Saturday, April 23, 2011

Two cards for WMSC44

I was inspired by the latest Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #44 for these two cards I created today. For one, it was a great sketch that reminded me to use those Cuttlebug embossing folders I had in my stash! I sometimes forget how cool an effect these little folders can make, and such a simple technique too.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my two takes! For both, I turning the sketch on its side. I tried out the sketch with this first one, which is a basic interpretation of the sketch. The stamps used here are from Holiday Labels 14 and Frame It. This is a card being sent off to two friends that found out they are having a little boy come August. :)

And then also wanted to try it out with some paper with a white core so I could sand the embossing a bit for a fun, distressed look. More of the crinkle ribbon was used on the second. The stamps used here are from Holiday Labels 14 and Frame It once again. I did some masking to the sentiment so it would fit inside this small label.

And now I've sent off all the packages and cards I need to for the lot of birthdays of family and friends that happen about this time. Some will even get there early...some about right on time. But they are all out, so that makes me happy. :)

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

WMSC42 - Birthday Wishes

I'm in the middle of getting together a few birthday cards in the mail here today. I needed another and turned to the trusty Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge blog for some inspiration. The sketch for WMSC42 was just perfect for what I wanted to achieve with this card. I simply asked DH for a color and went from there. It had been a while since I had done a WMSC challenge so it was high time to submit again. :) And great news to see another Mischief Maker has been added...congrats Kelly!

I did do one little trick for this card. Did you catch it? I used the March released Bitty Banners for my sentiment part of the sketch. Only thing was that I wanted it a little longer so I stamped it twice for almost twice the length. Just masking off the particular end I didn't need for each time I stamped accomplished this quite easily. I also pulled out my trusty Martha Stewart butterfly punch and some pearls for a little added touch.

Here's the sketch:

Okay, off to get these cards in the mail!

Friday, April 8, 2011


(Do I have enough acronyms in that post title?)

Waltzingmouse Stamps Stamp Of Approval Copy and Steal Everything Challenge.

Yay for Fridays! I just finished my first week at my new job and so far so good. I'm in training right now of course, but things are looking good. I think I'm going to like this new company and job. I even had a little bit of time to get out some WMS stamps!

Here's my entry for the CASE challenge. I CASE'd Anya and her great gradient stamping. I switched to the Say It With Style set (one of my all-time favorite sets). Also in there is the sentiment border from Fancy Phrases. And from a purchase from the Scrapbook Expo a few weeks ago, I used some of my new crinkle border ribbon.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dam Dog

She ate the whole thing too. Finishing up the pages from my time in Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam, is this page about the Dam Dogs. They serve a huge hotdog over at the restaurant by the Hoover Dam. It's definitely a gimmick for the tourists to try and eat this foot long hotdog, and even my friends and I had to take part. My friend Alicia even accomplished the task too!

To keep with the fun of the event, I went with papers from American Crafts' Celebration line. Don't you think it makes the page a bit more fun? I'm pretty happy that I separated out the hotdog photos from the other pages. And I think I should get an award for finally using that rippled blue piece...that has to be one of the first scrapbook supplies I ever had in my stash. So happy that it finally made it on a page!

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