Thursday, December 8, 2011

Outlines Tag

I made this tag for the Outlines weekly challenge blog. I just stamped it with Memento on white cardstock, colored in with my copics and added lots of bling, Put a To: and From: on the back. Haven't decided what gift to use it for yet.

Monday, December 5, 2011

I made this for the "what can we do in the forest" swap with my good friend Jeanette. It's always so much fun to be a part of her swaps. My procrastination paid off because Riley just came out with this new stamp. Who wouldn't want to fish in the woods with the snow falling this time of year.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Outlines weekly challenge is to make an ornament out of their stamps. I just picked up my fancy
Rudolph the other day and thought he would make the perfect ornament. I colored him with copics and added bling everywhere I could. Chunky glitter around the frame. Since the tree isn't up yet, he's hanging on my holly bush in the front yard.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I made this for the weekly Outlines design team challenge. This week was a "summer" theme.

All the paper is from Basic Grey "Green at Heart". The jewels are from a Basic Grey flower in the same line. I just took the pieces I needed to decorate my snail and the frame.

Monday, June 27, 2011

MFT - Deconstructed Challenge

I made this card for the Deconstructed Challenge. The paper is from a stack called Farmer's Market from DCWV. It's the first time I've used stitching on my card, and I have to admit, it was easier than I thought.

Monday, June 6, 2011

I needed a card for a few "guy" birthdays and I thought it was time to dig out my "Take A Spin" set that has never seen a completed card. I used Cajun Craze and Not Quite Navy. Also stamped the block with Always Artichoke. The background paper was made using the sprinkles from the Cupcake and sponging Artichoke ink.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I made this card for a monthly swap. I was given the paper, ribbon and brads and chose this cute little Pure Innocence. I paper pieced her outfit using the back side of the striped paper. She is colored with copics.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blooming with Happiness

I made this card for LauraJean's MFT swap. I just found this stamp in a LSS recently and knew I had to use it for her swap. The paper is from a DCWV Farmer's Market pack with SU Real Red card base.

Friday, May 20, 2011

I made this card for a baby shower this weekend. I've made a quilt, receiving blanket and bibs with a Noah's Ark print. The Ark is made by hand. I started with an oval for the base and cut the boat shape then used a big oval SU punch to make the green edge. The top is a rectangle and the modern label punch for the green. Noah, the elephant, giraffe and ostrich are from CTMH Animal Parade which also has an ark, but it wasn't big enough for the card I visioned. The penguin is from Polar Pals. The whale and turtle are from Fox & Friends and the others are from Zoofari. The Rainbow is a DRS design that has a butterfly and flowers on the base of the rainbow. I just cut out the rainbow part that I needed. I'm sure I spent way too long on this card as the housework should have been getting done, but I needed the ark to overflow with animals, two by two, of course.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day Mom.

I made this card for my wonderful mother. She has been my lifesaver more times than I can remember, but most of all she has always been there for guidance and love. I just got this Pure Innocence stamp a few weeks ago. It's actually the Easter set. I was a little leary when I first saw it because Easter was just a week away, but I thought I could cover the eggs with flowers and use it for other occasions. The paper pack I used is from Basic Grey. I believe it is Lemonade. The Happy Mother's Day sentiment is from Hero Arts. It is one of the first stamps I bought in 2003 when I got started with stamping. It just happened to be close to Mother's Day.

Monday, April 4, 2011

This is my card for Ms. Forest's Recycle swap. I tried a few different things, like cereal boxes and soda cans, but then I came up with the idea to use a plastic seltzer water bottle. The top layer of my butterfly is a sizzlet die with a plastic bottle. The paper is Cottage Wall a discontinued SU paper pack.

Monday, February 28, 2011

So on Saturday I'm going to a shoebox swap. I thought it was about time I get my shoebox together. This is a new Inky Antics set that I borrowed from my friend, Gael, just the other day. (Thank you Gael). I'm not sure what you call the design of the card, but I got one in a recent swap and thought it looked like a sharp idea. I need to change the ink color on the sentiment because you can't see that on the bottom of the card it says "You're the sweetest!" The background dp is from an old SU SAB pack. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

So I haven't posted in oh, forever. But I'm really in the Valentine spirit. My 7 year old needs valentines for her Brownie troop. In a quest to find "non-food" valentine goodies, we headed off to AC Moore. She fell in love with a bucket of Valentine foam stickers that included monkeys and a bunch of different hearts. So we took the bucket and divided up the stickers as evenly as we could and I created a pocket to hold them with my Sixxiz Baskets and Blooms die. I didn't put the bottom piece in, I just glued the two sides and the bottom. Stamped our little SU Monkey Business little guy and punched out a real red heart. The Happy Valentines Day is a little stamp I picked up in a set for $1 somewhere along the way. The back is blank so she can address them to her friends.