Wednesday, March 28, 2007

So Very Sweet

And so very much out of free time!! Every time I think I get to stamp for fun, something comes up. I even went to the stamp store yesterday and bought some new stamps - I so need a few more hours in a day!!

Enough whining! This card was fun and super, super simple. Love the silk flowers, they are so fun to sponge color on and mix them up. The stamp sets are So Very, Crosshatch background and Big Blooms. The colors are from a color challenge - Regal rose (that reminds me, I need to order more!), So saffron and Certainly celery. The word sweet is popped up with dimensionals.

Monday, March 26, 2007

And One Week Later...

I finally thought to post to my blog!!!! Things have been busy, not stressful though. Last week I took my first scrapbook class, it was so much fun!!! We made four pages all Martial Arts related. Perfect for me as both my son and I are involved in taekwondo. Of course I spent a lot of time and money at the scrapbook store - it wouldn't have been as fun if I hadn't. And the fun didn't stop there - when I got home I had a message that I had dropped my pages in the parking lot and a very kind person took them into the store! Lucky for me they were all sealed up in plastic so they weren't ruined. The sad part to this is I had to go back the very next day to pick up my pages --- and buy more stuff!!!!!!!
Okay, here's a card for a swap -- Like it a Latte using anything except brown! Not an easy job for someone who has been hooked on brown lately! I used black, red and summer sun. The heart and the verse are popped up using dimensionals. Paisley background is hard to see on the summer sun layer.
Sending warm thoughts to all of you. Have a wonderful week!!!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Stamping For Fun

Yep, here's another card using Blossoms Abound. This is fast becoming one of my favorite sets -- I absolutely love it!!!
My downline made a card for her stamp camp using these colors (minus the true thyme) and stamp set. It was a real beaut!!! I loved the colors so much I decided to play with them myself -- apricot appeal, vintage violet, sahara sand, marigold morning, true thyme, and shimmery white. And yes, the half circle is embossed using the Cuttlebug!! Thanks for the inspiration Anya!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Stamp Camp Sunday

Today I had my monthly stamp camp in my home -- for 20 people!!!!! I was excited to hit 20, but boy, what a lot of work!!

I'm too tired to do much of anything, so I thought I would upload a card I had scanned a couple days ago. I used Heartfelt Thanks but turned it into a sympathy card. The colors are Eggplant envy, Certainly celery and Bordering blue. Not many embellishments, but I did put Stickles in the middle of the flower. I also used a recent SCS sketch challenge for inspiration, just turned it the other way.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I'll Miss These Colors When They're Gone!!

I really like the In Colors!!! They all work so well together! I am anxious though to see what the new colors will be. I'll need to stock up on these colors before they're gone!
Happy Harmony was a favorite SAB set with my customers. I love the Rock 'N' Roll technique and what a great stamp to do it on!!! Marigold morning on the flower and the edges tapped with Cranberry crisp. I used Always artichoke marker for the stems. I know, I know, I could make a True thyme marker, but the artichoke one was handy! Fine Lace background also used.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 12, 2007

I Love This Set!

I don't often preorder from the mini catalogs but this set I did. I just love it!! And, like sooooo many of my stamps, I don't use it enough. Could that be because I HAVE soooooo many stamps????? You're right, one can never have too many stamps!!

Of course the main set is Perennial Friendship. The backgrounds are French Script and Crosshatch. After it was finished, I said to myself, "You should have used Linen background as well!" I am a background-aholic, just can't make a card without using one -- or two or three!!

Anyway, back to the card, the colors of cardstock are Bravo burgundy, Always artichoke, and So saffron - another favorite of mine. I watercolored the flowers with Regal rose and artichoke and sponged the edges with Creamy caramel. The main flower image is popped up as well as the oval "Friends." Gotta add the dimension!

This card is one of many for a swap I have signed up for -- Different Kind of Swap. A recipe is given for a specific stamp set then you get to create away. I am always amazed at the different cards I receive when we all start out with the same ingredients.

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Not Enough Hours in the Day!

And we just lost one of them during the night!! Now my question of where does the time go really needs an answer!! The whole family gets mixed up with the time change, but, I've gotta admit, I like the longer daylight.

I did squeeze some card-making time into today -- finally! I made this card for a swap. I love the Carte Postale set. I used it once for stamp camp and several ladies voiced their dislike of it. They still made the card though!!! I used my browns, the color I am so into lately. The greens and pinks work so well with it too. I colored the flower in metallic pencils - don't use them enough. The flower was stamped twice so I could punch the center one out and pop it up. French Flair was the background used, of course!!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

A New Month, A New Card

I love this set, so fun to play with. I bought it when the new catalog first came out and I've just recently used it for myself. I've stamped off many images for the Wish RAK group on SCS so don't think the stamps haven't gotten some use! I bought a new fine tip pen for doodling the other day and do you think I can find it?! Of course not!! Had to improvise but I think the pen I used is too heavy. Guess it's time to clean up my stamp room, it should be in there somewhere!!

This card used the Sassy Stems, Sweet on You, and Dotted background sets. I used reinkers to watercolor in the flower. Stickles added the much needed sparkle. The black gingham ribbon is stapled in place. Circle and Designer Label punches were used for the "sweet" as well as dimensionals. The colors are Pixie pink, Black and White with a little Green galore for the watercoloring on the flower.