Wednesday, July 28, 2010

JustRite Book

Happy hump day! Half way through the week. Yippee! I've worked two nights on this new project. I really like how it turned out.

I made this book for the Cuttlebug Spot challenge. The challenge was to make a mini book. And I combined it with the challenge from JustRite stamps. Their challenge was titled "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words." My picture was taken at sunset off Big Pine Key, Florida when we visited this spring for my father-in-law's 80th birthday. I'm going to add some additional pictures of the trip to remind him of his big day, so it's a mini-scrapbook for him.
All stamps used in the scrapbook was from JustRite Kaleidoscope stamp set. I embossed the stamp for the cover with Winter Wonderland embossing powder and the sentiment was embossed in gold. The background paper is embossed with the Swiss Dots folder. The cover was embellished with the brown 3mm self-adhesive rhinestones.

Here are the pages in the book.

Pertinent info:
Stamp set: JustRite Kaleidoscope Stamps
Ink: Versamark, Stampin' Up! So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Passion
Embossing Powder: Gold, Winter Wonderland
Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities
Background Paper: Basic Grey Indian Summer
Embellishments: 3mm Rhinestones and Pearls
Embossing folders: Victoria and Swiss Dots

Hope you enjoyed my little gift for my father-in-law.  I need to come up with something special for my in-laws 60th wedding anniversary in September. If you have any ideas please leave me a comment. I'd so appreciate it! Have a great end to your week!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Birthday Violets

Good Monday evening to you. Just a quick post tonight. I have to make dinner yet for tomorrow night and time is short. My bed is calling. I have a birthday card this evening.

All paper is Gina K Pure Luxury. The embossed purple background is done with the Cuttlebug folder Victoria (one of my favorites!). The the creme de menthe background is embossed with the Swiss Dots folder. The sentiment is from Gina K's Inside and Out and the pot of violets is from Gina K's Seeds of Kindness.

This card was made for two challenges:
Thanks for stopping by this evening. Usually when I have a meeting in the evening after work I don;t get a card done. Tonight was an exception. So I'll scramble off to make dinner for tomorrow. Hope you all have a wonderful week!


    Sunday, July 25, 2010

    Showering You With Blessings

    Happy Sunday! I hope it's a cooler one for you than it is here. It's been way into the 90s all week and I so would love a few cooler days, but so far this summer seems to be all about heat! LOL! Now if I didn't have to work I could enjoy the pool. Not to be.

    So today I've been working on a card for a challenge at Gina K's blog. The challenge was to choose your favorite video episode and create a project using that technique. You must use Gina K stamps. So my favorite video and technique was about paper piecing. I love this technique and use it often. So using paper piecing I created this card.

    The base card is Gina K Pure Luxury white card stock. I used two Gina K Designs stamp sets. The first is the current Stamp TV kit Enjoy the Sunshine. The sentiment and the parasol image is from that set.

    You can see I paper pieced the parasol with Basic Grey Indian Summer designer paper. I then cut the image out with Oval Nestabilities and embossed the oval.

    The second set I used is called In Stitches by Tami Mayberry. The arch stitch is stamped in VersaColor Raspberry and I added Golden Rod Stickles to the ends of each stitch. The background designer paper is a burgundy color cut with Spellbinders Frameabilities Scalloped Edge Frame. I didn't use the entire frame. The second background paper is from Basic Grey Indian Summer and cut from the second frame in the same Spellbinders set.

    The sentiment is stamped in VersaColor Raspberry ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. To finish it all off I added three gold Prima roses. Check out Gina's videos. There are tons to watch and they are all very helpful in learning new techniques or getting ideas!

    This card also works for a couple other challenges:
    Thanks for stopping by today. I really like the way my card turned out and hope you do too. Have a wonderful start to your week!

    Inky hugs,

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010

    Christmas in July Continues

    A second quick post tonight since I finished another card. This one is a Christmas card.

    I embossed both background papers with two different embossing folders. The green, white and red paper is embossed with the Victoria folder (my personal favorite!) and the mostly green dsp is embossed with the snowflake folder. The image and sentiment is from Flourishes Drummer Boy. The sentiment is embossed with gold embossing powder. I made the flower with a Stampin' Up! scalloped circle punch. I cut every other section and sponged the edges of the flower. I added a button for the center. I used Stickles to add some bling: gold on the drum and ruby red on the berries and flower.

    This card is for several challenges:
    Thanks for stopping! Havea wonderful rest of your week.


    Kitchen Theme and Just Rite at Joan's Garden

    Just a quick post tonight for a challenge card that I made for the challenge at Joan's Garden. The theme this week was some kind of kitchen theme and a sentiment from JustRite. Here's my card:

    I only have one set from JustRite stamps. It's the Kaleidoscope set. I stamped the background with one of the stamps from the set and then stamped one of the sentiments and cut it out with circle Nestabilities. I sponged the inside and outside of the circle with the same colors of the background and then added a stamp of the chef's hat that I bought to make my daughter cards since she is studying to be a chef. I added a ribbon and made my own flower with a button center and a three-looped bow.
    Thanks for stopping by this evening. Hope you are having a fabulous week. We are more than half way to the weekend. Yippee!


    Sunday, July 18, 2010

    Beach Birthday

    Good evening everyone! Hope your final hours of the weekend are going well. My card tonight is for a coworkers birthday.

    My card has a white base and at the top and bottom I used Tami Mayberry's In Stitches stamp set. The images are from Gina K's Lazy Days of Summer colored with pencils, cut with circle Nestabilities and backed with black card stock. The sentiment is from Gina K Spring Florals and embossed with white embossing powder and punched with Stampin' Up! tab punch. The background designer paper is embellsihed with a blue and black ribbon.

    This card is for the following challenges:
     Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful week.


    Saturday, July 17, 2010

    Thanks Friend

    Good Saturday evening to you all. I hope your weekend is going fabulously! Tom and I went to see a tractor today and I think we are going to buy it for our new property. And this week a dear friend I work with gave us some more furniture for the new place. So I needed another card as a thank you for her. So I came up with this one!

    The base card stock is Gina K Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus. And the card stock punched with the butterfly edging is the same. I stamped the butterfly from Gina K's Hope is Faith, sponged painted it and used the corner ticket punch. The sentiment is from Gina K's Enjoy the Sunshine stamp set, cut out with circle Nestabilities and backed with scalloped circle Nestabilities.. I embossed the yellow patterned paper with the Victoria embossing folder and added two strips of Basic Grey Lemonade paper. And the final touch was the 3 5mm pearls. I really like how this turned out.

    And of course this works for several challenges:
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank you for stopping today. I hope to have more for you tomorrow.


    Wednesday, July 14, 2010


    Happy Hump Day! Tonight I made a summer card. I love this digital stamp from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. It was free last week on their Digi day and you were to create a project with the free digi.

    I used Basic Grey scraps to add the squares to the background. The image is colored with Sharpie markers. I added the ripple to some sunny ribbon from Target and three self-adhesive rhinestones.
    This card is for two challenges:
    Thanks for stopping by today. I have to get some birthday cards done this weekend. Seems like I have a bunch of birthdays coming up. Stop back and see what I come up with. Hope the end of your work week is a great one. The weekend is on it's way!


    Tuesday, July 13, 2010

    Christmas in July

    Seems like Christmas is a common theme this time of year. So there's no shortage of challenges that feature Christmas in July! So I've done several cards for several challenges.

    I made 5 Christmas cards for the Christmas All Year 'Round challenge. This month the challenge is "anything goes!" So the pic above shows my 5 cards. I made 4 the same and 1 different. I have separate pictures below of each card.

    This card is modeled off the Stamp TV Christmas card of the week. I added the 2 Scor-Pal lines and distressed the edges. The images are from the Gina K set Very Merry Christmas by Theresa Momber. The sentiment is from Blessed is the Season by Gina K. The background is embossed with the Large Snowflake folder.

    The card I made multiples of also uses the sentiment and image from Blessed is the Season, is embossed with the small snowflake folder and uses the Scor-Pal to score the horizontal lines. The image is cut from scalloped circle Nestabilities shadowed by a circle Nestability.

    These cards work for several other challenges:
    I love working on Christmas cards. And even though I started early last year I still didn't have enough cards by Christmas, so this year I'm going to work harder now. Thanks for stopping by today and Merry Christmas in July!


      JustRite Nice Notes

      This week I am trying another new challenge for me. I just received my first set of JustRite stamps and I have been dying to try one of their challenges. This week challenge #26 is to "create a shaped note card under 4-inches." The challenge is sponsored by Spellbinders and there are some very nice Spellbinder's prizes.

      For my card I used a scalloped heart Nesatbility cut and embossed. I used a small circle Nestability to cut a circle from the front of the card. Using the JustRite Kaleidoscope set and a multi-colored ink pad I stamped the main image and cut with the circle Nestability. For the edging I did the same thing and cut the inside out with the circle Nestability. The edging is popped up on the card and the main image is set inside the card as you can see below.

      I finished off the outside by adding 3mm pearls and some Prima Flowers. What a cute little note to add to a package. Thanks JustRite for the fun challenge. I loved it. If you have some JustRite stamps play along.
      Thanks for stopping by today. Hope your week is going well so far. Take care!

      Hugs and smiles,

      Saturday, July 10, 2010

      Color Throwdown #100

      Happy 100th challenge to the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog. And they are celebrating in style. If you haven't heard about it then you must be living under a rock because it's been all over everyone's blogs! Run, don't walk, to the challenge blog and check out the details of how you could win some of the prizes totaling over $1700. The challenge is a color challenge:

      Use the above colors to make a card. Load you card on your blog and then attach to the Color Throwdown challenge site. Then head out on their blog hop and leave comments at each design team member's blog. Each team member has a bunch of prizes to give away and you could be a lucky winner. So here goes with my trial.

      My card uses the four colors. I embossed three 2x2 inch pieces and added a birthday greeting from Gina K's Inside and Out. The sentiment is cut with an EK Success Label punch and embellished with Stickles that are similar colors to the challenge colors. I added a ribbon and some buttons.

      One other challenge for this card:
      Cuttlebug Spot: 2 x 2 embossing challenge

      Check out both of these challenges. You have until Monday to play along. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a lovely weekend. We are headed out to our new property to enjoy a picnic. Stop back again soon.


      Wednesday, July 7, 2010

      Working on Two New Challenges

      Tonight I tried a card for two challenges I've never before participated in:
       This is my criss-cross card. The outside is fairly simple with the red, white and blue theme. I colored my own flowers to match my paper. The sentiment is punched with an EK Success tag punch. The tag is embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. It's difficult to see but if you make the image larger you can see it. Guess I should have embossed something bigger, huh? The ribbon matches the ribbon on the inside card also.

      Here is my inside card. It features Tilda colored with watercolor pencils and OMS. I used Ruby Slippers Stickles on her hair ribbons, polka dots and ruffles. Background paper is from Hobby Lobby.
      This card also applies to two other challenges:

      Hope you like my card. I'd love to hear what you think so leave me a comment. I am excited about how it turned out. Thanks for visiting today.  Have a wonderful Thursday!

      Inky hugs,

        Tuesday, July 6, 2010

        Kaleidoscope Birthday

        Happy Tuesday! It's so good to be back to somewhat of a normal schedule and back at my crafting desk this evening.  I missed crafting over the last few weeks. So my card tonight is for a few challenges. The first is a sketch challenge from Just Us Girls.

        And my card with this sketch:

        This card uses a JustRite stamp set called Kaleidoscope (because JustRite is sponsoring the challenge this week). I used a multi-colored stamp pad and stamped the main image and the border in the multi-colors but popped up the inside image. The background paper is Basic Grey Lemonade and the punched border was punched with a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is from a Gina K set called Inside and Out. I ruffled the ribbon and added the Prima roses as an embellishment. The images were cut with Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities.
        The second challenge this fits is the July Caardvarks birthday challenge.
        I have a bunch of birthdays that I need to get cards out for so I've got one down and a bizillion to go. LOL! Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great rest of your week!

        Inky hugs,

        Saturday, July 3, 2010

        Happy Fourth of July!

        To all my American friends. We are away this weekend visiting family but hope to return home and get back to some normal living. This week has been so busy. We've been cleaning up from day camp, doing yard work, moving furniture to our new property, and helping neighbors clean up after storms. So I haven't had much time to create this past week. I am so hoping that changes next week. I did get a chance to make one card this week for 4th of July to send to my aunt.

        The card is pretty simple. The turtle with balloons is a Sweet 'n Sassy digital image colored with Sharpie markers. The heart is cut from Nestabilities and embossed with Swiss Dots embossing folder. I cut the USA using white and blue card stock from a Cuttlebug alphabet. I added the red, white and blue self-adhesive rhinestones.
        This card works for the Cuttlebug Spot challenge: celebrate Independence Day. Wishing all of you a Happy 4th of July! Thanks for stopping by today.

        Happy stamping,

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