Saturday, February 28, 2009
The silver bead charm was attached to the ribbon with some jump rings.
So, to not further prolong the anticipation , here is my take on Sharon's challenge
Paper: PTI white, K&Company Designer Mat Pad for the green mat, watercolor paper
Ink: black StazOn, SU Lavender Lace
Stamps: ISC Summer Elements III for the lillies and making things new
Accessories: lavender sheer ribbon, Watercolor pencils, dimensionals, Scor-Pal, lavender half pearls, silver bead charm and silver spacer beads
What do you all think? Did I accomplish the challenge to kick that cabin fever on out?
"Thank You" so very much my friends for stopping by today. It is a beautiful day outside and I am going to go and water my pretty flowers I planted yesterday and clean up the yard a bit more.
I am wishing you all a wonderful weekend. See you soon!!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
All right back to the last two of my five cards.
I hope Betsy is accepting this one. I used the Distressed Script BG stamp on K& Company DP from the Blue Awning Pad. It kind of gets lost in it, but it is there.
Paper: SU Creamy Caramel, K&Company Blue Awning, Beige mat from a K&Company Designer Mat Pad,
Stamps: ISC Distressed Script , Unity Stamp Company Promise of GOD
Ink: Chalk Box Creamy Brown which was used for the Distressed Script BG, Chestnut Brown for the Sentiment
Accessories: Prima's , antic copper brad and photo corner, Dew Drop on the photo turn from the Sunflower Mix, distressing tool to ruff up the edges of the DP.
Do you think this one will pass? I know I probably will have to use that BG stamp again in a way where you can see it better.
Now last but not least :
I think this one is my favorite, so far, at least ;).
I like the way it looks IRL.
It was really hard to get a decent picture of all of that bling :D.
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, PTI white
Ink: Palette white
Stamps: ISC Flair of Summer and Marvels of Nature II
Accessories: white sheer ribbon, handmade stick pin, half pearls, crystals, handmade crochet flower with pearls sewn into the center, Cricut Expression and Home Accents cartridge for the tag, Schimmerz which are used in the bird(it does not show too well in the pic, sorry :( }
All right now, this is it. I am still stressing, but Betsy reassured me that there is no reason to stress. Did any of you feel like this when you were picked for the very FIRST TIME?
I was and still am a nervous wreck.
So, off I go to post all of this over at SCS now. Thank you friends for stopping by today and let me tell you, all of those comments you guys put in for the first three cards really made my day.
I had no idea how rewarding blogging would be.
Thank you and big hugs,
The first one I'll share with you today is a card I called "Birthday Wishes". On this card I used Betsy's BG stamp which is called Batic Flower. It is gorgeous in any color, but I wanted to us it on the PTI paper Lavender Moon, which I love and I do have the matching ink for it. You know I am still trying to get all of the SU papers and matching ink pads, but hubby only let's me order so much, dang it for not having a job :(, but it is all good.
So, here is my first card "Birthday Wishes"
Paper: PTI Lavender Moon
Ink: Palette Lavender Moon
Stamps: ISC Batic Flower BG, SU Elegant Cheer for "Birthday Wishes"
Accessories: Nesties Labels 1, Cuttlebug embossing folder Textile, bead end caps, half pearls, handmade stick pin , pink sheer ribbon
So, what you all think about this one?
"Friends" is really simple, but I wanted the Butterfly to be the focal point.
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, K& Company Designer Mat Pad
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa
Stamps: ISC Reflections set for the Butterfly and Summer Element 3 set for the word Friends
Accessories: Primas, antic silver brad, Kaiser chocolate half pearls, cream cotton trim I still had in my stash from Okinawa,Japan, Twinkling H2O's in Almond Beige and Cinnamon Stick for the sparkle on the Butterfly
Does it work? Is this butterfly the focal point?
Is a Mother's Day card so the title "Happy Mother's Day". I know not very creative, but this is all I could come up with, sorry :D
Paper: PTI white, CM lilac
Stamps: Rustic Artsy Swirls for the butterfly, Marvels of Nature for the vine and Flair of Summer for the Sentiment
Ink: SU Certainly Celery for the vine, Su Orchid Opulence and Markers in purple and black for the butterfly
Accessories: Schimmerz in Angel Wings which I painted over the butterfly, scalloped scissors for the border, lavender handmade crochet flower, pearl brad from Michael's bridal section on SALE!!!!, handmade stick pin, purple satin ribbon.
The colors on the butterfly kind of ran away when I painted the Schimmerz on top, but I kind of like that effect. I guess a mistake can turn out all right afterall!!!!
I stamped the butterfly twice. Once on the card directly and than again and cut it out, rounded the wings a bit by running them over a paint brush handle to give them some curve and dimension. After that I only adhered the middle part (the body) to the card with some Tombo glue. IRL this card has tons of dimension, I am not sure you can see that in the picture.
What's the verdict on this one, did it turn out all right?
The other 2 cards will have to wait until I come back from lunch with both of my girls. Naomi, the oldest, well she is only 7, reached her AR goal once again (I am so very proud of her, she loves to read, which she absolutely did not inherit from her MOM (Rolls eyes)!!! And at her school the kids get a "Free personal pizza" coupon for Pizza Hut if they reach their goal. So, today I am taking both of my babies to Pizza Hut.
See you all later with the other two cards.
Hugs and thank you so very much for stopping by my humble blog.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I made a few changes by using a different sentiment, different ribbon ( I did not have this yummy ribbon , Jami used ;)), I used Marvy Giga and Mega punches, and crystals instead of eyelets so here is my CASE
of Jami's masterpiece.
Paper: PTI white, DCWV blue and black
Stamp: Unity Something Within
Ink: black StazOn, blue chalk for softening the edges of the punch out.
Accessories: Cuttlebug emb. folder bloom dots, Crop-A-Dile and eyelets, Marvy oval scalloped punches in Mega and Giga, blue grosgrain ribbon, blue crystals, silver heart charm
This is it for now. Thank you so very much for stopping by, I am very grateful for you.
Have a wonderful day!!!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
today was one busy day, but I managed to get this card right here done for Sharon's over at No time to stamp weekly stamp simple challenge, where we were asked to use black ink only and no coloring of any sort. Well, to keep it simple and stay with her motto, I made a black/white card which was a first for me. Don't get me wrong, I love black and white, I always wear it, but I don't recall using it ever on a card. For the front panel I used my trusty Cuttlebug and the Textile embossing folder, the tag was made using my Labels 4 Nesties and the rest, well was just a little decoration :D:D.
Paper: PTI white, black I believe is from Creative Memories
Ink: Black StazOn
Stamps: SU Elegant Inspirations, Occasions Set from Inkadinkado for the rose on the front panel and the rose vine on the inside of the card
Accessories: Nesties Label 4 for the tag, handmade stick pin with pearls and galss beads, white satin ribbon, Cuttlebug and the Textile embossing folder
Thanks you so very much for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll have a busy weekend. We have a church function tomorrow that I have to go to. Two cakes are already baked, one more to go. :D
Catch you all later.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
While going through a box still sitting in my garage from our move last summer I found a German crochet and knitting book that had an easy to understand pattern for a rose (well, that is what they called it) and I made it. It came out quite big, so I wanted to see how it looked on a card before I made any more.
Here it is, what ya think? Is it too big for a card?
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip CS, Basic Grey sultry pad
Ink: Chalk Box dark brown
Stamps: SU Thank You Kindly
Accessories: Cricut Expression Home Accents cartridge for the label which was cut in two sizes and stacked,
Basic Grey button in pink, handmade crochet rose, white satin ribbon, Martha Stewart Butterfly
punch, pink half pearls, handmade pin with different shades of pink glass beads, pink trim
that I found at Big Lots, small golden bead end caps with half pearls in the center
So, should I be making some more of these roses? I think it makes a pretty cool focal point.
Thanks so much for stopping over.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Well, this is exactly what I was trying to figure out after I made some more crochet flowers last night. So, this morning I got out some paper and just went for it. I really wanted to use some DP but could not find the right one to save my life, so I went back to good old Baroque Motifs by SU.
Plus, I got to use the Labels 4 Nesties I received on Monday. Yes, it took me that long to cut open the package and get them into my Cuttlebug :D.
The colors really are not that off IRL. I am thinking I need to let my hubby know I need a better camera :D!
For this card I used the following:
Paper: PTI white, lavender moon
Stamps:SU Baroque Motifs, Verve stamps "Notes of prayer"
Ink: Palette lavender moon
Accessories:handmade crochet flower with beaded center, silver spacer beads with pink crystals in center, pink Primas, white sheer ribbon with a dragonfly sewn on with beads, Scor-Pal to make score lines on bottom of card
That's it. So, what do you think? Was this a good way to use one of those crochet flowers?
Thanks for stopping by today. I truly appreciate you coming to visit with me.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
To make those flowers took me maybe an hour for all of them. What ya think? No need to go and buy the expensive ones at the craft store, plus I got to use some yarn that has been sitting around for a while ;).
Ok, I really need to run now.
Monday, February 9, 2009
this is a very special "Thank YOu" card that I made for a friend at church who has blessed me unexpected for my Birthday with a bag full of "smelly good stuff",LOL!!!!
The recipe is as follows:
Base of the card: SU Soft Sky, K&Company Blue Awning and PTI Kraft
stamps: Inkadinkado Thank You and flourish from the Occasion set
ink: Color Box creamy brown, chestnut brown
Accessories: Cricut Expression Accent Essentials cartridge for the Label and flourish, trim from Big Lots, Primas in offwhite and Belle Fleur Tide,pool package, pearl brads from Michael's bridal section, Cuttlebug embossing folder Scriot, handmade pin, half pearls
Thanks so very much for stopping by today.