Monday, April 27, 2009
I think I may add another title in pink Thickers above the buttons and below the rub-ons, it just doesn't seem complete yet. I don't know, I have to look at it for another day and see if it grows on me.
I love the colors though, I've been using them all spring if you didn't already notice, LOL! I used my new butterfly die for the Cuttlebug. I just love that thing, I've been using it like crazy. I love how you can have so many different looks with the different butterfly embossing folders or just leave it plain.
Paper: Cosmo Cricket "Honey Pie" and American Crafts Tropicals cardstock
Rub-ons: Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: The Paper Studio Buttons, Cuttlebug (machine, die cut, embossing folder), Misc. beaded trim, Signo Uniball white pen
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Hi everyone, notice I did NOT wait a week to post this time, so hopefully all is forgiven by the thousands of people who come and visit my blog on a daily basis...LOL! Well anyway, the 2 of you who visit my blog, I'm back! :)
This is actually a card that I did 3 weeks or so ago. I tried taking a photo of it on at least 3 different occasions and could not get a decent shot. I don't know what it is about this card, but it does NOT photograph well at all. This shot is semi-ok, but you really can't see the details and it just doesn't look like it does in real life. But I'll share it with you anyway, because I give up on it!
The "hello" sentiment is from the Crafty Secrets "Tea & Coffee" stamp set and the butterfly is from Verve Stamps "Fluttering By." The lace at the bottom is a border stamp from Clearly Inspired. I used white Sea Foam embossing powder by Ranger on the butterfly and the border, plain black Brilliance on the sentiment. Just a simple Swiss Dots finish on the white circle, and a bit of layering. Very simple card actually. Oh, and the ribbon is from Luxe. They have the prettiest color combos.
In other news, I'm going to be selling my cards at a Country Decor and Gifts store in the downtown area! The owner seemed pretty excited and that made me excited. She was glad to be able to sell locally made cards...and I'm happy to sell them, hehe ;)
Well, I'm off to work this AM, people gotta have cookies! Thanks for coming by.
Monday, April 20, 2009
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
The only thing that makes me feel better when the weather is like this is to make nice warm cards. Here is one I'd like to share today.
I got this pretty pink ribbon in a bag at Hobby Lobby this week. It was a GREAT deal, and I will be doing this more often! It was a bag of 30 different ribbons, each one yard long. They're all solid colors, but some are satin, some are gross grain. All of them beautiful! The bag was only $1.99, so I'm thinking this is how I'm going to buy my ribbon from now on. 1 yard of ribbon makes several cards, and then I don't have a ton of ribbon spools to store either. So check out your local HL, and see if they have these bags!
And speaking of other awesome deals, don't waste any time - go to Melissa's blog! She's giving away a Cuttlebug...yes a CUTTLEBUG! And that's not even all, so get over there :)
You Are My Sunshine Card
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Daisy D's, American Crafts Cardstock
Sentiment: Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots folder, Textile folder, Fiskars scallop scissors, ColorBox pigment ink, Misc Ribbon
Saturday, April 4, 2009
For this card, I cut and scored the yellow base and adhered the lined paper journal spot I had stamped the sentiment upon. With the Inkadinkado stamp, I used clear embossing ink and white embossing powder and heat set it.
I then cut the blue paper to size and used my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders to make the circular cut out. I cut the border on the blue paper and adhered the black ribbon strip. After the strip, I tied a bow and adhered the bow on top. To set it away from the base of the card, I adhered the blue with foam dots. Seeing it wasn't quite finished, I used a black damask stamp over the top.
Paper: American Crafts Tropicals stack
Stamps: Verve Stamps, Inkadinkado
Accessories: Ranger embossing powder, Martha Stewart border punch, Stampendous! damask sticker, Misc. ribbon
On to another topic, we're under a Winter Storm Warning today...joy. Never fails, when April comes around, the storms roll in. So far it's clear and sunny. However, the wind is really blowing, and I'm afraid it's blowing that YUCK right at us. Come on Spring!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The tan piece is handmade paper that I've had for years. It's the kind of paper you would make a "tear bear" out of. I embossed it with my Cuttlebug and inked over it with some Linen Distress Ink. I used an old pair of fiskars decorative edge scissors to cut out the white part of the card in the center. I used Verve and Luxe stamps for that and distressed around the edge with ink. The lace trim was a small piece that I might otherwise have thrown away...but if you know me, you know I just don't DO that! ;)
This card represents one of the wonderful reasons I love card making - With just a few scraps and handy tools, you can always make a fun card.