Monday, August 31, 2009

Vacation LOs - Part 2

Here are some more vacation LOs. I am working on other stuff right now that I don't want to post here just yet so until I can post them, you will have the total pleasure of seeing my vacation LOs. Luckily I have quite a few of them done so I have something to post on here for the next couple of weeks or so. And as you know, I love the Color Challenges and I will keep posting them as well. My posts won't be as many, but I will do enough to hopefully keep you interested. :) Thanks for checking in, I love it when people stop by.

cardstock - Stampin Up! (kraft)
all other supplies - Little Yellow Bicycle

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #15

Back with another Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. When I saw this challenge for the first time last night I got such creative jolt that I had to make a card right away. I am usually one to not make a card until the last couple of days or so, but this time I just had to sit down and get my card done because the colors inspired me so much.

I pretty much new right away what stamp set I wanted to use because I love the flowers and the stem in the For All You Do stamp set by Stampin Up!. Gotta love Stampin Up! I also love to use my scissors and I was craving a little cutting and this was perfect for me. Please tell me I am not the only one who loves using her scissors. :)

This last picture kind of gives you the the dimensional feel to my card. I used foam adhesive on the largest flowers and just curled the edges on the medium sized flowers and kept the smallest ones flat to the card. To help polish off the flowers I added a pearl gem to the center of each. Love the elegant feel of it. Thanks so much for looking!! Have a great day!
cardstock - Stampin Up! (very vanilla)
stamps - Stampin Up!
ink - Colorbox (clearsnap)
pearls - Hero Arts

Monday, August 17, 2009

Vacation Layouts

I have been working hard on our vacation album and I thought I would share a couple of pages with you today. I am hoping to post all of our vacation layouts for you to look at. I have 15 pages of my 40 page album done so far. I had to stop for a little while to make a couple of mini albums for family and some cards but I am hoping to get back at my album soon and get it done by mid September or so. It is always good to have a time frame because it keeps me moving.
kraft cardstock - Stampin Up!
all other supplies - Little Yellow Bicycle

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #14

Wow, I was so excited when I saw the colors for this week's color challenge. I am not one to use dark colors and I loved the fact that this challenge took me out of my comfort zone. I have been in a real creative slump lately and this was just what I needed to help put me out of that slump. My creative juices got flowing and I knew right away that I wanted to do an anniversary card with these colors because the boldness of the colors remind me of the kind of elegance that you get from weddings. And anniversary cards should be just as special.
Isn't THIS stamp set great. It is designed by Dawn McVey for Papertrey Ink, the very person that does these wonderful color challenges. So glad I had a beautiful stamp set like this to make this card, it just added to the elegance I wanted to create.
cardstock - PTI, SU (very vanilla)
stamps - PTI
gems - Hero Arts
ribbon - Robert Stanley Collection
ink - Clearsnap

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mini Album - Maine

Wow. I didn't realize how long it has been since I posted last. Sorry for that. I just haven't spent that much time on the computer lately, no drive to keep me on there. But, I am back with a mini album I created in 5-6 hours or so of our vacation to Maine. I made this as a gift for our Aunt Bev since she wasn't able to join us on this vacation. We sure missed her. I just wanted to be sure to include pictures of all the families that were there and in a couple different locations. BTW, she loved the album and I was so happy to make it for her.

chipboard book - Cosmo Cricket
patterned paper - October Afternoon
stamps - Papertrey Ink, Stampin Up!
gems - Hero Arts
letter stickers - American Crafts