Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy Sunday!

And what a beautiful one it is - the sun is shining and the temperature is perfect. I might have to go outside and clean up my flower beds today. Today I have a card and a frame for you to look at. It was my parents golden wedding anniversary this Saturday and of course I had to make them a card and a present. The card is a complete case of this one anniversary by Love Stampin!!!!!!!! on splitcoaststampers. I loved the white embossed background with the gold. Stamp set used is petal prints by SU. I stamped the flowers and leaves with Encore gold metallic ink, embossed with gold and cut them out. The white background is a piece of  CS that I embossed with a cuttlebug folder. I decided to make a matching frame. I hope they like it! Sorry for the poor picture of the frame. It is so hard to get a good picture with the glass. Well, I'm off to enjoy some of the sunshine. Until next time!

Friday, September 25, 2009

It's a gloomy day.....

today here in Minnesota. Rainy and blah! Oh well, that's Fall for you, I guess. I am just getting ready to go to work and had a few spare minutes. So, I thought I'd post a card I made a while back. I was going through my mountains of stamps and came across this pretty wreath (I don't know who makes this stamp- I think I bought it at a garage sale a few years back). I stamped the wreath, colored in using my prismas and gamsol, added the sentiment from Papertreyink's Vintage Picnic sentiments set and used antique linen distress ink and a stipple brush to add some shadow around the wreath. I really like this sentiment set, nice sayings and because they are acrylic stamps it is very easy to curve the sayings. Gives you a little more variety instead of just using  straight sentiments. I distressed the edges with my Heidi Swap edge distressing tool and sponged ink around the edges and matted with brown CS. Background stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms. Added some orange plaid ribbon and buttons tied with twine from my stash. A pretty simple and quick card, but I really like how it turned out. Well, thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a good Friday. Maybe I'll have something new to post later this weekend.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Goodness, I can't believe..... fast the time is going by! I haven't posted in over a week, so I figured I'd better pop in with a card or the few followers I have might give up on me. The card I have today uses Autumn Abundance from Papertreyink. I love the set, but was kind of surprised how small the images are. It is kind of challenging to color it in. My wonderful and generous SIL gave me this set (among many others) and I made this card for her as a Thank You . Image was colored in using Prismas and Gamsol and I added some polka dots to the pitcher with a white gel pen. Patterned paper is also from Papertreyink. And I added some dew drops from the Robin's Nest. Sorry for the crummy picture- I just have a very cheap camera and sometimes the pics don't turn out very good.
Well, I better run and get ready for work. Hope you enjoy today's card!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

What to do...

....when you have a stamp set you don't particularly like. I was asked by my local scrap book store to be on their design team and make 4 cards with one stamp set. Well, the set is one that I wouldn't have purchased for myself because I didn't really like it and would not often (if at all) use it. The stamp set is by Fiskars and it is the Toss the bouquet set.
The cake image is actually really cute. I came up with 3 cards (forgot to take pics before I dropped them of at the store- sorry) and had to come up with one more. The first 3 were more or less wedding cards, so I wanted to make something different to show that you can think out of the box and even though it is a set for wedding, you can use it for other occasions. Since Halloween is just around the corner (YIKES, that's scary!), I came up with this card. I really like how it turned out. It would also be real easy to turn it into a birthday card with different papers and colors. Papers are BoBunny and the image was, once again, colored in using Prismas and gamsol. I added some googly eyes just for fun.
Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Just for fun!

Just a quick post tonight. I am pooped! I got up at 5am, took a shower, got the boys up and made sure they had breakfast, got one off to school on the bus, went to work by 7am, came home at 3pm, made a quick dinner, went to pick hubby up from work, went to hockey rink to sign youngest up for hockey, came back home, worked on some more Halloween tins, signed some school forms, had a snack, worked some more on Halloween tins and now I'm adding this post. Then I am going to bed!
I came across this Changito stamp set from Stampendous in my stash the other day and just had to make a card with it. I had forgotten how cute these monkeys are. The "You make me smile" sentiment is from Inkadinkado, I think.
Just stamped and colored in with prismas and gamsol (of course). Sponged a little antique linen right around the images and some brown ink around all the edges. Added ribbon and buttons to finish it of. I think it turned out cute!
Thanks for visiting! Until next time!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

As promised....

I actually made it back as promised with my Halloween project. Anyone know how to move these dang pictures to where I want them on my blog? They seem to have a mind of their own- especially when I post a bunch in one post. I have had these tiny tins for a couple of years now(found them on clearance at Joann's) and have finally found a way to turn them into cute Halloween candy tins. I found this clear stamp set at Michael's (can't find the packaging with the company and can't remember who makes them, but they just started carrying this kind not that long ago). The circle saying and the Witch's feet were one stamp, but I took an x-acto knife and carefully cut the feet apart from the saying so I could use the saying with other images from the set. Easy peasy- a good mass production project. I just stamped a bunch of the sayings on kraft CS and punched them out with a 2" circle punch. I then stamped the different halloween images(bat, spider, feet and pumpkin) onto white CS, colored the pumpkin and the pumpkin and the witch-y socks in with prismas and gamsol and punched them out with a 1 1/4" circle punch. I then punched a few 1 7/16" scalloped circles out of different colored patterned paper to add behind each image. For the outside of the tins I cut 1/2" strips of the polka dot paper (My Mind's eye)
and adhered it with the red double sided sticky tape. As a finishing touch I added a cute bow with a button tied on and some ribbon around the top of each tin. Oh, and I added googly eyes to the spider. I like the spider tin the best.Which one is your favorite?
Well, I just previewed this post and I guess the pics all aligned them selves on the left once I post it. Why can't it look like that as I am typing this?
I'll have to play around with that some more.
Have a great Labor Day everyone!
Thanks for poppin' in!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Phew! busy, busy....

....around here. Just a few more days until the boys go back to school. I think in a way I am looking forward to getting back into more of a routine. And surprisingly I think my boys are looking forward to going back to school.The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous the past week. I wish it stayed like this all the time! Well, on to my card.
I really like the color combo of the mustard-y orange (it really is more of a mustard color IRL) and turquoise. I stamped the mums from Papertreyink's Autumn Abundance set on rustic white CS and colored in with (what else!) prismas and gamsol. I then used one of the classic circle nesties and cut out and embossed the image. With the nestie still in place I lightly sponged some ice blue chalk ink around the edge. I really like the look of that. Added a cut and embossed label behind the focal image, some ribbon and of course some buttons and the sentiment which was also cut, embossed and sponged. Patterned paper is from BoBunny.
Thanks for taking a peek! I should be back tomorrow with a Halloween project!
Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend!