April 19, 2008

A Day to Remember

Posted in Just Because, Weekend Sketch at 6:24 pm by happygiggles

This is what I woke up to today.  About three inches of snow!  The reason why I took this picture is because I honestly don’t remember it ever snowing in April!  Just doesn’t happen here!  Thankfully it’s pretty much gone now!

While this crazy weather system was going through, I managed to make a card.  Actually, a couple, but I’m not so sure I want to show you the other one!  I really don’t like it!  I think I’ll end up taking it apart.  Anyways, I’ll show you the one I do like.  It’s for Beate’s Weekend sketch.

The colours in this one make me happy.  Along with the flowers!  I’m thinking that I should really stick with simple because those end up being some of my favorite cards!  For this card I started with a base of Very Vanilla then added the Barely Banana layers (which my husband helped with! 🙂 )  Next came the patterned flower pieces.  Finally, I stamped the flowers from Simply Said in Versamark then embossed them in silver powder.  I really like the silver, that’s why I added the silver brads to try and tie it all in!  The simply said flowers are stamped on Soft sky layered over top Blue Bayou!  The ribbon is also there to hide a bit of a gap I had.


Stamps: Simply Said
Paper: Very Vanilla, Barely Banana, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, patterned paper from Michael’s
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: silver brads, soft sky ribbon, silver embossing powder, cuttlebug



April 12, 2008

All Handmade

Posted in Challenges, It's your Birthday, Weekend Sketch at 11:48 am by happygiggles

Again, I managed to combine two challenges!  Well, I guess only one challenge and a sketch!  The Sketch is Beate’s Weekend Sketch.  Love the simplicity!  For the challenge aspect I used the Limited Supplies challenge at Splitcoast where we wereto create our own patterned paper!  So much fun!  I will definitely be doing this again!

To make the patterned paper, I started with a base of whisper white then stamped the background stamp from Oh, So Lovely all over.  Next, I pulled out one of the flower stamps from Best blossoms and stamped that randomly in Soft Sky.  Finally, I added the flourish from Season of Joy in Not Quite Navy then added a dot of Stickles in the center of each flower.  I love it! 

Since I love my new Cuttlebug, I thought I would use it for the Certainly Celery piece on the side to add a bit more interest.  I used my scalloped scissors on the edge first before I ran it through.  The birthday sentiment is layered over top some Soft Sky and Blue Bayou paper! 

There you have it! 


Stamps: Oh, So Lovely, Season of Joy, Best Blossoms
Paper: Whisper white, certainly celery, soft sky, blue bayou
Ink: certainly celery, not quite navy, soft sky
Accessories: silver eyelets, soft sky ribbon, corner rounder, Stickles, Cuttlebug, scalloped scissors

April 11, 2008

Two for Ya!

Posted in Challenges, Just Because, Weekend Sketch at 10:21 pm by happygiggles

Whew!  Am I ever glad it’s Friday!  I’m so ready for the weekend.  It’s been one of those weeks where I just can’t seem to get caught up on anything and have to force myself to stay up until 10pm!  Mind you, I have been sleeping very well!  Tomorrow, my husband and I are going golfing!  My first game in a good year!  Yikes.  Hopefully, the rest of the weekend will be fairly low key.   

Since I’m behind on posting my cards, I thought I would just put the two I haven’t posted yet into one post!  I’m trying to be efficient! 

First one:

This card was made for the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast last weekend.  I really wanted to use the big rub on flower from the Eastern Elegance set of rub ons since I’ve finally gotten over my phobia of using them!  I love the effect!  The colours came from the patterned paper.  I just pulled it out, liked it, then used it!  Here’s the card I used from the featured stamper challenge:  SC167


Stamps:  None!
Paper: Purely pomegranate, Apricot appeal, patterned paper from Michael’s
Ink: None
Accessories: crystal rhinestone, white eyelets, white satin ribbon, rub on, a glass (for the circle behind the flower)

Second card:

I had to wait to post this one because I made it for my Aunt who has not been feeling well and I need to wait until she got it since I think she reads my blog!  (She really liked it!)  The inspiration for this card comes from the inspiration challenge at Splitcoast as well as Beate’s Weekend Sketch from last week.  I also just received my scallop punch which was on back order so I had to use it! 


Stamps: Boho backgrounds, Thoughtful florals by Verve Visual
Paper: Certainly celery, wild wasabi, Blue Bayou, whisper white
Ink: Versamark, chocolate chip
Accessories: dew drops, scallop punch, pearl bead, white satin ribbon, circle punch


March 15, 2008


Posted in Challenges, It's your Birthday, Weekend Sketch at 4:16 pm by happygiggles

For this card I combined two challenges!  The inspiration challenge at Splitcoast along with Beate’s weekend sketch.  I took my inspiration from this image:

Dylan's Candy Bar Sweet Capri

Then Beate’s layout is this:


I ended up flipping the sketch so I could make this card:

Sweet, huh?  🙂  When I saw the ‘sweet’ printed on the pants I immediately thought of those chipboard letters, which I never use!  And then because the inspiration website was related to all things candy, I wanted bright colors.  The sparkly patterned paper was very useful for this since I don’t have any large image stamps. 

To incorporate the sketch, I added the celebrate you stamp to the corner.  Then added lots of Stickles.  I’m not too sure if I really like that being in the corner.  I kinda like it with just the patterned paper a the letters!  It is growing on me though.  Thanks for looking!


Stamps: Figures of Speech
Paper: pink Bazzill, patterned paper from Michael’s, navy scraps, wild wasabi scrap, whisper white
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: Stickles, Sparkly chipboard letters (from a Dollar Store), corner rounder

March 7, 2008

Weekend Sketch

Posted in Weekend Sketch at 3:18 pm by happygiggles

So, Beate of Fresh & Fun comes up with these amazing sketches every Friday for anyone who wants to play along.  I decided to give it a go this time around!  I loved the sketch.  I think I’ve played along once before, not too sure.  Here’s this week’s sketch:


And here’s my card!

I’m quite pleased with how it turned out!  All my inspiration came from the designer paper that I used for the four rectangles.  This particular sheet of paper has been calling my name for some time now!  I layered some chocolate Bazzill Bling on top of some light pink Bazzill Bling to create the initial card.  Next came the patterned paper, then a bit more chocolate, then some whisper white.  I stamped this branch with certainly celery ink.  The flower was made using a stamp from a Beautiful Thing, Versamark, then some silver pearl embossing powder.  For the final touch I added a little crystal rhinestone for some bling!  I hope you like it!


Stamps:  Best Blossom, A Beautiful Thing
Paper:  chocolate Bazzill Bling, light pink Bazzill bling, whisper white, paper from a Costco slab
Ink:  certainly celery, Versamark
Accesories, crystal rhinestone, silver pearl embossing powder