Monday, August 31, 2009

Embroidered Ornament

Hi Everyone, I love to combine different techniques I've learned over the years into my card making, so this is a christmas card I just finished. The ornament is a sticker that is gold and clear shimmery and then the holes are for embroidery, so that's what I've done with it. The stamping on the edge is the sparkle and shine wheel out of the new mini catalogue which you can order from Tomorrow. there are lots of cool things in it, come back and take a look at it then.
I used gold pen around the edges of the red and finished it off with an embossed sticker greeting. The ornament stickers and embossed greetings can be purchased at Thanks againd for looking

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Lily Birthday

This is a card I did today, which is part of a large order of cards I'm working on. This is a stamp from Pink Cat Studio as part of the enchanted Lily set. She is so cute.
I watercolored her with shimmer paints The designer papers are from my stash along with the pink cardstock, came from Michaels Flower Bouquet set. The ribbon was also from my stash.
The layout is actually the layout of the week for the Pink Elephant Challenge blog. Check it out here

Thursday, August 27, 2009

In Colors with Upsy Daisy Stamp Set.

For this card I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Upsy Daisy and I used all but one of the new In Colors from Stampin up. How I love these new colors Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango. I just love them all, even the Soft Suede. I'll use it on a card soon. Anyway I used the new in color markers to do this card, and then water with it, to give it the water color effect. Oh I'm so glad they have the markers now too. Well anyway it's all backed onto some Melon mambo, then onto some of the Razzleberry Lemonade DP and then onto Bermuda Bay.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

Here is my card for this weeks Stamptacular Sunday challenge, which was to make a card in 3d.
The pot of flowers was made into 3d by stamping twice and coloring in watercoloring with wondercrayons and then markers for the accents and cutting out the second one with just the flowers, also I put it 3d onto the top note die and also the sentiment is 3d as well, and sponged tempting turqoise around the edges.
Materials used.
Stamps: Bloomin Beautiful, Short and Sweet
Colors, Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Garden Green, Yoyo Yellow, Black, and Tempting turqoise
DP: Cottage Wall
miscellaneous, Top Note Die, Sizzix machine scissors and sponge

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Chrstmas is on its way

These two cards are similar but at the same time give you a different feel. I have used the Delightful Decorations set for both as well as the sparkle and shine wheel. The first was done on white using real red ink along with silver and gold embossed ornaments, and the second was silver paper from stash, and used gold embossing on both ornaments and wheel. I decided to put the ornaments on an angle on the second one and though oh they don't really need ribbon or strings, where as by having them straight on the first thought they needed it. Anyway Christmas is on its way, so you'll probably be seeing alot of different Christmas cards from me over the next while as I have orders from customers coming in, so I really need to buckle down and get going on them. Have a great day and see ya soon. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Blog Candy.

Ok this is the easiest blog candy to enter, post it on your blog and use Mr. Linky to get in on it. That's it, and the prize, $150.00 to any store that you wish. Oh I can imagine the stamps and paper I can buy with it. LOL Go here to win

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Stamptacular Challenge- Bears

For this week the challenge at Sunday Stamptacular Challenge was to make something with a bear, anything as long as it had a bear on it somewhere and there was stamping involved. So my first project is a tag, I have to do a bunch of them for a lady who is making gift baskets at a store for Babies, and she asked me to make the tags for the baskets. So here is the first one of 12. She wants 2 of each yellow, white, and green and then 3 each of pink and blue. I have some time to do them as she's away on vacation until about mid September, but better to have them done early than forget and then have to rush.

The second project I decided to do was a card. I used a digital stamp from Dustin Pike, colored him in with Stampin up markers in creamy caramel pumpkin pie, really red, and green galore. I used Close to Cocoa ink for the sentiment and the ribbon was from my stash. and the dp is retired Stampin up Sweet Always from last year.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

More Sympathy Cards

Here are two more sympathy cards, yeah I know I've been doing a lot of them lately. Well these two are part of an order I have for Sympathy and Get Well cards, I'm to do 3 of each for men and 3 of each for women. So this is two of the ones I've done for a man sympathy.
The first one is the faux wood technique for the frame and behind the tree. It's very simple to do, go check it out over at split coast stampers. The tree was stamped using Old Olive originally and then I used Chalk to add the color then used a matte finish fixative to finish it off. I also used a piece of the wood for the background of the sentiment as well.
Before I did the first card, I had actually been playing around with the lovely as a tree set and came up with the picture on the second card first. Well I just cut it out mounted it on Green and then put corners on with the copper snaps. I then mounted it on Night of Navy and to match the copper of the snaps I used versamark on the sentiment then heat embossed in copper.
Both these cards also qualify for the Pile it on Challenge
Thanks for Looking.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Stamptacular challenge

For this week's Stamptacular challenge you had to use 3 brads, 2 different patterned papers and a flower on your card. I thought about doing a Tilda card or something else, but then decided to do something with the simple friendship set. The flower is an embosslit die from SU, the ribbon is also SU, so saffron and the bashful blue, the paper is one that is retired, as I'm trying to use up the lot I bought. It was the Bella Bird paper. Anyway Hope you like it. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Close as a Memory

These are two sympathy cards I've made for a resident to give to a couple of other residents in the condo where I work, They both lost their husbands this past week. It's hard sometimes working at a place for so long and you get to know some of the residents. I will miss one of the gentlemen especially, as he was a warm hearted gentleman and always had a smile on his face and a friendly hello. He was taken way to young, only 69 years old, but had some health issues, such as lupus, which attacks all the organs eventually. Anyway I hope that these cards will give the two ladies a bit of comfort during this time.
The first card was done with the thoughts and prayers set on a shaving cream background, which I had left over from a class I had taught a while ago. The second card is the close as a memory set. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge

I know I'm into the cupcake mode today Well this was done for Sketch Saturday this week.
Materials used:
Stamps: Stampin up Crazy for Cupcakes
Inks: Orchid Opulence, Pixie Pink, Sakura gelly roll glitter pen, Pilot ink pen 24Kt gold
Embellishments: pink and purple grosgrain ribbon, gold brads
Cuttlebug folder : Argyle
Sizzlets from Stampin Up: Flower Fusion, Little Leaves
Thanks all for looking.

411 Stamping Challenge

Each week Stamping 411 gives a sketch challenge, I like there sketches and have fun with them. The card for this challenge I used Crazy for Cupcakes and the new In Colors. I stamped and colored in with markers and watercoloring the cupcake using bermuda bay and melon mambo. the flame I used dusty durango and crushed curry, I used two way glue and cover the icing in glitter. I then made the melon mambo bottom area with my bigshot and the diamond texturz plate and then put stickles on the dots of the grid. Put it all onto a Bermuda Bay card added white ribbon and the sentiment and were done. Thanks for looking.

Child's Play

At Stamptacular challenge this week the theme is Child's play, So for this challenge I decided to use my Billy Stamps again from Pink Cat Studio. This time I used the Pirate. It's a fun set and great for a little boy. Billy was stamped and colored with water colors, then put on a stamped background. Thanks for looking.

Birthday Drums

This is a card I made today for a customer of mine who asked for an embroidery card of drums for her son's birthday. Well the embroidery was a bit more difficult as I didn't have a pattern for this one, so I had to make it up myself. So that was time consuming but considering that I thought I did a pretty good job.
Materials used.
Silver and Gold thread by Gutterman
Cardstock: Royal Blue, White, Black and Navy from stash
Punch: music note
Stamp: Happy Birthday from Many Mower set Stampin Up.
DP: From It Takes Two
Thanks for looking

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mojo Monday 98

This is my card for this week's Mojo Monday, I love this little bear, he came in a set that I picked up at the dollar store, don't know the brand or anything. But I watercolored him and then put the card together, the polka dots behind him are on velum attached to the green which is the same as the background. the dp paper is a piece from stash that someone sent me.
Thanks for looking.

embrace life

This card is one that I did today, I stamped Embrace Life flower on the white, colored with aqua brush and Melon Mambo Ink, used summer sun yellow marker to do centers of flowers and Summer Sun Ink to sponge around the outside. Cut with nestabilities labels 1 and then cut the next size in black, mounted it, then mounted on Melon Mambo cardstock, used black silk ribbon and stamped the saying underneath and mounted it all on black card stock.Thanks for looking
Stamps. Stampin Up Embrace Life
Card stock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Ink: Melon Mambo, Summer Sun, Stazon Black
Embelishments: Satin Black Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Mojo Monday

This is my take on the Mojo Monday Sketch #94, so a while ago, liked it but hadn't done it yet.
The stamped flower is from FredSheSaid, which she has some wonderful digital stamps.
The background paper is from my stash and the purple ribbon is from stash bought at Michaels.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Birthday Chef

Hi this finds everyone ok, This is a simple card I made the other day. The chefs hat and jacket are paper pieced. Then the brown was colored with chocolate chip marker, then he was cut out and put onto the summer sun card stock, stamped the cake and birthday onto the summer sun and then colored the cake with markers as well, distressed edges and added corner adornments.
Thanks for looking.
All items Stampin Up unless stated
Stamps: Voila
Materials used, Cardstock, Whisper White, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip
Markers: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Only Orange and Brilliant Blue
DP: Retired Sunshine Garden
Miscellaneous: Picture Corner Punch