Here is a card made totally out of scraps that were laying on the top of my table. It is a very simple card, but will work very well for my brothers, who tend to look at a birthday card, think "Cool, Trudy remembered my birthday," then check to see if there is any $$$ in it, and toss it in the trash. LOL!!! They DO like that I make them personally though, so something like this works quite well.
The stamp set is TACs "Little Cupcake" set in the recent Serendpity. The paper is DCWV and some from my stash.
Here is another card made YEARS ago with this months Vintage Set "Everyday Mice" This card is beyond simple. I look at it and want to change it in so many ways, but it is also fun for me to look at, because it shows me how my stamping has changed.
Again, if you want to see a larger view, and more deets about the card, just click on the image.
Here is another oldie but goodlie. I think I had been a TAC demo about 4 months as this time. This was my first time ever doing the wax paper resist technique. It was a lot of fun, but I don't know if I have done it since.
HERE is where you can see this larger. Do you like these mice? Find out how you can get your hands on a set HERE.
I have been super busy with creating things for Mischelle's blog and for some other things I have up my sleeve, and have felt terrible that I have been neglecting my blog. I have decided to show some of my OLD work for a little bit (and add a few new things if I actually find the time).
I decided to start with "Everyday Mice", one of my first TAC sets, because it is also for sale as the Vintage Set this month. It is such a CUTE and FUN set, sooo versatile.
This is my least favorite of the cards that I found. It is just over 4 years old. Hopefully my stamping has improved a little since then.
If you would like to see a larger pic of it, you can go HERE
Hey you all, my work for this months "Savvy Projects" is now up on Mischelle's blog! You can see it HERE
As the title says, I made this for my wonderful grandfather. He is a man I have so much love and respect for, truly amazing. He is also one of those people that I find SOOO hard to find a gift for. He already has everything. That is why when I saw the directions for this project I was so excited!!! He sends out TONS of cards every year...he has never yet missed a single birthday, anniversary, or Christmas. That is a lot to say for a man who has 6 kids, their spouses, 14 grankids, THEIR spouses, and now 7 great-grandchildren, with more on the way. I knew he would love this because I made it AND because he would really use it for those hard to find guy cards.
I just found out, by a phone call from another sweet angel, that I have two items posted on The Angel Company's website. Wanna see what I made, click HERE Look at the middle row, mine is the first one and then the last one.
I just realized, when uploading this card to the PaperWings Gallery, that I never uploaded it to my blog...so rather belatedly, here it is.
I made this card for the Card to Crop Contest for TAC demos...and it WON!
To see the scrapbook page that was made to match this go HERE
I used DCWV (Die Cuts with View) paper, Palette ink (Sunflower, a red, and Jardin Moss, I think). I used my corner rounder for the scallops, and the new white gel pen from Serendipity for the dots. The paper piercing was done with a paper piercer and plastic canvas.
The stamp sets I used are "Seeds of Blessling" and "Graphic Blooms" I cut down the yellow flower to make it fit the card, and the leaves are also made with one of the flowers that I cut apart.
Isn't this a cute card? My son Brandon made it with an image that my friend Diana sent me in the mail. I let him sit with me at my little stamping table, and he loved it. In fact, I think I have created a monster...EVERY time I go into the stamping room now he is following me..."Mom, can I stamp with you? I can help you if you want!" My stamping desk is only about 2 feet across so you can imagine how much stamping I am able to get done while he is "helping" me. But I will enjoy it while I can, one of these days he will not be wanting to hang out with mom that much, and especially not in her stamping room.
This next card is the one I was able to get done while stamping with him. The stamps are from Greeting Farm (baseball boy), and The Angel Company (Running Stitches and Playful Pirates for the sentiment and baseball stitches)
I think that Brandon's came out about as well as mine. Our color choice, and the word Pirates, were chosen because they are the colors and the name of his T-Ball team. So, even though I am not really pleased with my card, it will work for a Birthday card for one of the boys on his team.
I made this card for a friend of mine who is adopting a 5 year old little boy.
The stamp set is a retired TAC Stamp of the Month. I love it so much I can't part with it, even though it isn't current. The card size is 4.5 x4.5. Even though you can't see it there is also Crystal Laquer on their faces.
This card is a little different from most of mine, both in the colors used and the amount of white still showing in the background, but all in all I think I like it. I made it using one of the stamp sets that are available at a great price this month from The Angel Company. To see the specials go HERE. To see some other cute, cute things that were done with these special stamps go HERE