Friday, October 15, 2010

Friends Gatefold

Here is the final card of the Greenhouse Gala Series.  Today's card is my first attempt at a gatefold card.  It isn't shown in this picture but I made the rick rack design of the paper actually align on both sides so that there is quite a nice flow going on behind the flower center.  I also added some designer paper inside the card to make it flow and coordinate.  

I hope this week-long series featuring Greenhouse Gala and Friends Never Fade has inspired you somehow.  I like the idea of having a week-long event on my blog.  Perhaps I will feature another couple Stampin' Up! products next month...  Stay tuned!  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Happy stampin'!

Stamps: Friends Never Fade
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White cardstock, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Accessories: Many Marvelous Markers, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Friends Pear Breeze

LOVE.  LOVE.  LOVE.   This is my favorite card in the whole lot this week.  I love the soft overall colors.

I especially love the sparkly flower middle. (Sigh.) Gotta love the sparkles! Right? 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy stampin'!

Stamps: Friends Never Fade
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Whisper White cardstock, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Accessories: Cutter Kit, Dazzling Diamonds, Paper Snips

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Greenhouse Baja

Card number 3...  lets see lets see!!  

BEAUTIFUL isnt it?! :)  So remember the stamped image on the Pumpkin card from yesterday?  I told you how much I loved coloring that stamp with my markers and how beautiful it came out, right?  So I colored more of that same stamp with those same colors and I just HAD TO use it on another card.  Here it is!  Isn't it beautiful?  So easy too!!  You gotta try coloring that stamp yourself! 

For this card's layout, I consulted Mojo Monday to help me out.  They have fabulous card layouts every Monday. You should try it sometime.  Whenever I'm stumped on a card layout, I love visiting them for a challenge.  It kicks my mojo into high gear and I always feel accomplished when I finish a card using one of their layouts.  I feel like I get to play with the pros a little bit :)  I say that because when you see the cards submitted for the layouts, they are just gorgeous, fabulous and amazing! 


Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy Stampin'! 

Stamps: Because I Care, Friends Never Fade
Ink: Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Greenhouse Gala DAP, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze cardstock
Accessories: Real Red Satin Ribbon, Many Marvelous Markers, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pumpkin Friends

Onto our second card for the week....  
Pumpkin Pizzazz....  hehee.  I like mixing up the colors names sometimes.  

Anyway, today's card is simple and wow.  I colored the stamp with my markers to achieve the multicolored stamped image (on Very Vanilla cardstock).  When I stamped the image and saw that it came out beautifully, I just HAD TO put it on its own card. It blended really well with one of the sheets in the designer series paper pack. Even though the card has no sentiment on the front, it still came out to look complete, don't you think?  Quite an addition to the loot :) 

Happy Stampin'!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Friends Never Fade
Ink: Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla card stock, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Accessories: 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Many Marvelous Markers, Glue Dots

Monday, October 11, 2010

Daffodil Friends

This whole week will be devoted to the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and the Friends Never Fade stamp set.

I really love this paper.  At first the prints seemed to bold for me to use (I'm always a skeptic, right?).  I kept seeing projects and cards made using this paper and they all came out beautiful. So I learned to like it and work with it.  Once I got the hang of seeing the bold prints, I paired it with the Friends Never Fade stamp set. FABULOUS!!  It was like... tah dah!!  Magic :)  This particular card was the first one I made out of the set.  I would say it's my least favorite of them all.  I think its because I'm missing some sort of sentiment on the card front or its just a tad bit too yellow for me. (Why would I make a card that even I think is too yellow is beyond me....)  Whatever it is, there is something off about this card in my eyes.  In the end though, it blends in with the rest of the lot.  Stay tuned this whole week to see the rest of them. 

Happy Stampin'!

Stamps: Friends Never Fade
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White cardstock, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Accessories: 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Snips

Friday, October 8, 2010

Playful Birthday

Here's a quick card made using the level 3 hostess set Playful Pieces.  At first glance, I found this set to be a little overwhelming since there were so many pieces. However, as I was playing with this set, I realized that there are so many possibilities with all the little pieces of this set.  I didn't get to show how versatile this set is, but I assure you this is a good set to play around with.  I think I may just surprise myself with what I can come up with.  

Hope you're having a fab Friday!  Enjoy your weekend!

Happy stamping!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Playful Pieces, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Poppy Parade, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Paper: Poppy Parade, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla cardstock
Accessories: Small Heart Punch, Modern Label Punch, Silver Brads, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals