Tuesday, September 25, 2007

This little piggy went to market...

This little piggy stayed home.

So this card was also one I saw on the internet, I think SCS. I'm glad that I haven't had the need for many "get well" cards but figured I should have some on hand just in case. I used my watercolor crayons to color the image. I like that it has bright colors to cheer someone up.

Stamps: Farm Fever, Looks like Spring
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, white, green galore?-I'll have to check
Ink: same, plus close to cocoa, lovely lilac, pixie pink, pretty in pink
Accessories: brown satin ribbon, green eyelets, sponge, watercolor crayons

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Midnight Bloggin

OK!-so it's not midnight! I have been awake since 3 though, (no I'm not in labor!) and after failing to reach dreamland again by reading a book and relaxing, I've decided to post a card I made.
-Stamping, by the way, is the answer to so many problems... just so you know.
I made this card after I saw a similar one on a random blog I came across. I just love my IN FULL BLOOM stamp set, daisies are one of my favorite flowers. I used my aquapainter and ink to color the images. It also seems like a simple thing, but I forget how nice a card can look when it is folded at the short (4 1/4) end.

Please Specify

Stamps- In full bloom, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper- Old Olive, White, Cameo Coral, Pretty in pink
Ink- same, plus summer sun and black craft ink
Accessories-White gel pen, aquapainter, dimensional

Saturday, September 15, 2007

For my Granny

So hopefully my grandma doesn't see this card, although I don't think she's really on the net so I'm probably safe. I made it for her birthday coming up. I took the design and color combo from SCS, but used different stamps. I also added some glitter to the flowers because, well, I love glitter!!!!! -stamps-polka dots and paisley, linen, wonderful favorites, big blooms, best blossoms

-paper-so saffron, close to cocoa, regal rose

-ink- same plus black craft

-accessories- grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, dazzling diamonds glitter

Friday, September 14, 2007


A friend of mine made this card and I absolutely fell in love with it. Side note= I worked on this last night as John and I watched the USA Women's World Cup Soccer team defeat Sweden. And although the majority of my ancestors are Swedish I was very happy to see the victory. The card is very simple to make. The only time consuming thing is to stamp and cut out the lions mane and head, as they are layered. I hope you enjoy it. You can see my friend's other cards on SCS under her screen name "mom maerten."stamps-wild about you, aida cloth, itty bitty backgrounds
paper- more mustard, so saffron, brocade blue, not quite navy, white
ink- same, plus close to cocoa marker for nose/eyes/toes
Aquapainter, Earth Elements brads, and I roughend up the edges of the not quite navy with the distressing tool

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

ALOHA!! (2nd post today)

If one is going to live in the Aloha State one must at least make one Hawaii themed card! This one came from a stamper at http://www.servingtheking.net/.

-Do the Hula and eat cake stamp sets
-green galore, natural white cardstock
-same ink
-watercolor crayons with the same colors.
-hemp twine frayed
-dimensionals, sponge for edges

As I was working on my baby announcements I was frustrated to no end in trying to finish them. I figured out how to scrape the edges of cardstock without going crazy. I am sure I'm not the first one to do this but as I was trying to explain it to Tami over the phone I decided a picture or two were necessary. I hope they are clear enough...

It adds just enough color to the edge of the cardstock. And it saves brain cells!!!!

Birthday Cards

So in Hawaii they celebrate the 1st birthday of a child with a luau. We were invited to one for a little girl at our Church. They had a fair before hand for the little kids, which included a bouncy castle/slide. It was fun for Matthias and the food was great. The theme was Princess and as I didn't have any cards that were appropriate I came up with this guy. Of course I used the layout from a great stamper (http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog) she has great stuff, look under her tutorials). I put dazzling diamonds glitter over the crown- it was so pink and so sparkly!-
I have been in desperate need of male birthday cards and loved this idea. I used "Loads of love", "loads of love accessories" and "lively little ones"