Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Birthdays coming up!

I have several friends that have birthdays coming soon so I stayed up late last night and got up early this morning to make up a few cards. Hope you like them!

The first one used the inkadinkadoo stamps that I bought during the "shop hop". I used stardream ivory and ruby, stamped them with SU Perfect Plum. Cut out the bird stamp and pop dotted it. Rounded the corners, used the EK success border punch and put a strip of the ruby stardream underneath the punched area. Added an ivory organza ribbon to the side.

The second card used the SU Manhattan embossing die and the swiss dot cuttlebug embossing folder. I used pink stardream cardstock. It embosses quite well. I cut the image to reveal the swiss dot embossing at the top. I added the medium size pearls in the upper corner and in the middle of the rose images. I knotted pink organz aribbon at the bottom. This card was cased from Susie B on splitcoaststampers.

The last card was the most fun. I used the cuttlebug on one side, made lines with my score-it on the right side and then punched the butterflies. They were each punched twice, one was attached to the cardstock, the other layer was only attached in the middle. The butterfly bodies are tiny pearls. I then dotted my new "smoochies" on the butterfly wings.

If you have a birthday soon, maybe you will get one of these cards!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sad news and Conventions

Sorry I haven't posted in a while but my life has
been upside down for the last month. I had to do a sympathy card for friends , this is something that I find hard to do - I used the Denami Cross stamp along with the SU Close to Memory stamp verse.
Cardstock was Lovely Lilac and Mellow Moss. Got the idea from a card done by Lisa Altha. I loved the ribbon technique.

While at the Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Convention in San Antonio I was part of a hands on craft workshop. I chose to do Justrite monogram cards.They also learned to line their envelopes to match. I think they were well received and everyone had a great time. I bought the printed paper at Hobby Lobby.

For the Kentucky State Council incoming
and outgoing presidents, I tried to use the themes for their years and these are the cards that I gave them. Lynn used "cats" , notice the special kitty kat ribbon. Sherry is using "ants" so I stamped ants across the top and bottom.

Hope you enjoy these cards. Hopefully, I will be able to post more soon.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Rubber Rowdies Retreat

I went to the 1st Rubber Rowdies Retreat this weekend. Only 5 of the 7 of us were able to go but we did have lots of fun! We all brought at least 1 project for the others. The slide show on the right side has the other cards that we did while there. If you run your mouse over the image, you will see who the creator was!

Hope you enjoy them, I know we did!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Finally, I Got to Play

I've been working for a week and I definitely remember why I retired. Am so glad that retirement is my usual state now. Had to take a few days to finish things in my stamp room - actually just clearing a space on the desk so I could work. I am going to the lake later this week with one of my stamp groups so I had to get cards ready to demo. I also had to make a small hostess gift so I used this week's technique from Splitcoaststampers.com

The first image shows the 3 x 3 cards and tote I made. I used the Simple Friendship from Stamping up. Used Brilliance Blue cardstock and ink. Image was stamped on white. I made four cards and stamped the envelopes as well.

My daughter sent me some Flower Soft for Mother's Day so I just had to add to the colors that she sent me. LOL. I got the new floral set of Flower Soft. This first card is made with the SU Thoughts and Prayers set. I stamped the tree in basic brown on light blue cardstock and added the flower soft on the leaves and ground. I then used my nestabilites to cut out the image and matting. I ran the ivory cardstock though my cuttlebug and then rubbed my pretty in pink stamp pad lightly over the top. I stamped the "Thinking of You" (only half of the stamp) in basic brown on the small rectangle edged with Pretty and Pink ink. Ribbon is some I bought at the Great American Store, I think it is Mays Company ribbon - pink with green (I used the back side because it looked like green "x's")

This last card is a Hero Arts stamp - hydrangia. I stamped in stazon black on ivory cardstock, colored in leaves and stem with Garden green marker. Added the Delphelium Blue Flower Soft to the bloom. Matted with Wasbi Green and dark blue cardstock. The Ivory card was stamped with a very old stampin up stamp - Victorian Lace in bashful blue. I popped up the three images that were matted on the green. This card is 5" X 7".

Hope you enjoy this new posting.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Two cards I did recently

Here is a card that I sent to my son's mother-in-law as a thank you note. She loves cats so I felt this cat from Toomuchfun rubberstamps was just the thing. I chalked the cat and used my SU markers. The "thank you" is from Stampin Up. Ribbon from Archivers is double sided, black and silver. Cardstock was grey, image mounted on black glossy, and silver stardreamer. This was the first use of my nestabilities.

This is a card that I sent to my friend, Anita for her birthday. I cased this card from Becca of Amazing Paper Grace. Image is from Stampin Up. DSP and pearls from Michaels. Image colored directly on stamp. I used both the oval and scallop oval nestabilities.

1st Submission to Hero Arts


I finally did it - I posted a card to Hero Arts for their contest. I used a stamp from the Clear Arts - Asian Frames by Hero Arts. I used light blue Stardreamer cardstock and dsp from Michaels. I stamped the image in Memento black and colored in the image with my copic markers. Added clear crystals for the flower centers and three silver brads as accents.

Hope you like it!


Monday, March 30, 2009

Cards for my daughter

Hello Fellow Stampers,

I have just visited my daughter in New York and took her this cardholder complete with four cards and lined envelopes. I used my Justrite round stamper to do the monogram, my label two and large scalloped round nestabilities. Cardstock was from Stampin up. Ribbon was from Nashville Wraps.

Just Beginning

This is a blog I am just starting to share my love for stamping. I hope you will come back in several weeks when I am actually posting cards that I have made.