Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gift Basket

I told you yesterday that I was working on a basket project. I said I would post it whenever I finished it up. I decided to post 2 pictures of it. The first one is below with the gifts inside of it.

The second picture below has the gifts outside of it. I wanted you to be able to see what was in it. The card I made for the sketch challenge this week goes along with it. Now I have to wrap it up in some cellophane. It should be good to go.

In case you are wondering, I designed this basket myself. It may be similar to someone else's, but I actually made my own pattern. I wanted it to be big enough to fit the card inside. Guess what? It fits, but it would get smashed. I have decided I will just put it on the outside behind the basket.

I hope you get some inspiration to create a basket yourself. It is not hard to come up with your own pattern.

One more thing. I used the parisian breeze specialty paper from Stampin' Up! I really wanted this all to match. Even the candy is brown (raisinets, in case you are wondering). The matchbox has 2 fun size packs of M & M's in it.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Have a great day!! Now go create something. You can do it too!!!

DCBD #129

Hello again everyone. It is Diva Coffee Break Design time again. Go get out your stamping supplies and play along with us. We would really love to see more people join in with us. Click here to sign up when you make your card this week.

Below is the sketch we were given this week to work with. It looks very simple, but you can really do a lot with this sketch.

This is what I came up with for this challenge. I like it, but have wondered if I almost did too much to it. You will have to leave me a comment to tell me what you think. I have to say it is a different style for me. I do like it though. I even have a gift basket I have been making up to go along with this card. The paper all matches. I am going to give it to our children's ministry director at my church. Tonight is the last night for our kid's programs. We will start back up in the fall. When I get the basket and things going into it finished I will post it on here. It will probably be sometime tomorrow.
This is the recipe for this card. All supplies are SU! Stamp set: Sincere Salutations Ink pad: chocolate chip Card stock: baja breeze, chocolate chip, DSP parisian breeze specialty Tools: scallop oval punch, large oval punch, boho blossoms punch, scallop circle punch, sizzix circles scallop #2, sizzlits die scribbles swirls, and texturz plate small dots Accessories: chocolate chip taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

DCBD #128

It is Diva Coffee Break Designs color challenge time. I knew when I seen this one it should be fairly easy. Some colors are easier to work with than others. If you can, please take the time to join us in doing this challenge. Click here and sign up with Mister Linky's Magical Widget. While you are there check out all of the other Diva's to see what they came up with for this color challenge.

I took quite a bit of time making this card. I told my daughter she could have this card when I was finished. A co-worker of hers got a different job and is quitting on Friday. She wants to give this card to her.

I ended up doing a lot of cutting on this card. I tried to make the balloons fit in with the flowers. Overall I am happy with how it turned out. I hope it makes you want to try and create too.

Recipe for this card (Stampin' Up! supplies were used).
Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral, Crazy for Cupcakes, and Oval All
Ink: always artichoke classic pad, versamark pad, regal rose marker, always artichoke marker, and certainly celery marker
Card stock: certainly celery, always artichoke, regal rose, riding hood red, and candy lane DSP
Tools: embossing gun, 1/8" hole punch (crafter's tool kit), large oval punch, scallop oval punch, scallop circle #2 die (big shot), and eyelet border punch
Accessories: whisper white taffeta ribbon, white embossing powder, crystal effects, and dazzling diamonds glitter

Hint: When I put the crystal effects on the balloons, I added dazzling diamonds by pinching it with 2 fingers and sprinkling it on while it was wet. Once dry it is stuck to it. Very easy to do. You don't need to heat set it.

Go ink up your rubber stamps and create!!
Have a great day,

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I am a Featured Artist

I just wanted to let you all know that I was picked by Shelly Smarzik to be her Featured Artist of the Week. You can visit her blog here to see what she posted.

I think it is very nice that she does this. It helps generate hits on her blog, as well as, the person she is featuring. What a great way to get more inspiration from each other.

Thank you, Shelly, for doing this and for choosing me this week to be your "Featured Artist."

In case you wonder, I know her from being in the Late Night Stampers yahoo group. You can go here to join too. It is a great group of people. Lots of inspiration is shared daily!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wedding Card Class Finished

Yeah, I am finally finished, I think. Well, here are the 4 cards I have designed for my upcoming wedding card class. I had posted the top 2 a day or 2 ago. If you look though, I changed the black card with the pink. I like it much better now. I still may add something to the bottom left card. I have a very hard time leaving very much space without something there anymore. It might need a flower or a scallop, not sure yet. I have a little bit of time to think on it and change it if I so desire.

If you come to my class you will make 2 of each one of these cards. I hope everyone likes them. I am sure everyone will have a favorite out of the bunch. I can say that I do.

Just in case you wonder most of these were made with the To Have and To Hold stamp set from Stampin' Up!. The only other stamp set I used was Oval All which is in the mini catalog. You can still order it up until June 30th. It goes along with the new scallop oval punch, which is also in the mini catalog.

Once again, everyone, thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. If you leave comments, thanks for taking the time to do that also.

Have a great evening. Never forget that you are special and loved!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Upcoming Wedding Card Class

Hello again everyone. I wanted to get two of the cards I just finished for my wedding card class that is coming up at the end of the month posted. I will be adding 2 more when I get them done. I will try to have them done either tonight or tomorrow sometime. Just remember when you take my class you will have 8 cards total (2 each of 4 different designs). Please let me know if you are planning to attend by the 23rd of this month. Thanks!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

DCBD #127

Hello everyone. I hope this has been a very pleasant and uplifting week for all of you. I am sure some of you have had some craziness. That is life though, isn't it? Even in all of this God is good.
This weeks card sketch was fun for me. I decided to make this a double challenge though. I missed color sketch 124. I really wanted to do that sketch, but my kids were here and I felt spending as much time with them was more important than trying to get the sketch done. I also decided that this card was going to be made for my younger daughter. She and her boyfriend got engaged this past week. Yeah! I want to send them this card to congratulate them. I don't think people send very many cards for this occasion and decided I wanted to. Tell me what you think of the finished results.
Remember to take the time to visit the Diva Coffee Break Designs blog to see what all of the other Diva's came up with for this challenge. If you aren't a Diva and play along with us please make sure you let all of us know so we can see your creation too. There is a link called Mister Linky at the bottom of the featured Diva's. Sign up there.
These are the supplies I used for this card. Everything is Stampin' Up! products.
Card stock: whisper white, very vanilla, going gray, basic black, DSP basic gray from Hostess pack, and vellum cardstock
Stamp sets: love you much and God's beauty
Markers: pumpkin pie, basic black, and garden green
Ink pad: StazOn black
Tools: paper piercing tool, scallop edge punch, and sizzix texturz plate flourish
Accessories: circle rhinestone brad (fire) and black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Thanks once again for taking the time to look at my blog. Have a wonderful week!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Flower Seed Holder

Mother's Day is only one day away. I decided to make something for my mom this year. I told you in my last post that she loves flowers. Well, since she loves flowers I decided to make her a flower seed holder. For a while now I have wanted to come up with my own design that maybe no one else has done. This was finally my chance to try. You can tell me what you think by leaving comments. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

I ended up using Le Jardin, which is retired DSP. My mom likes blues so I thought this would be a good choice. I also used always artichoke, bashful blue, so saffron, and very vanilla. I hope she likes it and it gives you some inspiration too.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

DCBD #126

Hello to all! Can you believe another week has went by. I wanted to try and kill 2 birds with 1 stone this time around. So this is going to be my mom's mother's day card, as well as, this week's challenge card.

Our challenge was to use anything that went with the Big Shot. I have used these items before for this challenge (top note die and manhattan flower embossing folder), but I haven't used the vellum. My mom loves flowers so I knew I wanted to use flowers for her card.

I ended up using a stamping sponge on the vellum with almost amethyst and rose red ink. I do like how it turned out. The color of card stock you use behind it could totally change the look though. I ended up using pink pirouette behind mine cut with the top note die cut (love this die cut). The other card stock is almost amethyst and DSP regal rose from the hostess pack.

Please take the time to visit as many of the other Diva's as you can. Your comments are always greatly appreciated. It helps us to know what people really like. Click here to go to the DCBD blog. You can also visit any of the Diva's from my side bar. If you do the challenge yourself and have a blog, please post it. Once you do go to the DCBD blog and sign your name with the Mister Linky Widget. It is a lot of fun. We like to see your work too.

Thanks so much for taking the time to look and leave comments. Have a great day.