Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Getting Texty- OMG FUN!

Hi all.  Just wanted to share my take on Lawn Fawn's Lawnscaping Challenge #18, Getting Texty.  I had a ton of fun making this card and playing with the stamp sets.  The little bunny sticking out of the tire swing makes me happy.  My "texty" part is the background.  I continuously stamped "OMG" and "FUN" accross the backdrop, I really took the "texting" litterally. :)  If you haven't figured it out yet, I do love me some Lawn Fawn!

Thanks for stopping!  More fun cards, SU! and otherwise, to come this week so stay tuned!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Oh My Darlin' Clementine...

How sweet is the name Clementine?!  I just love it!  My girlfriend Sarah just had her baby girl the other day and that is her name.  So darling that if I have another baby and it is a girl, I might want to use that name for her!  I can just imagine Sophie and Clementine playing together. :D  Here is a pic of that sweet girl with the sweet name...

Why can I not get the baby girl's picture to rotate?  I hope that doesn't mean she is going to be stubborn!?!

I'll have to go visit Ms. Sarah, but I think when I do I'll have to take her one of these cards.  Don't you think the pink one is just perfect for the occassion?  And stamping on the felt is just so appropriate, that soft cuddly little bundle  in pink on the card is exactly what Clementine is!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Circus, Circus- Like it or hate it?

I find it so hard to be objective about my own work.  I just can't look at it as a whole most of the time, I simply focus in on one thing that I either like or hate.  Honestly, I don't know what to think about this card.  I was trying to use some different techniques, but not sure if I was successful.  I was also trying to tap into the current trend of using circus paraphenalia in card making.  What do you think?  Good, bad?  You can be honest, I won't get mad. :)  

I do quite like this little bear on the bike, part of the Tagtastic Hostess set in the 2011-2012 SU! catalog.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Spice it up!

Hello!  Hope you had a good weekend.  I was a little sick myself, but still got to enjoy some of this lovely September sun, on the mend now anyhow.  While it is fall, thankfully we still have some sun in Seattle... seeing as it didn't show up until August.  I know I shouldn't complain because so many people have had a scorcher of a summer early on, lets just say glad to have some late sun and even happier that is seems to be sticking around  into September.
With fall comes fall colors.  I have to say I LOVE this new DSP in the SU! holiday mini catalog.  It is called Spice Cake.  I have to tell you, it is definitly spicing up my life!  I have two cards to show you today, both with this paper. 
First is this card with the owls.  I used all SU! products with the exception of the owl's which are Hero Arts, the tag (sorry can't remember what line this is) and the greeting (I think this is Stampendous). I had fun paper piecing the owls with the DSP.  I also love a few other things about this card, the corner punch from Martha Stewart and the Square Lattice embossing folder from SU!  This card was fun to make.
Next is my  little fox card.  Now you want to talk about spicing things up?!  In addition to using the Spice Cake DSP, I stamped on felt!  Yep, that's right, check out those felt clouds, aren't they fun!  The stamps on this card are Denami Designs (cloud), Lawn Fawn (Fox and log), and SU! sentiment.
Thanks for stopping, hope you enjoyed this post.  If you need to spice up your day, I've listed a couple of ways to do that here. :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

just flirting around

What do you think of the Flirtatious Specialty DSP?  I love it!  The bright colors mixed with the softer hues really make me happy.  I also love the specialty pages that look like a bunch of doilies.  They are perfect for using whole, but my preference is to cut them apart and use them in pieces like I've done on this card  This card is perfect for a little girl (a little princess) birthday.  In fact, a co-worker of mine snagged it up as soon as she saw it with plans to give to her niece. :)
I am glad I have this card to show you because the last couple of days I have been in a card making funk.  Not sure why, but can't seem to shake it at the moment.  What do you do when you are in a creative funk?  Anything that will help me get back in the game would be much appreciated. Meanwhile, I'll just keep trying, eventually it will come back I am sure.
Thanks for stopping and have a great day! :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Odds & Ends

One more to show you today.  I won a few things on Moxie Fab World and they send me some cute DP from Cosmo Cricket.  Here is the first fun card I've made with some of it. 

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing!

Which one do you pick?  I pick daring adventure!  In fact, I that is what I was thinking when I made this card, because the colors and layout were a little outside my comfort zone.  I took some old holiday DP and added it with some others and come up with this fun color combo.  I like the soft colors with the gray, it is kinda fun and different and I think the green pearls really make it pop.  Another part of this "daring adventure" was the layout, more or less taken from this weeks Mojo Monday challenge.  I often feel like my card layouts are all the same, so I like it when something different comes along.  All supplies are SU!.  This quote, by Helen Keller, is from one of my new fave sets in the new catty called...Daring Adventure (who'd have thought?!)  I actually bought this set for the quote because I liked it so much, but I do like the other stamps too. :)

So what do you have planned for your next daring adventure?