Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Baby Card

I was in need of a baby card, and don't currently have any baby stamps.  So I saw something like this on Pinterest and figured I could make it a baby card.

Stamped the images from the Mama Elephant set Up & Away and colored them with Copic markers. I really am not the greatest at those markers, but keep trying, LOL.  Fussy cut them out and added a bit of Wink of Stella to the balloons.  The background is embossed with a Darcie embossing folder and then clouds are die cut using a My Favorite Things die.  I popped up the balloons and bunny with foam tape.  

Inside I stamped Welcome, which was from a Stamps of Life set and then added BABY in pink with some alphabet stamps.  

P.S.  the Mom who got this card thought it was the cutest card ever - love when the appreciate my work!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friends With Flair - Unity Stamps

It's been so long since I've blogged... the holidays and some cold (for us wussy Californians) weather have kept me out of the garage for a good while.  But I'm back at it now!

This is Unity's Big Summertime Bouquet stamp and saying that I've done up in watercolor.  The background papers are from My Mind's Eye and a wee bit of washi tape thrown in for good measure.

I'm sharing this over at Unity in their Friday Friends with Flair.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Pop Up Box Card

 I needed a fun way to package up some gift cards and money for gifts this Christmas so I've been busy making different boxes and cards.  This Pop-up box card is cool in that it lays totally flat for mailing if need be.  You can find directions for it all over the interweb, here's one good tutorial.
I used a variety of supplies from my stash.  The base cardstock is from Club Scrap, a very crisp bright green from their "Comics" kit.  Then some designer paper from a Michael's pad.  The snowflakes I are a NBUS - I couldn't believe that I had not used this cool set from Stampin' Up yet.  I bought it last year, I am sure fulling intending to make Christmas cards!  It's a set of stamps and matching dies.  So it makes quick work of cutting out the snowflakes.  

The cute Merry die is from The Stamps of Life - I've been using it alot this season!

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

New Dies!

This week I got one of the Blueprints dies from My Favorite things.  I have been wanting this for quiet awhile and finally broke down and got one!  I love all the pieces that come with it, especially the stitched layer and the wonky layers!  The one I got is #15

MFT even has some card sketches to go with each one of the blueprint dies, so here are a few cards I whipped up one afternoon just to try it all out!  I have one more "in the works" but time ran out on me this past week and then Thanksgiving was here before I knew it!

Card #1 - chocolates.  Stamps are Close to My Heart, paper is We R Memory Keepers
Card #2 - Paper is We R Memory Keepers, and the feather dies are MFT
Card #3 - Paper, Stamp and coffee cup die are all Simon Says Stamp

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a simple little card with a heartfelt greeting.  Hope you have a wonderful holiday, full of family, friends and good food!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Autumn Leaves

oh my - so long since my last post!  I've been busy... and not all of it has been stamping!  Here's a quick fall card.  Background is stamped with SU woodgrain stamp in Versamark then I used some Perfect Pearls to highlight the grain.  Then I cut out a bunch of trees with a PaperTrey Ink Mighty Oak die and then pieced everything back together with an inlay effect.

HINT: Cut the whole Mighty Oak Die out and then place packing tape across the back so that the sticky part is facing front and it's easy to drop the little pieces in and have them stay!

Finished off with some hemp twine and a vintage button!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Esmarelda and Halloween

My friend Jennifer was down last week for a couple days to hang out in my garage, we called it Garage Camp.  We practiced some new things and tried some older techniques too.  Watercolor was a main focus.

This great stamp from Unity Stamp Company I stamped with Archival ink on the Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper and then used Distress Markers to color her.  I love this paper when using the Distress Markers, but for watercolor pencils it doesn't seem to work as well for me.  So I'll stick with my Strathmore paper for pencils. 

The sequins are done using Jennifer's sequins die, and I'm not exactly sure where she got that. I used some shimmer paper which is a cool green color that doesn't show so well in the photo.

I'm putting this on the Unity blog for Friends with Flair.  I also used a sketch from the blog - but it was last months challenge! That's me, always a day late and a dollar short!

Thanks for stopping by!