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Thursday, December 31, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR - BRING ON 2010!!!!

Just a simple card to end the year. This is one of the cards I gave to my mother as a gift for Christmas.

Tonight we will be celebrating with two other couples...........dinner and a movie but in reverse order...........early movie and then dinner probably followed by some "mean card playing".

As I said on yesterday's post..............wishing all of you a New Year of financial stability, good health and much happiness!

See you next year!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

CARD WITH MULTIPLE USES

This was a card I made thinking I could use it for multiple occasions. It doesn't show but I'm pretty sure the card base was stamped with a design using a shadow stamp. (Not sure since I gave my mother some of my cards as part of her Christmas present.) The light brown and plaid papers are scrapbooking weight. The dark brown paper is from SU as is the ink used for stamping the SU image.

Hard to believe there is only one day left of 2009..........where did the year go? In case I don't get back here tomorrow on December 31, please know that I am wishing all of you who visit here a year of financial stability, good health, and much happiness!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

QUICK & EASY BIRTHDAY

Earlier this year I made this card for a friend, Kris, who was celebrating her birthday. The stamped words are actually all one stamp from Hero Arts. Once the image was stamped onto the white card stock I simply took some markers that were the same colors as flowers I had here and highlighted some of the words. I then attached the silk flowers with an adhesive and placed a gem in the middle of each to give some "bling". I thought it made kind of a unusual, fun card. What do you think?

Comments are always welcomed..............thanks for stopping by and come back again soon!

Monday, December 28, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.....

To my friend, Lynette! It's a little late in the day but she has received this card from me already. The card was made from the wonderful white card stock from Paper Trey. I ran it through my Cuttlebug using two of the border folders. I left the middle portion of the card front blank so I could stamp three flowers across. The flowers are from an SU stamp set and were stamped using Pretty In Pink ink from SU.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS

I wanted to take time to post one last Christmas card to all who celebrate this Holy Day. I hope all are traveling safely and are able to be with family and/or friends. May all of you be blessed making happy memories.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

SWEET CHERRIES

My mother needed a card to send for her friend's birthday. I got this great stamp in a set of stamps from PaperTreyInk. They have two sets that were specially made to use with buttons.

Since I like cards with a lot of white I decided this would really put the emphasis on the cute cherries. Squares were cut with my Nestabilities dies and then mounted on the white card stock from Paper Trey that had been run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.

This week will be getting busy with wrapping presents and finalizing plans for family Christmas. On Sunday, December 27, we will be taking care of four grandchildren - two who will be on vacation from school and two who have a day care center on Christmas vacation. Of course then we have New Years.

In case I don't make it back here for the rest of 2009............I am wishing all of you who take the time to visit my blog a Holiday Season filled with fun and laughter with your friends and family......and wishing all of you a New Year that is filled with many blessings.

Thanks for stopping by! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

BIRTHDAY CARD FOR ASHLYN

On December 12, one of our granddaughers has a birthay and this is a card I made for her this year. Very simple..........embossesed with a Sizzix folder. The layers are cut with Labels 4 from Spellbinders. The ballet shoes were a rub-on piece I had. Our granddaughter is in dance so I thought this would be fun card to give her.

Thanks for stopping by..........I always enjoy getting your comments.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

THANKS FOR THE RIDE!

In July of this year, we had a surprise invitation to take a hot air balloon ride with friends. It happened to be the day after our wedding anniversary so it was even more special. Riding up above and watching "the world below" is an awesome experience..........deer running, two young guys rowing a canoe, the crops in the fields and families in their yards waving at us.

Since the friends cannot charge for rides, my husband wanted to give them a little gift at Christmas so the card is a Thank You note at Christmas.

The stamps are from Paper Trey. After stamping the balloon baskets and the grass below, I inked the remainder of the white portion with Broken China Distress Ink. That piece was then layered on top of white cardstock and then the turquoise paper is from Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and was stamped with Wild Wasabi ink and then mounted on the same color of SU card stock.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

CHRISTMAS FOR OUR PASTOR


I always try to make a special card for the pastor of our church. I bought this stamp quite a while ago but then wasn't sure to do with it to really do it justice. With the help of Mary Dew Lee at Serendipity Stamps she got my juices flowing.
The background is done using a Tim Holtz tool to apply Broken China Ink and Brushed Corduroy Ink. I then stamped the Three Wisemen on the stamp with SU Chocolate Chip Ink. I cleaned the stamp and then stamped the Star with VersaMark so I could heat emboss it with Egyptian Gold embossing powder. (After I did this in two steps, I realized this could have all been done at once - sure wasn't thinking.)
To carry through with the gold, I mounted the stamped piece onto gold metallic paper and trimmed it for a very narrow edge just to make the image pop. This was then mounted onto the main card which had been embossed with one of the newer Cuttlebug folders. It still needed a little something so I took the Broken China Ink and just ever so lightly went over the embossed image that was showing. Then I was satisfied.

Inside I used another Serendipity stamp "And Wisemen Still Seek Him".

Monday, December 14, 2009

CHRISTMAS #12

Today's card is a little different than my usual Christmas cards. I sent this card to one of our Yahoo Group's newer members, Char. The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo. I used Real Red and Wild Wasabi ink to stamp it and then added red metallic decor pieces from Hero Arts for the berries.

The ovals were but with my trusty Nestabilites and mounted on the Real Red cardstock which had been run through the Cuttlebug using the snowflake embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by...........hope you come back again soon.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

CHRISTMAS #11

Many people in Florida don't ever know what it is like to experience snow and this card won't really do that. I'm not sure if my friend Nancy who lives in Florida has ever experienced snow first hand but I thought she "needed" some snow for Christmas so I made this card for her. It doesn't show up very well, but the left side of the card was embossed with a vertical design from the Cuttlebug folders. I then stamped the "Merry Christmas" with Bashful Blue ink from SU and adhered it to a layer of the Bashful Blue paper from SU.

After adding the sentiment to the card, I punched several snowflakes, applied glue from my glue pad and then dipped them in glitter. I used clear glue dots to put them on the card.

Thanks for stopping by...........hope you come back soon.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

CHRISTMAS #10


This card was sent to my friend, Kris. The images are from Penny Black. The little red berries were done with a dimensional paint.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

CHRISTMAS #9

When 12 ladies from our Yahoo Group got together last summer, one of the ladies (Andrea) gave me some beautiful ribbon. She showed me how to cut off the wired edge and use it as an added embellishment. Before adding the ribbon to the front of the card with double sided tape, the design on the ribbon was quite centered so I cut off an additional edge of the ribbon and made a ruffle with it by weaving thread through the one edge. I adhered that ruffle to a circle made of gold card stock. A small circle of the gold card stock was punched and added to the middle of the ruffle.

As a final touch to the embellishment, I took the wired edge which had been removed, curled it around a pencil and then twisted a couple of them together and affixed them under the medallion. The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed using Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder.

Thanks for stopping by..........I appreciate when you take a moment to leave comments......good or bad.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

CHRISTMAS #7 AND #8

The weather outside is frightful - blizzard yesterday and today FRIGID!!!!! My mother is staying with us for a few days since she lives alone in the country and we didn't want her to be stranded there in case the electricity was to go off and we would be unable to get to her. So during her stay, my time isn't necessarily "my time". Since I missed posting a card yesterday, I'm giving you two ideas today. Tell me what you think...........

My friend Georgia was the recipient of this card. Card stock is Brilliant Blue from SU. The tree design is from Penny Black, Inc. I stamped it with SU Craft White ink and then added the silver flat Metallic Decor pieces from Hero Arts. Not much explanation is needed with this card but I really liked the blue and white combination.

This is a card I sent to my friend Sheri. I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots border to emboss the top edge of the card and scored two lines below it with my Scor-Pal. I then stamped the tree with VersaMark and embossed it with Egyptian Gold EP. As you can see, I added a diamond pattern with my Scor-Pal to the left of the tree design and popped a little "Seasons Greetings" sentiment on top. Final touch was to add the ribbon across the dotted border.

Comments are always welcome...................hope you come back again soon!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

CHRISTMAS #6

This was the card I sent to my friend, Annie, in Canada. The card is made with SU Real Red CS and run through the Cuttlebug with the SU Poinsettia embossing folder. The white strip was punched with the Martha Stewart holly border punch. I popped a layered circle that had been stamped with a tiny wreath that I believe was from Clear Dollar stamps. I then added the vertical sentiment and adhered the strip to the card.

Comments are welcome................thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

CHRISTMAS #5

Today's card is one I sent to a friend, Harriet. She lives in California and I told her I thought she needed some snow for Christmas.

The bottom edge of the white card stock was embossed using a Cuttlebug folder. I punched the snowflakes with a Marvy clever lever punch, pressed them into my glue pad and then dipped them in crystal glitter. The sentiment is a stamp from Hero Arts which I stamped with Bashful Blue ink from Stampin Up and also mounted on Bashful Blue card stock from SU.

Comments are always appreciated...............thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

CHRISTMAS #4

Today's card was made for one of the members (Lynette) on the Yahoo Group to which I belong. The main card is made with Real Red card stock from SU and embossed with the SU Poinsettia embossing folder. I took a strip of white card stock and punched the edge with the Martha Stewart holly punch and with a Real Red SU marker dotted each of the areas indicating the berries. The "noel" is a rub-on from Making Memories. I used a gold outline sticker for the Poinsettia, colored it with SU markers and mounted it on the two ovals which were cut with my oval set of Nestabilities.

Comments are welcome...........thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 4, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHRISTOPHER



I have a second post for Friday. Today is also my nephew's (Christopher) birthday. He loves nature and watching for various birds so I chose this Eagle design from Stampin Up for his card this year. I mounted the image on the Night of Navy cardstock to match the ink used and then again onto a textured gold cardstock. The main part of the Night of Navy cardstock was embossed with the Cuttlebug Star embossing folder which I thought went nicely with the stamped image.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHRISTOPHER!!!!

CHRISTMAS #3


Today's card is one I sent to a friend (Joyce) on a Yahoo Group. As the group receives their cards, I will be posting them here for you to use as ideas as well.

The basic card is obviously white card stock which I ran through the Cuttlebug using a folder from Stampin Up. I absolutely love that folder!!!

I then took a piece of white CS which was 5 1/2 inches long and punched the long edge with the Martha Stewart Holly edge punch. I wanted the holly leaves to be green so I put a narrow strip of green cs under the punched edge. I stamped the vertical sentiment and then added a narrow layer of Real Red cs under the white layer.

The small wreath from Clear Dollar Stamps was stamped with green and berries colored with the Real Red SU marker. Final step was to cut the stamped image with my circle dies from Spellbinders and adhere it to green and red layers from larger circle dies.

Comments are always welcome...........thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

CHRISTMAS #2

I didn't get a card posted on Wednesday and yesterday I had two little grandchildren here for most of the day. Just before I went to bed last night I decided I wanted a posted entry to show up for December 3 but didn't add any description.

This card was specially made for our Yahoo Groups Alphabet Swap using the letter "G". In this case, "G" was for "Gems", "Glitter" and "Glitz".

The 5 1/2 inch lower edge of the car was punched using the new Martha Stewart Holly punch. With the green cardstock under the punched edge, I didn't want the berries to appear to be green so I added red Gems over each one.

I used my treasured Scor-Pal to add a couple of scored lines just above the holly edge. The Hero Arts stamped image was colored with Copic CIAO markers and then I added the Stickles Glitter Glue over the snowy line. For Glitz I layered the stamped image on red sparkly paper. (I'm not sure what the right name is for that kind of paper but it was from Archivers and I bought it around just before the 4th of July. It is a bit thicker than regular cardstock but really adds to a card.)

Thanks for stopping by.............comments are always welcome.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA #1

This was a new experiment for me. I've seen these done and didn't know how easy it was to use an embossing folder and get that "blank space" in the middle.

The white card stock is from Paper Trey. I used the SU Poinsettia embossing folder for the background design. To leave the oval part solid, I placed the paper in the folder as I normally do and then put a wood frame which I got from Michael's over the embossing folder. My layers with the Cuttlebug were as follows:
A Plate
Paper in Folder
Wood frame with oval opening centered on the front of the card
B Plate

The stamped Poinsettia is from Penny Black and was stamped using SU Real Red and Wild Wasabi ink. I added the yellow with the Summer Sun SU marker.

Comments are always welcome! Thanks for stopping by!!!

(P.S. To answer the question on the comments: the wood frame is 1/8" thick.)

Monday, November 30, 2009

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS

Today's card is a fun card to be sent to children before Christmas. White card stock is from Paper Trey. I embossed the design which appears on the right with a Cuddlebug folder and then trimmed it to mount on a piece of glossy gold card stock. Then I stamped the two designs with VersaMark and heat embossed them with Egyptian Gold embossing powder.

I welcome comments or criticisms. Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, November 29, 2009

THANK YOU FROM SANTA (#2)


Life has been extremely busy over the last few days with Thanksgiving, grandchildren staying here and an Aunt celebrating her 90th birthday. Not much getting done with cards so today it is just another version of the message from Santa using the same stamps but different layout. These were really fun to do.

Very soon I will begin posting Christmas cards I have made in case you'd like some ideas. Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

THANK YOU FROM SANTA

A local soy candle shop/gift shop buys cards from me to resell. The other day I saw some stamps that made me think it would be fun to try some cards that parents can put out for their children after Santa comes. The front of this card is made up of three different stamps.....Santa's face is from Hero Arts, Ho Ho Ho is from Serendipity Stamps and the little holly is from an unknown company. On the inside of the card I have embossed the following message from another Serendipity stamp: "Thanks for the milk and cookies!!! See you next year. S. Claus". I do actually have a stamp on route to me now that has a cookie and milk image on it. I'll be stamping that on the inside.

This was a fun card to make.........now I just have to hope that they will sell. :)

Thanks for coming by...........remember that comments are always welcome!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

ONE LAST THANKSGIVING

Today's stamped design is also from Whipper Snapper Stamps and I "had to have it". The name of the stamp is Tucker Turkey.........my grandson's name is Tucker.

For this card, I used Snickerdoodle cardstock from Lasting Impressions and ran the front through the Cuttlebug using the folder that gives a woodgrain look to it. I used the same designer paper with the leaves for the bottom layer and cut it with the Labels One from Spellbinders. The middle layer is cut with a square die and Weathered Nutmeg paper. The top layer is Snickerdoodle paper and cut with the Labels One die.

The design was colored using Copic Markers..........I love these markers. I have additional colors to add to my inventory for sale so if you're interested, let me know.

Thanks for stopping by..............remember that comments are always welcome!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

GROUP SWAP CARD

Our Yahoo Group has three monthly swaps. Most of the time this particular swap is a challenge of some type although we are free to send a card of our choice. This month the "regular" swap was opened to whatever type of card you wanted to send. I was paired to send my card to our "Group Mom" and since I had several Thanksgiving cards made up, I thought it was a good opportunity to send her one and let her know that I am thankful for all the great work she does on our group.

This card has a strip of designer paper with fall leaves on the left side of the card. I cut and embossed a piece of Weathered Nutmeg paper with a Spellbinders Borderabilities with the leaves pattern and adhered it close to the right edge of the card. Then rather than throw away the tiny leaves which get cut out, I used three of them on the off white portion of the paper.

The design of the cute turkey (from Whipper Snapper Stamps) was stamped on off white paper and colored with Copic markers. Then I cut it with one of the Spellbinders Labels One dies. I then used the same die to cut the Terra Cotta Dots paper from Lasting Impressions but mounted it at an angle. The third layer was cut with a circle die from Spellbinders using the designer paper and finally the fourth layer was cut using the next larger size of circle die on the Terra Cotta paper.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you come back again soon...............and comments are always welcome.

Monday, November 16, 2009

THINKING OF THANKSGIVING

Over the next few days I will be showing you some of the Thanksgiving cards I made. I intended to post one yesterday but since I didn't get it done, you get two today. Many will be similar but just a little different layout to show how you can change the look of a card using the same supplies.

Several weeks ago I saw this fabulous sheer ribbon with the beautiful fall leaves on it after my car made that fatal left turn into Michael's. On the first card, I put the ribbon over a strip of Weathered Nutmeg paper from Lasting Impressions and then tore the right edge of the paper. Next I mounted that strip onto the Weathered Sunflower paper from Lasting Impressions. The stamped sentiment on the front is from Paper Inspirations. I love their vertical stamps and they have such a wide variety of sentiments on them.

The seond card is also made with Weathered Sunflower paper. This time I took the ribbon and mounted a piece of Snickerdoodle (off white) paper from Lasting Impressions that was the exact same width under it to give the leaves move color. On both of these cards, the ribbon was tucked under the strip of paper and fastened with tape, then attached to the card front using 3M double sided tape. The design on the second card is "Lil Turkey" from Whipper Snapper Stamps. I love their cute designs. The image was colored with my Copic CIAO markers and then cut with the Labels One die. The next two layers were also cut with the Labels One dies using the Weathered Sunflower and Weathered Nutmeg papers from Lasting Impressions.

Thanks for stopping by.............your comments are always welcome!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

DAISIES ARE BLOOMING

This was really a SUPER SIMPLE card. The Buttercup Yellow plaid card stock is from Lasting Impressions. A friend of mine (thanks, Joanne!) shared some of these flowers with me. The punched Daisy punched strip is from Martha Stewart. I can use this as a Get Well, Birthday or Thinking of You whenever I need to send a card.

Thanks for looking..........comments are always welcome!


Friday, November 13, 2009

GET WELL

Today I'm showing you another simple card I made for my MIL. The Snickerdoodle paper from Lasting Impressions served as the base of the card as well as the top layer. The main card was run through the Cuttlebug using one of my folders. The tree and sentiment were stamped with an SU set - Thoughts and Prayers.

I punched the corners with the ticket punch from SU and then adhered it to a layer of Close to Cocoa SU paper. Quick and easy.

Thanks for stopping by.................comments are always welcome.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

QUICK AND EASY

My mother-in-law asked me to make some get well cards for her. For all the ironing she does for me she deserves to have these cards for FREE. She insists on paying so she gives me $.50 for each card I make for her. I think I'd rather do it for nothing.

This card was made using white card stock from Lasting Impressions and embossed using a folder from Quickutz. I really like this embossed frame because all it needs is a stamped image in the center and you can be done. The design is a wood mounted stamp from Penny Black. I colored the stamp with SU markers. To get the image in just the right place I pulled out my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig and got the flower spray placed in the center. It was a little too plain yet so I added a butterfly made with a MS punch on white paper. I colored the butterfly with the same SU marker as the stamped flowers.

Thanks for stopping by. All comments are always welcome.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

BIRTHDAY CARD FOR HARRIET

A friend, Harriet, is celebrating her birthday next week. Since I have had a bad habit of sending cards late, I am now trying to send greetings early. She has already received the card so I decided to use it as today's post.

I saw this idea somewhere and it was such an easy card to case. I believe I used a different folder to emboss the card base. Labels 4 dies from Spellbinder were used to cut and emboss the shapes for the sentiment. After assembling the die cuts and stamping "Best Wishes", I mounted the piece over the ribbon with pop dots. A very simple card to make - but I do love clean and simple cards as well as the black and white combination.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you come back soon. Please know I welcome comments.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ANNIVERSARY

This was a card I made for a friend, Andrea, and her husband last year. Since I haven't made any new cards for a few days, I decided to pull one out from my files that hadn't been posted here yet.

The card was made using Lasting Impressions Snickerdoodle card stock. I sponged the edge with a VersaColor "Violet". The wreath was made using multiple small stamps on round pegs which were in a kit from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and a variety of VersaColor Lavenders and Greens. The stamp set is called "Garden of Love" SHO-20016. I have two of these types of kits and need to use them more often.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

ANNIVERSARY EASEL CARD


A friend of mine & her husband (Nancy & Ralph) are celebrating their 51st Anniversary this month. I decided I was going to try something new for me on a card for them as well as use some supplies I have not used in way too long. Easel cards are not difficult at all to make but because it was something "new" to me, I had put off giving it a try.
The papers are from Lasting Impressions, and I punched the flowers from one of my early purchases - a daisy punch from Nankong....leaves from a McGill punch. After adhereing two of the daisies together for each flower I added brown Flower Soft to the centers.
Thanks for looking. Comments of any kind are always welcome.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

'F' IS FOR FAIRY

The Yahoo Group I am in has three monthly swaps - one of which is an Alphabet Swap. This month those who participated made cards featuring the letter "F". This is the card I made to send. The card was first embossed using a Quickutz embossing folder. The image from Inkadinkadoo was stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored with Copic markers. I then cut out the image and embossed the oval using my oval Nestablities. The finishing touch on this card was the pink butterfly using a MS punch and SU paper.

Thanks for coming by. Critics are always welcome. :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

FALL ANNIVERSARY CARD

It's safe to show this one now since my friend, Lynette, has received it. The card is made using papers from Lasting Impressions. I used a Martha Stewart punch to do the edge on the solid colored Terra Cotta paper. The stamped image is from the Flourishes "Wreaths of all Seasons" and is colored with COPIC MARKERS. The circles were cut with my scalloped and plain circle Nestabilities from Spellbinder dies.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you stop by again soon. Comments are always welcome!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

SIMPLE CHRISTMAS

In the summer of 2007 I was lucky enough to attend the Summer CHA and participate in several make-and-take demonstrations. Representatives from Marvy Uchida showed us how to make this very simple Christmas card.

The edges of the red card stock were cut with a Marvy Uchida Trimmer using the scalloped blade and then the edges distressed with ink along the edges. The tree was made using a small scalloped rectangle for the trunk of the tree and then three sizes of heart punches with the hearts turned upside down. As you can see distressed ink was also applied to the edges of each of the hearts. After assembling them we dotted with red Stickles Glitter Glue. (Mine was not completely dry when I put it in with all of the things I had collected at the convention - thus the smudges). The final touch was a little punched star to top off the tree.

Just thought I would share this cute idea for anyone who needs to make a lot of cards and doesn't have a lot of time. Thanks for looking and come back soon!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ANNIVERSARY WISHES


Most of the cards I have been working on the last few days are for friends who may be watching this blog now and then. So today's card is for a friend and I'm taking the chance that she does not watch my blog. The stamped design is from Flourishes clear stamp set "Wreaths of All Seasons". I colored the design with my Copic CIAO markers (R29 Lipstick Red, G94 Grayish Olive, G99 Olive and E31 Brick Beige). Papers are from Lasting Impressions (Powdered Sugar and Forest Green). I used my Spellbinder dies to cut the plain and scalloped circles.

Thank you for stopping by............hope you will stop by again soon.

Friday, October 23, 2009

ANNIVERSARY


Sorry I've not posted anything for several days, but today I received a new set of Flourishes Gerbera Daisies stamps. I couldn't wait to try them out. I stamped the images with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on Paper Trey white card stock and then used my heating tool to set the ink. I colored the images with my Copic CIAO markers (Y11 Pale Yellow, R20 Blush and a touch of G21 Lime Green) and did a little shading on the flowers with R22 Light Prawn. Then I mounted the stamped images on SU Pretty in Pink paper. I cut out the butterfly and mounted it with pop dots. Sentiment is from Stampendous.

Thanks for stopping by..........comments of all kinds are welcome.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ANOTHER PENNY BLACK CRITTER

This is a stamp I used from the Penny Black clear set "Tiny Wishes". I colored the design with Copic markers and cut the layers with my Petite Oval Nestabilities. Main card was run through my Cuttlebug with my favorite folder - the Swiss Dots.

The card didn't need much explanation, but I wanted to show this cute design. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 12, 2009

HEDGEHOG GREETING

I love the Hedgehog critters from Penny Black. This particular design was from the clear stamp set "Wonderful" but it can also be purchased individually and wood mounted. I colored the design using my Copic CIAO markers and cut the two layers using Labels Two from Spellbinders. The flowers on the purple cardstock are from Scrappy Cat and I stamped them randomly using VersaMark ink. Sentiment was from one of my Inkadinkado clear stamp sets.

Thanks for looking........comments are always welcome............come again soon!

Friday, October 9, 2009

ASIAN THEME

I recently received the Asian Artistry stamp set from SU. I really liked the simplicity of this design. I sponged four colors of VersaColor Ink (Canary, Marigold, Orange and Paprika) onto the cream cardstock and then stamped the design with VersaFine Onyx Black. I also took the Orange ink and added a little more ink to the edge of that layer to make it stand out. This piece was mounted onto a piece of black glossy paper. and then mounted onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock from SU which had been run through the Cuttlebug using Diamond Plate folder. The three tiny black gems are from Hero Arts.

Anyone who is interested can contact me about purchasing a wide variety of inks, including the ones I used on this card.

Thanks for looking............come back soon!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

FALLING LEAVES

Back to Autumn. There's no getting around it, leaves are falling around here. This was a card I made using papers and a template from Lasting Impressions. I don't think it needs any explanation other the fact that I dry embossed the leaves and scuffed them to bring out the design. Although I am NOT looking forward to Winter months, I do enjoy the colors of Autumn and love working with the papers in those colors.

Thanks for looking and come back again soon.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ANOTHER WEDDING CARD

This card was another idea I got from an Internet video I saw. I like the pink and gray combination so decided to go with it for today's card.

The paper and ink are Going Gray from SU. The stamp is the "Medallion" from SU. I discovered that one of my circle Nesties fit perfectly in the middle of the Medallion design which is the white layer. Quite awhile back I purchased a set of clear stamps from PaperTreyink that worked perfect with the Marvy punches. I decided to dig them out and stamp one of them on the white layer. The design had little "twists" on which I placed a dot of Platinum Perfect Pearls. I also added the Perfect Pearls to each of the areas with three dots on the Medallion.

The card I saw stamped a couple of different sized hearts and cut them out for the middle of the design. My hearts were all in my Valentine stamps so I decided just to use a couple of punched hearts from pink cardstock. The pink ribbon actually wraps around the front of the card by making a slit in the fold. I'm not sure I really like this way of putting the ribbon on but I placed a couple of glue dots under the ribbon to stabilize it. The final touch was a small pink butterfly in the upper left corner. I also added a small dot of Perfect Pearls on the butterfly as well.

Thanks for looking..........come back soon.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

CUTE WEDDING CARD

Today it was time to take a break from making Halloween and Autumn cards.
Ever since I started buying the Cuttlebug Folders, I had wished they would come out with a nice design for the corner of a card. One day when I was "shopping" on line I found this Sizzix folder which was perfect for what I had been wanting. Then on another day where I was browsing sites for ideas on cards, I saw a card basically made like this and just loved the stamped design.......so that meant another order. The stamp is by Stampendous.

Originally I stamped the design right on the cardstock but then realized the paper I was using was too light weight to color with Copic markers and not have the color show through. I stamped the design on another piece, colored it with my Copics and then cut it out and adhered it over the original stamped image. Tiny pearl embellishments were added to the centers of the flowers and a sheer pink ribbon tied to finish off he project.

If by chance the person who originally made a card so similar to this sees this, let me know. You had a wonderful card and I wish I remembered where I saw it. The card I cased had one extra embellishment -- a "Mr & Mrs" tag attached to the ribbon.

Thanks for looking! Come back again soon.

Monday, October 5, 2009

QUICK AND EASY




Last week I was watching some various videos for making cards and saw this "oh-so-easy" way to make a pumpkin. I used one of my Marvy Scalloped Oval punches and a Sizzix die from SU to make the pieces. The video suggested edging the oval pieces with a little brown ink, which I did. Adding one of these pumpkins to some designer paper makes a quick and easy card.
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Hope you are enjoying some of the wonderful colors of AUTUMN.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

BEWITCHING

It is so hard to believe that it is already October 1!!!! Where has the year gone???


This was such a fun card to make since it was totally different than anything I had ever done before. A friend of mine (Georgia) made a card last year and I cased her idea. She layered her card differently and a little more striking than this one but I was pleased with how this turned out.

Using a white cardstock from Lasting Impressions, I started by inking the moon. I used yellow ink (obviously) and a stiff brush to apply it -- always starting in the center of the moon and gradually working my way out so as to give a fading of the color. When I was satisfied with the size of the moon, I sponged turquoise ink all over the rest of the white front and then added a little more darker blue by sponging it here and there.

The witch from Inkadinkadoo and the trees from the SU set "Lovely as a Tree" were added using VeraFine Onyx Black Ink. I mounted this piece onto a yellow cardstock and then onto the Tempting Turquoise paper from SU.

Thank you Georgia for coming up with the original card you made to give me a wonderful idea to case!