Archive for July, 2009

Sketch Challenge ~ 239

When I saw this week’s Sketch Challenge on SCS I immediately thought about using the Top Note die for it…although I did have to slightly change my game plan. I was going to incorporate it horizontally for image panel #3 – until I realized it was WAY too large for that. So – I decided to cut two from my Designer paper, then trim the sides of each down, then use those for the two Vertical panels behind the horizontal one.

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The centers of all the flowers are really sparkly with Dazzling Diamonds. That glitter really spruces things up!

DSC_3586All Supplies Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps – Eastern Blooms, Bella Toile Background, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Colors -Orchid Opulence, Pale Plum, Old Olive
Paper – Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper
Accessories – Grosgrain Ribbon, Stamp-a-majig, Stampin’ Write Markers, Big Shot Top Note Die, Stampin’ Dimensionals

July 29, 2009 at 8:16 pm 18 comments

Three Little Aliens…

…for three little boys. My friend has three little boys – two of them just turned 4 and 3 (they are 50 weeks apart!) and the third will be 2 in September. She dresses them all alike too, so it’s almost like they’re triplets!

On their birthdays I try to do theme cards. This year I used the Greetings, Earthling set, and I think they turned out really cute! The 3×3 size is perfect for their little hands.

DSC_3570All Supplies Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps – Greetings, Earthling
Colors -Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard
Paper – Hostess Level One paper pack (retired)
Accessories – Grosgrain Ribbon, Aquapainter, Blender Pen

July 26, 2009 at 12:30 pm 18 comments

Pattern for the crocheted In Color flowers

A few folks had asked about the pattern I used for the In Color flowers I posted yesterday. I wish I was creative enough to have designed these myself, but I’m not quite to that level yet!

When I taught myself to crochet, I used two books – Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting and I Taught Myself Crochet (this is an updated version from what I used). Both books were great at teaching someone with no crochet knowledge, although I do think that the Teach Yourself Visually version was a bit easier to use since it has photos of each step.

The pattern I used to make the flowers was from the Teach Yourself Visually book. It’s a pretty simplistic pattern to follow, which only requires basic crochet stitches. I used a Susan Bates US1/2.35mm hook for these.

Round One: CH2. 5SC in second CH from Hook.
Round Two: [CH2, 3DC, CH2, slip stich] in first SC. One petal made. Slip Stitch in next SC. Repeat for a total of 5 petals.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

I usually work in worsted weight yarn, so at first, working with the fine embroidery floss was a little challenging for me, but once I got the hang of it, these worked up pretty quickly.

Enjoy!

July 25, 2009 at 1:07 pm 3 comments

In Colors + Crochet =

Purty flowers!!

I spent 20 minutes at my local AC Moore this evening attempting to match up DMC embroidery floss to the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors. Here’s my results…I think I got pretty close!

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The colors I matched are as follows (from left to right):
Rich Razzleberry – DMC#3802
Soft Suede – DMC#3790
Dusty Durango – DMC#920
Crushed Curry – DMC#725
Bermuda Bay – DMC#3848
Melon Mambo – DMC#3804

Now I just need to figure out what to use the flowers for…stay tuned!

July 24, 2009 at 10:29 pm 16 comments

CC228: Pretty Rusty? Not Quite!

Today’s Color Challenge over on SCS really intrigued me. I would never think to put these particular colors together, but lo and behold – it works!

I’m again using the set Very Thankful – $2 goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities, and I’ll personally match that for each set I sell.

I used Dazzling Diamonds on the Peacock’s tail…they didn’t translate well in the photo, but in real life they’re super sparkly!

DSC_3558All Supplies Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps – Very Thankful
Colors -Pretty in Pink, Really Rust, Not Quite Navy
Paper – Hostess Level One paper pack (retired)
Accessories – Pretty in Pink 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon, Eyelet Border punch, Stampin’ Write markers, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 2-way glue pen

July 21, 2009 at 7:47 pm 13 comments

My Girlie-Bot is famous!

Well, she is in my own mind anyway!

Today I cruised on over to Splitcoast (aka SCS) for some inspiration. There are tons of fabulous, talented papercrafters there! What’s even better, is that they have an entire Gallery devoted to every (if not EVERY, then almost every!) Stampin’ Up! set in existence.

So today I go into the Gallery to see what I missed while I was out of town for the weekend, and low and behold, there’s my Girlie-Bot staring back at me as the default image of the Stampin’ Up! K-N sets gallery! GET OUT! My girl’s famous!! 🙂

SCS Gallery menuI’m not sure how long she’ll be there….so I made sure to capture the moment!

On a side note… on July 7th, 2009 – I made #73 on WordPress’s Blog of the Day list! Not bad considering there’s only 89 blogs listed – and that’s out of 205,669 bloggers, 186,575 new posts, 289,419 comments, and 54,903,041 words!!!

Thanks to all my readers that helped make that happen!! I’m going to post a new page that are all the blogs I love…check back in a few days for that…who knows, you may find yours listed! And if you don’t, no need to fret – I’m finding new blogs all the time that I love!

July 20, 2009 at 9:36 pm 12 comments

One For Ronald McDonald House Charities

Each year Stampin’ Up designs an exclusive stamp set to help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year’s set is called Very Thankful – and it’s Very Cute!

For every set sold, Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 to RMHC. I have personally committed to MATCHING this donation. You can order directly from me, or through my website – click the link over to the right! —>

Here’s a quick card I made with this set. As soon as I saw image of the little boy holding the heart, I knew I wanted to incoporate some Designer Paper with it. The sentiment is also from this set- it’s part of the turtle image.

I will definitely be posting more cards using this set soon….so stay tuned!

DSC_0878All Supplies Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps – Very Thankful
Colors -Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue
Paper – Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper
Accessories – Earth Elements brads, Stamp-a-majig

July 18, 2009 at 8:00 am 5 comments

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