Sunday, April 27, 2008

Baby's Giraffe

This is one of the cards I made during the time my computer was absent and like a dope, I forgot to write down all the specifics. I can't recall who makes the sentiment stamp, so if you know, please drop me a note so I can update my details.

The baby giraffe stamp is by Whipper Snapper Designs. How cute is he? I stamped him in Palette Noir on Bazzill white card stock, colored him with Copics and then cut him out with my Wizard and a rectangle Nestability. I used dimensionals to pop him on top of Nana's Nursery PP. The flower is chipboard that I colored with a Copic marker to match the image. I then threaded and knotted brown polka dot ribbon through it. The last touch was the addition of three matching brads.

I can't believe another weekend has flown by. Hope your week ahead is a great one!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Love leaves a memory

I am looking so forward to this weekend. Some weeks seem to take twice as long as others!

The good news is that I am typing this blog entry on my trusty (and dry) Mac. She finally made her way home after a hefty "doctor" bill. But it was worth every penny to have her back.

This card is made with my current favorite DP by SEI called Dill Blossom. I'm crazy for the colors and design in these papers. I layered one of my favorite sentiments by Impression Obsession over the Agapanthus Cluster stamp from Stampendous.

Hope you have fun plans lined up for the weekend and I sure hope you have sun where you are. Maybe you could bottle a little and send it my way? I think we are having the longest winter ever!

It's all about the details:
Card stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: SEI Dill Blossom
Stamps: Stampendous - Agapanthus Cluster and Impression Obsession - Sympathy Sentiments
Ink: Distress Inks
Accessories: Ribbon, Decorative Pearls

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Positive Side of Negative

The Try a New Technique challenge at Splitcoast Stampers a few week's ago was to use ink on the negative side of a Cuttlebug embossing folder. You can find the instructions here. I love the results! The fact that it doesn't always come out "perfect" makes it even more interesting.

I brayered Regal Rose ink onto the embossing folder and ran it through the Cuttlebug using white card stock. The folder cleans up beautifully, so don't be afraid to try it! I stamped the sentiment from Inkadinkado in the same ink and cut it out with one of my oval Nestabilities. I cut a black oval the same size and quartered it and then added two of the quarters to frame the first oval. I added SU hardware and brads and finished the card with a touch of ribbon.

I finally received the cost estimate on my Mac repair today. I may need to take out a second mortgage!

Enjoy your week.....

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Inspiration to Gogh

I made today's card for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast. The challenge was to use any "Cows on Parade" figurine to inspire your card. There were so many to choose from but I settled on "Starry Night in Texas" as my inspiration piece.

I started out with an abysmal attempt to make a mosaic by tearing card stock into tiny pieces and gluing them to more card stock but since I hoped to complete my card before next week's challenge rolled around, I opted to switch to my Copic Markers. After creating the mosaic with the markers, I "grouted" it by sponging the whole thing with Distress Ink.

I mounted the background and the sentiment on dimensionals and adhered them to blue card stock.

Thanks for the challenge Splitcoast and special thanks to Vincent!

It's all about the details:
Card stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Made with Copic Markers and Card Stock
Stamps: Wordsworth, Silently one by one
Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Distress Ink
Accessories: Ribbon, foam squares, JoAnn's Stars
Tools: Copic Markers

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Angie's Baby

One of my co-workers is expecting a baby boy in May so I whipped up this card for her baby shower. The adorable "little guy" is from a retired SU set called Cuddles and Tickles. Isn't he cute? I colored him with Copic Markers and used my round and scalloped Nestabilities along with pop dots to mount him to the card.

I layered the ribbon so I could satisfy this week's Try a New Technique Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. The little "sweet" stamp is from the Hey There Cupcake set from Stampendous. The PP is more of DCWV Nana's Nursery.

I had so much fun shopping for a shower present and picked up the cutest outfit at Gymboree. Of course I had to pick up a little something for my grandson while I was at it. I always suffer from sticker shock at that store, but I just love their clothes.

I picked up the shirt, shorts, socks and hat from the By the Seashore collection. Love the colors!

Well I'm off for tonight, have a terrific Friday!

It's all about the details:
Card stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV Nana's Nursery
Stamps: Stampin' Up, Stampendous
Ink: Palette Noir Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Pop Dots, A Muse Creative Candy
Tools: Scor-Pal, Copic Markers, Nestabilities, Slot Punch

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

SEI Thanks

I am still existing in a Macless world waiting for my beloved MacBook Pro to return from its extended hospital stay. I finally repossessed my old Dell from my husband (yes, he is whining) and booted it up so I could get back to blogging.

I have manged to stockpile a few cards to share with you. This is one of my faves. The new Dill Blossom PP from SEI is gorgeous! I combined it with Bazzill card stock that I scored with my Scor-Pal and then machine stitched along the score marks. So easy and I really love the effect. The small circles are on pop-dots for added dimension.

Thanks for sticking with me through my absence. I've missed you all.

It's all about the details:
Card stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: SEI Dill Blossom
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Ink: Palette Noir Black
Accessories: Prima Flower, Pop Dots, Brad
Tools: Scor-Pal, Janome Sewing Machine