Friday, January 30, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
There is a sketch to follow (which I altered a bit for my card- I left the sentiment off the main image) and you also should use your new, never used or neglected stash on your creation!
Well, I used lots of never used stash on this card! First off, the Nestabilities dies I bought before Christmas and never used, as well as the beautiful stamp from Sunshine Designs. Also never used- the Ocean Tides ribbon from Papertrey Ink. What is wrong with me?! All this great stuff lying around?? :) I'm glad I found a challenge that forced me to open this stuff up and get using it! Other facts- the card base is Kraft, the patterned paper from Basic Grey, brads are from MM and the sentiment from the Birthday Basics set by PTI. I coloured the image in with my Copics.
Friday, January 23, 2009
1. Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I know he reallllly wants a 40% RC plane for his birthday, but that just isn't happening! :) Sorry honey...maybe next year for your 30th??
Inspiration comes from TECC49. I used Papertrey Ink's Spring Rain and Summer Sunrise cardstock for this card; the yellow is Bazzil as my Lemon Tart was all gone! The white cardstock is something cheap and flimsy out of my scrap drawer. I stamped the Spring Rain cardstock with Spring Rain ink, using one of the polka dot stamps from the Polka Dots Basics set. The white circles were cut out using Nestabilities and run through my Big Shot using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. The center of each one has a crystal brad from Making Memories. Finally, the "for my" and "Husband" come from the Men of Life stamp set. I didn't like how the "for my" looked stamped right on the yellow, so I stamped it again on white, cut it out and inked the edges with Spring Rain before adhering it. I should point out that both stamp sets, the Polka Dot Basics and Men of Life are from Papertrey Ink. The ribbon is of course, Spring Rain. Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The image comes from my mom's stash...thanks mom! :) I was over there stamping the other day, stockpiling some cute images for me to use. Aren't moms wonderful like that to let you use their stuff?? I coloured him in with Copic markers and used Misty Mauve Versacolor ink around the edges. The plaid paper is from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy 12x12 pack, the Aqua Mist is from Papertrey Ink, and the lilac designer paper is also from Papertrey Ink (the Guide Lines pack). I used Nestabilities for the scalloped squares and a Making Memories heart brad. The card measures 4" square.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
So ANYWAY...I used Basic Grey Bittersweet papers, paired with Tilda (from Magnolia stamps). I coloured her in using Copics and used a white gel pen for detail on some parts. I also used a pink Sakura glitter pen for the cookies, and my clear Spica pen for her wings. The flower is a Prima flower, the sparkly heart brad from Making Memories. Ribbon is misc. from my stash. I used a Marvy square scalloped punch for the corner piece, then cut it in half. I liked the way this one turned out...very pink!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Have you tried one of the Basic Grey greeting card kits??
I received a beautiful Christmas card from a friend made using the Wassail kit, so when I saw this Bittersweet pack at the Paper Pickle, similar to the Wassail pack, I grabbed it up! My original thought was to get something easy to make once the baby is here, so I don't have to stress over making Valentine's while recovering from a C-section! Instead I went ahead and made them in advance...before I send them out I'll make sure to fill in baby's name on the inside. :)
I highly recommend this kind of kit if you're new to cardmaking, or want something completely easy and quick to work on. The best part is, of course, that you can add/subtract/alter any part of the cards they've laid out for you. Nothing is concrete! I went ahead and stuck to the "plan" that Basic Grey set out and was very happy with the results.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
This cute image was in my stocking Christmas morning (thanks hubby!). I think my husband is just the sweetest when it comes to my cardmaking stuff. He never EVER wants to know how much stuff costs...haha...maybe it has something to do with all the RC cars and planes he has out in the garage...hmm??
I used Basic Grey Bittersweet papers for this card (yep, still using those fab papers- can't put them down!). The sentiment is from Verve Visual's Heart to Heart set, flowers are all from Prima, the corner punch was done using the SU! Photo corner punch, and the scalloped oval, plain oval and scalloped border were all done using my Nestabilities. You might not be able to see the sparkle on the brad in the centre of the flowers, but it's this gorgeous browny/rust sparkly brad from a package of Making Memories' Noteworthy brads...oooo I love those brads! Also, I used a misc. pink heart brad and some fabulous glitter called Bonnie Blue on the string of hearts in the image.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I used papers from the SEI Jolie Chocolate collection (pale pink, grey and patterned) and the white is Georgia Pacific from Walmart I believe. A SU! Ticket punch was used on the corners of the sentiment (which was stamped in silver ink)
and its matting. Ribbons are from Papertrey Ink, and the beautiful pearl stick pin is from Making Memories. I used a Cuttlebug folder for the embossing on the white cardstock, then covered it with some Diamond Stickles (which for some reason are showing up kind of blue here...). The final card is 5 1/4" square.
This is an anniversary card, but I can't say that I'm pleased with the way it turned out..not one of my favourites anyway. Oh well...we all have those days.
Friday, January 9, 2009
This has always been one of my favourite images from Inky Antics. She cracks me up! I stamped her with Dark Chocolate ink and coloured her in with Copics, using Stickles on the bubbles. The edges are sponged with Dark Chocolate ink as well, and the whole image is matted on coordinating paper from the Basic Grey Sugared line. Brads are also from the Sugared collection. I used my scalloped circle punch to punch out a piece of patterned paper, then inked the edges and rolled them up a bit so it wouldn't lay completely flat. Then I added the Primas and the Sugared brad (which matches the background paper). The sentiment was stamped in Dark Chocolate, and is from Inkadinkado (and I bought it at the Paper Pickle!).
I'm going to give it to my mother-in-law for her birthday today!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Here is a close-up of what the journalling is: