Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Want to see the Easter cards I made? This one has Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla card stock and Sending Love DSP. (You didn't think that DSP was just for Valentines did you?) The center of the Sizzix Scalloped Oval frame was embossed with the Perfect Details Texturz plate. The bunny was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink on Chocolate Chip card stock then clear embossed. Doesn't he look real? I also made a white chocolate (my favorite) bunny using Very Vanilla and he looks real, too. I love this stamp...

Friday, March 26, 2010

My niece Bridget is a hard working young woman. She started taking college classes when she was in high school and will graduate from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in education this year. She also bought her first house recently and this is the card I sent to congratulate her and tell her how proud I am of her. The house is from the Neighborhood wheel on watercolor paper and colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons. The checked paper is retired DSP as is the Riding Hood Red card stock.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's a sunny spring day so this is a quick post on my way outside to enjoy the nice weather. This simple card was inspired by a day like today. I started by layering paper with a cloud print on navy card stock. I used the Birds and Branches Sizzlit Decorative Strip die to cut the bird, branch, and leaves from card stock. That's it!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I was just messing around the other evening and came up with this card. First I stamped one of the cards from Card Games in Riding Hood Red on Very Vanilla card stock. Next I masked it and rolled the Very Vintage wheel with Night of Navy ink over it a few times. Then I inked a coin stamp with copper metallic ink and a pocket watch stamp with silver metallic ink, stamped and embossed them with clear embossing powder. The last thing I did was add the bird for a little dimension.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Since several of you are quilters, I wanted to post this link to Maxine Conrad's blog. Maxine is both an employee at the home office of Stampin' Up! in Utah and a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I saw this card on Becky Robert's blog and liked it so much I had to try making one. Her's has more layers (guess I need to buy a few more circle punches...) but I think mine turned out okay. Card stock colors are Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, and Whisper White. The grass is from the Inspired by Nature stamp set, the leaves were made with the 5 petal flower punch, and the WW and RR card stock was cut with the Top Note die. The flower centers are the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt pieces in the Occasions mini catalog and the Old Olive and Whisper White ribbon was in the Holiday mini. I used my distressing tool (for the first time) on the card stock circles for the flower and like how they turned out.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Last weekend I attended the Creating Keepsakes convention in Louisville with my friend Julie. We've been attending scrapbooking conventions together for several years and always have a great time shopping, attending classes and crops. This year we took two technique classes - one specifically on scrapbooking and one on stamping. In the scrapbooking class we learned folded ribbon, paper weaving, 3 dimensional paper flower, and flower dying techniques. In the stamping class we made a flower and a scalloped border from a heart shaped stamp, learned to make our own patterned paper, masking, and layering. Most of the stamping techniques I already knew but still had a great time making an adorable tag book, card and envelope. Writing about different techniques made me think of this tri-fold shutter card I made so thought I'd share it with you. I love making cards with a unique or fancy fold. On this one I used SU's Sense of Time stamp set, kraft and black card stock, oval punches, brads, circular paper clips, paper flowers, and ribbon as embellishments.