Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Stamp sets used are One of a Kind and Pretty Petals background (I love this background!!!). Colors of card stock are Chocolate chip, Regal rose, Pretty in pink, Close to cocoa and Whisper white. Ink colors are Chocolate chip and Regal rose. Pink taffeta and chocolate chip wide grosgrain are the ribbons and Berry Bliss is the DSP. The flower from One of a Kind was stamp in chocolate chip ink three times - pink circle, white (cut out) and close to cocoa (cut out). The center of the flower was stamped in regal rose ink on regal rose paper then punched out and attached with a silver brad. The flower is then popped up on the circle/scallop circle. A little time consuming because of cutting, but otherwise a very simple card. Thanks so much for looking.
Stamp camp was fabulous. 22 of the 23 showed up today plus I have two coming on Tuesday. I had to add the Tuesday slot to ease some of the weight off Sundays. It's fun when there are only a few because I then get to stamp too.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
This card is for a swap my good friend Vivian and I do amongst ourselves. We send each other the supplies and images for a card and the recipient makes two cards - one to send, one to keep. I received this image from Viv (I think it's a Lockhart stamp) along with some textured In Colors, ribbon, and Two Scoops Basic Grey designer paper and brads. I colored with Prismacolor pencils, Cuttlebugged the background, and popped up the image and the blue that has the ribbon tied around. Fun, fun, fun!! Now I need to think of what to send to her!!!!!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Another VSN challenge from the weekend was to create a masculine card. I just bought this stamp set (Winds of Grace) and, bonus, I got it mounted right away. I have a bad habit of not mounting my stamps quickly but this one I really wanted to play with. I got a little heavy-handed with the watercoloring using reinkers. The boat is stamped on watercolor paper by SU which is the first time I've used it -- and it's fabulous!! Brown is a favorite color of mine - mix it with blue and I think it looks very masculine. I then found this designer paper by Wild Asparagus in my stash and knew I had my colors. Two jumbo eyelets with a little hemp pulled thru and interlocked completed the look. The words are a Sale-a-bration set called Lots of Thoughts...first time for using that set too!
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Yep, you got it, another VSN challenge card --use a sketch style stamp. I think I stamped this image off from my good friend Vivian, when we met last year in MI for a fun weekend of stamping and more stamping. It was either from then or thru Wish RAK!!! I used watercolor pencils to color this guy in and added sparkles to the candles and pom pom on his birthday hat. I had wanted to put brads under the words "For You", but forgot. It was Friday nite when I made this card and very, very tired. So use your imagination.
This VSN challenge was to incorporate a buckle into your card as the main focal image. I had this unused set from Close to my Heart that I immediately thought of. I figured I'd add some hodgepodge hardware as well. Hard to see but I braided the hemp for fun. Last year sometime SU had long notes in a mini catalog. I bought several packs and there they sit on my shelf. Well, now one has been used!!!!! More VSN inspirations on the way --- if everyone would leave me alone I might get them done!!!!! Have a great day!!
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Yep, it's another VSN card -- the challenge was to use thread on a card. Of course I went to my sewing machine to add straight as well as zig zag stitching. I love using Blossoms Abound, being 2 step the results are always lovely. I never did it in So saffron and love how it turned out. What do you think of the edge anchor at the top of the card? I bought these from Close to my Heart and this is the first time for using one...and I love it!!!!! Anything that lets me add brads is a good thing!!
Because I had to work late today I am behind on today's VSN challenges. Who am I kidding, I haven't even started a one!!! And I'm home alone, you would think this would be a big incentive to stamp, stamp, stamp!!! DH took the boys to Grandma's house - they live on a farm and the boys love going and playing outside. I'm not sure I want to see how much mud they bring home! Laundry day tomorrow for sure!!!
Friday, April 4, 2008
Challenges are posted every hour tonight and most of the day tomorrow. This is my first one, an inspiration card from a photo of a dress with all the colors of the rainbow...+black. I had fun with this one, especially when it came to getting all those brads in. Part of the challenge rules is to make your card in 45 minutes or under. I'm always rushing at the very end and this card was no exception. Almost forgot to add the googlie eye!!!
I am FINALLY feeling better (it's been 3 weeks) but I don't think I'm going to make it much longer tonight making cards. I have two more to post on SCS...I hope to play more tomorrow. I'll even try to post all my VSN cards here on my blog...we'll see. Have a super weekend everyone.
I made these cards last night but was too tired to post them. I HAD to watch the finale of Make Me a Supermodel -- I'm so happy Holly won!! When Perry got eliminated right away, I cheered. I enjoy watching Top Chef and Project Runway -- Supermodel wasn't as good but once you get started watching these elimination shows, you just have to see it to the end. Now go figure, I've never watched American Idol!
Anyway, back to the cards, I recently bought several Inkadinkado clear stamp sets and couldn't wait to play with them. This is the Bird Assortment. I stamped the bird twice, figuring I would mess up coloring the first one so I had a back-up. Go figure, I was happy with both birds (used Prismacolor pencils) so why not make two cards!! I pulled stuff from my scrap bin which is always a bonus. One of these days I would love to see the bottom of that thing, but I don't think it will happen in my lifetime!! This weekend is VSN on SCS so maybe I can hit it hard then!! As always, I will be starting it late which makes me feel like I'm behind right from the start so I just give up. I'm keeping my fingers crossed this time.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Just having fun today playing in my stamp room. I pulled out some AMuse stamps that haven't seen ink in quite some time. I love this little airplane and thought the scallop oval shadow stamp would make a fun cloud (after stamping off the Bashful blue ink). The heart and plane is colored in with markers then glitzed up with some Stickles. I have yet to put away my Cuttlebug from the island in the kitchen so why not pull out a new embossing folder (Paisley) for the background. I was really happy to use nothing but scraps on this card because my scrap bin runneth over!!!
Not much else happening today. I cleaned house a bit, something I am not known for doing much. Rain kept me from hanging the laundry up outside. Call me old-fashion but I love drying my laundry outside, especially sheets then putting them right back on the beds. They smell so fresh and clean.