Sunday, September 27, 2009

Inspire Me Challenge #1: CASE

Since there were only two entries I decided to do both. The first is by the wonderful Kimberly Trevino.


Inspiration Card

Aren't those flourishes amazing?(Click on the image to see the full card) This is where I drew my inspiration from on this card. I hand sketched some flourises on SU!'s kraft card stock, and then came back in with my white gel pen to trace and add some whimsy. When working with the white gel pen be sure to move slowly. If it does skip some on you, I found that you could go over it again after it was dry. I added a few little birds in the mix and a sentiment, then finished it off with some inking around the edges.

The next CASE comes from THE fabulous Kerrianne Gwin.


Inspiration Card

I just loved the way this layout incorporated the inside of the card. Cutting the top layer shorter was ingenious. (Click the image to see the full card) I used this as my inspiration. I kept the layout out pretty much the same, using a single bold image as the front and adding a sentiment to the bottom of the inside. Again, I hand sketched a "not so spooky" spider web and then traced over it with the white gel pen. Boy that thing is getting a workout lately. Then I added a cute little spider and my sentiment, and tied it all up with a bow.

I hope you enjoyed looking and I will be posting another challenge this week. If you have an idea for a challenge focus, please leave comments. I'd love to read how you guys would like to be challenged!

Project Supplies

Thanks For Everything
Card stock: SU! Kraft
Ink: Colorbox liquid chalk ink Dark Brown, Cream
Stamps: Inkadinkado acrylic stamps
Accessories: Sakura Gelly Roll med white gel pen, corner rounder

Frightfully Delightful
Card stock: SU! Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Stazon in black; SU! Whisper White craft ink
Stamps: TPC Studio acrylic stamps Jeepers Creepers set
Accessories: Sakura Gelly Roll med white gel pen, ribbon, SU! Scallop Border punch

Friday, September 25, 2009

Howl At The Moon

Halloween is just around the corner, are you ready yet? No? Well don't worry, you still have time. We created this fun little card last weekend at club. It is super simple and very quick, easy for mass production.

I cut the circle using the Circle Scissors Plus, stamped that perfectly spooky tree from SU!'s House of Haunts in Versamark and embossed with black. All of the images in this set are great for embossing! I finished the "moon" off with a little inking around the edge with Summer Sun. Two pieces of cardstock layered on the card front, stamp the sentiment (also from House of Haunts), round the corners, and pop the "moon" with dimensionals. Done.

Hope you enjoy! I will be back tomorrow with my Inspire Me Challenge CASEs.

Project Supplies

Howl at the Moon
Paper: SU! Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:SU! Summer Sun; Stazon in black
Accessries: Circle Scissors Plus, black embossing powder, corner rounder

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lil' Pumpkin

Isn't that the most adorable pumpkin ever?! I got the template from Kristina over at She used it as a shaped card, but when I saw it, I just knew I wanted to use it on a scrapbook page. There is so much fun on this page for such a simple layout. Lots of inking and some scissor distressing for that "old worn" look. The girls loved creating their own at Club this past weekend. Hope you enjoy and don't forget to leave comments!

I will be posting my CASE's from the Inspire Me Challenge soon. I will be doing 2, I figured since I only had two entries...why not reward them both! They were both so good and so different, I can't help it. ;o)

Project Supplies

Lil' Pumpkin
Cardstock: SU! Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Kraft
Ink: SU! Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel
Accessories:Papertrey Ink buttons, felt ribbon, Sizzix SU!Billboard die cut, Sizzix Big Shot, white gel pen

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Inspire Me Challenge #1

Introducing the "Inspire Me" challenges. I hope you guys will enjoy this and play along. Each time I will pick something different, a color combo, a technique, a product, etc...and I will be calling on all of you to inspire ME. At the end I will choose an entry to CASE.

Let's kick this off with a call for one layer cards or as I have dubbed them "1 Layer Wonder"s. I have been obsessed with the one layer cards lately, there is something so clean about them. Here's one to get your juices flowing

Here are the details: Anything goes, any color, any product, you can have some embellishments (buttons, rhinestones, etc...) but keep it to one layer of cardstock. Post your creation to your blog or online gallery and then leave a link via Mr. Linky below. You have until 8:00 p.m. EST Friday, Sept. 18th. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #16

Today's card is for Dawn McVey's Color Challenge #16. I love these colors! I actually worked with the color palette a couple of weeks ago...inspired by the pattern on the inside of my flip flops! LOL I used Kraft, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip.

On to the card details. I loved how this card turned out. It's aaaaalmost vintage. Or at least as close to vintage as I'll probably ever get. I love the vintage style, but can't ever seem to pull it off. I think my style is definitely more "less is more". The hearts and scallop cirlce are die cut using the Big Shot. I stamped a little flourish behind the scallop, just so a little would peek out. I wanted to bring out the flourishes in that Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper. Then I colored some naked chipboard and poked a few holes in it to add some stitching, added a few little x stitches to the edge of the heart, and finished with some paper piercing on the scallop. Done.

Love U Supplies

Paper: SU! Kraft, Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry cardstock; Bella Rose (retired) and Razzleberry Lemonade designer series paper
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Flourishes (clear stamp, can't remember manufacturer)
Accessories: SU! Lots of Letters chipboard,thread
Tools: paper piercer, Hearts Bigz die, Scallops, Big Shot

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