Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rustic Flowers

It's time for the weekly color challenge over at Kristina Werner's blog. I really like to play along because it gets me into creating. Summertime for me can be kind of lazy so I push myself on this challenge. When I saw the bedspread picture I thought it was kind of busy so my card started out that way. I made a background with stamps from the Rustic Flower set, but then after I got it done I thought it was a bit much. So I went for a large sentiment to kind of tone it down. This one comes from the For Every Occasion set which I find myself reaching for a lot. It was a stamp of the month and I'm hoping it makes a catalog soon! My sistah found some felt flowers and shared with me so I used those and added a paper flower as well. I hope you like it!

You are Close to My Heart,


p.s. Stacy was right on the quote. "Easy peasy, lemon squeezy" is from the movie "The Greatest Game Ever Played". She's going to have to wait until after the next workshop to get the card though :0)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Everything!

I have to blog and run :0) At any minute my sistah is going to be calling me to say she's ready to go to lunch! Here is my submission for the kwerner color challenge. For the bottom of the card I used our white daisy stamp pad for the spot on background stamp and then embossed it with white. I am using those stamps to death! Love them!

The flowers and sentiment are from the With Love set which is the June stamp of the month. I embossed them with white on white cardstock and then sponged in the color with sponge daubers. Add brads for the centers and they were ready to go..."Easy peasy lemon squeezy!" Do you know that quote? The first person to tell me what movie that it's from will receive this card in the mail!

My sistah Stacy is always giving me such a hard time about me saving every scrap of paper. This card just goes to show her that no piece is too small! I pulled them from my scrap drawer. To make it look like stitching I pierced holes and then connected the dots with a white gel pen...every stamper needs one!

Well, I still have to get ready to go so I'm signing off. Don't forget to post guesses for the quote!

You are Close to My Heart,

Friday, June 13, 2008

Just Hanging Out Today

Today it's raining (again) so I'm stamping and finishing up a workshop project for tomorrow and Monday. This card also uses colors from KWerner's color challenge so I'm getting two things done at once. Hop on over and check out the rest of the creations. The monkeys are from the In the Wild those cute little guys...or girls as this case is. Their skirts are from a scallop punch that I cut into quarters. I then took the point off to make a waistband. I stamped the monkeys in chocolate and then just the leaves part in Olive and did some paper piecing to put green leaves on the branches. It also gives it a bit of depth. The monkeys are matted with Hollyhock paper and then raised on dimensionals.

The big thing right now is lots of white space which is very difficult for me. This card is my attempt at leaving it alone. I stamped the line of flowers from the June Word Puzzle along the side in Hollyhock, Olive and Honey. The ribbon is some I found at JoAnn's, but I thought it matched pretty well. (Now I'm wishing I had picked up some more.)

Well, I'm off to go clean up the mess that exploded in my office in making this card LOL :0)

You are Close to My Heart,


Friday, June 6, 2008

Downsize and Organize

That's what I've been up to lately. I've been organizing my office and weeding out discontinued products and it will be all to your advantage someday soon :0) I came across the main image for this card and so I decided to grab some scraps and finish it up. The main images are from the Friendship Word Puzzle and the background stamps are from the Spot On Backgrounds. The colors are Citrus Leaf, Watermelon, Sunflower and Black. You probably can't tell from the picture, but the main image is raised on dimensionals...which is all the rage right now. I added some bling to the centers of the flowers using some of our clear sparkles. Hmmm...we might have to make this for the next workshop.

If you live around here you might want to stay tuned for when I announce our family garage sale because if you're a stamper you're going to find goodies galore :0) As a consultant I'm not allowed to actually sell products from my blog so just watch for that little announcement. It will be worth your while to stop by because Stacy is cleaning out her stuff too.

Gotta run make supper...

You are Close to My Heart,


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Inspiration Times Two

I love a challenge. There's something about pushing myself that I like. My friend Stacy says it's because I hate to lose LOL. So here I am trying the color challenge for fun LOL. I was blog surfing last night and came across a fellow consultant's video to do this type of card. You'll have to check out Nona's blog here. It's very inspirational!

Sometimes I dream about making cards and what would look good. Do you do that? Today I had a great nap and when I woke up I had the idea to try the kwerner color challenge with Nona's card. Here's the result. I used a set of flowers called Simple Blossoms. I hope you like it.

You are Close to My Heart,