Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Card from Barb

I received this fabulous card in the mail last week from my friend Barb. She sent it because she knew I wasn't going to make it to TACs seminar this year. Isn't that just the sweetest thing?

Can you believe the detail and layers she put into this card? You HAVE to go and check out her gallery HERE. EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING, is just as wonderful, if not more so. You will find yourself "stuck" there for quite a long time, in awe of her work.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Fourth of July

I made this card with another High Hopes stamp that my wonderful friend Diana sent me. She already had it so she thought it would be fun to do a card swap with just the two of us. She would send me a Happy Fourth of July card and I would send her one using the same image. I can't wait to see what she came up with.

The stars were made using TACs "Little Cowboy" set and then covered with gold Stickles, a couple layers that took FOREVER to dry. Two of the stars are also set up on pop dots, but it is hard to tell since I squished the card in the scanner trying to get a good image.

The do, and the boys hand on his head, are also up on thin pop dots to give depth to the image. I colored with watercolor pencil and a dove blender. I loved how it turned out....oh, and this card is extra big. It is a 8.5 x11 piece of cardstock folded in half. I have some really large envies that were given to me YEARS ago, but I never remember are there. I found them again when I had first received this image and knew what I wanted to do...even this size card was a little small for the envelope.

Friday, June 19, 2009

My Little Cutie

Isn't my Julia growing up way too fast??? I can't believe she is already over 8 months old!!!!
Where does the time go? She was enjoying sitting at the table and eating pieces of steak fries, and our dog was enjoying sitting right underneath her and snatching up the many pieces that she shoved off the table trying to learn to pick them up. LOL! I think she is now the dogs new best friend.

I am playing with my new camera, and these are some of the first pics I took before I had even read any of the instruction manual or anything, so they should get even better. I am hoping to have even nice pics of my card now, especially of the ones with bulky elements. I have hated being without a camera for the last couple of months. I have missed sooo many great pics. If it weren't for my MIL I wouldn't have ANY from that time.

All Things of Nature

I made this card using the Verve sketch on SCS. There was a secondary challenge with this sketch, and that was to use as much white in the card as possible, and not to use more than two colors of cardstock.
This card uses the set "All Things of Nature" from TAC...I LOVE that set. I colored the images with both watercolor pencil and blender, and TACs shimmer chalks. The chalks really add to the card IRL, but the scan didn't pick up the sparkle. In an attempt to make the bird look like it is hovering over the flower, I put it up on slim pop dots.

Other supplies are DCWV red cardstock, TAC brown cardstock, circle punches, corner rounder, and Swiss dots Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I was cleaning/re-organizing my stamp room yesterday and found some extra packets left over from a stamping class that I had years ago. I decided to make up one for fun. This is the magic card that I came up with.

The stamps are from "Little Cowboy". I colored with watercolor crayons and a white gel pen.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gerbera Daisy

I apologize once again for the bad scanner really doesn't like anything with the slightest bit of lumpiness to it, and that button is pretty thick.

My idea for this card was CASEd from another card on the PTI blog. I changed it some, but not a whole lot. The ladies who do things on that blog are SOO creative.

Stamps: Gerbera Daisy, Running Stitches, and With Sympathy (all TAC)
Accessories: Noir Palette Ink, Black scrappers floss, Scor=pal, Red line tape, button from TAC, Sanding Block, Cloud Scissors, and watercolor pencil with blender pen.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Showers of Love 1

I CASED this card from one I saw on PaperTreyInk. I changed it quite a bit, but the basic idea is the same.

I used "Showers of Love" and "Ordinary Greetings"
I used TACs retired Luscious Lops ink, paper piercing, gingham ribbon, pop dots, and a paper corregater. It looks better IRL, but the pop dots made the scan a little funny.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Little Cowboy

I received a package I was waiting for in the mail today from my MARVELOUS friend Diana. I wasn't expecting the extra goodies that she packed of them was this cute, cute little stamp, (she knows I LOVE High Hopes images), I had wanted this little guy, but hadn't been able to get him yet, so I was super excited. I had to sit down and make a quick card with him right away, with my boys coloring their own as well.
While stamping I ended up with ink on my fingers, and, not knowing I did, almost ruined to total image...but, with a little more sponging than I might have done otherwise, I think it came out ok.

Stamp: Clarabelle And Riley (High Hopes) and What's Moo (TAC-for saying and cow spots)
Paper: White, black (Walmart), and blue (DCWV)
Ink and Accessories: Palette Noir and Burnt Umber, watercolor pencil and blender pen, edge distresser, paper piercer and plastic canvas, sponge

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

True Beauty Limited Supply

I made this card for a challenge on PaperWings. We had to use one stamp, ribbon, brads, and punches. We could not use patterned paper.

I stamped this twice and cut out one of the butterflies. It's wings are pop dotted up, and gives depth to the card. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder and the threading water border punch. To color I used watercolor pencils and blender pen.

It is simple, but I like it.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Brandon's Book

I have a new project up on Mischelle's blog. You can go and see it HERE.

I actually made TWO of these books in a little over an afternoon. The other one I made for my friend Danielle who is adopting the cutest little boy Austin (who I was able to meet at a Church camp last week). These go together sooo easily, yet are just too cute, so they make wonderful gifts. I am not sure where I first saw one of these, but I was told that there is a tutorial on Splitcoast.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Little Girl

I made this card to show friends paper piecing. The dress is the same paper as the top yellow piece. I colored with watercolor pencil and blender pen.
The stamp sets I used are "You Are" and "Boyz and Girlz"