Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blooming in Turquoise

I saw this card by "beestamper" on .   I just thought the turquoise on black and white was a gorgeous combination.  I changed mine up a bit.  She used a different DSP.  I actually used the Botanical Blooms stamp set with Taken with Teal, Bermuda Bay and Tempting Turquoise classic inks and created my own paper.  I also dry embossed the Tempting Turquoise card stock with the Finial Press embossing folder in my Big Shot.  I colored the flowers with the stamp'n'write markers in Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal, and Bermuda Bay and then I added some Dazzling Diamonds with my 2-way Glue Pen.  This card can be used for any number of occasions by adding a sentiment inside.  Thanks for looking!


I found that strip of striped paper from the Autumn Splendor or Autumn Meadows DSP pack and decided to build a card around it.  I love this stamp set too.  I stamped and embossed each leaf on Creamy Caramel card stock.  I used the Craft Stampin' Spots for the Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and More Mustard.  If you're wondering where the More Mustard one is, that is because I decided to leave it off because there wasn't enough room.  For the Taken with Teal leaf, I stamped the leaf on Versamark ink and then into the Taken with Teal.  All of them were then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the greeting, which is from the Falling Leaves stamp set, with Chocolate Chip Craft Stampin' Spot ink and embossed that with clear embossing powder as well.  The last little accents are the Chocolate Chip striped ribbon and More Mustard button from the Playground collection.  I tied some white string through the button and around the ribbon too!  Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Too Kind Bird

I saw a card similar to this one on .  I created my own version.  I really wanted to use that bird cage stamp from the Happy Moments set from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  It's super cute!  The "You're too Kind" stamp is also a sale-a-bration stamp from the Whimsical Words stamp set.  Both sets are super cute and versatile and FREE!!!  For every $50 you spend, you get a free item from the sale-a-bration mini catalog!  So awesome!!!! 
The card is a standard sized card.  I rounded the corners with the corner-rounder punch.  I pulled colors from the patterned paper to do the rest of the card.  I used Bermuda Bay and Real Red and Whisper White card stocks.  Bermuda Bay and Real Red ink/stamp'n'write markers.  And Bermuda Bay polka dot grosgrain ribbon.   Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Card for Baby Jillian

I made this card for my cousins Rick and Jessica's daughter Jillian!  She was born only 2 weeks ago!  Congratulations to them!  She's tiny and adorable and sleeps so much! I'm so jealous!  LOL!    Anyway, this card is the onesie card.  I got the template from someone else's blog but I don't remember whose.  I got it a while ago.  Thanks to whoever you are!

The card begins as a standard card.  Card stock cut at 4 1/4" X 11" and scored at 5 1/2".  Then use the
1 3/8" circle punch to create a neck hole and the holes for the legs.  About inches down from the top, draw a line in to 1/2" and from that 1/2" mark, draw a line to the top of the leg opening on each side.  Then cut out that triangle on both sides.  This creates the onesie shape.  For the collar and the legs, use the scallop circle punch.  For the neck you can just fold it in half and use it on both the front and the back.  For the legs, cut a circle for each one and fit it.  I have found the best way to make these is to punch out your 1 3/8" circle and then fit the scallop circle over it and punch.  The best adhesive I've found to use for the scallops is the 2-way glue.  It's the least messy and holds really well!  :)  The  rest is decorating to your preference!
I used Pretty In Pink card stock for the main body of the onesie.  Melon Mambo across the middle with whisper white trim punched with the Scallop Trim Punch from the Sale-a-bration mini.   The Designer Paper is from the Razzleberry Lemonade set.  I used Melon Mambo polka dot grosgrain ribbon and the stamp set is Fox & Friends from the Occassions Mini.  I also used the Big Shot and the Perfect Polka dot impressions folder for the top of the onesie.  I sprayed the whole card with Frost White shimmer paint mist and sponged the edges with Melon Mambo.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Daniel is 3!!!!

Happy Birthday Daniel!  Today my first born, Daniel Christopher, is 3!  I can't believe how fast his first 3 years have gone!  He's been a joy to be a mom too.  I'm not saying he's a perfect little angel.  He certainly knows how to push Mommy and Daddy's buttons but overall, he's a kind, sweet, helpful and smart smart boy and a wonder to watch!  Today espeically, I'd like to thank God for blessing us with Daniel.  I can't imagine life without him!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Moments Thank You

I saw Tami White make a paper flower like this one on her youtube video and thought it was really neat so I wanted to try it.  I also saw a card made by Mary Fish that was similar is style to mine so I adopted it and made it my own.  I think it turned out pretty neat!  Let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks for looking!

Happy Birthday Flower

This was a fun card to make!  I used ornament punch to make the flower petals and then dry embossed them with my perfect polka dots embossing folder and my Big Shot.  Then I sponged them all with Melon Mambo ink.  I also embossed the Whisper White the same way and sponged the edges with Real Red ink.  I used an old set: So Many Scallops for the middle of the flower.  I kind of made this up as I went!  I hope you like it!  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Shimmery Love You Much

I created this card for my friend Rich's wife Christine for Valentine's Day.  He asked me to make her one in purple and red.  So this was my second attempt and I like this one best so this will be the one I show him.  I hope he likes it!  I used some cool things on this card.  Firstly, I figured out how to use the  corner punch with the borner punch without messing it up or having it crooked or not match up.  Worked out awesome on this card!  I was so excited to get it right for once!  I also used the shimmer paint mist on this too.  You can see the sparkles if you look closely.  :0)

The Breakdown:
Well Scripted, Happy Hearts

Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Whisper White, and Pretty In Pink

Pretty In Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Real Red

Rich Razzleberry Polka-dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Sending Love Designer Brad

Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Frost White Shimmer Paint Mist, Scallop Trim Punch and Scallop Corner Punch

Thanks for looking!  Comments are welcome and so are orders!