Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Santa Gift Card Holder Card

I know what I'm putting in people's sockings this year. These were fun to make and I've already gotten others inspired to make them for their families sockings as well. :)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Blossoms Abound

Hooray! I've made a card that I didn't need for any particular reason...now I can start a "stash" :)
Stamps: Blossoms Abound, French Script
Paper: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Ink: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Garden Green, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, The Tearing Edge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges
All materials Stampin' Up!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

More Holy Triptych Cards

I loved the first Holy Triptych card I did with the pinks and green. I wanted to try the same layout and stamps but with different colors. Here's the ones I tried using orange tones. I think I'll also be trying some blues and purples next.
Stamps: Holy Triptych, French Script
Ink: Apricot Appeal (on top card), Pumpkin Pie (on bottom card)
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip (on top card), Basic Black textured (on bottom card)
Accessories: VersaMark Pad, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Powder Pal, Heat Tool, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, 2-way glue pen (on bottom card), Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (on bottom card), Ticket Corner Punch (on top card), Corner Rounder Punch, Stamping Sponges, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon (on bottom card), Chocolate Organdy Ribbon (from the local craft store)
All materials Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Monday, October 8, 2007

Birthday Card for Mother-in-Law

My mother-in-law's birthday is this month and her is the card I made for her. I used Stickles on the flower...I gotta tell you...I loved the ease of using it but I didn't like how long it took to dry and I didn't like how it pulled up the color, turning it a funny looking pink around the edges....Think I'll probably stick with using the 2-way glue pen and glitter.
Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Weathered, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Yoyo Yellow, Pink Passion
Paper: Pixie Pink, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Accessories: Paper Snips, Stickles (bought from local craft store), 1/8" circle punch, Fire Rhinestone Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals
All materials Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Lavender Birthday Wishes

A co-worker needed a card for his wife's birthday. I asked him what colors/flowers she liked so I could create the card around those factors. Here is what I made, what do ya think? What girl wouldn't like some rhinestone bling? :)
Stamps: Canvas Background Stamp, Fabulous Flowers, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Lavender Lace, Mellow Moss
Paper: Lavender Lace, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Accessories: Ice Rhinestone Brads, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Paper Snips, Powder Pals, 1/8" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
All materials Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Holy Triptych Card

Okay, so who doesn't just love this Holiday Mini Stamp Set, Holy Triptych? I got this super cute card idea from Vicki. Check out her blog when you get a chance, she has some great cards posted there.
Stamps: French Script, Holy Triptych
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Rose Red
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, VersaMark Pad, Silver Emboss Powder, Heal Tool, Powder Pal, Stamping Sponges, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon
All Materials Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

My Friend Michele's great cards

My friend Michele does not have a blog and so I am showcasing her adoreable cards. Aren't they cute?

Friday, September 7, 2007

Oh So Lovely Cards

Isn't this the cutest, simplest card ever?!? I CASED most of this from cischroed at SCS. I loved it so much, I just had to try it in more colors. This was my first attempt at reverse masking and it was fun!!!!
Stamps: Oh, So Lovely Stamp Set and Sincere Salutations Stamp Set
Ink: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Stamping Sponges, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens
Materials Stampin' Up!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Wonderous Gift Card (version #2)

So I have to say...I love this emboss resist technique...This will probably be a part of the September Stamp Camp. Anyway...Here is another card using the Wonderous Gift Stamp Set and the emboss resist technique. I wanted to add more to this card but I was afraid. You ever want to add more and are just afraid that you're going to over do it and ruin your creation? Yeah...that's my situation here...oh well....
Stamps: Wonderous Gift, Warm Words
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: VersaMark Pad, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Silver Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Powder Pal, Embossing Buddy, Hobby Blade, 2-way Glue Pen, Stamping Sponges, Photo Corners from Micheals
Most materials Stampin' Up!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Wonderous Gift Card

Ever since I got the Fall-Winter Catalog, I've wanted to get the Wonderous Gift Stamp Set (pg 34). Well, I finally ordered it, received it and put it together this week! And...I've never tried the emboss resist and have been wanting to try it as well...So here's the creation with Wonderous Gift Stamp Set and emboss resist.
Stamps: Wonderous Gift, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Designer Paper from Craft Warehouse
Accessories: VersaMark Pad, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Stamping Sponges, Hobby Blade, Heat Tool, Powder Pal, Embossing Buddy, 2-way Glue Pen, Photo Corners from Micheals
Most materials Stampin' Up!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Event Full Card

I was having trouble thinking of a 4th card for today's stamp camp. I knew I wanted to use the Event Full Hostess Set, so I went to SCS to look through the gallery. My husband walks in and sees this card and says, "Ooo...that's a nice one...do that...." So I did. This card is CASEd from Pure-Genius at SCS. Thanks Pure-Genius and Thanks hubby! :)
Stamps: Event Full Hostess Set
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red Marker, Old Olive Marker, Certainly Celery Marker, White Gel Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals
All materials Stampin' Up!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Happy Everything Card

I had fun trying to CASE this card from the Stampin' Up! Tampa Regionals (03-2007). I changed a few minor things but it's almost the same as their example. I free cut the leaves, bent them a little and added some lines to make them look a little more "life-like"? :)
Stamps: Happy Everything, Canvas
Inks: Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Garden Green
Card stock: Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Garden Green
Accessories: Stamping Sponges, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads, 1/8” Circle Handheld Punch
All materials Stampin' Up!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Split Negative - Butterfly of Happiness

I have made my first attempt at the Split Negative Technique. You can't see that great from this picture, but I made the red butterfly 3-d and then glued it to the card. Tell me what you think. I'm completely open to suggestions (and tips)...
Stamps: Butterfly of Happiness
Inks: Whisper White Craft Ink, Ballet Blue Craft Ink, Real Red Classic Ink
Card stock: Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: 2 way glue pen, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Powder Pal
All materials Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Both Way Blossoms Card

I'm back and I'm preparing for this Saturday's Stamp Camp. Here is one of the cards we'll be making. I got this idea from Tracy Leggett. Check out her blog http://stampingirl.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ if you get the chance. She has some great cards posted!
Stamps: Both Way Blossoms, Edgy Eloquence
Inks: StazOn Jet Black

Card stock: Whisper White
Accessories: ribbon, Watercolor pencils

All materials Stampin' Up! except ribbon

Friday, August 10, 2007

Chocolate Cake card

I love making these scratch 'n' sniff cards. I had my monthly Stamp Camp make these and I think they enjoyed the outcome, at least it made them all hungry for chocolate cake afterwards!
Stamps: Eat Cake
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Card stock: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Accessories: Veramark Pad, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Brads, Heat Tool, Clear Emboss Powder, sugar-free hot chocolate drink mix
All materials Stampin' Up! except drink mix

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Adorable card

I got the idea to do this card from the Stampin' Success July 2007 issue. I just love their new Prints Designer Series Paper! I have a friend that is going to have a baby soon and I made this card for her shower. I love the sky blue and regal rose combo. I took the white thread and sponged it with regal rose ink to get it to match the other regal rose coloring...fun but a little messy...I have no patience with waiting for things to dry :) oh well....
Stamps: Canvas, Warm Words
Inks: Regal Rose
Card stock: Regal Rose, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Soft Sky Prints Designer Series paper
Accessories: 2-Way Glue Pen, sanding blocks, Stampin' Dimensionals, thread, chipboard, Soft Subtles eyelets
Most materials Stampin' Up!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Delight in Life card

It's been a crazy long week and I've finally gotten the chance to sit down and make a card. This is the first time I've tried Dry Embossing...wow that takes some time and patience, but fun and I love the effect it creates. I got the idea for this card from Kristine Reynolds. Thanks Kristine!
Stamps: Delight in Life, Friends are Like Flowers
Inks: Basic Black, Apricot Appeal, Green Galore
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Apricot Appeal, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Classy Brass Templates, Stylus, Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter, Stamping Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals
All materials Stampin' Up!