Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Clean & Simple Christmas Card

Hi Everyone! I couldn't resist the current Caardvarks challenge. I love clean and simple design so I decided to join in the fun!


I created this card using the Penny Black Filigree Tree. I layered the stamp with two shades of green ink then added brown to the trunk. I created my own text background using a sentiment from the Crystalline set and finished the card with some simple embelishements and a traditional sentiment.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Filligree Tree Christmas: Filigree Tree 3741L, Crystalline 30-018

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Owl, Friend and Text

Hi Everyone! I'm excited to be featured on the Penny Black blog today. If you haven't had a chance please go check it out. A different Penny Black designer is being showcased each day so you don't want to miss out!

 I'm totally excited about the card I'm going to share with you today for several reasons.

I started with my favorite owl stamp and decided he needed a butterfly friend. I love owls! I also want to point out that I made my own text paper! How cool is that?!?! Penny Black has a ton of great sentiments that you can use to make your own text. I used the sentiments set and stamped the small words from the happy birthday sentiment over and over again. I can't wait to try this again!


Hope you have a great day!

Owl Happy Birthday: Nocturne 3936F, Sentiments 30-025, Salutations 30-014

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mini Cards

Hi Everyone! The last couple days have been kinda crazy around my house. My energy filled 3 year old had a big fall and ended up with 4 stitches in the back of his head on Tuesday night. He is doing well but of coarse I'm still rattled and I've been chasing after him trying to slow him down so he can recover. :)

Today on the Penny Black blog we are featuring mini cards (half of an A2 or 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"). All of the design team members have cards posted so its a fun post! I love being part of such a talented and diverse design team!

On my second mini I created a felt tree inspired by the line of Christmas trees called "Little Trees". The whimsical shape was easy to cut out by hand and I added stitching and pearls for decorations.

I hope you have a great day!


Owl Mini: Greetings from the Wise 3906H, Letter Background 1999L, Seasons... 3554D
Tree Mini: Little Trees 3557H, Christmas Lights 3553H, Wondrous 3738B, Xmas Treasures 30-019

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunshine Layout

Hi Everyone! It's official...I'm finally sharing one of my scrapbook layouts on my blog! I created my first scrapbook page a long long time ago in high school. The love of scrapbooking lead me down the paper crafting road and eventually I found stamping and card making. It feels great to finally come full circle. :) My page is also being featured on the Penny Black blog today!

This is a page of my daughter when she turned 11 months old. I did a photo shoot of her every month from birth to a year old. I generally take a lot of pictures of my kids but I'm glad I have these milestones along with journaling to keep in her memory book. Now I just need to finish scrapping all of them!

I love this butterfly from Penny Black. I colored it with Copics then added Glossy Accents to the large circles. I also cut between the wings and added a pop dot under the largest wing for added dimension.

I stamped these sweet flowers to complete my outdoor scene. I used the same colors as the butterfly to balance the colors across the page. As you can see I stamped the largest flower twice and offset it slightly. Glossy Accents were added to the red flowers.
Oh and how could I forget. Penny Black has a great alpabet set called Kate Text. I used the lower case set to stamp "you are my" and the date.

So do you want to see more layouts? I'd love to hear from you!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Holiday Kickoff

Hi Everyone! The holidays are just around the corner, can you believe it?! I decided to dig in and make my first halloween card. I'm always looking for creative ways to use my stamps. I love getting as much mileage out of them as possible. So for today's card I took an Easter bunny, gave her a costume and...


...now she is perfect for Halloween! The options are endless. For easy costume making, I stamped the bunny image in white ink on the felt. I then cut out the pumkin shape considering her head and feet using the inked image as my guide. I then flipped over the felt and put on her custom taylored costume. *smile*

I also want to point out that I created the card shape using Nestabilites Labels 8. I ran the largest die through on two sides to create fun new look!

Have a great day!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ooh La La Best Wishes

Ah Paris... :)


I created today's card using Ooh la la!, the cutest french chicken I've ever seen! I colored him with Copics, colored in several lines of different greens for the grass and stamped the Eiffel Tower in the background. I framed him out in a poloraid inspired frame and finished it with a simple sentiment and Basic Grey button. The final touch was using the Postcard stamp to create a fun travel inspired background.

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hedge Delivery Card

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying the end of summer. We have been savoring these last few days, taking extra trips to the park and playing outside.

My son just turned three and is so super proud of his new scooter. I'm proud of him because he made it through his first week of preschool. He is such a fun little guy.

Last weekend I had an awesome class with Julie Eborsole. She is one of my all time favorites and I feel so lucky every time I am able to take one of her classes. I took advantage of my class discount and picked up some new fun supplies. This new punch is my favorite.

Now on to the card...For the main image I stamped Hedge Delivery and colored it with Copics. I used Glossy Accents on the balloon and gift then inked in some clouds. The sentiment from Salutations was stamped on my new punch and then mounted on two Basic Grey buttons.