Thursday, March 4, 2010

I did some creating today! :)

A young couple we know just had their first baby, a baby girl. So here is what I will send to welcome her. Everything for this card except the embossing folders is Stampin' Up material. The card base is sage shadow, ran through the cuttlebug with the d'vine swirls folder. The pretty in pink layer was ran through the cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder. The toy elephant image is from SU's retired Year After Year set, and the congratulations sentiment is from the retired Baby Talk set, all on whisper white cardstock. I colored him in with the watercolor wonder crayons. The grosgain ribbons are in the same colors as the cardstock.

Keith has known the new baby's grandparents most, if not all, of his life, so I am sending this one to them. All products for this card, with the exception of the embossing folder, is Stampin' Up, whether current or retired. The card base is a retired in-color pink pirouette, with shimmery white layers. The embossing on the card front is the cuttlebug folder swiss dots. I used SU's new scallop oval punch as well as the sale-a-bration scallop trim border punch. The giraffe image is from the retired Wild About You set, and the sentiment is from the sale-a-bration set Whimsical Words. Both are stamped in pink pirouette. I topped it off with SU's beautiful organza ribbon.
I also needed a birthday card for my mom's dear friend that I have known my entire life. I decided to play with this year's in-colors. My card base is rich razzleberry, with bermuda bay, crushed curry, and whisper white layers. The background and cupcake images are from the retired Big Bold Birthday set, and the sentiment is in the Heard From
the Heart set. I used the same colors in ink pads and markers for both. The finishing touch was the matching rich razzleberry polka-dotted ribbon.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Getting into some challenges :)

In my lack of interest in getting downstairs to actually play in my stamping room, I have fallen very behind on our group challenges. The hostess of the month sends the same images, pieces of cardstock, embellishments, etc. to everyone in the group, and we all see what we can come up with. It's great to see how many different ideas come from the same supplies! Well, I decided to start with the March challenge, which I just received in the mail a day or two ago, and the February challenge, which my mom was hostess for. So here is what I came up with.
March challenge
February challenge