Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I like this set because it has Easter images, springtime images, some nice sayings, and a whole lot more. I once again used the Garden Party Making Memories DP with coordinating velvet flower brads. The card base is white papertrey cardstock, and I used a sketch from SCS for my layout (I'll have to look up what particular sketch later). I stamped the bunny image 4 times and added some "grass" with my copic markers. I coloured the bunnies with my copics also. The sentiment was stamped with a sepia coloured ink from Memories dye, and I lightly brushed over it with a pale pink chalk. I inked the edges pink and matted it to white shimmery paper from Doodlebug Designs. And like I mentioned before the DP is Making Memories and so are the brads! Done!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
One of those things is the new Women of Life stamp set released by Papertreyink, and their Aqua Mist collection, including paper, ribbon and ink. Oh yeah, AND their new patterned paper line. :)
This card features almost all Papertreyink products- everything except the green ink (sage by Versacolor) and the Crystal Lacquer on the flower centres.
I made the card out of the Aqua Mist cardstock and used a pretty patterned paper from the Everyday Blessing 6x6 pad for the top half. Wrapped around the middle of the two papers and secured around the back with glue dots is the Aqua Mist Luxe Satin ribbon. I also cut a piece for the bow and attached using glue dots. The flower stems were stamped in sage versacolor ink on papertrey white cardstock, and the flower tops were stamped separately with Aqua Mist ink. I stamped the flower centres in sage, and added crystal lacquer to them for a shiny finish. Across the bottom in Aqua Mist I stamped the sentiment, choosing not to add a title on top of it. (The set comes with many 'titles' like grandmother, mother, daughter, aunt, etc.) I sponged ink around the edges of the white cardstock and matted it on Aqua mist cardstock which I cut with my Purple Cow paper trimmer using one of the decorative blades. The inside of the card is stamped with the happy birthday sentiment, with Grandmother on top of it. I think I will use this card for my husband's grandma. She'll love it.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
This one uses only one stamp set- Encouraging Words from Stampendous (the clear line of stamps). I stamped the branches and leaves in pinecone and olive Versa Color ink and embossed with clear EP. The base is papertreyink white cardstock. The sentiment is also pinecone ink, embossed with clear, and I sponged ink around the edges. It's cut out, and matted on brown cardstock, and popped out with my pop dots, or dimensionals, whatever you want to call them! I tied and sheer brown ribbon behind the image, and it was done!
Gotta run, I'm having a stamping night with my friend Elaine and I must go get my stamping "corner" organized!!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I used my papertreyink white cardstock for the base, and layered over it a pretty matte gold paper. On top of that is a beautiful gold floral vellum paper for the main DP, and I used my ticket punch for the corners of the vellum.
The sentiment from Stampendous was stamped on white paper with Versamark and embossed with gold EP. The edges were inked with gold paint from Ranger, but I need to find another type of gold, as I thought this one was too "shiny". I'd love a gold paint pen but I haven't found one that I liked yet.
The sentiment is matted on the same gold paper as the background and was cut out using my rectangle nestabilities bought at Scrappin' Great Deals. Finished with 3 gold Bella baubles and the card was done! Oh yeah, and the inside was stamped with a matching sentiment (You're in my prayers) also from Stampendous and also embossed with gold EP.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Just kidding of course...I was excited, nervous and delighted as I'm sure many of you were on your wedding day!
This is the anniversary card I made for my hubby- yes, there's a flower on it, but I still felt that it was not toooooo girly. :)
I used Papertrey white cardstock for the base, added some double sided designer paper (that I don't know the make of, once again) that I punched the corners of with a fancy corner punch and matted it on orange bazzil cardstock. Then I added a turquoise brad to each corner. The main image is Happy Everything from Clearly Wordsworth and was stamped in Mountain Lake ink by Versamark. I coloured the image in with my copics (have I mentioned I loooove my copics, and bought them at Eclectic Paperie?) and added lime green stickles to the "a". It's matted on the matching solid paper, and popped up with dimensionals, with a Heidi Swapp white flower (cut in half) behind it. Done!
This next card is for no one in particular--although I'm convinced one of my girlfriends who is due in June is having a girl...maybe I'll save this one for her!
Card base was made using Papertreyink white cardstock, while the DP is unknown, one of those gems I find every so often in my scrap drawer. The coloured cardstock is a pretty shade of Bazzil cardstock.
This was a very quick and simple card to make.
The image is from Stamping Bella, and was stamped, cut out, and coloured with copic markers and popped up with dimensionals. I used my Marvy punches for the white square and the scalloped pink square, and added some pink ink sponged around the edges of the white square. The sentiment stamped is from the Baby Collection set from Clearly Wordsworth, and the baubles are from Stamping Bella also. Like I said, quick and simple and pretty if I might say so myself! :)
Saturday, February 16, 2008
The first is from this months Paper Pretties card in a box kit featuring Sweetiebellas. My mom gets the kits, and she was nice enough to let me make one of the six that the kit comes with....awww, she's a sweetiebella herself! You'll have to check out the deets on that site to see what the companies are for everything- all I know is the bellas!
I added the best friends sentiment at the bottom using the MFT set Essential Sentiments.
This card is for my little guy Jake's story hour buddy.
Adam will be 1 year old in a few months and I wanted to use this cute elephant stamp for his birthday card.
I stamped the image in black and embossed with clear EP. I coloured it in using my copics and added stickles to the flower. I sponged brick versamagic ink around the edges and mounted it on coordinating cardstock that backs the patterned paper (My Mind's Eye). The entire card just uses the DP from My Mind's Eye and it's matching solid colours...add a brad or two, stamped the sentiment in black and embossed with clear EP and done! Two cards to add to my growing pile!!
What do all of YOU do with your cards?? I have stacks and stacks that are just sitting... :(
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I made this card a week or so ago, but my husband liked it so much I knew I'd keep it to give to him...he bought me a beautiful card (obviously he can't ask his wife to make her own v-day card!) that made me *blush* and get teary eyed with sentimentality (is that a word??)
I used my papertrey paper to back the card, and this gorgeous white specialty paper I've had for awhile now (bought it at Stamp Art in London). I cut the white paper to size and tied around it a black lace ribbon that I bought at one of my fave local stores- the Paper Pickle. The image (Three Dancing Hearts by Hero Arts) is stamped in black ink, and embossed with sparkle EP. The edges were inked with black ink, and it's backed on black bazzil cardstock. Super easy, elegant, and appropriate for a man or woman!
I'm off to work this afternoon for my storyhour at the library with my 3-5 year olds...then 4 hours of regular library time. I can honestly say I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job- books and reading are my passion and I could spend hours lost in the stacks of paperbacks and best sellers :) Although- I could hardly get lost in my library- it's a little one room brick building that is quaint, cute, and serves our community well!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Ooo my mom won one of Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenges over on her blog- it was challenge #2, a sketch! Yeah Lucky Clucker! Maybe she'll let me stamp her new stamp a few times?? :) Pretty please??
This card I made for a friend of mine who's birthday is in a few days.
I used my Basic Grey Phoebe DP (I just LOVE all basic grey dp- soooo pretty and colourful!), and as always, the card base is papertreyink white cardstock. The corners of the dp were punched with the SU ticket punch. Eyelets are from Making memories (MM) and were set using my cropadile- I'm still trying to get the hang of that thing!!!
The image I stamped with palette noir ink and embossed with clear EP then coloured with my copics. Her dress is paper pieced using Phoebe paper as well- the dress and polka dots were done seperately. The stamp and sentiment both come from MFT's You Take the Cake set. The cake and background were coloured using my copic markers and stickles were added to the icing on the cake.
I tied some ribbon from my stash around the DP, and finished it with some flowers from Queen & Co. put together with a shimmer brad from MM. A very simple card in all, with endless possibilities depending on the paper and accessories you use!
Well, I'm off to "beautify" myself for my night out with hubby...been saving up all day to order some rich, chocolately dessert tonight!!!! YUM!