Sunday, August 28, 2011

This long retired stamp set, Farm Fever, makes the cutest get well cards.  This one was stamped on water color paper and colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  The Wild Wasabi paisley DSP is from an old print pack, the card stock is Not Quite Navy, and the ribbon is a retired Wild Wasabi.  Design inspired by a card on SCS by jenrn.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Under the Big Top is one of my favorite new stamp sets from the 2011-12 SU Idea Book and Catalog.  I love the sentiments in this set.  The image was stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  A little gold Smooch Spritz was added to the Real Red circle before gluing the image to it.  A piece of retired Real Red ribbon was added to the Big Top Birthday DSP before gluing it to the Real Red card base.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thanks so much to everyone who signed up to follow my blog and left such nice comments this past weekend during the SU STARS blog hop.  I hope you enjoyed all the terrific projects on the hop.  I saw a few cards I'd never seen before and am eager to CASE them!  As promised, the winner of the drawing for blog candy is CJ!  Send me an email with your snail mail address, CJ, and I'll get your package on it's way to you.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Welcome to the 7th stop on the SU STARS August blog hop!  If you are hopping along in order you arrived here from Shelly Peck's blog.  If not, you can continue on to the next blog by clicking on the link at the end of this post.  You will also find a list of all participating blogs on the SU STARS home page.

Our theme this month is Fabulous Folds and one of my favorite cards made with a fabulous fold is a Tri Shutter card.  It can be a little tricky to cut and score correctly but well worth the effort.  The card below was made with the retired stamp sets Dream Garden, Embrace Life, and So Happy for You, Basic Black and River Rock card stock, and the new Fancy Fan letterpress plate.  Most of the stamped images were heat embossed with either black embossing powder or a powder I bought in a local craft store called Red Dragon.  The first photo shows the front of the card.
And the second photo is a side view of the card opened.
To be entered into a random drawing for some blog candy, leave a comment or follow my blog.  The winner will be announced on Monday, August 22.  Come back that evening to find out if you were the winner!

The next stop on our hop is the blog of Janice Heighway.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A sneak peek at one of this Saturday's Stamp Club project - a corner bookmark.  Paisley Petals DSP, Always Artichoke and Marina Mist card stock, Language of Friendship stamp set, Bird Builder and Scalloped border punches, and Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scalloped Dots ribbon.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

It's that time of year again, at least it is where I live (and work!).  I love the Greeting Cards Kids stamp set and decided to make a card using some of SU's Designer Series Paper.  This paper is the recently retired Love Letters.  The image was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock, colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen, then punched with the retired Spiral punch.  A mini library clip was added to the top and a piece of linen thread was tied to one of the layers.  Other card stock used was Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black.  Design inspired by cards on SCS and a sketch on Operation Write Home.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

This card was inspired by one posted to SCS by Cards4Ever and uses the Autumn Days stamp set.  The image was stamped in Early Espresso ink on Shimmery White card stock and sponged with So Saffron, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze Classic inks.  I haven't use Shimmery White much but really like the effect it gives on this card.  The card base is Daffodil Delight with an Early Espresso border on the stamped image.  The bottom half of the card front was embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A birthday card for a coworker.  The butterflies were cut and embossed from scraps in the Beautiful Wings embosslit.  Other items used were Cajun Craze and Baja Breeze card stock, Square Lattice embossing folder, Very Vintage wheel, Cajun Craze Classic ink, and Basic Pearls.