This was a quick and simple card. The solid paper and the pattern papers are both from a DCWV mat stack. The flower and "cherish" stamps both come from the CTMH Solo C stamp set. I stamped the flower and the word with CTMH Blush ink, the flower pot is Chocolate and the flower stem is Topiary. I stamped it onto a metal rimmed tag. I think these came from Jo-Ann's, but I am not sure. I do know that I have had them for a long time and have never used them until tonight. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby's floral section. I went crazy in there one day when they had all the ribbon 50% off. Everyone knows I love a sale! Thanks for stopping by tonight.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
This is another image from Pink Cat Studios. Thanks to my friend Angela who shared these images with me! I colored this with my Prismas and I colored her grey to match one of my own cats. The paper is from a pack of small papers that I picked up at Michael's a while back. It is made by Momenta. There were several packs to choose from, this one is called A Family Affair. The paper behind the image is the reverse of the patterned paper. The ribbon is from American Crafts. I don't know if you can tell or not but I colored in the flower on the hat with orange and yellow glitter glue that I "borrowed" from the girls' craft area. I matched the orange hat band and shirt better than my regular glitter did.
I hope everyone has a great upcoming week!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
This darling stamp and sentiment are from Pink Cat Studios. After stamping the image in black, I colored it in using my Prismas. You can't really see it in this picture, but I used pink Fun Flock on her boa. The pink polka dotted paper is from a DCWV stack. The pale pink cardstock behind the image was cut and embossed with my rectangle Nestabilities and the paper is from HL's open stock area. I made this into a gate fold card using my Scor-Pal. I had wondered if I would use the Scor-Pal a lot or if I thought I just needed it to add to my craft collection, but I have already used it to make several cards. It is so easy to make nice, straight score lines. I had tried with my 12 inch trimmer but always messed up on the spacing and was never quite happy with them. I think this was a good purchase that will get a lot of use.
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
This one was quick and simple! I took some pink cardstock and Chocolate ink and stamped the flourish on the top and Dream in the bottom corner. Both stamps are from the CTMH set Playful Flourish. The pink and brown ribbon is American Crafts. I was looking for a large brown brad to put in the bottom corner but I decided I liked this silver star better (from Joann's).
Is it Friday yet? I am so ready for the weekend!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
This was a little different for me, I don't feel very confident mixing different papers with different patterns. I think it is a childhood issue involving my love of mixing different colors and patterns and Mom making me change clothes before we left the house! Okay, I remember some of those combinations and no way some (most) of them went together.
Anyway, the DP in this card is from making memories and the cardstock is DCWV. The flower is from Inkadinkadoo and I used VersaMagic chalk ink in Spring Pansy. I used my CM corner rounder on the edges. The purple square was cut out using my Nestabilities scalloped square. I love the look of paper piercing and decided to try that on this card. To finish it off, I added some decorative accents on both sides. See ya later!
Monday, June 23, 2008
I can't take the credit for this card. I placed an order from KraftyatKrafts.com and got this card kit in with my order. Everything was cut out and all I had to do was color the dresses, cut them out and put everything together. The dresses are stamped on glossy cardstock, which I have never colored on before. I have stamped and used ink on it before, but have never used my alcohol based Prismas to color on. I was really afraid that it might smear, but I really like the look. There was also some little rhinestones for some bling. Thanks Denyse! BTW, I would recommend ordering from them, they have tons of stuff, good prices and it shipped very quickly! TFL!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I love this little horse. It is from Clear Dollar Stamps. I stamped it using CTMH Cocoa ink and then colored him in with my Prismas. In the upper right corner there are two silver, star shaped brads. Both papers are from from Paper Studio, it is a little hard to see the background paper behind the stamped image, but it looks like denim. I added some twine that I got from the craft area at JoAnn's. There is another Charlie Horse Stamp and hopefully I will get that one inked up and posted this week.
On a totally non-craft related note: I just got back from a cooking class at the Viking Cooking Store. That was the first time I have ever done anything like that. It was so much fun! I never would have thought to do something like that on my own but my friend Judy signed me up for two classes for my birthday. What a great gift. I thought I would enjoy it since I love cooking but it was even better than I thought it would be. It was a three hour hands on class and finished with dinner that we prepared. The next one she signed me up for is Greek Isles. I had so much fun, I signed Kip and I up for a Sushi Class! thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I was in Michael's the other night and I decided to get some Shrinky Dinks. Man, I loved those things when I was a little girl! The picture is a little dark and all you can see is the shine on my little lady bug, but it is there. I drew a ladybug onto the Shrinky Dink paper and colored it in with my Prismas. Put him in the oven and presto, I have a ladybug charm. The ladybug stamp is from CTMH from the Solo K set, I omitted the sentiment that was surrounding the image, because I just wanted the ladybug. I colored her in and made the flight trail with my Prismas. After I colored the ladybug I covered her with Glossy Accents. The cardstock is from DCWV and the ribbon is from HL's floral area.
If you decide to make charms with Shrink Dinks, one word of advice: punch a bigger hole than you think you will need. I thought I would never get the ribbon through the hole that I punched. I can't wait to play with the Shrinky Dinks some more though. I had a little helper in my craft room this morning and we had fun using various die cuts to cut the Shriky Dink paper. It was a little hard for little fingers to color them when we did that though. Have a great rest of the weekend.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I made this card using another one of the SU sets my Mom found for me. I am not sure of the name of this set but they are brushstroke flowers. I stamped the stems with CTMH Clover Meadow and the flowers with Sunny Yellow. The paper is from an old DCWV pack, I really liked this print and the color combination. I need to work on my photography skills though, I took several shots of this card and this was the best I could get it to turn out. The card is green and from a pack of DCWV spring cards. The vellum sentiment is something I have had for a long while and I am not sure where it came from. I added some silver brads in the corners just for fun.
Monday, June 16, 2008
It finally came in the mail today and was here when I got off from work! It is so much fun. OF course I wanted to make a card with score lines in it so I decided to start with something simple. I scored a one inch line from each side of the card. The stamped image is SU, I stamped the leaves, stems and grass with CTMH Clover Meadow and the flowers are done alternately with Hydrangea and Amethyst. I went back and put some Doodlebug Glitter in the center of the flowers. The butterfly is something that I have had for a long time and don't remember where it came from. The sentiment is from a CTMH set called Butterfly Kiss and I stamped that with the Amethyst.
The flowers came from a set that my mom got for me at a yard sale. She got me eight SU sets at the same sale, some where still not mounted and only a very few had ever seen ink! Thanks Mom!!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
This is another stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps, called Tree-Mendous Wishes. I used CTMH inks and stamped the tree in dark brown and then used Pink Carnation and Clover Meadow for the leaves/blossoms. The tire swing is stamped in black. I went back over the pink blossoms with some Doodlebug pink glitter. All the paper and cardstock are from my stash, not sure of the manufacturer.
I haven't gotten as much crafting done as I wanted to this weekend. For some reason I decided to rearrange and "clean" my craft place. That means I won't be able to find anything for the next month! I did make some major progress and my goal is to finish tonight.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I don't know about everyone else, but I have such a hard time coming up with ideas for cards for men. This is what I came up with for my Dad for Father's day. He likes looking at and photographing sunsets. As soon as I seen this stamp set from Inkadinkadoo, I thought it would look good stamped in black and then colored with the colors of the sunset. When I got the Koh-I-Nor coloring pencils I decided to give it a try. I need to work on getting the right light for my photos, I couldn't get this one to come out just right. Behind the colored and stamped image is a backing of very dark purple and then that is mounted onto the black card front. I added three big silver brads (from JoAnn's) at the bottom.
I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!
Friday, June 13, 2008
This flower is from the CTMH Rustic Flowers set. I stamped it and then colored the outline of the flower with my woodless coloring pencils. I then used the mineral spirits to drag color into the middle of the petal. I really like this technique for shading. The DP and the cardstock are both DCWV and the little beads are from Michael's floral department. I have been using my ticket corner punch on almost everything lately. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Saturday is looking pretty good as a stamping/crafting day!
I have a question for you card makers: Do you use all the cards you make? If so who all do you give cards to?
Thursday, June 12, 2008
This stamp set is another one from Sweet 'n Sassy. The name of the set is Bee Happy. I colored the image in with my Prismas. On the bees wings I used my Jelly Roll clear glitter pen. I think that is just the coolest pen ever! It adds a shimmer without the mess of regular glitter and I can draw it exactly where I want it. I used ticket corner punch on the white and black cardstock and attached it to the yellow cardstock, all are from DCWV. Yellow is my favorite color, it cheers me up and makes me smile. The plastic beads are from Michael's floral section. Thanks for stopping by today!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This is another stamp from the Clear Dollar Stamp Cute Critters collection. These stamps are so much fun to play with. I colored this skunk with my Prisma markers but they look great colored with pencils too. With most stamps I have, I prefer one method over the other for coloring, but with these, they look great either way. After coloring the skunk I decided I really wanted the pink to pop, so I used a black background. It is a little hard to tell in this picture but the flower and the pink cardstock match. I decided to finish it off with some ribbon that was in my stash, not sure of who made it. TFL.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sometimes You're the Bug! I love this set from Clear Dollar Stamps. I stamped it onto white cardstock and colored it with my Prisma markers. I am getting a little better with the shading and using the colorless blender, but still need to work on that. After it was colored I cut out the car and then attached it to the yellow cardstock and then onto the green. The ribbon is from American Crafts. I like the colors on this ribbon and especially the red dots that go with the tail lights.
I love, love, love my Prisma markers. I love the way they lay down color, I love the look, I just wish I could master the shading and blending to get the look I want. Hopefully as I add to my color collection and have more colors to choose from I will be able to blend the way I want to.
There is a funny family story about me and a bug: My Granddad used to drive an orange one and my Grandmother told me that one day I was wearing an orange shirt and told everyone that would listen that I matched the car!
Have a great day!
Monday, June 9, 2008
This is the birthday card that I made for my nephew's first birthday. This stamp is from the Sweet'n Sassy Pond Pals set. I cut the scalloped circles out of cardstock with my Nestabilities that I just love! the DP is from a Wild Asparagus pack and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby's fabric area. I colored the turtle with my Prisma markers and then went over the water with Glossy Accents to add shine to the water. I love turtles and was so happy to get this set from my friend Angela for my birthday.
I am off to play with my new Prismas that came in over the weekend. I also just got an email that my ScorePal and my other Nestabilities set shipped this afternoon!! I can't wait til they get here.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
I love this little guy! I think he is just the cutest. He is part of the Clear Dollar Stamp set, Cute Critters. I stamped him with Brilliance Coffee Bean Ink and the colored him with the Koh-I-Nor woodless colour pencils, then smoothed it out with odorless mineral spirits. I just got these pencils this week and I love them, they color so beautifully and it was very easy for me to shade with them. The cardstock is from Hobby Lobby's open stock and the ribbon is American Crafts.
I hope everyone had a great Sunday, we went shopping at Michael's and I got (with my 50% off coupon) a screen and some supplies for making my own paper. That should be an interesting project. It is something I have been wanting to try for a while. It reminds me of the time my Dad came to my elementary school classroom and did a demonstration on papermaking. After shopping we went and saw a movie, Don't Mess with the Zohan. Guess who picked it? Lots of very crude humor.
Have a great day!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
This is the project that we made for card night with the ladies from my church. We get together once a month to make cards to send to shut-ins and Meals on Wheels recepients. Everyone donates a card or two for that purpose and/or we have a group project that we do to make some more cards. After we finish that we work on whatever personal papercrafting project we have going on at the time.
On this card, I used the Thanks a Latte clear stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps. All stamped images use CTMH inks, the coffee cup is Twilght and the outline is Chocolate. I stamped the steam onto vellum with White Daisy. I cut out the cup and steam and used a foam square to add diminsion and attached it to white cardstock and on two different brown cardstock squares. The background paper I made using Adirondack Inks (the Cabin Cupboard set) and shaving cream. I attached that to the brown cardstock that matched the middle layer where the cup is. I embossed the inside of the coffee cup with a mixture of UTEE and ground coffee. Smells so good! TFL!