Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy Heart Day Cards

I have been about to die to use these stamps from my new Happy Heart Day stamp set. I have had the set for about 2 weeks and today is the first day I have gotten to play with it.
The elephant is my favorite stamp from the set but the mouse runs a close second. It's just a killer set in my opinion. SU has outdone themselves with this catalog and my wish list is forever long. TFL!!
Elephant Card. Stamps: Happy Heart Day; Paper: Basic Gray, Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, White, Bali Breeze Designer; Ink: Basic Black, Black Stazon: Accessories: Punches - Scallop Circle, 1-3/8, 1-1/4", and 1" Circle, Corner Rounder, White Gel Pen, Rose Red Ribbon, Glassy Glaze Enamel, Dimensionals, Watercolor Wonder Crayons - Going Gray, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal, Old Olive.
Mouse Card. Stamps: Happy Heart Day; Paper: Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, White, Ginger Blossom Designer; Ink: Ruby Red, River Rock, Groovy Guava, Black Stazon; Accessories: Gold Brads, Watercolor Wonder Crayons - Cameo Coral, Ruby Red.

Are You Ready for Spring?

Here is another card with my Starving Artistamps stamps. They have some really beautiful flower stamps and I have lots of them to show you in the future. Don't forget to check out their website to get some of your own and check back here to see more samples.
I created the background piece on this one with a small leaf branch stamp. It made a really nice soft background for this card. I stamped, watercolored, cut out and then put the flowers and leaves on the card with dimensionals. I finished off the card with some nice wide white organdy ribbon. TFL!!
Stamps: Medium Pansy & Leave, set of 2 - P20.02, Large Pansy & Leave, Set of 2 - P20.01, and Small Leaf Branch P16.03 - all by Starving Artistamps, Think Spring Sentiment by Sun Spirit Studio and distributed by Starving Artistamps; Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Always Artichoke, White; Ink: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Basic Black, Black Stazon; Accessories: Wide White Organdy Ribbon, Basic Black Marker, Dimensionals.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Presents for my Mom and Mom-in-Law

I had so much fun making these presents. 2 good friends came over to my house on Sunday and stamped with me. I made these cards while they were there. I made 2 each for a total of 6 cards with matching envelopes. After my friends left, I made the boxes to put the cards in with textured cardstock then used some supplies from my Happy Me Scrappin' Kit to decorate them. The gifts were a big hit. TFL!!
ETA: I used this tutorial by Andrea Walford for making the box. Her directions are for a 3 X 3 card box and I just adjusted it to fit normal sized cards (4-1/4" X 5-1/2"). It was actually very simple to make. Andrea provides great directions. I did make my box lid a little taller than hers though since my box was bigger.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Teacher's Gift

Here are a few pictures of the gift I made for Garrett's teacher for Christmas. The can is made with a Pringle's can that I covered with the Dashing Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! I filled the can with caramels. I made an envelope to match the Christmas card out the designer paper also. It's the first time I have made an envelope out of designer paper. I think it turned out very cute. I put her a gift card to Chili's inside the Christmas card, which is one of her favorite places to eat. He loves Mrs. Vetterick, his third grade teacher.
Have a great Christmas holiday!! TFL!!
Stamps: Perfect Presentation, See You Around Jumbo Wheel; Paper: River Rock, Real Red, Old Olive, White, Dashing Designer; Ink: Real Red, River Rock, Old Olive; Accessories: Real Red and Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Small and Large Tag Punch, Gold Cord, Red Eyelet, Crop-a-Dile, River Rock Ribbon, Envelope Template, Horizontal Slot Punch, Round Tab Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Brads, Jumbo Wheel Handle.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Last Minute Cards

I was trying to get all my cards out in the mail and realized today I was short 30 cards. Yes, I know that's not a small quantity. What was I thinking?? I produced 16 of these cards today in 2 different colors. I got my inspiration from this card (it's the second card in her post) by Nancy Riley. Thanks for the inspiration Nancy. TFL!!
Stamps: Perfect Presentation, Season of Joy, In the Spotlight, Jumbo Whimsy Wheel; Paper: Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, White, Wintergreen Designer; Ink: Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky; Accessories: 5-Petal Flower Punch, Brads, Sage Shadow Ribbon, Dotted Organdy Ribbon, Jumbo Wheel Handle, Dimensionals.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Club Card

This is a card we did at Club last week. One of my precious ladies needed to do a birthday party invitation for her grandson and wanted it to be a pocket card so we did this one for her to use as an example. Not a whole lot of stamping on this but everyone loved it. TFL!!
Stamps: Big Flowers, Fundamental Phrases; Paper: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, White, Polka Dots & Paisley Designer; Ink: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Punches - Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1/2" Circle, Corner Rounder, Word Window, Brads, Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals.

Mommy & Baby Bugs

Another "buggy" card from Starving Artistamps. Mommy and baby buggies are a nice happy family. They told me that they wanted to go visit another family so I will be sending them off to make someone else happy. The baby buggies are embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and they are very sparkly in real life. If you would like to have a "buggy" family of your own please visit Starving Artistamps to check them out. TFL!!

Stamps: Large Moth P5.8, Small Moth P5.9, Fern Leaf Tooled Leather Background by Starving Artistamps, Sentiment KSAI-302 designed by Artful Inkables and distributed by Starving Artistamps; Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, White; Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, VersaMark; Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Square Rhinestone Brads.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It's the season for a Bug

It's that time of the year again. Yes, the time that most of us start getting the sniffles. If you haven't gotten them yet then it's probably not far in your future.

I'm using another one of my Starving Artistamps. Isn't my little "girly" dragonfly cute? After I stamped and colored her, I embossed her with Glassy Glaze Enamel to give her a shiny appearance. I used another dragonfly to make the background on the coral paper. I'm sure it won't be long until I need to send this card to someone. Go visit Starving Artistamps to check out this bug and their other great lines of stamps and accessories. TFL!!

Stamps: Dragonfly (main image) KSAI-308, Dragonfly (background) KSAI-306 both designed by Artful Inkables and distributed by Starving Artistamps, Sentiments 46.14 & 46.09 both by Starving Artistamps; Paper: Really Rust, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Very Vanilla; Ink: Choc. Chip, Timber Brown Stazon, VersaMark; Accessories: Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Glassy Glaze Enamel, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Aqua Painter.

Monday, December 10, 2007

New Stamp Mania

New toys, oh what fun!! I got my preview mini items in today and I couldn't wait to play with them. Most of all I couldn't wait to use the new Ginger Blossom Designer Paper. It is SCRUMPTIOUS!! Not only did I get new stamps and designer paper from the preview mini but I got some textured cardstock for the first time. I used Groovy Guava textured cardstock as the base for this card. On the scalloped border I used the 1/16" circle punch and put River Rock cardstock behind to show through. I stamped the sentiment "it's your birthday" and attached it with a dimensional on top of the River Rock ribbon. TFL!!
Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me; Paper: Groovy Guava Textured, Ruby Red, River Rock; Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Choc. Chip, Groovy Guava; Accessories: Square Rhinestone Brads, River Rock Ribbon, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Slit Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Aqua Pen.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Riding Waves

This is the first Hula Bunny stamp that I received from Stamp LaJolla. Isn't he just precious? I am really loving all the stamps that I received to make samples with and am having a lot of fun playing with them. They are top quality rubber stamps so check them out. I can't wait to get my hands on more of these bunnies. You can make some cute, playful cards with them. TFL!!
Stamps: Hula Bunny and Sentiment from Stamp LaJolla; Paper: Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Choc. Chip, Pumpkin Pie Designer; Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Chic. Chip; Accessories: Brads, Photo Corner Punch, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

So Much Wonderful

This is a card we made this week at Stamp Club. It's the first time I have demoed this set that we got free at Regionals this year. I really like it more for scrapbookking because the circle stamps in it are so large. It makes great backgrounds for 12 x 12 pages.

We colored the flowers with Watercolor Wonder Crayons, cut them out and glued on some bling I got at a local craft store. The word "thanks" is popped up with dimensionals. TFL!!

Stamps: So Much; Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, White; Ink: Black Stazon, Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black; Accessories: Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon (non SU), Bling (non SU), Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow, and Handsome Hunter, Dimensionals.

My First RAK

This is the first RAK I have ever received. It's from Mercy Kerin at Lord Have Mercy. Isn't it BEAUTIFUL? Mercy sent me several of these 3 x 3 gift cards and I feel so blessed to have received them from someone so talented. If you haven't looked at Mercy's blog run on over there and have a peek. She does some awesome work. Thanks Mercy!!!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Fall Flower from Stamp La Jolla

I know I haven't posted in over a week now but I have been working hard on my monthly Stampin' Up events that I normally hold the first week of every month. I will post some of my Club cards that my ladies did this week after this post so stay tuned.

This card was made with some of my new stamps from Stamp La Jolla. I really like this new flower stamp that I used on this card and especially the vine that I made a background with on the rose red cardstock. I have lots and lots of new stamps from Stamp La Jolla so check back soon for more samples. Check out their website for the wide variety of quality stamps and accessories that they carry. You won't be disappointed. TFL!!

Stamps: Radiant Flower, Graceful Vine and "Happy Birthday" Sentiment - all by Stamp La Jolla; Paper: Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Choc. Chip, River Rock, White - all by Stampin' Up; Ink: Choc. Chip, Purely Pomegranate - all by Stampin' Up!; Accessories: Wide Satin Choc. Chip Ribbon, Gold Cord, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Brads, Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Regal Rose and So Saffron, Key Tag Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Ticket Corner Punch - all by Stampin' Up!