Friday, July 29, 2011

Mini Gift Card

I just love clean and simple styling. I noticed this sketch #FTL151 on the clean and simple site( decided to try it out.It is a perfect size for a gift enclosure card and I will be needing one in a few days. I hunted in the scrap box again and found everything I needed in the paper department right away. I used my Martha Stewart Score tool to follow the directions on their site. Next I cut the sections out using my Fiskars cutter.I also used a Martha Stewart edger to create a lacy treatment. The sentiment(stamped with Mementos-Tuxedo Black) is from an Inkadinkado set by Dawn Houser (from a Big Lots sale only $2.00 recently.)I plan to make many of these cards to have for last minute gifts. Check out the site for the details.
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summer Angel

Ages ago, I bought these seasonal stamps from Grubbies. The one used on this card is Summer. I used the old scrap box again to find both the sage and plum papers pieces and the background paper is BG. The image was stamped with Mementos Tuxedo Black and the angel was colored with Zig markers.The small hearts around the angel have a touch of Stickles Star Dust. The 3 flowers were from the scrap box as were the brads.The ribbon is from Michaels.Another birthday card ready to mail in the morning.
Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Oh well!

My migraine headaches are back again. We are expecting rain tonight and hopefully I will be feeling better soon after the storm passes. (at least I can hope that to be the case)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Embossing Folder Fun

On Creations by Christina( today she shared a super easy project. She ran a white CS panel through her CB in an embossing folder after measuring off sections to create a panel. After embossing , she added Thickers to spell out a word after inking them separately to change the color before gluing the letters on the panel. To finish the card, she added an designer brad for an accent. I changed my word to hello(inked it first with DI Stormy Sky then gluing it onto the panel), and added a small flower with a brad from my stash. I liked the results and also got my Thickers(mine are Venus font) on sale at Big Lots($2.00). Just love those sales!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ahh Borders

I went to the clearance sale at Borders last night. Lots of people were in the check out lines but the store was still stocked well. I was hoping to find a copy of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. It is from England and pricy here in the states at $10.00.They do include extras and I was able to get the issue 93 that included 7 acrylic stamps-Fairies of the Seasons. It also includes free papers to download(with their code) by Sarah Williams of Flutter Bee Designs. I even got 40%off and used a gift card. Now I have some new images to try out. This image is the first one I tried. The image was stamped with Mementos Tuxedo Black and colored with Prismacolor Pencils. The background papers were downloaded from their website. The ribbon is from the scrap box and the snowflake punch is from Martha Stewart. StarDust Stickles were applied to the snowflake for a bit of bling. Another Christmas card to go into the stash.

On a sad note, I was shocked to see the awful events which happened in Norway. My family is Norwegian American and I visited there with my parents. My prayers are with the families . Some friends of ours currently live in Oslo and I heard from them today and they are safe .

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A friendship worth keeping

It is a birthday week for several dear friends. I made this card to get into the mail in the morning. The MFT Pure Innocence stamp used one of my favorites. My cousin Peggy is also a special friend and the last few months have been challenging for her. This card is to remind her I'm thinking of her. Happy Birthday Lady!I used scraps from my box and the general idea from AmyR's posting today.The sentiment was attached with pop dots. I added a "gem" to enhance the "magic wand".The ink is Mementos Tuxedo Black and the image was water colored.The wings and hearts were enhanced with Stickles Star Dust.(Sorry the image is a bit blurry-my camera is acting up again)
Wishing you a great day!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Birthday Rhubarb

I am a fan of Sweet n Sassy Stamps. Korin, the owner/illustrator has a new little bear in her digi line. He is cute and I decided to make him into a birthday card. I used scraps from the box , my CM hexagon punches, embossing folder, watercolor paint to paint him, and an oldie SU sentiment stamp to create this card. His embellishment, a red rose tied with sheer ribbon attached with a glue dot. After arranging the variety of hexagons in a rainbow fashion, the card was run through my CB in a QuicKutz Polka Dots folder. It is off in the mail tomorrow to send to a friend for her birthday.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Nature gives...

The flowers in my garden are growing so well and it inspired me to make this CAS card using a variety of stamps,one from Unity,while the verse is from Verve . The dotted paper is from the scrap box and the card stock is White Bazzill. The ink used was Memories Sepia and the card was edged with DI Spun Sugar. The center of each of the the flowers was enhanced with a dot of Stickles Peeled Paint.The sheer ribbon is SU Ivory.The flower is unknown from the stash. Another card for emergencies is ready.
Have a great day today!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Without a little rain...

This card includes stamps from Elzabells , a great company unfortunately no longer in business. I had forgotten I had it in my stash. The set , A brighter tomorrow, has great sentiments and a rainbow and clouds too.I water colored the rainbow and edged the clouds with light blue watercolor . The ribbon is from my stash and I cut a slot to feed the ribbon through to hold it onto the white cardstock covered with a scrap of Basic Grey.The ink used was Mementos Tuxedo Black.
Wishing you sunny days!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hello Friend

This card is going out to surprise a friend. I used some collage scraps, a MS butterfly punch and a Verve stamp from the set Happy Hello.The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.The folder is from Halcraft and has a matching envelope. It was fun to have time to make some cards today.
Wishing you a great day today!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gift Card Folder

I pulled out my QuicKutz Anime birds die to make a quick card. Using kraft paper for a base, I cut out the larger bird with my CB and Basic Grey scraps. The smaller bird went on the inside to decorate the pocket to hold the gift card. Just a bit of glue to put it together and a sentiment from Hampton Arts stamped in Distress Ink Dusty Concord and a sage ribbon tie and a quick gift was ready for the mail.
Happy Crafting to all.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July to all!

I felt the need to create a card to celebrate the birthday of the USA. We are lucky to live here and give thanks to family members and those who sacrificed to keep us free. My card today uses stamps from two companies. The star stamps are from Verve(Polka Stars) and the girl is from Magnolia(a stamped image gift). The paper is from the scrap box and the folder is Bazzill Beige.She was water colored while the stars were stamped with Distress Ink Faded Jeans, Barn Door, and Stormy Sky.The twine is unknown . The card is being sent off to a special friend in the military in the morning.
Enjoy the holiday and blue skies.