Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tin and Cards (LeAnn)

I made this tin and cards for a co-worker. I forgot to close the lid before I took the pic=-(

These thank you cards are my favorite!

I bought a lot of this Making Memories you'll be seeing a lot of it!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch (Shannon)

Here's the sketch challenge for this weekend on Beate's blog...
I was stamping with Zoey on Saturday.....
And she asked me to watercolor a heart for her. She picked out the crayons she wanted me to use from my Watercolor Wonder Crayons, and I ended up liking the color scheme so much that I used it for this challenge too...

This is a Whisper White 4-1/4" square card, Brill Blue Prints DSP on bottom, Turquoise behind the heart (love that Coluzzle), Real Red 5/8" ribbon, Just Celebrate & Fundamental Phrases stamp sets.

Beate's Weekend Challenge (Vanessa)

I have really been pattern mixing lately! Here is the what I came up with for Beate's Weekend Challenge:

Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Making Memories Cosmopolitan Collection

Stamp: Eat Cake

Ink: White Craft

Used Coluzzle to cut out circle and a little bit of glitter on the top of the cupcake.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Just Celebrate (Shannon)

Because of my ongoing love affair with watercoloring, I've been using "Just Celebrate" a lot lately...
I used watercolor paper for both these samples--and the one on top is backed w/Chocolate Chip even though it looks black. Then the other main colors are Groovy Guava & Purely Pom.
These samples also use Delightful Doodles Designer Series Paper (which is unfortunately discontinued) anyone else going to be sad when these In Colors are gone? :(

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Favorite Card of All Time (Shannon)

Last Tuesday was my birthday--and going out of town for your birthday is great b/c you get presents before and after so all of a sudden you have a really long birthday. :)
So today, Carrie--my coworker (who coincidentally just entered the blogging world--which you will see by clicking here that this will be a blessing for us all)--presented me w/what is pretty much uncontested as my favorite card of all time....
Yes, that IS a Diet Coke can!!!! Here's a close up...

She used the 5-petal punch on the can!!! Because of the happiness this card brought me, I shall now devote my life to making Diet Coke cards for everyone!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Beate's Weekend Challenge (LeAnn)

Here is my version of Beate's challenge. Supplies: making memories patterned paper and ribbon, Bursting with Joy stamp set, whisper white and chocolate chip card stock, purely pomegranate ink.

Beate's Weekend Challenge #48 (Vanessa)

Here is Beate's Challenge for this weekend:

Here is what I came up with:

Paper: SU Certainly Celery, White, Making Memories Absolutely Fabulous Collection

Stamp: SU Check it Out

Ink: Regal Rose

Embellishments: Making Memories Rhinestone Brad, SU Fine Cosmo Stampin' Glitter, Ribbon from JoAnn's

Saturday, May 17, 2008

So Kind (LeAnn)

I had seen some invitations that were orange, green, and brown and wanted to try the color combination...this is what I came up with. It was one I made in Midway a few weeks back.
Supplies--Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip Card stock. Priceless stamp set. Certainly Celery and Brown Making Memories Ribbon.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Student of the Day Tins (LeAnn)

I made these back in August for school. I'm not sure of what all the supplies are, I know I got the paper at Roberts and some of the Ribbon at Hobby Lobby and the letter stamps are Stampin' Up of course!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Love That Scallop Punch! (Vanessa)

It's my favorite punch ever! Don't you agree?

Paper: SU Groovy Guava, Soft Sky Designer Prints, White, Soft Sky

Stamp: Taggers Dozen

Embellishments: Soft Sky Ribbon

Tools: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch

Friday, May 9, 2008

Birthday Cards (Shannon)

LeAnn & Vanessa gave me these fabulous cards last night so I just had to put them up here b/c they need to be copied! :) This first one is from LeAnn and I love how she embossed the black patent leather purse in the middle...

And then this one is from V--so so cute! :) Everyone get out your coluzzle....

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mother's Day Gifts (Shannon)

For Mother's Day, I made some cards for my two Grannies....I used the Summer Picnic DSPaper + Tart & Tangy stamp set + that other stamp set that is in the Occasions Mini (One Smart Cookie?). This first one was my favorite....

Oh and I used a few of the Die Cut Blooms....I procrastinated using the large blooms until last b/c they were so big and awkward--but I love how these cards ended up....
This next card is actually white....even though it looks blue....must make a better effort at taking pictures during the day...
And the last says "{make a wish}" just above the ribbon but you can barely see it....

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

East Coast Prep Thanks (Vanessa)

Paper: SU East Coast Prep, Taken With Teal, Real Red, More Mustard
Stamps: So Many Scallops, Polka Dot, Much Appreciated
Ink: Real Red, Whisper White, Taken with Teal

Monday, May 5, 2008

Covered Notebook (LeAnn)

Shannon taught us how to cover these notepads awhile back at our club. I made this one for Aubrey this week. Very, very easy! Non-Stampin' Up Materials (GASP! Cover your eyes Shannon!) Making Memories patterned paper, ribbon, and sticky letters.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Warm Wishes (Shannon)

This is one of my favorite cards the I have ever made!! Primarily b/c of the color scheme, which I copied from an outfit at Naartjie--a children's clothing store that I always end up in w/my sisters. So the last time I went, I decided to make better use of my time by jotting down a bunch of color schemes.

I made the pouch out of So Saffron, and I made it so that it would fit inside an envelope--not sure the exact measurements. Here are all the supplies: Card stock--So Saff, Purely Pom, Cameo Coral, Blue Bayou; Ink--Purely Pom, Blue Bayou; Stamp Set--Together Forever & Hugs & Wishes?; Accessories--Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon & linen thread, 1-3/8" punch & corner rounder. (NOTE: ignore the star--that is just the holder stand thing that I used to keep it upright for a photo).

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Love Notes (Shannon)

My sweet co-worker Lori, gave me this love note (3" x 3" card) just before I left for Australia to wish me luck....

I don't know if she even knows that not only do I collect stars, but "Superstar" is my fave song by the Carpenters! :) I thought this card was so cute--and so simple....just a little card stock, punches and rub-ons. So I was inspired to try some really easy love notes as well....and this is what I came up with....

This first one is Pixie Pink (crowns), Pink Passion (chandelier) and Basic might've noticed these aren't all Stampin' Up! stamps (gasp!). Which is pretty much against my rules since I am a demonstrator...but sometimes I can't help myself (like when I ran across the perfect Eiffel Tower and also when I found this Chandelier).

This one is Cameo Coral (currently my fave color) for both the French Script and the chandelier...then Eastern Elegance rub-ons for the greeting.

And then this one is More Mustard (crowns), Marvelous Magenta (French Script) and Basic Black chandelier w/rub-ons for the greeting.

You can see I got a little carried away...but that's the beauty of a love note---it's so small that you can make a million of them in a short amount of time! :)
I seriously do not know how I made it through life before I encountered rubber stamps!!! I LOVE THEM!!!

Happy Birthday Card (LeAnn)

Card stock-Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Stamp-Eat Cake
Ink-Chocolate chip, So saffron, Tempting turquoise (stamped off)
Ribbon-Making Memories