Monday, February 28, 2011

Life is Sew Wonderful....

Another VSN challenge card...for the 10pm EST (9pm CST) Friday challenge (FEB11VSNE) to incorporate a red dress in your card in honor of women's heart health. I come from a lineage of women whose major health risk factor is cardiac and vascular disease, so how could I not play?! Plus it gave me a chance to use on of my favorite stamps called 'Make it Yours' by Hero Arts.

Stamp: (Make it Yours) Hero Arts
Paper: Real Red, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, retired DSP -Autumn Meadows (SU), DP- Material Girl (Cosmo Cricket- I couldn't resist this paper...seriously, I am running out of room in my studio!)

Ink: Barn Door (Ranger distress ink)
Accessories: Twine (sei), buttons (stash), scallop punch, 1/16 circle punch SU)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

You Make My Heart Sing!

You Make My Hear Sing is the theme to the latest Splitcoaststamper's Virtual Stamp Night otherwise know as VSN. I LOVE VSN!! But I don't always get to play. A card challenge every hour starting Friday evening from 5PM (CST) until 9PM, picking back up on Saturday at 12noon & going until 10PM; well that is quite a commitment. I've done it before...twice, but this weekend I only had time for a few cards.  This card was for the Friday night 7pm (8pm EST) challenge called Sing, Sing, Sing where a bird was to be incorporated in your card. I just recently purchased this little gal..the "Pure Innocence" girl. I think this line is so cute & since I have two daughters away at college, these images make perfect cards just to say 'hello'.

Image: You're So Tweet (Pure Innocence- MFT)
Paper: White (Gina K pure luxury 120#- my favorite for card base b/c it is so smooth and heavy); Real Red, Only Orange, DSP-retired Summer Picnic for dress paper piecing (SU)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Momento), Copics
Accessories: Clip (CTMH), White brads (Paper Studio), ribbon- retired Jersey (SU), Embossing folder-Spots & Dots (Cuttlebug)

Have a happy week!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gray isn't always gloomy....

Gray isn't always gloomy especially when it is the theme of a card challenge. I had a very fun evening last night despite the fact that DH didn't make it home from his business trip due to air-flight delays. Thankfully he will be home this morning. Anyway...last night I spent the evening in the studio. This card was one of many & made for two Splitcoaststamper's challenges. Friday's Ways to Use It (WT311) to use gray as a neutral. The second challenge was today's Inspirational Challenge (IC273) which I chose this bed from Serena & Lily as my inspiration. I scored my tile scored my background & then sanded it. Gina K has an easy to follow video on the scoring technique. Added two Not Quite Navy circles & topped one with a More Mustard inked chipboard star with a smaller More Mustard star. The other circle was topped with More Mustard DP from a retired SU! Patterns Pack. The Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment was punched out using the Word Window punch. Have a great weekend!!
Supplies all from SU:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: More Mustard, Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy, DP-retired Pattern Packs
Ink: More Mustard, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: chipboard star, sanding block, star punch, circle punch, word window punch.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hello- I'm back!

Hello, friends! I'm back after a several week absence...all is well. I've been very busy with my professional work life so I haven't been able to spend much time in the studio. Boy, does it feel good to be creating again! I'm a little rusty...this card took me forever & I fussed over it last night and again this morning. I'm not sure how much I like it but I carried on anyway as I was making it for the Color Throwdown #129 challenge.

The colors this week were ballet blue, light and dark green. The light green is Certainly Celery and the dark green is Wild Wasabi. The sketch is my own & I chose some coordinating Basic Gray DP from the Euthoria collection for my panel. The horizontal strips are Wild Wasabi cardstock that was cut with small scalloped scissors and topped with Marina Mist 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon. The image is from the set Sweet Summer in the SU! Sale-a-bration catalog- a super cute set. I used Nestabilites scalloped circles for the main image and layer. I kept the die in place while I lightly sponged with Ballet Blue the background of the main image.

Thanks for stopping by after so long!