Hippo Fun

Today’s Challenge on SCS was to use chipboard!  I love chipboard and have been wanting to use this scallop piece for awhile.  I was inspired by a recent layout of Taylor’s for this card.  I started with a Kraft cardbase since I had one sitting on my table 🙂  I used the DP from the Jersey Shore collection.  I stamped the hippo from the Pun Fun set and did the tilt technique that was featured yesterday on SCS to make his head move.  I colored him with watercolor crayons.  I used crystal effects on the balloon but it is impossible to tell that in the picture.  I sponged the main image piece with more mustard.  I added the sentiment from the hippo and punched it with the word window punch along with an additional piece or more mustard to shadow it.  I used a small clear button and a piece of Red DP behind that and tied it with hemp twine and a small piece or red grosgrain ribbon.  I layered that layer on a piece of tempting turquoise I had stamped with the Dotted BG.  I used the scallop chipboard and colored that with red craft ink and used Glazzy glaze on top of that.  I used my crop-i-dileto punch the holes and set white eyelets.  This was a fun little card!  Ok, here is a question..Does anyone really care about the process or is a reciepe enough?  Just wondering 🙂 Have a wonderful day and happy creating!


Summer Fun Sketch Challenge

This is my attempt this week for the sketch challenge on SCS.  I don’t think I followed all the rules this time but had this idea and it would have looked funny to have an upside-down watermelon!  When I first saw this sketch I thought, wow, that is different.  That is why they are challenges though!  I started with a Kraft cardbase that is 9 1/4″ x 4.  I used some DP from the Summer Days Simply Scrappin’ Kit (thanks Mom!) in bashful blue.  I tied ribbon around the top of that layer and used a ribbon slider from the hardware kit in the Occasions mini.  To make my watermelons I used the Coluzzle cutting system.  I stamped the Weathered BG in Wild Wasabi on Wild Wasabi cardstock.  The inside of the watermelon is Rose Red DP.  I hand drew a few seeds (don’t look to closely).  For the main image I stamped and cut out the letters to spell summer from the Big Deal Alphabet.  I used Bashful Blue, Barley Banana, Rose Red, and Wild Wasabi. 

I used dazzling diamond to glitter them up pretty! Some of the letters are popped up and some are not to add dimention.  The “fun” is from Everyday Flexible Phrases.  I used the oval punches and silver brads for that.  I think that’s it!  I hope you are having a happy day! 

Priceless Double Challenge

I wasn’t feeling good again yesterday so I took a nap instead of stamped.  I know tough choice…Today I am feeling a little better and really wanted to do a diorama card so I stamped during naptime!  This card was challenging to photography so sorry about the blurry photo of the front!  For the instructions on how to do the diorama card check here.  I use the colors for today’s color challenge on SCS, Certainly celery, Pretty in Pink and Lovely Lilac.  I think I have only used Lovely Lilac one time since I have been a demonstrator which is a year and a half.  I am not a big fan of bold brights but it turned out ok with the other colors.  I used certainly celery for the front and stamped it with Linen BG (retired).  I stamped the butterfly from Priceless on WW cardstock and vellum in all three colors and cut them each out.  To the vellum layer of butterfly I added Dazzling Diamond to the center and the flower on one of the wings.  I adhered the vellum to the layer of WW.  I stamped the swirls from priceless to look kinda like the butterfly path on the front with WW craft ink.  I paper pierced around the front.  I stacked a small clear button and a pretty in pink button and tied a piece of pink gingham through it.  On the Lovely Lilac layer I stamped the larger swirls from Priceless in WW craft ink.  For the sentiment I used the Happy Birthday from the Hugs and Wishes stamp set.  I masked that and stamped the swirl again in white craft ink and added a the celery butterfly on that layer. 

I put it all together and now I just have to figure out which niece it will go to!  Hope you are having a good week!  My hubby is coming home a little early today so that is always a good day!

Beate’s WSC 46

I did two card for this weekend’s sketch challenge at Beate’s Blog Fresh and Fun this week.  It is a great layout that is fast and easy!  I am not feeling great today so I am not going to post all the details but if you have any questions about anything let me know!  TFL!!

Featured Stamper 65-Mother’s Day

Today is the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS.  I don’t usually get to participate in these but today I got the chance!  Hereis the card that I CASE’d from Kim, this week’s featured stamper .  I changes most everything except the basic layout and card size. The picture is of the card slightly open so you can see the inside as well.  The center is acetate with Happy Mother’s Day (All Holidays) stamped in Timber Brown Stazon.  The inside has three layers all cut with the Coluzzle and the bottom layer pinched with the corner rounder to make scallops.  I also cut the circle in the cardbase and other layers with the Coluzzle.  The flowers are punched using SU! Flower punches.  The pearl centers are from teh Pretties Kit.   It think every thing else is pretty straight forward!  I hope you all have a great week!

All Ruffled Up..

Today on SCS the challenge was to use ruffles!  I am really not a ruffle girl but I did my best attempt!  Here is my card

I also used yesterday’s sketch challenge for the layout of this card.  It is a long card 9 1/4″ x  8 scored at 4 and also 3/4″ for the fold on the bottom.  I made the cardbase out of Old Olive.  I layered the cherries from Summer Picnic.  To make the ruffle I used the wide red ribbon and did a basting stitch along one side and made the ruffle.  I used my coluzzle cutter to make the two larger ovals and used glue dots to adhere the ribbon ruffle to the back side of the bashful blue oval.  I think that is all of the stuff that is not self explanatory!  My boys are playing outside so I have to go check on them!  Hope you are having a happy day!


K Color Challenge

This is the card I created for Kristina’s color challenge this week:Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla.  I couldn’t use Very Vanilla because I needed glossy cardstock so I had to use white but I love vanilla in that combo and will use it soon. You can’t see all the color in the picture but I took it at least ten times and none of then turned out great.  I started the a cho. chip card base stamped with the sanded BG.  I layered soft sky that is paper pierced, close to cocoa and the white glossy cardstock that I embossed with Dark Brown embossing powder.  I sponged soft sky and close to cocoa in the negative areas of the paisley BG after it was embossed.  I added ribbon, hardware and the sentiment and I was done!  I have to go now but will be back later to share the SCS for today!