Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thankful for Wisteria Wonder

I used the same idea from the last card. I just changed up the color and the size. I'm really not a fan of square cards. Honestly, because I don't have envelopes for them and I absolutely HATE making them. I know, kind of ridiculous. Here is what I created while I was doing "laundry." he he

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink ~ Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Stayz on Black
Stamp Sets ~ Stippled Blossoms, From My Heart
Other supplies ~ misc. white ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Vellum

Monday, May 27, 2013

Mojo Monday challenge #295

Happy Memorial Day! This weekend has been pretty low key. We had a bit of a family emergency last week, so we took advantage of the long weekend to rest up. Everything and everyone is back on the mend. I desperately needed some alone time, so I locked myself in my craft cave. Here is Mojo Monday's challenge for the week.

Here is what I came up with. I needed some extra Thank you cards, and this was the perfect sketch. I decided to use my Stippled Blossoms set for the first time. I also used vellum for the first time too. I think it turned out great! It was exactly what I had pictured in my head. LOVE it when that happens!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Ink ~ Bashful Blue (retired), Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Stayz on Black
Stamp Sets ~ Stippled Blossoms, From my Heart
Other Supplies ~ Vellum, Designer Fabric Beau Chateau, Designer Builder Brads, Crochet Ribbon

Feature Father

I created a couple extra Father's Day cards. I had so much fun with this design. I am LOVING the Stampin' Up! Designer fabrics. I can't believe I waited until now to use them.

Supplies used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pool Party
Stamp Sets ~ Label Love, Family Reunion, Ciao Baby, Hearts a Flutter, Open Sea, French Foliage
Other Supplies ~ Staples, Soda Pop Tops, Hemp twine, Stampin' Up! Designer fabric Beau Chateau

Monday, May 20, 2013

Oh Thank You

I'm about to get my Mojo on! Here is Monday Mojo's new challenge for the week. I have so many ideas floating in my head. I hope they stay there. I hate it when I sit in my crafting cave and my mind goes blank. I'm thinking this card will have some fabric on it. Hmmm.....

Here is what I came up with. It's a little out of my comfort zone, but that's the point of a challenge right?

Supplies used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Riding Hood Red, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink ~ Midnight Muse, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Oh Hello, Apothecary Art
Other supplies used: Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Up! fabric, Soda Pop Tops, hemp twine

*This card was entered in Mojo Monday's #294 challenge

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Here are the cards I created for the two most important dads in my life.

To my Dad, You are my world. You have shown me life, love and given me a great sense of humor. You are amazing. You are Superman and you've taught me to be tough and to back a horse trailer like no one's business. I am so thankful for you!

Supplies used for this card: 
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Tempting Turquoise, Coastal Cabana, Not Quite Navy, Garden Green
Stamp Sets ~ Open Sea, Clockworks 
Other Supplies ~ Natural hemp twine, clock pieces, bronze colored brads, Antique Brads 

To my Hubby, You are my rock, my love, and my life.  I couldn't ask for a better father to our two wonderful kids. You truly make our family whole. Without you, I would be a lost ship. I am so thankful that I found you just 10 short years ago. 

Supplies used for this card:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist
Stamp Sets ~ French Foliage, Open Sea, Label Love, That's The Ticket, Hearts a Flutter, Family Reunion, Itty Bitty Banners, Ciao, Baby!
Other Supplies ~ Natural hemp twine, Designer Fabric, Soda Pop Tops, Staples 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Best Friend Madness

I ordered this stamp set a while ago, but it was back ordered. I got it in the mail today (woo hoo!) and had to run downstairs to test it out. I am absolutely in LOVE with the new In Colors! I'll be using them a LOT!

Supplies Used
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana
Ink ~ Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Sky Blue, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Wisteria Wonder
Stamp Sets ~ Label Love, Mosaic Madness 
Other Supplies ~ Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Artisan Label Punch, Mosaic Punch, Labels Collection die, Paper Punch Tool, Dimensionals 

A new Challenge!

Time for a new Challenge! This one is from Mojo Monday. It's a fun blog with lots of sketch ideas. The theme, and color scheme are open. I'm headed downstairs to my craft cave right NOW to work on it! What will I come up with? What would you do? I'd love to see your designs. Send me an email with a pic!

Here's what I came up with. It turned out so much better than what I had pictured in my head. I just LOVE it when that happens!

Supplies used for this card
Paper ~ Specialty DSP (unfortunately retired), Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Stamp Sets ~ French Foliage, Blue Ribbon, Family Reunion
Other Supplies ~ Designer Builder Brads, Crochet Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, misc brads, misc string

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wedding Bells

I have been having FUN in my craft cave today. We are going to a few weddings this summer and I didn't have any wedding cards. Can you believe it? To me, wedding cards are difficult. My vintage, shabby-chic style doesn't really go well with them. But, I think I've found a way...

I just got the {NEW} Label Love stamp set and coordinating punch from Stampin' Up! They will be available in the new 2013 catalog, which is coming out June 1st. Yes, I'm special. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this set! 

I am so obsessed with making these flowers. They're SO easy it's ridiculous. I used Whisper White paper and my scallop punch. Colored the edges with a sponge dauber and put them together. I added little round pieces of Tulle (actually remnants from my wedding dress). I thought it was a neat touch since this is a wedding card.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Bashful Blue cardstock, Basic Grey cardstock, Whisper White cardstock
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride
Stamp Sets Used ~ Everything Elenor, Mr & Mrs, Label Love, Oh Hello, misc. letter background
Other Supplies Used ~ Silver embossing powder, Vintage Brads, Paper Doilies, Tule 

Of course, I had to make on in black and white. I'm a sucker for black and white. I think it is really elegant. It's as elegant as I can make it. It's a little busy, which I'm not a fan of, but it'll do. It actually looks better in person than in the photo. 

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White cardstock, Basic Black cardstock
Ink ~ Basic Black
Stamp Sets Used ~ Everything Elenor, Mr & Mrs, Label Love, Oh Hello, misc. letter background
Other Supplies Used ~ Silver embossing powder, Jewel accents, Paper Doilies, Tulle

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