Saturday, April 30, 2011

April Showers brings May's flowers

Just alittle hand cutting the wagon but mostly punches for the flowers. The wagon is from the sock monkey accesories and the buttons make such great wheels. What makes this card a wow is the detail of the pearls on some of the flowers and the greeting can be changed to suit what ever the occasion calls for. This is such a bright and cheerful card that makes me smile and go wow you don't need to use the sock monkey if you don't want to.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lots of Bots

I love this card and how it's all put together and yes the texture is calling me as always. I love the cogs punches and the ruler is just too cool. Not alot of coloring in just a wash of color with blender pens to make the robot look metalic and a touch of glass glitter to brighten up the card.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Boy's & Trucks

I love this masculine card especially since it's taking a stamp set I look at as girly girl with the shoes, shopping and chocolate and giving it a whole new twist. Masking is used to stamp the truck behind the bear. If you would like to have me show you how to do this call for a class in my home or yours.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Masculine Swaps

If you are anything like me coming up with masculine cards can be a challenge. So I joined a swap and will be showing off some of my favorites this one caught my eye with the details of the skateboarder having a ramp in one corner and the photocorner punch in the other to balance the focal point. I also liked the newsprint dsp in black on one side and vanilla on the other to keep it from being too dark. This is a standard sized card using 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored on each of the long side at 2 1/4". Just make sure you only use adhesive on one side of your focal point.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Morning Cup

O.K. you don't want to make a box why not a card with the tea included. I love this color combination it's so eye catching and the details of the the scallops and paper clip add so much. I think you are "tea"rific too. I like how this card achieves texture by using the stamps and the layers to draw your eye to all the elements of this card. Every time I look at this card I'm drawn to a different layer and detail.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Gotta love your mom

What a cute little gift for a tea loving mom or a sick friend or even someone having a bad day. I always find a cup of tea to be soothing no matter what else is going on in my life. I love using the big shots bitty box die since so little adhesive is needed in fact I didn't use any for this box at all! I find my biggest expense of paper crafting is in adhesive I'm always amazed on how much I go through in any given week. I did need a glue dot for the ribbon and some adhesive for the scallop rectangle and matting but this project used less than I normally use for little gifts. The stamp set used is one I have passed up many times in the main catalog called Morning cup.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring time card

I must have been in the mood to see warmer weather and needed a smile. I achieved the marbleized look on the flower with the solid flower image stamp set of flowers awash by first inking the stamp with pretty in pink and rubbing some regal rose on some plastic and bouncing on top of the stamp before stamping the image onto my white card stock. This card was copied from my monthly magazine from Stampin'Up! which is sent to all active demonstrators. It's a great resource full of business and creative ideas.

Friday, April 15, 2011

DSP Tote

This is such a cute tote made with the hostess dsp and decorative label punch. I found while making this it was much easier to use the tombow liquild glue since I can let it dry and then attach them for a strong hold. Just remmember the top layer only gets folded on 3 sides. Add a little chocolate and you have a great little gift for that someone special in your life.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Simply Adorned Bracelet

I learned how to make this on Create with Connie and Mary and finally made it. I was amazed on how much I love this bracelet and never would have thought to use the beveled windowpanes on it. Most of the items used to make this are in the occasions mini so if you want to make one of these be sure to order before the end of this month! The stamp set clearly for you and the beveled window panes and the trinket crowns and keys are all in mini catalog that will end on the 30th of April. I'm thinking this will make a great mother's day gift.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Inspired by Andrea Walford

I made this box a week ago when I really needed to be inspired and Andrea never fails me any time I need a push to create. Thank you for that Andrea. I never thought that pumpkin pie would go with concord crush. I couldn't find a pearl large enough for the flower that wasn't over-powered so I made my own with the shimmery white card stock and build a brad. What makes this box so amazing is the details like the black sponging on the dsp and the white gel pen on the scalloped circle and of course the glitter on the butterfly. What is hard to get in the picture is the details of the Fun flowers die which was sponged on the edges and spritzed with water and crumbled till dry and then smooch spritzed in gold glow. I'm thinking of adding some amazing chocolate and giving this away I just love to share whatever I create. I just have to find that special someone for this box.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Got Chickens?

I love this chicken that I saw somewhere on a blog don't know which one since I forgot to write it down. I just had to make him since he's so cute! I used several punches the bird, 5 petal flower, 1" circle and 3/4" circle, small oval . I also made the box from scratch using a 5 x 10 1/2 piece of card stock the 5" side scored at 2" and the 10 1/2" side scored at 2,5,7,10. Please remmember to use sticky strip to hold boxes together. I put a bag of corn chips in the box just in case he needed a snack.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter Blossoms

This is an Easter card featuring the Easter Blossoms stamp set in the Occasions mini catalog. I love the use of the big shot to make a partial cut out of the scallop oval. The rose red seam binding was used to add a soft touch and give the card a finished look. I'm finding it hard not to use ribbon or the big shot for most of my cards. IMO the big shot saves so much time and makes the design so much easier to give the card a well put together look.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Easy Easter Card ideas

I love a card I can make in less than 10 minutes from start to finish. The stamp set used is Because I care in the hostess level 1. I used the perfect plum and old olive markers on the flower and then spritzed it very lightly with water to add color varations in the flower and leaves. I'm such a big fan of texture that I had to use the square lattice embossing folder on the so saffron. Add your Easter wishes or any other saying to use this card all spring and summer. Got to love that!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A good egg

I really love the in color Peach Parfait especially since the dsp is free with any workshop over $150. The card base is wild wasabi which makes the peach pop. To add alittle more to the card I added a daffodil delight satin bow and glitter to the bottom of the egg.