Saturday, February 24, 2007

Happy Harmony

Here is a simple birthday card I made up quick yesterday. I used a piece of Basic Grey that was already in my scrap stash as the background. I stamped "happy" on another piece of scrap and then stamped the dots on top of that. Added some hardware and ribbon from Wal-Mart. "Birthday" was stamped on a stripe scrap from the background piece.

I stamped the flowers after coloring them with markers and then hand made the stems with an olive marker. The flowers are stamped on a piece of patterned cardstock that I had printed from a CD that came with a scrapbook magazine. It really helped soften and age the look.

Mounted that to a scallop punched square. It still seemed to be missing something, so I pierced around the edge.
On the weather front...WHAT a mess!! it has been raining since last nite, (places already flooded with the warm weather melting all the snow we've had since Thanksgiving) suppose to turn to snow and 50 mph wind. Not good conditions for calving or for anything really.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Loves Me paper projects

Here are a couple of projects I have made with SU!'s Loves Me paper. I only bought one package and have almost used it all. My goal is to get it all used up before starting some other that I have around. This first card is from a challenge on SCS making a criss cross card. You can read the challenge and instructions here.
This card is made from a pattern I made off of one that Kim had given me. I cut the scallop with scalloped edged scissors and then added a white dot with my signo gel pen to achieve an eyelet look. Button is SU! also.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

New Stamp card

Many thanks to a very suh-weet friend who sent me this stamp. Ü Here is the first card I've made with it. Hope to play with it some more today. I stamped on the back of this new patterned paper and cut it out. I used a circle punch to cut patterned paper for the center of the flower and stamped it with the dots stamp in Polka Dots and Paisley. A very simple card, but I like how it turned out.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

"Cuttle" Cards

I received some embossing folders by Cuttlebug a couple of weeks ago. Last week I embossed several pieces of scrap cardstock and am now working on making them into cards. I love how the images *pop* when you rub them with ink-I used a sponge to do this. I'm not really fond of how this flower looks-need to play with it some more. But I was needing some birthday cards, so it works I guess.

This card has very little stamping, but I like how it turned out. I rubbed black ink on the red cardstock. The metal heart is a button concho. Don't know where it came from, but was in my stash of embellishments. Ribbon is from SU! as well as the "love".

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Last VSN item

Here is the last item I stamped for the VSN challenge on SCS.

This is a purse bag that they gave the template for (very easy). Cards will fit in here. I think this would be a nice gift filled with stamped cards and envelopes.

Once again I used my Blush paper. The bag is made from chocolate chip cardstock and then I cut the Blush patterned paper to fit the front and back. The book plate is chipboard from SU! and the brads are by Making Memories. I embossed "happiness always" in brown. The ribbon for the handles is a blush color w/ chocolate polka dots. I got it from Embellishments in Kearney and do not know the company.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

VSN projects 2 & 3

Here are two more cards I did with the challenges on SCS for VSN.
For this first one, the hostess showed a picture of very pretty dishes that were blush and brown. there were stripes, circles and swirly designs on the dishes. We were to use that set as our inspiration and design a card. There is very little stamping. I embossed the verse with Bon Bon brown embossing powder-a color SU! used to carry. The flower on the bottom is 3 layers with a dimensional between them and then held together with a Making Memories brad. I used my textile embossing folder by Cuttlebug to make the embossed strip. Patterned paper is Blush by Basic Grey. This is probably my favorite line of paper by them so far.

This challenge was to use glitter and pearl ex. I love this embossed design from Cuttlebug embossing folders and I have wanted to see if I could make it look like old tin ceiling pieces. I embossed chocolate chip cardstock and then rubbed 3 different colors with my metallic rub ons. The butterfly is painted with pearl ex and Future floor cleaner. The hardware just seemed to be the perfect accent for the look I was wanting to get. I also splattered the stamped image using a creamy caramel marker and air art gun to give it a more rustic look.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Cocoa Packet

I did this for a VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) challenge on SCS. I used Keri's template to make it. I just used velcro to close it instead of a ribbon closure.
Here is a picture of the inside. I put some marshmallows in a cello bag, folded down the top and punched with my ribbon slot punch. Tied with a bow, added a cinnamon candy cane and you have a nice little gift.
FYI: If you want to see a larger picture, just click on it and it will open in a new window and you can see it in a larger format.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Stay Tuned...

If you are checking this blog for family news, not much really going on. Bruce is tired of the snow and ice-ice especially. He knows I like snow and isn't happy that I am getting plenty of it. So, I will try to not want snow. Ü
We got Benjamin's passport all filled out, pictures taken and everything is now sent in. He is planning on going to Belize in May with the youth group and I'm still not sure I want him to go. I told him I was going with him and then found out it is humid beyond our comprehension and in the 100's most of the time even when it is raining. I can't take the heat and humidity is not a good thing to me, so I won't be going. Ü
If you check here for my stamped projects, I will get something posted this week. I hurt my back last Wednesday (slipped but didn't fall on the ice) and wasn't able to get to the chiropractor until Tuesday. I had 3 ribs out, a place in my neck and several places in my back, esp. my lower back. So I haven't stamped in quite awhile. I am feeling better today and need to get some birthday and thinking of you cards done, so hopefully will have something to post if they turn out to be blog fodder. If they don't, you won't see them. Ü
Until later,