Thursday, June 25, 2009

Perfect Pair Wedding Card

Happy Hip Hop Hangover! Probably my last for a month or so. Grad school starts on Monday and I have to keep my mind in the game!

I created this fun non-traditional wedding card for Mitch's friend Jon (and my Fish Wrangler crew mate) and his new wife Jeanette (Welcome to the group, girl!). They are having a wedding reception on Sunday and this will be their card from us.

All of the pears and bird are paper pieced from Basic Grey DP. All but the bird are glazed with glossy accents to add dimension.

Perfect Pair
Stamps: Perfect in Every Way (Unity KOM June)
Ink: Black
Paper: Gina K. White Base, Basic Grey DP, DCWV (Wood Grain)
Accessories: Glossy Accents, Fiskars Border Punch, Ribbon, Stickles

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Love is Everything

How often I forget that and let myself get carried away with daily tasks, my hobby and other things going on in life. I made this card for Mitch for Father's Day as an affirmation that I need to make more time for "us". I helped Liam make a little card card for daddy with some self-adhesive foam shapes and crayons. He had fun making it!

Love is Everything
Stamps: Love is Everything (Unity)
Ink: Black
Paper: Kraft, Offbeat (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Ribbon, Clear Gel Pen (Sakura)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Three Scoop Sweetness

Hip Hop Hangover

Happy Hip Hop Hangover!!! Just had to use this super cute ice cream cone stamp. Who wouldn't love in extra scoop in the summer? (I would have liked having enough of a scoop to fill the bottom of the cone I got yesterday. Oh well, he was a newbie at the local dairy bar.)

Have a great day and enjoy at least this card if you don't get a scoop yourself!

Three Scoop Sweetness
Stamps: June KOM (Unity)
Ink: Black, Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, We R Memories Keepers DP (Sunsplashed)
Accessories: Embossing Pen, Iridescent Ice, Copics, Glossy Accents, Cuttlebug Spot and Dots, Scallop Border Punch, Black Embossing Powder, Satin Ribbon

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover

Hi, Unity Addicts! Hope you enjoy these fun HHH creations, which were actually supposed to be Hip Hop Challenges from yesterday but SCS and I had some uploading issues! Enjoy!

Sailing in the Sun
Stamps: Beach Days and Sun Ray (Unity)
Ink: Black
Paper: Kraft, Basic Grey DP, Gina K. Layering White
Accessories:Linen Thread, Liquid Pearls, Copics, Pearl Shimmer Spray (Tattered Angels)

Sailing in the Sun
Stamps: Beach Days and Sun Ray (Unity)
Ink: Black
Paper: Kraft, Basic Grey DP, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Gemstones (Hero Arts), Souffle White Gel Pen (Sakura), Twill Tape, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Spots and Dots

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A Beachy Scene

It seems like all of the SCS challenges are focusing around the same thing lately. Clean, simple designs. This is for Color Combination Challenge 222 using only a white base.

Stamps:Beach Days and Sun Rays
Ink: Angel Pink, Summer Sky, Creamy Caramel, Black
Paper: Luxury White (Gina K.)
Accessories: Dauber, Pearl Shimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Copics

I always think of summer as sparkling, so I sprayed shimmer mist on the background, although it is hard to see in the photo.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Lake Hope 2009

What a great time we had this year at the 5th Annual Lake Hope weekend!!! Friends, food (I am pretty sure there are pics somewhere of a large pork tenderloin and deep fried turkey along with 30 ears of corn for our Saturday night meal.), nature and great conversation were abundant as usual. This year our hostess, my best friend Patty, made arrangements at Laurel Lodge instead of at indiviual cabins for our large group. We loved it! The consensus was to make those arrangements again for next summer.

The guys were there early on Friday fishing as well as early Saturday AM. Mitch and I decided to do the mountain bike trails. What an experience. To say the least...the map was a bit of a disappointment. One of the trails turned into a creek, which then turned into a swamp. Not to mention the trail was a bit muddy from rain earlier in the week. We were a muddy, wet mess by the time we got back. Luckily, we ran into Julie and Gary and hitched a ride back from the boat docks. I don't think I would have been able to do the steep road work after the 3.5 mile excursion in the forest. (I need to get the picture of Mitch and I after our ride uploaded from my camera.)

Here is a picture of my friend Patty and I. Good times. Good friends. Good food. What more could you ask for? Looking forward to next year!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover

Ok, here it is. I used Jeanne's Limited Supply Challenge today, which was to create a simple one layer card using the base as the one layer. I finally got to use one of my favorite Unity Stamp images. I also used Gina K.'s Stamp TV sky background technique (hard to see) and some shimmer mist on the background as well.
Love is in the Air
Stamps: Love is in the Air
Ink: Angel Pink, Summer Sky, Black (All Memento)
Paper: Gina K. Luxury Base White
Accessories: Copics, Pearl Shimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Hip Hop Thursday - Sketch and Color Challenge

Happy Thursday! This is a combination of challenges for both Unity Stamps Co. and SCS, I have done Jeanne's red, white and black color challenge and the SCS Sketch Challenge. 6/4/09 Unity Color Challenge Winner

Feel the Joy
Stamps: May Kom, Feel the Joy (All Unity)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Memento Black
Paper: Gina K. White, Riding Hood Red, Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Gemstones (Hero Arts), Black Satin Ribbon, Sakura Black Souffle Pen, Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist in Pearl

I was inspired by a beach towel I saw with these colors. I added Sahara Sand as a background because I usually see beach towels in the sand on the beach. lol! The shell was colored with copics and spiced up with some shimmer mist and liquid pearls. I uploaded both photos because one had a better angle and the other better lighting. I love using natural light and it was fading after I got a great suggestion from a friend for a photo option.

Beach Towel Inspiration
Stamps: Beach Days & Happy Rays (Unity)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Sahara Sand, White
Accessories: Liquid Pearls, Pearl Shimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Word Window Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Copics

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Unity July KOTM Guest Designer Challenge

I figure that I have nothing to lose and will have a few extra cards in my stash to give to family and friends as a result of this challenge. Not to mention, a position on the Unity design team would be completely amazing. There are others that deserve it much more than myself, so I am happy to use this as an opportunity to grow.

I have been creating like crazy today. Some definitely better than others as it is with any group of cards. The challenge is to use either the Unity April or May KOTM to create a monochromatic project with an extra challenge using yellow, specifically.

I was so excited to use the sewing machine my MIL has "let me borrow" until I started working on my last card and it decided to continually break thread and spit out wonky stitches. Needless to say, that card will not be posted. :( It was such a cool idea, too! Luckily, I was able to stitch most of my other cards before the malfunction conundrum began.
It's so Easy Being Green
Stamps: KOM May (Unity)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, White, Mimosa (SEI)
Accessories: Pearls, Circle Punch, Nestabilities, Primas, Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch, Sewing Machine

Everything's Yellow
Stamps: KOM April & May (Unity)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Amuse Kitchen, White
Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Copics, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Glitter, Nestabilities, Fiskars Slot Border Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots

Mimosa Color Challenge
Stamps: Love is in the Air, Birdie Inspiration, Gratitude=Joy (All Unity Stamps)
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Memento Black
Paper: Mimosa (SEI), Riding Hood Red, White
Accessories: Black Pearls, Satin Ribbon, Black Diamond Stickles, Sewing Machine

Oh, Violet
Stamps: Kom May (Unity)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst
Paper: Wisteria (Basic Grey), Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, White
Accessories: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl, Buttons (Basic Grey), Linen Thread, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Birds and Swirls, Sewing Machine

VSN Challenges - Repost

Well, I haven't done this in awhile! I was around when VSN first started up and I think it has been a couple of years since I last participated. I had major trouble getting these uploaded by the deadline due to SCS having some glitches. Speaking of glitches this card was deleted from SCS for some reason sometimes after the cards were judged, thus this is a repost.

The two challenges I participated in were "card buffet" (food-themed) and "glam and glitter" (glittering entire panels or imagines in glitter <------- my expertise!). I'm sure yo u can figure out which is which. ;) Supplies Stamps: Tier of Treats (Stampendous), Fancy Flexible Phrases (SU) Ink: Memento Black Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kraft, White Accessories: Copics, Glossy Accents, Ribbon, Liquid Applique, Cuttlebig Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Border Punch
Stamps: Mermaid Anya (The Greeting Farm), Sentiment (SU)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Gina K. Luxury White
Accessories: Copics, Glitter, Stickles, Spellbinders Tag Die, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder

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