Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Kid's Weird....

Her new favorite hiding spot...UNDER the tree, UNDER the tree skirt. :)

Clean and Simple Challenge--Disney Inspired

My entry for the Disney-inspired CAS47 challenge on SCS. I pulled my color scheme and theme from the new movie The Princess and the Frog. :) I used my retired Unfrogettable set and paired it with my new Tiny Tags set for the crown and greeting. Colors used are Garden Green, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, and Very Vanilla. As stated, I used my Tiny Tags set for the 2010 SU! Occasions Mini (starting 1/5) and my scallop border punch that will be available as a Sale-A-Bration selection in 2010 as well! :) Thanks so much for looking and for any comments.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Butterfly Card Gift--part 2 (Kristin, don't look)

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, More Mustard
Supplies: Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU! Sizzix Beautiful Butterfly Embosslit, green rick-rack
Stamp: SU!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Part 1--gift set (Kristin, don't look if you check out my blog!)

Every year I raid my humongous baggy of small scraps and make a bunch of cards to give to people for little Christmas presents. I am going to be giving my sister-in-law a set of five cards as well as an altered pocket calendar in addition to her "real" Christmas present from us--all of her projects feature a butterfly theme because I just got the new SU! Sizzix Embosslits die from the Occasions Mini that starts in January and I am having a blast playing with it.

All of the cards are pretty clean and simple since that's my primary style and how my brain works--I LOVE the look of more ornate cards, but I really have a hard time creating in that style. Anyway, this card was created using SU! Cardstock (More Mustard, Soft Sky, Basic Gray, Old Olive, and Whisper White). The above-mentioned embosslits die was used for the butterfly and I used the Modern Label punch for the sentiments. The sentiments came from a Hero Arts greeting set and I drew in the three ellipses (...) at the end of "Just saying hello." I used a fine-tip black Zig marker for the butterfly body and antennae and my tiny, tiny staples (in an X formation at the ends of the labels) are vintage.

Thanks so much for looking and for any comments! :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

This is one of the main reasons I bought this set by American Girl at Michaels (manufactured by EK Success). This little deer stamp is ADORABLE! :) The sentiment is Hero Arts and the cardstock is all SU! The base is So Saffron, the blue is a retired InColor, the pink is Pink Pirouette, and the mat around the Whisper White circle is Really Rust I believe. I rounded the corners with the SU! Corner Rounder and used my QK Revolution to cut the blue border. The ink is by VersaColor and I embossed it with clear embossing powder. Thanks so much for looking and for any comments! :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

NEW Tiny Tags (SU! Occasions Mini)

I preordered this set from the SU! Occasions Mini and I LOVE it. I have always been a fan of diminutive stamps for some reason and I really love how this has the coordinating punch that fits the images perfectly. I also used my new Beautiful Butterfly Embosslit from SU! (also in the Occasions Mini). Kraft, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, and Kiwi Kiss are the colors I used for the card. A More Mustard brad sets off the other colors. Thanks so much for looking and for any comments! :) (edited 12/21--changed photo out)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monster Friends

I got this REALLY cute acrylic set at Michaels by American Girl that EK Success made for them. This is just a simple, clean card that I whipped up using scraps from my scrap baggie. The main image is popped up using dimensionals and the sentiment is by Technique Tuesday. I embossed the monsters with clear embossing ink and the ink I used is pigment ink by Versacolor. I thought it turned out pretty cute. I will have another card tomorrow using an adorable deer stamp from this same set. Thanks so much for looking and for any comments! :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

One of a Kind

This is such a terrible picture, but you get the idea. All of the elements of this card were in my scrap baggie (except for the card base). I used two tiny staples to attach the Doodlebug flower to the punched circle. A small square of Kraft with the corners rounded was embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and the vanilla Modern Label punch was adorned with the Hero Arts sentiment. The base is Pink Pirouette. Thanks so much for looking and for any comments! :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Zee--From Nick Jr! :)

Gracie and Ava love Nick Jr. (formerly Noggin) and I thought Zee would be pretty easy to paper piece. :) I made this little decoration to hang from a shelf with pegs on it that is in Gracie's room. I hand-cut the beak and legs, but everything else is punched. The body and wings are SU! punches as well as the flower and embellished corners (scallop circle, scallop oval, small oval, 1/2" circle, 1/4" circle, ticket corner, and Trio Flower). The stem and leaf is a Marvy Punch (I cut off some extra leaves in order to mimic Zee's flower), the blue rhinestone is by Darice. I used Ballet Blue, Pink Pirouette (retired), Pixie Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, and So Saffron cardstock. The rick-rack is a mini spool I bought from Michaels a long time ago. I thought it turned out pretty cute! :)