Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Color Challenge

I have been an avid reader of Kristina Werner's blog for some time. Kristina has really awesome ideas and I have CASE'd her cards before. She's been doing a weekly color challenge for a while now, but this is the first time I have had a chance to participate.

The color challenge was Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa.

For my card I used: Priceless Stamp Set; Very Vanilla, Soft Sky Textured, Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa Card Stock; Soft Sky Prints DSP, Chocolate Chip 5/8 inch Grosgrain Ribbon; Chocolate Chip Classic Ink; Ticket Corner Punch; Paper Piercing tool and mat; and Dimensionals.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

More from my Simply Scrappin' Kit

Here is a notebook that I decorated with the Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin' Kit. I think the pieces are multiplying at night. I just can't seem to use it all up no mater how hard I try!

I bought this notebook in the Stationary Dept at Target. I like it because it had a black spine, so it was easy to coordinate with the Simply Scrappin' Kit. I also like that it has an elastic band that wraps around the front.

All of the supplies I used were from the kit except I stamped "ideas" on Whisper White with the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet.

I still have more projects to show you from my Simply Scrappin' Kit, so check back soon!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Card Exchange

I am a member of a group that is Stampin' Up! Demonstrators living in NC, and we have a monthly card exchange called Monday Mailers. There is a theme for the cards you send. This month's theme is we have to use Designer Paper and at least one other accessory. We mail our cards to our assigned person each Monday (hence, the name Monday Mailers). I thought Monday Mailers was such a cool idea that it is one of the reasons I joined this group of demos.

Here are two of the cards I have sent this month. I was rushing to beat the mail man the first Monday and I forgot to take a picture of that one.
This card uses East Coast Prep DSP, Die Cut Blooms, Perfect Day Rub-ons, Red Striped ribbon, Tempting Turquoise and Real Red Card stock, Night of Navy Classic Ink and Hugs and Wishes.

My second card uses Soft Sky Prints DSP, Wild Wasabi Textured Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Sincere Salutations and Pick a Petal.
I liked these cards so much that we will be making them at my Birthday Stamp-A-Stack class on May 9th. Email me to sign up for the class.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Card Challenge

I am going to try to do a monthly card challenge. If I can keep up with it monthly, then I might make it a weekly one. I thought of this challenge while I was preparing for a class I had on Friday night and looked at all of the scraps of card stock that I have. (And I have a ton!) Then while I was choosing a stamp set to use for my challenge card I pulled one down that I have not used in over a year.

So here is my challenge to you: make a card using only scraps (you can cut your card base from a full sheet if you have to) and use a set that you haven't used in a while.

Add a comment to this post with a link to your card on your blog or online gallery.

Here is my card for the challenge:


Be Happy and Circle of Friendship

Regal Rose, Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and Naturals White Card Stock

Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal, and Certainly Celery Classic Ink

Silver Brads, 1 inch Circle Punch

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gift Card Holder

I had several baby showers to go to and one friend long-distance who is having a baby, so I made these cute little gift card holders for their gift cards. I made one out of my Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin' Kit and the other is made using the Nursery Necessities stamp set.

This is not my original idea, but I can't find the website where I found the directions anymore.

If you want to learn how to make these, we will be making them in my October stamp class. Stay tuned for details!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

More Simply Scrappin' Kit

You don't have to be a scrapper to use the Simply Scrappin' Kits. You can also use your Kit to make cards! Here are four cards that I made.

Two cards use just the Designer Paper and Die Cuts from the Kit with some brads and ribbon. The other two I added stamped images from Nursery Necessities and Fast & Fun Notes. On those two cards I also used Whisper White and Naturals White cardstock for my stamped images.

I still have lots more left in my Kit, so stay tuned to see what else you can do!