Saturday, February 27, 2010

More Bird Punch!

I guess I just can't get enough of this fun new punch and so, another card using it, this one for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge and The Color Throwdown Challenge. I love Pocket Silouettes right now too! It provides the background. I used Old Olive and Pretty in Pink and Basic Brown as my color scheme. The DSP is the oh so beautiful Sending Love Specialty paper in the spring mini. I colored the Pocket Silouette with my Pretty in Pink and Old Olive Marker and then used the Color Spritzer with my Old Olive marker for more depth. I also distressed my birdies with my sponge dabbers and a bit of Pretty in Pink. I am also in love with the satin ribbon from the many fun accessories from that little caddy! Have a joyful day!

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Love the Bird Punch!

I needed to make an anniversary card and thought the Extra Large Two Step Bird punch from the occasions mini would be fun. The sketch challenge is for My Creative Corner and the colors are for Scrapmaster's Paradise, my first time entering this one. The Razzleberry Lemonade DSP became my background and the Pocket Silhouettes became my little box design to add a subtle image. Green Galore, Only Orange and Summer Sun ( I substituted Crushed Curry) are my color palette. A strip of Crushed Curry grograin ribbon adds a dash of fun and this little creation is ready to send. ( I try to send all the cards I make, do you?)

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

K.I.S.S for Pals Paper Arts

Keep it Simple...that is the challenge! So I'm thinking Irish right now. Garden Green is the cardstock. Serif alphabet provides the sentiment. Embossing folder creates some interest on the white background. And the heart punch created my clover. A little sliver of Garden Green finished off the clover stem and there you go...simple but festive for Saint Paddy Day coming up.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Razzleberry Mojo!

It's time to bring out the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. I need some color in my life after snow after snow here! For this Mojo I incorporated a new Verve stamp with my wonderful "Pocket Silhouettes" stamp set. I colored the flower buds with the In Color markers which match the DSP. My new scallop punch goes well with the round scallop punch and a little distressing with Soft Suede around the sentiment and flowers, and some Melon Mambo ribbon complete the look. But, I couldn't resist that little rhinestone brad in the corner of the rectangle. I'm a sparkly girl at heart!

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Stampin Royalty Challenge

I got in at the end of the wire for this challenge. Even though Valentine's Day is over...I had fun making this card, though it will have to wait until next Valentine's Day to get sent!

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"Sweet Pea"

Isn't this little pea pod the cutest? I couldn't wait to get the "Little Angel" stamp set to use for this idea. I traded a similar card at our SU regionals in the fall, but there was no name on the card to give credit to her creativity. My card used "Baroque Motifs" for the vine background. I used the oval punch to create the pea pod and the 1/2 inch circle punch for the peas. Lavender Lace and Old Olive are my focal colors and the wonderful white Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen brings the pod and peas to life! (this is the best white pen out there by the way...I have tried lots of others and this one never fails!) You could also make the pod and peas bigger using the Wide Oval punch and the 3/4 inch circle punch.

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Punches Rule!

After a brief hiatus from blogging and a wonderful visit with my daughter in Florida last week, I am back to trying some challenges and excited to use some new Stampin Up products. This Pals Paper Arts Simple Sketch Challenge also incorporates the color combo from the Color Throwdown Challenge: Sage Shadow, Blush Blossom and Riding Hood Red. I used some retired DSP as my background and this qualifies for another challenge to use something "old" from my stash of supplies. My buttons and ribbon have been wanting to be used! But the sweetest thing about this card is the new Extra Large Two Step Bird punch. I love this little birdie and her wing and leaf.
Have a good week and a great day off if you don't have to work on President's Day. I am just staying put today because we are getting MORE SNOW!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

There is a reason for my blogging absense!!

My daughter Laurie and my grandson Isaac headed to Orlando Saturday to visit my daughter Lindsey! We spent Monday at Disney World and had the best time! Isaac loves Mickey and of course they met face to tears, just smiles. We got back last night. I will be back to blogging soon! Blessings and Joy!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge: Tic Tack Love Valentine

For this Pals challenge I brought out the Happy Heart stamp set, one of my Valentine favorites. I stamped in Basic Black and just colored in a few images and put the new epoxy pink brad in the middle. Textured Melon Mambo is my background color and a little layer of Pretty in Pink plus ribbon creates a simple Valentine!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mojo Simplicity

For this Mojo sketch I wanted to incorporate my new Two Step Bird Punch that lends it self to lovely dimention! The wonderful new Sale A Bration Scallop Punch is so subtle but sweet. Pretty In Pink cardstock and Sahara Sand combine with Whisper White to make a clean and simple statement. The "Love Always" sentiment is a rub on. Three pink brads balance the print rectangle I think. No stamping needed for this card, which I might add a few hearts to if I need a Valentine card! Blessings and Joy!

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine Sweet Treats

These little Valentines were made from the Sweet Centers Stamp Set, and the Treat Cups that hold the candy. I stamped the images on Whisper White and punched out the middles with the 11/4 inch round punch. The little taps at the top pull up the magic door that enables you to get to the candy without tearing up the card! They are only 31/4 by 31/4 square. Very easy little Valentine to put together! I used Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion and Green Galore (to go with the Sweethearts!)

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