Thursday, July 28, 2011

A la Card Monkey - Salt & Pepper

I haven't played at A la Card Monkey for awhile, so I decided to make a card for this weeks challenge. The challenge this week is Salt & Pepper. I started to giggle as soon as I saw it. Why, you may ask? Well, because the pepper I use has pink peppercorns in it. Taking a page out of Shirley Su's book, I decided to include some pink pepper on my card. He he. Thanks for looking.
Here is the link to the Al a Card Monkey site:

Monday, July 25, 2011

Faith in Nature

Here are two cards using the Faith in Nature stamp set.

 For this card I used the following:
Paper: Well Worn DSP, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, and Very Vanilla
Ink: Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Calypso Coral ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, and Crystal Affects
The ingredients for this card include:
Paper: Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, and Paisley Petals DSP
Ink: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, and Early Espresso
Accessories: Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon and Crystal Affects

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WOYWW July 20

For today's posting I wanted to focus on my little tool storage bin. I bought a 6X6 metal box at the dollar store and thought it was too plain for a stamper. he he. I wove some retired 5/8" striped ribbon through the slats to dress it up and think it turned out well.
One of the comments from my last WOYWW post was a question about how much stuff goes off the back of my crafting table. I tend to "nest" when I craft and tend to work within the space of my grid paper. I have been able to set up my space so everything is within reach and most of the time I can keep everything on the table. I have dropped a couple of things but, for the most part, have kept things within the paper grid boundaries. Thanks for asking the question.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Island Indigo Pool Party & Calypso Coral

I really like the new in colors and this is one of my favorite combinations. I made these before I started noting the items I used for each card, so today is a look see only. TFL and hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Catalog Case Page 207

One of the big decisions when doing catalog cases: Do I start at the front of the catalog and work backwards, do I start at the back of the catalog and work forward, or do I choose randomly? I tend to buck the rules, I think it is the creative part of me, so I am choosing to make random choices. On page 207 there is a 3x3 card design I am casing today. I made mine a full size card.
The ingredients are:
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, First Addition DSP
Ink: Peach Parfait and Lucky Limeade
Stamp Set: Flower Fest
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Scallop Edge Border punch, Fancy Flower Extra-large punch

Technique: I scored the Calypso Coral paper in both directions at 1/2 inch intervals. I like the texture that it adds to the card.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

WOYWW July 6

Here are the ingredients for the card:

Pool Party
Island Indigo
Lucky Limeade
First Addition DSP

Awash with Flowers

Very Valilla Seam Binding
Mini Clothes Pin died with Island Indigo ink
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Cutter Kit

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Catalog Case Page 12

I am trying something different with the new catalog. Through the year I will be casing cards from the 2011 - 2012 catalog. I also am going to try to include the products I use to put the cards together. (In the back of my mind this feels like a new years resolution and I hope I am more successful than I am come mid January.)

This card is from the top of page 12.
I also wanted to give you a couple of closeups on the ribbon. I am not sure how it was done in the catalog, but I crinkled the ribbon in my hand and then made the bow. I like how it turned out and hope you do too.

Now for the "ingredients" :
Faith in Nature
French Foliage

Pool Party
Island Indigo
Calypso Coral

Island Indigo
Pool Party

Scallop Trim Border Punch
2 3/8" Scallop Punch
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Baja Breeze Seam Binding
Gold Glow Smooch Spritz