Saturday, July 25, 2009

Moonlit dove

This card is a bit different from what I usually do and I don't quite know what to make of it. Starting to grow on me though and was easy, so maybe I'll try some more. I bought this beautiful dove stamp at the stamp show but the image doesn't turn out anything like how theirs did. Their sample was all white with touches of blue and green, with pink flowers and green leaves--very striking. But MY stamp just comes out all one color like it's nighttime, and theirs looked like daytime. Is it possible there were 2 versions of the stamp? Anyhow, I almost threw the darn thing away because I couldn't do anything I liked with it. But I just don't know how to give up and kept playing with different colors until I found one I liked. This is vintage sepia, and after stamping it, it seemed natural to go with torn and inked edges. The dark brown background is some mica paper I had put through the cuttlebug a while back. Inked the card and threw together a flower and some "skittles". I don't know--what do you think??? Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Note card gift set

Here's a little gift set I made for my chemo buddy as a surprise. She can use the cards for thank you's, thinking of you, birthday, whatever. I made a pile of those with a Quickutz folder in my cuttlebug and a row of daisies from Walk In My Garden. Daisies are one of her fav flowers. Then I wanted a nice container for the cards so I made this box through trial and error until I had it right. I love how the butterfly from Indie Art turned out using the regular cut, the blackout, and the shadow all layered together. The daisies are from WIMG again, at 3 sizes and shadowed. Swirls are from Home Decor, and those cute leaves are from the daisy shapabilities by Spellbinder. Hope she can make use of this. But if not it's still cute to look at, right? Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

May your day bloom...

Here's a happy little card for my chemo buddy. How can you not smile at those darling faces! These Peachy keen stamps are just such feel good stamps--gee, I have other ones I haven't even used yet because I keep reaching for these! Ah well. I added a touch of glitter to the flowers and a drop of liquid glass to the bugs. The embossed edges were done with my scor-bug (which I totally forgot I had and love to use!).

I hope you're all having a great summer. We're heading to vacation in NC next week where it is hopefully warm and dry (unlike here). And I take a big tote of card making goods just in case! Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Elegant teacup

The last card I did for my chemo buddy was just a simple quickie card that was rather blah (ya know those days when you are rushed for time and MUST create something but don't feel inspired?). Yeah. So I felt bad that it wasn't nicer and wanted the next one to show I put some effort and thought into it. I wanted it to be pretty and elegant, and am happy with how this one turned out. I have this background stamp that I just love, and I used it to emboss gold on part of the card, and white on the rest. I also gold embossed the teacup stamp then cut it out with my large scallop nestabilities. I cut another larger scallop out on gold foil paper. I used the threading water punch for a double scallop border, and added a few flat sided pearls to finish it off. Inside the sentiment says: Sending you a special blend of thoughts and wishes. I think she'll like this one. Thanks for taking a peek!

A Child's Year card

Here is my first card with A child's Year. This is a fantastic, loaded cartridge. For those of you who don't think you want it--you do! Each button has multiple images and functions that you don't even know about until you see the booklet. I can see me doing many, many layouts and cards with this.
So anyhow, this image was cut at 3 1/2" and I couldn't believe how nicely it cut. All of the pattern papers are Ancestry by K&Co. I've seen the sentiment as a stamp, but since I don't own it, I printed it up on the computer. Perfect sentiment for so many of the images on this cart. And I'm headed off to do some more playing myself. Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Peachy Keen birthday

I finally broke down and bought some Peachy Keen stamps, just because I wanted something cute and fun and whimsical. And how cute is that little face! All of the papers are Martha Stewart and I used nestabilities to cut out the flower and circle scallop. These stamps are fun and easy to color and took no time at all. The little butterflies were a last minute touch. (Shhhh, the edges of my birthday stamp smudged some ink and I had to hide it!) Part of being creative is knowing how to creatively hide your mistakes-LOL! Thanks for taking a peek!


This was a card for my chemo buddy I did right before the 4th of July. I needed something easy to do because time was short with getting ready for my family party, so I turned to these awesome rub-ons by Fancy Pants I'd just gotten. I wasn't sure what I'd do with this particular sheet, but decided it would make a nice card for my buddy since she's of an age when home sewing was the thing to do. My dotted background paper was some I made a week earlier when playing with a new dotted background stamp. (Don't I always seem to have something new to play with?) I just used some cheap pink ink on white cardstock with the stamp, then inked the edges. I made the brown paper with the scallop border by pressing a brown inkpad on some textured blush cardstock. I thought these papers worked great with the rub-ons. So I just threw those papers together and added the rub-ons--couldn't be easier. The second picture shows the inside of the card, also done with rub-ons from the same sheet. Aren't they pretty? Thanks for taking a peek!

Sailboat Birthday w/Angelina Fibers

Oh , my poor blog! So neglected and starved for attention. It sure got crazy at home trying to get things ready for our annual July 4th bash. The rain interfered so much and by evening I was beat! Now I have a bunch of cards to post and a ton of wonderful blog awards to hand out. Everyone has been so kind and generous to me with their comments and awards--goodness I've missed you all so much!
So this card is my sailboat stamp from Class Act (they are based in Canada and have an amazing supply of stamps perfect for guys). I use this stamp quite a bit, but this time I played with my Angelina fibers again. I made the sails with the white fiber and cut it out as one piece. I colored and stamped the boat part and cut that out as well. Next I did the water with white and a touch of blue, green, and gold fibers. Isn't that so cool looking? The clouds were stamped and heat embossed, then I layered everything on top, added the sentiment and some dew drops. I thought it made for an unusual look, and my son was dutifully impressed when I gave it to him.
Oh, and a big shout out to my Auntie Carol who told me she loves to visit my blog and actually reads what I write and loves my cards. She doesn't know how to leave a comment, and that's ok--I'm thrilled she visits just because she loves me. Back at ya Auntie Carol!