Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Stampin Royalty Challenge #26

This week's challenge is "Seeing Double" - be sure to check out all the great designs of the other goddesses.  I found this color combination in the new catalogue.   I have always loved the "Inspired by Nature" stamp set and  I also used the "Watercolor Trio" from the Summer Mini.    I did double of every thing but decided to make the daisies a little different to add a little depth to the card.  

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Crazy for Challenges C4C43

  Pink Pirouhette is one of my favorite colors.   I am still trying to use up older Close to Cocoa DSP which looks so nice with this pink.    I liked the sketch and all the amazing cards of the designers so thought I would try this challenge.

Hand Stamped Sentiment Challenge #21

I have been working on some packages of cards to give to friends at work who have helped me with my classroom this year.  Angela McKay, my upline, gave us each a little something at our last demonstrator meeting and I thought these cute little bags would make a nice gift so I cut out some flowers and put them on and can fit about six cards in them.   Little chocolates also fit in the extra space.   I just thought I would enter this into your challenge.

Anything but a Card!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #25

All the goddesses had a little difficulty with color challenge even though you might not be able to tell with all their fabulous designs.  Be sure to check out their amazing creations!  I used the flower layers die and texturized them so they popped out a little.    Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hand Stamped Sentiment Challenge

The sketch challenge has four circles in it and naturally the Circle Circus came to mind and I reached it before my daughter did but be sure to check out Sarah's blog because she made a marvelous Canada Day card with a new stamp set from Stampin' Up.    I looked through the new Color Coach until I found a color combination I liked and I love Marina Mist combined with Certainly Celery.   This was a great challenge and I enjoyed participating in it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #24

Sage Shadow is a retiring color - I don't think I have ever used it before.   I guess I shouldn't say it is pretty when making a "manly" card  but it is a nice color.   My daughter Sarah, my friend Angelica and I actually worked together to come up with this design.   I love those puppies riding in the back!   I stamped the truck with Stazon and then embossed it with black powder.   I then outlined the truck with a Sage Shadow pen and used a blender pen to lighten it a bit.    

Monday, June 14, 2010

Year End Thank You's

It is that time of year to say thank you.   (I always think of years in terms of Sept. to June - June being year end. ) My daughter Sarah made the strawberries and helped me make these thank you cards.   Inside the cards, my students have written individual notes to all the people who have helped us this year.   This is just the beginning.....     I liked the flower pots and it was easy to pick various colors and add the flowers.  The strawberries are so cute!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Stampin' Up Catalogue Card

This card is cased  from the new Stampin' Up catalogue.   They have so many great new things and marvelous ideas with all their new colors!    The card is made from Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake.   I used  two stamp sets:  Fox and Friends, and Forest Friends.     I love making children's cards!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pals Paper Arts Color challenge (PPA46)

Well, I was looking for a new idea for end of the year gifts for many people who have helped in my classroom this year and I found the Pals Paper Challenge.   These colors do look really great together.
It has been a challenging year and there are many people to thank!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Stampin Royalty Challenge #23

Sabriena found this really great picture which inspired us all very differently  Be sure to check out all the other goddesses amazing ideas.    Meilani  has made a beautiful card - be sure to go to her blog.   The green in the picture really stood out to me and then I picked up on the blues, pinks and a bit of yellow.     Hope you enjoy the challenge this week.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #22

The challenge this week is to take an old project and jazz it up.  The card at the top is a card which I made a while ago and didn't put a sentiment on it because I wasn't really happy with  and so left it for awhile.  This idea is cased from our Stampin' Up Demonstrator's website.   They have marvelous ideas and training for demonstrators.    This was a good challenge because it made me finally spice up this card.   I stamped Baja Breeze polka dots on white tissue paper and punched them out with the 5-Petal Flower punch and put it on top of the white flower.  If you punch tissue paper, you must put cardstock underneath, or it tears the tissue paper.   Ask me how many times I have forgotten!  :)     Then I added the Whisper White and Pink Pirouette punched with the Eyelet border punch.   I like it alot better but am thinking of this design with some lighter colors maybe for next time.   Be sure to pop over to Meilani's blog and see her lovely little boxes and check out all the recreations of all the other awesome goddesses.