Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dream a little....

I don't why, but I just love the look of this bird in the sunset! Maybe it's the dark shadow in the vibrant background....
Colors: Barn Red, Sunflower, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Desert Sand
Stamps: April Word Puzzle (bird), With Love (branches), Card Commentary (dream), Simple Stitches

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Time for a change...

Thought I would try a new blog look! What do you think?

Post a comment and let me know!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Polished Stone

Good morning! I wanted to share this card with you today. The technique is an oldy but a goody - polished stone!

We will make this card at stamp camp on May 9th.

Colors: Cranberry, Dutch Blue, White Daisy
Stamps: Just Like You
Accessories: Ribbon, Cranberry eyelets

Saturday, April 26, 2008

A little graffiti...

This is card focuses on a technique called graffiti.

We will be making this card at Stamp Camp on May 9th!

Colors: Moonstruck, White Daisy
Stamps: Say It In Style (May stamp of the month)
Accessories: White Daisy Bigger Brads

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Gift Card Holder

I found the directions for this card on the ScorPal site.
Colors: Amethyst, Sweet Leaf, Hydrangea, Baby Pink
Stamps: Happy Birthday, Birthday Bash

A Pocket Card

This is a fun pocket card that I saw on Dawn's Stamping Thoughts and had to give a try!
Colors: Heavenly Blue, Holiday Red and Honey.
Stamps: Wonderful Charms
Other: White Gel Pen

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

No stamping on this one!

Michael's keeps putting Cricut cartridges on sale and of course I have to keep buying them!

I used the Base Camp, Fabulous Finds and Opposites Attract cartridges on this layout.

Colors: Amethyst, Black and Key Lime.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

And the winner is....

Clare Dempsey! Isn't this a great design?
Thank you to my Customer Design Team for some really great entries! Thanks also to my fellow consultants for helping to choose a winner! It was really close!
I'm glad I didn't have to choose the winner!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Something Springy

Thought I would post a simple, yet fun spring card.
I used the outline flower from Rustic Flowers to create the spirograph look.
Colors: Ocean, Topiary, Bubblegum
Stamps: Rustic Flowers
Accessories: Button

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Few Cards to Tide You Over...

I thought I would post a variety of older cards (haven't had time to create lately!) so that you had something new to look at!
The first card was made using the retired Cocoa Cafe papers, Solo "T" and Precious Alphabet stamps sets.
The second card was made using the Faux Linen technique. Colors are Smokey Plum, Chocolate, Bamboo and Black. Stamps sets are Butterflies (retired), Airmail.
The third card was made using the Summertime stamp set. Colors are Ocean, White Daisy and Bubblegum.
The fourth card shows the Outdoor Thoughts stamp set in a whole new light. The vase is actually a fish, the flowers are hearts. I also used the Ritzy Ribbon set on this card. Colors are New England Ivy, Smoke Plum and White Daisy.

Monday, April 14, 2008

A fun card!

This card was made using the Script embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I also used the Funky Circle Frame die.
Colors: Autumn Terracotta, Crystal Blue, Sunflower, Olive
Stamps: With Love (flowers), Say It In Style (Thank You)


Thought I would post a very masculine card today.

I used two Cuttlebug embossing folders on this one: Distressed Stripes and Diamonds in the Rough.

Colors: Cranberry, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue and Bamboo.
Stamps: Off Road

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Cupcake Birthday Card

Here's another card using the June Stamp of the Month, With Love. The stamp set itself is flowers, vases, stems and leaves, so you have to think outside of the box for this one!

The cupcake wrapper was created by stamping the short vase from the set on striped paper. The cupcake top is the ice cream from the I Scream stamp set. Candles are stems and the flames are leaves.

Once again, I inked up the embossing folder before running my cardstock through. I would not recommend using Close To My Heart or Stampin' Up's black inks on your folders. They both stain right away. I used a Marvy Uchida black ink pad for this project. Close To My Heart used to carry them, but unfortunately they no longer do.

Colors: Ocean, Black, Vineyard Berry, Buttercup
Stamps: With Love (June Stamp of the Month), I Scream and Today's Date (August Stamp of the Month)
Accessories: Black Organdy Ribbon, pop dots

Spirograph Card - June Stamp of the Month

Aren't the colors in this card happy?
I used a scallop punch for the spirograph piece. Just punch a scallop and use embroidery floss or other fibers to wrap two layers and create the classic spirograph look. Layer with punched flowers and a sparkle for a great embellishment!
I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but I inked up the embossing folder before placing my cardstock in it and running it through the Cuttlebug. Just be sure to wash your embossing folders right away to avoid staining!
Colors: Crystal Blue, Autumn Terracotta
Accessories: ribbon (Michael's), clear sparkle
Tools: Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Floral and scallop punches.

One Year Old Layout

I saw this layout in the new Summer Idea Book and just had to scraplift it! I used different papers and embellishments than the original layout. It will be perfect for Renae's 1st birthday layout!
Colors: Twilight, Garden Green, Goldrush and Hollyhock
Papers: Best Friends paper pack
Stamps: Today's Date (August Stamp of the Month), Rustic Alphabet, The Works Alphabet
Embellishments: Flowers and Tag from the Stamped Cricut cartridge

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Camera and scanner problems

Sorry for the delay in posting new artwork. My camera and scanner are not cooperating. As soon as I get them running properly, I will post several items for you!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Another Peek at the June Stamp Of The Month

Here's another card made with the June SOTM set, With Love.
I didn't have the notebook paper punch, so I created the look with my Bind It All machine and just cut the slits with scissors.
Colors: Sweet Leaf, Hollyhock, Blush, Buttercup
Accessories: Buttercup Bigger Brad and Hollyhock My Accents brad and spiral clip

See Ya Later Alligator!

The alligator, see ya later alligator and leaf are from the July SOTM set, Life's a Jungle.

We wish you well is from the May SOTM set, Say It In Style. I altered the saying from Wishing You Well to We Wish You Well.

Colors: Topiary, Clover Meadow, Dutch Blue
Stamps: Life's A Jungle, Say It In Style
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Tiny Mosaic
Technique: Re-inker Splash

A Sneek Peek!

Here is a sneek peek at upcoming Stamp of the Month sets!
Colors: Sweet Leaf, Amethyst, Hydrangea
Patterned Paper: Sweet Pea paper pack
Stamps: With Love (June SOTM - Flower's and Vase), Today's Date (August SOTM - Sentiment and June circle stamp)
Accessories: Spring Buttons, Amethyst Organdy Ribbon

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Desk Caddy

This is a small desk caddy for business cards, paper and a mini calendar. Very easy to make! It only takes one piece of 8.5 x 11 paper and you will have some left over!
Colors: Bubblegum, Watermelon, Holiday Red
Stamps: Rustic Flowers

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Lots of Luck!

This is a nice 3-D shamrock made from four hearts that are scored down the middle and folded, but only one half gets adhered to the card base.
I hand cut the stem.
Colors: White Daisy, Clover Meadow
Stamps: Soul Mates (hearts), For Every Occasion