Friday, July 22, 2011

Color Combos Galore #201, and a tutorial!

This weeks colors from Color Combos Galore:

My page:

...and a card:

Here is how to make the scallop flowers:
(The top row is for a larger/fuller flower, the bottom row is for a smaller version - which is what I used in both of my projects.)

Punch/cut the scallops and circles, and ink the edges.

Crumple them all up, and with ink side down, roll up the edges.

Stack on top of each other, and stick a brad in the center - that's it!  Super easy.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

100 Day of Summer Gift Card Tutorial

I made these gift card holders for the June Marketing Kit for Memory Works, and had several people ask for the tutorial when I included the end product on the Simple Stories Blog Hop.  It's so very easy...

Please excuse the Subway gift card, it's all that I had to demonstrate with.)These cute little gift cards are perfect for wedding and graduation gifts. This is what you start with:

 1- 4x6 journal card, and a 2.5 x 4 piece of patterned paper.

Score the journal card on either side of your piece of patterned paper. You can center it if you want, but I used the vertical lines on the journal card to determine where to make my scores.

Tape the journal card closed, and decorate both sides as desired.

Stick the paper peice into the journal card envelope about a half an inch, and punch a hole through all of it.  Thread some ribbon through the hole, and wrap it around the end of the patterned paper, and tie a bow.  Then, you just slide the paper with the gift card back into the envelope. It slides easier with more narrow ribbon, but if you want to use wide ribbon, just punch a bigger hole.

Supply List with approximate cost:
1 4x6 journal card - .20
1 2.5 x 4 piece of patterned paper - .10
6 small letter stickers - .05
5 - 10 sticker embelishments - .15
12 inches ribbon from your stash - .25
Total Cost = .75
There you have it! Cheap, quick, easy, cute, and useful!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mojo Monday #200

This week's Mojo Monday sketch:

Plus my own color combo :) -- equals this card from me:

This is probably one of my favorites to date...

Supply List:
pattern paper : Dream Street Papers (argyle, letters): My Mind's Eye (striped)
stamps: Verve Stamps LLC
cardstock: Stampin' Up! (Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White)
ink: Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso)
ribbon: Stampin Up! ( white grosgrain, bakers twine); Fancy Pants (pink lace)

button: unknown

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Butterfly Embellishment Winner!

I want to thank everyone for their sweet comments on my projects, and for joining in on our Hop! The winner of the handmade butterflies is number 27 : Kiwi The Kreator...

True Random Number Generator  27Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Kiwi The Kreator said:
"That beautiful baby just makes the page!!! LOVE the butterflies!"

Congratulations, and  e-mail  your address to

*just a note: I did put in the numbers from 1-31, but it didn't save to my post that way*

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Color Combos Galore 200th Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to the Color Combos Galore 200th "Anniversary" Blog Hop! We hope by visiting the CCG Design Team members' blogs, you will be able to pick up some fun tips and techniques. Many of the team members will be offering prizes, so you will want to visit all of the blogs to increase your chances of winning some fun scrappy stuff. We are also offering a chance at a Guest Designer spot for the month of August if you visit all of the blogs in our Blog Hop and participate in Challenge 200 by uploading your project to the CCG Gallery. It's so fun to get the colors before everyone else! Plus, who doesn't love to see their name in lights! The deadline for the chance to win these prizes is one week from today, Sunday, July 24, EST.

If this is your first stop at our Blog Hop, you'll want to start at Bente's blog, and follow the hop in order so you don't miss anyone. If you've been hopping in order, your next stop is Lilith's blog.

Once you have visited all the blogs and uploaded a project to the CCG Gallery using Challenge 200, please make sure you check in at the Blog Hop discussion in the Special Announcements Forum at CCG. We will choose our August Guest Designer from that thread. Individual DT members will be choosing winners for the prizes they are offering. Good luck, and we hope you'll enjoy our blog hop!

Hi! If you haven't seen this week's color combo, here it is:

Isn't it delicious?
I thought they were perfect baby boy colors, here is what I created:

 There's no special tips, not any real 'technique' to this page. I used the whale fountain as my 'drip' for the designers challenge.  I know it was suppose to be in the form of a technique...but I thought the whale was perfect for the theme.  I do love the look of the staggered banner stickers, though. I love banner stickers, and am always trying to find unusual ways to use them,

Little Someone:
I added some dark brown to the palette in the card, I think it makes it even more baby boyish.  For the designer's challenge, I just laid on the Stickles real thick to the sentiment block, until it started dripping.

That's it, I hope you have enjoyed my projects!  Don't forget to leave a comment, and I will be using the random number generator to pick a winner for these:
You can find these handmade (by me!) butterfly embellishments published here:

So, if you love butterflies with lots of texture, be sure to leave a comment...and enjoy the rest of the Hop!

Blog Hop Map:
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Case Study #48

I couldn't pass up CASE-ing this card from Case Study's July muse, Dawn Woleslagle:

Here is my version:
I had the perfect stamp set for this card, and it was one I haven't used in a long time. I used the color Crumb Cake, instead of Sahara Sand...and I also embossed the background, just to give it a little something extra.

Supply List:
cardstock - Stampin' Up! ( Crumb Cake, Whisper white)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Crumb Cake, VersaMark)
stamps - Stampin' Up! (Best Blossoms)
ribbon - Stampin' Up! (white grosgrain, white organdy)
other - Ranger (Perfect Pearls); Stampin' Up! (black embossing powder, pearls)

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Card Patterns #123, The Shabby Tea Room #70

This week's sketch from over at Card Patterns:

Plus this challenge from The Shabby Tea Room:

Equals this card from me:
Supply List:
cardstock  - Stampin' Up!(Basic Grey, Whisper White, Certainly Celery)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Basic Grey, Rose Romance)
stamps - Stampin' Up!(Romantic Rose, It's Your Birthday )
ribbon - Stampin' Up!(white organdy, white grosgrain)  
pattern paper - The Paper Studio (striped); Stampin' Up! (green)
other - (lattice die, lattice embossing folder) - Stampin' Up!; button, floss

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Memory Works Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer Blog Hop

Join the MemoryWorks TeamWorks team today, July 14, 2011 for a BLOG HOP! The TeamWorks team will be sharing projects using the Simple Stories line - 100 Days of Summer. This talented group of gals will share ideas and projects using this fabulous kit!!! The hop starts at the MemoryWorks Blog and ends at the Simple Stories blog. Comment on one or ALL the blogs for a chance to win a Simple Stories kit of your very own!!

Welcome to the 100 Days of Summer blog hop! If you are just joining us, be sure to go back and start HERE.  If you get lost or sidetracked, the line up of blogs is at the bottom of this post.  

So, let's get started! I loved working with this line, it is so warm and is what I came up with:

I cut some of the circled patterned paper to shape for the border on this LO, and I love how it turned out.  I also cut some whole circle out for some of the embellishments.  
I know that the mats/cards are designed for the divided page protectors, but they also work so well for an 8.5x11 page.  I find it difficult a lot of times to cut the design on 12x12 paper to fit my page...but this way I can fit in the whole design by using the photo mats.

Backyard BBQ:
I punched the littlest circle from the striped pattern paper, but I also punched out some of the barcode with it...I thought it gave it an interesting touch.
Besides the letter stickers,there are also so many amazing simple title options.

Classic Summer Fun:
I also used some paper from Cosmo Cricket's 'Upcycle' line in this LO.

!00 Days of Summer gift card holders:

These gift card holders are made out of a scored, and embellished journal card, and a 2.5x4 piece of patterned paper.  So easy, and quick...and perfect for any occasion.

That's it! I hope you enjoyed my projects. Don't forget to leave a comment, and now you are off to see Sharon!

MemoryWorks <---Start here.
 Lacey Igo
 Sheri Feypel
 Susan Nichols
 Jade Wilson
 Sandy Zent
  Lisa Harris <----You were here.
 Kelly Holbrook <----You are HERE.
 Sharon Hill <---Go here next.
 Sarah Jimerson
 Christy Musack
Simple Stories <----End here.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Color Combos Galore #198

This weeks challenge from Color Combos Galore:

Which, was actually released last week for a design team call.  I wasn't going to apply at first, but, I really liked the colors, so here is what I submitted:

Then, I was asked for a card submission, so this is what I came up with:

And, you know what? I made the 2011 Color Combos Galore design team! It's a six month term, from July to December...and I'm super excited about it! It just goes to show, that you never know until you try!

So, these are this weeks colors. If you like them, try it, it'll be fun to see what you come up with.

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