Monday, August 31, 2009

Weekend Sketch Challenge #95

My New SU! stuff arrived Friday, Just in time to play on the weekend! So I made this card using
Beate's weekend sketch challenge. I used Old Olive as my card base. I stamped the small flower from the For all you do stamp set in Rose Red on Rose Red cs and then matted that on a piece of whisper white. The pp is from the Old Olive designer series paper set and the leaves were made using the Sizzlit Little Leaves (love it!) die cut and Old Olive cs. I used the masking technique (not very well....) for the two colours of flowers (Rose Red and Regal Rose). For a
tutorial on how to do this technique visit the split coast stampers website (link to the right).
Finally I used a strip of Old Olive grosgrain ribbon and used my circle punches to mat the thank you sentiment. One of my hostesses will probably get this card. What do you think?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

RIP Laverne was a fairly tramautic week at the Wunderlich house. One of our beloved chickens, Laverne, passed away. Shirley will miss her greatly, and Attaboy will not be allowed in the backyard again without his fence collar on! Poor Laverne...hopefully she's in a better place with fields of bugs to eat and no scary dogs to chase her. We will miss her.....but we're already working on finding a replacement (we love our eggs!) Here are some pictures of Laverne and Shirley frolicking in the backyard before the horrible accident happened :(

Saturday, August 22, 2009

sketch #33 @ 52sketches

Here's Julie's sketch #33 for this week. It's another great one! I think it will also work great as a sketch for a card for that later:) Here's what I've come up with for this week.

I had originally planned to have the colourful pictures as the background instead of pp, but I just thought they were too cool to have in the background. Needless to say the Public Market picture got downsized:) I used SU!'s For All You Do stamp set for the flowers and stems. I highlighted the black and white with Real Red paper and ribbon from SU! My DH and I went to Seattle in April of this year to see Jerry Seinfeld's live act. It was a fabulous weekend trip! We both ranked it as one of our favourite trips together. We of course loved Pike Place (as I'm sure everyone does:) and spent 2 of our 3 days there. If we lived in Seattle I'm sure we would visit almost everyday. MMMM seafood all the time.....

Thursday, August 20, 2009

my first 2sketches4u entry

Hey I'm pretty obsessed with my top note die cut from SU! right now and can't stop using it! It's the first thing I'm drawn to when I sit down at my craft desk. I made a couple of projects this week and both feature it:) My sister-in-law + family moved to Vernon last weekend and I wanted to give them a little something to welcome them to Vernon. I made them some lemon yogurt muffins (stole the recipe from my mom). I made a dozen...but only 6 made it to them:) funny how that happens....

I thought it was fun that I had this lemon/lime pp left over from another project for the lemon muffins.

I also made a card for 2sketches4u's challenge this week. It's a pretty simple card, but I like it. I stole the idea to combine the "cherish" sentiment with the cherry image from
my sister Terri and I stole the idea to put buttons on the cherry image from Jennifer Holmes. You can check out her blog on my list to the right (Simple Flourishes). I used my scallop square punch from SU and the cherish sentiment is from SU!'s Warm Words stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder...I'll have to remember to grab a swiffer sheet for my craft room for next time (too much static!!)

TFL! let me know what you think

Monday, August 17, 2009

1st Anniversary!

So...Dh and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary yesterday (it still seems strange to be celebrating a first anniversary again after 7 years....but fun) and we had a great time. This first year of marriage has gone by soooo quickly but it's been wonderful too. I am so blessed to have found someone to marry that is truly my best friend. He always makes me smile and laugh out loud. I'm glad that we would always choose each other as the person we most want to be with every day.....all day:) We went out for a nice dinner at The Italian Kitchen. It was fabulous as always:) We decided that we would stick to tradition and get each other something made of paper to celebrate our first year. We both ended up making each other coupons:) Which is another reason for me to believe that we are slowly becoming the same person:) Here are the ones I made:

I used my Top Note die cut from Stampin Up! and cute out the coupons in both whisper white and rich razzleberry. I trimmed the white and matted it on to the purple. I put black eyelets into each one and threaded white ribbon through to keep them all together. I stamped the sentiment in rich razzleberry. The sentiment is from a stamp company called Hampton Art Stamps. I thought it was cute, especially considering it's also the stamp we used four our wedding invitations:) I tried to make the coupons coordinate with the recessed window card I had made for him.

He thought they were "fancy" :)

Can't wait to cash in my first 10 min back rub!

Friday, August 14, 2009

sketch 32 @ 52sketches

Little bit late with my take on sketch #32, but not down to the wire yet:) I stretched mine out into a 2-page layout as per usual:) and here's what I came up with:

I absolutely love this Lime Rickey paper line from basic grey and was pumped to be able to find a sketch that it would work perfectly for! I also think that the Circle Circus stamp set from Stampin Up! would be great for this too, but alas I don't have it.....yet:)

The pictures are from our honeymoon last year at Painter's Lodge, Cambell River, BC. We had a fantastic time there, even though we didn't catch anything:) Loved the sketch this week.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Challenge....New Technique!

So, my first year anniversary is coming up this weekend and I wanted to make sure I put a little bit more effort into DH's card this year (he hasn't been too impressed with past cards), and I saw this challenge on Dawn McVey's blog (see link on right) and thought it would be a great jumping point to make his card. (don't worry I don't think he'll check out my blog:)

I couldn't help but notice that the new
"in colours" with Stampin' Up were pretty
close to the colours that she's chosen. So I thoughtI would use this
challenge to make a card for DH. I used
melon mambo, whisper white, and rich razzleberry along with some scrap pp
that I had on hand. I love the Pun Fun set from Stampin' Up and I've made my DH shake his head on many occasions by saying, "thanks a latte!" I think he'll get a kick out of it. I added a rich razzleberry piece of paper that I had embossed. I always thought this Provo Craft embossing folder looked like waves, but now I think it also can look like steam:) Here's what I came up with:

I may have been a little rough with my score line at the top right hand corner, but hubby will still love it:)

I completely cased Beate Johns card using
the recessed window technique. Visit her blog
(link to the right) to see her great video tutorial
on how to make this type of card. It's very easy to
follow! Isn't her card beautiful?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sketch #31 at 52sketches52weeks

52sketches52weeks...oh how I love thee...let me count the ways. I'm not much of an insiprational scrapper, but I sure do love being inspired by other people. If you haven't checked out 52sketches52weeks yet, I really encourage you to. Each Sunday night Julie Bonner uploads a scrapbook sketch for people to use for inspiration. You have a week to upload what you've created and are entered into winning a prize pack from the sponsor that week. The design team over at 52sketches is amazing and everyone's contributions are fantastic to get the creative juices flowing! In case you weren't sure, I'm a huge fan...anyways, here's my page from last week's sketch (#31)

Yup, I'm a wee bit behind in my scrapping, but aren't we all? I used some pictures from last
Christmas for this page, the journalling strips took up a little bit more space than what I was intending, but I'm still happy with it. I cut the leaves out of a piece of We R Memory Keepers white out collection and stitched red buttons on them to make them look like mistletoe....not quite sure if I hit the mark:)

I made the following page to accompany this one. I think it's pretty cute, don't the Wunderlichs look good as ornaments? And finally! I got some ribbons to look half decent:)

Thanks for looking!

Novice Blogger

Hey everyone! Thanks for coming to check out my blog. This is a completely new idea for me, so bear with me as I figure everything out. I wanted to start off by sharing a couple of new cards I've made with you. These are the cards that I'm going to demonstrate on my first stampin' up workshop. Let me know what you think!

This first card was made with SU!'s For all you do set and SU!'s new in color papers and inks. I used a 5.5 x 8.25" piece of whisper white as my base and nested a 5.25 x 4" piece of bermuda bay on top. Next I put a 5 x 3.75" piece of whisper white and stamped the greeting thank you in bermuda bay. The melon mambo and whisper white circles were cut using my Creative Memories circle cutting system. I stamped the butterflies in rich razzleberry and the flower in melon mambo onto whisper white cardstock and cut them out. I stamped the stem in soft suede directly onto the whisper white circle. I used dimensionals to pop up the butterflies and finished the card of with some paper piercing. I think it is a fairly basic card to start off with.

The next one is also fairly straight-forward. I used both my All Through the Year and my Loads of Love stamp sets. I used soft suede as my base cardstock and nested a piece of off-white scrap paper I had inside. I stamped my leaf stamp from the All Through the Year stamp set with dusty durango. Next I used my ticket corner punch to punch the corners of a second piece of off-white scrap paper and matted that with another piece of soft suede. I'm planning on demonstrating how to watercolor with this card (even though I haven't mastered the technique yet myself). Practice is the fun part! I used my watercolor pencil crayons along with my blender pen to colour in the truck and pumpkins. The greeting was stamped with dusty durango on a 1 1/4 " circle and matted on a 1 3/8" dusty durango circle. I used the smallest punch of my cropodile to create the holes for the twine to go through. I added some orange brads that I had on hand and there you have it, a sweet fall card!