March 27, 2009

Color Inspiration #47

Well, I decided to give Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration another try even though I completely felt out designed on the last challenge. Low and behold for this color inspiration she challenged us to think and create with autumn colors. I looked through my stamps and discovered I have no "autumn" style stamps. I guess I should have pre-ordered Forest Friends or Scene in a Garden oh well live and learn. So I did the next best thing and decided to go with a masculine design.

So, for this design I decided to used my Textured plates for the first time. I absolutely love the argyle for masculine cards and the textured plates are so much fun to use. Another item I have used for the first time have been the Corduroy Buttons. When the new SU! catalog came out I jumped on the accessory waggon and bought just about all the new Corduroy Buttons and I have not been able to use them on any of my projects. Let me rephrase that - I did not like the way they were looking with any of the projects until this one. Enough talk. I just hope that everyone enjoys the design.

Recipe -- Stapms: For Father and A Little Birthday Cheer -- Paper: PTI White, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, and Tangerine Tango -- Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, and Tangerine Tango -- Accessories: Chocolate Chip ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons, Backgrounds I textured plates, Dimensionals, and Sponges.

March 24, 2009

Here we go

Over the next few days I will be posting some long and overdue ideas and projects. While I was finishing my last class I did have a few chances to slip away to my stampin room, but I did not have a chance to upload the ideas to here or to Splitcoast. So here goes.

I have just fallen in love with the Big Shot through Stampin Up! and I am always looking to ways to use the dies then the original intention. This was an idea originally presented by Christine Grygar. I just loved how she took the Baskets and Blooms die and made the "bin". This was so easy to do that I am passing the idea along to my best friend and SU! Demo so she can use it for one of her club projects.

Here is my Baskets and Blooms "Bin":

Again you can tell I have also fallen for the butterflies this year, or I am just ready for spring to get here. Either way, this project is using two SU! Exclusive dies along with items from the Occasions Mini which will be available to everyone on April 1. This bin was so easy to make. All you have to do is click on the link to Christine's blog above and follow her step by step direction. Have fun, I know that I did.

Recipe -- Stamps: Oval All -- Paper: Walk in the Park DSP, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, and Whisper White -- Ink: Cameo Coral -- Accessories: Scallop circle punch, Large oval punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, Scallop edge punch, Big Shot, Baskets & Blooms die, Beautiful Butterflies die

March 20, 2009

Color Inspiration Challenge #46

This is a great way to get back on the waggon with stamping. I have been stalking Kristina Werner's blog for the past couple of challenges and I have not been able to get up to the stamping room to complete any of them. Well I made a point to do this one. This is my very first submission for one of Kristina's Color Challenge. I just hope I played by all the rules.

Here is my design:

For this challenge, I took a design I did earlier this week for a Clean and Simple Challenge on SCS and added a little more. I have fallen in love with butterflies, so I decided to use the Great Friends set out of the Mini. I cut out three butterflies and add rhinestones for the body.

Recipe -- Stamps: Great Friends -- Paper: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White -- Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Regal Rose, and Pretty in Pink -- Accessories: Basic Black Grosgrain, Regal Rose Grosgrain, Paper Snips scissors, and Rhinestones

I am BACK!!!

I can not believe it has been almost two months since my last post. Life has been crazy. I am a week away from graduating with my Masters in Accounting. YEAH!!! I have finally finished my thesis all I have left to do is to just submit it to the professor and get three copies bound and mailed to him. I have also made the huge decision to continue my education. Starting June 29 I will be starting on my DBA - Doctor of Business Administration - with a concentration in Marketing. At least I will have some time to be able to share my creations.