Saturday, January 1, 2011

CAS or Clean and Simple

This is my first time with this stamp set. Unfortunately, it is retired, but I love these owls. It will be a great Valentine's day card.

The branch is colored with Watercolor Wonder crayons (WWC) and the owl is colored
Stampin' Up! markers and WWC. All materials are from Stampin' Up!

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Supplies: all Stampin' Up: Rose Red and Very Vanilla cardstock; Rose Red & Regal Rose markers; Watercolor Wonder Crayons; Early Espresso ink

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bright Card

The sentiment says "hey sunshine hope your day is bright". I hope it makes someone's day bright. The card is certainly bright.

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Supplies: Paper, Stampin' Up, Basic Grey; Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black; Rhinestones

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Killer Birthday

I had intended for this to be a boy's birthday card, but somehow it ended up with pink paper on it. :) Oh well, I still like it. I didn't have quite the right shade of blue to color the shark so I blended Copics C1, C3, and B24 and it was the color I was looking for. Just a simple card to get me going again. It's been quite a while since I've stamped. Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs Simply Sweet
Paper: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue; Imaginisce pp
Accessories: Stickles, Copics, Fiskars scissors
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring Trees

I LOVE these trees from the Kim Hughes set from Cornish Heritage Farms. They are fun to color and paper piece. Originally, I'd used the flower tree image to cover a box of Girl Scout cookies. I thought I was going to be left with A LOT and I was trying to figure out a way to sell them if I had to buy them all...yikes! I like how it turned out, but my troop ended up being able to sell all they had.

The paper pieced tree card was inspired by a card by Jillian Deiling in the current issue of Cards (April 2009, pg 97). It isn't a complete CASE, but it is where my inspiration came from. The sentiment "Life is Good" is one of my favorite stamps from Amuse. I positioned the ribbon to make it appear as grass...or at least in my opinion it does. :)

I thought I had to work today, but was pleasantly surprised that I didn't. Now, I am spending the day doing what I want (which doesn't happen often)!

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Supplies: Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms, Amuse; Ink: Stampin' Up!; Markers: Stampin' Up!; Ribbon ?; Self-Adhesive Rhinestones: Colorbok; Punches: Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Faux Snow is fun!!

The card just sparkles!! Love it!!

This is the Big on Christmas set from SU. The 'snow' is colored with Stickles. The snowman's hatband, nose, and holly leaf are colored with Copics. The hat is colored with black Stickles with red Stickles berries. The scallops were created with a corner rounder. There is Faux Snow all around the edges. There are dots of Stickles in the scallops and in the upper right corner. The ribbon is a light blue organza. I will be making more of these because this was a fun card to make!!

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Supplies: Stampin' Up: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery cardstock; DCWV Glitter Stack pp; Ribbon; Stickles; Faux Snow; Corner Rounder

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Meowy Christmas, Fluffles

This card is made from the clear Fluffles Christmas stamps. The image is actually two different stamps, Fluffles and the stocking. I drew in the lower part of the mantle and the nail and string holding the stocking.

Fluffles is colored with Copics. The stocking is colored with a SU ruby red marker. The stocking is accented with Stickles and white Fun Flock on the top part. The Fluffles panel's edge is inked in Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip. There is faux stitching around the edge with a Choc. Chip marker. The next layer is Ruby Red. The sentiment panel is stamped in Ruby Red with faux stitching around the edge. The oval is up on dimensionals. The dots on the scallop square are made with a white gel pen. The oval and scalloped rectangle are cut with Nestabilities and the Cuttlebug.

The patterned paper is inked in Chocolate Chip at the edges. The bottom layer is Choc. Chip and the card is made from Ruby Red. I used the slot punch to make an opening for the ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to ask any questions!


Supplies: Stampin' Up: Cardstock; Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, WW, Mellow Moss: Ink; Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red: Markers; Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding pp: Copic markers: Ribbon: White Gel pen

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fuzzy Slippers

Wow, I don't know where to start because this card took forever to make. I am happy with how it turned out so I hope someone else will appreciate it. :)

These types of images are the hardest for me to color. I chose the chair paper first and almost immediately wished I'd chosen a different pattern, but only because I was limited with colors for the rest of the image. goes...the chair and rolling paper are paper pieced. The tree and presents are colored with Copic markers. The presents and ornaments are colored with the Copic glitter pens. I went over the ornaments with red Stickles. The garland is a Copic marker with a glitter pen over it. The 'wall' is SU Soft Sky ink, watercolored. First I sponged it, but it didn't look right so I watercolored over it. The floor is hand-drawn and colored with a Copic marker. The edge of the main image is inked in SU Creamy Caramel and the matted green layer is distressed.

FUZZY SLIPPERS!!! I so wanted to use Liquid Applique, but all I have is white and I didn't think that would work. I was pretty much done. I had colored the slippers the same colors as her shirt (with glitter, too) and was ok with it. All of a sudden it dawned on me that I had Fun Flock the same color! Woo hoo! It's the little things that make me happy.

The sentiment is stamped on the same pp as the 'wrapping paper' and horizontal panel. I had done it initially on white paper and inked the edges, but it was too much white. I just found an open area in the pattern and stamped there.

I added the little buttons as an afterthought. I like the one of the present. The ribbon is a ribbed velvet.

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Supplies: Cardstock: SU Garden Green; Patterned Paper: DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack; Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, SU Creamy Caramel; Buttons, Ribbon, Distresser