Wednesday, October 6, 2010

DCBD Sketch Challenge #197

Welcome back to another Wednesday Diva Coffee Break Designs challenge day.   Wow the time is just whizzing by.  I cannot believe it is already a few days into October.  Crazy!  There are only like 80 or less days left till Christmas.  Ok back to the not so scary stuff, here is this week’s sketch.

dcbd197I have been having a lot of fun playing with the Make a Monster set.  I had to get this set because I was lacking in the boy department and my son and I instantly knew we had to get this set when we saw it in the new catalog.   For today’s card I chose to make some silly monsters.dcbd#179I re-invested in some watercolor paper from Stampin’ Up! the last time I placed an order and I am sure glad that I did.  I usually use shimmery white cardstock to watercolor but it just didn’t have the right feel for these little guys.  I had forgotten how great the Stampin’ Up! watercolor paper really is and how easy it is to watercolor with it.  It is such a great quality, you have to get some yourself to try!   I just used my ink pads and an aquapainter for these goofy guys.   By the way, my son (almost 7) pulled these colors together and wanted me to make a monster card with them, didn’t he come up with a good one?

Now it is time to head over to the Diva Coffee Break Designs Blog to check out the samples that the other divas have made.  Then get out your supplies, show us what you can do with this week’s challenge and add a link to your creation for us to all see!


signature-001Stamps:  Make a Monster, Word Play

Ink:  Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy and More Mustard

Paper: Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Water Color Paper, Whisper White

Accessories:  Dimensionals

Tools:  Aquapainter, Decorative Label Punch

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Book Monsters

My son was chosen to be the star student a few weeks back at school.  At the end of their special week, the honored student gets to bring in a treat of some sort to the class.  They do not let you bring in homemade food like cookies and cupcakes, you have to buy store made items.  I do not buy those type of things from the store because I think that they are way overpriced for what I can do from scratch at home and they do not taste near as well.  So we always make something to give as a gift, usually school or learning oriented.  This year my son chose to make “book monsters” for his classmates.   These are little bookmarks that have little monster faces poking out at you when you put it in a book.  bookmonsterThese were so simple to make that Spencer who is 6 did them almost all by himself thanks to the Big Shot.  They were made out of fun foam sheets and googlie eyes with minimal stamping.  All I did was cut the sheets of fun foam into pieces that were 2 by 4 1/2, and he did the rest.  Some of them Spencer drew a nose on and others  he stamped a mouth.  I think that this would be a fun little gift to sit down with your kids and make as a Halloween gift for their friends.  Hope you enjoy and get to stamp with someone you love!

signature-001Stamps:  Make a Monster

Ink:  Jet Black Stazon

Accessories:  Googlie Eyes, Fun Foam Sheets

Tools:  Big Shot, Two Tags Die

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Friends Never Fade

I just love the name of the stamp set Friends Never Fade.  I needed a special birthday card for a friend that I have not seen in over a year.  We have emailed each other and played phone tag a few times but our schedules have both been so crazy we have not been able to get together even though we only live about 30 mins apart from each other.  Her birthday was just a few days ago and so I needed to make her a card.  neverfadebday She loves any kind of yellow flowers (except sun flowers) so I just knew that the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper would be perfect.  It paired nicely with the Pear Pizzazz DSP stack that can be earned as a hostess.  Pear Pizzazz has taken over my stamping at the moment, my poor Certainly Celery has been neglected for a while.  Maybe I will have to pull some out tonight.  Hope you all have a fantastic weekend. 


Stamps:  Friends Never Fade, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

Paper:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, In Color Patterns Paper Pack (hostess level 1), Greenhouse Gala DSP

Accessories:  Dimensionals

Tools:  1 3/4 inch circle punch, 2 3/8 inch scallop circle punch, word window punch, modern label punch, Big Shot, Clear Scallop Square Die

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