Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ready for Christmas!!

I can't believe I'm saying this - I've finished making my Christmas cards!! :) I wasn't going to post one online since I mass produced and made 34 cards, but it fits the JUGS challenge this week! The 5th challenge is a Wild Card challenge - create a holiday card designed to present a photo.
I used a stair step style to create a photo holder. The photo is a collage print from snapfish which has a red background and 2 pictures. The green behind it is just a frame to hold the picture. I embossed the green with a CB swirl embossing folder. Then used my nesties to create a tag. Here's a closeup:

I cut out the holly and used a button for a berry. On the back, I folded a strip of paper to make a stand to keep the photo up right. Then I added the ribbon to dress it up. Merry Christmas - LOL! :)

Jen P :)

Details: PTI Holiday Button Bits; SU Paper - Real Red, Old Olive, White; SU Ink - Old Olive; Misc - ribbon & button

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Candy Corn Ruffle Card

Since I needed to make one more Halloween card, I decided to use the 10/15 sketch from Sketch Girl and incorporate ruffles for the Moxie Fab World Ruffle Challenge:
Here is my take on the sketch:
I pulled out the SU Sweet Treat cups for this one and just used K&Co DP - no stamps - OMG?!?! I don't know what it is, but lately I really like the look of just DP and no stamping. To dress it up, I sewed the ruffles onto the purple paper, then ran ribbon over the top to give it a skirt look. Inside (sorry forgot to take a picture!) I cut a large circle to put over the sweet treat cup and folded it. Then I put permanent glue on one side of the circle and semi permanent on the other side, then put a ribbon tab on the semi permanent side so that it could be opened. Anyone have better ideas about making the Sweet Treats openable without ripping the card apart??? I've been trying to figure out a way to do it and it's driving me crazy!
Jen P :)

Boo! Did I scare you?? - CPS138 Sketch

On this week's sketch for CPS, I decided to go with a Halloween card. Here is the sketch:Here is my take on the sketch:

I used my Sizzix embossing plate on the card - hard to see in this picture - then used K&Co DP for the layers. I stamped the Boo (not sure who made it, it's another one of those that I cut and mounted on wood myself) then cut it out and layered it on the bottom. Inside it says "Did I scare you"... :)

Jen P

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

JUGS2 - Halloween Card

Has everyone seen the new challenge blog Just Us Girls Challenge? It looks like it's going to be pretty cool with challenges every week. This week's challenge is a technique challenge - Paper Piecing. And of course the blog candy is awesome - $25 to either Gina K or PTI!!
It's time for Halloween cards, so my card is a little Halloween treat card:
I stamped the SU Sweet Treat stamp on purple paper with darker purple ink, then stamped it on white, green & black papers to paper piece the ghost, witches hat & Frankenstein. With the SU Sweet Cup, I had to improvise since I didn't have the correct circle punch...but the scallop circle punch doesn't look too bad. Here is a close up without the candy:

I folded the green paper so that I could make it easier to get to the candy corn in the center. And I added 2 black clasps to hold it closed. A cute little treat holder, right?!?! :)

Jen P :)

SG6 - Baby Girl Card

For the 10/1 sketch over on Sketch Girl, I decided it was time to pull out the sewing machine! :) I've been oohing and aahing over all the cards I've seen with stitching, so I needed to try it out myself. Of course before you look at the picture...note that I haven't used a sewing machine in 10 years and it was just luck that I could thread it up correctly - LOL!! :) Here is the sketch to follow:
And this is the card I made:
I needed to make a baby card and unfortunately I don't have many baby stamps. I saw this really cute PP and decided to use the bird image instead of stamping. I embossed the pink card with dots, cut out the bird & used pop ups to make him stand out, and stitched the PP onto the green (I know it's not perfect - but that's what homemade is all about right?!?! :) ). For the finishing touch, I tied a pink button onto a looped piece of ribbon to make a bow. Pretty cute right?!?! :)

Jen P :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Papertrey Ink - WCMD Challenge #2

For the 2nd challenge on Papertrey Ink's Blog, we had to make a card inspired by Mexico. I don't know why...but I had so much trouble thinking up what to do. So I did some research online and looked up flowers from Mexico. The national flower is the Dahlia, so I decided to try making one with some of my paper punches. Here is the card I made:
The picture doesn't do it justice - sorry!! I used a Sizzix flower embossing plate on the yellow card, then used nesties to cut the rest. For the "dahlia" I used my large & small flower punches from SU. I punched 4 large and 2 small, then bent them up and put a button in the middle. I also rubbed the edges of the flower with darker pink chalk (hard to see in the pic!!). Oh and on the sides of the card, I used my new flourish punch from Martha Stewart - it was a steal at Christmas Tree Shops for only $3.99! :)

Jen P :)

Details: SU Paper - Barely Banana & Pretty in Pink; SU Ink - Rose Red; PP - K&Co; Misc - ribbon, nesties, SU flower punches

Papertrey Ink - WCMD Challenge #1

For Papertrey Ink's first challenge, we had to make a card inspired by Japan. Here is what I came up with:

I decided to go simple with this card since I don't have many Asian themed stamps or PP. I used a Japanese Maple Leaf stamp from SU's Oriental Gardens as the focal point. Then I just used a CB D'vine Swirls embossing folder for the background. Simple but elegant!

Jen P :)

Details: SU Paper - River Rock, White & Always Artichoke; SU Ink - Always Artichoke; Misc - CB D'vine Swirls & brads

Papertrey Ink - WCMD Challenge #3

For Papertrey Ink's 3rd WCMD Challenge, it was a card inspired by India. We had to use jewels and rhinestones in an artistic way. I wasn't sure about this one...but I think I came up with something really pretty:
I think WCMD for me meant pulling out the old stamps - LOL! Well I don't have many new ones so that's not that hard...but for this card, I pulled out the old stamps I got at a stamp convention that are the kind with just rubber and you mount them on wood yourself. The design is so pretty alone, but adding the rhinestones and organza ribbon just make the card!

Jen P :)

Details: SU Paper - Black, Lavender Lace & Eggplant Envy; SU Ink - Eggplant Envy; Stamp - an old misc stamp; Misc - rhinestones & ribbon

Papertrey Ink - WCMD Challenge #4

Over on Papertrey Ink's Blog, Challenge #4 was a card inspired by Australia and we had to use either Dotted Outlines or Masking. I decided to go with the Dotted Outlines:
I stamped the flowers, then cut them out and used a white gel pen to make the white dots, then I added a button for the middle on each. Then I stamped the Happy Birthday with chocolate ink and then used the white gel pen to make dots next to the stamped words (Happy Birthday ended up seeming like the focal point on the card so I thought it needed the white dots too!). I added some ribbon and stamped small flowers to make a background. Overall the white dots make the card look pretty cool! :)

Jen P :)

Details: SU Paper - Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip & Close to Cocoa; SU Ink - Chocolate Chip & Ruby Red; Stamps - misc Happy Birthday & SU Simply Said; Misc - buttons & ribbon

Splitcoaststampers - MFT Challenge - WCMD09G

For the MFT Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers, the challenge was to use Pink, Black, White & Bling! And there's no bling like some glittery PP and rhinestones! Here's what I came up with:
I'm not a big bling user - if there is such a thing! - but it was easy to pull out a couple different glitter papers and make it work! I used my nesties to make the Happy Birthday tag and then used my SU flower punch for the flower. I added the rhinestone to the flower for extra bling. Hope it's bling-y enough for you! :)

Jen P :)

Details: SU Paper - Rose Red, Black & White; SU Ink - Black; PP - Doodlebug polka dots & DCWV stripes; Stamp - Endless Creations Happy Birthday; Misc - rhinestone.

Splitcoaststampers - Verve Challenge - WCMD09E

For the Verve Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers, the challenge was to pick a flag and use those colors to make a card. Well I was hoping I could make a Halloween card, so I used the flag from Bhutan, which is Orange, Yellow & White. Here is what I came up with:
There's nothing cuter than this little Candy Corn for Halloween!! :) I started the card using just orange in the background, then decided it needed some yellow, so I ended up cutting pieces off everything to make it work. I had a pile of the thin scraps and thought...that would look cool on the I put them on instead of using ribbon! And since I didn't really need the ribbon, I just cut off a piece that says Happy Halloween and put that as the saying.

Jen P :)

Details: SU Paper - Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron & White; SU Ink - Pumpkin Pie; Stamp - misc Candy Corn that I bought years ago (the kind you have to put on rubber then attach to wood); Misc - misc PP, Happy Halloween ribbon.

Splitcoaststampers-Gratitude Challenge-WCMD09D

For the Gratitude, Chocolate & a Sketch Challenge for WCMD on Splitcoast Stampers, we had to use this Sketch:
And make it a Thank You card using Chocolate colors. So of course that means another Thank You card for my dogs to give my neighbor for their presents! :)
I decided to go simple on this card and just colored the dog in with ink & watercolor blenders plus a little bit of watercolor pencils on the collar - no copics yet :( . Then I used my scallop punch with a circle of brown and cream and some pop ups. Pretty cute if you ask me! :)

Jen P :)

Details: SU Paper - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa & Cream; SU Ink - Chocolate Chip & Close to Cocoa; Stamps - SU Think Happy Thoughts, Copper Leaf Creations Dog & a misc paw print; Misc - SU Watercolor pencil & Watercolor Blenders.

Splitcoaststampers - Gina K Challenge - WCMD09J

Over on Splitcoaststampers, they had several challenges yesterday for WCMD. So I was up past midnight last night working on cards...of course I started late - LOL!! For the Gina K challenge, we had to use Pumpkin, Chocolate & Vanilla colors. Of course in New England...that means fall foliage and covered bridges...right?!?! :) Here's what I came up with:
It's hard to see in the picture - sorry I can't take good pics of cards no matter what I do - but I used a Fiskars Basket Weave embossing plate (with my Big Kick of course) on the chocolate background. Then I distressed everything with chocolate ink to give it a fall look (the pumpkin pie was too bright for the look I was going for). Makes you remember that Thanksgiving is just right around the corner!! :)

Jen P :)

Details: SU Paper - Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie & Vanilla; SU Ink - Chocolate Chip; Stamp Set - SU Changing Seasons & Tags and More (leaves); Misc - SU Chalk, Fiskars Basket Weave embossing plate.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wags 'n Whiskers Blog Hop!!

So anyone that has checked out my blog knows that I love what could be better than the new Wags 'n Whiskers company and blog! They are releasing their first stamps and are giving away a complete set...just follow the instructions! And their blog hop and release is on October 9th so make sure you check it out!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

My Timeless Template Challenge - MTTC06

Over on Lauren's blog, she has a new My Timeless Template Challenge. For this challenge, you can use any My Timeless Template, but you need to use it to package candy! Who doesn't love a challenge like that?!?! :) This challenge was just in time for a birthday present my mom asked me to make for her boss. She is diabetic so I decided to use the basket template to hold sugar-free hard candy:

Here is a close-up of the top of the basket:
I was going to stamp some flowers, but then I saw these flowers on PP from K&Co that I think look gorgeous! I cut out the flowers & leaves, then used pop-ups on the flower part. My only stamp used was the Happy Birthday - OMG! :)

Jen P :)

Details: SU Paper - Certainly Celery, not sure on the blue (it was scrap paper - LOL!); PP Paper - K&Co; Misc - Happy Birthday stamp (not sure on info), brads, pop-ups.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Stamp TV/Scrappy Sunday - Sunflower Page

For the 2nd part of the Stamp TV 9/15 Scrapbook Challenge, I used the Scrappy Sunday sketch for this week.

I was flipping thru some old pictures and the sunflower theme went perfect with pictures of my mom's birthday from 2006. My niece was sharing smiles with everyone :)

Here is a close up of the sunflower and also a peek of the ribbon running behind the pictures:

I loved this sketch! Make sure you check out the sketch from last week's a flip of this week and works perfectly as a 2nd layout with this one.

Jen P :)

Details: SU Ink - More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip; SU Paper - More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip; Paper - Debbie Mum PP; Stamp - Sunflower Designs by Rubber Stampede; Misc - Ribbon

Sketch Girl Challenge - SG5

The sketch for 9/1/09 over on Sketch Girl was very challenging!! It looks easy but I think the set up of the boxes and circles just gives a huge challenge of what to use!

I decided to use this sketch for the Stamp TV Scrapbook challenge this week, which is a double duty challenge - meaning you have to make a card & scrapbook page! The only challenge was that you had to use the same stamp set for both the card & page. Here is the card using the SG5 sketch:

I knew I wanted to do something fall and had pulled out some old pictures that I've been wanting to scrapbook. But I couldn't decide on what stamps to use - I need some new stamps ~ LOL!!! I ended up just using a sunflower stamp because it went so nice with my Debbie Mum PP. Check back for my scrapbook page...I'll post that later today...
Jen P :)
Details: SU Ink - Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, More Mustard; SU Paper - Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Always Artichoke; Debbie Mum PP; Stamp - Sunflower Designs by Rubber Stampede; Misc - Buttons & ribbon

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sketch Girl Challenge - SG4

So it's last minute again on my card for the Sketch Girl Challenge!! The sketch is due by the 15th and this time they're going to pick a guest designer for challenges in October!! Hopefully I get picked!!! :) Here is the sketch:
I decided to go with another dog themed card - one more thank you card for someone who gave the puppies presents! Instead of just putting a picture inside the card, I used them as part of the card. I cut down the two pictures and put them side by side with ribbon in the middle. I tried to go for simple clean lines and only stamped the circle/scalloped embellishment.
It's hard to see in the picture but I did emboss the lighter brown frame with my Fiskars embossing pad -using my Big Kick! Here is a closer look so you can better see the embossing:
Also on this closeup picture, you can see that I used pop ups for the small circle and also to place the scallop on the card. Together with the brown ribbon, it just makes the card!
Jen P :)
Details: SU Thanks stamp (not sure what set!), Inkadinkado Dogs stamp; SU Paper - So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana; Misc - SU brown ribbon, scallop & circle punches, Fiskars dog print embossing plate

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Verve August Project Parade

So it's the last day of the August Project Parade and I've finally finished my project! For August, the project is "Happiness for Hostess". I decided to go with a Christmas theme on my project:

I took a small paint can and altered it with paper & ink. Then I pulled out some old wood ornaments that I never painted - LOL! I painted them first, then added paper and some embellishments. Here is a closer look at them:

I distressed the edges with ink on both the ornaments and the can. Together they make a great gift set for a Christmas party hostess!!

Jen P :)

Supplies: SU sets -Season's Sketches & So Many Scallops, SU Ink-Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, SU Paper - Old Olive, Naturals Ivory & Holiday Thyme DSP, misc - buttons, brown ribbon, wired paper twine & paint

Friday, September 4, 2009

CPS Sketch Challenge - CPS131

This week's sketch challenge on CPS has a Stampin' Up demonstrator as a sponsor and the prize is $30 in Stampin' Up!!! I just received my Holiday Mini Catalog and I love the Sweet Centers stamp I definitely need to win - LOL!! It's also a great sketch:

Here is my take on this sketch:

Stamp: Happy Birthday from an old Stampin Up set - not sure which one since I took it out of the set to put it in my sayings drawer!!

Ink: SU Pumpkin Pie

Paper: SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Ruby Red, SU So Saffron, SU Washington Apply PP

Misc: Sizzix flower & embossing plates, Fiskars embossing plates, Buttons, Ribbon

I've wanted to make a card layered like a birthday cake since I saw a card with a christmas tree layered. It looked so cool with different embossing layers and I kept thinking a birthday cake would be cool too. So using different embossing plates, I inked them & also used markers to make them pop.

PS - I'm loving my Big Kick!! Make sure you keep your old Fiskars embossing can use them in the Big Kick like you use your Sizzix embossing plates!

Jen P :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Scrapping Cottage Shopping Spree!!

Everyone needs to check out the contest going on over at The Scrapping Cottage!! Follow the steps and you could win a $250 shopping spree - now is that great blog candy or what?!?!

Jen P :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Moxie Fab Shabby Chic/Vintage Style Holiday Card

My favorite style challenge over on Moxie Fab World - - is the Shabby Chic and Vintage Style Challlenge! I'm a big fan of the distressed look - never knew it was shabby chic! :) I loved making this card...if it wasn't so much work I would make it for all my christmas cards this year!! Here's a picture of it:

Stamp: the Poinsettia is an old wood stamp & I'm not sure on the company - it says "K784 & PSX" - anyone ever heard of PSX???

Paper: SU Ruby Red, SU Naturals Ivory, Debbie Mum PP

Ink: SU Caramel (I think that's what it's an old color)

Misc: old pearls from my grandmother, SU pop ups

When I saw this challenge, I knew right away that I wanted to make a poinsettia card. I stamped the poinsettia and cut it out. Then I added a pop up layer to make it stand out and distressed it a little with the same color ink. I couldn't decide what to use for the centers, then my grandmother stopped by with a tub of old buttons - she was going to throw them out (OMG - she hasn't seen how much buttons are in the craft stores!!). I found these old pearls in there (they're fake but definitely vintage!). I tried it out and it worked! I distressed the layer of red & ivory then added the layer of red PP. I couldn't find a ribbon I liked so I added a strip of distressed red paper. Then I used a nestie on the PP which says Noel and placed the poinsettia on top. Sounds easy...but the poinsettia and distressing takes too long to make more than one or two of these cards! I might have to make a few more though - LOL!!

Jen P :)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Moxie Fab Fun & Cute Style Holiday Card

Another Moxie Fab - - contest is the Fun & Cute Style challenge. With this card, it was anything goes as long as it's fun and cute! Here is my take on Fun & Cute:

Stamp: Feline Navidad by All Night Media

Paper: SU Wasabi, SU Real Red & DCWV Xmas PP

Ink: SU Black

Misc: Red/White Ribbon, SU markers

Well anyone that knows me, knows that I love cats & dogs! So what better way to make a cute christmas card then adding a cat! :) This was an old stamp I found while I was searching thru my christmas stamps and I thought it definitely fit the occasion. I used markers to color in the tree & cat - I wish I had copics :( - and decided to use scallop oval nestibilities to cut it out. The PP already had sparkles so it was perfect for this card!

Jen P :)

Moxie Fab Stamped Style Holiday Card

Over at Moxie Fab World - - there are some great "style" contests going on. I made this card for the stamped "style" contest, which means it just has to have at least one thing stamped. Here is what I came up with:

Stamp: Mistletoe Chickadee by Impression Obsession

Paper: SU Wasabi, an old xmas SU PP, & misc Silver paper

Ink: Black SU

Misc: chalks & silver twine

I started this card using red paper, but it just wasn't working out. Then I found some old SU christmas paper and loved the green. I used a touch of chalks to add a tint of color on the stamped bird & branch, then decided to add the silver twine to tie in the silver paper. Together it's a great combination...simple but elegant!

Jen :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sketch Girl Challenge - SG3

On the Sketch Girl challenge SG3, I decided to make mine into a scrapbook keep me scrapbooking my cruise! Here is the sketch:

And here is my version:

Stamps: Polka Dot Punches

Ink: Close to Cocoa & Chocolate Chip SU

Paper: SU Close to Cocoa, SU Pretty in Pink & SU DSP Berry Bliss

Misc: Brown ribbon, clear dots, flower punch SU

This was a photo taken at Formal Night on our cruise. My friend Jenn & I - yes both Jens!! - went on the cruise last year and I never did my scrapbook. I made one for her for her birthday, but my stuff went in the drawer and only came out recently! So using the SG3 sketch and a similar idea from a card I made for SOA, I came up with this. I love pinks and browns lately, and everyone liked the flowers & "leaves" so I decided to go with it on this too.

PS - I can't take pics of 12x12's for the life of me - LOL!!

Jen P :)

Awesome Blog Candy!!

Check out Steph's blog - - for some awesome blog candy! Since she's had 25,000 blog hits & now has over 100 followers, she's giving away a $150 giftcard to the place of your choice! How cool is that?!?!? Make sure you check it out!

Jen P :)

Stamp TV Scrapbook Challenge - STVSCR26

This week's Scrapbook Challenge at Stamp TV is keeping my cruise scrapbook album alive...instead of back in the drawer where it's been for a year LOL! :) This is the sketch for this week's challenge STVSCR26:

Here is my version:

Stamps: Tags & More SU, Bitty Bugs Roller SU, misc small dragonfly

Paper: Eggplant Envy SU, Mellow Moss SU, misc stripe & flower PP

Ink: Eggplant Envy SU

Misc: Scrapnfont Scrap Color Me 5 (title) & Scrap Baby (journaling)

This is a scrapbook page of Cave Tubing in Belize. While we were tubing down the river, there were tons of dragonflies...some even landed on us! So I decided to use dragonflies instead of stars on my scrapbook page. After much searching thru my old stamps, I finally found some dragonflies - one from the SU Tags & More set, one from the SU Bitty Bugs Roller and a misc one I found. Here is another page of our time in Belize:

Using the same stamps, ink, paper & SNF, I added a strip of ribbon to tie in the green since I didn't have another page of the stripe PP. Side by side the two pages look really nice!

Jen P :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

ScrapNgal Template Challenge

The monthly challenge at ScrapNgal this month is a template layout challenge - I decided to pull out my cruise pictures from last year and get back into scrapbooking - I had only done a few pages!

This is the template:

Here is my version:

Paper: K&Co SP, Summer Sun & Ruby Red SU

ScrapNfonts: Heat Wave (the title), DB Flowery Flourishes (the flowers) & Scrap Casual (the journaling)

Misc: buttons

I thought it was fitting to use the Heat Wave font for the title because this was the hottest day on the cruise. It was about 115 degrees that day and we picked the worst excursion - a bus tour & shopping. Doesn't sound bad...but the bus didn't have AC!! Then they took us to a beautiful beach but we were never told to bring bathing suits so we had to look in envy as everyone else was swimming! Luckily the view was awesome!

Jen P :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Dog Days of Summer!!

Well it's been a busy month with 2 new Cocker Spaniel puppies in the house!! I finally got a minute to make some thank you cards for those who gave Luke & Lily presents - yes my dogs are like my kids - LOL!!

This card is made using Stamp TV's sketch STVSC24 which I really liked, but didn't get a chance to make! I saw Whimsy Stamps challenge for the week - Animals - and had to use it.

Stamps - Inkadinkadoo Dogs (the Woof!)

Paper - Chocolate Chip & Close to Cocoa SU, misc dog SP

Misc - Cuttlebug dog & spots, Nesties scallop oval & some twine

This next card is for the CPS sketch challenge this week - CPS128. It's all about the dogs...

Stamps - Inkadinkadoo dogs (the Woof!)
Paper - Chocolate Chip & Close to Cocoa SU, misc dog SP

Misc - Cuttlebug dog again and some ribbon

And the last card is for the Sketch Girls challenge ending in...hmmm 8 minutes!! Yikes!!! :) It's more cuttlebug this time!

Stamps - Inkadinkadoo Dogs

Paper - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa & Cream SU

Ink - Chocolate Chip SU

Misc - Fiskars embossing plate - yes it works with the Big Kick!! And ribbon & tag

On this one I decided to try using my Fiskars embossing template with my Big Kick. After some tries, it finally worked! I just placed 2 pieces of scrap paper, then the template, cream paper, rubber mat & embossing pad. Just make sure you don't put the paper over the Fiskars label!

Sorry for the quick descriptions...but I have to post this before midnight!!

LOL!!! :)


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sketch Girl First Challenge - SG1

Sketch Girl - - is a new blog with bi-weekly sketch challenges. My sister is a designer so make sure you check out her website too at This week's sketch is pretty cool:

Here is my version:

Stamps: Hedgehog Happiness SU

Paper: K&Co SP, Chocolate Chip & Confetti Cream SU

Misc: Brown Ribbon SU, misc brad, Chocolate Chip Ink SU with blender pens

My other obsession lately has been using browns with everything. Yeah I actually didn't use a Changito stamp on this one - LOL!! It looks a little like a sepia photo, but it's the right color. I distressed the cream with the chocolate chip ink and the SP looks distressed too. I used flower punches from SU with the smaller one in the center with the brad. Simple, but nice! :)

Jen P :)

Stamp TV Color Challenge - STVCC22

Over at Stamp TV, the 7/20 Color Challenge requires you to use Green, Brown & White/Vanilla on your card. This worked out perfectly for me! I had been planning on making a card with the Changito Tire Swing stamp I just bought - yeah I know I'm obsessed - LOL!!! So after searching and searching for a palm tree to use, I finally found one at my friend Jenn's house. She was going thru all her stamping stuff - beading is her new thing - and we found a store bought die cut Palm Tree hiding away in a drawer. It was just right for what I wanted to do:

Stamps: Changito Tire Swing by Stampendous, Happy Birthday from a SU set

Paper: Garden Green & Confetti Cream SU, misc background paper & Palm Tree Die Cut

Misc: Twine for rope swing & cover wire for the monkey's tail

Taking some inspiration from my sister's idea of the little girl swinging - - I wanted to make the monkey swing when the card is opened. I used some twine and freestyle cut the opening with a Purple Cow cutter. Since the challenge was only Brown, Green & White/Vanilla, the tire had to be brown, but I think it's cute anyway!

Jen P :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

TCP Tuesday - Inspiration Challenge

This week's TCP Tuesday challenge is an inspiration challenge hosted by Leigh - She was inspired by fabric that had some great colors in stripes and one with flip flops. I loved the colors...but sadly realized I don't have much of those colors in my huge collection! But when I was doing the blog hop (started on Leigh's blog), I saw that someone used some Washington Apple DSP from SU. And then I was inspired because I did have a few scraps left of that! So this is what I came up with:

Stamps: Changito Kick by Stampendous, Wishes to You by Close to my Heart

Paper: Apricot Appeal, Ruby Red, Pumpkin & DSP Washington Apple from SU

Misc: Pop-ups

Since this is an inspirational challenge, I have to use another Changito stamp! :) Of course it's for a little boy so it has to be cute! The DSP brought the card to life, but it was the letters that killed me! :) It was tedious work - very carefully cutting out the Happy Birthday & stars then using pop-ups (which you probably can't tell in this picture). But in the end, I think it looks cute!

Jen :)