Sunday, October 4, 2009

Roses and Lace

No stamps were injured in this card.  I used a free download from Shabby Chic Paperskatter.  I love her site.  See the link on the right side of this page.  The dp paper is called Pocelain from Basic Grey.  The base pink is from Archivers.  They had cardstock on sale this past weekend - buy 6 and get 6 free.  Love that sale.  They have beautiful cardstock.  Anywho -- used my Cuttlebug folder for the background and used a pin to put some pearls on and added some lace.  Voila!  Feeling prissy anyone?


Made a couple cards today after I spent most of the week rearranging my craft room.  It used to be my spare bedroom but I gave the bed to my grandson and now I have much more room so rearranged things and now I love it.  Finally today I got around to doing some stamping in my newly arranged wonderland.  This one is called Harmony.  The stamp is from Artistic Outpost.  I love their stamps.  I am in a grunge mood so I've been trying to do some grunging.  The paper is by K & Company called Happy Trails Mtn.  I used some grunge board by Tim Holtz for the keys and sponged them with distress inks.  The little rusty house is a charm and I can't remember where I got that online.  May you have much "harmony" in your life.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pals Paper Arts Inspiration

This card was made for Pals Paper Arts inspiration challenge and also for the Crazy 4 Challenges sketch and Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge Colors of Fall.  I love these peppers.   I bought this stamp several years ago by Stamp in The Hand.  It's actually a string of peppers in a line but I stamped and cut them out individually to fit this design.  Used my basket again which is a stamp by Judith.  I use this basket for a lot of things. I think it's a keeper.  The verse was computer generated.   BG paper is from the Basic Grey set called Sultry.  Solid paper is More Mustard.  Spellbinders leaf and for kicks a button.  Enjoy.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Who wouldn't want a beautiful basket of leaves.  Stamped the backgorund with the small leaf stamp in Really Rust.  All the leaves are various stamps I have collected over time from Rubber Stampede and Stamps by Judith.  The basket is a Judith stamp.  I embossed the basket and cut a slit in the top to stuff the leaves into.  Computer generated the Happy Fall.  This is another entry for Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Falling Leaves

This is an entry into the weekly challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ . I ordered some DP by Basic Grey and I couldn't wait to use it. Here are the deets for this card:
DP is from the Indian Summer series called Maple Sugar.
The CS is Bazzil called Feather Boa.
Bis Shot for Spellbinders leaves and verse bg.
Verse stamp by ODB.
To make the leaves I started with a piece of white CS. I brayered Tim Holtz distresed ink Tea Dye over the paper. Then I used the pad of Aged Mahogany and Dried Marigold and just randomly swiped across the brayered page. It looks real splotchy but when you cut out the leaves with Spellbinders it comes out looking like a beautiful leaf. The cream colored leaf is just a piece of CS. I can't seem to get over the fall theme. It's my favorite time of year.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pretty Amazing Sunday

This flower is from the Pretty Amazing set by SU. And since it's been a pretty amazing day I decided it fit my mood. I love the verse from ODB. They have the best stamps and verses. The paper is from My Minds Eye and I used Pumpkin Pie cs and ink. Just bought the leaves by Sizzix and I love this die. Wonder if that's one of the things I already have - hmmmm - better check that out. I don't know why the ribbon looks blueish because it is like celery green. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Bloomin Beautiful

Well I'm sure I broke the all-time record today on making a card. I can't believe how much time I spent on this and still am not satisfied but time it's awastin' so gotta get it in gear. I needed to enter this for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge. You should go visit their blog and see the beautiful entries. It's 1:30 pm and I think I better get dressed as I am STILL in my pjs. Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Challenge Entry

This is my card entry for the C4C2 challenge on Crazy 4 Challenges. The bg paper is by Memory Box. The CS is from Archivers. I embossed the leaves with Versamark and gold embossing powder, which is a stamp I've had forever. It's by Great Impressions. Then I colored with watercolor pencils using my blending pen. Popped them up and added some bling on the corners from Hobby Lobby. And I used my Big Shot and Cuttlebug folder for the white background. Hope you like.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Is Spring Really Over

Woke up this morning and it was really chilly here in Denver. In the 40's and it had rained last night. I love this time of year. Fall is great but it's kind of bittersweet as I hate to see the flowers all die. So in honor of the end of summer I made this daffodil card. This is a digita image but from where I do not know. I have searched and searched but cannot locate where I purchased this one. Colored with prisma pens and added some bling pearls. Paper is from my scrap bin. I try to use all the paper I can from my scrap box. I hate throwing away big scraps of paper and that bin is getting quite full.

Monday, September 7, 2009

My Labor Day Creation

I had so much fun making this card.  I watched the entire series on the Discovery Channel of the African Expedition and every time they showed the introduction it would be a brief view of something similar to this scene albeit much prettier -- but I have dreamed of creating this scene.  Finally after many birthday cards later I had a chance to get with it today.  The giraffes are by Rubber Stampede.  I sponged the sky first with Summer Sun and then Tangerine Tango and More Mustard.    I masked off the bottom half of the card to do the sky.  Made a mask for the sun also.  Stamped the giraffes and clear embossed them and colored them in with a black marker.  I wanted them to be in the dark.  Sponged on the foilage with Old Olive and used my SU Touch of Nature (one of the stamps) for the bush.  Choclate Chip was used for sponging the ground and Basic Black.  I thought it was one of my better scenes.  I love to make scenery more than layers, just the nature of the beast I guess.