Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I Felt Like Scrappin'!

I had been wanting to make a scrapbook page of my daughters 2nd grade picture, and this sketch seemed perfect for it!

I used the Paisly Petals Designer Seiries paper (will be available in a few days!) Bravo Burgundy cardstock, some chipboard letters pressed into Whisper White Craft ink, then sprinkled with Irridescent Ice embossing powder, some buttons from the brights collection, and a strip of bravo burgundy cardstock punched with the Dotted Scallop Robbon Border punch.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Water, Water, Everywhere!

I watercolored the hydrangea first by giving the whole flower a wash of Bashful Blue, then just going in and putting Concord Crush on certain areas to give it dimension. I used Wild Wasabi for the leaves.

The cardbase if Concord Crush, the the paper is from the In Colors Hostess Paper Pack. I have used a Button from the Brights Button pack. I used markers in Concord Crush and Basic Black to color the sentiment, I punched it out using the oval punch.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lot's O'Candles!

This picture didn't turn out very well because when i took it, the lighting was really bad. but anyway, here is a card! (trying to post more often!)

I handmade the little presents. easier than it looks! I just took a couple scrap pieces, and cut them in this shape (really easy!) added the polka dots and the little strips , and used circles with wedges cut out of them for the bows.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring it on Me!

Spring!!!! That is this weeks theme over at Stampin' Royalty! ahhh, spring. we had a little teaser of spring here yesterday! haha! we have had a very long winter, and i am ready for it to warm up, to see some birds and butterflies, and to go out into the sunshine! For this card, i started with some Daffodil Delight for a mat, then a patterned paper panel. I didn't put these on the cardbase yet, because i will need to put brads on it before putting in on the cardbase. I embossed the lily from the Fifth Avenue Floral onto watercolor paper with white embossing powder, then watercolored them, cut them out, and punched some leaves from the Two Step Bird punch in Old Olive and Certainly Celery, then set those aside. I cut out the butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies Embosslit using my Big Shot, then sponged the edges with Daffodil Delight. I stamped the sentiment from the All Holidays set in Old Olive, then punched it out using the Designer Label punch. I just had some scrap strips of Whisper White that i inked the edges in a light brown and glued onto the card to create a fence. I then added the elements, then lastly, I put the metal frame on the sentiment, used my paper piercer to create the holes for the brads to go through, put in the brads, and put the whole thing on the Old Olive cardbase.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Super Simple Monday

yay! return of the simple!

For this card, i started with a River Rock cardbase, added a handcut piece of wild wasabi for the grass, a strip of wild wasabi for the stem, two leaves cut from a circle punch (punch the circle, then put it back in to create the leaf shape) a few circles in different sizes in Groovy Guava and Purely Pomegranate. The flower is made from teh scallop circle punch, then each one is folded twice and put in the shape of a flower. I added a button in the center, punched out a butterfly with sponged wings, a couple little rhinestones, and the letters from the Billboard Die Cut. I added faux stitching all around with either a pen marker, or white gel pen.

I think it took me longer to type this out than it took for me to make it! haha! Ok, maybe the stitching will take a few extra minutes, but it's easy!

Friday, April 8, 2011

One Layout, Unlimited Possibilities

You can never have enough cupcakes, right? Here are a few examples of how you can take a layout, use what you have, and make several cards, making each one unique.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Needing some Sunshine!

My Sample card for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is one that took me a while to figure out how to translate what i had in my mind to reality!

The challenge this week was specific colors, tempting Turqoise, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, and Certainly Celery. I mostly used punches for this card. I used the Build a Cupcake punch for the clouds, the 1 3/4 circle for the sun, Boho Blossoms for the flowers, and hand cut the hills and the rays for the sun. I used markers to create stitching, and My Digital Studio to make my own sentiment.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Gone a Little Cupcake Crazy!

i just got my hands on the Build A Cupcake punch......i think i am in love! is there anything this punch can't do? well, ok, it can't go grocery shopping for you, but I do love it! I have made SEVERAL cards since picking this thing up! here is one of lots that i will be posting! I decided on this one today because it is the easiest of the ones i have made, so it fits my Super Simple Monday category, today being Monday and all. I just put patterned paper and a strip of trim punched cardstock on Purely Pomegranate cardstock. I punched circles in Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa. I then stamped and punched the bottoms of the cupcakes, then ran some scrap paper through the big shot using the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, then punched them out using the cupcake punch. I used the owl punch for the little hearts, then stamped the sentiment in black. if you have all your supplies ready to go, this card goes together really quickly!!