September 20, 2010

SCIC #20 & Papercraft Star Challenge #14

2 in 1 again . . . this week I combined SCIC #20 and a new choice from my Papercraft Star!

The inspiration at Stampin' Celebration was . . .

And Challenge #14 for Papercraft Star was . .

Simon Says Follow this Recipe:

Make a Card
Base: 5.5 x 5.5
Mat: 5 x 5
Score Mat 5 times at 1/4 inch
3 Flowers from Die Cut or Punch
3 Buttons and Twine
(You may also add a sentiment or other items as desired)

So granted for SCIC I didn't use the 'pale pink' . . but chose a 'hot pink' instead. I still like it and these are truly not colors I usually use, so this was completely out of my box! Heck, I have twin boys!

As for Papercraft Star, I usually don't do this size of card . . it is a hard size for me to work with for some reason. So again, totally out of my box!

I scored the mat 5 times at the 1/4 inch mark, but you can barely see it as I placed my 'inchies' over it. My 3 flowers (black) and 3 buttons (pink) are laced through w/ the twine. All I had was brown twine so I ran it threw my black ink a few times to darken it up to fit more w/ the card colors. The pink & white ribbon was a little bright for my card so to tone it down I added a thin black (see-through) ribbon on top of it . . .

Stamps: Fundamental Phrases, Circle Circus (my new favorite - yes, it has been out a while, but I go on kicks when I pull one out I haven't used in a LONG time . . . get ready to see more of it!)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Other: 1 3/8 circle punch, 2-step bird XL punch, word window punch, modern label XL punch, 1 3/4 scallop circle punch, stylus (for scoring)

September 15, 2010

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September 14, 2010

ScrapFIT - Workout #27

Have you ever blog hopped, and blog hopped some more till you have spent over an hour blog hopping and saving over 20+ blogs to your favorites list? Well I found ScrapFIT by blog hopping, love it! It just so happened that I had already done this sketch, but never posted it to my blog.

Here is Workout #27

(To protect my nieces and nephews identities I have blip'ed out their faces)

September 12, 2010

SCIC #19

This week on Stampin' Celebration . . . SUNFLOWERS!

This week my idea came to me easily as soon as I saw the sunflowers! I just had to find the time to sit down and DO IT! Well I had time (finally) today!
I thought I was 'dead in the water' for a minute when I had to move one of my ovals (sunflower leaves) and since it is heavy cardstock w/ layers I tore the 'leaf' in 1/2 . . . but it actually worked out to my advantage! I torn all of them (on purpose) and got a nice 'layered' look by curling them ends just a bit! I love the way it turned out!

Stamps: Sweet Little Sentiments (retired)
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Modern Label Punch, 1 3/4 x 7/8 Oval Large Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Circle Scissor Plus

September 6, 2010

PPA58 & 2S4U60

Two challenges in 1! I am on a kick to start doing challenges again . . so look out! LOL!

The challenge over at PPA was to use pearls! I must have used all my sticky scrapping pearls, so I had to dig in my stash of beads for this one! LOL!

This week the sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You was this . . LOVE IT!

Here is my version of both the sketch and the pearls . . .

Stamps - Congrats (Retired)
Ink - Night of Navy
Other - Scallop Edge Border Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8's Circle Punches


Had to jump in and celebrate w/ Erica on the excitement of her making the DT at Stampin' Celebration! CONGRATS ERICA, your work is awesome and they are SO lucky to have you!

With that . . I had to play along! The challenge this week . . .

I decided to go w/ the table setting. I pulled the runner out and the navy plates, etc. Used yellow from the lemon's as the base of my cards.

Stamps - Occasional Quotes, Goody-Goody Gumdrops (retired)
Ink - Night of Navy
Other - Scallop Trim Border Punch, Circle Scissor Plus, Modern Label Extra Large Punch