Sunday, July 19, 2009

Replenish My Stash Blog Hop

I decided to participate in a Paper Wings blog hop. The one had very few limitations. The idea was just to get stamping and replenish our summer card stash. Since I am almost totally out of little boy cards, that is what I concentrated on. Here are the three cards that I made:

This first one I made with one of my brand new stamp sets, called "Spunky Sprite Boys". This card is the first time the rubber was inked to paper. I used the K-pad Boyz paper pack from TAC on the bottom. It is such fun and happy paper. The "stitching" around the edges of the image is actually a stamp set called "Running Stitches" that I use constantly.

I made this next card using some images stamped for me by my great angel friend, Kim. Thanks again Kim.

I used DCWV cardstock, blue paper, and K-Pad Boyz paper from TAC. The yellow paper I embossed with my Big Shot and a Cuttlebug 'em.

I colored with colored pencil and baby oil. I really didn't believe it would work as well as the mineral spirits that I have, but it did great. I added some Crystal Laquer to the water.

My only copy of the catty is lent out, so I can't tell you the set name right now....I will try to remember to do that later.

And this last card was also done using the images that Kim sent me, and is from the same set as the image above.

I kept it really simple, but I really like how it turned out. I have been really into using black lately...what do you think? I colored this when my eyes were getting tired, and since my glasses were stepped on at youth camp, you will have to excuse some the the details.

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  1. WOW all your cards are awesome!! I especially love the spunky sprite boys one - adorable!!

  2. Great cards! Love how you use the Running Stitches stamp - I'm going to have to try that. Great coloring too. rita w

  3. These are so bright and cheerful! What great cards! The running stitches looks wonderful and so does the paper piercing! And your coloring is great! Love them all!

  4. Trudy, These are just adorable. Each is cuter than the last! Great job! Love an Angel hop, keep them coming!

  5. Trudy your cards are awesome! The coloring is amazing! I love the fire hydrant one! :)

  6. Ahhh! These are all so cute!! Clever use of the liquid applique on the water!!

  7. My FAV is the boy in the tire swing. Ohmigosh, your coloring on that card is fabulous. Love love the white space to make highlights on the tire and the boy's hair. I wanna be YOU when I grow up. TFS your boy cards. I need to make some too.

  8. Great cards, as usual. Great idea for the liquid app. Fun! I also like the way you use blue behind the images. WTG!

  9. These are all so adorable! Love those summer boys!

  10. Oh I love these Trudy! Love seeing cards & layouts for little boys :) Great coloring too!

  11. Love, Love, Love those cards!!!! I just ordered the summer boys set and now I have ideas to get me started!! Thanks!! As usual, your coloring is FAB!!

  12. Just the cutest cards, very colorful and I know I want the Summer Boys set now. I have Spunky Sprite Boys. I have 2 grandsons I love to make and send them cards. From 1 Angel 2 another Good Work!!

  13. These are great! LOVE the coloring and the little details Too cute.

  14. I love these cards. They are super fun! It's great to have something fun to make for the boys!!! These stamp sets are on my ever-growing wish list! LOL

  15. I love all of these bright and cheery boy cards! Great coloring, Trudy!