Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I was in the mood to stamp today but had a hard time keeping my holiday fatigued mind on track......Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!! This card was created for todays Color Challenge #199 at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12514533&posted=1#post12514533 The color challenge is one of my favorite SCS challenges.

Card size: 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 Embellishments: organza ribbon, satin ribbon, brads and SU HodgePodge
I layered Stampin UP Handsome Hunter and Bravo Burgandy CS (cardstock) on top of the Barely Bannana card base. I ran the Bravo Burgandy CS through the Cuttle Bug using the flourished bird folder.
The image is stamped on whisper white CS and then colored in with Stampin UP markers, ink and blender pens. The main panel is a die cut (Top Note) from Stampin UP. You can use this die cut with the Cuttle Bug. I then sponged the edges and panel with a couple different browns and more mustard craft ink. I hope that's not too confusing to follow!!

Have a GREAT day!!! ~Lori


Thursday, December 25, 2008


By now you can probably tell that Splitcoaststampers is my source of inspiration!! Their daily challenges keep me motivated to stamp as often as time and family allow! You can join the SCS fun by simply clicking on a SCS challenge link in my sidebar.........TFL!!

This card is larger than I normally make them. I'm sorry, I didn't measure it. I may add the dimensions later? The card is very simple to create. I double stamped the autumn leaves clear letters. Once in purple and then in black. I then Cuttle Bugged the stamped panel and added the ribbon and brads. I adhered the white panel to the purple card stock base with pop dots and then tied the bow onto the ribbon. The flower is punched out with the retired Looks Like Spring
punch. I hand drew the stem. Have a SAFE and HAPPY holiday!! ~Lori


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

1-2-3 Skunkie

I can't say this card was fun to create! It was a bear! The colors were very hard for me to work with. Luckily, I didn't give up! The card size is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4. It has a few layers of CS and I used the SU top note die as the main panel. The colors are cameo coral, so saffron and orchid opulence. The flower is a dollar tree punch. I used oval nestabilities, Swiss dots CB folder and organza ribbon. I added a little sponging around the edges and some piercing. TFL!! ~LoriThis card was made for a double challenge on SCS they can be found HERE http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12459833&posted=1#post12459833 and HERE http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=405901&page=2



This little guy was created for a challenge SCS is hosting for a short time through the holiday. The challenge can be found here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=405709

I love this teeny penguin! He measures 1 1/2 by 4 1/4. This is the first card I've made this size. I'll definitely plan to make more sometime! This size will make great bookmarks, tree ornaments and probably a score of other things if someone feels like sitting and thinking long enough!! :)
Now, I'll try to explain the put together process and make sense doing it!!
(1.) Start with black CS cut to 1 1/2 by 4 1/4. (2.) Cut and layer white CS. (3.) Adhere. (4.) Punch out head with a large circle punch. (5.) The circle needs to hang over the sides of the card. (6) Punch out 3 flowers (2 for feet and 1 for beak) using looks like spring punch. Use the scalloped looking flowers for the feet and the pointy flower for the beak . Do not cut these flowers. (7) Apply adhesive to half of each flower and adhere. (8.) Next, punch small circle then punch around the small circle with the 3/4 inch circle punch to create the eye. (9.) Adhere to large circle (the head). (10.) Adhere head to white CS with pop dot. (11.) Cut a narrow strip of black CS adhere to white . (12.) Cut another narrow strip to make bow tie ( fold both sides of black CS to the middle add adhesive adhere to black CS. Add rhinestone to bow and a sentiment and that should be it! Presto. You should have a CUTE penguin creation!!


Monday, December 22, 2008


I know this card was a recent SCS challenge. I just can't think of which one at the moment (and I'm too lazy to go check :D).......This card is REALLY simple. I Cuttle Bugged the main panel in two different CB folders and added a large autumn leaves flower that I colored in with a blender pens. TFL! ~Lori Card size:5 1/2 by 5 1/2

Colors: SU soft sky, basic gray, white, kiwi kiss

Embellishments: ribbon, brads, chunky glitter

SU large and small oval punches for sentiment.



This card says French to me......The colors were for the color challenge at SCS (see sidebar for link) a couple weeks ago. I am SO in love with this SU cupcake stamp! It is a total favorite of mine!! I added a ton of paper piercing! I think piercing adds a lot of dimension to a card or project! I don't know about you but, I rarely sit down to make a card and have a definite l/o or design in mind. I'm not saying I never have a thought out plan. Although, more than not I seem to just start somewhere and roll (er, fight) with it! LOL! TFL! ~Lori

Card size: 5 1/2 by 5 1/2
Colors: soft sky, riding hood red, white, taken with teal
Papers: martha stewart, SU bella rose
Stamps: SU simple birthday thanks, double line doodles
embellishments: brads, rhinestones, paper primas, SU ribbon
accessories, SU scalloped punch, pop dots
Technique: paper piercing
The cupcake was stamped and then cut out larger than the actual stamp. I then used the cut out as a template on my white CS. Otherwise, the wording on the stamp would've shown on the cupcake image. Make sense?? :)


*GREEN* Card

This card was created for a challenge (to use a recycled item) I chose to use a broken hair barrette medallion. You can participate in the challenges at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ they have a new challenge everyday. These colors were inspired by the hair barrette medallion. I wasn't sure where I wanted this card to go when I started. I had to play with the l/o a little bit to get it to feel right. Ultimately, I'm happy with the overall turn out! TFL! *I hope to have more links added to my blog soon! *Card size: 5 1/2 by 5 1/2

Colors: soft sky, blue bayou, garden gree, and white all SU card stock

stamp set: retired *baroque motif

embellishments: Cutttle Bug, brads and recycled hair barrette medallion

Techniques: embossing, paper piercing ~Lori


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

12-16-08 HALF A CARD

This card was created for a challenge found here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ a different challenge is posted everyday. We were challenged to use half a stamp to create a card. When I first found out what the challenge was it stumped me for a few minutes. Thankfully, It all came together after a couple tries. Here's my creation. This card is stamped with a Stampin Up stamp set called Peaceful Wishes.
This card measures 5 1/2 by 4 1/4

It's one layer of white Card stock with the boughs stamped directly on the card stock. The berries are made with red SU markers.

The ornament is made with a large circle punch. The paper is Bella Rose from SU.

The ribbon is red taffeta from SU and the pearls are from HL. TFL! ~Lori


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