Thursday, September 29, 2011

Creative Sketches Challenge-CS50

Welcome to this Thursday's Creative Sketch Challenge! The challenge this week was to make a 5x7 mini scrapbook using this weeks sketch shown below.

I have to admit making a mini scrapbook page is challenging, mainly because I like to load the pages up. Here is my scrapbook for this week.

Once I picked out the card stock and decided that I wanted to stamp my own background using the large rose stamp from Elements of Style on the new in color Wisteria and Whisper White.  Then after spending all day going through photo's of the family I came across this photo of my mother and me at my wedding a few years ago. I decided to make a memory page since my mother has passed away since that day, but I loved her being there. My mother loved lace, flowers and very feminine things. So I got out my punches and made a lace mat for the photo and lace around the card stock. Took my white satin ribbon and sponge it too match the card stock (Wisteria Wonder). The sentiment is from a retired stamp set (Sketches). I inked the roses with Wisteria Wonder markers and for some added bling a lot of Basic Pearls. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did in making this tribute to my mother.

Card Stock                         Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Stamp pad                          Wisteria Wonder
SU Markers                        Wisteria Wonder
Punches                               Eyelet Border, Decorative Label
Ribbon                                White Satin
Stamp Sets                          Element of Style, Four Frames and Sketches(retired)
Other  accessories              Basic Pearls and satin roses(retired)          

If you would like to join in go to our website at and submit your scrapbook page  by clicking on linky tools. I can't wait to see what you come up with.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Creative Sketches Challenge-CS49H-Fall/Thanksgiving

Welcome to this Thursday's Creative Sketch Challenge! The challenge this week was to make a card for Fall or Thanksgiving  as show by the sketch below:

Pretty cool sketch and here is my card.
I love this time of the year with the trees changing colors and weather changing. Opening up the windows and letting the gentle breezes come in clear the air. I start baking again and house fills up with the smell of cinnamon and other spices. Oops got off the subject there.

Card Stock                        Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla
Stamping Pads                  Versa Mark
Punch                                Lace Ribbon Border
Embossing Folder             Square Lattice
Embossing Powder           Classy Copper
Ribbon                              Always Artichoke
Brads are from one of Stampin Up retired Hodge Podge sets and the Happy Thanksgiving stamp is from another retired set.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

September SUStars Blog Hop

Welcome to the September SU Stars Blog Hop! This month we're featuring Scrapping Ideas inspired projects! Enjoy the hop and the amazing creations that the SU Stars have come up with.

I'm stop number 12 on the SU Stars Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Scrapbooking paper projects from the Stampin Up! Should you hop off course, simply start at the beginning by clicking on , the fabulous Monica Weaver and you'll be back on track!

I have to admit I don't scrapbook much, but this month I was willing to give it a try.  My son has started Chef School and I thought it would be nice to start some pages for him.
Supplies used:
Card Stock                       Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake
Stamp Pads                       Versa Mark, Soft Suede
Markers                            Cherry Cobbler, Creamy Carmel(for the crust of bread and pie,  So Saffron,
                                          Pretty in Pink(for the hot dog)and Lucky Limeade
Ribbon                              Early Express (from the Holiday Mini)
Stamp Set                          Voile and Voile to go(both retired)
I stamped with Versa Mark some of the food from Voile to go stamp set and then used my markers to color some of them in. Posted a picture of my son The Chef to be and his first creation he made me at hope his Apple Bird. It is so stinkin cute. Then I thought my page needed something so I made 2 magnets from the Voile to go set. I think they turned out well.  I hope you enjoyed my mother's pride in her son and wanting to priase him. He starts his next of classes soon come back and see what else he has cooked up for me.
Now onto Veronica Miller at I know she has something wonderful for you.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Creative Sketches Challenge-CS48T

Welcome to this Thursday's Creative Sketch Challenge! The challenge this week was to make a card using Lace and Flowers as show in my card below:

Here is my sample

I am into getting ready for the Christmas, planning workshops, all day stamp-a-stack and more. I loved this stamp set (Beautiful Season) from the new SU 2011-2112 catalog on page 45. So that is why I chose to make a Christmas card using lace, ribbon. I just love Vintage looking cards.

Card Stock                          Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Stamp Set                            Beautiful Season
Ink Pad                                Always Artichoke, Versa Mark
SU Markers                         Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Soft    
                                            Suede, Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Ribbon                                Early Expresso Quilted Satin (from Holiday Mini)
DSP                                    Holly Berry Bouquet(from Holiday Mini)
Punch's                                Curly Label, Eyelet Border
Accessories                         Basic Pearls, Distressing Essentials

This week was all about  having fun and thinking outside the box. I love mixing textures and layers to make one of a kind Vintage cards.   Tell me what you think! By the way all of the products I used can be purchased right here from Stampin’ Up.  Go to the Shop online button at the top of blog. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon. Feel free to leave a comment, I love reading each one.

If you would like to join in go to our website at and submit your card by clicking on linky tools. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Creative Sketches Challenge-CS47C

This week challenge is a color challenge and I must confess I would never had put these colors together, but to my amazement they are gorgeous together. They are Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey and Peach Parfait.

Here is my card:

Supplies are all Stampin Up Products:
Card Stock                                  Basic Grey, Cherry Cobbler and Peach Parfait
Ink Pad                                        Basic Grey
DSP                                             Paisley Petals
Lace                                             Victoria
Brad                                            Antique collection
Embossing Folders                      Vintage Wallpaper, Perfect Polka Dots and Square Lattice
Stamp Sets                                   Because I Care, Four Frames
Punch                                           Decorative Label

I wanted to do something different this week so I embossed each piece of card stock with a different Textured Impression Embossing folder. Then I sanded the Vintage Wallpaper to give it a more aged look. I haven't gotten my Simply Scored Tool yet so made my medallion the old way by cutting a strip of DSP 1x12 and scored one side at 1/2 inch and flip over and scored the other side at 1/4 inch to give the peaks and valleys. Then I folded along the score marks and added a punched out circle to give stability. I used red sticky tape to adhere to my lace strip.  I think this is the first Vintage Card I have made without  any bling.  I hope you have enjoyed my card this week.

Come join in by going to and submit your card by clicking on linky tools. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Creative Sketches Challenge-CS46S

This week challenge is a sketch to show how layering and using my favorite SU tool The Big Shot. Here is my card I entered. 

Card stock                          Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake and Wisteria Wonder (new in color)
Stamp Set                           Elements of Style, Birthdays Count
SU Markers                        Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Bling                                   Rhinestones, Jeweled brads

Since I am a new to the Su family I don't have a lot stamp sets, but manage to mix old and new to come up this week card. I love anything purple so I chose to mix Elegant Eggplant with our new Wisteria. The card easy to make using my Big Shot and Top Note Big Die.  I hope you enjoy this week's sample, I know I enjoyed making this week card.  If you would like to join in go to and submit your card by clicking on linky tools.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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