Friday, June 26, 2009

Lovely Oak

Today's SCS Limited Supplies Challenge is to choose from the A'La Carte Menu of the items you want to use formaking your masculine card. I chose the following: Menu #1 (2)non-floral nature theme; Menu #2 (2) greens & browns; Menu #3 (1) ribbon & brads but no bows. I used the oak from SU's Lovely as a Tree and sentiment from Congrats. My card base is Certainly Celery in a 5" square card. On that I mounted the wonderful textured diagonal brown stripes from To the Nines Specialty paper, also two cream brads and Mellow Moss ribbon. My oak is stamped three times using the Stamp-a-ma-jig first in Certainly Celery, then just the base in Close to Cocoa and the leaves in Mellow Moss for variation. The word Congratulations is stamped in Close to Cocoa. I sponged Mellow Moss lightly on the stamped paper to soften the look.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Four in One !

I combined 4 challenges in making this card. First I took the Mojo92 Sketch and used the Paper Blooms challenge to use something that inspires me which is the many bright flowers of summer. Next I took the SCS Color Challenge to build my card using the colors of Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point and Summer Sun which also worked for the Ways to Use challenge today which calls for bright bold colors. these challenges all seemed to come together in this card. My cs is SU Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Summer Sun & Whisper White. The floral print is from DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies & I used Pacific Point ink with the verse from SU's God's Blessings. The flowers were made with the SU Flower punch, the ribbon is something I had in my stash and the butterfly sticker was mounted on the Sun cs, cut out and adhered with a dimensional. I have been trying to broaden my color palette by using brighter colors and this did just that! Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Stars & Stripes for Belli # 68

Today's Belli Challenge is to create a card with a Patriotic theme. This is an interpretation of the American flag using a backgound of deep red with raised silver stars & dots. The stripes are cut from strips of antique looking Early American style paper, blue paper with white dots, a star punched from Natural SU card stock and a red button for accent. The button and star punch are SU. No stamps or ink were used to make this card. A friend supplied the patterned paper, the maker unknown to me.

Red, White & Blue Super Hero!

This week's SweetStopSketch challenge is to make a card with the sketch and also the added twist of using red, white and blue. I used SNSS set Super Hero to make a birthday card. My card stock is Night of Navy, Whisper White and Real Red patterned paper all SU as well as the ink and markers in Brilliant Blue and Real Red. I added white gel pen accent dots.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Home Sweet Home Father's Day

The current Belli Challenge combines the Sweet Stop Sketch #7 and a Father's Day card. I decided to use the house from SNSS "Home Sweet Home" set. The house is colored with SU Watercolor Pencils and mounted on Naturals cs which also form the base. The accent paper is from the SU "To the Nines Specialty" collection and Kraft patterned paper. The 'Family' brad is from Oriental Trading, brown ribbon: JoAnn's(gift), printed twill tape: Michael's and Happy Father's Day stamp: SNSS "Cool Dude". I wanted to go with a different look on this card since my husband really likes being at home. This card also meets the challenge at Paper Blooms to make a Father's Day card for a man of influence in your life.

Monday, June 15, 2009

CAS 19 Flower Power

Today's CAS challenge on SCS is to make a card based on Natasha's pink blooms so I chose to use a simple floral paper with only 2 floral brads to accent. I really like the simplicity of the design and how quickly this came together. I rarely think to use only paper and now stamps. Will have to try this more often.

Father's Day Golfer

This card for my son is my entry for the Cupcake Craft Challenge to make a Father's Day card. These are retiring colors from SU, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red. The base is Chocolate Chip the stamp set is And Many Mower from the Occasions catalog. I used their design and sketch but made a card, not a bag. I udes Blender pens to color the image, cut it out and mounted it on the Kiwi. Ribbon and a green brad complete the card. Another quick card!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Blogger award from Grace

Thank you Gracefor giving me this award. Your blog is amazing and I feel honored to be given the award by you!

There are a few requirements to accepting the Honest Scrap Award and they are as follows:

1. I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link and

2. I must list 10 honest things about myself.

I have had to think about the answers to this, thus the reason for not posting before.

Here goes:
1. Have lived in Maryland for all but 13 years of my life, so I consider MD my home state.
2. Have never dyed my hair, it's all my own color.
3. Went to the movies weekly as a teen, haven't been in years and that was a Disney movie with my
4. First microwave in 1986, nervous about it, now can't live without one!
5. Have eaten many words..esp. "I'll never do that"!
6. Enjoy traveling, favorite places CA. and Germany.
7. Had no idea I would enjoy paper crafts until 4 yrs. ago.
8. Was part of a Friendship Youth group of the M.Y.F. Wyoming Conf.(PA.) to Puerto Rico 1959 and used a 35mm. camera for the 1st time.
9. Take God's word seriously: forgiving over & over, turning the cheek and never hold a grudge.
10.Love family heirlooms that have been passed to me, they are priceless items of family history.

Now I pass this award on to all of you who visit my blog and write such wonderful words of encouragement. I feel blessed to be in the company of all of you very creative friends.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pacific Point Butterfly

The CAS challenge is based on beach towels and bags this week, so I chose a towel called Framed Border in Cosmic Blue and White. My colors are Pacific Point Blue and Whisper White. This is a design of my friend Denise used in Stamp Camp. Stamp set is SU Simple Friendship with the butterfly stamped once on the cs and then again, cut out and mounted for a raised effect. Clean, Simple and Fun!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ecclesiastes 3:1

The verse I chose for this card is from the Encouragement stamp set by Sweet'n Sassy stamps. We often think of this verse when their is a death, but it tells us that God has a purpose for all that happens to us, that He will see us through and give us courage for the trial.
The sketch I used is again from this week's Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge along with a color combo from Christian Paper Craft Magazine to use Basic Black, Kraft and Soft Sky or Baja Breeze. The card stock is Stampin'Up, the flowers were a gift from a friend & the brads are SU as is the eyelet punch. Thank you for stopping by. Blessings!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My 1st MOJO card

Decided to give MOJO Monday sketch a try along with SCS color challenge using retiring IN-Colors Kiwi Kiss, Red Riding Hood and Tangerine Tango. This was certainly not a color combo I would choose but gave it a try. I used retiring SU Bella Rose and Walk in the Park dsp on the tangerine base, then mounted stamped cut out butterflies with dimensionals. Stamp sets are Oval All and Great Friend. This is definitely not in my comfort zone but I am trying to do new things. What do you think?