Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Off to the rest of the day!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I have quite a pile of scraps from the Ginger Blossom paper packet hanging around...I can't wait to get playing with that!
Have a good one!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The base of this card is made with Blue bayou. The card measures 4 x 6. Kind of a fun size. I will have to make a special envelope for it. I layered a piece of river rock cardstock that I had stamped the canvas background on with WILD WASABI ink. The three rosebuds are stamped onto vanilla paper using WASABI and PURELY POMEGRANITE. To get the different shades of red, I inked up the bottom layer and stamped off once before stamping onto my cardstock. For the top layer, I stamped it full strength. This flower is super easy to line up! I tore the bottom of the flower pieces and then sponged the edges with the WASABI ink. I wanted to highlight one flower so I stuck two behind the white tafetta ribbon and one over it. The words are from the SAB Love and Happiness rubons. They come all in a straight line, but with these rubons, it is SO easy to manipulate and change them! If you haven't tried them, you just have to! I punched the cornes with the ticket punch and added some silver brads. I wanted black. but....I guess I'm out! I used my paper piercer to adde some stitch markes to the corners and then rubbed the edges of the card with my MOCHA chalk options pad. When I was all done, I decided it needed just a bit more so I added a tiny bit of Stickles to the petals of the rosebuds. It really gives the flowers more depth I think.
Well, Ms Creative here realized today that the Valentine's for her son's class were due today so....yep, you guessed it! I will be making Valentines in a fevered rush this morning so I can take them in. Darn! I have to stamp again today! muaaaa haahaa!! (evil laugh)
Monday, February 11, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I just LOVE this paper! It isn't a new paper, it has been around for a while. The Cute Pie collection is just so fun and full of bright colors. I sat down at my desk to make some Valentine cards and this paper just flew into my hands! This first card is a smaller than normal card. It measures 4-1/2 inches square. I used Basic black as the base and a square of whisper white under the polka dots. The "Hello" is a rub-on from the Anchored collection. To tell you the truth, I was tempted to just leave the card with only the Hello on there! These rub-ons look so clean and awesome, I have totally fallen in love with them! They are super easy to use too. I don't even use the popcicle stick anymore. Just my thumbnail. (yes, that amazing discovery happened when I couldn't find my stick....) I decided to go ahead and add some more to the card by folding a bit of wide celery grosgrain ribbon for leaves and adding a big daisy from the pretties kit. I punched a circle from Barely banana and just had to put one more rub-on on there. The circle says "forever friends" and is from the same rub-on set. I added a bit of bling with a clear rhinestone brad from the pretties kit and called it good. I still had all that awesome paper on my desk tho, so I decided to make a few more cards.
This next one uses the same papers with an addition of strips of Purely Pomegranite to make the X. I punched out the scallop in black and added an O that I made by punching a 1 inch circle and then a 1-1/4" circle. I added another rub-on to the center of that, and stuck the XO on with snail and then with staples. I put the rick rack on , just for mom and added a Pink rhinestone to the ends. The black strip up top was a bit overpowering so I added some dottage with my white gel pen. This card is a bit bigger, measuring in at 5 inches square.
These last two cards are pretty self explanitory. Very simple and classic. The white dots around the scallop are with the white gel pen. I couldn't decide if I liked the white strip or black strip better. What do you think?
I think I need to go back into my stamp room for some therapy now....I'll blog at ya later!