Saturday, March 31, 2012

Monkey #102 Challenge

Happy Saturday!

Today I get the honor of being a guest designer over at A La Card Monkey! I get all giddy when I find out my card got picked. So head on over there and check out the sketch and add yours!

Ingredients: {Paper} Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP {Ink} Soft Suede, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist {Stamp} Bunny Hugs (retired) {Extras} Neutrals brads, stamp-a-ma-jig, stampin' dimensionals, white flock

Thursday, March 29, 2012

C&S 183

I am a very simple person. No frills, just plain and simple. Hence the reason I can usually manage to squeeze in a Clean & Simple challenge because I don't have to think too much.

I normally do a ton of birthday cards because I don't really have any other type of card to send. I thought this might be a good one to have in my stash just in case. I used dazzling diamonds on the butterfly to give it a little oomph in the bling department.

Ingredients: {Paper} Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP {Ink} Riding Hood Red {Stamp} Butterfly Love, So Happy For You (retired) {Extras} rhinestone brad, butterfly punch, Spellbinders scallop circle die, heat & stick powder, dazzling diamonds

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Chick

Its spring! Or at least by the calendar its spring. Our weather has been so flip floppy lately its 80 degrees one day and 40 the next. So to get in the springy mood I played along with A La Card Monkey challenge #101

Everything is SU! except for the flocking. A few years ago I got a lot of flocking on clearance so I figured a little chick is fluffy and needed some flocking =)

See the striped embossing folder? I finally got it....for free! Yes! Sale-a-bration is going on until this Saturday. Spend $50 before tax and get an item in the Sale-a-bration catalog FREE!!!! Click HERE to start shopping!

Well its Tuesday and I'm crossing my fingers that I have a better Tuesday than Monday....

Ingredients: All item SU! {Paper} Pool Party, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP (retired), Twitterpated DSP {Ink} Early Espresso {Stamp} $1 stamp from Michaels {Extras} Perfect Penant die, striped embossing folder, dots embossing folder, yellow flocking, very vanilla 1/8" ribbon

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Clean Butterflies

It's a very rainy day here in SoCal but I have gotten a ton of stuff done! Cut and organized my coupons, got listings ready for eBay tonight (stamps & dies), laundry done and got some cards made....very productive.
Today's card is for Clean & Simple #182 and was super fun to make. I've seen so many people run their entire card through the Big Shot using the lattice embossing folder for a cool look so I figured it was time to try this and I love the results. The only thing I would change is the adhesive I used. I only used a mini glue dot in the middle of the flower. Doing it again, I would make sure I adhered the entire flower to the card stock so I wouldn't come up.

I spritzed the entire going thing with Vanilla Shimmer smooch spritz which looks better in person. Added a couple embossed butterflies and voila!

All supplies SU!
{Paper} Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Twitterpated DSP {Ink} Versamark, Riding Hood Red {Stamp} Happiest Birthday Wishes, Elementary Elegance {Extras} Blossom triple layer punch, basic rhinestones, clear rhinestone brad, lattice embossing folder

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Class

It's time to have another class!

When: April 22, 2012 ~2pm
Where: My house~Fillmore, CA~Short drive from Ventura or Santa Clarita, CA
Cost: $10

I'm getting into spring and featuring the Delicate Doilies Stampin' Up! stamp set. We will be making 2 cards, possibly 3 and a set of coasters.

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

Inspiration: Left card Susan Carlson Right Card Maile Belles

Saturday, March 17, 2012

A La Card Monkey #100 Challenge

What better to celebrate the A La Card Monkey's 100th challenge than by showcasing some new paper and stamp set!

The paper is SU! DSP called Summer Smooches. It will be available for order April 1-April 30. This is a new suite that will be available in the 2012-2013 catalog. The colors are very bright and fun, makes me almost like summer...almost. I paired the paper with a new stamp set out of the same suite called Bright Blossoms. Very fun tiny sets that are very versatile.

I stamped the vase and then cut it out. Instead of using the flowers with the stamp, I used a flower out of the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and added a basic pearl for a little pop. Just to finish the edges I used the mat pack to pierce the corners.

Ingredients: All items SU!
{Paper} Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Smooches DSP {Ink} Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Craft White {Stamp} Bright Blossoms {Extras} 2" scallop circle punch, 1 1/2"circle, 1 5/8", Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Jewelry Tag punch, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Whisper White bakers twine, Basic Pearls, Mat Pack & Paper Piercer

Don't forget Sale-a-bration is still going on but only until March 31st! You get FREE stuff for every $50 you order......FREE is good!

HERE for more info and to order!