Thursday, February 26, 2009

All Natural (SFYTT)

I couldn't wait to use Jen's Sketch for you to try using my All Natural stamps by Basic Grey. The card base is cool caribbean with basic black. The DP is Basic Grey's Urban Prairie. I stamped the flower pods in cool caribbean. The flower is a 2-step stamp with the base stamped in baja breeze and the outline in pacific point. I colored the flower pods using twinkling H2O's and some stickles on the flower. Since I wanted the butterfly to have a two-dimensional look, I stamped the butterfly with timber brown StazOn and stamped the same butterfly on barely banana. I cut out just the wings on the barely banana cardstock and used dimensionals to pop-up the wings. I added cooper stickles to the wings for added effect. I used my Cuttlebug for the kiwi kiss strip and added some chocolate chip ink to the impression. I used my nestabilities to cut out the image and added a matching velvet ribbon and polka-dot ribbon for the sentiment. TFL!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

. . . that's my story! I was excitied to try Kristina's Color Inspiration and last week's Mojo Monday challenge, but I couldn't pull it off by the end of the week! I liked the color challenge combination because I wouldn't ordinarily use more mustard, really rust with kiwi kiss; However, once the mojo got moving I kinda liked the end result. I remembered that I hadn't used Basic Grey's Mellow paper yet and knew that it offered me the exact colors I needed. TFL!

Paper: Basic Grey Mellow, more mustard, really rust, kiwi kiss, WW
Stampa: Season of Friendship, Verve
Ink: Really rust
Accessories: More mustard ribbon, misc. crystals, 1-3/8" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, boho blossoms punch

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I{heart}2Stamp - Valentine's Day Sketch

I had a lot of fun with Jen Del Muro's Sketch for You to Try (SFYTT) from Saturday. Sadly, I bought this Stampendous stamp set last summer and this is the first time I've used it! No time like the present to ink this baby up, eh?! I used my new Basic Grey Bittersweet paper along with the matching glazed brads. The card base is purely pomegranate. I colored the sweets with Copic markers and SU markers and "iced" the cupcakes and dotted the cherries with some stickles. The greeting inside the card reads: "Wishing you all the good things in life -- friendship, happiness and chocolate!" TFL!

Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet, purely pomegranate, close to cocoa
Stamp: Stampendous Tiers of Treats, All Good Things
Ink: Memento, Copics, SU Markers
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, 1/2" circle punch, American Crafts ribbon, Basic Grey Bittersweet glazed brads

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sprinklin' a Little Luv . . .

I just love Valentine's Day! When I saw this little Stampendous Skippin' Bee cutie and the sentiment, I knew it had to be mine! Stampendous’ Bee collection is so stinkin’ cute. . . I have almost the whole collection. TFL!

Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet, rose red, river rock
Stamp: Stempendous
Ink: rose red
Accessories: Nestabilities, stickles, purely pomegranate ribbon, Hero Arts heart pearls, Copic markers: E-25-33, R-00-22-35-83

Friday, February 6, 2009

LPS02: Gettin' Sketchy - I Love You Valentine

My husband doesn't know it, but this will be his Valentine's Day card. I designed the card from Little Paper Shop's sketch challenge LPSC02: Gettin' Sketchy found here . What attracted me to the design was it's simplicity -- perfect for a man! Not too smoochy and not too lovey-dovey, just perfect. We'll see what my DH has to say on Feb. 14.

Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, rose red, basic grey
Stamp: A Happy Heart
Ink: rose red
Accessories: American Paper Crafts ribbon, nestabilities

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

SFYTT - Birthday Invitation

This is my daughter's 9th birthday party invitation. I used Jen Del Muro's sketch challenge found here Once I saw the sketch I knew that it would be perfect for the party invitation! The best part? My toughest critic (my daughter) "approved" of the design and colors! Whew!

Paper: Tres Jolie, cameo coral, pretty in pink, kiwi kiss, sage shadow
Stamp: Lots of Thoughts
Ink: cameo coral, pretty in pink, kiwi kiss, sage shadow, chocolate chip
Accessories: American Crafts ribbon, tag nestabilities, Cuttlebug, stickles

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ghiradelli ® Chocolate Boxes

It's been a while since I last posted. Here's what I’ve been doing for the past few days. I've been busy making these cute Ghiradelli® Chocolate Boxes for Valentine’s Day. Aren't they adorable? These treat boxes make great teacher’s gifts as well as “a little-something” for that special someone for Valentine’s Day.

These boxes are quick and easy to make and you can use them for any occasion! Who wouldn't like to receive one of these little goodies?
Paper: riding hood red, chocolate chip, pink pirouette, Candy Lane DP
Stamp: Love You Much, Love Owl Ways
Ink: riding hood red, pink pirouette
Accessories: Martha Stewart punches, stickles