Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lace Valentine

I absolutely LOVE Valentine's Day, making v-day cards and little treat packages for others. The pinks and reds are so pretty with ribbon and sparkles. I hope to make quite a few cards for all the people that bless my life. So here is one I made Friday night using a lace paper heart and scrapbboking papers I found in the Target $1 bin. {{Those one dollar bins are like cash magnets for me...I always find so many cute and trendy things that I can use with my paper crafting. I've tried to take the approach of only purchasing immediately needed supplies but, well, you know...}} Anyway, the sketch was from last Saturday's Paper Craft Planet Scrap challenge posted. My favorite challenges are the sketch and color challenges.
Stamps: Polka Dot Punches (Stampin'Up)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pixie Pink (Stampin'Up); DP & Lace Heart: Scrapbooking Valentine Collection (Target)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: 5 Petal Punch (Stampin' Up)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Simple Petals

This card was posted today on SCS for the Limited Supply Challenge, LSC205 which was to make a CAS (clean and simple) card. This was the card my guests got to 'Make and Take' at my SU! open last Friday. I am really lovin' this new Petal Pizzaz stamp set. It is giving me some bright color during this dreary winter.
Recipe- all supplies Stampin' Up:
Stamps: Petal Pizzaz, Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Rose Red, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Rose Red, Summer Sun
Accessories: 3/4" circle. scallop circle, word window, gold brad

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Baja Pizzaz

The Splitcoaststampers weekly color challenge is so much fun. And today was especially delightful as the chosen colors were my favorites. The blues - Baja Breeze and Pacific Point with Garden Green. I used one of the new SU! catalog's stamp set called Petal Pizzaz. It has a funky retro look. The Rock 'n Roll technique was used for the large flower; inked up the stamp with the lighter, Baja Breeze, and then rolled the edges on the darker Pacific Point ink pad.

All supplies from Stampin' Up.
Stamps: Petal Pizzaz
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Garden Green, Brillant Blue Marker
Accessories: 1" double stitched grosgrain ribbon, 1/16" hole punch, 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals
Techniques: Rock 'n Roll, Masking, distressing/sponging

I've been keeping up with the Project 365 and will post those pages in the days to come. This is such a cool project~ I can't wait to share the pages with you!
We had quite a bit of snow today in the St. Louis area. Most schools were closed including my daughters. I was fortunate to be able to work from home today.
Stay warm!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Project 365

I started my own Project 365. Creating Keepsakes ran an article by Becky Higgins featuring an idea called Project 365. Document an entire year one day at a time by taking pictures and writing a short journal entry each day. Sounds crazy, but it really appealed to me. So often we (or maybe it is only me ) document the big events in our lives through pictures, videos, scrapbook pages etc. but fail to document the ordinary, every day things in our lives. Well, CK even offered a product in their 'Kit of the Month" which sold out in hours and I believe caused their site to crash because so many were trying to access it. Anyway...I did not get the kit, but I did start my own project. So far so good- I've got three full scrapbook pages. Here is a little sample of the one of the first pictures I took on Friday Jan. 2nd and my journal entry reads: "Each morning one of the first things I do is make my Starbucks coffee. In the kitchen, next to the sink, I see the temp, my pretty bamboo plant, and a fun penguin that starts my day with a smile." That's it! Take a picture each day and write a little something. Stay tuned for pictures of the 365 scrapbook pages. Here is the link to CK KOTM: