Thursday, June 26, 2008

Christie is offering a chance to win some yummy blog candy for participating in her inspiration challenge. This is what I came up with. To see the original photo and enter her challenge head over to Christie's Creations.

I love participating in these challenges because I find my self using colors & designs I would not normally use. I used the Boho Backgrounds stamp with white craft ink and clear embossed the image. I punched it out with the scallop punch and used my coluzzle to cut the background circle. The flowers are punched with the Boho Blossoms punch. I really wish I had some felt flowers but I can't have everything right?

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Another pretty card made with the Fresh Cuts stamp set and laser cut cards. The colors are apricot appeal and bashful blue. I used the 5-petal punch for the blue flower (fits the card perfectly!!). The faux stitching on the flower was done using my always handy white gel pen. The apricot flower in the middle was punched using the boho blossoms punch. I even decorated the envelope!!! There are some beautiful cards being made with this stamp set & notecards. Check out Carrie's blog Carrie Stamps for some loverly cards made with this set!

This set of cards is a great deal because you get 15 cards & envelopes. They are too small to be mailed but you can tuck them in a gift, package or a larger envelope. Decorated they would make a great gift!

Monday, June 16, 2008

I have been playing with my new Fresh Cuts stamp set & it is so versatile. The large stamp is great for backgrounds! I inked it with versamark & chocolate chip and embossed with clear EP. I then sponged on ruby red, pumpkin pie, more mustard & summer sun ink. The flower is the small flower stamp inked with versamark & summer sun and clear embossed. I punched around the small flower with SU 5 petal flower punch and sponged on some ruby red, pumpkin pie, & more mustard. I used my chocolate chip marker for the stitching, added a rhinestone brad and attached it to the card with a dimensional.
Stamps: Fresh Cuts SU
Ink: chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, ruby red, more mustard, summer sun, versamark
Paper: naturals white, chocolate chip, ruby red, pumpkin pie

Thursday, June 12, 2008

This is a card I made for an inspiration challenge at Christie's Creations. Visit her blog to view the inspiration photo and the cards she has created. I am trying to use more circles & ovals in my cards now that I have conquered my coluzzle. I used markers to ink the flower & stem of the stamp and then watercolored the flowers using blender pens and ink from the marker. I sponged old olive around the edge of the oval and then soft sky in the background. Of course my trusty white gel pen was used for the detailing around the edge of the regal rose oval. The ribbon is old olive polytwill. I still feel like this card needs something but not sure what-maybe glitter!!???.
Paper: old olive, regal rose, whisper white
Ink: old olive, regal rose, soft sky
Stamps: Embrace Life

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

How's this for a refreshing summer card? I have seen these cards on several blogs and on SCS so I am not sure who had the original idea. I never purchased the tart n tangy set so I used an image from an older retired set. I also decided to punch my "bite" out of only the front since I had already attached my white and my scallop punch will not go through 2 layers! I used a little crystal effects on the fruit with a little glitter sprinkled on top. The "for you" is a SU rub-on. I may have to make a few more of these in different flavors! It took me a few trials & many measures before I found the measurement I liked. I wanted the card to fit in a standard envelope so it is a little short & fat. Hey, short & fat can be beautiful right?

Paper: green galore, whisper white
card base measures 6" x 3 3/4"
Ink: green galore

Sunday, June 8, 2008

I just couldn't resist making a couple more quilt cards using scraps. The chipboard hearts were samples of different techniques using chipboard that were just laying homeless on my stampin' table. The green heart is covered in craft ink, embossed with clear EP with some dazzling diamonds sprinkled on. The pink heart I edged with pink craft ink and adhered glitter in the middle with mono adhesive. I added some faux stitching using my chocolate chip marker. I do think the second card has a little tooooo much stiching!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

These are 3 of the thank you cards I made over the weekend. The designer paper is actually retired SU paper. I am trying to use some of my older DP on cards. I used the distresser on the third card and inked the edges. The faux stitching was done with my favorite white gel pen. I made the scallops with SU corner rounder. I inked the stems of the flowers by carefully inking just the stems on the wild wasabi ink pad. I wiped any stray ww ink from the flower part. I then used the so saffron marker for the flower.

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Friendship Blooms
Ink: craft white, so saffron, wild wasabi, always artichoke, chocolate chip, more mustard
Paper: wild wasabi, so saffron, retired SU DP

Monday, June 2, 2008

It is hard to tell in this photo but this is a glitter window. I followed a tutorial on Jana Emmert's blog . I used fine glitter and it doesn't show as well as the chunky glitter she used. I do like the effect but I think it would be better with chunkier glitter. I am not a purple person but I forgot how much I like elegant eggplant as a color. Very regal.

Paper: elegant eggplant, old olive, white
Ink: old olive, elegant eggplant
Stamps: Boho Backgrounds,

I had a very productive Sunday. Not only did I manage to make 9 different cards but I also got out in the yard and trimmed some overgrown bushes. I haven't been out in the backyard lately because our neighbors have a vicious polar bear (giant white dog) that stands at the fence and growls and barks at me the entire time I am out there. However, after a few sprays with the water hose (I was just watering the plants along the fence) he calmed down and kept about 10 feet away from the fence. I guess I will have to water those plants often!
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