Sunday, March 29, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge

This is my first submission for a color challenge....ever! I have so many cards that I need to make for birthdays, babies, Mother's Day.... I thought this would be a great way to keep me inspired to get them all made! This is a Birthday card for my Mom.

Next is a Mother's Day card for my wonderful Mother-In-Law!

{RSCC#2 Card Recipe:}
Paper: SU! Certainly Celery, Taken With Teal, Bazzil Textured White, Bazzil Textured Dark Brown
Other: SU! Rub Ons Chit Chat, SU! HodgePodge Hardware Styled Silver Brad, SU! Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot and Flower Layers Die

{Mother's Day Card Recipe:}
Paper: SU! Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Pirouette Pink, Bazzil Textured White
Other: SU! Pirouette Pink 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Stickers, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, SU! Rub Ons Chit Chat

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Winter Again...

Really? March 28th in Kansas. I thought spring was here! Where did it go? It's great stamping weather though so I guess I better get to it. Will post a few cards later today.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Maya Mist

I've been under the weather for quite a while so I got way behind on house work and all the necessary things that keep a household going. I am back in the swing of things now and have a quick post tonight. This is a birthday card for my boss. So once again I was challenged to make a card for a man. So, to make things simple, I went with the same layout as the card for my father-in-law...just changed it up a bit. I saw the video on Kristina Werner's blog on Maya Mists so I thought I would give it a try. Turned out good, simple. Now if I just had all the other colors, I would be set!

{Boss HB Card Recipe:}
Paper: SU! Red Riding Hood, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark, StazOn Jet Black
Stamps: Stampabilities Party Ink Lowercase Alphabet, The Angel Co. Plaid Stripe
Other: American Crafts Chipboard Thickers Gift Box, MR Maya Mist Charcoal, Black Brads

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Starting Over...

Love computers but not ones with BIG FAT VIRUSES! That is what I experienced and lost everything. Including all the pictures of the cards I have made over the years. So I am starting over and I have a few cards to share today. Two birthday cards and a "U are the best" card.

My father-in-law had a birthday today and I always struggle to make a card for a man so I looked for inspiration from Dawn McVey on My Favorite Things. I have seen several of her "guy" cards and they are all great. Check out the link below.
The next birthday card is for a co-worker. Similar to the first card...guess I was on a Felt Thickers kick. Ha
The last card is for my son's first grade teacher from last year. I overheard him telling my kindergartner the other day how great she is and that he would be so lucky if he got her for a teacher next year because "she is very very very nice and she doesn't yell at you". I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to let her know what an impact she made on my son's life.
Please excuse the photos for now as I am still teaching myself how to edit them in the new version of Photoshop we recently purchased. I am certain I will get better as time goes on. Hopefully.

{Father-In-Law HB Card Recipe:}
Paper: SU! Kraft, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke.
Ink: SU! Always Artichoke, Versamark
Stamps: Stampabilities Party Ink Lowercase Alphabet, The Angel Co. Long Lines Border
Other: Hemp Cord, American Crafts Thickers "Playroom".
{Inspiration Card Link:}

{Co-Worker HB Card Recipe:}
Paper: SU! Tempting Turquoise, Bazzil Textured White.
Ink: SU! Tempting Turquoise.
Stamps: SU! Happy Everything.
Other: Big Shot and Top Note Die, Making Memories Felt Alpha Stickers {green}, Rhinestone Stickers.

{U Are The Best Card Recipe:}
Paper: SU! Baja Breeze, Kraft, So Saffron.
Ink: Staz-On Timber Brown, SU! So Saffron
Stamps: SU! All About U.
Other: SU! 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon {Real Red}, Big Shot and Top Note Die.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Finally ...

I was finally able to find some time to create. This one's for a co-worker who just had surgery. Her favorite color is orange so I went with SU! "in color" Tangerine Tango. I scored the card front every 1/2" for some extra texture. The flower was made using my Big Shot and the Flower Layers die. What a fun flower! I love it.

{Card Recipe:}
Paper: SU! Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze.
Ribbon: SU! Baja Breeze
Other: Staples, SU! Big Shot, SU! Flower Layers Die, SU! Scallop Edge Punch