Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Same CS different Layout

As I mentioned yesterday, I decided to use my pre-cut pieces of cardstock to create different cards. And, for this sample I actually had a truck all stamped and ready to mount. So, I combined the two. Yes, I added a piece of Cherry Cobbler to the mounted piece, but the rest is the same as yesterday's card!
Have a good day!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Workshop Card

I usually don't demonstrate the Hostess sets. I did a workshop on Saturday and because I love the Because I Care set so much, I demonstrated it.

We used Daffodil Delight and Old Olive to create this gem! I showed how to make the background by covering the inside of the Square Lattice Embossing Folder with ink. We used markers to color in the flower and the sentiment.

Stay tuned for other samples using the extra pieces of cardstock that I had from the samples. I have always put the extra into my scrap. Recently, I decided to challenge myself and use the same cardstock with other sets and maybe and additional color. I have a couple of cute ones to show with the extras this time!

Here's to a great week!

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's a Baby Boy!

Friends of our family recently welcomed a baby boy into their family! For this occassion, I had to use my Teddy and Train set that has sat idle for some time now.

I used Old Olive and Very Vanilla for my layout. I used my Dots Embossing Folder on the Old Olive cardstock. I colored the teddy bear in with my markers. And, finished it up with some Very Vanilla satin ribbon.

Oh what fun babies are!!!
Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 16, 2010

My Hubby's Birthday!

Today is my husbands birthday. Sadly, I usually don't make him a card. Why? You might ask yourself? And, I really don't have a good reason. But, this year I took on the challenge, and am so glad that I did!

I absolutely love the way this card turned out. It has that vintage look but still looks modern!

I began with a chipboard frame. I used my Craft Stampin' Spots to color it up. Then I added some of the new Vintage brads. I do love them! I did the background by coloring my Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder with Bravo Burgundy ink and running it through the Big Shot.

The image is from Countryside. I water colored it with my aqua painters and markers. I have finally mastered the water coloring with markers. I hope to do more of this in the near future. I struggled with water coloring for a long while, but seem to have it down now!

Here is a close up of the tag and brad! It just looks so neat!! Well, here is to my husband! I hope that you have a great day!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday!

One of my challenges in making cards is making a card for a 1st birthday! I always have great plans, but it just doesn't work out. I try to keep them simple, yet cute! My first attempt with this card didn't work out and found its way to the trash.

I didn't give up because we are going to the party today and the card needed to be made. So, I tried again.

It didn't turn out too bad, may just a little too simple. I used my Big Shot and letter set to cut out the 1st. I applied ink to the inside of my Square Lattice Embossing Folder and ran some Whisper White cardstock through it. Then I added a couple of rhinestones. They do add some nice sparkle, although it is hard to tell that from this photo!

Enjoy the day!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Red White and Blue Swap.

I chose to use the Countryside Stamp Set for my card. I combined Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist to create the layout. I also added some of the Extreme Elements. I water colored with my markers and Aqua Painter. There is also some texture in there. I used the Lattice Square embossing folder.

To finish it off I used my Spritzer Tool to speckle the image. I was very pleased with the way that this card turned out! Very proud to send it to some fellow stamping friends!
Enjoy the weekend.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Two More Red White and Blues.

This card is super cute with the red and navy butterflies! I love the border and ribbon. So cute!

This card used Extreme Elements with Cherry Cobble and Marina Mist. This color combination was very popular!
Tomorrow I will post my submission for the swap!
Have a great day!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Next Red White and Blue Swap Card.

This card was sent by Teresa Gray. She did a very neat fold to her card. The Marina Mist piece is the flap. So neat! She used the Because I Care hostess set that you saw so much of from me! The heart border punch is also neat. I don't have it, so you haven't seen it from me!

Apparently, this Cherry Cobbler color was a great choice by SU! It is their number 1 selling color at this time! I know that I love it and apparently so do many others!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Red White and Blue Challenge

This months theme for the SUDEMOONLY Swap is to use Red, White and Blue. While making my card I tried to go with a patriotic theme....But, I wandered from that thought.

Then I started to receive the other swaps. Most of us had the same idea and used "shades" of red, white and blue.

This card is from Terri Christiano. She used Baja Blue, White and red. I love how she did the windows and stamped in the windows. I have done this in the past, but I have a terrible time keeping them centered. Terri did a fabulous job!

Now, I don't feel bad with how my swaps turned out! More to come!!!!

Have a great day!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Vintage Vogue and some Bling!

This is a card that I whipped up yesterday. I used Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfeit and Concord Crush. I stamped some of the flowers directly on the background and stamped a couple on scrap paper then cut them out.

I added a super cool rhinestone to each of the flowers! These little things are darling and certainly add some spunk to a card. I can't wait to use some more of them!
Enjoy the day!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Simple Elements of Style.

This card is really pretty in real life. You can't see in this picture that I embossed the Basic Black background with my Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.

I cut out a Top Note using my Big Shot. Then stamped the flower and sentiment on the Top Note. I stamped the hummingbird and cut him out. I stuck him to the card using dimensionals.

Pretty and simple!
Enjoy the day!