Welcome to my little corner of the vast God planned domain. I plan to share mostly my card projects here, you might even possible see some scrapping, quilt projects, and photography. Who knows I may even try other craft projects. Might even share a selection of little recipe cards I have collected over the past few years - scrapped, of course. There may even be some little things of greatness of my daily life. Every now and then, I might even vent!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Strength and Hope

I recently received the new Strength and Hope stamp set and decided to use it on this card also using a sketch challenge for a swap. The sketch is SC3008. I love the many layers and opportunity this sketch provides.

Stamps Used: Strength and Hope - This set also includes some sentiments and a large butterfly
Papers Used: All SU - Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and the DSP Ice Cream Parlor
Inks: Pacific Point stamped directly on the polka dot paper from the DSP above
Accessories: Basics Pearl

Thanks for looking and I do appreciate all of your comments.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Earth Laughs

Looking through the SCS gallery last night I found a card done by sleepyinseattle that I really liked there fore I decided to case it.  I then found the CC324 and decided to case this card in the same colors and also used the MOJO192.  Thanks sleepy. She is one of my favorites to get inspiration from.

Keywords: CC324 Mojo192 Fabulous Florets
Stamps: Fabulous Florets
Paper: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla
Ink: same as paper
Accessories: Border and Label punches, Marina Mist Gross grain ribbon, Dimensionals, Square Lattice Embossing folder

I used the soft suede as my card base, layered on that perfect plum and baja breeze each using the scallop punch from SU.  Stamped the foliage from Fabulous Florets with Soft Suede and the smaller flowers on Very Vanilla and Perfect plum using the plum ink. I dabbed some perfect plum onto the vanilla flower to give it some color. I then stamped the sentiment onto very vanilla and cut into an oval with a SU punch and used other  label punches to make the background for it using the baja, plum and suede. Tied a Marina mist ribbon around the layers and added a bow.  I also used dimensionals behind the plum florets and the oval sentiment.

Thanks for sharing your comments as they are very much appreciated.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rich Vanilla Rose

This is the SCS Sketch #333for May 18

 and the CC323 for May 17

cm75t-jpg   cm33t-jpg   cm281t-jpg  Rich Vanilla Rose

I combined the two challenges and came up with the card above. I really like the color combo and the new triple punches from Stampin' Up.

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Regal Rose
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Regal Rose
Stamp: Occasional Quotes
Accessories: SU Triple Flower punch, Polka Dot Grossgrain Ribbon in Rich Razzleberry, Pink Buttons from Ice cream Parlor, MS Butterfly punch, and purple Rhinestones.

Thanks for looking and greatly any comments about the card.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tiptoe Thru The Tulips

This is a card I made for a tulip swap. I actually cased it from a swap I got when I participated on SCS swaps.  I do not know who made the original.  This was quite fun to do - The vase is the Christmas Ornament punch  with ribbon over the bottom to make it look flat. The tulips are three pieces punches with the bird punch part normally used for the wings. I added some chalk around the edges to give them more definition. The leaves are the branch on the bird punch also. The sentiment is also one of the SU label punches. The background Baja Breeze was run through the Square Lattice embossing folder.

Papers: A scrap of DSP in a yellow color - which one I am not sure, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Lavendar Lace, Regal Rose, So Saffron.
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Technique: Paper piecing and/or Punch art

Thanks for looking and sharing your comments.