April 14, 2009

MAKE YOUR OWN DP!

Hi all!!! Whew! The last two days have been really busy and full of stress!! Thanks to all of you who sent me such sweet emails and little notes asking about my daughter - she is doing fine and is just very sore!! I think she is definitely a little wiser for the experience as well! Helmets are a blessing, but even that did not stop the injuries so I remind all of you - keep a close eye on your kiddos, things can change in the blink of an eye, they did for us!! Thankfully, we can all learn from this!! Now, on to my card!! I belong to a pretty substantial group of Stampin' Demonstrators - in fact, my direct Upline is Kimberly VanDiepen, whom a lot of you know...so you know how totally talented and amazing she is!! If you have never visited her blog, do so - you will not be disappointed!! Well, we have our own group and she asked me if I would post a Mojo Monday challenge for our group each week so that we can inspire each other and get some great ideas - and of course I said yes, I think it's such a fun idea!! Well, this week was my first and so I thought I would share it with you! I challenged the group to create a project that displayed their own dsp made with stamps - no preprinted dsp allowed!! To me, it's one of the fun things about stamping is all the versatility it gives you. So, this is the card I made to provide an example of making your own dp - I used my Doodle Jumbo Wheel and made my own pattern, then shaded and highlighted different parts of it with my stampin' write markers and my white gel pen! Really fun - I had a great time making this!! I am excited to see what these amazingly talented group of stampers come up with! I will leave you with the recipe as today I am spending creating some of my class projects for May - I can't believe it's right around the corner! Thanks for stopping by! Oh, by the way, I added the followers widget to my blog so please sign in there so I can see who all stops by - I think it's a fun little tool!! Have a fabulous day!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White card stock
Inks- Night of Navy stampin' ink, Stampin' Write markers, white gel pen
Stamps - Doodle Jumbo Stampin' Wheel, Always and Oval All Stamp sets
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Designer label punch, Night of Navy narrow grosgrain ribbon, paper piercer and mat stack, stampin' dimensionals

22 comments:

CRYSTAL said...

Lovely card!!!

chelemom said...

Love the background you've created! It goes perfectly with your main image! So glad to hear your daughter and niece are doing ok! How scary!

Dawn Easton said...

Glad to hear they are on the mend Alex!

Your card is awesome...I haven't made my own dp in AGES...lol

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER Alex...and you sure did a great job of doing just that!! What a really pretty card!! :)

So happy to know that your daughter and niece are OK. Wishes for quick healing! BIG HUGS

scrapnnMO said...

WOW beautiful image and the colors to! Lovely card! Hugs, ♥Dawn♥

Michele Brooks said...

Glad to hear that the girls are feeling better!

Beautiful card, my dear!

Natalie said...

This is a lovely card Alex. x

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh my goodness...that's gorgeous!

Niki Estes said...

What a pretty card, Alex! Glad your daughter is doing okay!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Your handmade DP looks FANTASTIC!! Awesome job!

Nikki Bond said...

Love the homemade DP...its fabulous! So glad to hear your daughter is doing well too! {SMILES}

LuLu said...

Stunning card Alex and love that background. You have inspired me to have a go at making more of my own backgrounds as you have done such a stunning job.

So glad to hear that the girls are on the road to recovery.

Take care,
Lou
x

Meg Giroux said...

Oh my gosh, I am so glad your daughter and niece are okay!!!

Really cute card Alex!

I did get the caddy, I have been browsing through it, I will be emailing you in a couple days, What a lovely book ...I want too many things!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Pretty, pretty.

Chris said...

how cute is that card!! love the dp!! so glad your daughter is recovering!! >"<

Cheryl KVD said...

I have SO had my eye on this stamp set - that bird is calling my name! You did a fabulous job with it on this card!!

Staci said...

How cute is that little bird?! Adorable card, alex!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

WOW Alex!!!! THAT is some amazingly gorgeous dp you made!!!! I love the colors!!! And I'm so glad the girls are healing up!!! You are so right...we just can't let our guard down as mamas!!!

Manna said...

Glad to hear your DD and niece are doing better!

Great job on the make your own DP. Love the card!

Diane said...

Super nice Alex! I love the pattern you've created!

Donna Baker said...

love making my own DP! I sure like how yours turned out- such a pretty card

Vicki said...

Really nice card Alex, love the red, white and blue you used.