Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fun & Fast Notes- Wedding

The card base for this card is Whisper White, I used the Scallop edge punch down one side and then on the inside so that it show when closed is a strip of the designer paper. The image was stamped on Whisper White, matted on Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Sending Love designer paper. I used a Blender Pen and ink to color this image. The designer paper has glitter on some of the flowers. The Congratulations is from Well Scripted and stamped in Regal Rose and embossed with Iridescent Ice.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Teddy & Train

I love this stamp set! I finally bought it after wanting it since July. The card base is Brocade Blue with a Whisper White front ran through the big shot with the Perfect Polka Dots folder. I cut the water color paper with the big shot then sponged the edges with Brocade Blue. I stamped the bear with stazon the colored it with Watercolor Wonder Crayons. The ribbon is 5/8" Brocade Blue that I ran from the top 3/4 the way down. I stamped the rattle in Brocade Blue then stamped off once on scrap paper then on Whisper White. I stamped the Bundle of Joy full strength, I punched with the Large Oval punch then sponged the edges. Both the bear and the phrase are on Dimensionals.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Vintage Vogue- mother's day

This card is inspired by a card made by another stampin' up demonstrator, her name is Jen Sannes. Stampin' Up started a demonstrator only site so that demonstrators could share ideas with each other. It was her card that made me decide not to use my Vintage Vogue set in Vintage colors and to distress everything.

So my card uses colors from the Bold Bright collection, a collection of colors that rarely use. The colors are Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore. The card base is Lovely Lilac with a front of Whisper White. I stamped the large flower, 2 small flowers, and the vines on the front, on a scrap I stamp 1 large and 4 small flowers and cut them out. With dimensionals I popped three of the flowers up and left 2 small flowers flat but hanging slightly off the edge. The phrase is from All Holidays I used markers to color the stamp before stamping.

For the center of the large flower I used a ribbon slide with a half pearl.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


So the second photo is my oldest son Ryan's creative outlet. I make cards and scrapbook, he creates with Lego. I think it is cute.
The card is my attempt to use the Fresh cuts stamp as a background stamp. I started with a base of Whisper White and added a top(4" x 5 1/4") of Basic Black. I stamped the Fresh Cuts image on Whisper White with Stazon and then cut it to the size of the image. I used Fine Flourish and the ivy from Vintage Vogue to finish the card front. cutting both to fit the remaining area. The phrase is from Teeny Tiny Wishes

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Loads of Love & Fun

I made this card just for fun, then sold it to my neighbor who is a big snowmobiler(she bought all the cards that I made with the snowmobile on) after I sold it I had to borrow it back because I had forgotten to take a picture of it.
The card base is Bordering Blue, I had a strip of Basic Black left over from another project and used it for the road, I tore four pieces of Whisper White for my snowdrifts and sponged them with Bordering Blue ink. Placed two drifts down, added my road, then added two more drifts on top of the road.
I stamped the truck, trailer and snowmobile on watercolor paper with Stazon and colored them with Watercolor Wonder Crayons (can't live without them) and an aqua painter. I cut the images out and used Dimensionals to pop them up.
The phrases are from On Your Birthday, the first is stamped with White Stazon and the second with Bordering Blue.

Sunday, February 14, 2010



Starting this Sunday, I thought I would share some of my beliefs, those things that have shaped my life and helped make me what I am. So click on the link for this weeks message.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Valentine for my Husband

A few weeks ago I showed my husband the Valentine I made with the truck from Loads of Love and asked him if it was masculine enough to be a man card. He said that it was a woman's idea of a mans card. So I asked what a man thinks a mans card is. He said one with boobs on. So here it is- my Mans card. The card base is Blush Blossom and the bikini is from Sending Love. The pattern is from this site. I did add straps and a small heart on the butt. So I hope he likes his card.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Crazy for Cupcakes

I tried out the new punches from the Occasions mini on this card. There is a steep learning curve combining the corner as well as the edge on the same piece, so I did them on separate pieces and like the looks. (here is a link to a tutorial on the punches. or a link to a Youtube video )
I stamped the image on Whisper White and colored it with the stampin up markers, I used Real Red, Pretty and Pink, Close to Cocoa, and Going Gray. I used Crystal Effects on the cherries to make them shine as well as raising them up a bit, it doesn't show in the photo,, but does in real life. I matted it on Basic Black that I used the Scallop Trim corner punch on. Layered it Whisper White that I used the same punch on. The base of this card is Real Red, I cut 1/4 inch off the bottom of the front and had the scallops down so that they lined up with the back piece. I used a piece of designer paper from Sending Love package I matted it on Basic Black and Whisper White, I used the scallop trim edge punch on one edge leaving the other straight.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pun Fun- Boy and Girl Birthday Cards

Two more cards for my Birthday card class, there is still room in my class. Color me cards seem to be a favorite with the kids, the are fast and simple to make.
The boy card is Night of Navy with Crushed Curry the image is stamped onto Whisper White. I punched 2 holes near the bottom of the card and threaded the Crushed Curry Polka Dot ribbon through them then tied 2 crayons it.
Th girl card is a little more work, The card base is So Saffron with layering of Tea Party on Almost Amethyst. The image was stamped on Whisper White. I punched the holes for the Pretty in Pink Striped Grosgrain ribbon used to tie the crayons on.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Party Hearty -Teenage girl

This is another card for my March 4th Birthday Card Class. This card uses paper from the Occassions mini catalog the Sweet Pea collection, same design as yesterdays paper but different colors. The cupcake is a heat embossed scratch and sniff. I made it with clear embossing powder mixed with unsweetened koolaid. A simple card. The caardstock colors are Whisper White, Rose Red and Taken with Teal.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Loads of Love and Party Hearty

I'm having a birthday card class in March making Adult-male & female, Teenage-male & female ans Child-male and female. Yesterday's butterfly card is one of the teenage female cards and toady's card is one of the teenage male cards.

I stamped the truck on Whisper White textured card stock with Stazon and colored it with Watercolor Wonder Crayons. Using post it notes to mask the candles I used markers to color the stamp then stamped them in the back of the truck.

The card base is Dusty Durango that I cut 1/2" off the card front and then add 1" of designer paper to the inside. The paper is from the Occasions Mini Sweet Pea collection

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Well Scripted-redo

These two cards show the changes I made on Friday and Saturday's cards. I added Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White butterflies, using the Beautiful Wings Sizzlit. On the other card I added another butterfly in Old Olive and Whisper White, I think it improved both cards. What do you think?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Well Scripted-Mother's Day

I spent a large part of today working with the scouts in a Merit Badge Pow Wow, can I just say herding cats might have been easier!
Julie Buhler showed how to make these flowers on her blog, Paper Pleasing Ideas at Jan 31,2010.
The base of my card is Old Olive with Whisper White that was ran through the Bog Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions folder.
I used the Big Shot a lot on this card! The leaves used the Little Leaves Sizzlit, the flowers used the Birds and Blooms Sizzlit I also used the Trio Flower punch for the centers. The Butterfly is from the Beautiful Wings embosslits Die.
The phrase is from Well Scripted punched out with the Wide Oval Punch, the mat under it is from the Lots of Tags Sizzlets 4-pack.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Well Scripted- Happy Birthday

I took the colors from the Cottage Wall designer paper(one of my favorites) they are Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence and Whisper White. the layout was on a past Mojo Monday. I made this card a few weeks ago, later I'll post the updated one that I made and see which one is liked best.

Yesterday I had my open house, my daughter's friend, Karen came down and was fun to stamp with, she and my daughter made cards and wrapping paper for a double baby shower they are going to Friday.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pocket Silhouettes and Autumn Days

This is a easy card. The base is Kraft CS. I stamped the images on Very Vanilla CS The bottom 4 are Mellow Moss and So Saffron with the edges sponged with Always Artichoke. The Center top one is stamped with Always Artichoke and sponged with Mellow Moss, it is also popped up on dimensionals it straddles the Chocolate Chip ribbon. The phrase is from On Your Birthday.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Of the Earth- Clean and Simple

The card base is Kraft, the first image is Mellow Moss on Mellow Moss attached directly to the base. then Ruby Red on Ruby Red on dimensionals, last Not Quite Navy on NQN this one has 2 layer of dimensional on 3 corners but only1 on the top right corner. This card could be stamped as a Thank-you card, a Birthday card or left as a plain Note card.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Vintage Vogue

My card isn't very vintage looking, but I like it. The card is Basic Black and Real Red. The bottom piece of Real Red has the vine randomly stamped in Stazon, I prefer Stazon to the Basic Black ink pad, I feel that Basic Black has too much under tones of purple. The top piece of Real Red has the vine done with Versamark for a tone on tone effect. I stamped the flowers and the F in Stazon on Real Red and cut them out, I popped them with dimensioals. Friend is stamped directly on the back ground. The flowers centers are Fire Rhinestone Brads.
My open house is this Thursday. Stop by and check out all that is going on, and have a piece of Tin Roof brownie, it's all good!