Sunday, September 30, 2007

Shoebox Swap

This is a card I made for a shoebox swap that my up-line has set up for tomorrow. We are having dinner, a swap, and lots of fun talking and stamping. I can't wait. TFL!!
Stamps: Season of Joy, Many Merry Messages, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel; Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, White, Paisley Designer; Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, Versamark, Basic Black; Accessories: Punches - Scallop, 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" Circle and Slit, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Jumbo Wheel Handle, Real Red Grosgrain, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals.

Booglie Witch

The little witch is my favorite stamp in this set. She was a lot of fun to color. I'm also loving green and purple with the traditional black and orange colors for Halloween. TFL!!
Stamps: Booglie Eyes, See You Around Jumbo Wheel; Paper: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Lavender Lace Designer, Pumpkin Pie Designer, White; Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White, Black Stazon; Accessories: Square Rhinestone Brads, Watercolor Wonder Crayons for Witch, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Jumbo Wheel Handle.

Wicked Witch From the Wizard of Oz

Is there anyone else out there that these feet remind them of the witches feet hanging out from under Dorothy's house when she lands in Munchkin Land in the Wizard of Oz? I love this stamp. I borrowed it from one of my friends and she got it for a $1 at Michaels. She got this designer paper from Hobby Lobby very cheap also and she gave me a sheet of it. She's a great friend. Love you, Janet!! TFL!!
Stamps: Booglie Eyes (sentiment), Non SU Witches Feet; Paper: Green Galore, Lavender Lace, Only Orange, Non SU Halloween Designer; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: Orange Brads, Non SU Orange Ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons for Witches Feet.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Halloween Cutie Bat

This my favorite of the Halloween cards I made. A friend brought this retired set to my house and I had to use it for this card. The bat is so cute. TFL!!!
Stamps: Tricky Treats, All in a Row; Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, White, Non SU Designer Halloween; Ink: Basic Black, Versamark, Wild Wasabi; Accessories: Non SU Orange Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Watercolor Wonder Crayons to Color Bat Image.

Halloween, Here I Come

This is the first time in my life that I have ever created a Halloween card. I had some friends over Friday night to stamp and I actually made 4 Halloween cards. I will post 2 today and save the other 2 for tomorrow.
I have seen some cards on SCS using a spectrum pad and a brayer. Of course I had to try it and I love how it turned out. I brayed the ink on glossy paper and it gives it a much brighter look. I then rolled the Spooky wheel over that. TFL!!
Stamps: All Holidays, Spooky Jumbo Wheel; Paper: Only Orange, Old Olive, Basic Black, Glossy White; Ink: Pumpkin Patch Spectrum Pad, Basic Black; Accessories: Non SU Orange Grosgrain Ribbon, Brayer.

Monday, September 24, 2007

I'm Slowly Getting Some Christmas Cards Done

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.

SC142 - I'm Hung Up on This Set

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

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge WSC20

This is for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge that you can see here. I went back to the bright colors that I love so much. I haven't made a birthday card in a while and I thought this would be a good sketch for one. TFL!!
Stamps: Eat Cake, All in a Row; Paper: Rose Red, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, White, Cutie Pie Designer, Certainly Celery Designer; Ink: Choc. Chip; Accessories: Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Silver Brads, Photo Corner Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Purely Pomegranate Ribbon, Markers in Choc. Chip, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue.

Groovy Stickle Christmas

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

Fall is in the Air Punch Card

I used 5 punches on this card. I love our punches.

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.

Fall Pick A Petal

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.

Elegant Baroque

I went out of the box and used colors that I am not used to using on this card. Elegant Eggplant is a color I use very rarely but I may be changing my mind after completing this card. I'm really liking the way this one came together. It's a little more elegant than I'm used to making. For the sentiment I double layered the word window punch. This is something we learned at Regionals. It makes the punch not look so plain. The sentiment is stamped on River Rock and layered with Old Olive. TFL!!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, All Holidays; Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, River Rock, White, Brocade Background Designer; Ink: Elegant Eggplant, River Rock, Choc. Chip., Versamark; Accessories: Brad, Word Window Punch, Non SU Eggplant Ribbon.

I should have made this a Baby Card

I stamped the sentiment on this card before I realized how good it would have been for a baby card. Oh well, guess that means I need to make another one like it. I used the rock-n-roll technique on the flower. The 3 brads on this card came from A.C. Moore but the rest of the card is all SU. Oops, except for the ribbon too. TFL!!
Stamps: Wild About You, Just Cause I Like You, Whimsy Jumbo Wheel; Paper: Lavender Lace, Regal Rose, Temp. Turq., Wild Wasabi, White, Flowers for You Designer; Ink: Lavender Lace, Temp. Turq., Versamark, Basic Black; Accessories: Brads, Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon, Photo Corner Punch, Slit Punch, White Gel Pen, Jumbo Wheel Handle.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thank You Nancy Riley

I would like to take a minute and thank Nancy Riley for all the wonderful comments she leaves on my blog about my cards. Nancy, your kind words really mean a lot to me. They help build my confidence when a lot of times I agonize over the cards I put on my blog not being good enough. There are so many talented people out there and I get many good ideas by visiting other people's blogs, Nancy's being one that I check out daily. Please visit Nancy's blog here to check out her beautiful work. Thanks again Nancy!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Season of Joy AGAIN

Yes, I am really hung up on this stamp set. It is one of my favorites (this week anyway). I have really enjoyed making cards with it and I have several more that I have already made and will post later in the week. TFL!!

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.

Fall Vases in Vogue

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

Christmas Baroque

This is another card I created last Friday before Regional's. I really like these colors for Christmas.
Stamps: Brocade Motifs, In the Spotlight; Paper: Mellow Moss, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, White, Holiday Harmony Designer; Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Mellow Moss, Choc. Chip; Accessories: River Rock Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, White Gel Pen.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Season of Joy

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

Another Birthday Card

Here is another card for my birthday from my precious sister-in-law. Isn't it GORGEOUS? I have some very talented family and friends. I love this patterned paper from SU called Linen Prints that she used. Thanks for looking!!

Card for my Birthday

This is a card I received for my birthday from my sweet friend Janet. I took a picture of both sides for you to see. She did an awesome job on this tag card. Colors, layouts, well just everthing about it is GORGEOUS. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Patricia Robitaille Jewelry

Oh my!!! While I was browsing some stamping blogs I found Patricia's Blog that has some of the most beautiful jewelry on it. Patricia makes the beads herself and then puts them into necklaces or bracelets. Look at this picture of some heart necklaces. Was I right or what? GORGEOUS!!!

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #17

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.