Monday, March 30, 2009

SFYTT - Everlasting Life

Long time, no post! I participated in a scrap retreat with a bunch of friends (AKA "card chicks") this weekend and I was energized by all of my friend's creativity; they totally ROCK (love you chicks!)!

As a result of my new-found energy, I totally had my "Verve" on last night! For Jen's Sketch for you to try, I thought my newly acquired stamps from Verve called "Everlasting Life" would be perfect for this week's layout. The card base is barely banana with Basic Grey Porcelain DP. The images are stamped on very vanilla with StazOn Timber Brown and cut using Nestabilities. I used my new favorite punches: two by Fiskers and the other by Stampin' Up! The cross was colored using my Copics. For the final touch, I added the mini pearl beads, so saffron ribbon and Basic Grey glazed brad.

Below is inside the card. TFL!

Paper: Basic Grey Porcelain DP, barely banana
Stamp: Verve
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown
Accessories: Nestabilities, Copics, so saffron ribbon, misc. pearl rhinestones, Basic Grey glazed brads

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

SC218 - Live Like You Mean It

It's spring here in Florida, at least for today anyway. It is a beautiful 74 degrees with a blue sky and sunshine! Last week it was chilly; temps didn't budge over 50 degrees. While creating this card last night, I thought this stamp set reminded me of spring when I lived up north. The card base is kiwi kiss (I absolutely, positively LOVE kiwi kiss) with Basic Grey's Urban Prairie DP. I stamped the flowers in chocolate chip and colored two of the flowers in the barely banana and the leaves with kiwi kiss. I added some adhesive rhinestones to the center of each of the flowers. I used my color spritzer tool for the first time and love it! Very easy to use and I like the results. I added some chocolate ribbon pieces on the left for some added interest.

Below is what the inside of the card looks like. I used my Nestabilities and some scraps and used one of my felt flowers with an antique brad for dimension. TFL!

Paper: Basic Grey Urban Prairie DP, kiwi kiss, barely banana
Stamp: Live Like You Mean It
Ink: Chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, barely banana, creamy Carmel
Accessories: Antique brass brads, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, Color Spritzer, Nestabilities, K&C Company adhesive rhinestones, American Craft ribbon

Monday, March 9, 2009

MOJO76 -- Fabulous Flowers

Better late than never! This card is my take on MOJO76 from last week! While my intentions were to create (and post) this card last week, my MOJO just wasn't flowing! Let's also throw in a few distractions soccer practice, birthday parties, etc. and before I knew it the week was over!

My true inspiration behind this card is from Laura Fredrickson. She is one of my favorite designers whom I love to stalk! Her card using the Fabulous Flowers stamp set can be seen here. When I saw her card it took my breath away. So when I saw last week's MOJO76 sketch, I thought that this set would be perfect!

I first stamped the flower image three separate times using pink passion ink. I then cut each image out and stickled each of the layered petals. Once dry, I cut each image out and layered each flower using dimensionals. I added the rhinestones for added bling to complete the look. Can see the rub-on in the lower right hand corner? The rub-ons are from last year's SU sale-abrations promotions. TFL!

Paper: Bella Rose DP, Raspberry Tart DP, kiwi kiss, rose red
Stamp: Fabulous Flowers
Ink: Pink Passion
Accessories: Stickles, kiwi kiss ribbon, Kaiser rhinestones, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, dimensionals, Nestabilities

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Congratulations to Two of My Inspirational Blogging Friends!

No card to post today, but I have some great news about two of my inspirational blogging friends! Both are guest designers! Tori is guest designer during this month for All That Scraps. You can check out her designs on her blog here! My other friend, Lesley, is guest designer for Just My Sketches . You can check out her designs on her blog here!

It's pretty cool to see your friends succeed and it's even better to share their exciting news with the rest of the paper-crafting community! So fill up your coffee cup, settle in and enjoy!