Sunday, September 28, 2008

Rock on...

I saw a card like this on Michelle Zindorf's blog and just loved it. I decided that I had to try to duplicate it. Close To My Heart does not have any guitar stamps, so I had to purchase a Hannah Montana set that I found at the local Wal-Mart.

Colors: Sunny Yellow, Citrus Leaf, Indian Corn Blue, Brown Bag, Chocolate, Hollyhock
Stamps: Playful Flourishes, Hannah Montana (Plaid)
Accessories: Silver Brads

Scrapbook in a Purse Workshop

This is a scrapbook in a purse. Cute, huh?

I will be teaching a workshop on this Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30 pm. The fee is $10.00. Contact me via the email address on the right if you are interested in attending this class.

Colors: Aspen, Tulip
Patterned paper: Perfect Day Paper Pack
Stamps: Heart Throb (upcoming stamp of the month)
Accessories: Flower, brads, ribbon

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Magnetic Bookmark

I made this bookmark using a stamp from the Annototations set. I used magnets for the closure.

Colors: Colonial White, Tulip (new color!)
Stamps: Annotations, Tiny Typewriter

October Stamp Camp Projects

Here are the projects we'll be creating at Stamp Camp on Friday, October 10th at 7 pm.

The first card utlizes a new set called Whooo Loves You. I love the owls in this set!

Colors: Sunflower, Indian Corn Blue
Patterned Paper: Magic Moments paper pack
Stamps: Whooo Loves You

The second card was created using the October Stamp of the Month, Annotations.

Colors: Colonial White, Aspen (new color!)
Paper: Perfect Day Paper pack
Stamps: Annotations
Accessories: Just Blooms Big Pinks flower

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Butterfly card inspired by shirt

I bought this shirt and everytime I wore it, I thought "I can make a card that looks like this shirt!"

So here is the end result. This is one of my favorite cards!

Colors: Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Crystal Blue, White
Stamps: Butterflies, Blooming Flourishes
Accessories: White Daisy Brad, Prisma Glitter
Tools: White Gel Pen, Scalloped Square Nestabilities Dies, Cuttlebug

Have a creative day!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Faux Linen

I used the Faux Linen techning on this card. It's one of my favorites!

Colors: Bamboo, Pansy Purple
Stamps: Butterflies, Air Mail
Accessories: Colonial White Organdy Ribbon
This is an oldy, but a goody! It's a pop up Mother's Day card.

Colors: Bubblegum, Sweet Leaf
Patterned Paper: Sweet Harmony paper pack
Stamps: A Mother's Love, Finding Beauty, Boutique Alphabet

Perfect Day

As I was making this layout, I had no idea what picture I was going to put on it. Then my daughter got a thank you card from her friend for attending her birthday party and this photo was inside. (It was a Cheetah Girls in India party!)

Right away I knew I had to use it on this layout!

Colors: Tulip (first and second generation), Cocoa
Striped paper: Perfect Day paper pack
Stamps: Treasure Life (floral background), Annotations (the journaling box)

Thinking of you...

We made this card in Stamp Camp last night. I used a pattern from the new Originals book called Ribbon Closure.

Colors: Tulip (new color!), Perfect Day Paper Pack
Stamps: Comforting Thoughts, Morning Glory
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, scoring tool

Monday, September 8, 2008

Wonderful Charms...

Here's another card I did a while back. I love the worm!

Colors: Spring Iris, Bubblegum
Stamps: Wonderful Charms, Weathered Backgrounds

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Glitter Straw Technique card

Sorry I haven't been posting regularly. I just started working full time and am still trying to adjust to working and getting everything else done that needs to be done.

Anyway, I was looking through some cards I made a while ago and came across this card. It's one of my favorites so I just can't bring myself to give it away!

The background on this card was made using the Glitter Straw technique. You take a reinker and drop a few drops randomly on glossy cardstock. Using a straw, blow the reinker around to spread it around the cardstock. Dry with a heat gun. Repeat with second color. Repeat the process with a third color but do not dry completely. Instead, sprinkle Prisma glitter on the third color and let dry.

Your background will turn out different everytime you do it and it looks beautiful!

The butterfly was made by stamping a butterfly on metal foil with Staz On ink and then cutting it out and embossing it with an embossing stylus. I filled the embossed "wells" with Liquid Glass to prevent it from being crushed.

Colors: Garden Green, Hollyhock, Blush
Stamps: Card Sentiments, Spring Possibilities
Accessories: Metal foil sheets, Liquid Glass, Staz-On Ink

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Peek a Boo Card

This is a fun card from the new Originals book by Jeanette Lynton. It's called a Peek-A-Boo card.
Colors: Crystal Blue
Patterned paper: Caprice Paper Pack
Stamps: Just Because
Accessories: Ric Rac, Clear Buttons, Paper Flowers

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Votive Candle Card

This is called a Votive Candle Card. I would not burn a real candle in it though. I purchased a battery operated candle for this card.

I will be teaching how to make this card at Stamp Camp on Friday, September 12th.

Colors: Garden Green, Hollyhock, Goldrush, Indian Corn Blue, Pansy Purple
Stamps: Treasure Life