Sunday, August 22, 2010

Getting Older-SSD 038

Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge #38
The sentiment is stamped on some twill ribbon - the inside says 'You know you're getting old...when the only thongs you wear should be on your feet'.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Baroque Birthday-Recycled

Ladybug Designs Challenge #1 - Our stamp group opted to change our monthly card swap to a bi-monthly blog challenge and this is my submission for the very first challenge.  The challenge was to use something recycled and to use Stampin' Up product...the swirly circle is punched from a Kleenex Tissue box.
Stamps: Stampin' Up - Baroque Motifs, French Script, It's Your Birthday
Paper: Stampin' Up - More Mustard CS, Perfect Plum CS, Patterns Pack DSP
Ink: Really Rust, Craft White
Misc: White Embossing Powder, Misc. Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Corner Rounder

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Margarita Birthday - Skipping Stones Design

I made this card for my son's birthday a couple weeks ago (he's 29 so it's not as bad as it sounds) and then I forgot to post it...another great one from Skipping Stones Design, Margarita Birthday.  The sentiment is "Every Birthday should be taken with a grain of salt", and the inside says "...especially when the salt accompanies a drink and good friends!".  I cut out the glass, put a little sparkle on the edge of the glass and popped it off the page with some pop dots.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vampire in a Volvo-Skipping Stones Design

This is for the latest sketch challenge over at Skipping Stones Design SSD037.  I won this set, Fangs or Fur in the last Blog Hop and I've been dying to use it but was waiting for the right sketch, I thought the vintage feel went well with Edward since he's so traditional!  Plus, my son's girlfriend is having a birthday next week and she's a real Twilight fan, so perfect timing.  What do you think?
Stamps:  Skipping Stones Design - Fangs or Fur
Paper: DSP K&Company, CS Stampin' Up
Misc.: Flowers-Prima, Ribbon-Laundry Line, Punches-Stampin' Up Modern Label

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Grandma-Hand Stitched

Soul Scrappers Challenge TC15-Technique Hand Stitching
The challenge was to use hand stitching on a scrapbook page and I thought, who better to scrap than my grandma...the journaling is difficult to read but says "Grandma Rhynes taught me to embroider when I was about 10.  She made me flannel nightgowns at Christmas and dresses, and used the scraps to make quilts.  Fun to see in the quilts later."  I don't generally like putting my handwriting on a page but I know it's better if you do...I fell in love with this layout and had to 'scraplift' from Robin at Creating Memories...One Moment at a Time.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Awesome Blog Candy - Michelle's Scrap

 Wow, you really need to check out this awesome blog candy!  I love Graphic 45, and Copics too?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The year you were born - Soul Scrappers AMC 15

Soul Scrappers is an awesome site that has challenges that make you reach a little deeper into who you are - this one is an "About Me Challenge" and encourages you to find out what was going on in the world the year you were born...which for me was a long time ago!  I copied the photo on vellum and then ran it through my printer again for the journaling.  I used Stampin' Up DSP called Raspberry Tart and I just love the Kiwi Kiss ribbon.  I added the smaller photo of my mom holding me and my dad holding my brother who is 11 months older than I you more of an idea of the family dynamics.  I also have a younger brother but he wasn't around in 1952!  Thanks for looking...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Healing Wings-Skipping Stones Design

Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop Challenge - Sketch Challenge #035
Picture Perfect Creations PPC Color Challenge #23 - Winter White, Basic Grey, Daffodil

I love the sentiment of this Skipping Stones Design set, Healing Wings, it feels so comforting to me and is perfect for a sympathy card.

Good to the last drop

Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop
SSD Sketch Challenge #035
SPCC #58- Color Challenge - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery
I ran across this coffee flavor DSP on an old scrapbook calendar stuck in my closet and knew I just had to use it for this set 'Funny Coffee Volume 1'.  I was going to save it for another sketch challenge since I had used Healing Wings for this sketch challenge already, but the color challenge over at SPCC (Scrapmasters Paradise Color Challenge) was calling out to me.  This set has some really cute sayings and images (as do all of the SSD sets), this one just happened to fit with the challenge...go check out the store.