Saturday, August 25, 2012

August Simply Paper Design Challenge Cards

Hello!  Here are the cards made for August's challenge.  Here is the sketch and colors:

First to finish was Debbie Naylor.  She made this card for our very own design member Michelle.  Michelle has an August birthday and this card was perfect!  I believe Michelle's son picked these colors.  Debbie used this year's Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.  It's so cute and darn, I am gonna have to order it!  I love that Debbie used some designer paper - love it!  She also used some pearls in the middle of her flowers.  What a great, great card!!!!  I'm not sure why the image is so small, so please  drop by her blog to read more about this card.   Please visit Debbie's awesome blog here.
Next up, is Regina's card.  Regina recently became a SU! demonstrator in Germany - how cool is that?  I love it!   I know she has been super busy with work and family, so I really appreciate her taking the time to join us in this challenge!   Regina used some beautiful designer paper, framed it out in that beautiful Early Espresso.  What a cute idea she had to use the twine on the jar's lid - clever!!!!  I love that she filled the jar with hearts.  I'm sure this is going to be given to a special person and they will be lucky to receive this adorable card.  To read more about Regina's card, please visit her totally creative blog here.

Next up is my card.  At first, I thought this card would be a masculine card because of the colors.  Then, I started looking at stamp sets and had to use my new Four Seasons set.  I've been trying to use this set for a while and nothing has worked out for me.  But, these colors screamed Fall and I just love the birds.  I know exactly who is going to get this card - my mother-in-law!  She loves birds, has an October birthday, and I think she'll really like this one.  I started with the middle bird image.  I colored in the image with my markers.  I then stamped it and cut it out.  I used a 1" circle punch on Early Espresso and mounted the image.  Next, I wasn't quite sure what to do about all of the leaves on the rest of the stamp.  I colored all of it with my Daffodil Delight marker, then went back with my Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso markers and thumped them all over the image.  I stamped the image and used the punch to cut it out.  I was looking for sentiments to use and came across a set that works perfectly - I can't remember the set's name, but love that it uses the little birds.   I punched out the words, framed them out and attached matching brads.  The sentiments and middle bird image are popped up with dimensionals.  I can't believe I didn't use any ribbon or DSP on this card.  But, I love it!  Great colors, Logan :)

I know Michelle has a lot on her plate at the moment, but I'm sure she'll be submitting her card soon.  I'll post as soon as she's done.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Ellen!

Happy Birthday, Ellen!!!!  I hope you have a fun-filled and wonderful birthday. 

Ellen has been talking about getting a dog and she loves to garden.  So, this stamp was the perfect one for her!  I wanted to use the new In Colors and this Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple are my favorites.  I stamped the image on the Naturals White (love this paper!) and then used my markers to color in the image.  I used this Bellariffic sketch and substituted buttons for a bow (shocking, I know!  I rarely go without ribbon or bows on my cards!)  But, I just think this is a sweet card and it is going to a sweet friend.  I hope she likes it :)

Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Shelley!

Happy Birthday Shelley!  Hope you have a wonderful day filled with all of your favorite things :)

I love this Wisteria Wonder color and the DSP is just so pretty.  I decided to use Clean and Simple sketch #166 for this card.

I think I should have made the tag a little bigger because with the ribbon bow, you can't tell it's a tag, but I still like the way this came out.  I love that Apothecary stamp set and the matching dies.  I finally opened them - yay!  I decided not to color in the flowers on the image because I think it would take away from the card.  I popped some pearls on the image and of course had to use a bow ;)  Done!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Michelle!

Happy Birthday, Michelle.  Hope you like the card and hope it has found its way to you by now :)  I wish you a wonderful birthday.  Hope you are treated like a queen and get extra special treats :)

I saw this card by Kati and loved it!  I had to CASE it.  I believe Rich Razzleberry is one of Michelle's favorite colors, so I had to use it.  I used the Naturals White (love this paper!) as the background because it has wonderful little specs of color and seems to go well with every color.  I used Chocolate Chip and Rich Razzleberry DSP for the balloons and owl's body.  My cousin sent me the self adhesive google eyes and they are much easier to use than assembling tiny little pieces for the eyes!  I used some cloud punches and the natural twine for the balloon string.  Fun!

Thanks for looking and I wish everyone a wonderful day!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Birthday, Michael!

Happy Birthday, Michael!  I wish we were in Hawaii celebrating, but....this card will have to do!  LOL  I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful day - love and hugs to you!

My friend Michael shares my love of Hawaii. So, I broke out the stamps I bought in Maui a couple years ago and got to work. I was feeling the heat of the area and the palm trees just spoke to me ;) 

I used some Flower Soft for the sand on the main image and colored the image in with my Stampin' Up! markers. I love how this turned out - makes me want to hop a plane and go right now!

Mahalo for looking and have a great day!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

August Simply Paper Design Challenge

Here is August's challenge.  Use the colors, use the sketch, or use both!  Just join us if you can!