Saturday, May 21, 2011

Build a Blossom Scrapbook Pages

First I want to let you know that I was inspired by Peggy Finney's cute scrapbook page you can find here.  I just fell in love with this page and had to make my own.  We will be making this in class in June.  I used my garden for the subject, but it could be used for many different other subjects.  This was so much fun to create and thanks Peggy for meditating and coming up with this wonderful creation.

Page 1 My Garden
Page 2 My Garden
My Garden
Build a Blossom(Occasions Mini)
Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
  More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy, Tempting Turquoise, Always Artichoke
Big Shot, Swirly Sizzlets Decorative Strip Die(which I purchased just to make this card), Blossom Petals Punch

Thursday, May 19, 2011

VC Rocks! Challenge #3

I am loving the new challenges at VC Rocks!  You can join through May 31st at: VC Rocks! if you are really into Stampin' Up!
Blossom Petals Birthday
 The challenge was to use at least 2 colors from the Subtles Collection and Early Espresso (may substitute Choc. Chip) on a card or scrapbook layout. Real paper, no MDS this time. Can add white, vanilla or more subtles, no other colors.  I will be adding this card to my June Card Buffet!

Stamp:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Early Espresso, Subtles Patterns DSP Paper Stack, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and Certainly Celery Card Stock
Ink:  Early Espresso, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and Certainly Celery Classic Ink
Blossom Petals Punch, Crimper

Friday, May 13, 2011

VC Rocks! Blog Hop - Color My World

If you are following the VC Rocks! Blog Hop you have just come from Laurie Gibson's Blog:  Laurie's Rubber Room.  If you would like to start the VC Rocks! Blog Hop from the beginning please start the hop here: VC Rocks!.  The theme of this hop is Color My World and for my coloring method I chose Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  I colored on of my favorites - the Medallion with the crayons and sprayed it with a fine mist of water and stamped on Watercolor Paper that had previously stamped with En Francais in Soft Suede.  I used my Always Artichoke Marker to add color to my White Baker's Twin which I wrapped my Watercolor Paper with before attaching it to my card stock card base of Pacific Point.  I have just purchased the stamp set that is on sale in May, Word Play and stamped that on Very Vanilla card stock with Soft Suede and colored the water with a Pacific Point Marker.
Watercolor Medallion
My next card I again stamped with Soft Suede using the En Francais background stamp, then I misted the Medallion again and stamped it a second time.  This leaves a very soft color on the card that is hard to see in the picture.  I wrapped the card stock with SU Hemp Twine and then attached to Always Artichoke card stock.  I again used the Word Play stamp set for my sentiment and added the globe from the Summer Mini stamp set The Open Ocean.
Open Sea Medallion

The third card I used a technique that my daughter taught me where you take your Watercolor Wonder Crayons and rub them along the inside edge of a stencil.  For this card I used our stencil: Small Kind Thoughts Brocade with the Regals Crayons on our Watercolor Paper that had been stamped with En Francais in Soft Suede.  Mist the card after removing the stencil.  The center Basic Pearl was colored with a permanent marker.
Watercolor Kind Thoughts Brocade

The next stop on our VC Rocks! Blog Hop is Tammy Q Howell's Blog: Tarheel Stamper.

VC Rocks! Challenge #2

Hi, today I have one of the cards that will be featured in our Card Buffet on Sunday afternoon.  I made this card for a challenge of the group VC Rocks! Challenge #2.  The challenge was to create a card using the following colors:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze.  I was inspired by a card made by Linda Callahan using the Hi.  I thought that the Greenhouse Gala DSP was a perfect answer to this color combo.  Come back tomorrow and I will be participating in the VC Rocks! Blog Hop.
Apple Blossom Hi!

Apple Blossom (hostess)
Early Espresso, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
Early Espresso, Certainly Celery Marker(used to color Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon)
Bitty Buttons, Linen Thread, 3/16" Corner Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Gerber Daisies Class

Well, I finally finished my Gerber Daisy class project.  We will be making five daisies and you will also get the metal bucket to put them in.  I have Shelly Bohan to thank for her tutorial on how to make them, but as always I put my own twist on them.

Gerber Daisy Bucket

Gerber Daisies
Daisies Up Close
In Color Gerber Daisy
Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Basic Black
Old Olive
Big Shot, Flower Daisies #2 bigz Die, Tombow glue, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Sticky Strip, Crystal Effects, bone folder, meat skewers, metal bucket, SU packing material