Saturday, October 17, 2009

Elegant and Easy Birthday Card

Every Envelope should have a finishing touch... easy but pretty!!
The inside of the card... a lil detail that really adds a WOW factor!!
Note the Real Red that I did on the lil strip of Creamy Caramel - it discerns the layers.

The finished Product... simple but so very pretty!!

Hidee Ho folks... I had a dear friend's bday this week... I wanted to do something in her favorite color - RED... so I whipped out our Real Red and looked on my Color Wheel for a color to pair it with. The ideal color is Creamy Caramel. I did worry - I didn't want a 'country' feel/look to the card that these two colors can have... so I when elegant. I ran the Creamy Caramel (3 3/4" x 5") thru the swirly impression plate. I adhered it to the Real Red.
I then, using the Easter Bloom stamp set I stamped on Very Vanilla the flowers and cut them out. I adhered it to a 1" x 3 3/4" Creamy Caramel that I'd flicked in Real Red (this aides in separating the layer of Creamy Caramel on top of the same color). I'd punched each flower with lil holes to thread rhinestone brads and gold brads. Using the Pop Up Dots I assembled it as such.
Knowing it needed a lil more I took a 5"x3 3/4" very vanilla and using our Markers I painted the Creamy Caramel and Real Red to create the inside. Using the Sincere Salutations I did it in Real red and adhered a flower w/ the Pop Up dots... making for a stunning and elegant inside!!
Finishing of the envelope... it's a pretty and easy card.
Recipe:
Stamps: Eastern Bloom, Sincere Salutations
Papers: Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
Inks: Creamy Caramel and Real Red
Accessories: Swirly Impression Plate, Fire Rhinestone brads, Gold Brads
Challenge: What can YOU pop and make elegant??

Dinosaur Card




This is a cute lil card my son, Sal, wanted to do for his friend's bday. Sal is all about Dinosaurs at this age (5 1/2) and loves our retired set 'Prehistoric Pals'. We did it based on the LNStampers challenge this week...
We ran the Taken W/ Teal thru the 'Friend' impression plate and adhered it to the Tempting Turquoise. I love the lil dino's they really grab at cha. We increased the texture by adding a popping up element w/ our Pop Up Dots.. the inside is so cute... his friend is sure to be blessed!!
Recipe:
Stamps: Prehistoric Pals
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Taken w/ Teal and Whisper White
Inks: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Taken w/ Teal. Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Friend impression plate
Challenge: What can you make Roar to life??

Monday, October 5, 2009

Glitter Gone Baddddd

What??
'Do you forgive me, mommy??'

Bath time... no time to hit the park...



Glitter Gone Baddddd

Oatmeal and Glitter when mixed...

Boo Boo faces from daddy's punishing the glitter palooza...
Sal's now sparkly couch... sigh - boys do not like to sparkle..


Sparkly tears..



Coughing as the glitter is in her nose, ears, eyes, hair, tush and more... and daddy did punish her..

OK So I dropped my son off at Kindergarten while the hubby watched the girls... I returned to see two crying lil girls sitting on a 'break' and one angry daddy. Trying to not giggle too much I told my girlfriend (whom I was on the phone w/) that I had to run. This is what I've discovered:
~ Glitter from Stampin' Up! is very, very, very sparkly.
~ It sticks with OUT glue very very very well.
~ Getting it out of the carpets, my son's play couch takes more than your normal vacuuming.
~ Bathing the girls took 5 head washings and it STILL is in their hair.
~ You may need to shower them as the water that has collected the run off glitter is filled again with glitter - reapplying said glitter.
~ That YOU will soon become covered in glitter after bathing and cleaning up said glitter.
~ Your kids will have glitter in the oddest places... tushies that were covered in diapers to ears.
~ Try to love them and NOT laugh at the situation - because the action was 'very naughty'...
~ LOCK UP your glitter!! Sigh...
I hope you'll see two of my very best creations covered in glitter (it's hard to capture in a picture) and know that I'm one sparkly but blessed mother.
Toodle... looooo ~ J

Friday, October 2, 2009

10 Minute Holiday Card

Holiday Card done in 10 minutes!!Ready.. Set... GOOOOO!!!!

Run the cut card stock thru the Big Shot using the new Holiday Mini 'Petals a Plenty' folder.... easy and classy!



Color it in with our amazing Markers... the Paint Brush Tip really makes it easy and fun!



Sixteen Seconds left over... AWESOME!!





Have 10 minutes?? We all do - I thought - humm - with the challenge offered by Carole Ann and Sandi from the LNStampers I figured I, too, could add a 10 minute card once a week.


Sometimes cards are too complicated and take too long.. so I wanted to see how I could create a classy card in under 10 minutes... and I did!! Cutting the Paper LONG ways at 4 1/4" I created a looong card. I boned it and with our amazing Big Shot and the newest Folder 'Petals A Plenty' it quickly embosses for a BIG impression!


Looking like Pointsettias I grabbed the Home For Christmas Stamp set and stamped it on Very Vanilla in Chocolate Chip. I then snagged my Markers and colored in the Real Red first. I then went in with the Garden Green, then the Creamy Caramel for the wood. I then went in with Close to Cocoa for the boulders and using our Painty Pen (has silver on one end and gold on the other) I highlighted what would be metal in Gold.


I then ripped the edges (pulling towards me) of the picture and the sentiments (in Chocolate Chip and Real Red). I then flicked it in the Chocolate Chip Stamp Pad for a rustic look. Adhered it on with my SNAIL... and BAM... a quick card in less than 10 minutes (16 seconds to spare - whew!!)



Recipe:

Papers: Real Read, Very Vanilla

Stamps: Home for Christmas

Inks: Chocolate Chip Pad, Real Red, Garden Green, Caramel, Close to Cocoa markers

Accessories: Big Shot's Folding plate 'Petals A Plenty' and Painty Gold Marker/Pen


Challenge: What can YOU do in 10 minutes??

UpGraded 10 Minute Card... simply add 3 minutes!





OK so have 3 more minutes?? Grab that Paint Pen and with Gold hit every lil raised dot. I LOVE the lil shot of metal and sparkle... it needed a little more. Hummm.... Grabbing our Holiday Mini Gold Elastic String... Adhere the Painted Door and Sentiments from Home for Christmas. Bam - a lil Sparkle, a lil Gold, Pretty and Classic.
I hope YOU like it 'cause I do... Have a Sparkle Filled Day!! Hugs ~ J
Challenge: What can YOU Up-Grade?

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