Friday, November 9, 2007

Year After Year III

Ok, here is card #3 in the Year After Year Set. I used Lavendar Lace cardstock. The flowers are colored in with Twinkling H2O's. I used the SU corner rounder punch to make the scallop, and finished it off with the new SU Rhinestones in the center of the flower.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Year After Year II

Here is the second card in the Year after Year stamp set using the heart stamp. I used it as a thank you card, but would be good for Valentine Day also.


Cardstock - Almost amethyst, Elegant eggplant, whisper white and Designer series paper

Ink - Almost amethyst, Elegant eggplant,

Accessories - Three for You Punch, white gel pen, ribbon

This is a very fast and simple card.

Problem Child?

Grandparents - do you ever have problems with your grandchild? Here's what I do to mine when he's bad.

I'm just kidding - don't go calling child services. Ryan just likes to play in our poodle Gracie's kennel. Isn't he cute? He takes after me.

Versatile Stamp Set

I wanted to show you how versatile one stamp set can be. So, I'm going to show a series of cards using the same stamp set. I bought the Year After Year stamp set from Stampin' Up. There are eight stamps in this set that covers most occasions and holidays. The first card I'm posting uses the pumpkin stamp. I have used a birthday greeting on this card. But if you changed the greeting, it could be a fall card, Halloween card or a Thanksgiving card.

I really wish I could take better pictures, because this one really doesn't do the card justice. It's very sparkly in real life. I sprayed it with a Pearl Ex powder and hair spray mixture.

RECIPE: All Paper and Inks from Stampin' Up

Cardstock - Close to cocoa, Only Orange, Old Olive, More Mustard, Ruby Red

Ink - Only Orange & Summer Sun markers, Brown Stazon, Close to cocoa.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Poinsetta Ornament

This is another medallion stamp from Holly Berry Stamps. You follow the same directions as on the Snowflake card. Stamp the image several times with versamark and emboss with gold, then cut out and layer.

I sprayed the flower with gold pearl ex and then added gold glitter to the tips of the petals. It really sparkles in real life.

Paper: Hunter Green, Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Brushed Gold
Ink: versamark

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Snowflake Medallion Stamp

Ok, I'm still not at my goal of posting once a day, but I'm doing better.

This card was made with a stamp I bought in Nashville, Indiana at a little store called Papertrix. If you ever get there, stop in. It's a neat little store, with a very friendly and helpful owner.

The stamp is made by Holly Berry Stamps, it's called a medallion stamp. The images are nestled inside of each other. You stamp your image several times, emboss them, then cut out different flakes and layer them.

I used the cuttlebug for the background, the paper is shimmer white, brocade blue and night of navy from Stampin' Up. I can't remember where I got the ribbon. I also used my gelly roll stardust pen to add some glitter.

The center of the card is a stampin dimensional dipped in glitter. I also sprayed the snowflake with Silver Pearl ex mixed in hairspray. The card is very sparkly in real life.

I also have a Poinsetta medallion stamp that I bought in a Rubber stamp store in Branson Mo this summer. I will post an ornament that I made with that soon.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Quilt Block Card

I haven't posted anything in quite a while. I haven't had a lot of time to stamp lately. I hope I can catch up on some things this weekend.

Here is a card I made for the Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. It's a quilt block card. This is as close to quilting as I will probably ever get, although my mom made some really beautiful quilts.

To make the card, I took a 3 3/4 square piece of natural ivory cardstock and scored it every 1 1/4". This just makes it easier to place your blocks. I then used Apple Cider designer paper and my 1 1/4" square punch and punched out 5 different designs. 2 of the designs I cut in half. Then just place your pieces according to the card. You might want to lay it out first so you can decide what looks best before gluing it all down.

In the corner of the block I stamped the leaf image from Refuge and Strength in Sahara Sand, then stamped the saying over it in Really Rust. The block is layered on Really Rust cardstock then attached to Wild Wasabi cardstock. I took a strip of the Apple Cider paper and ran it through the buckle which is punched out of Choc. Chip cardstock. I used my white gel pen and made little lines around all the squares so it would look like it was quilted. For those who can run a sewing machine, you could actually stitch it. And there you have it. It took a lot longer to design the card then to make it. I could probably repeat this card in less than ten minutes.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Another Sticker Card

Here's another card I made with the stickers. I didn't put any sentiment on it yet, because I'm not sure who I will send it to.

It seems I never have the right sentiment on the right card when I need it, so I have decided not to stamp the sentiment until I'm ready to use the card. It does make for a rather plain looking card though.

Again, I used fall colors - More Mustard, Really Rust, Garden Green and Summer Sun.

These Are Stickers!

When we were at the Stamping Expo in Indy in March, we saw a lot of neat things. One of them was these sheets of stickers. You just peel them off, stick them on your card, and color them in. It looks like the image has been embossed.

For this card I used Rose Red paper, marker, and eyelets. The leaves are colored with Mellow Moss. The card size is 6x3. I made several of these cards very quickly.

Playing With My New Punch

I used my new Three For You punch and the Basket Full of Fun set to make this card. It didn't scan very well. I used fall colors - Ruby Red, Only Orange and Summer Sun paper.

I also used the Cutter Kit to distress the card. I added some chocolate chip ribbon and used my gel pen to make the centers of the flowers.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Brads or Bows?

I needed to make some "Welcome" cards to send out to visitors for church.

I used Touched By Nature for the first time and my WWC again to color the image. The colors I used are Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, and Not Quite Navy. These colors would make nice masculine cards.

Baby Card & Watercoloring

I needed a baby card for my cousin who just had her 4th child. After 3 girls she had a little boy and named him Tommy Charles - Congratulations Jennifer.

The picture is kind of blurry, sorry! The card is a 3 x 6. I used the retired stamp set Welcome Little One. I stamped the image in Brown Stazon and watercolored it with my WWC from Stampin' Up. I bought the set of crayons last year when you could still buy the four color families in one set. I finally used my Watercolor paper too. It really does make a big difference in the look of it compared to using regular cardstock. I still need a lot of practice watercoloring though.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Vases in Vogue

On this card, I used the Three Flower Punch and the Spiral Punch. The rhinestones in the center of each flower are from the Dollar Tree. The colors are So Saffron, Tempting Turquois, and Regal Rose.
This card uses the new Prints Designer Series Papers. You can't tell from the picture, but I used Certainly Celery. The hearts are from a non-SU punch.

This card uses Barely Banana and Real Red. The flower is punched from the retired Daisy Punch.

Thinking of You Card

This is a card I cased from Splitcoaststampers, except I added the flowers by using the new Three Flower Punch.

I used the Paper Piercing mat in the corners. You can't tell it very well in the picture, but the image (from the hostess Set Garden Hilhouettes)is stamped first in Blush Blossom, then in the new In-color Groovey Guava. The same color of papers are used.

I've never been a big fan of blush blossom, but I really like these two colors together.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Get Well Card

I finally had time this evening to make a couple of cards. I needed a get well card for our friend Chuck who had his appendix taken out Thursday. I realized I don't have many stamps when it comes to masculine get well cards, so this is what I came up with.

I finally had time to open my Stampin' Up box that came yesterday so I used my new spiral punch. I also used Nice & Easy Notes which was one of the first stamps set I purchased.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

April Stamp Club Projects

I have 2 stamp clubs each month and we do 2-3 projects. Here are the cards we did this month. The first card uses the masking technique and my new stamp set Wild Rose that I earned during Sell-a-bration.
We also did this card using the small oval punch to make the flower and the stamp set Graceful Words to make the stem. My husband didn't like this card very well, it does kind of remind me of my Granny's aprons.

The last card is supposed to look like a present or gift box. The card opens from the top.

Friday, April 20, 2007

My Birthday Present

Welcome to my blog!

In this first post, I want to share with you the birthday present I got this year. It was a family picture. And the best part about it is that I'm not in it. I hate to have my picture taken.

While my friend Cheryl and I went to Indianapolis for a Scrapbook & Stamping Expo, my family got together and had family pictures taken.

Pictured left to right is my oldest daughter Brandy and her husband Doug, my youngest daughter Robbi, my husband Steve, my middle daughter Jessi and my grandson Ryan and her husband James. The girls get their good looks from me but you will just have to take my word for it. Not pictured is my favorite person - my dog Gracie. My husband forgot to take her with him, she was supposed to be in the picture also.


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