Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hugs & Kisses

Just finished making another Hugs & Kisses card and gift tag set. This DP is still one of my favorites. I picked up a few sheets of it when I was at Joann's months ago and since then, have gone back for more. The blue/brown combo gets me every time!

Anyways, I finally got to use my "How Sweet It Is" stamp from MFT. I really love MFT's stamps and just wish I had more time in my days to actually use them all. I watercolored the image and then matted it in chocolate and blue sky cardstock. The image is attached to the DP with foam squares. I knew the card needed more than that and after about 30 minutes of trying to figure out what embellies to use, decided to stamp a flower onto more of the blue sky cardstock and cut it out. I popped a little cranberry brad in there for the center and attached the whole thing to the stamped image. I repeated the same technique for the gift tag.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

New Baby Girl Shoes

I've been so nuts getting custom orders done that it was nice to finally design a card with one of my own stamps. I ended up selling it today but I thought I'd post anyways. I realized making this card with all the tons of paper I have, I have very little baby pink. This card ended up being a little more hot pink/fuscia than I would have liked but again, beggars can't be choosers. Guess I'll just have to buy so more! :)

The card was very basic so I added the flowers for a little oomph! They're all popped up with various height foam tape to get a little dimension in there, too. As always the digi is Prismacolored and chalked. The inside sentiment is "Congratulations on your new bundle of joy" and is framed with some more of the pink.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Frog Prince

Another quick post tonight. I sold this card Friday and realized I never posted it! I've had this DP for years and years and I just love the safe and red combo. The digi is from Hambo and it's called Frog Prince. He is colored with Prismas and then propped on top of a scallop Nesties. The flowers were punched from Anna Griffin papers I had bought when I first started scrapbooking (over 10 years ago). Everything is popped with foam tape in various heights - probably should have taken a picture of the card laying down, but you'll just have to trust me. :)

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Eat, Drink and Be Scary

I made this card for Stamps R Us Challenge #5. For the next two weeks we're challenging everyone to make an all Halloween themed card, altered item or scrapbook page. The winner will receive one free digi stamp from FireCracker Designs by Pamela so make sure you join us!

For this card, I used the "Witchy Poo" digi stamp from FCD. I designed the card around a mish-mosh of DP which thankfully all came together and them matted some black ribbon with raspberry cardstock to make it pop. The scalloped sentiment is popped up with foam tape for dimension and the rhinestones were added for a little bling.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Ya Big Baby!

Really quick post tonight as Monday Night Football is starting in 5 minutes...  I made this card with one of my friends in mind. This person shall remain nameless but acts like the biggest baby when they are sick - hence the inside sentiment. :)

The card itself was layered with five different types of DP and is matted with orange cardstock. I actually worried about the orange being too bright but it ended up blending in just fine. The image itself is colored with Prismas and chalks. I may revisit this card this weekend because it just seems too plain, but for now, this is it.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

For the Birds

Just made a new card with another one of my digi stamps. I must say I'm really having fun with this whole new element to my cardmaking. For this card, I finally got to use this gorgeous DP from a My Mind's Eye paper stack. Have you ever had paper that is too pretty to use? That's when you know you have a sickness. :) There's probably 6 more sets of DP from this set, but I'm working in baby steps. For this card, I used 4 different sheets from this set and layered them every which way. I notice now that some of the layers I can't even see, but at least I know they're there! The bird digi is from my shop (woo hoo!) and he's colored with my Prismas and chalks. I framed it in a large Nestabilities circle, and then matted it with a larger scallop, and then popped it up with a little foam tape.

The ribbon was a bit of an issue at first because I had two different teal ribbons but one was too light, and the other too dark. I solved this problem by layering one on top of the other, and then folding them and adhereing them to the DP under the Nestabilities scallop. Then I used the same makeshift ribbon for the bottom for contrast.
Stamps:  Bird on Branch 
Ink:  Prismas and chalks
Paper:  My Mind's Eye paper stack
Accessories:  Stacked ribbon, foam tape, Spellbinder's Nestabilities
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Have a Fairy Happy Birthday!

I made this card for Stamps R Us Challenge #4 and I’m excited and proud to announce that our challenge this week features Operation Write Home. Operation Write Home is a wonderful organization whose mission is to send handmade cards to our armed forces to write home on. Our challenge was to create a children’s birthday card.

For this card, I used one of my new fairy digis from Mo’s Digital Pencil and colored it with my chalks and Prismas. I would have loved to have been able to glitter her all up but that’s a big no-no with OWH so she’ll just have to be sparkle-less for this one. :) She is inked at the edges with a little gold chalk and propped up just a teeny weeny bit with some foam tape for dimension. (OWH doesn't really like a whole lot of bulk.)

I chose six different sheets of miscellaneous DP and cardstock that all coordinated for the most part and basically just did all kinds of crazy positions with them. Then I used the same DP to create two small paper flowers complete with rhinestone centers and one larger flower cranked out with my old school Sizzix machine (all 200 pounds of it). The sentiment was printed on my PC and "Nestabilitized."

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