Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Great Swaps Girls Swaps

Hello again everyone!! Hope you all are having a great day!! This first card I wanted to share with you is one that I made for the Great Swaps Girls non A2 swap. You could make a card(using only SU supplies of course) of any size or shape, as long as it wasn't a standard(5 1/2x4 1/4) sized card. My card is 3x6 and it was made using my favorite stamp set, Bloomin' Beautiful. I know I am not alone here when I say that I am DYING for the new SU catalog. Every year I get so excited just thinking about all the new eye candy!! There is still a ton I want out of the current catalog, but hopefully none of it will retire. If so, I will have a lot of explaining to do when our mad money disappears!! I used Cameo Coral and Old Olive for this card. The strip down the middle is some Old Olive DSP. The edges of the main image are distressed and the sentiment is from Warm Words. What do you think?
stamps-Bloomin Beautiful, Warm Words
paper- Old Olive CS and DSP, Cameo Coral, and Whisper White
ink- Black Stazon
tools-silver brads, white taffeta, SU markers, edge distresser
This next card was made for another Great Swaps Girls Swap. It was an NVR swap, which meant we could use anything we wanted on the card. What kind of a Prettie Girl would I be if I didn't use one of my favorite Prettie images?? I stamped Cooper on watercolor paper and colored him in using my SU markers. The Dp is some Imagine That paper that I had leftover from my sisters shower decorations. The sentiment is from the retired SU set Riveting and was stamped twice, once in Ballet Blue, and then again in Pumpkin Pie. I punched both out and mounted them on Ballet Blue and Pumpkin Pie. The PP layer was cut out using the scallop punch then turned a little(while attached to another piece of paper) and cut again to make it "spiky" for lack of a better word. I added some Pumpkin Pie ribbon and silver brads and it was done. I sure hope they all it!! I have been meaning to post these cards for a week now, and I finally remembered to do it!! Yayyy me!!
stamps-Look Out World and Riveting(SU)
paper- Watercolor, Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue, Imagine That DP, and Whisper White
ink- Black Stazon
tools-SU markers, aqua painter, pumpkin striped ribbon, silver brads, circle punches, scallop punch
This last card I recieved in the mail today from Jennifer(lovetostamp6) over at Jennifer's Sweet Designs. Isn't it beautiful!! Thanks so much Jennifer, I love it!!
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Prettie Wednesday

Normally I don't get to include my Prettie Wednesday challenge card with the weekly sketch challenge, but since I am terribly behind, I did this week!! Two weeks ago Jana challenged us to make a baby card using Paper Pretties stamps. I have to tell you, I was stumped. I have racked my brain til there was nothing left and finally decided on this. It is the "implied" baby card- get it, "Made With Love"!!LOL!! I started by stamping my Luke and Lexi stamp from the Paper Pretties set Sealed With A Kiss. I then colored it in with my SU markers and blended it with my aqua painter. You can't see it from the photo, but I used my glitter pen to add some sparkle to her belt, hairband, pearls, and earrings. Then I used my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities to cut out the image and layer it with Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip. For my background, I used some more of my Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie paper. To keep to the sketch, I tied a Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon around the card and tied it in a knot. For the vertical piece, I used a scrap and just glued it around the card. The main image is up on pop dots and I added three ruby brads to the top and bottom of the card. For the sentiment, I used one of the many sayings from the Paper Pretties Made With Love set and I curved it on my block so that it would follow the curve of the circle. I always love it when people do that, but I never remember to try it myself and I was so proud of myself that I did tonight. Be sure to blurf around and see all the other Prettie Girls' work. So, you wanna play along? Good, we love it when you do, just leave a link to your card so that we can all see it!! Last week Jillian challenged us to make it new again by taking our oldest set and using it, yikes!! This week it is my turn to challenge the Prettie Girls and it is my first time to do so, yayy!! My challenge girls, should you chose to except it, is to make a card using BRIGHT colors, and of those colors, one of them must be orange!! Good luck girls!! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!!
stamps-Sealed With A Kiss and Made With Love by Paper Pretties
paper- Whisper White, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip and Cosmo Cricket
ink- Black Stazon and Chocolate Chip
tools-ruby brads, SU markers, chocolate satin ribbon, aqua painter, glitter pen, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities