Sunday, November 29, 2009

SPCC #25 Challenge

I have to tell you, I just love when projects come together. I had an idea in mind for this card, and no kidding, 7 minutes later my card was done. (And now I'm posting it which will most likely take way more than 7 minutes, ha!) It probably helped that I used pieces from my scrap pile which limited cutting, but it just goes to show that a little planning (and not over thinking and over analyzing) really works for me! ;)

I used the colors from the SPCC #25 challenge. The colors this week are Very Vanilla, Handsome Hunter, Certainly Celery, and Kraft. Such yummy colors! I had so much fun with these colors! I had sketched out the idea at work last Tuesday labeling which colors would go where, etc. Its amazing how many ideas I get while I'm at work! I usually jot them on a post it to save for when I get home, and have time to implement those ideas into a project.
This is such a simple card, but *happy sigh* I do love my simple cards. ;)

Very Vanilla, Kraft DSP: Celery Prints
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Certainly Celery
Stamp: Solemn Stillness
Misc: Certainly Celery ribbon, Heidi Grace decorative stick pins

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Black Friday!

Hi everyone! Happy Black Friday! Did you all have a good Turkey day?! Well now that Thanksgiving is over I can fully dedicate my attention to Christmas planning! I'm a bit of a traditionalist (as I may have mentioned before) so I can't let one holiday over shadow another. Each holiday needs to have its own time, haha! So now this weekend we can set up our Christmas tree and bring out all the decorations.

Today is also another project reveal day for me over at Just Buggin! Have you been playing along with the challenges?! I sure hope you have, but if not, its never too late to join in on the fun! This is also the first week the DT is in full swing! So make sure you stop by the blog every day this week for some new eye candy and inspiration! Usually my projects will come out bi-weekly and this is my normal week, but I'm hoping to play along each week with the other fabby designers if the holiday season (and regular hectic schedule) permits!

This weeks challenge # 13 - Sew it! - Use sewing, faux sewing, or sewing stamps on your project!

My tip on the blog: This rustic little tree was perfect for stitching as the "holes" were already detail cut by the Cricut.

Now if any of you know me, you know that I'm not a good domesticated girl. I'm a little bit of a tomboy (I play in the fantasy leagues at work with the guys, watch sports and ESPN with my hubs, and play video games) so I guess its no surprise that I never learned how to properly sew. As I was trying to decide what to do for this challenge I saw this little rustic tree on the Christmas Cheer cartridge and knew it was perfect. The "holes" precut on the tree gave an instant way to add some stitching easily!

To go with the rustic feel I got from this tree I used linen thread for my stitching, and burlap as a background for my finished tree. Because its a smaller image, it only took a couple of minutes to add some detail stitching.

The Ruby Red was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder on the Cuttlebug, and the greeting is a rub on from the Chit Chat set. Punched out with the Modern Label punch, its a fun little sentiment that adds to the card, but still lets my tree be center stage.

Alright ladies, are you ready to get crafty for this challenge?! You have until Wednesday December 2nd to post your card on the JB Blog. I'd love to see your take on this challenge!

CS: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Ruby Red
Misc: linen thread, Modern Label punch, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Chit Chat rub-ons, burlap, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Cricut - Christmas Cheer cartridge

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving...

From the Phillips family!

Tomorrow I'll have a project for the Just Buggin #13 challenge! Now I'm off to bed before waking up at an insane hour to go shopping with one of my besties! ;)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Moon T-Shirts!

** This is a really long post with lots of pictures, sorry! You have been warned! ;) **

So my youngest sister Shae is always inspiring me with her craftiness. She is always trying out new crafts, or perfecting the ones she already knows how to do. I taught her (well kind of gave her a crash course of the basics!) how to cross stitch when we were visiting in January, and she created this Twilight Book Cover MASTERPIECE in September. (Its an 8x12 and has over 24 thousand stitches in it!!) See, she amazes me! :)

One craft she does that I thought I would never have the patience for is making custom T-shirts! Check out her Flickr gallery for her Stenciled T-shirts collection. Anything that makes her laugh, is from a movie or show (or comedian!), or is just plain old amusing, get puts on shirt using the Freezer Paper method as shown to her by the wonderful, and amazingly talented, Jen Ofenstein.

Jen created a video back in May of 2008 which shows you just how to make these!

Now I am not one for patience so I was pretty sure I wouldn't ever do this because of the exacto cutting of the freezer paper stencil. Luckily, I have a smart co-worker Barb (and who is in my stamp group - yay!) who suggested I use my Cricut to cut out the letters and shapes for shirts. I remembered seeing a tutorial on the Just Buggin blog, which you can see here so I set out to make some fun shirts!

I'd wanted to make shirts for the New Moon premiere as my daughter and I were going Saturday morning, so we talked about ideas and got to work on them! I didn't want to leave my son out on the fun, so he got a shirt too!

Here is a detail shot of my shirt - "Do I dazzle you?" which is such a funny line in the books. I used Opposites attract for the regular font, and Jasmine for "dazzle". My sis recommended the Lumiere brand paint, but I couldn't find it at all at my Michaels, so we used the Tulip brand. I added the fabric/machine washable glitter after our words were all painted. Then after everything was dry and peeled off, I added some iron on rhinestones around dazzle.

Here are all three, I'm sure you can guess which one is Brady's! :)

After I got everything cut out and ironed on, I let the kids paint their shirts. Just make sure to add your cardboard underneath, and they are good to go! My kids had a blast, and I'm sure we'll be making more fun shirts in the future! Here is Gwynie adding a little more to the Wolf. That was on the Camp Out cartridge and I used the Shadow feature for the wolf. Thank you my wonderful friend Sharon for letting me borrow yet again another cartridge! ;)

I'm supervising the paint job and Jake is playing camera man for me. ;)

Gwynie and I in our shirts Saturday morning before we left for New Moon! (And yes we totally have the same haircut, lol! When I chopped off 10 inches of hair two months ago I copied her hairstyle! I also went back to my natural hair color after highlighting for 10+ years, so now we really match, hehe!)

So this post is amazingly long already, but I wanted to tell you one tip I picked up along the way.

I used my Design Studio to "flip" everything so when it cut, it would be right for the stencil. The freezer paper wouldn't stick glossy side down on my Cricut mats and that's the side you need to iron on your shirts (maybe they were a little too old?). However, I didn't realize that you also need to TYPE YOUR WORDS BACKWARDS so that it turns out right when you flip it around!! Maybe I am being overly dumb about this, but that's what I had to do anyways!

This is just kind of an example of how you want it to cut out, so when you turn over the freezer paper, you have the letters correct for your stencil. Now, if you have the Design Studio, and you plan it right (now I know better and can do this) you can get everything arranged so that when you cut it out you have one whole piece to add to your shirt. This creates a perfect area for painting so you don't have anywhere you might go out of the lines. (Sorry, I haven't done any editing on these photos yet!)

That was a mistake I made and Gwynie had a small area that got paint outside of the stencil, but it was small enough she wasn't too worried about it. This is her shirt after ironing, but you really could make this all one piece in Design Studio. For my first time doing this I learned a ton, and I think it will be better the second time around!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Finally Friday!

Hey everyone! I'm so excited I can share something really fun with you! I was recently asked by Samantha, the creator of SP Color Combos and Just Buggin, to be a host for Finally Friday at SPCC! (Make sure to scroll down below the current challenge!)

Samantha and I have gotten to know each other over the past couple of months as I've played along with the color challenges at SPCC, and was recently picked for the Design Team at Just Buggin. Its been so fun getting to know her, and I was thrilled when she asked if I would be a Finally Friday host!

Here is my challenge: Create a Tall Card! Make a card that towers over the standard size!

Here is my challenge card on the blog, plus an additional one I created just for this challenge! ;) Make sure to upload your creations on the SP Blog so we can all see your gorgeous tall cards! I can't wait to see them!!

This card has lots of sparkle on it, I wish you could see all of the glitz! The paper is from a DCVW Christmas stack and has pre-glittered paper that was so fun to play with! After stamping the mitten, I used my Sakura glitter pen to add highlights to the lines and snowflake. Also, I used some stickles on the plain white brads to make them sparkle too! The snowflake is attached to a clear button and tied on the ribbon at the bottom. Both cards are 4 x 8.

Sparkle Supplies
Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP: DCVW Christmas Glitter Stack
Ink: Pink Passion, Basic Black
Stamp: Sparkling Season, Warm Words (sentiment)
Misc: brads, stickles, felt snowflakes, ribbon, clear button, glitter pen

I know a certain someone that is expecting (and I'm so excited for her - I love my friends!!), but it will be a long time until we know what she is having. She just found out and told us last week so it will be awhile before we meet the little person! Anyway, I thought about her as I made this little baby card, and if its a girl, well I can always go back and change the colors in 9 months! ;) Although you probably can't tell from the photo, after the stars were cut out on the Cricut, I ran them through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder to match the sage shadow base. Lots of fun texture!

Congratulations Supplies
CS: Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow, Summer Sun, Night of Navy
DSP: My Minds Eye, (Ohh La La Collection)
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamp: Sweet Sentiments
Misc: neutrals buttons, linen thread, Swiss Dots CB folder, George cartridge (stars),

Just Buggin #12 Challenge!

Hi everyone! Its time again for another Just Buggin challenge, and my project reveal! I had so much fun with the challenge this week, so I hope you will all give it a try! It may seem daunting at first, but once you get going its super easy!

The challenge this week was #12 - Triple Whammy! Use 3 die cut shapes on your project!

Here is my project and a little close up of the cut outs. My tip on the blog: Dress up your die cuts with coordinating patterned papers used on your layout for a little pop!

The first layer of paper I used was from a DCWV stack -The High School stack. I used my spiral punch from SU for the edge. The "Report Card" was from a sheet of Jillibean Soup, and the rest of the patterned paper is Scenic Route. The letters are Thickers and are fabric! Yes fabric! I stamped on them with Navy ink and the dots from Bundle of Joy to create my own funky letters for this fresh and funky layout. This layout was entirely inspired by this cute one by Laura Vegas. She has such a clean style that I love!

My three cutouts are the glue, scissors, and the journaling tag. To add a little pop to the cut outs I used the patterend paper from my layout for the layers on the cut. This adds something so small, but really brings everything together.

Also, this is my 100th scrapbook page for the year! I am way behind on my 365 goal (what was I thinking, haha!!), but I am so glad to hit this milestone with this page!

Make sure to post your project to the JB Blog by Wednesday the 25th at midnight MST! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

PP: DCWV, Jillibean Soup, Scenic Route
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamp: Bundly of Joy (dots)
Misc: Red and black grosgrain ribbon, staples, Thickers, spiral punch, brads, brads, Cricut - George and Locker Talk cartridges

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pile it on!

Ok, so last night I was all super proud that I got three challenges in on one card. Now I know that's not really hitting the big time of challenge combinations (with all the spiffy things I see in blog land!) but for me that was progress! So tonight I set out to see if I could do a little more!

First, I thought I'd try to play with the Pile it on challenge, and of course to play there you have to combine more than one challenge including theirs. So here we go!

Pile it on - Challenge #24 - 3 flowers and 5 pearls
Secret Crafter - Challenge #58 - Four Seasons
Lil Red Wagon - Challenge #3 - Distress It Up
La La Land Crafts - Challenge #13 - Thankful
EbtKS - First Sketch Challenge

Ok, I think that's it! Whew five! Ok, ok, I know, some of you crank out 10+ challenges on your cards and layouts and I salute you! This was pretty fun though I have to admit! I kept thinking, now what else can I add? ;)

Some fun details on the card now! The base is close to cocoa and a layer of burlap. (Seriously, I love this stuff!) The little squares of DSP are actually the PTI "Try before you buy" in the Autumn Abundance. I have been a loyal customer of Stampin' Up, but I am blown away by the amazing stuff PTI has. I'm now trying to figure out how to sneak a big, fat order past my adorable husband when I already meet (and order) each month with my fun SU girls. ;) Just kidding, he already said to just order something, but now I have to figure out everything I want right now from my mile long list! Anyway, I am in love with this paper so it was way fun to try it out tonight!

The DSP was punched out, distressed, and inked up, then layered over the burlap with a rub on sentiment on one square. The ovals were then cutout with the Creative Memories oval cutter, and I used some scallop scissors to freehand the outer oval. The leaf was stamped and colored in with an aqua pen, and then distressed before I did the cracked glass technique over it. (See, I just couldn't stop doing things to this card!) Finally some flowers and pearls finish it off.

CS: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
DSP: PTI Autumn Abundance
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa (watercoloring - pumpkin pie, cocoa, caramel)
Stamp: Fall Whimsy
Misc: CM oval cutter, square punch, Prima flowers, half back pearls, burlap, glassy glaze ep, Chit Chat rub on

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Slew of Challenges!

I used to always feel like a cheater when I'd combine challenges for a card, but lately have realized its a smart idea! For one, it gets my mind really churning out ideas, and two, it maximizes my time! Instead of making three cards for three different challenges, I love being able to put all those things together on one card!

Here is my card for the Everything but the Kitchen Sink sketch challenge, the SPCC #24 color challenge (real red, certainly celery, bashful blue), and the DCRU girly challenge!

Its not the pinky/blingy girly card I thought I'd be making, but its still girly to me! The die cut flower, the flower dsp, and the little rub on make me think this would be a great card for a girly friend! ;) This was so fun to make, I think I might do another with this sketch, and I can see some cute holiday cards with these colors!

(Oh also, I forgot to mention this last night!) I kept adding brads and then finally stopped, but now I look at it and wish I had added a few more to even it out on the edges, haha! I can see a few spots that I want to add a couple more, but geesh, there are already a ton on there! Is there a challenge this week for using a ton of brads?! ;)

CS: Certainly Celery, DSP: Prints Pack
Ink: (around edges) Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Misc: rub on, square punch, brads, Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge, polka dot ribbon

Monday, November 16, 2009

Just for Jake

With the snow comes lots of things...Thanksgiving is right around the corner followed close by Christmas. The kids love having hot cocoa, and making snowmen and snow angels in the yard, although not in that order, haha. (Just ask Brady he was out there for awhile today!) However, with the snow also means that Jake took his golf clubs out of his car and stored them in the garage under a protective cover. Now, its no more leaving work on a sunny afternoon to hit a bucket of balls at the driving range, no more golfing three days in a row (Friday-Sunday) with Nick, and no more of me and Brooke teasing the guys about their "golf addiction"! ;)

So yesterday I surprised Jake with a frame for his desk. To look forward to next spring and summer! I took this picture in September when we went to the driving range one Saturday. I just loved how my boys were packing their clubs, and how Jake was holding Brady's little hand. Aren't they just so stinkin cute?! Man, I LOVE my family!

Here is the finished frame. Needless to say Jake loved it, and was stoked to get to take it to work with him today. Now I guess I better make one with him and Gwynie to even things out, haha!

All of the little embellishments were purchased out of a large bin at my local scrapbook store so I couldn't tell you the manufacturer, sorry! The ribbon is SU, brads from my supply, and thickers letters. (The picture is a 5x7)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Snow Day!

Oh my goodness! The snow has arrived! I was whining about it in this post, but luckily the snow didn't stick and went away as quick as it started that day. Then we had nice weather, even in the 70s the week after the snow came! Crazy right?! Well today about 10 am or so it started to come down!! Its still snowing a little bit, so I wonder how much we will end up with?!

Here are a few pics I snapped around noon as it was still coming down. Holy crap I forget how cold the snow is, haha! I swear Brady would have gotten hypothermia from all the snow he was eating! The kids are so excited for the snow, and even my dog Brecken (lab/retreiver mix) is somewhat liking it. Kind of. He ran around the backyard in several loops kicking up the snow, but he didn't like when it got on his face. ;)

Guess my little flowers won't stick around too much longer now!

And here is a little snowy card for you!

Last night we had our monthly stamp group, and oh I laughed so hard!! I have so much fun with these girls! We laugh, we stamp, we chit chat...its perfect! We also do a card swap each month with a theme, and I've been struggling with those! I want to give these girls awesome cards since I'm getting theirs, so I put this huge pressure on myself and then can't think of a single thing! I had a bunch of different ideas, but nothing looked right. Well, about 11pm on Thursday night I finally settled on this card, and made up 12 to trade. Its simple, but since I was making so many, I wanted to keep them easy to assemble. Next time I won't procrastinate so bad...I promise! ;)

CS: Rose Red, Certainly Celery
DSP: Cutie Pie, Certainly Celery Prints Pack
Ink: Rose Red
Stamp: So Many Scallops
Misc: Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, white brad, Rich Regals brad, Bashful Blue ribbon, felt snowflake from LSS

Friday, November 13, 2009

Just Buggin' #11 - Into the Wild!

Thanks for popping over here from the Just Buggin blog, or joining me today for my first DT project with Just Buggin! You'll have daily inspiration on the JB blog from now on, so remember to go back over the next few days to see what the rest of the DT has come up with for this challenge! The DT will "officially" start on Challenge 13, but I think you'll love what we have up our sleeves until we all really get going! ;)

Here was the challenge:

Challenge #11: Create a project with an animal Cricut die cut! If you don't have a cartridge with an animal die cut, make up your own animal, think google eyes!!

And here is my card!
(This also fit the colors and owl theme for the Embellish challenge, but I didn't post my link in time over there. Oh well!)

I still had the Happily Ever After cartridge I borrowed from my friend Sharon so I cut this adorable owl out from the Sleeping Beauty set. Fun fact...Sleeping Beauty is my personal favorite of the Disney Princess movies. I'm not honestly sure why, because there are a ton of princess movies I love (Ariel is another one!), but I think its because I was so little when I watched it, and it stuck with me.

Anyway, this is the owl that in the movie was a boy, but here I've made an adorable girl owl with a ribbon and some brads! Is she not the cutest girly owl you've ever seen?! Heeee I had soooo much fun with her! I thought with such a super cheery little animal on my card I needed an equally cheery sentiment to go with it. I think this little "Happy Hellos" worked pretty perfectly! Now to just figure out who needs a little hello and pop it in the mail to them! ;)

My tip as shown on the blog: Make your animal die cuts really come to life by sponging lighter colors of cardstock, and use brads, buttons or ribbons!

The white brads really make her eyes pop so she's looking at you, and not staring blankly into space...right?! Then the addition of a little bow instantly tranforms a somber owl into a fun chick! Can you see yourself using your little embellishments for a fun animal project?! I can't wait to see them!

Remember, the challenge doesn't close until this coming Wednesday the 18th at Midnight MST! So you have plenty of time this weekend to whip up a cute animal card with your favorite bug! ;) (haha sorry I couldn't resist that one!) Be sure to visit the blog over the next few days for some more inspiration from the DT! (scroll down below the challenge to view all the fun eye candy!!)

Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral - (DSP American Crafts)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Lots of Thoughts
Misc: Imaginisce dotted ribbon, chocolate chip grosgrain, white brads, MS Cornice border punch, chocolate chip corduroy brad, DMC floss

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

411 from the IT guy...

Ok, if anyone out there is having problems with Blogger, believe me I FEEL YOUR PAIN!!! I've been hearing some rumblings in blogland lately about Blogger so here is my info and hopefully it helps you!

I recently did the updates for IE 8...yes, I'm a little behind the times, but I am a huge traditionalist. Although I don't mind change itself, I hate when things don't look or work the same. So, I finally did the updates at the prompting of my Network Admin/IT (all knowing computer) guy, aka the hubs, aka Jake. Well for the past two weeks I've been having MAJOR issues with Blogger and I totally blamed it on IE 8. Problems such as not being able to copy and paste seriously drove me nuts! Being the traditionalist that I am, I'm not a huge fan of Firefox so I really was bummed that I might have to switch to actually blog in peace!

In comes Jake to save the day! I didn't want to spend the time researching a problem I didn't think could be fixed so I went begging to him! So for any of you Bloggers out there that are having is the solution that worked for me!

On the right hand side of the address bar (where you put in the website to go to) you will have the 'X' on the furthest side, the Refresh button in the middle, and then you should have a button that looks like a piece of paper ripped in half. This is called Compatibility Mode. Click it and Blogger returns to normal! Basically, it restores the version of Blogger as you once knew it! :D Hopefully this helps anyone out there that might have been having problems recently!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Excited to share the news!

I'm excited to share a bit of fun news today! I'll be playing a lot more with my Cricut and hanging out with some fabby ladies over at Just Buggin! The Design Team was announced yesterday, so be on the lookout for some fun projects from the whole team including myself! Later this week you'll "meet" the whole team so watch out for that!

Each Wednesday a new challenge will be posted on the blog with winners announced the following Thursday. I'll be contributing bi-weekly, but you might see me a little more frequently than that depending on my schedule. Also, my projects will go up on the blog on Fridays, as well as here on my blog that day. So come back this Friday to see my first project!

Challenge #11 was just posted, so pop on over to see it and come play along! I can't wait to see what you come up with as its Into the Wild we go!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mel's Birthday Card!

Yesterday was my awesome friend Mel's birthday! I love giving my girlfriends a little birthday card made especially for them. You can see the other cards I've given out this year here, here, and here! (Kelly, Sharon and Steph)

Mel and I have the same favorite colors (purple and pink), and since I made her a pink card last year, I decided I better do a purple one this year! ;)

Before I get to the card and deets, I wanted to share a pic that was taken last Friday night at our Halloween party of me and my fabulous girlfriends!! :) Its not that often that you meet a group of women as amazing as these girls are! I feel so lucky and incredibly fortunate to know each of these girls. They make me laugh, they make me cry (but in a good way!), they make me want to hurt the people that hurt them-ha!, but most importantly, we're there for each other in good times and bad.

L to R: Steph, Melissa, Sharon, Mel, Kelly, Me
(I'm missing my Brooke though! Miss you girly, wish you could have been here!)
Ok now onto the card! Thanks for indulging me! ;)

This fabby birthday card is also for three challenges. First, the Moxie Fab Plum color challenge, the Cards Blog Newsprint challenge, and the Just Buggin' #10 Bling it challenge! Instead of glittering up my flowers or butterfly, I used a little bling on the butterfly so I'm pretty sure that counts for the Just Buggin challenge! The flowers were cut out with Walk in My Garden, and the butterfly from Happily Ever After (both borrowed from my wonderful friend Sharon-thanks!)

I crumpled up each flower and the butterfly/shadow and then inked up the edges with a sponge. To give the butterfly a little 3D look I only glued down the body portion so the wings stand off the card. Wish you could see how fun it is in person! ;)

Also, just a little fun fact...Mel hates when Steph and I start talking books (my other guilty pleasure/hobby - I'm up to 65 books read this year!) so I just HAD to use a book on her card, haha! This was from a book picked up at the dollar store so I didn't feel too bad about ripping it apart to make this card. I felt a twinge of guilt when I ripped out that first page, but then I loved the little flowers so all remorse was gone.

CS: Pale Plum, Pefect Plum
Ink: Perfect Plum
Stamp: Priceless (swirls), Sincere Salutations
Misc: book print, Soft Subtles buttons, silver cord, gemstones, Cricut - Walk in My Garden and Happily Ever After

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

TP Anyone??

I have been giggling like a little school girl in my craft room tonight! The reason why?

The Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge! This challenge I just found is all about using everyday items you already have in your home. So when I saw the challenge was to use Toilet Paper I knew I had to give this a try!

I recently read an article about making toilet paper look like Faux Corduroy. Well, the tp it recommends is the stuff I buy! :) How perfect is that?! Its the Kleenex Cottonelle brand - the BEST tp on Earth (I swear to ya!) and the tp that I was raised on! So of course its the only stuff I buy now haha!

The article was in the Stamp and Scrap Arts December issue and was written by Gina K. from Gina K. Designs. Such a great idea and was perfect for this challenge.

Using a brayer, color the toilet paper and adhere to your cardstock. Because its tp and pretty fragile, I used double sided tape and that worked really well. You could also try spray adhesive. I don't have a guillotine cutter or a rotary cutter so I couldn't get perfect, clean, straight edges. Instead I carefully tore around the edges. The little puppy was stamped on the SU Wood Sheets (still loving these things!) and colored in with colored pencils and blender pens. The card was different in my mind, but its a new technique that I plan on playing with a little more!

Also, I was so busy last week that I couldn't play along with the SPCC challenge. I was glad I found the time tonight for SPCC #22! :D The colors were inspired by this fun color combo!

And, here's the card!

I promise that's Sage Shadow and Creamy Caramel on the toilet paper! They came out really dark after brayering and in the picture. I also substitued Really Rust for the Durango color.

CS: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow
Stamp: For Father
Misc: toilet paper, scallop border punch, buttons, linen thread, chocolate chip grosgrain, SU Wood sheets, colored pencils, blender pen