I am a gadget girl. I love gadgets. I love technology. I have to have the newest, biggest, most powerful piece of technology out there. I could take apart a computer to fix it and I could even put it back together again without any leftover pieces. I have erased all the programs on my cell phone and put a new one on (that is called rooting your phone). It is just my thing. The reason I bring this up is because if it wasn’t for my phone and the calendar on my phone, I would forget everyone’s birthday. I have them all set to send me a notice a week ahead of everyone’s birthday. Well, guess what?! I forgot to set myself a week’s notice for a friend’s birthday so when I got the notice, her birthday is tomorrow! You know me. I am not a last minute person. I don’t perform well under pressure. I tried to design a more complicated card for her but my mojo was missing because of the pressure. Therefore, I decided simple was the way to go.
This week’s Watercooler Challenge is a sketch challenge. Here is the card sketch that was drawn by Stefanie:
I used the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch to make my card. I love this new set. It has a bunch of two step stamps where you build a flower by stamping two different ones on top. The set has 19 different stamps that are both flowers and leaves. That is the best part of using Photopolymer Stamps. They are clear so you can place the stamp exactly where you need it to be. No need to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig! The set also has matching Framelits called Flower Fair Framelits. No need for fussy cutting. The ribbon I used is 1/2 ” Seam Binding in Wisteria Wonder. It is beautiful to see in person. This ribbon comes in 11 other beautiful colors too!
To see the other entries in this card challenge chick HERE.
This is supposed to be a graduation card for my niece. The problem is that I went online to look up the school colors and they are black and gray. Well, black and gray might be ok for a nephew but this niece of mine is a girly girl so those colors would never do. I did notice that some of the pictures she posted on Facebook had her in a uniform that was black but either had a splash of red or pink so I picked pink. I suppose I could have done a Class of 2014 graduation card, but again, she is a girly girl so I wanted to make an appropriate card.
To make this card I used the new Striped Scallop Thinlits Die for the background. I did use black so at least she got one of her school colors! Remember, when you use this die, make sure you put waxed paper between the die and the cardstock for easy removal. The flowers are from the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch. This set is a two step stamp set, which is terrific and being clear, it is easy to line up. The sentiment is from And Many More.
To make this card I used the new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Amazing Birthday. I know. This is a thank you card, but I really did use this set. It just happened to have one stamp that says thank you. I guess you could use it as a thank you card for something someone did for your birthday! The background was made using an Embossing Folder called Arrows. This folder was in the Occasions Catalog and luckily got carried over to the new Annual Catalog. Everyone knows that arrows and banners are really in which I am very happy about. I used the Banner Framelits to cut them all out and added some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine for a little color.
It has been a long time since I have participated in the Freshly Made Sketches card challenges so I thought I would try it again this week. Here is this week’s sketch:
For my card I used the Designer Series Paper called Gold Soiree. It is a heavier weight paper that is also shiny and has beautiful colors including Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding and Gold. I stamped the shopping bag from About The Label on Whisper White Paper for the bag part and on the Gold Soiree Designer Series Paper for the tissue paper part with Stazon. Stazon is great when you want to color something with your regular markers because it does not smear. The nice thing about the stamp set called About The Label is that some of the stamps match the Little Labels Punch Pack. The sentiment is from Four You.
Thirty one years ago I married Rob. Wow it is hard to believe how time has flown. I know people say that all the time but honestly it is true. Together we have three wonderful boys (who are now men) and one daughter in law, all of whom we are very proud of. It has been a great 31 years and I would do it all over again if given the chance. I did make Rob a card but I decided not to post it today. Sometimes I just have to keep things between the two of us.
Today’s card is made with a new stamp set called Oh My Goodies. I know. It is a very weird name and a very weird sentiment but I love it anyway. There are four stamps in this set that go with the Deco Labels Framelits. The stamp I used is one of my favorite from the set.
The background is one of the cards from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Collection. I have used quite a number of these cards as backgrounds and I particularly love this set because of the bright colors. Everyone know Bermuda Bay with either Daffodil Delight or in this case, Crushed Curry, is one of my favorite combinations. All you need to do is look at my blog header to realize this!
This card uses the new Stampin’ Up! 2014/2016 In Colors called Lost Lagoon, Hello, Honey, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist. The only one it does not use is Blackberry Bliss. I have to say, I loved last year’s In Colors but this year’s are really beautiful. I think the difference is last year’s colors were fun and summery. This year’s colors are richer and deeper. Plus they all go so well together that you will have no trouble trying to find matching colors.
I used Flowering Flourishes for the background swirl and Petite Petals with the matching Petite Petal Punch for the flowers. The sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes, which is a new Photopolymer Stamp Set that was so popular it is now unavailable until Stampin’ Up! gets more supplies in. It will be back and I will let you know when.