Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Whispers Bird Card

Still making birthday cards for my mom. She likes getting cards better than what I buy for her so I have to get busy for her birthday. This card is made with Basic Grey Marrakesh paper. I used the Spellbinders Labels 1 dies and a Fiskars border punch. The inside is done with a computer font.

Stamps: Whispers, It's Your Birthday
Paper: Basic Grey Marrakesh, Chocolate Chip, White
Ink: Momento Black
Accessories: Brads, Dimensionals, Nesties Labels, Ribbon, Joy Crafts Flower Dies, Copic Markers

Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Topiary Card

Here is another birthday I made for my mom's stash. I really like using my new technique called tip-to-tip blending that I learned from Copic Coloring Guide by Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker.

Stamps: Stampington
Paper: Crafty Secrets dp, Bayou Blue, Kraft
Ink: Momento Black
Accessories: Copic markers, dimentionals, computer font, ribbon, MS border punch, Nesties, crystals

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Printworks Blessing from God Baby Card

I just discovered these cute stamps by Printworks with sweet little babies. This is the only one I have gotten so far but I want to find more. I used Labels 17 Spellbinders along with the large and small rectangles. The Sentiment is a computer font inside an SU punch.

Stamps: Printworks
Paper: Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Rose Red
Ink: Black Momento
Accessories: Copic markers, silver studs, dimensionals, Nesties, SU punch, MS border punch, computer font

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Iris and Lily Long-stemmed Birthday Cards

The Oval is an Urban Lily stamp. I bought it and then couldn't decide what to do with it. I finally found this stam set from SU. The flowers fit perfectly. I used Copic markers to color the image and Swarovski crystals to enhance it. They cost about the same is you find them on ebay as those acrylic adhesive stones from the scrapbook store.

Here is another card using the same stamp sets. The only thing that is different is the sentiment which is by Stamp Oasis.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Basic Grey Origins Layout

One of my sons is a Senior and I need to get his scrapbook ready so when he had a graduation party I can display it. I only have 5 years worth of pictures to scrapbook by May 2012. I started with this layout from the sketch at the Basic Grey blog.

Paper: BG Origins
Accessories: Twine, Nesties, Tag die, BG Stickers and Letters, Computer font

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Apple of God's eye Birthday Card

Here is another card with my favorite paper - Basic Grey. I used copic markers first and then shaded with prismacolor pencils and turpenoid.

Stamps: Anita's
Paper: Basic Grey Marrakesh, Chocolate chip, Pumpkin pie
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Computer font, ribbon, Copics, Prismacolor pencils, brads, Nesties, Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

PSX Sweet Peas Birthday Card

I love PSX stamps especially the botanicals. This was colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is a computer font. The bow was made on my new Bow-making peg. Directions are on . Really makes it easy to make a perfect bow.

Stamps: PSX
Paper: Black, WIld Wasabi, Basic Grey
Ink: Momento Black
Accessories: Brads, Dimensionals, Nesties, Fiskars border punch, ribbon

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Me and Carrie Lou Violet Birthday Card

I made this card using Spellbinders Labels 1, Classic Frame and Circles Dies.

Stamps: It's Your Birthday, Me and Carrie Lou Violets
Paper: MM Boho Chic dp, Orchid Opulence, Garden Green
Ink: Momento Black
Accessories: Swarovski crystals, ribbon, dimensionals, nesties, copic markers, MS border punch

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Masculine Train Birthday Card

I used my new Spellbinders grommet tags for this card. For the sentiment I cut a thin strip and rounded the edges with a corner rounder. I stamped the train with Not Quite Navy and sponged the image with Baja Breeze.

Stamps: Happiness is a Journey
Paper: K & Co Marcella dp, Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Dimensionals, Grommet Tags die, Corner rounder, MM fancy Brads, Brads

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Precious Little One Baby Shoes Card

Today's card was made using Labels 12 of Spellbinders Nestabilities. I love using the Crumb Cake paper as a neutral. It looks good with any color.

The inside of the card was made using a computer font and the border punch is by Fiskars.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monarch Butterfly Birthday Card

This stamp is from another older set from SU! called Nature's Sketchbook. I search for it a long time on Ebay but now I am not sure I want to keep it. The sentiments don't really go with most cards I want to make.

Inside of card

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pink Poodle Birthday Card

This was made from one of the first cards I had made. It had a strange sentiment that I was never going to use. Do I took it apart and revamped it. I have a large stash like this that I have decided to turn into birthday cards so I can use them. The sentiment is a computer font.
Stamps: Parlez-Vous Francais?

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Black, Anna Griffin, Bo Bunny
Ink: Stazon, Pink Chalk Ink
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Nesties, Fiskars border punch

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Precious Little One Whipper Snapper Card

This is one of my favorite Basic Gray papers along with this cute Whipper Snapper stamp. Ribbon is by Stampin Up! - Soft Sky.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper
Paper: Basic Gray Periphery, Soft Sky, Soft Suede
Ink: Black Momento
Accessories: Nesties, Dimentionals, Safety Pin, Cuttlebug Tag die, Fiskars border punch, Ribbon, Copic markers

Monday, August 15, 2011

Heart Blossoms Birthday Card

I have gotten so behind in my card making. The last two weeks I have really been working on them. This is an old set but one of my favorites. Below is the inside of the card. I have starting adding an inside sentiment. My mom really like these cards cause she can send them out quickly without having to write much.

Stamps: SU Heart Blossoms

Paper: BG Lilykate, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive

Ink: Momento Black

Accessories: Dimensionals, Nesties, Fiskars Border Punch, Ribbon, Copic Markers

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentine's Nugget Boxes

I made these for my Bible study group and some of my friends. Each holds 4 Hershey's Nuggets. The verse was done on patterned dp on the computer. We are studying Isaiah so this was the best love verse for Valentine's Day.

Paper: Bo Bunny dp, Yoyo yellow, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Nesties, Computer Font

Monday, February 7, 2011

Nugget Box Valentine with Scriptures

This is a nugget box I made for my High school Bible drillers. I am thinking of taking some to the nursing home, too. Here is a link to the nugget box pattern. I punched a hole in the round tag. Then, I wrapped the ribbon around the box and secured it with a little glue. Next, I pulled both ends of the ribbon through the hole and tied the bow. You don't need a knot first because the tag holds it together.

Stamps: PSX heart
Paper: Real Red, dp from Joanns, white, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Nesties, Copics, Hershey's nuggets

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Embossing Arts Butterfly Birthday Card

I made this card for the #43 Copic Creations Challenge. You are supposed to use cool colors so I used mostly blues and cool grey. I tried a dot background for the first time. I also sponged over the dots with grey and blues and a little amethyst.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Whipper Snapper Strawberry Heart Valentine

Here is another Valentine made with a Whipper Snapper stamp. The mouse is colored with Copic markers. The sentiments stamp is SU One of a Kind. One of the Copics in the picture below is a Ciao marker and is E02.
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Mouse, SU Sentiment
Paper: Paper Adventures dp, CM Cranberry, SU White, Basic Grey Sugar Rush
Ink: Memento Black, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Nesties, Fiskar border punch, dimensionals, rhinestones
Techniques: Sponging

Whipper Snapper Cat Valentine

This is a card for my BFF who loves cats. The image is colored with Copic markers and the background is sponged with SU ink.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Cat, SU Love ya bunches
Paper: MMI dp, Paper Adventures dp, CM Cranberry, Pink pirouette
Ink: Memento Black, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Nesties, rhinestones, dimensionals, Fiskars border punch
Techniques: Sponging, machine stitching

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Me and Carrie Lou Violet Bday Card

This is my first time coloring on a gold embossed image. Not sure I like it as well as just black memento ink. It was harder for me to blend colors. I have taken this card apart at least 4 times. Having one of those days.

Stamps: Me & Carrie Lou Violet, Justrite sentiment
Paper: Concord Crush, Lovely Lilac, White, Lovely Lilac dp
Ink: Ballet Blue, Embossing Ink, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Fiskars Border Punch, Ribbon, Dimensionals, gold ep, brads, Nesties, Copics

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bee Knees Valentine

Today's card is another Valentine using Copic markers. The sentiment is a computer font and the ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. You can join their monthy ribbon club. It is so much fun getting that surprise package in the mail. Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 5-8 different ribbon styles and consists of 10-15 yards of ribbon.

Stamps: High Hopes Sitting Bee
Paper: Black, Red, Shite, Stack dp
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Copics, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Nesties, Spellbinders Lacy Circles, Ribbon Tags, Stickles, Fiskars Border Punch

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Heart Day

This is for today's Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge. The image was done with Copics except for the darker orange which is Prismacolor pencil and turpenoid.

Stamps: Magenta Birds, Inky Antics Sentiment
Paper: Basic Grey Sugar Rush dp, Pixie Pink, Rose Red, White
Ink: Pixie Pink, Memento Black
Accessories: Heart rhinestones, dimensionals, Nesties, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencil
Techniques: Sponging

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bee My Valentine

This is for this week's Mojo Monday challenge. I love Valentine's Day almost as much as Christmas. I love red and pink together. I used Rose Red and Pixie Pink with this Basic Grey Sugar Rush dp. These are the Copics I used for my image.

Stamps: Stampendous Bee Trio
Paper: SU Pixie Pink, White, Rose Red, Basic Grey Sugar Rush dp
Ink: Memento Black, Pretty in Pink SU
Accessories: Ribbon, dimensionals, Nesties, Spellbinders Lacy Circles, MS Border Punch, Computer Font, heart rhinestones, Copics, Stickles
Techniques: Sponging