Saturday, January 31, 2009

Spectacular !

This card was made for my son's 19th birthday tomorrow. I can hardly believe it... how time flies ! It would be hard to describe this sweet boy in one word ... but one of those words would be " active". He is always moving. Loves sports, loves the outdoors and will try just about anything once ! So here is my card. I colored everything with SU markers and an aqua painter on watercolor paper then layered everything, centered the biker and then adding the left and right panels slightly over the middle with dimensionals. Added the sticky dots that I have had in my stash forever . Recipe as follows. Be back tomorrow with more .
Stamps: Stampington, sentiment unknown
Ink : StazOn black , SU markers in Real Red, Brocade Blue, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, chalk white ink pen , aqua painter
Paper: SU
Embellishments: sticky dots, dimensionals


Happy Saturday , friends ! Here's my card for you today. And another Valentine too. This card is pretty much self explanatory . I stamped and embossing the heart with clear EP and cut out. I colored in the white flowers on the heart with creamy caramel to match the DP. I mounted the heart with dimensionals. I punched out a little " c" shaped hole after the word " hugs" to insert a gemstone. Sorry for the poor photography. I'll keep working on posting better pictures . :) Hope you can see the detail work. Recipe as follows. Have an enjoyable Saturday !
Paper: Basic Grey, SU
Ink: Pearlescent Choc by Brillance, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel marker
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Embellishments: sage gemstone, dimensionals, small circle punch

Friday, January 30, 2009

FSC Vicky Gould CC202 Best Friends

Hello friends ! I've looked all over for my camera charger so as to post more photos which is why you haven't seen me for a few days. I ended up having to buy another charger. Oh well. Maybe the " old " one will show up in FL . Todays challenge post is a little bit late. I chose to CASE a card by Vicky Gould . She was the Featured Stamper on January 20th. What a gallery she has ! It was fun trying to choose a card from her many cards to CASE. I chose this card for it's fun theme and easy lines. I changed the colors slightly . Recipe is below. You can check out Vicky's card by going to the split coast page and then typing in Vicky Gould in the search box. Her card is CC202 titled Best Friends. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!
Paper: Basic Grey, SU pomegranate, wasabi and rose romance , K&C DP
Ink: Staz On , colored pencils, pink passion marker
Stamp: Hero Arts
Embellishments: flower punch, MS leaf punch, black brads, Stickles, ribbon

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blog Candy Alert !

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Birthday ... BAM !

Today I felt like using this framed candle stamp purchased in FL with some bold bright colors. The frame part of the stamp was cut out and mounted with dimensionals. The candles were colored in . I added stickles to the candle flames. The yellow background was run through the Cuttlebug. Hope you like it ! Recipe as follows . Have a delightful Saturday and thanks for looking !
Paper : SU, Archivers
Ink : StazOn black, SU markers
Stamps: Outlines, SU
Enbellishments: button, ribbon, Nesties, dimensionals, xacto knife, Cuttlebug folder , Stickles

Friday, January 23, 2009

Spring Sparkle

I thought I would post an older card from my stash for you today. Unfortunately, I do not have the paper companies listed but they were purchased at Archivers. The stamp is by Hero Arts. I cut out the opening in the vellum with an oval Nestie. The flower was stamped with black Staz On and colored in with markers, highlighted with a glitter pen and cut out with an oval Nestie also. I then mounted the flower with dimensionals into the opening of the vellum. A mesh rainbow ribbon was added . What do you think ? It's warmer in Ohio today. A very welcome respite from the cold . Happy Friday !

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Love the Lord

Well, here's my post for you a little late today . One has to have time in life to travel to stamp stores to replenish one's stash, wouldn't you agree ?! This card is made with an old stamp from A Stamp in the Hand. I love this stamp with it's heart layers . Recipe is below. Thanks so much for looking !
Stamp: A Stamp in the Hand
Paper: Basic Grey " Urban Prairie, SU
Ink : Rose Red
Embellishments: MS border punch, black metal dots,

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Woo- ve You !

Hello Friends ! I have another card for you today. This little dog just begged to be stamped . I stamped him in black and colored him in and then cut him out. I found this thin silver chain in my stash from who knows where and thought it would be fun to make a collar and leash . I added a heart gem to his collar . I think he's pretty cute ! Recipe is below. Keep warm and have a wonderful day !
Paper : K&C " Smitten" pack , whisper white, Archivers
Ink : StazOn black , close to cocoa, black
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Embellishments: metal chain, sticky gem, dimensionals, leaf punch ( grass), Nesties

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wishing You Love

Good morning! Happy Inauguration Day ! Regardless of who you voted for , let's pray for our new president and mercy for our country. May God turn our hearts toward Him . I have another simple Valentine for you today. Recipe is below. Enjoy your day.
Paper: sage shadow, very vanilla, orchid opulence, stripe from Hobby Lobby
Ink : Staz On black , mauve mist and garden green markers,
Embellishments: white prima sponged with mauve mist, pink rhinestone brad, Shimmerz on the heart
Stamps: SU

Monday, January 19, 2009

Simple Elegance

I found this paper pad by Momenta at Hobby Lobby that intrigued me. Simple yet lovely colors and embossed pages. I chose to use this blue grey and the cream from the pack . Hearts were cut out with Nesties. The small heart is from an embossed page. Don't know if you can see but it's truly lovely . I layered everything , added a cream ribbon to the top and a pearl heart in the center and round pearls to the bottom edge. What do you think ? Have a wonderful day !

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bear Under the Weather

I found this cute little polar bear sticker set in the clearance bin at WalMart and immediately knew what I wanted to do with these little guys. The white panel was run through the Cuttlebug and then sponged with Versamark and Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat set to create an icy look. The snowballs were cut out with Nesties , run through the Cuttlebug also and sponged/ embossed the same way. The little snowflake gel stickers fit perfectly inside the embossed snowflakes. The bear and snowballs were mounted with dimensionals and the sentiment added. Have a restful Sunday.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Heart Strings

I have always loved this little heart stamp but it has been challenging to use. I like how this card turned out. It's pretty self explanatory. I did glue a large gemstone to the top of the button for a little pizzaz. Have a nice , warm Saturday wherever you are.
stamps: Endless Creations, Inkadinkado
ink : Staz On Black , Real Red
paper: black/white , unknown; real red, whisper white
embellishments: red button, red gemstone, metal dots

Friday, January 16, 2009

A Rose for You

I chose to CASE a card that Cindy Lawrence posted several days ago . Don't you just love this puppy from My Favorite Things ! I changed the color and the layout slightly and left out the ribbon. Love how it turned out! The color of the papers is gorgeous. DP is from K&C " Smitten" paper pack , the pup was stamped on watercolor paper and colored with markers and an aqua painter. A pink gemstone was added to the pups collar. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Vintage Valentine

One of the few Valentines I will post. This card was made with K& C "Smitten" paper pack . The hearts were cut out with the Cuttlebug and the corner embellishment is a Sizzix die . The charm is from Michaels. I glued a gemstone to the heart and added ribbon, source unknown. There you have it ! Thank you so much for visiting .

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Vellum Butterfly

This card could be used as a Valentines card. The butterfly was stamped on vellum and cut out. The background was run through the Cuttlebug . Primas and brads finish off the look .

My First Posting ...CHEERS !

This card was made late last year for a friend who loves sunflowers. I thought it appropriate for those of us who need some sunshine on a snowy cold day !