Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More Bugs and Kisses

These are the latest "Bugs and Kisses" cards. Its time to move on to a different set. I'm sure I'll make more cards from this stamp set but it will be awhile. It is a fun set to play with.

Stamps: Bugs and Kisses
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, White, SU DP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamps: Bugs and Kisses
Paper: Brilliant Blue (WRAK mommapatti), Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, White
Ink: Rose Red, Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Orange and Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bugs and Kisses Kind of Day

Here is the group photo of all of the projects I have recently made with the "Bugs and Kisses" set. More information on each project can be seen in the next few posts.

Bugs and Kisses Caterpillar Style

I borrowed Stampin Ups "Bugs and Kisses" set from a friend so I wanted to put it into good use. To get the grass effect I used the masking technique with the Sanded Background Stamp. I also stamped an additional caterpillar and used dimensionals to overlay the middle caterpillar for a more dramatic look although its hard to see in the photo.

Stamps: Bugs and Kisses, Cracked, Polka Dots and Paisleys
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black
Accessories: Pomegranate double stitched ribbon, Large tag punch, Dimensionals

Bugs and Kisses Mini Scrapbook

I decided to make a mini scrapbook album using Stampin Ups "Bugs and Kisses" set.

Here is a picture of the scrapbook open:

Stamps: Bugs and Kisses, Sanded BG
Paper: Brilliant Blue (WRAK mommapatti), Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Tempting Turquoise, White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Turquoise and Orange Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle Punch, Large Tag Punch, Scallop Punch, Dimensionals

Bugs and Kisses (Girl Version)

I decided to use Stampin Ups "Bugs and Kisses" to make a girl version of the Bugs and Kisses card below. I kept the same layout but changed the color scheme to a pink and brown combination.

Stamps: Bugs and Kisses, Canvas BG
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon

Bugs and Kisses (Boy Version)

I never seem to have enough kid birthday cards when I need them. Stampin Ups "Bugs and Kisses" set can be easily be adapted for a boy or a girl based on color scheme. Here's my boy version of a full (4.25 X 5.5) card. I hope to post a girl version later today.

Stamps: Bugs and Kisses, Canvas BG
Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue (WRAK gurlsofgrace), W. Wasabi, White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain ribbon

Monday, April 21, 2008

Thinking of You

I really wanted to participate in the Gina K April Release Sketch Challenge although I was no where near a a stamping mood. I decided to go for the plunge but with a twist: no stamping. Paper, rub ons and embellishments, just that simple.

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Aged Florals (Fancy Pants Design)
Accessories: Love and Happiness Rub ons, Rhinestone Brad, Flower

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Snappy Birthday

I dream of summer. It's hard not to think of the warm, fun times ahead. Summer makes me think of the beach, building sandcastles and an afternoon nap. Stampin Up's Fishy Friends is one of those stamp sets that I regret not purchasing. You never truly know what set will last over time. I have found myself getting caught up in a new set and later finding out that I rarely use it. I'm sure we all have a few stamps that are sitting in a box somewhere getting all dusty. I didn't have the right sentiment for this card so I did use the Snappy Birthday from Crab and Co.

Stamps: Polka Dots and Paisleys, Crab and Co (WRAK star2shine), Fishy Friends (WRAK bugstersmom)
Paper: Real Red, Summer Sun, Brilliant Blue (WRAK truckerswife), white
Accessories: Silver cord, eyelets, dimensionals, distressing tool, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Best Fishes

This is my attempt for the SC172 card sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The end result differed by the orientation of the image. I love the tempting turquiose, pumpkin pie and brilliant blue color combination.

Stamps: Fishy Friends (WRAK bugstersmom), Very Punny, Simple Shapes
Paper: Tempting Turquoise embossed with Cuttlebug "bubbles" folder (WRAK cork1035), Brilliant Blue (WRAK truckerswife), White, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Stazon Black, Versamark
Accessories: Circle punches, Silver Cord, Silver Brad, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Dimensionals

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful

Bloomin' Beautiful happens to be my favorite Stampin Up set right now. Here are some of the cards I have made with this set to date. Although I do not currently own the stamp set I was lucky enough to receive these stamped images from Bottomphish in the Wish Rak forum on SCS (Splitcoaststampers). I may have to consider purchasing this set before its too late.

Stamps: SU Bloomin Beautiful (WRAK bottomphish), Small Script.
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red DP.
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black.
Accessories: Rose Red Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Large Star Punch, Round Tab Punch, Silver Brads, Silver Cord.