Monday, March 22, 2010

back from Spring break

Well, my Spring break is over - back to class today. boooo! I'm putting it off as long as possible.

I had a fun break and even got to teach a scrapbooking workshop in Gering, NE on Saturday. A fun time was had by all! I did catch a bit of a cold while I was there, so I'm sniffling and sneezing. I guess that's a perfect time for a "feel better" card then. :) I made this card before I left last week. I used the American Crafts "Fresh" stamp set (ladybug) and covered the little guys in Glossy Accents. The leaves are from the Spellbinders Nested Maple leaves set, and I embossed them with the Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" folder.
I used Jillibean Soup paper "Alphabet Soup, Soup Staples" and a Papertry Ink "Mega Mixed Messages" sentiment propped up on a hand made banner.

I'm hoping that the weather continues to get warmer, it is officially Spring after all! Hope you have a great week, thanks for taking a peek :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Choo Choo!!!

Its time for a blog train and this one is awesome! The design teams of Scrap N'Art and Get Sketchy have teamed up together, along with SRM Stickers to provide you with inspiration and prizes! Here is what you need to do! Visit each blog in this list. Each blogger will have a "special word" noted in their post! If you visit every blog, the words will create a sentence. After you have the full sentence, your last stop will be at the Scrap N'Art blog. You will find an email address in that final post. Email the full sentence and you will be entered to win a subscription and a prize pack from Scrap N'Art! There will be TWO winners for those prizes! Also, anyone who leaves comments on the blog posts at SRM Stickers and at Get Sketchy will be entered to win prizes from those sites as well! So what are you waiting for?

Oh, and the special word from my blog is... "IN"!

Here's my layout based on the sketch.

Supply List

Stickers: SRM Stickers "Baby, Love"; Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives "Zip Dry," Glue Arts "Glue Glider Pro"; Paper: Basic Grey "Lemonade," Jillibean Soup "Talk Soup: Cup of Yak"; Dove of the East "Vintage Paris"; Embellishments: Blumenthal Lansing buttons; Tools: EK Success border punch "Diamond Scallop," Fiskars scissors "Small Scallop"

Here's the order of the blog train, hope you have fun!!! If you started out here, make sure to begin at the first stop in the train or you won't be able to finish correctly.
Bree Tetz -
Camille Young -
Dora Dekker -
Anja Curvers -
Grace Tolman -
Lenet Mos -
Lisa Forsythe -
Sherri Thompson -
Staphanie Muzzulin -
Ami Godfrey -
Amy Hadley -
Carol Zeitz (me) -
Cathleen Smith -
Rebecca Price -
Danielle Gray -
Nicole Polhamus -
Jennifer Ziegler -
Jenn Hochlan -
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just sittin' here thinking' of you...

I just get a kick out of this card, I don't know why! The cute couch and cushion are from Nikki Sivils' "Victoria's Street" and this particular paper is loaded with different couches in red, green and blue. It's pretty cute :)

The photo frame was made with an SRM Sticker over red cardstock (Couture Cardstock).
The blue grid paper is from Jillibean Soup, I love that shade of blue.

To make the cushion, I cut it out - it's on the opposite side of the couch paper - and covered it with Glossy Accents. I used Fun Flock in white over the top to make it fuzzy.
The oval rug is half of a Spellbinder die cut (inside of the Poinsettia Frameabilities) and the border punch is from EK Success.
Thanks for taking a peek and don't forget to come back for the blog train on Saturday!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Blog Train is a Comin'!

Make sure you check back on Saturday because we're having a Scrap 'n Art Blog Train! There will be a prize package involved, so you won't want to miss out :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

I love Irises

I have alway loved irises; I love how they smell, look and feel. I also really like this Iris stamp from Stamp Zia, so I used it to make a couple of Spring-ish cards today. Here is the first one.
I wanted it to be decorative, but I also wanted the flowers to stand out - so I decided to do all the background in white. I used my Fiskars Sunburst border punch to make the frrilly border and a Cuttlebug edge embosser for the bottom part.

I stamped the images with Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink and colored them in with Copics - not a lot of shading since I wanted to use glitter. I used my Ultimate Crafter's Companion bow maker to make the bow and adhered the ends of it on the back side of the flower layer.

I used Stickles (pink) and Glossy Accents with loose glitter (irridescent) for the flowers. I stamped the Sentiment (Papertray Ink: Mega Mixed Messages) with purple pigment ink and used clear embossing powder to heat set it.

I finished it off with some Prima Marketing pearls. Thanks for taking a peek, I'll have the other card up later this week ♥♥♥

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Vintage Easter

Gecko Galz has such cute vintage ephemera! Their Easter set is just so cute, I've made several cards using the images. On this one, I used the cute bunny/egg image and propped it up on Spellbinders die cuts. I used the Poinsettia Framabilities (inner parts of the frame). I used the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendant behind that, I actually cut out two of them and sliced off the very ends. Then I placed the large pieces together, forming a rectangle.

The paper it's adhered to is from Dove of the East (Paris). I used Prima Marketing pearls to finish it off. Thanks for taking a peek, I hope that the tail end of your weekend is fantastic!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sweet Easter Wishes for You!

When I was little, I distinctly remember hating the color brown. It was my Papa's favorite color and I just couldn't get over how awful I thought it was! After all, brown was the color of poo, was it not? ☺

Well I'm glad I've grown out of that phase, because I just love brown now. I love it with blue, I love it with pink, with green, and so many more options.
On this card, I used the bunny silhouette from American Crafts "Fresh" stamp set. I thought it looked like those hollow bunnies, so I stamped it in "Rich Cocoa" Memento ink (appropriate, eh?) and outlined it with a black Copic Multi Liner. I used a Signo Uniball white pen to make the eye and then filled it in with Glossy Accents to give it a hard chocolate coating. ♥♥♥

The sentiments are from Stampendous! (Sweet, for you) and Papertrey Ink (Easter Wishes). I used a Cuttlebug border die from Provo Craft to make the decorative edge and adhered some yummy pink Blumenthal Lansing buttons to finish it off.

You can't really see, but i stamped a line of the bunnies on the inside of the card. Well, thanks for taking a peek, hope you have a great week :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

More Sweets

Anyone else just love cupcake images? I can't seem to get enough of them. Here is another card with some yummies on it. I used Tulip Puffy paint, sprinkled glitter over top and set it with my heat gun. I always end up with a ton of Thickers numbers after the letters are mostly used up, so I decided to put them to good use. :) The cherry paper is from Basic Grey "Lemonade" and I used an EK success diamond scallop punch on the white paper. I embellished the edge with Dew Drops.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring, is that you?!

After months of whiny posts about how cold and...well...COLD it has been, I think that I can see Spring off in the distance. It's still a bit cloudy, so I can't see her very well, but I can almost hear her bright pink rain boots sloshing through the melted piles of snow!

News like that merits a Spring-like card, don't you think?

I picked up the American Crafts "Fresh" clear stamp set at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago when clear stamps were 40% off. I've been eyeing it for a while because I really didn't have any cute Spring stamps. I put a couple of them to good use on this card. Those boots are just too cute! I stamped the boots and then stamped the flowers (it's all one bunch) over top. I colored in the flowers with Sakura Stardust pens; they're opaque, so they covered the lines where the boots were pretty well. Then I covered the boots with Glossy Accents to make them look like rubbery rain boots.

The paper is a fun snakeskin embossed paper that I picked up a few months ago at HL when the specialty paper was 50% off. I thought it perked this card right up.
Well, thanks for taking a peek! Have a great weekend :)

Paper: The Paper Studio, Couture Cardstock "The White Collection"
Stamps: American Crafts (images), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
Pens: Sakura Stardust, Souffle, Copic Multi-liner (black)
Ink: Memento

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Easter Wishes

Hi! The school semester is starting to get pretty full - Spring Break is coming up in the middle of the month though so there is light!
I had some time to scrap and make cards this weekend, and here is one of the cards I came up with. I love this Pascha egg stamp; I got it 2 Christmases ago from Dh. It's distributed by an Orthodox bookstore, so if you find you need it, let me know :)
The chick stamp at the bottom is from the "Fresh" American Crafts stamp set and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's "Mega Mixed Messages."
I used Copics to shade the egg, Prima Marketing pearls to embellish it, and layered it on Spellbinder Labels. The embossing is from Provo Craft - Cuttlebug "Ornamental Iron."
Thanks for taking a peek!