Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Two birds, one stone....

This is a double challenge entry.  I wanted to do something with the sketch from Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 206 and the So Shelli Creative Challenge for June -- anything to do with a birthday card.

I had a hard time balancing the embellishment of the sketch with what I wanted the finished product to work out to, but I came close.  The flower was made with Melanie Schulenberg's fab video tutorial on paper roses and the leaves were stamped using the single leaf image from Happiness Shared.  The duck was watercolored with Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa and Rich Razzleberry, then highlighted with a white gel pen.    The flourish behind the duck was taken from Strength & Hope.  The sentiment was stamped on White in Early Espresso, the cut so that the cs was flagged.  I sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa, the pleated the sentiment a couple of times, then smoothed it into place below the central image.

Stamps:  Cherish Friendship, Happiness Shared, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Strength & Hope

Paper:  Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, White, Crumb Cake textured, Pocketfull of Posies dsp

Ink:  Black, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Flower Pieces Sizzlit, Ticket-Corner punch, Scallop Edge border punch, Metallic Brads, white gel pen, Vanilla 5/8" satin ribbon, Rich Razzleberry 3/8" taffeta ribbon, Basic Pearl Jewels, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, sponges

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ellie!

This is a quick card that I whipped up for my daughters' birthday today.  It's kind of a mish-mash of elements, but I think that the Melon Mambo polka-dot ribbon pulled the whole thing together.  The large Melon Mambo doily was cut from the Flirtatious die-cut sheet and the smaller doily was punched with the Lace Ribbon border punch.

Stamps:  Tiny Tags

Paper:  Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink, Flirtatious dsp

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder

Accessories:  Ticket-Corner punch, Lace Ribbon border punch, Tiny Tag punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Melon Mambo Polka-Dot ribbon, brads, linen thread, sponges

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bowl full of Cherries...

Here is another sample made with the new Cherish Friendship.  I really love this set and, most especially, this image!  The round scalloped frame was made using the BigZ Perfect Pennants die.  Highlights are added with a white gel pen.

Stamps:  Cherish Friendship

Paper:  Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, White, Flirtatious dsp

Ink:  Black, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa

Accessories:  Big Shot, BigZ Perfect Pennants die, Pearls Jewels, Ticket-Corner punch, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Chocolate Chip Scalloped Polka-Dot grosgrain, Metallic brads, Dimensionals, Aquapainter, white gel pen

June issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler!

The June issue of the Sampler is due for release June 10th, with a fresh new theme.   Our focus this month is to offer ideas Summer babies, one of the most popular season for births.

Features this month include, bayb mobile, baby shower decor, onesie project and of course, baby cards.

Reserve your issue in advance.  Release date June 10th.   

Please use the code PCS-LH

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New stuff!!

Yay for the new SU! 2010 - 2012 Catalog preview!!  I love the new catalog and can't wait until July 1 to order from it.  This sample highlights one of the preview sets, Cherish Friendship, a new dsp -- and how about that fabulous new punch?  And the new In-Colors?  Glorious!

Stamps:  Cherish Friendship

Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant, White, Flirtatious dsp

Ink:  Black, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake

Accessories:  Lace Ribbon Border punch, brads, Pearl Jewels, Ticket-Corner punch, Dimensionals, Aquapainter, sponges