Monday, August 25, 2008

Just Because

This card features stamps from the Just Because card kit special for National Stamping Month. This kit is literally flying out the door, so don't wait to get yours!
Colors: Tulip (new color!), Cocoa
Patterned Paper: Perfect Day paper pack
Stamps: Just Because
I used a card design from the new Originals card design program book.
Have a great day!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bandana Technique Card

This technique was in the lastest issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter. I've had this stamp set for quite a while and have a hard time coming up with a way to use it, so when I saw the newsletter, I knew I had to try it!
Colors: Star Spangled Blue, Orange, Citrus Leaf
Stamps: Alfresco, Friendship Word Puzzle
Tools: White Gel Pen
To make this card:
Start with white cardstock (not glossy) and using a cosmetic sponge and starting with the darkest color of dye ink, swirl color on 1/3 of the cardstock. Repeat with remaining two colors, but when you apply the lightest color, swirl over the entire piece to blend colors.
Stamp your images in black ink and highlight with a white gel pen.
Very easy to do!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Flower Girl

I just love this stamp set! So fun!

Colors: Cocoa, Cranberry, Bamboo
Patterned Paper: Cocoa Cafe (retired)
Stamps: Flower Girls
Accessories: Cranberry Grograin Ribbon
Tools: Happy Birthday embossing folder - Cuttlebug

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A simple thank you...

This card was inspired by another card I saw in Cards magazine. I love the way the embossing makes it classy, but understated.
Colors: White Daisy, Sweet Leaf, Petal
Stamps: Cottage Floral, Say It In Style

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Birthday Glitter!

I saw a card similar to this in the current issue of Cards magazine. I knew I had to make it for a birthday party my daughter is going to this weekend.
Colors: Moonstruck, Citrus Leaf, Orange, Crystal Blue
Stamps: Solo 9, Today's Date, Birthday Confetti
Accessories: Prisma Glitter

Monday, August 18, 2008

We can do no great things...

The flower used in this card is from the September stamp of the month set, Treasure Life.
Colors: Taffy, Sweet Leaf, Cocoa
Stamps: Treasure Life, Playful Flourishes, Follow Your Dreams
Accessories: Garden Green Organdy Ribbon

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A few cards...

Since I haven't posted in a few days, I thought I'd post a few things for you!

The first card is a wedding card I made for my nephew.

Colors: Black, White Daisy
Stamps: Soul Mates
Accessories: Black Organdy ribbon, white shrinky dink
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder Textiles

This card uses an upcoming stamp of the month, Treasure Life.

Colors: Lilac Mist, Sunny Yellow, Key Lime, Spring Iris
Stamps: Treasure Life (September Stamp of the Month), Ritzy Ribbon

I made this card for my brother's birthday. I was inspired by a card I saw in the magazine Cards.

Colors: Moonstruck, Cranberry, White Daisy
Stamps: Annotations (October Stamp of the Month), Today's Date (celebrate), With Love (candle flame), Snap Crackle Pop
Accessories: Star ribbon

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Repost of Stationery Box

I'm reposting the pictures of this Stationery Box because I've had inquiries about when I will be teaching this workshop.

I will be teaching this class on Tuesday, September 23rd. The class fee is $30.00 and includes all supplies needed to complete the gift set (box, tags, notecards, cards and address book). Class participants will need to bring adhesive, scissors and a paper trimmer.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Birthday card

I made this card for my friend (also a customer) who's birthday is coming up - Happy Birthday Marla!
Colors: Spring Iris, Lilac Mist, Kiwi
Stamps: Happy Birthday, Treasure Life (September stamp of the month), Simple Stitches
Accessories: White Daisy Brads, Ribbon
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folders: Swiss Dots, Textile Texture

Thursday, August 7, 2008

My daughter's birthday card

My daughter's birthday is Saturday, so I spent some time tonight making her card (a lot of time actually!).
Colors: Hydrangea, Ocean, Watermelon, Sunny Yellow
Patterned Papers: Whoops-a-Daisy paper pack
Stamps: Solo "7" (large 7), Snap Crackle Pop (candles), Joy (wish), San Serif Alpha (make a), With Love (flames)
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folders: Happy Birthday, Number Collage
Accessories: White string, Breeze eyelets

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

More album pages...

More pages from my nephew's baby album.

Colors: Moonstruck, Garden Green, Goldrush
Patterned paper: Rustic Trail paper pack

Monday, August 4, 2008

Thinking of you

Good evening!

I spent a little time on this one! The fold on this card is called a Blintz fold in the origami world. I used liquid glass on the dragonfly and sprinkled Prisma Glitter on the wings. I also stamped a little circle for the faux brads and then used liquid glass on those as well. They faded the purple ink quite a bit, but the end result is very nice.

Colors: Sweet Leaf, Petal, Blush
Papers: Paper Garden paper pack
Stamps: Butterfly Kisses
Accessories: Prisma Glitter, Liquid Glass

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Baby book album pages

I'm in the process of making album pages for my nephew. This is what I have so far...

I never get to do boy pages, as I have 3 girls, so this is kind of fun for me.

Colors: Buttercup, Moonstruck, Crystal Blue, Ocean, White Daisy
Stamps: Flyin' High, Doodle Alpha, Rustic Alpha, Vintage USA, Today's Date (August Stamp of the Month), Scribbles Alpha (Autumn Leaves)
Accessories: Heavenly Blue Sassy Strands, Pewter Photo Clip, 3/8" Natural Twill Ribbon from the White Daisy Ribbon Rounds Collection

I used the Imagine book for the layouts: Page 1 is shown on page 64,Up The Tempo, left side and pages 2-3 are show on pages 22-23, Proof Preview. I changed the left hand page by making the Ocean piece wider and tearing and sewing it with Sassy Strands.