Thursday, March 26, 2009

Here comes Peter Cottontail.....

I had so much fun making this card! I used a design that I've used many times in the past (see my previous post HERE) and it works so well for cards for all occasions! The wonderful Egg-cellent Easter was the stamp set, and the Tea party DSP really made the card pop. I paper-pieced the bunny's little vest and pierced the corners of the paper. The scallop circle punch layered with the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" punches showcase the greeting, and I topped it off with the lovely White Satin ribbon. I used the Lace Edge punch on the so saffron. Colors are, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink. I colored the eggs with our Stampin' Write markers.
Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hippity-Hoppity Easter's on it's way......

I had such a great day today! I spent most of the day at a friend's house (who's also a Stamp Club member), stamping, and talking and just having a good time. A few of the ladies had bought two of my class kits and were assembling them, while my friend Michelle and I were doing a little scrapbooking. Gotta loves days like this!

My card for today is from my Easter stamp camp using the Eggcellent Easter stamp set from the upcoming Mini Catalog. I just love the set!! I'm posting my favorite card first which is my own design (can't you see me patting myself on the back :) and it uses another favorite of mine, the Texturz plates for the Big Shot - LOVE THEM! The colors I used are Pink Pirouette and Lavender Lace (strange combo, right?), with a little bit of Bashful Blue dotted paper from the SAB DSP Delicate Dots. I used the Scallop edge for the DSP, and then I added the WIDE Pink Pirouette Grosgrain. I stamped the eggs using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, and then colored them in using Stampin' Write markers. THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP is using Crystal Effects over the top of the makes them look like epoxy stickers. Hope you like it!

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, March 19, 2009

More Cheap Talk

Another card made with the 'Cheap Talk' stamp set. It works so well with the 'Birds and Blooms' Die for the Big Shot!! I die cut the bird and flowers, and then stamped the legs from one of the birds onto the Whisper White Card stock. Then I added the tree branch which I colored using my Chocolate Chip marker, and blender pen and Kiwi Kiss ink refill. As far as the cardstock, I haven't had much use for the Pacific Blue In Color, but this stamp set works so well with it. I also used the DSP 'Good Morning Sunshine', Kiwi Kiss CS and a small strip from the 'Candy Lane'. I used the 'Scallop Edge' punch for the trim, and then layered the flowers and put a sticky rhinestone in the center (from the dollar bin at Joann's). Can't forget the new White silk and organza ribbon!
Happy Stampin'!

Monday, March 16, 2009

On-Line Club Projects

Happy Monday! I don't usually say that, but with the beautiful weather that we're having here, how can I help but be in a good mood? I went on a walk with the dog this morning and couldn't believe the warm temps. Gotta love spring!

Speaking of spring, my post is a 'springy' kind of thing. The colors from SU!'s Good Morning Sunshine paper, and the cute little birds from the 'Cheap Talk' stamp set make for some really cute projects! I can't remember where I got the pattern for this fun little purse, but I changed it up a bit and made it work for this project. I just love the little envelope on the front that holds postage stamps!

The idea for one of the cards, the one with the little heart, was found here and the other was my own brainchild. I just love this DSP and stamp set! The colors used were, Kiwi Kiss. Pacific Blue, Chocolate Chip, and Summer Sun. Just straight stamping on this card with a little paper piecing. The heart was punched with the Heart Trio Punch. The Happy Together is from the Family Phrases stamp set and I thought the cutesy font worked with the sweet birds. On the 'Hello There' card I added a little of the Kiwi Kiss Satin ribbon, and one of the new Large Brads (one of my favs from the new catty!).

Monday, March 9, 2009

3rd Club Card

This card is my favorite of the 3 Stamp Club cards that I made. I love the 'Just Buzzin' By' Stamp set and it looks SO CUTE with the Sale-a-Bration DSP 'Delicate Dots'. It's really simple too, the hardest part was cutting the paper. Because my Club was all about learning watercoloring techniques, we used the Stampin' Write Markers to watercolor this one. I used Crystal Effects on the dripping honey and on the bees wings to add some dimension to the card. The ribbon is also from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. I used SU! watercolor paper, Sahara Sand, So Saffron and Certainly Celery cardstocks....just love how it turned out!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

2nd Club Card

I can't take credit for this card.....I think I saw it on someone's blog, but I don't remember who's! If this was your card, please comment so that I can give you credit for it!

I just loved the simplicity, and the fact that it used the Texturz Plates from SU! These plates are so fun and add so much pop to my projects. It's hard to see how textured they really are in this picture, but I used another piece of cardstock to 'shim' my 'sandwich' in the Big Shot and it really deepened the embossing on the card.

Again, this uses the 'Crazy for Cupcakes' stamp set. I used the Certainly Celery ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, and a ribbon slide from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. I watercolored using the Watercolor Wonder Crayons, and added sparkle to the frosting on the cupcakes with Dazzling Diamonds. Cardstock colors are Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. Super easy card!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


I finally figured out a way to take pictures that don't have an 'apricot appeal' glow to them!! I think that my flash isn't working properly, which has caused all of my pictures to take on a peach hue. I solved the problem by taking my pics in direct sunlight in the morning, which fixes my blog pictures issue, but I'm still needing a new camera (hint, hint to the hubby!).

The first card is one that I made for my stamp club. We did a class on different water coloring techniques and I came up with three different cards using the same layout. I'm always looking for masculine cards, so this one uses color and patterns that fit the bill.

The stamp set is the popular CRAZY FOR CUPCAKES, and the color palette is, pacific blue, kiwi kiss, tangerine tango. I used the reinkers in those colors to watercolor the image, and then when it was dry I stamped on the 'happy birthday' from the FAMILY PHRASES set. The patterned paper was from the Tangerine Tango Pattern Pack, and I used the SU! watercolor paper (the best!) to stamp my image on. The stars were punched with the large and small star punches, and I added one of the new Jumbo brads.
I will post the other two cards tomorrow!
Happy Stampin' !