Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pinwheel Pizzaz for Paper Players

It's "anything goes" at the Paper Pl ayers challenge blog! So I will continue with my pinwheel obsession and offer my 3 pinwheel card! I love these happy little embellishments. This time I found some retired Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and made my pinwheels 2 inch squares to fit on the card. Little buttons, with a thin piece of cardstock in the center to look like thread, create a focal point and a scalloped circle punch in Melon Mambo sets them off. A strip of textured crushed curry and a sweet little sentiment popped up with a dimentional makes this card complete! Hope you are having a wonderful week! Blessings to you and thank you for stopping by!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Curtain Call and PPA

For this challenge card I incorporated the color challenge at Curtain Call and the sketch challenge at PPA! I wanted to try this little pin wheel idea and thought the colors were great for this card! I used the Hostess Level 1 DSP pack for the pinwheel using the Poppy. My trusty little "A Flower for All Seasons" stamp set gave this card the light hearted feel I was going for. I think it will make a sweet Get Well card. The rhinestone brads add that bit of "bling." Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment! I love hearing from my visitors! Have a wonderful weekend too!

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Pals Paper Arts Challenge #56

When I first saw this inspiration picture I was quite intimidated. There are so many elements going on here. But I decided to make my card in honor of the new "face" of Pals Paper Arts and so...the Lattice Embossing Folder for texture, the Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Gold for richness and depth, the beads for dimention, and the images to reflect more of the detail. The shoes and purse are adorned with a tiny rhinestone just for some "bling!" Thank you Pals Design Team for always challenging us to "design, create, and imagine!" And by the way, my little shoes and purse were "finds" at a local stamp convention, not SU products. Blessings and Joy!

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Friends who are teacher cards

Here are a bunch of the cards I made for my teacher friends~ I just sent them off and have a few more to make. They all came out a little differently but oh so fun with the ribbon and button embellishmeht. I guess I feel passionate about encouraging these women because I realized what a hard job it is at times after having done my long term 7th grade Reading sub job last spring! Aren't they colorful and happy? My kitchen is that apple green and it just makes me smile!

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Mom Card

This is the card I created for my neighbor's sons, aged 10 and 11 to give their mom~ I love this retired "Doodle Alphabet" set and just bought it from a sweet fellow blogger friend! You can see I just punched out the tags and stamped on them and colored in the alphabet with Pretty in Pink and Old Olive. A "Sweet Pea" felt flower and pink rhinestone brad tops off the embellishment. Adding a little ribbon to the tags makes it a bit feminine and the scallop punch created just the right touch. It says "Happy Birthday" on the inside. I rounded off the bottom edge for a soft look. As you can see, I am using my retired stamps and accessories alot~ It seems a shame to let them sit around!

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Daisey Bouquet

My neighbor asked me to make his wife 2 cards for her birthday! One from him and one from his 2 sons. This is the card I made for him to give his wife! I used an embossing folder on Certainly Celery and cut out several daiseys, 3 per flower, from the retired sizzlet, and taped them together then secured them with a little retired brad. The flowers are So Saffron and so is the ribbon. I created the leaves by just cutting out the shapes and giving them a little fold in the middle and some Crumb Cake sponging. I also sponged the flower petals in Certainly Celery. The greeting is cut from the Bigz Die Bitty Box. Hope the "Mrs." likes it and is impressed her hubby wanted her to have something made especially for her! Tomorrow I will post the card I made for her sons to give mom. Thanks for visiting and I would love your comments! Blessings and Joy!

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Paper Players In Honor of Teachers!

The Paper Players color challenge just reminded me of blackboards and late summer apples! I am creating some cards to send to my teacher friends as they go back to school to encourage their hearts as they step into the lives of children. They do make a difference. I can tell, because I am a substitute and I so admire each teacher as I attempt to cover their classes! So this card is in honor of all teachers heading back to the classroom. It is a retired "apple" set inked up in Cherry Cobbler with a touch of Crumb Cake for the stem and leaf. The fun punch adds a flavor of classroom and I created the little ribbon by cutting out a thin strip, adding some fake stitching, not very good cuz I wanted to get this card posted~ A strip of sticky strip holds the fake ribbon on. I used the new DSP Newspaper Print and Love Letter as well. A button adds a touch of homemade love! Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings and Joy!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer's End

The theme of this card was inspired by the Curtain Call color challenge. The layout is inspired by Mojo Monday! Summer is winding down and the tips of trees are changing a bit...There is still a glimmer of time to have that last bit of summer fun, like swinging on a tire! This retired SU set, Branch Out, has always been a favorite. So this card is dedicated to the last couple weeks of our summer break before getting back to school daze...and for me, substitute teaching!!

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Owl Punch Fun!

I finally found some time to work with this fun little owl punch! I always like to use my DSP, even though this one is retired. Can't wait to send this off to somone special!

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Inspired by Nature in Lavender

Just wanted to share a couple cards that were just for fun! This one I sent to a friend for her birthday...so fun to add a little shiny spritz to jazz it up and a bit of crochet ribbon and a new vintage brad! I guess I just needed an excuse to use some new stuff!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vintage in Pink and Black - A Winner at Always Playing with Paper!

It is always encouraging to be acknowledged for your creativity. Thank you Always Playing With Paper for the sweet honor of being one of your picks this week!
For this new challenge,Playing with Paper, which called for a "vintage" look card, I used my new Elements of Style set and Artistic Etchings sets. I am also using this card for the Stampin Royalty challenge to create your own background DSP. I created a "shabby chic" vintage look by using Pink Pirouette and black on Whisper White cardstock. You can see I used lovely pink roses for my background. I love how versatile this stamp set is going to be! With a bit of retired ribbon and a button plus the gorgeous new antique brads, I finished off this card with a bit of "pop!" ( A very thin cut of black cardstock creates the "thread" in the center of my button, a tip from the wonderful Mary Fish and her Stampin Pretty blog...see sidebar for link) Hope you are having a great week!

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