Monday, August 31, 2009

Gobble Gobble

No it is not Thanksgiving already. I make the cards every year to go with the baskets we give our Senior Saints and Shut ins in our church. I just wanted to get a head start and I have been so wanting to try this little Turkey from Gobble Gobble (in the new Mini) with the Medallion Background Stamp. These colors are great for fall so I want to use use use them while I still can. I kept them pretty simple as I do have to make quite a few and some years others, who are not always stampers, offer to help and I do not want them to be too complicated.

Stamps: Gobble Gobble, Medallion Background
Paper: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon


Friday, August 28, 2009

Red Medallion

So here is another card made with the Medallion. I saw one similar to this in the SCS gallery and thought what a great simple card. So I decided to case this card with my own little challenge. If you are a regular to my blog you can tell I seem to live in the earth elements family. So my challenge to myself was to use a color in the Bold Bright family. When I figured out the card I was going to make and my personal challenge I went through my Rhinestone brads to see what color I had to fit the challenge and red won. Since I was also in the need of a birthday card for a friend I decided to use black as an accent color. I have not yet used my curly Label punch so that was one thing that drew me to this card.

Stamps: Medallion Background, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Red Gingham Ribbon, Red Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad, Filagree Designer Brad, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Curly Label Punch


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bermuda Medallion

My second card with the Medallion Background. Ok, I am convinced that I will definitely get my moneys worth from this stamp! I was very pleased when I lined it up and saw that it fit with my large Scallop circle die. I did stamp it twice and cut the circle out of the center to put on top of the Soft Suede. I stamped the Soft Suede again to put the center in the Build-a-Brad. I also tried the misting of the cardstock before running the Texturz Plate through the Big Shot so the impression would be a little more defined. Of course I could not go without sponging at least one thing so I went around the card front, oval behind the sentiment and the sentiment .

Stamps: A Little Birthday Cheer, Medallion Background
Paper: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Big Shot, Large Scallop Circle, 1/2" Circle Punch, Build-a-Brad, Jumbo Grommet, Large Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Perfect Details Texturz Plate


Monday, August 24, 2009

Rusty Medallion

So I had a day to play and I decided I was going to see what I could come up with in the time I had to create with my new Medallion background. So for the next few days you will get to see those :) To do the sentiment I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to just off set the words just slightly. The ovals in Really Rust were punched twice to go behind the sentiment oval. I just did not want the layering to be that much bigger. Since I did so much sponging I thought it fit to sponge the edge of the very vanilla ribbon too. The re-enforcement on the tag was done with the 1/2" circle punch and my hand held circle punch. The sentiment is popped up with pop up glue dots.
Stamps: Sanded Background, Medallion Background, Teeny Tiny Wishes, En Francias Background,
Paper: Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Natural Hemp Twine, 1/2" Circle Punch, Hand held circle punch, Large Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch


Friday, August 21, 2009


Well, here is the clipboard that I told you about awhile back. I told you I had a young lady over to work on 4H projects for the fair and this is what the finished project looked like. Her mother just sent me the picture. I think it turned out great. majority of it is covered in Modge Podge to make it last longer. She stamped each month alternating colors to coordinate with the colors here. The ribbon is layered and then ruffled with glue dots. I do believe she sponged around the edges of the butterflies and the flower. The build-a-brad on the ribbon is a flower punched from the designer paper. The calendar was printed on Whisper White Cardstock from a calendar created in Microsoft Publisher.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, En Francias Background
Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Designer Paper
Ink: Rose Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Clipboard, Beautiful Butterflies Dies, Pearl Halves for Pretties Kit, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Build-a-Brad, Corner Rounder, Modge Podge, Top Note Die, Little Leaves Die, Daisey Flower Die, Post it pad


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Katie's Album

When my son & daughter-in-law announced that we were going to be grandparents I found these cute little frames. They were $28 on sale for $9 and 50% off so I bought a pink one and a blue one. They had a little box in the back that holds a photo album. The whole front is under the glass. When they called to announced little (ok, not so little - 9lbs 20" long) Katie's arrival I got to work on this. She spent the first few weeks of her life in the NICU so this was the first picture I got of her via text message where she had her oxygen mask off and looking like things are improving.

Stamps: None
Paper: Green Galore, Basic Black, Regal Rose
Ink: None
Accessories: Naturally Serifs Alphabet Die, Daisey Flower Die


Monday, August 17, 2009

Katie's Name

This was made for my first grand-daughters room. She was born on the 31st of July.

Stamps: none
Paper: I do not recall the name of the retired Designer Paper, Chocolate Chip, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Pale Plum
Ink: None
Accessories: Big Shot, Serifs Essentials Alphabet Die, Little Leaves Die, Daisey Flower Die, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button, Pearls & Hat Pin from Pretties Kit, Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon, Naturally Serif Sizzlit Die


Friday, August 14, 2009

Girl Build a Bear

Well, there is a story behind why I had to make this card. I usually give cards to the kids in our Home-school group for their birthdays. There is one young lady who always tells me that she cannot wait until her birthday so she can get one of my handmade cards. She is very close to us, my boys think of her as a sister. So this year for her birthday, last week, I went to the dollar store and bought her the ugliest card I could find. All she said was "Thank you for the card Mrs. Rip, I appreciate you thinking of me." So I had planned that when these dies came in I would make her a new card. So this one will go to her. The stems are just cut strips of cardstock. I chose the colors by the variety of flower brads I had.
Stamps: Beary Nice Wishes, Medallion Background
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie Patterns Designer Paper,
Ink: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: SU Bear Die, SU Beary Essentials Die, SU Beary Girl Die, Flower Brads, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Holiday Sketch

Yes, I know that it is August and yes, I know that it is 90°+ outside...I laid out my colors for my Christmas card this morning and when I saw the Sketch Challenge I just could not get them out of my head. The angel is embossed on gold on a window sheet which is held on by the Rhinestone brad in one corner and a glue dot under the ribbon in the other corner. I am still playing with some of my new stuff. I just got the Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Folder and that was another reason to make this card...I got to use that :) It was a hard one to photograph! It is much prettier in real life!

Stamps: Holy Triptych
Paper: Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Always Artichoke Grosgrain, Window Sheet, Gold Embossing Powder, Square Fire Rhinestone Brads, Big Shot, Naturally Serif Alphabet Die, Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Folder


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Boy Build a Bear

These Build a Bear dies from Stampin' Up! came in my Demo pre-order yesterday. I had to wait a whole day to play with them! I have had the Medallion Background stamp on my wish list since I first saw in and just had to add it to this order. A challenge today on SCS was to use bleach. Since I only had time to make one card today and I wanted to use the medallion and the dies I decided to do them together.

I did quite a bit of sponging around the bears clothes and the card base. The string I used to hang the sign and the shoe strings are both actually made of very thin cut cardstock. The sign is stuck on with a pop up glue dot. The sign is punched twice to give it a shaded look on the bottom.

Stamps: Sanded Background, Medallion Background, Beary Nice Wishes
Paper: Bordering Blue, Ballet Blue, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue Patterns Designer Paper, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Bleach, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy
Accessories: Top Note Die, Piercing tool, mat pack, Modern Label Punch, SU Bear Die, SU Beary Essentials Die, SU Beary Boy Die


Monday, August 10, 2009

Rich Razzleberry

This is probably my favorite In Color this year. have I said yet how much I LOVE the fact that we have In Color Markers?!?! I stamped both images in the Melon Mambo and used the Rich Razzleberry to accent them. I used the new Perfect Details Texturz plate (only $3.95 for 2 designs) to do the embossing on the lower panel

I just realized I never got around to completing my card details with the proper materials. Sorry to those who thought I had lost my mind in my copy and paste world. ;)

Stamps: Birthday Bliss
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Piercing tool and mat pack, Vanilla Hodge Podge Hardware


Friday, August 07, 2009

Man's Birthday

I needed a man's birthday card for my next stamp night. I love this set for making masculine cards. I wanted to use the grommets and thought they would go great with the build-a-brads. I sponged around the edges of the Soft Suede card base and the Crushed Curry card front. I love the mini clips and how cute the are with the tag punches. I stamped the wheat in Crushed Curry and went over the parts I wanted with the Soft Suede marker. I did the same with the Happy Birthday...have I said how much I love having the markers in the In Colors!

Stamps: Sanded Background, Autumn Days, Four Squares
Paper: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Build a Brad, Jumbo Grommets, Mini Library Clip, Large Tag Punch, Small Tag Punch


Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Student Driver

One of my very dearest friend's Oldest son got his driver's permit recently. This was the card that I made him as a congratulations. he got a great kick out of it. He was the first person that was allowed to go with us after my #2 son got his permit. It was a learning experience for all of us :). I wanted to do the tree embossed but it was one of those lovely days when our electricity was out for a few hours and I was limited in my creating time. Ijust had to use some of the new colors, since I just received them at the time I had made this card. I sooo appreciate that we can get the markers in the In Colors now!!!!

Stamps: Sanded Background, Lovely As a Tree, Loads of Love, Four Square, Retired Making Tracks Wheel
Paper: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Basic Grey, Going Grey
Accessories: Large Tag Punch, Small Tag Punch, Crop-a-dile, Brass Eyelet, Natural Hemp Twine, Ticket Corner Punch, Cutter Kit for distessing


Monday, August 03, 2009

Egg Plant Butterflies

I have a workshop next week and thought this might be a good card for a make and take. One of my close friends loves purple and butterflies so I think she will like this card. I so wanted to try the butterfly punch to go with this Flight of the butterfly stamp set. I am loving this Modern Label Punch...but I love all the punches, don't I? I so am getting my money's worth out of my Teeny Tiny Wishes. It has soooo many sayings and they fit perfect in the smaller punches I like to use. As you can tell I am really getting into layering my punches for the salutations.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Eggplant Envy, Lavender Lace, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Lavender Lace, Eggplant Envy
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Butterfly Punch, Eggplant Envy Ric Rac from the Ribbon Originals-Orchard

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