Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
He's not a particularly serious guy, so I used one of my fave stamps by American Art Stamp. I colored in the image using blender pens and ink from the tops of my SU ink pads. I followed the sketch exactly which always makes it easier to make a card quickly. This only took me about 20 mins. The base is SU True Thyme cs and the decorative paper is from the DCWV Old World Stack. The textured DCWV yellow cs was run through my Cuttlebug using the Birthday embossing folder. I just love my Cuttlebug!! I sanded it with a sanding block and mounted it on SU Blue Bayou cs. I distressed all the edges except for the layers that are stamped, but I did sponge them. I hope he like it!! And I am proud of myself for posting to my blog again this week!!! WhoooHooo!! I am on a roll!! See all the rests of my card deets below and thanks for checking out my new blog!
Stamps: American Art Stamp, Sentiment is Mikes $1 clear
Ink: SU True Thyme, Blue Bayou, Marigold Morning, Stazon black
Paper: SU True Thyme, Blue Bayou, Whisper White, DCWV textured yellow cs and Old World Stack dp
Accessories: brads, Cuttlebug, pop dots, sanding block
Techniques: Sponging, scissors for distressing edges, sanding
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I created a trio that she can wear all together or individually. The colored Swarovski crystals are 6mm and the clear ones are 4mm and are by Pure Allure. I also used some liquid silver tube beads by Bead Bliss. Each bracelet is 7" and is finished off with a 1.3mm silver crimp bead. To string everything on I used .5mm Stretch Magic jewelry cord. Her husband threw her a super party, and I think she was very happy when she opened my gift! Happy Birthday, Mary!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I had the SU bashful blue and certainly celery, but no basic grey so I used a grey cardstock that I had in my bulk pile. This was a very simple layout. The dp is from an older DCWV matstack. I have to confess that I have many of these 4x6 matstacks and 12x12 stacks from DCWV. I usually get them at the end of the seasons for a very discounted price, I am just such a paper hoarder. I haven't located a stamping/scrapbooking store near my home to purchase all the wonderful dp I see so many people using. I guess along with this bloggin' stuff I am also going to have to get shopping online as well! The stamped stocking and sentiment were a Joann's/mike's $1 clear set (so many cute ones to choose from) colored in with metallic colored pencils and dotted with a red and gold sparkle gel pen. I used the largest Fiskers oval punch and a Marvy scallop punch. For my corners, I don't own the tag punch from SU so I used a 1/2" circle punch. I also added 2 large silver brads and a piece of grey twill. My main image is up on pop dots. This is a 5"x5" square card. Yeah!! I did it!! and It's posted!! You have no idea how proud of myself I am! I still have some more constructing on my blog to do. I want to get all the links to the blogs and sites that I enjoying visiting. I think I will finally put a link to my blog on my siggy at SCS...I am nervous about what people will think....I won't know unless I just do it, so here goes nothin!!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
I really wanted to take part in the Featured Stampers challenge today. Heather, aka inglishrea, has a gorgeous gallery!! I will try to case at least one of her cards sometime this week. Well, my arms and hands are killing me from all that scrubbing, so I am gonna hit the hay. But first, I am gonna give my oldest son a quick call cuz he was getting back from his Honeymoon and was driving to Syracuse to spend his first night, with his new wife, in his new house.