Sunday, September 28, 2008

single layers...

I am making some single layer cards to add to my sale stash. Some of the teachers at my daughters school were asking about mailing the bulkier cards and I thought this was a good way to resolve those fears. I created a mask out of acetate and stippled the centers. For the butterfly, I stippled in bashful blue and then stamped in rose red with the sentiment in black craft. Then I outlined the entire area in stickles. For the flower, I stippled in barely banana, then stamped the flowers in pale plum and the sentiment in basic black. I added the heidi swapp gems in the center of each flower then outlined in gold stickles.
stamps: butterfly if happiness from su, flower garden from pti
paper: pti white
accessories: heidi swapp gems, stipple brush, stickles

Saturday, September 27, 2008

sweet memory...

This is a Prima tube (thanks Tracy!!) that I altered for the SBS I am going ot this weekend in Ft Meade. I've been to swaps with those crazy Ft Meade ladies before and they are a LOT of fun so I can't wait to stamp on their home turf! My friend Kristyn is going with me and I am certain she will love the Ft Meade ladies too!
This was made with some retired SU paper and embies and is filled with... well, I can't tell you!!! :P

Friday, September 26, 2008

a bit of vino...

I love this Bella! Isn't she beautiful?
I really don't know what I was thinking when I made this goofy card! I do like how it looks closed though. The opening is at the blue scalloped layer and Bella flips up with it... so it's a tri fold card. The *celebrate* sentiment also lifts with Bella. I think I'd like it better if I had attached that to the card base and only Bella lifted with the flap. She is colored with Copic markers and her dress is covered with stickles.
paper: MME dotted card stock, SU always artichoke and ballet blue card stock
stamps: stamping bella, pti (sentiment)
accessories: stickles, martha stewart scallop border punch, su word window punch

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Is anyone out there wishing? I was a busy busy stamper last night! Look at all these Wish RAKS I am sending out... are you a member of the Wish RAK group? Maybe one of these are for you! Some of the images inside include: Elzybells, Gina K, Zoofari, A Muse and Booglie Eyes. I also have some Mickey Mouse and covered bridge images....

birthday bella...

I've been trying to use up some scraps and also some more of that double sided card stock. I found almost a whole pack and I really want to use it up, so I am sorry if you get bored with it... at least it's in five different colors combinations. I wanted to soften up the designer paper so I scalloped the edge of this vellum and I really like the way it came out. Bella is colored with Copic markers and her purse has some glaze on it.
designer paper by su, vellum is out of a college catalog my son got two years ago
accessories: random ribbon from my stash; martha stewart punch, copic markers

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

replenishing the stash...

So, one of my daughters teachers from last asked to buy some of my cards. I immediately went to my stash, pulled out the bestest ones and put them into a decorated lunch pail. I punches some scallops and cut some scrap card stock to make some dividers for pricing. She bought five *and* placed an order for cards matching a set I gave her last year at the end of the year. She is such a wonderful lady! This card is going into my sale stash. I put a little bit of stickles on the flower petals. It's hard to see in this photo, sorry 'bout that! I love the photos everyone takes with the natural light and I have been experimenting with different times of the day. Any input is appreciated. I know this light is kinda harsh... I don't get morning light so that isn't an option for me :(
PTI stamps; stampin up more mustard ink
unknown card stock, CK designer paper
sponge dauber, Prima flowers, unknown bauble, stickles

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

birthday princess...

This is another card I did with SUs Pretty Princess set. I used some baby bling on her crown and three larger gems on the lower right. Stickles on the star on her wand and also on the heart on her crown.

stamps: pretty princess by stampin up, faux ribbon by pti
ink: stampin up basic black, regal rose, markers
paper: unknown card stock base, stampin up patterned paper
accessories: gems, stickles

Monday, September 22, 2008

pretty as a princess...

This is another card on double sided card stock. I had this image stamped and colored and on my french board waiting for a loooong time! Really, I think like two years! I was going to use the images for my daughters second birthday but went with something else *after* I stamped and colored about twenty of these... look for more of her in these colors LOL!!
Thanks to Lauren (my biggest enabler!!), I have these wonderful Disney Princess stamps and had to use this sentiment for this card.
stamps: SU Pretty Princess (I think) Disney Princess sentiment
SU Basic Brown ink
paper: stampin up confetti white; unknown card stock, DCWV patterned paper
MME ribbon, Stickles, DCWV stitches rub ons

Sunday, September 21, 2008

yella bella

I stumbled upon some of my old time favorite double sided solid card stock from about four or five years ago... before I got into Stampin' Up card stock. One side is a pale yellow and the other is a near perfect match for PTI aqua mist. The patterned paper is some I got over the summer by working at the CK convention. I really like the colors (and the back had a really pretty polka dot pattern... you will see that in another post). Bella is colored with Copic markers and popped up. Some satin aqua mist ribbon from PTI finishes it off. I wanted to put a sentiment on this but nothing seemed balanced.

stamp by Stamping Bella
unknown card stock for base, CK patterned paper
PTI ribbon, Copic markers

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

a tiny tote

When I first made the 2-4-6-8 box I loved it! When Jenn Balcer posted directions for the 2-5-7-10 box I was in love! I was going to use these boxes for school treats but they don't hold pencils well at this size. So, these are going to be little treat boxes for a special group of ladies.
I used a half sheet of card stock and scored the bottom at 1.5 inches. It's banded with a two inch strip of patterned paper and Booglie Eyes is stamped, colored in with just my prisma colored pencils (it was hard to resist blending with mineral spirits.) A little ribbon wrapped around and a finished with just a knot. The image is popped up on foam dots.

booglie eyes by SU
only orange card stock, dcwv patterned paper and green panel
basic gray ink by stampin' up
prisma colored pencils
random ribbon scrap from my ribbon basket, google eyes

Thursday, September 11, 2008

teachers gifts....

I am making some note cards for my son's teacher for the Holidays this year. I wanted to make self sealing notes that he can use to send notes home to parents or use for colleagues. That's why I chose to do these matchbook cards. I am using up some 12x12 card stock I have excess of so these cards are 4x5.5 instead of the standard A2. I actually like this size better... somehow it just seems more proportional or something.

More of these to come in the next few weeks!

su mini mates stamp set
dcwv patterned paper, craft cardstock
giltter glue, stapler

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

joyful snowflakes...

This card is for my friend Kristyn to bring to a swap we are going to. We were at Georgann's the other night cutting, cutting, cutting and I threw it all together in baggies and made the final sample because we didn't have ribbon there that *worked* on this. I really like the way this silver ribbon pulls the sparkle from the shimmery card stock of the main image.
We CASED this from a Christmas card G did last year. We just spun it and changed up the embellishments we used. The image was stamped in handsome hunter on shimmery paper... it really shines irl. It's popped up on foam dots. I used my Fiskars snowflake embossing punch for the edge. The "O" in JOY was sponged with sage shadow ink. It makes the silver snowflake brad stand out just a bit more.
sage shadow card stock, wintergreen dsp, unknown shimmer card stock
walmart ribbon, mm brad, fiskars border punch,

Monday, September 8, 2008

on my mind...

I made this matchbook card a few days ago. It's a CASE from last years SU kit called Holiday Blitz. After the promotion, SU had a sale on the kits (less the wild wasabi base card) and I snatched some up. The kit came with a whisper white panel that I chose not to use. I like the flowers stamped on the soft sky dsp.
It's hard to see in the photo, but the red layer has paper piercing along both edges. The red zig zag ribbon is stapled on.
stamps su upsy daisy
su classic choc chip and real red
soft sky dsp, real red textured cardstock, kraft base
su ribbon
stapler, paper piercing kit

a bad hair day...

I got this adorable image from the Wish RAK group on SCS. There are some truly generous stampers in that group! But then, aren't all stampers??

I made this card a few weeks ago but never got around to shooting her till today. I really love how this came together. I have a brother sewing machine that I really wish I knew how to use :) but for this card, I pierced the paper with my SU tool kit and hand stitched floss into the holes. She is colored in with copic markers. I am adding to my collection monthly with Gina K's club! Thanks Gina for making it so easy to collect them.
buttons from my collection, the blue one on the bottom is su and most of the rest of them are making memories
felt flower and patterned paper by making memories
cardstock is cool caribbean and regal rose by su