June 6, 2008

Second attempt

This is my second attempt at creating from yesterdays card. I wish the idea had come to me sooner as I like this one much better! It is hard to tell in the photo but I used ultra fine glitter on the yellow flowers and the centers of each sorbet flower. I yet have to master stamping with teeny tiny stamps without having the image smear.
Thanks for looking.

June 5, 2008

Sympathy Best Blossoms

My co-workers grandmother passed and I wanted a clean and simple card to send. It seems that I never have any pre-made cards when I need them.
So to make sure I don't fall short of any cards, I have vowed (to myself) to begin making two of every card that I post. One for the recipient, the other to keep. For cards that are gender related, I will make one feminine and the other masculine.
Lately my design styles have been in a very simplistic kind of way. With this card, although I want to add more, I am satisfied with the cleanness of this design.
Maybe my next design I will add a few more deets and one or two more flowers. Although the picture doesn't capture it, a tiny squeeze of stickles was added to the center of each flower.

I cased the layout from a member at SCS but added a different twist of my own.

Stamps: best blossoms & PTI (sentiment)
Paper: PTI berry, SU white and black
Ink: PTI berry, SU black and Green
Accessories: Stickles

June 2, 2008

Apron Recipe Card

This is my weekly promise to myself to stamp and post one card per week. Hope you like it.

I saw so many lovely apron cards over at SCS that I had to try making one. Instead of making a card, I mixed the apron concept into a recipe card. To give the card some lift, I used pop up dimentionals for the apron and distressed the edges of the card. I highlighted the edges of the card with some white craft ink.


Stamps: Snap letters

Paper: SU, Creative Memories

Ink: SU Rose Red and white craft

Accessories: SU ribbon and dimentionals, Flower brads, Micro gems, Prima flower, paper punch and distresser.

May 30, 2008

Baby Charm

This layout is for SC178. My goal each week is to stamp one card and post. Instead of waiting for my Cuttlebug swiss dot folder to arrive I improvised. I stamped houndstooth background in craft white to soften the aqua paper and to add texture to the card.
I used my cuttlebug folder, tied the charm with ribbon and then popped it up using SU glue dots. There are a lot of soft details which is hard to see in the photo but very lovely IRL!
Thanks for stopping by...

Stamps: SU houndstooth
Paper: PTI aqua paper, SU white
Ink: Craft white
Accessories: Charm, PTI ribbon, glue dots and cuttlebug folder

May 28, 2008

I finally received my first set of Papertrey Ink stamps (yeah!) and immediately thought of trying Zindorfs' technique (http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com) for SU's inspiration challenge and what do you think?! I must confess. I am hooked with the technique! In real life, the card is stunning.

Stamps: Paptertrey
Paper: SU White, Black
Ink: SU Black,Rose Red, Mustard Yellow, Really Rust, Choco Chip, Night of Navy and Hunter Green
Accessories: Stazon, VersaMark and Clear EP

May 18, 2008

Masculine Thank You

Masculine cards are so difficult to make. I saw the striped paper at Michaels along with a package of shimmer texture paper and thought they would make a good pair. I tried to keep the layout simple and not too much fussiness that ribbon sometimes gives cards.
I added some stickles to the truck and leaves of the tree to give is some added shine. A paper punch was used for the dots and they were also adhered with a dot of stickles.
After looking at the card, this card could also be used as a Christmas card for a male by using a holiday sentiment.

My inspiration came from this card:

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Lovely as a tree, sentiment
Paper: Gold texture paper, designer paper, SU black and sahara sand
Ink: SU black and gold ink
Accessories: Foam pop up, paper punch, stickles

May 15, 2008

Graduation Announcement

I decided to make a gate folded card for my daughters graduation announcement. The finished card measures 5x5. I think I like the way this card turned out. Now only if I can find a envelope to fit.
All the papers I got at Michaels. The black is similar in texture to bazzill, as is the orange and the white cs has a nice shimmer which can not be seen. The cap and letters are of foam rubber which has a nice sparkle effect.

Stamps: none
Paper: black, orange and shimmery white
Ink: none
Accessories: Puffed glittery graduation stickers

Inside of Announcement

This is the inside which I love. My daughter is so photogenic if I must say so myself!

Thanks for looking!

Celebrate Birthday

Shameless case. I added a few of my own touches. I love the look of black and pink together. Hope Dusty likes the card! It's for my co-workers birthday.

Stamps: Bella Cake
Paper: Black, white and pink
Ink: Black and pink
Accessories: Ribbon, stickles, chalk, gems and letters (I can not remember the name of the press together letters)