Monday, May 30, 2011

Entry #1 and #2 at Paper Secrets

I joined a challenge over at Paper Secrets called Scrap Your A** Off (SYAO) and we are now into week 3 and so far I have done what I need to to stay in the challenge. It's really easy but for me who scraps so slow most of the time, it's been a challenge and I'm loving it.

The fun part is only you can get yourself booted off. All you have to do is complete the sketch assigned and the twist and get your page uploaded and you're in but if you don't get your page done then you are out of the challenge. We go until there is only one person left.

So here are my two pages I've done and the 3rd one is done and waiting for me to journal on it but it looks like I move on to round 4 since my page for this week is basically done.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Challenge #5 at Got ink Girlz is up

I am the one who posts all the cards over at gotinkgirlz and I had fallen behind so I have been asked to post 2 challenges over there this week. Click on the the link above and check out all the other fun cards and projects the others have made. They are some really talented ladies.

Here is the sketch we worked with for this weeks challenge

Here is my card for this challenge

The card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and I used Cherry Cobbler( #119685 $6.95 for 24 sheets of CS) as the CS. I stamped the navy log from the stamp set The Open Sea(Item #123032 Clear $18.95)found in the new summer mini (LOVE THIS SET) in Cherry Cobbler ink( #119669 $5.95) to give it the tone on tone look. I punched a circle using our 1 3/4 circle punch(Item #119850 $15.95)I ran a strip of Crumb Cake cs (#120953 $6.95 for 24 sheets)5 1/2 x 3/4, I distressed the edges with my scissors and brown ink, each piecs of patterned paper was cut at a different size in length but the width is 1 11/16, the patterned paper (DSP-Designer series paper) was called Nautical Expedition (#122343 $10.95 for 12 double sided papers)this is also found in the new summer mini catalog and is for a limited time. I water colored the ship using aqua painters (#103954 $16.95 for 2) and black Staz on ink (#101406 $7.95)I used Marina mist (#119668 $5.95) for the sky, Not Quite Navy for the ocean(#103008 $5.95, Night of Navy(#102977 $5.95) for the ships shadow, and soft suede ink(#115657 $5.95) for the ship and sails and the tiny flag I used a touch of cherry cobbler. I finished it off with a bit of Baker's twine(#123125 $2.95) found in the new mini for a limited time. I used a navy blue button from our old retired buttons collection so any button will work.

The white CS I watercolored the ship on was a scrap that I glued to the inside of the card the size is 2 7/8 x 2 1/8.

I didn't add a sentiment but it would work as a great masculine birthday card, or thank you card or a Father's day card. Guy cards are sometimes so hard to come up with, this new set is wonderful for a manly card. There are alot of guy oriented stamps in this new summer mini, I hope you check them out.

I will have a new challenge posted at gotinkgirlz on Monday so check back with us

Happy Stampin

P.S. I have had no time to proof read as I have a child breathing down my neck waiting to get on the sorry in advance for any type-o's ;-)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Challenge #4 is up at Got Ink Girlz

It's May Flowers over at the Gotinkgirlz blog. Here is my card featuring the fun dies cut that we carry at Stampin Up called Fun flowers. It is carrying over to the new catalog that comes out in July (SOOOOO excited for that)

Here is my card, it's a standard size card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, chocolate chip CS is 4 3/16 x 3, the vanilla 2 7/8 x 2 1/2, the DSP is 4 3/16 x 1 inch. Everything is inked in Early espresso and the ribbon is our Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon that will be carried over in the new catalog as well. The last little touch is the rhinestone center. I stamped the sentiment in Early espresso using the Just Because set in clear, I used a punched oval and the punched scallop oval. Hope you enjoy.

I would love to see some friends and family over at the gotinkgirlz blog. Drop by and say hello and show us what you can do with flowers.

Thank you

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Challenge #3

Well it's May and that means National Scrapbook month so the design team at gotinkgirlz Have been busy making our pages. Here's one I made at stamp club just yesterday,

Thanks for looking. Click on the gotinkgirlz link above and join our challenge blog.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Challenge #2 is up

This week at the GOTINKGIRLZ blog the challenge is Mother's Day. We made cards for one of my favorite people, my mother. Remember to click on the gotinkgirlz link above and it will take you straight to our challenge blog. Play along and link your pages, cards, or any project over there and show us what you made using any of our challenge. Hope in any time we would love to see what you made.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge. My mom loves the color blue, our house is in all shades of blues and so I thought it fitting that I use the color blue as well.

Stamps-Wonderful Favorites (# 115114)

paper-Not Quite Navy(#101722), Baja Breeze(#11352), whisper white(#100730)
DSP-new in this years Idea book & catalog

ink- Not Quite Navy(#103008)

Accessories-Scallop Trim border punch(#118402), Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder(#120175), Beautiful Butterflies die(#114507), Basic Pearls(#119247), 2 1/2" circle punch(#120906)