Friday, August 27, 2010

Thinking of You

Have you ever been walking out the door to visit someone and realized you needed a card?  And then frantically run back to your supplies to create a card in 10 minutes?  This was just that project!

Thinking of You

This was a card I created for my Aunt Judy. I designed it to go with the small pot of violets I brought to her on Saturday.  Knowing I needed to create this in only minutes, I kept the details simple.  I stamped the leaves on the main panel and colored with Copics.  Then, I stamped and colored the large violet.  Carefully trimming the flower, I adhered to the main panel.  After adding the sentiment, I added the same ink line treatment as a previous project... since I liked the look of it so much... and I was pressed for time.

The lavender paper was run through my Cuttlebug with the woodgrain texture plate.  It was just a simple detail, but I think the texture really adds a bit of something special... just enough so no one would know the card was made in record time.

But, my oh my, what a mess I left behind in my stamping room.  I still need to shovel it out again!

Thanks for visiting,

Stamps: Violets and Up, Up & Away by PTI
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink by Tsukineko
Paper: White by PTI, Lavender by Bazzill
Other: Nestabilities by Spellbinder, texture plate by PTI
Copics: YG21, YG23, YG25, Y19, Y28, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04

Thursday, August 26, 2010

CPS Sketch # 181 - Free for All

Hello!  I have another CPS Sketch project to share with you today.  I wasn't sponsored this week, so I had a ball creating with fun stamps I had.

Thinking of You

I just loved this color combination.  It's cheerful and fun.  Just something that might make someone's day a bit happier...

The main panel is a natural white cardstock with a few blasts of blue from my Copic airbrush.  I adhered the clouds to the panel and then popped up the hot-air balloons with dimensional tape.  After stamping the sentiment, I decided it needed a little something.  I used my Copic multiliner pens to add a bit of ink interest... and I think it fit the bill!

I hope you'll stop by the CPS blog for more information and details on how to participate.

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Up, Up & Away (PaperTrey Ink)
Ink: Black Soot Distress ink (Ranger)
Paper: Red, blue and natural white (Bazzill)
Other: Impression plate and dies (PTI), Buttons (PTI), Twine (Farmer's Market), Corner rounder (Zutter), Multi-liner pens and Airbrush system (Copic)
Copic markers: Y32, Y35, Y38, R24, R27, R29, B41, B45, E33, E35, E37

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Story of Us

I love altering notebooks.  My latest project was for a sweet friend of mine.  I know she loves to journal and thought this would make a great birthday gift.

The Story of Us

This was super fun to make.  I pulled apart the notebook to remove the covers.  I sanded and painted both covers before adding October Afternoon paper.  I painted a Maya Road chipboard frame with eggshell paint.  Once it was dry, I added Rock Candy clear crackle paint and rubbed it with Old Paper ink into the cracks.  A few flowers round out the front.

It's super simple and hopefully something my friend enjoyed receiving.

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko, Old Paper Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: October Afternoon
Other: paint, Crackle Paint by Ranger, flowers, Mod Podge, seam binding ribbon, chipboard frame by Maya Road

Monday, August 23, 2010

For Baby

One of my colleagues at work just had a baby.  We had a baby shower for her... in the nick of time!  I created a card and tag for the new mama with her baby theme in mind.  Rhonda and her husband decorated their daughter's room in butterflies.  I think this card fits the bill.

Mother and Baby

Memory Box paper is the central portion of the design... a sheet of vellum has the flutter of butterflies and the sentiment.  A slim nosegay of roses and ribbon balances the design.  And I'm not sure you can tell, but I clipped a small safety pin in the ribbon...

I created a quick tag for the gift with patterned paper scraps.  So super fast and a perfect time-in to the card.  I didn't really capture the shimmer of the gold gift bag, but the pink is so pretty with it.

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Vellum, white
Patterned Paper: Gossamer Memory Box
Other: Seam binding ribbon, roses, scallop punch by EK Success

Thursday, August 19, 2010

CPS Sketch # 180 - Kraftin' Kimmie

Hello!  It's time for my weekly CPS Sketch project.  If you participate in the CPS sketch, you can win an awesome prize pack from Kraftin' Kimmie, this week's sponsor.


Isn't this image just darling?  He's called Tommy Treats.  I had a blast coloring this little guy with Copic markers.  I used glitter pens on all the candy to give extra sparkle.  And I love the purple, orange and lime green color combo for Halloween.  It's a favorite of mine!  It's a simple design - not a single bit of patterned paper.  For me, it's not my usual, but I just LOVE this card.

I hope you'll consider designing with the CPS Sketch of the week.  We'd love to see your take on it.

Thanks for visiting,

Stamps: Tommy Treats by Kraftin' Kimmie
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Kiwi, White, Orange, Amethyst, White and Black by Prism
Other tools: Rickrack die, Eyelet die, and Impression plate by PTI, sewing machine
Copic Markers: E00, E02, E42, E44, E47, 0, W1, R27, Y19, BV00, BV02, BV04
BV08, B24, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, YG21, YG23, YG25 and Atyou Spica pens

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CPS Sketch # 179 - The {Stamps} of Life

Hello!  I'm almost caught up with my CPS sketch design posts... I'm not really sure how I got off-track, but I did.  This was the sketch project for last week and was sponsored by the {Stamps} of Life.


I stamped the flowers in bright colors, inspired from the October Afternoon patterned paper.  A quick stitch down the center of my diecut ric-rac holds it in place and fills the bill on the sketch.

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Daisies4You by The {Stamps} of Life
Ink: Pear Tart, Bahama Blue, Angel Pink, and Rich Cocoa Memento inks by Tsukineko, Old Paper ink by Ranger
Paper: Kraft by Prism
Patterned Paper: Fly a Kite by October Afternoon
Other: sewing machine, Ric-Rac die by PTI, Buttons by PTI, linen thread, corner rounder by Zutter

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

CPS Sketch # 178 - Free for All

Hello!!!  I'm so behind in posting my CPS designs.  I have a couple posts to get all caught up and then I'll be back on my weekly posts.

This was for CPS Sketch # 178.

You've Got Mail

I wasn't sponsored by company of the week, so I opted to use one of the sweet Pure Innocence images by My Favorite Things, called Happy Mail.  I am completely enamoured with these girls.  SO, so sweet!!!  Doesn't she make you smile?

Thanks for visiting!
Stamps: Happy Mail (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest (Neenah), Kraft (Prism)
Patterned Paper: Thrift Shop (October Afternoon)
Dies: Tag (Spellbinder), Large scallop (My Favorite Things), Clouds (PaperTrey Ink)
Embellishment: red brads (Making Memories)
Copics: R20, R22, R24, R27, W1, 0, Y32, Y35, YG23, YG25, BG10, BG72, BG75, E00, E02, E42, E44, E47
Lipstick Atyou Spica pen and airbrush system

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Hello!  I posted a new project on the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog today.

You can see all the details about this project and a new set of stamps at Stamp N Plus called the Candy Bar Wrapper stamps.  They are just darling!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hot Dog!!

Hello!  Happy Wednesday!

I just posted a card today on the Stamp N Plus blog.  I hope you'll stop by for all the details!