Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
I'm slowly but surely getting a few of my Christmas cards done. What I need to do is find one that would be easy to duplicate and do several at one sitting. All my friends know that I don't normally like to do but one of each card. That makes it hard to produce very many cards at a time but at least I'm getting a lot of originals. I hope you like this one. TFL!!
Stamps: Wondrous Gift, All in a Row, Many Merry Messages; Paper: Real Red, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Recollections Designer, Mellow Moss Strip from Happy Me Scrappin' Kit; Ink: Mellow Moss, Choc. Chip, Very Vanilla: Accessories: Non SU Gold Spiral Clip, Non SU Dotted Organdy Ribbon, Brads, Photo Corner Punch, Slit Punch, White Gel Pen.
Yes, I'm hung up on this set. It's makes the prettiest cards. I really hope they put this in the Idea Book & Catalog next year. It is so versatile. I stamped the tree with green and then took my thumb and wiped the ink off the star and the trunk and then colored them with a marker. I think it makes the tree look much better and that's the easiest way I have figured out to do it. TFL!!
Stamps: Season of Joy; Paper: Roe Red, Choc. Chip, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, White, Holiday Harmony Designer; Ink: Always Artichoke, Choc. Chip, Versamark; Accessories: Non SU Artichoke Ribbon, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Markers in So Saffron and Choc. Chip.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
I used Groovy Guava on another Christmas card. I'm not sure why but I love these colors together. This card measures 5 X 5 which is a size I don't normally make but I have been seeing so many pretty ones on other people's blogs. I used red and green Stickles to make the flowers on the Christmas tree and I doodled on the Pomegranate piece with my white gel pen. TFL!!
Stamps: Season of Joy; Paper: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, White, Darling Doodles Designer; Ink: Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Basic Black, Versamark; Accessories: Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Red and Green Stickles, Glitter Brad, White Gel Pen, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Choc. Chip and So Saffron Markers.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
I'm in the mood now to do some fall cards. I'm not sure how long it will last because these are not the normal colors I like to use. Yes, I used the Crop-A-Dile again on this scalloped border to get some dry embossing on the card. I got my spiral punch out (that I've had for a long time) and decided to use it on this card. The piece of paper that is on the inside of the scallop is punched from the Apple Cider Designer paper. TFL!!
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Holidays, Leaves Awash Jumbo Wheel; Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chop. Chip, River Rock, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Apple Cider Designer; Ink: Choc. Chip, Mellow Moss, Versamark; Accessories: River Rock Ribbon, Jumbo Wheel Handle, White Gel Pen, Punches as follows: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Slit, Word Window, and Spiral.
I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the bottom of this card and then glued a strip of Choc. Chip behind it to show through the front. I have found that the Crop-A-Dile is a very versatile tool. TFL!!
Stamps: Pick a Petal, Hugs N Wishes; Paper: River Rock, Choc. Chip, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Apple Cider Designer; Ink: Really Rust, River Rock, Choc. Chip; Accessories: River Rock Ribbon, Brads, Photo Corner Punch, Crop-A-Dile.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Stamps: Season of Joy, All Holidays, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel; Paper: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, White, Cutie Pie Designer; Ink: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black; Accessories: Circle Rhinestone Brads, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Jumbo Wheel Handle, So Saffron and Choc. Chip Markers.
I used my Crop-A-Dile for dry embossing for the first time on this card (check out the very bottom of the card). This was something I learned how to do at Regionals using the mat pack from SU. You can use the mat pack as a template to get the embossing lined up in a row. I was pleased with the results. TFL!!
Stamps: Vases in Vogue, Riveting, All in a Row, Weathered Background, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel; Paper: Creamy Caramel, Soft Sky, Old Olive, Choc. Chip, White, Fall Flowers Designer; Ink: Soft Sky, Creamy Caramel, Choc. Chip, Old Olive, Blue Bayou; Accessories: Crop-A-Dile, Circle Rhinestone Brads, Photo Corner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8", 1-1/4" and 1/2" Circle Punches, Soft Sky, Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Mat Pack, Jumbo Wheel Handle.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I made 4 cards this past Friday night before I went to the SU regional meeting in Louisville, KY. My friend Janet and I left Friday morning at 9:00 am and arrived in Louisville around 2:30 pm. We grabbed a quick early dinner and went back to our room and stamped for about 5 hours that evening. She and I have have so much fun stamping together. We took a few supplies and had lots of fun. This is my favorite card I made that night. I will post one each day this week so you can see something new from me. TFL!!
Stamps: Season of Joy; Paper: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, White, Happy Me Hostess Scrappin' Kit; Ink: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate ; Accessories: Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Circle Rhinestone Brad, Circle Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" and 1" Circle Punches, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Slit Punch.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
This is for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #17. You can view it on her blog here. This was a great sketch but I had a hard time getting the inside of the circle completed to my satisfaction. This was actually my 3rd attempt on the circle portion. This card is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". Square cards are not usually my thing but they are growing on me.
I'm still loving the in-colors Groovy Guava and Purely Pomegranate together. They also look great combined with Soft Sky.
I cut the Guava circle out with my Coluzzle and sponged some Guava ink on it. I then used some scalloped scissors to make the scalloped circle on the outside. This was the first time I have used scissors to make a scallop circle. It took a few times practicing on some scrap paper but it ended up being fairly simple.
Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Garden Whimsy, All Holidays, Happy Me Scrappin' Kit; Paper: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Cutie Pie Designer; Ink: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke; Accessories: Circle Rhinestone Brads, Hodgepodge Hardware, Soft Sky Ribbon, Colluzle, Scalloped Scissors, White Gel Pen, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack.