Monday, April 27, 2009

Viva La Verve Sketch challenge

Here is another sketch challenge that I happened upon and thought I would give a try. I am finding that I am able to come up with more ideas when the designing part is all done for me. This card is made with Kraft cardstock and the Parisian Breeze DSP. I also used the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set for the rose and the Embrace Life stamp set for the words along with Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon and some half pearls. The sketch is from the Verve Company message board on SCS and I am going to try to do a few sketch challenges each week. I would like to see all my friends and customers and give one a try and see what it sparks in you!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

I have been feeling uninspired lately and seem to be casing alot of cards I see so I thought I would try a couple of sketch challenges and see what happens. I am pleasantly surprised that I as able to come up with something that I am happy with. I used the rub-ons from the Mini catalog along with the Eastern Blooms stamp set. Baja Breeze cardstock, Parisian Breeze DSP, Large and small brads, scallop border punch and dimensionals were also used. I really like the Mojo Monday sketches and will try to do them each week.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mother's Day Class

Here it is. The Mother's day class that is sure to be a hit with any Mother receiving it. This super cute little bag holds 6 greeting cards with envelopes, a post-it note holder and 2 bookmarks. It also has a couple of extra pockets for candy, postage and that something special just from you! Please contact me if you live in the West Palm Beach area to find out how you can attend this great class which will be held on May 9th. I want to give Becky Roberts a thank you for a great class project.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here is one of the cards from the Mother's Day class coming up next month. I will be posting the rest of the project tomorrow, but wanted to show you something today. This card is made with the Parisian Breeze designer series paper and I know you will just love the set when you see it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Another project with Blooming Beautiful

After I finished the card the other day I had a lightbulb come on (and let me tell you, it doesn't happen that often) and thought this set would be perfect for the spotlight technique and wanted to give it a try. I think it looks fabulous and know when my stamp club ladies see this they are going to want me to teach it in class. it is such an easy technique and gives the image such a wonderful look. I am not big a coloring, but I have to tell you that the watercolor pencils and the blender pen makes it so easy and even on regular whisper white paper it looks just great. I used the Lovely Lilac cardstock on the gable box and whisper white, Elegant Eggplant and So Saffron. The "For You" stamp is from the All Holidays stamp set and the ribbon is So Saffron from the SAB brochure that just finished.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mother's Day

Now that Easter is about over Mother's Day is just around the corner and I am not waiting to get my card started this time. I have plans to make lots of cards to share and maybe I can sell some along the way at work. This card is Made with the Blooming Beautiful set by Stampin' Up!. I used the SU cwatercolor pencils and my blender pens which I love. The colors used are Lovely Lilac, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White and So Saffron. I stamped the image with Black Staz-On ink and used the Scallop border punch on the creamy caramel. I haven't stamped the sentiment on the front yet as I am not sure how I am going to do it, but wanted to share the card as I just love the way the watercoloring came out.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happer Easter

Well, Easter is tomorrow and Hunter is going to be so excited to do his egg hunt in the morning. I love to take pictures and will have to make them black & white this time as the grass is so brown from the dry spell that we are having and it would not make for great pictures. Hopefully they will come out good as this is probably the last time that he will believe there is an Easter Bunny bringing the eggs. The card shown here is made with the Manhattan flower textured impressions die. This embossing folder is fabulous!! Only $7.95 and coordinates perfectly with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set.The Manhattan Impressions folder is just so elegant and can be used for so many different kinds of cards. It is a must have in my book. I also used vellum cardstock to emboss the image, Pink Pirouette cardstock and the stamp is from the All Holidays stamp set. Ribbon is whisper white.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Time is flying too fast

So, I am playing with projects and ideas and planning my Mother's Day class and completely forgot to make any Easter cards to send out to family and friends. I feel like I am in a time warp and it is just flying by. Before I know it school will be out for the summer. Lord knows I need a vacation bad!!! I did take some time today to get Hunter's Easter basket and egg hunt eggs filled and made this cute carrot box. It is filled with jelly beans and is made with a template that is posted on the Stampin' Up! website if I remember correctly. Well, I better get busy making some Easter cards and getting in the mail tomorrow. Better late than never, right?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Smooshing technique video

I posted a video of the Smooshing technique as many have asked how it was done and about the cards pictured. This is a fun technique with page protectors, ink and glossy card stock. Stampin' Up! has the best price on glossy card stock at 25 sheets for 5.95. I know that Michaels is like 7.97 for just 10 sheets. Hope you enjoy the video and you can place an order on my SU website for all items needed 24/7.