Friday, February 21, 2014

U of A Graduation Card

Yesterday's Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to use stars.  I love stars so I just had to jump on it.

I'm sure I'll be needing a graduation card for a relative before long. It will be for a graduation from the University of Alabama. The colors need to be red and white. The reason for the houndstooth.....if you ever attend a game at the University of AL, you will see a lot of houndstooth. This all came about because of Coach Paul Bear Bryant and his houndstooth hats he wore at the games. Of course, that was many years ago but the tradition continues.

I'm using my Momenta cut and emboss star dies. The embossing isn't showing very well but it is there. You can see a little on the top die. I love those dies.

It was fun to make a dimensional banner using the tutorial from Toni Storie on Splitcoaststampers.
It is located here. It is so easy. Of course, I added some houndstooth wings on mine.

I hope you all have a good weekend. We had 76 degree temps yesterday. Unfortunately, storms and back to 60 degrees today. The tornado season will soon be here and I dread that. I'm sure many of you are still digging out from snow and some from way too much rain. Then, there are the droughts. Gosh, what a mix of weather. Just give me sunny and hot!

I may or may not be back with a card this weekend. 

Stamps-Stampin'Up! Well Scripted
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler, dp is Moxie/Senior Year and Homecoming for the houndstooth
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Momenta cut and emboss dies/stars, Scor-Pal

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dots and Circles

I've made it to the third and final round of the CAS2014springDTsearch on Splitcoaststampers.  Whew and yea!!! This week's challenge-Ways to Use It-use ribbon with two or more colors.

I decided I would make a large card (5 x 7) to accommodate this wide ribbon. This is really CAS and not much to say about it. I stamped the circles with a Penny Black/Concentrics stamp. The red button was placed inside one of the circles. I love these fun, colorful circles and they make me  happy so I used my sentiment, Happiness.

Wish me luck! We find out next week the ones who made the DT.

Stamps-Penny Black/Concentrics, Inspired by Stamping/Little Flowers set (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Cottage Ivy, Bahama Blue, and Tuxedo Black, Stampabilities Cherry Red
Accessories-Offray/double stripe red ribbon, red button, embroidery floss

Monday, February 17, 2014

CAS and Masculine

Today's CAS260 challenge on Splitcoaststampers is Border a Technique/Create a border using 2 or more images and/or sentiment stamps. I used two images and taped a strip of brown cardstock in the space between the two to give the appearance of one border. Hope that worked.  Added a sentiment and brads and it's finished.

I'll enter my card in these challenges:
 February Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery Contest
Less is More #159-Masculine
CAS on Sunday- #27- Masculine

Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Backgrounds Basics IV and Guy Sentiments
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa and Cottage Ivy
Accessories-Mark Richards gold metal brads, pop dots for popping up panel