Saturday, January 28, 2012

Spotlight on Designer Paper

The challenge on Lily Pad Cards is to use designer paper. I love designer paper. It inspires and delights me. So....yes I do hoard it. But since I have so much, that's kind of silly. This card uses Stampin' Up Paisley Petals DP in two shades of Tangerine Tango and Old Olive.

Other Details (Stampin' Up unless noted):
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
Stamps: Flower Fest, Flight of the Butterfly (sentiment)
Punches: Scallop circle, Butterfly, Five Petal Flower, 1/2" circle, 6 Petal Flower, Owl (tiny circle), Martha Stewart Pansy Border.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Label Challenge #59

Fantabulous Cricut's challenge this week was to use a label other than a plain circle. The MS Birthday Cake Art cartridge is filled with all kinds of ideas for frames, banners, phrases, fonts and other shapes. Used this frame (pg 50) as a label and combined it with Stampin' Up DP Beau Chateau and Whisper White CS. Embellishments include Cotton Candy Stickles and teardrop rhinestones. The phrase is also from the same cart. I don't use the Cake Art carts for baking. But they work great for cards and layouts.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bright and Cheerful Birthday

It's a cloudy wintery day outside with rain and wind. So I thought I would make a colorful card to brighten the day.
Details (All Stampin' Up):
CS: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
DP: Paisley Petals
Stamps: Button Buddies, Vintage Labels, Button Button
Ink: Baja Breeze, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1/2 circle,
Other: Flower centers sprayed with Frost White Shimmer diluted with alcohol
Posted to the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge:

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Penguin for A Cool Gal

Made this card for the birthday of a special teen. She really is "COOL".

CS/DP: SU Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Sending Love
Punch Penguin cased from Flowerbug's Inkspot
Ink: SU Real Red
Stamp: My Pink Stamper Punnylicious
Other: U and R = Colorbok Chipboard Alpha, Cuttlebug Emb. Folder Mesh, SU 5 Petal Flower Punch

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SEALed with Love

Somehow seals, walruses and other cold weather animals seem to keep warm. These two duded up guys are sending some winter love to someone who needs it. Details: Seal is from Cricut Create a Critter cartridge and cut from Paper Layerz (All Stampin' Up) Stamps: Cold and Cuddly - CS: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Vellum, Cherry Cobbler - Ink: More Mustard, Basic Black, Pacific Point - Other: Vellum was embossed with the Northen Flurry Emb folder and sponged with Marina Mist (on the back of the vellum) around the snowflakes, small Rhinestone, Word Window Punch

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Birthday Joy

Having lots of fun with the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge that I received as a Christmas gift. Since we just got our first, real snowfall, I thought I would use this for a birthday card for a friend. The birthday sentiment is inside the card. This was cased from a card by Debby Hughes in the January issue of Cricut Magazine. Detail: CS: SU Pacific Point, Whisper White, Basic Black. DP: Paper Layerez stack. Other: SU Iridescent Ice EP, google eyes.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Grateful for Forever Friends


Friends ForeverI am blessed to still have contact with some friends from my high school days.  Although we don’t live in the same town anymore, we still make a point of keeping in touch and manage to see each other several times a year. This card is for one of those friends who is having a birthday soon.  Detail:  CS:  Stampin’ Up Marina Mist, Soft Suede.  DP is SU Beau Chateau. Punches used are SU butterfly punch and scalloped edge punch. The sentiment, Friends Forever, was cut from the Cricut Spring Fever cartridge.  Background butterflies were stamped with SU Marina Mist using a Martha Stewart Create collection.