Friday, February 27, 2009
I only own one TSG set so far...so it will be nice for a chance to win some fab sets!
Friday, February 13, 2009
This is not your typical Valentine card...I created this with my hubby in mind. After I picked up my son from preschool, we went grocery shopping and saw these green M&M's single bags by the cashier. I had seen this Trash to Treasure project done by debbiedee and this was my inspiration piece: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...mp;thumbcheck. Check 0ut her blog, she has some other awesome examples of Trash to Treasure projects using empty toliet paper rolls. I also created a matching card to go with the candy.
This project was a "stretch" for me because:
- I have never decorated/altered a toilet paper roll before
- I am normally a hoarder so I only use my patterned paper for special gifts for friends and family. I finally opened up my now retired Stampin' Up dp called Playhouse. The dp I used matched the M&M candy wrapping pretty well.
- Normally my sentiments/journaling are stamped in one area and all of the words are altogether. This time, I decided to stamp and cut the words apart. Inspiration for this came from the newly released MemoryMakers magazine that I have been reading.
- This is the first I've inked up the $1 clear stamp I bought from Jo's about 3 yrs ago.
- Sad to post, I know, but...Normally I don't make enough cards for my hubby because we normally don't have time to think about each other (yes, I know that is bad) and exchange gifts like we used to. Normally our "date" consists of relaxing at home with the kids and watch a (a kid/animated) movie or favorite show until we all get tired then go to bed. To rekindle a little bit of romance into our lives, I thought I would surprise him with a little something. He called me before school started to thank me and told me how thoughtful I was.
stamps: $1 clear stamp from jo's, love matters, k marcella condensed alphabet paper: brocade blue/white cs, playhouse dp ink: old olive, versamark accessories: label template from archivers, dimensionals, wide blue grossgrain ribbon, empty toilet paper roll
Monday, February 9, 2009
There so many great inspiration pieces from the IC166 challenge that I decided to add this card. I had this in my stash for awhile when I thought of making my mom a thank you card that looked like a Matryoshka doll. She brought one back for me from Russia when she and my dad went on a cruise last year. There was also a template available for a Matryoshka doll gift card holder in the Papercrafts Magazine Nov-Dec issue (please note that I just created a regular card and not a gift card holder). I just never uploaded this card because I just wasn't happy with it. But when I was browsing through the Inspiration Challenge for 2.7.09...I saw this beautiful inspiration: http://www.hunkydoryhome.co.uk/hunky...ion-p-601.
Template from Papercrafts Mag Nov-Dec issue: Matryoshka Doll Gift Card Template
stamps: no stamps used paper: red/yellow/teal cs ink: real red for lips, basic black for eyes accessories: spring bouquet punch, 3d paint glittering crystal, swiss dots/d'vine swirls cuttlebug embossing folders
I have been wanting to break out my Inkadinkado cupcake stamp set and this was the perfect reason to play. After coloring in the pink frosting, I added some glittery 3D paint to make it look more yummy. The camera did not capture the best part of the card...the frosting and yellow flower glisten IRL.
stamps: inkadinkado triceratops paper: white, pink cs ink: basic black, brocade blue, rose red, pretty in pink accessories: clear skittles, pink satin ribbon, aquapainter, cuttlebug heart blocks embossing folder, aleene's paper glaze, pop dots techniques: watercoloring, dry embossing
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
ink: palette burnt umber, versamark, ruby red accessories: vanilla ribbon, paper piercer
The sentiment on this reads: "Wish not so much to live long as to live well." This is such a great sentiment for sympathy cards because I truly believe that it is more important that a person doesn't have any regrets in their life before they pass on.
This card was inspired by Julie Buhler...you can see her card here.
stamps: Rubberstamping Fun Review set #22 paper: black, white cs, polkadot dp ink: basic black, real red, old olive accessories: brad, red grossgrain ribbon, paper piercer
This is the stamp set I won on Tracy Dorton's blog (aka tracylynnOO on SCS) on World Card Making day (H&M A Lil' Behind). I finally got to play with it. The animals in the set are so cute. I had this $1 cow ribbon from M's I bought awhile back (meaning to use it with the Very Punny set) and hadn't used it until now. Though you can really see it much in the pic, the pink panel is embossed with Swiss Dots and the card base is embossed with Houndstooth. I used Aleene's paper glaze on the cow's spots to make it look more 3D. The cow itself has been stamped twice and popped up.
stamps: H&M A Lil' Behind paper: black, white, red, pink cs ink: palette noir, positively pink accessories: cuttlebug houndstooth/swiss dots emb folders, nesties, aleene's paper glaze, word window punch techniques: LSC204