Friday, February 25, 2011

Star Wars Parade Layouts

I decided that I need to get some more LO's done. I also decided that I can not make every LO a psuedo masterpiece or I am never going to get caught up with about 7 years of backlog (just of the kids). So, I use the CTMH Cherish layout book for most of these LO's. I also used a SU Simply Scrappin Kit called Primary Colors that way I could keep out just a few certain colors of embellishments. I had a set of Star Wars rub-ons that really helped a lot, and a couple of pieces of Star Wars orange paper as well. My favorite embellishment though is my own light sabers. I used the SU word window punch - punched out a piece in black and cut it in half, cut out another piece in one of the saber colors, then I hand trimmed the colored part at an angle to make it look like a saber. My 7 year old DS thought they were pretty cool! I pop-dotted one of each color so it gives more of a fighting effect.

As I was uploading these I noticed the color really bloomed out for some reason..strange I wasn't using a flash either. You can see the true color best in the close-up of the blue light sabers. Sorry I don't have time to re-do pics. :(

Thursday, February 24, 2011

House Mouse Lilacs

I made this about a week ago just no chance to post it. I wanted to do some more coloring with my Copics. I also used Crystal Effects on the jar, put a little ribbon on the flower, and added flower soft to give it some dimension. The cardstock colors are Wild Wasabi and Pefect Plum.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sunny Day Cards

OK.. more tired of winter cards! LOL! I have been wanting to use this Sunny Day DSP for quite awhile and thought it would be a good one to inspire me for spring colors! I paired it with Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, and Pear Pizzaz. The butterflies are a MS punch. I can' remember what stamp set that saying was from but it was not SU. If you want me to look it up for you leave a comment. have included a few versions of the card. The first one is the final version I made several of. I like the contrast of the green more than the orange, I guess.

More Cards from Jeri's Workshop

We made 3 fabulous cards at Jeri's house last weekend. She is a great upline! The first one I thought was so pretty! I would have never thought to use Concord Crush with the light blue! We crimped it, embossed the top white portion & butterflies in the Manhatten Rose embossing folder, then used chalks to color over the embossed portion on the rose on the white folder. We used the SU Bigz butterfly die for the butterflies. The second card we used a template she printed out for us, traced it on DSP & cut it out. I chose to stamp an image on my apron pocket. Isn't this adorable??!! The last card is all using SAB rewards products - the flowers cut from the paper pack, the ribbon from the ribbon bundle, etc.. We placed them all down then embossed the whole piece for an inlaid look. It turned out bright & so fun!

Cards From My DSS

I joined the Divine Secret Siblings (DSS) group on SCS. I joined the group where we send at least 2 cards a month & a RAK over 3 months to someone who doesn't know who we are. This is the first SWAP I have ever joined! It is great fun to get wonderful handmade cards in the mail. I am saving the ones I have made for my secret little sister to post at the end. Here is the cards I have received from my Big Sis so far (she gave me the ok to post them). Thank you, Big Sis!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tired of Winter Fun Card!!!

I am really, really tired of -20 temps here! I wanted to make a fun, spring type of card. I challenged myself to use colors that are not my "go to" colors as well. I used SU green galore (retired) and black for the is mostly. The embossing is a Crafts Too folder. Have fun & enjoy!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine for My Sweetheart

I made this for my DH. I kinda cased it from the packaging off of the Just Rite Stamper package - different DSP, border and nestie but same general concept. It doesn't show in the picture but the DSP has a Glimmer Mist shimmer on it. The heart & key are MS punch. The heart & sentiment are pop dotted for dimension.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sending Love Valentines

These Valentines I made with the SU Sending Love DSP, riding hood red & pink pirouette card stock. I used a MS lattie heart punch for the biggest heart and I think the smaller center heart is the middle of her new magnetic one. Pretty in Pink 1/4" grossgrain ribbon.

Secret Sister Cards

I am a Secret Sister on SCS. I am going to describe and list my cards I send my Lil Sis as I make them, then post them all when the swap is over.

The first card I made her was a Valentines Day Card. I have 2 similar variations of this card so I am going to post them both here as one would give the other away I think. These used the Sending Love DSP from SU, Very Vanilla, and Pink Pirouette..lots of inking and border punching!!

The next card is made from Sunny Day DSP (leftovers I couldn't waste!), Poppy Parade, and Peach Parfait card stock. I really liked how this one turned out!

The purple & very vanilla card uses the Pretty Pattern SU background stamp, Punch Pals set for the sentiment, lots of distressing & ribbon. I sent her the For You card, but figured the Thank You was close enough design I better not post it. LOL!

Sending Springtime Wishes - Navy/Pink card. This is my DSS favorite color combo so I thought I would try it.. I love it!! SU Springtime Blossoms st, Night of Navy and Pink Pirouette cardstock. The pink is embossed with the newest SU embossing folder - tulip frame, then I did some pink liquid pearls all on the tulips, labels die cut, night of navy satin ribbon, and a few pearls -- voila! I made about a dozen of these to send to family.

Hang in There -- kite card. The March challenge was to make a spring card had to have something fuzzy (ie: lamb, duck) or springtime ish - kite, etc. So, I used the kite from Create-A-Critte (see my 3/17/11 post). I used a labels die for th cloud & embossed with the TH swirl folder. The DSP is from a DCWV stack. The base colors are Perfect Plum and Pale Plum. The blue is retired Brocade Blue.