Saturday, September 26, 2009

I'm creating some cards to show at my upcoming Open House for Stampin' Up! and I'm just so excited to show this card I made tonight. I took some inspiration from Marie over at For my Open House next Saturday my guests will be making a matchbook card to hold M&M's, but I also wanted to do something different to show so after searching hours on Split Coast I gave up and decided to use what I saw from Marie's blog and add my own spin on it, I tried to use her measurements a little bit but our card sizes are just slightly different, but not by much. It's a coffin matchbook to hold a piece of the Jolly Rancher hard candies. I have not seen this on any of the blogs or on Splitcoast so if anyone out there has already done this, just let me know. Hopefully I actually came up with something new and will inspire others.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive, Craft Whisper White, Basic Black
Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie
Details: Sponged Whisper White around his hair just to make Frank stand out a little bit more. Sponged Old Olive around the rest of his face. Used Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to draw his face. Matchbook is 3x81/2, scored at 1 inch and 5 inch.
I just ordered Batty for You, it should arrive on Tuesday, I can't wait to use those stamps on the M&M cards.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wedding Card

Hello. My DH asked me to make a card for one of his co-workers that is getting married. This will be a card for the entire team to sign so the challenge for me was making it larger than the normal A2 size. This card is 5.5x8.5. This card took me quite a while to make. I just couldn't decide on a design. After about an hour of searching Split Coast Stampers for ideas I ended up taking inspiration from several other cards, ultimately casing this card at

Supplies - All Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Base is Whisper White, Rockabilly DSP, Layer is Going Grey all from Stampin Up. I did use some non Stampin Up paper for the ring , it is just some shiny cardstock.
Ribbon: White Organza
Stamp Set: Congrats from the 2009 Sale-A-Bration catalog
Ink: Black Staz On
*Ring was made from the Mickey Mouse and Friends Cricut Cartridge, added some Crystal Glitter (not Stampin' Up) onto the ring for some dazzle. I plan to order Dazzling Diamonds from Stampin' Up to use on future creations.
Hello Scrappers,

Hope you like the new background, I'm getting into the Halloween spirit this week. Also, I'll have some projects to post later today so check back.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Card Swap 9-10-09 Club

This is my swap for club tomorrow night. I just love these new "In Colors" from Stampin' Up. I didn't think I'd like them much after using last years, but they are growing on me fast. I think Melon Mambo is my new most favorite color of all. It is just so bright and fun especially against black.

Supplies -- All Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms and the "Happy Birthday" is from And Many Mower
Ribbon: 1/4 inch Grosgrain Whisper White
Punches: Word Window
Ink: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Technique: My attempt at Rock and Roll with Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mojo-Monday #103 Contest

Hello, it's been awhile I know. Haven't been feeling so well, not in the mood to do much. I created this card today for Mojo-Monday.
Ingredients: All Stampin' Up
Pacific Point Cardstock (Retired)
Pacific Point DSP (Retired)
Whisper White Cardstock
1/4' Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White
Ink: Classic-Pacific Point (Retired) & Kraft-Whisper White
Punch: Curly Label
Stamp Set: Cute & Curly