Monday, December 5, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
To make the poinsettia, I used the Island Floral die, the Stocking Accents die, and the 5 Petal Flower punch. The light bulb from the Stocking Accents die is a perfect shape and is a little smaller, complimenting the 3-petal cluster from the Island Floral die. The second layer from the top has a mix of the single petal from the Island Floral die and the light bulb, because it is true of poinsettias to have larger and smaller sizes. I used the medium leaf stamp from the French Foliage stamp set to help give it the right look.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
We were asked to prepare something from the mini catalog for one of the upcoming holidays. I thought I'd use the Holiday Stocking Die. Above is what you might think of when you see this die, the traditional stocking. Cute and fun and endless possibilities with papers and embossing folders.
Stamps: Beautiful Season
CS: Real Red, VV, Holly Berry Bouquet DP
Ink: Real Red
Misc.: Holiday Stocking Die, Stocking Accents Die, Glimmer Brights brads.
What I thought of was this baby booty. Nice to be able to use this die for something other than Christmas. I made the stocking and the booty as a card. So, it doesn't have anything to do with a holiday but I wanted to share it anyway and tossed in another option for the die after this.
CS: Blushing Bride
Misc.: Holiday Stocking die, Snowburst EF, Victoria ribbon, VV taffeta
I decided to give the witch's boot a go after seeing so many around. I googled it and found Sandi MacIver had instructions on her blog. It turned out pretty cute. I tossed in a gift card for a movie at the theater, not a bad treat.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Today I'm sharing one that I copied from the current issue of Paper Crafts (p. 49). The original creator of the card used a color or two from another company, so I picked what I thought went together. On the splotches of color, I used Soft Suede but stamped off on paper before stamping the card.
Sets: French Foliage, Thank You Kindly
CS: VV, Soft Suede
Ink: More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
Misc.: Linen thread, mustard button
A nice, quick card if you are short on time.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
I am so happy to have the opportunity to join this hop. Being military and having experienced deployments and knowing first hand how happy everyone is on both ends when mail is received, this makes my heart happy. I haven't been stamping lately but I'm jumping back in and taking time to enjoy the little things, which includes stamping.
I'm thinking by now you know what OWH is about, but just in case, people send them cards for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. They (OWH) package them up and send them overseas so the military can use them to send greetings to their family. Another way to stay connected.
Sets: Pines and Poinsettias, Occasional Quotes
CS: VV, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Berry Bouquet DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Markers: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Misc.: Festive Finishes Letterpress, Real Red satin ribbon, dimensionals
Monday, August 15, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The card I envisioned doing since I signed up for the blog hop, it turns out I don't own the set. How did that happen? I went with a ship thinking of those that we are an ocean apart from. The sentiment reads "You're never more than a thought away."
Stamps: The Open Sea, Whimsical Words
CS: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, VV
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Choc. Chip, Crumb Cake
Misc.: Espresso Baker's Twine, Dimensionals
I hope you have a great weekend with whatever you have planned. I was excited to hear the next town over from us is having a parade. We will be giving thanks and honor those that gave their lives and health to keep our nation safe. On behalf of my family, I want to thank all veterans this Memorial Day.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
I love the way this card turned out. It is beautimous, if I do say so myself.
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Afterthoughts
CS: WW, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Misc.: Elegant Lines EF, Daffodil Delight taffeta, scallop punch
Saturday, May 14, 2011
You just came from Lori's blog Paper Castles.
Your next stop is Kris's blog Maddiebug Designs.
The theme for the blog hop is "Color My World". I have to admit, when I signed up for this, I wanted to brayer a sunset and use the Extreme Surfboard stamp. It didn't quite work out that way. Our son is having his Eagle Court of Honor next month and I have ~75 invitations to make. I wanted to make several samples for him to pick from and this is what he likes best.
I made a criss cross card, roughed up the edges a little on the diagonal cuts and the chocolate chip oval border of the eagle. I used 12x12 textured crumb cake for the band around the card.
Stamps: In Wilderness
CS: VV, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Watercolor
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Misc.: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I'm thinking it was last fall that I saw this card in a Stampin' Success magazine. I thought it was such a creative way to use the words from these two sets. I got around to making several of these cards a few months ago.These next two cards I CASEd but I don't know from where. Please, if you know whose ideas these were, let me know. I want to give credit to them.