Friday, 29 March 2013

SUOC #67 Spring is in the Air!

Hi All,

It is Good Friday and we have just come back from our church service and then we are out again to celebrate Easter Dinner with my brother.  There are 3 birthdays this weekend and then my sister-in-law & I will be catching up later at our dinner & exchanging our belated birthday gifts. So I have been making birthday cards all week after supper. This is the card I made just now after church. The SU Nature Walk set reminds me of spring so much  so I thought I would enter this card into the SUOC #67 challenge. I decided to use a de-saturated colour palate on this card. This palette reminds me of the beginning of spring and how we move from grey cold days to the warm rays of spring sunlight. I stamped the bird in a Grey SU ink spot and then touched the belly and feet with a Cherry Cobble ink spot. The sentiment from the "It's your Day" set is also lightly stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I used uneven pressure so it would look a little distressed much like the start of spring. I used the Windows Framelits to punch out the panels and edged the inner panel with a soft suede and grey ink spot. The larger window is edged in Perfect Plum. The flowers are from the SU Flower Trim ribbon which I coloured with a Perfect Plum ink pad and with a Pink Pirouette ink pad and placed and SU pearl in the middle of each flower. The butterflies were stamped with Perfect Plum on SU Whisper White paper. Everything used was from Stamping Up. The first picture is of the card itself. The middle picture above is of the matching gift tag. The third picture is of my crafting area which overlooks the family room. It is a panorama picture showing the card, gift tag, and my crafting area. And now that I notice it, I think my MRS. coffee cup is there! How cute is that!! Anyways,  this card is wonderful and it reminds me of the early days of spring where birds start to sing in the early morning!  Hope you enjoy this card.  Must go & prepare for my mother-in-law's birthday & my friend Jean's birthday....So glad I sent the card and gift to my sister earlier this week. See the previous challenge to view the card I made and sent to my sister.

~Happy Stampin'~   Jenny G

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

MOJO286 Circle or Square Cards Entry #2

Hi All!

Here is my 2nd entry for MOJO #286 and it is a 4x4 square card. I made it for a friend of mine who recently lost her husband and then went out of town to stay with family until after Easter. A bunch of us from the previous women's committee at church are planning on getting together with her when she gets back.Instead of a banner like on the sample card I have placed a dainty string of pearls. Instead of a star, I have made a large scallop circle with the sentiment. Hope you all enjoy this card.  I think it is very beautiful. The card recipe is down below.

Ink: Black staz-on. Stamped the sentiment from one of my Just Rite sets onto SU (Stampin' Up) Whisper White cardstock. The flower at the bottom is another image from that Just Rite set which I coloured in with some old pencil crayons that my little niece left behind at my place a few years ago. The pearl in the middle is a liquid pearl from a Viva Salmon coloured Pearl Pen. I put the liquid pearl on after I added shimmer/glitter to the sentiment.

Glitter: On the sentiment circle piece you will see some shimmering glitter if you look close. I used a sheet of Sookwang two way tape in an 8x11 sheet and cut a 2inch circle with my SU circle punch and gently laid it over top the stamped and coloured sentiment then put some ultra fine clear glitter on it and gently tapped the excess off into my SU Powder Pal. Then I added the salmon coloured liquid pearl. I love the delicate shimmer!

Paper: SU DSP, SU black cardstock and brown glitter paper given to me from a friend. I scalloped the edges using one of my SU framelits and then accented the image with and SU scallop embossing folder. Used the large SU scallop Square SU die to cut out the main backing of the card on white cardstock. The pearls and ribbon were from SU.

Hope you enjoy! ~Happy Stampin'~ Jenny G

Monday, 25 March 2013

MOJO286 Circle or Square Cards

Hi All,

I made two entries for this challenge: one was a circle card and the second a square card but couldn't seem to enter both so I added the pic of my second entry here so people can at least see it. For the card recipe see the post above this one for the details!  If I have to choose between then then I would want my second card, the square one as my official entry this time around. My first time linking to a Mojo Monday Challenge so I think I have learned a few things!

Here are the details for my circle card entry for the MOJO 286 challenge! My sister's birthday is next week so I made a super cute card for her. Since her favourite colour is blue I decided to use the blue patterned paper from the SU Spice Cake Designer paper from last fall. Most of the products were from SU, however the big scallop circle is from a nestabilties set I have. The stars are from some silver glitter paper and some light blue paper given to me by a friend and cut out with a Sizzix die. I love the little edges on the panel with Sister stamped on it. Used my framelits from the Finishing Touches cute! The sentiment is from the Amazing Family SU stamp set and it is stamped in midnight muse ink! Enjoy!

~Happy Stampin' ~   Jenny G

Friday, 22 March 2013

SR #168 Picture inspiration

Hi All,

Just received my parcel from my second sale-a-bration order and just had to make this cute card for the Stampin' Royalty Inspiration Challenge! I am just LOVING my new bitty butterfly punch & my new window frames framelits. Still loving that SU 5/8 flower trim. The pattern on the butterflies is awesome! To get that delicate pattern on the butterflies, I stamped out some butterflies in Regal Rose with the SU "Strength & Hope" stampset from a couple of summers ago and then punched out the little butterflies from the pretty stamped pattern of the big butterfly from that set. The "Thank You" is from my new  "Pretty Petites" sale-a-bration set. I popped them up on the white window panes with dimensionals. The little white windows were cut out with the littlest framelit from the Windows Collection. The pearls on the butterflies are from SU & were the last detail I added to the card. The paper in the middle under the butterflies and sentiments was from my new Print Poetry paper pad. I used some cute edgelits from my "Finishing Touches" set and cut out some adorable borders from some old SU paper from the other year...perhaps blushing bride or regal rose. After the centre panel was put together, I took some Su Whisper White cardstock and used one of the folders from my "Delicate Designs" textured impressions folder. I spaced them far enough apart so that my centre panel would fit in nicely.  I then cut the right edge with the "Large Scallop" framelit and then glued on the centre piece & added the pearls onto the butterflies. On the other side of the card, I first put some old SU pink seam ribbon down with sticky strip and then took some SU 5/8 flower trim and rubbed it on a "Pretty in Pink" ink pad. I stuck it down with sticky strip on top of the seam ribbon. Voila, here is my latest entry to Stampin' Royalty! Hope you enjoy it!

~Happy Stampin'~  Jenny G

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

SUO #66 Easter Parade

Hi All,

Here is my submission for SUO #66 Easter Parade! I love the fold on this card and the way the outer panel with "He is Risen" stands out! Going to bed soon so here is the quick card recipe! All materials used were SU of course! Here are the materials used for this card.

Paper: Spice Cake DSP ( love that pattern as it looks like little crosses.)
           Whisper White Cardstock (card base)
            Confetti Su cardstock (on label framelit cutouts)
            Pear Pizzaz on the inner label cutout that was spritzed with log cabin smooch spritz

Early Espresso on the "He is Risen" stamp from last year's catalogue.
Dove is coloured in with dazzling details.

Pear Pizzaz ribbon & SU Flower Trim ribbon
Labels Framelits

~Happy stampin'~     Jenny G

Saturday, 2 March 2013

SUO #65 2nd Entry Going Green

Hi All,

Here is my 2nd entry for SUO #65! I was trying to add it to the challenge but the link kept saying it couldn't as the link was already found in the collection. Hope I can try to add it before the deadline. Will keep trying!!


Wild Wasabi & Dazzling Details on the "ears to you" stampset.
Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede are edged in on the outside of the SU  Oval Die, and the piece cut out with one of the Apothecary Accent framelits.
Rose Red daubed with a sponge dauber on the 5/8 flower trim with SU Pearls glued on with SU glue dots in the middle.


SU DSP from a set which I forgot the name of. Cut two pieces of the paper with the Apothecary Accents set and then set them under the watercolour paper stamped with the "ears to you" set. I set it with tombow glue so that the paper is peeking out under the center piece with the sentiment. Hid the parts on the side with the flowers as the sides were overlapping and not attractive as you could see the two pieces of paper. Cut the bottom edge of the Big Oval Die so it would stand better.

Pear Pizzazz paper left over from the other year which I ran through my SU Big Shot with my Finishing Touches edgelit. I am so in love with this dainty border!

Big Z Clear Oval Accent Die
Apothecary Accent Framelit
Finishing Touches Framelit
Ears to You clearmount stamp set
Two flowers from 5/8 flower trim and two SU pearls
SU Dazzling Details is on the rabbits on the stamped image to make them more shiny!

Enjoy! ~Happy Stampin'~  Jenny G