Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Inspiration in Action IA120

Are any of you like me and really struggle at times with colors to use? I sure do. In fact, it is probably the hardest thing for me. Once I do have my colors figured out coming up with the rest isn't quite so bad.

I don't know what it is, but I have been having a hard time working on cards and liking them when I am done lately. We have had a lot going on here at home. It has been good things though. My daughter, son-in-law, and grandson have been visiting us. It has been very nice getting to spend time with them. We are not sure when we will get to see them again once they do go back home. I try to spend as much time with them as I can. I am sure you can all relate with that.

Anyways, back to the card. I thought I would try one of the many challenges you can do. I got mine from here. I thought this was a cute design to work with. Below is my interpretation of her sketch. These are a lot of fun to do. If you ever have a hard time coming up with a sketch or even a color combo there are a ton of places you can get inspiration from. I hope you will try it sometime.

These are the Stampin' Up! supplies I used to make this card.
Cardstock: not quite navy, kraft, and very vanilla
DSP: Bella Bleu
Ink: not quite navy
Tools: color spritzer, modern label punch, word window punch, boho blossoms punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 5-petal flower punch, 1/16" hole punch, Shimmer paint, and large flower punch
Accessories: earth elements brad (not quite navy)

Please leave a comment and tell me what you think. Thanks so much for visiting.

Now go-n-stamp!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Forest Friend's Birthday

It is time for a birthday to be celebrated in my home. My husband will be 49 years old (or should I say young) tomorrow. I just love the stamp set "Forest Friends" in Stampin' Up!'s catalog. The bunny rabbit reminds me of Thumper from Bambi. Anyhow, this is the card that I came up with for my husband. He isn't hard to please. I am sure he will like it.

These are the items I used to make this card. All products are Stampin' Up! and current.

Cardstock: taken with teal, old olive, so saffron, whisper white, and sweet pea designer series paper stack
Classic Ink: chocolate chip, and so saffron
Stampin' Markers: chocolate chip and old olive
Stamp sets: forest friends and well scripted
Tools: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1/3/8" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, round tab punch, and stamping sponge

Please leave a comment telling me what you think. Thanks for looking!!!

Now go-n-stamp!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentine Bookmarks

I finally was able to get something done to post. My daughter, son-in-law, and grandson are here visiting with us. I will be posting a few cards in the next few days also. My husband has a birthday and I need to make another card for someone (Heidi) who is doing something kind for me. Thanks, Heidi!!

These bookmarks are very fast and easy to make. I wanted to make something for my girls at church to give for Valentine's Day. I used Stampin' Up! retired designer series paper (candy lane) to make them. The cardstock colors are riding hood red and pink pirouette. I really liked those colors when they were "in". I used the tiny tags stamp set, the sizzix two tags die, and of course the big shot. The hearts are made with the full heart and heart to heart punches.

Thanks for looking. I hope you like what you see and it inspires you to create something yourself. There is nothing like making your own things to give to people. I love it!!! Let me know what you think.

Now it is your turn to go-n-stamp!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Seeing Stars

If you like stars this is a card for you. My daughter is celebrating her birthday today. HAPPY 22nd BIRTHDAY, NICOLE! She used to really like stars. I am not sure if they are her favorite anymore. I have not asked her about it either, but that is why I created this style of card for her.

I used Stampin' Ups! retired parisian breeze specialty paper, baja breeze (retired), chocolate chip, and kraft cardstock to make this. I really love this Designer Series Paper. I don't always like it when some things retire.

When looking at the card closed, I used 2 sending love epoxy brads in the chocolate chip set, which can be found in the occasions mini catalog, along with linen thread to hold it shut.

When the small flap is opened you can read the sentiment. It does open up one more time. I wrote what I wanted to say to my daughter in that area.

I do know she liked it. She told me yesterday. The other thing she told me was she had looked at my blog to see if she could find her card. I did not post it on here until I knew she had it. It is a good thing.

For tools I used the large and small star punches. The sentiment is from the Voila' stamp set. For ink I used the chocolate chip classic.

I hope you like it. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment. Thanks for visiting.

Now go-n-stamp!!