Monday, November 24, 2008

Challenge Fun

This card was done for a challenge on the Unity forum at SCS. The challenge was to case a project from Lynn Warner's Blog and use something new and something old in the new project. This was the project I cased. I kept the same layout, but used different colors and stamps. I used some new Unity stamps I just got, and some old paper and ribbons I had lying around. This was a fun challenge and I love the layout of Lynn's project. It was a great starting point for this card. Thanks for looking and happy stamping everyone!! :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Limelight Papercrafts Sketch Challenge

This card is for a challenge on the Limelight Papercrafts blog. Their challenge is to use the sketch and use your favorite things on a card. So this card uses many of my favorite things. Unity stamps being way up there at the top of my list, along with anything sparkly, girly or flowery. Thanks for looking and happy stamping :).

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Finally adding some new cards.....

Here are some new cards I've made. It's been a while since I uploaded anything new, so here's some fresh new stuff I've done. I absolutely love this set from Unity Stamp Co. growing in unity. I stamped an image from this kit on plain paper to make matching patterned paper. This is a really simple card, but I love it. The colors are so soft and I love the vintage feel of it. You can't really see it, but I added glitter pen to the birds and swirls.
This is another card using the stamps from growing in unity kit. This tree is just fabulous and makes really quick but gorgeous cards. Can you tell I just love it??? I added clear dew drops that I colored with permanent markers. I also added glossy accents to the birds to make them pop a little. Some orange twill tape finished it off.
This was one of my first circle shaped cards. It was challenging to figure out a layout, but I think it's funky and fun. I loved this pattern paper from autumn leaves and had to use it with this fun stamp from the floral fantastical kit by Unity Stamp Co. Thank you for looking!

Monday, August 25, 2008

more new cards

Some more new stamps that I got at a garage sale. I absolutely love house mouse stamps. This one is just so fun. I colored the image using colored pencil and goo gone. It gives a great soft look to the image. I added the sentiment on punched circles and a scalloped square. Red stickles was added to the sentiment for some sparkle.Monochromatic cards are so great. This is what I came up with for a monochromatic look. I did the two different cuttlebug embossings on white core paper, so the designs show up when sanded. It is so easy but looks great. I just added simple black twill ribbon and the stamped image. There is a little half pearl in the corner of the stamped panel, too.
I just love these fun little owl stamps from Hero Arts. I had to have them and had to make something with them right away. I stamped the branch multiple times using green ink and colored it in with brown colored pencil. The owls are colored with colored pencil and goo gone. I added the scalloped piece behind the owl piece and attached pink ribbon and a little prima flower. The background paper is from the Target dollar spot. I think it goes well with these little owls.

Cards Again!

It's been so long since I've updated my blog. I've been stamping like crazy for a while and haven't had time to blog. So here are some of the cards I've been working on. I got some new stamping supplies and wanted to play with them. This is what I came up with using a new quote set from Heidi Grace and these beautiful paper flowers (that I got at a garage sale!). I embossed the background with my new textile embossing folder.
This card uses a new technique that I learned from SplitcoastStampers called stained glass. It is such a fun technique and has beautiful results. For this technique, you stamp an image with stazon on acetate. Then you color it in (on the back side of the acetate) with crystal effects and reinkers. So cool and easy to do!
This is another card using the stained glass technique. It's so much fun to make these cards. They take a little bit longer than normal cards, but so worth the extra time. I used white stazon refill on this one to get the opaque snow look. It turned out pretty cool.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Cards

Chalking is such a fun technique for cardmaking. I first stamped the hydrangea stamp using versamark ink. Then you go over the ink with chalk. It gives it such a soft look. I added the verse over the flower. The purple background is embossed using the birds and swirls embossing folder for the cuttlebug. I've really been doing a lot of cuttlebug embossing lately. It's such a fast and easy thing to do. The stamps for this card are from Paper Inspirations.
This card was made with stamps all from The Stamp Pad Co. found here. I did a z-fold card, done just by folding the front back partway. I punched the back layer with the fiskars threading water punch. Just love that one! I added glitter pen to all the details and words. Just a little added sparkle and sweetness.

I embossed again on this card. I used the swiss dots and birds and swirls folders on white paper and adhered them to a white card. It gives such a soft elegant look. The couple is stamped and colored and then I went over the dress, veil, and flowers with glue pen and glitter. I matted the image with pearlescent paper. Added a green strip and a pearl brad and it's complete. I love how simple it is but yet elegant.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I just love these bird stamps from inkadinkado. They are just the sweetest ever. I colored the main image using watercolor crayons and added stickles to the flowers. I stamped the bird frame onto the blue patterned paper using soft sky ink and added the happiness always saying with brown ink. The flower is a punch from martha stewart, attached with a button brad. It's simple, but I love these soft colors together.
This is just a super simple card done using the cuttlebug embossing folders. I did the swiss dots embossing folder on the blue paper and the puppy on white. I colored the puppy using colored pencils and goo-gone. Added ribbon, inked edges and "you make me smile" verse and it's done!

I designed this little sheriff's vest after finding the badge stamp at a garage sale a couple weeks ago. I had no stamps to go with it, so I thought a little shirt and vest would work. I just stamped the pattern stamp on the white card cut to the shape of a t-shirt and inked the edges. I used the just jeans background to stamp the vest. I cut it out, added copper brads for buttons and popped the badge off the vest. Just something fun for those little cowboys/girls out there.

Some new cards

This card was inspired by the project of the week over at Unity Stamp Co.'s forum. Here is the link with identicaltriplets' cool card fold and sample. This project was quick and easy to do. I used some stamps from Unity called Flower Parade. Added punched elements, some flowers, ribbon, rub-on, brad, and gem to finish it off. Such a simple card fold, but so much fun!

This is a card done with some stamps from Unity Stamp Co. called flower parade. The flower is stamped using a watercolor spritzing technique. I took two shades of pink markers, inking the whole thing with the lighter shade, and going over and dabbing on the darker shade randomly. Then I spritzed the stamp lightly with water. This gives it a stone-like look. I inked the swirl stamp very unevenly so it gives it a distressed look. Then I went over it with lime stickles. I added some prima flowers and some gems to the flowers to finish it off. The inspiration for this card came from the sweet decorative paper I got at Target a while ago. I just love the pattern and colors of the paper.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

More Cards

This is a diorama card I made for my mom for mother's day. I just love the stamps and had fun coloring them in her favorite colors. Such a fun card to do.

supplies: blooming with love, wonderful favorites, sanded background from Stampin' Up!. watercolor crayons, waterbrush, white gel pen, 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, corner rounder.

This little owl and branch are from a new set I got this weekend while shopping with my mom and aunt. It's a clear set from Chatterbox. It has lots of fun natural images. The bracket stamps are from studio g. (michaels) and the phrase is from Because of you set (Stampin' Up!). I colored the images using colored pencil and goo gone (magic colored pencil technique). It is my most favorite way to color, I can't get enough of it! I added the small white flower and button and a little orange stickles to complete this card. I just love the little owl :)

For this card, I used a new set from the Tricia Santry line from Fiskars. I just think the turtles are so cute and whimsical. I added the grass on the bottom with a stamp from Because of You set (Stampin' Up!). I colored this using colored pencils and goo gone. Just some fun little images to color.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

I had such a fun day today! Just wanted to share....I spent the day shopping at craft stores with my mom and aunt. So much fun!!! We spent hours in each store, no rush, just fun.

We went to Michael's first, picked up some pretty cute dollar stamps (months of the year). These are always so fun. Then we went to Crafts Direct (St. Cloud, MN). This is probably the biggest craft store there is! There was such a surprise when I walked in the door, I was so excited! There was a whole display of Unity Stamps! So fun and awesome to see them there. If you haven't heard of or seen their stamps, check them out here. They are just fabulous and the owner is great! They have a really innovative mounting system for their stamps and the quality and value are incredible.

So we shopped all day and then enjoyed ice cream. What could be better than spending time with some wonderful gals, buying stamps, and eating ice cream! Thank you so much mom and Lori for a wonderful day! You rock!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Unity Stamp Projects

The flower section of this card was created using the dahlia fold technique. To make the card itself, I stamped the large vine stamp on celery paper using celery ink and attached this to a white card. I stamped the large dotted circle eight times on some purple patterned paper and cut them out using the creative memories circle cutter. I attached each petal to the card and cut off any that was hanging over the edge of it. I stamped the small yellow flower on white paper and punched it out with a circle punch and finished it off with a purple crystal brad.

-supplies used: white, celery, purple patterned paper; certainly celery, barely banana, lovely lilac ink pads; circle punch, creative memories circle cutter, purple crystal brad, paper piercer.

For this card, I cut out a bunch of different sized circles using my creative memories cutter. I stamped on some and left some plain. For the large flower, I inked the stamp up using pumpkin and teal ink pads. I added some detail to the flowers and dots using a white gel pen, clear glitter pen and a couple pink gems. I tied brown satin ribbon around a green dotted paper piece and attached this to a white card. Then, I attached all the circles to the card, overlapping them and popping some off the card using foam squares.

-supplies used: Flower Parade stamp kit; white, teal, orange, pink, purple, green dot paper; lovely lilac, pumpkin pie, taken with teal, pixie pink ink pads; foam squares, white gel pen, clear glitter pen, pink gems, brown satin ribbon.

To start out, I took a pink paper piece, border punched the bottom edge, and stamped the large scalloped circle on the entire piece using pink ink. I then took the vine stamp and stamped it along the bottom left corner using first gray, then black ink. I attached this piece to a white card. Then, I tied black sheer ribbon and pink grossgrain around the card. I wrote the wish sentiment and doodled on a strip of white paper using a black glaze pen and attached that to the card. I also cut out the pink stamped flower and popped that on the card using foam squares. The center of the flower is gray flower stamped and punched with a circle punch. I then accented certain areas using the black glaze pen, and a glue pen and pink glitter.

-supplies used: Flower Parade stamp kit; white, pink cardstock; basic black, going gray, pixie pink ink pads; pink grossgrain, sheer black ribbon, black glaze pen, glue pen, pink glitter, foam squares, scallop border punch.

More Unity Projects

I stamped the large vine from Unity Stamp Co.'s Flower Parade kit on some patterned paper using cocoa ink, inked the edges of this piece, and attached it to a cream card. I stamped a small flower along a green strip of paper layered with a cream scallop piece and a blue scallop piece. I tied a brown and pink ribbon around this piece and attached the panel to the card. I cut out two layered circles and stamped the dotted circle on the cream one. I inked the flower stamp with rose ink and smudged it with some brown to give it a distressed look. I popped this off of the circle panel, added the smaller stamped circle and finished it with a blue crystal flower.

-supplies used: flower parade kit; cream, celery, light blue, brown paper, patterned paper; rose red, soft sky, certainly celery, close to cocoa, wild wasabi ink pads; creative memories circle cutter, scallop border punch, large corner rounder, brown stitched ribbon, foam squares, and crystal flower

I started this card with a glossy piece of paper that I sponged celery, caribbean, and teal ink onto. I then stamped the large vine and small flowers on it. I let this dry for a few minutes then attached it to the brown card.
I stamped the large flower on glossy paper using caribbean and teal ink, let it dry and cut it out. I stamped the large flower on brown paper and cut out just the inner part of the flower (or negative space) and attached this to the larger blue flower. The flower center is the small flower stamped and punched with a small circle punch. I added a brown ribbon to the card and then went along and added some details to the flowers using a white gel pen and clear glitter pen.

-supplies used: flower parade kit; white glossy paper, brown cardstock; cool caribbean, certainly celery, taken with teal, old olive, close to cocoa ink pads; brown ribbon, foam squares, white gel pen, clear glitter pen, circle punch, small piece of sponge.

This card has a burgandy piece that is stamped using the scallop circle stamp-tan ink and small flower stamp-burgandy ink. I tied ribbon around this burgandy piece and attached it to a cream card. I stamped the large vine with two shades of green, cut it out and adhered it to the card. I stamped the scallop circle and flowers on cream paper, sponged some moss ink on it and cut it out using the creative memories circle cutter. I cut out another circle using green paper and a scallop edge scissor. Another circle was cut out of brown paper and I pierced the perimeter then attached the other two circles to this one. I cut out a small flower that was stamped on burgandy paper, attached it to the circle panel with a copper brad and popped this panel onto the card using foam squares. And the card was done.
-supplies used: cream, burgandy, green, brown cardstock; sahara sand, mellow moss, cranberry crisp ink pads; creative memories circle cutter, piercing tool, brown satin ribbon, copper brad, scallop scissors, foam squares.

Unity Stamp Co. Projects

I made all of these cards using some new stamps from Unity Stamp Company called Flower Parade. I just love their stamps and the quality of the images they produce. Each stamp kit comes with many coordinating stamps so there are oodles of creative options when working with them.

This first card is made with light blue patterned paper that I stamped on with three small flower stamps and attached it to a cream card. I added some orange dotted ribbon across, cut out the large dotted circle using scallop scissors and attached that over the ribbon. I inked the large flower stamp with apricot and then rocked the edges with pumpkin ink. I added a small flower stamped on the patterned paper punched out with a circle punch. The finishing touch was an orange crystal brad and I attached the whole flower to the card using foam squares.

-supplies used: flower parade stamps; sahara sand, apricot appeal, pumpkin pie ink; light blue patterned paper, cream cardstock; orange dotted ribbon, orange crystal brad, scallop scissors

On this card, I took some mustard colored paper and stamped the small flower randomly on the whole piece and then ran it through the cuttlebug using the swiss dot embossing folder. I stamped the large vine on this panel twice using brown and olive inks. I placed three tiny teal brads in the lower corner and adhered it to a cream card base. I inked the large flower using teal ink, then rocked it in brown ink and cut it out. I stamped another large flower on mustard paper and cut out the inner flower section (negative space) to create the layers. I stamped the small flower with olive ink and cut this one out as well. To finish the card, I attatched the flower layers to the card, popped the small green flower using foam squares and added a crystal to the center.
-supplies used: mustard, cream paper; pumpkin pie, taken with teal, chocolate chip, and an olive cat's eye ink pad; foam squares, tiny teal brads, swiss dots cuttlebug folder, crystal

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

This is a card I did a couple weeks ago . I was in a spring-like mood and needed to see some spring colors. I used flower and leaf stamps from stampin' up's Time Well Spent set, and the stem is a hero arts saying stamp. Pattern paper is from making memories. I added crystal effects and glitter to the flower and the brad. I just love the dots and the fun whimsical colors of the card.