Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
The rose (unknown source) was stamped in vesamark ink and then chalked in pink and green.
Today I added Close to Cocoa (SU!) ink with a sponge to age it a little. I stamped Happy Mothers Day (Printworks) in black ink. Next I faux stitched around the edge and distressed it for a shabby look before running it through my new Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug folder. Finally, I hit it with sandpaper to highlight the diamonds again. To finish the card I stamped SU!'s Linen background stamp in Close to Cocoa ink on some pink cardstock. The tan layer is from Bazzil. Ribbon is by May Arts.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I wanted something subtle, so I did the grid with the Scor-pal every 1 1/4 inches. The base paper is River Rock by SU! The scallop punch is the pink one from Marvy. I pierced each scallop and then used an 1/8 inch circle punch on the corners. The tulips are a sticker that I stuck to lavender vellum and cut out. Both the scalloped square and the tulip layer are bumped up on foam tape for dimension. I distressed my inchies with a scuffer. If I keep making springy cards spring *will* come, right?!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Base cardstock is SU!'s Lovely Lilac. The corner punch is by EK Success. Flowers by Prima and buttons from my grandma's stash! Happiness stamp is by Penny Black.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
If YOU are up for a challenge...be sure to click on my EIO forum and make some Card Candy to win some Forum Freebies!!
Monday, March 24, 2008
I am posting a card candy challenge in my Embellish-Online forum....complete with Forum Freebies for a lucky participant. Check it out, I'd love to see your creations!!!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I had some vellum scraps leftover from my last faux sea glass card and decided to try to using them on some laminating sheets. The look is similar, however I like the *bumpy* look I got on the other card with the ultrathick clear embossing powder and versamark.
I stamped the SU! sand dollar in black on Sahara Sand cardstock and highlighted the sand dollar with a white prismacolor pencil. I ran the aqua vellum through the swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder. The verse is by PSX and the starfish is by My Sentiments Exactly! and is stamped in Creamy Caramel, stamped off once.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I want to share some lovely blog candy from Catherine St. Claire that arrived this week in my snailmail box!!! The card is gorgeous....It's so shimmery!!! I can't wait to use the stamp...thanks much!!!
And one last card from my SCS DSS Big Sister....it's just too cute!! ...........and true!!! I can't wait to find out who she is....she's been filling my mailbox faithfully for the last 3 months.....a great big sis!!!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Two more layouts from my son's chipboard album with a glimpse of him at age 5. We're out of town celebrating his birthday at a waterpark....hard to believe he's 6 years old already...my, how the time flies!
These pages use papers from Basic Grey's Recess 6x6 paper pack. The journaling on the first page was done on the white vellum that was then run through the Xyron sticker machine. The flourishes are by Maya Road and are covered in Art Institute glitter. Rub-ons on both pages are by Crate.
The second page, the arrows are actually cardboard punched with the SU! Photo Corner Punch and covered in Art Institute Glitter.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Flowers by prima. Flower centers are 1/4 hole punches of coordinating paper that I covered with Making Memories clear acrylic pebble stickers. Happy birthday is a Basic Grey Rub-on. Ribbon is by May Arts. Turtle is by Whipper Snapper and is colored with Copic/Studio2 markers. The flower centers on the turtle are covered with Diamond Glaze. The swirls on the turtle shell are traced with a Sakura clear stardust pen. Paper used is from the Basic Grey's Two Scoops collection.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
This lovely package was in my mailbox today thanks to Jacqueline! I am awed by her use of her scrap bin....what a cute little 3 x 3 inch card!! And that paper pack is *SO* fun.....it's going to *hurt* to cut into it!! I'm loving it...thanks Jacqueline....you've got mail coming!!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
This isn't a new creation...but I'm in the mood for summer and this is the card I pulled out for my DSS (SCS Secret Sister) for this week. She's been so much fun to get to know...and our term is fast coming to and end. I'm posting this here just to be sassy....I'm 99.999% sure she hasn't figured me out...but I'm becoming more and more careless with my clues!! Hope she likes it!!
The card is from TLC53 (technique lover's challenge) and they are very fun to make! Base paper is Brocade Blue (SU!) I stamped Just Jeans (SU!) in brocade blue on some of the panels. I randomly stamped a little SU! flower in brocade blue and highlighted the flower centers with my white gel pen. The center panel has been pierced and faux stitched using the Lasting Impressions template. Verse is by Printworks, Watermelon is by Whipper Snapper and is colored with Studio2 markers. Brads are by Bazzil, ribbon is by SU!
Monday, March 10, 2008
The main image is colored with Copics and then highlighted with the Spica Glitter pens. Ribbon is by May Arts and the trim I'm no longer sure of it's source beyond Archivers! The little sparkle dot stickers are by Stampendous! The Jumbo Pebble Brad is by Making Memories. The verse is by SU! and the paper is by Basic Grey.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I tore the tape into smallish pieces like she suggested and taped them to an ivory piece of cardstock, but it doesn't matter since you cover the cardstock completely with the tape. Then I took my brown ink pad and how fun to watch it come alive! Then I used my versamark pad and embossed it with clear powder...viola....a very masculine looking panel.
The stamp is by Stampendous and I added color with my Primsmacolor pencils. Inked the edge of the stamped panel with artichoke and brown ink on a sponge. Taffeta ribbon is by SU! and the striped ribbon is by All My Memories. Square brad is by Making Memories and the buckle is from the Hodgepodge Hardware kit by SU!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
~Use 1 sheet of designer paper (you must use it all) to create anywhere from 4-12 projects. At least 2 items must be non-card projects and at least 2 items must be cards (any size).
~Stamp sets - Limit 2 sets or 1 set and 1 BG + you may add a sentiment not included in your choice of sets
~Designer paper - 1 sheet - use it all
~CS - any
~Ink - any
~Embellishments - any
In this grouping the *buttons* are actually punched circles of designer paper covered with a clear epoxy sticker by Making Memories that I've had laying around here for next to forever. I used my eyelet punch to punch 2 holes and tied some May Arts ribbon through them and viola...my faux button!! They look a lot like the Making Memories jumbo pebble brads which I used for flower centers on the other cards.
Some fun facts on these 4 cards include:
~The fact that to use up all of my scraps was a bit of a challenge due to the large circles I cut to alter the heart pocket. The leftovers were triangles which I punched my faux buttons out of. Then I layered them like a starflower on the butterfly card. Can't say I *like* it...but it is definately unique and allowed me to complete the challenge of using *all* of my sheet of paper!
~Then there is the woven card. I had these tiny strips to use up and had the hair-brianed idea to weave them! It actually looks really neat in real life...again...not your normal quick card....but it was fun to do for a change! Note the sticker on this card is clear epoxy and has the tiniest of the scraps under it....it looks like a fancy paperweight!
These are the two non-card projects in my set. The heart pocket will hold the card set. It is a Petal Folder from Paper Adventures that a friend picked up at an Outlet Sale. These sets are just simply too fun to make!! The little box is by Creative Imaginations...and has some faux stitching and distressing to dress it up some. The ribbon is tied around the magnetic box lid flap. My paper for this project was spumoni from the Two Scoops collection by Basic Grey.
WOW....that was a long post!!! I see I passed up 5000 hits today on my little blog about my stamping hobby (aka *addiction*) Thanks for the time you take to stop by....it means a lot to me!
Monday, March 3, 2008
I stamped the lighthouse (PSX) in stazon on an acetate circle. Then applied the diamond glaze (crystal effects) on the back, added reinkers in celery, amethyst and bashful blue and mixed them slightly. Then I took some Interference Blue Pearl-Ex powder and sprinkled it in the general area of the clouds and house. Next I took some white tissue that had been wadded up and flattened it carefully over the mess, being careful to avoid any white *bubbles*. I let it dry overnight and then trimmed around the edge of the acetate and mounted it onto a white cardstock circle. I pierced around the edge for some added interest.
I was thinking I was missing something even with the four gem thingys on the corners (Mark Richards) when I got email telling me Follow Your Bliss had a new post.....and there was my finishing touch, thanks to Trudee!!!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
The background stamp is by an unknown company....I think I found it in a used rummage sale bin unmounted and mounted it myself. The stamps are all by Hero Arts except *wish* which is by SU! and *hi* which is by Impression-Obsession. The blue cardstock is Bashful Blue by SU! The little blue gems are by Mark Richards. The round slide mounts are by Design Originals and I removed the acetate liners and ran them through the script cuttlebug and mounted them so they are actually debossed for a different look. Flowers are by Prima.