September 30, 2008
Owls have been so popular lately. I like the sets I’ve seen so far, but none of them really grabbed me. Well, last week I was in Archiver’s and saw these cuties by Hero Arts. I had found an owl set that I liked enough to get! Aren’t they cute? These were quick and fun to put together, and I love the 3×3 size. I even added some liquid applique to the cuff of the boots of the owl in the top hat. The cardinal and frog card are from Stampin Up. Thanks for looking!
Stamps – Owl Christmas (Hero Arts), A Flower For All Seasons (Stampin Up)
Accessories – Rectangle Nestabilites, Copic Ciao markers, Stickles, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Liquid Applique, Copic Spica glitter marker in black
September 19, 2008
I just had to try a card with this sweet little bear. It’s another one of the 3-Step stamps from Kitchen Sink and it’s the same ingenious method as the other 3-Step stamps. I used Kraft card stock as my background paper and stamped a few flowers and stems, sewed the border, and distressed the edges. The bear was stamped using Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa & Chocolate Chip (SU ink). I colored the bandages in with a Copic marker, Cool Gray 1 (C1) to make them stand out a little. I had no one in mind when I made this, so if some poor soul should come along and need it, I’m ready!
Stamps – 3-Step Teddy (Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Accessories – Janome Sew Mini, Copic marker
September 17, 2008
I love these stamps by Kodomo! I haven’t tried their stamps before and while I’m sure the rubber stamps are good, the clear ones are poor quality. I knew I was taking a chance with these, but they were so pretty I just had to give them a try. Also, not all clear stamps are the same…there are high quality clear stamps (quality photopolymer), like PaperTrey, Kitchen Sink Stamps, Verve, and the list goes on. These, however, are cheap and don’t ink well. That being said, they do emboss okay and so that’s what I did with this card. If you click the second photo it shows the gold iridescent sparkle it has. It’s really pretty in person.
I needed a get well card for my mother who just had minor surgery. Problem is she healed so quickly that I didn’t even mail it to her! How you like those beans? I used some thick mulberry paper, the kind you use for tear bears and then paper pierced the outline of it. The background lanterns are from Far East (Lizzie Anne Designs) and the sentiment is Get Well Teddy (Kitchen Sink Stamps). I will probably give it to her anyway since I doubt I would need another Asian themed get well card! LOL!
Stamps – Chinese Fashion (Kodomo), Far East (LAD), Get Well Teddy (Kitchen Sink)
Accessories – Gold EP, Mulberry paper, Cream card base & Aqua Mist (PaperTrey), River Rock (SU), K&Co Specialty Pack, gold embroidery thread, versamark (for the lanterns)
September 10, 2008
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how large the images were from GinaK Designs. They are not too large, but rather give a nice focal point to your card. Anyway last week’s Ways to Use It Challenge over at SCS was to use Specialty Paper. I had this gorgeous paper pack from K&Co and liked the gold foiling. I thought it matched perfectly with my image. I added some paper piercing, oregon rain drops and chocolate satin ribbon to complete the card.
The ovals were cut using Petite Oval Nestabilites…these ovals are perfect for sentiments, as well as large images. I bought mine at Cut@Home and got them with the VIP 40% coupon (look for the VIP Coupon tab). Marcie is wonderful and has always been very professional and quick to answer my questions. Thanks for looking!
Stamps – Botanical Garden (GinaK)
Supplies – K&Co DP, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom card stock (Stampin Up), oval petite nesties, oregon rain drops, paper piercer, Copic markers
September 8, 2008
How fun is this? This card is for the Limited Supplies Challenge over at SCS. It sounded so fun that I had to give it a try. The challenge was to make a card or project with a COFFEE IMAGE and the color ORANGE. I have this beautiful paper from K&Co, (you’ll be seeing many cards with this gorgeous paper) that I thought would be perfect with these coffee cups. Image was colored with Copic Ciao markers. Since I didn’t want to detract from the background paper I added some ribbon and called it DONE. Thanks for looking!
Stamps – Coffee With Friends (Flourishes, LLC)
Supplies – K&Co specialty paper, ribbon, Copic markers, Going Gray & Really Rust card stock (SU)