July 31, 2009

TGIF, after work today I am looking forward to a 4 day long weekend. The sun is still shining, summer in full swing, I love it.

I have a few cards that I have made on my own to post but I still want to sneak in the cards I made at the last Stampin' Up! workshop before I forget.

This weaved section I imagine took a while to make, lucky for me it was already done for us. I think it is a interesting new technique though and might just have to try it on my own.

Supplies: All Supplies Stampin' Up!

July 30, 2009

I love summer, I do but I am hot - it has been a long hot week. We need a breeze, just a little one. I have never heard of Victoria ever having an air quality advisory but today we had one, just a little breeze to blow all that nasty stuff away.

This is a card for my brother and his wife, Happy Anniversary... Have a wonderful Day.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer paper - Hot of the Press Wedding and Romance, All Night Media – Happy Anniversary, Kaiser Scrapbook – Pearls embellishment, Doodlebug Design – Boutique brad, misc ribbon.

July 29, 2009

Tis hot, so unlike Victoria hot. What an amazing summer.. now only if I could sleep.

The inside of this card says 'Get well soon'.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer paper - Flair Designs - What's Cooking Coffee Talk, Stampin’ Up! – Like it like a Latte, Rubber Stampede-Get Well soon, Inkadinkado – Tea/Coffee Cup, Prima Flower – Swaney Collection, misc ribbon, Martha Stewart Frond Branch punch.

July 28, 2009

I recently brought a few stamps by Stamps Happen Inc, image design by D Morgan. I did not have a card in mind when I selected this stamp and I don't think I ever thought I would use it for a Sympathy Card. I think though that it fits.

I have not mastered coloring, with shades variations of color but I was happy with basic this go around.

I used my new camera to take this picture, I guess it really is the user :)

Supplies: Cream card stock, Designer paper – Masculine Sara Papers (Hot off the Press), Stamps Happen Inc – A Friendly light, Stampin’ Up! – With Sympathy, misc blue ribbon, 7 Gypsies – Assorted Buckles, Embossing Powder - Metallic Medley.

July 27, 2009

Back to Monday :) . I attended a wedding yesterday, the ceremony and reception were wonderful.

My son took the photo of this card so I did not manage to get a picture of the inside. I have all sorts of wedding stamps that I could have used for this card but in the end the embellishments were what popped into my head for this card.

I used the little tag embellishment on the inside of the card and stamped 'Congratulations' on it, the tag is not very large and I contemplated trying that for a good 10 mins before taking a chance, all the little silver bead parts are raised so it was difficult to align the stamp. The stamp just fit and it turned out well much to my relief.
I really like the Cuttlebug Leafy branch embossing folder, it adds elegance to a card.

Supplies: Cream and black cardstock, DCVW silver glitter cardstock, misc mesh ribbon, love/cherish black ribbon, Stampin’ Up! – Congratulations, Jolee Boutique- Wedding Embellishment, Cuttlebug – Leafy Branch.

July 24, 2009

..and then there were three.

Supplies: All supplies Close to my Heart

Have a wondeful Friday.

July 23, 2009

This is # 2 in the set of 3 that was done at the Close to my Heart card workshop using You've got Flair.
Supplies: All supplies Close to My Heart
Have a fabulous day.

July 21, 2009

The sun is shining it is such a beautiful day out and I would love to have the day off just to enjoy it.

I has two card gathering this weekend, Friday night was for Close to My Heart. We created three cards using the stamp of the month fo rJuly - You've got Flair.

My son is learning how to use my camera so he took over taking the card portraits, not bad me thinks.

Have a great day.

Supplies: All supplies Close to My Heart

July 17, 2009

Happy Friday.

Third and final.. (for now) card with Tulip Bouquet. I stamped the image with StazOn Black then used my watercolor pencils to add color. I added light green pearls as small accents.

I have 2 card workstops this weekend, one tonight with Close to my Heart then in Sunday Stampin' Up! so I will post some of the cards from those maybe tomorrow or next week.

Supplies: Cream and green cardstock, Designer Paper – K&Company Rubber stampede – Tulip Bouquet, Kaiser Scrapbook - Pearls.
Have a fabulous day.

July 16, 2009

I tried to do a little vintage on this card. I love these crochet blossoms, I wish I new how to make them.

Have a great day.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper – DCWV – Luxury Stack, Rubber stampede – Tulip Bouquet, Imaginisce – Crocheted Blossom, Craft Essentials – Rickrack ribbon.

July 15, 2009

Someone please hand me a ruler :). The main layer looks so off kilter and how I did not see it before I took the picture is beyond me. I have fixed it though, but of course did not think to retake the picture.

This Tulip Bouquet stamp is one I picked up last weekend from a nice lady selling some of her stamps to make room... for more I am guessing. I wanted to see how many different cards I can make with it until I wanted to move on to something else. This is the first in three so far.

This stamp has so much detail I wanted it to be the focal point on this card with out to many extras.

Supplies: Cream and green cardstock, Rubber stampede – Tulip Bouquet, Inkadinkado – Thank you, Dress it up – Heirloom Collection button, Celebrate It-holiday ribbon

July 14, 2009

This was a quick put together card, 1 I needed a Thank you card on the spot and second I was excited to try this embossing powder I got from a friend. The embossing powder is a green and bluw mixed with a light color mixed in.

I have to say though, this picture is one of the worst that I have taken in a very long time. I think it is time I starting pulling out the light tent again, and be nice to my camera.

Supplies: Cream and light green cardstock, Designer Paper - Memory Skor, Close to my Heart - Thank you, Rubber Stampede - unknown color, Sheer Creations ribbon.

July 11, 2009

Happy Saturday

I really like this cupcake stamp, I went searching through my scrap bin to find the designer paper so I don't recall the maker/designer.

Supplies: Cream and peach cardstock, Designer paper – K&C Company, Sarah Beise-Cupcake, Paper Inspirations – Happy Birthday, Sheer Creations ribbon, Stickles

July 10, 2009

This card is for a teenage boy, let’s hope he is suitably impressed.

I used multiple layers to build up this card. I stamped the image onto watercolor paper with black versafine ink. I used my Cuttlebug Swiss dots Embossing folder to get the texture so that there did not look like a lot of empty space. I stamped the Happy Birthday with Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Pigment Ink.

Supples: Black and red cardstock, Inkadinkado – Rock Star, Stampin’ Up! – Birthday wishes, Black & White Jazzy Brads.

July 9, 2009

Humm.. yup it is me - the absent blogger. Today is my Anniversary, I was spoiled. My honey brought me a new toy. I am such a geek, I have been drooling over this little baby for months now.

I apparently am not the best of wives, I followed the rules and only gave a card. Mind you I made it, I can lie and say I slaved over it for hrs but... who would I be kidding.

I have been so lazy with setting up the light tent lately, if I can find a patch of sun then I am fine with snapping a picture. It does make the colors pretty bright though. This card is burgundy not the almost hot pink that it appears. Maybe it is because it is a shimmer card stock.. I chose the burgundy and cream because those are colors we used for our wedding.

Supplies: Cream and burgundy cardstock, All night Media - Happy Anniversary, cream misc ribbon, black gems, bugundy Stamp'in Up! embossing powder.

I used a Cuttlebug Spots and Dots embossing folder for the top half, then used a EK Success - Slim Profile Paper Edger Punche for the bottom.

July 6, 2009

I made a few cards over the last couple of weeks and I know I took photos of them, the camera ate them though and the cards are already gone so I had nothing to post.

I was able to sit down and create a little this weekend. With summer here it will be a little harder to post often.

Supplies: Cream and pink cardstock, Designer Paper – My Mind’s Eye Screen Door Pink Filigree, Close to my Heart – Butterfly wings, Sheer Creations ribbon, Martha Stewart pink glitter.