Monday, June 29, 2009

Farm Fresh Friday and MOJO 93

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Hello! I've never participated in any of The Greeting Farm challenges, but now that I have a few of their stamps (and many more on my wish list) I decided to make a card for Farm Fresh Friday~Dotty Spotty : ) We were to use polka dots on our card and a TGF stamp. I pulled out this darling Wild Sprout named Dahlia. For my layout I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I stamped Dahlia twice so that I could cut out one of the flowers in her hair for some dimension. I also added some Stardust Stickles to the flowers so IRL they are super sparkly! My sentiment comes from the Verve set~Just For You. This was really fun, and I'm going to have to play in more TGF challenges : ) Thank you so much for stopping by!


Stamps: The Greeting Farm Wild Sprouts Dahlia, Verve Just For You

Paper: Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, Tea Party DSP

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Almost Amethyst

Accessories: Ribbon, Stardust Stickles, Square and Rectangle Nestabilities, Imaginisce Blossom Brads, Dimensionals, 1/16th Hole Punch, Sewing Machine

Final Two Verve Cards

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Hello! I wanted to show you my final two Verve cards that I made for the release party : ) My first card uses the set Just For You. I also used the new Leaves Plain Jane. I stamped the circle that comes in the set with Chocolate Chip, then stamped the leaf with River Rock~a SU retired in-color~and stamped the sentiment over it with Chocolate Chip. I cut around the circle, then layered it with Circle Nestabilities. I will leave the full recipe below.
My next card uses the new Plain Jane Fell Better Soon. I also used Julee's sketch VSJUN03 from the release challenges for my layout. I stamped the sentiment with Rich Razzleberry, cut it out with my Oval Nestabilities and leaving the Nestie in place I sponged with Melon Mambo. It was fun to play with my new SU goodies! I really like these colors :) I had so much fun being Guest Diva! Thank you Julee and the rest of the Diva's for being so awesome! Thank you so much for stopping by : )
Stamps: #1~Verve Just For You, Leaves Plain Jane #2~Feel Better Soon Plain Jane
Paper: #1~River Rock, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Ginger Blossom DSP~retired SU
#2~Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: #1~River Rock, Chocolate Chip #2~Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Accessories: #1~Sewing Machine, Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Button, Floss, Kaiser Pearls, Dimensionals
#2~EK Success Fleur de Lis Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Dew Drops, Oval Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon

Sunday, June 28, 2009

CASEing Dawn Lusk!

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Today's Featured Stamper on SCS is the super talented Dawn Lusk! I have been so fortunate to work with Dawn on the Artful INKables DT, and have truly enjoyed getting to know her! I decided to CASE this beauty.

I love the window she created with the Large Labels Nestabilities, and the embossing she did with the Leafy Branch CB Embossing Folder, so I did the same thing. I flipped my card to accomodate this beautiful Sarah Kay image called Rose's Garden. I added Dimensionals to the image panel, and popped it back behind the window. Congratulations, Dawn!!! Thank you so much for stopping by : )


Stamps: Stampavie Sarah Kay Rose's Garden, Bella Blossom~sentiment
Paper: WW, So Saffron, Almost Amethyst
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Nestabilities Large Labels, CB Leafy Branch Embossing Folder, Oval and Scalloped Oval Punch, Dimensionals

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Couple More Verve-alicious Cards : )

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Hello and happy weekend! I have a couple more projects that I made with the newly released Verve stamps to show you : ) My first card uses my favorite of the new releases called Kindred Spirits. I stamped the oval with Chocolate Chip twice, once on white and once on Pink Pirouette. Inside the oval on the white cs I stamped the cluster of Fleur de Lis' with Bordering Blue, then stamped the sentiment over it. I cut around the inside oval and popped it up over the Pink Pirouette oval. I used my Oval Nestabilities to cut out the pink layer. I used SU Bella Birds DSP, and my new EK Success Fleur de Lis Border Punch : ) I will give the full recipe below.
My next card uses the new set 1 Peter 5:7. I just love this verse. I stamped the verse with Kiwi Kiss, removed the ink from the Him with my SU Blender Pen, and colored it with a Rose Red Stampin' Write marker. The flowers are from Verve's Because of You set and I stamped them with Kiwi Kiss. I colored the flowers with Rose Red and Cameo Coral. My layout is MOJO92. Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Stamps: #1~Verve Kindred Spirits, #2~ 1 Peter 5:7, Because of You
paper: #1~Bordering Blue, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Bella Birds DSP #2~ Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink: #1~ Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue #2~Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Rose Red
Accessories: #1~ Sewing Machine, Swiss Dots CB Folder, Ribbon, EK Success Fleur de Lis Border Punch, SU 5-Petal Flower Punch, Prima Flower, Kaiser Pearl, Oval Nestabilities, Dimensionals
#2~ Stylized Flowers CB Folder, Square and Rectangle Nestabilities, Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, EK Success Fleur de Lis Border Punch, Dimensionals

Friday, June 26, 2009

One Last Verve Sneak Peek!

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Hello! Tonight is the night when all of the Verve new releases will be revealed and will be available! The party starts at 9:00 pm at the Verve forum on SCS. Today the Divas are sneak peeking this beautiful sympathy set called Forever in Our Hearts. I was very excited about this set because it's something that my collection was lacking. Can I just tell you that the sentiments and images in this set are absolutely beautiful! Julee really hit it out of the park with this one.

For my card I colored this beautiful image with Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Not Quite Navy. I cut it out with my Nestabilities Labels 4 and sponged it with Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink. I matted it with a larger Nestabilities Labels 4 that I had cut around the embossed edge to make it smaller. The sentiment was stamped in Not Quite Navy and sponged as well. I used dp from SU Urban Garden DSP. Thank you so much for stopping by, and make sure you check out the Verve Blog to see more beautiful creations with this set!


Stamps: Verve Forever in Our Hearts
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Urban Garden DSP
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Ribbon, Fiskars Border Punch, Dew Drops, Nestabilities Labels 4 and Ovals, Dimensionals

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another Verve Sneak Peek!

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Hello! We're counting down to the new Verve release which happens tomorrow night! For my card I used one of the sentiments from Just For You. There are many sweet sentiments in this set, as well as some that are perfect for gift giving! I first stamped the sentiment with Chocolate Chip, then removed the ink from the YOU and leaves using a SU Blender Pen (a tip I learned from Julee). I colored the YOU with a Stampin’ Write Ruby Red marker, and the leaves with a Stampin’ Write Old Olive marker. I cut out the sentiment using Oval Nestabilities and layered it onto Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip scalloped ovals. I stamped the daisies from Verve’s Wishful Elegance set with Chocolate Chip, and sponged them with Ruby Red. I cut them out and popped the larger middle one up on a Dimensional. I paper pieced the centers with some dp from SU Bella Rose DSP which is what I used on the entire card. I added the leaves that I punched out of Kiwi Kiss with the Martha Stewart Fern Punch and I love how they look with the leaves on the sentiment! Make sure you head on over to the Verve Blog to see more sneak peeks of this awesome set! Thank you so much for stopping by : )


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Verve Sneak Peek!

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Hello! This Friday there will be some brand new Verve goodness available! Don't miss the Release Party Friday night at 9:00 pm eastern at the Verve Forum on Splitcoast. As always, there are lots of fun challenges to participate in this week, and lots of FREE sets to be won! Check out this post for all the deets. Sneak Peeks start tomorrow on the Verve Blog but I have one to show you today : )
This is one of the new Plain Janes which is Psalm 121:1-2. I love this verse, and it's in one of my favorite songs that we sing at church : ) I used one of the sketches from the June Release Week Challenge Thread VSJUN05. I stamped the verse with Chocolate Chip, cut it out with Nestabilities Labels 4, and while leaving the Nestie in place I sponged it with Baja Breeze. I cut out a Chocolate Chip panel with a larger Nestie, and ran it through my Swiss Dots CB Folder. I cut the rectangle panel with my Rectangle Nestabilities, and ran it through my Textile CB Folder. The dp is Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP from SU. I cut the flourish with my BossKut Scroll Die out of the same dp. The flowers are from Verve~ Because of You. I stamped them with Chocolate Chip, sponged them with Baja Breeze, cut them out, and added pearls to the centers. The ribbon is some SU ribbon from the Ribbon Originals collection. The right corner seemed a little bare so I added the Dew Drops : ) Thank you so much for stopping by, and remember to stop by the Verve Blog this week to see more sneak peeks!


Stamps: Verve Plain Jane Psalm 121:1-2, Because of You
Paper: SU Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Rectangle and Labels 4 Nestabilities, Swiss Dots and Textile CB Folders, BossKut Scroll Die, Dew Drops, Pearls, SU Ribbon Originals Ribbon, Dimensionals

Friday, June 19, 2009

Artful INKables Blog Hop!!!

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Hello! The INK Girls are blog hopping today to show off the new sets available from Artful INKables! Hopefully you came here from Holly's blog, but if not make sure you start at the beginning which is Kristin's blog : )
I got to work with this beautiful new set called A Friendly Light. For my first card, I stamped the lighthouse/beach image and colored it with Copics. I added some Stickles to the clouds, and Glossy Accents to the crab. I punched out the sentiment with my new Modern Label Punch from SU and sponged the edges with Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink. The base of the card is Not Quite Navy, the red dp is from Ski Slope DSP, and the blue dp is from Bella Bleu DSP both by SU. The lacey border was made using my Fiskars Lace Border Punch.
My next card is very CAS which is totally out of my comfort zone : ) I stamped 3 images from the A Friendly Light set with Memento Rich Cocoa onto Very Vanilla cs. I used a Square Nestability to cut them out and popped them up on Dimensionals. The dp is from SU Bella Bleu DSP and the base is Kraft cs. I added the ribbon and Dew Drops and it was complete! Now hop on over to Velta's blog to see what she has in store, but don't stop there because there is sure to be some blog candy along the way! Thank you so much for stopping by : )

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy Hump Day!

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Hello! I have a couple of cards to show you today ; ) This first one is the one I made for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS. I really like this layout! I pulled out my fabulous set from Verve called Up, Up, and Away. I stamped the balloon with Memento Tuxedo Black, then stamped it again on some Basic Grey Wisteria dp. I cut out the balloon part and paper pieced it. The sentiment is from Verve's Grateful Elegance set. I punched it out with my SU Oval Punch and sponged it with Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink. I layered it on top of a scalloped oval that I punched out of Bordering Blue with my SU Scalloped Oval Punch. I added a zigzag stitch all around the perimeter of the card, and the bow with the button detail. I also added some Stardust Stickles to the clouds.
This next card is my card for this week's Fun-Frilled Challenge to make a Father's Day card. I decided to use this adorable mouse from the Artful INKables set Rodeo Rodent. My husband and I both grew up in Wyoming, so we've been to lots of rodeos, etc. He really misses living out west, and me....not so much : ) I do miss the mountains though : ( Anyway...I stamped the mouse with Memento Tuxedo Black twice, cut one out and used it as a mask while I stamped the cacti (I think that's plural for cactus). I used Copics to color, and Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink to sponge. The base of the card is Chocolate Chip, and the green is Old Olive. I added some texture using a Sizzix Texturz Plate. The dp is from Bo Bunny and I added the scalloped border using my SU Eyelet Border Punch. I also added a zigzag stitch around the perimeter and brown brads to the corners. You can't tell but I added Glossy Accents to the star and belt buckle for some shine. The sentiment is from the new Stampin' Up catalog coming out next month called Teeny Tiny Wishes and fits perfectly in the Word Window Punch. Whew! I feel very long winded today : ) Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

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Hello! Well I am back from my crazy weekend, and I mean crazy! I have not stayed out so late in a really long time, and we'll just leave it at that : ) Here's a picture of the 4 of us that went to South Beach~I'm the white girl on the right lol. I have a couple of projects to show you that I made with a couple of the new Digiments that were released on Saturday. Michelle has an AWESOME selection available, so check them out here. They are only $1.00 each/min $5.00 order, or all 30 for $20!!!
I love the Digiment I used for this card. It's so fun : ) I used this fabulous cake from Artful INKables~Birthday Best set and I think the image and sentiment pair perfectly together, don't you? The dp is from SU Sweet Always DSP.
This next project is a 2-5-7-10 Box . I used Rose Red for the base of the box, and dp from SU Raspberry Tart DSP. I love this Digiment which says A true friend remembers your birthday but not your age. Happy Birthday. I'm off to try and recouperate some more : ) Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Scrappy Birthday

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Hello! Today's Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS was to crinkle cardstock and make these adorable flowers : ) You can see the tutorial for these here. I've been wanting to try this for a while, so I had to play today! I pulled out my scrap bin, and gathered these scraps from My Mind's Eye Just Dreamy 2 collection. The base of the card is Ruby Red. I used various circle punches for the circles, then used my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool around the edges. I crinkled each layer up, then stacked them together. How fun and easy, right?!? The sentiment is from Verve's Wishful Elegance set and I stamped it with Chocolate Chip.
This next project is a sneak peek of one of the new Digiments that will be released on Saturday! Michelle has 30 new Digiments for you and they are a steal at $1.00 each or all 30 for $20!!! This one is kind of hard to read in the picture but it says Count your life by smiles not tears, count your age by friends not years. Happy Birthday. I decided to make another one of these super cute cupcake boxes. I used Mellow Moss for the base, and some Melissa Frances dp on top. I added the lace, pearls, and flowers and used my Spellbinders Tag Trio to cut out the Digiment. Thank you so much for stopping by today! I won't have anything new over the weekend because I'm heading to South Beach for my girl's weekend woot, woot!!! Have a fabulous weekend : )

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Too Much of a Good Thing is....

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Wonderful!!! Hello and happy Wednesday : ) I made this for today's sketch challenge on SCS. I decided to use this totally cute and fun set from Artful INKables called Boys Will Be Boys. The dp is SU Manchester DSP. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored with Copics. I cut it out with my Small Deckled Nestabilities Rectangle and while leaving the Nestie in place I sponged the edges with Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink. I used my SU Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches for the sentiment, and added a zigzag stitch to the middle strip panel.
My next card is the card I made for this week's Fun-Frilled Challenge to make a summer card. You can see my description of this card here. Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Single, White, Surf

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Hello! Today's Color Challenge on SCS was to make a white one layer card. We were allowed to use other colors for coloring in : ) I decided to ink up this cute Whipper Snapper surfboard stamp that I picked up a couple weeks ago at the Scrapbook Expo. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with Copics. I sponged some Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink on the bottom for the sand. I had to use this fun Offray flip flop ribbon even though it makes the card pretty top heavy : ) I computer generated the sentiment and cut it out with my Spellbinders Tag Trio dye and sponged around it with Kiwi Kiss. There you have my easy CAS card for today! Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!


Monday, June 8, 2009

I Promise I'm Alive : )

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Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend : ) Ours was super exciting~we cleaned our carpets lol. I also got the house a little more organized, so at least it was a productive weekend. I have been working on several projects, however I can't show them to you.....yet! I do want to remind you that today is Monday which means there is a free Digiment available on the Digiments blog. If you make a card using this week's free Digiment you will be entered into the drawing to win the ENTIRE new release which Michelle will have available on the 13th!

My second announcement is that Kristin, the owner of Artful INKables has decided to start showcasing Featured Stampers. She is going to browse the SCS gallery, and take submissions so that she can find stampers who are creating beautiful projects using Artful INKables stamps! So get your AI rubber inky ladies, and show Kristin what you've got! You can see who she has chosen as the first featured stamper here.

I promise I will have a new project for you tomorrow : ) Have a wonderful night and thank you so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Feel Better Soon

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Hello! I made this for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS : ) As soon as I saw the three long panels, I thought of this beautiful silhouette from the Artful INKables Plant Prints set. I stamped it with Not Quite Navy onto Kraft cs 3 times, cut out the strips, and embossed them with my Swiss Dots CB Folder. I stamped the sentiment from the Artful INKables Basic Sentiments set, punched it out with my 1 1/4" circle punch and sponged around the edges with Not Quite Navy. Kristin, the owner of Artful INKables, has a MAJOR sale going on right now, and I mean MAJOR so go check it out! Thank you so much for stopping by today : )

Stamps~Artful INKables Plant Prints, Basic Sentiments
Paper~Not Quite Navy and Kraft cs
Ink~Not Quite Navy
Accessories~1 1/4" Circle Punch, Circle Nestabilities, Scalloped Circle Punch, Swiss Dots CB Folder, 1/16" hole punch, Offray Ribbon~Williamsburg


Monday, June 1, 2009

Butterfly Box

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Today's Try A New Technique Challenge on SCS was to make one of these adorable butterfly boxes! Aren't they too cute!?! I'm going to fill this up with a few treats for my daughter's best friend who is having her first dance recital on Wednesday : ) I'll list all my supplies below. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Stamps: Verve Beautiful Kindness
Paper: DP~SU Bella Birds, Bordering Blue, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Bordering Blue, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Prima Flower, Button, Rhinestones, Circle and Labels 4 Nestabilities, Spriral Clip, Ribbon


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