Sunday, March 25, 2012

Well Worn Herringbone Technique

Well Worn Herringbone Technique
This is the other card from our Technique Class.  I fell in LOVE with this technique.  You cut 1/4" strips and glue them on your card front.  First you place down the dark strips and then follow with the other colors, placing the same pattern in each area.  The Well Worn DSP was perfect for this technique and doesn't it make a great man card?

Stamps:  Elementary Elegance, Occasions Alphabet
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White and So Saffron Card Stock, Well Worn DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot, Movers and Shapers Curly Label Die and Curly Label Punch

Friday, March 23, 2012

Dazzling Diamond Dust Technique

Bordering on Romance Dazzling Diamonds Dust Technique

At last night's technique class we learned the Dazzling Diamonds Dust technique.  I had found this on several other demonstrator's blogs lately and we had such a fun time making it.  I am entering the card in the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge SQSC31 and I hope you go check out their fun website.  Here is the sketch:

Stamp:  Bordering on Romance and Elementary Elegance (SAB)
Ink:  Stazon
Paper:  Beyond the Garden, So Saffron and Whisper White Card Stock
Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds, Label Collection Framelits Die, Big Shot, Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Stampin' Write Markers, Retired SU Ribbon

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Hub

Countryside for the Hub

Well, I finally got the hub's birthday card done!  Yea!  Nothing like doing it on the day it is due.  So while I was at creating a one of a kind card, I thought, why not enter it into some challenges?  The first challenge is with Freshly Made Sketches and here is the sketch #27:
The second challenge is from Hand Stamped Sentiments - HSSTC110  it is a technique challenge for water coloring.  Here is hoping that Scott loves the card.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Well Worn Birthday

Well Worn Birthday
Today is my husband's birthday and I have been contemplating the card that I want to create for him.  For me, a male card is sooooo hard.  It is a challenge to think outside of the female/flower/froufrou box.  I will come up with a unique card to show you tomorrow, but for now here is one that I have on my card buffet.    I have to thank Dawn Olchefske for this idea.  Don't you just love how easy it is and what a great way to use up dsp scraps.  If you cut your dsp for card fronts, first cut the 12x12 into three 4x12 strips.  Then with each of these cut into 4x5 1/4 and you will get six card fronts out of one sheet of dsp!  Then the bonus is that you will also have three pieces of 4x1 1/2 strips and those I used for this card, punching out the circles with the 1 1/4" circle punch.  You could make a card for children or adults with this theme. 

I am making many cards for our soldiers by donating cards to Operation Write Home.  Our local ladies will be having a card making day for Operation Write Home on Thursday, April 12th from 10 to 4pm at the Sallie Logan Library in Murphysboro, IL.  Please come and join us, but if you can't we can always use donations of paper, envelopes(A2 size) or money for postage.  Email me with questions or donations.  Last year our small group sent 552 cards and this year we plan to beat that number.

Stamp:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  Well Worn DSP, Early Espresso and Naturals Ivory Card Stock
Accessories:  1 1/4" circle punch, Modern Label and Word Window Punches

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lego Birthday - rs#3

Lego Birthday

Well, I finally am posting on my blog, don't faint.  First my mojo left the building, then I visited my darling daughter and her husband and menagerie.  Then my father fell and I went to help the parental units.  So, I'm home and mojo has returned.  YEA!!!!

One of the demonstrators that I received blog posts from introduced retro sketches to me and I decided to try out their fun challenge for the Lego Birthday card above, I decided to flip the sketch on it's side.   And here is retrosketches#3:
Just a reminder that there is less than two weeks left of sale-a-bration!  If you go to the bar on the right you can click and see the great items that are available for free for purchasing $50 in product.  You can go shopping on my website by clicking on the Shop Now button on the right also.  The Lego Birthday card will be added to my Card Buffet.  I will be posting more of those cards in the next few days.  Have a great day, it is sunny here and 78 degrees!

Stamps:  Occasions Alphabet
Ink:  Pacific Point, Real Red and Crumb Cake
Paper:  Big Top Birthday DSP, Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight Card Stock
Accessories:  Corner Rounder, 1/2" Circle Scallop Edge Border and Owl Punches, Uniball White Pen, Brights Brads and Retired Stampin' Up! Ribbon