Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Today's card is a CASE of one I made a couple of years ago. I really do like the style of this, it is simple yet colorful. As I said a few posts ago ~ I love this set!!
Stamps: True Friend
Paper: Textured Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink: Crushed Curry, Bermunda Bay, Soft Suede
Accessories: Burmuda Bay polka dot ribbon
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Sunday, January 17, 2010
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Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Today's card is another quite colorful one that I really like. This has been one of my favorite sets ever since it came out ~ it is so easy to use for kids or adults and most any occasions...I will be so sorry when this set retires...it has become my go to for most anything...
Stamps: True Friend, Hope Happens
Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Kraft, Razzleberry Lemonade, Whisper White
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta Ribbon
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Todays card is very simple ~ I challenged myself to use the cardstock I had leftover from yesterdays card & this is what I came up with...
My original goal was something a little more complex but as I was playing with this color combo I decided to just stamp the flowers on the DS paper to see how they would look ank I'm quite happy with it. This card took about three minutes to make which will make it a nice quick one to teach but also could be used for multiple occasions.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade
Inks: Basic Black
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
For todays card I was a little stumped. I knew I wanted something bright and cheerful and wanted to finish my 5 card challende using the Flight of the Butterfly so this is what I came up with. The stamped image isn't the main focal point but it does lend itself nicely to the card. These colors just scream spring to me ~ even though winter isn't even officially a month old yet...
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Razzleberry Lemonade
Inks: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Pretties Kit large flower, Eyelet Border Punch, Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon
Monday, January 11, 2010
On to today's card ~ I'm going to be teaching card making classes at my church so I'm looking for some cards that are cute yet not quite so time consuming to make...this is one of those cards, just a few layers and a basic color theme and volia ~ cute and simple bithday card or change the sentiment and you have an all occasion card. I do think my mojo is slowly coming back to me...which feels great!!
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Papers: Taken with Teal, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Inks: Burmuda Bay
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Burmuda Bay polka dot ribbon
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I was so upset when this DS retired ~ I so love paisleys!! I'm trying to figure out how to re-create this card using current colors and it is a little challenging to me right now, I guess I need to meditate on it a little and see what I can come up with...I was so inspired I also completely decorated the inside of the card as well, which is something I usually don't do to this degree.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Papers: Cameo Coral, Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, retired DS
Inks: Cameo Coral, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: pop dots
Saturday, January 9, 2010
This was another just playing with this set and the new papers to see what I could come up with...not sure this is a favorite card, but it isn't despised either...
Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts (level 3 hostess)
Papers: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Whisper White
Inks: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango
Accessories: Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon
Friday, January 8, 2010
I wasn't really planning anything when I made this, I just knew I wanted something that would pull in alot of the new colors. I don't think it came out too bad. I did the thumping technique on the main image to get the multi tone of the flower head ~ gotta love those In Color markers!!
Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts (level 3 hostess)
Papers: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Inks: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Garden Green
Accessories: Dust Durango polka dot ribbon
Thursday, January 7, 2010
This is one of my favorite sets!! I love pairing this with the glossy cardstock to create this beautiful sunset look. To me sunset or sunrise is the most peaceful time of day and is the best time to see God's artwork in all its glory. When I was a young girl on my grandparents farm sunset was always my favorite time of day...this card kind of takes me back to that innocent time. There was nothing like laying in the fields with my cousins watching the sun slip behind the bluffs....those are memories I will never forget. I wish we lived in a more rural place so my kids could have some of those same experiences.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (p131)
Papers: More Mustard, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip textured
Inks: Summer Sun, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Eyelet Border, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon Chocolate Chip
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
So how do you thank a friend for always being there for you? For over 11 years my best friend has been at my side and now that I am going through this divorce they are even more supportive for me. Now most people who will read this will and say that is what a best friend is for ~ the only difference for me is my best friend is a guy. I talk to him about everything and he always offers me a shoulder to cry on if needed and does his best to lift me up when I'm down. He was the main force behind my starting church almost a year ago and is working on helping me find my self confidence. I wanted to show him how important he was to me when he had his birthday so I picked two of my favorite quote from the bible and framed them for him...
The quote for this is Esslesiates 3:1-8
A Time for Everything
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
The second one is 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
I will say that he did appreciate both of these. It does make me feel good when I am able to make a gift from scratch and have some one enjoy it.
I used Inspired by Nature for both of these and various sizes of scalloped circle and a sponge dauber to create the skies. The sayings are printed on vellum and mounted over the backgrounds.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Here are two more cards I made using the Razzle Dazzle set...these cards also finish my 5 card challenge for this set...Woo Hoo!!
The first one didn't quite turn out how I expected but I don't think it is bad by any means...my stamp-a-ma-jig would have been very useful if I had remembered to use it ;)
I tried ghosting the image with Versamark and brayering color over it. I wanted to create a shadow look when I stamped it again but I got my main image off center...good reason to always use a stamp-a-ma-jig!!
Stamps: Razzle Dazzle (p94)
Papers: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DS
Inks: Versamark, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Brayer, Brads, Modern Label Punch
For the second card I wanted something simle yet fun so this is what I came up with...
Stamps: Razzle Dazzle (p94), Hope Happens (p141)
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DS
Inks: Melon Mambo Marker, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Horizontal Slot Punch