Thursday, April 28, 2011

happy birthday - TSTC56 & CCT162

happy birthday - Twisted Sketches Twisted Card Challenge #56 - yellow. For my card I used Bashful Blue cardstock and a scrap from some decorative paper and a scrap piece of vellum. Since the challenge was to use the sketch and incorporate yellow I added 2 layers of So Saffron border punched, one on top of the other. Then I added a piece of So Saffron grosgrain ribbon and tied a bow. The stamp is from SU Perfect Punches (although I didn't perfectly punch mine). I added a little clear crystal I colored with SU marker in Pink Passion. I smudged a little SU Marina Mist ink around the edges of my scalloped sentiment.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #162 is to use another sketch or create your own. I used the Twisted Card Sketch for this challenge. It's just a CAS style I wanted to play with it.

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FRIENDS - CASE Study#37

CASE-ing Silke - here's my take on Silke's challenge at CASE Study. I love this dsp and all the bling. I used the Stampin' Up! Designer Label Punch Large #119862 to make my border for the white accent piece with the ribbon overlay. Hope you like it!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

friendship - ICS112

Inspirational Card Sketches Challenge #112

Cardstock, stamps, ink, punch and pink ribbon are all from Stampin' Up!

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Merry Christmas - CCC21

Merry Christmas - Christmas Card Challenges #21 - use the sketch. I used the SU dsp Play Date collection, Easter Blossoms stamp set, Delightful Decorations set (sentiment) and some of the Always Artichoke on Pear Pizzaz seam tape with a little bit of hemp twin to attach my sentiment. Inks used were Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Classic Stamp Pad and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write marker. I stamped the sentiment with Versa Mark then I heat embossed with white embossing powder. Added some bling for a little sparkle.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bliss - PPC-CC#56 & MOJO#188

Bliss - I created this card using dsp from Stampin' Up! collections - Paisley Petals and Sprintime Vintage.
The color combo for Picture Perfect Creations - Color Combo is Not Quite Navy, Baha Breeze, Very Vanilla, and Pear Pizzaz. The ribbon is also SU Baha Breeze. SU cardstock used: Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla. SU ink pads: Pear Pizzaz and Not Quite Navy. SU stamps: Bliss and Four Frames. SU punch: Decorative Label. SU bling: Basic Rhinestones. My card was designed using the MOJO Monday challenge #188 sketch.

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Growing In Pots - SP

Hello and Welcome! Today I am featuring another of SoftPencil Designs digital images Growing in Pots. Such a 'sweet' image and so fun to color. I have also featured some SU products. I matted the In Color dsp with Cajun Craze cardstock. I used some of the Dusty Durango grosgrain dotted ribbon with a silver brad. The tag was stamped using Friends Never Fade #120618 in Tangerine Tango. I colored the image with my Stampin' Write Markers then I added some SU Crystal Effects to the pots.

If you'd like to see what the rest of the DT has to offer today you can find their links in my side bar. Hope you had a Blessed Easter and are looking forward to Mother's Day, Father's Day and Summer!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's a BTUtiful thing! - CTD#138

Color Throw Down #138 - Navy, White, and any color of your choice. I chose grey.

Stampin' Up! Products used:
Cardstock - Whisper White, Night of Navy, Grey
Stamps - King of the Grill
Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen
Punch - Modern Label

Inside sentiment reads: Happy Father's Day

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Make a Wish - JFF

Bird Stamp, Vellum, Dies & Fabric Brads

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Cardstock - Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Ribbon  - Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain
Stamps - Bliss, Nature Walk
Inks - Basic Black, Marina Mist
Stampin' Watercolor Pencils & Blender Pen

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Birthday Wishes - JFF

Large Daisies Die

Stampin' Up! Products Used:

2 Step Bird Punch - leaves
Stamps - Bring On the Cake, Very Vintage Stampin' Round
Card Stock - Delightful Daffodil, Cajun Craze, Only Orange
DSP - Play Date, In Colors
Button - Ice Cream Parlor
Ink - Basic Black
Embossing Powder - Clear or Silver

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Watering My Garden - SoftPencil Designs

This card was created using the sketch at CardPatterns challenge #111.
I got my images and my weeks mixed up, so what you will see on the rest of the SoftPencil DT members' blogs will be a little different from mine. But this is STILL a SoftPencil Design image. I colored her with my Yasumoto watercolors. I have used Stampin' Up! dsp, dies, punches and stamps as well. Please be sure and check out the other DT members creations and leave them some love. You can find their links in my sidebar. Also pop in on Elizabeth's (SoftPencil Designs) too. I know you will love all her sweet little images. Now available on t-shirts, kids and baby clothes and art prints through her Redbubble shop :)

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Tues-Steppin'! Texas Style...

I love this!!! I folowed a tutorial by Michelle Zindorf HERE. However, I didn't have the same stamps or cardstock, so I made what I had work for me. This is my card for Libby's Texas Tues-Step this week.
Hope you like it as much as I do!

Be sure to check out the creations of my fellow DT members, their sites can be found in my sidebar.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Top Note Die Purse - CCC20

This is my entry in this week's Christmas Card Challenges #20 - Anything Goes. So I made a little purse utilizing 3 pieces of cardstock cut with the Top Note Die.
I added some ribbon and some Flair.The dsp is from my Christmas stash.
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Oh what a Swirlie! - TSTC#55

tags, punches, chipboard, stamps and BLING! Ok, when I started this card I had no idea where I was going with it. But I have to say, the finished product just blew me away! Hope you will try the sketch at Twisted Sketches this week, this is their Twisted Cards Sketch #55.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Up, Up, Up, and away! - JFF

Today I will feature two cards I created using the Blossom Petals Punch. Above you see hot air balloons. This idea was a brainstorm of my gal pal Deb Segler's and mine. We do work well together!!!  Love Ya Debbiekins. :O)
Cardstock:
Marina Mist
Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Pear Pizzaz
DSP:
Greenhouse Gala #117167
Punches:
Blossom Petals Punch #121808
Decorative Label Punc (tag) #120907
Build a Cupcake Punch (clouds) #121807
Ink:
Marina Mist
Basic Black
Ribbon:
Bashful Blue Stitched Grosgrain
Accessories:
Build a Brad
Dimensionals

For the card I matted Marina Mist cardstock on Crumb Cake. Then I punched the five large petals with the Blossom Petals Punch. Then I punched 5 of the smallest leaves and trimmed them down to make the baskets. I took the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and drew my lines and wrote the sentiment. Balloons are raised up with Dimensionals.

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Here, as you can see I used the Blossom Petals Punch again. The neat thing about this punch is it's versatility!
My card base is Dusty Durango. I love it!!! I embossed with the Tulips Frame embossing folder first.
Ink:
Stampin' Write Markers
Dusty Durango
Cameo Coral
Apricot Appeal
Pear Pizzaz
Cardstock:
Dusty Durango
Whisper White
Pear Pizzaz

For this flower you will have to stamp & punch out of Whisper White cardstock:
8 large solid petals
8 large open leaves
6 small heart shaped petals
1 flower center (round)

Stamps & punch out of Pear Pizzaz cardstock:
2 large open petals

I used the markers to apply color to the stamps and I stamped the pieces. Then the assembly is basic. I started with a spare piece of cardstock cut with the circle portion of the punch for my base. Then I layered the 8 large solid petals first all the points touching one another. Then I layered the 8 large open leaves starting with a Dimensional adhesive. And I carried on with each layer the same way, ending with the circle flower on top which I adhered with Tombow. The two large open petals for the leaves were places on the back of the flower as the last thing. Then I used the Tombow to adhere the flower to the Dusty Durango which I had already embossed with the Tulips Frame.

I hope you enjoyed these two cards and hope you will try your hand at creating something similar. If you do, I'd love to see it. So please leave your link in the comments.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Beveled Windowpane - JFF

Beveled Windowpane
Stamp:
Nature's Wonder ( retired 2002)
Cardstock:
So Saffron
Confetti White
Ribbon:
So Saffron Grosgrain
 Ink:
Soft Suede
Embossing Folders:
Framed Tulips
Elegant Lines


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Bird on Tin - JFF

I purchased several of these off the Clearance Rack at Stampin' Up! and I just kept trying to figure out how to alter them. I saw something similar to this online. But, as I do, I tweeked it!
Stamps :
Cottage Garden - #120003
Just Believe - #120453
Punch Potpourri - #120124
Inks :
Pear Pizzaz
Mrina Mist
Baha Breeze
Cardstock :
So Saffron
Baha Breeze
Whisper White
Embossing Folder :
Square Lattice

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Monday, April 11, 2011

happy birthday! - Twisted!


This is my card for the Twisted Sketches - Twisted Cards#54 - the "twist" this week is to make it BRIGHT! Well it doesn't get any brighter than primaries. So I used Stampin' Up! dsp from the Ice Cream Parlor collection. The little flowers are stickers I raised up on Dimensionals. The bird and the branches are from the Stampin' Up! 2 Step Bird Punch. I cut multiple branches and used them to make the nest. Then I punched the bird from some of the Play Date dsp and out of Wild Wasabi cardstock, I punched the wings. My sentiment is computer generated and punched with the Modern Label Punch. I added one of the buttons from the Ice Cream Parlor accessories pack.
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Easter Blessings - CPS110

Easter Blessings - was created using the Springtime Vintage dsp #121782 and the Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand cs with the Crosses of Hope stamp#120567 which I colored with my Stampin' Write Markers in Wild Wasabi, Baha Breeze and Marina Mist. The sentiment is from the Easter Blossoms set. Once I had colored my cross I spritzed it with a little rubbing alcohol with some of the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint #116806 mixed in to give it a little sparkle (hard to see in photo but believe me, a little goes a LONG way). Ribbon is Wild Wasabi as well.

This card was created with sketch #110 from CardPatterns Sketches.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Happy Birthday For You! - PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS Challenge #108

Ok, I've been taking it easy on you all so this time I challenge you to create some sort of a pocket card with something that can be put in or taken out of the pocket (a sentiment, a flower, a gift card, etc). I have a friend named Holly that lives in Arkansas. Holly created a video tutorial of a pocket card she made. I followed her tutorial and tweeked it a bit. You can use Holly's and my pocket or you can create one of your own.


I used my 'bug' to cut the big flower on the right face of my card. The smaller flowers I punched. I used a variety of Stampin' Up! dsp from the Play Date collection. I stamped my For You sentiment with Real Red ink (stamp is from the SAB set Punch Bunch). I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Pacific Point to ink up the Happy Birthday stamp from the same set. My finished card is 4.25" x 5.5". The dotted layer is 4" x 5.25". The striped layer is 3.75" x 5". The pocket started out at 3.75" x 5" and was folded on the diagonal from the center point of the left side to the right top and bottom corners.

I hope you will join me for this little challenge and remember to have fun!

Please tag your photos: pcpcuttlebug, pcpcuttlebug108

Below is my sample.
 Tag IN!                                                                                                 Tag OUT!


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Betty aka ZacksNana
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

CAS-ing Beate -- JFF

Stampin' Up! Sahara Sand and Confetti White cardstock
Stampin' Up! Finial Press Embossing Folder (#115963)
Stampin' Up! Stamp Set - Live, Laugh, Love (#117114)
Stampin' Up! Ink Pad - Early Espresso (#119670), Whisper White (#101780)
The Sahara Sand cs is embossed then inked in Whisper White. When dry, I sanded the raised areas. I think I may need an ink refill for my white pad as Beate's card looked more like wood than mine. I still LOVE my card. I used a piercing tool and pierce the perimeter of my Sahara Sand cs. Then I hand stitched all the way around.
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God bless you - JFF

No challenge on this one, well maybe just to color the image. No it's NOT a stamp but a paper cut bird I snipped from the Stampin' Up! DSP collection Botanical Garden (#121783). I colored him using my blender pen and Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers - Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and Earlyt Espresso. I squiggled a little ink on a claer stamping block and used my blender pen to color in the image. Cleaning the block between colors. My ribbon is from the clearance section of my Stampin' Up! web site, it's Pacific Point. The sentiment is stamped in Marina Mist and is from the Stampin' Up! Crosses of Hope set (120567). The background dsp is also from the Botanical Garden collection. Both the matte of the bird and the bird itself are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430).

Thanks for stopping in today! Hope you like my little birdie.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

All I have seen - C4C82

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson. Crazy4Challenges#82 - color combo of brown, green and cream. The stamps used on this card are from Stampin' Up! Because I Care (hydrangea) and sentiment All I Have Seen. I stamped the hydrangea in Old Olive and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I colored with my SU markers - Wild Wasabi, Blush Blossom and Pink Pirouette. The sentiment is stamped in Pear Pizzaz.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

true friend - CASE Study #34


true friend was created using Silke Ledlow's inspiration piece at CASE Study Challenge #34. I used Confetti White cardstock (SU #102028), DSP (SU Brights #117155), DSP (SU Razzleberry Lemonaide #115675), Ribbon (SU So Saffron #111364), Stencils (SU Vintage Ornaments #117580), Stamps (SU Punch Bunch #123211). Inks (SU, Real Red, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight).

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

butterfly kisses - Under the Gun!!!

butterfly kisses uses the dsp from the Springtime Vintage and Play Date collections. I punched the butterfly with the Blossom Petals Punch; added a small strip of the dsp for his body which I pinch pleated. The sentiment is handwritten. Thsi card was created using sketch #53 at Twisted Sketches. I'm under the gun because this challenge ends on Saturday the 9th.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Blue skies up above

Blue skies above - ColorThrowDown#136 - sky blue, orange and kraft. The cardstock is Stampin' Up! Sahara Sand. The image stamped in Versa Mark is SU Inspired by Nature. The flowers are satin ribbon I sewed with a gathering stitch. I glued half of a foam bead into the centers of the flowers. Sentiment is from my stash.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

bring on the cake! - PPC-CC54

bring on the cake - PicturePerfectCreations-ColorCombo#54 - Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White. I've used more of that discontinued dsp from Stampin' Up! I love this paper and I am going to use up every little smidgeon until it is all gone. So I hope you won't get tired of seeing it!
The stamps used on this card are from Bring on the Cake, Crazy for Cupcakes, Sweet Scoops and Perfect Punches. I've also incorporated several SU punches and a portion of the Top Note die. The reason the sentiment isn't showing up so well is because I stamped it then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and the light is reflecting off of it.

Hope you enjoyed my card and do check out Picture Perfect Creations - Color Combos. I won last week!!!

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Grand Creation Winner at PPC-CC

for this card!
Thanks soooo much Tamie! This color combo truly was a CHALLENGE for me!! But I was pleased with my card. So glad you all liked it too. Be sure to check out Picture Perfect Creations - Color Combo #54.

Spring is Blossoming! Promotion Button for Demo sidebars!

Spring is Blossoming! Promotion Button for Demo sidebars!


It isn't spring here yet where I live as far as the weather is concerned but Spring is in the air and on the roadsides as the bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes are showing their color. Stampin' Up! has many floral stamps and several floral punches as well. So if you need anything to complete your Easter & Mother's Day projects just give me a buzz or shoot me an e-mail. I love what I do and I enjoy sharing it with others.

Here is a pretty promotion button for SU demos to use in blog sidebars. It advertises the new Spring is Blossoming promotion. Just copy/paste the appropriate code! The button code below links to the .pdf. If you'd prefer that it links to your own promotions page on your DBWS, feel free to change up the code as necessary!


USA Code:

CAN Code:




This paper is only available during April!
It will return in Next Years Idea Book and Catalog!

If you have any questions about Stampin' Up! or if you'd like to book a class, workshop or the Spring is Blossoming Sneak Peek please give me a call at 214-495-7481 or email me at 2schaubs@sbcglobal.net.

New Images from SoftPencil Designs

Hello Dear Friends!

How are you?
Today I am highlighting one of SoftPencil's new April releases called Watering My Garden. To add to that I am showing a little sneak peek!
These designs are available on t-shirts, hoodies, kids and baby clothes, art prints and stickers through SoftPencil's Redbubble shop.
Here's my creation using Charming Flowers!


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Betty aka ZacksNana

Monday, April 4, 2011

Razzleberry Lemonaide - For You

MOJOMONDAY#185 - The dsp I used is from Stampin' Up! Razzleberry Lemonaide. The stamp used is Stampin' Up! Punch a Bunch. The grosgrain ribbon is Stampin' Up! Dusty Durango. The rosette is from Stampin' Up! Vintage Spring accessories. I used my Stampin' Up! marker in Early Espresso, Pink Passion, and Wild Wasabi to ink up my image for stampin. Be sure and check out MOJO #185 as this is the first Monday of the month and its a contest which means GIVEAWAYS!!!

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One Full Weekend of Cardmaking

Stampin' Up! Style!!!






If you have any questions about any of these cards please feel free to ask either by e-mailing me or by comments.
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CCTNOVColour

The card I created below is entered in the challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown -- Nov Colour . Sentiment - from Simple Stories Mistl...