Tuesday, October 30, 2007

In memory

This is a card i made for a colleague/friend/mentor of mine. She had been fighting cancer for awhile, and had taken a turn for the worse. Sadly (for us, not for her!), she went to be with the Lord just a few days later. I miss you, Paula.

Stamp set: Baroque Motifs, All Year Cheer I (retired)

Papers: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, and Sahara Sand cardstock, Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip and Really Rust ink pads

Tools: Scallop circle punch, 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, 1/16" hole punch

Adhesive: Tape runner, dimensionals

Other: Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, vintage brad

Sunday, October 21, 2007

I'm dreaming of a wasabi Christmas...

So i'm working on possible make-and-take cards for my club workshop this week. For some reason, i had to do a lot of playing around to get this color combination, and now it seems so simple! I gotta say, though, my scanner really doesn't do justice to the Wild Wasabi color. Oh, well. Anyway, here it is:

A friend/co-worker/Stampin' Up! customer recently commented that she would like it if i'd list materials for each of the cards i post here. I have been very lazy in that area! So, Judi, here you go. I'll go back and edit previous posts as i can.

Stamp set: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi ink pad, Real Red marker
Tools: Tag corner punch, q-tips
Adhesive: Tape runner, dimensionals
Other: Wild Wasabi double-stitched ribbon

Monday, October 8, 2007

Feelin' a little rusty...

...and no, i'm not referring to "Really Rust", although there is a teeny bit of that Stampin' Up! color in the following card.

What i'm actually talking about is the fact that i haven't been doing a whole lot of stamping lately. I have apparently done damage to my hip joint and lower back, so i have some pinched nerves. Which is causing me to be unable to sit for longer than 5-10 minutes at a time. Which has made it a little difficult to make any cards over the last month! (I guess you can't make very nice cards while laying down icing your back.)

Anyway, after a couple of weeks of Chiropractic care and a LOT of rest, i was finally able to make a card today! Woo hoo! I was especially excited because i had paper i've hardly used and a brand-new Birthday set to break in. But it's been so long, that after i was done i really wasn't sure whether i like it or not. So, what do you all think? Do i need some oil on my rusty creative mind, thanks to my (slowly recovering) rusty hip joint?

Stamp set: It's Your Birthday
Cardstock: Old Olive, Sahara Sand, textured Soft Sky
Designer Series Paper: Fall Flowers
Ink: Old Olive ink pad
Tools: 1/8" and 1/16" hole punches
Adhesive: Tape runner, dimensionals
Other: Earth Elements eyelets, Old Olive 5/8" wide grosgrain ribbon