Friday, September 11, 2009

If you wonder where I am...

...we're going to Disney World! We're off tomorrow for a week at Disney World so I won't be posting anything new. I haven't had the chance to make any cards all week because I've been planning our trip, all at the last minute. We aren't telling the boys so they're going to be so excited when they find out. I can't wait!

So, see you all next week!

Monday, September 7, 2009

You're Expecting!

I hope everyone had a good Labor Day weekend. We had a great time just hanging around the house for the most part. Last night the boys camped out in the backyard with Daddy and they loved it, so much so that they all slept in until 8:30 (the latest Hunter has EVER slept in)! I think they should sleep out there every night!!!

I made this card for a friend who I just found out is pregnant. I've had this Bella stamp for a while just waiting for a card to use it on! I used my Copics for the first time too. I love those things but I still need to get some more so I can shade them properly.

This card uses mostly Close To My Heart products. I started with a Cranberry card base and added a layer of Papertrey's Aqua Mist. The patterned paper is CTMH's Let's Get Together. I think that paper pack is my favorite because it's so bright and cheerful. I used my rectangle Nestabilities and stamped the Bella with Memento's Tuxedo Black then colored it using my Copics. The sentiment is from CTMH's Tender Tags. To finish I added a Hero Arts flower and some matching CTMH ribbon. I had to stamp the inside of the card too. The flowers are all one stamp so I just inked each part with different colored ink. I hope she likes the card!


Stamps: Expectafellabella (Stamping Bella); Tender Tags, Delight in Everything (Close To My Heart)
Cardstock: Cranberry (Close To My Heart); White, Aqua Mist (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Let's Get Together (CTMH)
Ink: Cranberry, Buttercup, Garden Green (CTMH); Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accents: Flower (Hero Arts); Garden Green Ribbon (CTMH)
Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Copic Markers

Thanks for looking,

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #16

It's time for another Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. I haven't had a lot of time this week to make cards because I'm planning out trip to Disney World next week. I really left it to the last minute so I need to get at it and stay out of my craft room (very hard to do). I made this card really quickly today while the boys were taking their naps.

I started with a Dark Chocolate card base and added a layer of Kraft cardstock. On that I stamped Polka Dot Basics in Vintage Cream ink. I then stamped a tag from Autumn Tags in Summer Sunrise, cut it out, and mounted it on a Dark Chocolate scalloped circle that I cut out with my Nestabilities. I cut a strip of Dark Chocolate paper and used my Fiskars Apron Lace punch on the top and the bottom. I didn't use a wide enough strip so when I added the Summer Sunrise ribbon it didn't look exactly how I'd planned but I thought it looked kind of neat so I left it. Lastly I mounted the tag with 3D foam squared and that was it.

Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Autumn Tags (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Kraft, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Accents: Ribbon (PTI); 3D Foam Squares (CTMH)
Tools: Apron Lace punch (Fiskars); Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft)

Have a great day,