Saturday, August 28, 2010

Note Cards and Giftbox

This is a cute note card set I cased from this site:

I used mostly the same things but left out the Basic Gray paper. I found it to be very simple and fun to do.

This set will be a hostess gift for a function I am going to.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy Birthday!

I made this card for my Dad. It uses the new Elegant Lines embossing folder and the Big Shot. I used the new Birthday Block stamp in the current Summer Mini catalogue and the Elegant Soiree DSP.
Colors are Baha Breeze, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. Accessories are Baha Breeze Ribbon(retired) topped with Very Vanilla 1/8th inch taffeta ribbon, Very Vanilla Brads and also a Very Vanilla Large Gromet(retired). This went together very quickly and I really liked it.

I decorated the inside of this card as well something I will try to do in the future. I used the Scalloped Border punch and some Soft Suede and a sentiment from the retired set Birthdays Count.

Thanks for visiting! Sharri

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Just Because.... SUDSOL challenge

I had some time to play with my new toys on Saturday and decided to play along with the SUDSOL challenge. The challenge was to use the Just Believe set and create a card; pretty simple.
For this card I used the new in-colors Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait along with the eyelet border punch, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Elegant Lines and Square Lattice embossing folders in my Bigshot. The corners were punched with the ticket corner punch.

Have a great day!


Friday, August 6, 2010

Completely out of my comfort zone.....

A few weeks ago I had one of my residents in to see her family physician and I noticed a painting on the wall in the waiting room. It was a distressed/tea stained background and had a red hydrangea on it. I thought it would make a really pretty card but this distressing is not something I do, so I needed to work up to it. LO

I used all SU supplies starting with a Whisper white card base then layers of Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler. The hydrangea image was stamped in Soft Suede classic ink which I then masked and stamped over it with the En Francais back ground stamp in Soft Suede that had been stamped off once. Next I used my blender pen and the Cherry Cobbler Ink to color the flower and then Old Olive for the leaves and flower centers.
It's very pretty in real life.
The whole thing was distressed by using a circular motion with a sponge and Soft Suede ink followed by Chocolate Chip to add depth.
All the layers were sponged as well with Chocolate Chip.
Adding Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon and the sentiment(from the same stamp set) stamped onto whisper white, punched out with a small oval punch and a large Chocolate Chip oval punch, then distressed with Chocolate Chip again, this was placed onto a Cherry Cobbler scalloped circle punch and 2 antique brads were added.

This card is the first one I finished but I found it very dark, I really liked it but the painting was more on the yellow side so I needed to try again.

My next attempt is done basically the same but the colors I used this time are More Mustard for the distressing and the En Francais background. Chocolate Chip for the Hydrangea and Real Red for the color along with Old Olive for the leaves and flower centers.I used the Real Red satin ribbon and some new Vintage brads for decorations. The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes and the punches used are word window, modern label and small oval with a couple more antique brads to finish.

Which is your favorite?
My husband and I are leaning towards the second one as we don't usually go for the dark or vintage looks at all but I have to say I am pleased with them both.

I think the only thing I may do different is to maybe emboss the stamped hydrangea because I find that the ink had a very slight muddy look from the blending.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Going to Regionals in Hamilton!! Yeah!!

I did it .....signed up to go to regionals in Hamilton on September 25th. I'm going with a fellow demo Sue, and it should be a good time. I also signed up for Heather Summers' Friday night fun. If you haven't seen it go to her blog and see what it's all about. You can find her blog on the left hand side of this blog under the blogs I follow it is called "Stamp with Heather". Hope to see and meet some of you there.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Birthday Gift

It's been a long weekend here in New Brunswick and we couldn't have asked for a nicer one, weather wise. Yesterday we went to my husbands aunt's home where she was holding her annual "Pool Party," she has also recently turned 80 years old.

I made this set of cards for her as a thank you/birthday gift. She is a quilter so I felt these would be used well by her. She was pleased with the gift.
I was inspired by Chiaki Haverstick's set found on her blog.

Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Baha Breeze.

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Baha Breeze

Stamp Sets: Oval All, and Perfect Punches both from the new Idea Book and Catalogue

Accessories: 1 1/4" square punch, Wide Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch and Modern Label punch, Buttons and ribbon are retired except for the ribbon on the Pumpkin Pie card, this is white satin Ribbon that has been colored with the Peach parfait marker; I tried the pumpkin pie marker but found it way too dark. Topnote die with the bigshot, window sheet and adhesives.

Thank you for stopping by!