Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Going through my cards I realized that I dont have many thank you or just plain 'hello' cards. My goal is to change that in the next few weeks! I started my hello batch with this card, although I think I'll be mailing it off to my dad, who is currently battling cancer. He lives in Colorado and I cant be there right now, so I think this card would be a nice thing to send out, let him know that we are thinking of him 24/7.

I combined 2 challenges on this......the Clean and Simple Challenge from Splitcoast, where we were to incorporate designer paper, and then the Twilight Inspiration Color Challenge-Thoughts of Bella, where we had to use the colors Garnet,Phoenix Sky Blue and Forks Sky. I used the colors Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue and Sahara Sand.

For the CAS challenge the DSP is Sahara Sand, which also ties into the Twilight Challenge. The base of the card is Riding Hood Red,along with the sentiment and one of the birds. I used Bashful blue for the ribbon, the 2nd bird and for the cardstock mounted behind the Very Vanilla.

Haha, the more I look at the birds on the card the more I can see myself(the red bird) "talking" to my husband. Its like the blue bird is just sitting there taking it, ROFL!

Complete list of supplies:
Stamps-Cheep Talk
Paper-Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand DSP
Ink-Bashul Blue, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa,Old Olive
Accessories-Ribbon from Wal-Mart,dimensionals,large oval punch


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another thank you card...

Ahhhhhhhhh, its so nice and quiet in the house today! The kids were home all weekend, then had no school yesterday so I was in desperate need of some Mama quiet time!

I still needed to make 1 more thank you card to send off so I grabbed one of the sets I just got, Peace Within. I think this set is just darling! If my cats were allowed to go outside I could totally see our kitty Bismarck draped on one of the adirondack chairs like this!

These colors come from this weeks color challenge over at Splitcoaststampers(CC254). I used Soft Suede for the base of the card, and the main image and sentiment are stamped on watercolor paper(I love that stuff!). Bashful Blue is used as the backing for both the main image and the Ruby Red DSP thats used. I totally went outside of my comfort zone and added buttons to the card to give it a little extra detail. The sentiment is popped up with dimensionals.

Complete supply list:
Stamps-Peace Within and sentiment from Small Script
Paper-Soft Suede, Ruby Red DSP,Bashful Blue, Watercolor paper
Ink-Black StazOn, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Close To Cocoa, Summer Sun, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories-Buttons, various SU markers, blender pen, Aqua Painter, dimenisionals


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

No....could it be...really?

Yes, yes, its really a new post on my crafting blog! I realize its been quite a while since I last posted. Between illnesses in the family and then the holidays I just didnt have the time(or desire I guess) to get any stamping done. However, I've started to get some goodies again and sat down today to make a card.

Since we just got done with Christmas and birthdays that means thank you cards need to be sent out to all the grandparents. I am severely lacking in the thank you card dept so thats the card I needed to make today. Here is what I came up with:

I am really happy with the way the card came out. The base of the card is Sahara Sand and then I layered Ruby Red DSP on top of Old Olive cardstock. The oval and sentiment are both cut out of Whisper White and then sponged with Old Olive. The stamps come from the set Trendy Trees and I used Ruby Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa ink to create the trees. Old Olive ribbon was used for a finishing touch. I also used Sketch Challenge 263 from Splitcoaststampers on todays card.

Thanks for looking!