circle. I used that as the center of my Prima Flower. I added a cute pink button for the center of my bow and some bling to add some sparkle and more dimension. You should head over to The Cuttlebug Spot blog to see all of the DT's beautiful creations. You could visit everyone by clicking on their links on my sidebar. I hope you'll be able to play along with us this week! Have a wonderful day! Supplies: Paper: Pink Pirouette & Chocolate Chip CS, Close to Cocoa & Bella Rose DSP Ink: Pink Pirouette Stamps: So Many Scallops Accessories: Bloom Dots & Swiss Dots embossing folders, Prima Flower, Button, Bling, Pop Dots