I challenged myself to make a card with one or two shades of pink and white and this is the card I designed. I used Pretty in Pink only to sponge the edge of the white, otherwise, just two colors: Pixie Pink & Pink Passion from SU.
I took my inspiration for this card from the SU 2009-2010 catalog, page 24, and revamped it for a bigger card. I adore the skeleton in the Scary Skeleton stamp set from SU. I knew I wanted to put a bat on the top of the card, but he wasn't showing up against the dark card stock, so I punched out a circle, cut it to look like a moon, used Crystal Effects (SU) on the bat, and I think it was just the right touch.
I was playing yesterday, trying to come up with a wedding card for our nephew and his new wife. I wanted something to match the colors in the present we purchased, and since I adore the roses in the "Golden Years" stamp set from CTMH, I decided to design a card to use the roses. Also, I'm not sure if you can see the design, but there is also a rose on the pale lavender "Lost Love" paper on the left side of the card. This is a 6"x6" card.
I designed this card for our a bridal shower because the wedding colors are navy & silver. I'm still trying to decide if I like the silver sponging on the card or not! I just know it was too plain without the sponging.
Here is my first attempt at a "ViewMaster" card. By using the "center point" setting on my Cricut Expression, I was able to place the cut-out on the card front where I wanted it, plus any size I wanted it. If you don't have a Cricut, any circle cutting system will work.
Original Viewmaster Card design by Kyla Maestas (Splitcoaststampers.com). ViewMaster is a U.S. Trademark of Mattel, Inc.
I recently purchased a a Scor-pal and I've packed away my old scoring papercutter with the scoring tool. The Scor-pal is much more accurate!
I know I've told you this before, but - my Cricut Expression! Now that I've had it about 6 months, I really love it! I still have a few cartridges I want, but that will be a bit later on. I've learned a lot in the last 6 months and thanks to people like "The Pink Stamper," I'm learning to use all the features.
I haven't mentioned my "army green" or is it "government green" map storage units. One has 2 deep drawers and the other is 4 shallow drawers and they stack. They hold lots of stuff: punches, pre-stamped images from others, ALL my bling for cards and scrapbooking, templates, and tools. I like to have everything within reach (or it really doesn't get used!), so this makes everything handy.
Last item for now: my new Watercolor Wonder Crayons from SU! Love them! I just got them last week and used them for the first time on the explosion box for my friends. I have 2 sets - Soft Subtles and Bold Brights - but you can bet I'm getting the other two sets plus the neutrals!
I needed a way to store my sponges, so I found this "tackle" box in my sewing room. I labeled the compartments with all 48 ink colors from SU, then I cut up sponges I found at the dollar store (auto car-washing sponges) and each sponge can now be used for just one color!
I recently moved all my re-inkers from the ugly boxes to a nice plastic storage container from Plano. It's originally from Walmart, I paid maybe $6 for it 10 years ago and decided to use it in my craft room - it works perfect and there's room for expansion!
It's finally finished! My dear friends are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on October 27th, so I decided to make them a keepsake explosion box for the occasion. It's hard to believe they've been married 30 years, since they're both a year younger than me!
Happy Anniversary Crystal & Lloyd!
(See photos below)
I just wanted to thanks to my followers! I'm so excited that anybody thinks enough of my blog to follow it!
Also, a big hello to Stephanie, owner of Funkie Munkie Scraps in Greer, South Carolina! I got to talk to her today and she's one amazing lady (according to my sister, Jeanne, who has recently gone to work at Funkie Munkie)! I told my sister that her working in a scrapbook store was like a man working in a hardware store - dangerous! Check out the Funkie Munkie blog by clicking on the link to the right.
Again, thanks to my followers - you make my day!