Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thank you

I just wanted to say thanks to all who visited my blog and left a nice comment. I wanted everyone to know all my new PTI goodies arrived today safe and sound. I can't wait to get the stamps inky. Have to think of what to do for teacher gifts. Thank you all again, it was fun to play along.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Better view of May PTI blog hop post- Felt

I went back to look at post and realized I had zoomed in too much and you could not see the white edges of the card. I just wanted to post a better view of the card.
Thank you for all your kind comments. I love to hear from you all and to see all your creations as well. Have a great night.

May Papertrey Ink- Blog hop using felt

Here is my creation for the Papertrey Ink May Blog hop, using felt. I had placed an order for my own "goodies" to use in the hop, but sadly I am still waiting. So I had a piece of Raspberry fizz cardstock and a scrap piece of raspberry mix dp that already had an oval cut out of it. I went into my felt stash and found a piece that matched the papers and cut a several small squares and rounded the corners of the squares (you could also use a circle) and then from the outside edge I cut a spiral into the felt until I reached the center. I started rolling the felt from the outside to the inside. I wound the first 3-4 layers very tightly to form the tight center and then I started to roll edges over as I went around the center (to form the petals). This was my first time using felt to form roses, but I am pretty happy with them.

Paper: Raspberry fizz cardstock, Raspberry mix dp, Papertrey Ink, white cardstock base, The Paper Studio

Stamps: Petals from Scratch, Fiskars

Ink: old olive, Stampin Up!

Tools: border punch, Fiskars

Embellishments: felt (handmade) roses, white grosgrain ribbon, Stampin Up!

Technique: flocking on leaves and stems, Martha Stewart flocking powder

Please let me know what you think. Hopefully my order arrives soon, so that I will have "goodies" to use for next months hop. Enjoy your evening everyone!

Here is a close up view of the felt roses and the flocked stems and leaves.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Feel Better Soon

For our churches card ministry we send out lots of thank you cards, thinking of you, baby cards, sympathy, and get well cards. So here is a clean and simple get well card that I feel could be both masculine or feminine. I don't know about the rest of you, but when it comes to making a masculine card I freeze, total creative block. I am trying to work that creative "muscle" more, but it is much easier for me to create a feminine card.
Post a comment on how you make a card more masculine.
Paper: moss green, Stampin Up!; dp, Cafe Mediterranean, DCWV
Stamps: Sentiments, American Crafts clear stamps
Ink: orange, Stampabilities Dye ink; Close to cocoa, Stampin Up!
Tools: ovals, Nestablilites; paper piercer and mat, Stampin Up!, metalic pens gelly roll, Sakura; corner rounder, EK Success
Embellishments: twill ribbon
Technique: I had uneven coverage on the sentiment, so I went over it with a brown glitter gelly roll pen and then decided to carry it over to image by adding a small dot in each "bud"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thanks a latte

Staying with my drink and food theme, I thought I would share this simple card using the Fiskars clear stamp set, Latte love. I practiced using my new Copic markers to color the image. I have read from many of the "seasoned" Copic users that Memento ink is the best for stamping images that you want to color with Copics. The image does not bleed and dries quickly without needing to be heat set. I used Tuxedo black ink, but I have read that you could use any Memento color and achieve very good results. I had clear gems and I colored them with my blue copic marker tha I used to color the coffee cup, now I have matching bling, how awesome is that. I hoped that the bling would not be too much if this card was sent to a man. Let me know what you think. I need to keep practicing coloring, but I do like how this turned out. You cannot see it very well here, but I used my clear glaze pen to go over the coffee to give it a realistic sheen. Well have a great day and I hope you have had some time to "play" with your supplies today :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

You're so SWEET!

Here is another Clean and Simple card that I made for our Church ministry. I love this stamp set by Fiskars. I stamped, colored, and cut out each scoop of ice cream and used pop dots to raise up each scoop higher than the first.
Paper: chocolate chip, Stampin Up!; white cardstock, Georgia Pacific; patterned paper, DCWV
Stamps: Cupcakes and more, Fiskars
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Memento; Close to Cocoa, Stampin Up!
Tools: Label punch, McGill; Copic markers, white gel pen, pop dots

Monday, May 17, 2010

You're tea-fiffic

It was time to get creative and make some cards for my church again. I have been busy and if I do not have a deadline I can find 101 things to do around the house other than create. But I am sure I am like many of you who need the creating as a sort of therapy. It is very therapeutic for me to create a card and step away from my other roles for a little while. I stumbled upon some "how to" videos at . I had purchased a Spellbinders Impressabilities Circles template a few months ago and had not "played" with it much and I saw Gina K's video and I pulled it out to play. This is the card I came up with. Paper: Chocolate chip, Stampin Up!; pink textured cardstock, DCWV; white cardstock, Geogia Pacific
Stamps: Latte Love, Fiskars
Ink: Memento, Tuxedo black, Chocolate chip, Stampin Up!
Tools: Spellbinders Impressabilities Circles (as a stencil for background), Labels one, Nestabilities
Technique: colored image with Copic markers and glaze pen and used silver paint pen for the spoon
I love to receive comments, please let me know what you think. I will be posting the other cards I created soon. Thank you and have a blessed day.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Having a Rrruff day?

I have been sick this past week and trying to play catch up with all my mommy, wifely, and work duties. After this week I will have some vacation time from work and I hope to get back to my creative side.
I thought I would share this cute card that could be sent to a friend dealing with a difficult situation or could just use a card "hug".
The image and sentiment are Inkadinkado. I used the Cuttlebug plaid embossing folder on background paper and lightly sanded to bring out the white core. I used Nestabilities for image and matte. A couple of Prima flowers and a large white brad and voila. Quick and easy card
"hug" for a friend in need.
I hope you all have a great week.