Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter card

Goodmorning stampers,

Since Easter is upon us I thought I would show you some of the cards I made for my family.

This card was from a sketch challenge a few weeks ago...but I can't remember who's now! I really liked this layout! It ended up being alittle on the heavy side because of all the layers, but thats o.k.!

Stamp set: a Flower for all Seasons
paper: old olive, so saffron, pretty in pink, bashful blue, whisper white, and pawsitively prints DSP.
scallop die, corner rounder, bashful blue ribbon

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Awash with Flowers

Goodmorning stampers,

Todays card was fro the stamping 411 color challenge. the challenge was to use old olive, basic black, rose red, and regal rose. I just love this color combination! It makes me feel very springy and the black just makes the colors pop!

We made a card similar to this last weekend at my sideline meeting. Thank you to Tricia Hicks who showed us this wonderful masking/brayering technique. Sometimes I get so caught up in the "new" wows that I forget about the old standbys.

The face of the card was done by stamping the line images in black on white CS. Then stamping the same images onto a post it note (make sure you are stamping where it is sticky) cover the images with the cut out post its and then brayer the whole face of the card. Remove the post its and use the 2nd step of the two step stamp set to fill in the color that you want. I chose to leave some blank because I thought it looked neat with some white too!
I also added some dazzling diamonds because you just gotta have some bling!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter Basket

Goodmorning stampers,
I have seen so many really cute baskets made out of this die. And I knew I wanted to make a Easter basket out of felt.
I used brown felt and cute it out with the Baskets and Bloom die. I then used white thread and quick stitched the basket together. I added some of the really cute Sweet Pea stitched felt flowers and some rose red stitched ribbon. Isn't it just darling??!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Butterfly die

Goodmorning stampers,
This is a card I made for my sideline meeting last weekend. The theme was a spring card with no sentiment. That way it can become just about any kind of card we wanted! I cased it from
Carrie Hunt. so I must give her credit for this beautiful card!
I did change up the color and add a few more butterflies but for the most part this is her work.
Stamp Set: Thoughts and Prayers
paper: whisper white, melon mambo
old olive and melon mambo markers
beautiful butterflies die, perfect polka dots embossing folder, beautiful wings embosslit and melon mambo polka dot ribbon

Friday, March 19, 2010

definitely decorative

Goodmorning stampers,
Today I wanted to show you a sample of our definitely decorative line. I received this vinyl piece at Leadership for a door prize. Isn't it cute?
It is called Blossom Tile.
This line of vinyl is so easy to work with and looks gorgeous on just about anything! I put this on a 6x6 tile and added some chocolate chip stripped ribbon. This makes a very cute gift!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Flower Fold Die

Goodmorning stampers,
todays card was a sample I used to show a customer the flower fold die. I just love that die!! It is so versatile, you can use paper, cloth, felt, tin foil and more with this die and they all come out very cute!
After I made the flower I couldn't just leave it by itself so this is what I came up with.
I used a retired DSP paper, but it was one of my favorites. I love these colors!!!
Stamp set: well scripted
paper: (all retired) groovy guava, river rock, ginger blossom DSP
groovy guava ribbon, kraft corduroy button and some linen thread

Monday, March 15, 2010

St. Patty's day

Goodmorning stampers,

Today I thought I would show you the St. Patty's Day cards I made. My husbands side of the family has the luck of the Irish so I always send my mother and sister in laws cards! I found this great stamp set from There She Goes.

So even if you are not Irish....May the luck of the Irish be with you and a pot of gold be waiting at the end of your rainbow!!

Stamp set: Blessings
paper: Handsome Hunter, old olive, very vanilla
scallop trim border punch, big shot top note die, backgrounds 1 texture plate, very vanilla taffeta ribbon

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bird punch

Goodmorning stampers,
Here is a simple card but it has a very nice look.
I like all the different textures that the card has.
Stamp set: retired mixed greeting set
paper: going grey, blush blossom
extra large two step bird punch, pinking heart border punch, scalloped heart of heart embosslit and a cuttlebug embossing folder
grey taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Extreme Dirt Bike

Goodmorning stampers,

Todays card is for another birthday. Happy birthday Garrett! I love how this card came out. I seem to have a harder time coming up with masculine cards but these extreme sports stamps make it much easier!

Stamp sets: Extreme dirt bike, Four Square
paper: brilliant blue, basic black, whisper white, Welcome Neighbor DSP
I embossed the motorcross image with black and irredescent ice EP so it has alittle sparkle to it.

This is the inside of the card..very cute card!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Happy birthday

Good Morning stampers,

Todays card is for my cousin who is turning 40 today! Happy Birthday Trina!!

This was a sketch from a mojo monday a few weeks ago but I didn't have time to get to it until now.

Stamp sets:On your Birthday, On a Pedestal,Whimsical Words
paper: so saffron, melon mambo, whisper white and tall tales DSP

Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy birthday cards

Goodmorning stampers,

Today I wanted to show you the cards I made for my sideline meeting last weekend. This is a very fun fold to use! It is called a Joy fold card. I made two different color shcemes and then had my girls choose the final one. They chose the pink one!

Stamp set: With all my Heart, Well Scripted
paper: ballet blue, pretty in pink, whisper white, and Pawsitively Prints DSP
ticket corner punch, extra large fancy flower punch
pretty in pink brads and grosgrain ribbon. I also embossed the birthday image and the flower with irredescent ice EP.

To do that: stamp image in color wanted then stamp image with versamark ink, stamp paper, add EP and heat set. The original stamped color will show through the irredescent ice!

Paper: old olive, almost amethist, whisper white, and Tea Party DSP

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

crazy for challenges

Goodmorning stampers,
Here is a card I made for a couple of challenges. The Crazy for Challenges blog and the Pals Paper Arts
The Crazy for Challenges blog was to use at least 3 different textures. I think I accomplished that! And the Pals Paper Arts was a series of pictures all showing different birds and we were to make a card using those images as inspiration....so since I just love birds, and especially hummingbirds, this set fit perfect!
Stamp Set: Spring Song
paper:rich razzleberry, orchid opulence,chocolate chip, whisper white, cottage wall DSP
scallop die #2, circle scissors plus, large oval and scallop oval punch
I used my watercolor pencils to color the image and then used a blender pen to blend the colors out.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Stamping 411

Goodmorning stampers,
Today I wanted to show you not one but two samples that I submitted for the Stamping 411 Challenge this week! Woo Hoo for me! The sketch was so simple, I had so much fun making these cards!
The first card used:
Stamp set: Well Scripted
paper: whisper white, rose red, sweet pea DSP
rose red ribbon, and sweet pea stitched felt flowers

The second card used:
Stamp set: Messages for Mom
paper: pretty in pink, so saffron, sweet pea DSP, chocolate chip
extra large two step bird punch (for leaves) simple flower embosslit die and some clear brads