Monday, May 31, 2010

No Title, lol

For all you bloggers out there I'm sure you can relate to how hard it can be to title your posts! I think I should title them all with just a simple "Hi" and be be done with it, but where's the creativity in that, lol.

Ok, on to my card. This is another vintage style card, or maybe more aged than vintage. Father's Day is not too far away and I need something to send to both my father and my father in law. I purchased the Sense of Time set a while ago and I find it lends really well to aged or vintage cards. This card is similar to the first vintage card I made last week, I sponged the card with Soft Suede and distressed the edges. The focal piece is done with the cracked glass technique which also seemed to go well with the aged look.

Stamps: Sense of Time, Teeny Tiny Wishes, En Francais
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Jumbo Eyelets, Twine,

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Monday!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Crayon Resist

Hi everyone! Do you ever wish you could freeze time but not yourself? These days I certainly do, my poor garden isn't even planted yet, although it will get planted within the next week. Or should I say, it BETTER get planted next week, lol.

We're in for another rainy weekend, I love rain but we had so many plans and those all get changed now...again. And I think that's probably enough whining for today :D.

I saw this card on Deb's blog, you'll find it on my blog list (Creations by Debbie) and loved it and thought it would be great for my club ladies. I love how just a simple white crayola crayon can create such a neat effect! You take a white crayon and highlight where ever you want the white to show through, you will need to use glossy cardstock. Then simply sponge the colours you want over it and wipe with a paper towel, the ink will have resisted the areas you coloured with the crayon. Cool, huh?! I finished the card with a black marker and the spritzer tool, and as you can tell I got a little too close to the sentiment, oops.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Glossy White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Other: Antique Brads

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Guess What?

Well, if you hadn't guessed it by now, I love this new stamp set, lol. There are so many ways to use it which is probably why I love it so much!

We made this card last night at our club workshop and I just love how easy it is to ruffle the ribbon, I think my club members were just grateful that they wouldn't have to tie another ribbon, lol.

Stamps: Elements of Style
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black, Always Artichoke
Other: Bravo Burgundy Ribbon

Have a great day! I have posts scheduled for the next couple of days so check back again tomorrow!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My attempt at vintage...

What a beautiful hot day it is today! The kids are outside playing on their "Slip n Slide" and their new water guns so that gave me some time to try a new card style today.

I've seen quite a bit of vintage cards lately and thought maybe it was time to try it as well. I used Soft Suede ink and sponged it on the both pieces, then stamped the images. To get the worn edges I just use the edge of my scissors and tear the paper in a few spots. I also added some of the new smooch spritz to the corners.

Stamps: Sense of Time, Elements of Style, En Francais
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Blush Blossom
Ink: Soft Suede, Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss
Other: Taffeta Ribbon, Halfback pearls

Have a great day!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Birthday Mania!

So my daughter turns six tomorrow and we had her birthday party today with her school friends. 10 six year old girls, all battling to sit next to the birthday girl, lol.

Our daughter is turning into quite the stamper and so she had a lot of say in how she wanted her invitations to be made and she eagerly helped me to prepare the favour bags. Aren't these little purses just so stinkin' cute! I didn't add any bling to them for the party but these could really be stepped up a notch by adding accessories. And they're made with paper lunch bags so your costs stay minimal which is nice when you're already spending so much for a kids party.

Paper: Rose Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Regal Rose
Ink: Regal Rose
Other: Rose Red Ribbon, Velcro Dots (for the flap)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Battle: Card vs Cardmaker

This card just really did not want to be made, lol. From start to finish I had trouble, my "grass" looks odd because I've got these long sections that came because I used an older ink pad which is a little dented in the middle. When I stamped the tree it looked a little to light so I used my blender pen and black ink to fill it in, well it looked horrible, but after some brainstorming I stamped it again with versamark and added black embossing powder, that made it look much better. But never mind that my fingers kept smudging everything I touched. But finally when I think the card is done, all mistakes are kind of covered, I look over at it while watching TV with my husband and I start to laugh.

The card won the battle after all. You'll notice there's a water reflection for the tree, the grass but not for the sun or the plants in front of the sun. So now the sun only exists in the sky but cannot be seen in the reflection, lol what can you do but laugh at yourself! And I should mention that I had a card that I started before this one that ended in the trash because there was no saving it, so it was definitely not meant to be yesterday. :)

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Paper: Basic Black, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Really Rust, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black
Other: Black brads

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

More Elements

I think I better start using some stamp sets that haven't seen ink yet, but what can I say, I like this set! Lol.

But I'm not sure that I like this card all that much, I saw this card a while ago and love how clean and simple the card looked. But as it often goes when casing, the original looks better. Live and learn, well hopefully learn!

Stamps: Elements of Style
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Kraft
Ink: Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, White halfback Pearls, White Satin Ribbon, Square Lattice embossing folder.

Have a great day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

All Rain and no Gain

Can you believe we had a rainy weekend and I got hardly any cardmaking done! I had so many ambitions but I guess we were busier than I thought we would be, although I did have a great day shopping till you drop in Winnipeg on Saturday so that makes it ok right! Lol.

It's May now and you know what that means! Our new Summer Mini is now running so be sure to check out the link on the left if you did not receive a copy. And the best part is that we also have a sale running from May 1 - May 31 in honour of National Scrapbooking Month, if you purchase a qualifying stamp set or My Digital Studio you receive a FREE pack of Designer brads! You'll find the designer brads on page 179 of our Idea Book & Catalogue. You'll find the link to the qualifying sets on the left, just click on the National Scrapbooking Month image.

But on to my card, once again I used Elements of Style (buy this set in May and receive a pack of FREE designer brads!). I found the inspiration for this card somewhere on the web, I love how the base looks like toile. I stamped the floral image on the Very Vanilla piece and then ran it through my bigshot with our new embossing folder that you'll find in the summer mini, Square Lattice. When I first saw the folder I wasn't sure if I would like it but I have quickly fallen in love with it!

Stamps: Elements of Style
Paper: Kraft, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Silver brads, Square Lattice embossing folder

Have a great Monday!