Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What a beautiful morning!

I love waking up to a steady down pour of rain and that's what I woke up to this morning. I think I'll have to bake a fresh batch of whole wheat buns, I always feel like baking when it's raining or snowing.

Well I guess I must be back in my groove again since I made two cards this morning. The first one is another Christmas card. I made this card using the faux tearing technique, it was my first time using this technique and it was very easy to do. I brayered the sky with my SU spectrum pad (retired), then stamped the trees in Staz On black. I also added some dazzling diamonds to the evergreen tree, which I think gives it just the perfect holiday sparkle.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Holidays & Wishes
Inks: Black StazOn, Blue Frost Spectrum
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Other: Dazzling diamonds

The second card I had to make using my new swiss dots embossing folder. I love the look it gives on a card. This was a very simple card to make and I like how the colors turned out.

Stamps: Priceless
Inks: Pale Plum, Perfect plum
Paper: Perfect plum, ivory, bazzil brown?
Other: Eggplant ribbon, rhinestone brads, round nestabilities, slit punch to make the scallop, and the swiss dots embossing folder.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Busy summer days

Wow, it's been a while since I sat down and made a card. Our summer has been really busy. We just got back from a week of holidays and then we had our local town festival which is always a lot of fun. I can hardly believe that the kids are going to be in school in just over a week. (doing the happy dance) My baby will be starting pre-K this year and she is so excited. Last year she struggled each time I dropped her brothers off at Pre-k and she couldn't stay. I'm very excited to see her enjoy school this year too.

Well I have managed to make two cards, the first one is a Christmas card that I cased from a talented scrapper at SCS (sorry I don't remember who). First I used my colluzle to cut out an oval on cardstock and used it as a mask before I stamped the line of trees. I then used a sponge to dab light blue ink for the sky. I also paper pierced around the oval. The evergreen tree has dazzling diamonds on it which makes it look sooooooo much better IRL.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree from Stampin Up! and the Merry Christmas was purchased at Michaels years ago.
Paper: Always Artichoke, whisper white
Ink: Always artichoke, bashful blue & Bravo burgundy
Ribbon: Bravo burgundy

The next card is just a simple card made with my new "Bird Call" embossing folder. This folder really makes for a fast and simple card but yet they're so pretty.

Stamp: SU! Sincere Salutations
Paper: Black cardstock (source unknown), SU whisper white
Ink: Black Staz On
Ribbon: Dollar bin from Michaels