Monday, July 18, 2011

My DREAM truck....

Hey Everyone!!

 I was asked  to be a "guest designer" over on for the color challenge this month! I am still so thrilled that I was asked!

The colors this week are: Pool Party (New SU! In Color), Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip.

I am not sure I would have ever thought to put these colors together, however I LOVE the way they look!

This is the card I created for the challenge:

Yes, ANOTHER vintage truck card! lol I DREAM of owning a truck like this someday!! (in this color, too!) You may have already picked up on the fact that I have a love for anything vintage! Well, my dream is to have all rustic vintage style furniture inside and out of my home! :o) A girl can dream... right??

Hope you like my card!!

Off to bed now...


Friday, July 15, 2011

My Doily Card....

Hey Everyone!!

 I had the time to create another card today! This card was inspired by a wedding cake called, "Petite Cake." Here's the website where you can find the cake. You'll have to go through the portfolio to find it. For some reason, I can't get a direct link! :/
My card fits perfectly in a 5"x5" card. I wish I knew someone who was getting married! I guess I'll just put it away in my stash of cards and wait till I have someone to give it to!
Hope you like my card!


Happy Friday!!

I just recently got this Scallop Square die for my BigShot and I absolutely LOVE it!! I have cut quite a few these scallop squares out, but haven't put them to use on any cards yet. So, this morning, after I stamped down this new stamp from SU! conveniently called, "Sunflower," I thought the scallop background would look cute! I started off with my image panel being 4.5x4.5 and all of a sudden it was cut down to 3x3! This card is pretty small measuring 4.25x4.25!

I absolutely LOVE this stamp and I think my card turned out pretty cute! I would say this stamp is a must have for anyone who has a love for Sunflowers. 

Here are the deets on how I made this card:

Using my SU! marker Daffodil Delight, I colored all the petals directly on the stamp. Then, I took my Chocolate Chip marker and started to color the inside of the flower. The, I grabbed my Early Espresso marker and just colored in the center trying to blend the Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso together. Next I Stamped down the Sunflower onto my paper. The cardstock size I started out with was 4.25x4.25 but then I cut it all the way down to 3x3! 

Next I sponged some Crumb Cake all around my image panel. Next I roughed up all the edges of my cardstock and the took some Early Espresso and sponged all around the roughed up edges.

Next I chose some Crumb Cake  cardstock (3 1/8" x 3 1/8") to place under my image panel and then I used some Early Espresso cardstock (3 1/4 x 3 1/4) to place under that! I texturized the Early Espresso to help my image panel POP a bit more! As you can see, I LOVE layers! lol 

I thought it needed ONE more layer... so, I chose some Very Vanilla cardstock (3.5" x 3.5") and sponged all the edges with some Crumb Cake and then a little Early Espresso.  Then roughed up all the edges and added it to my base which is the Scallop Square that I cut out with Early Espresso. 

Next, I used some twine and an Early Espresso button in the center and added a tiny tag (I LOVE the tiny tag punch and stamp set) and then sponged it a bit with some Crumb Cake. 

Hoe you all like my Sunflower card!!
Happy Friday, everyone!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Collaging some new GOODIES!!

Hey Everyone!!

Well, I just want to begin by saying, I am sorry it has been so long! I have to be honest, the past few months were a little difficult around here. My husband had gotten laid off THREE times since he got back to work in March. He was laid off the whole winter (He's in the Union) and was lucky enough to be called back to work in March. We were SOO happy! Then, shortly after he was laid off AGAIN! Then called back, then laid off another time. It was rough around here. Thank GOD for family and ALL th support they gave! After a lot of praying and a lot of phone calls, my husband received a phone call from someone he had worked with and was asked by this man if Mike (my husband) was back to work yet. Mike said, "No. I keep getting called back and then laid off." Well, this man asked if Mike wouldn't mind being his "Right hand man." Mike responded VERY quickly with a, "YES!" So, after a few days (The man that needed Mike had to clear it with the Union first) He called Mike and asked if he could start that Monday! 

That black cloud has finally lifted! With the Union, you never do know exactly what is going to happen, but for now, we are all smiles!! :o)

So, I now feel I can continue with my blog! I have been scrapping and creating cards the past few months, I just didn't really have much to say and quite frankly I didn't think anyone was really viewing my blog! Until I checked my email and noticed some messages asking where I have been! It was nice to know people are reading!

So, now I'm back and with a TUTORIAL on how to create this collage look.
Below are the colors that I used to create my card.
Sahara Sand
Pink Pirouette
Baja Breeze
Certainly Celery
Soft Suede
Regal Rose (Not Shown)
River Rock (Not Shown)

These are the stamps I used from SU! 
French Script background stamp
These are the sets I used:
My Friend
Forever Young
Creative Elements
The size of the cardstock I used is 4x4 and I used Very Vanilla Cardstock.
 Using my Baja Breeze ink, I sponged (in a circular motion) around my cardstock.

 Next I used, Pink Pirouette and in a circular motion I sponged around the inside of the Baja Breeze.
 Next, I used the Sahara Sand and again, in a circular motion I sponged inside and all around my cardstock. I find Sahara Sand really blends colors together well without altering the colors.

 Now, using my large French Script background stamp, I inked it up with Soft Suede ink and stamped onto my cardstock.

 Next I chose the flower from Creative Elements and inked it up in Regal Rose ink and stamped it down a couple times in my cardstock. Be sure to re-ink your image every time you stamp.
 Now I used the clock image from Forever Young stamp set and inked it up in River Rock ink. Then I took the flower silhouette from My Friend and stamped it down at the bottom right corner.
 At this point, I added a little more Baja Breeze to the edges of my cardstock to darken it a bit. Then, I grabbed another sponge and inked it up with some Certainly Celery and went around the silhouette flowers to add a it of green. Can you see it??
 Now, I took some Soft Suede and went around the edges of my card. As you can see I used the direct to paper technique. I just "wacked" the edges of my carstock so it gave and "aged" look.

 After I was finished with the Soft Suede, I began to "rough" up the edged of my cardstock. This again helps with the "aged" and vintage look I was going for.
Once your "collage" is finished, you can begin to embellish it if you'd like! I felt like there was so much going on with the collage that adding too much more would just look ridiculous. So, I let it speak for itself and added some wrinkled seam binding, a button, some linen thread and some PEARLS... OF COARSE!! :o)

I really hope you like my "Collage" card and tutorial! I really did enjoy creating this one!
Til next time!
BTW: I believe you can click on the photos for a larger view!