Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
I used a baby pink Bassil cardstock for the base of my card. I did not remember to get the actual name of the color, sorry. Other colors used were Basic Black and Whisper White. I cut the black to size and attached it. I also cut the white to size. I then stamped in black the large flowers top left and the small flowers bottom right. I used my SU watercolor pencils on the flowers and then the aqua painter. Once dried I went over the flowers once again with the pencil. I then went over the petals with a stardust gelly roll pen to add a little glitter and make them sparkle ever so subtly. I also used Pretty in Pink ink to randomly stamp a little flower everywhere. The center of the flowers had different sized Stampendous silver dot sparkler stickers placed in the center of them. This piece was then ready to mount. I stamped the centerpiece two times for each card. Once on the pink which I then punched out with my Marvy Giga scallop oval punch. The second time I stamped it on white and cut out the middle to fit inside the punched out pink. I put another sticker on each flower and cut 2 pieces of ribbon to attach to the back. This was then mounted on the card using dimensionals to make it stand out.
Thanks for coming by to take a look.
Friday, April 25, 2008
The cardstock is pixie pink and green galore. The DP came out of a packet I found in the dollar department at Target. I used my cuttlebug on a piece of pixie pink and matted it on a piece of green galore. I colored the image with similar colors to the cardstock and used dimensionals to have it stand up from the card a little. I added a flower with a large gold brad to finish.
Thanks for looking.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
The card base is chocolate chip. The DP is mounted on green galore and real red was used for the slider. The DP is from a DCWV premium mat stack called Nana's Kids. It's got some pretty papers and they all have either glitter or embossing on each page. The paper I chose has a train on it whoch suited the stamp set perfectly. The image is from Circus Train and the sentiment from Riveting. I used my cuttlebug to cut the slider and threaded twill tape through. The sentiment was punched out with a 1 3/4 inch circle punch. I watercolored the train image and the smoke has both glitter and white gel pen on it although you can't quite tell in the picture. I hope he likes it.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
I used the espresso colored textured cardstock from Archivers. I have been using this alot lately. I just love the color and texture. The paper is Heidi Grace and was also there in the reduced area. It is 2 sided and the green panel across the middle you can see is actually the other side of it. I used black eyelets at either end and the center piece are toppers from a packet my mum sent me from the UK. The colors went really well I just had to mount it on another piece of espresso. I chose not to do any additional stamping to this card as it really didn't seem to need it.
I won some blog candy! I have been checking out Cazzy's Blog recently http://cazzytime.blogspot.com/ she had a blog candy where you had to guess how many stamps she had just by the number of clam shells she had them stored in. My guess was 253 and the actual total was 257. I was the closest guess. So I have some goodies coming my way. I am so excited and will be watching my mailbox eagerly. I will post a picture when they arrive so you can see my goodies. Please go check her out her blog and as soon as I get a minute I will put the link on the edge of the page with my favorites.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Here's the link to the tutorial if your interested:
Onto the card. The cardstock is old olive and real red. The DP is SU and called Dashing I think it was retired from the winter idea book. I used my 1 3/8 circle punch. it fitted perfectly inside a 4 square block and I had just the right amount left for the background. One 12 x 12 sheet made 4 cards. I finished the flower off by placing a colorbok silver metal dot in the middle of the dahlia.
Thanks for looking.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
So Tuesday I sat down and put the pictures into the Kindergarten page for my son Jake. I am very pleased with the outcome and can't wait to fill the other pages. I can't take any credit for the layout as it was the same for all the ladies there. But I did change it just a little bit once I knew what pictures I wanted in it. Anyway here's my first real attempt at scrapbooking. Let me know what you think. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for looking
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
I actually used this weeks SCS Sketch Challenge (SC170). The cardstock used is Rose Red, Almost Amethyst and Garden Green. Stamp sets were 'Along the Same Lines' and 'Birthday Whimsy'. I Versamarked the rose red cardstock with the present stamp from birthday whimsy and stamped Happy birthday in black in the bottom left corner. I found some cool DP that had candles all over it and mounted it onto the garden green. I wrapped some silver cord around and tied it. I colored my image using colors from the cardstock and the DP and mounted that on the almost amethyst. I am finding sketches more and more handy when my mojo goes awol.
Oh and I got another award. It's the same one as last time but this time Gabby from http://confessionsofastamper.blogspot.com/ gave it to me. Thankyou Gabby. It is really lovely to know that people enjoy seeing what I manage to squeeze into my spare time. I'm not going to pass it on this time as I already have once but would like to point out my inspiration central. These are links to all my favorite bloggers. Go take a peak. I consider them all worthy of this award.