Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Ewe Jon

I found this adorable image from Unity Stamp Company when I stumbled upon THIS project.  I fell in love with it immediately and I had to have it to use for my sons' valentines.  I ordered it and it arrived just in time for me to make the valentines.  I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch #103, which was posted on February 6th.  When I thought about how I wanted to use this stamp, Karen's sketch came to mind immediately.

I chose the DP first - BasicGrey's Sugar Rush.  There is a shade of blue in the red patterned DP that matched perfectly with SU's retired Brocade Blue cardstock. I used Brocade Blue for the base of my 5 1/4" card. The red circle is cut from Cherry Cobbler and run through EF from the Cuttlebug A2 combo die & EF: Love Language.  I then took the Cherry Cobbler ink pad and brushed it over the raised hearts to make them pop.  I am so pleased with this card.  It is filled with love.  Hope you had a happy Valentine's day!!

Love Ewe Greg

I recently learned about Linda McCain's Catered Crop Recipe Challenges.  Linda selects a project for inspriation, and the creator lists the ingredients used in the project.  The fun of this is that you can choose anything you like  from the designer's recipe to whip up your own creation. You choose from among the  ingredients, colors, theme, shapes, techniques, and then, add your own spice and make something completely different.

When I saw THIS post for FTR5 I instantly fell in love with the image in Denise's inspiration project, and I just had to have this adorable stamp from Unity Stamp Company.  It is the sweetest thing.  I ordered it right away, and it came on Friday, just in time for me to make valentines with it for my twin boys.  (You can view the second card that I made with this image in my post after this one.  My card  is a CASE of Denise's creation.  Thanks for the inspiration, Denise!  I love the way it came out, and it is perfect for my son.

Here are the things I chose to use from Denise's recipe:
Cardstock: red & white
Pattern Paper – repeating patterns (BasicGrey Sugar Rush)
Stamps – an image with a sheep/lamb, mother/child, and a sentiment about love (Unity Stamp Company-Love Ewe, Verve- One Hundred Hearts)
Color Mediums – Copic markers, black ink (Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black ink)
Tools – art sponges, scallop die cut
Embellishments – ribbon, tag
Techniques – sponging a sky
Theme – love, mother/child
Shapes – hearts and scallops
Other – a tag with a sentiment

This was fun! Looking forward to future Catered Crop Recipe Challenges.  Thanks Linda!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

C&S Valentine

This is my take on this week's Clean&Simple sketch challenge: FTL127.

The base of the card is Gina K Pure Luxury white.  The solid pink panel is SU Pink Pirouette that was run through the EF from the Cuttlebug A2 combo die & EF: Love Language.  The DP is from a K&Company Die-Cut Cardmaking pad.  I stamped the decorative border from Just Rite's Decorative Borders set in Rose Red, and the sentiment from Just Rite's Romantic Sentiments in VersaFine Onyx Black. I then mounted the image on Rose Red atop 2 decorative tags cut from Spellbinders Fancy Tag dies.  I am going to make some of these for my mother and sisters and stamp a Valentine greeting inside.  Gotta get busy.  Lots to make this weekend!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Joe!

Today is my husband's birthday.  He is a beach lover and he loves lighthouses, so this lighthouse image from Just Rite's By the Sea was the perfect focal point for his card.  I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Gina K's Pure Luxury white card stock and colored it with Copics. It is cut with oval nestabilities and framed with Blue Bayou and Real Red ovals.  The second layer is SU Retired Soft Sky topped with  SU Western Sky DSP (retired).  I used twill tape and SU Rope Twine for embellishment. The framed sentiment is from Just Rite's Happy Everything Mini Tag Kit stamped with VersaFine Black Onyx ink.  The red border on the top is cut from Real Red card stock with Papertrey Ink's Victorian Lace border die.  Joe really loved this card. Happy birthday sweetheart!