Friday, May 30, 2008

Gina K - Beauty

Another creation I made while at the beach this week. It's the first time I have used this set from Gina K. Designs. AND I just had to use those Nestabilities again. The girls here made me. Actually, they told me that if I didn't use them they were going to not let me come again next year. So I hopped up out of my chair and slapped one of those things right on my card. Cute, huh? Thanks for looking!!!

Stamps: Baskets of Happiness by Gina K. Designs; Paper: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, White, Pretty in Pink Designer, Old Olive Designer; Ink: Brilliance Black, Basic Black; Accessories: Old Olive Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Dew Drops, Rectangle Nestabilities, Dimensionals.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bloomin With Jersey Shore

Here is a card using the Jersey Shore designer paper. I used the circle Nestibilities from my friend Donna. Did I tell you before how much I loved them? I thought so.

I'm still having a wonderful time in FL. We've had absolutely wonderful weather. The ocean is beautiful and the sun is heavenly. It will be hard to go home and back to work next Monday. Thanks for looking!!

Stamps: Blooming With Love, Wonderful Favorites (sentiment); Paper: Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi, White, Jersey Shore Designer; Ink: Black Brilliance, Basic Black; Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Large Eyelets, Small and Large Oval Punch, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Crop-a-Dile, White Gel Pen, Copic Markers.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Love These Colors

After doing the Boatloads of Love card a couple of days ago I had to use those colors together again. Pomegranate, Wasabi, and Sky look awesome together, right? I used the rectangle Nestabilities to make the scallop border on the card. It took forever to color in the flowers but I'm really pleased with the outcome. Thanks for looking!!

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, Warmest Regards (retired); Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, White, Afternoon Tea Designer; Ink: Brilliance Black; Accessories: Dew Drops, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Rectangle Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Clear Embossing Powder (Sentiment).

Monday, May 26, 2008

Best Friends

I just had to get this stamp when I saw it at Hobby Lobby. I loved the words. I cased another one of Denise's (peanutbee) cards. Her gallery is absolutely full of beauties. This is the card I chose to case. I love it. Thanks for looking!!

Stamps: Know Too Much by Stampabilities, Kind Thoughts; Paper: Purely Pomegranate, White, Berry Bliss; Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Build-a-Brad, White Gel Pen, Copic Markers.

WSC49 - Beate's Challenge

This card is for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. What a fun sketch to play with. I used my Ginger Blossom designer paper which is still my favorite paper. Oh, and I have to tell you what I used that my precious friend Donna brought to FL with us. Nestabilities. Woohoo!! Can you tell I fell in love with them? Look for lots more posts using these Nestabilities. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Just Celebrate; Paper: River Rock, Groovy Guava, Ginger Blossom Designer; Ink: Timber Brown Stazon; Accessories: Groovy Guava Ribbon; Circle Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Word Window Punch.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

FS68 - Peanutbee

I loved looking through Peanutbee's gallery today. She has the most beautiful creations. This card is for today's featured stamper challenge at Splitcoast. I cased this card of hers. Yes, I used bright colors again. I can't stop myself. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Boatloads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Polka Dot Background; Paper: Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Jersey Shore Designer, White; Ink: Brilliance Black, Soft Sky; Accessories: Black Brads, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Copic Markers, Dimensionals.

Beach Stamping - SC177

Hello everyone!! I am officially at the beach now and thought I would go ahead and post a card I did on our first night here before I head out to the beach this morning. I got this stamp from Hobby Lobby on our stop in Valdosta on the way down. I think these two monkeys are so adorable. I colored them with my Copics. I got the color scheme for this card from the Jersey Shore designer paper although none of the paper on this card is from the Jersey Shore pack. These colors look great together. The card is also for this week's sketch challenge over at SplitCoast. Thanks for looking and check back often this week. I plan on posting lots of pretties because I'm going to be stamping my little fingers off while I'm here at the beach.

Stamps: Birthday Monkeys by Stampendous; Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Brilliant Blue, White, Bashful Blue Designer; Ink: Black Brilliance; Accessories: Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Copic Markers, Dimensionals.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Look Out Beach - Here I Come

This card is in honor of my trip I'm go on this coming Friday (yes, only 5 more days). WOOHOO!!! Can you tell I'm excited? Me and 3 of my good friends are going to Sanibel Island, FL to stamp and have fun for a whole week. Sanibel will never be the same.

I made this card in my favorite style of stamping, bright. The little fishes were screaming to be colored in bright colors. The stamps are all by Starving Artistamps.


Stamps: Fish, bubbles, sand, coral and sentiment - all from the "All Things Fishy" sheet from Starving Artistamps; Paper: Taken With Teal, Real Red, Green Galore, Real Red Designer, White; Ink: Choc. Chip, Creamy Caramel, Cameo Coral; Accessories: Green Grosgrain Ribbon, Photo Corner Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Copics (for coloring), and Dimensionals.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Happy Hello

I didn't mean to make a fall card out of this one but that's how it turned out. Isn't it pretty?? I love playing with this tree and the leaves that go with it. You can get them from Starving Artistamps. See their site here. The tree and leaf images come in a set of 7 with several coordinating leave images. Another one of their images, the owl, adds a perfect touch to the scene. I lightly sponged some Creamy Caramel ink all over the white piece so that it wouldn't be so stark. I added 2 large eyelets and stamped another Starving Artistamp image on the edges of the orange cardstock to make it look like faux stitching. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Stamps: Tree and Coordinating Leaf Images (P14.08) set of 7, Owl (P7.02), Faux Stitch Image - all by Starving Artistamps; Paper: Choc. Chip, White, Basic Grey Designer - Mellow; Ink: Choc. Chip, Old Olive, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel; Accessories: Large Eyelets, Choc. Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge, Copic Markers, Distressing Tool.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Starving Artistamps Cards

I made 2 cards tonight using my Starving Artistamps stamps. I didn't start out trying to make a "manly card" but I think this one would be great for a man. The matted piece on the left of the card is some homemade designer paper made by Tracey at Starving Artistamps. Isn't it gorgeous? I stamped the outline leaves on the tree then stamped the corresponding inside of the leaves with 2 different colors and I stamped outside of the outlines. I like the way it turned out. Used more of those new Dew Drops too.

Stamps: Tree (w/leaves) set of 7 (P14.08) - Starving Artistamps, Sentiment - Sun Spirit Studio sold by Starving Artistamps; Paper: Choc. Chip, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, White, Designer by Starving Artistamps; Ink: Choc. Chip, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, So Saffron; Accessories: Dew Drops, Wide Choc. Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Twine, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack.
I enjoyed coloring the grapes on this card with my new Copics. I have really been working on getting the blending of the colors right and I'm happy with how this one turned out. It's a bright and fun card.

Stamps: Grapes (P15.05), Sentiment (P15.06), Ornate Tooled Leather Background - all by Starving Artistamps; Paper: Wild Wasabi, Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, White; Ink: Choc. Chip; Accessories: Copics, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Photo Corner Punch.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

I made this first card for my Mother for Mother's Day using the sketch from Amy Westerman's Super Sunday Sketch from last Sunday. I really liked this sketch. It was pretty simple and straightforward and worked well for this stamp set.

I used Basic Grey paper to get the kind of look that is my Mother's taste. I think she will like this card as is looks "vintagy" (Is that a word? I thought not). I stamped the flower image twice, cut out the center and popped it up with a build-a-brad. I used some of my new Dew Drops too.

I made this second card for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day using Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #47 and this week's Color Challenge CC#165 from SplitCoast Stampers. I used the Pretty Amazing stamp set again. I haven't used it nearly as much as I've wanted too. I did the flower the same on both cards since I liked the way it looked so much. Don't these colors really look good together?

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Open House - Saturday May 3, 2008

I had an Open House yesterday to start up my new Stamp Clubs that begin in June. I run my Stamp Clubs from June - March instead of taking the summer off like most demonstrators since I work in public accounting. It was so much fun to have my friends over again at my house to stamp. I missed you ladies. I also made some new friends that haven't stamped with me before. Thanks Dianne, Kim and Ann for coming and stamping with me. I am looking forward to many fun filled stamping days with you in the future.

These are 2 projects that we completed. This first card is an almost total CASE from Jackie Pedro's card here. I just fell in love with it when I saw it. It has a nice soft touch to it. Thanks Jackie for the inspiration. Your work is awesome.

I made this card using the Splitcoast Stampers Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC166). I got the idea for the paper and embellishments from Dawn Easton's card that you can see here. I love Dawn's clean crisp style. Thanks Dawn for the inspiration.