Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mother's Day

Happy Tuesday one and all!!! This day has flown, can't believe it is after 5:00pm already!! Anyway, I had such high hopes for this card and I am sad to report that I am not as happy as I thought I would. When I had just the colored image I loved it!

I started with a card base of Elegant Eggplant, White and Lovely Lilac. My embossed layers are Swiss Dots and Birds and Swirls. My image is Sweet Pea by There She Goes and I stamped it in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink onto White cardstock and colored with my copics. I think I made the mistake when I tried sponging the edges, I just don't like how it looks and once it was done that was it!

I added a light sponging to the two panels just to blend it a little. Also I stamped my sentiment before embossing the panel and the sentiment should have gone down further, again once it was done there was no going back! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Birthday Girl

Good Sunday morning! Today's card is for a birthday party we are attending today for a very special birthday girl!

I stamped some of these cute Pure Innocence images from Jodi (stampingalatte) and I knew they would be perfect for this card.

I started with a card base of Cool Caribbean, White and Paper Trey Ink's Berry Sorbet & Lemon. I embossed the layers with my CB Swiss Dots folder. My image, Pure Innocence for My Favorite Things..My Balloon was stamped onto White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento Ink and then colored with copics.

I layered my image and used dimensionals. I also used my scallop edge punch for the middle layers and used white taffeta ribbon and blue polka dot ribbon. I am so happy with how this card came out, I think it is very girlie and the colors are so bright!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thankful For Friends

Happy Wednesday afternoon!! I am so happy to share these cards with you today.

Each one of these cards is for a dear friend who were both very thoughtful. One friend gave us the cutest picture frame for our sonogram pictures and the other friend brought over a slew of maternity clothes for me to go through. Both acts mean so much to me!!

I just love this floral image from Sweet Pea by There She Goes and though I would use both for each card as well as the same layouts just different color combo's.
The first color combo I used was Lemon by PaperTrey and Cool Caribbean and the second is Groovy Guava and Certainly Celery. I used my Swiss Dots CB embossing folder as well as my circle nessties. The images were stamped with Tuxedo Black and colored with copics.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I Love You Beyond Measure

Well May is such a busy month for me that I decided to get an early start on all the cards I would need. I thought this one might make a cute Mother's Day card.

I started with a card base of Berry Sorbet by Paper Trey Ink and Very Vanilla. My DP is Beloved by My Mind's Eye and my sketch is a Verve sketch from last August.

My image is from Chemistry by There She Goes and I stamped the same image three time in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink onto Choice Butter Cream cardstock and colored with my copics. I cut them out using my circle nesstie and then added Glossy Accents to make the jars look like glass. I stamped my sentiment onto the middle circle and used my CB to emboss the bottom layer.

Monday, April 12, 2010

When I Said "I Do"...

Hi everyone!! So I spent a wonderful Saturday afternoon with my pal Jodi Collins (Stamping A Latte) for some much needed girls & stamping time! I had so much fun and this cute creation is one of the cards that came out of that time.

I made this card for my husband for our Anniversary which is May 1. I think it is just perfect as the laundry in our house always seems to be at max capacity, actually I have a load drying and washing right now!

I started with a card base of Old Olive, White and Chocolate Chip. My DP is Bloom & Grow by My Minds Eye. I thought the colors were so nice and could be used for a masculine card. My image is from a favorite set of mine, so thanks for letting me borrow Jodes, Loads of Fun by There She Goes.

I started by stamping the image with Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink and colored with Copics. Then I cute it out with a rectangle nesstie and bordered it with a scallop rectangle nesstie. I also paper pieced the boxer shorts. Now comes the AWESOME part...Jodi got that same afternoon her new Copic Airbrushing system and we airbrushed the sky- it was so much fun!! I used her bow maker to create the perfect bow with the chocolate chip ribbon and a nesstie tag for the sentiment and again airbrushed the tag to match the image. I hope my hubby likes this!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

You Make The Simple Things Special

Happy Thursday!! The sun finally came out today here in NY and it felt so nice and warm!

Here another "general" card! I am so happy that I am building up this little collection, that way come May when I have a million holidays going on I will be prepared!

I started with a card base of Summer Sun and Very Vanilla. Again my DP was part of the pack from my last card and once I get the name i will update...sorry!

My image and sentiment are both from Paper Pretties and I stamped it with Tuxedo Black Ink by memento Ink onto Choice Butter cream cardstock and colored with my copics. I used Shimmers on the leaves and grill of the watering pail and used Glossy Accents to give the look of faux water. I used my circle nessties to cut the image out and layered with dimensionals. I made a corner knot with red sheer ribbon from Michael's and used my red copic and added dots to the corners.