Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My Dad's Card

I really like this card. I designed it for a party next weekend, but I liked it a lot. I think it'll be for my dad!


Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Spring Break DSP- paper; Not Quite Navy, Old Olive - ink; Well-Worn Alphabet, Stamp of Authenticity- stamp set; Old Olive Polytwill ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware buckle, 1 3/8" square punch - accessories;

Friday, May 16, 2008

Apples - Scallop Circles

I wanted to use my new sets and my new Carousel Notes so this was the result :) This was also an attempt at watercoloring with ink and blender pen. I used the Crop-a-dile for the dry embossing.


Close to Cocoa, Close to Cocoa Prints DSP, Very Vanilla - paper; Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Brown StazOn, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy - ink; For Father - stamp set; Gold Brads, Wild Wasabi Dbl-Stitched ribbon, Wild Wasabi Carousel Notes, Crop-a-dile, White gel pen, blender pen - accessories;

Maybe a Father's Day card?

Friday, May 9, 2008

The Mother's Day CASE Extravaganza!

Leaving everything to the last moment, as usual, I made all my Mother's Day cards last night. Due to lack of planning, most of these are CASE'd. I'm excited about how they turned out though. I really like them all!
This first one is an exact CASE from http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/907020?cat=10720
When I uploaded my card yesterday on splitcoast, I saw this one right close to it... Same colours, same stamp set, same DSP... two people must be thinking the same way!!


Berry Bliss DSP, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White - paper; Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink - ink; Priceless - stamp set; Coluzzle, sponge dauber, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch - accessories;

This was a fun card to make. I think it's for my Grandma.

This second card was inspired by http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/906631?cat=12786&si=strawberry. The white flowers with the strawberries really caught my eye.


Kraft, Barely Banana, Prints Pack DSP, Whisper White - paper; Garden Green, Rose Red - ink; Tart & Tangy, All Holiday, Friendship Blooms (SAB) - stamp sets; Pretties Kit flowers, Barely Banana brads, Close to Cocoa marker - accessories;

And finally, this card was inspired by http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/900504?cat=10720


Groovy Guava Prints DSP, Afternoon Tea DSP, Confetti White, Wild Wasabi - paper; Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava - ink; Priceless, All Holiday - stamp sets; Hodgepodge Hardware, Theater Ribbon Originals, Sherbet Ribbon Originals, small oval punch - accessories;

Thursday, May 8, 2008

A Cherry Thanks

This card happened quickly... I saw a card in the SU catalogue that had different squares lined up and thought it would be cool to make one with the different papers from the Summer Picinic set. I next decided to stamp the cherries with it & voila... the rest just happened :) I love it when cards go like that!

Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP - paper; Real Red, Old Olive - ink; Tart & Tangy - stamp set; Red striped grograin ribbon, stapler, paper piercer, white gel pen, SAB rub ons - accessories;

I love the Rub Ons over the patterned paper. This is for a Thank You card swap, so I hope everyone likes it!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

So Pretty... Love this Colour Combo

I made this card for my cousin's birthday. I absolutely love this colour combo. It makes me think of chocolate covered strawberries... yum! This card is fairly easy but I committed "rubbahdultery" (as Jan Tink says) and used Close to My Heart stamps to create the stitching.Ingredients:

Purely Pomegrante, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Berry Bliss DSP - paper; Close to Cocoa, Versa Mark, Purely Pomegranate - ink; Priceless, Sew Nice (CTMH) - stamp set; White Embossing Powder, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Pretties Kit, SAB Rub Ons - accessories;

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

More Cards...

Here's another fairly quick card. It's a longer one than the standard. The masking & two-step stamping take a little bit longer but the layout is easy.
Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Not Quite Navy - ink; Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Very Vanilla, Porcelain Prints DSP - paper; Wild Rose, Circle of Friendship - stamp set; Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Ribbon, gold brads, label punch, 1 " circle punch - accessories;

I went out the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on the week-end for a scrapbooking retreat. It was great! I'll share some of my pages soon :)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Mother's Day

Well, Mother's Day usually comes quicker than I think, so it's probably good that I have this make & take done :) I used this card as a tutorial & everyone really liked it. Decided to use it as a make & take at the next party.
Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Whisper White - paper; Garden Green - ink; Daisy Field wheel, All Holiday - stamp set; Stampin' Pastels, blender pen, Regal Rose grograin ribbon - accessories;
This is the easiest card!! I really like the colour combo for this one :)