Sunday, April 27, 2008

Weekend Sketch Challenge #45

This is a card similar, very similar, to one that I made the week before last for a Upline swap. I had extra pieces and when I saw Beate's challenge, I thought that I could change a few things around to make it work. I have always wanted to participate in her challenges, but never seem to get the card done in time. The weekends are not my big stamping time.

Anyway, I will be posting more on this card, in it's original version later this week.


Friday, April 25, 2008

Shower Invites

My Mother-in-Law is throwing me a baby shower on May 4th. When she told me that she wanted to do this, I asked if she would mine if I make the invitations. I had seen the cutest baby card at Regionals in Oakland and wanted to try them. Well, they are very cute but VERY time consuming. I ended up doing 20 of this version, which is the baby Onesie and then did 20 of another version, which I will also list in another post.

You can find the template for the baby onesie on Lauren Meader's Blog, She is very talented and has done tons of tutorials. For this card, I pretty much cased her card that was on Stamper's Showcase. The colors were perfect.

Here is the product list:
Stamps - So Many Scallops
C/S - Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink
Ink - Craft Vanilla, Choc Chip
Access: Scallop & Circle punches, eyelets, handheld punches, ribbon, Crafter's hobby blade

Card Swaps for Club Swap

My Stampers Club has come along way and we recently did a swap so that all the ladies could have some extra cards. I can't believe how creative the cards turned out. Ladies, you have come a long way! I am so proud of each of them. Here are the swaps, in no particular order. I have do more than one post to list them out. Check back later for the rest.

Jeanann Birder:


Susan Mangum:

Kathy Maness:

Wanted - Swap card for Club

This is a card that I made for a card swap that I did with my Stamper's Club in March.
I have been "wanting" to use the Wanted s/s from SU! for a while. I really liked the way this card turned out. The card is 5 x 5.

I stamped the main image in River Rock and then stamped it again using Choc Chip to create a shadow effect. I sponged the edges of the Soft Sky paper with Choc Chip and distressed the Twill with Choc Chip as well.

Products used:

Stamps: Wanted
C/S: Ruby Red, Bayou Blue, Soft Sky, D.P. Western Sky
Ink: Ruby Red, Bayou Blue, River Rock, Choc Chip
Access: Twill, Sponge, Scallop, Circle, corner & Star punches, Dimensionals, Brad & Choc Chip marker.