Saturday, June 28, 2008

Birthday Penguins

Here are two more cards I created for Birthday parties my kids were invited to. The first one (boy penguin) I made quick on Thursday morning for a party my son was going to. It was supposed to be at the pool, so I thought it would be perfect; however, weather got in the way and the party ended up being indoors. Oh well, the kids thought it was a cute card (and so did I)! Then, on Friday my daughter was heading to a birthday party and she really wanted to have the same card. Little did she know that I had a GIRL penguin. She was really happy with the resulting card and she got to help. I never would have come up with this color combo without Splitcoast's challenges. These colors worked great for a fun summer card. OH, and I got to use my new Nestabilities. What fun! Enjoy!

Finally, I have a trade done!

It's been months since I have been able to participate in trades with my card club. I was determined to work something up this month since I've been borrowin my demo's WWC's for a few months now and haven't "given" her anything in return (although I have posted several cards).

The card I created was a case from a fellow SCS stamper Lisa S. You can view her card

OK, so when I start cards for a trade, I always just make one first and then I worry about if I have enough stuff to make 10 cards. I know, I know. My mom did teach me when cooking you always need to make sure you have all the ingredients on hand before you start. Well, I'm a bit impatient and I like to dive into things. So, I came up with this card I thought would be nice and I loved the colors. Then when I saw I had 1 1/2 sheets of True Thyme, I figured, that'll be PLENTY. Well, it's NOT! Of course, I decided, you don't need to make the middle square since no one can see that anyway. Hmmmm, still not enough. Ok, so I can cut 2 squares in half and just make sure the center piece will cover the missing half of the 4 center squares. Yeah, great plan, let's proceed. Getting down to the last few cards. Uh oh, I STILL don't have enough. OK, well I had some scraps of True Thyme, maybe I can dig those back out of the trash and just make those 1/2 squares. That got me a few more, but I am still short. Gosh, what other colors can I substitute, let me look in my folders. By golly, I have 3 more sheets of True Thyme! All that stressing and skimping and I didn't need to after all!
Stamps - Touch of Nature, Baroque Motifs
Paper -
Base - 5 1/4 x 5 1/4
River Rock - 5 x 5
True Thyme Squares - 1 1/2" (use 6 squares - cut 2 in half for middle pieces)
Baroque Backgrounds DP squares - 1 1/4"
Basic Black - 3 1/4" sq (use left over from base)
Very Vanilla - 3 1/8" sq
Ink - True Tyme & Black Stazon
Other - Yellow and Orange WWC & blender pen

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Masculine Birthday

It's been a few days since I've posted. Lots of busy-ness around here. I really liked SCS's Color Challenge yesterday and the Sketch Challenge today. Since time is short, I just combined them into one card. My brother-in-law has a birthday in July and this will be perfect for him.

I finally used my jumbo eyelets though that I got SEVERAL months ago for a really specific reason that I cannot for the life of me remember now! For the thread, I put the jumbo eyelet in and set it just a little bit and then strung the thread and finished setting the eyelets. It worked pretty slick.

I'm loving the WWC Crayons that my demo loaned me. I suppose I should get them back to her. I did order one set of the crayons this month. Wish I could order them all at once!

I'm off to Boston tomorrow, so it'll be a while until I post again. Thanks for stopping by....Stacy

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cheery Get Well

Monday came and went and I didn't get any stamping done, but I did get 1/4 of the garage cleaned and some things gathered for the consignment stores and Goodwill.

Before heading out today, I thought I'd give Splitscoast's Color Challenge a try. What a challenge today!?! I never would have put these colors together without the challenge. The colors are Regal Rose, Real Red and So Saffron. I think my final card is rather cheery. I was trying to decide on the sentiment when my husband called to fill me in on how my SIL's surgery went this morning. Very well, thankfully. Anyway, I decided that a Get Well card for her would be just right and these cheery colors would be just what she needs as she recovers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Dot On Chef

The title for this post is a play on one of the sayings from my favorite show - Hell's Kitchen. Chef Ramsey is always saying "Spot On" to the chefs....along with a many other expletives that I won't share here!

This card was created today for my step-mom's 50th birthday which was June 3. We are having a big celebration tonight. She is a catering chef, so I think she will enjoy this saying. Voila is one of my favorite sets to go to for fun birthdays and dinner parties.

I decided to give SCS's Sketch Challenge this week another go and I am glad I did. The dots were a last minute addition. I was really scared when I started them as I don't have time to ruin this card today! But, the end result I really like.
The saying was computer generated. It says "Sick and tired of all those sarcastic cards you've been getting that joke about your 50th birthday...." On the inside it says, "Frankly, that's not surprising. The sense of humor is the first to go." I love finding fun sayings to put on my cards!

Thanks for visiting today! Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

My first card upload

Here is a card that I made on Tuesday. I had such fun playing with my SU! demos WWC! I'm going to have to get me a set of these!

As I continue to post, I will begin adding more details to my posts, but for now, I'm just trying to get up and running and experimenting with the things I can do on my blog. Thanks for stopping in to check my blog out. Leave me a comment so I know you were here!

My first post

I'm just giving this a try and am so excited to start blogging. I hope you'll come back later to see how far I've taken this new adventure!