August 13, 2009

Finding my MOJO

Thanks to all the lovely people that come here and leave wonderfully encouraging feedback. It's been a really help when trying to find my creative mojo.  Even those who don't leave feedback, I keep seeing the visit counter going up and I can't help but feel proud that I may just be inspiring some people out there besides my wonderful children. Today my daughter said the cutest thing while I was making the card below.  "Mommy I want you to show me how to make beautiful cards like that.  I want to make them just like you when I grow

So without further ado here is my first completed Mojo Monday Challenge #99.  The layout is quite busy and so is the paper but I think the plain card stock and ribbon does a nice job of simplifying it a little bit. I must admit, I thought about making the card more eclectic by embracing more of the patterned paper from the Basic Grey Lemonade collection but maybe next time with a more simple layout.  What do you think?

For some reason this card reminds me of cotton candy. Maybe it's the combination of pinks and blues....or maybe I'm just hungry.  The hot pink twill ribbon I have had in my ribbon bin since Christmas.  It was from the wrapping of a pair of La Senza pajamas I received. (Yes, the pajamas were covered in Hot Pink...thanx sis).  I'm so glad I finally got a chance to use it!

Paper:  Bazzill Basics Starmist and Petunia, SU Pink Pirouette, Tempting Turquoise,                  Whisper  White, Basic Grey Lemonade dp.
Ink:  Purely Pomegranate, Tempting Turquoise
Stamps:  SU For All you do
Accessories:  Ribbon (La Senza), Imaginisce Rhinestone, Paper Piercing, 1" circle punch

August 12, 2009

Wonderful You

Trying to come up with something new everyday is getting a little tricky especially right now when I'm getting ready to host my first workshop on Sunday. I made this card back in May for Father's day but I believe it could be a card for anyone on any occasion.  All of you SCS members may have already seen it in my Gallery but to those of you who are just getting to know me it will be new to you.
I remember being in love with the My Mind's Eye patterned card stock.  I forget the name but it was a Father theme. The colours were so handsome and I new that I would use up the only 2 sheets that I could get my hands on for Father's day cards.  I created the scene with the retired SU Wonderful You stamp set.  The card needed a bit of colour so I added tempting turquoise flowers. It's not very masculine, I know, but they blend in well and add the hint of colour the card needed. The sentiment tag was made using the small corner rounder.  (One of my best and cheapest investments).  I added some rhinestone because I found it too plain otherwise.  Square ones seemed a little more masculine.  Anyhow, I hope you find it inspiring. Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day.
Stamps:  Wonderful You
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise
Paper:  MME patterned card stock, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Kaisercraft square rhinestones, small corner rounder punch

August 11, 2009

Stamp Therapy

Yesterday was a very long day.  It was one of those days where all three of my kids seemed to be at each other throats the whole day, I heard Momma at least a million times, and the messes to clean up were never ending.  Thankfully my two year old went to bed earlier with his siblings because he hadn't had a nap. Needless to say by the time the kids were in bed I was in desperate need of some stamp therapy.  

Here are my two creations last night that I've already posted on my SCS gallery. I wanted the cards to be bright and cheerful....something opposite to the way I was feeling.  The dp from the Ashville collection by Scenic Route came to mind.  I love the bright orange & mellow yellow.  I recently did a mini album for my mom using the same paper and enjoyed working with such upbeat colours.

The stamp sets that I used were a reflection of my thoughts. The top card uses Spring Solitude, inspired by the idea of me finding that private place to withdraw to when my world gets just a little crazy.  And then the bottom cards use of Delight in Life is to remind me to delight more often in the beautiful life that has been given to me.

Paper:  Whisper White, Scenic Route Ashville dp, bazzil basics
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Brown, Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry
Ribbon:  Unknown.  It came in kit so I have no idea who the manufacturer is
Button:  From moms button daughter loves to sift through that bin.
Accessories:  EK Success edge punch, rhinestones
Stamps:  Delight in Life, Spring Solitude, Just B