Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge 30

I decided to get back into challenge mode, so I hopped on over to Try Stampin' On Tuesday and give theirs a try! I have participated in a few of theirs before and I really enjoy them!

I had a hard time deciding which stamp set to use, but once I picked it the card came together beautifully!

Sorry its so dark!

I LOVE Dasher! I also love Christmas (I think its my favorite of holidays, with Halloween really growing on me!)  I used Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White sponged with EE to age the card. Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso Bakers twine, and the snowflakes embossing folder. I also , which is very hard to see, used Versa Mark and Iridescent Ice embossing powder over the snowflakes just for a little extra sparkle. Easy peasy!

Hope you enjoy and have a stamp (or scrap) -tastic day!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cupcakes and Regionals (Part 1)

Good evening everyone! I'm finally reconnected to the world via the interwebs and getting back into it before the chaos of school starts. I'll be a real college student, going to a real school (at University of AK Fairbanks), working on a not so-real feeling degree (High latitude Ag.). (It's still pretty far away since a lot of my classes went to electives and not real classes. Ugh.)

Since SU's regional only an hours flight to Anchorage, I HAD to be there! (And so glad I did) I wanted to get the most out of it that I could, so I decided to make swaps. Only problem, we had just moved into the house. I went with a catalog CASE and went with the cute little cupcake card on pg 68(I think). Now, like I mentioned before, I had some issues with this cupcake punch. First of all...builder punches aren't my favorite because of the way they are designed. (But, I learned at Regional that the stocking punch...coming here in a few days to the holiday mini... matches the stamp set perfectly, and its the first to do so. Maybe my thought will change on them)

So, after much thought, I punched out a template, then aligned the stamp on the block to match the punch.

Make sure to align for proper spacing because of the cherry on top!


Here is the finished product. I used So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White and Soft Suede. I embossed the card with the polka dot embossing folder and the scallop border punch for the borders. I added a little glitter to the right side of the frosting too for just a little pop!

At first I wasn't a big fan of my color choice. It was looking a little like buttered popcorn before I assembled it, and the Wild Wasabi border is really what ties it all together. I had a lot of compliments at regionals and I was so excited to be able to participate in that swap! So many beautiful cards!! What I didn't realize is that most people swap card fronts, and put all the info on a label on the back. That way you can write your recipe and have their contact info, then be able to cover it up to give to someone. Wish I did that!

Thats my card there on the bottom left :)
I'll have a part two to regionals bit. I started writing and it would've been really long. I'll save that for later!

Have a scrap-tastic day! Looking forward to getting back to challenges!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Move-In update!

Sorry again for the hiatus! I'd like to announce though in my distance from the internet, we've FINALLY closed on our house yesterday! Holy paperwork! Our realtors, Paul and Debbie were shocked at the paperwork, saying things like "seems like an unusual amount...?" Haha, well since we were working with a VA Loan and received an Alaska Housing loan, we alone wiped out a small forest. So, approximately 75+ signatures later (Chris, our Escrow rep. kept count) we own our house! Well, Monday actually, when it records.

Besides unpacking and rediscovering the amount of stuff we have, I am working on swaps for this Saturday's SU Regional in Anchorage! I forgot to bring my camera to the coffee shop that I'm currently at, but if you check out pg 68 in the Idea Book at Catalog, I'm casing the little cupcake birthday card. (That'll get its own separate post as I have LOTS to say about that cupcake punch)

I'm really excited about going to my first event! I'm also a geek for things with my name on them, so imagine my excitement when I received my name badge in the mail! Teehee! I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and share the fun when I get home. Speaking of which, It'll be a long day as flights to Anchorage from Fairbanks run at very inconvenient times to the event. Ah well though! More shopping for me! Wonder if I should check a bag...

Have a scrap-tastic day!!