I made these two cards using the Summer Smooches Decor Stencil. In the top card I used sponge daubers and classic ink pads to apply the color. In the bottom photo the reverse piece of the stencil was used to block the Island Indigo and Pool Party that was sponged around the flower image. Then I used my Color Spritzer and Calypso Coral marker to add a little contrast all over the card. I haven't done much with stencils; it was fun to try some new techniques.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
A couple more masculine cards using some long retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets. One of my coworkers said she had some stamping things that she no longer used. She wondered if I wanted them; said to use what I wanted and find a home for anything I didn't want. These cards are made from two sets from her stash. I had fun making them. The little mouse just makes me feel happy. The expression that is on the stamp with it is "Hooray for You" so I just inked the mouse image and found this "Happy Birthday" in the same arc shape in another of her sets. The balloon also came from that set. I used markers to color in the mouse and the balloons. Coloring is so therapeutic for me!
Monday, April 23, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
The Pear Pizazz cs was embossed with the snowflake embossing folder. It's sure a pretty pattern and certainly can be used for more than just "snowy" cards.
I'm going to miss this set of retiring colors: pear pizazz, peach parfait, blushing bride, concord crush and poppy parade. But it will be fun to see what the 5 new colors will be!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Today, I made some more graduation cards. I started with the layout on the top card and decided to use the same layout and supplies and step it up a bit in the second card by adding a row of So Saffron trim on each side of the Cherry Cobber cs. I also ran the stars through an embossing folder after they were punched.
In the bottom photo I also ran the Cherry Cobbler cs through the snowflake embossing folder and then adhered it upside down on the card base.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The last donation for the auction... a hand knitted tote back with journal, ink pen and candle. The journal is a composition notebook that has been covered with DSP and card stock. Used my Big Shot Tasteful Trim die to make the Pacific Point card stock rick rack. I unscrewed the pen and put a piece of matching DSP inside the pen barrel. The candle is decorated with stamped images, too. It's really easy to do; you just stamp onto tissue paper and then use your heat embossing tool to adhere the tissue paper to the candle by melting just the top layer of wax.
The tote is knit using regular worsted weight yarn with a one inch strip of plastic disposable bag. I had to have something to do while watching NCAA Men's Semifinals!
Monday, April 9, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I've been working on donations for the seminary's senior class silent auction. This is a cute little box of 9 all occasion cards. The box comes from Angie Leach's Too Cool Stamping blog. Really easy to make with the new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.
These three cards are birthday cards. I tried to make one each that was masculine, juvenile and feminine.
I then made one each for Sympathy, Get Well and Anniversary. The Designer Series Paper is a retired pack. It has some really pretty images and goes with the Elegant Lines embossing folder. I could have gotten all the cards out of one sheet of DSP but wanted to use more of the prints. I think I'll be making another set of these cards to keep!
Friday, April 6, 2012
I got the "Packed for Everything Bundle" free as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator incentive. I wasn't sure I would use these four stamps very much. But then I saw a post on Angie Leach's Too Cool Stamping blog and was inspired. I've used them a lot! And it's nice that you can either buy all 4 stamps as a bundle or buy each one individually. Here are 2 baby cards I made. I have friends who just had their first baby and another friend who has another grandchild. So, these went in the mail yesterday.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Still needed a few more Easter cards and decided it was time to use some of the "scraps" sitting on my desk. I had ribbon, card stock, vellum, even the die cut doily laying on my desks from past projects I'd done with the group at the retirement home. I'm pleased with how they turned out. It's amazing how quickly those scraps turned into lovely cards!
Monday, April 2, 2012
Yes, that's the same old ribbon... but really now I am done showing you cards made with it. I like it but now I can order some Stampin' Up! ribbon in colors that coordinate with my paper and ink! That's what I love about SU! It makes it so easy to create and be pleased with your finished project. I've used my Big Shot again on this card to emboss the background with the stripes. The Easter lilies are from a retired stamp set. The expression is from Teeny Tiny Wishes... a set I use a lot!