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21 Today! May 25, 2008

Filed under: Card Creations,Stamping,SU Creations — Jo @ 9:39 pm

Not me, LOL, I passed THAT milestone some time ago.  It was Jarrod’s yougest brother’s 21 on Thursday just gone and he had a joint 21st party with one of his good friend’s who will be celebrating his 21st on Tuesday.  Suffice to say, this may be a bit all over the place since I’m running on around 2 hrs sleep!

These are the cards I made for the boys.  This is what I made for Jarrod’s brother, Scott.  I used the Happy, Happy Birthday wheel with White Craft Ink on Craft cardstock.  I then used the Classic Stars wheel with VersaMark on W/White textured card and embossed with black embossing powder.  I wanted it to be shiny, without using glitter, after all, we’re talking about a 21 year old guy.  I then used Polka Dot background stamp with Real Red ink on R/Red cardstock.  The ribbon is Real Red striped grosgrain and the 21st is from Image Tree by Susy Ratto (by EK Success) that I’ve had sitting in my stamp draw for years that has never been used.  I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to align the numbers.  The 21st star is mounted on ‘double dimensionals’.  Some of the other stars are also dimensionals.

This is what I made for Scott’s friend, Ryan.  Again, I used the Happy, Happy Birthday wheel, this time in More Mustard on More Mustard cardstock.  I then used some East Coast Prep DSP and Real Red 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon.  I then puched out 1-1/4″ circle of T/Turquoise and a 1-3/8″ circle of Wild Wasabi and mounted onto dimensionals.  The numbers are American Craft Thickers – Giggles which are foam.

This is another that I made.  It actually started out as a huge mistake, I have had a lot of trouble with the Happy, Happy Birthday wheel, uneven pressure makes the words distort, a moving wheel guide gives a crooked impression etc, etc.  I’m actually thinking that it may be easier to ‘unmount’ the wheel and use with one of the large acrylic blocks I have for my pre-SU unmounted stamps.  I think I’ll be abe to get a better impression first time around.  I covered the dodgy wheeling with the East Coast Prep DSP and stamped the Polka Dot background on the other end.  I then punched out a W/White scallop with the scallop punch and tied the ribbon in a knot.  Circles as per Ryan’s card and I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to separate the Happy Birthday sentiment from A Little Birthday Cheer so it would fit on the 1-1/4 circle.  I think the knot in the ribbon and the scallop circle make it a ‘girly’ card and I really like how it turned out.

 

 

 

 

 

When Good Ideas Go Bad May 13, 2008

Filed under: Card Creations,Stamping,SU Creations — Jo @ 10:49 pm

This is what you get!  Yes, the colours are from Kristina Werner’s colour challenge.  Just a tad late.  Last week was a VERY stressful week, with Jarrod’s father being rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack.  He’s been discharged, but they’re still running tests to find out exactly what the problems are.  (On Thursday we were told he had sustained permanent damage to his heart, late Friday afternoon he was discharged.  What’s the go with that?  He goes in for more tests tomorrow.)

This one is a little better, except I mucked up the placement of the stars, the blue one is too high.  Of course, they’re stuck on with Mono Multi so they’re stuck for good (I did try to move them!)  I need to make some more to fill in the gaps.  As a last minute thing, I covered the stars in diamond stickles to make them ‘twinkle’.  The sentiment also has stickles on it.

 

 This last one, I  quite like.  This was more of what I had in mind, especially with the weaving effect.

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  It’s Your Birthday, A Little Birthday Cheer

Cardstock: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue

Ink:  Whisper White Craft, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue

Accessories:  Jersey Shore DSP, Whisper White embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 Way Glue Pen, On Board Accents, Jo Sonia White Paint, Diamond Stickles, Daisies from LSS, SNAIL, Mono Multi, Dimensionals

 

Palette O’ Prints Promotion May 6, 2008

Filed under: Specials and Promotions — Jo @ 10:59 pm
Between May 1 and May 31, 2007, spend $35^ on Stampin’ Up! products and get a 6 x 6″ pad of Designer Series paper for only $12.95.
  
This one time offer gives you 48 double sided sheets in:
 
Certainly Celery
Rose Red
So Saffron*
Almost Amethyst*
 
Each pad hold 12 sheets of each colour – 2 sheets of each pattern in each colour – that can be used for cards, crafts or scrapbooking.
 
Click here to download Palette O’ Prints brochure.
 
Click here to download Palette O’ Prints colour & pattern swatches.
 

If you’ve never tried the Designer Series Paper, now is the perfect time to do so!
 
Contact me with your $35^ qualifying order and I’ll give you 20% off the Palette O’ Prints pad, so instead of $12.95, you’ll only pay $10.36

I’ll have some samples to show you soon. 

 

* These colours are not available in the Designer Series Prints Paper in the 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue, and will only be offered through this special, limited-time promotion

^ Before Shipping & Handling.

 

kwernerdesign Colour Inspiration Challenge #7 May 1, 2008

Filed under: Card Creations,Stamping,SU Creations — Jo @ 10:42 pm

OK, gotta be quick with this post as I’ve got a mountain of dishes sitting in the sink and it’s already 10.30 pm.

The colours for this week’s challenge are Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip.  Isn’t this linen just beautiful.

Anyway, this is my card.  The finished product is NOTHING like what I had running through my head but I like it anyway.

  Images are all from the Boho Backgrounds set – I {heart} this set so much – it’s so pretty and it’s only $29.95.  Too cute.  I did debate adding some piercing either side of the sentiment, but decided to leave well enough alone.  Hope you like it & thanks for looking.

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Boho Backgrounds

Ink:  Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Chocolate Chip Marker

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Soft Sky

Accessories:  Chocolate Chip 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, ‘old’ Corner Rounder with guard removed (to make scalloped edge), SNAIL, dimensionals