Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hey There

Here are the last two cards from the set mentioned in the post below. These two use the "Hey There" sentiment from PTI. In the first one, the inside sentiment reads "May your day be filled with happiness". This was stamped on a little smaller white piece of cardstock with mini dots (next to the smallest) from Polka Dots Basics II on the bottom. These were stamped in Brocade Blue.

Stamps: Big & Bold Wishes and Polka Dot Basics II - PTI
Ink: Brocade Blue
Paper: The Sweet Stack-DCWV, Regal Rose
Other: Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Self Adhesive Pearl, Glue Dot (for securing the ribbon knot)

On the second one, a little dragonfly punch was punched out using Apricot Appeal DSP. It has tiny flowers on it like the sparkly patterned paper. "You've been on my mind" sentiment was stamped inside in Brocade Blue. I'm not sure I like this as it seems a little busy. What do you think?

Stamps: Big & Bold Wishes - PTI
Ink: Brocade Blue
Paper: White, The Sweet Stack (DCWV)
Other: Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Lime Green Rhinestones (Kaiser), Clear Rhinestones, MS Dragonfly Punch, Glue Dot for securing ribbon knot

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cold vs. Spring

The war is on!! The winter cold is having trouble giving up its stronghold in the south. A cooooold front came through with strong winds expressing its vicious fight in leaving for the season. Though there might be another "snap" on Easter, as it usually is, it is on its way out...YAY!!!

With all of that said, the warm days struggling to stay around and more sunny, happy days appearing had me making some springtime cards the other day. I found a layout I really liked and ended up making a set with simple differences. Here are a couple of them.

I love the sparkle of the DCWV The Sweet Stack. Click on the image if you can't see it on the post so you can see how pretty it is. This is such a happy pad of paper. It is great quality and thick like cardstock.

The inside sentiment of these say "a hug with a fold in the middle". I love this set from PTI! It has such cute sentiments and a nice variety of them, too.

Stamps: Big & Bold Wishes (PTI)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, White, The Sweet Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Cream Grosgrain and Blue Satin ribbons, self adhesive pearls and rhinestones

I'll be sharing the rest of the set in the next few days. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wedding Card

Today I am sharing a wedding card for a friend's son. I began with a white card base. Then I took an 1/8" smaller piece of white and placed the D'Vine Swirls EF on 2/3 of the piece leaving 1/3 at the bottom for the sentiment. I like this sentiment and thought it would be nice for a wedding. Marriage is a simple pleasure and does fill your heart with joy! A white piece of narrow organdy was tied in a simple knot on the front. Tiny Kaiser pearls were randomly placed on the "swirls" and Basic Grey Opaline silver pearls were placed beside the sentiment. A true wedding sentiment was stamped and embossed in silver on the inside. Though this is simple, it makes an elegant statement. Hope you like it...

Stamps: Floral Whimsey (Verve), retired SU for inside sentiment
Ink: Silver
Paper: White
Other: White narrow organdy ribbon, Kaiser and Basic Grey self-adhesive pearls, Silver EP, D'Vine Swirls EF

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunny Days Are Coming ...

My card is for the SSNOTIME129 and FTTC56 Challenges. One is to use a punched border and the other is to use scallops, so this fit both challenges. I'm beginning to get Spring fever and really felt the urge to make something cheerful. Yes, little umbrellas can be cheerful!

This is a white square card base. A larger white piece was cut and a scallop border was punched all around it, then placed over the front of the card base. Another piece of white was cut to fit inside the scalloped piece and stamped with a Basket Weave. A Barely Banana circle was cut with a Nest. die, as well as a white scalloped die. The BB piece was also stamped with the little raindrop in this stamp set in Versamark. It's hard to see. The umbrella was stamped in Orchid Opulence and cut out. A rhinestone tops the umbrella and a touch of Yellow Stickles were touched inside each little fun flower. This was raised with foam adhesive and placed over the umbrella handle. The yellow circle was also raised with foam adhesive. (There is a shadow behind the umbrella is not suppose to be there.)

Stamps: Scattered Showers (PTI), Basket Weave (Flourishes)
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Versamark, Pink Passion
Paper: White, Barely Banana, Memento Black
Other: Yellow Stickles, Circle and Scallop Circle Nesties, Scallop Border Punch (MS), foam adhesive

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Sweet Sounds of Birds

Today, I want to share a card that reminds me of spring. Listening to the birds happily returning to the area and seeing more daylight and the warmth of the sun just makes me want to sing.

This card uses a Pretty in Pink card base. A Rose Red piece was embossed using the Textile EF. Small square lemon nail heads were put in each corner then this panel was placed on top of the card bsae. The bird image was embossed on white cardstock using silver detail EP and colored with Copic markers, then cut out. A PIP piece was cut out using a Rectangle Nestie and embossed. A smaller piece of musical patterned paper was placed inside the embossed area of the PIP. The bird image and PIP with musical piece were raised with foam adhesive.

Stamps: Martha Stewart Clear Bird Stamps
Ink: Silver Encore
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, White, Patterned Paper
Other: Silver Detailed EP, Copic markers, yellow nail heads, rectangle Nestabilities, Textile EF, foam adhesive

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lots Happening

First off, I have to share a little of my absence. I ran the Half Marathon last weekend in New Orleans at the Mardi Gras Marathon Race. Everything was great: temp, excitement, felt good, etc., etc. When I was approaching my 7th mile, my world changed! I tripped on New Orleans' finest street repairwork and fell hard! I got banged up pretty bad but am thankful I didn't break anything. If you are interested in reading my report, go here.

Now back to my stamping. I won the Flourishes Challenge for last week and am soooo excited about that! It was such a surprise and I "needed" some good news, ha! I can hardly wait to go shopping.

Today, I have a card that I'm submitting for the SCS CAS56 Challenge. It is "spring"y and feminine.

The card base is white cardstock. A square piece of Pretty in Pink was placed on top. Two different PIP dsp were cut in different sizes and placed an 1/8" smaller than the PIP solid piece. Regal Rose ribbon was placed around where the two pieces meet. Light pink taffeta was placed around it and knotted. The sentiment was stamped in Regal Rose on a scrap piece of PIP then die cut using Spellbinders Fancy Tags. A tiny Kaiser pearl was placed on either side.

Stamps: PTI Button Bits (sentiment)
Ink: Regal Rose
Paper: White, Pretty in Pink, PIP DSP
Other: Regal Rose Grosgrain, Light Pink Taffeta, Spellbinders Fancy Tags die, Kaiser Pearls