June 29, 2007
I decided to make a quick set of thank you notes as part of my hostess gift for next month’s workshop. I used one of the new In Colors in Purely Pomegranate with Very Vanilla cardstock. I love all the stamps in the Touch of Nature set and like how quickly everything was put together. A little paper piercing and I was finished. Are you sensing a “quick theme” in my cards? *smiles*
June 29, 2007
I have been playing with this new set and really like the Soft Sky and Blue Bayou together. I stamped the image in Blue Bayou first then layered with Soft Sky. I added Stickles to the Soft Sky layer and used dimensionals for the flower and the sentiment. I also added Stickles to the border of the flower. Fast and simple…just the way I like it!
June 28, 2007
I liked Kittie747′s layout so much that I decided to try it with my Bundle of Joy set. My friend just had her baby (her 6th child!) last week and I needed a card. Hope she likes it!
Stamps – Bundle of Joy, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Warm Words
Paper – Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana
Ink – Blender pens, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
June 24, 2007
A quick and simple card using Bundle of Joy and the Spots and Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. I colored in with pastels and used Itty Bitty Backgrounds again. The sentiment was punched out with my circle punches, then I added some May Arts ribbon and Stickles. The tag is on dimensionals and completed the look. Though it’s hard to see, the ribbon is a chocolate color with blue stitching. So pretty!
June 24, 2007
Since I didn’t want to wait for my order to come in, I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds and created a speckled background. I rearranged the flower and decided it was done! Thanks again to Kittie747 for all her amazing inspirations!
June 22, 2007
I CASE’d this card from Kittie747 at SCS. Her card is absolutely stunning! Since I could never really reproduce her work here is my version. I am pleased with how it turned out. I will add another layer once I get my order in…there should be chocolate chip card stock for the background but I ran out. I used Touch of Nature, Warm Words and Itty Bitty Backgrounds, all Stampin’ Up! sets.
Paper – Very Vanilla, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie (for the beak)
June 18, 2007
I absolutely adore these stamps from Pink Cat Studios! They are so fun and go perfectly with my Basic Grey paper. I stamped the image onto some scrap Basic Grey paper, cut out the sweater and glued it onto the main image. I wanted her to match the background paper. The oval scallop punch was used and I doodled the border. A few primas, pretty May Arts ribbon and some Stickles and this card was finished!
Cuttlebug embossing folder, Prisma colored pencils, blending stump and baby oil, lots of Stickles and a doodled border made this card quick!
This card took a little more time. I clear embossed the Asian symbols and used black and red Stickles for the cat. I was happy how this turned out.
A white gel pen was used on the scalloped border and another Cuttlebug embossing folder. Lime Stickles was added for a little glamour.
June 18, 2007
So I have these adorable Bella stamps from Stamping Bella and am still trying them out. I love the Basic Grey paper with this card. It’s hard to see but I used the paper piercer on the photo corners. The image was colored with prisma colored pencils and blended with a stump and some baby oil. I have just started using this method to color and really like it. Stickles have been added to add a little sparkle. Gotta love that glitter!
June 15, 2007
So I am slowly but surely getting this together. I guess I am a late bloomer in the world of blogging, however, I’m not an old dog yet! So here is my new trick!
I used the shaving cream technique for the background on this card. I love browns and neutrals so I used Chocolate Chip reinker with the shaving cream and Close to Cocoa for the images. I cut out the flowers and used the paper piercer to add some interest. I really like how this turned out…the shaving cream made the background paper feel so velvety. The stamp sets used are Delight in Life and Summer by the Sea.
I found this technique from the resources page at Splitcoaststampers.com. They are the best!
June 5, 2007
It’s June! There are lots of changes happening…the first being my decision to jump into the world of blogging. Happy birthday to my sweet husband, you’re halfway there!
I have just signed up to be a Stampin Up demo and am looking forward to getting the ball rolling. It will be fun to post my cards and share what I love. Ahhh, the world of stamping…puts my hubby right to sleep….and gives me a whole new sense of energy! Opposites do attract, eh? I will give my husband credit though for sitting with me and making a card. I will see if I can find that card and post it. Given he had our two little boys literally crawling all over him while he was creating, he did a great job!