Sunday, June 7, 2009

Are You Ready For The Summer? Are You Ready For The Good Times? -Meatballs, 1979

Do you remember that movie? When I saw the Lands End beach totes and towels that were the inspiration for today's CAS (Clean & Simple) challenge on Split Coast Stampers, this song came to mind.

I made two cards. I just couldn't pick! The towels at the Lands End website are just too cool. Are you ready for the summer? Hey MICKEY!

Beach Towel Inspiration

Beach Towel Inspiration

Thanks for checking them out!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

365 Cards Challenge Day 95

Boy, today's challenge at 365 Cards was really tough. The challenge was to use pink, orange and blue as your primary colors in your card for today. I must tell you that these three colors are NOT my favorite. I had to really think about it. Every shade of these colors either looked dirty or reminded me of a bad 70's pillow design. After struggling for a bit, I decided to go with Stampin Up! In Color inks of Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point and Baja Breeze. I resorted back to my old standby technique of using a baby wipe to blend the colors for the butterflies. Well, not my favorite card....but I met the challenge!

I used the following materials to make this card:

SU Tangerine Tango cardstock
SU Baja Breeze cardstock
SU Pink Pirouette cardstock
SU Tangerine Tango inker
SU Baja Breeze inker
SU Pink Pirouette inker
SU Pacific Point inker
Baby wipe
SU Bold Butterfly stamp set
Making Memories rub on letters -Style: Evolution

365 Cards Challenge Day 94

Yesterday the 365 Cards Day 94 challenge was to use this ad as inspiration to create a card. I had forgotten how elegant lime green, black and white look together. This challenge was so much fun because I rarely use black and white in my cards. Which is funny because most of my wardrobe is brown or black. I think that my cards are so colorful because I do not usually wear bold colorful clothing.

Well, I absolutely love this color combination. What a great ad to enter into my idea journal. Tammy from 365 Cards....You rock!

I used the following materials to make my card:

SU Kiwi Kiss paper and ink
SU Whisper White paper
Making Memories striped paper from the Black Tie collection
Sugar n' Spice black/white floral ribbon purchased at Michaels
SU Basic Black ink
SU Heartfelt Thanks stamp set
SU Simply Said stamp set
SU Gently Falling stamp set

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

No challenges today...

Hi all, Just going through some of my card collection and picked out a mini-card set that I made with some pretty paper that I bought about a month ago. I need to hit the techniques pages at SCS to learn how to make a cute box for them and they will make a nice gift.

I found the cute shimmery flower paper at The Scrapbooking Store and fell in love with it. I didn't want to overdo it so I just added some paper piercing and a simple sentiment.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Pink Elephant Challenge # 17

Today's Pink Elephant challenge is to make a card with:

3 Buttons
2 Layers
1 Sentiment

This was fun because I got to use new SU Bella Rose paper that I ordered. I also got to bust out the buttons. I sure haven't added those to a card in awhile. I also used one of my favorite techniques, baby wipe, to get the pretty colors on the flowers. My materials list was as follows:

SU Bella Rose paper
Red cardstock
White cardstock
Lime green cardstock
Special Kind of Friend stamp set
Heartfelt Thanks stamp set
Pink and green buttons
Pink and green thread
Baby wipe
Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette SU Inkers
Riding Hood Red stamp pad
Black stamp pad
Dimensional Dots
White Signo pen

Friday, May 29, 2009

Inspiration Challenge 2

I loved the floral design of the inspiration napkin. I also really loved the colors in the napkin. So, I went through my floral paper and fell in love with this design and color combination. I am really happy with it.

Looking through my card stash, I found some that I made a few months ago that fit nicely into this inspiration challenge. I also found some great paper to use when I actually make a card tonight.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Inspiration Challenge!

I am so excited to complete my first inspiration challenge. This napkin from Crate and Barrel is the item that I chose for inspiration. I am going to get stamping tomorrow night and will have my card posted when I am finished. This is going to be fun!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

My mom's birthday is Friday May 29th and I created a card set for her. I usually use 2-sided scrapbooking tape on the envelopes. However, this time, I tried out the "Lick and Stick" envelope glue. It says non-toxic but we will see. We don't need a Seinfeld incident!