Dreams du Jour-Mojo Monday #75

Well, my Mojo doesn't seem to happen on Monday, but here is my creation for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! I've had the idea since Monday, just didn't get it done until tonight!

Another creation using the great new DSP paper from SU! This card uses DSP (Designer Series Paper) from the Parisian Breeze Specialty set. It's not your average DSP! It's textured, cover-weight card stock. Fun fun! Colors in the paper are Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip & Kraft.

My card base is Chocolate Chip CS. That color has found a permanent spot beside my cutter!! Next layer is the flower print for the background. Next on the right side, a Baha Breeze CS strip punched on the right side with the Eyelet Border topped with a piece of dotted DSP. Center layer has a Kraft background piece, with 2 pieces of DSP. The dots again, and the reverse side of the dots- a Chocolate print., The only stamping on this card is the Dreams image, done in Basic Brown on Whisper White, colored with a blender pen using Baja Breeze & Sahara Sand ink. Accent layer on the Dreams image is again Chocolate chip. The brads are from the pretties kit. If I had it to do again, I would do a few less, and maybe a different brad (? vintage?). These don't lay very flat-that's just the way they are! Great for flower centers and such, not so great when you want flat!

Last accent on the card are flowers from the Pretties kit. I colored both with an Aqua pen and classic ink-Baja Breeze & Sahara Sand. Ice brad in the center in the light blue color.

Over all, I like the look! Lots of layers, but this paper blends wonderfully together (as to ALL of our DSP packs!)

Happy weekend all!


Big Shot Daisies

Here is the last club card from our last gathering. Another hit with everyone!

My inspiration once again came from a hostess request. She wanted to see something done with Big Shot flowers. I took the dies I have and compared them to my background stamps, and thought these would go well together.

Card base is Riding Hood Red. The background is Whisper White, stamped with the Pretty Petals Background stamped, and punched along the bottom with the fantabulous new Eyelet Border punch. The Daisies #2 die has 3 different sizes of flowers on it. I cut two of each (at the same time). The largest & smallest in Riding Hood Red, the center in Chocolate Chip. These flowers have a very large center so you'll want to layer together with Snail adhesive. We alternated the petals on each size flower to give it the full look. Once we had all the layers adhered together we put a Chocolate Chip Corduroy button through (it has a back like a brad). We attached the finished flower to the card with a Pop-Up Glue Dot. Fun Fun!!

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Good Friend!

Well, my streak is broken, but that's OK! I didn't feel very well last night so didn't take time to post. Not feeling wonderful tonight, but grabbed the laptop and parked in front of the TV!

This is my most recent swap creation, for a 'new catalog' category. I only ordered 2 sets (so far!) from the catalog, so I didn't have a lot of choice. I struggled a bit with this, it's a bit "busy", but overall I do like how it came out.

Card base is Summer Sun, background paper is Good Morning Sunshine. Bird is stamped in Pacific Point on Whisper White, layered on Pacific Point. I rounded the corners on the bird layers and background paper to go with the 'good friends'. I stamped that in Basic Brown and colored in with Summer Sun ink using a blender pen. The key tag punch was used to punch out the 'good friends' and I punched a second one from Kiwi Kiss, split it, and layered it behind each side of the top layer. I tied a Kiwi Kiss ribbon around the background layer, and added the saying with dimensionals. The bird wing was cut from Kiwi Kiss by stamping a partial image and cutting it out. The eye of the bird is a brad from the new jumbo brad sets in the Chocolate Chip color.

One more note. If you look at the bird in the catalog (Good Friend set), his legs are much longer. I masked the bird, and stamped the feet at the bottom of the white layer giving him the short legs. It's pretty quick and easy, and used much less paper then the full length leg!

Thanks again for stopping by! Hopefully I'll feel up to stamping tomorrow!


WSC69 Big Bold Birthday

Not that anybody but me is counting, but this is 5 in a row! More inspiration from a challenge. This one is Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. Not sure I like the colors, but otherwise it's not bad!

Card base is Pumpkin Pie. Dotted DSP on the side is Kiwi Kiss from the Bella Rose set. Thought it would go great with the ribbon, which is from the new Ribbon Originals set Pig Tails. I ran the card base through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dot Texture plate-they are hard to see in the scan. The cupcake bottom is Kiwi Kiss, frosting is Bashful Blue. I cut a reverse mask of the frosting and stamped Pumpkin Pie dots over. Candles are Kiwi.

One question for all you out there. Is there an easy way to texture just the the front of a card? without doing the whole thing? I tried to open the card and just do the front, but it moved when I put it through the Big Shot. Any suggestions? I ended up doing the whole thing, which doesn't look bad. The inside/back of the card have light impression dots on them!

Thanks again for stopping by! I survived shopping with two teenage boys today. They are stylin', and I'm broke! Ahh, the joys of parenthood!


Together Forever SDC 40

WOW-4 days in a row!!! I've found inspiration in some sketch & design challenges! and of course, I'm ignoring my messy house and choosing to stamp! he he!!

This one is for SUDSOL Design Challenge #40. SUDSOL is a demo group, click the icon in my sidebar for more information if you're interested in finding out more!

Very simple layout, and I went with an elegant look for a wedding or anniversary card. My initial thought was to again use a texture plate for the background, but then I remembered this wonderful NEW paper that we have. Both the background white and dotted vellum piece are from the Taste of Textiles pack of paper. The scan doesn't do them justice! Click to view it larger and you might see some detail. The white is called Coated White Pin Stripe, and it really shines in person! Very pretty. The vellum has Not Quite Navy Polka Dots. Card base is Not Quite Navy, top layer is Shimmery backed by Chocolate Chip. I stamped the flowers in Basic Brown and used a Blender Pen to color with Not Quite Navy classic ink. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip with white dots, from the Valet Ribbon Originals set. I stamped the Together Forever on Not Quite Navy with Craft White and punched with the Wide Oval punch. It is layered on with Dimensionals.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend! My boys are off school tomorrow and it's a usual day off for me, so we're heading shopping for dress clothes for upcoming band activities. Fun fun! Hopefully I'll still find time to share something before the day is over.


Botanical Blooms-Mojo Monday #74

Don't anybody fall off their chair-this is my 3rd day in a row to post!! And better yet, I stamped this just because I wanted too! That hasn't happened for quite a while!

I used the Mojo Monday week 74 sketch for inspiration. And I FINALLY used a texture plate with my Big Shot!! It's a little hard to see in the scan, but it's there!

Card base is Chocolate Chip. Textured layer is Riding Hood Red. The texture is the floral/swirl image from the SU! Backgrounds 1 set. The pink strips are the 1-1/4" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain ribbon. Stamp set is Botanical Blooms, another Sale-A-Bration set that you can get FREE with a $50 purchase. I stamped the outline parts of the flower with Chocolate Chip, and filled in the flowers with Pink Pirouette & Riding Hood Red. This is a two-step set so no coloring, just a quick stamp! A piece of the Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon is around the bottom of the stamped image. Lastly, I added a Fleurette with a 1/2 Pearl from the Pretties Kit.

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2nd Club Sample

My hostess last weekend also requested something for St. Patricks. While I knew I didn't have any sets specifically for that, I knew I could do something with this Sale-A-Bration set, Polka Dot Punches.

The card base is Garden Green. We started by stamping the heart from the set along the top, bottom, & then sides to create the background using the Craft White ink pad. While that ink was drying, we stamped 3 hearts in Garden Green on Whisper White and punched them with the new Full Heart punch. We adhered the hearts to a piece of Garden Green to form the Shamrock, then added the stem in Garden Green ink. It says "you've got a friend in me!" and is from the Cheep Talk set. We added a Rhinestone Brad for the center from the Pretties Kit before attaching to a layer of Whisper White and then onto the card base. Quick and easy!!

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February Club Project

Hello all, sorry once again for my delays in posting! I'm having trouble getting anything accomplished these days! I did manage to get some projects together for my club ladies last weekend. Here is one of them, inspired by the great Patty Bennett! If only I could get as much done as she does!!!

This project is a pocket, created with the Top Note die for the Big Shot. The base of the pocket is cut from Bashful Blue cardstock. The top layer is from the Dashing Dots DSP which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase. Don't miss your chance to own it! It is a great set of paper- 4 sheets each of 4 prints! There are two samples here, the only difference being which way we folded the top layer of paper. I scored a line about 1" down from the top of the Top Note cut out of the DSP.

We attached the DSP Top Note to the base with just a little snail around the edges. The Certainly Celery ribbon-also FREE during SAB, was tied around the assembled pocket, over the fold. We added a punched flower from the Polka Dot Punches set-you guessed it-FREE during SAB. The brad in the center is the new So Saffron Flower brad from the Flower Assortment Designer Brads. We made a small coordinating bookmark for inside the pocket. The Saffron ribbon is part of the bundle pack for SAB. The white brad is from the 5/16 Neutrals Assortment of Jumbo Brads.