Thursday, December 23, 2010

Something totally un-Christmassy, just before Christmas

A friend's son had a birthday the other day, and being the blingy girl I am, I always look forward to the challenge of doing "man cards".

This also gave me an opportunity to use my new Buttons die.  LOVE them!

The letter's in Jack's name are actually little monsters.  :) 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Time for a little challenge...

I was chatting with the fabulous Paula Dobson one day and the subject of stepping outside one's comfort zone when creating came up.  So Paula challenged me to create a project using ONLY Stampin' Up! products.  "I'm up for that", I thought... and waited for inspiration to settle over me.

Settle over me it did - in the form of one of Lauren Meader's fantastic 3D projects - check out her amazing site here.  I chose The Flapper Box (maybe because it was full of chocolate??).  The straight-forward instructions made constructing this REALLY easy - and FUN!

Here's the list of ingredients used:

Card Stock: Blushing Bride, Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette
Stamps: Yummy, Happy Harmony
Miscellany: Blushing Bride ribbon, silver brads, Eyelet Border punch, Photo Corners punch

This yummy choccie box is going straight to Paula - to say Merry Christmas and thanks for all your creative help and guidance since I started stamping.  SURPRISE!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Just Add Ink challenge #46

The gorgeous girls over at Just Add Ink have a cooooool challenge this week - Just Add CRITTERS!  Head over to check out some of the awesome entries!

We have a family birthday next week, so my entry is a birthday card.  Going out on a limb and using out-of-my-ordinary colours again.  I also LOVE dragonflies, so they are my critters.



Card stock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Stamps: Yummy (r), Organic Grace
Inks: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
Extras: Dimensionals, Baja Breeze ribbon (r)