Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pick a Posey

I just love this stamp set. I hated it when it retired! I have a lot of flower sets, but I do tend to use this one a lot.

Anyways, this card I made for my upline's shoebox swap. She lives up north so I'm not able to be there in person, so I made my cards ahead of time and will mail them to her. In turn, I will get 9 different cards/projects back. I can't wait to see what I get! Last time there were so many neat things!

I made this using Beate's awesome Emerging Colors tutorial. Great directions! It's a little time consuming with the brayering, but well worth the effect! My husband was WOWed!! He still can't figure out how I did it. So give the tutorial a try. You'll be impressed with the results!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Manly card

I find it very hard to make manly cards! When I first saw the On The Fly set in the new Stampin' Up catalog. . .I couldn't wait to get it! My father-in-law likes to fish as do my brothers-in-law. I go fishing with my husband and boys too in the summertime. I knew I could get a lot of use out of this set.
Then I started reading the posts about this set on SCS. . .how the fisherman didn't have a face and that he looked creepy. And there were a lot of ladies who thought this way! I decided I still loved the set and got it anyways! I used it for my father-in-law's birthday which is today and I really like how it turned out. I knew I wanted to watercolor it so I used some of my watercolor paper that I got from Stampin' Up. I actually drew onto the paper with my Stampin' Up markers, then used the Aqua Pen to draw some of the color out. It worked beautifully! I will definitely try this again! And I will also be using my On The Fly set again too. I still like him. . .with or without a face!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Christmas card

Hey there. Sorry I've been gone for a while. . .so many things to do around here!

I thought I'd post one of the cards we'll be making for my Christmas card get-together in November. I just love this card and I hope that the ladies will too! If you're coming. . .here's your sneak peak!

The stamp is from the Sidekick Sayings hostess set. Stamped it with Black StazOn and colored it in with my Stampin' Up markers. This is stamped on the Shimmery paper. . .just for a little shine. I had some wide White Organdy ribbon left from last year's catalog and tied that around the card. The top flap has about an inch cut off the side so you see the Wintergreen designer paper behind it.

Hope you like it!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Women's retreat cards. . .take 2

I finally had a chance to take a picture of the cards the ladies are making on the women's retreat and post them. I am not able to go, but I hope the ladies have fun making them!

First up, is the one I posted before with the ribbon added. I just love the Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon! It's so soft! Definitely need to collect the other colors! Again, I just used the Pick a Petal set, stamped it with Black StazOn and then used my Bashful Blue marker to add the color. The center is stamped with Barely Banana.

The next card can be a generic blank card inside, but I stamped a verse from God's Blessings on the inside. I used Garden Whimsy and randomly stamped the butterfly and on the front. I used some of my retired Cranberry Crisp ribbon on the side. I also took one butterfly, stamped it again and cut it out and attached it with a mini glue dot in the middle so it would be more 3-D.

This last card is a thank you card. I love how this one turned out! I used the hedgehog from Fun and Fast Notes and stamped him in Brown StazOn. Then I used Creamy Caramel and colored him in. I used the dotted argyle for my background on the Creamy Caramel cardstock. I also used some of the 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and a Prima flower that matched perfectly. I just love this card and I hope the ladies do too!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Thanks for the love ladies!

I had to post again and say thank you for all of the sweet comments! I must say I'm guilty sometimes too of reading other blogs and not leaving comments. . .now that I know how it feels. . .I'm leaving more! I appreciate you all coming and visiting! You've all made my morning!
I'll be posting more later! Thanks!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Is anybody reading??

I hope so. Haven't seen any comments lately so didn't know if there was even anyone reading this blog.
Thought I'd show you two name frames I made as gifts. I've made larger sized ones and sold them to people at school and church. I've got a new family one that I've made with Stampin' Up's All In The Family set. I love how it turned out! I'll show that sometime. For now, here are the two frames I've made.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Workshop cards

I thought I'd post the cards we made in a workshop this past weekend. The ladies seemed to like the cards. They were a bit involved though.
This first one I CASED from lizzier from SCS. Loved how she did the crayon resist on the card so that's what we did but I changed the colors. We used Barely Banana, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi.

This next one was CASED from fsabad also at SCS. I loved the layout of her card. . .I just changed the colors.
And the last card was all my creation! The ladies got very glittery with this one! It was fun to see them all so sparkly!
I hope they all had a good time! Now. . .I need to cut out everything for my World Cardmaking Event this coming Saturday! Time to get busy!