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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Love" the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 54

Good Sunday afternoon.  I've been making Valentine's cards all weekend and so my card for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge continues the theme. As usual, Karen's design was a fun one to work up.  I really like using circles on cards.  For me, there is just something about combining different geometric shapes that enhances the visual appeal.  Instead of a stamped greeting on the front of my card, I used one of Jamie Pyles' handmade buttons.  Aren't they fab!!   For some of the heart "leaves" I punched them with the new SU small heart punch to add color variation and dimension.  The puppy was stamped separately, cut out and also raised with dimensionals.  Well, without further adieu, here is my card.

"Love Everywhere" stamp set by Taylored Expressions, choice buttercream card stock and DSP from the Valentine's Key Ingredients bundle also by Taylored Expressions, handmade button by Jamie Pyles,  SU cameo coral card stock, SU textured impressions polka dot embossing folder, circle and scallop circle nestabilities, Memento rich cocoa ink, SU real red and chocolate chip inks, SU small heart punch, twine, dimesionals and the Big Shot.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cheers for Sweet Sunday Sketch #53

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope your weekend is going well.  I am excited to participate in this week's SSSC by Karen Giron.   I love the layout using both circles and rectangles.  Since I was making this a more masculine card, I decided against using too many embellishments.  The margarita was stamped and colored twice using SU water color markers, with the 2nd one cut out and "popped up" over the first image.  The circles are also raised using dimensionals.  I usually do one or more raised images or elements on all of my cards.  I just like the look.  Finally, I painted Crystal Effects over the image to give it a "glassy" look.

Supplies:   Stamps are from the "Chillax" stamp set by Taylored Expressions and the "Warm Wishes" stamp set by Stampin' Up.  Card stock and DSP from the January 2010 Key Ingredients by Taylored Expressions.  Inks are Momento Tuxedo Black and various SU watercolor markers.  I also used the Textured Impressions Polka Dot embossing folder and the Big Shot by Stampin' Up, stampin' dimensionals, and Stampin' Up Crystal Effects.

Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Home is Where the Heart Is

This card was made for The Sweet Shop's SSS40 Sketch Challenge.
I received my Taylored Expressions Valentines Key Ingredients set early this week but didn't have any time to stamp until today.  I was so looking forward to breaking into my new toys.  I hope you like what I came up with.

Supplies:  Stamps from "Love Everywhere" set by Taylored Expressions.  Card stock and DSP from Taylored Expressions Valentines Key Ingredients kit,  Momento Rich Cocoa ink, Amos Red and Star Dust Stickles.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom

Good Evening from another wet San Diego day.  I made this card to participate in this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch late last night.  I got this new set from SU a few weeks ago and I thought the large "Mom" stamp would be perfect for the oval element in this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.  I struggled some with the ribbon element not liking the choices that I had, but then got the idea to use the candy dots.  In the end, I think it turned out pretty.  I know that my mom will love the colors.

Supplies:  "Messages for Mom" stamp set from Stampin' Up, Choice Buttercream and pink card stock from Taylored Expressions, Ooh La La patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, raspberry candy dots, pink paper flower, SU word window and retired border/corner punches, SU inks, and dimensionals.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Be Mine via TESC96

Happy Monday everyone.  Hope your weekend was fab!  This card uses Taylor's sketch from a few weeks ago.  Again I'm using the Sweet Pea DSP from Stampin' Up.  I love this paper pack!

Supplies:  SU Sweetheart stamp set, SU Sweetheart treat cups,  SU Sweet Pea DSP, SU inks, Nestabilities scallop circles and Valentines M and Ms.

Have a great Monday and Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 52

Good afternoon from rainy San Diego.  The prediction is for 5 days of rain here, which is so unusual.

I enjoyed this layout a lot.  Thanks Karen!  My card is a SU only using the new Sweet Pea DSP.

Supplies:  All Stampin' Up.  Upsy Daisy stamp set, Sweet Pea DSP from the new Occasions Mini Catalog, Wisper White Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Eyelet Border punch, Taken with Teal ink.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,

Saturday, January 16, 2010

For Taylor's Friday Sketch Challenge

This card is made with SU Sale-a-bration set "Happy Moments".
Supplies:  Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in Expresso to make the cake look frosted, Copic Markers, Nestabilities Labels One, SU Scallop Trim, Boho Blossoms and Word Window punchs, SU satin ribbon, SU felt flowers and paper from a previous Key Ingredients set.

Thank you for a friend