Friday, January 23, 2009

SCS Shoebox Swap Card

I had a wonderful time this weekend at the San Antonio SCS Shoebox Swap. I got to make so many wonderful cards, but my favorite part was meeting new people and catching up with my old friends! It's nice to hang out with people who "get" me-----you know, other people who are as fanatical about stamping as I am! christy1807 on SCS was the host and it was wonderful! She did an fantastic job organizing this event. Check out her blog to see the photos of the other cards at the swap.

For my card, I decided to try a swing (flip flop) card . Check out the Swing Card tutorial by Beate on SCS. It has step by step instructions that are very simple to follow. I wish I could show you the other side of the card, but I can't get it to show up correctly. It keeps posting horizontally! Anyone know how to fix it?

Stamp: You Take The Cake by MFT, Riveting by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Target's Dollar Spot Valentine's Day assortment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Taken With Teal, Markers: Taken With Teal, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: SU Circle Punches, grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

Thursday, January 22, 2009

SCS Doorprize

Here is my door prize for the SCS Shoebox Swap in San Antonio. I filled plastic jars (Making Memories) with ribbon, buttons, brads, prima flowers, and chipboard embellishments. Then I decorated the tops with flowers and stars. I altered the box that the jars came in by covering it with designer paper (Target's Dollar Spot). I hope whoever wins my doorprize really likes it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I DIG U! Valentine

Here are my son's Valentine's Day treats this year. I had a difficult time finding plain red shovels in the stores this time of year. The ones I did find were too expensive to mass produce for his class. I ended up buying the shovels on Ebay. I hope his class likes them!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

NYE Challenge Cards

For New Year's Eve, Splitcoaststampers hosted a night full of challenges to get us inspired for the new year. Since dh had to work, I decided to join in on the fun. Here are just a few of the challenges they had:

The challenge for this card was to design an Asian inspired card. This is my very first Asian inspired card! Asian is not really my style and I don't own many stamps in that style, so it definitely was a challenge for me. I also challenged myself to use up some of my Designer Paper scraps.

The challenge for this card was to use a retired stamp set. I have had this stamp set for a very long time and it was collecting dust. I challenged myself to make a masculine card. I don't know about you, but masculine cards are pretty difficult for me. I also managed to use another DP scrap.

The challenge for this card was to use formal colors: black, white, and silver or gold. No stamping was involved in this card. I used my craftrobo machine to cut out the silver overlay. I got the file from . If you have a cutting machine, this site is a must! They have many wonderful free templates available.
Asian Inspired Card:
stamp sets: Eastern Blooms, Upsy Daisy, Flight Of The Butterfly
paper: regal rose, soft sand, chocolate chip, very vanilla, and retired SU DP
ink: regal rose, chocolate chip, versamark
Masculine Thanks:
stamp set: Alphabet Soup
paper: chocolate chip, so saffron, whisper white, retired SU DP
ink: chocolate chip, so saffron, bordering blue
embellishments: ribbon, staple, pop dot, small circle punch
Shimmery Thanks
Made with craft robo machine
paper: basic black, whisper white, shimmery silver
embellishments: grosgrain and sheer ribbon