Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kristina's Color Inspiration #50

Let's talk about the #1 reason I created this participate in challenges! Kristina Werner is such a talented girl - I adore her work! I've been eyeing her color challenges for months now, and today is the day I finally enter! Here's my submission:

I followed Nichole Heady's button bow tutorial - very easy! I made my own "patterned paper" using a solid circle stamp and the stamp-a-ma-jig. I love how it came out!

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Simple Shapes, and Happy Everything (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Yo Yo Yellow, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise (SU)
Other: Oval punches (SU), circle and scallop punches (Marvy), brown button (Basic Grey's Sultry collection), red ribbon (Basic Basic), random hemp thread from Michael's, paper piercer, stampin' dimensionals (SU)

Much love

This color combination comes from the Stampin' Up! die cut flowers. It is a little more outside my comfort zone, but I love the results! (Note: For most of my sentiments, the Stamp-a-ma-jig is a must - especially this one!)

(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: All in a Row
Ink: Black
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie
Other: Flower die cuts, Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon, Top Note die

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Lilliana

My niece's 2nd birthday is next week, but I've already sent her card. As you can see, I was having more fun with my recent Making Memories - Chloe's Closet papers. This little pack of paper is great!

Stamps: Wild About You and Family Phrases (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, and Old Olive (SU); black (Versamark)
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, and Bashful Blue (SU); Chloe's Closet DP (Making Memories)
Other: So Saffron ribbon (SU); Screw brads (Gina K Designs); large oval punch (SU); black marker (SU)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Welcome to the very first post on my blog! I plan to use this space to show off my latest stamped creations. Hope you enjoy!

I thought I'd start off with the card I gave my sister-in-law, Lesley, for her bridal shower this weekend. Congratulations, Lesley and J.R.!

~Supplies Used~
Stamps: Studio G
Ink: So Saffron (Stampin' Up!), Black (Versamark)
Paper: Bashful Blue and Whisper White (SU), Chloe's Closet (Making Memories)
Other: Button - Chloe's Closet (MM), So Saffron ribbon (SU), random hemp thread from Michael's, So Saffron, Old Olive, and Bashful Blue markers (SU), circle and scallop punches (Marvy)