Saturday, February 27, 2010

Heart Punch Flowers

I combined a couple of challenges for this card. I started with a Mojo Monday sketch. Last week's challenge at A Charming Place was to create a project using no less than 38 hearts. After making all those Valentines I was ready to put my heart punch to a different use. All I used to create these flowers was the Heart to Heart Punch and a couple of punched circles for the base. Each petal consists of a inked and curled punched heart - 16 for the large pink flower, 8 for the vanilla base of the smaller flower, and 12 for the pink centre of the smaller flower. Wait, but doesn't that only equal 36 flowers? Yes, but I also used 4 hearts for the leaves for a grand total of 40 hearts on this card.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Moments Card

Here's yet another "Mojo Monday on Sunday" project! My Happy Moments set had not yet seen ink and I needed a birthday card. I was inspired by the colours in the Sweet Pea Paper, even though I rarely use orange. Want your own Happy Moments or Whimsical Words stamp sets for free? There's still time to get in on Sale-a-bration. Contact me or shop online.
 Stamps: Whimsical words, Happy Moments, Define Your Life

Paper: Sweet Pea, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Taken With Teal

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Love Bandit Valentine Card Box

This week's challenge over at A Charming Place was to create any Valentine's Day themed project - quite easy since I've been playing lately with my new Love Bandit stamp set and the Sale-a-bration Good Neighbor paper pack. This box is made out of two Box #2 dies glued back to back. I also added a rhinestone pulled out of a rhinestone brad to the centre of the heart charm - found here.
In total I made12 unique cards and 12 matching scallop envelopes. The original plan was to make enough cards for my daughter's classmates and then send a little treat for the teacher in the box. However, I soon realized that I lacked the patience needed to make the additional 16 cards that would be required!

Stamps: Love Bandit, Framed with Love, Vintage Labels
Paper & Ink: Good Neighbor Paper Pad, Bermuda Bay, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Heart Treat Cup Frog

I got this clever idea for the new heart treat cups from Jackie Topa. I even picked the green M&Ms from my leftover Christmas M&M's. Isn't he cute? Here are the punches needed to create the frog:

1 - 1 3/8" Circle - Body
1 - Large Oval - Head
2 - Small Oval - Legs
1 - Boho Blossoms Flower - feet
2 - 1/2" Circle - eyes
2 - 1/4" Circle - pupils

The lily pad is made from one large oval and two layered boho blossoms.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Ink: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Glorious Green
Cardstock: whisper White, Glorious Green, Green Galore
Accessories: White Pen, Heart Treat cups

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Design Team News!

I'm super excited to announce that I am back designing for A Charming Place! I almost didn't submit an entry, but after finding out that charms are not considered "competitive product" under Stampin' UP's new IDA, I decided to go for it. I was on the design team there several years ago and I realized that I had never created so many projects for myself than I did when I was working on Design Team Challenges every month. As you may have already noticed, I already incorporate charms into many of my projects, so I intend to blend my Stampin' UP business with my new position. Even though life has become even busier for me, I am looking forward to spending time in my studio creating for my own enjoyment again!

This card is my design for the first challenge. We were to use hot glue on a project. I dropped dots onto a scrap of window sheet and sprinkled them with Pink Fine Supernova Glitter. When they dried, I cut them out and attached them to my project. Check out the great new accessories on this project too - I love the new embosslit!

Paper: Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink & Whisper White cardstock, Sweet Pea Designer Series
Ink: Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip 
Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Charm