Thursday, May 27, 2010

Simple Roses

Another Simple two-step stamped card however for this one, I used pink tissue paper as a ruffle at the bottom of the focal point layer. I like it because the tissue paper as a ruffle is so thin and easy to work with plus it lays flat for mailing! Try a tissue ruffle on your next card!
~Paper: Shimmery White CS, Melon Mambo CS. ~Inks: Old Olive, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo.~Accessories: Color Spritzer, Melon and Old Olive Markers, Earth Elements Brads, 1/16" circle punch.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Framed Rosebud

I thought this was a sweet simple card using again the A Rose is a Rose stamp set. The background paper is To The Nines DS paper as well as the frame the stamped rose is on. The base card and stamped image is on Whisper White CS as well as the Scallop Border corners. The colors used for the stamped image are: Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Old Olive. Pink Taffeta ribbon with a small brass charm finishes off this simple card.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I decided to make some flower cards as it is so cold and dreary here when it should be Spring with flowers blooming! So stamped flowers it is! I love this two-step rose set called A Rose is A Rose! I used just the Real Red pad for these rose buds, stamping off the first step on scratch paper so that the first step is a lighter shade of red. Then I stamped over that with the second stamp inked fully with Real Red. I did the same thing with the leaves using Old Olive and stamping off on scratch paper for the first step. ~Paper: Real Red CS, Shimmery White CS, To the Nines DS paper. ~Assessories: Red Satin Ribbon, Square Scallop punch, 1 1/4" Square punch, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing tool.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Watercolor Blooms

I love this set mostly because I love to watercolor and flowers are so easy and versatile! I used my watercolor brush and ink from the lids of the stamp pads to watercolor with. I created a ruffle using the Mustard Ribbon.
~Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful pg. 98
~Paper: More Mustard CS, Baja Breeze CS, Whisper White CS.
~Ink Pads: More Mustard, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point.
~Accessories: Sponge, 1/16" circle punch, Rich Regals Brads, Orchard- Ribbon Originals, Dimensionals.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Extreme Elements Collage

I love making a card using  just one stamp set if possible! This one uses Extreme Elements and Teeny Tiny Wishes.
~Paper: More Mustard CS, Bashful Blue CS, Soft Suede CS, Naturals White CS. ~Inks: Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, More Mustard. ~Accessories: White Gel Pen, Linen Thread, Metallic Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Log Cabin Smooch, mini glue dots, sponge, Charm.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Girly Graduation Card

Stamp set: Great Grads- retired 08'
Paper: Whisper White CS, Basic Black CS, Regal Rose CS.
Inks: Regal Rose Pad and Marker, Basic Black Marker.
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Reagl Rose Ribbon, Pink Satin Ribbon, 1/4" circle punch.

Pink satin ribbon works great as a ruffle! I love those satin ribbons!
1/4" punched dots for the background.

Monday, May 17, 2010

It's that time of year!

My colors for this card are Silver, black and white. I love this retired set called Great Grads 08'
I embossed the images on Basic Black CS using Versa Mark ink and silver, white and black embossing powder. The black background has that nice texture from the new square lattice embossing folder! I embossed the circle 'G' and then punched out the middle with the 1 3/8" circle punch and then placed one folded in half at each end and the top of the black panel. I then punched out the remaining embossed circle and framed the black 'G' on the silver panel. I punched out 1/4" circles in black CS and glued them on top of each white brad and then coated the top with Crystal Effects! 

I really like the layered look on those 5/8" brads!
Happy Graduation!
My son is graduating from HS on June 3rd. I'm happy for him but also sad as I remember just yesterday he was my baby- the time is going by so fast!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Double Pocket Class Card

I wanted to do a double pocket card for my class this month using the Presto Patterns paper, showing how it could be brayered with any color! I love this Daisy flower die used with the Summer Sun cord brads!

This mono-chromatic card uses Very Vanilla CS and Chocolate Chip ink.
The Eyelet border, stamped medallion and inserts are Whisper White CS.

I pre-scored and cut the base and labeled the stamping areas to make it easier to do in a class setting. The daisies were pre-done as well! ~Stamps: Bella Toile, Curvy Verses, En Francais, Together Forever.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tropical Island

This is a simple fun card using Glossy CS and sponging Pacific Point ink around my River Rock sponged Island! I inked up the Palm trees with Chocolate Chip and Old Olive Markers and stamped those first, then sponged on the River Rock ink for the Island. The sky is Baja Breeze with a few dabs of Pink Pirouette along the Horizon! The flowers are stamped on Pink Pirouette CS with Tangerine Tango ink and cut out. The card base is Pacific Point CS and the layer behind the Glossy panel is Tangerine Tango CS. The Blue polka dot paper is from the Island Oasis DS paper ( How fitting!) The brads are from the Earth Elements brads! I used the writing tip of the Old Olive marker to draw grass at the base of the trees!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Boston Terrier

Happy Mother's Day!
I had a Great Mother's Day in Oregon this weekend! AND I laughed so much this weekend too...everyone should laugh's so good for you!
There are so many cute punch art dogs out there and so this is my impression of a Boston Terrier! LOL...and oh did my Boston's miss us this weekend! I had to make up for it by taking them in the car this morning to drop off my son at school! LOL

Friday, May 7, 2010

Abstract Watercolor

Happy Friday!
Today's card uses the Elements of Style set along with the Presto Patterns Paper. I used Naturals Ivory CS, Whisper White CS, base card is More Mustard CS. ~ Inks: Basic Brown, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard. ~Curly Label Punch, Orchard Ribbon Originals, sponge, aqua painter, greeting is from the Watercolor Trio stamp set.
I'm off to Medford, Oregon for the weekend for my son's AAU Basketball tourney! Have a great weekend !

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ancient Paper Elements

May Class Card! For this card I wanted to show the technique rather then the stamp set as much! You can find this technique called Ancient Paper Technique from Techniquejunkies!
~Stamps: Elements of Style. ~Paper: Kraft CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Brown paper bag. ~Inks: Chocolate chip pad and marker, More Mustard pad. ~Accessories: Curly label punch, Vintage Brads, Aqua painter, water mister, Double-stitched Chocolate chip ribbon, sponge, Gold and Log Cabin Smooch spray, Heat Gun, Dimensionals. * The background is the stamped scroll in Chocloate chip ink stamped over the Ancient Paper technique. The Main flower image is stamped on Kraft CS and watercolored with More Mustard ink.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's Day Pedaling Past

Today's card was my group swap card this month. I wanted to use this bike from the Pedaling Past Stamp Set found in the new Summer Mini catalog. The base card is Pacific Point and the bike watercolored with Pacific Point ink to match! I made a bunch of this small daisies using the Flower Daisies #2 die with So Saffron CS and Jumbo White Brads. The background was stamped with Elements of Style flowers using More Mustard ink on Vanilla CS and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. The ribbons are from the Orchard and Elementary Ribbon Originals. I stamped and watercolored these bikes on Naturals White CS and then cut them out with the Top Note die. The Greeting is from Messages for Mom stamp set.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Stamped Gift Certificate

This is a Birthday Gift Certificate I made for Betty!
I have a Demo friend who gave me a stack of SU Gift Certificates w/no envelopes years ago when she quit. That was so nice of her and I make good use of them too! I love decorating these large open-end envelopes which the gift certificate fits in perfectly! Luckly I had stocked up on them with this in mind when they were discontinued. I decorate the outside envelope for whatever occasion it is needed for and then just fill out the Gift Certificate amount and who it's for and from then insert it in the decorated envelope! I used Elements of Style stamp set with Real Red and Old Olive markers for the background. The Red Satin ribbon over the Eyelet Border Punched ruffle out of Naturals Ivory C/S. The Center Greeting is from Watercolor Trio stamp set and the Circle stamped in Real Red is from Together Forever stamp set. These make such wonderful gifts all decorated and whatnot, who wouldn't want one of these!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Summer Mini Swap

Today's swap card uses items from the Summer mini catalog which go together so nicely! Tropical Party stamp set, Island Floral bigz die, Isand Oasis DS paper. I used the colors in the Island Oasis paper strip under the Old Olive ribbon. I love this flower die!
~Ink Pads: Rose Red, Old Olive, So Saffron. Markers: Old Olive, Rose Red, Soft Suede.
~Paper: So Saffron C/S, Rose Red C/S, Whisper White C/S, Old Olive C/S.
~Accessories: RR Brads, Old Olive 5/8" ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Island Floral die, Big Shot.

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