Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mojo 123 & SPCC 32 & Soy Milk Comparison!

Well I've gotta hustle with this post, gotta leave for work in like 15 minutes. I've been so busy lately and can't believe it's already Thursday!! Here's my quick (HA! quick...) take on this week's Mojo Monday and SPCC challenge. I know the little strip of creamy caramel is falling off but I didn't notice until after I took the picture and I just don't have time to fix it right now!! But I'll be sure to fix it before I give the card away! 

On a side note (even though I'm totally running late!), I've been trying out a few different soy milks lately because my lactose sensitivity has been destroying my gut lately. The first one I tried was Silk. I got the green box Organic No Sugar Added. It was absolutely DELISH! Ridiculously creamy for a soy milk and even without the added sugar, it was sweet enough for me. Tasted like a semi-sweet milkshake. The second one I tried was So Good with no sugar added. Boy that was NOT my favorite. It was grainy feeling in my mouth and it was OH SO SWEET. I couldn't believe it didn't have added sugar!! And I kept asking Jamie, how in the world is it soooo sweet?? It tasted as if they used candied soy beans to make it! Bleh! The latest one I've tried and by far my favorite is the So Nice unsweetened. It tasted exactly the way I wanted it to (as a substitute for milk!). It was light and when drunk in a big gulp out of the fridge, gave me a quenching feeling with just the slightest hint of sweetness. I'm sold on So Nice!! Anyways gotta run off to work now!! Have a great day everyone! 

Gotta post the card ingredients later!! 

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mojo 122 & SPCC 31

Well it's my day off after a horrifically busy weekend at work. It's amazing how babies comes in mega waves. Had many many moms to visit and a lot of heels to poke!! I'm just glad I got today off but booo I'm right back to the grind tomorrow and I know there's already another 2 moms to visit. Anyways Heidi at work just had a baby (9lbs 2oz!!!) and another lady at work wanted some thank you cards. So once again I'm trying to be efficient and not only make 2 cards at one time but combine 2 challenges! Here's my take on Mojo Monday #122 and SPCC #31. I'm very very excited that my friend Penny has started to participate in card challenges. I've been trying to get my fellow card making friends to join me in the blogging world and Penny finally did!! Hip hip hooray for Penny (and baby Annika for giving her time to do so!). Now don't look too closely at the ovals because I cut the watercolor paper oval out with my Coluzzle but the Apricot Appeal oval was eye-balled and trimmed by hand. 

Card Ingredients
All items Stampin’ Up unless indicated.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Echoes of Kindness, Bundled in Love
Ink: Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Old Olive
Paper: 6x6 DSP in Real Red and Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Real Red, watercolor paper
Embellishments: Apricot Appeal 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Aqua painter, scallop trim border punch, Stampin' dimensionals

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mojo 121 & ColorQ 15

Boy it's been so nice having the last two days off to do some laundry and make some cards! I've even started to organize my stamp area a bit (... a really small bit!!). I love combining challenges as you may or may not know so here's a card with Mojo Monday 121's layout and ColorQ #15's colors. You can't really see the colors of the background but I stamped Belle Toile in Versamark and cotton swabbed on some Certainly Celery and Barely Banana pastels. The big 'F' was also stamped in craft Pumpkin Pie and embossed some clear powder. 
Now a little story that has nothing to do with cards. Yesterday Jamie and I were eating supper and he swallowed a little too fast. He ended up choking a bit and snorted some food up the wrong tube! So he blows his nose and he blew out a HUGE HUGE HUGE piece of lettuce!! It was probably like 2" long and 1/4" wide. It was sick sick sick but oh so funny at the same time!! I've never blown any food THAT big outta my nose before. All he had to say after he looked into his tissue was "Man that felt weird." 

Card Ingredients
All items Stampin’ Up unless indicated.

Stamps: Belle Toile, Vintage Vogue, Whimsical Words
Ink: Versamark, Pumpkin Pie craft ink, Basic Gray
Paper: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Vellum
Embellishments: Ribbon (bought at Michael's), rhinestones (Kaiser Scrapbook), embossing powder
Tools: Heat gun, Stampin' pastels, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, corner rounder,  Stampin' dimensionals

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SPCC #30

Here's another attempt at a Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo! I wanted to start accumulating some cards so I could have some on hand at all times so I've started making 2 cards at a time. I decided to do the exact same thing except flip the layout! 

Card Ingredients
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Of the Earth, Pocket Silhouettes 
Ink: So Saffron, Only Orange 
Paper: Very Vanilla, Only Orange, Delicate Dots
Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon in Only Orange and So Saffron
Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals 

Sunday, January 10, 2010

First Color Queen Challenge

This is my very first Color Queen Challenge. The founder is Arielle and I still remember she was one of the first followers of my blog. She has done some amazing work over the last year and I'm so glad I found her amazing blog. The colors she chose were amazing and I absolutely LOVE Kiwi Kiss. Yet again, you can't tell from the picture but the strip of Rich Razzleberry is embossed. I'll see if I can take a better picture when the sun is out. I just can't quite figure out how to take pictures under my lamps. 

Card Ingredients

Stamps: Vintage Vogue (SU)
Ink: Versamark, Orchid Opulence, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss (SU)
Paper: Orchid Opulence, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss
Embellishments: Eyelets (Don't remember where I got them!), clear embossing powder (SU)
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Scallop Trim Border (SU), heat gun

SPCC #29

I wanted to start off with a YAY!!!! I made top 5 at SPCC with the last color combo challenge. Here's my attempt at this week's color combo. I really thought these colors were a flash back to the 80s!! With the brilliant blue eyeshadows and rose red blush cheeks! I tried to pair these colors with Diva Coffee Break Design's layout challenge but just couldn't quite get it to work. 

Card Ingredients

Stamps: Circle Circus & Whimsical Words (SU)
Ink: Rose Red, Brilliant Blue (SU)
Paper: Lavender Lace, Brilliant Blue, Rose Red, Melon Mambo (SU)
Embellishments: Ribbon (SU)
Tools: Big Shot, Background Textured Plates, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1" & 1 1/4" circle punch

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Polka Dot Butterfly Birthday Wishes!

Happy New Year everyone!!! Hope everyone enjoyed their time off. I managed to get 2 weeks off and I can't believe I only have 2 days left!! Tomorrow I'll be spending the entire day helping my brother and sister-in-law move into their new house. So really, that leaves me ONE day left!!! I definitely didn't get to do all that I wanted. Organizing my stamps will take a lot longer than I anticipated. I did manage to sew new curtains though! 
So over Christmas I made some Christmas cards for my good friend Leslie. She loved them so much that she requested a pack of birthday cards for her boyfriend's mom. Here's one of the cards that was part of the 8 pack. I still remember hating butterflies when I was at my very first Stampin' Up! workshop. Perhaps it was just a stamp that didn't appeal to me. I'm loving the Big Shot butterfly die! 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Wonderful Words & Essence of Love (SU) 
Ink: Cameo Coral (SU), Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Vellum (SU), Polka dot paper (KC Collection)
Embellishments: White embossing powder (SU), pearls (SU)
Tools: Heat gun, Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Backgrounds #1 textured plates, Signo white gel pen