I hope that you have all had a wonderful Holiday season! I've had a wonderful time with the boys this past month. This post is going to be super quick as I am taking the boys to McDonalds to run off some much needed energy (it has been super cold in CO and they are a little stir crazy)! LOL!
I made this for Julee's Mojo Monday sketch challenge # 17. I don't know why I always feel compelled to use Cat's Pajamas stamps for Julee's challenges (maybe because it was some of her fabulous card creations that turned me on to this line of stamps in the first place). If you have never visited her blog before, you're really missing out on some fabulous creations.
This card is so much cooler IRL! I wish it wasn't so hard to take photos of acetate cards. I stamped the Heart Circle, Medium Heart Circle and Small Heart Circle with White Staz-On on the acetate. I then stamped the Candy Box in Basic Grey on Rose Red cardstock. This was attached to the acetate with glue dots and then backed with Basic Grey cardstock from behind. I then stamped Cupid Kitty on Shimmery White cardstock and colored with watercolor crayons and my Copic Spica glitter pens. I cut this piece out with my Circle Nestabilities and then layered Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, and Basic Grey scalloped layers behind this piece. I then topped the white layer with some bling by Heidi Swapp. The sentiment is called I Love Mew! I then added some Cloud 9 Rain Dots randomly to the acetate layer.
Off to McDonalds!
Stamp Sets: Village Christmas (Thomas Kinkade), Holiday Wishes (Papertrey), Linen (SU)
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Brushed Silver, Papertrey Stampers Select White
Ink: Bordering Blue, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Silver Cord, Rectangle Nestabilities, Detail Silver ep
I don't know if you can see it, but I stamped the Small Heart Circle in Pretty in Pink in the background behind the puppy (stamped off once). Love Puppy was watercolored with a mixture of reinkers and Copic Spica Glitter pens.
Thanks for looking!
Stamps: All by The Cats Pajamas (Love Puppy, I Ruff You, Small Heart Circle)
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Shimmery White, Love Lines (Cloud 9 Designs)
Ink: Staz-On Black, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Accessories: bling, Nestabilities, eyelets (Making Memories), Swirls embossing folder, Crystal Stickles
This is Shadow. He is now a little over three months old. He is named Shadow because he literally is my shadow as he is always following me around (that is when he is not terrorizing the cat). LOL! He thinks that he is a lap dog (I doubt that he will grow out of this phase) and will often stare at me until I let him up on the couch or bed with me (often whining or barking to make his point). He is 100% spoiled rotten and will often go upstairs to the boys room to make off with a toy of some sort. His favorite place to stash and hide all his toys is behind the couch (he must think it is a little cave or something). He is adorable and has already made his way into all of our hearts!
This card will be going out to someone who recently had a birthday (unfortunately, I'm late). I'm hoping she will enjoy it...I certainly enjoyed making it.
I stamped Frankie with Staz-On Black on watercolor paper and used my watercolor crayon and an aquapainter to color him in. I still have quite a ways to go before I will be happy with my watercoloring, but I have come a long way from my first watercoloring attempts. I highlighted certain areas of Frankie with my Copic Spica glitter pens (I so wish you could see the sparkle). Once Frankie was colored in, I sponged some Vintage Violet (one of last years "In" colors) all around the edges of the watercolored piece. I used my ticket corner punch on both the watercolored layer, as well as the Pumpkin Pie layer, and then layered both of these on a Lavender Lace piece. The card base is made from Vintage Violet. To this, I added a Basic Grey (one of this years "In" Colors) layer stamped with the new Sanded background in Basic Black. The horizontal layer is a Martha Stewart ribbon tape from her Halloween collection (this stuff is uber cool). The next layer is some sparkly Glitter paper from the K & Company 2007 Halloween Line. I felt like the piece still needed "something" so I punched a bat shape from Basic Black cardstock with my Martha Stewart bat punch. The bat is covered with Black mica powder to make him super sparkly. I'm trying to save up for a nicer digital camera. I would love to be able to better capture the sparkle of my work a little better (in addition to the antics of my two very active young children). Hope you enjoy!
Stamps: Best Fiends, Sanded
Cardstock: Vintage Violet, Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Lavender Lace, K & Company (dp)
Ink: Staz-On Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart ribbon tape, Martha Stewart bat punch, Copic Spica glitter pens, Ticket corner punch, black Mica powder
I just finished making this card for the Featured Stamper Challenge over on Splitcoast. The featured stamper today is SweetMissDaisy. Anna is one of my stamping idols. When I think of what sets Anna apart, the first thing that comes to mind is her coloring skills. Other things that I can think of is that her style can go from whimsical to elegant in the blink of an eye. She has a wonderful flair for using patterned paper and she is great at doodling too (she is one of the artists for Whipper Snapper stamps). She is also an uber talented photographer. Did I mention that she is one of my idols?
Anna is solely responsible for my purchasing this particular stamp set. When I saw the two cards that she made in her SCS gallery with the Jolly Holiday set, I was a goner. Here is a link to the specific card that I cased. If you have never seen Anna's work, I encourage you to go check out her blog.
Stamp: Jolly Holiday
Paper: Soft Sky, Watercolor, Deck the Halls dp (Making Memories)
Ink: Staz On Black
Watercolor crayons, Aquapainter, Ribbon (Deck the Halls - MM), Hero Arts
Snowflake, Sakura Stardust pen, Copic Spica glitter pen.
I made this card for a swap that I was lucky enough to participate in (some of my stamping idols were in this swap :-) ). I really wanted to make my card special and I hope that I didn't dissapoint any of the ladies that I swapped with. I used one of Julee's wonderful card sketches for inspiration. If you have never been to Karrie's or Julee's blogs, I highly recommend it. These gals stamp like a dream!
The card base is Soft Sky (this has to be my new favorite "In Color". The patterned paper is made by Making Memories. It is from their Deck the Halls holiday line (Diagonal Stripe). I embossed a panel of Whisper White with my Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder. Sprinkle is stamped with SU Basic Black on Shimmery White. I first watercolored and then went over with my Copic Spica glitter pens. I used Xmas Red Stickles on the Candy Cane. She shimmers so nicely...I really wish that the picture could capture the shimmer. I used my Giga scalloped punch on a metallic Kiwi cardstock made by The Paper Company (like Shimmery White except in a beautiful green similar to Wild Wasabi). The sentiment is stamped with Wild Wasabi on Shimmery White. I used the new SU corner rounder on all four corners and then matted this with a slightly larger green piece. I found these wonderful little snowflake sequins at a local scrapbooking store and thought that they would be the perfect embellshment to top everything off.
Stamps: TCP Kitty
Christmas, Poochie Christmas
Paper: Shimmery White,
Soft Sky, Real Red, Kiwi Metallic (The Paper Company), Whisper White,
MM Deck the Halls Diagonal Stripe
Ink: Basic Black, Wild
embossing folder, Giga Scalloped Punch, Xmas Red Stickles, Copic Spica glitter
pens, Ticket Corner Punch, Snowflake Sequins, Corner Rounder
I have so missed posting on SCS and here on my blog. I've made a "couple" of cute things that I'll finally be able to share with you. One really doesn't realize how much you rely on something as simple as a computer for enjoyment.
Thanks for sticking it out with me!
The above card uses one of the new SU sets from the Holiday Mini. It is called Snow Burst and I absolutely love it! I also find room in my stamp stash for sets with snowflakes, snowmen, or flowers. I stamped the swirl from the SU Priceless set on the Soft Sky card base and then heat embossed with Detail White embossing powder. The main image snowflake panel starts out with Shimmery White cardstock and has all of the snowflakes from the Snow Burst set randomly stamped with Soft Sky or Encore Silver ink. I then overstamped this panel with some of the snowflakes inked with Versamark. I then embossed these snowflakes with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I wish you could see the subtle shimmer that this little touch adds to the panel, but the picture just doesn't quite pick it up. The sentiment panel is also Shimmery White cardstock. I stamped one of the sentiment from the SU Glad Tidings set in Soft Sky. I then attached sticky strip to all four edges and then covered the sticky strip with clear micro beads. I love how this gives yet another icy edge to this card. Both the snowflake and sentiment panel were matted with Blue Bayou and Brushed Silver cardstock. The snowflake attached to the upper left corner was stamped in Encore Silver and then embossed with Iridescent Ice ep. There is a clear rhinestone brad in the center from the Pretties kit.
Hope you like it!
I'm working on a swap for Jami for the upcoming SU Holiday mini. Jami is always nice to offer to take a picture of the card and e-mail it (in case you forgot to take a picture before sending it on its merry way). At least I know that I'll be able to post a picture of that here eventually. So far I'm really liking it. It uses the new Snow Burst stamp set (I always treat myself to a Snowflake set if I like it) and so far, I'm liking what I've come up with. The hiatus from the computer at least is letting me get in the stamp room a little more. :-)
Anyway, please go check out the tutorial on Splitcoast and upload a card or two. I would love it if you would send me an e-mail with a link to your card. I know I will enjoy seeing what you create!
This is a standard sized card with about one inch cut off the right hand side. The colors used are Naturals Ivory (card base), Soft Sky, and Very Vanilla. I stamped the Tres Chic background stamp in Soft Sky on the Very Vanilla. I mounted this to a Soft Sky mat and pierced around the edges. This panel was mounted on the Naturals Ivory base that was stamped with the swirls from Priceless. I also did a little DTP on the Naturals Ivory base and some sponging on the Very Vanilla panel with Soft Sky. I LOVE this new color. Prior to mounting the panel, I also punched the corner with my double rectangle punch and tied some Vanilla Organdy that I dyed with my Soft Sky ink pad.
The main flower image from Fabulous Flowers was stamped with Soft Sky ink on Soft Sky paper four times and cut out. I used Martha Stewart's White Gold glitter (love the vintage patina of this glitter) all around the edges. Each cut out panel is mounted with dimensionals for some pizzaz. Some rhinestones finish off the flower center. I mounted the flower in the lower right corner of the cut off panel. After I had this all assembled, I felt the card still was missing something. That DIRTY something! So what is a girl to do but part with some of her stash? Ahhh...parting is such sweet sorrow. I LOVE how the stick pin looks with the pearls and crystals but now feel I must purchase a whole new "Virgin" Pretties kit to hoard and covet. :-)
I received an invitation from Jami (known for running a tight swap) to join in on her New Catty Swap. Jami has some of the best swappers participate (a LOT of my stamping idols), so I jumped at the chance to join in. The only downside to swapping with some of your stamping idols is the sheer nervousness that follows worrying about whether your work will be up to snuff. Anyway...here is what I made using the new Stamping Up set Haunting Halloween. This is a Surprise Pop-Up slider card that I learned how to make over on Splitcoast. This is a super easy WOW technique that Beate Johns wrote a tutorial on. Give it a try, it really is fun!
I used the new Basic Gray SU cardstock, along with Only Orange, Lovely Lilac, Green Galore, and Shimmery White. I stamped the star background and the steam coming from the Cauldron using Craft Black and then embossed over this with Hologram Highlights embossing powder. Sparkly! I watercolored the cauldron with my watercolor crayons. The little frog has googlie eyes for a little pizzaz. The contents of the Cauldron and the stars in the steam have Martha Stewart glitter. The sides are held together with a bunch of eyelets that I set with my Crop-O-Dile (love this tool)! Here is a view of the Pop-Up. Enjoy and thanks for visiting!
Stamp: Haunting Halloween
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Shimmery White, Only Orange, Lovely Lilac, Green
Ink: Craft Black, Staz-On Black, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Hologram Highlights EP, Bold Brights II Eyelets, Basic Eyelets, Watercolor
crayons, Google Eyes, Martha Stewart glitter, Round Tab punch.
I don't know what is more elegant than Fabriano Mediovalis folded reply cards. After all, her Royal Rubberness herself recommends these...and she is absolutely 100% dead on in her recommendation. These feel elegant to the touch. Other things that I think make this an elegant card? The color purple. Purple is the color of royalty and is my absolute favorite color. I also think that all of the beautiful white space and no layers make this card simply elegant. The only thing that I would have done differently, would have been to use a satin or silk ribbon. Guess I need to go shopping. :-)
The technique I used is watercolor stamping. I thoroughly misted the front of this card with water and let the water soak in while I inked up my stamp. I used my SU markers in Old Olive, Lavender Lace, and Elegant Eggplant to ink up the solid image from Petal Prints. I then just stamped the image twice without reinking. I then used my heat gun to speed up the drying process. Once dry, I overstamped the outline image with Versamark and then sprinkled with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. This gave the impression of dew drops. I then applied a little crystal stickles in a few strategic places for a little extra touch. The Olive organdy was heated with my heat gun also to ruffle it a little.
Here is another card that I made for one of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over on Splitcoast. This is for Genie1314's sketch from the first day.
This card was so easy...it almost felt like cheating while I was making it. I had an awesome sketch to work with and then I had an awesome new find to play with. That find being Penny Black stickers. The floral image, the striped piece on the bottom, and the long white flourished piece on the side is all a sticker. I'm going to have to go back and acquire a few more.
Archivers has beautiful shimmery colored cardstock (like SU's shimmery white, except colored). The colors used for this card are Antique Gold, Bronze Jewel, and Ruby Jewel. Does anyone know where one can purchase packs of this stuff? The company who makes it is 'The Paper Company'. I also used SU Rose Red for some of the panels to brighten things up. The sticker images are finished off with some Crystal and Goldenrod stickles for a little shimmer. A beautiful aged copper decorative brad finishes of the card.
This is another card that I made for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over on Splitcoast. This is another multi-tasking card...a necessity in my house (I say this as I hear my oldest son yelling MOM...come downstairs). This combines Julia's sketch challenge and TexasJodyLynn's brad challenge.
The card is 5 1/2 square and is hinged on the left side. I used a bunch of aged copper brads. I tend to hoard all my embellishments and this card really felt good to make. Brads AND designer paper all on one card. LOL!
Card uses the new SU Wanted set and the Outlaw designer series paper. Some edges of the designer paper are roughed up and sponged with Chocolate Chip classic ink. The Horse, Star and Wanted were stamped with Versamark and embossed with Detail Black embossing powder. Piercing along the right side completes the card.
I hope to make up for lost time this last week or so with some of these challenges, so stay tuned for more creations! :-)
I made this for the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges over on Splitcoast. I've actually had this idea (i.e. Pink Elephant with a Martini since I participated in one of Jami Sibleys new catalog swaps last year). I'm having to multi-task and combine challenges. This was created for both Cambria's and Cindy's challenges.
I had to resort to embossing on the acetate sheet as I didn't have any Pink Staz-On. You can't see it in the photo but the Pretty in Pink layer is stamped with Linen. Everything else is stamped on Shimmery White. The little elephants ear is popped up with a dimensional and there are pink rhinestones in the center of the little flowers. I tied a little martini pewter charm to the ribbon and on the inside of the card I have some martini shaped bling. Here's a view of the inside of the card.
I will be doing the Acetate card tutorial in August for Splitcoast. This will be a small way that I can contribute to a site that has given me so much.
Julia advised that the VersaMagic Multi-surface Chalk Inks were made to stamp on vellum and dry quickly. I happen to own a few due to all the enabling that goes on over at Splitcoast, so I thought "Hey...instead of hoarding my stuff, maybe I should actually use it and give one of these vellum cards a whirl!" ;-) I'm glad I did . I also used for the very first time my Papertrey Ink Butterfly Kisses stamp set.
I stamped the butterflies with two different colors of chalk ink. Once dry, I overstamped the straight line image in Versamark and then embossed with detail white embossing powder. I cut the butterflies out and mounted on dimensionals on a Shimmery White panel that was embossed with the Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder.
Stamp sets used: Papertrey Ink Butterfly Kisses
Cardstock used: CS weight vellum, Shimmery White, Soft Sky
Ink used: Versamagic Aspen Mist, Pretty Petunia, Spring Pansy, Versamark
Accesories: Detail White EP, Cuttlebug, Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, dimensionals
Stamp set used: Roses and Daisies
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Very Vanilla
Ink: Timber Brown Staz-On, Certainly Celery, Pretty in
Accessories: Dots embossing template (SU), Scor-It,
Marvy Oval Scallop Punch, Celery Organdy, dimensionals, Sakura clear and pink
The card base is a 5 1/4 inch square acetate card. I stamped the big flourish from Doodle This in the lower left corner (don't know how well you can see it in the photo, acetate cards are a bugger to photograph) with white Staz-On and then stamped the flower from Doodle that randomly along the right edge of the card. I stamped the large flower from Doodle This twice on Shimmery White CS and then watercolored using my watercolor crayons and an aquapainter. I then outlined the flowers with my Sakura glitter pen and then added Dazzling Diamonds to the dots on the flower. I cut out each flower and used a pencil to curl the petals of the top most flower. I mounted the flower with the curled petals on top of the other cut out flower and added a big Jewel in the center and set the piece aside. I then stamped the smaller flourishy flower from Doodle That on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and colored in with Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery markers. I highlighted the pink flowers with my glitter pen.
The trickiest thing about acetate cards is to attach everything without your adhesive showing. I first positioned and attached the cut out flower in the center of my card using glue lines. On the inside of the card (underneath the flower), I then added more glue lines and centered my stamped panel with the colored flowers underneath. On the backside of the card, I mounted a Pretty in Pink panel to a Certainly Celery panel and attached with Glue dots. On the inside of the card (back panel), I then attached a Shimmery White panel (cut the same size as the white panel that you see on the front of the card) and positioned it just so.
When the card is closed, all you see is the beautiful shimmery flower with the one stamped Shimmery White panel that appears to be matted with Pink and Celery. I may just need to make another one of these for myself to keep! :-)
The card above is my very first acetate card. The trickiest thing about acetate cards (besides photographing them) is adhering your layers so your adhesive does not show. The stamped images are from one of my favorite retiring sets (that I'll hold on to forever) called Mixed Bouquet. I stamped the smaller daisy image using White Staz-On on the transparency itself. I stamped the larger rose image on Shimmery White using Pixie Dust Versamagic chalk ink. The image was then embossed with Irridescent Ice ep and then watercolored with banana and pink crayons. The patterned paper is some of my favorite Crate paper called Twirl. I highlighted some of the stripes with my Sakura glitter pen. This beauty shimmers like crazy (and the gal I'm sending this too LOVES shimmer)! I wish you could see it IRL. I tied some pretty green polka dotted ribbon and then hung a little CB tag that I made and stamped it with an image from It's Your Birthday.
Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Well, I was up late again last night stamping and dodging the inevitable Miller Moth again (yuck)! This is what I created for my DH for his Father's Day card.
I just recently purchased this Classic Pickups set from SU. I knew that I would regret not purchasing it before it retired (and I really didn't realize this until last night when I started to play with it). I never purchased Classic Convertibles before it retired, and I'm still looking to find it at a reasonable price.
This is a Gatefold card that I learned to make from Beate. The only thing that I haven't figured out yet is how to keep the card closed (so excuse my finger in the picture). The image is stamped with Black Staz-On on Watercolor paper. I used a mixture of my watercolor crayons and reinkers to color the image. I will never become an airbrush artist for hot rods, but I think my flames look OK! ;-) I used a silver metallic pencil for all the grillwork, rims and headlights and went over the windshield with a Sakura clear glaze pen. I sponged the edges with Buckaroo Blue and then used Classic Black DTP lightly on the edges. The black panels behind the truck were stamped in Versamark with the Paisley backgrounder from CHF and then embossed in detail black on black (love this look...I learned it from Lindsey!). I then added some Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware (couldn't put girly bling on a masculine card) for accents. I used my Cuttlebug to cut the little tag and sponged Buckaroo Blue all over, and stamped FD in my Rough Edges Alphabet. Finished with just the smallest little strip of Black Organdy.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Classic Pickups & Rough Edges Alphabet (SU), Paisley backgrounder (CHF)
Cardstock: Buckaroo Blue, Basic Black, watercolor paper
Ink: Versamark, Black Staz-On, Buckaroo Blue (reinker)
Accessories: Pewter HPH, Black Organdy, Sponges, WWC, Aquapainter, Detail Black EP, Sakura Clear Glaze pen
Stamps are from the newest Cat's Pajamas release (Hula Cat and Fun in the Sun plus 3 Small Flowers on the inside). Cardstock is Pink Passion, Wild Wasabi (I just love this new color!) and Shimmery White. Patterned paper is by Flair Designs (their new beach line). Hula Cat is stamped with Staz-On and watercolored and then I used my Gelly Roll pens to add a little shimmer. I cut out Hula Cat with my Creative Memories cutting system and mounted to a Giga Scalloped oval. Finished off with some Prima Daisy's and a little bling.
No cards to share with you today, but I thought that I would share with you something beautiful! This beauty opened late yesterday afternoon. My Peony plant started as a bare root that I ordered from Brecks about 8 years ago. It has only produced blooms for the last 3 years. Has the 5 year wait been worth it? YOU BET! I believe that Brecks called this a Sorbet peony (it is supposed to have pink and cream tones). Hope to have some cards to share with you soon (definately one for Beate's challenge). I've been working a lot of overtime these past few weeks and my time at home with my two little ones becomes even more precious. I've been leaving for work at 6:00 am and getting home at around 6:00 pm, so sleep has been precious too! Thanks for stopping by!
I am so happy with how this card turned out! I made this for Beate's sketch challenge over on her blog.
I LOVE this cute little Penny Black froggy (I have several of these cute frog images). I stamped the frog in Staz-On Black on Shimmery White cardstock. Colored w/my aquapainter and watercolor crayons and used markers to shade a little. A touch of dazzling diamonds gives the froggy's tummy and ice cream some sparkle. I stamped the Dots & Daisies background in Pixie Pink craft on Gable Green cardstock and embossed with Irridescent Ice embossing powder and rounded the edges. The Dotted background is stamped in Pixie Pink on Shimmery White and then ran through my Cuttlebug Blooms embossing folder. I attached the Gable Green layer to the Shimmery White layer, and all was placed on a 5 1/4 sized Gable Green square card base. I cut the Frog out with my Creative Memories circle cutter and mounted this to a Pixie Pink scalloped Circle. Attached the frog with dimensionals. The Daisies came from one of TexasJodylynn's Prima shares. Topped this with some Doodlebug bling.
This is a cool technique called Acetate Frost that I learned by being a Technique Junkies subscriber. This particular card uses Tim Holtz Alcohol inks (Farmers Market collection). I blatantly cased this particular design from Leigh O'Brien (as I had never used Alcohol inks before, I didn't want to have to think about anything else). I just love the bright vivid colors produced from these inks! I'm going to have to expand my collection (good use for my M's 40% off coupon). LOL!
Stamps: It's About Time, Well Worn Words
Cardstock: Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White, Acetate
Inks: Black Staz-On, Craft White, Farmers Market
Technique: Acetate Frost
Your Partner: wonderful
Your Hair: colored
Your Mother: dependable
Your Father: dreamer
Your Favorite Item: computer
Your Dream Last Night: nonexistant
Your Favorite Drink: coke
Your Dream Car: bmw
Dream Home: mountain
The Room You Are In: office
Your Fear: bees
Where You Want to be in Ten Years: retired
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: cat
You’re Not: selfish
One of Your Wish List Items: Italy
The Last Thing You Did: laundry
you Are Wearing: cat
Your Favorite Weather: warm
Your Favorite Book: Potter
Last Thing You Ate: mexican
Your Life: busy
Your Mood: content
Your Best Friend: Shuana
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: bed
Your Car: Subaru
What Are You Doing At The Moment: tag
Relationship Status: married
What Is On Your TV: nothing
What Is The Weather Like: muggy
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: today
This is a new game of tag. Let me know your one word answers. You can link back here in the comments, so I can check them out!
I suppose I should now tag someone else! Lindsey, Julee, Cindy, Beate, and Leslie.
I recently purchased a Bind It All over at Eclectic Paperie and this is my very first creation with it. I was so excited just to make this that I forgot to round the corners of my inside pages. I went in after the fact and rounded what corners I could. LOL!
I made this little book to keep track of all my stamp supply purchases. I find that the older I get, the more these types of things come in handy. I really blame my two boys for my lack of brain cells these days. I think they sucked quite a bit of my intelligence when they were in the womb! They are two smart little cookies!
I stamped Doodle This on Shimmery White and also on Basic Grey Phoebe. I cut out both images and layered one on top of the other. Both images are glitzed with Lime and Fruit Punch Stickles. Bling in the center is by Doodlebug. The book itself is two coasters that I covered with more Phoebe paper (inside is the distressed pink from the collection). I traced many of the lines on the front cover with Stickles too. Punched my holes with the BIA, set my coil and tied on a bunch of pretty ribbon.
No more dual purchases for me! That is, as long as I remember to tuck this little book into my purse. :-)
I couldn't resist purchasing this particular cat image from Cherry Pie Art Stamps when I saw it. See the similarity?
I saw this beautiful sketch over on Beate's blog and it gave me the much needed jumping off point to make my Mother's Day cards.
I have extreme paper hoarding tendencies, so the fact that I was able to cut into my Crate Paper is a surprise even to me. For the other CS colors, I used SU's Apricot Appeal, Rose Red and Shimmery White. The picture doesn't show this real well (I have to work on taking better pictures), but the Apricot layer has been dry embossed with the Bodacious classy brass embossing template. Stamp set used is Bodacious Bouquet.
Lucky me! By the simple act of posting a link to this card on Beate's blog, I won the blog candy that she was giving away. Beate is super generous and gave me a brand new, unmounted Big Deal alphabet set from Stampin Up and a ton of beautiful ribbon. Not to mention a beautiful card that I will covet forever! LOL!
If you don't know who Beate is, please check out my links over on the right. She is uber talented and super nice!