Friday, February 19, 2010

Today's card is for my sister-in-law. Happy Birthday Chandilicious! It is also my first attempt at watercoloring. Yikes! I have been admiring Copic coloring for ages and am totally intimated. Watercolor pencils...ehhh. Forget the gamsol complicated. So what is left...the ink/watercolor trick. I suppose it helps when the correct paper is used. Oh, well. Keep trying.

Cardstock-Bazzill Basics
Designer Paper: Studio K Meadow and Breeze
Stamp: "Love ya bunches" SU, "for you" G-studio
Punches: Fiskars-Apron Scallop, Round scallop
Button, ribbon & paper swirl: Stash

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mojo Monday 126

Today's card was inspired by Mojo Monday 126. This design has soooo much going on, I had to cut back a bit.
It's for my friend's birthday. Happy Bday Vicki!

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
DP: Studio K-Meadow and Breezes
Punches: Fiskars-Apron Scallop, Round Scallop
Stamp: Love without End
Ink: Brillance-Coco
Button: Stash

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Candy Hearts

Today's card was inspired when I ate a handful of candy conversation hearts.
{Later I felt like throwing up. A little too sweet and chalky...but that's the candy talking}
The hearts were cut from a template with scallop scissors, then edges were swiped with SU "Rose Romance" ink. Can Valentine's day be in March? I'm not quite done with all of this sweetness, hearts and fluff.
Cardstock; Bazzill Basic "Chablis"
Designer Paper: Me & my big ideas
Stamps: Studio G "Alphabet Series 3"
Ribbon: "Celebrate It", Michael's
Buttons: Stash, floss DMC
Paper Flower: Dictionary pages
Punch: Fiskar "Apron Scallop"

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Doilies have arrived

Another V-day card. My daughter Sweet Pea kept telling me I hadn't made a card with a doilies. I found a package of 36 "dainty doilies" at Michael's and began to cut them up. I added sparkely chipboard letters and a buttony/heart embellishment, and don't forget the ubiquitous scallop punch.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mojo Monday 125

Today's card is a Mojo Monday design. Here is this weeks inspiration:
I haven't played in a while, but I had this round image all ready to go. The half circle was a bit of a booger to get even. Here is my interpretation:
My card is missing a little piece under the bow. I think I am the only one on the planet that doesn't have a cutting maching....Sizzix, Cricuit, Cuttlebug, etc. I have trying to decide what to get. After seeing PTI's new dies, I want one even more!
Anyone have any suggestions? I am leaning towards Cuttlebug.

Designer paper: Me & My Big ideas
Cardstock: Bazzill Basic "Chablis"
Ribbon: "Celebrate It" Michaels
Image: "Celebrate It" mini notecards (12 for 60 cents!!)
Rhinestone stickers: Darice from Michaels

Valentine rip off

No...don't get me wrong. I don't think Valentine's Day is a rip off. In fact, I quite enjoy it. On the 18th I will be celebrating the 21st anniversary of the day my husband and I were married. We celebrate both lovey days together. Yikes!!! 21 years. How can that be? I'm only 28.

So the rip off is actual the card. I borrowed/stole/was inspired by a favorite creator, Michelle Wooderson. So, thanks Mish!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Vintage Valentine's

Today's card was inspired by an old, really old stamp I've had for at least 15 years. I love this floral wreath and was channeling my inner "Melissa Frances", although it's not nearly fluffy and pretty enough for MF! Heheee.
I printed out Shakespeare's sonnets onto cardstock on my compy, then embossed my image. Added some cute buttons, a ribbon and lace piece from my stash, and a little sentiment on velum. Badda-bing! Ohhh, can't forget my favorite Ranger Vintage ink for the edges.

p.s. still working on a watermark. Any suggestions for improvement?

Monday, February 1, 2010


I think I may have figured out the illusive "good" photo trick. After surfing and looking at tons of blogs, I just couldn't get my cards to look so great on this blog. I have a pile of cards I didn't want to post because the pictures looked so...Yuck! After more surfing, I think I have come upon the answer....Light Tent. Yep, I'm sure you already knew that. I guess I missed that day in class. Oh well, on my way to better and prettier cards. YIPPEE!

Here's a good example of the before and after.
Before: Flat and color distorted because of flash

After: Bright with depth and dimension.
This Valentine's card was inspired by the Crush bottle cap. The inside reads:
"I've got one on you"

Have a great day!