- Make a project using colorful twine
- Or make a kite themed project
- Or make a kite themed projet using colorful twine
Friday, March 30, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
- Make a projected using the "Quilted card technique"
- Or make a project using "Something that's been forgotten" (in your stash forever!)
- Or Mash it Up and make a "Quilted card project using something that has been forgotten"
Well, let's face it...we all have something in our stash that has been untouched and perhaps even forgotten, right? For many of us, that includes stacks of pattern paper, which is PERFECT for the quilted card technique!
My eye caught a package of Bella Rose dsp. Love this stuff, and I will be sad when it is gone! I cut strips from 2 sheets, and used both sides of each to make a pattern, taping the strips down on a scrap piece of card stock. I then cut it out with my Top Note die in the Big Shot, then took my chocolate chip marker to make faux stitching. Note the stitching is uneven..that's what any real stitching would look like if I ever tried to sew! LOL! I placed my "quilt" on a riding hood red card base that has a layer of pink pirouette embossed with perfect polka dots. I also included a strip of the rose pattern of the dsp between the pink and the quilt. My image is from Simple Sketches...one of my first and favorite stamp sets! I don't know when I last used it. It is a 2 (actually 3) step stamp, which loksgreat when you use markers. The lined image was stamped in chocolate chip. The next stamp has pink pirouette and lucky limeade. The final stamp has riding hood red and pear pizazz. Love the dimension! I punched it out with a scallop circle, and layered on the larger scallop circle, highlighting with a white gel pen. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, on a word window punch. Finally, I added this fun, retired polka dot ribbon. Last I checked, you can get some of this on the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
But first, Heidi is hosting this week's challenge, and it's a beauty!! We have a great sketch and a fun technique!
- Make a project using the "Sketch"
- Or Make a project using the "Faux Mother of Pearl Technique"
- Or Mash it Up! and Make a project using the "Sketch" and "Faux Mother of Pearl Technique"
This is such a lovely technique that I had NEVER used before! (This DT gig has really expanded my horizons! LOL) If it is new to you, check out this tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.
Now...about the BLOG CANDY!! For my collection, I have 2 rolls of non-SU ribbon, an unused non-SU stamp set (cute, but I just never touched it!), a scallop circle chipboard "scrapbook", and lots of rub-ons, including Christmas and Valentine's Day sets. So, how do you win? First, submit your submission to the Friday Mashup Challenge #50. (Deadline is Thursday 3/22 at 12:00 a.m. EST) Next, go to each Design Team member blog, and comment on each of their entries. Every DT member has blog candy, so there are lots of chances to win!! (Just one blog candy bundle per person, shipping just to USA and Canada). We are excited to see what creative projects you create!!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The first one was for a tough challenge...Steam punk! Hard to explain, but check out these cards in the SCS gallery. Turns out, last fall while visiting my mom in South Carolina, I purchased some non-SU items at a cute local stamp shop that worked perfectly. These gears and the embossing folder make a fun masculine card. Everything else is from Stampin' Up!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The first card was for a "Love is in Bloom" challenge. We had to use hearts or the word "Love". I made this clean and simple card for my mom, allowing the retired Greenhouse Gala dsp to take center stage. She loves to garden, so the flowers are perfect!
The next card asked us to do some "Spring Cleaning" by using older, neglected products. This retired Bella Bleu dsp, along with the retired stamps and ribbon did the trick!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
I love this color combo! Daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, and pear pizzazz! Definitely sunny and citrusy! My card base is daffodil, and I used retired Greenhouse Gala dsp, along with pear pizazz and whisper white card stock. I stamped the sentiment from All Holidays, and added these flowers from "Friends Never Fade." The flowers were stamped with the rock-n-roll technique. The flower is nearly round, so I used it for the circle on the sketch, using a punch, of course!. My final touch is the pumpkin pie taffeta ribbon, and some dimensionals. Quick, bright...hope it brings a smile to someone's face! I may even mail it ths week!!
One of today's VSN challenges was to make a sympathy card, and the overall theme is about Spring! All of the products used are Stampin' Up! I used chocolate chip for my card base, and added some calypso coral triangles that are embossed with the perfect polka dots and Big Shot. My whisper white layer was embossed with the impressions folder. I then used my blender pen and classic ink pads to color the images with the ColourQ palette. The sentiment is from "Thanks for Caring," and is colored with markers. I added celery flower brads and grosgrain ribbon. I lightly sponged the edges, and popped it up with dimensionals.
Friday, March 9, 2012
- Make a project using the "Colors Green & Yellow" (any shade!)
- Or make a 3-D project that is a "Treat Bag or Treat Pouch"
- Or Mash it Up! and make a "3-D Treat Bag/Pouch using the Colors Green & Yellow"
I honestly had several ideas in my head. One was quite grandiose for my little hands, and so I failed miserably. I wanted to weave a basket together with strips of card stock. What a mess! Now, what will I do with so many 1" strips?? LOL! I'll never work for Longaberger! Then I remembered this Diaper-fold Pouch, which I found on splitcoaststampers years ago. It isn't very difficult...but I always struggle to get the sides folded in evenly. That's why LOTS of embellishments are fun! I used So Saffron dsp from the Subtles Pattern paper Stack for the pouch. I also used some Certainly Celery from the same stack. My Big Shot came in handy, with the Leaves #2 die, and this fabulous Folded Flowers die. I wanted a third color, so I added Calypso Coral to the mix. The flowers were sponged with so saffron and calypso coral, and the brad is from my previously-unused Sweet Stitches collection. Nearly gave these away! LOL! I also added some per pizzazz pleated ribbon. The sentiment is from On Your Birthday.
The chocolate is from Dove! YUM!
I hope you are up for the challenge...I can't wit to see what you create! Be sure to check out the Friday Mashup blog for some amazing inspiration! Use keyword FM49 in your online gallery.