Monday, March 31, 2008


I cased this from Stampin' Up!'s showcase webpage. I used River Rock for the base, on Whisper White I stamped the flower from sprinkles randomly and colored in with blush blossom and Mellow Moss. I layered river rock and groovy guava for the band and the squares. I stamped the K from Lovely Letters and used the cracked glass method HERE with that little square. The ribbon is Mellow Moss tafata ribbon.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Whew what a weekend!!

Very little sleep and lots of activity later my sister is finally moved. :) I promise I will update with a project soon. :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Birthday wishes

I wanted to use this idea of 3 panes but accidently made it too long for a regular sized card. SO... what do I do? change the card size. :) I lengthened it to fit in a legal size envelope and added the 'medalion' on the end.

The flower is pick a petal. I used 2 colors from soft subtles for the petals, pale plum and pretty in pink the other color is purely pomegranate. I used barely banana and apricot appeal for the center. The card base is purely pomegranate as well. I stamped the 'happy' stamp from define your life in purely pomegranate. I framed the panes with basic gray. Since it was too long I stamped the birthday stamp from so many scallops using purely pomegranate for the flower and candles, yo-yo yellow for the flames and basic gray for the words. I punched it out using my scalloped punch then layered it on pretty in pink paper. I used my cricut to cut it out the right size.

I wrapped purely pomegranate stitched ribbon all the way around so you can see it on the inside as well. I tied it in a knot then using a dimensional I attached the medallion so that it looks like it is hanging from ribbon.

Cardstock - Whisper white, basic gray, pretty in pink, purely pomegranate
Stamps - Pick a Petal, Define Your Life, So Many Scallops
Ink - Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, Basic Gray, YoYo yellow, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana
Accessories - Purely Pom stitched ribbon, scallop punch, Cricut

Thanks for looking! :)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Embrace life

I LOVE this stamp set. It took a few examples for me to get on board with it. It doesn't show well in the catalog at all!

I used Certainly Celery for the cardbase. I used the little flowers stamp in versamark for the background. I stamped the vine on whisper white with Chocolate chip and colored in the leaves with Certainly Celery. On Whisper white I stamped the flower in Rose red and colored it in. Then I cut it out. I covered the whole flower in versamark and embossed it twice. The main image is framed in Apricot Appeal. The ribbon is Certainly Celery 5/8" grossgrain ribbon tied around the whole front. "Embrace Life" is stamped in Chocolate Chip.

I hope you enjoy! :D

Sunday, March 16, 2008

It's coming on that time!

For Bikinis! No I will not be doning any of these anytime soon but it doesn't mean I can't create one! :) I used THIS tutorial on StampOwl's blog for the panty card on Blush Blossom. I took Whisper White cardstock and randomly stamped a pattern using Spring Solitude (A hostess Set) in different Soft Subtles colors. I then cut that out with the template and tape on the card. I used a shiney ribbon I found at Micheals, primas and stamped the bird on the back in perfect plum. Pretty simple card with a great affect! :)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Split personality??

I did this card for THIS challenge on Splitcoaststampers. It is a Split Negative image. The tutorial for this can be found HERE. This is the first time I've tried this and I had a hard time with colors but went to THIS webpage to find a good color combo because I wanted to use Blue Bayou. I dyed whisper white 1/4" grossgrain ribbon with blue bayou reinker but it didn't turn out quite the color I wanted. Looks like I'll need to invest in more ribbon. :)
So using that webpage and knowing what the challenge was here is my recipe. :)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Blue Bayou, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip.
Ink: Blue Bayou, Versermark, Whisper White craft ink, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
Stamp set: Seaside, Warm Words, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Accessories: Whisper White grossgrain, silver brads, dimensionals, clear embossing powder

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A little spring

I traded a stamp set of mine for Pick A Petal. I love this set!
Paper: Only Orange, Yo-Yo Yellow, Whisper White
Stamps: Pick A Petal, Friendship Blooms (SAB 2008)
Ink: Real Red, Yo-Yo Yellow, Craft White, Versamark, Basic Black
Techniques: Rock N Roll, Masking
I stamped the petals in Real Red, I masked that and stamped the solid petal with Yo-Yo Yellow. I stamped the double lined circle in Only Orange, then the solid stamp in Yo-Yo Yellow then rock n rolled with Only Orange. I punched those out and taped together. I used a pop-up to attach it to the flower. I cut out the flower. I tore a piece of Yo-Yo Yellow around the corner and attached the flower.
I stamped the 3 flower from Friendship Blooms with white craft ink. I also stamped the swirls from Friendship Blooms in versamark but you can't see that on the picture. The sentiment is stmamped in Basic Black.