Sunday, July 27, 2008

So Many Scallops


Okay, so I got my new scallop punch earlier this week and have found it tobe my new best friend...do you ever find that you do something different on one card and like it so much that you start to use it on every card you make? I think that might be called "Card Rutt" or maybe "Layout Rutt"

Anyways, I loved it on this card when I folded the brown scallop over the edge that I made the orange one on it. So then I did it again on the next card and the next card. So I have taken a break from card making for awhile. For this one I used Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal and Chocolate Chip...may I say this is an awesome color combo!!! I also used the wide brown gross grain ribbon, white gel pen and small oval punch. for the Thank You sentiment I used the word window punch. Sponge Daubers for the filler on the white.

Now to the second card....Soft Sky, Groovy Gauva and Chocolate Chip...I love the way this card turned out and can't wait for someone's birthday to come along.....

Not sure where all of this stamp time came from, but I was able to spend a tone of time yesterday and today by myself stamping....a few vistors stopped by once in awhile to say hi and make sure I hadn't left them, but no one chose to stick around....I think I have to give all my thanks to the recent purchase of the Nintendo Wii.....We finally gave in and bought one and the kdis play really well together on it....Sofia loves to stand and watch, thats unusual isn't it??

Okay I can smell that the oven is ready for the roast....so have a great Sunday afternoon.

Our Creative Corner Weekend Challenge


This weekend's challenge on OCC was to do a Christmas in July card. Well I couldn't bring myself to get out the red and green together, so I went somewhere I have always claimed never to go - BLUE for Christmas. In all the years I have hated seeing blue used as a Christmas color, why I don't know but it has always bugged me. But I have to say that I love how this turned out.

I used Soft Sky, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip cardstock and inks. One small piece of vellum, 2 pewter brads, soft sky double stitched gross grain ribbon, white gel pen and the scallop punch and small oval punch. I think this would have come out a lot better with out the added flowers, but I was on a roll and couldn't stop myself - sometimes more is too much!