Sunday, July 31, 2011

cQc#95 and FTL#151

This week's Color Q challenge colors are fabulous!  I had not taken a good look at the new Stampin' Up! In Colors but I must say, I love them!  Since I didn't have any of them on hand, I improvised with what was available.

Oh My Heavens!  Can you believe this embossing powder?!!!  I think I'm in LOVE!  This is the new Recollections embossing powder (by Michaels stores) in Glacier.  On top of that gorgeous blue - perfection!  I can't wait to try it on tons of dark colors.  I was seriously laying in bed this morning thinking I need to try it on Kraft cardstock.  I held myself back and didn't buy any other colors, but they had bright pink, chartreuse green, champagne, baby blue.... I could go on!  I've gotta try them ALL -bwa ha ha! ;)

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (color unknown), Berry Sorbet, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Close to Cocoa
Stamps: Sentiment, Mehndi Medallion (PTI)
Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart) Apron Scallop punch (Fiskars)
Embossing Powder: Glacier (Recollections)
Brown crinkle ribbon (SU!)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Chartreuse Birthday

Here's a B-Day card I made for one of my sisters in law.  I like the black and chartreuse color combo.  I think I'll have to try it again sometime.

Stamps: Boho Blooms (SU), Mat Stack 2, Birthday Girl sentiment (PTI)
Clear Embossing powder
Simply Chartreuse satin ribbon
Tiny adhesive pearls

Saturday, July 9, 2011

FTL 147

I love this paper, even if I haven't had much of a chance to use it.  Here's my take on the sketch:

Card Measures: 5" square
Circles: 1 3/8"

Cardstock: cardbase - Berry Sorbet (PTI), circles - Cameo Coral, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze (all SU!), Harvest Gold (PTI), Scalloped Edge - Fine Linen (PTI)
Patterned paper - American Crafts
Stamps - Flower Fusion #4 (PTI), Sentiment (PTI)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hello Again and Violet Birthday

Sooo..... I know, I know, it's been awhile.  In my defense, I did just buy my first home, start home improvement/beautification projects (hello teal green kitchen! LOVE!!), move, host visiting friends and family, and deal with the onset of summer.

I never stopped crafting.  And I certainly NEVER stopped buying more supplies ;).

Now that my life is back in order, and I'm in between house projects (oh the joy of owning a home! - mostly painting/decorating ideas), I thought it'd be nice to update the old blog-O.  Enjoy!

This card I made a while back and thought it'd be nice to share.  I masked the larger violets when I stamped.  This technique allows for the appearance of smaller violets behind the larger ones.  Super easy, and super effective.

Stamps:  YOTF Violets (PTI), Mat Stack 1 (PTI), Sentiment from Butterfly Dreams (PTI)
Paper: Whisper White (SU!), Elegant Eggplant (SU!)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (SU!), White (SU!)
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Michaels), Prisma Glitter (PTI)