Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sweet Stems Again but last for a while

Well here is the last Sweet Stems card at least for a little while. I saved the best for last or at least that is what I think. Isn't the frame made with the Scallop Edge punch just so pretty. And the particular flower image from the set is just so cute. I used the beautiful 1-1/4" grosgrain, the first chance I have had to use it! I know gasp! Well I hope you enjoy I'll be back tomorrow using a new set. Stay tuned to see what it is. And finally here's the card information.

Card Details:
  • Card Size - 5-1/2 X 4-1/4, Top Open
  • Stamp Sets - Sweet Stems, Hugs & Wishes
  • Paper - Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DSP
  • Ink - Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood RedAccessories - Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, 1-1/4" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon, Tool Kit

Friday, February 27, 2009

Pretty in Pink Stems

Another Sweet Stems card, I've been on a roll with this set. I used the ever so pretty Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin ribbon, is this ribbon just so beautiful or what? If you haven't viewed this ribbon in person you need to, it is even prettier IRL. Well just one more day (Saturday) using Sweet Stems and then I promise to switch to another set! LOL With out further adieu here's the card information. Let me know if I you just can't live without this stamp set yet!! :-)

Card Details:

  • Card Size 5-1/2 X 4-1/4
  • Stamp Sets - Sweet Stems, Hugs & Wishes
  • Paper - Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
  • Ink - Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
  • Accessories - Crop-a-dile, Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Simple Sweet Stems

Today's offering is one I'm calling Simple Sweet Stems because that is exactly what it is! Simple and Sweet. I saw one like this on SCS and knew I had to make one. I actually made one in all 6 of the 2008/2009 InColor inks and they all turned out beautifully. The Pacific Point and the Tangerine Tango were the prettiest though because of that gorgeous stripped grosgrain ribbon it is just beautiful stuff! I think these will make fast and wonderful gifts for wedding showers and birthdays as gifts, so handy to have on hand for them to jot a quick note or thank you to someone. Well that was my inspiration, now here are the details.

Card Details:

  • Card Size 5-1/2 X 4-1/4, top open
  • Stamp Set - Sweet Stems, Hugs & Wishes
  • Paper - Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
  • Ink - Tangerine Tango
  • Accessories - 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Masking

Now this card is so fun and simple everyone can do it. Don't' forget to call or email me to get your own supplies to make this great card. Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pretty Sweet Stems

Hello Everyone.

I'm very excited to bring you this card today. It's made using the Sweet Stems set which is just the cutest set. So easy to make cards with this set and it's very economical on the budget! Which in these times is always a good thing. I'll get right to the details on the card and hope you'll check back soon for more inspiration. Hey and by the way, how about leaving me a comment, I'm feeling very lonely here on my blog recently with no one posting that they have stopped by. Come on post a comment you know you want to! :-)

Card Info:

  • Card Size - 5-1/2 X 4-1/4
  • Stamp Sets - Sweet Stems, Tart & Tangy
  • Paper - Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Raspberry Tart
  • Ink - Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
  • Accessories - Vanilla/Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Scallop Square Punch

Well that wraps up another post. This card is very fun and simple to make, call or email me today to get the items to make these for yourself.

Keep stamping!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Owl Party

My Upline Jaycene Morgan loaned me the Owl Together Now stamp set. This is one of the cards I came up with using the set. It turned out pretty cute and worked well for a challenge offered up by the LateNightStampers group.
I stumbled upon this card layout on SCS but I'm sorry I don't remember who the original poster was, but thank you just the same for the inspiration! (Post note! As it would turn out the original poster was on one of the groups I posted to and contacted me so I now know who to thank for this great card, it was Fran Sabad, thank you so much Fran!!) I think these Window Frame type cards are just so cute. I can just picture this cute little owl setting outside my window, however if he did that it would cause my dogs to have a stroke trying to get to him :-(

Another thing I got to use on this card that is really fun is the masking technique. I used that on the sun. It's just a simple process of coloring in the negative areas of a punch or something cut out, very easy but lots of fun. Well the card info is listed below, thanks so much for stopping by for a look.

Card Details:
  • Card Size - 5-1/2 X 4-1/4
  • Stamp Set - Owl Together Now
  • Paper - Kraft, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Manhattan DSP
  • Ink - Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Summer Sun
  • Accessories - Jumbo Pewter Eyelets, Designer Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Crop-a-dile, Blender Pen

Let me know if I can help in getting you the supplies and tools to make this cute card. I would love to help you out!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Owl Fun

I was lucky enough to get to attend a 8 hour crop on Saturday and I got lots of cards done! Now I get to post them her for you too see and hopefully make some of them for yourself! This one is with the set called Owl Together Now! Aren't these little guys cute? I used my scor-pal again to make a gate fold card, these are just so fun now that I don't have to fight with the card stock to have it perfectly meet in the middle. I'll get right to the details.
Card info:
Gate folded 5-1/2 X 4-1/4 size card
Card Stock - Kraft, Manhattan DSP, Bali Breeze, Almost Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ink- Close to Cocoa, Almost Artichoke
Stamps - Owl Together Now
Accessories - Sage Taffeta Ribbon

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday and don't forget you can contact me for any of the items in my post so that you can make your own cards!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I'm certainly late posting these since Valentine's day is over, but they are so cute I thought I would show them to you anyway. They actually don't say Valentine's Day on them anywhere so on second thought I think you could give them to someone as a gift any time you felt like it! So there! We can look at them now Valentine's Day or not. These were shown on SCS on a tutorial. Very quick and very simple!


Paper - Candy Lane DSP, Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette
Stamp Set - Love You Much
Accessories - Scallop Circle, Dazzling Diamonds and Crystal Effects

Well there you have it, now it's your turn.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Quick post tonight with a card I made recently. I used my beloved Scor-pal on this gate fold card which use to make me want to kill myself. No matter how careful I measured and scored the card it was never the perfect match in the middle. Now with no effort on my part it's perfect every time! Forgive my picture on this one I couldn't get the light just right in real life it doesn't have a yellow tint. Anyway thanks for looking and here are the details.

Card Info:
Paper - Confetti Cream, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss
Ink - Tangerine Tango
Stamp Set - Pocket Silhouettes
Accessories - Antique Brass eyelets, word window punch, Scallop Circle punch, Sponge dauber, Circle punch, Corner Ticket punch

(Card size is 5-1/2 X 4-1/4, inset area 2-1/2 X 3 and 2-3/8 X 2-7/8)

Thanks for stopping by, now go stamp!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Color Challenge Punch Card

Color Challenges are always great fun. I love colors, in fact I think you could call me a color collector, does that sound familiar to any of you out there?? If there are 100 colors available I MUST have them all! But at the same time I'm a bit color challenged! Colors that I put together don't always look wonderful. I think that is why I enjoy color challenges so much because someone with more color savvy than myself has chosen the colors and they normally turn out much more pleasing to the eye than my choices!! LOL The colors for this particular challenge were Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, Night Quite Navy and Bashful Blue. Very eye pleasing!!! Once again I saw this card on another blog and for the life of me I can't find or remember where I saw it so that I could give you credit. If you see this and it's your design please let me know so that I can give you the credit you deserve. I made two versions of this card the one on the right very simple basically single layer, the one on the left has several layers of matching card stock. They both are very pretty and neither was difficult to put together. Also not much stamping on this one.
This would be a great card to get your feet wet on for a first time card maker, call or email me if you're ready to give it a try!
Thanks for stopping by and see you in a day or two.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day FUN!!

Happy Monday everyone! I'm very excited about bringing you this card today. In my blog hopping for inspiration I came across the very talented Connie Babbett and her wonderful St. Patrick's Day card. Stampin'Up! offers a great St. Patty's day set but it was a set that I could see me only using one time a year. I really wanted to make a St. Patrick's Day card but didn't want to buy the set for a couple of cards per year! Then I stumbled on this card on Connie's site. When I find an inspirational project I try to tweak it to make it my own but this card was so perfect as it was that I basically left it as Connie had designed it. The only difference is I didn't have the DSP paper that Connie used so I made my own! I used the Forever Flowers Stampin Around wheel with the Garden Green classic ink, it turned out very nicely for a background and I used a differnt heart stamp for the clover leafs.

The card is a nice large one, the base is Chocolate Chip, then a Garden Green layer with the handmade patterned Certainly Celery card stock on top of that. I then added two strips of 5/8" stitched Chocolate Chip grosgrain. The final layers are Garden Green layered lastly with Whisper White. The clover leafs were layered on to the Whisper White with a clear rhinestone brad for the center to add a touch of bling. Overall a very fun card to make and very pretty too!!

Let me know if you want to make one of these cards for yourself, I'll be more than happy to help you do that :)

As always thanks for stopping by for a look today, see you soon!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sweet Bella's Bloom

Hello Everyone!

I've got a really pretty card for you today. I used the set called Bella's Bloom for the image and the sentiment on this card. It is a normal 5.5 X 4.25 card base of Kiwi Kiss, the only difference is that it opens from the top rather than the side. I used the Bella Rose DSP for the circle, which is so pretty paired with the Kiwi Kiss from the base. The circle is then cut in half and adhered to the base with the two half being staggered in their placement. On top of that is a block of Riding Hood Red and Pink Pink Pirouette. The image is stamped on Shimmery White card stock, this stuff is so pretty if you not used it you should treat yourself and get some, so very elegant, the image ink is Riding Hood Red on the blooms and Kiwi Kiss for the stems. For the sentiment I stamped on a Designer Label punch and sponged around the punch with Riding Hood Red ink. Really pretty and very easy to make!

Card Stuffs:
  • Card Stock - Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Shimmery White
  • Stamps - Bella's Bloom
  • Ink - Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss

  • Accessories - Designer Label punch, Creative Memories cutting system, Sponge Daubers

I really appreciate you stopping by to check out the blog. Be sure to contact me if you need any of these items to make your own Sweet Bella's Bloom card. Hope you are having a great weekend and I'll blog at you soon!