Saturday, May 29, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday: Life's a Beach

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge our challenge is to create a card or project that has a beach theme, something that you'd see at the beach or just uses colors you relate to being at the beach.

Our sponsor this week is Shirley's 2 Girls...which concidentally, is the image I used (grin!).

Now while my card doesn't SCREAM beach, these are some colors (being a transplanted California native) that I remember fondly from my beach fairing days...lots of pink bikinis and the warm yellow sand and sun! Doesn't this gal and her pup look like they are going for a great little drive? Makes me feel like I'm in my 20's again...LOL

For my sun, I used a star type of punch (Martha Stewart)...punched out 5, ran them through my xyron and stuck them together to come up with a honeycomb type of sun...just for a little pop off my card...

Thanks for joining me today...please note...I'm horse showing through the entire month of JUNE (and for those that don't's my show trainer)'ll be hitting the internet randomly as I don't yet have a laptop and I'll be ummm...horsing around...LOL
  • Image: Shirley's 2 Girls
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Fancy Flourishes and Background Dots
  • Punches: SU scalloped edger, Martha Stewart Star
  • Ink: CTMH and Marvy Uchida
  • Other: Stickles, Rhinestones, Grosgrain Ribbon, Pop Dots, Copics

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Pearls and Swirls

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge our challenge was to make a project with lots and lots of pearls and swirls! Our sponsor this week is:

with a $25 gift certificate to our winner!
Now onto my card....
I decided to go delicate vintage this week by aging my doily and fancying up a silk flower I had on hand with some Stickles and pearl. I added a little ribbon and a couple of pearlized pins along with a tag that I had slighty aged the edges (difficult to see in the photo). This was a quick and simple card, but definately one I'll use...can never have enough thank you notes... Thanks for joining me today, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  • Paper: Scraps...but the blue is K & Co
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Fancy Flourishes and Through the Trees (sentiment)
  • Ink: Tim Holtz, CTMH
  • Dies: Nestabilities Labels 4, Border punch by EK Success
  • Other: Silk Flower, Pearls, Ribbon, Pins, Stickles, Stickles, Doily

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Lovely as a Tree

Did you know that today is "Love a Tree Day?" This week our challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog is to create a card or project with a tree on it...

Our sponsor this week is:
who donated
4 digital images
Now my maiden name means "ARBOR" in german...which of course means I thought that would be a little trivia to share with you today.
I had left my supplies out from last week, and decided to just go with the colors I had on my table...which are pink, brown and white (again)...but I think this card just turned out to be so much fun. I've been itching to use the new PTI tree set I had purchased about a month or so ago...I just KNEW I had to have a PINK this challenge was just perfect for me! And to be "green" I added some leftover sprigs I had from a home decor project...just to bring it all home! Thanks for joining me today...I can't wait to see what you come up with!
  • Stamps: PTI, Hero Arts
  • Ink: CTMH, Tim Holtz, Memento
  • Other: Nestabilities Labels 1 Die, Rhinestones, Organza Ribbon, Ornamental Sprigs, Thread, Rhinestones

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday: Sketch

Happy Mother's Day! I want to wish you or your family a wonderful Mother's Day today! Today is a great day to reflect on that special lady...your be sure to show her some love today!

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, is this fantastic sketch below!
Our sponsor this week is:
$20 Gift Certificate to the winner
I have to admit, I'm REALLY behind on my Mother's Day cards, so I took this opportunity to add another one to my stack. The inspiration for this card is my little girl image by Pure Innocence (isn't she a doll?). I just loved popping the heart off of the dimension! I also added plenty of bling and flowers (and if you want to make the roses, be sure to see my tutorial from April 09) and flourishes to boot. I also made my frame pop off the page too...lots and lots of dimension here! I'm so glad you decided to join me today, I can't wait to see your creation!
  • Stamps: Pure Innocence (girl), Studio G (sentiment), Papertrey Ink Fancy Flourishes
  • Punches/Dies: Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval, SU Scallop Edger, Martha Stewart Leaf
  • Other: Copics, K & Co Flower Stickers, Rhinestones, Organza Ribbon, Glitter, Pop Dots, Stick Pins, Quilled Roses

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Mother's Day

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge the challenge was to make a card with a lady/woman on it and if you made it for Mother's Day you'll be entered 2X into our prize drawing, which is sponsored this week by:

a $25 Gift Certificate

Ok, so when I originally read the directions I thought it was a Mother's Day Card with a bonus for a lady/woman on me dylexic, call me blonde, but whoops, I didn't read the directions very well...sigh...ANWAY...with time NOT on my side, I'm going with my original design...LOL
I kept my card simple this week, as I wanted my yellow doily (yes yellow) to be my main focal point without a lot of distractions. I also wanted to play with my new 2-step bird punch. I dyed my doily yellow (thank you Martha Stewart Living magazine for the directions). It was super easy, it just took a little pre-planning. To die any white doily, any color you desire, here's what you'll need; shallow dish, a little water, food coloring, paper towels and a flat place to dry. Pour a little water into your shallow dish and a few drops of food coloring, the more food coloring the darker color you will achieve. Dunk the doily for a few seconds (any longer and they start falling apart), bring out and dry with a paper towel, then set aside on another dry paper towel to dry...dry overnight (or get out your embossing gun). I used the Wilson's doily's (small) that I got at my local Wal-Mart in the cake decorating section.... Thanks for looking...can't wait to see what you come up with

  • Stamp: Retired CTMH
  • Punches: SU Scallop border and 2-Step Bird Punch
  • Other: Dyed doily (see above for directions), glitter, misc. scrap papers