Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Little Corn...Candy, That Is...


Hello! I've had these little Studio G Halloween stamps for over 5 years and since I have no little ones around, I put them on the shelf. Then when sorting and organizing some designer paper and cardstock, I ran across this fun Halloween print paper and decided to make a Halloween card and that I'd figure out later who I'd send it to, lol. Then, I challenged myself to make a simple card without much ado. It took me FOREVER to make this simple card. But once I got the papers cut, the decorative edge borders cut, I realized that a simple and clean card needs simple and clean embellishment. I'm not sure how I like it but it's done! Below is a photo of the card interior with coordinating papers and design.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamp: Studio G Candy Corn
Papers: Candy Corn Scrapbooking Paper (I don't know the manufacturer, it is from old stock), Clear Dollar Stamps Solid Shimmer Cardstock, ColorMates Solid Cardstock, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Accessories: EK Success Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Crochet Thread, Copic Sketch markers
Embellishments: Bobbin 3/8; Gingham Ribbon, Doodlebug Buttons
Techniques: Stamping, Machine Stitching

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Autumn Leaves Start to Fall


Hello! A foxy hello at that! Autumn has begun here in Maryland and with it, the leaves are beginning to fall, so I was inspired to use my new Lawn Fawn stamp set, "Into the Woods". I reached immediately for this cutie pie fox and my older Cosmo Cricket "Nutmeg" paper pad and the rich Autumn colors fell into place. Below is a photo of the card interior using coordinating papers and design.



Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Into the Woods", Computer-Generated Interior Sentiment
Papers: Cosmo Cricket "Nutmeg" Designer Paper, ColorMates Solid Cardstock, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Old Olive
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders' Regular & Pinking Circle Dies, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Sakura Glitter Gel Pen
Embellishments: Doodlebug Buttons, Doodlebug Tangerine Boutique Lace Trim, Jolle's By You Tree.
Copic Sketch Markers: YR04 Chrome Orange, YR12 Loquat, YR21 Cream, BG000 Pale Aqua, BG11 Moon White, YG03 Yellow Green, YG63 Pea Green, YG67 Moss, 0 Colorless Blender
Techniques: Stamping, Machine Stitching, Copic Coloring

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Over the River & Through the Woods


Well, after struggling to get my mojo back to jump back into cardmaking, I found just the ticket. A new stamp and patterned paper does wonders! LOL This card was made with my very first Lawn Fawn purchase, a single stamp called, "Winter Bunny". To create the "snow" layer on the oval, I double die-cut the blue and white oval, free-cutting the snow to appear like a hill of drifted snow. The snowflakes in the image sky were created with a Signo White Gel Pen, freehand. I wanted to use the "Over the River and Through the Woods" Stampin' Up! sentiment and after using it, I realized that cute bunny is not going over the river but he is going through the woods! Below is a close-up view of the stamped image. Right click on any photo to view larger.


I used another Stampin' Up! sentiment for the card interior to tie in the whole snow theme thingy with coordinated papers and design, pictured below:


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Winter Bunny", Stampin' Up! Sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Old Olive
Papers: My Minds Eye "Sweater Weather", Colormates Solid Cardstock, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders' Oval & Scalloped Oval Dies, Sewing Machine, Thread, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Adhesives, Signo White Gel Pen
Embellishments: Reflections Epoxy Snowflake Stickers, Reasonable Ribbon 5/8" Crochet Trim
Copic Sketch Markers: RV000 Pale Purple, G24 Willow, G40 Dim Green, G94 Grayish Olive, BG000 Pale Aqua, BG72 Ice Ocean, E31 Brick Beige, E34 Orientale, 0 Colorless Blender
Techniques: Stamping, Machine Stitching, Copic Coloroing

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Sail Away!


Hello! I haven't posted in several weeks, as my sister was visiting from Georgia for 2 weeks, so I was enjoying her company...then, it was a little hard to get my mojo moving again but I think I'm in the swing of things. I purchased a retired PSX Schooner stamp on Ebay a few months ago, and had yet to ink it up and create with it. So, once I had the image colored, my mojo kicked back in and I got caught up in the nautical flavor of the card.

Below, is the card interior with coordinating papers and design. I thought I'd use a scripture stamp from Verve for the interior sentiment, making a nice masculine card for encouragement.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: PSX "Schooner", Verve Scripture Psalm 46:1, Clear Dollar Stamps' "Smooth Sailing" anchor
Papers: Maja Designs "Life By the Sea", Authentique "Anchored", ColorMates Dark Berry Red Cardstock, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Nautical Blue & Rhubarb Stalk
Tools: Spellbinders' Rectangle Die, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives, Signo White Gel Pen
Copic Sketch Markers: R14 Light Rouge, B000 Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 Frost Blue, B14 Light Blue, B41 Powder Blue, E09 Burnt Sienna, E25 Caribe Cocoa, 27 Africano, E31 Brick Beige, B34 Orientale, C1 & C2 Cool Grays, 0 Colorless Blender
Accessories: Little B Adhesive Anchor, The Twinery Baker's Twine
Techniques: Stamping, Copic Coloring & Machine Stitching

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Remaking My Own Old Design


Hello! My latest card is a total remake of one of my older designs. I liked the original design & layout so much that I thought that I'd recreate the card but with a few tweaks. Needless to say, after alot of frustrating turns as I attempted to recreate the design, I decided that I liked the original much better than this remake. Here's a link to the original card. Nevertheless, I finished it and I'm blogging it...and I'm done with it! lol

Below is a close-up of the main scripture sentiment area:


Pictured below, is the card interior with the computer-generated sentiment that I created to coordinate with the scripture on the front. I carried over the designer paper and "look" on the card interior to match.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Verve "Plain Jane" Jeremiah 33:3, Clear Dollar Stamps' "Bitty Botanicals", Computer-Generated Sentiment
Paper & Cardstock: K&Co. "Que Sera, Sera" Designer Paper Pad, ColorMates Pretty in Pink & Light Meri-Gold, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal & Summer Sun
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders' Labels Die, Cuttlebug Morocco Embossing Folder, EK Success Border & Corner Punches, Paper Piercer, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives
Embellishments: Making Memories "Button" Brads, Paper Trey Ink "Hibiscus Burst" Polka-Dotted Satin Ribbon
Techniques: Stamping, Paper Piercing & Machine Stitching

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Hug & A Squeeze from Me


Hello! Today's card features a digital image from Mo Manning's Digital Pencil, called "You're My Best". I love her hair and ponytail elastic bands, lol. I kept the card front simple as I wanted the image to be the main focus. After coloring the image with Copic Sketch Markers, I "fussy cut" the image out and popped up on foam dots. Below is a close-up of the detail of the image coloring.


The card interior features a stamp that I found on Ebay months ago but was waiting for just the right artwork/image and if this isn't it, I don't know what it? Coordinating papers, design and embellishments were added to the interior, pictured below.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Mo Manning's Digital Pencil Image "You're My Best", Stampendous Sentiment
Papers: Pebbles "Garden Party" Designer Paper Pad, ColorMates Light Awesome Aqua Cardstock,, Sassafras "Vintage Yummy" Designer Paper, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Summer Sun & Baja Breeze
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders' Label Die, EK Success Border, Corner & Small Flower Punches, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Songe Dauber, Crochet Thread
Copic Sketch Markers: RV000 Pale Purple, RV11 Pink, RV12 Tender Pink, Y11 Pale Yellow, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, Y26 Mustard, BG11 Moon White, BG15 Aqua, E00 Skin White, E25 Caribe Cocoa, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, E34 Orientale, 0 Colorless Blender
Embellishments: Jolee's Boutique Flowers, KaiserCraft Adhesive Sequins, Queen & CO. Jellies Enamel Dots, Paper Trey Ink "Hawaiian Shores" Polka Dotted Satin Ribbon, Doodlebug Boutique Button
Techniques: Digi Printing, Stamping, Sponging, Machine Stitching, "Fussy Cutting"

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Look Ma, No Stitching!


Hello! This was my first attempt at a rolled flower die from My Favorite Things. I used the Sno Cone Blue Felt from My Favorite Things and although it's not "perfect", it resembles a rose well enough, lol. I was out of my comfort zone with this card as I did not do any machine stitching. I kept feeling like the card wasn't finished without the machine stitching...nevertheless, I restrained myself for the discipline of not getting into a rut. Still, I missed the sewing on the card part...

Not much involved in this other than die cutting and paper punching. The upper right blue flower was cut from a coordinating piece of Pebble's "Family Ties" DP. The small yellow flowers were punched and popped up as was the bird and medium blue flower. Pictured below, is a close-up of the flowers, leaves, etc.


The card interior sentiment was computer-generated, written by yours truly. Matching papers and flowers were added to coordinate with the card front.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Verve Psalm 3:3, Computer-Generated Sentiment
Papers: Pebbles "Family Ties" Designer Paper Collection, Clear Dollar Stamps "Rustic Fall" Cardstock Collection (Blue), Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Summer Sky
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders' Label Dies & Foliage Two Dies, My Favorite Things Layered Leaves & Rolled Rose Die, My Favorite Things Sno Cone Felt, EK Success Small Flower Punch, EK Success Border Punch, EK Success Small Scalloped Corner Punch, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Adhesives, Sponge Dauber
Embellishments: KaiserCraft Self-Adhesive Pearls, Jolee's Boutique Bird
Techniques: Stamping, Digital Printing, Sponging, Paper Piercing

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