Saturday, June 28, 2008

Product of my dreams...

Does that sound weird? I awoke from a dream with this picture in my head. I walked directly to the stamp room before I lost the image... you know how that happens?
Simple card... easy technique...
I embossed with versamark and white embossing powder... then added Blue Bayou ink over the top of the embossing with a stamping sponge.
Details, details...
Stamp sets: Priceless and Sincere Salutations
Colors: Blue Bayou
Other: Soft Sky Double-stitched ribbon, versamark, white embossing powder and stamping sponge

Friday, June 27, 2008

Color Challenge... (WSCC2)

Wow - I love challenges! It's just the inspiration I need to go do something... this week's color challenge is to use these three colors together: Stampin' Up!'s Handsome Hunter, Taken with Teal and Green Galore!

Well, I REALLY loathe Handsome Hunter (sorry to bring up some blog baggage - but it reminds me of my former father-in-law... ick!). And still I've purchased it at some point 'cuz I had a few sheets left from a package I must have bought at some point! Who knew?!

This is a technique I very rarely remember to use... but I love it more every time! This is embossing on white mulberry paper. And then watercoloring w/ an aquapainter! Seriously - it's THAT easy! Layer whisper white paper behind it and it really shows off the colors!

Details, details...
Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs and It's Your Birthday
Colors: Handsome Hunter, Taken with Teal, Green Galore and Whisper White
Other: Green apple grosgrain ribbon (retired), white mulberry paper, versamark, aquapainter and white embossing powder

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thanks Natalie!

A few months back I stopped by my upline's house for a training night (thanks Natalie Travis!)... and she started out the evening w/ this real quick, real easy, really lovely card! And I haven't wanted to send it out 'cuz I just love looking at it. I thought I'd share some beauty with you today!

Details, details...
Stamp set: Kind Thoughts
Colors: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Whisper White
Other: Soft Sky Double-stitched ribbon

I'm totally CASEing today! Shame on me!

One of these days I'm going to have to come up w/ my own designs... until then I'll keep CASEing and giving credit where credit is due. Another blog gave me the inspiration for this card - and of course I made it my own... Inspiration:

Details, details...
Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs, Elegant Inspirations (retired) and French Script background (retired)
Colors: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand and Whisper white
Other: Baja Breeze Designer Series Paper, Kraft Taffeta ribbonn and white embossing powder

Reviving old colors....

When was the last time you used SU!'s Sage Shadow?!

I ran across a random blog yesterday while I was looking for a tutorial on something else (2-4-6-8 box)... and instead found this idea!!! So, I pretty much stole her idea based on the challenge she was participating in! LOVING Sage Shadow again... and I haven't used this color in about 2 years!

Details, details...
Stamp set: Baroque Motifs
Colors: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla
Other: 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain and Very Vanilla organdy ribbon (retired)

Color Challenge... (WSCC1)

This week's challenge was to pair any of SU!'s blue and orange card stock colors... so I went with a color combo I've never used before and a saying I try to live by (Live, Love, Laugh...)

What do you think? Does it work?

Details, details...
Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs and It's All Good
Colors: Not Quite Navy, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Groovy Guava and Whisper White
Other: Scallop punch, Cuttlebug dies (circles), Designer Series Paper and white organdy ribbon

Monday, June 9, 2008

Catching up w/ some birthday cards!

I've been REALLY bad at getting birthday cards out on time lately - I'm so sorry to my WeStamp ladies who have had birthdays in the last few months. I haven't forgotten about you. I just STINK lately at getting birthday cards sent out in a timely manner. So, in my mid-year resolution to do better... I decided to do some assembly lining this weekend! I made 2 each of these four color combinations. fun times...

Details, details...
Stamp set: It's Your birthday
Colors: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Almost Amethyst, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Lovely Lilac, Barely Banana and Whisper White
Other: Round corner punch (for the scalloped edge), white embossing powder and Double-stitched ribbons - Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky and Purely Pomegranate

Sunday, June 8, 2008

I got to play today!!!

Disclaimer: this is CASE'd big time! A friend of mine sent me an email showing off a new monogrammer ... and these colors... and I made my own version of it, without the new monogrammer. I've never put these colors together - but I found a new color combo I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. So, I made up a dozen of these cards for myself... you never know when you might receive one in the mail!

Details, details...
Stamp set: Love Is A Great Thing
Colors: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White
Other: Cuttlebug dies and 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain

Playing with Pretty Petals

Until about a month ago, I never saw this background stamp. Yes, that's right. I mean, I saw it... I just didn't pay much attention to it. And my friend Lisa (you know who you are) bought it and uses it all the time now... and I had to borrow it. Thanks for letting me take it away from you for a few weeks! Do you want it back yet? If not, I'll keep playing!!!

Details, details...
Stamp set: Pretty Petals background and All Holidays
Colors: Apricot Appeal, Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava and Confetti White
Other: White embossing powder and Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper