Friday, July 16, 2010

OCLDT22 Sunshine Cheer

Hello Stampers! Happy Friday!  Today we have another sketch challenge over at The Lounge.  Hope you can play along.

I am making myself do two sketch cards!  I have friends who always make multiple cards... it totally makes sense, but for me, I rarely do more than one. If I have to make multiples, I do like five and I'm so tired of doing the same thing! But, now I'm going to do at least two every sketch... and maybe just change them a bit. *wink*

This set, Sunshine Cheer, is one of my favorites.  You can change all the sentiments around and use it for almost any occasion.  I made one a birthday card, and the other a get well.  I used the birthday set Big Birthday Wishes for the inside of my second card.  The designer paper is from Imaginisce, Lucy Bird line and the cardstock is Bazzill.  I used Brilliance Ink, Lemon Drop Yellow Crafty Sparkles and Sugar Sparkly Fluff on the clouds.

Something else I've been doing lately is the inside of my cards.  I mean why not right?  You've almost always have a piece of scrap designer paper left over and it looks SO nice.

Here's the inside of both cards... see my new heart EK Success heart border punch (I got at MOT last Friday!!)?

So... if you have some time this weekend, come over and hang with us at The Lounge! Make a card and maybe win a stamp set! :)  Have a super weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Vintage Traveler

Hello Stampers! How is your summer going so far?  Today, I'm going to show you a sneak peek of some new CHA Released stamp sets!  We have two new sets called Vintage Traveler and Under Lock & Key that will be available to retailers later this month.  But... if you are close to an Archivers Store, you can get them now!  I also used the stamp set called The Journey.  Love it when you can use three stamp sets and they all go together so nicely.  

The designer paper is from Fancy Pants, and the shimmer is from Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  I used two colors, Pink Bubblegum and Olive Vine.  The main images is covered with Rock Candy Distress Paint, so it's all crackled and vintage looking.  I wish you could see the sparkle. :)

Hope you have a great week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 9, 2010

OCLDT #21 Say it With Flowers

Hello peeps!  It's Friday!  I have to keep reminding myself what day it is with the kids home everyday.  Are you having the same problem?  It's sad when you have to ask the kids what day it is!  The Holiday really messed me up! Did you have a fun 4th?

I was so excited to find some time to play along with the OCLDT sketch today!  This card sketch is based on a creation by my super fab friend HB (Carol Halvorson).  I LOVE her style.  She always has super cool layouts and always inspires me! I hope you can stop by The Lounge and play along this week!  I'm hoping to play along with last week's sketch later in the week too.  Remember you have a chance to win from any sketch posted in the same month. :)

I actually made two cards I loved this layout so much!  The other card said "If Friends Were Flowers.... I'd pick you on the front." and "Thanks for being my friend" on the inside.  If you own any flower stamp sets, this set, Say it with Flowers is a MUST HAVE.  The flowers on the front are from the stamp set Fabulous Florals, which also, in my opinion, is another must have. It matches the sentiment set so nicely.... right?  :)

The cardstock I used is from Bazzill, the designer paper is from Imaginisce, Lucy Bird. I used various brads for the flower centers.  I used my favorite EK Success border punch for the side, Nestabilities for the circles.  The flowers just sparkle with help from Cosmo Crystal Crafty Sparkles and my Quickie Glue Pen.  The ink is from Memento (the pink) and Brilliance.  

Have a great Friday, and FABULOUS weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

MOT July Class

Hello Stampers!  Just a quick post today!  Kisa and I are gearing up for class at our local scrapbook store, Memories of Time.  This month we are using the stamp set Life's a Picnic.  Kisa designed this adorable picnic basket!  I can't wait to make it with our girls!  The card was totally inspired by a card Holly McMillen did this week at The Lounge... did you see her projects this week?  Girl knocked it out of the park!

If you are in our area and would like to attend class, it's time to head down to the store and sign up!  It's Friday, July 9th at 6:00 pm.  We'd love to see you!  You get to make these two fun projects, and take the stamp set home with you!  We always have a blast!  Hope to see you soon!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to check out the previous post and shop at the new online store Inspiration Emporium!  Those great deals end soon.  See you tomorrow for the OCLDT Sketch! :)