Friday, December 31, 2010

Challenges Challenges

I made this card for the Sketch Challenge at SCS.  I have found the Challenges really get my creative juices flowing.  I used BRIGHT colors for a change.  I usually like pastels or earthtones but I am loving the Melon Mambo for some reason.  Woohoo!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Generic anything goes Cards

A friend of mine asked me to make some cards for her without sentiments. so that she could use them for whatever occaision she had the need for.  What?  I thought it would be a piece of cake as I always have a hard time fitting sentiments in, but alas, I found that hard to do also. LOL! go figure.  I tried to make masculine type cards .  What do you think?
Cardstock:  SU Soft Suede and Dusty Durango
Stamps: Stampa Rosa
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  SU Dusty Durango Ribbon, Brown buttons, CB Swiss Dots Embossing folder.
Same idea more or less, different color.
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Natural
Stamps:  Acrylic (unknown, sorry I didn't save the package) SU Vintage Labels
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Button, Twine, Circle punch, SU ribbon, Swiss Dots embossing folder.


I am really on a roll doing the challenges.  LOL!  only did 2 but hope to do another tomorrow if I have time.  This was for the Try a New Technique challenge.  I had this lovely ribbon flower made, note that it I made the flower and left it attached to a long stretch of ribbon, but I didn't know what to do with it.  The challenge solved my problem.  Alas, it is just a smidge short, but oh well, still usable!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


This Christmas I made several 5 x 5 square cards.  I dislike that I have an odd size excess CS left over.  This time I actually used the scraps, and made small note cards.  I made use of the new Flower Soft I got for Christmas.  I now have to make envelopes to fit these don't I?  Fun, Fun, Fun!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

SCS Challenge card

These were wonderful colors for a masculine card, I, however, could not resist putting flowers on it.  Sigh. 

I was able to make use of stuff I had just sitting around looking useless.  Have I mentioned I have a WONDERFUL DH?  He bought me an ELECTRIC Big Shot for Christmas so the first thing I did was run all kinds of things through it. 
This Old Olive green was the first thing I did.  The flowers and the Scalloped bit of white paper I did a long time ago, so I am glad I finally used them. 
 Thanks for looking, and thank you Lisa for prodding me into doing the challenge.  I did another challenge yesterday so I am on a roll!  Will post that tomorrow.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Snowmen in the House

I love how these came out!   Thank you Carol for emailing me the Template!  I am going to use these as placecards tomorrow since my sister Janie and her BF are coming to dinner!.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas, Christmas and More!

I have been stamping so much lately, Woohoo!!! At last.  I am so glad that my hubby is getting better.  We won't know until the end of January whether or not the radiation stopped the growth of the tumor and hopefully everyone will continue to pray for that to have happened.

I made the Noel card for my Mom.  Simple but elegant.  The picture really doesn't do it justice.  Love that shiny CS from Walmart!

The letter were cut out using the Storybook Cricut Cartridge, SU square punches, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder and Scor-Pal were used. Oh, and my new GYPSY!  Love that thing, can't believe I procrastinated so long getting it!
 This is a simple card I made for the UPS guy.  He does a super job and is so friendly and accomodating.  The inside has a little pocket for a tip.
 My good friend Mela gave me a Bird punch, and my good friend and Pen Pal Carol sent me a wonderful card using a bird image so I CASED it.  I love how this came out and will be sending as a TY to Mela!