Saturday, November 17, 2012

Return to Blogging

Hello Everyone,
         I have been moving over the last couple of months so I have done no blogging or stamping for that matter. It has been a huge ordeal for me and took longer then I thought it would! I'm sad to say I had to pack up and store alot of my stamps/paper and accessory stuff too. I do have my current SU with me though and plan on posting to my blog as soon as I can! I've missed stamping and creating very much! Happy Thankgiving and Many Blessings~ Cherie

Friday, August 24, 2012

Clockworks Birthday

Another card using Clockworks and Papaya Collage stamp sets. I added some faux stitching around the three DS panels and some sponging around the layers with Soft Suede ink. The Labels Framelit was stamped and then cut in half to fit on both sides of the ribbon.

Stamps: Clockworks, Papaya Collage, Curly Cute.
Paper: Very Vanilla CS, Raspberry Ripple CS, Fan Fair DSP, First Edition DSP.
Ink: Soft Suede, Rose Red, Old Olive, Crumb Cake.
Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Rose Red Seam Binding, Dimensional, Paper Piercer, Essentials Mat Pack, White Gel Pen. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Time Flies Clockworks

For today's card I used a mixture of Papaya Collage, Clockworks stamps sets and Birds of a Feather DS paper. I used the ink colors in Birds of a Feather DS paper and printed the saying on the Computer in Brown ink. Dazzling Details added to the Butterfly Wings!

Stamps: Papaya Collage, Clockworks.
Paper: Whisper White CS, Baja Breeze CS, Birds of a Feather DSP.
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Baja Breeze, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede.
Accessories: Big Shot, Paper Doily Sizzlits L, Labels Framelits, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Dazzling Details, Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Clockworks Color Splash

Clockworks and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets! Simple card using three ink colors and a minimum of accessories! I used the ink on the inside of the lids to do the small amount of watercoloring with!

Stamps: Clockworks, Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Paper: Whisper White CS, Soft Suede CS.
Ink: Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede.
Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Aqua Painter, Mini Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Paper-Piercer.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Clockworks Collage

Clockworks stamp set mixed with Fan Fair DS paper!
I added things here and there until I liked it! I also again mixed Whisper White CS & Very Vanilla CS! Love that look!

Stamps: Clockworks, Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Inks: Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede.
Paper: Very Vanilla CS, Whisper White CS, Fan Fair DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Sponge, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Flowers at Sunset

One last scene card using Serene Silhouettes, brayer and some bleach!
I kinda messed this one up around the sun but saved it enough to use as a card I think! But we are always our own worst critics! I cut a long post-it to use as a mask for the hillls and sponged those adding Soft Suede just above them.

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Made By You.
Paper: Midnight Muse CS, Old Olive CS, White Glossy CS, Copy Paper.
Ink: Stazon Black, Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie, Primrose Petals, Old Olive, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Soft Suede.
Accessories: Brayer, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Sponge, Watercolor Brush, post-it notes.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Flowers in the Moonlight

For this card I sponged some Summer Starfruit ink through the middle of the panel first and then brayered Primrose ink on the bottom half. I then added Island Indigo ink around the edges toward the middle, applying very lightly through the middle and finished with Midnight Muse.
 Each time I use my brayer on Glossy CS, I'm amazed at the different outcome. Each color added with different amounts of pressure on the brayer offers a different look each time! For these cards I used very light pressure on the brayer but rolled over the portion of CS as many times as it took to get a smooth, no line application. As in the other two cards, bleach painted around the flowers to highlight and dotted around the moon with a toothpick for stars!
I also used the punched out reverse circle mask to sponge some yellow where the shadow of the full moon would be.

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Made for You.
Paper: Midnight Muse CS, More Mustard CS, White Glossy CS, copy paper.
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Stazon Black.
Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Bleach, Watercolor Brush, Brayer, Sponge, post-it notes, toothpicks.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Birds at Night

Another card using Serene Silhouettes, my Brayer and some bleach. This started out being Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie and Primrose Petals with the circle mask over the Summer Starfruit at the top BUT I ended up going over it with Midnight Muse which gave it more of a glow and darker for night time. I like that you can still see some yellow and orange through the middle. I went back over the moon with some bleach then added a little Summer Starfruit. I also highlighted the birds and branches with bleach using a watercolor brush and again dotted some bleach around using a toothpick for stars.

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Made for You.
Paper: Soft Suede CS, Old Olive CS, White Glossy CS, Copy paper.
Ink: Stazon Black, Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse.
Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, post-it notes, bleach, watercolor brush, Brayer, Sponge, toothpicks.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Trees in the Moonlight

Using Serene Silhouettes, my Brayer and some bleach I created a few scene cards...this is the first one. I used a toothpick to dot the bleach around the moon and used a watercolor brush to paint the tree branches with bleach as well.
A post-it was used to mask off the tree line and to create the moon mask.
The main image is framed with copy paper instead of CS to cut back on the weight with four layers! 

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes.
Paper: White Glossy CS, Old Olive CS, Midnight Muse CS, copy paper.
Ink: Old Olive, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Stazon Black.
Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Sponge, Brayer, Black Starpie Fine point marker, Watercolor Brush.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Shabby Floral Bday

I have been gone, my dad had surgery, a friend had surgery and my son left for the navy all in the last few days but I wanted to upload this card I made which is very similar to another card I did awhile back! I love the Apothecary Art and Elements of Style images together too!

Stamps: Apothecary Art, Elements of Style, Made for You.
Ink: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard.
Paper: Very Vanilla CS, Whisper White CS, Shimmery White CS, Vellum CS.
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Folder, Apothecary Framelits, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Crochet Trim, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Dazzling Details Glitter, Sponge, Color Spritzer Tool.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sweet Silhouettes

Today's card uses Serene Silhouettes and Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets!
The Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack makes it so easy to layer or create a mask for these Framelit shapes as I did here by piercing and then cutting out along the smaller pierced size in this shape. I used Vellum CS for this so I could line it up along the outer edge and sponge just the center part.
Again I mixed Very Vanilla and Whisper White CS for this look.

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Itty Bitty Banners.
Paper: Whisper White CS, Very Vanilla CS, First Edition DSP, Vellum CS.
Ink: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Basic Black.
Accessories: Big Shot, Delicate Designs Folder, Apothecary Framelits, Doily die, Bitty Banners Framelits, Black Scallop Dots Ribbon, White Organza Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Sponge, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piercer.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Birds & Ruffles BD

Happy 4th of July! Hope everyone had a good one!
Simple Birthday card using lots of embossed texture and a little Designer paper!
Island Indigo ink used to stamp the Happy Birthday and sponge the edges of the insert placed in the Designer Frame. The bird cages were cut out of the Birds of a Feather DS paper. I really like the colors used in this DS paper!

Stamps: Beautiful Birthday
Ink: Island Indigo.
Paper: Island Indigo CS, Whisper White CS, Birds of a Feather DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Folder, Delicate Designs Folder, Designer Frames Folder, White Organza Ribbon, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Sponge, Basic Rhinestones.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Postage Due Thanks

Postage Due and Lovely Little Labels Thank You using Travel Journal Wheel and Viola's Lace Wheel! Love these wheels which are in the 'Fan Fair' product suite as they go so well together! The yellow flower is a punched scallop circle in So Saffron CS, cut in a spiral and rolled on a wooden skewer to form the flower! The background paper is Birds of a Feather DS paper. The Summer Starfruit and lighter Island Indigo colors look so nice together! Everything stamped in Crumb cake ink....yummy! 

Stamps: Postage Due, Lovely Little Labels, Viola's Lace wheel, Travel Journal wheel.
Paper: Very Vanilla CS, Crumb Cake CS, Birds of a Feather DSP, So Saffron CS.
Ink: Crumb Cake
Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Postage Due Framed

Today's card uses Postage Due and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets. The large collage image was stamped  on both Vanilla and Shimmery White CS using Soft Suede ink. The vanilla piece was embossed using the Designer Oval Frame and then torn around the flower image and layered over the Shimmery White image. The flower was stamped and cut out and then layered over the Wide Oval punched insert in the frame to make it pop!
I was working on another project using this set and decided to frame the corners on this image using the 2cent postage stamp. I liked how it looked and thought I'd try it on this card.
I love mixing Vanilla and Shimmery White or Whisper White cardstocks for contrast!
The accent color on this card is suppose to be Raspberry Ripple which is the ink color used on the flower, however the CS I grabbed is Riding Hood Red not Raspberry....oh well!
The very end of the Banner Framelit is stamped with the postage stamp and layered over the center of the matching postage stamp to blend in!  

Stamps: Postage Due, Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Soft Suede.
Paper: Soft Suede CS, Shimmery White CS, Vanilla CS, Riding Hood Red CS.
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Designer Frames Folders, Postage Stamp Punch, XL Oval Punch, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, 3/8" Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls.  

Friday, June 22, 2012

Birds of a Feather Papaya Collage

A late night card I made using Papaya Collage, Lovely Little Labels stamps sets and Travel Journal builder wheel. The bird in the bird cage was cut out of the Birds of a Feather DS paper. The background striped paper is from the same DS paper!
 I love the little postage stamps from Lovely Little Labels and the punch that matches!
I did a little sponging with Soft Suede ink and mixed Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Shimmery White cardstocks together for this look! The cardstock in the middle of the frame is leftover textured Vanilla which I just happened to grab!

Stamps: Papaya Collage, Lovely Little Labels, Travel Journal wheel.
Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Shimmery Wt. CS, Whisper White CS, Very Vanilla CS, Birds of a Feather DSP.
Inks: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Primrose Petals, Old Olive, Baja Breeze.
Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Sponge, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Little Labels Punch Pack, Dimensionals. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cherries & Ice Cream

 A Cherry on Top hostess stamp set! I inked up just the middle part of the 'plate stand' with More Mustard marker and stamped it to make the cone part and then stamped the top cupcake parts on top of each other....A giant ice cream cone!
I love using images differently then intended especially when the outcome works out like you want it to!
I used the Essentials paper-piercing pack to embellish the main images.
The cherries are stamped in Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green.

Stamps: A Cherry on Top
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White CS.
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Soft Suede, Primrose Petals, More Mustard, Pretty in Pink.
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Folder, Apothecary Framelits, Mat. Paper-piercer, Essentials paper piercing pack, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Cherry on Top Cake

New Hostess set...A Cherry on Top! I decided to use the 'stand' for a cake plate. I layered three Delicate Design embossed Shimmery White CS pieces on Chocolate Chip CS, cutting each layer down to resemble a tiered cake. The embossed layers are attached with Dimensionals on top of the Chocolate Chip CS. The cake stand was inked with both Primrose and Raspberry markers. The Birthday greeting was stamped on pink Twitterpated DS paper and cut out!
Simple card that was a little outside the box but still in the same theme as the set!

Stamps: A Cherry on Top.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green.
Paper: Shimmery White CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Pretty in Pink CS, Twitterpated DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Delicate Designs embossing folders, Cherry Baker's Twine, Dimensionals,

Bowl full of Cherries

Another card using 'A Cherry on Top' hostess stamp set! For this one I tried to think a little bit out of the box by turning the plate stand cover up side down to use as a cherry bowl. I stamped just the very bottom of the plate stand to use as the bottom of the 'bowl' then covered the 'bowl' with designer paper, textured CS and a strip of 1/8" Taffeta ribbon.
 I stamped a bunch of cherries by inking the cherry stamp just at the very corner of my stamp pad and using a post-it rounded at the corner for masking then going back with the Gumball marker and drawing in a few stems. Way faster then inking the cherry stamp with markers.

I did mix up my 'reds' for this card! LOL....Framelit is Riding Hood Red as well as the stamped Cherries. The ribbon is Real Red Taffeta and the Baker's Twine is Cherry Cobbler but it all looks fairly good together with the last two reds being only very small amounts!

Stamps: A Cherry on Top.
Paper: Whisper White CS, Riding Hood Red CS, Midnight Muse CS, Twitterpated DSP.
Ink: Midnight Muse, Riding Hood Red, Gumball Green.
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Folder, Apothecary Framelits, Crystal Effects, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Paper-piercer, Mat. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Cottage Window

Cottage Window with a few added flowers! The Shelf is from Little Additions stamp set as well as the flower pots which are the lamp shade turned upside down from the lamp stamp! The flowers are from Cottage Window.
I started to watercolor some Summer Starfruit ink around the window and decided to sponge some on instead. I have to say....sponging using the new style pad is a little different, it takes some getting used to! Thus the sponge mark directly under the window...LOL! 

Stamps: Cottage Window, Little Additions, Itty Bitty Banners.
Paper: Early Espresso CS, Shimmery White CS, Gumball Green CS, Summer Starfruit CS, Twitterpated DSP.
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Primrose Petals
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Espresso Baker's Twine.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bird Silhouette Cottage Window

Simple card showing masking and the new paper-piercing pack as well as Cottage Window!
The Window was stamped in Early Espresso ink, water colored with Soft Suede ink. The Lovely window was masked off and the tree and birds from the new Serene Silhouettes set were stamped in Midnight Muse ink and then using Summer Starfruit, More Mustard and Primrose Petals inks, I sponged. inside the window.

Stamps: Cottage Window, Serene Silhouettes, Made for You.
Inks: Espresso, Suede, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, More Mustard, Primerose Petals, Bashful Blue.
Paper: Primerose Petals CS, Shimmery White CS, Twitterpated DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Sweet Buttons Embosslits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Espresso Baker's Twine, Summer Starfruit Ribbon, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Mat, Sponge, Paper-Piercer.

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