Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's A Boy

My daughter is expecting her first child and our first grandchild.  She found out yesterday that it's a boy. As we have 2 girls my husband is really excited at the prospect of a male grandchild coming in February!  Here is the card I sent to her.

I started with this week's iSpy sketch (ISSC33).  I also wanted to use boy colors so the CR84FN63 challenge fit perfectly.  I stamped the main image on white and used markers in Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Bashful Blue to color it in.  I die cut it out with Nestability ovals. I also spritzed some Bashful Blue onto the oval thinking it might make it look a bit like an egg :-)    I found some retired SU paper called Spring Showers that had both the BB & CC so I cut out 3 strips (3/4" x 3-3/4") and then popped up on the chicken image on dimensionals. The longer blue strip is from the same DSP.  I used just a part of the stamp "So Many Sayings" for the sentiment and punched it out with the Modern Label punch then added a couple brads. This is all mounted on a piece of white that I ran through my Cuttlebug with the PTI chicken wire impression plate. That's it.  I hope my daughter and SIL like the card!  

A closer look at the chicken wire impression.

Here is the inside of the card.

The Challenges:

All Supplies by Stampin'Up unless noted:

Stamps: Best of Cluck, So Many Sayings
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Spring Showers DSP (ret)
Ink: Black, Chocolate Chip, Markers in Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake & Bashful Blue
Accessories: Brads
Tools: Modern Label punch, chicken wire impression plate (pti), dimensionals, color spritzer tool

Friday, September 21, 2012

Congrats on Your New Roost

Both of my daughters have recently moved into new homes so I wanted to send them cards.  I knew that I wanted to use Papertrey's On the Farm set and this week's Color Throwdown (CTD209) worked with it just perfectly.                                                                                                                                  

 My first card is for my married daughter and her husband.  I stamped a background image from "On the Farm" in Summer Sun and then back it with Chocolate Chip and Old Olive. The rooster and hen are die cut with Really Rust and popped up on dimensionals.  The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive and then I hand cut each end to from the fishtail ends.

I was going to use the checked image from On the Farm but it was a tad too large so I grabbed the checks from a WPlus9 set called Country Charm which are just a bit smaller & stamped in Cherry Cobbler. The double lines (also from the Country Charm set) are in Chocolate Chip. I ran this Very Vanilla panel through my Cuttlebug using the PTI Linen Impression Plate. Then I used some Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink around the edge. I also used that same ink around the edge of the sentiment.  The image panel is popped up on dimensionals and some hemp is tied around the card.

My next card is for my daughter who is not married.  It is very similar to the first card except I used different background images. The barn is stamped in Really Rust, the sentiment is Chocolate Chip and the rooster is die cut from Chocolate Chip although it looks pretty black in the picture.

The rest is pretty much the same except that I embossed the image and the Really Rust panel with the Linen Impression plate. I don't know if you can see that in the pic.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

The Challenge:

Stamps: On the Farm (PTI), Country Charm (WPlus9)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Really Rust, Very Vanilla
Ink: Summer Sun, Old Olive, Really Rust, Cherry Cobbler, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen
Accessories: Hemp cord, dimensionals
Tools: On the Farm die (PTI), Linen Impression plate (PTI)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Spooky Bingo Bits

This card accomplishes 3 challenges. Can you believe it!!  Yay!  The Dynamic Duos (DD#20), Retro Sketches (RS#29) and Casual Friday (CFC70).

The card base is embossed with the SU spider web folder.  I stamped 3 different images from Spooky Bingo Bits onto white and matted them with Lucky Limeade & then black. They are popped up on dimensionals on the Lucky Limeade DSP which has a piece of Lucky Limeade behind it. I stamped the "Boo" sentiment from SU's Tiny Tags set onto a die cut tag from PTI also called Tiny Tags. This is tied on with black/white Baker's twine.  Pretty simple!

The Challenges:

Supplies (all Stampin'Up unless noted):
Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits, Tiny Tags (SU) & Tiny Tags (PTI)
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Basic Black, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade DSP
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Basic Black
Accessories: Baker's twine (non SU), dimensionals
Tools: Tiny Tags die (PTI), Spider Web EF

Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad

Lots of anniversaries this month. My parents, my bro & SIL and also mine & my hubbies at the end of the month.  This card is for my parents.  It also was able to get in two challenges.  The iSpy sketch challenge (ISSC31) and also the Color Throwdown (CTD208).


I wanted to play with my new PTI stamp set Heart-2-Heart #7.  I first punched the larger flower out of Melon Mambo pattern pack and then found a Soft Subtle button to go on top with a little bit of white Baker's twine accent.  I played around with the layout until I found one I liked and then stamped the smaller flower. The stem & leaf are Garden Green, the flower is Pink Pirouette and the center brad is Always Artichoke.  Then I stamped the stem & leaves of the larger flower and popped up the flower on a dimensional.  The sentiment is and SU set called Family Reunion.  This is also popped up on dimensionals.  The white panel I think was 4x4" (it's gone in the mail so I can't measure it) and two of the corners have been rounded.  The green ribbon I think is SU Wasabi, now retired,  but it's downstairs and I'm too lazy to go look right now.  Oops. Did I really say that.  The little heart is PTI Tiny Tags stamped in Melon Mambo and tied with Baker's Twine.  I think that's it. Thanks for checking out my card.

Stamps: PTI Heart-2-Heart #7 & TIny Tags; SU Family Reunion
Paper: SU Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Melon Mambo pattern pack
InkSU Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, and Garden Green
Accessories: Baker's twine, SU Soft Subtles button, SU ribbon, dimensionals, Always Artichoke brad
Tools: Heart-2-Heart #7 die, Nestabilities oval dies

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