Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Love You Much!

Hopefully, I'm getting back into the swing of things. Between Thanksgiving and work, it seems like I haven't had a lot of time to do what I love most!

Here's my take on
Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration Challenge.

I really love the colors - especially the purples and blues. They remind me of a cool winter day.

Stamp Set - Love You Much Stamp Set
Cardstock - Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Bordering Blue, Whisper White
Inks - Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Bordering Blue, Mellow Moss
Accessories - French Blue Ribbon (retired)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday's with Morley - December Cards

Here are the cards we'll be doing at our club meeting next week. I couldn't get my creative juices flowing for these, so I borrowed heavily from Split Coast Stampers. However, I think they turned out really cute!

I CASEd this card from Split Coast, but I changed the sentiment. I actually did the card using Sage Shadow paper but then realized that Mellow Moss was a better choice. I changed it out after I had taken the picture, and I was too lazy to take another one!

Stamp Sets - Christmas Classics, Heard from the Heart
Cardstock - Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Inks - Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy
Accesories - 1-3/8" Square Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Bravo Burgundy Ribbon

I also CASEd this card from Split Coast, but didn't use any ribbon.

Stamp Sets - To You and Yours
Cardstock - Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, Ski Slope DS
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds

Tuesday's with Morley - December Scrapbook

Here's the layout we will be doing at this month's club meeting.

I REALLY like this layout! It was alot of fun to put together. But beware - those little jewels on the ornaments can be a real pain to work with.

Stamp Sets - Christmas Classics
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Real Red, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Ski Slope DS, Holiday Treasures DS
Inks - Real Red, Old Olive, Baja Breeze
Accessories - 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Elastic Cord, Jewels (non-SU!)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Wow! I can't believe it's been so long since my last post. I've been quite busy with work and getting ready for the holidays. I attended Lindsey & Leah's scrapbook retreat a couple of weeks ago. This is one of the layouts that I completed - I love it!

The song lyrics around the edge of the layout took a while to complete - but I think it's a cute addition to the page. I probably spent more time trying to remember the lyrics than I did the actual stamping of them !!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tuesday's with Morley - November Cards

We'll be doing Thanksgiving cards this month. For one of the cards, we'll do a new technique - watercoloring.

I CASEd this card from Split Coast Stampers. I thought it was super cute!

Stamp Sets - Season of Friendship, Give Thanks
Card Stock - Sage Shadow, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Autumn Vine DS
Inks - Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Really Rust, More Mustard
Accessories - Mustard Ribbon

Stamp Sets - Thoroughly Thankful
Card Stock - Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Haiku DS
Inks - Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Old Olive
Accessories - Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Aqua Painters

Tuesday's With Morley - November Scrapbook

We'll be doing a Thanksgiving layout for this month. Of course, I don't have any Thanksgiving pictures so I improvised - but you get the idea!

I got the inspiration for the layout from the June 2008 edition of Stampin' Success magazine.

Stamp Sets - Autumn Harvest, Taffy Alphabet
Carstock - Really Rust, Sage Shadow, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Autumn Vine DS, Whisper White
Inks - Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Chocolate Chip Ribbon, On Board Simon Upper

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tuesday's with Morley - October Cards

We'll be doing Halloween cards this month! I think these turned out really cute!

Stamp Set - House of Haunts, Scratched Background
Cardstock - Kiwi Kiss, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Inks - Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black
Accessories - Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon

Stamp Set - Halloween Frights, Short Order Alphabet
Cardstock - Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Going Gray, Basic Black, Ghostly Greetings DS
Inks - Basic Black
Accessories - Word Wind Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch

Tuesday's with Morley - October Scrapbook

We'll be doing a Halloween themed scrapbook layout for the October meeting. I used one of my cute "kids" as my model. She was NOT happy with me (as I'm sure some of the pictures indicate!)

Stamp Sets - Batty for You, Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, Best Friends Alphabet Lower (retired)
Cardstock - Going Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Ghostly Greetings

Inks - Going Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Markers - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories - 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Color/Sketch Challenge

Here is this weeks' submission for the color and sketch challenge. It utilizes the new In-Colors - which I happen to love! I'm using this card to give to a friend who is about to embark on an important spiritual journey.

Stamp Sets - Serene Spring
Cardstock - Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Bella Rose DS
Ink - Staz-On Brown, Various other Colors
Accessories - Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Baja Breeze Ribbon

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sketch/Color Challenge

I haven't done a sketch or color challenge from Split Coast Stampers in a while. I like the card OK - I don't love it! It's got me started thinking about making Christmast cards, though!

Recipe -
Stamp Sets - Christmas Classics
Cardstock - Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bella Rose DS, Holiday Harmony DS (retired)
Inks - Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun
Accessories - Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Color Inspiration #23

I think Autumn is my favorite season of the year. I love the vibrant colors! For this week's Color Inspiration from Kristina Werner, I used a new stamp set from upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog - very cute!

Stamp Sets - Season of Friendship, Give Thanks (retired)
Cardstock - So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink - Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Button

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Color Inspiration #22

Here is this week's color inspiration challenge by Kristina Werner.

I wasn't too sure at first - I think I've used Bravo Burgundy only once. However, I really liked how the card turned out!

Stamp Sets - Dog-Gone It (Retired)
Cardstock - Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Rose Red DS (Retired), Soft Sky DS (Retired)
Inks - Staz-On Brown, Various other colors
Accessories - Aqua Painter, Bravo Burgundy 5/8" ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch

Monday, September 8, 2008

Tuesday's with Morley - September Cards

The theme for September is "Happy Birthday!"

We'll be doing a children's card and an adult card. I hope you like them!

Stamp Sets - Party Hearty
Cardstock - Green Gable, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, Rainbow Sherbet DS
Ink - Tempting Turquoise
Accessories - Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Slit Punch, Brad

Stamp Sets - Fabulous Flowers, Voila
Cardstock - Rose Red, Perfect Plum, More Mustard
Ink - Rose Red, Perfect Plum, More Mustard, Naturals Ivory
Accessories - Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon!

Tuesday's with Morley - September Scrapbook

The theme for September is "Happy Birthday!"

We'll be using some of the new designer papers and the Party Hearty stamp set which I think is adorable.

This particular layout is for a boy but I'll have a girl layout available. Just let me know which one you want!
Recipe (Boy Layout)
Stamp Sets - Party Hearty
Cardstock - Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Maine Blueberry DS
Ink - Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Accessories - Scallop Edge Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Large Tag Punch, 1" Square or 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Punch, Clear Buttons

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Craft Room Makeover

I finally got another shelving unit from Target for my craft room. I had accumulated so much stuff that I had things stacked all over the craft room, kitchen, and living room. It's definitely more organized. You'll notice I don't have a work table set up - that's because it has a permanent spot in my living room in front of the TV !!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Color and Sketch Challenge

I decided to change things up a little bit. I'm combining the sketch challenge from Split Coast Stampers and the color challenge from Kristina Werner.

Aren't those shoes adorable ?! They're from Old Navy - I think I need them (and notice I didn't say "want" them!)

Stamp Set - Garden Whimsy
Cardstock - Rose Red, Regal Rose, Bella Rose DS, Whisper White
Ink - Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories - Stampin' Dimensionals, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Sponge Daubers

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Color Inspiration Challenge

This is my first try at the color inspiration challenge posted by Kristina Werner.

I love this color combo! It also gave me a chance to use one of my new stamp sets. Of course, it's a Christmas set but I think the dove image can certainly be used year round.

Stamp Sets - Baroque Motif, Define Your Life, To You & Yours
Card Stock - Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink - Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Ribbon and more ribbon!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Thank You!

One of my friends is expecting a boy. In addition to getting her a gift card, I decided to make her a set of thank you cards. You can never have too many of those, right ?!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Beate's Weekend Challenge

Beate's Weekend Challenge is back! I'm so glad because she is incredibly talented. This was a really cute sketch. I'm a little bummed because my order of new stamps has not arrived so I'm using the Bella Rose DS (again!) that I got with the catalog sneak preview.

I realized after I had everything done that I forgot one part of the sketch (the white rectangle). Oh well, I'll get it right next time!

Stamp Sets - Fabulous Flowers
Cardstock - Kiwi Kiss, Ridinghood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bella Rose DS
Ink - Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
Accessories - Coluzzle, Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Color/Sketch Challenge

This week's color challenge was to use Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, and Blush Blossom. I took a step outside of my comfort zone and designed a SQUARE card for the sketch challenge!

Stamp Sets - Pun Fun
Cardstock - Ruby Red, Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa DS (retired)
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Coluzzle System, Buttons, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Cami's Trifold Birthday

I needed a birthday card for one of my nephews so I decided to try a new technique. I did the Cami's Trifold (click here for tutorial) which I really liked. I can definitely see this as future card style for the Tuesday's with Morley club.

Stamp Sets - Cause for Celebration (retired), It's Your Birthday (retired)
Cardstock - East Coast Prep DS (retired), Whisper White
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories - Slit Punch, Brad, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Punch

Tuesday's with Morley

Congratulations to Karen Keith who won the contest to name our club. We are now officially "Tuesday's with Morley". I think it's a great name !!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

August Club Meeting - Scrapbook

Here is the scrapbook layout we will be doing at the August club meeting. The stamp set is one that has just retired. I had already designed the layout before I found out about its retirement so I decided to go ahead and stick with the original design.

Stamp Sets - Be Happy, Taffy Alphabet
Card Stock - Ballet Blue, Summer Sun, Ruby Red, Basic Black
Ink - Ballet Blue, Summer Sun, Ruby Red, Basic Black
Accessories - Buttons, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, On Board Simon Alpha Lower, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder