Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I know what you are thinking...."oh my, what now?!?!?!"
anyway....Here is my riddle for you. Well, probably not considered to be a "real"riddle....but oh well!
What do a scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, tag punch, word window punch, 1/4 inch square punch, and 1/2 inch circle punch have in common? Oh yeah...Don't forget to throw in Polka Dots and Paisley stamp set and a little black gingham ribbon.
I know what you are probably thinking.....
"Why does she have to play such games with us?"
"Can't she just post a card with no nonsense?"
Here it is....your answer:
Here is a close up of my little guy:
I used a pencil eraser to "stamp" his cheeks in blush blossom.
come on...tell me...what do you think? Leave a comment below, I have big shoulders! (and big hips...but that is another story!!!!) LOL!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Well...after the obvious greens in the Bold Bright family...but you know me....I needed accessories-ribbon and glitter-that would match perfectly. I'm a little OCD like that. That is what drew me to Stampin' Up!'s product line in the very beginning....the fact that everything matches perfectly....without mistake. You know what I mean. You buy a red sweater...just try to match that red exactly somewhere else with an accessory. Virtually impossible! Even a color as simple as black....buy a black shirt, black pants, black socks and black accessories in different places....I would almost guarantee you the blacks would not match perfectly. Maybe to some....that's not a big deal...but to me...when it is something I am making or designing....it has to match perfectly! I really digressed today, huh? Well...enough of my rambling!
Here is my card today:
Got you wondering where my stamps come from yet?
Well.....here is another picture......
The shamrock was created using the heart stamp from Simply Said and the stem is from Heartfelt Thanks. Did you guess it right? My sentiment is from the Three for You Punch Box. I don't have a dedicated Happy St. Patrick's Day stamp so I thought this one was perfect.
Notice the bling factor of this baby?????? I used my 2 way gel pen to outline the clover leaves and stem and sprinkled with my beloved cosmo glitter in celery. I gotta tell you....I LOVE THIS GLITTER!!!!!!!! It is as smooth as Dazzling Diamonds but colored! Does it get any better than that???? I don't think so! :)
Did I hear someone ask if my card opened like a typical card?
Maybe a side fold?
Maybe a top fold, if I am feeling frisky?
Well check this out!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
my...how I used the punches on this set! I really do love having a wealth of punches...it makes layering a breeze! I couldn't imagine not having them!
Are you still wondering which came first - the cake or the card? Well...I guess I will let the cat out of the bag. it was the.................................CAKE! When I finished decorating the cake...I was like...this would make a nice card. My wheels started to spin....smoke started pouring out of my ears....What did I have that I could use to duplicate that cake?????? I originally thought Roses in Winter, another retired set. I made my card front and thoguth ...that will not work. Rpses in Winter roses are too big for this card...with all of the masking I had in mind. Picture this...me starring at my stamp shelf with a very heavy heart...I had an idea and no way to execute it! And then, like a spotlight on an object in a dark room....my retired Level 3 Hostess set - Flowers for a Friend. Imagine the "ba-bing" being played with an organ inthe background. It was perfect, the roses were the right proportion for what I had in mind.
Well...I sure have a lot to say considering I didn't even get to stamp today....remember to insert very sad face....
Happy stampin' to all of you!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
The pictures are in no particular order....
Thursday, February 14, 2008
This is what it came up with for me when I answered the questions....what kind are you? This is fitting for me...I even prefer milk chocolate chips over the usual semi sweet! too funny!
|You are Milk Chocolate|
A total dreamer, you spend most of your time with your head in the clouds.
You often think of the future, and you are always working toward your ideal life.
Also nostalgic, you rarely forget a meaningful moment... even those from long ago.
A sweet new box of goodies from Stampin' Up!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
And also....if you have more than 5 stamp sets on your wish list....or if you ever wanted to be a head of your own business......or just interested in buying your supplies at my discount......
STAMPIN' UP! IS OFFERING 20% OFF NEW DEMO KIT!!!!!! You will also get to choose a free stamp set (not included in the regular business kit) valued upto $47.95. This is available during Sale a Bration only! Contact me if this intrigues you!
Friday, February 8, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I actually made this card yesterday for an online color challenge of real red, ballet blue and apricot appeal. Apricot appeal????? How could I incorporate those colors on one card? The real red and ballet blue were great but apricot? I sat and thought and thought.....what stamp set could I use with those colors? It hit me.....use A Little Birdie Told Me...I can make those cute birdies any color I would like to. And besides, I haven't even mounted it yet...it was screaming to me to be inked up! I grabbed my craft and rubber scissors and went at it.
I decided the first step would be to make my main image and work backwards. Sometimes I work from base up, sometimes from a side panel and then up or back....I don't have a real rhyme or reason to how I create....I just start. But this card would start at the main image.
I stamped the small birdie on watercolor paper with black staz-on ink and then made a "mask" for it on a sticky note. I laid the mask over the birdie and used my stamp a ma jig to line up the larger birdie where I wanted it. I wanted it to look like the small bird was whispering in the ear of the larger bird. Does it?
I used my stampin' write markers, ink refills and my beloved aquapainter to color in the image. In my opinion, colored images look one dimensional and "flat" if there isn't some sort of shadow around the image. For this card, I highlighted around the birdies with sahara sand and made shadows under the birdies with basic grey using an aquapainter. Here is a close up of the main image panel:
Notice the party hat on the ballet blue panel and on the sentiment? It is from the same set! How cute!
The rest is probalbly self explanitory....if not...fell free to contact me, I'd love to hear from you!
stamp set: a little birdie told me
card stock: ballet blue, real red, apricot appeal, whisper white, watercolor paper, basic black
ink: black staz-on, ballet blue, night of navy, apricot appeal, more mustard, sahara sand, basic grey
accessories: mat pack and piercer, red gingham ribbon, scallop circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, stampin' dimensionals
edited to add: i realize now that i forgot to color in their little beaks....they are colored in with only orange....sorry ;)