Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Almost February

Well it's almost February now and it's FREEZING cold again. :( It's not supposed to get above freezing this week at all, and after a week of dark freezing fog it's not a good change. I thought this was supposed to be a "mild" winter!
Well, along with the crazy weather, everyone keeps getting sick. Seems like I can never have enough "get well" cards on hand so I made up another one. These are colors I don't normally reach for, but I liked how they looked together.

I've been using my Crafters Companion a lot lately to make bows like this one. Super easy and fast!
Cardstock: Couture Cardstock
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento
Other: Ribbon (Offray), Spellbinders Labels 9, Cuttlebug folder, Prima pearls
In other almost February news, did you catch LOST last night? Last season's 2 hour finale with hints and thoughts added. Next week is the last premier, I can't wait!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I've had this cute clear Bingo stamp from Prima Marketing for a long time but had never opened it. That doesn't happen very often! I usually open and use everything at least once. I don't really know where the idea for this card came from, I just wanted some Vintage looking embellishment and the love bingo idea was born! I used a tiny heart punch (Target $1 section) and tied a bit of lace around it. The flower is a fake flower from my stash - quite old!-but the leaves are from Prima Marketing. The Vintage print paper is Daisy D's. I used a Hot Off the Press text stamp to dress up the off white paper and an EK Success border punch on the red paper.
This is the inside of the card. I used a really cool doilie corner stamp from Dove of the East (Russia Collection) and a sentiment from Verve Stamps (Hundred Hearts).
Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Like you a Latte

This is one of the Valentine's cards I made to take to the store, but I used a new technique that I've never done before. I wanted to make the top of the latte foamy and colored but didn't really know how I wanted to do it. I don't have any liquid applique, but I did buy a bottle of Tulip Puff Paint a while back. Tada! I just spread a bit of the puff paint on the "coffee" and heat set it with my heat gun. I just had a thin layer, but if you want more of a poof, add more. It puffs up quite a bit! Then to give it color, I just used my Copics over the top. They even blended on the puff paint.

I coated the coffee cup with Glossy Accents and was good to go. Sorry for the bad photos again, my photo editing capabilities are still limited with my new computer and freezing fog at 20 degrees does not make good photo weather.
And here is the full card. Busier than I like, but it's ok. Thanks for taking a peek!
Paper: Pink Paislee "Cupid," Jillibean Soup "Soup Staples"
Cardstock: Couture Cardstock "Disclosure"
Stamps: Pink Paislee "Cupid," Crafty Secrets "Tea & Coffee"
Accessories: Cuttlebug folder "Ornamental Iron," EK Success border punch, Spellbinders Labels, Tulip Puff paint, Glossy Accents, Copic Markers

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy 100!

Just as I went to write this post I realized that it would be my 100th post on this blog! I'll have to come up with a prize package sometime soon as a belated "celebration." ☺
Today I am sharing a card with you that I made with a scripture set from Our Daily Bread. I love the fonts, and was really pleased with how well the stamp heat embossed. Sometimes with text you have places that don't emboss well, making it hard to read. I didn't have any problems with this one though. I embossed it onto Mother of Pearl Couture Cardstock, I just love that paper! I used Stampendous! "Pewter" embossing powder and Cosmo Cricket "Enchanted" patterned paper. I had just enough scrap ribbon to that matched the paper and embossing, Love it when that happens!

Well looks like more snow for us, but hopefully not more than a few inches. School already got called off early, we have to pick up the kiddos at 1PM. It's pretty though, huge swirly flakes!
Thanks for taking a peek, see you soon ☺

Sunday, January 3, 2010

More for the birds

I didn't realize how many birds I had in the Sept/Oct 09 Scrap 'n Art issue! Here are 2 layouts with birds as well. This first one is one of my favorites of Alexis. I guess it's just so colorful and sunny just like her. The kids love our local spray ground in the summer, and here she is showing it off in the photo. The Sassafras paper went beautifully with the theme, and so did the little blue bird so I couldn't help but add it. All of the items are from a Kenner Road kit. This 2nd layout is of the chickens at the farm. The kids love them and often go inside the pen to "play" with the chickens. I'm not sure the chickens like that at ALL, but so far no injuries on either side ☺ All the items on this layout are from a Vintage Plum kit.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

It's for the birds!

The cold that is! It's been such a cold December and now it's continuing into the new year. boooo. Here are a couple of cards that are for the birds as well, from the Sept/Oct 09 issue of Scrap 'n Art.

I hope that you're having a good weekend, thanks for taking a peek!