Saturday, February 21, 2015

Birthday Cards

Here are a couple birthday cards I made recently for some guys.  I find it harder to make cards for the guys than I go for females, and I don't have too many stamps that are more masculine in nature. 

I have been looking at some of Laura Bassen's work, using overlapping colors and I came up with this idea with the PaperTrey Ink set; LIVE LOVE LIFE.  She does some great clean and simple cards and I've been enjoying her posts and videos.

On the first card I used the LIVE LOVE LIFE stamps and the greeting is PaperTrey Inks Bigger Blooms set. On the second card the happy die cut is from My Favorite Things and I cut it three times and glued them together to make a nice thick element.  Birthday is stamped from Stampin' Up's Big Day set.  Then just some random epoxy dots to embellish the cards and you're done!

thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine Card

 My son's girlfriend loves cats, so I thought this Angie Girl from Unity Stamps would make a nice Valentine card for her.  I stamped with black archival ink and colored with Prisma colored pencils and blended with mineral spirits.  Assorted papers complete the card.

Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Unity Stamps FWF - Mouse

I'm finally playing with my latest stamps from Unity Stamp Company, this little mouse is so cute I couldn't resist.   The first one is colored with colored pencils on a kraft tag.  The others are done using Gelatos as watercolors.  I just scribble them on my kraft sheet and pick up color with a paint brush and a bit of water.

Most of these are going to be Valentines.  And I'm sharing them on Unity's blog for Friday Friends with Flair.

thanks for dropping by!

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