Thursday, May 31, 2012

Abuzz With Spring

This is the flower from the Every Moment stamp set.  I colored it with markers and blender pen, embossed the background with square lattice EF, and then add the crochet trim with a button.  Clean and simple.

For you Floral

Well, at least I used a different EF and did not use the lace ribbon border punch ( :  Still couldn't sway myself away from the label framelit.  I was trying to do the marker layering and have it turn out as beautiful as Karen Barber and many of the other amazing stamping artists out there - hopefully with a little practice.  I may need to change this out to a get well soon card - my best friend's mom just fell off her bike and broke her knee cap.  She is having surgery today - ouch!

Late Birthday Wishes

A late birthday card for one of my closest friends.  Because I was running late, I kind of hi-jacked my previous card "A Note of Thanks" and just changed up the colors.  Used Apothecary Art set with Labels framelits diecuts, and the wallpaper EF. I have about 60 punches, diecuts and embossing folders to choose from - so why do I always end up with the labels framelits,  the lace border punch, and the wallpaper EF?  I need to broaden my scope of thinking ( :

Pinwheel with Love

This was actually my first attempt at the pinwheel - prior to the previous pinwheel birthday card post.  To make the pinwheel you just start with a triangle (I cut a 2 1/2" square in half); then fold over the inside edge of each triangle and glue it to a circle in back. Then cover the front seems of the 4 triangles with a decorative brad, button, or stamped circle.  It is not my favorite card of all time - but the pinwheel is cute.  And of course I used the bitty banners framelits again :-)  I need to try and diversify!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pinwheel Birthday

My friend's granddaughter is having her 1st birthday party today, and I made this card for her.  I pre-ordered the bitty banner framelits that will be avail in the new 2012 - 2013 catalog; I think they will be one of my favorite must haves, along with the label framelit :-)  I tried the pinwheel technique and had fun with it!  To make the pinwheel you just start with a triangle (I cut a 2 1/2" square in half); then fold over the inside edge of each triangle and glue it to a circle in back.  Then cover the front seems of the 4 triangles with a decorative brad, button, or stamped circle.

On the inside I used the create a cupcake stamp set and punch, along with happiest birthday wishes hostess set.  The happy birthday sentiment is a little crooked, but I figured since she's only 1 she may not notice :-)

Monday, May 14, 2012

For You From Me

Another inspired by spring project, using stamps from Elements of Style, Fresh Vintrage, and A Word For You sets. Embossed with square lattice, and used label punch and diecut. Simple but springish :-)

For You Elements of Style

Inspired by spring and the beautiful weather, I pulled out my Elements of Style set.  I colored with markers and blender pen, embossed the front with vintage wallpaper EF. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Apothecary Note of Thanks

I absolutely love the Apothecary Art set item #125527 with the label framelits from the occasions mini catalog 2012.  The set is still available for early order, as it is one of the carry-overs into the new 2012 - 2013 idea book and catalog. 
I used the marker layering technique as shown on one of Karen Barber's posts.  The embossing folders are the vintage wall paper, square lattice, and perfect polka dots; the punch is the lace border.  The paper colors used are daffodil delight, wild wasabi, pink pirouette, very vanilla.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ride in Peace

This card was inspired by my Idaho friend Heather who has a love for horses and the outdoors :-)  It is not my traditional style, but it makes me think peaceful thoughts!  It is done with a brayer and masking technique.  The cowboy is embossed.  Have a blessed day!

Stampin supplies: Cajun Craze, Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso and Soft Suede paper; Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede and Early Espresso ink; Out West stamp set; Square Lattice folder; Label framelits diecut, Big shot

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Thinking of You Everyday Enchantment Card

This card was layered using the everyday enchantment DSP, the posy punch stamp set and punch, and the dotted scallop ribbon border punch. And finished off with one of my favorites - the crochet ribbon.

Happiest Birthday card

This card was inspired by the card on the front of the occasions mini catalog.  I love the labels framelits!

Friday, May 4, 2012

So Grateful

Still playing around with the Fresh Vintage SAB set, and the Everyday Enchantment DSP.  Lately I have been drawn to using the Pool Party in color.

Fresh Vintage Cupcake Birthday

I made the background of this card using the Fresh Vintage SAB set, along with the everyday enchantment DSP. I also used the Create a Cupcake set with the matching punch.