Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Oh, Say Can You See!

Hello, everyone! This weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is about going patriotic!
since i don't normally send cards for Independence Day, I went with a scrapbook page made on my trusty My Digital Studio!
I love using that program because if something doesn't look quite right as you are working on it, you can change it and you haven't wasted anything!
And you are always guaranteed to have just the right color that you need!
Oh, how I love my MDS!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake!

This Weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is a sketch challenge!
As you can see, i have made a birthday card (seems to be popular with me, heehee!) I wanted to use bright colors, so i picked the brightest ones in my cardstock box, and started creating! the best part about this card is that it uses minimal amounts of cardstock but packs a big color punch!

I used Pacific Point, Real Red, and Daffodil delight cardststock, a red button from the Bold Brights buttons, some ribbon, and the Bring on the Cake set for the image. the dotted scallop ribbon border punch, the large oval punch, and the perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. and that little bit of bling!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Picture This...

Todays card is made for this weeks Stampin Royalty Challenge, which was a picture inspiration challenge. as you can see, i mostly took my inspiration from the color scheme, and you may be wondering where i got the polka dots from. Well, if you look at the rug on the inspiration picture, you will see there are polka dots there! i don't know why those caught my eye, but they did, and i went from there. I always find it interesting how everyone interprets a photograph differently, and it is always so wonderful to see that in the projects they create. I would love to see how you interpret this weeks picture!
This card was made with Pink Pirouette, Going Grey, and Whisper White cardstock, Pink Pirouette, Going Grey and Regal Rose ink, Cupcake punch, white buttons, and some rhinestones, the stamp is from the Bring on the Cake set, and the DSP is from the Neutral collection. oh, and how could i forget... some glitter to finish it off!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Celebrate Dad!

Fathers Day is just around the corner, so it's time to get started on those cards for dear ol' dad!

And if you are anything like me, i have the HARDEST time coming up with masculine cards! but you are in luck, because this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is all about celebrating Dad, so there is lots of inspiration, not only from the goddesses samples, but from the wonderful projects that are being submitted! click on over to check it out, make one of your own, and be sure to submit it! We would love to see it, and there will be someone out there inspired by your creation!

When trying to come up with this card, i first thought, ok, what kind of things would i attribute to a father. well, lots of things went through my mind, but i started thinking about shirts, and originally i thought about a bowling shirt theme, but it wasn't working out, so then i thought, ok, button up striped shirt, and maybe a belt. so from there, it evolved into the card in the picture. originally it was supposed to be like the cuff of a striped shirt (see the button placement?) but when i look at it, it looks more like a off white shirt, belt, and striped pants. haha! anyway, i hope it helps you come up with a nice card for dad, i am sure whatever you give him, he will love!

For this card i used sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Chocolate Chip DSP, Chocolate Chip Buttons, and the All Holidays stamp set stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on Sahara Sand cardstock.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wow! I'm Posting Something!!

ok, I know i've been lagging in the posting department, a lot of my crafting time has been used to finish up some wedding invitations i was asked to make. I am proud to say, i am almost finished with them!

I've been so busy, i even missed posting this card! i know it's a little late, but here it is! you can also use this layout/design for a birthday or any senitment you need.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Colorful Day!

Hooray for color! you know, i have always had trouble using bright colors, even though i really love them! So, if you are like me, and have trouble in that department, this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is a great way to get motivated!

The colors for the challenge are Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight. The cardbase is Melon Mambo, with a mat of Daffodil Delight. I then took a Whisper White panel, punched out circles in different sizes, and glued them on the white in a random pattern. I then ran the whole piece through the Big Shot using the lattice embossing folder. I then stamped the cupcake from Crazy about Cupcakes on whisper white, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight. I cut out each and paper pieced them to create this cupcake. I colored the sprinkles with Wild Wasabi marker. Then I cut peices for the main image panel in Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi, and Whiper White. I layered them , added the cupcake, and then used dimensionals to put it on the card. on a scrap piece of white, i stamped the sentiment in Staz On, then, starting with the smaller circle punch, i punched out below the sentiment, then punched out the piece using a larger circle punch. Last but not least, i added the sparklies!!! I put 2 sizes of rhinestones on the corners to give it some shine!