November 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Bri!

Happy Birthday Brianna! Best wishes today and everyday. We love you!!

Here is a very quick and easy card with very limited stamping required. SU's embossing folders are great for making quick cards when you are pressed for time. I added a few half pearls, also SU, to jazz up the card a bit. I hope my critic like it, cause this one is hers :-)

November 11, 2010

Tea Anyone?

Here is another card I did a while back. I participated in an Inspirational challenge. Our swap moderator sent us a picture of a beautiful cake that was yellow and white with a hint of blue and pink. At first I was going to make a baby card. Then I had a better idea and this card was the result. Although I am not too fond of the tea cup stamp image, I like the way it turned out. Hope you do too!

November 9, 2010

Butterfly Thank You

Made this card a while back but never got around to sharing. This card was made for a sketch challenge I participated in one of my online groups. When I started working with this sketch, I pulled out some pattern paper and went to work with the colors. The colors of green, gray & pumpkin pie was not one that hit me, but when all the pieces were all layed out, I liked it. This card was finished off with the little paper roses. Aren't they cute?

November 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

I just love, love, love this card! This is a case of a case. My friend Rose, cased this card from someone else. When she showed it to me, I knew that this was the card for my mother. When my mother opened her card, she loved it too!

I love the fact that this card has a monochromatic look to it. There is white layered and popped up on white. It is also scored, embossed as well as fauxed stitched. There are lots of elements going on with this card, including the "bling". I used black ribbon to add a little contrast, but simply because I did not have any of SU's Poppy Parade ribbon.

All items Stampin'UP! except for Lacey circles die-cut.

October 21, 2010

It's a Manly Thing

I am so excited to share with you one of the first masculine cards I've made in a long time that I am just in love with! Found the CS while browsing in my LSS in the Halloween section. Now, I am not a fan of anything Halloween. But this CS screamed manly cards! So I bought some and tadaaaa! Here is my creation.

I added a piece of black ribbon and GinaK label stamp and used the coordinating dies from Nestabilities. I hope you like it as much as I do. Let me know what you think.

September 14, 2010

Quick & Easy Thank You

Hey there! Here are two quick and easy thank you cards I made for two girlfriends. See, I spent the day with Maria and Rose and I learned how to make a beautiful clock (which I will post later). As usual we had lots of fun hanging out. When it was time to go, I felt like a little kid because I didn't want to go home, but I had a 90 minute drive ahead of me and it was already 10pm.

This is an all SU card which required very little stamping. The flowers are so very easy to make, I could make them in my sleep!

Stamps: Afterthoughts (SU hostess)
CS: Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Peach Parfait & Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft
Accessories: 1/4" choc. chip grosgrain ribbon, in-color brads, clear EP, scallop punch

September 12, 2010

Can I have your autograph?

Hey there! It's been a while since my last post. I've been enjoying my summer with my daughter and my husband, and this is our last weekend with Brianna before she leaves for school. I will miss her (again), as she has been a tremendous help around the house :(

I did this card for a weekly challenge swap using a new stamp I got from Susana's custom art and card design ( called Fabulous Friends by Animapeeps. This stamp is great for coloring so I decided to use my Copic markers and try my hand at shading. I suck at it!!! but I love how the card turned out.

Anyway, I think this card is self explanatory. SU embossing folder, card stock, and ribbon; sentiment by Verve stamps. Let me know what you think.

July 19, 2010

Birthday Candles

Just playing with a stamp and pattern paper I purchased a while back. The candles are colored in with Copic markers and the flames are glittered. Turned out cute, if I must say so myself!

July 17, 2010

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Here is a card I made for my father. I am not good at making masculine cards, but I must admit this card turned out cuter than the picture. Anyway, today is my father's birthday and just wanted to share his birthday card and give him a big shout out. Happy birthday, Daddy! I love you!!

July 12, 2010

2 Cards 1 Layout

Here are two cards using the same layout but different stamps. I am just loving this layout. The first card was made with all Stampin' Up products with exception for the punch.

This card was made with an image called Shopping Shoes from Stampotique (thanks Kim). Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card. The sentiment says "I wish I would have worn panties". Hope you enjoyed looking!

July 11, 2010

Drawer Box Gift Set & Birthday Card

Don't you just love it? I saw this drawer box on Splitcoast stampers last week and had to make it. It was fairly fast and easy. The only thing that took some time was the decoration phase. I love the way it turned out and I just love the cards. The yellow card is my favorite. This holds 4 cards with 4 envelopes easily. You could probably get 5 to 6 cards to fit. Anyway, I saw my BFF this weekend and gave this little gift to her along with the card below. Note: it's not the best picture as I took this late at night.

Happy Birthday Rose! Love ya!!

July 1, 2010

Its a Tool Tree!

I am so bad!!! I made this card for my husband's birthday back in March of this year. I know, SMH (shake my head)!! Anyway, these stamps are from Stamps by Judith.


Here is another card I made a while back. Love the way it turned out! Hope you like it too!!

June 6, 2010

Mystery Image Swap

I love this image! Unfortunately, I don't know the name of this image. This image was sent to me and the other participants of this swap. We had to make a card using this image and send it to our assigned partner. The image was colored using Copic markers. Let me know what you think.

May 29, 2010

Mother's Day Pansies

I didn't get a chance to share with you the Mother's Day card I made for my mom. All I can say is this was a fun and easy card to make. I've been seeing a lot of these pansies, so I had to try it too. I love the way the card turned out and so did my mother. She even took it to work to show her co-workers! I hope you like it too.

May 26, 2010

Totally Tool

Hi there! I'm back with another card share. This card was made a few months back for a challenge I participated in. The challenge was to create a masculine card. I participated because I needed to step out of my box and do something different. I knew I wanted to use SU's Totally Tool stamp set, but I was at a total loss for a cool design. Anyway, I remember flipping through a magazine while waiting in line at Michael's and found this layout. The pegboard idea came from a card found on Splitcoast Stampers. I added a few brads, painted the the tools with silver metallic ink using a watercolor brush, added a sentiment and a button and Wallah, we have a masculine card! Let me know what you think.

May 18, 2010

Bath Time

HI Bloggers! I'm back with another card share. This card was made for a challenge swap. This challenge was easy because it was an "anything goes" challenge. We can make a card with any items either SU or non SU. I chose non SU. I had this stamp along with a card I saw with this image and I CASEd the layout! This card was fun to make and I totally loved the outcome. I found the pattern paper in my stash and paired it up with SU's Kiwi Kiss CS (although retired, I just love the color). I used the swiss dots folder for this. The image was colored with Copic markers. Glitter was used for the bubbles, the duck is on a pop dot so that it is sitting on the bubbles. I also made a paper flower to add to the card as a final touch. These are soooo easy and fun to make. I hope you like it!

May 13, 2010

Long Overdue Post - Digital Images

Hi there! Its been a while since my last post. I really didn't mean for it to be this long since I last shared with you. I haven't been stamping much. Really I haven't been doing much besides working and taking care of family issues/drama! Ain't it funny that when you do not want to get involved in certain situations, you're pulled into it anyway? It just amazes me how much misery loves company.

Anyway, in my blog travels, I discovered digital images. These images are fun to play with. I really like the digital images, because if you're like me, once you pay for the image, it is readily available to download to your computer. And like stamps, you can use these images forever. The one advantage is the fact that you can size these images any way you like (you can't do that with rubber stamps)! Don't get me wrong, I still love my rubber!

This image is from The Greeting Farm. Her name is Dressy Ebony. I used Copic markers to color her.

The next two cards also use the image from The Greeting Farm. Her name is Charlotte. I just love her curly afro as well as her cute outfit. These were also colored with Copic markers.

Thanks for looking.

February 2, 2010

A Happy Heart

Who says hearts must be red? I love pink hearts just as much as I love red hearts, and I love these colors together. They remind me of neopolitan ice cream. Yum! Speaking of ice cream, I think I will have some later. Anyway, I am trying to use up this DSP before it retires. I have a little time though, so expect to see more creations from me using the Sending Love Specialty DSP. Let me know what you think.

Stamps: A Happy Heart, En Francais
CS: Pretty in Pink, Choc. Chip, Whisper White, Sending Love Specialty
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: SU Markers, 5/8" choc. chip grosgrain ribbon, 5/16" jumbo brads, crystal clear EP

January 26, 2010

Love You Much

Hey there!
Here is a card I made a couple weeks ago using the new stuff from StampinUp. This card can be used as a notecard or a Valentines Day card. It's a little plain, but sweet. Hope you think so too!
Stamps: Well Scripted
CS: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Sending Love Specialty
Ink: Real Red Craft
Accessories: 5/8" Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, scalloop trip border punch, crystal clear EP

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forward to all the new, fun, and exciting things that 2010 has to offer. In honor of the new year, I made three cards with the soon to be retired Night and Day DSP. I hate to see this DSP go away because it is so versatile and I always like the look of black and white. I must admit that I these cards were derived from a card my wonderful upline and BFF, Rose, loaned me. I was originally going to CASE her card, but during the assembly process, my card took on a life of its own. Let me know what you think of these.