Tuesday, May 31, 2011

BRING ON THE SUN !!!

The sun is here and after a super cold and snowy winter it finally feels like summer is coming.  I love the Greenhouse Gala DSP and have fallen in love with the summer like yellow/orange colour combo!

Here is what I came up with...

Details...

CS: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
DSP: Greenhouse Gala
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Set: Three Little Words
Embellishments: Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

Enjoy the warm weather...

Thanks for stopping by!

Heather

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Elegant Birthday

It was my Mom's birthday on Friday and here is the card I made for her. She is a big fan of all shades of blue. I am in LOVE with the colour Baja Breeze.

Details please???

CS: Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla
DSP: Elegant Soiree
Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake
Embellishments: Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Antique Brad
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch

Hope that you have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by...

Heather

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Floral Thank You

Happy Weekend everyone! Today's post incorporates three challenges. I'm using Stampin Royalty's sketch challenge #73. Next I went over to Picture Perfect Challenges for their PPC-CC #59. Then I went to Pals Paper Arts for their PPA 95-CAS-Elements of Style-Brads. I wanted to use Paisley Petals DSP again. I just love this DSP and it works so well with these challenges.






Brads

Here's what I came up with:

Here are the details for the card:

CS: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP: Paisley Petals
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Old Olive
Embellishments: Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, pewter brads from Hodgepodge Hardward (retired)
Tools: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (to punch out corners)

Thanks for stopping by,
Ana

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Petals a Plenty

Hi there,

I hope that you're staying dry. Right now the rain is coming down quite heavily. Yesterday was my mom's birthday and I made this card for her. I used the Paisleys Petals DSP that will be available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue. I just love this DSP and all the colours that are in the designs. I am participated in the Use It Tuesday challenge - Challenge #8: Flowers! If you're wondering if the rosette is availabe in different colours, I'm sorry to disappoint you. It doesn't. What I did was colour the vanilla rosette with my Stampin' Write Bravo Burgunday marker. This way you can coordinate the rosette with whatever colour you like.

Here's my card:
























Here are the details for the card:

CS: Bravo Burgundy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
DSP: Paisley Petals
Stamp Set: Well Scripted
Ink: Bravo Burgundy (Stampin' Write Marker)
Embellishments: Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Vanilla Rosette, Basic Pearls
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch

Thanks for stopping by,
Ana

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

And the long weekend is over...

My birthday falls over the Victoria Day weekend. What a treat to celebrate my birthday with an extra day off! Well, today reality hits and I'm back to school... marking awaits me.

I thought I'd share these mini thank you cards. They are 2 3/4 X 4 1/4 in size. I used them as "thank yous" for the teachers who helped out with my spring concert. They are all made using the Blueberry Crisp DSP (can you tell I'm trying to get rid of my stash of DSP)???




Thanks for stopping by!

Heather

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Triple Slider Card

Happy Birthday to Heather! I wanted to create a special birthday card for my dear friend and fellow blogger Heather so I decided to make her a triple slider card that Heather Summers created. Check out Heather Summers' blog Stamp With Heather - Triple Tier Slider Card for full dimensions and instructional video. It was easier than I thought to create, mainly because of the video tutorial.

Here's my take on the triple slider card:























Here's the card with all three tiers visible:
























Here are the details:

CS: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
DSP: Sweet and Sour
Ink: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
Embellishments: Rose Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (retired), Basic Rhinestones
Tools: Decorative Label Punch, Build a Cupcake Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack

Thanks for stopping by,
Ana

Cupcake Trio

Happy Victoria Day Weekend! I hope that you're enjoying the long weekend. Yesterday was a beautiful, warm and sunny day and of course as luck would have it, it's raining today. Oh well, at least I have a day off tomorrow.
Today's card incorporates three challenges. First I went to Pals Paper Arts for PPA94 - A Sketch Challenge. Then I went to Just Add Ink for JAI 68 - A Colour Challenge. Next I went to Friday Mashup for Mashup #7 - Ribbons, Pearls and all things Girls.

Ppa 94 sketch

































Here's my card:






















Here are the details for the card:

CS: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze
Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake
Embellishments: Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Pearls
Tools: Build a Cupcake Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by,
Ana

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cheers to You!

Today's card is entered in the Clean & Simple Stamping Challenge 141.
You can check out their website here...   http://cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/

I decided to create a card using the "Cheers to You" set I borrowed from Ana and the Blueberry Crisp DSP that is hiding in my stash! I am thinking that since my Dad really likes the colour blue I will use this for his retirement card!


Details...
CS: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand
DSP: Blueberry Crisp
Stamp Set: Cheers to You!
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, Eyelet Border Punch

Thanks for stopping by to check out our blog!
Have an awesome long weekend,
Heather

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Love Sparkles...

Here are 2 scrapbook layouts done using the Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin' Kit. So easy to pull together!

Other than the addition of some pretty in pink CS all supplies are from the simply Scrappin' Kit!





Smile... it's Friday tomorrow and we're heading into a long weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Heather

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Island Flowers

Hello again,

The calendar says May but it's been unseasonably cool and very wet around here. In fact it's raining again as I'm writing this post. I wanted to make a card that would make me feel like it was a warmer Spring. I'm participating in a couple of challenges for this card. First I went to Picture Perfect Creations for the PPC Specialty Challenge #2 and then I hopped over to Stampin' Up Only Challenges their SUO Challenge 19 - May Flowers.

Here's the sketch:










Here's my card:

















Here are the details:

CS: Old Olive, Rose Red, Whisper White
DSP: Island Oasis (retired)
Ink: Rose Red
Stamp set: Tropical Party (retired)
Embellishments: Rose Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (retired), Rose Red brads (retired)
Tools: 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by,
Ana

Monday, May 16, 2011

Trio of Baby Cards...

So my mom has always asked me for a stash of cards... birthday, thinking of you, sympathy and baby cards. I've always had a difficult time (for some odd reason) making baby cards. I think I was inspired by the super cute love sparkles paper and came up with a pink and yellow version of my card. I then went to my elegant soiree paper and made a blue verison. So now she's covered... boy, girl or unknown! : )

And here is what I came up with (thanks Ana for lending me the Slice of Life stamp set)...

CS: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
DSP: from the Love Sparkles Scrappin' Kit
Ink: Regal Rose
Stamp Sets: A Word for you and Slice of Life
Embellishments: stickers from the Love Sparkles Scrappin' Kit


CS: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
DSP: Ellegant Soiree
Ink: Marina Mist
Stamp Sets: A Word for you and Slice of Life
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch
CS: So Saffron, Whisper White
DSP: from the Love Sparkles Scrappin' Kit
Ink: So Saffron
Stamp Sets: A Word for you and Slice of Life
Embellishments: stickers from the Love Sparkles Scrappin' Kit
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch

Happy Monday to you all!

Heather

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cupcake Bling

Hi there,

Today is such a rainy, dreary day that it's perfect for card making. I'm so glad that Heather found her camera and I'm looking forward to seeing her posts this week. I LOVE her latest post with the star scrapbook and coordinating card. For my card I went to a few blogs to participate in some challenges. First I used the sketch challenge #69 from Inkspirations Challenges. Then I went to CR84FN Color Challenge for their CR84RN28 colour challenge. Next I went to Use It Tuesday for their challenge #7 to use some bling. I love all the texture in this card from my new square lattice embossing folder to the pom pom trim to the sponging I did. I really like the effect. What do you think? I'd love to receive your comments.


























Here's what I came up with:


















Here's a close up of the glitter on the cupcake:









Here are the details for the card:

CS: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Read Red, Crushed Curry (retired)
Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Daffodil Delight Pom Pom Trim
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Border, Build a Cupcake Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Crimper 

Thanks for checking in,
Ana

Saturday, May 14, 2011

HSS Anything GOES Challenge #67

After many days of searching... I found my camera and now have a bunch of cool things to share with you over the next few days!!!

My first post will be the HSS Anything GOES Challenge #67. The task is to create 3D project and then pair it with a coordinating card to create a complete set. Check out their website http://handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com/

I created a star scrapbook using the Celebrations DSP for a coworker. She has the cutest little boy who is almost 2. I then created a coordinating happy birthday card to make it a set.

And here is the star scrapbook:

Front cover...

View from the top...


View from the side...

And finally the coordinating card...


Soooo cute! Anyway... thanks for stopping by. Check back often this week as I promise to have a ton of new posts now that I've found my camera!

Have a great weekend!

Heather

Friday, May 13, 2011

Tea Time

Hi there,

Happy Friday! It's been a very warm day today. It was such a nice contrast to the beginning of the spring when it was cold and wet. This card is for a birthday tea party that I've been invited to for tomorrow afternoon. A tea party is such a fantastic idea! As soon as I was invited to the tea party I was thinking of the card that I would create before I thought of what I'd wear. lol. I made my card tea themed as well as I used the mini coffee/tea cups from Itty Bitty Bits and my retired DSP, conveniently called Tea & Crumpets.

Here's the card:















Here are the details for the card:

CS: Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
DSP: Tea & Crumpets
Ink: Alway Artichoke, Regal Rose
Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Bits, Teeny Tiny  Wishes
Embellishments: Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Always Artichoke brads (retired)
Tools: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by,
Ana

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tropical Flower Birthday Wishes - Double Challenge Card

Hello again,

I love weekends. Mainly because I have a couple of days off from work, but also because I have more time to create cards. I have entered two challenges with this latest post. I went to Clean and Simple Stamping to get a starting point for my card. I then went to Colour Q to get the colour scheme I would be using. The beautiful weather we had yesterday inspired me to create a tropical flower card. I also was excited to use my Daffodil Pompom Trim. It adds so much fun to a card.

Here's the sketch and the colour combination: 

















 













Here's my card:























And the details are:

CS: Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Sets: Tropical Party, So Happy for You
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Peach Parfait
Embellishments: Daffodil Delight Pompom Trim

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Ana

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Love Birds - JAI 67

Hi there,
I hope that you're enjoying the weekend. The weather here today is bright and sunny. Finally! We've had quite a rainy spring. My latest card is for my sister and my brother-in-law for their wedding anniversary. I used Valentine Defined for this card. I love the pink flamingos for an anniversary card as well as for Valentine's Day. The flamingos are just too cute. This card incorporates the latest Just Add Ink sketch design.

Here's the sketch:
 























Here's my card:



















Here are the details:

CS: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
DSP: Love Impressions
Stamp Set: Valentine Defined, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray
Tools: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Happy Mother's Day!
Thanks for checking in,
Ana

Monday, May 2, 2011

And out of hibernation Heather comes...

So.... life has been crazy, busy and stressful over the past 2 weeks and I'm thankful to Ana for "holding down the fort" with respect to posting! Here is a card I came up with for my mother's retirement. She loves the colour blue so I thought that the blueberry crisp paper would be perfect.

I also decided to enter this card in the CASE Study Challenge #37. The inspiration was so elegant and that's whhat I was trying to go for here.
Check out the challenge site @...      http://casestudychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/case-study-challenge-37.html

Card Details...
CS: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand
DSP: Blueberry Crisp
Ink: Not Wuite Navy
Tools: Full Heart Punch, Modern Label Punch, Eyelet Border Punch
Embellishments: Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Not Quite Navy Brads

Enjoy your Monday and thanks for stopping by!
Heather