Friday, January 7, 2011

Sweet Baby Boy

I made my card today for the QFTD42 challenge on Splitocoaststampers. The Queen being honored is Pat aka foxy67. I cased this card. I don't make many baby cards but was really in need of one for another SCS
stamper, Pat Smethers. She has just had or very close to having her first grandchild...a baby boy.

I am showing the inside of the card because I just love what it says. I have a baby sticker with this quote and
can't part with it. I actually bought it when I was scrapbooking and was going to use it when I had grandchildren. I never scrapbook anymore, though. I still want to use it in some way. I used a Fancy Tag by Spellbinders and computer generated this one. To frame the sentiment, I am using the outside of the die cut from the square scallop on the front of the card.

My card is fairly simple using some paper I bought sometime ago at a scrapbook store and  adding what I am calling rick rack using a zig zag chain punch. At this same store, I found those these tiny buttons. They are perfect for baby cards and they were also in pink and white. Wish I had more, but the scrapbook store has closed, unfortunately. I embossed my image..stamped in Frost White ink. I just love the sweet image.

I am entering my card into these challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown #30-Use embossing
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #54-Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Anything Goes

Stamp-American Art Stamp(no name)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, designer paper from scrapbook store (no name)
Ink: ColorBox-Frost White
Accessories: EK Success zig zag punch, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Spellbinders square scallop die cut, tiny blue buttons, clear embossing powder

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Friend to Friend-Stampin B's Design Team

I had Blogger issues last night and finally went to bed without getting my card uploaded for the Stampin B's
Design Team . Stayed up until all hours and now here I am about 4 hours later getting it done.
Joanne challenged us to use and old favorite along with something brand spankin' new. My new is the Cuttlebug Embossing Plus tag I'm using. It was a Christmas present and I've used one of the tags from the
package already but not this one. I love these new tags that die cut, emboss, and let you sponge while still
in the die cut. My old favorite is my textile embossing folder. It is my favorite of all the folders I have.

I first did my card in red, black, and white which are my usual colors for Valentine cards but I just wasn't happy and this color came coming to mind and I was forced to make my card again..and I like it.

If you would like to join the Stampin B's this week, just load your card or project using the Inlinkz or if uploading to Splitcoaststampers, use the keyword StampinB.

This card also fits: Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #36 to use something new.
Pile It on-Use something brand spankin' new
Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings #15-Something new plus ribbon

Stamp: Studiog-(no name) another old favorite
Paper: PTI cream cardstock, designer paper is Miss Elizabeth
Ink: Stampin'Up! Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Plus-embossed tags, Elastic sparkle stretch cord, Offray ribbon-old/gold,
Say It With Studs by Prima Mktg., clear embossing powder

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

FS Marisa and More

Finally...I'm here with a card. Seems like it has been a while. I cased this card for the Featured Stamper on  Splitcoaststampers this week. The FS is Marisa aka whiterockmama and she is a blogging pal and good friend and I am so happy to see her honored. She has a fabulous gallery and I chose this card to case. I went with a Valentine card instead of the Christmas ornament
Also, my card is for the Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers to use red, white, silver or gray, and a dessert option of a ribbon. I have more gold than silver but there is silver in the brad.

I used some gorgeous white paper from a local scrapbook store and it didn't have a name on it but it was already embossed. I crimped my small piece of designer paper but don't think the crimping shows. My punched heart layer is topped with a piece of white cardstock and used Flower Soft gold stickers for the chain to hang the heart. Added a couple ribbons and brad and that's it.

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #39: Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge: #123-White is White (make your project or card predominately white)
Southern Girls Challenge-#9: Anything Goes

No stamps and no ink
Paper: Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler, white embossed cardstock with unknown name from local scrapbook store, PTI white cardstock, other designer paper is unknown
Accessories: Flower Soft gold sticker for chain, Fiskars heart border punch, Say it With Studs brad by Prima Marketing, sheer gold ribbon, Stampin'Up! Olive Green grosgrain ribbon, Spellbinders Classic Heart die cut