Saturday, December 29, 2007
I needed to make a card for a "snowman swap" and thought how perfect it would be to make the card using these little guys having some winter fun. The background was made using the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder with white pigment ink sponged on the snowflakes.
Stamps: Snowy Play
Ink: White, black Stazon
Paper: Brilliant blue, Whisper white, Ballet blue
Also used was the ticket punch, royal grosgrain ribbon, blender pens and various watercolor crayons.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
My favorite holiday of the year, Halloween! I just love seeing the little ghosts and goblins going door to door yelling "trick or treat". Their excitement fills the cold evening air!
This is my Halloween card for this year. The background is a wonderful raised flocked paper, made by Making Memories, called "Flocked Spider". It's a perfect background with it's raised flocked cobweb!
All paper and inks used are from Stampin' UP except the cobweb background.
Stamps: Tricky Treats
Paper: Flocked Spider, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: So Saffron, Black Stazon, Sahara Sand
Also used were various markers and colored pencils, along with sponge daubers.
Monday, October 22, 2007
When I hear the word "Autumn" the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful fall foliage we have here in New England. I had to make an autumn themed card and thought this set would be perfect with the little girl raking up the colorful leaves. The image is from one of the first SU sets I ever bought called "Fall for All".
Stamps: Fall for All, Seasons by Season
Ink: Versamark, Black Stazon, More Mustard
Paper: Really Rust, Whisper White, More Mustard, Non SU red
Also used were sponge daubers, various colored pencils, and a small leaf punch from an unknown manufacturer.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Stamps: Aida Background, Fun & Fast Notes
In looking at the cards I like the most, I've noticed they all have something in common..... a background added. The background on this card brings it all out.... Stampin' UP's Flannel Plaid background is an awesome background with it's "worn" look to it.
Stamps: Flannel Background, All in a Row, Sidekick Sayings
Ink: Black Stazon, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand
Paper: Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Also used was the spiral punch, silver wire embellishment, and watercolor pencils used with a blender pen.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I thought this was such an appropriate little saying for this card.... "The Road To A Friends House Is Never Long". I admit, this is the first time I've actually made a card using my AMUSE stamps that I liked! I really like the simple, little images, but they just don't work that well for me. I guess I've got to keep working with them....they've got some really cute, fun images!
The only other stamp used was my SU Aida background. Always Artichoke, white, and Purely Pomegranate paper was used, and a piece of designer paper I found in a cardstock bundle I had.... Also used were various markers, colored pencils, Signo white gel pen, and the Marvy square scalloped punch. Oh... can't forget the Purely Pomegranate stitched ribbon (I just love stitched ribbon!)
Friday, August 3, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Doesn't the smiling sunshine just turn this into such a cheery little card? I first saw this little sunshine on a card made by Joan Hajek and couldn't resist making it for one of my cards too. This little sunshine would look great on a kids birthday card, a get-well card, or even an invitation for a pool party. Hmm, lots of possibilities!
Stamps: Sparkling Summer, By the Sea wheel, Snap Stamps by Karen Foster
Inks: Close to Cocoa, Black Stazon, various markers
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Only Orange, Yo-Yo Yellow, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue
I also used a sponge dauber, Marvy Mega & Jumbo punches, and a Cuttlebug template
Thanks for stopping by today. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of Mr. Sunshine! :-)
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Stamps: Looks like Spring, Bitty Bouquets, Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Black Stazon, assorted markers
Paper: Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, SU Palette of Paper
Also used: White grosgrain ribbon, Marvy mega & jumbo punches, SU slot punch, Signo white gel pen
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Ink: Basic black
Paper: Brilliant blue, Whisper white, Black, and assorted matching designer papers
I also used a silver brad and circle clip, black grosgrain ribbon, and cuttlebug embossing template.
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Stamps: Word image by Amuse. Icecream cone is one of the $1 stamps at Michael's
Ink: Black, various markers
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Basic black, Whisper White, Green Galore
Also used were Marvy punches, SU white Signo gel pen, SU gingham ribbon, snaps, dimensionals, Cuttlebug embossing templates.
Ink: Black, and various markers
Monday, May 28, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
I bought the new spiral punch as soon as it was available because it was so different, and it's been just sitting on my table, unopened, ever since! Well, I decided this morning to play around with it to see what all the commotion was all about. Oh my goodness... it's an awesome punch, and so easy to use! I can't wait to make more cards using it.... try it... you'll love it too!
Stamps: Flannel Plaid, Canvas, Just for You (Penny Black)Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive, Black. Paper: More Mustard, Old Olive, Rose Red
A silk daisy flower, button, black rick rack, and the spiral punch were also used to make the card.
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
I love the simplicity of Asian art! Since I've recently been dabbling in the faux metal technique, I decided to make a card mixing the two! The supplies are all from Stampin' UP!
Stamps: Asian Art, Bamboo II Background
Paper: Sage Shadow, Vanilla, Forest Green
Ink: Black, Sage Shadow, Versamark
The brads, embossing powder, and cording were all done in copper.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Thinking of You.... another example of this great technique!
Stamps: Warmest Regards, Good Things Grow, Polka Dots and Paisley
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Paper: Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Designer Paper, Cameo Coral
Copper Embossing Powder, Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon, Spring Bouquet Flower Punch, 1/4" punch, Marvy Scallop Punches, Stickles Glitter
Stamps: Natural Beauty
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Designer Paper
I also used Copper embossing powder, Cuttlebug template, Copper clip, Sponge