Monday, April 25, 2011

PPA #90--Sense of Time Elegant Soiree

This is my first submission to the Paper Pal Arts Challenge as well as the "premier" use of the clock in my "Sense of Time" stamp set.  I've already cut and stamped the components to make three more for a total of four to donate to Operation Write Home.  For more information on PPA & OWH, please visit the following links:

Paper Pal Arts #90:
Operation Write Home:

Card Ingredients
Paper(s):  Ivory CS (Staples, 110#), Soft Suede CS, Elegant Soiree DSP, Brushed Gold CS.
Ink(s):  Soft Suede, Stampin' Emboss Gold Powder, Tinted Emboss Ink (Top Boss).
Stamp(s):  Sense of Time.
Cricut:  Plaintin Schoolbook (for circle that frames the clock face).
Embellishment(s):  Pearls (Recollections).
Tools/Other:  Corner Rounder Punch (Brand Unknown), Sponge.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

OWH Stars & Stamps #65: Vintage Elegant Soiree Elements of Style

Lately I've been wanting to use my Elements of Style stamp set, which is rather interesting given that I resisted purchasing it when it was recommended.  :)  Over time, its elegant and versatile components have enabled me to create some lovely cards and view an array of incredible pieces by other stampers.  In fact, they have also "enabled" me to use colors on flowers that I normally would not have considered....which ultimately led to the creation of this card below.  For more information, please visit the following link:  OWH Stars & Stamps #65:

Card Ingredients
Papers:  Elegant Soiree DSP, Ivory CS (Staples Brand, 110 #), Baja Breeze CS, Not Quite Navy CS, Soft Suede CS.
Inks:  Timber Brown (StazOn/Non-SU!), Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso.
Stamp(s):  Elements of Style.
Big Shot:  Square Lattice Emboss Folder.
Punches:  Boho Blossoms, Scallop Ribbon, Two-step Bird (for branches).
Hardware/Other:  Brushed Copper Brad (Memory Makers), Basic Pearls
Tools/Other:  Sponge(s), Crimper, Paper Piercer.
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Friday, April 8, 2011

Mojo Monday + OWH Stars & Stamps: Heart Dad a Latte

This is the first time I've submitted one card for two different challenges.  One is for the Mojo Monday #185 Sketch and the second is for the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Father's Day Challenge.  The Baja Breeze ink translated in a yellow-ish manner on the ivory cardstock, but it was the same blue as the matching cardstock.  Maybe next time I'll stamp and color on white cardstock to maintain the color integrity.  Please visit the following links for more information:

Card Ingredients:
Papers:  Elegant Lines DSP, Ivory CS (Staples, 110 lb.), Early Espresso CS, Baja Breeze CS.
Inks:  Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Early Espresso.
Stamp(s):  Latte Love (Fiskars), Tiny Dot Letters (Hero Arts).
Big Shot/Cuttlebug:  Dots Emboss Folder.
Punches:  Two-step Owl, Eyelet Border, Slot, Boho Blossoms, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle.
Embellishments:  Blue Ribbon (Offray).
Tools/Other:  Sponge.
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Monday, April 4, 2011

OWH Challenge #63: Vintage Elegant Soiree and Espresso Flower

This card was made specifically for the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Challenge.  My youngest daughter has already been helping me to make a set of these for OWH as well.  Here are some links for more information:

OWH Stars and Stamps Challenge:
Operation Write Home:

Card Ingredients
Papers:  Elegant Soiree DSP, Ivory CS (110lb., Staples Brand), Brushed Gold CS, Early Espresso CS, Crumb Cake CS, Very Vanilla CS.
Inks:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake.
Stamp(s):  Sense of Time, Tiny Tags.
Big Shot/Cricut:  Bigz XL Flower Folds Die, Daisy Die (Ellison), Elegant Lines Emboss Folder.
Punches:  Corner Scallop Punch (Unknown Brand).
Embellishments:  Antique Brad.
Tools/Other:  Sponge, Paper Piercer, Color Spritzer.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mojo Monday 184: Bliss, Owl, and Elegant Lines

Here is my first attempt at a square card, using the square scallop die by Sizzix/Stampin' Up!  I made it with this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge in mind, but now that I look at it...I think I strayed from the parameters a little bit; but it was a good first run, nevertheless.  Here is a link to the challenge:

Card Ingredients
Papers:  Baja Breeze CS, Early Espresso CS, Brushed Gold CS, Crumb Cake CS, Real Red CS, Ivory CS (Staples Brand, 110 lb.), & Elegant Soiree DSP.
Inks:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze.
Markers:  Soft Suede.
Stamp(s):  Bliss, Tiny Tags.
Punches:  Two-step Owl, Two-step Bird, Bojo Blossoms, 1/4" Circle, Jewelry Tag (Medium), Designer Label (Large).
Tools/Other:  Sponging, Unibal Signo White Gel Pen.
Big Shot/Cuttlebug:  Elegant Lines Emboss Folder, Square Scallop Die.
Embellishments:  Pearls (Recollections Brand & Stampin' Up!), Gold Cord (non-SU!, Brand Unknown).

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