Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just Froggy CS213

Well, today I woke up to more snow and ice. The kids are home and I'm home from work so I wanted to bring warmth to my day and dreamed of summer time while I made this card. I loved it while it lasted. I already sent the card out the door to a friend that asked her friend that was out in all this in his 4x4 truck to go to the store for me. So, when he dropped off the groceries at my house, I gave him one of my cards as a thank you and sent the one I made today to give to her. It may not look all that bad, but there is like 4-5 in. of snow on top of a bunch of ice. This is the front of my house.

Hope everyone is enjoying their day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Serene Friendship CC203

Today was color combo day and the colors were: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, and Garden Green. I though to myself..."How am I going to make these colors work?" I could see the blues but not the green. I went and got a few of my stampsets out and realized I wanted to play with my new one that I hadn't ever used before. With the green grass the green was easy to accent with. Here I made two butterflies from the Priceless SU set and used the Tres Chic background and the Serene Spring set. I then added the sparkling flowers and studs. The best part is trying to use the blender pen on my vocal point. I love this set now. Can't wait to see what tomorrows challenge brings me.

Pleated MERCI

Here is my card for the technique challenge yesterday. I found out that the storm was hitting and decided to go for it. I didn't have to go in to work today and probably won't go tomorrow. All the ice is still coming down here in southern Illinois. The technique was paper pleating and many people done some fabulous work with theirs, but I'm happy with mine. I pleated two seperate pieces of paper to make this dress and then took pre-made flowers for the feet and a 1in circle for the face and the scallop for hair. I drew the face on and done a double pop-up un her head and stamped my "Merci" in the left corner.

Be My Key

Be My Key came from the challenge SC212 and I had fun with this once again. I do find it hard to come up with all the neat stuff everybody else does but I kinda like my simple designs. I just don't know how to add all the extras yet.

We Three Stars SC211

I made this card in response to the challenge on splitcoast and this is the one that has started my addiction to the site. I love that there is a challenge almost everyday of the week. It makes stamping that much more fun along with meeting new people. I embossed on the Whisper White with red and embossed silver on the stars. I then used watercolor to paint my mice and flag. I really like how simple this one is but looks very fun.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Penny Spinner

Here is a card made witht the penny spinners. A long hole is punched with the window punch and the card decorated as you want it. Then you place a penny center in the whole on the inside and place a round dot on the penny through the whole and then peel the backing off the dot and place another penny to the dot. Then you place another dot on the outside penny. Then take the created item that you want to spin on the dot. The scalloped circle works really well decorated.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cards From the Past

This card was made at a stamp camp with the newly retired unfrogettable stamp set and retired colors from stampin up. I really adore the technique that was used here and the stamps and color can always be changed. I really like the card it is almost like a pop up card. You fold the card like it is a long side open card, and then fold front back in half on top. The frog stands up off the wild wasabi when open. Only a little over a fourth of the rectangles are glued down.
Here are measurements.
Wild Wasabi is 11x4 1/4 folded at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4.
Purely Pomegranate rectangle 3x4
Groovy Guava rectangle 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
White rectangle 2 1/2 x 3 1/2
Inside Pattern 4 x 3 (glued toward the top of the inside)
Words Stamped on green Scallop Circle Punch