Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
I wanted to do something different (for me) and was inspired by the amazing Michele Zindorf....who is truly a papercraft artist! Truthfully, I took a lot of liberties with this technique, but for my first attempt it isn't too bad, is it? I think my brother will like it.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Sanded, Twill, Warmest Regards*
Inks: Chocolate Chip Craft, Old Olive, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Brocade Blue, Not Quite Navy
CS: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Misc: More Mustard Narrow Grosgrain, Hodgepodge Hardware-Antique Copper*, Brayer, 1" Round Punch, Sponges and Daubers, Clear Embossing Powder
Friday, August 15, 2008
This is a card I made for a very sweet lady who gave me her very last Convention swap, with just the promise of something in return. So, I sent her 2! I had one kit left over from the Shoebox Swap, which I quickly put together and came up with this one for her as well.
It doesn't really say "Happy Birthday" anywhere, but this stamp has a gift and is just so cute, don't you think?!! AND, it's in the new In Colors: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango. This isn't really a 2-layer card...the card base was stamped randomly with the image in the colors mentioned as shown. For the central image, I stamped in Baja Breeze and then again in the Tangerine. The gift was cut out and layered over the image....giving it a 2-toned look. Easy!! This was fun...and I love the cheerful look that was created.
Stamps: Deer Friends, Canvas
Inks: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango
CS: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango
Misc: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Round Punches, Dimensionals, Wide Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Scallop Edge Punch
NOTE: The Old Olive Ribbon matches in this case since it is not directly on the Kiwi Kiss CS or ink.
Ok! Now it's time to visit the other Bloggers to see what they have been up to. Come on and join me, won't you?!!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Some fantabulous, beautiful, brand-new stamp sets are on sale......but for only a short time! This sale has begun and will last only until September 30. Don't wait....order your favorite sets today! And don't forget....they are all die cut!!
Oh, and you can click on the page to the right to enlarge it for your viewing pleasure.
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#111710 Pg. 101 Upsy Daisy @ 15% off = $16.11
#111556 Pg. 109 Under the Stars @ 15% off = $25.46
#111644 Pg. 145 Heard from the Heart @ 15% off = $19.51
#111570 Pg. 157 Comtempo Alphabet @ 15% off = $34.81
#109381 Pg. 23** Felicidades Siempre @ 15% off = $15.26
** From Celebrando Creativdad....the BRAND NEW Spanish Edition SU Idea Book & Catalog!!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Well, I was cleaning up my stamp desk after finishing all those Convention swaps and happened upon the birthday cake/scallop centerpiece. So, that was the start of this card! This cake is just so cute, and it is one that I use often for birthdays......Love it with the glittered icing! Then a layout was needed, but I found that the finished scallop was kind of large for a regular-shape/size card, but I wanted something just a bit different. The ribbon was added, but it still needed more.....the Pretty in Pink strip was added, but the card was just too pink!....so the Whisper White section was stamped in Regal Rose with Pretty Petals Bkgrd and layered onto Basic Black. Finally!.....I was happy with the end result!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
The flower stamp used in the center of this card was a recent purchase on a visit to ACMoore a couple of weeks ago....just couldn't resist 'cause it's just so cute! Truly, I don't often purchase non-SU stamps, but I do have a small collection....although they are mostly words!
A couple of things about this card......The flowers were "inked" with markers and stamped. Then the centers were colored in with the So Saffron marker and glittered over....so, that's really the only touch of So Saffron, but it's really there! The mini brads are actually More Mustard, but when paired with Pumpkin Pie, they blend, or take on a darker hue.....they worked well here!
So, here's the info.....Stamps: Floral, and the little flowers in the center are by Savy Stamps