Saturday, July 26, 2008

Flap Fold Howdy

I finally got to the last of the Dare To Get Dirty challenges for today. I actually did two challenges with this card. Rose Ann's to make a flap fold card, and Laura's to make a "dirty" card(sponging or tearing). I used my August Stamp Of The Month Club stamp from Paper Pretties. You have until July 31st at 11:59pm to sign up to get this super cute stamp a month before it releases to the public. Just be sure to tell Christie that I sent ya!! For my card I used a Close to Cocoa base and Ruby Red to layer with. The DP is from Flair designs. I colored my Sophia with my SU markers and added some twill tape and bunch of hardware. I sponged around the edges of the whole card, and yep you guessed it, I made my scallops with my new favorite tool, the scallop punch from SU!! I am exhausted, so I am going to bed. Join me tomorrow for day 7 of Dare to Get Dirty challenges..........oiy!!

Day Six-Yep You Guessed It....

More Challenges!! So, I think I got three of them knocked out with these two cards. The first card was made using my super cute new Penguin stamp. I colored him in and cut him out so that I could pop him up. The paper is by Karen Foster and I paired it with SU's More Mustard and Ruby Red. I let the squares get a little too big, so the sketch isn't exact, but it is all there!! The striped paper is from the SU Ginger Blossom DSP. I added some big white brads in the four corners of the DP squares and then used two small ones to attach some black gingham ribbon. I sponged on my sky and used a marker to make the grass. So technically, and I know I am stretching, this works for both Jen's sketch and Laura's dirty challenge. WOOHOO..go me!!LOL!!
This next card was made using my A Little Birdie Told Me set from SU. I stamped the Bird on Watercolor paper and then created and colored a tiny scene around him. Okay, again...stretching...but I don't feel all the great and it is the best I can do under these conditions...yes you should feel sorry for me....LOL!! I layered the main panel on Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and then on Whisper White. The DP's are both from SU(one in the Certainly Celery DSP and one in the Prints Pack). I added some silver hardware, blue taffeta ribbon, a spiral clip and was done!! That is it for me now, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

My Final SFYTT(well, as guest designer)

Well, this is my last Saturday as Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try guest designer and I am super sad about it. I have had a ton of fun being Jen's GD, and I just want to say thanks to Jen and her FAB sketch team for being so sweet to me!! I really had fun with the sketch this week. When I first saw it, my eyes were as big as baseballs and I got knots in my stomach...I just knew I couldn't do it!! But I have to say, that out of all 4 weeks I was GD, the cards I made for this sketch are by far and away my FAVORITES(be sure to go to Jen's blog to see the other one...I am GIDDY over it!!)!!! For my card today I used some Summer Picnic DSP from SU-again...I pray it makes it to the catalog because I didn't buy any and I sure should is amazing!! I stamped my Look Out World-Cooper stamp from Paper Pretties on some white cardstock(I think it may have been a scrap of Papertrey White) and colored it with my SU markers and aqua painter. I highlighted the sentiment(which I only used half of)with some stylized silver hardware and piercing. The stars were made with my SU star punches and have some brads from the SU Stylized Hardware kit. The rest is pretty self explanatory!! Be sure to blurf around and check out what the rest of the team( Amy R., Amy S., Carole , Susan and Shannan) has in store for you and thanks for stopping by!!
stamps-Look Out World by Paper Pretties
paper-Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, White, and Summer Picnic DSP
ink-Black Stazon
tools-silver hardware, striped ribbon, SU markers, star punches