Monday, September 28, 2009

Where Is Summer?

I had a request to make a beach wedding card so I decided to make a shaker card. Here is what I used:
Stamps: A Happy Heart, Scribble This
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Baja Breeze
Ink: Baja Breeze, Staz-On White
Accessories: Coluzzle with oval template, acetate, sand, ribbon, sea charms, rub-on, martha stewart crystal bling
Hopefully making a summery type card will inspire the season to make an appearance. It has been the worst weather here over the last few days with the sun only deciding to poke its head out late today. We all have colds again - go away winter!
Happy stamping,

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stamp Club - Christmas Cards

This was for this month's stamp clubs which had a Christmas theme cos lets face it - it is comin around quick! The first project was embossing.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Best Yet (Hostess)

Paper: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Bella Bleu DSP

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Versamark

Accessories: Gold EP, Non-SU Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals

We stamped the bottom ornaments in Not Quite Navy and then Gold embossed the one in the middle cutting it out and popping it up on Dimensionals.

The next card was a Joy Fold Card.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Season of Joy, Best Yet (Hostess)

Paper: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Holiday Treasures DSP

Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Designer Label Punch, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Bone Folder, Dimensionals

The middle flap lifts up from under the Designer Label Punch sentiment to reveal the inside of the card which looks like this:

This is a fun and easy fold to make a different and interesting type of card.

For our 3D project we made and Explosion Box.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Cute & Curly, Season of Joy

Paper: Old Olive, Ski Slope DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive

Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Old Olive Ribbon, Non SU Silver Twine, Scorer and Bone Folder

Great tutorials for all these projects can be found on Splitcoasterstampers under the resources section along with many other fabulous ones!

Have a great day,


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Card for Grandfather

This card was for my grandfather that I made using SC244. It was a combination birthday and father's day card.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Wonderful Favourites

Paper: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Windsor Knot DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Sage Shadow

Accessores: Cuttlebug, Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals

It doesn't really show in the photo but the tree foliage is a combo of Old Olive and Sage Shadow to add a bit of texture.

Thanks for dropping by!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another Class Card

This was another card for the Father's Day Class I just did. I wanted to do something with generation stamping and liked these horses for that in the Wanted set. Tried to get out of my comfort zone with colours for men (I really don't like making men cards!).

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Wanted, Oval All

Paper: More Mustard, Old Olive, Haiku DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive

Accessories: Buckle (from my stash), Old Olive Ribbon, Star Brads (from my stash), Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals

Have a great day - the sun is shining!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Another Flower Pot

This was for a recent stamp club project. It was great to see how many different variations they came up with when I said just use what flowers you like. There wasn't one card the same!

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Great Friend

Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White (for insert), Raspberry Tart DSP

Ink: Rose Red

Accessories: Pretties Kit, Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Assorted flowers & leaves from my stash

I think they had a great time making this one and I'm sure you will too give it a go there is a great tutorial on SCS under the resources section.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Father's Day

Well yesterday was Father's Day here and here is a card I did for the Mojo Monday Blog celebration week. This one was MOJOMARY sketch challenge.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Wonderful Favourties

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Sage Shadow, Windsor Knot DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Small & Large Oval Punches, dimensionals

The origami shirt was tricky at first but once you know the folds it is superduper easy. There are heaps of different tutorials around (I just googled it) and I actually used a combination to work it all out. Have a go!


Friday, September 4, 2009

OCCC - Sketch Challenge

It has been a trying week with everyone sick (again!). Poor kids have been sick all week and now I have it. Can't wait for winter to be over! Here is a wedding card that I used the Our Creative Corner sketch Challenge for. I turned it on its side though.

Here is what I used:
Stamps: For The Bride, Special Blessings
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Paisleys Impressions by doodlebug design Inc. DP
Ink: Basic Black, Versmark
Accessories: Ribbon, Kaisercraft flower & black pearls, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Pretties Kit, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Black Embossing Powder
Thanks for stopping by,