Friday, September 26, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch

Happy Friday!
It has been a while since I have done one of Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenges. Beate took a break for the summer and since she has started her sketch challenges again, I haven't participated.
I needed to make a wedding card and when I saw Beate's sketch, I knew it would make the perfect wedding card. The materials I used for this card are: Warm Words and Pocket Silhouettes stamp sets; Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray and Whisper White card stock; Pink Pirouette Patterns DSP; Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray Classic stamp pads; White grosgrain ribbon; 1 3/8 inch circle punch and Scallop Circle punch; dimensionals.
Just a note about comments for my blog. I welcome your comments, but I have decided to start moderating comments. I decided to do this after a comment was posted on my blog that made me uncomfortable and the poster's blog (which was linked in the comment) was not one that I wanted associated with my business and my blog.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cool Dudes

This is another card from my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. I have to admit that this was a last minute card. My daughter refused to take a nap the afternoon of my class and I still had one card left to design. Which I was planning to do while she napped. Since my daughter wouldn't take a nap, I had to wait until my husband got home from work before I could start designing a card. I was really frustrated at first, and I rejected several cards before I finally came up with this one. I do, however, like what I finally came up with. I think these penguins are too cute!

The supplies I used for this card are: Punch Pals stamp set; Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Real Red and Whisper White card stock; Jet Black Staz-On; Bashful Blue Classic Ink; Going Gray, Real Red; Bashful Blue; Always Artichoke and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Birthday Card Swap

I am participating in a birthday card swap through a group of Demonstrators in North Carolina. I make many, many birthday cards, so I wanted to participate in this swap to get some ideas. We choose to make either a feminine or masculine card. I made a masculine card. My cards need to go in the mail tomorrow so I will share it with you tonight.

My card for the swap is another card using Party Hearty. Are you tired of seeing this set yet? This card uses: Party Hearty stamp set; Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White card Stock; Kiwi Kiss Patterns DSP; Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy and Riding Hood Red Classic Ink; 3/4 Inch Circle Punch; Dimensionals.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cards for a Cure blog candy

I am holding a stamping event that is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk and from now until Thursday September 25th at 9 pm (EDT) if you register online for Cards for a Cure or donate on my walk page, you will be entered to win some blog candy. I will be giving away the Summer Home Simply Scrappin' Kit, Happiness Decor Elements and Tags on Board stamp set (from the 2007 Holiday Collection).

Cards for a Cure
Saturday, October 11th from 1-4 pm.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Winston-Salem, NC

Create 10 cards for $25
All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Register Here

Donate Here

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Party Time!

I really love this new set Party Hearty. I make birthday cards for all of my family (and that is a lot of people) and I often have a difficult time making birthday cards for the men in the family. One reason I like Party Hearty is that depending on the colors you use, you can have a card that is masculine (like today's card) or feminine (like the card in this post).

I used the colors from Kristina Werner's color inspiration for my card today. The colors were: Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and So Saffron. We could also use Whisper White or Very Vanilla.

Supplies for my card were: Party Hearty stamp set; Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock; Old Olive, So Saffron and Bravo Burgundy Classic ink; Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain ribbon; Rich Regals Brads; Dimensionals; Crafter's Tool Kit.
Come back tomorrow because I will be announcing some blog candy related to my Cards for a Cure fundraiser!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Christmas Cards

Every September I have a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack so that my customers can get ideas for and a head start on their Christmas Cards. We had a blast as usual and here is one of the cards we made.

Materials for this card are: Big on Christmas stamp set; Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Naturals White card stock; Bashful Blue Patterns DSP; Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Bashful Blue classic ink; Jet Black Staz-On; Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon; Scalloped Edge Punch; Aquapainter; Dimensionals.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Register Now for Cards for a Cure

You can now register online for Cards for a Cure!

For more information on my fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society click here.

And here is a sneak peak of two of the cards we will be making:

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Another Scrapbook Page

The scrapbook page I created for Kristina's Color Inspiration, inspired me to create another 8x8 scrapbook page from my daughter's first birthday. This time, though, I tried to keep the cutting out to a minimum. Gotta love the circle punches!

For this page I used: Party Hearty, Schoolbook Serif Numbers, and Calendar Alphabet & Numbers; Kiwi Kiss Textured, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White card stock; Pink Pirouette Patterns DSP; Rose Red and Chocolate Chip Classic stamp pads; Rose Red and Chocolate Chip markers; 1 3/4 inch, 1 3/8 inch Circle Punches.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Color Inspiration

Kristina posted a new color inspiration this morning and not only was I able to make a card, but I also made a scrapbook page! I made the card first and then I thought that my design would also work well as a scrapbook page using an adorable black and white photo of my daughter.

The colors that Kristina chose were Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Regal Rose and Whisper White. Up until now I have only been using Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red from the new In Colors, so I was excited to break out the Pacific Point! Now that I've used it, I am really liking it.

My card uses Pick a Petal and a Little Birthday Cheer stamp sets; Pacific Point, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss; Rose Red and Regal Rose Card Stock; Kiwi Kiss Patterns DSP; Pacific Point Classic Ink; Whisper White Craft Ink; Regal Rose 1/4 inch Grosgrain; Rich Regals Brads; White Embossing Powder; Demensionals; 1/2 inch Circle Punch and Crafter's Tool Kit.

To make the flower centers, I punched 1/2 inch circles from Kiwi Kiss card stock then pierced a hole in the center of both the flower and the circle with the piercing tool from the Crafter's Tool Kit. I then inserted a Rose Red brad through both the circle and the flower. The flowers are attached to the card with Dimensionals.

My 8x8 scrapbook page uses most of the same materials but these flowers are on circles punched using the new 1 3/4 inch and the 1 3/8 inch Circle Punches. I also used the Taffy Alphabet for my title.

My hands a bit sore this evening from cutting all those the flowers and letters! When I am cutting out letters I always debate about cutting out the inside of letters like the e's and g in this layout. What do you do when cutting out letters?