Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Spring Day-CCEE Stampers

This may be my last post for a few days. Look for my next card on Monday. I was looking forward to a visit with my son, dil, and little one but now I have allergies so bad I don't think I'll enjoy much.
I notice some leaves coming on some trees so I suppose that is the culprit. The things we love can make us so miserable for a while, unfortunately.

The CCEE Stampers are making Spring cards this week and hoping you'll hop over and  join us. Joanne asked that we stamp or create a Spring scene.  Spring and Easter go together as far as I'm concerned so I went along with both. You know this looks like a Spring day, right? :-)  My card consists mostly of punches, die cuts, and a sentiment so it is really easy. I did sponge some clouds and do some paper piecing on the birdhouse and eggs.

I love this branch and it can be used for so many occasions. The last time I used it was to make a Valentine card for my hubby. This time I used it to hang my birdhouse and to let my bird perch.

My recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company set-Blessings (sentiment)
Paper: MFP, A Heinrich Company-Breezy Blue cardstock, gingham check is unknown from local scrapbook store
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic chalk ink-Sea Breeze
Accessories: Memory Box Woodland Branch, QuicKutz bird die, Martha Stewart sitting bunny punch, Martha Stewart Easter Egg Basket punch (eggs), Martha Stewart grass edge punch, black pearl for bird's eye

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Clean and Simple in Rich Razzleberry

I noticed the Splitcoaststampers CAS challenge was to use Rich Razzleberry (Stampin'Up! paper) and had to play along. I love that rich color. I did a sentiment only card and the stamp set is from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company-New Pines. I just love it.

Also, I love the challenge this week at Less is More #56-Don't Scrap It! It is to use those scraps that we all have. Guess which mine was....Rich Razzleberry. I keep my scrap cardstock in bags (zip-lock) by color and all in a basket on the craft room easy to get to when needed. The dp scraps are in a drawer that is almost too full.

My lily was made using two McGill punches: Star Lily and Starburst. It is really easy to make just following the instructions in the package. I found these punches recently at the scrapbook store I that place.

Hope you like the simple that didn't take long to make. Sometimes, those are what you need. Hope you're having a great week!

Monday, February 27, 2012

All in Pink

Two posts for me today. I wanted to join the challenge at Joan's Gardens and they are wanting a card with these requirements:
Lots of layers
Color theme of pink and white
Dimensional flowers
Use a rectangle and an oval

My card was so much fun to make and one reason was because I cleaned my craft room and got organized...AGAIN! Seems as if I make one or two cards and you would think a whirlwind came through. It's so nice to have everything in its place and I can work without stress...aaahhhhhhhh

As you can see, I cut out my dies so the frames would let my dp and sentiment show through.  After cutting my flower pot, I used my scoring board to make lines on it, making it a bit more realistic.

The sentiment I used is from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company and the set is Blessings. All this pink and white reminds me of Spring and Easter and I'm looking forward to both.  The rest of my recipe is below.

Paper: white cardstock, DP is Cloud 9 Design-Pocket Full of Paisleys
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart hydrangea punch, Spellbinders large-classic-long scalloped rectangle die, Spellbinders large oval classic die, Spellbinders Nestabilitie Flower Pot, Martha Stewart scoring board


The challenge on FOSTV (Friends of Speedy TV) found at Home of Speedy TV this week is embossing. I did wet and dry embossing. The wavy line at the bottom was made using a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Just My Type. As you probably know, when you use these narrow embossing strips, they tend to leave an indentation sometimes either on the top or bottom on either side. Mine did that, so I just got out the Scor-Pal and scored where mine had that mark and it worked great. I like the score lines and it got rid of an ugly mark.

I'm using Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company stamp sets, Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement for the image and You Are Cherished for the sentiment.

I wet embossed the images using Stampin'Up! Perfect Plum ink  with Comotion clear embossing powder and the lighter flower is embossed using VersaMark and Zing thistle embossing powder.
After this, I cut out my images and popped them on my base.

Hope you'll join us. Hope you have a great week!!