Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
So, since this is such a patriotic holiday, I just had to make this week's Challenge Card a patriotic theme!! Memorial Day weekend is really the official kick off to summertime. So, let the celebrations begin!
My brother has a birthday coming up...he's a July 4th baby....so, I think this will be his birthday card. Don't you love when you actually plan ahead?!!
Stamps: Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel, Fundamental Phrases
Inks: White Craft, Brocade Blue Jumbo Cartridge
CS: Whisper White, Real Red, Brocade Blue
Misc: Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Large & Small Star Punches, Word Window Punch, White Embossing Powder, Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon*, Paper Piercer (Tool Kit), Rectangle Punch
Ok, when I posted the Grad Card, I was asked how I made the star "frame." Since I used the same technique again, it is definitely time to explain!
Step #1: Punch out Small Star
Step #2: Then using your Large Star punch up-side-down, center the punched out star in the punch.
Yup! It's THAT easy!!
And check out the photo to the right.....
You can do the same thing (almost!) with the Scallop Punch and the Round Punches.
(Left: Scallop & 1 1/4" Round; Center: 1 3/8" & 1" Round Punches; Right: 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Round Punches)
Hope you have a fun, relaxing, and SAFE holiday weekend! And don't forget to visit the other Bloggers to see what they've all been up to....see you there!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Here's how you do this technique:
Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Holidays & Wishes
Inks: White Craft, Chocolate Chip Classic
CS: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Apricot Appeal
Misc: Tempting Turquoise Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Barely Banana Mini Brads, Paper Piercer , White Gel Pen (for little dots), Silver Outline Pen by Sakura
Friday, May 16, 2008
Stamps: Wonderful You, Twill Bkgrd, Stems & Silhouettes Jumbo Wheel
CS: Whisper White, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate
Inks: White Craft, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Misc.: Mini Clip (left over from the Winter Mini), White Tafeta Ribbon, Rectangle Punch
NOTE: All stamps and accessories are from Stampin'Up!
Thanks for stopping by! Now I'm off to visit the other bloggers who participated....why not join me?
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Stamps: Two Steppin' In The Garden by Technique Tuesday*, Polka Dot, All Holidays
Friday, May 9, 2008
And, Melanie....I can't forget Melanie! Her work is just spectacularly stylish and classy. Whether she's decorating her home, a card, or another project, her work is simply outstanding.
Last summer at Convention, I met Margaret for the first time. She's a lovely, gracious lady and a hugely talented and creative stamper.....her blog has become another must-visit spot. Margaret's creations are elegant and classic....you've just GOT to visit!
Hope you'll enjoy visiting these lovely ladies and their awsome sites. Their work is as varied as their personalities....but they all create the most amazing things!
(Ok...so I can't count! I goofed and added in 6 blog sites....but can't decide who I should take off. So they all stay!!....have fun.)