Friday, September 4, 2009

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tri-shutter technique

This is a card I made for a friend. I found a similar card here on Tosh's Blog . It looks more difficult than it is. It takes some measuring, some cutting and some folding. I used scrapbook paper from my stash. The Friendship stamp is from Stampin' UP! and the sentiment stamp is by Stampabillities. I punched some of the flowers and others are from the Pretties kit by Stampin' UP!

Blog candy giveaway by PriscillaStyles

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Altered Altoid Tin

I made this for a friend. I used an empty Altoid tin. (Love my Altoid's!) It was perfect to put a small gift in. It is covered in Rose Red and Close to Cocoa. Stamps - Looks Like Spring and Pocket Silhouettes by Stampin' UP! A friend on one of my Yahoo groups suggested using sand paper to smooth the edges of the cardstock so the fit perfectly up against the edges. I was amazed at how much easier this one tip made making this project. I was really happy with it when I was done. Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monochromatic Card

My favorite color Purple(s). So, I chose it for this monochromatic card. The stamps are from Pocket Silhouettes, Sweet Dreams and Beyond the Basics by Stampin' UP! Lovely Lilac is the color I used and white as my neutral. The ribbon is from my stash. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Butterfly card

I really like how this card turned out. I cased the layout from someone on Splitcoast Stampers, but I'm sorry I didn't save the post or the name of the artist. Thank you if it was you! :) All stamps are by Stampin' UP! - Stipple Butterfly, Script, and Beyond the Basics. I colored the butterly using a blender pen and ink pad. Colors - Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss and Cameo Coral.

Swing Card

I tried without much success to make a swing (or flip flop) card in the past. But, I wanted a card with a different fold, so I tried again. You can find the directions here on Splitcoast Stampers. For some reason, it made sense to me this time and it turned out the way it was supposed to. :) I like when a plan comes together. The cutting for me was the hardest part and after getting the right, it was easy.The stamps are all by Stampin' UP! I used Looks Like Spring and Sweet Dreams for the sentiment. The colors are Green Galore, Yoyo Yellow, and Only Orange. The punched flowers are the punch that matches the Looks Like Spring stamp set.

Bookmark Card

This is a book mark card that I made for a swap. The flower pot was made using an origami fold. I used Really Rust card stock, but it would have been easier to do with a thinner paper. It also made the card heavy and thick. I also used Ruby Red, Old Olive, More Mustard and Close to Cocoa card stock and ink. The cardstock and stamps (Inspired by Nature) are by Stampin' UP!

Friend to Friend

This card was done using some textured scrapbook paper from my stash. I added it to Rose Romance card and stamped the flowers from Pocket Silhouettes by Stampin' UP! I added ribbon from my basket and colored a fabric flower and added a pearl to it. Let me know what you think!

Quilted Cards

I just learned to do a Quilted card from Brandy. Thanks Brandy! These are the two cards that I made using this technique. All stamps by Stampin' UP! The scrapbook paper is from my stash and I'm not sure who makes it. Rose Romance is the main color on both cards. Thanks for looking!

Friend Card

Here is a card I made for a VC Rocks challenge. To use an inchie in the design. All stamps used by Stampin' UP! Flower stamps are from Looks Like Spring and sentiment stamp is from Sweet Dreams. Colors: So Saffron, Rose Red, Lavendar Lace and Garden Green. I used Dazzling Diamond glitter in the centers of the punched flowers. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Looks Like Spring Bookmark

Here is a bookmark using the Stampin' UP! sets Looks Like Spring and Sweet Dreams. I used the same colors as in the previous post, So Saffron, Bliss Blue and Brocade Blue. The other side is personalized for a friend. She hasn't received it yet, so I didn't post a picture of the other side. It has her name spelled out using letters from a sizzlit alphabet. The ribbon slides through the main part of the bookmark so you can turn it either way. Thanks for looking!

Looks Like Spring Card

This is a card that I did for a swap. It uses the Stampin' UP! sets Looks Like Spring and Wonderful Words. The cardstock and ink are So Saffron, Bliss Blue and Brocade Blue. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Shabby Chic Card

I originally made this card to submit for publication, but it wasn't chosen and so, here it is. The stamp set is Serene Spring by Stampin' UP!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Artful Sentiments Copic Challenge 14 and Blog Candy!

If you are interested in learning to use copics and winning some, check out Kimm's blog here. I don't have any but want some. Kimm and the ladies on her design team post awesome projects.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Blog Candy from Creating with Chrissy

If you havn't yet, check out Creating with Chrissy and the blog candy she is giving away to celebrate Holy Week. She is a great stamper and gives me a lot of inspiration.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Blog Candy at Creating with Chrissy

Check out Creating with Chrissy. She's hit 80,000 hits and is giving away some blog candy. Check it out here if you haven't already! You have until Jan. 31 to get signed up.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge #54

I haven't stamped in quite a while and haven't participated in any Sketch Challenges either. So, this morning I decided to put some things on hold until I stamped something. I checked out the TSSC #54 and decided this was a great sketch to jump in and do. Check out Mary Jo's sketch here. So, this is my version. Hopefully, I will stay on a schedule now that the holidays and my birthday are over and that will give me more time to actually stamp.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


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