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Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Hundred Hearts

This is the card I'll be giving to my DH for Father's Day. He's my DS's step-dad, but he is the real father in every way that's important.

SCS Inspiration Challenge: Lovely Package
I chose a chocolate milk box as my inspiration.

Stamps: A Hundred Hearts (Verve)
Paper: white, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, chocolate chip
Ink: brown
Accessories: SU heart to heart punch, Michael's ribbon

Friday, June 12, 2009

Father's Day


My Dad's "retirement job" has him in his car traveling all over the southeastern part of the state. I thought this would be a fun image for his Father's Day card.

Stamps: Hit the Road & Just So Sayings (Stampin' Up)
Paper: white, ballet blue, creamy caramel, CM patterned paper
Ink: black, brown
Accessories: Copic markers, brads, word window punch, paper piercer & mat stack, hemp, dimensionals

The Limited Supply challenge on SCS is titled: Water + Sand = Follow the List!

Your creations this week should use only colors of water (ANY shades of blues, grays and greens) and sand (ANY neutrals).

Other required elements: (use ALL)
1)ribbon, hemp/twine, OR fibers

No limit on tools, techniques, or layers. You can add other embellishments if you wish, just make sure you have the required three. ANY subject matter or theme.

Over on the Rubbernecker blog, their Wacky Wednesday challenge this week was to make a Father's Day card. Since I hadn't started, it was perfect. And I still have 2 more to make!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

From All of Us

SCS Ways To Use It challenge: Crinkled Paper Flowers

Stamps: Bee Showers (Stampendous), Family Phrases (Stampin' Up)
Paper: white, pumpkin pie, apricot appeal, DSP
Ink: black, pumpkin pie
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon, dimensionals, sponge, punches (Marvy, EK Success, SU, CM), eyelet, CB Swiss Dots

The leaves were made with the SU 5 petal punch.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wish Big!

I reversed today's SCS sketch challenge. There a lot of Wish RAKs on this card!

Stamps: Living Large, Short & Sweet
Paper: white, creamy caramel, chocolate chip, chocolate chip DSP
Ink: black, chocolate chip, real red
Accessories: Copic markers, hodgepodge hardware, ribbon, dimensionals, oval & scallop oval punches, Nestabilities, CB Swiss Dots

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Coloring with Copics

I love to color! Some of these images were colored last summer while I was in the hospital. I colored a few last night while I was with a mild migraine. I find coloring very relaxing. Anyway, I thought I would show you how crazy I am because I mentioned a few days ago that an image was colored last summer and was just waiting for a card... and I received comments of disbelief. LOL! But when a person colors faster than cards can be made, this is what happens! Most of these images were received from generous people from Wish RAK and PIF.

I Thee Wed

I've been making wedding cards lately because I have relatives going to a wedding at the end of the month. I want to give them a variety of cards to choose from.

Color Challenge: White

The challenge police will be after me... I used more than one layer of white.

Stamps: Holiday Blitz
Paper: white, bit of shimmer paper (unknown source)
Ink: regal rose, pretty in pink, so saffron
Accessories: pretty in pink taffta, white organza, silver cording, CB Birds & Swirls (Wish RAK), CM heart maker, dimensionals

Sunday, June 7, 2009

SCS CAS Color Challenge

Wishes & Swirls

CAS color challenge: pinks/corals, kraft, & one other coordinating color of your choice

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Heard from the Heart
Paper: white, kraft, sahara sand
Ink: sahara sand, regal rose, pretty in pink, cameo coral, Palette burnt umber
Accessories: taffeta ribbon

Buds & Ladybugs

Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds, Absolutely Fabulous, Because of You (ladybugs)
Paper: white, cameo coral, kraft, chocolate chip
Ink: regal rose, Palette burnt umber
Acessories: taffeta ribbon, dimensionals

Book Lovin' Frog!

SCS Featured Stamper: Kisamari

I was inspired by 2 of Kisa's cards. This card inspired the school theme of my card. I will be giving this one to my DS's special ed caseload teacher.

I was inspired by the frog and layout of this card.

* different frog image
* scallop circle instead of scallop oval
* border stamp instead of ribbon
* changed the colors

Stamps: frog (Penny Black - Wish RAK), border & BG (High Hopes)
Paper: white, bashful blue, real red DSP
Ink: black, bashful blue
Accessories: Copic markers, scallop circle punch (Wish RAK), circle punch, CM custom cutting system, SU markers

This card measures 4.25 square. I use 4.5 A Muse envelopes.