Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Little Stinkers 4

This card is a suspension card. The piece that the skunk is on is hanging so that is can twirl around. On the backside it says "Happy Birthday."


Stamps: Little Stinkers and Ordinary Greetings

Paper: DCWV and patterned paper from my stash (maybe Provo Craft?)

Ink: Palette Noir

Accessories: Friskars border punch, oval punch, oval coluzzle, grey tombow marker, watercolor pencils, and a dove blender pen

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Just a Little Julia

I can't believe how old my daughter is! In a little over 2 weeks she will be a year old! Where does the time go?

Julia LOVES books, thanks to her Auntie Rose and her brother Anthony. Rose is a librarian, and she send my kids boxes of books every year. When I was expecting, one of those books was on babies. Anthony read it and found out that you should read to a baby from a newborn. So he started reading to her the day she came home. He put the book about 6 inches from her face (the book on babies had told him that is how far away babies can see) and started reading it to her. At that time she could care less, but as time went on, she came to love books-and her big brother.
She was being a little stinker the day I took these pics. I had a really hard time getting her to look at the camera. The first picture here is the only okay one that I DID get. I kept trying to cajole her into looking at the camera until she finally had enough. She looked at me with a mutinous expression, and then spun around on her little hiney, and gave me her backside to take pictures of. LOL! I gave up at that point...score one for Julia. I will save my wins for days that really matter...and I was sooo hoping she would LIKE to have her picture taken

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunshiny Day

I made this card using a sketch that I found on SCS. Have I mentioned how much I love sketches??? It takes the time out of stamping, and just makes it a kind of, well, fill in the blanks, I guess. All the fun, none of the hassle.
Stamps: Sunshiny Day (T-3134)
Paper: Penelope (V-845), Bazzill (from the greens pack), TAC Brown, Ivory, and Kraft.
Accessories: Scor-pal, scalloped circle punch, tombow white gel pen, paper piercer and plastic canvas, button, and watercolor pencils with a blender pen

Friday, September 25, 2009

Perky Penguin #4

Another card using "Perky Penguins." I CASED it from someone, but I am not sure who it was...sorry.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Perky Penguins #3

Here is a quick card I put together this morning when I woke up way to early. It uses Perky Penguins. I ran the back layer of white through my Big Shot with and embossing folder, added some liquid applique, and a bunch of layers, and called it good.
The colored cardstock is Bazzill from some of the packs that match TACs paper collections. The saying is from the "Tag Tidbits" set

Monday, September 21, 2009

Perky Penguins #2

This card was quick and easy because I used another one of Heather's great sketches.
Do you see the fur around on the hat...just a touch of fun it.


Perky Penguins (TAC set),

Cardstock: Brown and Ivory (TAC), Bazzill Green, DCWV red

Accessories: Watercolor pencil and blender, ribbon, button, DMC floss, grey tombow marker, and paper piercer brown fun flock

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hedgehog Halloween #5

Well, I hadn't planned on not blogging for so long, but I also hadn't planned on my husband breaking his arm and being home for so long. We are hoping the doctor will allow him to go back to work when he sees the new xrays on Monday.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

I made this card with the new, super cute set from TAC, called "Hedgehog Halloween" In the previous cards with this set, I have used the stamps in ways to make them not a halloween set, but this time I altered the stamp itself. I cut the jack-o-lantern face out of the middle of the stamp using my craft knife. This makes me able to use it for all of autumn.

I colored with watercolor pencil and a dove blender, the papers are TAC brown, ivory, and kraft, along with DCWV orange, and Bazzill green. I sponged most of the edges with Burnt Umber Palette. The scallops on the edge of the orange piece were done with scissors. The other two stamp sets I used are "Great Greetings" and "Running Stitches."

It feels good to be back to stamping.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Rockin' Blooms

Here is the second card we made at my FUNshop last night. It is almost as basic stamping as possible. I stepped it up just a little bit by teaching them the rock n roll technique. You do that by stamping the image in a light color, and then rolling just the edges of the stamp in a darker color ink before stamping it on your cardstock. Easy peasy.
The stamp set I used is called "Graphic Blooms" and is one of the few stamp sets I own that don't require coloring (I love to color).
White: Card Base; (3) 1 1/4 x1 1/4" squares
Black Cardstock: 4x5.25; 5 1/8 x1 5/8; 1 1/2 x 1 1/2
Yellow Cardstock: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
Red Cardstock: 5 1/8 x 1 1/2
Black and white gingham ribbon (I do my ribbon as Julie shows HERE)
Ink: Cognac and L'Amore Red Palette Ink

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Spunky Sprite Girls #1

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you this little cutie! I received this stamp set as a thank you for the work I had done for Mischelle on TACs Savvy Projects blog, and I used it for a FUNshop I am doing tonight.
There are going to be quite a few new stampers there, so I wanted something that was easy, yet fun. The idea was to have them leaving feeling like "I CAN do this!", instead of being overwhelmed.
I featured paper piecing, stickles, and our WONDERFUL Grey Tomboy marker (see the shadows under the little girl?). I also barely touched on watercolor pencil and blender pens.
The sentiment is from our newest supplement, called "The Avenue". It is called "Sending a Latte". I cut the "a Latte" off so that the set does not HAVE to be used with coffee images, but one of the wonderful things about unmounted stamps is that I can always put it back together to use for those coffee cards as well =).
To see the other card we will do tonight you will have to check back tomorrow. After that we will return to our regularly scheduled programs, lol.

Hedgehog Halloween #4

This is my next to last card using TAC's "Hedgehog Halloween" as a non-Halloween stamp set. I am having so much fun playing with it.


Stamps: Hedgehog Halloween and Great Greetings (the inside of this card says "the more you have the longer you live"-too fun)

Paper: Black and white cardstock, Uptown Girl

Accessories: Noir ink, watercolor pencils, black stickles, cloud scissors, circle punch, ribbon, white gel pen

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hedgehog Halloween #3

This was the easiest one for me to change seasons with, a bunny just looks like spring to me.

I used an old sketch that I had made off of a card I had liked, but I no longer remember had made that card.


Stamps: Hedgehog Halloween, Wittle Bug (sentiment) and Running Stitches (both TAC)

Paper: Lillyana SWIC and matching cardstock (TAC)

Accessories: Burnt Umber and Noir Palette ink, watercolor pencils and dove blender, and sponge

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hedgehog Halloween #2

Today is the first day to order out of "Inspiration Avenue", The Angel Company's fall supplement! YEAH!!!

This was may favorite image in the Hedgehog Halloween set...this IS truly scary now, isn't it? It made me think of my mom as well, she does taxes and book keeping for a living. She will be getting a least one card with this on it...I may have to think of some other fun ways to use this as well, maybe for some cute decoration.

When I actually have a set of my own in my hands I will add some more to this, but since it looks like a guy card to me, and guys don't usually care too much, it won't be all that much.


Stamps: Hedgehog Halloween

Paper: Just Like Dad Wing it Collection, DCWV cardstock, white cardstock

The Rest: Noir and Burnt Umber Palette ink, scallop punch, circle punch, white gel pen, water color pencils and blender