Friday, January 30, 2009

Inspired by Nature UDI Swap

I made this card for a UDI Birthday Swap awhile back that I forgot to share. I really like this set and was sad to not see it in the new catalog. I colored the flowers with markers.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature (SU!)
CS: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, WW, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Certainly Celery
Other: Markers - Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip; Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

I had stamp club the other night, so I have more to share - just need to take pictures first. :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day - The Rubber Cafe

Here is one of my cards I made for TRC ( for Valentine's Day. They have tons of wonderful Valentine images to choose from. I paired 2 images here on this card. I'm hoping to get some more made this weekend. It's been a rough couple weeks - my dad was in the hospital (is home now), then my oldest got sick, and my youngest is getting over being sick now. I thought cold weather was supposed to kill of the germs!! Did I mention I'm ready for summer?!!?!! :)

Ok - onto the deets about this card. We received some wonderful paper and accessories from Melissa (TRC) to use on our cards. This particular design is Cosmo Cricket's Chemistry: Wink Wink. It is perfect for Valentine cards! I did some direct to paper with the Cameo Coral ink as well.

Happy Valentine's Day F-627; Love Envelope D-468 both are The Rubber Cafe stamps
CS: GP White, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Cosmo Cricket's Chemistry Wink Wink
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: Ribbon, Crystal Stickles, Copic Markers (R29 Lipstick Red; RV02 Sugared Almond Pink; YR07 Cadmium Orange; YR20 Yellowish Shade), Stampin Dimensionals

I have some more things to post, so check back again!!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Thank You

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog! I haven't been quite diligent in keeping up with it of late. I'm hoping to change that soon! One reason - I haven't stamped for some time!! GASP! I know - it's a sad state when one doesn't stamp every day. :) Seriously - I want to create some more things, current things to get posted for everyone to see.

The card below was one I did at my stamp club a bit ago. I had seen a card similar to this on SCS and loved it. It really caught my eye. So, I wanted to make one as well.

The card measures 4.25x4.25. I did a reverse mask in that I cut a hole in the center of scrap paper and placed it on the card. I sponged the ink into the circle then - kind of like the sun/moon glowing. I thought this would make a great guy card even with the flowers because of the colors used.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy (SU)
CS: Confetti White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Really Rust
Other: Stamping Sponge, Coluzzle (Circle)

Thanks for stopping by! I plan to stamp tomorrow, so my 'plan' is to have new cards to post.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

WOW - Long Time

Ok - so I truly did not realize it has been so long since my last post. I know things have been crazy, but time really just passed me by. I'm hoping that since we are now into the new year that things will slow down a bit, I'll have things more organized (yes - that truly is funny for those that know me!), and will be more focused.

I know Christmas is now over, but I never shared cards I made. This was actually made at my November Stamp Club. I really liked how it turned out. I'm just not sure how many I'd mass produce, since there was heat embossing involved. I love the soft feel to the overall card that the sponging adds.

Stamps: Snow Swirled
CS: Kraft, Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy
Other: Stamping Sponge, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the New Year!!