Friday, 23 March 2012

SUO #41 Challenge Spring

Card # 1
Cardstock:  SU Whisper White
Ink: Su Basic Black
Score Marks with Simply Scored
Ribbon: 5/8 Whisper White Organza ribbon
Stampsets: Kindness Matters/Nature Walk/All Holidays
SU Dazzling details on the middle butterfly

Hi Ladies,

 I love these cards as I think they capture the season of spring. Since Easter is in Spring and I have been making some Easter cards for family I thought I would continue with the Easter theme. The first card is a clean and simple card and I made it in under 10 minutes. I wanted to learn how to use my Simply Scored tool so I just started scoring whisper white cardstock and kept playing until I had two cards I liked. On card #2, I used my brayer again with that wonderful pear pizzaz ink and my Simply Scored tool! It was such fun. I decided to put the "recipe" for the card under each card as I have seen on a few other sites...if you want more details just leave a comment and I would love to tell you all the nitty gritty details! Hope you enjoy! Happy Stampin~

Card #2:
Score lines with Simply Scored
Ink: Pear Pizzaz brayered on the background
Regal Rose and Pear Pizzaz rock and rolled on the NOTE
Butterfly from Kindness Matters in Regal Rose
Daisies from Upsy Daisy stamped in Regal Rose and then restamped Early Espresso to give a fuzzy gentle look.
Embellishement: 3mm Pearl
Ribbon: Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzaz pleated satin ribbon
Pretty in Pink Seam ribbon under the Blushing Bride pleated ribbon
Stampsets: All Holidays/Upsy Daisy/Notes & Details

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Stamping Royalty #115

Just heading out for a walk around the park but thought I would post this card I made today! I used one of my retired SU texture plates from the #4 collection of plates...and it looks like bark or wood...then I brayered it with the sahara sand colour. I used ivory naturals SU cardstock. The two pieces of SU cardstock underneath the framelit are nice accents. The plum colour I sponged with soft suede and the natural ivory piece was torn with my SU tearing edged and smudged with Marina Mist. The butterflies from the kindness matters set are stamped with the main colours for this challenge. The top row are inked in Sahara Sand. The middle row are inked in Marina Mist, accented with dazzling details and 3 small pearls. The piece with the Marina Mist butterflies is popped on dimensional. The bottom row is inked in Soft Suede. The ribbon is SU Very Vanilla seam ribbon. The framelit piece is spritzed with Log cabin smooch spritz, and the sentiment Happy Birthday is from the occasional quotes set, punched out with a label punch and inked in Marina Mist. Hope you enjoy! Happy Stampin'

Monday, 12 March 2012

SUO #40 2nd entry

Hi All,

Here is my second entry for SUO #40! I used some green DSP given to me from a demo and some of the DSP I bought last year from the SU Botannical Gazette DSP being sold. I so love that little bee on the paper! I decided to make a birthday card for a friend and wanted to showcase green.There is a piece of rich razzleberry paper behind the green DSP so the green DSP stands out more! I LOVE  the green DSP and the green seam ribbon. I punched out that little bee from the Botannical Gazette DSP and put under one of the beveled window panes I bought last spring! I used an SU mini clothes pin to hold up the Happy Birthday which has that new pink ribbon under it and another piece of green seam ribbon under a piece of textured card stock. I left the edges a little raggedy as nature is never perfect..there is always variation.  The cardstock used for this card is the Naturals Ivory and I stamped the bird from Nature Walk inside...hope you enjoy!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Stamping Royalty #114 Challenge Go Green Recycle

Hi All,

I wanted to make a little kleenex box holder for my desk at work this week and decided to make it out of an old, torn Grand & Toy rubber band box in my desk that had seen better days! I just finished this precious box a few minutes ago!

As you can see in the pictures, I taped the torn box together with tape and then decorated it! I took silver foil cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot with the Lattice Square SU impressions folder and then measured and glued the cardstock onto the box with tombow. I decorated the box with some SU cherry cobbler seam ribbon and a wonderful rhinestone buckle I found in my stash of scraps. I am pretty sure it is not from SU (Stampin' UP) but since this was a recycling challenge, I felt that was okay to use it. Not sure where it came from though anymore! I used some butterflies I had punched out previously using the SU Beautiful Wings Embosslit and adhered them on the top of the box with some glue dots. The little tissue packets fit nicely inside as you can see from the pictures and the rest is history. It only took a few minutes to make this delightful little kleenex box! Can't wait to bring it to work on monday to put on my desk near the picture of my hubby! (Also in a silver frame.) This little box will make my work space more attractive and will brighten my spirits on even the gloomiest of days! Hope you enjoyed this little box as well!

Happy Stampin'~

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Suo Challenge #40 It's Fun Being Green!

Hi All,
I was working on some Easter cards last night. I was prepping some cards for when I get that new "He is Risen" stamp and when I saw the SUO #40 Challenge this morning, I made another Easter Card featuring green as the main colour for the new SUO challenge. Wanted to post this earlier so I have been looking around the SUO page this morning looking for the linky tool but just couldn't find it. Will try to post it to the SUO #40 Challenge later. To make this card,  I used whisper white craft ink and stamped the bees from the from the Nature Walk set and then put clear powder on them and heated those little springtime bees with my heat tool and then took my sponge dauber with Always Artichoke ink to ink the background cardstock which was that lovely SU speckly Naturals Ivory....

I stamped in Always Artichoke the little half doilies from the Kindness Matters set and then the butterflies from that set in basic black. I used my embossing buddy then stamped Easter Wishes from the Something to Celebrate set in Garden Green and then put clear powder and heated that up. For the ribbon I used some green SU seam ribbon-need to look closer at the package to see what kind of green.  I then took more of the same seam ribbon and wrapped it like a V around my big kitchen fork to make that cute bow and then added a brad that my demo gave me months ago. Not sure which collection of brads it is from...probably and old one! A little Green DSP for the border and mounted on black cardstock. I think this card showcases several kinds of green in an elegant way!