Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Color Combos Galore #224 - Cards Week!

We're getting a little crazy over at Color Combos Galore, and adding some metal accents to our cards this week:

I was going to go with the obvious choice (as usual), and use a key as my focal point...but I didn't have a metal one, just chipboard or stickers. So, I went with the second most obvious choice, and used a tea cup, and just added some metal hardware embellishments.  My card...

Thanks a Latte
I feel like there are way too many layers to this card, but it just didn't seem finished when I tried to lessen them...and let me just say, that doily die is a booger. It's not mine, I borrowed it from my sis in law, and I am thankful she let me use it....but, poking out all of the negative parts was a huge pain! It is lovely, though :) Ok, here is the supply list, you guys...

stamps - Verve Stamps (Delightful & Delicious)
cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Whisper White, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Crumb Cake)
embossing folders - Stampin' Up! (Vintage Wallpaper, Square Lattice)
die - Stampin' Up! (Doily)
punches - Stampin' Up! (small and large scallop circle, 1/8 and 1/16 in hole, label) 
ribbon - American Crafts
hardware - WeRMemoryKeepers

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Color Combos Galore #223!

We're celebrating incredible kids at Color Combos Galore this week, and although I have 5 of them, this color palate seemed masculine to me:

So, I have 3 boys to chose from...and these colors would have made a darling baby boy page.  BUT, I had some excellent photos of Owen to go along with the journaling prompt.

1 Truly, Incredibly, Amazing Kid:
 Owen is very flexible, and is always doing something weird...especially with his joints.  I always ask him if he is going to be a circus performer :)  I'm not going to lie, though...some of the things he does creeps me out quite a bit, but most of it is pretty cool.  This layout highlights a couple of photos I took of him while we were at Grandma's house swimming. He gets out of the pool, and says "Watch, Mom!", and jumps into a hand stand, and even walks a couple of  'steps'. Anyway...

Here is the Supply List:

cardstock - Stampin' Up! ( Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, So Saffron)
patterned paper - Stampin' Up! (yellow polka dot); My Mind's Eye (blue stripe)
chipboard letters - American Crafts (white)
letter stickers - Creative Memories (tan)
letter die - Stampin' Up! (yellow)
rub on - Fancy Pants
brads - American Crafts
other - Stampin' Up! (star punches, stripe embossing folder)

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Color Combos Galore #220 & #222! - Cards Week!

We're still doing a bit of catching up over at Color Combos Galore...So, I've got a couple of challenges to share with you today.

Here is the first one, #220:

Here is my card:

Celebrate U
I drew inspiration from the glass with flowers, and used my big 'U' as a vase.  I stamped a canvas looking background first....to make it real subtle, I stamped the image off once on scrap paper, and than stamped it on the piece that I was using.  I then stamped my leaves, and long-stemmed flower images right over it. Finally, I Stamped my 'U' separately, cut it out, and popped it up with dimensional tape before centering it over my leaves and flowers.  Anyway....

Here is my supply list for this one:
stamps - Stampin' Up! (The Art of Life, All about U)
cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Mauve Mist, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Rose Romance, Kiwi Kiss, Mauve Mist)
Patterned Paper - Pink Paislee (Hometown Summer)
other - Stampin' Up! ( Linen Thread, pearls, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, scallop edge punch, ticket corner punch, button)

On to the next one, #222:

Here is my card:

For Baby
Products that I used starting with the letters of my name:
K - Kraft card stock
E - Embossing folder
L - Ledger paper---
L - Letter stickers--
Y - Yarn-----------

I also drew inspiration from the name tag theme by using some office themed supplies (ledger paper, notebook paper edge punch) 

Supply List:
cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Crumb Cake, Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery, Whisper White)
patterned paper - Simple Stories (brown gingham); My Mind's Eye (turquoise grid);Stampin' Up! (ledger)
letter stickers - Lily Bee Design (Harvest Market)
yarn - Red Heart Yarn (Coffee)
other - Stampin' Up! (baker's twine, green button, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, edge punch); unknown (wooden button)

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Color Combos Galore #221

"Already?" you say? Well, we are doing a bit of catching up seeing as things were put on hold for several weeks do to some very sad circumstances. You can read about the details here.
I am super excited about these colors...because it's not to often that I find the combos suitable for boy pages.   This week's palate was perfect for a baby boy page.

This week's challenge from Color Combos Galore:

My page:

Hoo's Cute?
I bet you're thinking, "But, Kelly....you spelled 'hoo's' wrong!" Yes, yes I did...I was trying to be 'punny' ;)
I was playing off of the 'owls' theme. Speaking of which, I have a ton of those chipboard owls (very old Stampin' Up!), and I was so excited to use some of them finally!

Ok, here is the Supply List:

cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Cool Caribbean, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla)
stamp - All Night Media (wood grain)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie)
patterned paper - Stampin Up! (green hounds-tooth, brown leaf); Simple Stories (brown gingham); My Mind's Eye (turquoise grid)
stickers - Crate Paper, Toybox Collection (diamond border, ledger tab)
letter stickers - LilyBee Design
other - Stampin' Up! (chipboard owls/branch, polka dot embossing folder, bakers twine)
unknown - button

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Color Combos Galore 219

It's been several weeks since our last reveal do to some unfortunate circumstances, but we're back this week with some gorgeous colors, and a pretty awesome Designer's Challenge to go with it.

This weeks challenge from Color Combos Galore:

My page:

Cute Hats
I used a doily to mat my twisted ribbon flower, and I also twisted some ribbon for my stem. I finished it off with a button center, and stapled on some leaves.

Supply List:
cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette)
stamp - Stampin' Up!(All About U - 'cute')
ink - Stampin' Up! (Rose Romance)
patterned paper - Pink Paislee (Hometown Summer - gingham); Crate Paper (Portrait - lace)
stickers - 7Gypsies (journal strips, Femme Fatale, Let your light shine); October Afternnoon (Farmhouse - doily); American Crafts (frame)
letters - KI Memories (Alphabet Soup - Tortilla)
leaves - Recollections
baker's twine - Bloomerie (Etsy Shop)
journaler - Stampin' Up! (Rose Romance); Zig
unknown - ribbon, buttons

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