Thursday, December 31, 2009

Paper Piercing

Today's Treehouse Thursday Challenge is to use paper piercing on your card. SO, I dug out and dusted off an old brass stencil and dry embossed the image then pierced along some of the lines. I am really loving the simplicity of this card - and my favorite color Baja Breeze!


Stamps: Simple Wishes (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Light Table, Brass Stencil, Stylus, Paper Piercing Tool, Flower Embellishment, Pearl Stickers

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Faux Silk

Well, I have to say that I've actually never tried the faux silk technique before - but I really like the look of it! This weeks Treehouse Thursday Challange is to use faux silk somewhere on your card. I couldn't resist using this cute little penguin!


Stamps: Cool Wishes (Treehouse Stamps)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, SU DP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Stazon Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Tissue Paper, Big Shot, Nestibilities, Paper Piercing Tool, Reinkers, Aquapainter, Dimensionals

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Treehouse Thursday Challenge

This week's Treehouse Thursday Challenge is a color challenge - Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, and Very Vanilla....well, I guess I cheated because I used white instead. Polar bears are white, right? I LOVE this both of these "Snag 'em" stamps available from Treehouse Stamps! Please join in the challenge found here.


Stamps: Snag 'Em, Available from Treehouse Stamps
Ink: Stazon Black. Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Nestibilities, Buttons, Ribbon, Dimensionals, K & Company DP, SU Reinkers, Aquapainter

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Another Penguin Cutie!

Oh, I just can't get enough of this CUTE new stamp set from Treehouse Stamps called "Cool Wishes." I made this tag for the Treehouse Thursday Challenge this week, which is to make a tag! Please join in the challenge and post a link to your card on the Treehouse Blog.


Stamps: Cool Wishes (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Stazon Black
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Nestibilities, Ribbon, Punch, Gem Sticker, Dimensionals

Monday, December 7, 2009

Just Released - "Cool Wishes"

This TOOOOOOO cute has just been released by Treehouse Stamps, and oh it's fun to get all inked up! I made this cute little shipping tag box/bag for the Splitcoast Stampers Technique Lover's Challenge today and just had to use my new stamp set!


Stamps: Cool Wishes (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Stazon Black
Cardstock: Debbie Mumm DP, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Nestibilities, Scor-Pal, Punches, Ribbon, Sticker, Buttons

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

WOW, Cathleen!

I made this card for this weeks Treehouse Thursday Challenge (THT026) which is to CASE a card from Cathleen Torina's wonderful gallery. The card I based mine on is here: Cathleen's Card

I changed the colors, stamps, ribbon treatment, and added pearl and gem stickers.


Stamps: Simple Wishes (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Riding Hood red
Cardstock: SEI Designer Paper, Riding Hood Red, White, Soft Sky
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestibilities, Big Shot, Pearl and Gem Stickers, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wild Baby Goes Holiday

I made this card for the Treehouse Challenge this week, THT025, which is to use Old Olive, Real Red, White, and Black. Since I don't own any winter or holiday Treehouse stamps, I thought I'd make up this little cutie in holiday colors. I really like his new look! I also used a Sizzix die cut for the branch and a punch for the little flowers.


Stamps: Wild Baby (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Stazon Black
Cardstock: White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Oval Punches, Flower Punch, Ribbon, Nestibilities, Sizzix Die Cut, Dimensionals

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Treat Holder

This is my treat holder for Thursday's Treehouse challenge to create a treat holder. I used a pre-made box that I got in a pack of 12 at the Dollar Store and covered it with designer paper. The real shock here is that I had some Hershey bars laying around!


Stamps: Everyday Sentiments, Simple Wishes (Treehouse Stamps)
Cardstock: White, Chocolate Chip, DP
Ink: Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Punches, Pre-made Box, Ribbon, Hershey Bars

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

THT023 CASING Myself....

This card is for the Treehouse Thursday Challenge tomorrow (THT023) which is to CASE a card from my gallery. Well, I really like this sympathy card that I made quite a long time ago, so it's the one I CASED:

I changed the stamps, colors, border tape, DP, and used pearl stickers instead of buttons.


Stamps: Everyday Sentiments, Simple Wishes (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Blush Blossom, Very Vanilla, K & Company DP
Accessories: Decorative Border Tape, Pearl Stickers, Dimensionals

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Treehouse Stamp Sets!

This card was made using one of the new release stamp sets from Treehouse Stamps called Simple Wishes. This is a "Just Because" card for today's Treehouse Thursday Challenge and for the Ways To Use It Challenge that reminded me of things planted in the earth.


Stamps: Simple Wishes (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Craft
Paper: Blue Bayou, White
Accessories: Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Pearl Stickers

This card was also made for both challenges today. This stamp set is also a new release from Treehouse Stamps called Autumn Blessings. I wish that the embossed pumpkins would have been more visable, but I still like the look!
Stamps: Autumn Blessings (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Stazon Black
Paper: White, Brocade Blue
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Dimensionals

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Halloween Baby!

Oh I LOVE this Wild Baby stamp set from Treehouse Stamps! I've mostly used it for baby cards in pastel colors, but I am loving how it looks in vibrant Halloween colors. I also used the Creepy Crawly set for the sentiment.
Stamps: Creepy Crawly, Wild Baby (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Stazon Black
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, White
Accessories: Punches, Ribbon, Dimensionals, SU Markers

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fall Is A Comin'

I have to say, this cooler weather we're getting in the northwest sure beats the heat! This card is for the Treehouse Thursday challenge to make a fall themed card. This is the first time I've used Dusty Durango, and it really is a great fall color! You can find the details for the challenge here.
Stamps: Simply Organic (Treehouse Stamps)
Cardstock: Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Marigold Morning, Always Artichoke, Dusty Durango
Ink: Dusty Durango, Always Artichoke, Marigold Morning, Stazon Brown
Accessories: Big Shot, Die Cut and Embossing Folder, Brads, Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Creepy Crawly Razzleberry

Oh I am loving the richness of this Razzleberry with Black! It was perfect with this DP from DCWV and the Creepy Crawly stamp set from Treehouse Stamps. This card is for the Treehouse Thursday challenge to CASE a card from Pam Varnell's gallery.

I based my card on this card of Pam's. I changed the colors, stamps, ribbon, and used a punch for my sentiment.


Stamps: Creepy Crawly (Treehouse Stamps)

Ink: Stazon Black

Cardstock: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, DCWV DP

Accessories: Ribbon, Nestibilities, Punches, Buttons, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals

Thursday, August 6, 2009

LOVE This Lion!

This is my card for the Treehouse Thursday Challenge #009 to use pink, a button, and one other embellishment. I LOVE this lion from Treehouse Stamps!
Stamps: Wild Baby (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Stazon Black
Cardstock: White, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Pretty In Pink DP, Buttons, Ribbon, Punches, Nestibilities, Big Shot, Dimensionals

Thursday, July 30, 2009

CASING Ashley!

This is my card for the Treehouse Thursday Challenge to CASE one of Ashley's cards from her gallery. The card I CASED is here. I loved the colors that Ashley used as well as the layout, so I kept those basically the same. I changed Sage Shadow to Baja Breeze, used different stamps, embossed the Baja panel, and used a different edge punch.

Stamps: Simply Organic, Everyday Sentiments (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Punches, Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thursday, July 23, 2009

THT007 Wild Baby Notes!

This is my 3 X 3 note card box and 3 X 3 note card for the Treehouse Thursday Challenge #007. I LOVE this little lion!
Stamps: Wild Baby (Treehouse Stamps)
Cardstock: Nana's Nursery DP, Watercolor Paper, Sage Shadow
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Note Card box instructions from the SCS Resources section; Scallop Edge Punch, Ribbon

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Oh my goodness - I can't believe I forgot to get this blog post up last night before I went to bed! I am honored to be the Featured Friday Stamper on DRS Designs' blog today. These are the cards I made with some of their stamps:

I love this simple beach scene. After a hectic week, this is where I want to be with a very big margarita! The "water" is actually water designer paper by DCWV and looks much richer in real life.

Stamps: DRS Designs
Ink: Stazon Black
Cardstock: White, Watercolor paper, DCWV Designer Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, SU Reinkers, Aquapainter, Beverage and cardboard embellishments

I LOVE this Snorkel Frog stamp! I couldn't resist a beach themed card and just happened to have this great surf board embellishment, although I don't know the source.
Stamps: DRS Designs
Cardstock: Kraft, Always Artichoke
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Cardboard Embellishment, SU Markers, Metal Clip, Gold Stickers, Dimensionals

I also love the "Jimbo and the Gang" stamp! It's wonderful that it can be used for a variety of card types.
Stamps: DRS Designs
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing folder, Sentiment from "The Green Stack", Metal Clip, Dimensionals, SU Reinkers, Aquapainter

Stamps: DRS Designs
Cardstock: White, Watercolor Paper, Sage Shadow, DP
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Metal Charm

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Simply Organic

Well, this isn't a new release from Treehouse Stamps, but it's new to ME! This is for the Treehouse Thursday Challenge #006 to use Certainly Celery, Rose Red, and Pretty in Pink.
Stamps: Simply Organic, Everyday Sentiments (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Rose Red
Cardstock: White, Watercolor Paper, Rose Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Punches, Nestibilities, Ribbon, Pearl Stickers, Dimensionals, SU Markers

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Too Stinkin' CUTE!

I seem to be on quite the roll with the baby cards these days! This set by Treehouse Stamps called "Wild Baby" will be released soon. Along with this TOO cute lion are some wonderful sentiment stamps......yeah, I couldn't figure out how to get one on here with the layout that was in my head! This card includes paper piercing and buttons for the Treehouse Thursday Challenge!

Stamps: Wild Baby (Treehouse Stamps)
Cardstock: White, Almost Amethyst, Nana's Nursery DP
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: SU Markers, Blender Pen, Buttons, Brass Stencil, Piercing Tool, Buttons, Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lil' Baby Dino!

Oh I am LOVING this set! This card is for the Treehouse Thursday Challenge #4 to make a card that includes embossing. Well, I already had this embossed base, so I thought it would make a wonderful baby card with Dino. This card is also in honor of Ashley and Grant's good health!


Stamps: Dino-Rific, Everyday Sentiments (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Old Olive
Cardstock: White, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Charm, Oval Punches, SU Reinkers, Aquapainter, Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dino-Rific Sneak Peek!

This little guy is actually quite versatile - he can be colored in bright colors for children's cards, or in subdued colors for a more elegant look! I love the colors on this card and the great designer paper I found by My Mind's Eye. This set will be released this week by Treehouse Stamps. Please join us for the release party tonight from 10:00 p.m. to midnight (EST) on Paper Craft Planet.
Stamps: Dino-Rific (Treehouse Stamps)
Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, Always Artichoke, My Mind's Eye DP
Ink: Stazon Black, Always Arthchoke
Accessories: Metal Clip, Ribbon, Gold stickers, Dimensionals, SU Re-inkers, Aquapainter

Friday, June 19, 2009

Clean & Simple Treehouse Hearts!

Oh I am loving this "Home Grown" stamp set from Treehouse Stamps! So far these are the only images I've stamped with this set, but they stamped so crisp and clean with these bright colors. This was made for the second Treehouse Thursday challenge, which was to use Pacific Point, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, and White.
Stamps: Home Grown (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red, Tangerine Tango
Paper: White, Pacific Point
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Buttons, Dimensionals, Punches

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Treehouse Stamps "Making A Difference"

This stamp set from Treehouse Stamps arrived on my doorstep just this week and I LOVE this little guy. This card is for Wednesday's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers as well as Thursday's Treehouse Stamps Color Challenge to use Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, and White.
Stamps: Make A Difference (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stazon Black
Paper: Watercolor Paper, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Corner Punch, SU Markers, Reinker, Aquapainter, Dimensionals

Monday, June 8, 2009

Bold Baby Card!

This was supposed to be my second card for Monday's Clean and Simple Card Challenge......but I used RED instead of pinks or corals. Doh! Well, I LOVE it! Since I finally figured out how to emboss/deboss with my nestibilities, I thought it would look great with the star!
Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Punches Three (Stampin'Up!)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Oval punch, Distressing Tool, Ribbon, Big Shot, Nestibilities, Dimensionals

Krafty Baby Girl

This card is for Monday's Clean and Simple Challenge - to make a card using Kraft, Pinks/Corals, and one other color. Since I spent a good part of my day stamping and punching these stars and scallop sentiment, I opted for the baby card!
Stamps: So Many Scallops, Nursery Necessities (Stampin'Up!)
Paper: Kraft, Pink Pirouette (Stampin' Up!), White
Ink: Pink Pirouette (Stampin'Up!)
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Star Punch, Oval Punch, Dimensionals

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Man Cards - More

The first two cards I came up with were quite plain, and I thought adding some color might be fun! This card is my least favorite of the four, but oh well.

Stamps: Simple Friendship, Lots of Thoughts (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Ivory (Unknown), More Mustard, Real Rust, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Dimensionals, Butterfly Punch

This one is my favorite! I love "Lovely As A Tree" and it always makes a good card! I'm guessing they will choose this card for me to make 50 of!

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Wonderful Words (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Always Artichoke
Paper: Ivory (Unknown), More Mustard, Real Rust, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up!)

Man Cards!!!

Well, I had a request from a friend and co-worker to create some invitations to celebrate that fact that he and his partner are now registered with the state as a couple. SO, not only did they have to be man cards, they have be appropriate for a diverse audience! Geez, what a challenge. This was the first card I came up with.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Lots of Thoughts (Stampin'Up!)
Paper: White, Mellow Moss, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Basic Black, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Dimensionals

This was the second card I came up with. They like earth tones, so I thought Kraft and Chocolate Chip would be a nice combination. It seemed too plain without the embossed base.
Stamps: Wheat (Judikins), Lots of Thoughts (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Craft Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Dimensionals, Big Shot, Embossing Folder

Monochromatic Hologram Wedding Card

This card was created for Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge on SplitCoast. This is the card that I based mine on: Kisa's Card
I changed the colors, embossing folder, ribbon orientation, stamps, and made it a monochromatic card. It's difficult to get a good picture because the embossing powder I used is "Hologram."
Stamps: For The Bride (Stampin' UP!)
Ink: Craft Ivory (Stampin' UP!)
Paper: Ivory
Accessories: Big Shot, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Nestibilities, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What A Wonderful Day!

I am feeling so blessed to be a guest designer with Treehouse Stamps! I can't wait to get those stamps in my hands and get inky! I need to figure out how to get the Treehouse logo on my blog. I'll try it tomorrow, I'm too tired to concentrate at this point!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Oh My!

Well, it hasn't been that I haven't made any cards.....but I keep forgetting to post them here! I was in a plain and simple mode today, and made these two cards.
Both of them are white cardstock-based, which I LOVE! The top card only uses one Stampin' UP! set, "Very Versatile", and is Stampin' UP! only except for the buttons.
Card 1 Supplies Used:
Stamps: Very Versatile
Ink: Chocolate Chip, SU Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Buttons, SU Ribbon, SU Oval Punches, Dimensionals
Card 2 Supplies used:
Stamps: Friends 24-7, Garden Silhouettes
Ink: Basic Black, Mellow Moss
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: SU Ribbon, Dimensionals

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Roller Coaster Week!!!

Well, sadly I wasn't chosen for the Design Team of my dreams......but I was chosen to be the Featured Stamper this week on Splitcoast Stampers. I have to say, that has done wonders for my struggling stamping esteem! Splitcoast Rocks!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Color Challenge

The Color Challenge is always one that is really difficult for me. I usually can't figure out a way to use all of the colors to come up with a decent card. Well, this stamp was perfect for today's colors - Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, and Old Olive.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Essence of Love
Ink: None
Cardstock: White, Perfect Plum
Other Supplies: SU Markers, Punches, Piercing Tool, Nestibilities, Ribbon, Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Cut-it Out Technique

Well....I was too excited to concentrate on the Cut-It Out technique on Monday because of the Spellbinders announcement, but wanted to give it a try today. I found this wonderful Designer paper in a tablet by K & Company, and thought it would be perfect for this challenge. Nothing fancy, just cutting, piercing, punching, and a tiny bit of stamping.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: True Thyme
Cardstock: True Thyme, River Rock
Other Supplies: K & Company DP, Punches, Dimensionals


Oh, my goodness. I haven't been this excited about anything in MANY years. I submitted several items to Spellbinders for their Design Team 2009 contest and found out that I was fortunate enough to be included in the top 24! The official announcement can be found Here. We will all need to complete and submit one more project with items that Spellbinders sends for the final round. Oh, the suspense!

Sundays 4th Card!

I couldn't resist making at least one card with a Valentine's Day theme with one of my favorite color combinations, pink and brown. Since I dug out all sorts of embellishments for my friends to choose from, these metal clips were just screaming to be added to this card. The polka dot ribbon goes great with the Polka Dot background stamp.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Polka Dot, Mon Ami
Ink: Basic Brown
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Other Supplies: Punches, Metal Clips, Ribbon, Dimensionals

Sunday's 3rd Card!

I was on a roll Sunday with the cardmaking with my friends, which was very fun. I REALLY love the Inspired By Nature stamp set, but wanted a little different look for it. Tent-topper cards are pretty new to me, but I'm really happy with how this turned out. I also inked up the embossing folder to get the darker background with the embossing.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Inspired By Nature
Ink: Brocade Blue
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Watercolor Paper, More Mustard
Other Supplies: SU markers, Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Ribbon

Sunday's Second Card!

This is the second card I made with my friends on Sunday. A person can never have enough Birthday cards on hand, so this will be great to build my stash of cards backup. I used the "kissing" technique for the "B" image with the Aida Cloth Stamp, which I inked up for the first time! I really love the look especially on the larger solid stamps that are difficult to get evenly inked.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Just B, Aida Cloth
Ink: Brocade Blue, Apricot Appeal
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, White
Other Supplies: Ribbon, Piercing Tool, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cards & Friends!

A couple of friends came over on Sunday for a fun day of stamping! It's so much more fun to stamp with other people so you they can ooh and aah over each and every card. When people come over to stamp, I usually don't up making anything because I'm bringing supplies to them and helping them with their cards. It was a great day to be able to make 4 cards that I LIKE!

The first card I worked on, I actually stamped and colored the image months ago, but never finished it. It worked wonderfully for the Featured Stamper card that day!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stipple Rose, Gratuitous Graffiti
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Always Artichoke, Stazon Black
Other Supplies: Ribbon, Charm, Dimensionals, Distressing Tool

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sunglasses Needed!

Oh my! These colors are WAY out of my comfort zone, but it's good to stretch now and then! This is my card for tomorrow's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. I am normally drawn to soft colors, but there was something about this designer paper that really caught my eye. This is definitely a "Wild Thang" for me!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Inspired By Nature (SU)
Ink: Stazon Azure
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery
Other Supplies: Ribbon, Buttons, Fabric Sentiment, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool

Monday, February 2, 2009

Lovin' Monochromatic

When I first saw this "Poinsettia & Boxwood" stamp set from Flourishes, I got the idea for this card. Every time I would go to their site, though, this set was sold out. FINALLY, I got my set and made this card. I thought it would be a wonderful wedding or anniversary card. I love monochromatic cards and really like the texture and dimension of this one.
I used an embossing folder for the base, then layered the same paper and hand-embossed the word "love" with a brass stencil and stylus. I stamped the poinsettia twice with versamark and clear embossing powder and cut it out. I added ribbon, pearls, and string pearls to add the finishing touches.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Poinsettia & Boxwood by Flourishes
Cardstock: Textured Ivory
Ink: Versamark
Other Supplies: Textile Texture Embossing Folder; Big Shot, Ribbon, Pearl Stickers, String pearls, Dimensionals, Brass Stencil, Stylus, Light Table.

New Look

I've been wanting to update my blog for a long time, but didn't know where to get the beautiful backgrounds I see on other people's blogs. Well, I stumbled across this site in the upper left corner and couldn't resist the update. I LOVE the new look!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ooooooh, A Double Header

I love it when I can figure out how to combine a challenge with one that I missed. Well, today's colors for the Color Challenge (Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, and Kraft) were great and I was able to come up with a card for tomorrow's Sketch Challenge using these three colors. I also got to ink up my NEW stamp set from Flourishes - Whooo Whooo! The flower is colored with Baja Breeze ink and an aquapainter!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Thank You (Flourishes)
Ink: Black Stazon, River Rock
Cardstock: Kraft, Not Quite Navy
Other Supplies: Big Shot, Textile Texture Embossing Folder, Punch, Buttons, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool

Monday, January 12, 2009

His and Her Cards

A friend from work and his wife have been wanting to come over and make cards for months, and we finally had a VERY fun card day last weekend. I designed these cards hoping that they would appeal to both of them - it's always difficult to come up with "guy" cards! I really love the pink and brown and blue and brown combinations. I am SOOO loving the silhouette stamps!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: En Francais, Essence of Love, Nature Silhouette
Ink: Stazon Brown
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette or Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Other Supplies: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Brads, Butterfly Punch

Sunday, January 11, 2009

CASING Jaydekay!

Today's Featured Stamper on Splitcoast Stampers is Jaydekay, who has an absolutely gorgeous gallery! It was difficult to select a card to CASE, but I am always drawn to texture and dimension so her paper tole card definitely caught my eye. I changed the color combination, embossing folders, used a Sizzix flower die instead of a stamped rose, and added a sentiment.
Supplies used:
Stamps: Circle of Friendship (SU)
Ink: Always Artichoke, So Saffron
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Mellow Moss
Other Supplies: Big Shot, Embossing Folders, Punches, Sizzix Die Cut, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Distressing Tool

Another "Inspired" Card

I just can't get enough of that Baja Breeze card stock! The Inspiration Challenge from yesterday contained some beautiful Tenugui artwork in the form of calendars. The image that inspired this card and the card posted prior to it, is for the month of June.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Small Script (SU)
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: White, Blue Bayou, Baja Breeze, Baja Breeze DP
Other Supplies: Flower Punch, Oval punches, Ribbon, Detail White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Tenugui Inspired!

Gosh, it has been awhile since I've made a card! Today's Inspirational Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was a wonderful one to get me going again. I believe that this is the first time I have actually used the "grass" side of this stamp and I LIKE it! Since my new favorite color is Baja Breeze, I just had to combine it with white to make this card.
Supplies used:
Stamps: Inspired By Nature, Sidekick Sayings (Stampin' UP)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze (Stampin' UP), White (Georgia-Pacific)
Ink: Versamark
Other Supplies: Detail White Embossing Powder Ribbon, Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals, and a heat gun

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I've Been Slacking!

Well, slacking is probably not the right word! I've been sick for the last two months with the crud that just wouldn't go away. Thank goodness for good antibiotics and cough syrup and some miracle stuff to clear the sinuses and I'm pretty much back to normal.

THEN, my poor sweet kitty got really sick which was a very expensive few days at the vet. He's doing better now and I'm hoping that 2009 will be a great year for lots of stamping!

Onward and Upward as my boss would say!