Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Cards are simple and I tried to only use matching supplies. All card bases are white...I've been on a white card base kick lately....but I like the fresh and crisp look it gives. The cuttlebugged piece is River Rock by SU!....I sure wish this wasn't an *in color* ....it could surely replace Glorius Green, don't you think?! Ribbon is by May Arts. Flower is made with SU!'s oval punches. Not an original idea....but I've been wanting to try it and I added the piercing around the edges for a bit of interest.
These are the other two cards in the set. I used the SU! slit punch down the side and then added the 1/8 inch circle punch for interest. The ribbon tab is actually one of the slit punch tabs that I punched through the front of the card and tied just for fun. I thought of that all by myself....hee hee....small things thrill me in the middle of the night!!
Speaking of friends...I got another lovely card from Jacqueline.....just love her soft feminine style....I'm lovin the swirly stamps on this one....thanks much...my mailbox loves mail from France!!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
This is short and sweet....it's been a crazy weekend here with dh & ds getting sick...I'm tired.
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi....your comments are a bright spot in my day!!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
The paper for this card is from Basic Grey's Blush Collection. The goodie stamp is by Stampendous! The *treat yourself* stamp is by Purple Onion Designs and fits perfectly in SU!'s word window punch. The ribbon slide is by Maya road. The ribbon is by May Arts.
The most fun thing of all about this card is that it made the honor gallery....totally made my day!
Thank you for sharing my excitement!!!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
DD update for those that have wished her well...she's on the mend. She's always on the move at 15 months.....love the snuggles I got in yesterday....but I'd rather sneek them in when she's happily on the run!!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Simple and fresh feeling....just what I need after today. DD has a bug of some sort.....let's just say I've been doing laundry *all day* to keep her fresh...and I'm *not* feeling too fresh at this point in the day! Poor dear!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The base of this card is Bayou Blue (SU!) the darker blue is Not Quite Navy (SU!). The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's Dasher collection. The snowman image is from Whipper Snapper and is colored with Copic/Studio2 markers. You might not be able to tell, but I painted the snowmen/snow with a mixture of micropearl powder, gum arabic and water for a slight sheen. I also used my Sakura Quickie Glue Pen and Art Institute crystal glitter on the snow.
The large snowflake was a scrap from a large snowflake punch. I merely trimmed around the edges and made my own snowflake embellishment! My *found recycled item* laid on my desk for quite a while....but it just *belonged* on this card!! The small snowflake buttons are by Dress It Up! The *happily ever after* stamp is by Wordsworth. On this card I did the faux stitching in black. Thanks for stopping by...and stay warm!!!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The card base is Bashful Blue (SU!) and Night of Navy(SU!) for the layers. Snowflake stamps are by SU! as is the Diamond Print Pattern. Snowflakes are stamped in White Craft (SU!) and Night of Navy that has been stamped off. White flocking is used with heat and stick powder on the diamond print pattern....looks all fluffy like snow!! Ribbon is Vintage Violet (SU!) Sparkle dot sticker is by Stampendous! The snowflake verse is by Hero Arts.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
My first winner for the EIO Sketch #5 challenge goes to Jacqueline! Thanks to both you and medfordsil for playing along.....it's so fun to see everyone's take on the challenge!! Enjoy your ribbons....going out tomorrow!
My second batch of winners are for the PIF Blogger post. The winners are......
3~ Shell-Challenge Addict
I will need each of you to email me your snail-mail addys...and your packages are ready to go out tomorrow too. Hope you enjoy the goodies I've pulled together for you!! Don't forget....it's your turn now to go share the love with some other lucky bloggers!!! Have fun!!!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
The card base is bashful blue (SU!). I used the Cuttlebug snowflake folder and large oval punch (SU!) on the white panel. *Hello* is by Stampendous! and is stamped on white cardstock, punched out with the small oval punch (SU!) and popped up with foam tape. The blue circle is actally part of a PIF/DSS gift I received...there were two of these circles on a sheet. Not sure what they were supposed to be for....but I cut them apart and this is one of them! I used the ticket corner punch (SU!) on the corners before layering it onto a bashful blue scalloped square punch (Marvy-the purple one!) and then attaching to a black layer. I placed white minibrads in the circles left by the ticket and scallop punches.
The snowman is also some of that felt ribbon from Queen & Co. I just chopped this little fellow off and stuck him on my blue circle. Then to give him a little punch I colored his eyes and nose with some sharpies.
Thanks to my SBS2 sister, Maria, for the instructions to keep my blog candy post up to the top...but since it's 11:35pm here and I'm getting cross-eyed I will see about trying that out with tomorrow's post! Until then.....scroll down a few to my blog candy post if you're interested in playing along for a chance to win some ribbon! You have until Sunday night at 9:00pm central to post your card!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Well....it's challenge time over at Embellish-Online...and this is our 5th challenge already! This is my take on the challenge. I flipped it on it's side to fit my image....but otherwise it's pretty close. The image is by Stampendous!, the sentiment is by Printworks, The small scallop punch is by SU!, The large scallop punch is by Marvy (the blue one). I colored the image with Copics/Studio2 markers, Sakura Souffle pens and Sakura clear glaze pen. Faux stitching around image with white Sakura gel pen. Ribbon is by May Arts and is positively yummy!! The flower slide is from Maya Road, and I love that it looks like chocolate icing!! Base paper is from Figgy Pudding collection by Basic Grey. These little paper packs make quite a bunch of cards!!! I'm nowhere near out of Figgy yet!! The white dots on the mint cake are white Dimensional Paper Paint by Tulip...looks like the icing on those fancy little cakes. YUM!
To play along for Blog Candy, please make a card using this sketch and post it to the Embellish-Online gallery with the code E-IS05 and post a link or message to this post so I can check it out!! I'll select a winner on Sunday night at 9:00pm. Hmmm.....the candy this time will be some ribbon....you gotta play to find out what kind!!! This is open to anyone anywhere....who doesn't need some calorie-free candy?! Have Fun!!!
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Art definition is by Hero Arts and is stamped on watercolor paper. The floral stamps are by Hero Arts and Rubber Stampede respectively. I use Staedtler Watercolor crayons....and to acheive this look I mist the stamp lightly, apply crayons as desired to the stamp and then mist again lightly before stamping onto the paper. Ribbon is by May Arts, flower by Prima, and the gem was a PIF/DSS gift I received. Cherish is by SU! I've been on a distressing/faux stitching kick lately...but I love the look of the floral panel layered tone on tone to the base panel. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Today was the opening of the January design team gallery at Embellish-It Online...if you have time, pop in and check out all the fun stuff in there! This month's theme was *baby it's cold outside!* These two pages of my daughter's 6x6 album fit the theme...and I just love how these pages turned out. The flourishes are flocked on these pages, and that goes so well with the soft colors and fabrics in the photos. The primas and clear snowflakes are such a delicate look. Faux stitching and Basic Grey papers tie in with the rest of the album. Love the SU! slit punch border and SU! scalloped circle punch with 1/8 inch circles punched in them and Stampendous sparkle dots. May Arts ribbon on the first page and the photos are layered on distressed glimmer paper.
Friday, January 4, 2008
Love the script cuttlebug folder...it can make simple just elegant!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Friendship stamp is by SU!
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
The embossed paper is some pretty stuff I found at a local stamp store several years ago. I hoard things forever and finally decide to use them....I love the soft look...it has a tissue/mulberry feel to it. I tore it and ran it through my Xyron machine before attaching it to the pale blue cardstock (unknown source). The ribbon is from May Arts. The flower is by Prima...I *love* these ....can you tell?! The pale blue snowflakes are buttons (unknown source) and the diamond gems are a PIF or DSS gift I rec'd. The stamp is by SU! and is stamped in Versamark and then chalked. I cut it out leaving a narrow border and then layered it on glimmer paper. I faux stitched with a white gel pen which may be a little hard to see, but is a nice subtle look in real life. Wish is also a SU! stamp in black ink. I love the chilly crisp look of this card...but hubby thought it looked like a wedding card!! Oh well.....