Tuesday, March 10, 2015
did you ever try to stamp in someone else’s stamp room? not nearly as productive, trust me. you don’t know what they have, you don’t know where it is, you have to keep asking, then you misplace it…… yeah, not as much fun. Fun, yes, but not as much. I am entering this into Simon's Monday B is for ...Challenge. B is for Bow and Brad and Bright
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Aren’t these tags just the cutest. I distressed this one up a bit with some wild honey ranger ink. The doily die is from Whimsy and the flowers where some I pulled out of a pack and put together. The die cut leaves are SNSS. I added some wild honey with a wide brush and water to the under flower. So fun to be stamping spring. I am so sick of winter. six to ten inches of snow predicated for Monday. I think they are lying.
I am entering this into Simon’s Work It Wednesday challenge to think spring.
I had a request for a 20th wedding anniversary card. The wedding took place in Hawaii. The card was supposed to be more serious in nature and not a funny one. I don’t have any serious Hawaiian like stamps and had to really put a thinking cap to this one. I had these sea shell cut outs that I love and that is my last strip of them. In each photo of the shells there is a knot. I let that signify “tying the knot” for the anniversary couple.. tThose gorgeous trees are stickers. They were way to intense to stand alone on the card. I embossed some Hawaiian butterflies onto one edge of some vellum (for you Princess Judy~getting’ the trend out there) Does anyone know how to keep the vellum from warping and staying that way when you heat emboss? After embossing the sentiment I could not get that piece to settle down. I did, however get the effect I was after, to soften the trees. A strip of washi seemed to have a natural place here. Entering into Simons No Rules Monday.
This sweet little rabbit tag was given to me by my friend in NC. She printed off several from her computer and we did a work shop with them while there and then she gave me the rest. they are so adorable.
I used the Simon curved sentiments banner and the little gold heart is from the mini hearts Simon die. It’s mirror gold and really shiny.
The little doily die strip is SNSS.
I am entering this into The Simon Says Work It Wednesday Challenge.
I’m having so much fun playing with different techniques lately. I am so far behind in posting that these posts are going to be very short. The same paper napkin, one with glitter, one without. Entering into Simon Says No Rules Monday. The little tags are from MFT Blue Prints sets and of course the Simon Double Stitched frame die on the bottom card.
Tim Holtz image and MFT dies. This made the cutest card ever. I went through and stamped and colored all the bird images with my Inktense pencils. I had no idea what I was going to make them into but I love what has transpired. Isn’t he adorable. Sentiment and heart are old SU rub ons. I am entering this into Simon Says Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Fun things from friends. It was fun to receive this package of goodies in the mail. I love stamping friends. When we are done with a technique or we find we are not using some supplies we pass them on to others. I was so excited to get all these stencils. I had to use that ivy one because it just looked so cute.
I grabbed my paste and went to work. Then I liked how it looked and it reminded me of this very old Stampin’ Up set with the grapes and leaves.
I used my new Walnut Stain glossy pearl pen to make the embellishments.
Oh my goodness, that reminds me. I HAVE to tell you about Betty’s Creative Studio. I was in NC with my stamping friend and she said we MUST go to Betty’s while you are here. I have never seen a store so packed full of stamping goodies. Go to her site and scroll down to click on Last Chance items and you can purchase Tim Holtz stencils for $2.75. Betty’s prices are the best of any stamping site around. You will want to check out all the goodies in her on-line store. But if you EVER get to Greensboro, NC you must stop in and meet Betty. They have an entire back room dedicated to pre-owned stamping items and they are CHEAP. You see all those stencils above? Those came from a friend but Betty would have things like that packaged all together and sell them for $2.00. I got the most beautiful water color sets from Germany and Italy along with some spray mist bottles and palettes for mixing paints all for $4.00. what a deal. I got a TON of other things too and you’ll just see me filtering things in over the weeks. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you. I enjoyed my trip but it’s fun to be stamping back in my own stamping room where I know what I have and where everything is.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
This card is similar to one I made before with this image. You can find the first card, HERE, if you care to compare them. Even though last time I gave credit as Susan Louise image several commented how perfect my coloring was. I want to make sure you know that these images come pre-colored. All I do to the image is use Ranger distress inks and sponge around the images and add my sentiments. You can build a card quickly with these. You really will enjoy seeing all her images. Even the moon comes from Susan Louise. Everything is printed on Ranger Specialty paper and when you sponge around with color you can also do the water drop technique to remove color. You can see that on this card. I will enter this into Simon's Bright Cards challenge. I used my favorite Simon's Double Stitched dies.
Sentiment is from CTMH
Friday, February 6, 2015
To help Princess Judy bring back vellum, I chose to use a full card size sheet of printed vellum for this creation. I have been seeing a few of these vellum pieces with the die cutting into the vellum and then letting a piece of patterned paper show throw the peek a boo holes. Thought I would try it with this one. It wasn’t what I had in mind when I started out as I thought I had a pink piece of vellum like this. But in the spirit of using up what I have I went with this design. The only thought process I had when starting this was using this heart die and using pink vellum. Oh well, you can see where this ended up. So I was very pleased with little Mr. Hedgie holding onto that sparkling heart bling and to bring a bit of life to the overall image I colored all the other blings with a copic marker. NOW, I like it. --Mr. Hedgie had a surgery as he was holding on to a basket of flowers with his left hand and also had a butterfly friend he was trying to entice with that hand that now holds the pretty heart of bling. --gamsol colored with koh-i-noor pencils
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
I needed a baby girl card. Stampendous to the rescue. This image is the cutest. This will be entered into Simon’s Wednesday Bright Colors Challenge I used that nice bright blue and then bright pink ribbon I laced through the eyelet border die from SNSS. Hero Arts CL342 Sentiment stamp.