Friday, April 30, 2010

April Christmas Card Challenge

Here are my cards for the April Christmas Card Challenge from SCS. Last year when I saw this card, I was so in awe of it... I thought it was simply stunning ( I really wanted to CASE it but did not have the stamps used. Earlier this year I went to an Heirloom's Rubber Stamps and Paper Arts Festival in Duluth, GA, and was elated to find the JustRite stamp set I needed to make the card.

After letting this stamp set sit un-inked on my shelf for the past few months, I finally decided to tackle this card but made a few changes along the way. Her card is so elegant but mine looked plain when I finished the first one using white card stock. I decided to add a little more color to mine by adding ribbon and cutting the pendant and fleur de lis out of SU! Rich Razzleberry card stock rather than white. I also stamped my images using SU! RichRazzleberry ink rather than Violet and I changed the size of the card from a square to an A2.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card for my SIL

Monday, April 12, 2010

Thank You

There are three ladies who helped to make my mother's 90th birthday a success. Here are the 'Thank You' cards I made for them. I wanted to make something really nice for them so I decided to browse Sharon Johnson's blog, "No Time to Stamp?" and saw a card that I fell in love with and decided to case. Here is a link to Sharon's card: These cards also fall in the SCC "Inside Out" category.

Recipe: All supplies are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful; Sidekick Sayings
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Going Gray
Embossing Folder: CB Swiss Dots
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink
Inks: Pretty in Pink; Old Olive, Certainly Celery; Jet Black (Archival Ink)
Dies: Stampin' Up! Embosslits Beautiful Winds; Spellbinders
Self Adhesive Gemstones from the Paper Studio