Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thoughts of you, rain or shine

Hi everyone! 

For today's card I've used a little bit of lots of products. 

The image is Drip Drop Tilda which is an exclusive stamp in the UK from Magnolia stamps.  I was able to order online via Sir Stampalot.   She's been stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copics.  I won't be able to list the Copics this time as I colored her on 2/18 and did not write the color numbers down. 

I've use two die cuts from Memory Box.  The Petite Umbrella and Lovely Aster.  The die cuts for the corner are from Cheery Lynn.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  I tried cutting a cloud; it more or less looks like one :) 

The designer paper is from Authentique from their Spring 6 x 6 bundle pad.  I even put some pearls on the cloud that are from Hero Arts.  There's PK Glitter on the rain drops and on her slip. 

So like I said a little bit of everything on this card. 

That's it for today.  Take care and God bless! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Because I Care

Hi everyone! 

The snow storms are I hope they are.  We had a little snow last night that covered the driveway, but as I look outside through my window, quite a bit of the payment is beginning to show. 

So what do you do when you're in stuck inside?  You make cards.  I saw a real cute card the other day on Pinterest using this crocus stamp from Flourishes stamps.  For once, before I went to the Flourishes website, I decided to check out my Flourishes stamp collection as I know I had some of the sets from their Year of Flowers releases.  Sure enough there was the crocus on their set for the first four months of the year. 

The base card is white card stock from Georgia Pacific.  The purple/lavender layers are from Recollections.  The designer paper if from Kathy Davis Designs and it is from her 6 x 6 pad called Happiness.  The beautiful blue seam binding is some that I bought at Ink, Paper, Rubber.  I also used some baker's twine.  The die cuts are from Spellbinders.  On the piece with the crocus, I kept the die cut on top until I had finished sponging some Lulu Lavender Memento ink around the image.  I got that idea from the original card when I linked to the original card maker's blog.  The sentiment was generated on my computer and I used a Martha Stewart tag punch for it. 

The crocuses were stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with my Copics.  The blues are B95, B93, and B91.  The greens are YG97, YG95, and YG93.  

I really do love this card and anticipate having to make at least two more just like it as I know my cousin Gai, and another customer (Jennifer Vogel) will probably want the card.  I also need to make cards for a craft show I got coming up on March 15th at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City.  I also was happy to learn that another card sold at Ink, Paper, Rubber.  So that means I need to make another card for there too. 

Take care all and God bless! 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lovely Asters

Now I like snow, but the weather outside is frightful!   That's two winter storms here in the Kansas City within five days of each other.  Also, each storm has been different.  The one last Thursday was a dry snow and this most current one is a wet snow.  It only got down to 31 last night.  The snow was really beautiful on the trees and bushes.  However, with a wet snow several areas of town have had power outages.  Blessedly I haven't had to deal with that.  

So now let's think spring or summer.  Here's beautiful card that I made last Wednesday at Ink, Paper, Rubber in Overland Park, Ks.  It was from their die cut class and I got to admit that this is the card that drew me into the class.  Anything blue always catches my eye  and I especially like the blue/yellow combination.  It uses several die cuts from Memory Box:  Lovely Aster, Chesapeake Circle and butterflies from the butterfly border.

As look out my window from my craft room, I see the snow falling off the trees.  Oh well, natural beauty sometimes is short lived.

Take care all and God bless!     

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hello Friend

Hi Everyone!

Here's a card I made the other day while it was snowing.  Some of the 9 1/2 inches that we got on Thursday is melting today as it is 41 degrees.  I finally got my driveway cleared out as my nephew and my niece's husband showed up with a backhoe (I think that's what it's called) and dug me out.  Just in time for tomorrow night's next storm.  The new storm, Rocky,  is supposed to give us an additional 8 to 15 inches of snow.  I think I'm beginning to know how those folks in Boston and that area feel after snow after snow. 

The base card is white Georgia Pacific card stock.  The next layer, the die cut (from Cheery Lynn) and the center mat are all from Stampin' Up (SU) and it's Marina Mist card stock.

The stamp is from Hero Arts and is called Small Solid Flower.  I stamped it using SU Rose Red ink.  The sentiment is from Flourishes and it was stamped using Marina Mist ink from SU. 

The pearls are also from Hero Arts.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and will be back later this week with more cards! 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Last Monday some stamping friends and I got together at The Scrapbook Page to stamp and color.  I had ordered from Simple Pleasures in Colorado two new exclusive Memory Box stamps and dies and decided to share them with my friends.  The roses on the black strip of paper is one of the stamps and die sets.
I colored the roses using Copics.  The reds are R29, R27, and R24.  The pinks are RV04, RV02, and RV00.  Greens are YG25 and YG23. 

I used some favorite Authentique paper from their collection called Lovely.  I used an older Magnolia stamp called Tilda with rose.  She's also been colored with Copics. 

My friends loved the roses so much I think they'll probably be ordering their own sets from Simple Pleasures. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A card this time

Okay, now I'm back with a card to show you.

I've got to admit that this is almost an exact card I saw on Pinterest.  The card didn't have a sentiment, the bow was lower and it also had a bunch of Martha Stewart leaf punches under the bow.

The green base card is from Bazzill.  The white card stock is Georgia Pacific.  The layer next to the green has been embossed with a Stampin' Up folder.  I've used Spellbinders floral oval to cut out the pink oval and the paper is from Recollections.  The next oval I used Memory Box Wild bloom to cut out the negative space.  The ribbon is from Essentials.  I also used Stampin' Up ticket punch on the corners of the white embossed layer.

The thinking of you sentiment is from Pink by design.

I just love the impact this cards has and the color combination.

Take care all and God bless! 

Gizmo graduation picture

Hi everyone! 

Today I'm breaking away from showing a picture of a card I've made.  Today I'm being a proud puppy parent and show off Gizmo's puppy kindergarten graduation picture from last night.  He's just so cute! Not that I'm prejudice or anything :) 

Take care all, I'll be back later today with a card.   God bless!  

Monday, February 18, 2013

Poppy Tilda and poppy die cut from Memory Box

Hi everyone!

Here's a cute stamp that I received on Saturday and as you can tell I had to ink her up and color her right away.  She is call Poppy Tilda and she is an exclusive Magnolia stamp to the UK.  I ordered her through Sir Stampalot UK website.

Right away I do I also had to use the Memory Box poppy die cut with this card.

The base card is a white bling card stock.  The black card stock is Bazzill.  The red is a shimmer paper from the Paper Company.  The red gingham ribbon is from Offray.  The three black rhinestones are from Hero Arts.  I also added some black diamond Stickles to the center of the poppy that Tilda is holding.

After stamping her I put her away with some other TIlda's and now I can't find her.  I was going to take her with me today as some stamping buddies and I were getting together to stamp and color at one of the local scrapbook stores.  Hopefully, I'll find her soon.

Copics used:

Hair, E35, E33, E51
Skin, E11, R20, E00, E000, E0000
blouse and apron:  C01, C00
Skirt and poppy:  R29, R27, R24
Stem:  YG25, YG23, YG05
Boots:  C5, C3, C1

I've added C1 around the entire image.

That's it for today folks.

Be careful out there and God bless!  

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sympathy Poppies

Hi everyone! 

It's a beautiful Sunday here in Kansas City, Kansas and it's supposed to be in the mid-50's today.  The weather person that I listen to said we better enjoy it as it will be the warmest weather we'll have for about 10 days.  He even mentioned the possibility of an ice storm Wednesday night into Thursday morning.  Sounds like I better plan on hitting the grocery story Wednesday morning.  Would do it sooner, but I am waiting on a check and that's when it will be deposited.   Also will have to get the three silly boys (my dogs) outside later today to also enjoy the weather.  

On to card making!  My cousin, Gai requested some sympathy cards .  This is the only one I got made for her before I delivered cards to her on Friday.  So I will have to work on some more cards.  (dang I hate when that happens :) ) 

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  I purchased recently from Michaels packages of paper in color families that is from Recollections.  The card stock I used here is from the Cape Cod package.  I cut 3/4 inch by 5 1/4 pieces of each color of blue that was in the package and glued them on to a white card base (Georgia Pacific).  I had cut out three of the poppy die cut pieces from Memory box from the same white card stock as the card base.  Then it was a matter of cutting the sizes of of die cuts to border the With Sympathy sentiment (Pink by design). 

Fairly simple card, but it does make quite an impact. 

Well, off to make more cards. 

Take care everyone and God bless! 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Thinking of you poppies

What a surprise this morning to wake up to about an inch of snow.  It made everything so beautiful!  Now the sun is out and most of it is already gone.  Nice way to have snow.

Today's card was inspired by a card on Pinterest.  I've taken the Memory Box poppy die cut and cut it out of red shimmer paper and glued it onto a piece of black Bazzill paper.  That's on top of a piece of white Georgia Pacific paper.  That's glued onto the white card base which is also Georgia Pacific paper.  I then used my black multiliner pin and drew a thin line around the white piece.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.  Three red Hero Arts rhinestones are barely visible on the black.

Super easy card and I know I'll make a few more of these.

Take care everyone, have a wonderful Saturday, and God bless!  

Friday, February 15, 2013

Peony Smile

Happy Friday everyone! 

I had a phone call from my cousin yesterday.  She called to thank me for her Valentine card.  She then asked do you ever make anything that is a failure?  I told her rarely. 

However, the above card was almost one I tossed.  I had planned to use the tulip border embossing folder from Stampin' Up and had already glued it to the pink card base.  I then put together my main layer and it was too larger to show the tulips.  I thought oh well, the border is still pretty and proceeded with the card.

I've used two Memory Box die cuts, Peony and Peony outline. The background stamps is a plant image from Hero Arts that I stamped using Versacolor Evergreen pigment ink.  I couldn't find a ribbon I liked so I cut a 3/4 inch strip of the same pick card stock as the card base.  The pearls are from Hero Arts.  So my almost throw away, turned out okay. 

Pink card stocks are from Recollections and white card stock is Georgia Pacific. 

Take care all and God bless! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cherish Today

Happy Wednesday all!

I'm going to have to make this quick as I have to run Gizmo, my puppy, out to the Groomer's for a bath.  His appointment is at noon.  He has his puppy training test on Monday, the 18th, and I want him to look good for his graduation pictures :)

Today's card I created using one of the flower stamps from Stippled Blossoms set from Stampin' Up.  It's stamped in Marina Mist ink on to Georgia Pacific (GP) white card stock.  The next layer is Marina Mist card stock.  The base card is GP white card stock. 

The pink card stock for the butterfly is from Recollections.  The bow is May Arts.  The sentiment is from Pink by Design.  The rhinestones on the back of the butterfly are from Hero Arts.  At the bottom of the top layer I scored marks every 1/2 inch. 

You can definitely tell from this card, I have a wide variety of product at hand.    As I tell everyone, I'm an equal opportunity spender.  Having so much stuff to choose from is both a blessing and a curse as sometimes, I can't figure out which to use or where to start.  Then there's also the issue of hoarding and not wanting to cut into some beautiful paper.  LOL. 

Well it's onto the puppy groomers.  Take care all and God bless! 

At the bottom of the top layer I scored marks every 1/2 inch. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Floral Oval Poppies

Hi everyone! 

Today's card is pretty much a copy of a card that I saw on Pinterest.  The only things that have changed are the sentiment and the color of base card. 

The base card is Marina Mist from Stampin' Up.  I then used Georgia Pacific white card stock to the large Floral Ovals from Spellbinders.  Hint:  put a piece of wax paper between the card stock and the die cut.  The first time I did it without the wax paper and I could not get the paper out of the die without tearing it.  Adding the wax paper had the oval almost falling out of the die cut! 

I used Memory Box Poppy die cut.  I cut it out of Blend-It Express so I could color the die cut with my Copics.  Pinks:  RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00,  Green:  YG25, YG23, YG05. 

Unfortunately, I do not remember the stamp company manufacturer for the sentiment.  I didn't keep the backing paper.  It might be from a Taylored Expression sentiment sent. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another card.

Take care and God bless! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Baby Buggy in Pink

Hi everyone! 

The other night when I was cropping at The Scrapbook Page, I saw this card on display.  Vickie Sands one of the sales ladies had made it.  I just had to copy it. 

I've used some pink Recollections card stock for the base card.  The next layer is white card stock from Georgia Pacific.  My designer paper is from Reminsce.  I cut two baby carriages from the Memory Box die cut of the same name.  I overlapped the white on top of pick.  The white Gemstone card stock.  I added some pretty pink ribbon from May Arts.  The "baby" sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.  Inside the card, I stamped the sentiment "The miracle of new life.  The pure joy of a new baby.  The absolute blessing of you".  It's also from Technique Tuesday.  The "baby" sentiment was stamped on oval die cuts which I cut using Spellbinders die cuts.  I added some pink pearls to the wheels that are from Hero Hues. 

It's also real cute in blue too, so I'll be making a "blue version" too.  It's always good to have baby cards on hand. 

Take care all and God bless! 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hugs and Kisses

Hi everyone!  

Here's another Valentine card that was inspired by a design I saw on Pinterest.  The images is a digi image from Saturated Canary.  I printed her on Blend It Express paper and then colored her with my Copics. 

The designer paper is called Madeline and I don't have the pad in front of me to know the company name that produces that line of paper.  I know I just love it.  I used it on this card and one other so that means I was out of that particular sheet.  Notice I said was.  Yep, I had to head to Hobby Lobby to buy another pad. 

Well I still have a one more Valentine card to make for my own to send out to friends and family so I better get busy. 

Take care everyone and God bless!  

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Three Bear Balloon cards

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing with you three of the four Bear Balloon cards I made for the order of Valentine cards.  My customer wanted four of these little bears and I shared the other cards with you back in January. 

The stamp is one of my favorites from Lili of the Valley.  Each bear was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I then used the blender solution on an old sock to give the bear a look of fur. 

The bottom two cards feature papers from Authentique. 

I do get tired of coloring the same image over an over, but this little guy is so cute that's it's fun to see how he comes alive with different color combinations. 

Take care all and God bless! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Bingham Heart

Hello everyone and happy day after the Super Bowl. 

This weekend was kind of card making marathon.  I wanted to finish up my order of twelve Valentine cards all with Magnolia images.  I had six of this finished prior to this weekend, but with a delivery date of today, I had to push myself.  

Here's one I finished up today.  I love combining my love of Memory Box dies and Magnolia images.  On this card I used the new Memory Box die cut called Bingham Heart.   I used Tilda Blowing Hearts.  She was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I'll supply the list of Copics at the bottom of this post. 

The base card is white and it is from Georgia Pacific.  The next layer is Maraschino from Bazzill Basics.  Then comes one of my favorite papers from Authentique.  It's in a 6 x 6 pad called Lovely.  I only have two sheets of it left.  I hate to buy a pad for one sheet of paper (the 12 x 12 has hearts that are too large in my opinion), but there are several sheets in this pap that I do dearly love so I do see me buying at least one more pad.  The Bingham heart was also cut out of the Maraschino paper. 

The rhinestone hearts are from Doodlebug.  I have added white fine glitter from PK Glitter to Tilda's wings. 

Have a great day everyone and God bless! 

Copics used:  E11, R20, E00, E000, E35, E33, E51, RV04, RV02, RV000, C3, C1, and C00.