Sunday, October 24, 2010

Retirement Card

I made this sweet little House Mouse card to celebrate Linda's retirement. She is a member of the Cricut MB. There is nothing really fancy about the card. The light green background is embossed with the Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug folder. The stamped image is colored with Bic Marks a Lot markers and prisma watercolor pencils. It is double matted, and has 3 eyelets at the top and a little lime green bow added to the sunflower stem.
Happy retirement, Linda!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Winter or Christmas card

This is the same layout as yesterday's post. The stamped image in the center is a Penny Black stamp. I think this is a fun stamped image.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Any Occasion

Okay, another girly card. I can't help it. I made the matted window with my gypsy and the Lacy Labels cartridge. The stamp is Botanical Script by Inkadinkadoo. It was stamped with a plum pigment ink, then I lightly stained over it with Tim Holtz tea stain distress ink pad. It picked up the plum color ink and the 2 colors are swirled together. Looks really cool up close. The small butterfly is a hand punch--I think by Martha Stewart.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Get Well card

This apple core was cut with the Preserves cricut cartridge. I used a Fiskars border punch on the stamped strip. The sentiment stamp is from SU. I was thinking "an apple a day" for this get well card. I think it is a nice card, but I should try it in more masculine colors.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Get Well Soon

I have set a personal challenge for myself to use up the Linen Closet paper that I have left from my MILs birthday scrapbook. It was the 8 x 8 stack, so it is perfect for cards. This is the first card from this challenge. The sweet little bunny image has been embossed with a gray-blue pigment ink with clear embossing powder. The floral border punch is from the Martha Stewart line.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Christmas--Cardinal in Tree

I am so pleased with this card. It started out as a completely different idea. Once I embossed the snowy frame with my Cuttlebug, I wondered what it would look like to have a pine tree coming onto the crisp, white card. Then, of course, there had to be a cardinal in the tree! LOL
The pine branches were made with a Martha Stewart punch, and the little cardinal is from the 50 States cartridge. And the embossing was glittered with Star Dust stickles.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Window Card

Sheila, from She's a Sassy Lady blog, had a play along tutorial for making a window card. This is my first attempt at this type of card. I did make a boo-boo and didn't notice that happy & birthday were 2 separate words. Would be better if they were welded together, and touching more of the frame along the edges. I did learn something there! But this card is still usable, and that is what counts!
Thanks, Sheila, for a wonderful challenge!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Gypsy Challenge--Layering

This is my entry for the SassyLady's gypsy challenge--due today! Yikes! Just in time!
The apple is cut from Preserves. Now that I am looking at the photo, I am not happy with the way the embossed green apples look along the right side. But, I will fix that later. The apple embossing folder is from QuicKutz. The stamped sentiment is from the dollar bins at Target.

Snowflakes with Personality

I think these snowflakes are cut from Speaking of Winter. Their happy little faces are Peachy Keen stamps. I had the idea to give the snowman faces to snowflakes and I am happy with the way they turned out. I gave them rosy cheeks with pink chalk, and outlined the edges with stickles. These cute little flakes ended up on cards.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gift card box

Last year I made this gift card box with Tags, Bags, Boxes & More. It is a great Cricut cartridge. The snowflake with the stamped image is actually not a snowflake at all. It is a four-point decorative label from Storybook. I just cut two of them and layered them to look like a snowflake. The small snowflakes are die cuts from my Cuttlebug.
It was a very simple project, but it was nice to have a box the exact size I needed without having to go to the store to find it!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Altered notebook

A simple little project. I believe the stamp is from SU--it also had children making a snow angel in this set. The snowflakes are Cuttlebug die cuts.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Snowmen cards

One of my Christmas cards from last year. I love these happy little snowmen. The scalloped oval was cut with Storybook and the threading eyelets were hand punched. Background paper was embossed with a snowflake Cuttlebug folder and highlighted with my SU white craft ink pad.

This second one is from the same snowman set. I chose not to thread skinny ribbon thru this one. The stamps were purchased as an unmounted sheet so long ago. I wish I could remember the designer's name. It's in my head, it's just not coming to me right now.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Christmas tags

These are gift tags that I made for nieces and nephews. When completed, a gold braid was added so that they could use them as ornaments after the packages were opened.
The sled was cut from Speaking of Winter, and the gingerbread people were cut from Paper Doll Dress Ups. The "ric rac" trim was cut from Plantin Schoolbook and stickled to make it look like frosting. The little red hearts were also stickled to make them look like cinnamon hearts. The pine branches on the sled are from a Martha Stewart punch. The sled was also embossed with my Cuttlebug and the Distressed Stripe folder.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Miss you card

This card and matching envie were done with House Mouse and Happy Hoppers stamps. I cut around the bunny and popped him to make him stand out from the background. The card is completely colored with watercolor pencils, and has a very soft look to it. The sentiment is also stamped.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Gypsy sketch card

Here is my loose interpretation of the gypsy sketch on She's a Sassy Lady's blog last Saturday. Since I am not a scrapbooker, I had to downsize the sketch meant for a 12" x 12" page layout. I subbed a stamped image for one of the photos, and had to leave the other one out due to a lack of space. I used the scarecrow from SUs retired Happy Fall set. The background for the image is from Old West. The fence is from Paper Doll Dress Ups, pumpkins are from Create a Critter, and the sentiment is cut from Just Because Cards & Straight from the Nest.

Springtime card

This is another Penny Black stamp--Tulip Jungle. I colored this image with watercolor pencils, and Bic Mark It markers. The image circle and green scalloped circle were cut with Nestabilities, and the card and envelope were cut with the Wild Card cartridge. The pink card matches the image even though it looks off in the photo.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thank You House Mouse card

Since I love to sew, I just had to have this sweet little House Mouse stamp. It has a matching sentiment stamp that says, "Thank you sew much." It is embellished with a button and some raffia, and colored with prisma watercolor pencils. Very simple card, but I love it! Hope you do, too!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Penny Black Hedgie birthday card

I just love the Penny Black critter stamps! This one is from the acrylic valentine's set, and is colored with prisma watercolor pencils. The card is a 4.25" square, and the scalloped circle was cut with Nestabilities. I inked the edges of the scallop with a few of the pastel colors from the dotted background paper. The envie was cut from Wild Card on my cricut. A few pastel dew drops were added near the sentiment to compliment the dotted paper. My little niece loved this card--and the cash that was included inside! LOL

Monday, October 4, 2010

Herd you Mooved card

A dear friend of mine has mooved from her home to a condo--so, of course, I had to make a card for the occasion! The cows are from Paper Doll Dress Ups, grass and fence are from Pooh & Friends, "herd you" is welded and cut from Nursery Rhymes, and "mooved" is welded and cut from Botanicals. The lettering was glittered with fruit punch and yellow stickles. The clouds were free hand cut stencils made to look like cow spots and colored with a SU white craft pad.
This was such a fun card to make, and my friend just loved it!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bunny Get Well Card

This is a sweet little Penny Black stamp that I use for many occasions. The image was stamped onto a scalloped square cut from Storybook. The pink flower in the corner is cut from an EK Success daisy punch. I use this punch a lot! It's center is a pink dew drop, and clear dew drops are adhered to the corners of the white scalloped square. The stamp has also been used on the front of the envie. "Get well soon" has been cut from Calligraphy, and then stickled to make it stand out.

The second picture shows the inside of the card. It is stamped with SU's curvy verses and a couple more daisy punched flowers have been added.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Chickadee Card

I think this is a cheery little card. The chickadee stamp is by Penny Black, and has been colored in with prisma watercolor pencils. The "hello" was cut from Wild Card, and the die cut flower and leaf were cut with EK Success punches.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Floral Card

This card opens as a gate fold. The stamped panel in the front has enough weight to keep the card closed. The agapanthus stamp is from Stampendous. I really love the way it picks up darker and lighter tones from one inking. The stamped panel & its shadow were cut from Just Because Cards, and a prisma flower and a few dew drops were added. Photo frames were also added to the corners of the card.
The photo does not do the paper colors any justice. It is a pretty sage green with tan undertones. I think this card would be a great "any occasion" card.