Monday, January 30, 2012

Masculine Birthday - The Deconstructed Sketch

This weekend was my husband's birthday. You would think that I would know exactly what type of birthday card to make for him, but I struggled with this one. I found a new sketch blog, Deconstructed Sketches,  that looks so cool and the sketch jumped at me right away. I decided to go to the Well Worn paper and start from there. I think Well Worn has a great color combination for masculine cards ( which are so hard to create).  None of my images seemed to fit my husband so I went with a sentiment only and added some embellishments to jazz it up a bit.

Ahhh now on to the challenge of making a masculine Valentine card.

Stamps - Engraved Greetings, Established Elegance, Since of Time
Ink - Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Paper - Well Worn DSP, crumb cake, very vanilla, not quite navy and early espresso card stock
Accessories - square lattice embossing folder, 1 1/4" circle punch, vintage tags, brads, linen thread, dimensionals

Friday, January 27, 2012

UstampwithDawnandFriends Big Shot Round Up - Valentine Decor

My project for UStampwithDawnandFriends is an early release so I can share it with you. This round of USWDAF is focusing on the Big Shot and all the wonderful things you can do with it.  I made a tabletop decoration for Valentine's Day featuring  the new Framelits Label Dies and Serif Essentials Alphabet. I will be posting another project during this series using the new Edgelits Dies and Adorning Accents Embossing Folders.

Join us for this special round of UstampWithDawnandFriends and treat yourself to 40+ projects using the Big Shot. Just click the blink below to join.

Friday, January 20, 2012

You're My Type

This week I have many things to be thankful for and the Thank You cards continue to be made. I used a sketch from The Sweet Stop this week to make this card using one of my new favorite stamps sets "You're My Type". I paired this with Just Add Cake DSP since it had so many papers that reminded me of office supplies. A quick simple card combining cake ?? and a typewriter ?? - what a pair.

Stamps - You're My Type
Ink - basic black
Paper - Just Add Cake DSP, basic black, whisper white card stock
Accessories - black gingham ribbon, black button

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thank You for Freshly Made Sketches

I have found a lovely challenge blog with an amazing design crew . You should check out these talented ladies of Freshly Made Sketches. I have many thank you notes to create so I turned to this blog for a fantastic sketch.

I received a beautiful memorial stone for our little Dempsey and wanted to use a dog image on the card. I created this little note using a TE stamping taking note that I need to order a stamp with furry friends.

Stamps - Scotties in Love (TE), Just Believe
Ink - pool party, lucky limeade, poppy parade, basic black, chocolate chip
Paper - Everyday Enchantment DSP, pool party, poppy parade, whisper white, lucky limeade
Accessories - pool party ruffled ribbon, crystal effects

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stamp Club Projects - A Little Bit of This and That from the New Occasions Mini

Our Stamp club met last night and we created 3 different styles of cards using items from the new Occasions Mini-Catalog. We had such fun  - they are a wonderful group of gals!

The "Fussy" Card

Inspired by layout from Elizabeth Price
Stamp - Apothecary Art
Paper - Attic Boutique DSP, crumb cake, pool party, pear pizzaz, very vanilla card stock
Ink - daffodil delight, soft suede, pool party, crumb cake
Accessories - very vanilla seam binding, daffodil delight reinker, Framelits Label Die, basic pearls, schmootz spritz, linen thread, button

The CAS Card

Stamps - You're My Type
Paper - Twitterpated DSP, whisper white, basic black, cherry cobbler
Ink - basic black
Accessories - Old label maker

The "Cute" Card

Stamp - Gnome Sweet Gnome
Paper - Everyday Enchantment DSP ( Sale-A-Bration), peach parfait, poppy parade, whisper white
Ink - basic black, pool party, island indigo, poppy parade, daffodil delight, pear pizzazz
Accessories - Everyday Enchantment ribbon ( Sale-A-Bration), poppy parade poly ribbon, designer printed brads, oval die