Saturday, October 26, 2013

it's all about the candy!

Hi, everyone.

Wednesday night was a blast!  Bernadette's Stampin' Up! Stamp Club met to make a waterfall card.  Thanks, Bernadette, for another fun class. :)

All materials used in the card above are from Stampin' Up!

The card is actually really easy to make, although I won't even try to explain the process. So, please click here to see a tutorial to make a waterfall card. But an OWH word of warning: the card in the video has glitter, a major OWH no-no.

And, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Love is in the Air

Hi, everyone.

I was so excited when Allison was announced as the new Midweek Throwdown Hostess. Unfortunately, I've not yet had a chance to make a card for her first couple of challenges. Finally, today, I was able to make a card for this week's pink and green color challenge. Pink and green... sounds like the perfect combo for a girlie, spring card. :)

Distress Ink core paper; Martha Stewart punches and gems
Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders; Glossy Accents

I really like the glossy butterflies, and I'm okay with the design of the card. However, I'm still not sold on the gems -- especially seeing them on the screen. They look more purple and less pink here than they do on the card. But, I'm not even sure I like them as they appear on the card. Hmmm....

And, how I love my Staedtler bendable ruler. It was such a help in making the matching flight paths. :)

Parting Thoughts

Sorry for such a quick post. Maybe I'll be able to check back in the next day or two and share a card we made at Stamp Club last night.

Until then, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sweet Land of Liberty

Hi, everyone.

This week's Any Hero card was inspired by OWH Sketch #195. I ended up putting the vertical strip at the far right edge. Other than that, I think I was pretty true to the sketch.

Distress Ink core
Stamper's Best image in Distress Ink walnut stain on watercolor paper
Cuttlebug and Darice embossing folders
Creative Memories cutting system; Marvy circle punch
computer-generated sentiment (Mistral) on watercolor paper
garage sale brads; Zots 3D glue dot

Pretty tired tonight. Guess that's it for today.

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

thank U

Hi, everyone.

Seems forever since I've posted. I've been offline for a while, and it's good to be back. Today's card is inspired by Paula's Design Bootcamp lesson on balance and this month's ODBD challenge to make a card featuring a sentiment.

Creative Memories dp from stash; Bazzill cardstock
Creative Memories letter stickers
Tattered Angels 3-in-1 alpha chips, painted in acrylic Plantation Pine

Going for some asymmetrical balance here, balancing out the word "thank" and the letter "u". Not sure if they are in completely in balance, but the end result feels visually pleasing to me. Most importantly, it received hubby's seal of approval. :)

Gotta make it short and sweet today. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

An Invitation 90 Years in the Making

Hi, everyone.

In a little more than a month, my father-in-law will be celebrating his 90th birthday. If you'd like to learn a little more about this remarkable man, click here. :)

So, to commemorate this special day, we are having a dinner with some close family friends at a local restaurant. The invitations -- the manly, no-frills, won't-require-extra-postage invitations -- went in the mail today.

dp: Jillibean Fresh Vegetable Soup Mushrooms
cardstock: Bazzill browns and Almond Cream
text: computer generated
string: Bead Avenue cream cotton braiding cord

The inspiration for this card came from an card by Shannon Torossi featuring twine and tag. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the link to include in this post.

Invitation Details:
  • The invitation is 12 inches in length with scores at 3.25" from either end. 
  • The middle panel is the main event, letting folks know that they are our guests for the evening. The left panel gives the when, where, RSVP information, while the right panel asks our guests to use the enclosed card to share a special memory in lieu of a purchased gift. 
  • The enclosed cards have holes punched in the top left corner to make a mini-book of memories for my father-in-law  as a memento of the evening. 
  • The string is actually cord from the jewelry-making department.
  • Finally, I made an envelope liner from the Jillibean paper for store-bought cream A2 envelopes to add that last finishing touch.
The invitations passed the men-in-my-life-no-frill stamp of approval, and I was pleased with the design aesthetic. Here's hoping that they will serve as a memento for the guests, as well.

Parting Thoughts

Think that's it for tonight. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!