Saturday, August 29, 2009

Stamping 411 Sketch

I used Sketch 114 from Stamping 411. The link to Stamping 411 blog is Check out this blog if you haven't seen it yet. The designers for the blog are all very talented. You will like what you see! I used pink Flower Soft on the tree. I just LOVE Flower Soft! It adds so much to your project and yet doesn't add much bulk so you can mail your card easily.

Recipe: Thoughts & Prayers (SU!) and birthday sentiment from Scrappy Cat. Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa card stock; Close to Cocoa, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky ink; Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain, Cuttlebug embossing folder, pink Flower Soft and a little pink heart rhinestone.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday Evening Post

I bought this awesome stamp at Smudges' garage sale. I made this ATC (Artist Trading Card) for a Yahoo group I am on. For those of you who are not familiar with ATC's, they are miniature works of art that measure 3 1/2 x 2 1/2. If you have not made one yet, give it a try. They are so fun!

Recipe: Stamp - Saturday Evening Post; Card Stock - Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgandy, Basic Black and Glossy White (Stampin' Up!); Ink - Basic Black and reinkers for coloring in image, Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Accessories - Distresser

Graduation Card

I made this card for my Stamper' 10 group using the themes of embossing and graduation. This tree from Thoughts & Prayers is one of my favorite stamps. It is so versatile.

Recipe: Stamps - Thoughts & Prayers, Congrats; Card stock - Whisper White, Baha Breeze & Baha Breeze DSP; Ink - Baha Breeze, VersaMark; Accessories - Winter White embossing powder, white grosgrain (all from Stampin' Up)

I'm Back!

I hope to update my blog more often this summer. I have been neglecting it far too long. I hope you are all enjoying summer! Here are some things I have made lately.

I made this card for a birthday challenge on Kerry Donovan-Casey's blog, but unfortunately did not complete it in time (the story of my life). We were to use the color purple and glitter. I thought this hula outfit would look so cute in purple glitter. What do you think? I made my own beaded pin. My daughter, Brittany, loves to bead. So I just used some of her fun beads and head pins. These are so fun to make!
Recipe: Stamp - Hula girl from Imaginisce; card stock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Lavender Lace from Stampin' Up!; Ink - Basic Black, VersaMark - Stampin' Up!; Accessories - Heat & Stick, purple glitter from Stampin' Up!, beads, head pin, polka dot ribbon, Prima flower, purple button, embroidery floss, Martha Stewart border punch, Sizzix scallop circle, black glaze pen.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Glitter Challenge

This is an ATC (Artist Trading Card) I made for a glitter theme. The bird and branch is a stamp from Inkadinkado. I stamped the image twice. Once in green and one in blue. I cut the bird out, covered it with glue and sprinkled it with glitter. I also used cinnamon glitter glue for the prima flower centers. I also distressed everything.
Stamps: Inkadinkado Birds Galore, Frames & Flourishes (SU)
Paper: Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Brocade Blue, Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories: glitter, Prima flowers, cinnamon Stickles

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Upsy Daisy

This is a card I made for a challenge (can't remember what the challenge was). Anyway, I used the Texturz plate from SU again. I know, hard to believe. This card is pretty self explanatory. However, one thing that doesn't show well is the glitter on the flowers. I first stamped the flower image with VersaMark, then Pink Pirouette. After stamping the CS, I embossed with Iridescent Ice. It looks so soft and sparkly IRL. The words are punched out with the new large oval punch from Stampin' Up!
Recipe: Upsy Daisy and Sincere Salutations from Stampin' Up!
Pink Pirouette, PP DP, Whisper White, Basic Gray CS
Basic Gray, VersaMark, Pink Pirouette ink
Pink Pirouette striped ribbon, lrg. oval punch, SU Texturz plate

Hey Foxy!

I signed up for a challenge to use a recently purchased stamp that has not yet been used. I couldn't resist this new stamp from Imaginisce. Who can resist a face like this?! The image is stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Stampin' Up! ink. I even colored the white of his fur with Whisper White craft ink. I didn't know if I could watercolor with craft ink, but this worked fine. I used a light wash for the background and the grass is a retired stamp from SU. The word is from Fiskars. I embellished with Prima flowers with little rhinestones in the center. And, of course, I had to use the large polka dot Texturz plate. Can you tell I love it?! I used fibers I bought a long time ago in the dollar section at Target.
Recipe: Foxy by Imaginisce, Fiskars and Roughing It from SU
Basic Brown, Certainly Celery, Really Rust, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Soft Sky inks
Whisper White, Soft Sky, Really Rust, DP and watercolor cardstock
Prima flowers, rhinestones, Martha Stewart border punch, Stampin' Up! Texturz plate, QuickKutz nameplate

CP Sketch #12 Trendy Trees

I just fell in love with this stamp set the minute I saw it. I love its simplicity and clean lines. Another thing I love is Stampin' Up!'s new Texturz plates. I used the large polka dot plate for this card. I dug out my SU pastels for this card which I used for the leaves on the trees. The chocolate grosgrain is threaded through a small slit I made with a craft knife. I hope you like it!
Trendy Trees stamp set
Basic Brown and VersaMark ink
Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip CS
ticket corner punch, SU Texturz plate, craft knife, circle punches, SU pastels, dimensionals, chocolate chip grosgrain, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Incredible Blog Candy

Hurry to Kim Teasdale's blog! She is offering monstrous blog candy to celebrate 100,000 hits! If you have never visited her blog before, you are in for a treat. Her art is fabulous! Here is a direct link to Kim's blog: Good luck!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Just Jawing

I think this is such a cute skull and crossbones. It is one stamp set my 16 year old daughter asked for. I made this for a swap with my Stampers' 10 that uses patterned paper and/or odd shaped card. I incorporated both in this card. It is 5 1/2" square card and also used patterned paper. I stamped the skull twice...once on the white CS and again on the Pink Pirouette patterned paper, cut out the skull on the patterned paper and placed over the skull on white. This technique is called paper piecing. I added pink glitter for the eyes (love that glitz!). I finished the card off by punching a heart with a Sizzix paddle punch and running white ric rac through it.

Recipe: Stamp Set - Just Jawing; Cardstock - Basic Black, Pink Piroutte, Whisper White, Pink Piroutte patterned paper; Basic Black and Whisper White ink; Access - pink glitter, Sizzix paddle punch, white ric rac

Smiling Giraffe

Isn't this a sweet stamp? This is another mystery image challenge that I played in. This image came from Pat Huntoon. This giraffe makes me smile. I had some uninked Africa-themed stamps that I finally got to use. The background is the polished stone technique. The rust background directly behind the giraffe is textured with a Fiskar's texture plate (another neglected toy). It is framed with a Krylon copper leafing pen.
Cardstock: Really Rust, white glossy, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Brown
Accessories: copper square brads, alcohol ink, Krylon copper leafing pen

Friday, January 30, 2009

Baby Giraffe

I don't get many opportunities to make baby cards, so I really enjoyed making this one. I colored the giraffe with Prisma colored pencils blended with Goo Gone. The background behind the giraffe is vellum CS run through the polka dot Cuttlebug embossing folder. The scalloped frame is a Sizzix die. I love the softness of this card. I hope you like it, too.
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Vellum CS
Ink: Basic Brown
Accessories: Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain, Prisma colored pencils, Goo Gone, Cuttlebug polka dot embossing folder, Sizzix scallop frame, button, embroidery floss

Friday, January 16, 2009

Three Clovers Designs Blog Candy

Hop on over to . Kerry Donovan-Casey is celebrating her one-year blogoversary by giving away some out-of-sight blog candy!!! If you have never visited her blog before, be ready to be inspired.

Mystery Image Challenge

This is a card I made for a Mystery Image Challenge that I participated in last month. The challenge hostess sends each participant the same stamped images and we each make a card with it and send to the person we get assigned. It is so fun to see what everyone comes up with using the same image. It is amazing how different each card can be.

I colored the balerina with Prisma colored pencils blended with Goo Gone. I colored and cut out the balerina costume and popped it up and added glitter (love my glitter). I framed her using a Sizzix oval frame and used my white gel pen to make dots on the scallops. Here is the recipe:
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Pink Pirouette printed paper, Certainly Celery and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Sizzix scallop oval frame, 2 oval punches (SU), Cuttlebug polka dot embossing folder, lt. pink dotted organdy ribbon, paper piercer, white gel pen and a rhinestone