Monday, April 27, 2009

Swell News! Kristina's 50th Challenge!

I had to do Kriustina's 50th challenge. I had a hard time with this one, though. I pulled out my retired SU Swell News and some scrap Basic Grey papers. I also played around my SU Circle Cutter. I'm finally getting the hang of it. I used my copics to color the Momma. I do like the funky papers with the funky style of this stamp set. It's been a while since I've been able to do one of these challenges. You have until Saturday and there's great blog candy for 3 entries. Check it out here. I'm off to see what people came up with,. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

No One In the World

This month with my out of town swap girls, we were to make a "girlie" card. For some reason, I'm not very good at glammin' things up. I tried to keep it simple.

Please think of me as I'm returning to work tomorrow after a long spring break (hence the more frequent posting.) Just a couple of months before summer vacation, so I really can't complain. I look forward to seeing the kids tomorrow in any event.

I used the following for this card:

Stamps: MFT's Going Places

Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Urban Oasis DP, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey

Ink: Basic Grey and various Copics

/Ribbon: PTI Antique Ivory

Tools: SU Paper Cutter (heart) this!, Nestabilities, SU Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder, SU foam dots

I couldn't get the sentiment to fit the card, so I took off the word "There's" from the beginning and placed them on one line. I paper-pieced the dress. I had to cut up my precious paper to get the colors I wanted for the bottom DP. I had to have something tie the colors together. Hope you have a good week. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy April! - Baby Wipe DP technique

Hello you out there! I have a post finally. I'm on Spring Break, so I've had time to stamp.

This card is inspired by Gina's awesome tutorial on Stamp TV. If you haven't checked it out, you must! She has tons of very cool tutorials on video. It's so great to see something demo'ed that you've wanted to try, but didn't get a move on. I did the background paper and the bird. The first picture is a stripe, which I prefer and the second is a plaid.
You fold your baby wipe into a little rectangle (2 sheets, together) and put the reinkers on the folds. Make a pattern with your colors. Then just drag the wipe (fold to paper) down the paper. I used regular whisper white. To make the plaid, continue the dragging across the paper.
Check out the STamp TV link for better instructions.
I cut the paper using my Cutt lebug with the SU top note die.
I used So Saffron, Certainly Celery, and Pirouette Pink ink and reinkers from SU and SS, CC, and Whisper White paper.
I've been wanting to ink up my bird set from SU and am always happy to use my top note die. The ribbon is SU from Salebration.

Hope you all got a break this spring. Thanks for visiting!