Sunday, January 24, 2010

Birthday count

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend, as did I. I've been busy these days planning a small milestone of mine... my 35th birthday. The one thing I haven't mentioned is that I share it with a twin sister. I find it very flattering that my friends and family look forward in celebrating it with us. I really dont know why really, maybe because my sister takes it a bit over board, where as I, bring her down from that and maybe the parties turn out  just right? It always becomes a chore for me to make sure things are just right, even though I'm usually the one opposed to the idea of a party. I'm always worried no one would show up?

Anyway enough of my neurosis, on with my creation. lol So in leu off "our" birthday, I wanted to make a birthday card with our month color ... Amethyst.

I really like this designer paper from SU!, Cottage Wall. It makes it easier to use corresponding colors because it has lots to work with. I used a basic white cardstock for the base the card, then SU! in color Rich Razzleberry for a dark base, followed by Orchid opulence and Old olive.

For the centerpiece of the card I used my spellbinder for the cirlce scallop edge, and for the two circle pieces I used the Circle scissor plus. The butterflies and the flowers stencils came with my purchase of the spellbinder, so I really wanted to add it to this piece. For the sentiment I used a double sided piece from last years SU! catalog called Birthdays count, part of their under $10 promotions where it contained the verse and the happy birthday at the bottom of the card.  Thanks again for visiting and I hope you like it. Tooddles.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Birthday cupcake

Hello everyone, I hope you've been keeping dry during these tremedous down pours we've been having in So. Cal. I'm not complaining for the much needed rain, but it's been too much. And it's been especially hard for the folks in the burn areas in Flintridge, La Canada... We're praying for you.
Well it's time for another post created with my new toy, the Spellbinder! Since we're still in time for Valentines, and my birthday is on February 1st. I wanted to use the "My minds eye -Beloved" designer paper for this creation too. It's just so pretty and versatile.

I started with a simple white cardstock for the base. Then I wanted to pop the colors of the designer paper with chocolate chip, real red, and groovy guava(discontinued). Once I had my starting piece I used my spellbinder to cut the scalloped edge circle for the base of my cupcake and sentiment.

Making the cupcake was fun. I wanted it have some dimension, so I stamped it first on the circle then I layered it with the different colors to match the designer paper. After I stuck my ribbon on with a strong adhesive, I layed the cupcake base on top for the finishing touch. Pretty cute, huh? I hope you like it and than you again for stopping by. Tooddles.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Be-loved Birthday

Hello everyone, thank you for visiting. Well it almost time for Valentines Day and everyone is already creating beautiful cards. I love the combinations of the pinks, reds and browns. It's more interesting when there's other colors thrown in there to make them pop.

For instance take this latest creation. I fell in love with this paper collection from My minds eye called Be-loved. It has a different colors that I relate to from Stampin' Up. Sage Shadows, Groovy guava (discountinued), Real reds. My co-worker asked that I make her daughter a birthday card. And seeing how its in February, I thought I but in a Valentines design it in. Isn't this paper beautiful?! Well I hope you like, and I hope come back again. Tooddles!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Color throwdown #74

Hi there, thanks for visiting. So today I wanted to share with you another challenge I ran across a couple of weeks ago. It's called Color Throwdown, and they suggest colors for the weeks challenge.

It's a terrific blog to go to when you've got creator's block. So I gave it a go and the following is my take on the challenge.

I started with the SU! Sweet Always dsp, regal rose, pumpkin pie, chocolate chip, and dusty durango cardstock. I used the "Trees for all season" (discontinued) and "Trendy trees" SU! sets.  And for the center piece I used the ticket corner punch. I hope you like it. Tooddles.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Pink Elephant challenge #48 and O.C.C SASSC47

Hello everyone, thanks for dropping by. I found this really cute blog called The Pink Elephant challenge. I really liked their ideas and I thought I'd give it a try.

The challenged called for 2 designer paper, 3 buttons and some snowflakes. I did all the requires but one. I didn't think the button would pull it off. But I did make up for it with the 3 scalloped edged cicles and the 3 different snowflakes from SU! snow flurries set. The designer paper came from Cloud 9 called Cocoa Mint from the local craft store. The basic color cardstock is SU!'s chocolate chip and Baja breeze. I hope you like it. please come again.. Tooddles.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

And I'm back in the game....

Hey folks, I'm back! It's a new year and I have new creations to share with you. So I'd like to share my creation for the new Mojo challenge #120.

I had so much fun playing with this sketch with my new toy, the Spellbinder. Aside from the small templates it came with I purchased the Classic scalloped large circles, that was perfect for this.

I started with a basic white cardstock for my card, then used Stampin' Up Candy Lane dsp for the background and the two other large pieces. I also used Chocolate chip cardstock for the scallop edge and the whats underneath the pattern paper. For the sentiment part, I used Spellbinders shapeabilities ribbon tag trio. For the greeting I used the SU! A happy heart set. The ribbon is SU! Pretty in pink 1/4" ribbon and pinned it down with a red brad. For my main image I used Dressy Ebony from the Greeting farm digital stamps. And for the circle scalloped edge I used SU! Ridding hood red and Pretty in pink. I hope you like it, and thanks for visiting. Tooddles!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hello everyone, thank you again for visiting. Wow, 2010... I have faith that this year will be better than ever. I hope you all a great Christmas and a fabulous New Years Day. My new toy is due to come in tomorrow and I can't wait to start posting new creations. Please keep in touch and I'll be back real soon. Tooddles.