Thursday, May 31, 2007

Happy Day!

What fun this one was to make! I love using the two different Cuttlebug embossing templates to create the background, separating it by the gingham ribbon.

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.

Summer Fun!

Here's another fun, summer card....this one was soooo easy!

Paper: Black, Whisper White, Pixie Pink
Ink: Black, and various markers

Also used was grosgrain ribbon, Marvy scalloped punch, and a Cuttlebug embossing template for the background.

Sending you a Smile!

I wanted to design some fun cards with a summery look to them. I decided to use bright colored card stock, along with some cute, fun, images! As I started making them, I also decided to use my Cuttlebug embossing templates to make the backgrounds on all three cards.....
The little fishes are from the recent Stampin' UP SAB set called "Very Punny". It's a single little fishy stamp that I stamped three images of, because I think it's more fun to hang out with your friends! :-) The phrase stamp is by Endless Creations.
Paper & Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Yo-Yo Yellow, Whisper White, and Black
Also used was polka dotted grosgrain ribbon bought from a local outlet store, Cuttlebug embossing template, and a buckle made with a punch from EK Success

Monday, May 28, 2007

Vacation time (or is it "The Great Escape")

Well, I'm back............... It's great to vacation and get away, but it's always nice to be back home and sleep in my own bed! I came home to oodles and oodles of snail mail, and an email from AOL saying I'd reached my email limit of 1000 emails!! I guess I need a laptop to take on vacation with me, so this doesn't happen again..... yikes! Anyway..... we vacationed at Cape Cod, and had wonderful weather. We just took everything day by day.... did some shopping, and took the scenic ride through all the little towns on Rte 6A where all the quaint little stores are. I love lighthouses, so we went to Falmouth where the Nobska lighthouse (constructed in 1876) is. We then spent the afternoon at Woods Hole, visiting the aquarium and the museum. Of course I just HAD to visit the stamp/scrapbook store in Hyannis called Colorful Creations, located at 388 Main Street. It's well worth the drive if you're visiting that area of Cape Cod.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Just for You

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.

Bloom where you find room!

Several years ago Steven had given me some orange tulips for Easter. Tulips are my favorite flower, and orange has been my favorite color since I knew what colors were! Unfortunatley, tulips don't last very long and after they had died back, Steven had planted them down in the back yard thinking they'd get a second chance... and that was the end of them....or so we thought! Well, low and behold, yesterday I was down in the back yard and spotted in the leaves and overgrown orange tulips! They sure did inspire me.... their struggle over the past few years to return, growing through the brush. They'd look great in a glass vase on the dining room table... but I think they deserve the fresh air and sunshine this time around.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Au Chocolat

What a perfect name for Stampin Up's newest designer paper.... Au Chocolat. My newest, favorite color lately is dark brown. It's richness in color brings out whatever you put with it! How sensational it looks here with both Pretty in Pink, and Certainly Celery... ooh la la... I love it!

This card was made using all Stampin Up supplies.
Stamps: Doodle That, Best Blossoms
Inks: Black, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Designer Au Chocolat, Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery

I also used the fabulous watercolor crayons, celery grosgrain ribbon, decorative scissors, 1/16" punch, and a sponge dauber in making the card.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Asian Art Simplicity

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.