Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Lovely as a Tree

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I've been so busy at work and with card making I fell behind in getting a project posted for Monday. So without further excuse making this card uses the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. This set has such beautiful images! I CASEed this card from SCS and again forgot who's gallery I pulled it from. I'm going to do a better job of watching out for that information so that I can thank that person on the blog (note to self....lol). I was drawn to this card because I have noticed people using double background stamps, making really beautiful cards and wanted to give that a try. On this one I used Linen and Wild Hearts both stamped in Almost Artichoke (one of my FAVORITE colors). I used the Marvy Giga punch for the scallop out of Almost Artichoke and nested the LAAT image on confetti white on to the scallop. Added a strip of wide white organdy ribbon and a organdy bow. So pretty!

Thanks for looking! See you tomorrow.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Masculine Card - In the Wild

Today I'm posting a card to offer you an idea for a masculine card design. I made this with a "Thank You" sentiment but it could easily be designated for other occasions. I used the In the Wild set that has now been retired, but I love the set and continue to use regularly!! The colors are Cranberry Crisp (2006 In Color line), chocolate chip and Close to Cocoa. The image is stamped in Close to Cocoa and the edges are burnished with the same. Eyelets frame the sentiment. Background is the linen stamp inked in versamark. So easy to duplicate and very versatile!! Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

My first Blogging EXCITEMENT !!

Well I got an email from one of my internet friends (Glinda) who wrote yesterday saying that she thought I would want to know that my site had been BLOCKED!!! Oh my, what have I done wrong was my first thought, assuming of course that I HAD done something wrong! My family would say that my guilty conscience was working over time!! I started to rack my little brain thinking what in the world could I have done to get me booted. Then it occurred to me that perhaps those in cyberspace just don't like dogs and turned me in!!!! :-) But alas a form letter told me the Robots (that is the term blogspot used) deemed for whatever reason that my site was a SPAM site!! That it wasn't little old me posting but a mean old computer!!! LOL I answered one of those hard to decipher alphabet/number strings we in the new computer age have all had to enter through to get anywhere and then it gave me a brief message that said since I was able to complete that task I was apparently not a computer but was indeed a person.......oh the joy!! You can't imagine how grateful I was to hear that! They said they would however have to send the site for human review and then would open me back up!! Which as you can tell if you are currently reading this, has happened. So if you have tried to check the site out in the last 24-36 hours and had trouble, it has all been worked out, I am no longer possessed by computers and am back up and posting........thank you for your understanding!

And a big thank you to Glinda, who if she had not let me know about the problem I might have missed the 48 hour window that I had in which to report the problem. I guess that was another check to make sure I wasn't just a computer. Apparently computers don't normally check their sites for problems LOL.


Monday, July 23, 2007

Year After Year Birthday Greeting

So sorry that I'm posting so late today. It has definitely been a MONDAY all day long today. But enough about that here is the card for today!!
I used the new Year After Year, See You Round jumbo wheel and Warm Wishes stamp sets. The card base is pretty in pink and the accent color is Chocolate Chip. The inks are chocolate chip and pretty in pink. I also used grosgrain CC and pink in the corner for a little something extra. The present was water colored using a blender pen with ink from the top of the ink pad.
Very simple but very pretty!!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Mickey Mouse Card

Being the BIG DISNEY fan that I am, when I saw a chance to be involved in a Disney Swap I couldn't resist. And of course nobody but the BIG MAN himself would do for the inspiration of the card. I thought it turned out pretty cute and makes a great birthday card for kids or kids at heart especially those hard core Disney fans!! As always thanks for looking.......and post those comments, I'm feeling unloved!! LOL

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Triangle Card

Good Morning everyone, we are finally getting some sun and summer type weather here in Oklahoma City, it has been a strange summer. Much cooler than average temperatures and rainfall off the charts!! But I'm afraid we are about to feel the normal "dog days" of summer that we usually get in late July and August, I guess we couldn't escape it for ever!! Okay so much for a local weather report, lets move on to our card project.
This card was done for a technique class during the 2007 SAB. There are so many current stamps that could be substituted on this from the current catalog that would be so pretty!! Off the top of my head I think "Looks Like Spring", "Office Accoutrement", "Garden Whimsy" and "Doodle This" to name just a few would be so pretty on this card. If you need details for making this card, just post me a comment or drop me an email and I will send you the measurements. Have a great Day and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Exciting SU News!!

This is Maggie and Baby Girl and this picture is posted for no other purpose but your viewing pleasure!! LOL

As if the excitment of the new Stampin Up catalog on July 1st wasn't enough they have now annouced that the new WINTER MINI will be available September 1st through November 30th! Demonstrators received a sneek peek on Tuesday July17th. On August 1, demos will be able to start preordering items from the mini to begin creating new cards and craft items!! Stay tuned to hear more about the great new stamps as info is available. Some are SSOO very pretty and it will be hard to control what I need vs. what I want for my card making :)

And don't forget there will be a "Blog Candy" event on my site next week, not sure what exactly it will be but will try to have a fun prize available for the winner! So check back often.


Zoofari - Inspired by Kimberly from SUFriends

I saw this card on a fellow blogger's (Kimberly) site so I just had to CASE it!!( http://www.stampingwithkimberly.blogspot.com/ ) I love Zoofari and thought this was the cutest card ever. It uses a black card base (5.5"x4.25"); Certainly Celery (5.25"x4"), the zoofari animal circles (1") are nested in SU Palette of Prints 1.5" squares and those are nested in a 1-5/8" black squares. I used the SU paper piercing tool to accent the middle. Zoofari animals are colored with matching SU Marvelous Markers. Very easy and very fun to make!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Baroque Motif

Here is my attempt with Baroque Motif, this set is beautiful. You can make a beautiful card that looks elegant but was not difficult even though it looks it. I used the new Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi, wonderful colors together.

I have very few original ideas, but this is one I thought up....LOL! I love the red/white/black it just seems very bright and clean. I used the Bug stamp from the 2007 SU SAB Very Punny set. These were such cute stamps in this set. Even though they are not current I just have to use them sometimes!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

I made this card for a preview catalog swap on SplitCoastStampers. This set has animals so I had to have it of course! This little Kitty is quite cute I think. I used Soft Sky as the card base, Groovy Guava (which by the way is very difficult to say quickly) and the Marvy Giga Scallop punch for the Kitty image. I burnished the edges with the soft sky ink and used the center dot from the Pick a Petal stamp set for my spots on the Groovy Guava back ground. Very simple but turned out pretty cute!

Frosted Filter Technique

This is card was my first attempt at a technique. I thought it turned out very pretty. Not to the standards of the blogs I visit but for a beginner OK! I used the Stampin Up SAB 2007 - "Happy Harmony", the colors turned out very pretty. Hope you enjoy!