Monday, August 31, 2009

Arranged With Love

As you all know I'm a Stampin' Up associate, but also love many other companies and sometimes just have to stray.

Today's card is from Gina K Designs and is a set called Arranged With Love. I colored the image with Copic markers and mounted on Stampin' Up Pixie Pink and Green Galore. I love to color in the evening when I am watching TV so this image is perfect for that. Love it!

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Fifth Avenue Floral

I absolutely love the way this card turned out. I used the small flower from the Stampin' Up Fifth Avenue Floral set. The image was stamped with Versamark on Shimmery White paper, embossed in White and then a Dusty Durango reinker was used with a waterbrush to color in the flowers. The flowers were all hand cut and attached with Stampin Dimensionals. The greenery was cut with the Big Shot using the Stampin' Up Little Leaves die. The card took a little extra time but I think it was well worth the effort and I hope that those taking my next class at Hobby Lobby think so too.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Asian Artistry 2

To say that I love this stamp set would be an understatement. I find myself reaching for it again and again because I think it makes the most beautiful cards. I embossed the image in gold this time and then colored with Stampin' Write Markers.

Although I love to color any image with anything from the SU Markers and SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons to pencils to Copic markers, I find that embossing your images makes the coloring much easier to stay in the lines. I find this especially true for those older folks with poor eyesight like me. I'm hoping that my seniors at the Beaches Senior Center find this true for them too because I plan to have them make this card in an upcoming class.
Thanks so much for checking in today. I hope to have you back again soon.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wings of Friendship

Hello everyone and welcome back. This card is another one I have done in preparation for a future class at Hobby Lobby. I used the bird from the Wings of Friendship Hostess Level 2 stamp set. I used Stampin' Write Markers to color directly to the stamp and then stamped the image. The bird's wing and the solid flower were stamped on another sheet of Whisper White, cut out and then Stampin' Dimensionals were used to pop them up.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

See, I can use something else besides Rich Razzleberry and today it is So Saffron. To make this birthday card I grabbed the giraffe from Animal Stories because it was sitting on my table.
I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color the giraffe and then stamped on Whisper White. I used the cute animal print from the Tall Tales Designer Paper Pack and topped it off with Rose Red ribbon.
Hope you enjoy this simple offering and that you come back to visit soon.
Stamps: Animal Stories, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White, Rose Red & Chocolate Chip cardstock, Tall Tales DP
Misc: So Saffron & Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Markers, Small Oval Punch, Scallop Oval, Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, August 7, 2009

Asian Artistry & Rich Razzleberry Fusion

I know you are probably tired of seeing cards made with Rich Razzleberry, but I can't seem to help myself. Please forgive me.

I used the Asian Artistry image that I think resembles orchids, stamped with Versamark and embossed in gold. This photo doesn't show it very well but the plant is in an oval bowl that has been shaded with Chocolate Chip ink and a sponge dauber to give it more dimension and adhered to the card with Stampin' dimensionals. The image and sentiment are mounted onto Melon Mambo.

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Stamps: Asian Artistry (Level 2 Hostess) and Teeny Tiny Messages

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, & Melon Mambo cardstock, Razzleberry Lemonade DP

Ink: Versamark and Chocolate Chip

Misc: Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, gold ribbon from my stash

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Circle Circus

I have been wanting to use the Circle Circus set so I put it together with Rich Razzleberry (my current favorite In Color). I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped various circles with Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry inks and finished it up with Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon. This is the best ribbon because you can use the plain side of the ribbon without worrying about the polka dots showing through. The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White and then punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch and mounted on three other 1 3/8" circles of Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.
This is another one of the cards that I will be doing at my August 8th class from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Hobby Lobby at the intersection of Beach Blvd. & San Pablo Rd. I hope you will stop in to take the class or just stop by to say hello.
See you there.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Yesterday was unbelievable. My sister and I went to CHA in Orlando for the day and had the pleasure of doing it with 50 other women and 2 husbands (what were they thinking) on a bus trip. It was a very long day waking up at 4:30 AM and getting home at 9:00 PM. CHA wasn't exactly what we were expecting, but we did have a good time. Our two big complaints were that the make and take lines were horrendous and we were totally exhausted by the time we got home. Lots of goodies to choose from and I found several items I couldn't live without.

Fortunately I had a card waiting in the wings that I am able to show you today. This card uses the elephant from Stampin' Up's Animal Stories on Whisper White with Melon Mambo ink. This card was very easy to complete and I think it's a cute little card to welcome a new baby.

Stamps: Animal Stores and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo cardstock & Melon Mambo designer paper
Ink: Melon Mambo
Misc: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Small & Large Oval Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals
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Hello everyone. See, I promised that I would try and be a more consistent blogger. I'm glad to see you came back for a visit

I CASE'd this card from Lee Conrey and changed it up a tiny bit. I used the Animal Stories stamp set for the main image and the grasses were made with the Autumn Days stamp set. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. Chocolate Chip was used for the card base with Whisper White, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip for the layering of the stamped image which was stamped with Old Olive. The cute designer paper is called Tall Tales. I hope you like my version of Lee's card.
See you soon!