Monday, June 29, 2009

CASEing myself

I wanted to improve this card, from a KWerner challenge a few weeks ago. I used the same layout, but switched up the image and colors. I also made the focal point a little larger, which helped it become more visually appealing. I think I definitely improved it, what do you think?

Stamps: Hero Arts bird; Studio G sentiment; Polka Dot basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: black (Versafine); Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, and So Saffron (Stampin' Up!); Vintage Cream (PTI)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Old Olive (SU); Stamper's Select White (PTI); kraft (unknown)
Other: Old Olive ribbon (SU); hemp twine; brown button (Basic Grey); scallop edge punch (SU); dimensionals (SU); watercolor tool

Friday, June 26, 2009

I'm Back!!! Happy Wedding Day

Did you miss me? We were on vacation at the beach, and then in our hometown to attend (and be in) my sister-in-law's wedding. Congratulations, Lesley and JR! This is the card I gave them. In the picture I tried to capture how sparkly it was - I applied glitter to all of the navy parts of the patterned paper. Time consuming, but worth it!

Stamps: All Year Cheer III (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Not Quite Navy (SU)
Paper: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink); Not Quite Navy (SU); Bella Bleu DSP (SU)
Other: Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU); cream ribbon (Martha Stewart)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Playing with the new SU In Colors

I got a HUGE box of new Stampin' Up! stuff yesterday, and I have had so much fun playing with the new In Colors and stamp sets I got. Today I spent my daughter's naptime stamping, stamping, stamping! Here's a couple CAS cards with the new colors and new (to me) sets:

This first card shows off all the new In Colors except for the brown. I want to credit my inspiration for this card, Amy Yingling (check out the rainbow heart card on the left of her collage). Isn't her work amazing?!?!
The next card shows the great fall potential for the new colors. And I have been dying to get that Trendy Trees set. Finally!

And last is a summery kind of card. This one is very simple - but sometimes those are the best ones!


Card #1:
Stamps: Great Friend (Stampin' Up!); Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry (SU)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry (SU); Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Other: Butterfly punch (Martha Stewart); glue dots

Card #2:
Stamps: Trendy Trees (SU)
Ink: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Old Olive (SU)
Paper: Dusty Durango, Old Olive (SU); Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Other: Crushed Curry ribbon (SU); sponge (SU)

Card #3:
Stamps: Great Friend (SU)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum (SU)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry (SU); Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Other: Square Scallop punch (SU); Bermuda Bay ribbon (SU)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Stuff!!!!

I just got my new Stampin' Up! goodies today and HAD to throw together a card to show off my new stamp set and the new In Colors!

Sorry about the lighting - it is getting cloudy here so there's no good natural light. But I just couldn't wait!

(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Other: Old Olive ribbon

MORE Raspberry Suite Color Challenge Leftovers!

I couldn't help myself - I had a few leftover scraps laying around with the pink/green motif stamped on them....and I HAD to use them! Very simple card - and VERY quick and easy, since I already had the pattern stamped on the white!

Stamps: Funky Nature (My Cute Stamps)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz and Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado (PTI); Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up!)
Other: Ripe Avocado ribbon (PTI)