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Saturday, March 31, 2007

sweet baby bunny...

I just received my precious new "bunny hugs" set. I couldn't wait to ink it up and stamp away. I had 1 more baby card to make so I used it. I also tried out Cami's trifold card tutorial. Check it out here. So easy and fun.

I started out with a bordering blue base (cut 4X11 and scored at 3.5" and 7"). I layered the simply devine Rusty pickle chocolate bunnies patterned paper over top (cut at 3 3/4 and scored at 3.5" and 7"). Then I took my giga scallop circle punch and punched it out of bordering blue cs. Then I used my fiskars circle cutter (it was all I had) to cut through the scallop punch and the third panel of the card. Using the scallop punch I punched a circle out of the cream patterned paper from rusty pickle and stamped the bunny in chocolate chip ink. I watercoloured him in close to cocoa, and bashful blue using my blender pens and ink from the ink pads. I broke out my tag punch and the stamps that came with them in the metal box (y'all remember that deal??). I stamped the baby tag in bordering blue onto natural ivory cs and added a metal brad. For the sentiment I stamped the "welcome" from the retired fun phrases set. I tied some non SU! blue gingham ribbon on the slit (to hold the card closed). I am very pleased with the outcome of this one. Too cute! I just love making baby cards. I added some sentiments in the inside of the card as well.

Thanks for checking out my blog! Have a happy day!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Stacked friends...

This is another swapp card I have finished up. This one definately took more time to do than the last one. For the main image I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure perfect placement. I stamped the elephant from "Wild about you" in cameo coral and the alligator in old olive, the lion in close to cocoa and the bird in so saffron. I stamped the lions mane in more mustard and cut out his face and mounted the main with a dimesional. I mounted the main image onto cameo coral and close to cocoa cs. The card base is whisper white and I stamped "seeing spots" in cameo coral, old olive and close to cocoa ink. I used the horizontal slot punch and wound the ribbon (grosgrain) through. I think this one turned out so cute!

Lovely as a tree...

It's been a while since I have posted anything. I have been working on swapp cards for regionals and was trying to get my first workshop going. Unfortunately, the workshop was a flop but hey, there is always next time.

I wanted to make a masculine swapp card because we always need ideas for them manly I also knew I wanted to use lovely as a tree set. I stamped the tree image onto natural ivory cs using my always artichoke marker and choc chip marker. I stamped the sentiment from "it's your birthday" set underneath the main image and then layered some of the words onto corresponding cs to really make the sentiment pop. I ripped the bottom edge to add some texture and then matted the whole thing onto always artichoke cs. I also ripped that edge too. For the base I used really rust stamped with the weathered bg in close to cocoa ink. I added a more mustard panel stamped in artichoke ink using the leaves stamp from the "lovely as a tree" set. For the finishing touch I sponged some additional colour onto the tree. I sponged more mustard and ruby red ink to add a "fall" feel to the card.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Simple Baby Giraffe....

I have 2 Baby boy cards I should have made a week ago or so but I have just been so unmotivated lately. I finally mustered up enough energy last night to make this simple baby boy card for my Cousin and his wife who have just welcomed their first baby!! As soon as I came across this paper at my LSS I knew it would be perfect for the baby boy cards I needed to make. The paper is by Rusty Pickle and it is their chocolate Bunnies line. Sooooo cute!!

I started with a close to cocoa card base and just mounted the blue/white striped pp on. I cut a panel of the white with light floral pp and matted it with cocoa cs. I stamped the giraffe from "wild about you" in bashful blue ink and then took my choc chip marker and outlined him to really make him pop. I tied some blue gingham ribbon around his neck and matted it with cocoa cs. I stamped the sentiment precious one from the retired "cute converse" set. I don't think they get much more simple than this but, I do like the way it came out. I was wanting to use my corner ticket punch in the corners of the striped pp but, did not have any coloured brads to match so, had to skip the idea.

Thanks for popping in and happy stamping!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Spring Chicken...

Ha ha ha, I don't know what it is about these chickens but I think they are just the cutest!! If you have not checked out the tutorial on these tri-fold cards from Beate on Splitcoast, get your butt in gear and take a peek! They are so easy and so fun to make. I have already designed one to make at my first party and may use this one as a swap card.
I started with sahara sand cs, matted on some designer paper from the spring flowers line. For the main image I stamped the chicken (from "best of cluck" set by SU!) in basic black, drew on the polka dots freehand and water coloured the rest of the image using the tops of the ink pads with a paintbrush. (note to self: remember to order aqua pens on next order...ha ha ha). I matted the chicken on more designer paper and again on so saffron cs. I added a little tag using my everyday flexible phrases set. I tied on some taupe grosgraine ribbon and that finishes her off.
You must check out the tutorial to see how this card opens...such a sweet little card.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Morning person??

lol, I am definately not a morning I can totally relate to this chicky-poo in the stamp...ha ha ha. Once again, lovin' my Rubber Romance stamps! Isn't she just the cutest? I stamped her in basic black onto whisper white cs and coloured her using my prismacolour pencile crayons, gamsol and a stump. I used Basic Grey patterned paper from the Blush line (mmmm...simply devine paper...good enough to eat, lol). I used my ticket corner punch for the corners added some brads. Mounted the main image onto choc. chip cs. The sentiment I typed up on my computer and is one of the stamps from the "edgy eloquence" set by SU! I added that to the card using a swirl clip, some ribbon and all finished!!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Another polka dots and paisley card...

It's funny, I received this set complimentary when I signed up to be a demo. I wasn't super crazy about the set until I started working with it. It really is a fun little set. It certainly has grown on me. I once again am just creating more samples to show at my first party I am hosting at the end of the month. The colours did photograph a little off tonight. The green is actually old olive!! Lol, definately looks different in the photo. Anyhoo, this card came together amazingly fast for me tonight. I started with an old olive card base I added a so saffron panel which I stamped with the dotted bg in corresponding ink. For the main image I stamped the pieces from polka dots and paisley and seeing spots in cool caribbean, pretty in pink, so saffron and old olive. I matted the main image onto cool caribbean cs and added some moss grosgrain ribbon. I stamped the paisley stamp onto olive and saffron cs and cut them apart and paper pieced them back together. I added the flower from the seeing spots set on top, added my sentiment and that's it! I must say I am quite pleased with the outcome of this card.

Thanks for checking in and happy stamping!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Joy in a convertible...

I just love these images from Rubber Romance, they are so fresh and fun to work with. I have such a hard time doing "simple" cards. This is my attempt at simple. (for something so simple it sure took me a
The base is whisper white and ink is basic black. I stamped the car and then masked it and stamped the city line. I coloured the card image using my prismacolour pencile crayons, gamsol and a stump. I added my sakura gelly roll pen along the rims of the car and the bumper for some glitter. I tied on some ribbon from Michaels and then stamped "find joy" from the sentiment stamp from the polka dots and paisley set from Stampin' up. I added "in life" on the inside of the card. Just a fun little notecard to brighten someone's day.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Polka dot and paisley tag...

Still making samples to showcase this set for my upcoming show. I don't have the new designer paper that matches this set yet so I used the Spring flowers designer paper instead. I stamped paisley background stamp onto whisper white cs in so saffron ink. Mounted it onto mellow moss cs and then the so saffron card base. I cut a strip of the designer paper to run across the card as a border. Using the mini envelope template I made a mini envelope out of blush blossom cs. For the main image I stamped the flower in pretty in pink ink (stamped off) and mellow moss ink for the stem. I stamped the flower outline in pretty in pink (full strength) for contrast. I did a light spritz using the new spritzer tool with a choc chip marker. I mounted this all onto mellow moss and so saffron cs. Using the white gel pen I faux stitched around the saffron edge. I made a little tag to pull out of the envie. I stamped just the flower heads in pretty in pink (stamped off) and so saffron ink. I stamped the "find joy in the little things" sentiment in mellow moss ink and mounted the tag onto the corresponding cs. I added a little strip of the designer paper as a pull tab with a brad. I tied a little bit of the linen thread around the main image.

This really is a sweet little set. Thanks for checking in and happy stamping!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Polka dots and paisley

This is my first creation using the new polka dots and paisley set. It is also one of the cards I plan on making for my first party. The only thing I think I may add to it is some dazzling diamonds or maybe some gel pen accents on the paisley impressions. I started with a gable green card base and stamped the paisley in green galore. I mounted the cool caribbean panel onto black cs and then stamped it with cool caribbean ink using the seeing spots stamp set. The main image is stamped in cool caribbean and the stems are done in gable green. I stamped the sentiment in basic black and then mounted it onto basic black cs. I added some black gingham ribbon and that finishes it off.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Retro tub...

I just received my new Rubber Romance stamps and could not wait to slice em' and dice em' and start a creating frenzy...ha ha ha. If you have never heard of these simply must check em' out because they are HOT!!! (I have had a few problems with their website lately so if it is not coming up for you keep checking back because they really are worth checking out. Their customer service was top notch and you can get the stamps unmounted or mounted).

For this sweet treat I did a 5X5 design because this stamped image is quite large. I stamped her in basic black and then using my paintbrush and the tops of the ink pads watercoloured her in. I used dazzling diamonds on the bubbles (so sparkly irl) and added a little ribbon bow in her hair. I cut her out and then mounted her onto black cs. For the main background I stamped "print pattern" in versamark onto whisper white and then used black embossing powder over it. I matted that onto blush blossom to tie in the pink tub, and then mounted the works onto a black card base. I added some white/black polka dot ribbon from Michaels and some corner frames (is that what they are in Basic Grey lily kate line with some black brads.

I adore these stamps and can't wait to play with the other "divas" I received.

Thanks for checking in and take care!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Shopping Bella...

This is my first Bella card. My friend was wonderful enough to let me stamp some of her Bella images and this is the first time I have had time to play with them. Can you tell my favorite colour combo is brown and I dug through my patterned paper scraps and found this fun design (I think it is from Autumn leaves) that matched nicely with the Basic Grey Lily Kate paper. I also wanted to do a different fold so came up with this little goodie...

Cut your cs 4 1/4 X 11". Score at 5" and then score the last bit to tuck over the top (should be about 1"). I used choc chip as my base and blush blossom as my matting pieces. For the Bella, I cut out her top and purse and matted the lily kate paper underneath so it shows through. (sort of hard to pick up in the photo). I watercoloured her using the tops of the ink pads and a paint brush. I ticket corner punched the corners, distressed them with distress ink and added some black brads. I made a little tag that says " just charge it" to hang off the top corner brad. I punched some holes in the top flap and card front so the card will tie closed.

These Bellas are so adorable and can be found here

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Blossoms abound...

This was my first official swapp card as a new demo. I made this up as a "Mothers Day" card using the "blossoms abound" set. For the main image panel I started with whisper white, stamped linen in creamy caramel (stamped off first), then stamped the French script in mellow moss (stamped off first as well). Then I stamped the "stems" in certainly celery and the blossoms base in cool caribbean and then stamped the blossom overlay in night of navy ink. For the leaf overlays I stamped them in certainly celery (stamped off) and then ripped the corner. Then I mounted the main image onto certainly celery cs and ripped the corner as well. I stamped the sentiment in the corner using night of navy ink and then stamped the "my mother" using everyday flexible phrases stamped in navy and mounted on the corresponding cs.

Thanks so much for looking and happy stamping!