Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Raspberry Suite MMSC13

Aren't these colors just beautiful?!! I've never had the nerve to play with a Papertrey challenge before and almost didn't do this one because I don't have anything in Scarlet Jewel, but I promised Dawn McVey I'd give it a try. I met Dawn at CHA. She and Nicole greeted every person waiting in line to shop and yes, they are as nice as you think they are!

I also wanted to play the MMSC13 sketch challenge. Wow...talk about a challenge!! All those tiny squares! I used my magnetic board though. Love that tool!! I kept the image panel simple because I wanted these flowers to take center stage. What do you think? I actually made them!! It's my first attempt at making paper flowers using multiple punches. My centers weren't quite dry but had to get this posted in time (I hope)! I used all Papertrey papers which is a bit thick but I think they worked.

The instructions are in a book called "The Paper Garden" by Susan Tierney Cockburn. What talent!! The book is clearly written and the illustrations make it easy to follow.
I got mine at The Punch Bunch.

I made a gift to go with this card. I'll add it in the next post.
I don't have anything in Scarlet Jewel so I used Bravo Burgundy and played it down by using it as the layer under the squares and beneath the Vintage Cream layer on the image.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Scattered Showers
Paper: Papertrey Raspberry Suite, Vintage Cream, Plum Pudding, , Leaf Green, SU Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Papertrey Plum Pudding, SU marker (flowers)
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, various punches, Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies

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Cutting Cafe Pencil Box #2

Those of you who know children well, know it's hard to give something to one without giving something to the other. The Back to School Pencil Box here is for our granddaughter who will be in the first grade this year. Her brother is 4 and is being home schooled for pre-school. I thought he needed his very own pencil box, boy style. I'll fill it with colored pencils and M&M's.

I used some of my favorite kid paper from DCWV called "Nana's Kids". Our grands call me "Nana"...think that's why I like it? hmmm..

At any rate, here's a close up of the image panel. I stamped the D in Justrite Stampers Brayton font. The lower case is the Times New Roman lower case front. I've noticed they've changed the rubber and I got a better image with the Times New Roman even though I sanded and erased that big D like crazy. The ovals were cut and embossed with Spellbinders oval dies. I left the white oval in the die, then sponged around David's name for an airbrushed effect. (much less expensive!!)

I cut an airplane from the paper, added some stickles, then popped it on with dimensionals along with some stars I picked up last year on clearance at JoAnn's. While on that subject, I had a friend over who said she buys things when she needs them for a specific project. I'm a clearance shopper so if I see a good buy, even though I may not need it right then, if I love it, I will eventually use it. Save lots of $$ and time that way.

Don't forget to post for the template giveaway for this box. I'll draw a number tomorrow evening.

Template: The Cutting Cafe Pencil Box
Stamps: Justrite Stampers Brayton and Times New Roman fonts
Paper: SU Ballet Blue, Neenah Classic White, Nana's Kids DCWV
Ink: Versafine black, SU Ballet Blue
Accessories: Spellbinders Oval dies, dimensionals, Scor-Tape, Stickles, glue on stars (JoAnn's)
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Simon Says Stamp Giveaway!

If you haven't taken a trip through the virtual store at Simon Says Stamp store lately, then ladies, (and gentlemen too, of course!) then you just haven't shopped!! This store has everything from Copics to all the latest and most popular stamps, papers, and embellishments. We're talking over 100,000 products! My favorite addictions are stamps and paper and they have it all!!
If that isn't enough to have your fingers racing to hit that link check out the Simon Says Stamp blog for a chance to win $100 worth of brand new merchandise fresh from CHA. Just follow the blog link and the directions posted there.
Good luck and don't forget to check this post for your chance to win the new Pencil Box template from the awesome Cutting Cafe. Just follow the directions and that awesome template could be yours.
Be sure to stay tuned because Wednesday is my 1 year blogaversary and I will be giving away some neat gifts to celebrate. Something new will be added daily.
Have fun!! Happy stamping .....and shopping! ;-)
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