Wednesday, June 24, 2009

DCBD #133

Hello, everyone! I hope your week has been going well. It is time again for this week's DCBD challenge. It is a fun one and pretty simple too. You can keep it very basic or really step it up a lot. It probably depends on how much time you want to spend on it.

I really love how this card turned out. I wasn't so sure I was going to like it when I first started working on it. I just never know what it is going to look like until I am all done. I may have somewhat of an idea, but not the whole. Please comment and tell me what you think.

I hope this has inspired you to want to create a card too. If so remember to sign up with the Mr. Linky widget on the DCBD blog, which you can get to by clicking here. Please go to the other Diva's blogs and see what they have come up with for this challenge too. It really is a lot of fun.
Supplies for this card: Crazy for cupcakes stamp set; baja breeze, whisper white, and chocolate chip cardstock; Parisian breeze DSP; chocolate chip and baja breeze classic stamp pads; summer sun, chocolate chip, and creamy caramel markers; boho blossoms punch, large oval punch, and scallop oval punch; dazzling diamonds glitter; blender pen.
Now Go-N-Stamp!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Baby Card Class

I had told you Thursday that I would post the last baby card when I finished it up. I also said I would have it done on Friday. Well, I didn't get it done on Friday like I had said. Sorry about that.

It is now Saturday and I finally finished this last card for my class. I hope you all like it. You can always leave me a comment letting me know what you think. In case you are wondering about the colors, I got them from a sample in the Fall/Winter 2007 Stampin' Up! catalog. Who would have thought red would go with the other colors, but once again they do.

Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my blog. If you ever have any questions you can ask in the comments or you can email me.

Now Go-N-Stamp!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Baby Card Class

I worked all afternoon making these three cards for my next card class. I still have one more to make. I will try to get it done probably tomorrow sometime. I will post it also when I am finished with it.

As you can tell this is going to be a Baby card class. I know we all get invited to baby showers at some point or other. It is nice to have a card already made for the occasion. When designing them I wanted to make a boy, girl, and the other 2 for either or. You can tell me if the card above could be for a boy or a girl or do you think it is more for a boy also?

I have never done the challenges that StampinUpLNStamper's have had. I have been wanting to enter for quite some time now. Well, I am going to enter 1 or maybe 2 of these in it. This weeks challenge is to make a children's card. I did double check to see if a baby card qualifies. I was told that it does. Now I need to decide which one to enter. Hhhmmm..........................

Back to the class again. This is going to be the same as the one's I have had in the past. Everyone that takes this class will make 8 cards all together (2 each of the 4 designs).

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

DCBD #132

Another week has went by and it is Diva Coffee Break Designs sketch challenge time again. I love the colors in this sketch. I would love to have made a card using flowers, but there is a special holiday this Sunday. I decided I wanted to make the card for my husband. You know when your business is making cards and such you better make a card. It doesn't look good for your business if you don't. At least I don't think so.
This is what I came up with for the card. You will have to tell me what you think. Some of you may be saying it looks childish. I have to agree with you, if you are thinking that. My husband, you see, loves airplanes. I wanted to make an airplane for him. I decided to use my punches to come up with it. I think it turned out really cute. When it was finished I thought the bear from the Cute and Cuddly set would be so cute to use as the pilot. Even though it looks childish, I know that my husband will love it. That is all that matters. I will have to remember and sometime make one similar for a baby card though.

I hope that you have been inspired by seeing this card to want to make a card yourself. Like I said the color sketch is great this week. If you do participate remember and go to the DCBD blog, which you can get to it from here, and sign up. I try to visit every one's blog to comment on your creations too.

Recipe for this card: Stamp sets: cute and cuddly and all holidays Card stock: bashful blue, whisper white, kraft, night of navy, and always artichoke Tools: large oval punch, star punch, large star punch, slit punch, paper piercing tool, white uniball gel pen, and stamping sponge Accessories: 1/4" whisper white grosgrain ribbon and soft subtle brads (bashful blue)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

DCBD #131

Today is Diva Coffee Break Designs challenge day. Go to the DCBD blog by clicking here and see what the other Divas created. If you have time do this challenge along with us you can post it on your blog or in Splitcoaststampers and link it to the DCBD blog by signing up with Mr. Linky. We would love to see your creations too. We will try and even comment you.

This weeks card sketch was lots of fun. I am going to be helping a friend/customer make wedding invitations for her daughter's wedding. Also my daughter has been talking about colors she is kind of interested in for her wedding. Because of this, I thought this sketch was a great choice for a test wedding invitation. You can tell me what you think by clicking on the comments button at the bottom of this post. My biggest disappointment on this card is how the writing came out. The ink got a little bit too blotchy on the word "place". I didn't want to start over and decided to go ahead and keep it like it is. I thought about re stamping it on mellow moss card stock and covering it up, but I didn't want more of that color. I love the card except for that little mistake.

This is a list of the supplies used to make this card. All are SU! products.
Card stock: mellow moss, basic black, basic gray, shimmery white, basic gray DSP (hostess pack)
Ink: StazOn black
Marker: mellow moss and basic black
Stamp sets: To Have and To Hold and Hugs and Wishes (both are retiring July 1st)
Tools: eyelet border punch, texturz plate flourish (Big Shot), heart to heart punch
Accessories: a build-a-brad, a filigree designer brad, and 5/8" white organza ribbon
I hope you are inspired to go and create with us.
Have a great day,

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

DCBD #130

Here we go once again, everyone. Are you all ready to go get out your stamps, ink, and most importantly your Big Shot? We really want to see more people join us in doing these challenges. Lately it doesn't seem like very many of you have been participating. The main reason for this design team is to inspire you to do this with us, not to look at what we have done. Yes, I realize your seeing what we have done gives you ideas, but if you don't play along what good are our ideas. By the way, if for some reason you don't have a Big Shot, but you do have a cuttlebug or other sizzix machine it counts too. Click here to go to the Diva Coffee Break Designs blog to sign up along with us.
I was showing my husband my blog the other day. I told him I had the most comments on my manly card. His suggestion was for me to make them more often. Well, I did try to do that this week, but I think this is more for the young men in our lives. I had fun using watercolor crayons and blender pens. My sky, well, let's just say I need to work on that more. It is ok, but it could be better. Since this was the Big Shot challenge, I used the top note die and the swirls scribbles sizzlet. Other tools I used were the scallop oval punch, the large oval punch, a stamping sponge, and the paper piercer. I used the stamp sets Boatloads of Love and Oval All. The card stock is real red, so saffron, brocade blue, bashful blue, DSP brocade blue and basic gray (hostess pack), and watercolor paper. The ink pads were real red and StazOn black. I also used the 5/8" grosgrain real red ribbon. For the life preservers I used the white gel pen.
You will have to tell me what you think of how it turned out. Please though, join in with us this week. We try to go to your blogs and comment you too.
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog. Have a wonderful week.
God bless,