Month: September 2012

A Negative makes a positive…

For Pals Paper Arts # 143, I used the negative of the SU Blossom punch to outline a fun SU DSP. When you punch out a flower, you end up with an awesome negative that I hate to waste. So I decided to use it  after seeing it on numerous blogs.  


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Itty Bitty Banners # 126257 clear, # 126255 wood
INK: SU Gumball Green # 126861
PAPER: SU Bashful Blue # 105120, SU Purely Pomegranate (retired), SU DSP
ACCESSORIES: SU Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin ribbon # 126848, SU 3/16″ Subtles brads (So Saffron) # 119738
TOOLS: SU Blossom Punch # 125603. SU Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder # 117335, SU 3/4″ Circle Punch # 119873, SU 1/2″ Circle Punch #119869, SU Bitty Banners Framelits # 129267, SU Paper Piercing Tool #126189 for center of flower

Here’s the Sketch:

Up, Up, and Away with the Paper Players Challenge #114

I am in love with all the stamps in the SU Moving Forward set! Here’s the third image I have used lately. Everytime I use it, I am reminded of the donation Stampin’ Up makes to the Ronald McDonald charities for every set that is sold. I wanted to play around with the retired SU Kaliedacolor ink pads and chose the Calypso colors. The teal really jumped out at me after I stamped the image so I used Taken with Teal as the background for this card. All the other colors coordinated well with the ink. I got a kick out of the yellow fuzzy thread I laced through the button and the teal bling rhinestones by friend Wendy got me for my birthday:) Hope you like it! 


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Moving Forward # 126322 clear, # 126320 wood, Itty Bitty Banners # 126257 clear, #126255 wood
INK: SU Kaleidacolor Calypso (retired)
PAPER: SU Whisper White # 100730, SU Real Red # 102482, SU Taken with Teal and Yo-Yo Yellow (retired)
ACCESSORIES: random red button, fuzzy yellow thread, and teal rhiinestones
TOOLS: Bitty Banner Framelits # 129267, SU Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder # 117335, Nestabilities circle and scallop dies

Here’s the sketch:

Mojo Monday 260 Flutters by…

Mondays are days to look forward to when you know a new challenge will be up on the MOJO MONDAY blog site! This happens to be a stamp-free card where I used the Big Shot and a SU Bigz die called Beautiful Butterflies. I could easily put a cute little sentiment in the lower right hand corner but wasn’t set on what I wanted. Sometimes I let a card stew a while and then another idea comes to mind when I look at it later. Maybe I’ll see a place for more embellishment or a flaw that leads to me tearing it apart! I will admit I redid the purple butterfly this morning because it had an impression from a circle of a tag that was caught on the plate and it was driving me crazy!


Card Recipe:
PAPER: SU Certainly Celery # 105125, SU Old Olive # 100702, SU Whisper White # 100730, Su Almost Amethyst (retired), Random DSP
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls # 119247, SU Certainly Celery ribbon (retired) and a random matching purple ribbon
TOOLS: SU Big Shot # 113439, SU Beautiful Butterflies Bigz # 114507, Nestabilities Squares and Scallop Squares dies

Here’s the challenge…

A sunny card for a sunny day…

It is a bright and sunny day today in Pittsburgh, and we who live here don’t take that for granted! I had some time to put together a Freshly Made Sketch challenge this morning and here it is….


Here’s a close up of the flowers with Stickles that pop so beautifully in person. I also popped the ribbon section off the green base using dimensionals, again this is evident in person and so neat looking!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Happy Harmony (retired)
INK: SU Garden Green # 126973, SU Yo-Yo Yellow and SU Only Orange (both retired)
PAPER: SU Whisper White # 100730, SU Garden Green # 102584
ACCESSORIES: Random yellow and orange ribbons, Yellow Stickles, SU Dimensionals # 104430
TOOLS: SU Slit punch (retired)

Here’s the sketch challenge found at Freshly Made Sketches #53: