Saturday, July 11, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Stamp Set - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock & DP - Sage Shadow, Basic grey. Nouveau Chic DP
Inks - Basic grey
Accessories - Basic Grey taffeta ribbon, Styled silver HPH, Big Shot Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.
I spent around an hour and half last night making a card for Rhiannon's birthday from her sister. It has lots of glitter and bling, plus my first attempt at cutting lift flaps onto a card. I was too lazy to take a pic after I finished it so will post one tomorrow.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Anyway, I managed to get a little playtime yesterday so that I could make a card for Steve's aunt Viv and got a few others made as well (no pic of that card until after her birthday which, by coincidence, is shared by her great niece Rhiannon).
First, the reason for the expedited order - Pony Party!! Is this not just the perfect set for little girls?? I know that Rhiannon will love it. I am also really loving the new Kaleidoscope paper (used below). I know it isn't everyone's taste but, if you have little girls, it is just fabulous!
Cardstock & DP - Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Whisper White. Kaleidoscope DP
Inks - Black Stazon, Pixie Pink & Pink Passion markers
Accessories - Lots and lots of Dazzling Diamonds!! Modern Label punch, Slot punch, Scallop Edge punch, Dimensionals.
This is also a new 2-step stamping set from the new catalog called Greenhouse Garden. I think it is now a firm favorite and works beautifully for using the stamping off technique.
I loved the card idea from the new catalog that used this set so decided to CASE it
Stamp Sets - Greenhouse Garden, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock & DP - Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, Whisper White. Bashful Blue DP (from a retired hostess pack)
Inks - Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss.
Accessories - Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon, Dimensionals, Word label punch
The same set but using a different color scheme. I can't stop using this new In Color, Rich Razzleberry.
Cardstock & DP - Rich Razzleberry textured, Whisper White, Old Olive. Razzleberry Lemonade DP.
Inks - Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango
Accessories - Old Olive satin ribbon (retired), Scallop Oval punch, Dimensionals
Finally, another favorite of mine, Bird on a Branch, with some new colors
Stamp Sets - Bird on a Branch, Short & Sweet.
Cardstock & DP - Bermuda Bay textured, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla. Thoroughly Modern DP
Inks - Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede.
Accessories - Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbons, Filigree brad, Dimensionals
That's all for now. I'm off to see if I can come up with some more ideas for these fun goodies.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The first was using the Thoughts and Prayers set. I had no intention of buying this set until I made some cards with it at Nancy's stamp camp and fell in love. It is one of those sets that works for so many things and in so many color schemes. Here I used one of my all time favorite color combos of Mellow Moss and Perfect Plum.
Stamp Set - Thoughts & Prayers
Cardstock & DP - Mellow Moss, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum (textured), Very Vanilla. Perfect Plum DP
Inks - Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Accessories - Dimensionals, Flower brad
Nancy mentioned this color combo and I thought I would try it out. It also gave me a chance to use some more of the retired Green tea DP that I have been hoarding.
Cardstock & DP - Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Whisper White. Green Tea DP
Inks - Baja Breeze
Accessories - Baja breeze satin ribbon, ribbon slider from a retired HPH set, Dimensionals, Scallop Square punch (Marvy), Big Shot Texturz plate (Flourishes)
Another attempt at playing with the Cheers to You set. This is a very masculine card and I love the fun effect given by using the liquid applique for the head on the beer.
Cardstock & DP - Going Grey, Basic Grey, Night of Navy, Handsome Hunter, Whisper White. Prestwick DP (?)
Inks - Black Stazon, Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel marker.
Accessories - Big Shot Texturz plate (Harlequin), Silver brads, Modern Label punch, Dimensionals, Scallop Square punch, Crystal effects, Liquid applique.
And finally, another card made with the fabulous new DP, Razzleberry Lemonade. I think I am officially in love with all the current in colors but this DP is going to be an all time favorite. Thankfully I have at least a whole year to play around with it. All of these wonderful goodies will be available when the new catalog starts tomorrow, July 1st.
Stamp Sets - Sentiment from Fresh Cuts, Matchbox Messages (frame)
Cardstock & DP - Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry. Razzleberry lemonade DP and Vellum.
Inks - Rich Razzleberry, Versamark and Copper embossing powder.
Accessories - Rich razzleberry ribbon, Filigree brad.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Stamp Sets - Autumn Days, Kind & Caring thoughts (sentiment)
Cardstock & DP - Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Ink - Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla craft.
Accessories - Antique brass brads, glue dots.
The pheasant was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock with Soft Suede ink and then cut out and mounted on glue dots over the same image stamped onto the Crushed Curry card layer.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The flowers were stamped onto whisper white paper and then cut out and mounted on dimensionals around the border of the top note. I used Rich Razzleberry ink to sponge around the edge. The sentiment is from the new Kind & Caring thoughts set.
Stamp sets - Eastern Blooms, Kind & Caring thoughts
Cardstock & DP - Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White. Razzleberry lemonade DP
Inks - Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Accessories - Rich Razzleberry ribbon, Dimensionals, Big Shot top note die
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Stamps - Surfing Snoopy. Sun from Just Beachy
Cardstock & DP - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery. Flowers for you DP (SU! retired)
Inks - Black Stazon, Certainly Celery, Night of Navy. SU! markers
Accessories - Big Shot Scallop envelope die, Tempting Turquoise ribbon, Cuttlebug folder, Scallop edge punch, bling flower sent by my sister.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I had one more evening of playing with my new toys before having to start working on teacher gifts etc.
Isn't this new set lovely? It's a level 2 hostess set from the new catalog called Wings of Friendship. I thought it would look nice with softer colors and so I chose some old favorites.
Stamp set - Wings of friendship (level 2 hostess from new catalog)
Cardstock & DP - Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla. Flowers were stamped and then cut from retired hostess pack DP - apricot appeal
Inks - Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa. Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal and Close to Cocoa markers.
Accessories - Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon, ivory pearls from Pretties kit
These next three cards were all made with the new level 3 hostess set, Kind and caring thoughts. It is really versatile and is perfect for using the "stamping off" technique.
Stamp set - Kind & Caring thoughts
Cardstock & DP - Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White. Razzleberry lemonade DP.
Inks - Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Accessories - Oval and scallop oval nesties, Dimensionals, Rich Razzleberry ribbon, Filigree brad.
Isn't this color combo just wonderful? I think this may be one of my new favorites which surprised me.
This card shows the other two floral images from the set and I like how they look with this color combination.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I also got to play with the first of my new stamp sets. This is a level 3 hostess set from the new catalog called Kind and Caring Thoughts. It has beautiful floral images and some lovely sentiment stamps, including the Best Wishes used on this first card.
Stamp set - Kind & Caring Thoughts (level 3 hostess set in new catalog)
Cardstock & DP - Very vanilla, Rich Razzleberry. Razzleberry Lemonade DP.
Inks - Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Accessories - Rich Razzleberry ribbon, Scallop Oval punch, Dimensionals
No "new" stamp sets on this next card but I do love this little animals - cute, funny and easy to color.
Stamp set - Animal Crackers
Cardstock & DP - Barely Banana (plain and textured), Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Crushed Curry.
Inks - Black Stazon, SU! markers
Accessories - Flower brad, Crushed Curry ribbon, Scallop square punch, Dimensionals, Big Shot Texturz plate (large dots), Scallop edge punch.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Cardstock & DP - Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Whisper White. Razzleberry Lemonade DP.
Ink - Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Dusty Durango ribbon, Filligree brad, Dimensionals, Big Shot top note die.
Cardstock & DP - Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla, Watercolor paper. Razzleberry Lemonade DP.
Inks - Black Stazon, watercoloring with SU! markers (including the new IN COLORS - yay) and aqua painter
Accessories - Dusty Durango ribbon, Dimensionals, Corner rounder punch
Not the new stuff but a set I have only used a few times. I wanted to try something different and so made a gate fold. I want to add some ribbon through the eyelet but couldn't decide on the color so left it open for now.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Isn't this just stunning? This was made by Wendy Berens and she added some sparkle to pocket silhouette stamp.
This was made by Jane Ries - another idea to try for the Cheers to You set.
I think this little notepad cover was made by Mary Ellen Bowlby- love this paper.
Elmo and Cookie monster wer made by Nancy - how cute are they?
This was made by Laurie Perkins - beautiful layout and embossing.
This was made by Terry Earhart. The tie cut-out was a wonderful idea.
This was made by Beverley Harris
I think this was by Carol Lyons but will check.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Stamp Sets - Cheep Talk
Cardstock & DP - Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Good morning sunshine DP
Inks - Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Brocade Blue
Accessories - Corduroy buttons - Chocolate Chip and Summer Sun, brown hemp twine
Friday, June 5, 2009
Stamp sets - Warm Words
Cardstock & DP - Raspberry Tart, Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red
Inks - Rose Red
Accessories - Big Shot Flower layers #3 die, Scallop oval punch, Wide pink ribbon (non- SU!), Rose Red ribbon, metal pail, florists foam, Dimensionals, Self adhesive gemstones (Michaels), circle punch (Marvy) oh, and the suckers.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The first has a "hinged" flap on the front to give it a little more interest. The sentiment under the flap was computer generated because my handwriting is awful.
Stamp Sets - Pun Fun
Cardstock & DP - Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun textured. Good morning Sunshine DP
Inks - Black Stazon, SU! markers
Accessories - brads.
This second father's day card was made with an adorable Riley Moose stamp. My husband really loves trains so this is sure to be a hit.
Stamp Sets - Train Riley (Hanna Stamps)
Cardstock & DP - Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Whisper White. Sweet Slumber DSP
Inks - Black Stazon, Night of Navy (inside), SU! markers
Accessories - None (!!!!!)
Now, on to the card from today. I was at home nursing a really sore toe (unfortunate encounter between my big toe nail and the stone steps - ick), so I had more time to play than usual. I decided that, since I already have some new hostess sets on the way from the new catalog, I should at least try to make sure that I have used all the sets I already have!!
I like the idea of this card using the Goody Goody Gumdrops set, but it looked better in my head than in reality. May have to play around with the layout some more. The sundae glasses were paper pieced with the striped DP.
Cardstock & DP - Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White. Sweet always DP
Inks - Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, SU! markers
Accessories - ribbon (non-SU!), Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
She brought it to Nancy's last demo meeting and I thought it was such a great idea.
She made hers with Tea Party DP and Sweet Stems. What I love about this is that you can leave some of the circles blank (as I have done on the back but didn't think to take a picture of) and add punched photos instead of stamps. I think I will make one for my mum for her birthday and have a picture of each of her 4 grandchildren.
Tins were bought from Target (favor tins) and most other supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamp sets - Darling Dots (Hostess level 1 SS09)
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Stamp sets - Perfume Sophie (Hanna Stamps), Short & Sweet (Stampin'Up!)
Cardstock & DP - Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Watercolor paper. Washington Apple and Riding Hood Red DP
Inks - Stazon Black, Riding Hood Red, Stampin'Up! markers (blended using aqua painter)
Accessories - Dimensionals, Circle and scallop circle punches (Marvy), Scalloped oval punch (SU!), Prima flowers, red self-adhesive gemstones (Michaels?).
I also got the first father's day card made but my camera batteries died and need to be recharged so I'll share that later.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
After all that blabbering, here are a few things I have worked on over the last few days.
This is a little card for Rhiannon's graduation. As it is for kindergarten, I wanted something cute and I have been itching to use this set. I have to say, I wanted to use the owl from the set too but it kind of overwhelmed the little tree so I stuck with the deer.
Stamp Sets - Forest Friends, Warm words
Cardstock & DP - Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla. Delicate Dots DP (SAB 2009)
Inks - Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss
Accessories - Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip corduroy brads
Next is the first card for Anwyn's birthday and I'm really not all that thrilled with it so, if anyone has any thoughts on how to improve it, please feel free to share ( I oopsed up on coloring the letters so would have to re-make it anyway). I know that she will love the image as she is a HUGE Snoopy fan (she currently owns 7 of them) but the rest is just not making me happy.
Cardstock & DP - Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Watercolor paper. Bali Breeze DP (retired)
Inks - Black Stazon, SU Markers
Accessories - Deckled rectangle nestie, Dimensionals, Yellow ribbon (non-SU!)
Lastly, this is the card I have made for Steve for our anniversary. Earth Elements will always be my favorite color family and, when i decided that the squirrel needed to be a red squirrel, the logical choice was for those colors!
Cardstock & DP - Sahara Sand, Old Olive (textured) Really Rust, Whisper White. Fall Flowers DP
Inks - Black Stazon, Really Rust, SU! markers
Accessories - Dimensionals, Rust ribbon (non SU!)
I'm hoping to get started on Father's day cards tomorrow so that I know they are done (I am getting very forgetful these days.....)