Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This masculine card was CASEd from one by Ann Schach that I saw on SCS. The image is from In Wilderness and cardstock used is Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, and Garden Green. One layer of the Soft Suede was embossed with a bit of Early Espresso ink applied to the folder before running it through the Big Shot. The edges of the card stock were distressed and sponged with Early Espresso ink. I didn't have a green button so made one using Garden Green card stock and the Sweet Buttons Embosslit in the Spring Occasions mini catalog. The stitching was done with brown embroidery floss.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Welcome to Bluegrass Stamper Studio and the February SU STARS blog hop! You may have arrived here from Monica Weaver's Blog Add a Little Dazzle. If not, and you would like to complete the blog hop, you will find a link to the next blog at the end of this post. You can continue hopping along until you've visited them all. Or, if you prefer, you will find a complete list on the SU STARS blog and can click on links to each blog there. This month the hop is featuring birthdays or projects created with items from Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration or Occasions mini catalogs. The card below was cased from one by Wendy Janson that I saw on SCS. Stamp sets used were Awash with Flowers, Teeny Tiny Wishes, and a script background stamp. Card stock is Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, and Whisper White. Classic ink is Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, and Pear Pizzazz. Punches used are Eyelet Border, Word Window, and Modern Label. Ribbon is 1/8" taffeta in Marina Mist. The blog of Denise Foor is your next stop along the hop. You can always count on Denise for a fun project. Happy stamping!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thought I'd post a sneak peek at one of the cards Stamp Club will be making this Saturday. The stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration set I got FREE with a $50 order. Card stock used was Concord Crush, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, and Whisper White. I used the same stamp for the focal point and the background. When used to create a background it reminds me of old wallpaper....

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Monday, February 14, 2011

I received a nice surprise from Carol Parcell yesterday. Her blog is one that I follow because I like her stamping style and because she posts both cards and scrapbook pages. Her post yesterday was about how she was nominated for the Liebster award.

This is an award given to bring new blogs to light. It is a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones that you want to share with others. I was so happy for her and as I continued reading saw that recipients of this award must share the love and pay it forward by: 1. Creating a post about the award and and reveal 3-5 blogs chosen to receive the award 2. Let the honorees know that they have been selected 3. Copy and paste the award on her blog Was I ever surprised to see my blog listed as one she had chosen! When I checked my email, there was a sweet message from her notifying me of the nomination. Thank you so much, Carol. I'm so pleased and honored to be chosen. Here are my three nominations for the Liebster Award:

I'm always inspired by the work of these three stampers and hope you will visit their blogs to see for yourself.

Thanks again, Carol, for nominating me. You made my day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This is CASEd from a card I saw on SCS created by Wendy Janson. She also posted it to her blog and you can see it here. Her card was so pretty I had to try creating one like it. I used Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and Whisper White card stock and Concord Crush for the base. Stamp sets are Fast and Fabulous and Whimsical Words. I used a blender pen and ink pressed into the lid of the stamp pad to color the flowers.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Time for a masculine card. The image and sentiment are from the In Wilderness set, card stock is Naturals White, Basic Black embossed in the Square Lattice folder, Basic Gray, and Marina Mist. and the brad is from the Designer Circle set.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tired of winter? Think spring! Card base is Not Quite Navy, the bird house was cut from a wood sheet and sponged with Soft Suede. The roof is the inside of a soda can colored with alcohol ink and punched using the scallop border punch. The door is a Basic Black circle layered on a Garden Green scalloped circle. The bird was punched from retired Bella Bleu DSP. The paper flowers have glitter centers on Garden Green leaves cut from the Little Leaves Sizzlit in the Big Shot.