Saturday, June 30, 2012

Poppy Layers

paper - calypso coral , whisper white, floral district DSP
ink - calypso coral, rich razzleberry, baja breeze
stamps - pleasant poppies, tagtastic (hostess)
punches - oval, scallop oval, 2 3/8" scallop circle, misc. circle punch
misc - ribbon, rhinestone stickers, sponge daubers

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Butterfly Sunset

I used the brayer technique on this card. I first stamped the field flowers and butterfly in black stazon; then stamped the shading part of field flowers in so saffron. I colored the butterfly with markers. Then I used a versamarker to cover the images and embossed them with clear embossing powder. I brayered daffodil delight in bottom left corner at an angle. After masking off the sun with a post it, I brayered from the top right hand corner at an angle: so saffron; then moving up a little and not quite covering all of the so saffron  added calypso coral; then not covering all of the calypso coral added melon mambo; sponged in so saffron on the sun.

  • cardstock - melon mambo, black, whisper white
  • ink - daffodil delight, so saffron, calypso coral, melon mambo, versamark pen
  • stamps - field flowers, papillon potpourri, itty bitty banners
  • accessories - modern label punch, bitty banners framelits, itty bitty shapes punches, clear embossing powder, heat gun

Itty Bitty Boot

This boot is from the hostess set Happy You. Very simple, but fun card : ) Doily print from delicate doilies; flourish from everything eleanor.

    • Cardstock: daffodil delight, baja breeze, whisper white
    • Stamps: happy you, everything eleanor, delicate doilies, itty bitty banners
  • Ink: pool party, black stazon
  • Markers: daffodil delight, pool party, blender pen
  • Accessories: floral frames framelits, 2 3/8" scallop circle, square lattice embossing folder, itty bitty shapes punches, bitty banners framelits, daffodil delight ribbon, pearl rhinestone stickers

Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy Thoughts of You

This is my first attempt at the baby wipe technique. I took 4 reinkers and dropped a few of each color in a row on a baby wipe and wiped it directly on Whisper White cardstock. As I continued down, some of the colors overlapped. Then I stamped the flower directly over the top. Card is matted in early espresso.

SUPPLIES (all SU unless otherwise noted):
  • Cardstock: early espresso, whisper white, melon mambo
  • Ink: elegant eggplant, calypso coral
  • Reinkers: calypso coral, melon mambo, wisteria wonder, pool party
  • Stamps: Field Flowers
  • Punches: dotted scallop ribbon border, decorative label, martha stewart edge punch
  • Misc: ribbon, pink rhinestones (not SU)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Poppy Pattern

Another card using Pleasant Poppies as the focal point. The background is created using the flourish from Everything Eleanor and one of the Delicate Doilies stamps. The poppies were stamped on watercolor paper with black stazon ink and then were colored with Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade markers and a blender pen. I outlined the poppies with a Pink Pirouhette marker. The background is stamped in Wild Wasabi and Cherry Cobbler; sentiment from Itty Bitty Banners is stamped in Cherry Cobbler as well.

  • Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Basic Black cardstock & watercolor paper
  • Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouhette, Lucky Limeade markers; blender pen
  • Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi ink
  • Itty Bitty Shapes, Modern Label, and Decorative Label, 1/2" circle punches
  • Labels Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits
  • Delicate Doilies, Everything Eleanor, Pleasant Poppies, Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets

Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Afternoon Thank You

This stamp is from the hostess set Summer Afternoon. It is stamped on watercolor paper in Brown Stazon ink and colored with markers and blender pen. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banner set and is cut with the Bitty Banner Framelits. The background is embossed with Petals a Plenty in Daffodil Delight. The matting is Early Espresso and the Card is Baja Breeze.

  • daffodil delight, baja breeze, early espresso, watercolor paper
  • Summer Afternoon, Itty Bitty Banners
  • Bitty Banners Framelits, Itty Bitty Shapes punch, 1/2" circle punch, dotted scallop ribbon border punch
  • Petals a Plenty EF
  • crumb cake, early espresso, pumpkin pie, baja breeze, island indigo, certainly celerly, wild wasabi, sahara sand, daffodil delight, more mustard markers
  • marina mist ink, brown stazon

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Poppy Window

I was testing out my new Pleasant Poppies backbground stamp. I made it a "window" of poppies by first embossing the wild wasabi mat with the vintage wallpaper, then cutting out the frame with the labels framelits. I colored the poppies using pumpkin pie, calypso coral and mellow moss. The butterfly is from the new Papillon Potpourri set and is stamped in calypso coral and then punched out with coordinating butterfly punch.

  • carstock: calypso coral, wild wasabi, whisper white, black
  • stamps: pleasant poppies, papillon potpourri, because i care (old hostess)
  • ink: stazon black, calypso coral
  • accessories: modern label, word window, and elegant butterfly punch; labels framelits; black rhinestones not SU

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Furry Folk Love

I love this Furry Folk set and didn't realize until tonight that it was not in the new catalog : (  The little critters are so cute. I masked off the top of critters head before stamping the next critter. The bear and mouse are stamped in Always Artichoke, the hedgehog and bunny in Melon Mambo, the beaver in Soft suede.

  • Furry Folk, Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets
  • Always Artichoke, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede ink
  • Melon Mambo, Whisper White cardstock, Kraft (not SU) 
  • Petals a Plenty, Square Lattice embossing folders
  • Labels Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits
  • Pink Rhinestones, Ribbon, Border punch not SU

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wolf Father's Day Card

Another Father's Day card using Nature Silhouettes, Lovely as a Tree, and the brayering technique.
First I masked off the moon and the bottom hill with post it notes. Then I brayered Daffodil Delight just above the hill; masked off the top portion and brayered Calypso Coral just above the Daffodil Delight. Removed the top mask and brayered Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant over that, then Not Quite Navy. Removed the moon mask and sponged a Daffodil Delight. Stamped the background trees in black; removed the bottom hill mask and sponged the hill in with Lucky Limeade and Always Artichoke. Stamped the front trees. Stamped the wolf at the top of the hill; sponged in a little bit of Soft Suede under the hill line and around the bottom edges. Used ticket punch on the top right corner, added word window in Lucky Limeade and Elegant Eggplant; added brads.
I feel accomplished because I have such a hard time making masculine cards : ) Thanks for looking!

  • Nature Silhouettes, Lovely as a Tree SU stamp sets
  • Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Black cardstock
  • Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Not Quite Navy, Black Stazon SU inks
  • Ticket punch, Word Window punch
  • Decorative Brads

Monday, June 11, 2012

Father's Day Field Flowers

This is a father's day card - and the reason I can get away with beautiful flower's for a "manly" card, is that my step-dad is an amazing photographer of wildflowers : ) So he is one of the few men that might appreciate such a card. It is similar to the previously posted Field Flowers Thank You but I changed the colors to add a little more masculine tones : )

For the two-step stamping on the flowers I used Cherry Cobbler for the outline and Pumpkin Pie for the shading. Cardstock colors are Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, and Whisper White. I stamped the image before diecutting with the Labels Framelits.

Father's Day Nature

A simple brayered Father's Day card. This is the old Lovely as a Tree set and the sentiment from Nature Silhouettes. I masked the moon and brayered Daffodil Delight, Groovy Guava, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Not Quite Navy. Then stamped the trees in black. Added accents with modern label punch and brads.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Field Flower Thanks

My goal with this card was to try to use a color combo that wouldn't be typical for me to select with the Field Flower set.  I used cajun craze, lucky limeade, early espresso, and white cardstock. For ink I used cherry cobbler for the flower outline, pumpkin pie for the two step stamping, and always artichoke for the stem and sentiment. I used the labels and bitty banners framelits, the petals a plenty and square lattice embossing folders, and the ribbon border and ticket punches. The sentiment is the itty bitty banners set with an antique brad below it.

Now on to father's day cards...

Floral Frames Happiness

I've been playing around with my new stuff! These Floral Frames Framelits are so fun - I love them : )
This is more of a diecut and embossed card with minimal stamping. I haven't used the happiness shared sentiment in ages, but it seemed appropriate.

I sponged the edges of each layer of the Floral Frames with crumb cake and added a 3/4" circle stamped from the Posy Punch set and a 2 3/8" scallop punched in Elegant Eggplant.

  • Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Sahard Sand and Vanilla cardstock
  • Happiness Shared and Posy Punch stamp sets
  • Petals a Plenty, Perfect Polka Dots EF
  • Floral Frames Framelits
  • 2 3/8" Scallop, Itty Bitty Shapes, and 3/4" circle punch
  • Elegant Eggplant, crumb cake ink
  • Pearl Basics
  • Brown ribbon not SU

Saturday, June 9, 2012

For You by Eleanor

Another rainy day - deja vu! Playing with Everything Eleanor, another deja vu! This card was the result of mistakes and covering them up : )

I inked the flourish in early espresso and then melon mambo; inked the background label in crumb cake, then the edges in early espresso. Then embossed with petals a plenty. Stamped the floral images in early espresso then colored with pink pirouhette and melon mambo using a blender pen. Added white to the flower.

  • Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Crumb Cake cardstock
  • Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake ink
  • Elegant Butterfly punch, Modern Label punch, Scallop edge punch (Not SU)
  • Labels Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits
  • Everything Eleanor, Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets
  • Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder

Friday, June 8, 2012

Everything Eleanor

I almost didn't get the Everything Eleanor stamp set - and now I'm so glad I did! There are so many other things I should be doing right now, instead of playing with my new SU stuff : )  Anyhoo...I used markers and blender pens on the flowers. The one on the right had yellow for the center sticking up things - it didn't look right; so I colored over it with the white and it came out a yellowish color.
  • Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo Cardstock. Watercolor Paper
  • Petals a Plenty, Framed Tulips Embossing Folders
  • Floral Frames Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits
  • Everything Eleanor, Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets
  • Pink Pirouhette, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, White markers; uni-ball Signo gel pen and blender pen
  • black stazon, Crumb Cake ink
  • Ribbon and pink rhinestones not SU

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Afternoon Birthday Wishes

Yeah!! Got my new box delivered from the UPS man. This swing stamp is actually from a hostess set - Summer Afternoon. The happy birthday is from the itty bitty banners stamp set, cut with the bitty banners framelits. The petals a plenty EF and the itty bitty shape punches are not new - but they are to me : ) Cardstock colors used: cajun craze, pacific point, so saffron, watercolor paper. The ribbon is daffodil delight. Used markers and blender pens on the swing and accented with modern label punch with itty bitty flower shape.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Field Flowers

Another rainy day...I am ready for sunshine.  This Field Flowers set seems bright and cheery - I'll see if the cheer is contagious : )
I used the large paper doily die, the polka dots EF, the swirls scribbles die all in whisper white. The flower is stamped in Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, and Wild Wasabi. The with Love sentiment is cut out with the bitty banners framelits. The card and flower are matted with Wisteria Wonder and the button is from the designer series.

Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fu Man Chu Bear

Another card created because of the rainy, rainy day here in North Idaho. I cut the topnote out of very vanilla, masked the sun, and then sponged with marina mist, pool party, daffodil delight, tangerine tango, crumb cake, soft suede. Then I stamped the flowers/stems from the Nature Walk set. You inspire me is from the Petite Pairs set and is cut with the bitty banners framelits.

The background panel is daffodil delight and is embossed with square lattice. The ribbon is also daffodil delight.

To make the bear I used these punches: ornament, cupcake builder, fancy flower, 3/4" circle, and 1/2" circle. The eyebrows, nose, and whites of eye are from the cupcake builder. I cut the 3/4" circle in half for the ears and the 1/2" circle for the eyes in black. I stamped the bottom of the bear's chin with a cupcake wrapper from Create a Cupcake set to create a "fu man chu". I added brown rhinestone pearls to the eyes. I punched the fancy flower and then embossed with the square lattice EF. The bears face and body are done in soft suede.


It's a rainy, rainy day here in North Idaho - boo! So I got in the mood for some paper piecing silliness ( :
I sponged the background topnote with pool party, marina mist, elegant eggplant and then stamped with grass from Inspired by Nature set. The background panel is Perfect Plum and embossed with Perfect Polka Dots. To make the fish I first embossed a very vanilla piece with the Vintage Wallpaper EF. Then I punched it out with the ornament punch and sponged elegant eggplant and marina mist; punched the ornament again out of black and cut off for the tail. I made the top fin and mouth with the cupcake builder punch. Added a pearl for the eye.  I used labels framelits for the fish background and sponged around the edges with elegant eggplant. Sending a Kiss is from the Petite Pairs set and is punched with word window and matted with modern label.  and voila!
Punches Used:

Tortoise Shell Father's Day

I wanted the green background print to look like a tortoise shell - for some reason I woke up thinking about that ( :
To get the look, I took Wild Wasabi paper, and stamped the background print from Fresh Vintage in Early Espresso. Then I crumbled the paper up and sponged on Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Soft Suede. I covered with versamark ink and heat embossed; then embossed it with the vintage wallpaper EF. wheeew!
The boot is stamped in Early Espresso, and colored with Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and blender pens. I sponged Soft Suede and Early Espresso around the image.
The ribbon is some old SU twill tape I had - I stamped it with the background image from the Fresh Vintage set in Soft Suede to give it a worn look.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Get Well Soon

I made this get well card using the Nature Walk and FreshVintage stamp sets.  I stamped the Fresh Vintage pattern on the background using Pool Party  and Wild Wasabi ink and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice EF. Used the Vintage Wallpaper EF on the Wild Wasabi. After I stamped the bird and colored using markers and blender pen, I embossed with the Square Lattice EF. Trimmed it with victoria crochet ribbon and designer series button. I took a very small trimmed edge of baja breeze paper and ran through the button holes to look like thick thread; then used tacky tape to stick the button to ribbon.

Apothecary Sympathy

Another card I wish I didn't have the occasion to make.  Because the family has such a love of life, gardening, and Jesus, I decided it should also be colorful with flowers.  Used my fav - apothecary art with labels framelits, bitty banners framelits, and the vintage wallpaper EF. The sympathy and friendship stamp is not SU - it's from My Sentiments Exactly (a very stamp).  SU papers used are cherry cobbler, daffodil delight, very vanilla, and watercolor paper. Ribbon is also daffodil delight. I used the marker layering technique to color the flowers.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sympathy & Prayer

This is a card that I wish did not need to be made. My step-cousins 5 year old son died in a tragic accident 2 weeks ago. His name was Rhett and he was a beautiful, energetic boy that loved life, Jesus, and bright colors.  He would tell anyone that would listen about Jesus, and he had the utmost confidence in his child-like faith. Rhett lived the type of faith we are supposed to live as christians. So because Rhett loved colorful things, and because his mom loves green and purple, this is the card I came up with. We all use the phrase "life is so short" as more of a figure of speech. But never have those words had so much meaning and never have those words been so hard to swallow. It reminds me that each day is a gift, and the silly things that I grumble about or worry about, are so small compared to eternity. We have so much to be thankful for!

I am reminded of Romans 8: 38 - 39 
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)

Faux Leather Deer Coaster

I made this coaster in a set of 4 as a christmas gift last year.  My friend reports they have received many compliments and "where did you find those" question.  To create the aged leather look, I took a piece of crumb cake cardstock and sprayed lightly with water, then crumbled it up.  I flattened the crumbled paper out, then inked the crumbled creases with soft suede. Then I stamped the deer from nature silhouettes set using black stazon ink. I ran it through the big shot using an embossing folder similar to snake skin pattern. I affixed the paper to the ceramic tile using mod podge and glossed over the image using mod podge.