Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bookmark Card

Good Morning! The sun is shining, but it's deceiving. . . It's still frigid outside. I am READY for Spring. Here's another project from Stamp Club. I made this bookmark card using the Splitcoaststampers tutorial found HERE. I adore this idea! Send a beautiful handmade card to someone special and they can keep a part of your special creation by using the attached bookmark. I sent my first one to a friend for her birthday and she LOVED it. I think my club ladies like the idea too. . . The best part - the card still measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2, which means it will fit neatly into a standard envelope. I got the inspiration for the colors from my new Basic Gray satin ribbon. I was dying to use it on something, so I built my color scheme accordingly. The layered flowers were seen HERE first. I loved how she used completely different colors for the flower layers. Very cool.

Thanks for looking. Oodles of Toodles!

My Recipe:

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Define Your Life and En Francais (background stamp)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Old Olive and Jet Black Stazon (flowers)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Basic Black and Guest Book DSP (card front); Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, and Whisper White (bookmark); Kraft (card/bookmark base)
Accessories: distressing tool, perforating tool, sponges, Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch (leaves), Basic Gray 5/8" Satin Ribbon, staples, Chit-Chat Rub-ons, Stampin' Dimensionals and Modern Label Punch
Bling: Clear Rhinestone Brad

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

KISS the Bird

Not that I would ever considering kissing a bird, but isn't he/she cute? This is my submission for the Pals Paper Arts KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetie) Challenge. Keeping it simple is NOT simple for me. I tend to go overboard, so this is definitely a good challenge and one I should try more often. I used this for my Stamp Club this past weekend and I think the ladies enjoyed the simplicity. I believe it was my favorite out of all three projects. Come back this week, as I will post the other two projects we completed at club. Have a marvelous day! Toodles.


My Recipe

Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment
Ink: Rose Red
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Kraft and Sweet Pea DSP
Tools: Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, paper-piercing tool w/ mat, & Corner Rounder
Bling: 1" Rose Red Double-Stitched Grosgrain ribbon and white halfback pearl (Pretties Kit)

All products are by Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Think Spring and it will come. . .

We just received more snow Sunday evening and as much as I am a proud supporter of snow, I must admit that I am sick of the white stuff. I thought if I made a card with a "springy" theme, then I could make the winter doldrums go away. At least in my mind. . .

I am playing along with Pals Paper Arts Challenge #29. This week it's a sketch challenge. I thought I would use this card for my club this weekend. I absolutely adore Stampin' Up's Rich Razzleberry. So pretty with the Old Olive. The butterflies just scream "SPRING!" I love this new embosslit die. Very quick and easy. Just take a scrap of your favorite color, run it through the Big Shot and presto, beautiful butterflies.

I hope you are finding peace and warmth where ever you may be. Toodle-oo!


What did I use:

Stamps: Kindred Spirits
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence and Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories: 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon, glue dots, and halfback pearl
Tools: Scallop Trim Border punch
Big Shot Stuff: Stampin' Up Backgrounds 1, Top Note, and Beautiful Wings
Technique: nothing special

All products are from Stampin' Up

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hubby's Valentine Card

Since I don't have enough time to participate in each challenge separately, I like to combine both. This week I am participating in Papertrey Ink's Color Challenge, as found on Nichole Heady's blog, Inspired Papertrey Ink & Nichole Heady. You can choose from several PTI designers favorite color schemes. Take some time and check out these amazing designers. I drool every time I look. After much debate, I chose Niki's, but I must say it wasn't an easy decision. Because Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, I needed a card for my husband. Something that says love and manly, at the same time. I liked the kraft and olive green colors in Niki's scheme. I plan on putting the rest of the color schemes in my idea folder for when I need some inspiration. The second challenge is the Diva Coffee Break Designs sketch challenge #163. I must admit, I was initially attracted to this challenge based only on their name and my fierce relationship with coffee. Without it I wouldn't be here, I would be sleeping. . .
My Goody List
Stamps: French Script
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Pink Pirouette
Extras: 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, button, and twine
M.O.: Poofy Flower (inspired here and found the how-to here)
(all products are Stampin' Up)