Sunday, July 22, 2012

Aviary with a side of MOJO

Here I am again, writing a post and showing a card. Lots of stuff has happened since my last post, school's out, doctor appointments, surgery (nothing major), recovery and finally back in the creative mood. So without further adieu here it is, one of my first cards in 6 weeks......

 I used the sketch at Mojo Monday #250 this time. 


I used one of my I-have-to-have-this-stamp-set-but-never-use-it sets, Aviary paired with some new Echo Park So Happy Together paper. Notice the banners at the bottom, those are from my Itty Bitty Banners dies....very cool huh?! No more trying for hours to make all the bottoms even, YAY!!!! And the bow is just white bakers twine colored with a More Mustard marker.

Ok, so hopefully I can get back on here more. Hopefully my creative streak stays around and my body and mind hold up =)

Have a great day!

{Paper} Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Echo Park So Happy Together designer paper {Stamp} Aviary {Ink} Versamark {Extras} Silver embossing powder, Boho blossoms punch, bakers twine, Itty Bitty Banners dies, Whisper White 1/2" ribbon

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Polka Dots, Banners & Business...oh my!

Wow, I'm actually posting today! A cross between giving up caffeine and new medication has left me with lack of crafty mojo and extreme tiredness. I was finally able to muster the energy yesterday for a card! I used the sketch at Card Patterns and the color challenge at the new Dynamic Duos blog (I seriously love that name!)


Ingredients: {Paper} Island Indigo, Real Red, Whisper White {Ink} Island Indigo {Stamp} Perfect Pennants, random polka dot stamp from unknown co. {Extras} Pennant Builder punch, Owl Builder punch (letters), Swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder, Whisper White bakers twine, corner rounder punch, Buttons #5 sizzlets die, 1/16" hole punch 

Now....lets get down to business! The new catalog came out on Friday! You can view it HERE You can click HERE to order goodies!
Also.....the new TAKE THE CAKE PROMOTION June 1-30

During June, new demonstrators not only get to choose the products for their fully customizable Starter Kit, they'll also get products from the brand-new Patio Party Suite for FREE, including the Make a Cake Set, Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and the Patio Party Digital Collection DVD! That's up to $48 in additional FREE products!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Challenges and More Challenges!

Didn't get much crafting done this weekend but I did get one card and two wreaths done. The wreaths I'll show you on Tuesday but here's the card I made.

 I fit this one in for the the Dynamic Duos color challenge of Basic Black and Daffodil Delight with a dessert of dry embossing. The Paper Players polka dot awesomeness and sketch from Mojo Monday. 

Ingredients: {Paper} Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Brights DSP {Ink} Basic Black {Stamp} So Happy For You (retired SAB) {Extras} Daisy #2 die, Basic Black scalloped polka dot ribbon, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, mat pack, paper piercer, distresser tool

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Star Spangled Thank You

This card was originally made to be a Thank You for one of my customers that sent me something. Well, I didn't like it and the pieces just sat on my desk for months. I finally finished it and it turned out not so bad. 

Do you ever start cards and not finish them?

Ingredients: {Paper} Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP {Ink} Cherry Cobbler {Stamp} Alphabet Soup (retired) {Extras} Stars #2 die, Pattern #1 texture plate

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tiled Flowers

I've been going through my pile of cards on my desk and have realized that I have quite a few that I've made and just didn't get around to putting up on the blog. Here's one of 'em....

This one is for MOJO Monday #238. I used the Postage punch to make the tiles. In my OCD-ness it took FOREVER to align these tiles and they still aren't perfect =(

Ingredients: {Paper} Whisper White, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Smooches DSP {Ink} Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango {Stamp} Bright Blossoms, Tiny Tags {Extras} Itty Bitty punch pack, Jewelry Tag punch, Postage punch, Brights brads, Lucky Limeade bakers twine

A Clean Duo

I love last years new In Color Pool Party. It is very versatile and a very clean subtle color. I used Pool Party and So Saffron as they were the Dynamic Duo colors for challenge #2 this week. I also used the sketch at Clean & Simple.


Part of Dynamic Duo is that you use the 2 colors plus any neutral colors. To add more depth to this card, I embossed it using the Petals a Plenty embossing folder with Whisper White cardstock. Then, I took a sponge and gently went over the raised embossing with So Saffron ink. This is such an easy technique to give a lot of depth to a normal pieced of embossed paper. To give it some "oomph" I also spritzed Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz on it.  (I love this stuff)  

Ingredients: {Paper} Pool Party, So Saffron, Whisper White {Ink} So Saffron, Versamark {Stamp} Happiest Birthday Wishes, Mixed Bunch {Extras} Petals a Plenty embossing folder, Blossom punch, sponges

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Color Combo

In the spirit of playing along with new challenges, I'm playing along with the Paper Players colour challenge and Card Patterns for this card. 

I've been following Ann Schach for eons now and always see her card for the new challenge. The color combo this week was AMAZING! I would have never thought to use Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight together. I'm almost sad that Poppy Parade is retiring because I finally found some use for it!


{Paper} Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Brights DSP, Twitterpated DSP, Sunny Garden DSP (retired) {Ink} Soft Suede, Poppy Parade {Stamp} Baroque Motifs, Tiny Tags {Extras} 1/4" Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Itty Bitty punch pack, Buttons #5 die, Whisper White bakers twine