Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hey there....

me again!!! :D:D:D. I tell ya, I had to squeeze some Therapy time in this morning and it sure worked wonders. I did not just make one card, no, but two. Can you believe that? Well, sometimes things just work out really, really well and today was one of those days!!

For my first card I used some really cool paper I've had in my stash for I really can't remember, but at least 2 years. You know when you first start stamping and you just have to have stuff, just to have it? Well, that was one of those things I just had to have. It is by Creative Imaginations and is called Anthology. It is from one of those all in one packs to cover a chipboard purse. I have never used any of the stickers nor do I know if I ever will, but this paper was just screaming out to be used ;D. Since I did not have a matching blue cardstock to match perfectly, I chose Bashful Blue from SU and it is close enough for me ;D. You know I am still working on getting all the colors of the rainbow and more, in my possession, so I am ready whenever I need to be :D:D.

Anyhow, the base is as mentioned Bashful Blue with a layer of Chocolate Chip both SU, plus the Anthology DP. To make the DP stand out a little more I matted it on SU Chocolate Chip and popped it up with foam tape (love that stuff) To add the sentiment, a scripture from the ODBD newly released set Get Well in this case, I cut a Label with the Nesties Labels 4 die, sponged the edges in SU Chocolate Chip and stamped the scripture in the same color as well. To finish it off I wrapped some of my favorite chocolate satin ribbon around the card. Punched out two Chocolate Chip butterflies with my Martha Stewart butterfly punch adhered them with a dap of glue (one on the other) for more dimension finished it off by adding some Kaiser Cratfs chocolate half pearls and in the upper right corner I stuck a double Prima Hydrangea with a Making Memories antique copper brad. Viola, my card was done!!

Love those colors together. Have a look and see for yourself....

Jeremiah 30:17


Paper: SU Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Creative Imaginations DP Anthology

Stamps: ODBD Get Well

Ink: SU Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Nesties Labels 4, Prima Hydrangeas from the Deep Woods Collection, MS butterfly punch, Making Memories antique copper brad, chocolate satin ribbon, Kaiser Crafts chocolate half pearls

My oh my, have I been talking about chocolate chip and yummy chocolate ribbon etc. I think I'll have to get me some Hershey nuggets or something,LOL!!!

So, what do you think?

Well, like I've said, I have another one for you. You know over at Our Daily Bread Designs they have this challenge to create a pocket card and this is what I did. I made an old fashioned double pocket card with tags that have some encouraging words on them from yes, you've guessed,yet another ODBD stamp set. This time I've used the 'Thinking Of You" one. Since I had the Chocolate Chip cardstock out already I used some of it as my base. See I had made one of those cards before so I did not need the instructions, but in case you would like to make one as well, there are really clear and straight forward instructions in the resources section over at SCS. Since I used the regular cardstock as my base I cut some sections of some K&Company Wild Saffron DP and adhered them right on the panels I wanted to be covered. Because I was using the newly released set with the butterflies on the flourish I chose the butterflies paper from this awesome DP stack. To add some more interest I adhered some of the Basic Grey Opaline half pearl flourish on my first pocket and added two Hydrangeas from yet the same Collection as in the above card in a rust color and green/blueish color with some ginger colored Dew Drops as the center. For those that know that K&Company has all kinds of embellishments and such matching their paper stacks I had bought some 3D butterfly stickers and this card was the perfect reason to use one of them ;D. To make kind of a belly band I wrapped some May Arts crocheted brown lace ribbon around the card and added some more Hydrangeas and some cool leaves I got the other day that are also from Prima. Since they came with a little of a pinkish tint on the tips I simply rubbed a Chalk Box Chestnut Roan catseye over the edges to make them match my project more. The "Thinking Of You" was stamped directly on the DP in Memento Rich Cocoa. For the tags I used my Cricut Expression and the Tag, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge and cut the tag # 10 in the first row @ 4.5" out of PTI Vintage Cream cs. If you cut it, it will automatically cut a slit for the ribbon for you ;D. To blend them in a little more I rubbed the Chestnut Roan ink spot over the edges threaded some yummy antique gold silk ribbon through and I was almost done. Yes, almost, as I still had to figure out what I was going to stamp on it. Well, since this stamp set comes with quite a few sentiments I stamped "Thinking about you....." in Chalk Box Bisque on my first tag plus I used the Flourish and butterfly stamp in Chestnut Roan to fill up some space and fnished it off with some Kaiser Crafts chocolate mini half pearls which I added to the flourish .

For my second tag I used the same ribbon but I stamped "Wishing you all...." in Memento Rich Cocoa and some of the flourish part in Bisque on the edges. As I only wanted the flourish part dressed up at the top I added some mini golden half pearls for more interest.

I had to take three pictures to show you everything so here we go

Pocket card with tags inside

Pocket card first tag

Pocket card 2nd tag

Paper: Su Chocolate Chip, PTI Vintage Cream, K&Company Wild Saffron

Stamps: ODBD Thinking Of You

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Chalk Box Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown, Bisque

Accessories: ScorPal, Prima Hydrangeas from the Deep Woods Collection, Ginger colored Dew Drops, K&Company Wild Saffron Dimensional Butterfly stickers, Cricut Expression Tags, Bags, Boxes and more cartridge, antique gold silk ribbon, Basic Grey Opaline half pearl flourish, May Arts crocheted lace in brown, Kaiser Crafts chocolate half pearls, Recollections golden half pearls

That is it!!! This is not a card you want to ship!!!!! Way too many embellishments, so I am hand delivering this one :D:D.

I guess all that is left for me to do is to go on over to the ODBD Blog and link this baby.

All right now, I'll have to fix some lunch, it's almost 1 PM here. My 4 y.o. had a snack a little while ago and she is happy until her sister gets home from school in about another 1 1/2 hours. They love to have lunch together.

Thanks again for stopping by today.



Lovely Linda said...

WOW Sabrina - these are absolutely stunning!! I love both cards, the DP on thr first one is gorgeous and it is a lovely card...BUT that pocket card - DIVINE!!! Love the layout, colours, embellishments EVERYTHING!! You have created beautiful pieces of art my friend - well done!! Thanks for sharing!! {{{hugs}}}

Lori said...

What beautiful cards and tags!! You chatter box you! Have a great night and keep on crafting...

Grace said...

Sabrina I left you a comment but it seems to have gone by by! Your cards today just blow me away!!! I Love the dp on the first one and how you used this fab set! But your pocket card... it literally takes my breath away!!! Your color combo is so rich and that crocheted ribbon and butterfly sticker, along with the flowers are just soooo gorgeous!!! I love how you did the pull outs too... great use of the scrolls and sentiments! Thanks so much for playing along with us!!! This is truly beautiful!!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Sabrina! Wow!!!! Both of these are just gorgeous! You do amazing work!

Dawn B. said...

Sabrina I know what you mean about your 'stash'. I started out with no paper 3 years ago and I think now I could make a thousand cards with what I have. These turned out great. The pocket card is beautiful. Really nicely done.. TFS

Joanne (jojot) said... are on an 'elegance' roll are sooooo gorgeous

Carla Murphy said...

HOLY! These are gorgeous Sabrina. You sure know how to pull together beautiful & elegant cards. Wowzers!! 8)

Mary said...

Wowzer! Both of your cards are gorgeous! The pcket card and tag are stunning!


Angella D. Crockett said...

Omigosh, I'm just blown away!!! Both of your cards are so gorgeous, but your pocket card is truly amazing!!!! Thanks so much for participating in the ODBD challenge!! God Bless!

Beth said...

What a gorgeous card. Someone is going to be thrilled to receive such a work of art.

Judy Rozema said...

Simply gorgeous!! LOVE the pocket card!!

Connie M. said...

Oh my goodness, Sabrina!! Your pocket card is just out of this world gorgeous!!! Love all the details with the flowers and the pearls, and those tags are amazing!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These cards are both gorgeous Sabrina!!! Your pocket card is stunning!! Love all the butterflies and the colors. Great pocket tags. Your rocking these new sets!!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - GF - sorry I'm a few days behind on blogging....and what do my eyes ODBD entry - wahooooo!!!

Absolutey gorgeous pocket card - Sabrina!!! Love everything about it!!! Perfectly designed!!! Hugs ~S~

Kelley said...

This pocket card is so intense! Love it so much!!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog. I love your cards with Bible Verses. Do you feel the stamps from ODB are as good a quality as SU?
Also, found your card with Romans 12:12 printed on it. With flowers and vine punched out. What colors did you use? I printed it in black and white from splitcoasters and can't find your original post.