Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I wanted to take a quick minute to post an Easter card. This is a re-post of last years Easter's card. Some of the colors are now retired, and I got the idea from Jackie Topa. I hope you all are having a fantastic Easter

Stamps: Medallion
Ink: Pale Plum & Perfect Plum Classic Ink, Whisper White Craft Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum
Misc: White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Modern Label Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sweet Day

Not only is today a sweet day since everyone will be getting some chocolate, this card is designed to be for a sweet day as well. Today we are having an Easter egg hunt at the house, and everyone gets chocolate afterward. I try to always do this before Easter so we can attempt to explain the difference between the reason for Easter and the Easter bunny.

I love all of the sets that were designed for the sweet treats cups. I did not use the cups on this card, but I did use the stamp set. If you were going to mail a card done with this stamp set, not using the cups, but instead stamping some images inside the gumball machine is a great way to not have to use the padded envelopes or pay for extra shipping. It might not be quite as fun for the recipient, but it still looks cool and is fun to make.

Stamps: Something Sweet
Inks: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry
Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Rich Razzleberry DSP, Crumb Cake DSP,
Misc: Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch

I need to get out of here, I have to get the bowls ready for dying Easter Eggs..... wow am I behind this year. I hope you all have a very Happy Easter.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

where does time go???

I really don't know. I have the best intentions of posting every second day, and then life gets in the way. I think we are well past the 3 bad things that come together, heck we might even be past 3 sets of 3 at this point. All I know is I am sick of bad things happening, and more than ready for some good.

This is a card from one of my club months. I'm thinking February, but I really don't know anymore.... that's how far behind I am. I love using the Medallion stamp, it just makes the most beautiful cards. I got the idea for this card off the internet somewhere, but now I have no clue where.... I wrote it down on a piece of paper and have since lost it. I changed several parts to it, but it is essentially the same card. There are so many ways to change up the look of the Medallion stamp, and using sponge daubers to create it in 2 tone is one of the best ways. I didn't want the card to look too flat so I sprayed the chocolate chip layer with water and crumpled it before putting it on the card base. It just adds a bit more interest to the card.

It's hard to see here, you really need to see it in real life, but I used shimmer paint and mixed it with rubbing alcohol and created a shimmer spray with the champagne shimmer paint. This card is sooo sparkly in real life. I also used a chocolate chip marker and the color spritzer to create the darker sprinkles on the card.

Stamps: Medallion
Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip Marker
Papers: Blushing Bride DSP, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red
Misc: Linen Thread, Brights Buttons, Pearls, Small Heart Punch, Heart To Heart Punch, Color Spritzer, Shimmer Paint, Antique Brads, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

lookie here....

This time when I blinked it has been less than a week.... makes me actually believe things will get better. I am so far behind posting its not even funny. This is from last months (I think) monthly stamp club. I love making clean and simple cards and then finding ways to add a little touch to them to make them pop. In this case it is the sanded background stamp in the same color as the cardstock. I love that stamp and I swear it adds the perfect touch every time. If you don't own any background stamps you are missing out!! If I'm having a hard time figuring out what I want to do I'll grab a background stamp that piques my interest and go from there.

Stamps: Perfect Punches, Sanded
Inks: Marina Mist
Papers: Old Olive, Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Misc: Wide Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Lattice Embossing Folder, Brights Button, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Library Clip

Today seems to be a good stamping day. I made several cards today, got ready for a class, managed to get my fingers completely covered with reinkers, and now I'm posting on here..... lets hope tomorrow is as good to me as today was. Now I'm going to try and get some digital scrapbooking done.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

loads of love

First off I want to thank all of you who have checked in on me and emailed me to make sure I'm still here and doing ok. I blinked and a month has passed. I think things are less hectic now. My Grams has been moved at least temporarily into a full care nursing home. There are good and bad aspects to this, the worst being that she is farther away than she was which means it takes FOR-EVER to drive down for a visit. I'm glad she seems to like it there and the staff is wonderful, which makes it easier knowing I can't visit everyday. I've had to place this creative outlet on the back burner since pretty much the first of the year, but I've become so stressed that I've decided I need to make the time to de-stress and get my creative juices flowing. This should translate into more blogging.

Ok, now onto what you all came here for. This card could be a valentines type card or just a just because I love you card, or even an anniversary card.

Stamps: Loads of Love
Inks: Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Papers: Pear Pizazz DSP, Sweet Pea DSP (retired), Pear Pizazz Cardstock, Old Olive Cardstock, Blushing Bride Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Watercolor paper
Misc: Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Mini Library Clip, Aqua Painters, Pinking Hearts Edge Punch,

I love the extra little detail that is added by the Crystal Effects onto the watercolored hearts. It really makes them stand out in real life.

I hope you will all be back later in the week to see some more posts.