Tuesday, February 24, 2009

DCBD #116

Once again I want to thank Heidi and Julie for making a brand new blog for the Diva's Coffee Break Design Team. We are hoping this will help other people besides the Divas to do the sketches along with us.
Wow, I loved this color challenge. For me this matched and was not difficult to do. To be completely honest with you, I love my card. I don't always feel this way about my cards. There are times I feel that I really fall short in comparison to other's cards, but we all create differently. I can't wait to check out all of the other diva's cards, the seniors and juniors.
Please let us know if you play along with us on this challenge. Tell us what you think of our new blog too.
Recipe (Stampin' Up! products only)
Stamp Sets: Playful Petals and Lovely Labels
Cardstock: green galore, tempting turquoise, basic gray, and whisper white
Stamp Pads: Staz On black, going gray, taken with teal, and garden green
Markers: going gray, taken with teal, and tempting turquoise
Tools: scallop circle punch, eyelet border punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Sizzix circles scallop #2, and paper piercing tool
Accessories: bold brights green galore brad, whisper white organza ribbon, and whisper white taffeta ribbon

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Wonderful News!!

I just wanted to share some exciting news with everyone. We now officially have a blog set up just for the Diva Coffee Break Design Team. Along with this news we also have many more designers that have been added to our team. Click here to see the new blog and our new team members. Welcome to all of our newbies.
This is so exciting! I am looking forward to seeing everyone else's work. The Lord gave us all such unique creativity, in the fact that, none of us thinks alike in what we create. That is the coolest thing. This should be a lot of fun.
If you aren't a diva, please try these challenges along with us each week or whenever you can. We would love to see your paper creations too. That is what makes this whole thing worth while and fun.
Thanks, Heidi and Julie, for doing this for us. I know it takes a lot of time and effort to do this sort of thing. Just trying to keep up my own blog can be time consuming. I can't imagine doing all that you will be doing for this new blog. Once again, THANK YOU!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

DCBD #115

Another week has went by. It is once again time for the Diva's Coffee Break Design Challenge. This week we were given a sketch by Heidi, our head Diva. For me this was an easy challenge. I see now where I could have added more to my card, but last night when I was working on it I didn't think of it. Isn't that how it is sometimes? I was tired when I was making it because I had just finished up designing the cards for my birthday card class. I just wanted to get this one done fast. Not only is this card for this challenge, but I also made this for my husband's birthday. Are you wondering how old he is going to be? Well, I think I will just leave you guessing.
Be sure to check out the other Diva's blogs for there perspective on the sketch. If you decide to try this, which you should, please let me know so I can send others to view your card too.
Recipe: (Stampin' Up! supplies only)
Stamp set: crazy for cupcakes
Ink: night of navy stamp pad, night of navy, brocade blue, so saffron, basic gray, and going gray markers
Cardstock: brocade blue, night of navy, going gray, whisper white, and basic gray dsp (level 1 hostess paper pack
Tools: paper piercing tool, ticket corner punch, spiral punch, and star punch
Accessories: pewter brad, white uniball gel pen, and crystal effects

Crazy for Cupcakes Card Class

These are the cards my customers will be making in my upcoming birthday card class. Once again, they will make 8 cards total, 2 of each design. What took me the longest in figuring out for this class was the color of cardstock to use. I have a very hard time trying to figure out colors. I wanted it to be bright because of being for birthdays. I knew I really liked the pretty in pink and chocolate chip. From there I don't remember how I came up with the so saffron and certainly celery. I try to pick colors of cardstock that I know I have the most of in my supplies. Yes, I like these cards. Just not so sure you would want to use any of these for a man's birthday. Hmmm!!

Valentine Card

I know Valentine's Day is over, but I still wanted to post a picture of the card I had made for my husband. At first I really didn't like it. I just think my cards don't look professional enough for my liking. I did end up liking it though and my husband really liked it. I guess that is what counts the most. My daughter liked it too. She told me she should have asked me to make her a card to give to her boyfriend. Now that is a compliment if you ask me!!
This is what I used to make the card. I used the Texturz plate (Harlequin) for the background effect on basic black cardstock. The Love stamp from the Love you Much stamp set. For ink I used Riding Hood Red, but I also used real red, and basic black Stampin' markers. I used the heart to heart punch for the heart cut-outs. I used the crop-o-dile to punch the holes and set the jumbo antique brads. I ran real red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon through the brads and tied the ends into a loose knot. For some of the detailing I used my white uniball gel pen. For the corners of the stamped image I used the ticket corner punch. I added a black brad to the middle of the flower. On the background, real red cardstock, I used the corner rounder punch.
Tell me what you think of it. Look for comment below and click on it. That is for anyone that doesn't know how to comment.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

DCBD #114

Another week has went by and it is already time for another challenge. This color challenge seemed easy to me. I decided to make a baby card because I may be going to a baby shower on Saturday.

I used quite a few new tools on this card. You may not be able to see it, but I used the small dots texturz plate on the kraft cardstock. I really love my Big Shot! I hope you like my card. If you have never tried to do our challenges why not try it this time around. Make sure you check out all of the other diva's cards too and leave a comment.

Recipe for this card

Cardstock: pink pirouette, always artichoke, kraft, almost amethyst, DSP from bella birds

Stamp pads: almost amethyst and pink pirouette

Tools: scallop circle punch, sizzlits birds and blooms, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, texturz small dots plate, and eyelet border punch

Accessories: 3/8" whisper white taffeta ribbon, and circle fire rhinestone brads (pink)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

DCBD #113

I finally made my card for this weeks challenge. It isn't my favorite. I could have done more to it to make it look better, but I was pressed for time and didn't do as much as I would like to have done.

Tell me what you think. Make sure you take the time to check out everyone else's on the design team. I am going to do that too. Also make a card yourself from the sketch. If you have a blog let me know so we can see what you came up with for yours.

Stamp set: Crazy for Cupcakes
Cardstock: riding hood red, bashful blue, not quite navy, whisper white, and garden green dsp from the Hostess level 1 paper pack
Ink Pads: not quite navy and riding hood red
SU! markers: garden green, summer sun, not quite navy, and bashful blue
Tools: large oval punch, scallop circle punch, and wide oval punch
Accessories: ice circles rhinestone brad (blue) and crystal effects