Saturday, July 26, 2008

Inspired by an Outhouse?

Last Saturday Itsapassion from SCS was the guest hostess for the Inspiration Challenge. She shared some really cool country pictures from Kay Lamb Shannon's gallery. The main image she chose was an outhouse with a rooster. Well I have had this outhouse stamp for years and had no idea what to do with it. This challenge forced me to get it out and use it. I mounted it on some DP covered chipboard, added jumbo eyelets and the ric rac so it can be hung on a wall. My mom's master bathroom is the country outhouse theme. I plan to give it to her and she can hang it up there.

Card Details
Stamps: His & Hers {Impression Obsession}, Country Borders & Antique Cracking {SU}
Paper: Ruby Red, Kraft, Georgia Pacific White, DP {manufacturer - not sure}
Ink: Ranger Black, Close to Cocoa, & Chocolate Chip
Accesories: brads, ric rac, jumber eyelets & foam tape

Friday, July 11, 2008

A Surprise Shower

We are having a surprise shower for someone at work and I volunteered to make the card. I've had the Bundle of Joy set that I borrowed from a friend a while ago and decided to get it out and use it for this sweet baby card. I also pulled out some Basic Grey Sugared Designer Paper. I love that stuff. To make the "textured" teddy, I first stamped Very Vanilla with Creamy Caramel using the Linen Background stamp. Then I stamped the bear in Close To Cocoa. I cut out the bear and tied the little ribbon around the neck. Then I created a bunch of layers and put the bear on the pink square with foam tape to add dimension. I added the little butterfly above the sentiment on the circle because apparently the nursery will have butterflies. I hope she likes it.

Card Details:
Stamps: Bundle Of Joy, Linen BG, Cute Converse {SU} & butterfly from Mini Flower Building Kit {Inkadinkadoo}
Paper: Cranberry Crisp, Bazzil Pinks, & Basic Grey Sugared
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa, & Mauve Mist
Accesories: Various Pink Ribbons, MM Mini Button Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Circle Punch, & Circle Cutter

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Playing With Fabric

I was at my mom's house the other day and she was cutting out squares to make a quilt. I noticed all of the beautiful patterns she had and ask to have some scraps of some of the fabric. Here are two cards I made so far using some scraps. It was easy to work with the fabric. I simply cut out a piece of white or vanilla card stock the size I wanted to use on the card and added some adhesive from my ATG tape dispenser. Then I mounted the fabric onto the card stock and trimmed with my rotary paper cutter. I dusted off my sewing machine and added some stitching around the border of each. Here are pictures of both cards:

Details for Bird Card:
Stamps: Flourished Birds {inkadinkadoo}, So Many Sayings & Linen BG {Stampin' Up}
Paper: Close To Cocoa, Wild Wasabi, Creamy Caramel, Blue Bayou
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa
Accessories: Fabric, Satin Ribbon, Brads, Circle Cutter, Sewing Machine

Details for Floral Heart Card:
Stamps: Framed Flowers{Gina K Designs}, God's Blessings & Petite Patterns {Stampin' Up}
Paper: Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red
Accessories: Fabric, Lace Ribbon, Brads, Colluzzle (for oval & matted heart), Marvy Oval Scallop Punch, Sewing Machine