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

Sunday, May 13, 2012

New Challenge Blogs

 First, Happy Mother's Day to all the Mommies out there! I got woken up to my annual breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast with jelly. The kids love it and so do I. Then I got to see the gifts they made at school that they've been wanting to tell me about for a week =)

So onto the card. I've found a couple new challenge blogs and so that's the inspiration for todays card. There is a new Dynamic Duos color challenge blog in which you only use 2 colors and can add only neutral colors to it. Very "up my alley". I was late this week but I'm ready challenge #2 already! Freshly Made Sketches has been around awhile but this is the first time I've played along because the sketches I usually play with didn't hit me with inspiration this week. You know, gotta spice it up every once in a while!

Here's the card.....


 If your a mom I hope you have a very enjoyable day! And even if your not....still have an enjoyable day!

Ingredients: {Paper} Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB) {Ink} Lucky Limeade {Stamp} Button Buddies {Extras} Lattice Embossing Folder, Basic pearls, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped circles small, 1 3/4" scallop punch, 1/8" Lucky Limeade organdy ribbon

Friday, May 11, 2012

CP #164

Yes! It's Friday! so here's my take on Card Patterns #164 sketch this week....

Ingredients: {Paper} Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Twitterpated DSP {Ink} Versamark, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze markers {Stamp} Delicate Doilies, Button Button {Extras} Silver embossing powder, 3/4" circle punch, circle cutter, ticket corner punch, rhinestones

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

SSSC 158

Normally I don't make cards that I really really like. This one is different. These bright colors in Summer Smooches is so awesome. I love the brightness and yes, I know I've said that a million times already =)

I used the sketch at Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch.... 


Don't forget about the Retired List...check out the link on the sidebar. Remember once its gone its gone!

Ingredients: {Paper} Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Summer Smooches DSP {Ink} Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Blush, Soft Suede markers, Blender pen, Island Indigo {Stamp} Stampendous Changito {Extras} Spellpinders scallop circles, 3/4" circle punch, vintage tags

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monkey #107

The sketch for todays card is from A La Card Monkey #107 challenge. But, the colors are courtesy of Wal-Mart. I was wandering in the summer stuff and came across a color palette of Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Lucky Limeade. Yeah I know, weird....

Ingredient: {Paper} Whisper White, Real Red, Brights DSP {Ink} Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade {Stamp} Under the Big Top, Button Button, Button Buddies {Extras} Hemp twine, Linen thread, dimensionals, Scallop circle punch, Modern label punch, Word Window punch

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Summer Flowers

Ah, the weekend is here. After a very stressful week at work I can enjoy the weekend! Here's my take on Clean & Simple 188 sketch this week.

I used the Curly Label punch and cut it in half for the vase. I also used flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch and Itty Bitty punch pack. Add some rhinestones and ribbon and you have a card!

Have a great Saturday!

Ingredients: {Paper} Real Re d, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Summer Smooches DSP {Ink} Garden Green {Stamp} Bright Blossoms {Extras} Dimensionals, Scallop edge punch, Curly label punch, Boho Blossoms punch, misc. red ribbon, rhinestones, mat pack, paper piercer

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

OWH #119

Here I am a day after oogling over the preview of goodies to come in the new catalog! I got to see some pretty cute stuff, but I know that there's more to come. A perk of being a demo is seeing all the new stuff a month ahead of time!

Here's a card for the OWH #119 sketch challenge. I haven't played along with this one in what seems like forever. I used the Summer Smooches DSP because I love how bright it is!

Detail Shot                                                                                       Inside of card (I hardly ever do this)

Ingredients: {Paper} Brights DSP, Summer Smooches {Ink}Versamark, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise {Stamp} Mixed Bunch, On Your Birthday {Extras} White embossing powder, 3/4" circle punch, basic rhinestones, blossom punch, scallop edge punch, white embossing powder, 1/4" Whisper White grosgrain ribbon

And now for the details of ALL the promotions going on now......

The retired list of stamps and accessories is out and you can check it out HERE and remember items are while supplies last when it's gone, it's gone!

Starting yesterday you can sign up to be a SU! demonstrator for only $99! You get to choose $125 worth of quality SU! products for your starter kit plus you get a $65 business supply kit!
Click HERE to join the fun!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Class

It's time to have another class!

When: May 20, 2012 ~2pm
Where: My house~Fillmore, CA~Short drive from Ventura or Santa Clarita, CA
Cost: $10

April showers have brought May flowers so that's exactly what we're making. Cards with flowers!

Please email me at punkydae (at) aol (dot) com for questions or to RSVP your spot today!

Monday, April 30, 2012

ESS #170

 Very quick post today. Here's my take on Tracy's sketch at Eat, Sleep, Stamp HERE.

Not my favorite but I do like the paper piercing I did on the corners. It took me 10 years to buy the SU! Mat pack and I love it! And of course it's retiring now which is about par for me and karma.

Ingredients: {Paper} More Mustard, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP {Ink} Pool Party, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Soft Suede {Stamp} Up, Up and Away {Extras} Pool Party bakers twine, dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercer


Occasions Mini ends today
Summer Smooches promotion ends today

Retired Lists are out and items are available until sold out

Click HERE for all your goodies!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CP #162 & Retiring Accessories

A few quick things before I run off to work today. 

First, here's my take on Card Patterns #162 sketch challenge:

Ingredients: {Paper} Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, Whisper White {Ink} Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, Basic Black {Stamp} Up, Up and Away {Extras} Sponges for background, basic rhinestones, piercing tool, paper piercing guide

Second, the new retiring accessories list is HERE! Lots of stuff going, which means lots of new goodies are sure to follow! Can't wait until June 1st when we get to see it ALL!!!!!!


Thirdly, (is that even a real word?) Summer Smooches is still going on but only for a few days. Order yours HERE before you have to wait for the new catalog! (April 1-April 30)