Monday, August 29, 2011

I won a challenge!

I found out I won the "public vote" in the Quirky Crafts Challenge 17 - Red Hat Society Challenge!

Unfortunately, I didn't win the Design Team's vote, so I don't win any free images, but I was invited to be a guest designer.  I'm not sure yet if I will do that.  Maybe.   If I do, I'll let you know. :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Red Hat Westie

I came across the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog recently, and they are having a Red Hat Society challenge this week.  It just so happens that I had made a couple of Red Hat cards recently, so I figured, what the heck, I'll enter the challenge and see what happens.  Wish me luck!

~ Supply List ~
Stamp - Borgo Illustration
Paper - Stampin' Up! Poppy Parade and Perfect Plum
Ink - Momento Tuxedo Black

Accessories - Doily, Copic Markers, Offray Ribbon, Spellbinders Nestabilities, and Stampin' Up! Embossing Folder

Here's another version.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ribbon Challenge #1

Notice I titled this with a "#1" because I hope we do more - it was a lot of fun.

Prior to the last Ft. Meade Shoe Box Swap, we were all sent a yard of this green/brown/orange/white ribbon, and we were asked to make a card using any or all of the ribbon.  We were to bring the un-named/un-signed card to the swap where all of the attendees would vote for their favorite.  The winner got to take home ALL of the cards.

This is my submission.  I came in second place.  Amanda won with her amazing creation.  You can see all of the cards here: "Stamp Me" - Amanda's card is the second one down.  It's much more striking in person than in the photo.  It was very cool what she did with her ribbon to create the flower.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

August Secret Sister Card #1

I got flowers from my Secret Sister!  Nice!

Not sure if you can tell, but the pink flower in the middle is popped out! 

Very sweet.  Thank you my friend!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Who's Your Mummy? (Tutorial)

This card is totally CASEed.  If anyone knows who is the original creator, please let me know as I would love to give proper credit.  I posted a similar Who's Your Mummy? card back in February - without instructions.  I used this card as my Shoe Box Swap card yesterday (Meade Girls Halloween/Fall Shoebox Swap), and since I had to write instructions for that, I figured it was a good time to share them with you.  Have fun!

 ~ Supply List ~

Paper - SU! Very Vanilla, Really Rust (retired - pick your favorite shade of orange), Basic Black Whisper White

Ink - SU! Creamy Caramel (retired - pick any beige or tan)
Accessories - Circle Punches: 7/8", 1 1/4", 1 1/2" ; sponge, paper cutter, scissors

1.   Sponge the fronts of the Very Vanilla pieces with Creamy Caramel.

2.   Sponge the edges of the Very Vanilla strips.

3.   Tie long thin strip of Very Vanilla into a paper knot – sponge it with Creamy Caramel. (Note: it really is possible to tie the knot - just don't try to pull it tight, tie it the best you can and flatten it out)

4.   Assemble/adhere eyes using:

a.       1 ½ circle punch: Really Rust

b.      1 ¼ circle punch: White

c.       7/8 circle punch: Black

5.   Adhere eyes to large piece of Very Vanilla.

6.   Starting at the top, adhere the strips of Very Vanilla.

7.   Turn over and trim off excess strips.

8.   Assemble card using Black card base, Really Rust layer, then Mummy face.

9.   Adhere knot to Mummy face.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's a Cupcake Kind of Day

When I needed a birthday card for my friend Amanda, I used my love of red velvet cupcakes as inspiration.

~ Supply List ~
Stamps - Impression Obsession: Creme Cup & Cupcake Kind of Day
Paper - SU! Cherry Cobbler & Crumb Cake; Georgia Pacific 110# White

Ink - Momento Black, SU! Cherry Cobbler
Markers - Copic, SU!, and Gelly Roll Clear Star
Accessories - SU! Scalloped Oval Punch, 4" paper doily, Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Cirles Large.