Sunday, November 29, 2009

Two more..

This is my favorite one so far. (and everyone loves it too!) I used Flower Soft for the stocking, to give it that realistic look and feel! (and as much as I used, I hardly put a dent in the jar-- I love this stuff!) Since I wanted the main focus to be the middle stocking, I used Versamark for the other two for a watermark-type image. 

This is the inside of the card. I was originally just going to stamp the sentiment in Sweet Blush, but when I tried on a scrap piece, it didn't seem to show up as well as I wanted, so I decided to use the Labels One die in Sweet Blush instead. But that just seemed too plain to me when I went to attach it, so i decided to use Versamark again with the stockings for a background behind the sentiment. --I masked the top part of the card, and only stamped on the bottom half.

This is the card I made for my boss. Wednesday was his 5th anniversary of owning the bar and we thought it'd be funny to give him a sympathy card! This one turned out *way* better than I had in mind. I saw this technique used many times before but had never tried it myself- I stamped Text Styles in Versamark, then Giga Guidelines in Fresh Snow ontop- for a two-layered background.

This is upclose of the background and the glitter strip. I placed a strip of Scor-Tape in between two score lines I made, then sprinkled with glitter. My friend, Tricia, told me how to do this.. and I absoutely love it!

Hopefully I can get some more cards done with week before finals next week! Hope you enjoyed! =)


Stamps- PTI Stocking Prints, Signature Christmas
Paper- PTI Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush
Ink- Versamark, PTI Pure Poppy
Ribbon- PTI Pure Poppy
Other- Nestabilities Label One diecut, Corner Rounder Punch

Stamps- PTI Giga Guidelines, With Sympathy, Background Basics: Text Style
Paper- PTI Spring Moss, Stamper's Select White
Ink- Versamark, PTI Fresh Snow, Spring Moss
Other- Nestabilities Label One diecut, Scor-Tape, Glitter

Monday, October 26, 2009

It's Christmas-card making time!

This is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season.. getting to make really cute Christmas cards! And for all my non-crafty friends: yes- I know Halloween is Saturday and no- it's not too early to be making Christmas cards. (espically when there's a lot to make!!) I only have two to share today, and hope to have some more done by next week.

I was having a hard time trying to come up with color combinations, when my little light bulb inside went off.. "no color!" I decided to create a Christmas card using only black and white. And this was the result. I used PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock and True Black ink. Flag is from Sign Language, the snow hills from Holiday Button Bits, and the snowflakes are from Snowflake Serenade. I also put a small rhinestone in the center of each snowflake.

This is my favorite one so far. For this card, I used PTI's Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream cardstock; Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado and Dark Chocolate ink; and images from Peaceful Poinsettia, Vintage Labels, and Signature Christmas. I also used a corner rounder for the bottom edges of the cream paper and added a small rhinestone in the middle of the poinsettia.

This week, I need to get the goodie bags for my son's bday party done. (I decided to make them using Lauren's Pack A Picnic template.) So hopefully, I'll get some pics of them up here when they're finished.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Non-holiday cards

I haven't updated this in a while, and for that I'm sorry.. but it's been real busy here between school, work, JD, and loosing a car (yeah, two working parents--one car!) I've decided to make two seperate posts, one of christmas/holiday cards and the other with the few non-holiday cards I recently made.

This first one I made really quickly. I used PTI's Pure Poppy cardstock, Fresh Snow ink, With Sympathy stamp set, and the sentiment came from Holiday Button Bits. It's not one of my favorites, but its nice enough and was really simple.

I went looking through the PTI gallery one day and came across a baby shower card that I just absoultly loved! And of course, I just had to CASE it.. found here I decided to change it up slightly tho. For the supplies, I used PTI's Berry Sorbet and Stamper's Select White cardstock, Berry Sorbet swiss dot ribbon, and the stamp sets used were: Polka Dot Basics, Scattered Showers, and Bity Baby Blessings.

This one is my favorite outta the bunch. This is a birthday invitation for my son's 3rd birthday party, which we're having on Halloween. (It's the Saturday before his bday- nov 2) I used PTI's True Black, Orange Zest, and Stamper's Select White cardstock; True Black ink; Boo To You stamp set, and the sentiment is from Scattered Showers Additions--which I curved on the clear block.

Hopefully, I'll be able to get my second post up tonight-- it has a few Christmas cards that I can't wait to share with everyone.

Thanks :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Best cards to date...

This is the card i made for my sister-in-law's birthday. I used Papertrey's In Bloom and Background Basics: Text Style stamp set with Hibuscus Burst, Melon Berry, and New Leaf paper; Hibuscus Burst Ribbon; True Black and New Leaf ink. I stamped the leaf pattern overtop the stamped text background for the leaves, which I got from Nichole Heady and Dawn McVey had created a card with the In Bloom set using these colors, so I thought of combining the two for this one.

This is a congratulations card I made for my counsler, who got promoted. I used all Papertrey supplies to create this card. Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate, and White cardstock; Ocean Tides, White, and Smokey Shadow ink; Berry Sorbet buttons; and stamped images from Everyday Button Bits and Background Basics: Text Style

I cut thin pieces of dark chocolate paper to thread through the buttons. I was a little upset to give this card away because I honestly think this is my best card to date :D


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rapberry Suite Color Challenge #13

Here's my entry for Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge:

I used Papertrey's Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, and Berry Sorbet paper; Berry Sorbet Swiss Dot ribbon; Spring Moss buttons; Berry Sorbet Perfect Match Ink; and the stamp images is from their Everyday Button Bits set. I also used the Fiskar's scallop/hole border punch.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cards and Copics

This is the mother's day card I made for Chris' mom. I used Papertrey's Scarlet Jewel and Ocean Tides paper; Scarlet Jewel ribbon; and complementary copic marker colors, and stamped the images (from PTI's Vintage Picnic) with PTI's True Black ink before distressing the edges. I used the "happy birthday" senitment from the same set on the inside in Scarlet Jewel.

I wanted to test the difference between the copic markers and the la plumb (sp?). The above image is what my sister colored using the other markers.

And of course, this is what I colored using the copics. What a difference! I seriously don't think I'll ever go back to regular markers again... unless of course, I'm coloring with my son lol. :D

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pink, Red, and Butterflies

The first picture is from the baby album. I created a page for each month, with a 2-page layout for 1 and 12 months, including a 2-page layout for "our new arrival" with a spot to add "date, time, place, weight, and length." The second pic is the thank you card. I know, it's not completely perfect, but making 50 of them, you get to a point where you really don't care if the paper is a little bit off.
{Baby Album}
Paper- Brizilla Pink; White; PTI Pure Poppy
Ink- ?
Stamps- PTI Butterfly Kisses
{Baby Shower Thank You Card}
Paper- PTI Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, and Pure Poppy
Ink- ?
Stamps- PTI Butterfly Kisses, Polka Dot Basics
*Please forgive me for not knowing the brand of ink, I'll fix this post when I'm able to add in that information.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

picture quailty

looking back on the picture of the sleeping beauty card, i realized how excited i am that i bought a new camera a few weeks ago, and can't wait to show off my cards with it. that pic was taken with my cell phone, so in a way.. it's really not that bad considering the method used... but still, it's not as good as it could be.. as my other stuff will be :D


bday card

this is the birthday card i made for my niece a few months back. i used the disney princess clear stamp set and simply colored in Sleeping Beauty using color pencils. the set came with the small butterfly stamp that i used for the background of the card. the saying is a stamp from Hero Arts. the best part about the card is when Sarah (4) opened it, she exclaimed "Sleeping Beauty!" :D

so much time, so little to do...

wait, scratch that.. reverse it.

this is like my 3rd attempt at setting my blog up, and i still don't completely like it... but it'll have to do for now.

i've got a ton of pictures to upload of current cards and projects i've been working on, and i really hope i can get everything up and working real soon. but it looks like everything will have to be in a new post cuz it keeps putting the pictures before everything else.. ugh..