Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
On Dawy McVey's blog she had a gorgeous card using text, so that was fresh in my mind. Come to think of it, she also has been posting a wonderful pink series of cards...but I promise I didnt' copy her on that! :) Pink was just in my brain today, probably from a certain little girl that lives at my house. I didn't use any patterned paper, because I didn't have any pink paper the shade that I wanted. So I pulled out an old text stamp that I got at Goodwill this year and stamped with Versamark onto white cardstock. I embossed it with clear powder and then rubbed Angel Pink Memento ink over the top with a cloth. The end result is raised white words on a filmy pink paper. I used Rose Bud Memento ink to stamp the butterflies (Verve Stamps) onto the paper as well as the flourish at the bottom left (7 Gypsies). Where the embossing is, it resists any ink, so it creates a neat effect.
I stamped the same butterflies onto light pink cardstock and cut them out to place them over their stamped images on the card. I glittered them with Stickles and Martha Stewart white mica flakes and curled their wings out. Really this all sounds like such a process, but the card only took about 15 minutes to make because I knew what I wanted to do. And because I had twice the amount of hand stamped paper I needed, I made this card as well!
I used a pretty damask stamp from Papertrey Ink's Damask Designs and the Rose Bud ink and stamped it along the edge of the embossed paper. I loved how the white words showed through the damask!
Both of the scallops on the cards are by Spellbinders Nestabilities, and I used a Martha Stewart Lattice punch on both cards as well, and an EK Success Diamond Lace punch on the 2nd. The sentiments on both cards are from Papertrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages. Such a versatile set!
Maybe I got pink out of my system now :) Thanks for peeking!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I got to sell some of my excess/old scrapbooking items at the annual down town sidewalk sales this week. It's for down town stores, but my LSS is in the old down town area that's near our house and the owner rented me an 8' table for $5 to sell some stuff. I sold more than half of it, but would have loved to get rid of more! I have several friends who scrap here though, so I know I won't have a problem giving it away.
In other exciting news, my sweet cat Sophia is ready to have her kittens! I'm hoping she'll have them today, she's been nesting in a cardboard box in the basement. It's her first time, so she's a little stressed. I can't wait to see the new babies!
Today I'd like to share a card I made for a Paper piecing challenge at sb.com. It's a daily challenge, each day is different, so come on and join us sometime. It's in the cardmaking/stamping area of the forum.
I used Daisy D's paper for the paper pieced background and sewed it before adhering it to the white paper. The brown piece of paper was embossed with my Textile Cuttlebug folder and inked slightly. The gold sentiment was made with a corner punch from MultiCraft and inked. The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink. The flowers are from Prima, the butterflies from K&Co. and the lace is from my stash. I have a tiny bit of Martha Stewart lattice border punch peeking at the bottom.
Oh I almost forgot my extremely EXCITING news! I was the Day 13 winner of the huge Spellbinders blog give away! So that means I won a whole load of the beautiful new dies that were just released. You can scroll down to see my response and the dies I won at their blog:
I'm so excited!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Here is another card I made with my new Damask Designs stamp set. I love making coordinating paper!
Paper: Bazzill cardstock
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Damask Designs" and "Mega Mixed Messages"
Ink: Papertrey Ink, Tsukineko
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch, EK Success border punch, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities
Misc: pearls, ribbon
Monday, July 13, 2009
Here is a card that I did with the Demask Designs stamp set and my new Summer Sunrise ink.
Paper: Bazzill, Kraft paper
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Papertrey Ink, Tsukineko
Tools: Cuttlebug machine, "Swiss Dots" Cuttlebug folder, Spellbinders Nestablilities
Thanks for coming by!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Here is a simple card I put together this last weekend to sell at the store. It seems that my masculine cards tend to go faster than I anticipated, so I need to start making more! I tend to keep the masculine cards simpler because chances are, they don't appreciate the work that goes into them as much as women do anyway, LOL.
Rubon: Black River Designs
Paper: Pink Paislee, Prima
Misc: Buttons, Ribbon
I'm not a very happy camper today, I ended up with a sinus infection and conjunctivitis (from the infection). I also have been having a problem with my back, and today I realized it's just not healing at all. So I need to get in to see a doctor. booo... I can't even sit down or stand back up without using my arms, which is not the norm for me at all. Something is way out of place.
I have tomorrow off work, so hopefully I'll be able to finish up my Scrap 'n Art work for Sept/Oct and get good photos! Maybe I'll even get some cards done. Oh! And I'm sure that I'll get my Papertrey package I ordered last week too! It was supposed to come today (another booo!) but it didn't. For some reason it took 3 days to travel from Ohio to Omaha, NE. Priority mail my eye!
Thanks for stopping by ☺
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Hope you're all having a great weekend (holiday weekend for some of you)! Happy Anniversary Dayna, hope you guys are having a great time ♥♥♥