Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mojo Monday 127

Another round or square challenge from Mojo Monday. I tried the round card last time so I thought I'd give the square card a go. My new SU! stuff came so of course I had to play with it:)
I'm so excited for their new apron lace punch! It took me a few tries to be able to go around the entire square without the corner punch but I think I've finally figured it out:)

-very vanilla, perfect plum, so saffron cs
-Sweet Pea dsp in so saffron
-perfect plum and pretty in pink ink
-pretty in pink satin ribbon (yes! I finally have it:)
-Great Friend stamp set from SU!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #57

I love what people have been doing with this week's Sweet Sunday sketch that I had to give it a go for myself. I tried to use various patterned papers for the strips in the background, but nothing I had was working. I started with the orange double stitched grosgrain and went from there.
-whisper white, chocolate chip, pumpkin pie cs
-razzleberry lemonade dsp
-orange double stitched grosgrain, twine, brass brads, dimensionals
-pumpkin pie and basic black ink
-Garden Silhoulettes and Garden Greetings stamp sets from SU!

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Olympic Fever

Similar to a lot of people in BC right now, we've caught Olympic Fever in our house. I love watching as many events as I can, I just love the winter olympics! Right now, the hockey game between Canada and the U.S. is's fairly quiet...which means Canada is currently losing. I knew I had to get my card-making done early today so that I could watch it with hubby:) I made a couple of cards this morning. I got the idea for both of these cards from the current Idea Book and Catalogue from SU!. I of course tweeked the cards slightly so that I can call them my own:)

For this first one, I saw this ribbon technique used in the catalogue and thought it was pretty neat. I used twine to tie the ribbon, but I think using the linen thread would be better (maybe I'll have to get some:) I started with the Razzleberry lemonade and went from there. I haven't used much of this crushed curry colour, but I think it works pretty well for this card:) I also haven't done a card using these dimensions before. It will fit in a regular letter envelope. It was kind of fun to have so much space to work with:)

-whisper white, crushed curry, melon mambo cs
-razzleberry lemonade dsp
-paper piercer, dimensionals, scalloped edge punch
-melon mambo ink
-white grosgrain ribbon, twine, white brad
-Warm Words and For All You Do stamp sets from SU!

This next card didn't turn out exactly as I had planned, but I still like it. I struggled to find this colour combo, I really liked the pumpkin pie and elegant eggplant together but I was struggling to find a partner for them:) I had Taken with Teal in there for awhile, but it wasn't really working;)

-elegant eggplant, summer sun, whisper white, pumpkin pie cs
-elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie ink
-white grosgrain ribbon, white brads, scalloped edge punch
-white embossing powder
-Garden Greetings and Tart and Tangy stamp sets from SU!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mojo 126

This is this week's Mojo Monday sketch.'s not Monday...but I don't think I've gotten one up on a Monday yet! Is everyone watching the Olympics? I've caught Olympic fever all right and so far I've been really proud to be a Canadian:) I fell in love with our opening ceremonies. I thought they had just the right balance of showcasing our culture without being overly cheesy. I really loved K.D. Lang's version of "Halleluah". Wasn't it beautiful? I've been humming it ever since:) I really enjoyed watching the men's and women's mogul events too. That was an event that when I was younger I imagined myself competing in....alas it was not to be:) But I still get to enjoy watching other people fly! Plus we one our first gold on Canadian soil! How great!! Anyways, back to my card :) I love black and white cards with a punch of colour.

I wanted to put some white organza ribbon behind the sentiment as they have in the sketch, but Jesse told me he didn't like it, so I left it off:)

-rich razzlberry, whisper white, basic black cs
-pp that I had on hand from a page from my wedding scrapbook
-scalloped edge punch, scalloped square punch
-rich razzleberry ink
-All Through the Year and Whimsical Words stamp sets

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #56

Yesterday Jesse and I went out to the bush intending to take the dogs on a nice short hike. Jesse had been bragging about his last walk with Maggie off leash and I wanted to see her in action:) We went up a logging trail in order to check on Jesse's game camera (his new obsession) and got part way up when we came across these ATV'ers. Jesse stopped to ask one of them a question and when we went to get going again....we were stuck! The road was slick! We hadn't had any trouble; we hadn't slid an inch up until that point. Jesse tried to back up a bit and we instantly slid into the ditch! Luckily no one was hurt and the 4-runner is fine. Anyways, to make long stories short, we figured we weren't going to get the 4-runner out that day and the ATV'ers weren't offering up much help, so we decided to walk back to the highway and maybe call someone to give us a ride back into town. My friend Amie came to the rescue! She dropped everything to come and go way out of her way to drive us back home! What a sweetheart! So I made this card for her using today's Sweet Sunday Sketch. I might have to slip a little something in the inside:)

I thought SU!'s Loads of Love would be perfect for this card and decided I would try and put the truck in a snowy ditch:) I love using the paper piecing technique with this set. It's so fun to make the truck multiple colours. And of course because Maggie and Attaboy were with us I had to stamp some dogs in the back:)

-old olive, very vanilla, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, and whisper white cs
-old olive and Night of Navy dsp
-old olive striped grosgrain ribbon
-basic black ink
-black brad
-circle punches
-"you're too kind" is from SU!'s Whimsical Words from the Sale-a-bration catalogue

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Papertrey Ink Colour Challenge

Surprise, surprise I'm taking part in another PTI challenge today:) With the new release of colour embellishments, Nichole has decided to issue a colour challenge.....may favourite:) Each designer chose a colour palette that showcased their favourite colours. It was a tough decision on which combo to use; they're all so great! I knew I was only going to have time to make 1 card and I liked Maile's, Kim's and Dawn's choices....But why am I not surprised that I ended up choosing Dawn's palette...?:) Stop by Nichole's blog and play along!

What a beautiful combination! I love the richness of the colours and I love how it combines such drastic differences. Here's what I came up with using Clean and Simples sketch FTL77.

I'm pretty stoked with how it turned out. I'm such a huge fan of clean and simple layouts, and I think I finally pulled one off:) I'm not 100% happy with the bow right now, but I'm not playing with it anymore. What do you think?

-crushed curry, regal rose, whisper white cs, and razzleberry lemonade dsp
-chocolate chip satin ribbon
-melon mambo ink
-Warm Words and Garden Silhouettes stamp sets from SU!

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Emboss Resist

Papertrey Ink is going to have weekly technique challenges and their first one is emboss resist. I'm super excited about these challenges because the design team over at Papertrey is very talented and is constantly giving me great ideas to use with my Stampin' Up! products. I've never tried the emboss resist technique before and was pleasantly surprised. It's so easy! Now I know how people are making those gorgeous sunrise, etc cards! (check out splitcoaststampers for some examples). I'm not 100% happy with the two colours I used for sponging, I think there is too much contrast between the two, but overall I LOVE this card! Let me know what you think:) I also used sketch challenge #265 from splitcoaststampers for the layout.

Supplies used:
-Garden Silhouettes stamp set from SU!
-soft suede, ruby red, very vanilla cs from SU!
-My Mind's Eye pp
-Regal Rose, Bravo Burgandy ink
-ribbon is from SU!'s Beachfront Ribbon Originals
-sentiment from SU!'s Sweatheart stamp set
-scalloped edge punch
-clear embossing powder

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

3 challenges in 1

I managed to fit in 3 challenges today! Whoo hoo! and before 12:00 too! Man, I love a day off:) I used Card Patterns sketch #49, the current embellish challenge, and Papertrey Ink's challenge to use one of their designer's digital images in your project. Here are the

I really liked the length of the Card Pattern's sketch and decided to do an uppity card (not sure if there is an actual name for this type of fold, but that's my name for it:) Of course when I saw that embellish magazine wanted us to use ribbons on our cards I knew my delicious chocolate chip satin ribbon would come out! And lucky me, the colours that I needed seemed to fit perfectly with the digital image I chose from Heather Nichols.

-bermuda bay, whisper white, rose red cs
-chocolate chip satin ribbon
-pp that I had on hand from a different project
-turquoise brads
-bermuda bay ink
-Garden Greetings stamp set from SU!

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Hungry For Hippos!

I think SU!'s Pun Fun set is easily one of my favourite stamp sets, and the hippo in this set is so cute, I can't help but use him all the time! ( it a him....not sure...) One of my co-workers had a little boy last fall and we recently had a baby shower for him. Now, little girl cards are easy....but male cards in general are difficult for me. I figured if I stuck with green I'd be alright:) I used sketch #264 from splitcoaststampers for inspiration to throw this card together pretty quickly.

-very vanilla, old olive cs
-old olive dsp
-top note die cut
-scalloped edge punch
-old olive striped grosgrain ribbon

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