Monday, July 25, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge 201

This is my take on this week's Mojo Monday challenge.  I never made it back to complete last week's sketch.  I think sometimes, everyone can be a little stumped.  I used Stampin' Up! Mocha Specialty DSP for this card.  There's very little stamping.  I thought the colors and the brushed gold would be perfect for a wedding card.  I just love the way it turned out.  The sentiment is from Tiny Tags.  I stamped the vine in soft suede by stamping it off once to lighten the color.  The "Mr. and Mrs." is in Early Espresso.  I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Just Add Everything here's my accident of the day.  (I'm sure it won't be the only one).  I started making this card on Monday attempting the Mojo Monday sketch challenge for the week. However, I didn't like what I was creating AT ALL.  So I just said to myself that I don't have to stick to the sketch, I just need to go with it!  So this is what I ended up with, and it's nowhere near the sketch.  Maybe later this week, I'll come back to it with fresh eyes and create something marvelous.  But alas, until then, this is what I've got.  I actually love the way it turned out.  I used the Just Add Cake DSP and then punched a circle out from the same paper (opposite side).  I daubed the edges in Early Espresso and tore the corner.  The sentiment comes from the Happiest Birthday Wishes hostess set.  The sentiment is clipped on with a clip from the Clips Assortment.  I also have a piece of Early Espresso ribbon wrapped around to finish it off.  I hope you enjoy...maybe I'll get back to Mojo!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Doily Waterfall

Have you ever seen a Doily Waterfall?  Ha!  Sometimes I'm so delirious, I think I'm much funnier than I really am.  For those of you who don't know, this is called a waterfall card. 

The reason it's called that is because it cascades much like a waterfall like these pictures here.  I did not come up with this at all.  Here's a tutorial if you'd like to recreate a card similar to this one.  It looks a lot more difficult than it really is.  It's a lot of cutting and scoring, but other than that, it's simple.  Okay, so back to the card.  I made it using the new Doily set and two of the new In Colors.  Here we have Pool Party and Island Indigo.  I really love how they compliment each other.  I also used Vintage brads and Very Vanilla ribbon.  I love how it turned out!  Don't you?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pennant Birthday is another card from my stamp club last week.  I apologize for the quality of the card in the photo.  It got a little wear and tear from my meeting on Sunday.  This, I confess is a CASE from Dacia Smith.  Thank you Dacia.  It's a very simple card to create, the only pain is the cleaning of the stamps between stamping.  This shows 3 of the new in colors. Every year it takes me a little while to get used to the new colors, but every year, I grow to love them.  Thanks for looking...and hop over to Dacia's blog.  It's great!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Motorcycle Love

Fun title, eh? Okay, okay...corny, but nonetheless appropriate.  I used the now retired Love Letter DSP, and there's obviously a motorcycle.  Hence, "Motorcycle Love".  Hey, I bet Tami White would appreciate it!  Back to the card, I used an OLD Mojo sketch to get me started and off I went.  My husband has a motorcycle that he doesn't get to ride often, so this is dedicated to him.  The "wish big" is for him to get a little more riding time.  I embossed the motorcycle and I think the rest speaks for itself.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Paisley Thanks

Here is a VERY simple card using the Paisley Petals DSP.  I used this card for my stamp club on Sunday.  I can honestly say, I don't think I've ever used Bravo Burgundy or Always Artichoke for one of my stamp clubs.  Neither color was one that I readily used EVER.  However, I've found a new love for those colors in a card such as this one.  I used the Wonderfully Worn background stamp and punched the Fancy Flower out of Bravo Burgundy that's been run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  All is daubed with Bravo Burgundy.  The sentiment is stamped inside one of the frames from Four Frames and punched with the Decorative Label.  I think typing the description actually took longer than creating the card ;)  I hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 11, 2011

MOJO Monday Challenge 190

This is my take on this week's Mojo Monday challenge.  This uses the new Flirtatious Specialty DSP.  I cut out the doilies from the paper, and voila!  The white one at the top is the back side of the DSP.  And guess what else I did??  I colored the pearl in the top right corner with a pink sharpie.  It's so close to Melon Mambo, I just had to go with it.  I used the tulip border embossing folder and whisper white satin ribbon.  The stamp is from Pendant Park!  I hope you enjoy it!  

Friday, July 8, 2011

MDS Updates and FREE Template

Ladies and Gentlemen...Have I got some news for you.  Digital Studio is offering some great things now that the new catalog has come out.  There are so many wonderful new downloads available for all of you digital scrappers.  Simply go to this link to get your FREE color updates.  This includes all of the wonderful new in colors.  Follow the instructions on the page and you'll have your new colors in no time.  If you scroll down a little further, there are the update for 2010 in colors as well (in case you're a little behind) Another wonderful thing that Stampin' Up! is offering is the template for this adorable card...for FREE!!!  Click here to download your template immediately!  If you don't have MDS, click go to my Stampin' Up! website and order it now.

Love Letter Thank You

This entire card is RETIRED and I am so sad.  I always try to create as many cards as I can using retired paper after the new catalog comes out.  Wast not, Want not.  It's funny that while products are current, I don't want to use them up because I may need them someday (ha ha).  As soon as they retire, I throw my hands up in the air and get creative.  I'm less afraid of "wasting" any of it.  I know some of you can relate.  This is using up some of my Love Letter DSP and an old sentiment.  I also used a now retired background stamp.  Once again, you could change the sentiment to almost anything and it would work on this card.  My next post will be current...I promise.  I'm having my July meeting on Sunday and I'll post those projects soon.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Soft Flower Sorry

Hello everyone...sorry for the delay in posts.  Summer is tough for me.  The two older kids have been away at camp for two weeks and then the whole family spent time with my in-laws for the 4th!  Now we're back and we're trying to get in all of the doctors appointments done before school starts.  My youngest is getting her 4 month shots tomorrow.  I'm going to be a wreck!  
Ok, about the card...This is a CASE from Melissa O.  I just love going to her for inspiration.  I needed a card for my grandma whose sister passed away.  I wanted something soft and elegant.  I made several and changed up the sentiment.  I just love the versatility of this card.  This card uses the Bigz flower die.  It's so simple to create something beautiful (even if it's monochromatic).  I used the Blushing Bride DSP, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, and Very Vanilla.  Have a wonderful day!