Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Stuff

Hello All! Today I decided I wanted to play with my new CB folders and ribbon and one of my Christmas gifts--The Whimsy Animal Collection Polar Bear. I followed Katharina's sketch over on the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog. I used a teal base cardstock and a cream layer embossed with the stylized flowers CB folder. I used some multi-colored ribbon to cover seams and a strip of olive green ribbon as well. The circles were cut using the Fiskars circle cutter template. I colored the bear with brown colored pencils to outline, then SU Close to Cocoa ink with a water brush. The sentiment was stamped in SU Always Artichoke and mounted with foam squares on green and then red corrugated paper. I embellished with some Prima flowers and a red rhinestone as well as a brown button with hemp twine and a scrap of the multi-ribbon. If you like the bear, please go to and check out the rest of the line! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Roses on Paper Challenge

Happy Friday! I've been working on this card challenge all week and finally finished it. My friend Denise was kind enough to stamp me some images for this card challenge. It was a sketch...and it was tough! I decided to give it a shot as a baby girl card for one of my customers who just gave birth to their fourth child...a little girl! I went with a cream colored base card and then layered pink which I ran through the Cuttlebug with the textile folder. I then layered the dark brown patterned cardstock. I embellished with layers of paper flowers, an oval book plate framing "sweet pea" from the Cuttlebug folder, pink buttons and white pearl strands. Finally, the image is on white cardstock on top of pink on cream. I used a Fiskars "lace" corner punch on the white and scalloped edge scissors on the pink. This image is colored with colored pencils and adorned with white ice Stickles on the fur trim and pom poms of the girl. It was a lot of work, and I wish this picture came out better! Still no camera :( Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mojo Monday and Papertake Weekly Challenges

Hello! Today (so far) I've done a two-fer! I had 2 baby cards to make today and this is the first. My cousin and his wife delivered their third and final baby yesterday...a boy! So I went with a blue and brown color palette. I found the designer paper in a pack I have and matched the cardstocks as best I could. I embossed the blue strip and the white semi-circle with the Cuttlebug Dots and Spots folder. I embellished with silver button brads, blue eyelets, brown ribbon, and I punched the rounded corners with a circle punch on some scrap cardstock. The giraffe image is from the Stampin' Up Bundle of Joy set. The layout is the sketch from MojoMonday #70 and the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week was to use 3 different shapes on your card...I have circle, square and rectangle! Thanks for checking it out!