Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thanks & Free Font Fridays

This is my take on the Sketch Challenge (SC285) on Splitcoaststampers. I like this one~ very versatile. So I will be duplicating this one at least a few times. I used the newer Basic Grey papers called "Green at Heart"; some of the DPs in the pad match well with SU! Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo which is what I used here.

The "Thank You" sentiment was computer generated using Creating Keepsakes font called Woodbine Swatches. I signed up as a member for the CK Club when I was at the CK convention in St. Louis back in April. One of the perks is access to over 100 free fonts. But you don't have to be a member to get free CK fonts. Each Friday, "Free Font Friday", a new font is available for downloading for that week & then replaced with another font the following Friday. I am really happy I joined this club not only for the free fonts but for the scrapbooking forum and postings and especially free access to digital magazine issues of Creating Keepsakes and Simple Scrapbooks. Since I struggle with scrapbooking this is really great for me.

Happy Friday!

Images: Eastern Blooms (SU!), Sentiment- Computer generated; font- CK Woodbine Swatches
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, White (SU); DP- Green at Heart (Basic Grey)
Ink: Pink Passion (I don't have a Melon Mambo least not yet {{WINK}}
Accessories: Punches- 1' circle, 1 1/4" circle, 1 1/4" square, 1 3/8" square (SU!); paper ribbon (Green at Heart- Basic Grey); brads (Basic Grey)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cupcake Birthday & Coral Blooms

This card was made for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS. LeAnne's gallery is filled with wonderful creations. I chose to case this card. I am very happy with the Close to My Heart acrylic stamps- very crisp images & no need to prep or prime the stamp in order to get a nice image. I love this sketch and have used something similar and possibly identical in the past. I used up some retired stamping up designer paper. One thing that is really nice when you use double sided DP is that you can cut the full size (in this case 3 3/4 X 5 panel) and then just cut it in half and flip one side over and mount; because the double sided DP always matches. Another thing I love about this sketch is that you can use the center ribbon or narrow paper to hide if the designer papers don't match up precisely. It is a fairly quick card.

I am really happy with how this card turned out. And happy because it is honoring a very special stamper. This was made for the Queen for the Day SCS challenge. Lesley, aka Marleygo was crowned on Friday. It took me several days to complete as I only had a few minutes on Friday and Saturday to work on it. I chose to case this card. It is perplexing to me how sometimes when I start with an idea- whether it be a sketch, color combo, a case, or embellishment and as I create the card, it morphs. Most of the time, my idea doesn't look like my imagination pictured. I know other stampers experience this as I have read similiar descriptions.

I intended to also complete this past Tuesday's color challenge with this card, but I couldn't get turquoise to work. So I stuck the other two colors- cameo coral and ruby red and added close to cocoa. The image panel started larger like Lesley's; but that didn't look right either despite numerous adaptations. I just love this creative journey, don't you?

Have a great week friends! Marilyn

Cupcake Birthday Supplies:
Stamps: Piece of Cake (CTMH-D1407)
Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery (SU!), White, DP- retired SU!
Ink:Tuxedo Black (Momento), SU markers: Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Nestabilities- circle and scalloped circle (Spellbinders), Apricot Appeal ribbon (SU), glitter glue (Sulyn Industries- stash recycled from my kids old art cabinet)

Coral Blooms Supplies:
Stamps: Eastern Booms (SU!)
Paper: Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Vanilla
Ink: Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red
Accessories: Ribbon- 5/8"white organza (SU!), Button (stash), adhesive pearls (want2scrap)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Don't you just love this clock image? I sure do! It's from a fairly new set from Mark's Finest Papers & it's called Take The Time & Father's Day. It's great for masculine cards and scrapbook pages. Today's Free for All challenge on SCS was to make a masculine card; and the Queens for the Day was Connie Jo9. I cased this card

I made several changes and tweeks to accomodate the image size, the verse and a more masculine pallete & now it is a little hard to see the Connie Jo's original in my card. But it was this card of Connie's that inspired me.

On a personal note, this Sunday my husband & I are celebrating our 29th wedding anniversay & this will be his card. My husband is the best man in the world and a great father. I am just so very blessed!

Thanks for stopping by!

Image: Take the Time (Mark's Finest Paper)
Sentiment: computer generated using Engraver font
Ink: Rich Cocoa (momento), markers- Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa (SU)
Paper: Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa, Vanilla, (SU!) DSP- granola (Basic Grey); clock face- scrap (unknown)
Accessories: clock icons (the paper studio), gold brads (SU), gold pen on clock hands, Spritzer tool, CB folder-branches (Provocraft)