Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wow...August's almost gone!

Can't believe August is almost over ... it's been really busy 'round here. My Dad celebrated his 80th birthday today and we had a little get-together BBQ. Here's the card I made to commemorate his special day. I love my Dad...we all call him Papa since grandkids were suits him.
Getting back to the card, I was inspired by this card I saw on Sharon Johnson's blog quite some time ago. I changed a few things for my version. I inked up my 3 1/4" Just Rite Stamper with SU's Dusty Durango ink for the sentiment. It's so fun to make personalized greetings with this handy set. The font is the Brayton Font. Spellbinder's Classic Circle Nestibilities were used to cut the circles of SU Very Vanilla and Dusty Durango. The designer paper is from the Wanted collection by Cosmo Cricket. I picked it up about a year ago and new it would be something I'd use for Papa...he's kind of an old Cowboy! I'm really happy with how it coordinates with the Dusty Durango and Soft Suede cardstock I used. Staying with the western theme, the small star stamps inked up in Dusty Durango are from SU's Wanted set, punched out with the small star punch from SU. Copper brads, some linen thread wrapped around the vertical layer and a rub with some Ranger Antique Linen Distressing Ink finish off the card, giving it a somewhat rugged look. Whatcha think? I'd love to hear your comments.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mojo Monday-A Halloween Howl

For me, Halloween papercrafts have always focused on the 'cuteness' of the occasion rather then the spooky, scary stuff so many enjoy. My guys are 16 & 20 now and I still like to put together treat bags for all the holidays. Of course now, instead of candy, pencils and toys, it's gift cards and cash! I thought this set, From the Crypt, would be appreciated more then the cute stamp sets I have! I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch to guide me on this Halloween Howl!
Here's what I used: All supplies Stampin'Up!unless noted
Stamp Set: From the Crypt
Card Stock: Basic Black, Old Olive
DSP: Cast-A-Spell
Ink: Ranger Distressing Ink in Black Soot
Ribbon: Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Circle Scissor (SU!)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #29

This Challenge thing is kind of addictive ... I love Karen Giron, she is multi-talented...gifted papercrafter & photoshop whiz... She made my SU cute! This card is my submission for her SweetSundaySketchChallenge #29. It's a little one, fits into a 3 5/8"x6 1/2" envelope. It's a sweet size, I think. The DSP is from Cosmo Cricket's Girl Friday collection...I adore this paper!
Here's what I used ...(all Stampin'Up! unless noted)
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Messages
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay, Sage Shadow,
Pink Pirouette(Retired)
Ink: Sage Shadow Classic Ink
DSP: Cosmo Cricket 'Girl Friday'
Embellishments: SU Pink Pirouette Button, Pink Sequins (Michael's)
Tools: BigShot with Bigz Beautiful Butterflies Die, Marvy Mega Scallop Square Punch, SU 1 3/8" square punch, SU Word Window Punch.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

'Been working on my Blog!

No new card to post tonight, I've been working on my blog instead of making cards! Lots of trial & error, previewing and deleting! I've added the SU Catalogue so you can click to view (it's a big file so be prepared to wait). If you want a copy of the supplies used for the Idea Book and Catalogue I've add that too. Also, you can go directly to my SU website with a mere click and I've added a slideshow with some of my cards from the past 7 months. It's gettin' there!