Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Well, this is my last week as guest designer for the Color Throwdown Challenge. It has been so much fun creating along side these super talented women. What a honor it has been. So here is what I came up with for this weeks color combo: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, and Elegant Eggplant. I decided to make my card using the Top Note Die--I cut out two of them, scored one across the top so that it would open easily, glued the two pieces together and there you have a Top Note shaped card. My background is some Baja Breeze DP that I still had in my stash. I cut along the edge so that it would fit on the base, creating a layer. I then stamped flourishes using Elegant Eggplant ink with stamps from Stampin Up's Priceless set. My flower was created using ribbon pieces cut about an inch long--I folded then and help them in place with a glue dot and then I attached them to the cirlce I stamped and then punched out (the stamp was also from the Priceless set) The center of the flower is a Baja Breeze Corduroy button. The leaves are punched out with the MS fern punch and of course they are punched out using Certainly Celery. The sentiment is stamped in Elegant Eggplant and then punched out using the small oval punch and then layer on matching card stock--the sentiment is from the SU set Small Script. Thanks for stopping by and having a look. I will miss being on the design team as a guest but you will still find my creations there......just look for debhorst in the Mr. Linky list.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I created this card for this weeks color challenge over at SCS and for the sketch challenge give by Our Creative Corner. I just love how this card turned out. My new embosslit from StampinUp is what I used to create the butterflies. It makes the cutest little butterflies and the bigger one is fantastic also with some flourishes on the wings!! I am going to have so much fun with this new toy!! The color combo from SCS was to use Bashful Blue, Ruby Red, and Soft Suede--get combo!! I punched out a trio of circles--stamped them in Soft Suede, punched out using my 1 1/4 circle punch, layered that on a 1 3/8 circle out of Ruby Red, glued on my butterflies and bent up their wings, added my sentiment and then tied my ribbon. Thanks for stopping by and have a look see.....happy stamping!!
I decided to play along with the sketch challenge from 2sketch4you and the colourQ challenge. I must say that this week has been hard to get the stamping done that I like--thus the combining for these two challenges. I hope next week is not a crazy and I can play along with all the challenges that I love. I used the scrapes (that are dwindling very quickly) of my Razzleberry Lemonade DP pack--glued my squares to Bravo Burgundy and then cut it out with my Top Note Die from Stampin Up!--used my new embosslit to cut/emboss my butterflies and then glued them on at the center so that I could bend up their wings--added the Pumpkin Pie ribbon to finish off the sketch and corner rounded two of the corners just for something different. Check out the fun and play along!!!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I tried out this new little technique using a slot punch and ribbon.....love it!! I will be back after my club with alittle tutorial....just don't want to ruin what I have planned for them. Anyway I used a retired stamp set from Stampin Up for my flower....one of those I just have never been able to part with, and a brand new stamp set from Stampin Up's Sale-A-Bration catalog.....isn't that sentiments just the sweetest!! My base card is So Saffron and I layered my main image panel with Melon Mambo with a Old Olive wainscoating at the bottom. Inking my flower was fun--I used my So Saffron maker and then a paint brush and some Melon Mambo re-inker ink to "touch" up the edges....LOVE how this turned out!! What do you think??
called for this set. I did alittle stitching and cut our that dainty little cup--used my Nessties Label set instead of an oval (hope that is okay)--added some brads and ribbon to finish it off. The DP, cardstock, brads, ribbon, and ink are all from Stampin Up.
Since the kids were out of school yesterday we decided to take a trip to DC. We drove Vienna and took the subway into the city. We went up the Washington Monument (so glad we had our tickets ahead of time--they sold out by 1:00), toured several of the Simthosians, spent some time in the Old Post Office (including going up the clock tower and checking out the bell room) and did alot of walking!! (got my exercise for the day!!)
Monday, January 18, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I decided I would play along. This sketch is actually very similar to the one that Splitcoast Stampers had this week and I could have just used that card but I decided to make my Brother-In-Laws birthday card using this sketch--plus I love a square card!! I used some retired dp from Stampin Up that coordinates perfectly with this embosslite die. My leaves are chipboard that I colored with my Stampin Up markers. I did alittle stitching and added some Choc. Chip brads for alittle embellishment. My sentiment comes from the set Small Script from Stampin Up. Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I used Very Vanilla as my base then layered Rich Razzleberry and Pretty in Pink after I embossed it. My main image panel was cut out using my Nessties/CB and attached using 3D glue dots. The sentiment is new from StampinUp! and was stamped using Rich Razzleberry inkMy flowers are StampinUp!'s felt flowers--I layered them and connected them with a Choc. Chip mini brad. The greenery was punched out using the MS Fern Punch.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Here is my card for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I went with a color combo (Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green and Brocade Blue) that I have never used--I decided on it based on the mess that was spread out on my work space and some ribbon that I wanted to use--got my card all done and realized I didn't even use the ribbon!! Oh well, I have got to go get some housework done before the kids come home from school so this will just have to do for now!! This card also qualifies to today's cut it out challenge over at SCS. So I guess I am killing two birds with one stone!! Gotta run......Happy Stampin!!
Here is my 3-D goodie holder--I decided to use a sheer bag that I got some Christmas goodies in. Since it is red, I figured it would work perfectly for some Valentines goodies. I cut out the center heart and then glued the white cardstock with the digi image on it to some Rose Red DP and then cut both layers out--sponged the edges with Basic Gray--added some smokey gemstones--tied it on the little bag with some black hemp.
For this challenge we were to use chip board--I colored my black with my Stampin Up markers and used the digi image once again. My center heart is cut our and coated with Dazzlin Diamonds glitter.
This card follows the sketch challenge that Teresa Kline hosted. I used Very Vanilla, Choc. Chip and Rose Red. The stamps are from the Verve sets--Thankful Accents and Thankful Hearts. I won them last month--yippee!! I will say cutting out those tiny hearts was quite the job!!
This entry was for the color challenge: turquoise, gray and black. I love these colors together!! I used Bermuda Bay from Stampin Up! for my turquoise, as well as their DP, Basic Black and Basic Gray. I did alot of sponging on this card and then added some black pearls, ribbon, and black hemp for my embellishments.
Thanks for looking--I know this post had alot of photos!! I hope you enjoyed my creations!!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
A message to all members of Let's Scrap
Your challenge is to choose at least 3 items from the menu and include them in your layout.
I used--a bow, rub-on, and a list.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The above picture is of the front cover (I bought a Circle Chipboard album from Micaheals for only $1 to use as my project for the year--my Creative Memories circle cutter makes the perfect cut for this little album). I used the verse that Patter has on your blinkie for this challenge. The butterflies are cut out from one of the digi prints and the plaid is from the same set of digi papers. I stamped Stampin Up!'s background lace stamp over my verse and then sponged around the edges. The finish off my cover page I added a ribbon and some Choc. Chip pearls to my butterflies.
The above picture is my first page--the challenge word was HOPE. I used my sticky letters for the H and pink chunky glitter. The OPE are metal charms that were a birthday gift from a friend. I stamped several flourishes from Stampin Up!'s Stitched Exoctics stamp set. I have decided to hand write all my verses this year--not something I really like to do but since this is going to be for my daughter I thought it would be nice for her to have it in my writing.
So there you have it, my first card as guest desginer for Color Throwdown Challenge. What an honor it is to be asked to work along side these great group of talented ladies. I am looking forward to what January has to offer!! Thanks to the Color Throwdown team for this opportunity!!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I finally have some time to play today so I am going back and creating some of yesterday's challenges. The sketch is from 2Sketches4You and the New Technique Challenge from SCS.