Month: September 2012

Trying a new challenge site- ColourQ

Some colors naturally complement each other so beautifully and then some colors take work to get them to mesh. It took me so time to warm up to these colors.

But I looked around at His creation and thought….all colors go together – just do something with them already! I used the colors in the ColourQ challenge #154 but subbed Baroque Burgundy for the Bravo Burgundy. In the end, I think the colors worked, what do you think?

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Moving Forward # 126322 clear, # 126320 wood, sentiment SU Itty Bitty Banners # 126257 clear, #126255 wood
INK: SU Summer Starfruit # 126991, SU Old Olive # 126953 for stems, SU Baroque Burgundy (retired)
PAPER: SU Summer Starfruit # 126839, SU Whisper White # 100730, SU So Saffron # 105118, SU Cameo Coral (retired), SU Baroque Burgundy
ACCESSORIES: SU 3/16 in Soft Subtles Brads # 119738
TOOLS: Bitty Banners Framelits #129267, SU Window Frames Collections Framelit Dies # 129021, SU Paper Piercing Pack # 127857, SU Dimensionals # 104430

Pretty in Pink

I have been stamping all weekend while I have had the house all to myself !  I was running low on baby cards so I tried out the ever popular and so adorable onesie card. Although it takes a few steps, it is relatively simple to make. The pink color just makes me smile;)

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU So Many Scallops (retired)
PAPER: SU Pretty in PInk # 100459, SU Whisper White # 100730
INK: SU Pretty in PInk #126955, Versamark for flowers # 102283
ACCESSORIES: Random white button brads, white ribbon for bow
TOOLS: SU 1 3/8 Circle punch # 119860, SU 1 3/4 Scallop punch # 119854, SU Scallop Border Punch # 119882

Happy Anniversary Freshly Made Sketches !

The designers over at Freshly Made Sketches are celebrating their ONE year anniversary this week. Congrats to them! So, this week’s challenge allowed participants to use any of the sketches from the last year. There were so many to pick from in their gallery. This a wonderful place to get ideas when you have “stamper’s block.” I chose Sketch # 24.

The second photo shows the detail of the dry embossing on the Certainly Celery background that doesn’t show up well enough in my photo. I watercolored the flowers with SU inks.

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Perennial Friendship (retired)
PAPER: SU Old Olive # 100702, SU Barely Banana (retired)- could use So Saffron # 105118, SU Basic Black # 121045, SU Certainly Celery # 105125, SU Whisper White # 100730
INK: SU Basic Black # 126980, SU Daffodil Delight # 126944, SU So Saffron # 126957, SU Garden Green # 126973, SU Bashful Blue or Blue Bliss chalk (retired) around the image
TOOLS: CB bird in grass embossing folder

In memory of those who passed, those who assisted, and prayers for those left behind on September 11…

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As I was getting ready to go to go to bed 15 minutes before midnight on this memorial day of September 11…I thought of those who went “above and beyond” and those who continue to go beyond for others everyday. Thank You!

MOJO258 goes Above and Beyond…

This week’s challenge was a fun sketch that lended itself well to the SU One in a Million stamp set that I have been itching to use on a card!

While I was making this card, Jim stepped into the stamping area and asked if I had anything to cut a template for a piece on  his boat. I said, yes,  you can use this or that to do the job. He remarked how his dad always said that having the right tools is 90% of the job. I agreed! This card is a perfect example of using a lot of cool tools like circle punches to produce a neat card.

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU One in a Million #126382 clear, # 126380 wood
INK: SU Black Stazon # 101406, SU Tempting Turquoise # 126952
PAPER: SU Tempting Turquoise # 102067, SU Basic Black # 121045, SU Tempting Turquoise DSP (retired), SU Whisper White # 100730
ACCESSORIES: 1/2 in black stitched grosgrain ribbon- Can use SU 1/2 Scallop Dots Basic Black #124145
Random buttons- can use SU Neutrals Designer Buttons # 119743
TOOLS: SU 3/16 in Corner punch # 119871, For small side circles: SU 1 in Circle punch # 119868, SU 1 1/4 in Circle punch # 119861, Marvy punch for Scallop (large) behind image, Nestabilities for DSP and black, Can you SU Circles #2 Originals # 114526 or SU 2 1/2 in Circle punch # 120906 and SU 2 3/8 in Scallop punch # 118874