Monday, September 21, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 105

Another great sketch from the designers at Mojo Monday. I can't believe I am actually getting it done on Monday!

Anyway, here is the sketch:

Here is my card. I turned it on its side for a slightly different take on the design.

Merry Moments DSP, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, and Garden Green cardstock from Stampin Up!
Stamp Set - A Cardinal Christmas by SU
Ribbon from my stash

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 104

Here is the sketch for this week's Mojo Monday challenge:

Here is my take on the sketch. I am getting close to having my Christmas cards done as I make several of each design.

Stamps - Dasher and A Cardinal Christmas from Stampin Up!
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Very Vanilla and Garden Green cardstock, Merry Moments DSP - all from Stampin up!
Eyelets - from my stash

Pals Paper Arts Challenge - K.I.S.S.

This week's challenge at PPA is to Keep It Simple, Sweetie (K.I.S.S.). The following are suggested guidelines for creating a KISS card:
  • Clean with lots of 'white' space
  • Simple Designs
  • Minimum time to create
  • Limited layers and embellishments
Below are two cards (variations on the same theme) that I created for the challenge.  Does anyone have any tips on how to effectively attach rhinestones? I used a small glue dot but it was a little too big and mooshed out the sides a little. Regular glue didn't hold them at all.

Very Vanilla cardstock and Merry Moments DSP from Stampin Up!
 Sentiment is from Stampin Up's "A Cardinal Christmas" stamp set, stamped in Real Red ink.
Ribbon and rhinestones are from my stash.
Sizzix Sizzlits for the tree and holly leaves in Garden Green cardstock.

Also, I totally copied Kris Kilcoyne's "Dasher" card with a couple of slight modifications. I love this stamp. It is simple and elegant.

Very Vanilla cardstock, Dasher stamp, sentiment, Chocolate Chip and Real Red ink from Stampin Up!
Rhinestone and twill ribbon from my stash.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My First Cards

My sister, Mary Ellen, recently got me interested in her business as a Stampin Up! demonstrator. I purchased my first stamps and made the following cards. As you can see I am focused on Christmas cards for the time being.

This card was made with the "A Cardinal Christmas" stamp set by Stampin Up! It uses Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Ruby Red colors of card stock and ink. It also uses the Top Note die (Stampin Up!).

This card was made with the "A Wish for Peace" stamp set by Stampin Up! It also uses Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Ruby Red card stock and ink.

This last card uses a clear stamp set - Warm Holiday Wishes by Inkadinkado. The card stock and ink are by Stampin Up! - Whisper White, Ruby Red, Old Olive. The snowflake punch was from my stash of punches.

I am looking forward to getting some new Stampin Up! supplies tomorrow via UPS. Then I will have more colors to play with!